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Author: Lia Davis
Publisher: Fated Desires Publishing, LLC
I cannot wait for this book! I am loving this series.
Stolen from her family as an infant, Ana Darwin-Andrews has to piece together her past and present. Her whole life is a lie. There’s only one man she feels she can trust, but even he has secrets.
Kieran Michaels keeps a tight lid on his past, but the Onyx Alpha knows his darkest secrets. Kieran will stop at nothing to destroy the rogue before the past is reveled. Ana can never discover his hands are as bloodstained as their enemy’s, because life without her is not an option.
Author: Carrie Ann Ryan
Paranormal Romance – Explicit Sex
Published by: Fated Desires Publishing, LLC
Maddox Jamenson almost lost his mate before he knew she existed, but his life is now exactly how he’d dreamed it. The war with the Centrals is over, and his family is healing one day at a time. Ellie is reveling in the simple perfection that is her life and family now, but that doesn’t mean she can shed the self-doubts and concerns that come with being a new mother, mate, and Redwood.
When a disturbance in their quiet life threatens to ruin everything they’ve fought for, Maddox and Ellie will have to learn not only to rely on each other more than ever, but find within themselves the power to forgive
I started this series in the middle somewhere, and I really cannot get enough. I now own, I think, the entire series and I have to go back and read them in order.
I loved this book the emotional exchange between Maddox and Ellie is palpable as is the love they have for each other and their adopted daughter, Charlotte.
In this book they are faced with different emotions brought forth by outside influences. First in trying to help a couple with the loss of their son, and later with the fear that their daughter had been kidnapped. The way they share through the mate bond shows how strong they can be when they help each other deal with the outside emotions.
A favorite passage:
“No one is in trouble. Well, you’re going to be grounded a bit,” Maddox said, and Charlotte wiggled between them.
Ellie met Maddox’s gaze and nodded. “Yes, baby, grounded. You can’t leave without telling an adult. A lot of people who might have been needed elsewhere were taken off their shifts to help find you. That’s not saying it wasn’t worth it because you know all of us would do it again to make sure you were safe.”
“No TV or cookies for two weeks,” Maddox answered. “You can play with your cousins because you’re a wolf and you need the pup play, but only at our house during that time.”
I cannot wait for the next book in this series. I know Carrie Ann has been hinting at the next one, so hopefully it won’t be too long a wait.
Once again Carrie Ann Ryan has earned 5 contented purrs from me!
Iron Horse MC, #1
Contemporary New Adult Biker Romance
Heat Level- Smoking Hot
Editor: Ekatarina Sayanova
Published by: Fated Desires Publishing, LLC
This book was a gift to me from the publisher for an honest review.
Before I met Smoke I’d never been kissed, really kissed, by a man, let alone a biker sex god bent on taking my virginity and my heart.
I got dragged into the deadly world of the Iron Horse MC by my crazy twin sister who is engaged to the club’s President and even crazier mom who only cares about herself. Smoke has been assigned by the club to keep me safe even though he’s everything that I should be afraid of. He’s the kind of man who lives by his own rules and does whatever he wants whenever he wants, but he treats me like I’m something rare and precious, not a socially dysfunctional basket case who has no idea how to love, but needs him more than her next breath.
Not that my feelings matter, because if we don’t find my mother soon, the only thing I’ll have to be worried about is who is going to kill me first.
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Miguel “Smoke” Santos, Master of Arms for the Iron Horse MC of Austin, TX, is one of the hottest characters I have read in a while. He exudes sexuality and a protectiveness that makes me want to curl up next to him, the way Swan does.
I loved the way he can calm her with a touch and as this relationship evolves the chemistry had me panting even when they were just talking.
One of my favorite quotes is during Swan’s first meeting with Beach, the club’s President and her sister Sarah’s fiancé.
He sat back in his chair and watched me. “You know where Sarah is?”
“Fuck no. If I find that bitch I’m going to rip her ovaries out and strangle her with them.”
As Swan becomes acclimated to the ways of the MC and her steaming hot relationship with Smoke, the heat goes up on finding both Sarah and her mother.
As a last resort, Swan and Smoke approach her father for assistance finding them and getting this all sorted out before someone turns up dead.
Damn you Ann, a cliffhanger?! Now I have to wait for the next book…hoping it’s not too long a wait!
Five contented purrs for this book.
Due to circumstances beyond my control, all of the posts I had planned for the beginning of June never made it into the blog. I am unable to access the computer with the details of those dates at this time but as soon as I can I will post those reviews and do the appropriate spotlights.
In the meantime I have been reading a lot of new books so over the next few days I will be doing some reviews to get back into the swing of things.
Thank you all for your love and support!
Take a risk.
Do something drastic.
Fall in love.
When Amberlyn Reilly loses her mother, her whole world comes crashing down. Having been caretaker to her for most of her teenage years, Amberlyn is inexperienced in many aspects of life. She hasn’t had time to live, have fun, or enjoy even the little things. It’s only when a letter from her mother, asking her to fulfill three things, sends her off to Ireland to live a life she never thought possible that she begins to heal.
Declan O’Callaghan was born and raised in Ireland and has his family’s legendary whiskey in his veins. He’s shy and not a fan of the pressure and spotlight that comes with his family name, or the title he was given at birth—the Whiskey Prince. Declan knows just what he wants and that is to take over the family dynasty, but when his father gives him an ultimatum, everything he’s worked for could come undone in the blink of an eye.
With six months to get married, the reclusive Declan spots Amberlyn across a lake and instantly feels the need to know her. Soon, the two find themselves traveling down a path neither expected. However, like any road, there are bumps and side streets to derail them. Can Declan help find the pieces that will make Amberlyn whole again? And will Amberlyn stay or run when she learns of Declan’s deadline of marriage?
Toni Aleo is the author of the Nasvhille Assassins series: Taking Shots, Trying to Score, Empty Net, Falling for the Backup, and Blue Lines.When not rooting for her beloved Nashville Predators, she’s probably going to her husband’s and son’s hockey games and her daughter’s dance competitions, taking pictures, scrapbooking, or reading the latest romance novel.
She lives in the Nashville area with her husband, two children, and a bulldog. Read more about Toni here.