Calla just wants to find someone that loves her and will show her what love is. She’s attracted to Jace, her brother in-laws’ best friend, but she’s also afraid of him.
Jace has been attracted to Calla since the first time he saw her in the diner on Christmas Day. He knows she’s afraid of him, but he does his best to make himself appear smaller and not as intimidating as she sees him.
I enjoyed this story, although it is tragic, the build to the relationship between these two is great. Calla has suffered a tragic childhood and has to find her strength within to move on and find a path of love in her future. After the abuse she’s suffered, it takes a lot for her to put herself in a position where she can have her heart shredded, but Jace proves that he is worth it. Jace is a man that wants to show Calla that she is not damaged and that she is loved and worth the love that her sister and father have for her. She has to find a way to move on and Jace wants her to open up and be truthful with her family. I liked the characters and the strength that they find within themselves and the love they have to give. I give this story a 4.5-star review.
An arranged marriage for a seat at the table that is a dangerous pairing.
Shay O’Reagan is the King of the Northern Ireland O’Reagan mafia family. He wants to find a way to bring the families together and a cease fire between the North and the South, his proposal of an alignment with his family in the South brings him to an arranged marriage. He has a lot of work ahead of him though as there many factions that don’t want this alignment or cease fire. Shay is also looking for revenge for the death of his younger brother and the path of his death will lead Shay down a dark path.
Emma Murphy has thought for years that she would be marrying Jack O’Reagan, but a curve ball has been thrown and she has just discovered that she’ll be marrying not only an O’Reagan, but a Northerner, and her family has no use for the Northerners. She has heard a lot of stories and has an idea of how they are and what her life will be like married to Shay O’Reagan. Her eyes will be opened but to many things, not just that the Northerners are not the way she has always thought. She’s a strong-willed redhead that has been told she’s as stubborn as a donkey backing up.
I loved this second book in The Young Irish Rebels Series. Shay is a dark, ruthless ruler that knows that he has to be this way unless he wants to be killed. He is not prepared for Emma Murphy though and the betrayal of the people around him will shake his world as well as his faith in those he has relied on for a long time. Now he has to forge a way to his future and find a way to keep himself and his new fiancé safe. Emma has many hidden talents that she learned from her older brother Noel. She can see the real Shay and that’s the man that wants. This story is rife with betrayal, backstabbing, and deceit, but it’s also full of action and great characters. I still don’t trust Liam O’Reagan. I love Shay and Emma, and I think that so far, my favorite character is Shay. He may be a leader and ruthless man, but he has such a strong vulnerability when it comes to his brother and Emma. I give this story a 5-star review and I am looking forward to more in the series.
Andrew Cortell, the last of the Cortell brothers to find his other half is finally dragged off the market. His comical love story was the last of the Cortell brothers’ books, but not the last of the characters in the series. Thank you for that!
Lorelei Henning is a woman looking for a new lease on life away from all of the drama and pain of her past. She needs to make new friends and get the people of the small town she moved to on her side and what better person to start with than the sexy guy giving advice about paint colors to a woman in the hardware store?
I have loved the Cortell brothers and their family since the first book with Eric and Kat’s story. These boys sure know how to drive their mother crazy and entertain their entire town along the way. Andrew’s love story is full of crazy circumstances, funny situations that include the entire family, tragedy and misunderstandings. I love the characters in the stories and the situations these guys seem to find themselves in on so many occasions, but most of all, I love the loyalty, kindness, loving family that the Cortell’s are and the women that complete each of these men. Jack got a little out of hand, but that’s to be expected, and I really hope his book is coming soon. I really want to get inside his head and hope that he finds his way back to the man he was. I love reading these books because they always bring out so many emotions, mostly humor, but there are also some tears. I loved the ending of the book and I think it was probably one of the best endings I’ve read in a long time. I give this book a 5-star review and will be watching for more books by Ms. Lagomarsino. I’ve loved every book I’ve read by her.
Theo Black has moved back to the town he grew up in, River’s End after the woman he was in love with chose someone else to marry. He’s an ex-marine and a firefighter. His whole life has seemed to be centered around protecting and saving people. When there is a fire at the local hotel owned by a young woman that Theo has known and been friends with since they were young, he finds himself going into the burning building with one thing in mind, saving someone.
Maggie Wilson is the town sweetheart, owner of the local hotel, and a survivor. She had a tough childhood and carries a secret around that she’s held onto since she was twelve years old. She’s afraid that she will be found a fraud if her secret comes to light, but with there being someone after her, she may have to share her secret to save her life.
I really enjoyed this suspenseful, tragic story. I love the characters and the story. Ms. Blythe has a knack for writing suspenseful stories that keep you wondering, guessing, and sitting on the edge of your seat trying to figure out who the bad guy is and whether the victim will be saved in time or if they can be saved at all. The back stories of her characters are tragic, heart breaking, and interesting. I really enjoy reading Ms. Blythe’s books and the way they are written is interesting, they are written in a timeline of events and things that are happening, rather than straight chapters. Whenever I read her books, I find myself lost in the story and characters searching for the person causing the pain and suffering along with the characters. I love every one of her books I’ve read, and this story was no different. I give this story a 4.5-star review and suggest it to readers that enjoy, romantic suspense, friends to lovers, or just a great read.
Roman Villani is the youngest of the Villani brothers and is left in charge of the business in New York while his oldest brother and his wife are in Las Vegas. Roman always feels he has a lot to prove since he’s the youngest and if he wants to be taken seriously and considered to be a good choice to run the business, he needs to be ruthless and in control. However, that control slips when he sees the girl he loved as a teen that was sent away when they were younger because of her father’s betrayal.
Marchella Amante’s life has been complete hell since her family was exiled from Italy when she was a young teen. It seems to have been one thing after another in life dragging her down. She had a glimmer of good for a while when she was in college and then when she started her dream job after graduating, but that didn’t last long. She lost her mother to illness and her job because of her father. Now she’s barley making it by, and she can’t depend on her brother Frankie for any help.
I loved this second chance romance between two people that were forbidden to be together because of betrayal between families. Now that they are both grown and living their lives, they have to tread carefully if they want to be together, but there are still barriers that will need to be overcome before they get their HEA. Roman not only has to battle himself but he also has to battle for the woman that he has loved since he was a teen. I love the Sinfully Savage series and the characters in the books. The Villani men are sexy Italians that are dangerous, loyal and deadly. Ms. Luciani’s characters are always sexy and dangerous. I love her books and her characters. The women can be just as deadly and dangerous as the men. Marchella thinks of herself as weak, but she has no problem standing up to Roman or her own brother. She’s stronger than she thinks and with Roman by her side, she’s even stronger and fearless. I loved this story and I give it a 5-star review. I can’t wait for Dante’s story. The Epilogue has me anxiously waiting for his book to come out.
One night of partying and Lynn find herself in Zephyr’s bed and then her life is consumed by a man that wants to take care of her and help her out, but she has no idea why or what to do with him. Lynn is used to being the one to fix everyone in her life or business, but she never seems to find time for herself. What would she do if she did?
Zephyr has had his eye on Lynn for a little bit now and he’s happy he took the chance after Brick’s party to spend some time with her and get to know her. What he’s learned is that she is a woman that cares about everyone else but herself and works herself to the bone to fix everyone else and not care about herself.
I love the Kings of Vengeance and their women. The women are a crazy bunch that keeps their men on their toes all the time and Lynn will be a great addition to the ol’ ladies. I love the characters and the story lines of these books. The men are big, bad bikers, but like is says in the story, when they get around their women, they become someone different than what you see while they are out doing business as a club. They can be dangerous and ruthless, but they are also a family and act like it. I loved the scene in the basement of the funeral home. They act just like brothers and their women are sisters. These books always make me laugh out loud and I worry about the characters when there is danger nearby. I give this book a 5-star review and look forward to the next book in the series.
How did she end up back in the situation she left a few weeks ago? Her father is in danger and she has no idea what to expect next.
Damien Cross is a powerful man that has a lot of rumors running rampant about him and his family. He has money, clout, and a reputation of being a man that gets things done, one way or another. He’s a man used to getting what he wants when he wants it, but he has a hard time with feelings and letting them show. He’s all business all the time, but Anais has an effect on him that he can’t figure out.
Anais Monroe is the daughter of Monroe Media Corporation and the Director of Social Media. Her life has been turned upside down and she just wants to go back to a normal life, with her job and her family safe. She doesn’t want to have to worry about signing her life away to protect those she cares about, but she has a big heart and couldn’t live with herself if something happened that she could have prevented.
These two come from two different worlds yet, they seem to keep finding themselves back in each other’s lives and the danger just keeps mounting for them. Who is determined to hurt Anais and her family? How can Damien keep her safe and protect her family’s business from rumors or danger if she won’t cooperate with him? I love this book and these characters. Anais may not be as powerful in business or life as Damien is, but with him by her side, her confidence shows brightly. He supports her even if he tries to control a lot of her life. I have been so intrigued with this story that I cannot wait for the next book in the series, Steel Empire. The cliff hanger at the end was both frustrating and intriguing. I look forward to more of the Broken Cross Series. I give this book a 5-star review.
For five years he has held out hope that he would find her again and bring her home, and for five years he has failed. Until Dominic finds someone that can find anyone, but it will take more than a couple of days and a straightforward search. Tony Sabatini wants his woman back he’s tired of wondering where she is, but his mind won’t rest until she returns, even with a surprise.
Christy had her mind made up when she first met Tony Sabatini, but she was not prepared for the man before her. When she left, she felt that it was for the best, but she began to have doubts right away. She still stayed away for five years, until Tony finally found her and left her a note that he would see her soon.
I loved the Sabatini’s. These men are loyal, sexy, dangerous and determined. Tony is an awesome character that has had to fight for so much of what he wanted in life only to find that he had to fight harder. He’s a loving father and person, but he does have his dark side, and I love him for it. I loved Tony’s story and Christy was a great match for Tony, but she had a lot of baggage. Christy self-sabotaged her own happiness because she couldn’t get out of her head and the ghosts of her past. I love the characters and the story of this book and I look forward to more of this family. I give this book a 4.5-star review and recommend it to readers that enjoy mafia romance with sexy older men and women that love them.
Dark, twisted psychological thriller that will have the pages turning constantly while you are reading.
“There’s a fly in the honey”.
“The contamination must be rid”.
“There’s a fly in the honey and Hell will be paid”.
“He’s not the first. He won’t be the last”.
“Please, please, please allow this man be the one who gets away”.
Ember has been living in Hallelujah Junction since she was a little girl left alone to fend for herself. Richard took her home and gave her the safety and home that she didn’t have living in the town below Hallelujah Junction. Richard’s a man who likes living off the grid, he likes Hallelujah Junction because there aren’t many people around all the time. They get tourists, but no one lives in the Junction but him and Ember. When trespassers come and don’t heed the signs all around, they pay the price. Richard’s a religious man that lives off the land and does as God tells him.
Christopher is a photographer that works for Rolling Stone Magazine and freelances for National Geographic. He comes from a prominent family in NYC and is not a man that can go missing without someone looking for him. When he finds himself chained to a wall in a basement in an old mill town, he believes that he will be rescued soon. Little does he know that his life is about to be ruled by a mad man.
This was an intense, dark, twisted story that had me on the edge of my seat and not wanting to put the book down for anything. A twisted psychological thriller leaving me wanting more and wanting to wait for it. The characters are twisted and crazy. The lengths that some people go to keep their privacy and beliefs protected are crazy at times, to say the least. The cake scene had me wrinkling my nose and saying, “no, just no”! I enjoyed the book, of course I like dark, twisted, demented books, so I enjoyed this book. I give it a 4.5-star review and suggest it to readers that like stories with dark tendencies and way some can lead the lamb to follow them for years before the realize they have been following the wrong person.
Whistle is an ex-Bratva Vory, was a child prodigy and now he’s a big, bad biker that hasn’t completely grown up, until he meets a Romanian mafie princess. Tasa Lupu is the youngest child of the Lupu mafie and she’s looking for her independence from an overbearing older brother, so she hopped on a bus out of NYC, and took a pit stop in Poughkeepsie to take in the sights and see a bit of the world outside of her gilded cage. Whistle and Tasa are an interesting couple. They are both from the mafia world but different family lines and both want to have a life free from that life.
This was a good book, it was a bit slow for me to get into it, but once it started moving it was good. It has the suspense that The Demon Squad MC books prior have, and it has the big, bad bikers, but it seemed to be missing something for me, not sure what it was. It has the danger that most MC books do, and the entertainment of The Demon Squad MC books do. I like the characters and the story. I just felt it was a bit slow to get moving and pull me in. I give this book a 3.5-star review.
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