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Shaken, Not Stirred (Last Call # 5)

By Sawyer Bennett

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Synopsis

She swore she would never fall to any man.
He took one look at her and vowed to bring her down.

Casey Markham is a man-eater in a rut. Swearing off relationships may keep her heart safe, but she’s beginning to question if her casual flings will ever leave her satisfied. She’s wondering if it’s finally time to let go of the past and stop letting history control her future.

Bad boy biker, Tenn Jennings can’t get Casey off his mind. A chance encounter with the beautiful blond has left its mark, and now he’s determined to prove her wrong about everything she thought she knew about men.

It’s safe to say… Casey Markham has met her match.

Review

SHAKEN, NOT STIRRED is the fifth and final book in the Last Call series and is about Casey (Hunter and Brody’s little sister) and Tenn (a new arrival in town).

After having her heart broken at the tender age of eighteen, Casey has sworn of relationships.  She avoids good, kind and honest men because those types have the potential to thaw the ice around her heart.  Instead, she sleeps with men exactly like her first boyfriend, because when she disposes of them and makes them feel worthless, she doesn’t feel worthless herself.  I liked her enough, but at times I found her a little immature and I didn’t like it when she played games, especially with Tenn.

I really liked Tenn.  He seemed like a cool and easygoing guy and I loved how much he loved his daughter, willing to move across the country to be closer to her.  However, for a man who hates his ex-wife because of the mind games she plays, I was surprised that he didn’t seem to have a problem with Casey’s games and that he would play them himself at times.

SHAKEN, NOT STIRRED is told in dual POVs and while it’s part of a series, it can be read as a stand-alone.  I thought I recognised Tenn’s name, but it wasn’t until he talked about being a cowboy that I realised he’s Woolf’s brother from The Wicked Horse series, which is a spin-off of this series.  Yes, I read the series out of order.  It also took me a while to realise that Kyle (Andrea’s brother) is the same Kyle from WICKED BOND, the undercover ATF agent that was killed.  Spoiler alert:  He wasn’t really killed, because his own book, FINDING KYLE, came out last month.

Shaken, Not Stirred (Last Call # 5)

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Last Call Series

Acer (No Prisoners MC #3)

By Lilly Atlas

Synopsis

After one unforgettable night with a dangerous outlaw, Fia knows she must limit contact with the kind of man who could never fit in her wealthy circle. Unfortunately, she can’t keep their brief but passionate encounter far from her thoughts. When she seeks him out for reasons unrelated to their chemistry, the worst happens, and Fia is attacked by a madman. With her life turned upside down, she seeks help from the one person she can’t get out of her mind.

Betrayed by someone he should have been able to trust above all, Acer spends the next two decades of his life avoiding entanglements that have any chance of ending with a knife in his back. The MC life provides a safe way to have personal connections and loyalty due to its simple rule: betray the club and punishment will be severe. Still, he keeps a large part of himself locked away inside, hidden even from his MC brothers. When the woman who’s been messing with his head for months reappears in his life needing sanctuary, Acer jumps to her aid. He’s committed to help her reclaim her life, but determined to keep her at arms-length in the process.

As Acer and Fia fight their growing feelings, his club is in danger from a new and different kind of enemy. Will his refusal to put his full trust in anyone, including the woman he’s falling for, end up destroying more than betrayal ever could?

Review

Acer and Fia’s journey is heart breaking but exciting, humorous, emotional, dominating and highly erotic.  The suspense story that surrounds their romance journey keeps you guessing and also Fia’s highly traumatic event at the start sets you up for an emotional and often times thought provoking moments. I devoured her scenes of recovery and battling her way back to happiness and love. I was highly distressed by her encounter after the visit to the Gym and honestly did not think she would recover.  What a strong woman she was and the way she was written in the story made me love her and want her to find peace again.

Acer was a hard character for me to get attached to until the end when he finally opened up but he was still the same man I wanted to know more about from Jester (No Prisoners #2).

I really enjoyed seeing Jester and Emily again, I loved them as a couple and enjoyed seeing their relationship continue to develop and move to the next level.

I do hope we get Lucky’s story as he was one character who provided light relief at times when Fia was struggling with her trauma.  The way Lucky provided another source of comfort and protection for Fia helped me find some happiness.

Acer (No Prisoners #3)

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Finding Kyle

By Sawyer Bennett

Synopsis

When you’ve lived your life as a criminal…
When you’ve done unspeakably evil things …
When your soul has become dark and stained…

The path to redemption begins where you least expect it.

Kyle Sommerville is in hiding and doesn’t want to be found by anyone. Certainly not by his quirky, free-spirited neighbor who’s managed to push her way past the walls he’s built around him. But Jane Cresson’s indomitable will and insatiable curiosity about her reclusive neighbor makes it impossible for Kyle to stay immersed in his dark world.

Little by little, she claws through his shell.
Day by day, she gets him to smile a little more.
Night by night, they both find pleasure they never knew existed.

When Kyle’s secretive past is exposed, Jane begins to think she’s in over her head. Can her love for this broken man finally clear his path to redemption, or will Kyle’s darkness finally extinguish every bit of hope she’s put into him?

Review

If you’ve read The Last Call and The Wicked Horse series, you will have met Kyle before, albeit fairly briefly.  We learnt in WICKED BOND that Kyle was an ATF agent killed while working undercover to bring down a notorious biker gang, the Mayhem’s Mission.  Even though we only saw him in a few scenes, I was saddened to hear he had been killed.  So of course I was very happy to find out his death was just a cover to protect his identity.  Kyle is now hiding out in a small fishing town called Misty Harbor until he’s called up to testify against the club and a Senator connected to it.  He knows there’s a bounty on his head, but he figures he can handle himself and refuses to go into witness protection.  What he can’t handle is sweet little Jane from across the road who is determined to win him over with her sunny personality and horrible baked goods.

I had to do terrible things to people that, without the immunity the government has provided me, would land me in jail for the rest of my life.  I have so much blood on my hands that it won’t ever come off.

I liked Kyle and my heart broke for him several times, however I was expecting him and his story to be a lot darker than it was.  He doesn’t believe he deserves anything good in his life because of all the evil things he had to do to keep his cover intact, even though he did them for the greater good.  He believes Jane is too pure and innocent for the likes of him, so he tries to keep her away by being rude, but her persistence eventually wins him over and he opens up to her.  Well, as much as he can while keeping his real identity safe.

I’m surprised when an arm wraps around my waist and I’m lifted off my feet, which dangle just above the rocky dirt road as Kyle carries me across.
How gallant.
How very sweet.
He practically dumps me to the grass when we reach the other side.
How barbaric.

I can’t say a lot about Jane because this story was so focused on Kyle.  I can tell you that she’s a very cheery young woman who wants to see the good in everyone and everything.  I liked that she was a little pushy with Kyle and did not give up easily, because he needed to be pushed and pushed hard before he would budge.  For the most part I liked her, but I found her movie quotes to be a little annoying and I think her reaction to learning the truth about Kyle was irrational.  I’m so glad her best friend, Miranda, put her in her place about that.

“Hello, Jane.”
“What are you doing here?”
“I came to see if I could make things right with you.”

FINDING KYLE is told in dual POVs and is a stand-alone that comes with a lovely HEA.  Kyle has made appearances in SHAKEN, NOT STIRRED and WICKED BOND, but you don’t HAVE to read those to enjoy this story.  That being said, I would suggest you read WICKED BOND first because he does have a couple of important scenes in there, plus it’s an amazing read.

Finding Kyle

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Connected books where Kyle has previously appeared

Dirty Deeds

By Jacqueline M Sinclair & Geri Glenn

Synopsis

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My life had been going just fine until the night I met him. He was darkness, sex, and danger, all wrapped into one perfectly muscled package, and he had his sights set on me. But that same night, everything I knew about my life was turned upside down. One glimpse of Trick’s tattoo, and the memories consume me. That’s when my anger was born.

Someone in his club killed my parents, and I had watched it happen. I can’t remember much, but I will stop at nothing to find out who that someone was, and make them pay. Getting close to Trick is the only way to do that, but he’s loyal to his club. As things heat up, conspiracies are revealed, and I’m about to learn just how deep those loyalties run.

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From the instant I laid eyes on Tori, I wanted her. And for the first time ever, I find myself having to work at getting close to a woman. She’s mysterious and gorgeous, and I never quite know what she’s going to do next. She’s fascinating, but something’s not right. Something is holding her back from me. Something I intend to find out.

But then she does something crazy. After she accuses my club of being responsible for the death of her parents, I know I should cut ties with her. I have a responsibility to my club—to my brothers. But what if she’s telling the truth? I’ve introduced her to them, and that means she’s now in danger. As a member of Satan’s Wrath, I have to let this play out, but how can I protect her without going against my brothers?

Review

Firstly the cover rocks and I can totally see Tori and Trick and their passionate connection – love it and I also thought having both characters POV helped with the intense story.

Dirty Deeds to me was more a mystery/suspense than a biker romance story and I enjoyed the overall storyline.  Tori’s story began strong for me, I felt her chemistry with Trick from the first few chapters and it gripped me by my heart and I wanted to find out who were the true bad guys.  I did not guess all the connections and I loved that so many secrets were revealed and then the true heroes for Tori stepped up when she needed them.  What I enjoyed was the drip feeding of the hidden mystery story, I had suspicions for characters but was not sure so kept turning those pages and the violent scenes created great suspense and drama.

I really enjoyed the friendship of Tori and her cousin Spencer and that Tori was really independent.

The flashbacks for Tori’s story were thrown in at the right times and kept me intrigued and the sexual chemistry and passionate scenes between Trick and Tori were really well written.

I also could not pick the change in authors and their writing which was great as some books I have read by two authors you could pick the difference and change in characters, in this case I could not so well done.

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Tormented (Fallen Aces #3)

By Max Henry

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Synopsis

She’s perfect.


And broken, like you … 
Unaware of how beautiful she is.

And how much worse her life could be … 
She’s cast out for being different, misunderstood, or simply too complicated to bother with.

Just. Like. You … 
She’s still perfect.

Because after all, you can’t break what’s already broken, and you can’t hurt what already suffers.

Or can you …?

Review

Tormented is my favourite so far of the Fallen Aces series, why, because it is Sawyer’s story.  Sawyer is troubled, dark and crazy and he is one of my favourite characters from not only Fallen Aces MC but the Butcher Boys.

So many times I had tears in my eyes for both these characters, the way this story is written you feel all their emotions, trauma, uncontrollable urges and fears.  I kept highlighting beautiful paragraphs as I read Tormented, I had to stop, take a deep breath and hope that these two broken souls were going to repair each other.

Sawyer and Abbey-girl take us on a an incredible journey, I simply could not put this down.  It is dark, gritty and gruesome in parts but that is their story.   We get flashbacks for Abbey’s history which is not easy to read but explains her trauma and despair.

I loved following Sawyer’s second voice, how they reasoned with each other and my god the redemption with Evan for Abbey-girl – brilliant!  Cannot believe the links in their history and Fingers was an endearing man and just the way he was with Abbey made me happy for her to have that.

Tormented flowed well and the ending was perfect – Abbey deserved that as did Sawyer.  I do have so many questions now and am looking forward to the next few Fallen Aces stories.  I need to know want happens to Grace and Mack.

Quote: I want your jagged edges to match mine.  I want to combine our dark and ugly hearts into something unbreakable

Tormented (Fallen Aces #3)

My Rating: 5 Hearts

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Motorcycle Man (Dream Man #4)

By Kristen Ashley

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Synopsis

Get ready to ride . . .

Tyra Masters has had enough drama to last a lifetime. Now, she’s back on track and looking forward to her new, quiet life. Until she meets the man of her dreams. The tattooed, muscled biker plies her with tequila-and the best sex of her life. She knows it isn’t the tequila and hot sex talking. He’s the kind of man she’s always wanted. Unfortunately, he’s also her new boss . . .

Kane “Tack” Allen has a rule. He doesn’t employ someone he’s slept with. So when he learns he spent last night in bed with his new office manager, he quickly fires Tyra. Yet when Tyra stands up to him and fights for her job, Tack is intrigued. He tells her she can keep her job on one condition: no more sex. Ever. But as things heat up between them, Tack finds that he’ll be the one breaking all the rules…

Review

Motorcycle Man was my most favourite of this entire series which just seemed to get better with each book.  The characters Hawk, Brock and Mitch make a stunning and incredible force to be reckoned with when Tack needs their help.  Tyra of all the women in this series to me has the greatest sacrifice and personal trauma for the love of Tack.  You knew going in it was going to take a special woman for Tack and she out of all the women was my absolute favourite.

The way Tyra loves Tack’s kids especially Tabitha and when she goes all Momma Bear angry on her boyfriend was one of my favourite parts.  This section also cemented Tack and his extreme love for this woman when fallout happens.

Tack colours Tyra’s world.  Throughout this book Tack shows this woman how to live by the words of Chaos.  Motorcycle Man takes you on a fast ride, plenty of characters return from the Dream Man books and we are given light moments inbetween the heavy MC club darkness.

I had tears in my eyes for Tyra – she is a fighter and that is why she is with Tack – they are perfect together.

There is a spin off series to the Motorcycle Man –  Tabitha, Rush and Hop have a story to tell and I for one are going on that ride.

Motorcycle Man (Dream Man #4)

My Rating: 5 Hearts

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Pursuit: Blood Bandits MC

By Cora Black

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Synopsis

“Go to hell.”
“I’m already there, babe.”

Two years after his fiancée was shot and killed by crossfire during a skirmish involving his MC, Dominick Fiarelli has sworn off love. Women are just a means to an end – nothing more, nothing less. He planned on keeping it that way forever.

But then Kara showed up.

“He’s trying to take everything from me.”
“Over my dead body.”

Kara Vance just wants to raise her daughter in peace. But then her abusive ex-husband shows up at the diner where she works, spewing threats and laying his hands on her. It’s a flashback to the life she’s been trying desperately to flee. Just when she thinks the scumbag is going to beat her senseless, a man she’s never seen before swoops in to the rescue.

That’s when everything changed.

It started with a bang.

Dom hears a violent commotion from the back of the diner and goes to investigate. When he sees a slimy bastard in an expensive suit about to hit a defenseless waitress, he stops him in his tracks. The man utters a threat before leaving, but Dom couldn’t care less. He’s locked in on the girl. The fire between them builds and he knows they’re venturing into dangerous territory.

Kara feels it, too, but her life is fraught with danger. The last thing she needs is this dark, mysterious man adding more drama to the mess. She tries to push him away, but he sees right through her. Before she knows it, they’re kissing, holding, biting… and that’s just the beginning.

But her ex isn’t done with just yet. If Kara isn’t careful, the life she’s built may be gone in a flash.

“Screw the pursuit of happiness,” Dom told her. “The only thing I want is YOU.”

PURSUIT is a full-length, standalone romance novel with steamy hot sex, strong language, a happily every after ending, and NO CLIFFHANGERS. Contains dark and disturbing themes, and over-the-top sexiness that may be uncomfortable for some readers.

Perfect for fans of Sam Crescent, Jenika Snow, L Wilder, Sabrina Paige, Lauren Landish, Vanessa Waltz, Jordan Marie, and Nicole Snow.

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Review

Firstly, love the cover of this book.

What immediately drew me into this story was Kara and her fierce love for her daughter Emma who whilst young in age was an extremely old soul, interesting how children pick up on things. Their relationship I loved reading about and how Dom integrates himself into that family dynamic. Their sex scenes were intense and off the charts hot – I was not disappointed.

This flowed well most of the time and did have odd moments. I found the ending scenes with Kara, her husband and Dom strange in that I mean you knew something major was going to happen but I grappled with Dom finding himself alone in that situation and thus being in danger. This story basically happens over a few weeks and is very intense but in no way really I would call it a total MC story as it takes place more in Kara’s world than Dom’s. Dom’s MC world really felt added in at parts and the two worlds did not mesh together well into the story. I would have connected more if Kara had perhaps had a bit of interaction with the MC club before they all race in to rescue her.

The MC basically comes into the story right at the suspenseful conclusion and then in the epilogue where it all gets tied up nicely. I must say I was pleasantly surprised that Kara gets to finish her dream of study and I thought that was really significant considering what her husband made her do when she was so young.

I would have loved the MC to have played more of a part with perhaps a few more escalated events to the thrilling conclusion to help the connection between the two worlds.

This is definitely a standalone with steamy sex scenes and a HEA.

Pursuit: Blood Bandits MC

My Rating: 3 Hearts

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The Promise (Dogs of Fire: Wolfpack #1)

By Piper Davenport

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Synopsis

A promise is a promise is a promise…

Lily James has two loves outside of her family…Maverick Quinn and ballet. She’s a Dogs of Fire Motorcycle Club princess who has found her prince. But when faced with an agonizing truth, she must decide whether to pursue her dreams or protect the one she loves.

Maverick Quinn knows what he wants in life, and it all starts and ends with Lily James. He’s loved her since he was a boy and his love has only grown with age, but when she walks out of his life without warning, he questions their entire relationship.

When a threat from inside her family comes to light, he makes the ultimate sacrifice, because a promise is a promise is a promise.

Review

First off – this is about the children (Wolfpack) of the Dogs of Fire family – if you have not read that series I strongly recommend you do – I LOVED Dogs of Fire – I have read all six.

I also had a happy dance when I saw that Sadie and Ryder from A Nun Walks into a Bar (one of my favourite reads for 2016) join into this story.

Lily I fell in love with when reading her dad Hawk’s story and how she finally gets a beautiful step mother in Payton in Road to Redemption (Dogs of Fire Book 2).  I was very apprehensive when picking this up as I knew Lily was in for a hard road – my only disappointment was I felt this part of the story was rushed.  Loved the moment when Maverick realised that she was sick and barged back into her life – romantic for a biker story.

The Promise is made up of two stories – Lily and her illness and then her and Maverick creating a new life with old threats.  This is why I strongly recommend you read Dogs of Fire first as there are so many links from the Dogs of Fire Books for me and I could easily follow past and present.

My only complaint is I felt some parts were rushed, I needed to savour more and I did find the constant endearments between Lily and Maverick somewhat confusing.  I wish they stuck to the main ones, I kept telling myself they were young hence Maverick was not as alpha as the dads from Dogs of Fire.

I am not a big fan of the cover – I think it is more my inner mind and my picture of how Maverick looks.

Cannot wait for more Wolfpack – particularly Devon and Poppy – now Devon appears so alpha and I cannot wait for them two to finally admit they are so in Love with each other !!

The Promise (Dogs of Fire: Wolfpack #1)

My Rating: 4 Hearts

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Mystery Man (Dream Man #1)

By Kristen Ashley

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Synopsis


Night time is the right time…

Gwendolyn Kidd has met the man of her dreams. He’s hot, he’s sexy, and what started as a no-names-exchanged night of passion has blossomed into a year and a half-long pleasure fest. Sure, it’s a little strange that he only appears in her bed at night, but Gwen is so sure he’s the one, she just can’t turn him away…

Hawk Delgado knows more about Gwen than she could ever imagine. She’s gorgeous, headstrong, and skittish about relationships. But Hawk is facing his own demons, demons that keep him from connecting with anyone. Yet when Gwen is drawn into Denver’s lethal underground scene, Hawk’s protective nature comes out full force. The problem is, when Gwen gets a dose of Hawk’s Alpha attitude in the daylight, she’s not so sure he’s the one anymore…. 

Review

Hawk is one big great Mystery and definitely all alpha man – I loved him.

Gwen has the ability to be stark raving mad one minute, ditzy and girly then next breathe and  all soft and sensual.  So many times my heart broke for her as she fought to break down the walls of not only her heart but of Hawks.  Loved her rambling on about friends and family sometimes to complete strangers and big ass bikers – made me laugh so many times.

Now onto the other Mystery Men – Tack and Mitch – how can one book give us three men we would all want to be warming our sheets.  I really enjoyed the banter between Hawk, Mitch and Tack as it created some really intense but also some really funny moments.

Gwen’s family and friends also provide some great moments along with the drama story involving her sister.

Mystery Man  simply does not stop from the moment Gwen goes storming into a biker shop to find her sister who has sent trouble to her front door – her verbal diarrhoea of moments of pure frustration is really funny.

I also loved Elvira and her “boards” – that chick rocked and her knowledge of all things Hawk!

If you have read Rock Chicks you will be pleased to see that the Nightingale agency makes a cameo towards the second half of the story.

The next story in this series is Dream Man which is Brock’s story, now he helped protect Gwen in a certain situation in Mystery Man so he definitely deserves some sweet love.

We also get a snapshot of Hawk and Gwen into the future – HEA guaranteed by Kristen Ashley.

 

Mystery Man (Dream Man #1)

My Rating: 5 Hearts

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Jester (No Prisoners MC #2)

By Lilly Atlas

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Synopsis

Thrust into a world of danger and fear, first grade teacher, Emily, is forced to comply with a terrifying MC president’s demands in order to save her only brother’s life. Her only port in the storm is Jester, a member of a rival MC she’s supposed to use and betray. Jester proves to be the opposite of everything Emily expects, and before long she’s in his bed and he’s in her heart.

Jester would give life and limb for the No Prisoner’s Motorcycle Club. His sole focus should be on the impending attack against their enemies, the Grimm Brothers. Meeting sweet and innocent Emily wasn’t part of his plan, and falling for her is out of the question.

Can Emily save her brother’s life without destroying the man who opens her eyes and heart to an amazing world of pleasure? She’ll do anything in her power to help her brother while protecting Jester, but when Jester finds out she was sent by his enemy, she may lose everything she’s trying to preserve.

Review

So Jester is a standalone within the No Prisoners MC Series but I for one will be going back and reading Striker, there are so many great characters we meet and I want to know all their stories.
I also love both the covers of Jester and Striker.
Two characters I fell in love with were Striker and Lilly and I want to read their story. Lilly was a great supportive character for Emily and even Striker stepped up when Jester was struggling with betrayals.
So if Striker is anything like Jester, I am thinking I will not be able to put it down.
So onto Jester – I LOVED it and can happily say this is going to be a new favourite MC series for me.
I started reading this, could not put down, finished in two days (in between my day job). We got romance, suspense, drama and the all important kidnapping and her love coming to her rescue.
Jester and Emily are strong characters, I immediately connected with them, the flow of the story was perfect and all importantly their sex scenes were both physically passionate but then also really emotional at times.
Only thing that grated on my nerves was the constant thoughts by Jester that Emily was hiding something, then another drama would happen to stop him asking her and next thing we know the betrayal hits.
Acer was a character who played his part for supporting Emily and grew on me so I look forward to reading his story too.
There is an intense scene when Emily is taken by the rival MC gang and it had me shaking but we do get a HEA so no complaints from me.

Jester (No Prisoners MC #2)

My Rating: 4 Hearts

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