Thursday, October 13, 2016

Gabriel's Regret book 1 (Medlov Men series 2) by Latrivia Welch

Gabriel's Regret: Book 1 (The Medlov Men Series 2)Gabriel's Regret: Book 1 by Latrivia Welch

I have rocked with this author for so long. I can still remember reading Dmitry's Closet and being blown away.

I remember thinking....

IMO you should read all 4 of the Medlov Crime Family books before starting this book.
Any fan of the Medlov crime family books has been waiting for Gabriel's story to be told. (Especially those in her FB fan group) The man are delicious and completely dangerous. The women are strong and down for their men. Case in point Royal (the OG that started it all)

In comes Valeriya. Can we just marinate on her name for a second. Truly the name of a Valkyrie. (And Conan the Barbarian's first love)

I love how the author incorporated Valeriya's struggle (which is also her brother's and a group of others as well) as a Black woman in a European country. Gabriel is in a slump with his love life. Meaning he knows what he wants (a strong woman like Royal and Renee) and he knows his current partner Briggy is NOT that. Cue Valeriya and cue the political unrest that Gabriel is delivering guns into.

I am so glad part 2 drops in two days because you can't leave me hanging the way she did.

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Friday, October 7, 2016

ARC : Hopelessly Shattered (Sacred Sinners MC- Texas Chapter) by Bink Cummings

Hopelessly Shattered (Sacred Sinners MC- Texas Chapter)
Author: Bink Cummings
Genre: MC Romance
Available Now: Kindle Unlimited

“Wonderfully brilliant!” - BookLover

“Hopelessly amazing” - Amazon Customer
“Simply........FANTASTIC! I loved it. Need more!” - Amazon Customer
“So much emotional action! Another hit for me” - Amazon Customer

Single Mother- ✔ 
Dead Father- ✔
Motherless Childhood- ✔
Librarian- ✔
Black Rimmed Glasses to Fit the Job Description- ✔
The Biggest A-hole in the World for an Ex- ✔✔
When you’re born you never know what life will throw at you. You just make the best of it no matter what happens. That’s pretty much been my go-to since infancy. Then the charming, bald headed, blue eyed, Brent came along and I thought all the suck in life had been flushed down the drain. Ha! That’s when my true journey began—motherhood. 
This is my story, on how I took life by the go-nads when I decided I needed closure from my past—my father’s sudden death in particular. But what happens next wasn't anything I expected… It’s hopeless… shattering….exciting … scary…joyful…priceless… and I owe it all to one man... Bear, a chapter president of the Sacred Sinners Motorcycle Club.
Warning: Contains adult sexual content, the excessive use of the F-word, cheating, and whatever else that makes it unsuitable for anyone under the age of 18. 
1st Novel in a Duology - that could also be read as a possible standalone.

I knew pregnancy was involved and I knew bikers were involved. I also knew, of course, that this was a Bink Cummings book so I was guaranteed a no nonsense main female character. What I was given was Kat. She wasn’t hard core aggressive, but when push came to shove [and there was some pushing] she was there to stand up for herself.
Side note: It isn’t necessary for you to have read the MC Chronicles books, but if you had you’d know a tad bit more about some of the characters mentioned.
This book….

 I just – I just don’t know how I feel about Brent and Kat. What I do know is that Brent is a P.O.S and Kat needs to put a padlock on her cooch.

 I’d love to go into detail on what a douche bucket Brent is and how he can jump off of a cliff onto some rocks, but that would ruin the book. I will say that I love that I don’t love (who I assume to be) the main male character. I like a wrench to be thrown into the mix and this book gives it me. I am in serious dislike with pretty much 90% of every male in Kat's life.  There isn’t one example of a reliable, true person in this series [so far]. Everyone has their own priorities and family is NOT number one or in some cases not even number three.  I cannot wait to read part two to see where this story is going. We’re introduced to some memorable characters and I definitely want to see the parts that they play in Kat's life. I have opinions and theories on everyone and I cannot wait to see which ones were correct.

If you like HEA books that are wrapped up in a bow this is not for you. There is anger, sorrow, love, lust, and hopelessness and this is only book one. There may be a HEA, but not yet.

I know there will be lots of drama, lots of anger and lots of sex :) And I can't wait.

Author Bink Cummings was born and raised part of a biker family. Upon the incessant coercion from her sacred sisters, she has begun her newest journey in life--writing. When she's not shacked up in her home writing at all hours of the night, Bink enjoys riding motorcycles, taking care of her family, reading, and cooking huge meals--Especially her infamous chocolate chip cookies.


Thursday, October 6, 2016

ARC : Controlled Burn (Kilgore Fire #4) by Lani Lynn Vale

Title: Controlled Burn
Series: Kilgore Fire #4
Author: Lani Lynn Vale
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: October 5, 2016 Cover Model: Shane Williams Photographer: Furious Fotog 
July Dupree and Dean ‘PD’ Hargrove fell head over heels in love. When PD comes home to tell July the good news about joining the SWAT team as a tactical medic, everything changes.
July can’t fathom why PD would want to be a cop in this day and age. Wasn’t it enough that he already had a dangerous job with the fire department? Now he has to add another, even more dangerous, job to the equation? With so many cruel people in the world who make a sport out of hurting cops just because of the badge they wear, she has to make him understand. But when he refuses to listen to her reasoning, she feels she has no other choice but to issue an ultimatum: her or the SWAT team.
Dean doesn’t like ultimatums. He’s furious with July for putting him in the awful position of having to choose between a dream and her.
July never believes for a second that he’d choose the SWAT team over her, but she is wrong.
A year later, they’re both still in love with each other, but neither one is willing to budge regardless of their feelings.
July’s feelings for Dean haven’t changed, in fact her love for him has only grown. But seeing him living his life seemingly unaffected by the loss of what they had breaks her heart over and over each time she sees him.
Dean has a good poker face, though. He’s just going through the motions of his life until finally, the smoldering embers of his feelings erupt into a full-on blaze of emotion, burning through everything but his love for July. When the smoke clears, Dean wants to know if they can reignite the fire of their love or is he destined to live his life in a constant state of controlled burn?

The relationship between July and Dean (PD) is not clean cut - like/love/lust. There is plenty of that, but what makes their story so different than any other I have read is that both are working to ruin the relationship. July has deep seeded abandonment issues from her youth and mix in a close call of her brother's death and you'll have a woman that holds on too tight. I won't absolve PD of any guilt because he was bordering on P.O.S status. Neither of them were completely honest with each other. They were too busy playing house, but I didn't get the sense that they were ever friends. They shared things with each other, but there weren't any soul-bearing confessions. As a result, their initial relationship failed. 

It was sad to see July go thru such heartache. I personally didn't know who I wanted to apologize and start the initial mend of their relationship. And that is what I did enjoy. They were both wrong. It wasn't a man being a man; though, Dean was clueless about Alexa. And it wasn't a woman overreacting to every bump in the road. There were some serious issues that needed to be worked out. Issues that didn't have anything to do with the real meat of the story.

There is a sex trafficking ring (mainly full of pregnant women) that is being investigated. To go into greater detail would actually ruin the story, but let me tell you things go to Hell in a hand basket when July finds herself in their crosshairs. 

Honestly, I can't tell you if I enjoyed this book or not. Let me be more specific - I enjoyed this book because I didn't like it. There were some events in this book that completely blew me away. They were uncharacteristically Lani Lynn Vale. I could see how that could be a good thing or a bad thing.   


I’m a married mother of three. My kids are all under 5, so I can assure you that they are a handful. I’ve been with my paramedic husband now for ten years, and we’ve produced three offspring that are nothing like us. I live in the greatest state in the world, Texas.