Review ~ Held by Kimberly A. Bettes

Title: Held
Series: Held #1
Author: Kimberly A. Bettes
Genre: Horror
Pages: 326
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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Nicole Lee, a young wife and new mother, steps out of the mall, squinting against the glare of the midday sun, completely unaware that her life is about to change forever.

In a matter of seconds, she is steeped in fear as the world she knows and the life she loves fades away.

As the panic sets in and the terror takes hold, Nicole tries to keep calm, though she’s now in a frantic fight for her life. Locked in a deadly battle of wits with a psychopath, she struggles to keep her sanity as she’s held.

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Oh… my…. goodness! This was an intense book! There are a bunch of parts that were so fucked up, I thought I was going to vomit. Actually, this entire book is fucked up. But in a good, sick, twisted, emotionally raw, scary and heart pounding way. It will for sure get your adrenaline pumping! This book will stay with me for a very long time.

 

 

“Only a monster would do something like that. I looked at him as he shocked her wound and knew I was right. Only a monster would do something like that. And his name was Ron.”

 

 

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“I’d be sure I was prepared to reap before I started sowing, if I were you, Nicole.”

 

 

If you pick up this book, just know that there are potential triggers for people. Rape, torture, necrophilia, murder, plenty of mind fucks and there is a some pregnancy torture. I’ll tell you something… I learned some life lessons in this book.

I must also check out a book that is referenced… Annie’s Revenge. Also… this author is from the Ozarks. This is only 3 hours away from me. I actually go there every summer and my uncle has a cabin there.

 

 

 

 

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Kimberly A. Bettes was born on Thanksgiving Day, 1977, completely ruining any chance her mother had at enjoying a delightful dinner. At the age of 12, Kimberly began writing poems, essays, and short stories. At 14, she began her first novel, a project that would take two years and many sleepless nights to complete. Since then, she has written more than ten novels, dozens of short stories, and hundreds of poems and essays.

She currently lurks in the Ozark Mountains of southeast Missouri with her husband and son. It’s there she terrorizes the residents of a small town with her twisted tales, most of which focus on the dark side of human nature.

In addition to writing, Kimberly is also a freelance photographer and life-long chocolate enthusiast.


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Review ~ Lumberjacked by Alexandria Hunt

Title: Lumberjacked
Series: none, stand alone
Author: Alexandria Hunt
Genre:Contemporary Romance
Pages: 326
Heat Level: 2 out of 4 flames
Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Aaron Remington

I needed the money. That’s the only reason I ever signed up for that stupid reality TV show. I wasn’t looking for a wife, I wasn’t looking for love, and I certainly wasn’t interested in any of the bimbo contestants they picked out for me.

I was set to live with ten girls in a mountain retreat near my hometown in Alaska for a month. I was supposed to fake it until I found my “bride”, film the final episode, and walk away a free man with a hundred grand cash in my pocket.

Just enough to pay the back taxes owed on my family’s lumber mill and keep running things for them.

But I hadn’t counted on meeting her. A slick Hollywood TV producer who somehow managed to steal my heart, mess up my plans, and bumble the entire thing by being infuriating and so goddamned irresistible.

 

Reagan Black

I needed this job so bad I could do anything for it. So what if it was taking place in some dirty little town in the middle of no man’s land, Alaska? Who cares if it meant leaving my life and friends and LA behind for a month?

I had to prove that I could do this on my own and succeed not just because my daddy was Pavel Black, the biggest movie producer Hollywood had ever seen.

What I didn’t expect was to find myself out there in the middle of the woods in the strong, muscled arms of a big, bearded lumberjack.

And I never expected to be put in a position where I had to choose between the maddeningly sexy star of our hit show and the career I had always wanted.

Can love win?

 

**This is a full-length (56,000 words) standalone happy ever after. That being said, it also contains angst, some humor, a cute little dog, a hot alpha lumberjack, an uptight LA princess and some pretty steamy sex scenes…so it’s best left to those 18+.

 

 

 

 

Oh, I loved this more than I thought I would. It was really cute, funny in some spots and has an interesting storyline. I devoured this 326 page book in one day.

 

 

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I have a confession. I am a cover whore. I judge books by their cover and I know I shouldn’t, but I do. I have read great books with bad covers, but great covers will get you noticed quicker. This book has an amazing cover and a catchy title. That is why this ended up on my TBR list without reading the synopsis. I am so glad that I read this sooner rather than later. I really loved this!

I wont go into a lot of detail about the book but I’ll admit that I am not a fan of reality TV shows centered around relationships. I watched the first season of The Bachelor when it first came out years and years ago and I watched Average Joe, first season and I really enjoyed that one. But that was it. I had my fill of that crap. So, with that being said…. Aaron gets noticed by a TV producer and is thrust into a reality TV show called Lumberjacked and all to save his family’s business from from going under due to back taxes. He is perfect in every way and the world will fall in love with the Alaskan lumberjack. I’m sure I don’t have to go into detail on how this type of show works… you all get it.

 

 

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Reagan is the producer of the show and Melanie is her “assistant”, who basically does everything and I’m not sure what Reagan really does. But Reagan does acknowledge it and that makes me happy. Well, Aaron and Reagan are instantly attracted to each other and the chemistry is is totally palpable. There is so much sexual tension between these two that I’m pretty sure my kindle melted around the edges a little bit. It’s super fucking hot!

 

 

“he was the kind of guy who could cut a pile of wood with his axe, then come in and fuck you on the kitchen table before dinner.”

 

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“Because if I lacked impulse control, I would be fucking you hard against this here tree right now, Miss Black. I would be buried so deep inside you, we wouldn’t know where I ended and you began.”

 

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Aaron and Reagan have an agreement to stay professional during the filming of Lumberjacked. Ya, right! Melanie has to babysit these two and pretty much needs to put Reagan in a chastity belt.

 

 

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There is sex in the book, but not a lot. Which was perfect for me. But when these two finally hook up for the first time and Aaron says what he says when he’s close to coming… I got belly butterflies. Its been a very long time since that has happened to me.

 

 

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Some of the stuff that got on my nerves, but I am kind of overlooking due to how much I enjoyed the story…. repetitiveness. Oh my LAWD this dry humps my last nerve.

 

 

“Fuck, she was beautiful.”
“God, I wanted to fuck her.”
“But damn, she was beautiful.”
“Fuck she was beautiful.”
“Fuck. She was stunning.”

 

 

And so on…. It’s pretty much only at the beginning, but it is very noticeable. One other thing that annoys me is when Aaron bumps into Reagan and internally thinks how his nine inch cock touched her stomach. I absolutely hate it when a guy sizes up his own dick. Then there are a couple moments where I wanted to smack Reagan across her face for being so naive when Aaron tells her exactly how he feels. Duh Reagan! DUH! Oh and one more… I did have a cliche moment at the end where I rolled my eyes, but I promise that is it.

Overall, I love it. Lumberjacked is a really fun and sexy read. I will most definitely be reading this author again.

 

 

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Review ~ The Knight of Disks by Alana Melos

Title: The Knight of Disks
Series: Villainess #4
Author: Alana Melos
Genre: Action Adventure, Erotica
Pages: 271
Heat Level: 2 out of 4 flames
Overall: 4 out of 5 stars
Reviewed by Naughty Book Snitch: Mindy
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Sometimes, it takes a villain to do a hero’s job…
Mauler is missing, presumed dead.

Although Caprice is certain the cheery werewolf has shuffled off the mortal coil, his vampire partner Adira insists he’s alive, lost in the forest which came alive around them and swallowed him whole. Their investigation into his disappearance awakens a force which was best left slumbering: Pangea.

When Pangea threatens her beloved city, the villainess Capricious Whim bursts into action, doing everything within her considerable power to turn the threat back… including working with the heroes. Amidst the push and pull of her many working partnerships, Caprice struggles with her enemies, her allies, and herself to organize the biggest strike force Imperial City has ever seen, but will it be enough?

This novel is for mature readers only and contains explicit descriptions of violence and sexual situations. It is dark fantasy/science-fiction centering on a villain as the protagonist and is not for the faint of heart!

 

 

 

 

This was good, but I’m still left with a TON of questions. The Knight of Disks really only answered one question for me…. Rory.

Caprice is still a badass and has a lot of personal growth. She is making friends but still reminding them who she is at her core. Although, I think she is a hero trapped in a villains body. LOL! Caprice would totally gut me for saying that.

 

 

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So, this story took a left turn for me. It was good and exciting and had a lot of action, but it seemed like the story got a mind of its own and it was difficult to figure out where to go. I’m talking about the Green Meanie, Pangea.

 

 

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The story was all about her. Pangea this and Pangea that. Here a Pangea, there a Pangea, everywhere a Pangea. This bitch was literally everywhere and was… well… a bit underwhelming. I wanted to know more about Caprice and what is locked away in her head. I feel that we are even further away from unlocking the mystery that is Caprice.

 

 

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I guess I’ll have to wait for that. Anyway, Caprice the Villain makes a deal with a White Hat to save her city. Ahem… hero…. Well, she rallies the other villains for a once in a life time deal that is very difficult to pass up. The catch, you have to battle Pangea and you have to trust that the White Hats wont fuck you over.

 

 

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There was this guy, named Lethal, (I think) and he made me laugh. He wasn’t in the story too much, but some of the stuff he said made me giggle a little.

 

 

“God damn fucking puke fuckers making me come to this stupid dark shitty plant cave, he grumbled to all of us. What in the shitty ass hell was I thinking about? Going to get cock smoked here by these doorknob fucking shit gobblers, I just know it. Fuck me through a rotating pastry with a chainsaw! All of them are asshole tuna queens! Why did I ever….”

 

 

There was some sex in the book, but not a lot. And to be honest… I’m happy about that. I’ve personally been in a book funk and I really enjoyed the action/adventure of the story rather than the sexy side. But the sex that’s in here, is really great. 🙂

For me… the ending was anticlimactic. I was really expecting a lot more. Maybe that’s the book funk still lingering, I dont know.

Overall, I really enjoyed the book. This author is an instant buy for me. She is great with world building and I really enjoy every trip I have taken into her twisted mind.

 

 

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ALANA MELOS is a struggling author who found out writing erotica gave her much more freedom in writing than when she wrote the “serious” literary stuff. Since this discovery, she’s endeavored to write the very best interesting, weird, plot-driven, and hot erotica she can. She sincerely hopes to just entertain people, whether they read for the plot, the weird factor, or the racy factor. Along with her loving husband, she lives with a crazy cat.

 

 

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Review~Rough & Tumble by Rhenna Morgan

Title: Rough & Tumble 
Series: The Haven Brotherhood #1
Author: Rhenna Morgan
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 368
Heat Level: 3 out of 4 flames
Overall Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reviewed by Kay Book Snitch

Live hard, f*ck harder and follow only their own rules. Those are the cornerstones the six men of the Haven Brotherhood live and bleed by, refusing to conform to society’s expectations, taking what they want and always watching each other’s backs.

A self-made man with his fingers in a variety of successful businesses, Jace Kennedy lives for the challenge and he always gets what he wants. From the start, he sees Vivienne Moore’s hidden wild side and knows she’s his perfect match, if only he can break it free. He will have her. One way or another.

Vivienne’s determined to ditch the rough lifestyle she grew up in, even if that means hiding her true self behind a bland socialite veneer. Dragging her party-hound sister out of a club was not how she wanted to ring in the New Year, but Viv knows the drill. Get in, get her sister and get back to the safe, stable life she’s built for herself as fast as humanly possible. But Viv’s plans are derailed when she finds herself crashing into the club’s clearly badass and dangerously sexy owner.

Jace is everything Vivienne swore she never wanted, but the more time she spends with him, the more she starts to see that he loves just as fiercely as he fights. He can walk society’s walk and talk society’s talk, but when he wants something, he finds a way to get it. He’s proud of who he is and where he came from, and he’ll be damned if he lets Vivienne go before showing her the safest place of all is in the arms of a dangerous man.

Review

This was my first book by this author. I liked a lot about it and had an issue with part of it also.

What I liked:

Characters primary and secondary both.

Brotherhood-camaraderie

Suspense-enough to keep it interesting

Sex scenes- nice and graphic

What I didn’t like:

It seems the author couldn’t decide if this was a group of ex-military buddies or an MC

This wasn’t an MC like I thought

It was a good book that I enjoyed and may go on to read the rest of the series as it releases.

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Review~Mistrust by Kathryn Kelly

Title: Mistrust 
Series: Death Dwellers MC #6.5
Author: Kathryn Kelly
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 469
Heat Level: 4 out 4 flames
Overall Star Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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When Roxy Doucette meets the all too handsome, Knox Harrington, sparks fly. He’s the new assistant to the club’s attorney. However, Christopher “Outlaw” Caldwell, the club’s president, is suspicious of Knox’s true reasons for being there. Something about Knox just rubs Outlaw the wrong way, therefore, he asks Roxy to get Knox into bed for some “pillow talk”. At first, she’s outraged at Outlaw’s proposal, but accepts that he might be right and the club could be in jeopardy. She agrees to “date” Knox and the war of wills begin.
Born in wealth and privilege, Knox Harrington is a former police officer who has little regard for biker clubs. In particular, the Death Dwellers, and ESPECIALLY the president. Now a private investigator, Knox is working on behalf of his uncle to bring Outlaw and the Dwellers down. The club members’ nefarious deeds warrant their destruction. Knox intends to achieve that by any means possible.
When he meets the beautiful, formidable Roxy, there’s instant attraction between them. However, he sees an opportunity to use her to ferret information about the club. He’s over-the-top-arrogant, believing the ignorance and stupidity of Outlaw will ultimately be the club’s downfall. Knox hasn’t a clue that Roxy is on to him. She’s also attracted to him.
Aside from the safety of the club, Roxy’s in it for the benefits. She has a new lease on life after surviving cancer. Besides Knox’s low-down behavior, she’s a 44-year-old, mother of four children and Knox is ten years younger than she is. However, she can’t resist the challenge when Knox lets it be known that he’s the sharpest tool in the shed. He sure the hell is a tool. The foolish kind and Roxy is determined to teach him a lesson or two.
Let the games begin.

Review

I enjoyed this novel like I always enjoy a Kathryn Kelly penned novel. All the characters that I love or love to hate were present and accounted for. I’ve loved Roxy since she steamrolled into the series. She seemed to bring balance to the club and the clubhouse. The men respected her and the women needed her. None more so than Kendall, whose need for a mother/friend never fails to be heart wrenching to read about.

My only complaint is that I never liked Knox or felt any connection between he and Roxy. It never felt natural and it never rang true. I was glad Roxy got an HEA, I just didn’t care for who he was. Other than that, I loved it. It had suspense, humor and hot sex. I’m so sad that this series appears to be coming to an end. It was a great series to lose yourself in. Rumor has it, maybe she’ll write about the kids of the MC. If she does, I’m so there. Until then then, a piece of my heart lies in Hortensia.

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Review~Max by Sawyer Bennett

Title: Max 
Series: Cold Fury Hockey #6
Author: Sawyer Bennett
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 304
Heat Level: 4 out of 4 flames
Overall Star Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Reviewed by Kay Book Snitch

The ice is a cold mistress. As the league’s most eligible goalie, Max Fournier has access to his fair share of willing puck bunnies, but right now he’s more interested in bringing home another championship than a one-night stand. A romantic at heart, Max believes in love; he’s just not great at relationships. So when he finally meets a nice girl who’s not blinded by his celebrity, he’s feeling the heat—and the pressure to save her from herself.

Between working two jobs and raising her sister’s kids, Julianne Bradley doesn’t have time for sports—or men. All she knows about Max is that he’s the sexiest customer to ever grace her gas-station counter. And he sees past her tired eyes and makes Jules yearn for things she can’t have: a glamorous fling, a passionate lover, and the time to enjoy both. Max makes her feel like Cinderella, even though Jules has enough baggage to crush a glass slipper. Luckily, he’s no prince—only a fierce competitor determined to win her heart.

Review

I absolutely adored this book. I’m an avid reader of the series and this is a great installment to it.

Jules has had it rough for a while now. She just lost her sister to cancer, became guardian to her two nephews and one niece. She works two jobs to just make ends meet barely. She just needs a break. What she doesn’t need is to meet a guy and all that entails.

Max is the goalie for the Cold Fury. He’s a good guy. He works hard, family is important to him, he’s sick of puck bunnies and he’s ready to make a change. His stop, one evening, at a convenience store changes his whole life.

I love both of these characters. They were made for each other. Despite people’s objections to their being together, they persevere. They learn that slow and steady wins the race and that family comes in a lot of different forms.

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Review ~ Deadly Demons by Adam Reese & Alexia Vice

Title: Deadly Demons
Series: Triple D #2
Author(s): Adam Reese & Alexia Vice
Genre: Erotic Horror, Horror
Pages: 209
Heat Level: There is sex, but I’m not rating that
Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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After a weekend of sex and murder, Nathan has discovered he is not the only one with sinister secrets and addictions. He is faced with accepting another woman in his life that could possibly be the key to breaking him from his own selfish ways. It has been a fun weekend for him, but now he must escape the law and find a new place to hide. Will he be able to continue living the life of deadly dominance, or will he fall in the hands of the police?

Adrianna is Nathan’s number one fan and ultimate love interest. She may appear to have a conservative shell over all of her clothes, but underneath it all, she is just as sex driven as Nathan. After she murders her friend Mandy and discovers her own deadly demons, she realizes a life with her favorite author is all she wants even if it means facing his past with… Mrs. Red.

 

 

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First a little warning as this book/series contains some possibly distressing material. It involves graphic rape, torture, cannibalism and copious amounts of blood and twisted fuckery. There might be things that may make you feel uncomfortable, turn you on or maybe even vomit. But none of that effects me so bring on the dark side!

 

 

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Deadly Demons picks up right where Deadly Dominance left off. In this round we get to find out the aftermath of Nathan and Adrianna’s night of sexual deviation and chilling slaughter of Adrianna’s “friends”, Mandy and Bo.

Nathan and Adrianna get the hell out of Dodge and are now officially on a road trip to get far away from the scene that played out the night before. Both of them are constantly thinking about killing the other and wondering if the other will get them first.

 

 

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I feel like part of this book could be a new game show called “Getting to Know Your Serial Killer”. A lot of this book really gets the back story on Nathan and Adrianna and really tells us how and why these two do the things they do. In my opinion, Adrianna is a sexual submissive with homicidal tendencies. I really think she was feeling kind of bad about killing her friends and its really starting to fuck with her head. Nathan is a power/control junkie who brags about his conquests through his books and someone from his past is about to catch up to him. AND I can’t wait to see how that turns out!

 

 

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The sex is absolutely sickening and fantastic. FUCK! Adam and Alexia can really write a great sex scene. Here is a bit of one scene that is crazy hot!

 

 

“His lips find mine and his tongue slips in massaging me. When I become hungry for more, he rips my head back to show me he’s in control. As his grip loosens my hair, I feel him penetrate my tight core, lunging so deep all I feel is his heart beat inside of me.”

 

 

There is so much fantastic stuff in here that I don’t want to accidentally give anything away so I’ll make this last bit quick. We do get some new faces of evil in this one. Bethany and Mrs. Red. That’s it…. that’s all I can say about that. OH wait… that fucking ending? Holy shit! I did not see that coming!

 

 

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This book is filled with blood, debauchery, murder, sexual wickedness and evil perversion. This is a very well written story, but does have some misspelled words or words that are spelled correctly but are the wrong words for the sentence. That is literally my only complaint. I can’t wait for you all to read it and I am SUPER EXCITED about the next book.

 

 

“The devil went down to Georgia alright, it’s just my soul he stole this time.”

 

 

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Alexia Vice lives in Alaska with her husband and two dogs. She has a love for all things dark: horror movies and books have inspired her to dig into her deepest, darkest thoughts.
She enjoys gory horror films, all things supernatural, and has survived a UFO sighting.

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Review~Stuck-Up Suit by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward

Title: Stuck-Up Suit 
Series: No
Author: Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 245
Heat Level: 4 out of 4 flames
Overall Star Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reviewed by Kay Book Snitch

It started out like any other morning on the train.
Until I became mesmerized by the guy sitting across the aisle.
He was barking at someone on his phone like he ruled the world.
Who did the stuck-up suit think he was…God?
Actually, he looked like a God. That was about it.
When his stop came, he got up suddenly and left. So suddenly, he dropped his phone on the way out.
I might have picked it up.
I might have gone through all of his photos and called some of the numbers.
I might have held onto the mystery man’s phone for days―until I finally conjured up the courage to return it.
When I traipsed my ass across town to his fancy company, he refused to see me.
So, I left the phone on the empty desk outside the arrogant jerk’s office.
I might have also left behind a dirty picture on it first though.
I didn’t expect him to text back.
I didn’t expect our exchanges to be hot as hell.
I didn’t expect to fall for him―all before we even met.
The two of us couldn’t have been any more different.
Yet, you know what they say about opposites.
When we finally came face to face, we found out opposites sometimes do more than attract―we consumed each other.
Nothing could have prepared me for the ride he took me on. And I certainly wasn’t prepared for where I’d wind up when the ride was over.
All good things must come to an end, right?
Except our ending was one I didn’t see coming.

Review

I have only read one other book by Vi Keeland and I liked it. I have never read a book by Penelope Ward. I am big fans of both authors after this book. You got great humor in this story. You also got and great heroine and an awesome hero. He was a straight up ass through a lot of the book. When he fell for the heroine though, oh boy, he became swoon worthy.

I really liked both authors’ voices. The characters felt real and you could relate to them. The emotions that they had were emotions we as readers could have. The issues that they dealt with were issues that real people could have to deal with. I really enjoyed the story and look forward to checking out the backlists of both of these great authors.

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Review~Preppy: The Life & Death of Samuel Clearwater #1 by T.M. Frazier

Title: Preppy: The Life & Death of Samuel Clearwater #1 
Series: King #5
Author: T.M. Frazier
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 300
Heat Level: 4 out of 4 flames
Overall Star Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reviewed by Kay Book Snitch

Bowtie…’till I DIE.

Samuel Clearwater, A.K.A Preppy, likes bowties, pancakes, suspenders, good friends, good times, good drugs, and a good f*ck.

He’s worked his way out from beneath a hellish childhood and is living the life he’s always imagined for himself. When he meets a girl, a junkie on the verge of ending it all, he’s torn between his feelings for her and the crippling fear that she could be the one to end the life he loves.

Andrea ‘Dre’ Capulet is strung out and tired.

Tired of living for her next fix. Tired of doing things that make her stomach turn. Tired of looking in the mirror at the reflection of the person she’s become. Just when she decides to end it all, she meets a man who will change the course of both their lives forever.

And their deaths.

For most people, death is the end of their story.
For Preppy and Dre, it was only the beginning…

Review

Preppy, Preppy, Preppy. What an absolute mess of a man! He wasn’t as dark as I thought he’d be. That being said, he was pretty damn dark. His humor is always perfectly timed and flawlessly delivered. I laughed quite a bit while reading this book.

Dre was hard for me to love. I don’t have a lot of patience for drug and alcohol addicts. I know its a flaw of mine but I’m being honest. The robbing of her Grandma? Unforgivable. She was almost beyond redemption for me.

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Review~Extreme Danger by Shannon McKenna

Title: Extreme Danger 
Series: McClouds & Friends #5
Author: Shannon McKenna
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 426
Heat Level: 4 out of 4 flames
Overall Star Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Reviewed by Kay Book Snitch

Nobody’s home at the millionaire’s estate on remote Frakes Island. And nobody seems to be watching. Becca Cantrell dives in for an illicit midnight skinnydip–and gets hauled out by a towering, hard-muscled guy with burning dark eyes. He seems to be in charge. Good. The man is the embodiment of her most intense fantasies. And she’s up for risky thrills . . .

Nick Ward can’t tell her that he’s spying on a vicious Russian crime boss. Becca could be his worst enemy: an assassin sent to kill him, a call girl sent to distract him, or the worst scenario of all–a clueless innocent. Anyway he looks at it, she’s trouble: beautiful, bare, dripping-wet trouble. The kind he can’t resist.

She’s not scared. After one taste of his hot mouth, Becca soon discovers just how fearless she can be. She’ll need it, too–because things are about to explode on Frakes Island, launching Becca and Nick into danger they could never have imagined–and a passion that could destroy them both.

Review

This is an oldie but goodie for me. I read it at the beginning of my romance stage, so this author will always have a special place in my heart.

Nick is an ex-Fed trying to live down a string of professional bad calls. They eat away eat him terribly. He’s a man whore and has never had a meaningful relationship. When he’s undercover, he runs into a beautiful woman who fastly becomes his whole entire world.

Becca is a self admitted good girl. She doesn’t rock the boat at all. After her ex’s betrayal, she tries to take a small trip to get away from it all. She stumbles into the middle of an undercover situation that’s truly monstrous. The only person she can trust is a man who may be every bit as bad as the monsters.

Shannon McKenna was at the top of her game when this series first started. She went off the deep end with the mind control drugs and I stopped reading her. If you love humor, suspense, blistering sex scenes and filthy mouthed alpha males, read McKenna. She knows how to get it done.
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