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Good Girl (Love Unexpectedly # 2)

By Lauren Layne

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Synopsis

Jenny Dawson moved to Nashville to write music, not get famous. But when her latest record goes double platinum, Jenny’s suddenly one of the town’s biggest stars—and the center of a tabloid scandal connecting her with a pop star she’s barely even met. With paparazzi tracking her every move, Jenny flees to a remote mansion in Louisiana to write her next album. The only hiccup is the unexpected presence of a brooding young caretaker named Noah, whose foul mouth and snap judgments lead to constant bickering—and serious heat.
 
Noah really should tell Jenny that he’s Preston Noah Maxwell Walcott, the owner of the estate where the feisty country singer has made her spoiled self at home. But the charade gives Noah a much-needed break from his own troubles, and before long, their verbal sparring is indistinguishable from foreplay. But as sizzling nights give way to quiet pillow talk, Noah begins to realize that Jenny’s almost as complicated as he is. To fit into each other’s lives, they’ll need the courage to face their problems together—before the outside world catches up to them.

Review

I’ve read a few books from Lauren Layne and have quite enjoyed them, so I’m sad to say that this one was not a favourite, mainly because of the two lead characters.  Noah is a hard character to like.  For most of the book he treats Jenny horribly, saying crude and hurtful things to her all because he wants her but doesn’t want to want her.  He would sincerely apologise each time, but then he’d go and do it again and again.  Jenny, on the other hand, is a very nice young woman, but I did feel she wasn’t a strong character.  People slander her and she never defends herself.  Noah treats her like crap, but she comes running back as soon as an apology leaves his lips.  I kept waiting for her to do something, to stand up for herself or to put people in their place, but she never did, which was a let down.

What saved this story was the humour that occasionally popped up.  I loved the funny and cute scenes with Noah’s and Jenny’s dogs, and I also loved Noah’s friends: Finn and Vaughn.  When the three of them were together, their banter was sarcastic, funny and very enjoyable to read.  GOOD GIRL is told in dual POVs and while it’s part of a series, it can be read as a stand-alone.  Overall, this was a pleasant enough read that comes with a really sweet HEA.

Good Girl (Love Unexpectedly # 2)

My Rating:  3 Hearts

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Love Unexpectedly Series

Release Me (The Music Within # 2)

By Faith Gibson

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Synopsis

Fifteen Years…
For fifteen years, Cade Anderson, drummer for the world-famous rock band 7’s Mistress, has been in love with his best friend, the band’s lead singer. Even though it’s been years since they were lovers, Cade still wants the man. When his best friend falls in love with someone else, life as Cade knows it is over. The band breaks up and Cade has to figure out how to move on. 

Ten Years…
For ten years, Mal Wilson has hidden who he really is from the small-minded people of Arlo, Kentucky. The family farm is dwindling down to nothing, and the bar he owns is draining him dry. When it looks like he’s going to lose both, Mal has to figure out where to go from here. 

Three Months…
For three months, Cade has been drinking and f*cking his way across the country, trying to forget about his former friend and lover. When he finds himself at a redneck joint in the middle of nowhere, he is drawn to the handsome roughneck tending bar. Something in the man stirs Cade for the first time in years. 

One Night…
When Mal ends up in a hotel room with the handsome blond man who sat in his bar for hours, the man asks for one night together. When Mal wakes up, he knows that one night will never be enough, but it has to be. 

Two men…
One musician, rich and famous, out and proud of his sexuality. One cowboy, poor as the dirt under his boots, hiding who he is from the world. It’ll never work. Or will it? 

Release Me is a love story between a hard rockin’ drummer and a hard workin’ cowboy.

Review

Sometimes when I sign up to review a book, I look back and think to myself “Why did I sign up to this one again?”.  I’ll be honest, that was how I felt about RELEASE ME and I was worried that I wasn’t going to enjoy it.  I couldn’t have been more wrong because what I found here was an absolutely amazing story.  You have Cade, a famous rockstar who’s not ashamed of his sexuality and is wealthy enough to buy anything he wants.  Then you have Mal, who is his exact opposite; a lonely cowboy who’s hiding who he is after an attack left him hospitalised and who’s so broke he’s about to lose his family’s farm.

I absolutely loved RELEASE ME and Cade and Mal make an amazing couple.  There’s no fighting for dominance and no unnecessary drama between the pair.  They meet, they like, they fall in love, they have some problems, they sort them out, they get their HEA.  The supporting characters were also enjoyable to read; they weren’t in your face, but they weren’t so deep in the background that you forgot who they were when they popped back in again.

RELEASE ME is told in dual POVs and while it’s part of a series, it can be read as a stand-alone.  It’s the first book I’ve read from Faith Gibson and I would gladly read more from her.  The only issue I have with the story is the number of times Cade makes comparisons to his previous lover, Tag.  I get that he had to realise that what he felt for Tag paled in comparison to what he was feeling for Mal, but it was just one of those things that was repeated one too many times.  Other than that, the romance was sweet, the sex was hot, the conflict was heartbreaking, and the ending was beautiful and tied things up nicely.  The story as a whole was very well written, flowed nicely and was enjoyable from beginning to end.

Release Me (The Music Within # 2)

My Rating:  5 Hearts

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The Music Within Series

Dirty (Dive Bar # 1)

By Kylie Scott

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Synopsis

Love—on the rocks….

The last thing Vaughan Hewson expects to find when he returns to his childhood home is a broken hearted bride in his shower, let alone the drama and chaos that come with her.

Lydia Green doesn’t know whether to scream or cry in a corner. Discovering the love of your life is having an affair on your wedding day is bad enough. Finding out it’s with his best man is another thing all together. 

Just when this runaway bride has nowhere left to turn, a handsome stranger offers her a broad, muscular shoulder to cry on. Vaughan is the exact opposite of the picture perfect, respected businessmen she’s normally drawn to. This former musician-turned-bartender is rough around the edges and is facing his own crossroads. But Lydia’s already tried Mr. Right and discovered he’s all wrong–maybe it’s time to give Mr. Right Now a chance.

After all, what’s wrong with getting dirty?

Dirty is the first book in the Dive Bar series from bestselling author Kylie Scott.

Review

On the day of her wedding, Lydia finds out that her soon-to-be husband is in fact gay and that he’s been using her to hide the truth from his family and friends.  Having only arrived in town a few months earlier, she wasn’t aware that his sexual preference was the town’s worst kept secret.  She meets Vaughan when she breaks into his bungalow to hide away from the world…in his bathtub.  It doesn’t take Vaughan long to figure out that the woman in his bathtub isn’t insane, just upset and in need of a friend and a place to stay.

I liked both Lydia and Vaughan and how their relationship progressed.  Yes, they fall in love in under a week, but they spend almost all their time together during that week and gradually work their way up from like to love.  If it wasn’t for the author telling us how much time had passed, I would have assumed the period of time was longer, it just seemed that natural.

Vaughan:  “Something you need to know, before tonight.”
Lydia:  “What’s that?”
Vaughan:  “I put out on the first date.  That okay with you?”

DIRTY was a good start to Kylie Scott’s Dive Bar series and we were introduced to a slew of new characters that all revolve around the bar.  The bar is owned by Nell (Vaughan’s sister), Pat and Eric, but tensions are running high between the business partners as their personal relationships fall apart.  Nell was hilarious to begin with, but she’s dealing with some major issues that make me feel really sorry for her.  I think out of all the new characters introduced, her story is the one I’m really looking forward to.  It appears I’ll have to wait for her story though, because book two, TWIST, will be about Eric’s brother, Joe.

Dirty (Dive Bar # 1)

My Rating:  4 Hearts

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Dive Bar Series

Claiming Addison (69 Bottles # 1)

By Zoey Derrick

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Synopsis

For Addison Beltrand, PR rep for Bold International, Inc. climbing the corporate ladder is all that matters in life. Her hard work is finally rewarded with the promotion she’s worked her ass off to earn—but the gig comes at a price. She leaves in two days for a twelve-week tour with America’s hottest alternative rock band, 69 Bottles. 

Talon Carver, lead singer of 69 Bottles, has no problem with women–as long as they’re gone by morning. When Addison shakes up his world, it’s a huge problem—compounded by the fact that Addison’s not the only one he wants. 

Kyle Black, manager of 69 Bottles, has a secret. He and Addison are closer than she thinks, but telling her could keep her away. When Talon sets his sights on Addison, Kyle uses his secret to push her into Talon’s arms, only to discover she isn’t the only one he needs. 

Two men. One dilemma. 

Talon is wild, reckless and loves control. 

Kyle is calm, collected and loves passion. 

The perfect balance…or Addison’s ultimate undoing? 

Talon and Kyle push their boundaries and Addison’s, but can they throw their reservations to the wind and claim her together? 

Two men. One woman. A rock band. A tour bus. One Wild Ride…

Review

I saw the amazing ratings CLAIMING ADDISON had on Amazon and Goodreads and thought I’d grab a copy.  Rockstars and threesomes with some M/M action thrown in?  Sounds like it could be a good read.  And it was good, up to a point.

My main issue with this story is Addison.  Don’t get me wrong, she’s a perfectly fine character.  However, this is a woman who, for the past several years, has been successfully working her way up the corporate ladder.  Her current assignment with 69 Bottles is an amazing opportunity, and if she can pull it off, it’ll be great for her career.  But in under 24 hours of her arrival, she’s allowing every member of the band to kiss and grope her before they go out on stage???  And then by day three or four she’s sleeping with two of them???  I find it hard to believe that a woman who was the ultimate professional would suddenly throw her professionalism out the window.  I also thought it was odd that her bosses know she’s sleeping with two members of the band, and they don’t care.

CLAIMING ADDISON is part of a series and is told in Addison’s, Talon’s and Kyle’s POVs.  The sex was hot and I liked the story well enough, even though I felt it moved a bit slowly.  While the book doesn’t really end on a cliffhanger, it does just end, because apparently this threesome’s story will be told over three books.  I assumed that each book would be a standalone, and I’m regretting that I didn’t research this series a little more before I started.  I just don’t think I have it in me to read about the same threesome over three books, not when I didn’t love the first book.

Claiming Addison (69 Bottles # 1)

My Rating:  3 Hearts

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Manaconda (Hammered # 1)

By Cari Quinn & Taryn Elliott

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Synopsis

My name is Hunter Jordan, lead singer of Hammered and no, I didn’t name my c*ck Manaconda.
Rolling Stone did. 
On the front cover of their damn magazine. 
I still haven’t lived it down. And now our record label wants to maximize the frenzy. 
So, I have a brand new PR person–Kennedy McManus. 
And she’s making me insane. 
I don’t know whether to ignore her, yell at her, or push her up against the wall and kiss her smart mouth shut. 
I ended up kissing her. 
Come on, I mentioned how exasperating she was, right? 
That’s when it blew up in both our faces. 
Now, the tabloids think she’s my girlfriend. My record label would rather have me remain the single manwhore of the ages. 
Kennedy thinks I’m the manwhore anyway. She wants me for a quick fling and nothing more. 
I just want Kennedy. 
Man, I’m so screwed. 

Review

Hunter is currently the most popular man in the world thanks to a Rolling Stone photo shoot.  His band, Hammered, is reaping the rewards of his popularity with increased record and concert ticket sales, even if his bandmates are a little bitter about the media coverage being so focused on Hunter and what’s in his pants rather than their new album.  Kennedy is sent by their label to handle the PR during the release week for Hammered’s new album and to help the band capitalise on the current publicity.

Even though I only finished this book yesterday, I have to admit that I’m having trouble remembering it.  I know I somewhat enjoyed it, but I did find it a bit flat at some points.  I was quite surprised that within five minutes of meeting, Hunter and Kennedy were almost going at it, especially since I didn’t really get a sense of any chemistry between them at the beginning.  It was a case of “Oh, we’re stuck in here together and have nowhere to go?  Let’s make out.”.  MANACONDA is told in dual POVs, is part of a series and ends in a cliffhanger, which is to be continued on January 26th if the notation at the end of the story is correct.  With tensions running high in the band and an ex-girlfriend out to cause trouble to promote her own agenda, it will be interesting to see what happens next.

Manaconda (Hammered #1)

My Rating:  3 Hearts 1/2

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Reckless Rendezvous (Reckless Beat # 4.5)

By Eden Summers

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Synopsis

One kiss sends Leah Gorman’s life into a tailspin. 

After years sacrificing herself for Reckless Beat, Leah needs to catch her breath. She has to escape the constant chaos and revive her frayed nerves. There’s no better place than Vegas and the memory of a heavily-inked man with talented hands to make her heart palpitate for reasons other than stress. Logan is exactly what she needs right now… Or is he? Her pleasure comes at a price, and she will be left to question every aspect of her life and what her future holds. 

This novella starts straight after the events of Sultry Groove (Reckless Beat 4) and will lead you into the final book of the Reckless Beat series.

Review

If you’ve read the series, you know that Leah has had a thing for Ryan for years, but she’s never acted on it because he was married.  But in a moment of anger, he did, and it upset her deeply and sent her fleeing to Las Vegas and straight into the arms of Logan, the man she met when she got a certain “something” pierced.  She wants to forget about Ryan and thinks Logan will be perfect for the job.

Leah and Logan are great, and I think they could be really good together if her heart didn’t already belong to Ryan.  Leah’s honest and upfront and not too shy about asking for what she wants, except with Ryan.  Logan‘s cocky, dirty and funny, but he’s also a nice guy who seems to genuinely care for Leah.  You don’t see Ryan until the end where he breaks her heart by telling her he wants to try and be friends again.  RECKLESS RENDEZVOUS is a quick read that sets us up for Leah and Ryan’s story, which will be the final book in the Reckless Beat series.  You just know that their story is going to be explosive and I for one can’t wait to read it and see what is going on in Ryan’s head.

Reckless Rendezvous (Reckless Beat # 4.5)

My Rating:  5 Hearts

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Reckless Beat Series

Disrespectful Diva (DJ Series # 2)

By Helen J. Barnes

Synopsis

Join Tara, better known as DJ DisDiva, and her best friend, Shazza, on a clubbing tour across the UK. Tara is living the champagne lifestyle as London’s hottest female DJ, producer and sound engineer. Her weeks are spent in the studio and her weekends spent clubbing it up, being paid for the pleasure. She is signed to one of the UK’s biggest record labels after the owner, Pops, takes pity on a down and out college student. One with a bad attitude, nothing but the clothes on her back and a head full of dreams of one day being the best DJ on the scene. 

I think it’s safe to say, after a turbulent battle to the top, Tara deserves her time to shine. And shine she does, until her world gets thrown into a spin when Pops hires Dominic Clayton to manage the Xtreem radio station. He wastes no time in mixing things up and making his mark on the label. 

Dominic’s reputation rivals even Tara’s and she knows there’s a good reason her best friend keeps warning her to avoid the sexy, yet arrogant, bastard. But how much can you avoid someone when you have to work with them? When they seem to show up everywhere you go. With a cocky smirk and devastatingly sexy green eyes, there is only so much temptation a girl can withstand before caving in and dancing with the devil. The only problem is, everyone knows, mixing business with pleasure is always a bad idea. 

Review

Tara (a.k.a. Dis Diva) is currently living large, having risen through the ranks to be one of the most requested DJs in London.  With her BFF, Shazza, at her side, they’re taking the world by storm.  But their world gets turned upside down when Tara’s mentor and father-figure, Pops, hires his soon-to-be stepson, Dominic, to manage their station.  They’ve heard of him and his bad reputation and want nothing to do with him.  Sparks fly though when Tara and Dom first lock eyes on each other and bad reputation or not, she wants him.  But with that single glance, Tara’s security quickly falls apart as relationships, friendships and loyalties are tested.

DISRESPECTFUL DIVA is part of the DJ series but it can be read as a stand-alone.  You meet the couple from the previous book, but the events from their book have no impact on this one.  It’s told mostly in Tara’s POV with a portion or two being told in Dom’s POV.  The language is a little hard to get used to and I think anyone not English or Australian might have a problem understanding some of the words and phrases.  The drama between Tara, Shazza and Dom was a little too bitchy for my liking and I didn’t like Tara’s bad attitude towards Dom, all because she liked him when she didn’t want to.  If I was Dom, I would have given up and moved on.  He’s a patient man that’s for sure.  As you know, almost all romance novels have their major conflict right near the end, where it then gets resolved quickly and then BAM!!!  Book over.  But not so in DISRESPECTFUL DIVA.  The major conflict between Tara and Dom happens around the 50% mark, was then resolved in a believable timeframe, after which the story moved on until we get our ultimate HEA.  I thought that was really unique and I liked it a lot.

Disrespectful Diva (DJ Series # 2)

My Rating:  3 Hearts

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Talon (Ashes & Embers # 4)

By Carian Cole

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Synopsis

DESCRIBE YOUR IDEAL PARTNER:
Caring. Hard-working. A devoted family man, loves kids.
Clean cut, funny, smart, quiet, but a good communicator.
~ Asia Jenson

DESCRIBE YOUR IDEAL PARTNER:
Independent. Tall, blonde, sexy. Outgoing. Intelligent, 
neat. Unslutty. Confident. Loves to travel. Committed.
~ Talon Valentine

A SOCIAL EXPERIMENT.
The concept was scary but exciting… 
Marry a total stranger.
Live together for six months.
Journal everything. (Feelings. Fights. All of it.)
After six months, we each get $50K in trade for our journals, whether we stay married or not. But the goal is to commit to the experience and see if the relationship experts could put together the perfect matches.
I have never been lucky in love. This was my chance to find my soulmate.
I couldn’t wait to meet the man the experts felt was perfect for me.
My hopes were immediately dashed when I saw him at the altar.
Shit. I married my worst nightmare.
Right?!

Review

Can two strangers, evaluated by a relationship “expert”, get married at first sight and stay married?  After months of interviews and questionnaires, can this expert really find the one person you’re meant to spend the rest of your life with?  That’s what Asia and Talon hope to find out when they sign up to participate in a marriage experiment, where they must get married and live together for six months, at which point they’ll either stay married or get divorced.  They both have their dream partners in mind, but when the big day finally arrives, things get off to a rocky start because Asia and Talon were not what the other was expecting.

Asia is a young woman who has had no luck with dating – her most recent date dismissed her as girlfriend material after just a quick glance – and every rejection cuts a little deeper than the last.  She also had a rough childhood that left her with trust and abandonment issues but despite that, she grew into a very kind, giving and loyal woman who craves love and stability.  Talon also wants to be loved and is sick of women who are only interested in him for what he can give them in bed.  I didn’t like Talon too much in the beginning as I thought he was extremely shallow and was very hurtful to Asia simply because she didn’t look like what he wanted.  But as he got to know her, his feelings and affection for her grew and thankfully he stopped being a dick.  Talon wasn’t exactly what Asia was expecting either, but at least she was more diplomatic with her concerns, at least out loud anyway.

Asia:  This is not my dream man.  This is like rock star hippie Tarzan.

Yes.  Yes.  YES!!!  TALON is a perfect addition to the Ashes & Embers series and what I’ve been waiting for since reading STORM.  There are no twisty surprises, hidden deceit or withheld truths in the epilogue like the previous two books.  It was a beautiful story about two people needing to stop being so focused on what’s on the outside and see the real beauty that can only come from the inside.  Did I think that Asia forgave Talon too quickly and that the ending was a little rushed?  Yes, I do, but the ending was still beautiful and sweet.  TALON is told in dual POVs, comes with a HEA and while it is part of a series, it can be read as a stand-alone.

Talon (Ashes & Embers # 4)

My Rating:  5 Hearts

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Ashes & Embers Series

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

Lukas (Ashes & Embers # 3)

By Carian Cole

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Synopsis

Storm’s younger cousin. 
Vandal’s little brother. 
You’ve met him in the background. 

The sweet one.  
The nice one.  
The one they can all rely on. 

The good one.
He’s a tattoo artist. He plays metal and classical music – on the violin.
He’s got a body built for sin. 

He’s 24. 

In comes Ivy. She’s a 36 year old single mom who hasn’t dated in 18 years.  
All she wanted was a tattoo. 

She got a helluva lot more 🙂  

Being good has never been so bad. 

Review

I wasn’t sure what to expect with LUKAS because I loved STORM but I didn’t love VANDAL, so I was a little wary.  I was hopeful that LUKAS would be an enjoyable read and boy was it ever.  I think Lukas has just beaten Storm for best book boyfriend in this series.

Ivy was a great woman, very sensible and reasonable.  Her confidence is shattered by her husband’s affair with a much younger woman, so she has trouble believing that she has anything of value to offer a man, especially one as young as Lukas.  At the same time, she’s a strong and fiery woman who has no problem standing up to her husband every time he tries to knock her down.  Lukas was a really great guy, very mature for his age with a great head on his shoulders.  He’s very respectful with Ivy and treats her right.  I liked how his childhood didn’t turn him into a bitter bastard like his half-brother, Vandal.  He craves love and affection, but doesn’t give his trust to just anyone; that has to be earned.

Lukas:  “Some things in life, you just can’t do over.  They’re meant to be permanent, whether they’re what we expected or not.  Doesn’t mean they’re a mistake.”

LUKAS is book 3 in the Ashes & Embers series, but takes place before and after VANDAL, with some of it taking place in STORM.  This was a really hard book to put down and at the end of every chapter I was left craving the next.  But as I got closer to the end, I started to worry because the conclusion didn’t seem to be near, but the pages were quickly running out.  And sadly, it’s the end of the book that was the only disappointment.  Firstly, the story just ends.  We see some huge conflict between Ivy, her teen-aged daughter and Lukas, but suddenly we’re at the epilogue and all has been forgiven.  That was a huge letdown.  Secondly, like VANDAL, the ending is filled with deceit and hidden truths that will surely bite Lukas and Ivy on the arse down the road.  They’re keeping a massive secret from a family member and that’s just not right.  But up until the end, I thought the story was a perfect mix of hot and sweet, just like Lukas.

Lukas (Ashes & Embers # 3)

My Rating:  4 Hearts

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