Friday, 22 September 2017

♕ REVIEW ♕ ARC ♕ SCANDALOUS (SINNERS OF SAINT #3) BY L.J. SHEN

TITLE: Scandalous
SERIES: (Sinners of Saint) 
AUTHOR: L.J. Shen
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
PUBLICATION: September 29th, 2017

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How do I write up a review that does justice to this book? Answer is, I can't!!

‘SCANDALOUS:’ is the third book within the ‘Sinner of Saint’ series by L.J. Shen. Spoken in ‘Dual Perspectives’ Edie is eighteen, Trent is thirty-three. Their story is not perfect. 

The first time Trent had noticed Edie Van Der Zee was at a barbecue celebrating Dean’s son’s birthday, the second time he’d laid eyes on her was when he caught her doing a five fingered discount at the promenade where the rich frequented, now she’s right under his nose working at Fiscal Heights Holdings. 

Edie was lost and floundering through life though she had been accepted to five universities out of state, but nothing in this world would make her attend, one obvious reason is her surfing, it fed her soul and gave her the oxygen to breathe, but the main reason was that the only person she truly cared about was right here in California and nothing could make her move away. Now her father has told her she has to come and work in his company. 

There is no love lost between Edie and her father, a ruthless, heartless man that isn’t beyond manipulating Edie to do his dirty work, with a high cost to her if she doesn’t pull through. 

Where Edie is concerned things don’t add up, but only someone with an eye for detail when it came to struggling to make ends meet would see all the signs, and Trent sees all those signs in colour. And he’s going to get to the bottom of it.

Trent Rexroth was the silent hunter who would circle you for hours, striking when you least expected it, A desolate panther, wild, quiet and slick. 

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Trent Rexroth is a hard, cold and calculated man raising his daughter Luna single handedly, they call him the mute for a reason, he barely spoke, a self made rich man rising up from the gutter to make a name for himself in Todos Santos, he worked hard for what he had and nothing and nobody was going to get in his way. 

Life was not a game of chess. Life was fucking Jenga. You tried winging through it, hoping it wouldn’t fall down in spectacular fashion and bury you. 

This book took me brutally captive and did not let me go, it threw everything that I could've hoped for, and more, the angst, the emotional rollercoaster of a clusterfuck ride was had, god the feels they just kept coming and coming, they never stopped, this series, this author, just gets better and better!! 

You can't compare this series to anything else, you can't compare the characters stories to any other, this author is beyond talented!! Everything I love, I crave, I seek, I need, I want all boxes were ticked!! Trent is beyond my favourite, the silent mute that had so much to say. 

This book was the best of the best!! I don't think L.J. Shen could've found a better character to match Trent, Edie was his equal in every way where it mattered, she challenged him where he needed to be challenged. She was perfectly imperfect for him.

I don't kiss. I fucking hate it. I don't do relationships. One last warning. I fuck rough. Deepthroating is a requirement, not an option 

Trent made me swoon like a teenager, beyond alpha, a dirty sexual man who had the woman he bedded begging for mercy. But only one was his match, Edie, the teenager that looked like a goddess but had the sting of a bee, these two were heartless in their pursuit of the most tantalizing sexual chemistry between the sheets. 

If you want to be strong - be 

They call him The Mute for a reason.
Hard, cold and calculated, he rarely speaks.
When he does, it’s with disdain.
When he does, his words aren’t meant for me.
When he does, my stomach flips and my world tilts on its axis.
He is thirty-three.
I am eighteen.
He’s a single dad and my father’s business partner.
I’m just a kid to him and his enemy’s daughter.
He’s emotionally unavailable.
And I am…feeling. Feeling things I shouldn’t feel for him.
Trent Rexroth is going to break my heart. The writing isn’t just on the wall, it’s inked on my soul.
And yet, I can’t stay away.
A scandal is the last thing my family needs. But a scandal is what we’re going to give them.
And oh, what a beautiful chaos it will be.



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Thursday, 21 September 2017

♕ REVIEW BLITZ ♕ DEAR BRIDGET, I WANT YOU. BY PENELOPE WARD & VI KEELAND

TITLE: Dear Bridget, I want you
AUTHORS: Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland 
GENRE: Romance
PUBLICATION: September 18th, 2017


Dear Bridget,

I’m writing this letter because it’s highly doubtful I’ll ever garner the courage to say this to your face.

So, here goes.

We’re totally wrong for each other. You’re the proper single mum with a good head on your shoulders. I’m just the carefree British doctor passing through town and temporarily living in your converted garage until I head back to England.

But here’s the thing… for some bloody reason, I can’t stop thinking about you in very inappropriate ways.

I want you.

The only reason I’m even admitting all of this to you right now is because I don’t believe it’s one-sided. I notice your eyes when you look at me, too. And as crass as I appear when we’re joking around about sex, my attraction to you is not a joke.

So, what’s the purpose of this note? I guess it’s a reminder that we’re adults, that sex is healthy and natural, and that you can find me just through the door past the kitchen. More specifically, it’s to let you know that I’m leaving said door cracked open from now on in case you’d like to visit me in the middle of the night sometime.

No questions asked.

Think about it.

Or don’t.

Whatever you choose.

It’s doubtful I’ll even end up sliding this letter under your door anyway.

--Simon

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 Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author of thirteen novels. With over a million books sold, her titles have placed on the New York Times Bestseller list seventeen times. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 12-year-old girl with autism (the inspiration for the character Callie in Gemini) and a 10-year-old boy. Penelope, her husband, and kids reside in Rhode Island. 

  

Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times Bestselling author. With more than a million and a half books sold, her titles have appeared in over eighty Bestseller lists and are currently translated in seventeen languages. She lives in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.


Wednesday, 20 September 2017

♕ REVIEW ♕ ARC ♕ UNHINGED BY NATASHA KNIGHT

TITLE: Unhinged
AUTHOR: Natasha Knight
GENRE: Dark, Contemporary Romance
PUBLICATION: September 25th, 2017

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It's not vital to read Betrayed before jumping onto Unhinged but personally I think it is, it plays a vital part in the overall story, how these two met, the dramatic events that led up to so many deaths, that set the path towards Zach seeking his revenge against the one female that has to pay for what occurred that fateful night. 

UNHINGED: Is the follow up to Betrayed by Natasha Knight. Spoken in ‘Dual Perspectives’ In this we are reunited with Eve and Zach, two years have gone by since these two laid eyes on each other. Eve now has a new identity, working in a restate and living in a new country trying to put the past behind her and carry on.

Eve was fifteen when her parents were taken from her, raised by her three brothers, her world ceased to exist and fell apart around her ears. It was around that time when two of the brothers went missing, like they had vanished into thin air, never to be see again, and her other brother went to work for a dangerous man known as Malik.

Zach is an ex military, special op's and is the person that Eve went to in Betrayed seeking help from his quarters to help save her brother. It all started when Eve was taken in ‘Betrayed’ and placed up for auction for her virginity by her brother, her dignity in shreds as she stands up on a platform, scared, looking over the roomful of dangerous men with scarves covering had their faces, only their eyes are revealed, one mans eyes stand out and she’s drawn to them, Zach can’t believe what he’s seeing, he wants to save her but in doing so a blood bath is to follow.

Only two survived that night, Eve and Zach, both lost so much that night, Zach lost six of his best men, on his back is a tattooed shrine acknowledging his fallen comrades. Now he’s on a suicide mission of vendetta to uncover the truth.

Did Eve know they were walking into a trap that night? Zach has so many questions only she has the answer to. 

She’s a weakness. I have to keep a tight leash on the chaos she wrecks inside my head. 

Now Zach has found Eve, both are using an alias, he’s been breaking and entering her house, moving objects around, watching in wait until the time is right for him to strike. He’s here to finally seek the truth about her involvement that night, the massacre that killed so many. 

But to uncover the truth they have to go back, back to where it all went down, back to the past that nearly killed them. 

He’s on a suicide mission. And this thing-his need for vengeance-it owns him. 

This author is my go to author when recommending good mafia reads, though they may not be classed as dark they are gritty and gripping enough to hook you from the start.
I always go in knowing without an ounce of doubt that she’s going to be waving her magic wand and yet again will bring me everything that ticks my boxes, a dark tortured damaged male alpha, to the woman that stand beside them through the thick of things, these woman are also as equally strong as the men she brings us. And Zach and Eve are no different, she’s the light to his dark, she also has no qualms to survive and shoot if it’s required of her. Both have lost so much in their lives, so many people they loved and cared about but their love for each other always brought them home.

Eve

Two years ago, I made a deal with the devil. That night, I lost everything. That night, I thought he died.

But he’s back. Risen, like Lazarus, from the dead. And he’s dark. Darker than he was before. More dangerous. Unhinged. A scarred, tattooed savage. 

The way he looks at me should terrify me, but I’m drawn to him, to his intensity. Consumed by it. By him. Even though I know if I’m not careful, his obsession will destroy me. 

Zach

I should have died that night two years ago. My mistake cost my men their lives. It should have cost me mine. But I survived. And the day I learned she did too, I made it my mission to find her. 

I sought her out. Tracked her. Shadowed her every move. I’ve been inside her home. Eaten her food. Drank her liquor. 

I’ve stood beside her bed and watched her sleep. 

She has so many secrets, and I know one of them. It’s the one where our pasts collided. The one that destroyed me. 

And it’s the reason I’ve come for her.

I never intended to touch her, but I did. And now that I’ve had a taste, I want more. I want her. But that won’t change why I’m here. It won’t change why I came for her.


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Tuesday, 19 September 2017

♕ REVIEW ♕ ARC ♕ BETRAYED (PREQUEL TO UNHINGED) BY NATASHA KNIGHT

TITLE: Betrayed 
SERIES: Prequel to Unhinged
AUTHOR: Natasha Knight
GENRE: Dark Standalone Romance
PUBLICATION: September 20th, 2017

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Betrayed: is the dark standalone prequel novella to Unhinged by Natasha Knight.

Eve El-Amin knew that going to the American soldiers for help was her last resort and would, and could put her life in jeopardy but she's doing it to help her brother. She hopes Sergeant Zachery Amado aka Zack helps her. 

As she gathers information on her brother and his dealings she's set the wheels in motion which can not be undone, she's betrayed her only living relative. If he finds out what she's done there will be dire consequences. 

The sister of a wanted man. A dangerous man. 

This was a quick nail biting, thrilling read it packed so much vital information within the pages, it also ends on a major cliffy but in saying that Unhinged is just around the corner. 

Blood goes against blood in this prequel to Unhinged, what happened so drastically that changed the course of Eve’s future? Those questions will be answered in Unhinged.

I didn’t think I had anything left to lose when I went to him. It was the only way to save what was left of my family. I knew I was taking a chance, knew there would be consequences, but I had no choice. Not if I wanted to save my brother. 

He warned me to be careful. That my brother wasn’t who I thought he was. I didn’t believe him though. Not until it was too late. 

And it cost us both everything. 




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