Review of “Reaper: Boston Underworld, Book 2”, by A. Zavarelli

Wow! I thought that Crow: Lachlan and Mack’s story was excellent, and combustable, but Reaper: Ronan and Sasha’s story was just as excellent, combustable, and heart wrenching. I loved reading Ronan’s story and getting to know him more. These guys are all men of honor, loyalty, and toughness. They emit an air of men who will kill you if you look at them the wrong way, and while it is true, they also have hearts and find the one woman who makes them whole.

Ronan is the man beside Lachlan who will do anything to protect his brother and best friend. He is an awkward man who never learned what love is or how to show his emotions or to know what they are when his body begins to react to different situations. He’s a quiet man who observes everything around him and takes note mentally of everything. He is quick to learn things when he watches and he is loyal to those who have the honor of being someone he cares about and trusts. Trust is not an easy thing for Ronan, but the few who have it know that he will do anything to protect them.

Sasha is a young woman who was brought into the MacKenna Syndicate because she was protecting her mother and her little sister after she was noticed by one of the foot soldiers and he decided he wanted her. He wasn’t a good man though and her life became miserable while she was with him. She became a stripper for the bar owned by the Syndicate to keep her mother home while she was suffering from cancer. Her younger sister finally went to California for college and she didn’t have to worry about her.

Both Sasha and Ronan have secrets and they share one big secret. They both avoid each other and dance around the fact that they really care about each other. Ronan because he doesn’t know what to do or how to react around Sasha, and Sasha because she is angry that Ronan won’t speak to her and that he ignores her.

I absolutely adore this series and cannot wait until I can read the rest of the series. I have read and listened to both Crow and Reaper through Audio and felt that it was so much better by hearing the Irish Brogue, the Boston accent, and the story being told to me. I love the covers too. I highly recommend this book and the series to anyone who likes Mafia romance with a bunch of strong women and Alpha men. I give this story a 5 star review and look forward to more of the series when I have a break in my review schedule.

Review of Branded Captive: Wren’s Song Book 1, by Addison Cain @HiddenGemsBooks

This story started out with a bang, no pun intended. It is a dystopian, sci-fi story about a young girl who is sold as an Omega to an Alpha and she doesn’t perform to his standards so she is branded and discarded. Even her own father doesn’t try to save her. She’s young, mute, and left to fend for herself in a place that will either kill you or make you a very strong person. In order to survive, you have to keep your head down and stay away from the Alpha’s who run the underground.

Wren will find out that she is stronger than she was aware when she has to find the two young boys that she took in because they didn’t come home one day. She finds them in the Alpha’s domain and she walks right in and takes them. She walks up to the Alpha, Caspian without showing fear and faced him head on to let him know that she was taking these boys with her. He thinks she is either crazy or looking to die. They make a pact and he lets her go, but he goes with her.

This was not the story I was expecting to read, but I was not put off by it. I’m not generally a dystopian reader, but this one was well written. I give the story a 3.5 star review.

EVIE’S LITTLE BLACK BOOK BLOG TOUR @rararesources

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Evie’s Little Black Book

Is hunting down every man you’ve kissed the answer to finding Mr Right?
When Evie is invited to the wedding of the guy she’d fancied throughout her teens, it’s the final straw. What’s wrong with her and why can’t she keep a man?

In between consoling herself with ice cream and chocolate, and sobbing her heart out to her cousin Chamaine, Evie has a brainwave – and it all centres around her ‘little black book’ (well, more floral patterned notebook really) – which contains the details of every man she’s ever kissed or dated. Perhaps the cure for her disastrous love life has been nestled within its pages all along …
Does Evie’s little black book really hold the answers, or will she learn that exes are exes for a reason?

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Author Bio –

Hannah Pearl was born in East London. She is married with two children and now lives in Cambridge.

She has previously worked as a Criminology researcher at a university in Leicester, as a Development Worker with various charities and even pulled a few pints in her time.

In 2015 she was struck down by Labrynthitis, which left her feeling dizzy and virtually housebound. She has since been diagnosed with ME. Reading has allowed Hannah to escape from the reality of feeling ill. She read upwards of three hundred books during the first year of her illness. When her burgeoning ereader addiction grew to be too expensive, she decided to have a go at writing. In 2017 she won Simon and Schuster’s Books and the City #heatseeker short story competition, in partnership with Heat magazine, for her short story The Last Good Day.

 

Hannah is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association.

Blog – dizzygirlwrites.wordpress.com 

Twitter – https://twitter.com/HannahPearl_1

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My Review:

I really liked this book. It made me think back to my dating days and I would not want to go back to see the guys that I had a crush on or had any kind of relationship with. Not that they were bad, but because I wouldn’t want to be reminded of how I viewed relationships back then. I am a mature woman who has been married for almost 34 years with three grown children and two beautiful grandchildren, and I have to say that I don’t have regrets for my past as I know that it is what shaped me to be the woman I am today.

The instant chemistry between Jake and Evie is a great start to a wonderful story and the fact that she doesn’t even stop to think before she jumps in to help Jake out is a testament to her character and that her past relationship fails were because of her character. I agree with Charmaine that she just hadn’t found the right guy yet that fit with her. This was a cute story but also a story that had me thinking about what I would have done, would I go back and review the past relationships or would I just go on and live my life. I really believe that I would not go back. The past is the past for a reason and life is too short to question all of our decisions. It help Evie to regain her confidence though and I think that it also opened her eyes to a lot of what life could have been for her.

I give this story a 4 star review and highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a fun read about relationships and finding your true self worth.

Cover Reveal “Linear Tactical Series”, by Janie Crouch @givemebooksblog and @janiecrouch

Title: Cyclone
Series: Linear Tactical Series #1
Author: Janie Crouch
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Cover Design: Deranged Doctor Design
Release Date: September 25, 2018

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He’d protect her from any threat… 
But what if the biggest threat is him?
Doctor Anne Nichols is back in Oak Creek, Wyoming, only because she has no other options. Here, she was always the shy, stuttering girl, invisible to everyone. 
Except Zac Mackay. The very reason she left in the first place.
Zac’s years in Special Forces taught him survival skills, and he’s created a company—Linear Tactical—to teach those skills to others, so they never have to live in fear.
Then why is Annie, the last person he’d ever want to hurt, afraid of him
Zac’s determined to wipe the fear from the eyes of the woman who has never been far from his mind. And fix the mistakes—his mistakes—that put that look there in the first place. 
But a predator has set his sights on Annie. And now survival skills will become much more than lessons…

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Title: Eagle
Series: Linear Tactical Series #2
Author: Janie Crouch
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Cover Design: Deranged Doctor Design
Release Date: October 30, 2018

Blurb

He’s fighting for what’s right…

She’s fighting just to survive…


When former Special Forces soldier Finn Bollinger is asked to help with a deadly government mission, he’s up for the task. His job teaching survival skills to civilians at Linear Tactical keeps him sharp, and he can still handle himself in the field.
But the Army damn well didn’t teach Finn how to handle Charlotte Devereux. She’s back and she’s all sorts of bad news.
Charlotte can’t change the past. Can’t change the choices she made or the fact that they cost her everything. All she can do is endure the fallout. Even if that means putting her future in the hands of Finn, the man who has every right to want to destroy her.
And can in so many more ways than he thinks.
When the undercover mission goes impossibly wrong, they’ll all have to depend on Charlotte’s strength in order to survive. But everyone has a breaking point…

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Title: Shamrock
Series: Linear Tactical Series #3
Author: Janie Crouch
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Cover Design: Deranged Doctor Design
Release Date: December 4, 2018
Blurb

Every mission has a price.
He never meant for her to pay it.
Aiden Teague had never left a fallen comrade behind, not during his years in the Special Forces nor afterwards as part of Linear Tactical. But he’s forced to do so in an undercover mission gone wrong, leaving a woman trapped in a human trafficking ring. 
Violet Collingwood learned in the most brutal way possible that no one is promised a happy ending. She knows Aiden blames himself, at least in part, for what happened to her at the hands of the traffickers, but she refuses to let her abduction define the rest of her life.
She won’t be a victim again.  And she’s going after what she wants: Aiden.
Watching Violet transform herself into a fierce warrior is the sexiest thing Aiden has ever seen. The honorable plan would be to stay away from her—let her heal and grow without the shadow of his mistakes clouding her progress—even though every instinct tells him to claim her for his own. 
But when they discover the danger they thought they’d left behind is closer than ever, they’ll have to confront their fears and fight side-by-side in order to survive.

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USA TODAY bestselling author Janie Crouch writes what she loves to read: passionate romantic suspense.  She is a winner and/or finalist of multiple romance literary awards including the Golden Quill Award for Best Romantic Suspense, the National Reader’s Choice Award, and the RITA© Award by the Romance Writers of America.
Janie recently relocated with her husband and their four teenagers to Germany (due to her husband’s job as support for the U.S. Military), after living in Virginia for nearly 20 years. When she’s not listening to the voices in her head—and even when she is—she enjoys engaging in all sorts of crazy adventures (200-mile relay races; Ironman Triathlons, treks to Mt. Everest Base Camp) traveling, and movies of all kinds. 

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Review of “Crow (Boston Underworld Book 1)” by A. Zavarelli #TuesdayBookBlog

I loved Mack, Mackenzie Wilder, and found her to be a great character. She is an Irish girl who grew up in South Boston and survived life on the streets from the age of 13. She was tough and unafraid on the outside, but inside she was still that little girl who lost her father and then had to survive foster care and finally on her own. She’s a fighter just like her father and grandfather, but she does MMA fighting where they were boxers. She isn’t afraid to fight a man either.

Lachlan Crow is Irish Mafia and he’s the real thing. He immigrated to the US from Ireland at the age of 16 with his best friend Ronan. His grandfather was already in the states when Lachlan immigrated. He was just getting to know the man when tragedy struck. Lachlan was born into the mafia where as Ronan earned his way in and is very loyal to Lachlan.

Lachlan is trying to gain a higher spot in the syndicate and knows that he has to make sacrifices to get to where he wants to go.

Mack has her own agenda and when she tries to get the eye of the Irish mob, she figures it will be a low level soldier, not a high ranking made man like Lachlan.

I started listening to this on Audio and then I found that I had the book in Kindle as well, so I was going back and forth between Audio and my iPad. This book was too good to put down and I was listening while I was commuting to and from work and when I went on my noon walks at work. I was crushed when the book ended, but then I found that I had the next three books in the series to follow up the story. I have a huge TBR list and had forgotten I had these books, what a very pleasant surprise to find them. I loved this story and these characters. I love Ronan too and look forward to reading his story. I really think that the Audiobook of this really made the book so much better for me. Just hearing the Irish brogue made it great.

I give this story a 5 star review and am looking forward to reading more of the Boston Underworld Series. I highly suggest this book to anyone who likes Mafia Romance stories. Lachlan and Mack’s story is not a typical romance story and there are some pretty intense scenes in the book.

 

RELEASE BLITZ: “Wanton”, by M. Malone & Nana Malone @givemebooksblog @minxmalone and @nanamalone #TuesdayBookBlog

Title: Wanton
Authors: M. Malone & Nana Malone
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 28, 2018

Blurb

After
getting dumped, the last thing Trevor Hamilton wants is to take on his
advisor’s niece as a new roommate. For starters she’s hot. Like sexy librarian
hot. But he needs his advisor’s recommendation for a job after he graduates, so
he’s going to keep his dirty little fantasies to himself… and stay far away
from his sexy little roomie.

Natalie Washington is done with men. After her last dating disaster, she can’t
afford to get derailed again. So when her aunt claims to have found her the
perfect roommate, she’s willing to give it a shot. He’s one of her aunt’s best
students, so how distracting could he be?

Then Trevor opens the door to their apartment, muscled, shirtless, tattooed and
so… arrogant. How can one guy be such a dick? He’s bossy, and annoying…and
scorching hot. Too bad he knows it.

As the battle lines get drawn, they’re each determined to ignore, or annoy, the
other. Who will end up on top?

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M. Malone
NYT & USA Today bestselling author M. Malone lives in
the Washington, DC metro area with her husband and their two sons. She holds a
master’s degree in Business from a prestigious college that would no doubt be
scandalized by how she’s using her expensive education.
Independently published, she has sold more than 1/2 million
ebooks in her two series, THE ALEXANDERS and BLUE-COLLAR BILLIONAIRES. Since
starting her indie journey in 2011 with the runaway bestselling novella
“Teasing Trent,” her work has appeared on the New York Times and USA
Today bestseller lists more than a dozen times.
She’s now a full-time writer and spends 99.8% of her time in
her pajamas.
Nana Malone
USA Today bestselling author Nana Malone’s love of all
things romance and adventure started with a tattered romantic suspense novel
she “borrowed” from her cousin.
It was a sultry summer afternoon in Ghana, and Nana was a
precocious thirteen. She’s been in love with kick-butt heroines ever since.
With her overactive imagination constantly channeling her inner Buffy, it was
only a matter a time before she started creating her own characters.
While she waits for her chance at a job as a ninja assassin,
Nana works out her drama, passion and sass with fictional characters every bit
as brazen and kick-butt as she thinks she is.

My Review:

After getting dumped, the last thing Trevor Hamilton wants is to take on his advisor’s niece as a new roommate. For starters she’s hot. Like sexy librarian hot. But he needs his advisor’s recommendation for a job after he graduates, so he’s going to keep his dirty little fantasies to himself… and stay far away from his sexy little roomie.

Natalie Washington is done with men. After her last dating disaster, she can’t afford to get derailed again. So when her aunt claims to have found her the perfect roommate, she’s willing to give it a shot. He’s one of her aunt’s best students, so how distracting could he be?

I liked how Trevor worked so hard to stay away from Natalie, but realized that it was futile. He was such a tool when Natalie first showed up to his door, but he was actually a great guy. He was just used to being the person that everyone relied on to take care of things. I really liked Alex too.

I liked this story and give it a 4-star review. I would love to read the story of Trevor finding out about Cage and Talia. I always enjoy reading stories by the Malone’s and look forward to more in the future. This was a quick ready, but enjoyable.

BLOG TOUR AND REVIEW OF “RIDING THE EDGE”, BY JANINE INFANTE BOSCO @IndieSagePR @JanineBosco #TuesdayBookBlog

RIDING THE EDGE

by Janine Infante Bosco
A Satan’s Knights Novel
Publication Date: August 21, 2018
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Photographer: JW Photography
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Erotic, MC, Romantic Suspense, Standalone

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Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, something extraordinary comes along that knocks you on your ass…

“Wolf”
I’m a simple man with simple values. You either love me or you hate me, but the ones who need me, always got me. I’m the self-proclaimed Wolf of the Satan’s Knights MC, the beast who will fight his way out of any dark alley to defend your honor. The brother you call upon when you’ve lost your faith in humanity.
However, secrets and lies are the cancer of a man’s soul. Exposed, they will eat away all that is good and leave nothing but destruction in their wake. They’ll prove the best intentions sometimes fail and leave you questioning your life’s choices.
Now, searching for a purpose, I find myself facing the ride of my existence with a woman just as jaded as me. As she fights the biggest battle of her life, I want to be the man who stands by her side. The man who ain’t afraid to ride the edge of misery because he knows there is something beautiful on the other side…

“Maria”
I’ve prevailed against the mob, a deadbeat ex-husband and the woes of being a single mother. While someone else may have wished for a different life, I believe I’m stronger for everything I’ve endured. I’m someone who speaks her mind and fights for what is right. A woman who will smack you upside the head with a frying pan and ask questions later.
Terrified of love, I’m an otherwise fearless woman.
Until a doctor solemnly diagnoses me and my strength falters.
Now as fear engulfs me, an unexpected man dressed in leather, holds out his hand.
As a woman who never needed anyone, I suddenly need him.
His assurance.
His strength.
His love.

***NOTE: Contains explicit sexual situations, violence, offensive language, and mature topics. Not recommended for people under the age of 18***

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ABOUT JANINE INFANTE BOSCO

Janine Infante Bosco lives in New York City, she has always loved reading and writing. When she was thirteen, she began to write her own stories and her passion for writing took off as the years went on. At eighteen, she even wrote a full screenplay with dreams of one day becoming a member of the Screen Actors Guild.

Janine writes emotionally charged novels with an emphasis on family bonds, strong willed female characters, and alpha male men who will do anything for the women they love. She loves to interact with fans and fellow avid romance readers like herself.

She is proud of her success as an author and the friendships she’s made in the book community but her greatest accomplishment to date would be her two sons Joseph and Paul.

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My Review:
Thank you so much for writing this story! I loved every bit of it!! Such a well-written story of love, illness, family, loyalty, and most of all survival.

Wolf , a man who is loyal to his club, friends, and family. He is kind of a loner with his life. He is part of the MC, but he is always available for his club yet keeps his life to himself and doesn’t lean on anyone. After his son Nico is shot and he has been betrayed by his club, he feels more alone than he ever has. While waiting at the hospital to hear how Nico is doing and if he will live, he is consoled by Maria Bianci when she runs into him in the hospital with no idea why he’s there, and she is really confused as to why he is there alone. She is aware of how the MC is always with their family if they are going through a tough time because they were there for her and her daughter, Lauren, when Lauren was shot two years prior.

Maria Bianci, a woman who is in full control of her life and doesn’t need a man to lean on or help her with anything. She’s strong, independent, and a survivor. She is always available for her grown children and her grandchildren and will do anything for them.

Wolf and Maria are from different sides of the track, yet they have a lot in common and they are drawn to each other for some reason.

I absolutely loved this story, I cried, laughed, and I was drawn into Maria and Wolf’s story. Their story is a top read for me this year. These two will overcome so much in this story and will struggle with their conscience to find their HEA. I love this series, but Wolf is probably my favorite Satan’s Knight. I appreciate that the story is about a couple who are not in their twenties or thirties, but more mature and have lived a difficult life yet found a way to find love and forever.

I give this story a 5 star review and I look forward to the rest of Bulldog’s story.