Book Review: “My Liege of Dark Haven” by Cherise Sinclair

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“My Liege of Dark Haven” by Cherise Sinclair

5 stars

SUMMARY

Threatened by university cutbacks, Professor Abigail Bern’s only hope is to publish a provocative research paper–soon. Planning to covertly observe behavior in the notorious Dark Haven BDSM club, she takes a receptionist job. When the owner calls upon her to assist in a demonstration, she’s appalled. Then fascinated. Under the unyielding hands of the master known as my Liege, she discovers a need to be more than an observer.

His late wife had been the center of his life, and Xavier Leduc wants no other. But when his new receptionist does her utmost to keep an emotional distance from him, he’s intrigued and digs deeper. She’s adorable. Intriguingly intelligent, beautifully submissive, sweetly vulnerable. He soon realizes her defenses are keeping her on the fringe of her sexuality–and her life. As he draws her into fuller participation, she unconsciously does the same for him. She begins to fill his world.

Ever since the night she met my Liege Xavier, Abby has questioned everything she believes about herself. She’s falling for the stern owner of Dark Haven and thinks he’s beginning to care for her…until the day he learns why she’s in his club.

REVIEW

Another great book in this series! Cherise Sinclair is the master of the books with BDSM theme. I love everything she writes because her characters are complicated and they evolve through the story. Her books are not about sex. Of course, sex is a great part of every story. But her books are about learning that we have to trust people and express our feelings because if we don’t we will be unhappy.

This story is about Abby and Xavier. Abby wants to publish a paper about BDSM or else her position in the university is in danger. So, she decided to go to Dark Haven and study the people there in secret. There, she meets Xavier, the owner of the club and a man larger-than life. Abby will discover he submissive side but the secrets are too many.

I liked Abby a lot. Although she made some bad decisions, she is the kind of woman who accepts her faults and that is something that I admire. Her life wasn’t an easy one and she’s used to think low of herself because some people in her life didn’t treat her well but she’s stubborn and she succeed in her area. Accepting her submissive side did good to her self-esteem and it’s easy to see that at the end of the story she was very different.

Xavier was amazing! Dominant, possessive, protective, sexy, successful, with a kind heart and a love for puppies! Just the perfect man! Also, the fact that he admits his mistakes makes him even better! I was very happy to see him find love again!

So, as you can see, I loved the book and I recommend it to all the fans of this genre!!

Book Review: “Addicted” by Tracy Wolff

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“Addicted” by Tracy Wolff

4 stars

SUMMARY

As Chloe Girard discovers, there’s love . . . and then there’s addiction.

Ethan Frost is everything a woman could want in a man. He’s rich, gorgeous, powerful, one of the most eligible bachelors in the world.

But that’s not why I’m with him.

I love Ethan for all the things no one else gets to see: his innate kindness, his reckless spontaneity, his unwavering determination to use his brilliance for good. I love the way he looks at me, the way he touches me. The way he makes me forget the wreckage of my past and the twisted fear that still lives inside me.

But sometimes it terrifies me how much I crave him, how much I need him just to breathe. I always thought it would be my past that ruined us, but there’s a darkness in Ethan I never dreamed existed. Can we survive as his secrets surface—threatening to unravel us both?

REVIEW

After reading and loving “Ruined”, I couldn’t wait to read “Addicted”. I have to say that although I enjoyed it very much, I still prefer “Ruined”. The story continues exactly where the first book stopped and we can see Chloe facing the past she fears so much.

As you can understand, Chloe has to make some difficult decisions. It’s not easy to know that the family of the man she loves is responsible for her tragedies in life so far. Chloe is hurting and Ethan as well. The whole book is about trying to come to terms with what happened in the past so they can have a future.

Even when Chloe was acting like a lunatic, I liked her because she has every right to act that way. She was afraid and lonely for so long and she deserves happiness. She’s smart enough to know who to blame but that doesn’t make the situation any easier.

Ethan is the best! I think that he hurts the most because he knows that the man who hurt the woman he loves is his own brother. He can’t stand it and he can’t blame Chloe when she’s mad at him also. He did everything he could in order to make Chloe happy and he’s willing to do more. It’s easy to see that he loves her more than life!

Well, although I liked this story very much, I have to say that I found the ending pretty hasty and without answering some of my questions. What happened with Brandon? What about Chloe’s family? And I believe that these are important questions!

Nevertheless, I enjoyed the story and I recommend both books to all the fans of this genre!

Book Review: “Poison Promise” by Jennifer Estep

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“Poison Promise” by Jennifer Estep

5 stars

SUMMARY

In book eleven of her New York Times bestselling Elemental Assassin series, author Jennifer Estep continues “one of the best urban fantasy series going on the market” (Fresh Fiction).

Gin Blanco is hard-nosed, sexy, and lethal. Nicknamed “The Spider,” she’s a stone elemental assassin who brings her unique mix of magic and tact to every assignment, no matter the target.

There’s a new drug on the streets of Ashland, and its name “Burn” sums up the potent effect it has on its users. When one of her restaurant employees is threatened by dealers of the drug, Gin steps in to set things straight…

REVIEW

I am a huge fan of this series and I don’t want to end! Really, Jennifer Estep is not only one of my favorite authors but this series is definitely on my top five of all the books I’ve ever read! With a very unique world-building and one of the most badass female characters, this book knows how to hold your attention!

The only thing that Gin wants is for Ashland’s criminals to leave her alone. She lives her life waiting when the next attack is going to happen. And that means every day! Now, her enemy is a new sadistic vampire who wants to be the top at the food chain in the city. And he thinks that he can kill Gin.

I have to say that after so many books in this series, it gets better and better. Gin is a very complicated character and she has a lot to give us. She’s not only a badass. Smart and brave. She’s a woman who knows that her past made her the way she is right now and more that once she found the answers she wants when she’s thinking of her past.

Of course, in this story there are all my favorite secondary characters and they help Gin a lot. Yeah, Bria was kind of a bitch at the beginning but I forgive her not only because she apologized but because she has a good reason to be a bitch.

So, as you can see I loved this book and I can’t wait for the next one because after the hints we get, it’s going to be amazing!

Book Review: “Rock Chick Revolution” by Kristen Ashley

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“Rock Chick Revolution” by Kristen Ashley

4 stars

SUMMARY

Ally Nightingale has secrets. Secrets she doesn’t even share with the Rock Chicks. But two men know what she’s up to. One has her back. The other has her heart, but he doesn’t know it.

As Ally rewinds the last year of her life, she knows two things. One, she’s never going to get what every Rock Chick should have—her own Hot Bunch guy. And two, she’s a Nightingale through and through. She just isn’t sure what to do about that.

But as her secrets are revealed, the men in her life react. Darius Tucker, a lifelong friend, as usual takes her back. Ren Zano, the man she loves, isn’t quite so sure. The Rock Chicks, Hot Bunch and the entire gang at Fortnum’s weigh in, and a Rock Chick Revolution starts brewing.

It’s up to Ally to control it and prove what she knows down to her bones.

She’s a Rock Chick, she deserves her hot guy and she’s going to keep the one she wants…

Because she’s a Nightingale.

REVIEW

I can’t believe that this book was the last in this series! How I am going to live without reading stories about some of my favorite characters? The whole series is simply amazing and the last book was, as Ally would said,… righteous!

This is the story of Ally and Ren but it’s also a story that brings a closure to all the characters. We knew Ally from the first book and I have to say that I loved her right away! She’s the definition of the Rock Chick! She’s badass, smart, funny and she can do anything for the people she loves! It’s easy to see that, like all the previous Rock Chicks, she needed someone to be with her because she was lonely. But she needed someone who can understand her and stand by her. And she found Ren.

Although, they started with a misunderstanding, their feelings won and they had a great relationship. Ren was the kind of guy who will listen to her. Even when he wasn’t comfortable with her decisions, they talked and they compromised. I liked her a lot because not only he respected her but he was badass at the same time!

I really liked the way this series ended. All our favorite heroes with their kids, having fun and be together like a big happy family! Just great!

Now that I read all the books, I have to say this: you have to read the whole series!!

Book Review: “Rock Chick Regret” by Kristen Ashley

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“Rock Chick Regret” by Kristen Ashley

4 stars

SUMMARY

Sadie Townsend is known by all as The Ice Princess and she’s worked hard to earn her reputation. Her father, a now-incarcerated Drug Lord, has kept her under his thumb her whole life and she’s learned enough from living in his world to give everyone the cold shoulder. But one inebriated night, she shows the Real Sadie to the undercover agent she knows is investigating her father, the handsome Hector Chavez, and he knows he’ll stop at nothing to have her.

Hector makes one (huge) mistake; he waits for Sadie to come to him. Tragedy strikes and Sadie’s got a choice, she can retreat behind her Ice Fortress or she can embrace the Rock Chick/Hot Bunch World. Guided by Hector, the Rock Chicks, the Hot Bunch and her new gay roommates, Buddy and Ralphie, Sadie negotiates a life out from under her father’s thumb, a life that includes poison, arson and learning how to make s’mores.

REVIEW

That was intense! One more book in this series that doesn’t disappoint the fans! I have to say that it was the most difficult book to read so far in this series but I couldn’t put it down! When I started reading the story I knew that it would be a very good one but then something ugly happened and I knew that this story will make me cry. And I enjoyed every single page of this story!

This is the story of Sadie and Hector. She is the daughter of a drug lord and she hates the life she’s living. He’s an undercover for the DEA who managed to put Sadie’s father in prison. Since the day they met, they had a connection but, of course, the circumstances weren’t ideal. Then a tragedy happened and now Hector wants to protect Sadie no matter what.

I liked Sadie. To be honest, I liked all the versions of Sadie because it’s a proof that she’s a survivor. She lived a life feeling alone and she was scared. She experience a brutal attack and after that her life changed. She’s brave, strong and willing to give everything she can to the people she loves.

Hector is just too good to be true! Like all the other men in this series, he’s larger than life! And I loved the way he was with Sadie after her attack. He’s an honest man, possessive and protective and definitely the kind of man that every woman wants by her side.

I have to be honest that at the beginning of the story I was a little pissed with some of the characters from this series. Why? Because just for a while they were a little judgmental and it took a brutal attack to an innocent woman to change their minds. Yeah, I know, we are humans and we make mistakes. I forgave all of them because after that they were as always amazing!

So, this is another great story in this series! Read all the books if you are a fan of this genre!

Book Review: “Rock Chick Reckoning” by Kristen Ashley

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“Rock Chick Reckoning” by Kristen Ashley

4 stars

SUMMARY

Stella’s the lead singer and lead guitarist of The Blue Moon Gypsies and Stella used to be Mace’s girl. Mace broke up with her, though, and the loss of him rocked her world. But Stella gets a call, late at night (again) from one of the members of her crazy band. She has to go play clean up (again) and runs into Mace and a shed load of police, and ends up getting shot.

Mace finds he doesn’t like it much that his ex-girlfriend got shot right in front of him but it’s worse. A very bad man has thrown down the gauntlet and all the Rock Chicks are in the firing line. Stella doesn’t want Mace to be the one to keep her alive, but she has no choice. Mainly because Mace isn’t giving her one.

REVIEW

Another very good, hot and emotional story in this series by Kristen Ashley! This one is a little different from the other books because the main couple was together a year before the events of this story. That was very interesting to read because although they were together again, they didn’t really know each other. And this is their second chance.

Stella is a singer of a group and she’s friends with some of the Rock Chicks. A year ago she broke up with the love of her life something that she hasn’t get over. This man was Mace, one of Lee’s boys and probably the most mysterious. Now, Mace is back and he’s determined to protect Stella and win her once more.

I liked Stella a lot. Although she did many mistakes and she was very stubborn, she always had the best intentions. I liked her more when I realized that she didn’t want Mace to love only her. She wanted to be free of his demons and reunite with two other very important women in his life.

Mace’s life is full of tragedy. The kind that you’ll never forget no matter what. He fight with his demons all day and night and the only person that calms him is Stella. He’s as stubborn as she is and he doesn’t share his story soon. I know it’s not easy but he lost precious time. Of course, like all the other male main characters in this book he’s the modern edition of a caveman. Possessive, protective and badass. Yeah, exactly how I picture the perfect man!

I love this story for many reasons. The plot, the characters, the many POVs that made me realize even better the love between all the characters and the glimpse in the future! Yeah, if you like this genre you are going to love these books!

 

Book Review: “Rock Chick Revenge” by Kristen Ashley

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“Rock Chick Revenge” by Kristen Ashley

4 stars

SUMMARY

Ava hates men, she has reason and she’s vowed not only never to get involved with another one again but also to exact vengeance on her best friend’s, lying, cheating husband. Since Luke, Ava’s childhood crush, is now a private investigator, she thinks to enlist him but changes her mind at the last second.

Too late, Luke knows she’s up to something and he’s already seen many a Rock Chick try to fight her own battles without the Hot Bunch stepping in. He’s having none of it. She’s having none of him. The clash of the Rock Chick and Hot Guy begins but Luke’s got the advantage. He has handcuffs and he’s not afraid to use them.

REVIEW

I really can’t stop reading this series! What’s not to like? Badass men, crazy (always the good kind) women, romance and action… You want more? I don’t think so!

This is the story of Ava and Luke. They knew each other since they were kinds and Ava always had a crush on him. She was different then, a little chubby and with glasses and her awful sisters always making fun of her, so couldn’t realize that she was very pretty. Luke knew it back then but the circumstances weren’t helpful for them. Now, she changed a lot and she’s once more in Luke’s life. But the fact that she met too many idiots in her life makes her to not want any other man again. But Luke isn’t just any man…

I have say it again and I am going to repeat it now. Usually, I don’t like women that don’t appreciate themselves. But, the author does a great job with the characterization. Ava has a good reason to be insecure because her own family was making her feel bad for many years. But she’s an amazing person. She’s the kind of woman who will help her friends no matter what. She’s funny and brave and once she lets herself feel the love, she’s very passionate.

Luke is like all the other guys in this series! Possessive, badass, sexy as hell, protective and larger than life! I loved the way he was with Ava and how he protected her. The best part is that he would love chubby Ava the same way. He love her not for her looks but for her personality. Bravo Luke!

Another amazing story, with all our favorite characters from the previous books and some new! If you are a fan of this genre, then you should read these books immediately!

Book Review: “Rock Chick Renegade” by Kristen Ashley

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“Rock Chick Renegade” by Kristen Ashley

4 stars

SUMMARY

Jules has got a score to settle against the drug dealers of Denver. Vance has made it his mission that Jules won’t get dead while dishing out vigilante justice. Jules doesn’t have time for romance, she’s too busy saving the world and she enlists Zip (the gunstore owner), Heavy (an ex-PI) and Frank (a mysterious recluse) to help.

The Rock Chicks of Fortnum’s Bookstore get involved to provide romantic advice and guidance, none of which Jules accepts at first. The Hot Bunch of Nightingale Investigations adopt Jules as one of their own. Even though Jules tries to hang on to her inner Head Crackin’ Mamma Jamma, the Rock Chicks; Hot Bunch; Jules’s long-suffering Uncle Nick; Jules’s friend the rotund, African-American, Jackie-O wannabe, May; and especially Vance will stop at nothing to wear her down.

But Jules makes some bad guys pretty angry and one is dedicated to taking her out. Vance and the Hot Bunch have to pull out all the stops to keep her alive. At the same time, Jules and Vance learn the true meaning of home but once they find this precious entity they’ve been searching for all their lives, will Jules’s enemies tear it away?

REVIEW

I love it when a series is getting better and better with each installment! And this is so the case with this series by Kristen Ashley! This book made me laugh and cry too many times and that’s why I loved it!

This is the story of Jules and Vance. Jules is a very dedicated social worker that loved all the children that comes to the shelter she’s working and when one of died because of drugs she became a vigilante without realizing how dangerous is this. Vance is one of Lee’s boys and that means one thing: badass to the bone. Jules’s life wasn’t a happy one. She lost all her family very soon and the only person she’s got in her uncle. Vance’s life is pretty awful too. Now, they found each other and they found home.

I liked Jules a lot. She’s brave and she wants to change the world. She’s very lonely because she’s afraid of losing the people she cares about. But her life is changing and it’s good to see that she accepts these changes and she becomes an even better person herself. She made me cry many times while she was thinking about her family, the kids in the shelter that she wants to protect and the one she couldn’t protect. She’s just awesome!

Vance… What can I say about him? This man is larger than life! He’s is a badass, possessive, protective and a man of a few words but his actions speaks volumes! He’s a loner and it’s easy to see that he wanted a woman to love so much because he needed a place to call home!

I absolutely loved their story and how all the previous main characters are part of this one too! Definitely a must read for all the fans of this genre!

Book Review: “Rock Chick Redemption” by Kristen Ashley

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“Rock Chick Redemption” by Kristen Ashley

4 stars

SUMMARY

Roxie’s on the run from a bad boyfriend who will not catch the hint that it is o-v-e-r. She’s in no mood for love at first sight, but when her eyes fall on Hank, it’s trouble from the get-go. Roxie tries to hold Hank at arms length but Hank wants to be a closer (as in, a lot closer). Roxie’s trouble catches up with her and Hank wants to help but Roxie knows in her heart that she’s no good for a white hat guy. The problem is no one agrees with her, especially her crazy hippie best friend Annette or her parents; the even crazier small-Indiana-town Herb and Trish. Toss into the mix the gang from Rock Chick and Rock Chick Rescue and Roxie finds herself totally outnumbered.

Climb in for another Rock Chick wild ride through Rock Chick Redemption. As the odds stack up against Roxie, she has no choice but to hold on and just ride it out through the kidnappings, car chases, society parties, a riot at the strip club, Hank getting “Mom Bombed” and one crazy night at the Haunted House.

During all this Hank works at convincing her she really wants to stay and he, along with the Hot Bunch, go all out to make her safe. Hank also needs to work on showing Roxie that her past decisions don’t mean her future can’t include something as downright delicious as… normal.

REVIEW

Another great story in this very good contemporary romance series by Kristen Ashley! Non-stop action, romance and humor are what make these books such very good reads! Each book so far was very well-written and with very interesting characters.

This is the story of Hank and Roxie. He’s a good cop and he wants to do everything right. She’s trying to escape from her ex-boyfriend and start new. They found each other and they complete each other. Now, they have to deal with the jealous ex and their own minds.

Roxie comes to be a new addition in the crazy company! She’s funny, brave but insecure. She believes that because of one bad decision she doesn’t deserve happiness. Yeah, it’s stupid but, thankfully, she changed her mind!

Hank was amazing! I swear the male main characters in this book will be the death of me! He’s a good cop, sexy, possessive, protective and the definition of an alpha male (as they were the previous main male characters in the series!). He knows what he wants and he’s not playing around. He’s determined not only to protect Roxie but to make her happy also! Yeah, I love him!

A great book with many funny scenes because of too many amazing secondary characters! Of course,  recommend it to all the fans of this genre!

Book Review: “Rock Chick Rescue” by Kristen Ashley

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“Rock Chick Rescue” by Kristen Ashley

4 stars

SUMMARY

Jet McAlister has a secret. Eddie Chavez has the hots for Jet (not to mention Eddie’s just plain hot). Jet has too many problems to realize that Eddie’s interested. Eddie loses patience when Jet ends her waitressing shift at a strip club with a knife at her throat. Since Eddie’s a cop, he figures he can help. Since Jet’s used to solving everyone’s problems she doesn’t want Eddie’s help.

Throw in a Dolly Parton look-alike, a gruff but lovable strip club owner, Jet’s ne’er do well father, his ne’er do well friend, Bear, Bear’s long-suffering, chain-smoking wife Lavonne and the crew from Rock Chick and you’ve got Rock Chick Rescue.

Rock Chick Rescue takes you on a wild ride with Jet, Eddie and the gang as they wrestle bad guys in a bagel shop, hit Denver’s backstreet poker tables (with big hair), and help the strippers at Smithie’s take down a would-be murderer.

Through this, Jet’s got to learn that even when life made you give up your dreams, you can still end up with the (hot) guy. Eddie’s got to rescue Jet from a bad man (so he can do better things with her) and teach her that some dreams can come true.

REVIEW

This series continues with one more very good story! I have to say that so far the author is doing an amazing job with the books she writes! While I was reading the first book, I wanted for Eddie to find his happy end but, to be honest, he worked hard to have it!

This is the story of Eddie and Jet. He’s a badass cop and a very hot one I may say. She’s a young woman that took many responsibilities in her life and she wants always to play safe. Now it’s time for these two to come close and change each other lives.

Although, I have a problem with women that underestimate themselves I have to admit that I liked Jet. Yes, there are times that she’s very annoying with all her insecurities but when I think that all she hadn’t any real fun in her life, I understand why she’s like that! Sometimes I didn’t know if she was brave or stupid but she was cute while she was making mistakes and that worked for Eddie. Definitely, one of the most stubborn female main characters I’ve ever read!

Eddie was simply amazing! Badass, possessive, protective and larger-than-life… Yeah, I loved him from  the beginning! Also, I can say that he’s a hero not because of his bravery (yes, he’s very brave also!) but because he had the patience of a saint with Jet!

I liked the story because it’s very well written and introduced us many more characters! Of course, I will keep reading the series and I recommend it to all the fans of this genre!

 

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