Review~Hellraiser by Amo Jones

Title: Hellraiser 
Series: The Devil’s Own #2
Author: Amo Jones
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 286
Heat Level: 3 out of 4 flames
Overall Star Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reviewed by Kay Book Snitch

Melissa
They say there are defining points in your life – moments where you f**ked it all up, moments that make you its bitch, moments that shape you into the person you are.
The day I met Braxton Ward was one of my moments.
My name’s Melissa Hart, and I don’t think you’re ready for this story.

Hella
I go by a few names: Hella, Brax, 112, or, depending on whether I’ve been balls deep in you or not, C*nt. I don’t push the boundaries because in order to do so, one must have them. I’ve never had them. Being homeless at the not-so-tender age of fifteen morphed me into an emotionless shell, and when The Army recruited me, that shell turned into steel.
They say if fire is hot enough, it can melt steel; the hate that burns between Melissa Hart and me just might be hot enough.
Shit doesn’t come easy for us. Enemies are expanded, secrets are revealed, and lives will be taken. Yeah, I’m Braxton “Hella” Ward, and you bet your f*cking ass that you ain’t ready for this story

Review

Hella. What a messed up man! He was dark. Maybe the darkest guy that I’ve ever read about. You knew he was dark in the first book of the series but WOW! You truly get to see the level of darkness that lives in his soul in this book. It was cringe worthy.

This story is about the intense attraction between Hella and Melissa. It’s not an easy road to witness. Hella is a stubborn asshole. His treatment of Melissa is less than chivalrous. At times, it’s just plain cruel and selfish.

Melissa has her own demons to fight. A shattering tragedy in her teenage years has shaped her in to the woman she now is. She’s smart, caring and a hot ass mess. Her humor made me laugh a lot. She handles Hella very well.

I liked this book better than the first in the series. Be warned though, there is graphic violence and possibly triggers for some readers.
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Review~Destroyed by Kira Johns

Title: Destroyed 
Series: Satan’s Rebels MC
Author: Kira Johns
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 121
Heat Level: 1 out of 4 flames
Overall Star Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reviewed by Kay Book Snitch

Jade Moore was no stranger to the MC lifestyle. Growing up the daughter of the President of the Satan’s Rebels, she knew all about family and loyalty. Her world slowly crumbles when she loses not only her parents, but her brother and best friend. Her uncle steps in and becomes the family she so desperately needs.

But what happens when the only family you have left betrays everything you have ever known?

Jade is drug into the Condemned Warrior world where she is imprisoned for four agonizing years. Beaten and brutalized, she wishes for death, but it never comes.

Reaper inherited the MC from his brother, Halo, and will do whatever it takes to keep the club safe. Anything, including handing over his niece to the club’s enemy. All he has to do is convince her brother, Tank, and best friend, Shadow, that she has run away. Easy. But what Reaper never expects is for Tank and Shadow to come home looking for answers years later and discovering the truth.

Tank and Shadow return to their hometown to investigate missing funds. It’s when they begin digging for the evidence, they discover a much darker secret that Reaper has been hiding. Enlisting the help of the club’s Sergeant at Arms, Viper, they set out to rescue Jade and bring her home where she belongs.

Viper’s reputation is well known both inside and out of the MC. He is a cold-blooded killer, incapable of any feeling but hatred. His allegiance lies with Tank and the club. He will do whatever it takes to bring Jade home, even if it means crossing enemy lines to save her. What he doesn’t expect is to fall for her.

Review

This novella starts the series. The couple from this book will get their own full length book with book two of the series. Fair warning to the readers out there, this is not MC lite. There’s dark content, graphic violence and possible triggers for some.

A kidnapped young girl, tortured for four years. She’s rescued but the past comes back to rear it’s ugly head and take away her only chance at happiness. Good start to a series and I will be reading more by this author.
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Review~One Hundred & Thirty-Six Scars by Amo Jones

Title: One Hundred & Thirty-Six Scars 
Series: The Devil’s Own
Author: Amo Jones
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 311
Heat Level: 3 out of 4 flames
Overall Star Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reviewed by Kay Book Snitch

Meadow
I was four years old when I learnt what evilness the world could bring. I fought through life with my scarred soul, wrangled through the dark empty nights where I’d pray I didn’t wake up the next morning. I would shut my eyes and mentally take myself to my happy place.
Red roses
The sound of waves crashing on the sand under my feet.
The final time the cold blade pushed up against my thigh, and I waited for my blood to trickle over the other One hundred and thirty-six scars that covered my skin— never came. Who was this man who just saved me? He had no idea how close I came to ending myself that day. I was ready to blow my brains all over the bedroom walls and I had a nine sitting under my pillow to prove it.

Beast
Some people have families, I had engineered human killing machines surrounding me my whole life. I’d been a part of this unit since I was a baby, raised in a community that was shut off from the real world. A community where we were nothing but empty vessels, until Hella (my best friend) and I escaped. Hella took us to a girl who was in foster care with him before he was summoned into The Army. After finding out yet another complication in my life, I needed space. I booked in to a run down apartment, ready to clear my head. Only my head didn’t clear, because I was haunted every night from the screams that would vibrate through my walls.

This is not a story of a perfect man coming in to save the day. This is a story of what happens when fate interferes and two completely broken souls collide.

Review

The book began so dark that I didn’t know if I could read it. If it wasn’t such great storytelling, I would’ve quit. The premise was somewhat different for an MC romance. A genetically enhanced killing machine? For those of you whose lips just curled in disgust, stay with me. I was unsure but it didn’t really end up being a big part of the story at all. I looked at it like the hero was dark ops instead. That’s how it read to me anyway.

I liked all of the MC characters. To be honest though, there were a few things that left me shaking my head, making it difficult to buy into. They are as follows:

The genetic enhancement.

Easy acceptance into an MC (no prospecting)

Easy promotion within an MC

Other than those couple of things, I enjoyed it and would read more by this author.
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Review~Deep Redemption by Tillie Cole

Title: Deep Redemption 
Series: Hades Hangmen #4
Author: Tillie Cole
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 329
Heat Level: 2 out of 4 flames
Overall Star Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reviewed by Kay Book Snitch

ONLY THROUGH BLOOD CAN THE DEEPEST REDEMPTION BE FOUND…

He was born to ascend.
He was destined to lead.
He was never meant to fail.

Prophet Cain lies broken and defeated on the floor of his cell. A cell he has been thrown into by the one person who was supposed to stand by his side until the end. His flesh and blood, his only companion. His beloved twin brother.

Cain has sacrificed everything for his people. He left the safety and security of his life of study to infiltrate the infamous Hades Hangmen. He lived with them, rode with them, and then betrayed them. All in the name of a faith he can now feel slipping away from him. Like everything else he once held dear…

But then his isolation is broken. Another prisoner is brought to the cell next to his. A woman fighting her own demons and fears. A woman who Cain understands needs him, as he needs her.

As the connection between them grows, so does Cain’s resolve. He will right the wrongs he has done. He will atone for the evil acts carried out in his name. He will save the one he loves…

… Even if the battle takes him to the gates of hell itself.

Review

I love Tillie Cole! I really, really do! Her creative genius is truly a pleasure to read. Her emotional pull is second to none. She can take you from a depraved cult, whose practices leave you sick to your stomach to an ending that leaves you smiling with happiness. Her pacing is a non-stop roller coaster ride. Never loses speed and keeps you on the edge of your seat. She also took a character in this story without a chance of redemption and made you understand what would drive a person to do the things he did. I’m not condoning his actions. At all. Ever. But I now have a better understanding. I can’t imagine the life of someone who was groomed for leadership with in a religious cult, being told he was to lead a group of people so brainwashed they thought the acts committed were acceptable behavior. Being isolated during his youth with only his identical twin brother and religious heretics, that life was all he new. Even with my hatred of him, and I did hate him, there was pity at his confusion when he realized all his beliefs were built on lies and absolute, unredemptive filth. I can’t wait to see where Tillie Cole is taking me next.
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Review~Wild Ride by Chantal Fernando

Title: Wild Ride 
Series: Wind Dragons MC
Author: Chantal Fernando
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 96
Heat Level: 3 out of 4 flames
Overall Star Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Reviewed by Kay Book Snitch

Talon has a complicated relationship with the Wind Dragons Motorcycle Club. He’s the president of their rival club, the Wild Men, but he’s also related to one of their members—who hates him. He could handle that, but he’s also got problems in his own club; someone is leaking information and disrupting their business, but Talon can’t find the mole. So the last thing he needs is even more complication in the form of a beautiful single mother who’s bolder than half the bikers on his squad. But he can’t take his eyes—or his hands—off her…

Tia’s always been a little reckless, up for a good time wherever she found it, but she’s also a great mom to her young son. So even though she thinks Talon is basically sex on a stick, when she realizes she wants to be more to him than just a club groupie, she has to take things a bit slow. Plus, a momentary attraction, no matter how smoking hot, isn’t worth risking her son’s happiness in any way. Is there any chance that Talon might be up for a more permanent arrangement? Or has Tia leapt before looking once again?

Review

I loved this novella. I have always wondered about Talon and I’m so glad we got to start his story. Tia was the perfect woman for him. They had great chemistry together. The sex scenes were pretty hot too. It did end with a cliffhanger but not one that left you pissed off or feeling cheated. I can’t wait to see what next for this MC series.

Book given in exchange for an honest review via the publisher and NetGalley
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Review~Dirty Bastard by Emily Minton

Title: Dirty Bastard 
Series: Grim Bastard MC #1
Author: Emily Minton
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 236
Heat Level: 4 out of 4 flames
Overall Star Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reviewed by Kay the Snitch Bitch

She’s a biker chick with an edge.
Daughter of an MC president, Trix Slade is used to living on the wild side, but nothing prepares her for being kidnapped by the Grim Bastards MC. Hellbent on getting back home, Trix will do anything to get away from her captors–anything. There’s only one problem, Boz is as sexy as he is wild– a tempting combination for a woman like Trix.
He’s a bastard with a soul.
The Bastards’ president, Boz Creed, wants to bring Trix’s father down and knows the best way to get to him is by using his precious daughter. Determined to get the revenge he seeks, Boz is willing to do anything to get what he wants–anything. There’s only one problem, Trix is as sexy as she is stubborn–a deadly combination for a man like Boz.
Can love between two rival clubs survive without someone taking the ultimate fall?

Review

I loved Emily Minton and Dawn Martens’ Renegade Sons MC series, so I was excited about this book. I liked it, quite a bit. Trix was a biker princess who fell in love with a patched member of a rival MC at a young age. A few years later, the two meet up and almost have sex. A while later, Trix is taken by Boz’s MC because her father’s club supposedly took a shipment that Boz’s club was handling. One never forgot about the other and I loved the love story between them. Waiting impatiently for the next book.
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Review~Marek by S. Nelson

Title: Marek 
Series: Knights Corruption MC #1
Author: S. Nelson
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pages: Unknown
Heat Level: 4 out of 4 flames
Overall Star Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reviewed by Kay the Snitch Bitch

With the weight of the club on his shoulders, Cole Marek, president of the Knights Corruption MC, had only one choice:

Turn their livelihood legit.

Everything was falling into place until one unexpected, fateful night. With an attack on his fellow brothers, Marek had no choice but to retaliate against their sworn enemy.

The Savage Reapers.

Swarming their compound, he comes face-to-face with the infamous daughter of his rival club, making an astonishing decision which would change his life forever.

She was the enemy.

She was the prize.

She was a game changer.

Sully Brooks led a desolate life, her entire existence dictated first by her father, then by the man who’d claimed her when she was only fourteen. Years of abuse shaped her into the woman she became, but she longed for something more. Craving an existence where she was free to live a life of simplicity, she wanted release from the harsh realities she’d known since childhood.

Will her prayers be answered when the enemy strikes?

Review

This was my first book by this author and I liked it a whole lot. Outlaw MC? Yep. Taking the daughter of a rival MC? Yep. A broken hero? Yep. Broken heroine? Yep. A build up to a hot romance? Yep. Almost five stars for me. Can’t tell you why it wasn’t a 5 stars read for me, but it wasn’t. I feel that I should warn readers that there may be triggers for some because of the dark subject content. Other than that, it was a good read and I’d definitely read more by this author.
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Review~Property of Drex #1 by C.M. Owens

Title: Property of Drex #1 
Series: Death Chasers MC #1
Author: C.M. Owens
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 147
Heat Level: 4 out of 4 flames
Overall Star Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reviewed by Kay the Snitch Bitch

EVE

What’s the most selfless thing you’ve ever done? What price tag would you put on the ability to save the ones you love?

They say the worst decisions are made by the desperate or the fools.

I was desperate enough to make a foolish decision to save my family. The cost? Me.

They may be a motorcycle club, but in all honesty they’re really an elite unit of criminals who just happen to drive motorcycles. They’re a business. An organization. A fully functioning army…

What I’ve learned? They work in the gray area; life and death is real; and everyone wants everyone dead. Okay, so maybe that’s dramatic… No. No it’s not. It’s legit.

I prepared for the worst, fully anticipating hating my new life. Turns out, I finally found out where I belonged. Oh, and I discovered I’m a little twisted or crazy. Maybe both.

Drex Caine, the man without a conscience, didn’t ruin me the way I thought he would. Instead, he made me feel like I was living instead of just waiting to live. And I can never go back to the way things used to be.

Review

This novella is the beginning of this series and the couple in this book will get a full length novel next. After that, it will be a book for each new couple. I enjoyed this one. I liked the premise of her being offered as a truce between rival MCs. I liked the fact that Drex was all in pretty much from the first moment he saw her. I liked that Eve was willing to do anything for her family but she’s a better woman than I. There was great sex, great characters and enough MC suspense to keep me interested.
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Review~All The Rage by T.M. Frazier

Title: All The Rage 
Series: No
Author: T.M. Frazier
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 322
Heat Level: 3 out of 4 flames
Overall Star Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reviewed by Kay the Snitch Bitch

They call me Rage.
My real name is like a shadow, always close behind, but never quite able to catch up.
I fly under the radar because no one ever suspects I’m capable of the kind of brutal violence I commit each and every day.
You see, I’m a girl. I’m nineteen.
And I’m a killer.
This life is all I know. It’s all I want to know. It keeps the s**t buried that I need kept buried. It allows me to live without thinking too much.
Without dwelling on the past.
Until him.
It all changes when an ordinary boy becomes my next target.
And my first love.
I have to choose.
The only life I’ve ever known has to die, or he does.
Either way, I’ll be the one pulling the trigger…

Review

Loved it! All The Rage certainly lived up to it’s name. Both by being an enthralling story and the heroine’s temper. This story is about an extremely disturbed young woman. It’s about a young man that’s conflicted, he’s at a crossroads in his life. It’s also a love story but love isn’t always conventional. Sometimes love is dark, scary, messy and complicated. But it’s also sweet, funny and hot. You get all of that in this story.

Rage is a homicidal maniac. An assassin. An arsonist. All of the above wrapped up in the physical appearance of a cheerleader. She’s beautiful and built. She’s always known she was different. She’s always been detached emotionally. She never fit in with anyone but her childhood friend, Cody. She doesn’t love anyone but her parents and Cody but she walks away from all of them so they can have a shot at a normal life. Something Rage can never give them.

Nolan is a NHL bound womanizer. Well, he was before he got injured in a fight. Now he’s moping about his unsure future. He sees a gorgeous woman, who dropped into his life and from that second on, he’s obsessed. He can tell that she has secrets but so does he. He wants her anyway.

Rage is linked to but kind of separate from the King series. You can read it as a standalone but would make more sense to be read with the King series. I enjoyed the book but it took me a while. Rage was hard to like. She was very detached and not warm or fuzzy at all. About 40%, I clicked with her. The story just flew by after that. I love T.M. Frazier’s books. When they release, I pounce on and devour them. She writes flawed characters so well. If I had a complaint with the story, it was Nolan’s MC link. I never totally bought into his being in an MC. It just never felt right. Otherwise, solid read. Now I want Preppy’s book!
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Review~Rake’s Redemption by Chantal Fernando

Title: Rake’s Redemption 
Series: Wind Dragons MC #4
Author: Chantal Fernando
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 336
Heat Level: 3 out of 4 flames
Overall Star Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reviewed by Kay the Snitch Bitch

Rake is known for being up for anything, in and out of the bedroom. He’s wild, he’s deadly, yet quick with a joke or a stolen kiss. Known as the player of the WDMC, he loves women, the more the merrier. However, behind his womanizing façade, Rake hides the pain of losing his first love, Bailey. He hasn’t loved anyone since, and doesn’t think he ever will.

Seven years after their split, Rake and Bailey run into each other at the MC’s favorite club. Old wounds resurface, secrets are spilled…and passionate feelings are awakened. But they’ve each done things to hurt the other, hurt them too badly to get over it—haven’t they? Only when Bailey’s connection to Rake puts her in danger from another Club member does he realize that there’s nothing he won’t do to protect her—and claim her as his once again.

Review

I’m a huge sucker for a second chance romance. That being said, you know I was excited when I read the blurb for this book. Top it off that it was a part of a series that I already love, made it that much better. I was a little nervous because Rake seemed to be in to BDSM but thank god that it wasn’t part of this story. You got a sweet love story, hot sex scenes and a little MC thrown in to pull it all together. I don’t know what’s next in the series, but I do know that I’m all in.

Book given in exchange for an honest review via the publisher and NetGalley.
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