Review: Buckled by Pam Godwin

I protect what’s mine.
The ranch, my family, our buried secrets.

Nothing will stop me from reassembling the life that went terribly wrong.
Not the law.
Not our enemies.
Not even Maybe Quinn.

The gorgeous, quarrelsome journalist shouldn’t have meddled.
I shouldn’t have let her stay.
But she’s hiding something in those deceptive blue eyes.
Something deeper than her thirst for a news story.

I make a deal with her to buy time.
To unravel her lies. To play with her. To satisfy my darker appetites.
When she buckles beneath my belt, I’ll send her away.
Unless I buckle first.

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MY REVIEW

Buckled by Pam Godwin
Jarret & Maybe
HOTTER THAN A JALAPENO’S COOCHIE
5 Stars

So, God help me but I’m a sucker for a sexy cowboy and Jarret is just what the doctor ordered. These two seem like an unlikely pair with Maybe being a city girl who could piss off the pope and Jarret being all bang on my chest and claiming his ground kind of guy, but sit tight, strap in, and get ready for one wild ride.

Jarret is a ladies man to say the least. He’s probably been with half the town and making his way through the other half when we catch up with him. He may be Jake’s twin, but he’s definitely got his own way of dealing with difficult out of town women. Consensual ways of course! LOL!

Maybe is on a mission and she won’t stop until she’s found out exactly what she needs to know. She’s harboring evidence that may or may not break her investigation wide open or crumble it. I immediately fell for her as she’s this tiny little spitfire that you just can’t help but love. She stares danger right in the face, but doesn’t back down for anything. My kinda gal!

The supporting character cast isn’t too large. Of course Jake and Conor are back in the picture and impressing the hell out of me with how far they’ve come. There are a few other characters that will be mentioned more in the next book Booted so we’ll just leave them there for now.

This was another excellent installment into the Trails of Sin series and they just keep getting better and the plot keeps getting thicker. This story is so gripping and the character are so intense. The dialogue flows and feels natural. The pacing is perfect. I am amazed at how much I have connected with each and every one of these characters. I love this series!!!

 

 

 

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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, Pam Godwin, lives in the Midwest with her husband, their two children, and a foulmouthed parrot. When she ran away, she traveled fourteen countries across five continents, attended three universities, and married the vocalist of her favorite rock band.
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Java, tobacco, and dark romance novels are her favorite indulgences, and might be considered more unhealthy than her aversion to sleeping, eating meat, and dolls with blinking eyes.

Review: Torn by Melody Anne

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I understand how adultery happens. I know, your first thought is “Of course you can — you’re a cheater.” That’s true, but that’s certainly not the whole story.
That’s always what a cheater says, right? Once again, you are correct. If you’re looking for a typical romance, then run — run far.
After ten years of marriage I realized my husband barely touched me anymore. There was the obligational monthly sex, but even that was starting to fizzle. I was twenty-nine and he was thirty-two. We should’ve been doing it like bunnies, night and day, or at least a couple times a week, to be more realistic. But that hadn’t happened in years.
It didn’t hit me until I’d been gone a couple of weeks. Then when I got home we both fell asleep that night, me snuggled up against his back like we always slept. But that’s all we did. We just … slept.
No big deal you say?
Wrong. It was a very big deal.
It was the night I realized we had a real problem.
I have a choice to make, but I’m so torn. Do I stay where I’m at or do I go with Kaden, with the man who’s showing me I still have a lot to live for …

MY REVIEW

Torn by Melody Anne
Mason, Miranda, & Kaden
ALL THE FEELS & EMOTIONS
5 Stars

I’m a huge Melody Anne fan and I’ve followed her for quite some time now. I lost my Dad around the same time she lost hers and I can totally relate to “Daddy’s girl” complex and how hard it is to comprehend that he’s not there for me to call on. This story is such an emotional rollercoaster and the feels it brought to me are immense. The relationships that form and fall apart are just about enough to push anyone over the edge. I commend her for putting herself out there like this and her heart down on these pages. I guarantee you will fall in love with each and every one of these characters!

Miranda is a complex character, but not unlike most of us and our daily struggles. I found myself relating to her in more ways than one. She loves her husband, but she’s not in love with him. They started as friends and somehow I think that’s where they should have stayed, but no one can tell you differently when you think you’re in love. The trials and tribulation Miranda faces throughout the first installment of this serial are bold and heart-wrenching. I can’t wait to see where this goes and how her life is going to change!

Mason is hard to figure out. He doesn’t have a lot of dialogue and the storyline doesn’t let you in on too many things going on with him, but I feel confident we’ll know more soon!

Same goes for Kaden. We know his position in Miranda’s life, we know he’s hot as heck, but what we don’t know is his past. Why is he the way he is? What does he want from Miranda? How far is he willing to go to get what he wants? And what is it he wants? Hells bells Melody, you’re killing me here!

The supporting character cast is small and I feel like only mentioning two of them. Audrey is Miranda’s good friend and a heck of a girl. She’s Miranda’s sounding board and voice of reason. She doesn’t judge or frown upon Miranda’s actions, she embellish on them, making what has happened seem not so bad and justified! The other person is Miranda’s Dad. This guy is the best!! The best Dad, the best friend, the best everything! He’s always there for her and also does not judge her. He simply stands by her and supports her decisions without hesitation. Reading his parts made me miss my Dad so much as I could feel my heart breaking feeling my own Dad on these pages and in these words and I’m sure Melody was typing through tears while she wrote about him.

This story is fantastic! I have fallen in love with this storyline and these outstanding characters. Characters that are so powerful, I found myself closely relating to each and every one of them on some level. The dialogue flows and the pacing is perfect. This is a sort of cliffy, but doesn’t leave you completely hanging. Stay tuned for more Mason, Miranda, and Kaden!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Melody Anne

Melody Anne is a NYT best selling author of the popular series: Billionaire Bachelors, Surrender, Baby for the Billionaire, Unexpected Hero’s, Billionaire Aviators, and some solo titles. I have a Young Adult Series; Rise of the Dark Angel.

As an aspiring author, I wrote for years, then published in 2011, finding my true calling, and a love of writing. Holding a Bachelor’s Degree in business, I love to write about strong, powerful, businessmen and the corporate world.

When I’m not writing, I spend time with my family, friends, and many pets. A country girl at heart, I love the small town and strong community I live in and am involved in many community projects.

To date, I have over 7 million book sales and have earned a spot on multiple best seller lists, including NYT’s, USA Today, WSJ, being an amazon top 100 bestselling author for 3 years in a row, as well as a Kobo and iBooks best seller. But beyond that, I just love getting to do what makes me happy – live in a fantasy world, 95% of the time.

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Review: Dirty Defiance by Chelle Bliss & Brenda Rothert

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My husband and I know how to fight. We perfected the art when running against each other for Congress. But that fighting revealed a passion for each other that we couldn’t deny. Battle lines were erased as enemies became lovers. But now we’re in the fight of our lives – we’re battling a smear campaign as he runs for governor. And again, we find ourselves drawn to do what we do best. I won’t be controlled, even by the man who owns my heart. But as tensions escalate to a boiling point, I discover there is one place I like checking my defiance – the bedroom. As Jude takes his dominance over me to a new level, I discover that submission can bring me to places I’ve ever known.

 

MY REVIEW:

Dirty Defiance by Chelle Bliss & Brenda Rothert
Jude & Reagan
BACK AT IT AND HOTTER THAN EVAH
5 Stars

Who knew there was more to these exquisite characters? Who knew that a run for the Governor’s office would be so demanding? Chelle and Brenda, that’s who!! This continuation of Jude and Ray’s life is stressful and exhilarating all at the same time. It was fun to revisit them and see where life has taken them and will be taking them.

Jude is still the brooding alpha Marine, only this time he’s running for Governor. Trying to win the election and keep his marriage in tact are like trying to sew two pieces of Jell-O together. Virtually impossible! He knows what to do, but not how to do it. Now we sit back and wait!

Reagan is seeing things a little bit different now that she’s not running for any seat. She’s a “working girl,” but still finds time for her handsome hubs, that is until he assumes she’ll put his career ahead of hers. Never assume!

Tempers flares, feelings get hurt, and scandals are a plenty. This story was fun and witty yet intense and passionate. These characters fit together well, but face some huge hurdles along the way. It was a quick read, but packed with an excellent storyline. The pacing is perfect, the writing style flawless, and the tension thick. I absolutely enjoyed my time back with Jude and Ray.

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHORS

BRENDA ROTHERT:

Brenda Rothert is an Illinois native who was a print journalist for nine years. She made the jump from fact to fiction in 2013 and never looked back. From new adult to steamy contemporary romance, Brenda creates fresh characters in every story she tells. She’s a lover of Diet Coke, chocolate, lazy weekends and happily ever afters.

 

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Chelle Bliss, USA Today Bestselling author, currently lives in a small town near the Gulf of Mexico. She’s a full-time writer, time-waster extraordinaire, social media addict, and coffee fiend. She’s written over thirteen books and has three series available. She loves spending her free time with her boyfriend, 2 cats, and her hamster.
Before becoming a writer, Chelle taught high school history for over ten years. She holds a master’s degree in Instructional Technology and a bachelor’s in history. Although history is her first love, writing has become her dream job and she can’t imagine doing anything else.

 

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Review: Dirty Bastard by Jessica Clare

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Billionaire roughneck Knox Price finds himself twisted by desire for a yoga teacher in this new romance by the New York Times bestselling author of Dirty Scoundrel.

Knox Price has always fallen short in comparison to his brothers. Boone is the ambitious one. Clay is the nice one. Gage is the handsome one. And Knox? Well, he’s the cynical one. The odd man out in the ultra-wealthy but rather unique Price family. It’s not that Knox hates people–it’s that humanity always disappoints him. When you become an oil-rich, Texan billionaire overnight, people treat you a certain way. Just once he’d like to meet someone that isn’t dazzled by his wallet.

Then, he meets struggling yoga teacher Lexi Brandon. She’s weird. She’s unpredictable and tends to say strange things. She lurks in the bushes and dresses in all black. She loves when people cross the street to get away from her. Lexi’s definitely not his type, but she’s also the first one to ever truly see him and not just another rich, dirty Price.

And that’s…fascinating. But how do you catch the interest of a woman who goes out of her way to be odd? When an unexpected surprise throws them both for a loop, Knox decides it’s time to get down and dirty, abandon the rules, and be who he truly is–a bastard.

  

MY REVIEW

Dirty Bastard by Jessica Clare
Knox & Lexi
I KEEP FALLING IN LOVE WITH THESE GUYS
5 Stars

Wow… I mean… WOW!! These Roughneck Billionaire boys just keep getting hotter and hotter. Just when you think you know them and what they’ll do, they surprise you. I don’t know whether to scratch my watch or wind my butt!

Knox is your discreet, prankster type. He’ll put ketchup in your beer and sit back and patiently wait the show. He’s wise to the gold digging women out there and prefers his life to be as uncomplicated as possible. Wait till he meets Lexi, shit’s about to get real.

Lexi (short for Meredith – lmao) is yoga instructor. A good one, but business isn’t always so “busy.” Maybe it’s her “charming” personality. She’s a recluse and prefers her solitary lifestyle. Don’t mistake me; even though she’s a hermit, her one liners and zingers are amazing… she made me laugh out loud multiple times.

The best part about this story is that it has all the elements to perfectly round it out. There’s suspense, love, sex, humor, and the writing style is flawless. The pacing is fast, the dialogue flows nicely, and the characters are entertaining. I loved it!

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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This is a pen name for Jill Myles.

Jill Myles has been an incurable romantic since childhood. She reads all the ‘naughty parts’ of books first, looks for a dirty joke in just about everything, and thinks to this day that the Little House on the Prairie books should have been steamier.

After devouring hundreds of paperback romances, mythology books, and archaeological tomes, she decided to write a few books of her own – stories with a wild adventure, sharp banter, and lots of super-sexy situations. She prefers her heroes alpha and half-dressed, her heroines witty, and she loves nothing more than watching them overcome adversity to fall into bed together.

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#Review – Swallow Me Whole by @gemmajames80

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Sadie Sawyer wants to learn how to blow a guy.

She’s my sister’s best friend.
The girl I’ve known since grade school.
The girl I’ve always considered off-limits.

She’s the girl that crawled under a table in a bar one night and changed everything between us. Now the brain in my pants is more than willing to step up. The rules are simple.

No kissing.
No screwing.
No falling in love.

But the more I let her use my body in the name of experimentation, the more I know being friends isn’t enough. Is it too much to want it all with her?

The taste of her lips.
The sweetness of her innocence.
The chance to earn her love.

I might have a real shot with her…if her douchebag ex and my past don’t ruin everything.

Swallow Me Whole is a friends-to-lovers standalone romance. Full-length at 77,000 words.

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MY REVIEW

Swallow Me Whole by Gemma James
Sadie & Ashton
LOOK OUT DOUGLAS FALLS
5 Stars

What an endearing and complex tale. Sometimes when you think you know where a stories going, you’re blindsided by a plot twist. So sit down, buckle up, and enjoy the ride!

Sadie is caught up trying to please all the men in her life when she should be focusing on herself. She has a cheating boyfriend, a domineering father, and a bestie who tries to push her to be her best and make decisions that aren’t necessarily for “her.”

Ashton is known to be the town “manwhore,” and doesn’t even want to think about commitment. Until an incident with Sadie leaves him with his mouth hanging open, his pants undone, and his mind and other things blown!

The supporting character cast is small but I just have to say something about Sadie’s father. This guy needs a high five in the face with a chair. Jeeze man… family first!

This is a quick read, a standalone… I know I know.. Gemma James (The Queen of Cliffys) wrote a standalone… well, she did and it was fantastic. The pacing is fast, the dialogue flowed, and the characters are comical and endearing. Loved it!

Gemma James

Gemma James is a USA Today and Amazon bestselling author of a blend of genres, from new adult suspense to dark erotic romance. She loves to explore the darker side of human nature in her fiction, and she’s morbidly curious about anything dark and edgy, from deviant sex to serial killers. Readers have described her stories as being “not for the faint of heart.”

She warns you to heed their words! Her playground isn’t full of rainbows and kittens, though she likes both. She lives in Oregon with her husband and their four children–three rambunctious UFC/wrestling-loving boys and one girl who steals everyone’s attention.

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