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Wanted

by Kelly Elliott

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Synopsis

Verbally abused by her mother for years, 18 year old Ellie Johnson always believed she would never be loved or wanted by anyone. She focused all of her attention on her grades and getting into the University of Texas to start a new life away from her mother.

The last thing Ellie expected was to fall in love with Gunner Mathews, a starting linebacker for the University of Texas football team and not to mention, her brothers best friend.

Gunner only had two passions in life, football and his grandfather’s ranch, until he falls for his best friends little sister. He will stop at nothing to show Ellie how much he wants her, even if it means he has to move faster than she would like.
Gunner knows they are meant to be together forever, but Ellie keeps denying her feelings out of fear of being hurt again.

Every time he gets close to winning her love, something pushes her away again. Will Ellie ever be able to let go of the past and let him into her heart and will Gunner be patient enough to wait for her?

What will it take for them to realize they are all each other have ever WANTED?

My review

Well I loved this story, it was sweet and sassy but then also dirty and delightful.  If you wanted a romp in the hay with a happy ever after, insta-love, wrapped together with drama then you will love “Wanted”.

However I too am a little torn as while reading Wanted I actually really loved and connected with the supporting characters of Ari and Jeff more than Gunner and Ellie.  To me Gunner was a little over sensitive, I think I like my men a bit more alpha, he sometimes to me was a little too soft and sensitive for a cowboy.  I would have perhaps connected more with Ellie if we saw more anxiety from the way her mother treated her, we had two glimpses of how Gunner settled her down and I loved that when she had her panic attacks.  Perhaps a little less drama and misunderstanding and confessing their undying love for each other and perhaps a little bit more meat in the story particularly with their two mothers may have made me love them more.

Now can I just say that Ari rocks, her character, sass and stubbornness had me laughing, crying and riveted to the pages when she appeared and Jeff was a wonderful brother.

I have added Saved which is the next book int he series to my TBR list however I will be not reading it straight away as I have a feeling we will be going down a similar route with Ari & Jeff as we did with Ellie and Gunner in that there is going to be lots of drama, double meanings, misunderstandings, hurt and then a wonderful HEA.

Oh, before I forget we also get to fast forward with Gunner and Ellie and see how they are travelling, Ellie desired to be Wanted well Gunner simply Worshipped her – beautiful to see.

Wanted

My rating: 4 Hearts

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Noah’s Journey (Sawyer Brothers # 3)

By C.A. Harms

BR Noah's Journey

Synopsis

The years that were taken can never be repaid. 
The memories stolen can never be returned. 
But I had to move forward…for him, my son. 

Noah had spent years wondering what he could have done differently. Wondering what he’d done wrong to make Stacey leave. The heartache from her absence and the what-ifs of their past eventually turned to anger—and then disgust. 

It took years for him to move on, and once he did, his past came thundering back, revealing a secret. 

A secret that would forever change his future. 

Alena had waited for the chance to have more with Noah. He was an enigma, a man of mystery, yet she wasn’t quite ready to give up on him. She knew there was more to him than what he allowed those around him to see. She was drawn to his charm and his calm nature. With an uprooted past of her own, she craved a little stability more than anything. But when things between them finally begin to grow into more, their relationship is tested. 

Will it all be too much for Alena to handle? 
Or will she decide to stay and be a part of…Noah’s Journey?

Review

Noah and Alena have just finished their first date when Noah’s ex⎯Stacey⎯comes back into town with his young son in tow.  A son he never knew about.  Secrets.  Betrayal.  A possible love triangle.  Sounds like a winner.  But I have found with C.A. Harms that there’s always one book in a series that doesn’t win me over, and in this series it’s NOAH’S JOURNEY.  I was expecting to see a lot of angst and conflict in this story, and while there was some, I thought there wasn’t nearly enough given the volatile situation.  The story moves very fast, lacks depth and I didn’t get emotionally invested in any of the characters.  Heck, I think Noah and Alena spent more time apart than they did together.  Overall, I thought NOAH’S JOURNEY was a simple story and a nice enough read.  We were treated to a monster epilogue where we got to catch up on all the couples from this series, as well as a teaser to Olivia’s story.

Noah’s Journey (Sawyer Brothers # 3)

My Rating:  3 Hearts

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Sawyer Brothers Series

Wicked Lust (Wicked Horse # 2)

By Sawyer Bennett

BR Wicked Lust

Synopsis

Cain Bonham is as big and bad as they come. After serving in the Marines, he’s returned home to Wyoming and now works as head of security at the exclusive sex club, The Wicked Horse. His job is to protect not only the patrons, but to zealously guard the secret existence of the club itself. 

Sloane Preston is all about discovering secrets. As an undercover reporter, she’s determined to reveal the truth behind the facade of The Wicked Horse and expose it for all the world to see. She just didn’t count on her pathway into the club coming at the hands of one gorgeously scarred and bad ass bouncer who manages to easily possess her body and soul. 

While Cain’s not looking for anyone to catch his eye, Sloane did it all the same, and he’s not bemoaning the fact that she’s as wickedly kinky as he is. As both get caught up in the sinful fantasies that only The Wicked Horse can create, secrets and loyalties will be tested and hearts will risk being broken. 

Review

Cain is head of security at The Wicked Horse and The Silo, the secret sex club located at the back of the bar.  As an employee, he gets free membership to the club, which is a perk he takes advantage of almost every day.  He’s also a Fantasy Maker and is one of their most popular employees.  Sloane is a reporter looking into a potential political scandal linked to the club and she plans on using Cain as her way in.  But she’s not interested in fabricating a story or destroying the reputation of innocent people, and her physical and “professional” relationship with Cain quickly turns emotional and personal.

Cain.  Wow.  I mean, just WOW!!!  He is one seriously hot and kinky guy.  There’s a darkness inside him that makes all the good girls want to be bad.  So very, very bad.  He’s been hurt by a woman in his past and he vows that will never happen again.  So when he started having feelings for Sloane, I knew how devastated he was going to be when he learned the truth.  I didn’t like that Sloane was willing to sleep with Cain to get her story, but putting that aside, she really is a very nice woman.  She has a strong sense of justice and owns up to her mistakes without making excuses.  And I can’t fault a person who really did try to do the right thing.

This book was hot, hot, HOT!!!  Definitely hotter, steamier and juicier than the first book.  THIS is  more what I was expecting to read in book one, WICKED FALL.  It’s still a bit tame compared to some other sex club series I’ve read, but we’re certainly on our way to some really kinky shit.  Bring it on.  WICKED LUST is told in dual POVs and while it’s part of a series, it can be read as a stand-alone.

Wicked Lust (Wicked Horse # 2)

My Rating:  5 Hearts

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Wicked Horse Series

Flawless Surrender

by Lori King

flawless surrender

Synopsis

The strength of a man is in the way he embraces his flaws, instead of denying them.

Zoey Carson has worked nonstop to graduate with her Master’s degree, after managing to survive parents who neglected her in favor of their own addictions. Her future of helping children overcome their childhood is within her grasp until she is knocked down by a surprise visit from her mother. She finds herself at a crossroads when her longtime crush, Tanner Keegan, comes to her rescue, along with his brothers, Dalton and Clint. Letting them go might help her avoid getting hurt, but the outcome—she would continue to live a lonely, empty life.

The Keegan brothers finally come together after spreading themselves across the globe for more than a decade. Each fighting his own personal battle with the past and future, but there is no question that Zoey turns them all on. Who will risk the pain of baring their soul for the promise of a happy future, and who will succumb to their weaknesses?

Return to Stone River, Texas, where the Keegan brothers work together to win the heart of the woman made for them. Enjoy the journey as Zoey decides if she can be their…Flawless Surrender.

Warning: For Mature Adult Audiences. Contains language and actions some may deem offensive. Sexually explicit content. M/F/M/M, graphic language, consensual BDSM, spanking, HEA. There is ‘No’ touching or titillation between siblings.

My Review

Ok so I started this right after finishing Weekend Surrender being #1 of the series and did not think it could get better, well I was wrong.  Zoey’s story is so much more emotional than Rachel’s and the dynamic of the three brothers was so intense especially Tanner.

The relationship Zoey has with her Mother is another depth to this story and it broke my heart in so many ways.

I really loved how we also got to see Rachel and her men from Book 1 and then also again meet characters that will form Book 3, this series is really flowing well from each book but still giving us a new erotic adventure but enabling us to find out what other characters are doing.

I am really enjoying this series, the ménage scenes are one component of this romantic story but the characters have great depth and connections to each other which makes me as a reader so happy.

Flawless Surrender (The Surrender Series #2)

My rating: 4 Hearts

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Weekend Surrender

by Lori King

weekend surrender

Synopsis

After another painful betrayal and break up, Rachael Morgan sets out to prove to herself that she can handle a good time with a man and walk away sexually satisfied and with her heart intact. She could have never imagined that she would be agreeing to the proposition of a lifetime. Every woman in Stone River, Texas would jump at this chance, but she’s afraid she’ll leave pieces of her heart behind.

Raised on their family ranch the four Brooks brothers have always shared everything. Even women. When they find themselves face to face with the one person who could complete them all, they set out on a journey to claim her for their own.

Fate can place them all in the right place at the right time, but will Rachel be able to overcome her relationship scars, or is she destined to live her life alone believing that no man ever stays?

(M/F/M/M/M Ménage, consensual BDSM, bondage, spanking, HEA, There is no touching or titillation between siblings.)

My Review

This was erotic, passionate and had great moments of humour. From the first chapter we  straight away meet these hot cowboys and immediately feel the physical attraction.  It did not feel rushed and I easily followed the characters long held small town connections and the four brothers were easily identified with their own personalities and sexual traits.

Now we are talking about four good looking cowboys and one girl who they have held secret attraction to and can I say my god the kitchen table scene – H.O.T.

I really enjoyed this story as now and then I move into Menage Romance for the whole escapism of intense passionate physical and emotional love.  We are also introduced to other characters who upon checking make up the next two books.  I am dying to read book 2 as I really loved Zoey who was Rachel’s friend.

Another point in this story was when Rachel needed to process and find herself after her Weekend Surrender, the feelings and emotions portrayed on the pages really helped me connect with the characters and follow their ultimate HEA and really appreciated a snapshot of how they were going later on.

Great Menage Romance that will definitely make you all hot and bothered.

Weekend Surrender (The Surrender Series #1)

My rating: 4 Hearts

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Roped In (Armed & Dangerous # 2)

By L.P. Dover

BR Roped In

Synopsis

Who says a wild heart can’t be tamed?

For years, I lived for the job and let it control me. Violence was all I knew. I protected, killed, and served. My name is Blake Evans, one of the best undercover cops in the country. I thought I was about to live a quiet life on my ranch in Wyoming until an old friend showed up and changed everything. He brought me her, Hadley Rivers, country music sensation and the one woman I couldn’t have. I didn’t want her but she had me completely roped in.

My job is to protect her, to keep her away from some psycho who wants her for himself. However, there’s more to her story than I was led to believe. I promised to keep her safe and I won’t back down . . . even if I have to die trying. I can’t let him have her.

Review

Hadley is a country music sensation who has been stalked for a couple of years.  She’s forced into hiding at a Wyoming ranch after her friend and bodyguard are shot while trying to protect her.  Blake, the owner of the ranch and an undercover cop, is not happy at being forced to protect someone he assumes is a Hollywood princess, but the job comes at the request of two trusted colleagues and includes a huge pay-day he just can’t ignore.  But he didn’t make it easy on her and enjoyed putting her in situations that pushed her out of her comfort zone.

Hadley might be a celebrity and an heiress, but she’s definitely no spoilt princess.  She had no problem getting dirty, pulling her weight and giving back the shit that was thrown at her by the very rude and very annoying Blake Evans.  Blake initially treats her like crap simply because he didn’t want the job; he’s a hunter and a killer, not a babysitter.  But after watching her in action and looking into her file, he realised she was not what he expected and changed his whole attitude towards her immediately.  He’s a dangerous man and he can be deadly when he needs to be, but you know he would truly die to save a loved one.

ROPED IN is book 2 in the Armed & Dangerous series but it can be read as a stand-alone.  It’s told in dual POVs and while it’s a story that is mostly mystery and suspense, there were a few funny scenes that lightened up the story a little bit.  Who the stalker ended up being didn’t make much sense to me, but in that respect, I truly didn’t see it coming.  I really enjoyed ROPED IN and I’m looking forward to reading book 3 when it comes out next year.  I wouldn’t mind reading a story about her bodyguard, Connor, because I think he’s in desperate need of a HEA.

Roped In (Armed & Dangerous # 2)

My Rating:  5 Hearts

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Armed & Dangerous Series

Jackson’s Destiny (Sawyer Brothers # 2)

By C.A. Harms

BR Jackson's Destiny

Synopsis

Shaken to his core, the loss was excruciating… 

Jackson Sawyer was strong, confident, cocky, and arrogant, but when he loved, he loved hard. 

The Sawyer family was faced with a tragedy that rocked their foundation. Jackson, however, was hit the hardest. He’s the one who can’t seem to rise above the grief. 

It has overtaken him… 

Until he finds Bailey Whitmore. She also has a darkness she just can’t shake. Yet she hides it well—tucking her sadness away, and shadowing it with a spunky attitude. 

But those demons have a way of showing up when you least expect it… 

Love is intense. 

Loss is inevitable. 

Pain and anger are unavoidable. 

Will they find the strength to rebuild their tainted hearts together? 

Or will it go against…Jackson’s Destiny?

Review

JACKSON’S DESTINY is a very quick read that takes place immediately after RYAN’S LOVE.  The Sawyer family is rocked by another tragedy, with Jackson hit the hardest out of the three brothers.  Bailey understands what he’s going through given she experienced a similar loss a few years before.  One that tore her entire family apart.  In the aftermath of this tragedy, Jackson realises it’s time for him to grow up and knows that Bailey is the woman he wants by his side.

We met Jackson and Bailey in book 1 and they flirted up a storm, but Jackson had a reputation as a ladies man and Bailey was looking for something more meaningful.  When an unwelcome visitor arrives in town, her presence stirs up some very strong emotions in Bailey that Jackson uses to his advantage.  Jackson is the kind of guy that has it all: a hot body that he knows how to use; a dominating personality that works very well both in and out of the bedroom; and a cheekiness that shows off his playful side.

JACKSON’S DESTINY is a novella and while novellas are meant to be quick, this is another story from C.A. Harms that felt too rushed.  Despite every emotional issue Jackson and Bailey had to overcome, they did so at a very quick pace.  The drama, the angst, the sadness, all of it is resolved or gotten over almost immediately.  There was no real buildup to sink my teeth into and I think I would have enjoyed it more had the emotional issues been fleshed out more.  We got a glimpse into Noah’s past love life which will obviously form his story in book 3.  It looks like all three brothers have to experience great suffering before they’re able to find their HEAs.

Jackson’s Destiny (Sawyer Brothers # 2)

My Rating:  4 Hearts

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Sawyer Brothers Series

August (Calendar Girl # 8)

By Audrey Carlan

BR August

Synopsis

Pretending. I’ve always been good at pretending. Being someone else is easy, and that ability has served me well these last seven months. This time, I’ve been hired to be the long lost sister of oil tycoon, and down to earth cowboy, Maxwell Cunningham. Recently, Maxwell’s father passed away and in his last Will and Testament he dropped a bomb no one saw coming. One of the richest men in the world, left forty-nine percent of his company to a sister my client never knew he had. A woman named Mia Saunders. 

Maxwell has a year to find this sister or he loses almost half of his empire to a greedy board of investors. Somehow, he found me and here I am. Sharing in family dinners, pretending to be someone I’m not and fooling bigwigs left and right. Only I’m finding myself falling in love with a family I can never have. One that will hurt to leave. 

Stetsons, soul-searching, and sisterly duty all come into a sharp tangle with twists and turns I never saw coming. 

Review

I think this is going to be my shortest review ever because I have no idea how to review AUGUST without giving away some major spoilers.  Things seem to be going well between Mia and Wes, but for some reason I have a feeling that something bad is about to befall their relationship.  I honestly don’t know why I have that feeling, I just do.  AUGUST was a rough and emotional month for Mia and her family.  She had to face some hard and shocking truths, but it wasn’t all bad and she’s now in a better place personally and financially.  But with what happened at the end and the preview we got of SEPTEMBER, I think her troubles are about to reach a whole new level.

August (Calendar Girl # 8)

My Rating:  5 Hearts

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Calendar Girl Series

Ryan’s Love (Sawyer Brothers # 1)

By C.A. Harms

BR Ryan's Love

Synopsis

One of the hardest things I have ever had to do was bury my wife. 

The second hardest thing would be watching my twelve-year-old daughter fall to her knees as they lowered her mother into the ground to rest. 

A heart-wrenching vision that will forever be etched in my mind. 

Claire was my best friend—she had been since we were barely old enough to talk. I always knew, one day, I would marry her. I think I may have even told her that a few times while we were growing up. 

Never did I think I would lose her so suddenly. 

I knew at that moment… 

Our life would never be the same again…

Review

RYAN’S LOVE is a beautiful and heartwarming story and it starts not from the prologue, but from the dedication, which serves as a reminder to live in the now, for tomorrow might not be.

Ryan has spent the past three years grieving his wife Claire’s sudden death, with their daughter and his job being the only things that have kept him going.  He’s going through the motions, but he’s not really living at all and he has no desire to be with another woman, until he stumbles upon Amber kicking and cursing her flat tire.  She’s a breath of fresh air in his home town of Livingston, Montana, one that fills him with desires he hasn’t felt since Claire.

Ryan:  “I just want to live again, and you make me feel alive.”

I liked both Ryan and Amber and thought they were perfect for each other.  There’s an eight year age gap between them, but Amber was a very mature young lady at 25 yo.  Ryan lost his wife and Amber’s fiancé cheated on her, yet neither let their pasts dictate their current relationship.  Not once does Amber question Ryan’s loyalty to her, and although Ryan experiences some guilt, feeling like he’s betraying his wife, he never lets that stop him from pursuing his happiness, from pursuing Amber.  Both Ryan and Amber have to be mindful of his daughter, Olivia, and Amber was completely selfless when it came to putting Ryan and Olivia first, even at her own expense.  She’ll clearly be a very good mother.  Amber’s best friend and business partner, Bailey, is also very loyal and has a wacky sense of humour.  Ryan has two brothers, Noah and Jackson, but you don’t really see too much of them.  Jackson will be getting his book next, titled JACKSON’S DESTINY.

I don’t normally talk about a favourite scene, but one scene really stood out to me, so much so I could really picture the scene in my head, and that would be the fireworks scene.  No, not those kind of fireworks, actual 4th of July fireworks.  Separated by a street, the fireworks could not distract them after their eyes connected.  You could feel the pull they had on each other; the scene was that sweet, hot and intense.

RYAN’S LOVE is told in dual POVs, with the bonus chapter being told in Olivia’s POV.  It gives us a glimpse into how Jackson’s book could go, with Amber’s absent parents perhaps not being so absent anymore.

Ryan’s Love (Sawyer Brothers # 1)

My Rating:  5 Hearts

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Sawyer Brothers Series

Forever Dreams (Montana Brides Series Book 1)

By Leeanna Morgan

forever dreams

Synopsis

She came to Montana looking for answers…and found forever.

When Gracie Donnelly, a school teacher from New Zealand, arrives on a Montana cattle ranch, she has more on her mind than mending fences and feeding chickens. She’s secretly searching for her father and answers to questions that could destroy a family.

Just one look at the fiery five-foot-one redhead and Trent McKenzie knows Gracie is going to be trouble. Ever since the failure of his first marriage, he promised never to listen to his heart again. Especially when his heart is saying he’s falling in love – and the one thing Gracie’s searching for is the one thing that could take her away from him forever.

My Review

Forever Dreams is a beautiful romance about love, friendship and family – this will simply make your heart melt.  Gracie is just a beautiful soul, I fell in love with her right from the start as she had spunk and was a true character, a bit of a tomboy but also soft and girly when she wanted to be.  She as a character stayed true to the end of what she believed she was worth and that was to find true love forever.

Trent and Jordan, OMG those two guys are just the best brothers, their companionship with each other and also the way they both fell in love with Gracie for different reasons  was fantastic.

Trent was stubborn, independent but also incredibly hot and very much the Montana cowboy you would expect to meet. The sex scenes in this story were quite romantic but also erotic and they built up really well and also ignited quickly will hot up against the wall, scratch an itch type of moments.

One of the best things about this story is meeting the townsfolk who will no doubt play parts in this series other books that are available.

I have already downloaded book 2 and will be enjoying the next instalment.

My Rating: 4 Hearts

Forever Dreams (Montana Brides Series Book 1)

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