Saturday, June 25, 2016

Into the Fire (Bridge #2) by Meredith Wild, Book Review

General Information
Genre~ Romance
Published~ June 21, 2016
Publisher~ Waterhouse Press

Book Summary (Per Goodreads)
Darren Bridge is living a bachelor’s dream. When he’s not running into burning buildings with his crew, he’s training the flavor of the week at his brother’s gym. Few women have ever been off limits...until Vanessa. Smart, beautiful, and legs for days, she’s unlike anyone he’s ever met. Too bad he’s sworn to leave her alone.

Overworked with no end in sight, Vanessa Hawkins hasn’t had a vacation in nearly two years. When Cameron and Maya’s destination wedding takes her out of the office for a much-needed break, she finds herself struggling to resist her attraction to the best man. Darren is dangerously good-looking with enough charm to make any hot-blooded woman want to drop her panties and enjoy the ride, no matter how long it lasts.

When they return to the city, Darren realizes the single life has lost its glimmer. But with everything else on her plate, Vanessa doesn’t have room in her life for a man, let alone a player. Can Darren find his way into her heart and convince her that he’s worth the risk?

My Thoughts
I have seen ads, reviews and the beautiful covers for Meredith Wild books for quite a while, but had not read any until recently...well let me tell you I am now a full fledged Team Wild lady!!  Her writing and stories are just phenomenal.  Into the Fire is her newest release (out on June 21, 2016)and I loved it.  In the last month I may or may not have read all of her books (eck..so good though!)

But focusing on this new journey into Darren and Vanessa's story...This story is told through two POV and it switches between the two characters effortlessly.  I loved the romance and story between Darren and Vanessa, but what really struck me was how there were other story-lines for them individually and as a couple that was woven into the story and played such an important backstory.  If you enjoy strong characters you will love this couple because they are both independent and full of some great lines! The main story-line, side stories and character development made the book so strong and relateable in some context because the characters had this great relationship and intimate times, but it also addressed the reality of work, self-doubts, conflict, past behaviors,etc. 

This is a standalone book with a HEA.  I did read it before I read On my Knees and had no problem following their background, the group dynamic, the personalities, etc.  However, I immediately read On my Knees upon completing this book and feel that if you read it in the publishing order the characters and some of the background might be a bit richer and more developed.  I completely enjoyed the writing, characters and story.  I can't wait for more books from MW!

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Disclaimer~ I received this book in exchange for an honest review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Until my next post..love y'all!!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Kid: Cerberus MC Book 2 by Marie James, Book Review

General Information
Genre~ Romance
Published~ June 22, 2016

Book Summary (Per Goodreads)
Khloe

When Khloe Devaro’s best friend and fiancĂ© is lost to the war in Iraq, she’s beyond distraught. Her intentions of joining him in the afterlife are thwarted by a Cerberus Motorcycle Club member. Too young to do anything on her own, the only alternative she has now is to take Kid up on his offer to stay at the MC Clubhouse. As if that’s not a disaster waiting to happen, but anything is better than returning to the foster home she’s been forced to live in the last three years.

"Kid"

Dustin “Kid” Andrews spent four years as a Marine; training, fighting, and learning how to survive the most horrendous of conditions. He never imagined that holding a BBQ fundraiser for a local fallen soldier would end up as the catalyst that turns his world upside down. Resisting his attraction for a girl he’s not even certain is of legal age was easy, until he’s forced to intervene when her intentions become clear. All his training is wasted as far as he’s concerned since none of that will help him when it comes to Khloe.

Will the self-proclaimed man-whore sleep with a woman in every country he visits as planned, or will the beautiful, yet feisty girl living down the hall throw a wrench in his plan?
 


My Thoughts
We first met Kid in Kincaid and I loved him!  I was happy to see that he got his own story (though I hope and can't wait for Shadow, Blade and Snatch to get their stories!) and per usual with works by MJ I absolutely loved this story.  

This story captured my interest from the get go because it picks up at an event that is mentioned in Kincaid.  There we see the love and brotherhood for veterans and community that this MC really embodies.  Kid's personality comes through immediately.  Khloe, oh Khloe, she broke my heart with her background and self-doubts, but at the same time I felt that she was extremely relateable and a fantastic character.  The dialogue between Khloe and Emma had me hooting and Khloe and Kid had me entertained through their interactions.  MJ knows how and when to throw her punches..yikes..there is a scene that just about gutted me..and I didn't know how things would improve.  Her writing is just absolutely fantastic.  Each book has the characters growing and the stories that they are living comes to life for me!

As a bonus we also see BT again and it is almost like BTS shots of his story.  I loved that part because I remember reading his story and wondering about Kid during some of those scenes and if he was alright.  Talk about a brilliant plot twist!  Didn't see that coming and again..gutted me.  I love how each story stands on its own, but that we also get to see what this MC stands for and check in on previous couples and members.  I can't wait for the next MC installment!!

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*One could say that I am a huge MJ fan since I have read and reviewed all of her books.  You can find my reviews for Coming to Hale here, Begging for Hale here, Hot as Hale here, To Hale and Back here, Love me Like That here, Kincaid here, and SINdicate here*


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Disclaimer~ I received this book in exchange for a review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Until my next post...love y'all!!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Into the Fire by Meredith Wild, Release Blitz

Into The Fire by Meredith Wild
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Synopsis
Darren Bridge is living a bachelor’s dream. When he’s not running into burning buildings with his crew, he’s training the flavor of the week at his brother’s gym. Few women have ever been off limits...until Vanessa. Smart, beautiful, and legs for days, she’s unlike anyone he’s ever met. Too bad he’s sworn to leave her alone.
Overworked with no end in sight, Vanessa Hawkins hasn’t had a vacation in nearly two years. When Cameron and Maya’s destination wedding takes her out of the office for a much-needed break, she finds herself struggling to resist her attraction to the best man. Darren is dangerously good-looking with enough charm to make any hot-blooded woman want to drop her panties and enjoy the ride, no matter how long it lasts.
When they return to the city, Darren realizes the single life has lost its glimmer. But with everything else on her plate, Vanessa doesn’t have room in her life for a man, let alone a player. Can Darren find his way into her heart and convince her that he’s worth the risk?
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The Bridge Series follows Cameron, Darren, and Olivia Bridge, three siblings living in New York City. Desperate to break away from the crushing expectations of their wealthy and privileged and equally broken family, they carve out a new path together. But can they find real love along the way? 
Each book follows a different sibling’s journey and can be read as a standalone.

          
  BARNES & NOBLE
 All buy links: http://www.meredithwild.com/book/into-the-fire/

About the Author
Meredith Wild is a #1 New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of romance. Living on Florida’s Gulf Coast with her husband and three children, she refers to herself as a techie, whiskey-appreciator, and hopeless romantic. When she isn’t living in the fantasy world of her characters, she can usually be found at www.facebook.com/meredithwild.
Other Books in the series: 
On My Knees (The Bridge Series #1)
         


Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Backfire by Keri Lake, Blog Tour

Title: Backfire
Series: A Vigilantes Novel
Author: Keri Lake
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance - Standalone
Published: June 9, 2016 Cover Design: Hang Le Image Credit: Eric Battershell Photography Cover Model: Johnny Kane 
No matter how unbreakable he may seem, every man has a weakness.
A year ago, my home became a bloodstained crime scene. That night marked the beginning of my hell—the same night I was tortured by my enemies and tossed into an underground prison to die.
They failed. I survived.
Now that I’m free, only one motive burns in my soul: revenge.
Lucky for me, they think Jase Hawkins is dead. Maybe I am. I’ve got nothing but a cold, merciless rage, and Black Betty, the sharp steel blade that never leaves my side.
Then she drifts into my life.
Lucia wants answers—so much so, she’s willing to fall into the darkness where my enemies lie in wait, to kill her for what she knows.
Or to take her for the depraved fantasies her body alone can rouse in a man’s mind.
Me? I want her for the fire in her touch that feeds my addiction, forces me to feel what has become numb, but my appetite for bloodshed runs deeper than flesh.
For my own sanity, I’ve vowed to stay away from her. Because she’s my only weakness, an obsession that leaves me craving more—one that could make even the most steadfast plan backfire.
"Backfire is dark, gritty, and unapologetic. You'll be reading it with your heart in your throat and your stomach twisted up in knots. It's violent, a touch depraved, darkly erotic, action packed and absolutely, positively unputdownable." -Dirty Girl Romance Blog
"It's brilliant. It's rewarding and it is a mind screw done perfectly. You will hear your heart break for what Jase and Lucy go through. You will love, hate and shatter." -Kathy Coopmans, USA Today Bestselling Author
"So dark and disturbing you read with one eye open, unable to look away -riveted by what's playing out before your very eyes as Keri Lake takes you on a twisted rollercoaster flying in different directions at great speed." -Totally Booked Blog

"Once again Keri Lake has given us a wonderfully engaging story which sucks you into a whole other world, making you feel everything and revel in the brutal underworld that she has created. It's a book you experience,not just read, and if you're in the mood for this sort of story, it's going to blow you away with its dark intensity." -Escapist Book Blog


Keri Lake is a married mother of two living in Michigan. By day, she tries to make use of the degrees she’s earned in science. By night, she writes dark contemporary and paranormal romance. Though novels tend to be her focus, she also writes short stories and flash fiction on the many occasions when distraction sucks her in to the Land of Shiny Things. 

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