Review of Mad Dog (Second Skin, Book 1) by Ophelia Bell @OpheliaDragons @HiddenGemsBooks

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4 out of 5

Maddox “Mad Dog” Santos was honorably discharged from the Navy, now he runs his own tattoo shop in his old neighborhood. He had a rough time growing up. Now only the gangs in his neighborhood, but his home life wasn’t exactly great. He’s the oldest of five kids and chose to go into the Navy rather than the Marines like his father. The woman that has held his heart since they were teens is off limits and his heart hasn’t gotten the memo yet.

Celeste Flores is the daughter of the Cartel boss and she’s following in his footsteps. She grew up with Maddox Santos and has known him since she was eight years old, when comforted her after her mother’s death. Now she’s a grown woman and still as beautiful as Maddox remembers.

I enjoyed this book but found it to be a little slow to start. Once I got past the first few chapters, it became very interesting, action packed, and very steamy. The connection between Leo, Celeste and Maddox is explosive. This book was twisted and dark, but it was a great story. The characters are great and interesting to read. I give this book a 4-star review and I am looking forward to the next books in the series. This book went full throttle after it got going but there also has so much more to cover with the Santos family. If you like mafia, cartel, and gang stories and sexy characters that have secrets, you’ll enjoy this story.

Review of Impulsive (Houston Defiance MC, Book 4) by KE Osborn @KEOsbornAuthor @HatterServices

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 out of 5

He’s the IT, tech guy and nerd of The Houston Defiance MC, but he’s also the long-time best friend of Zero, the club president. Asher “Neon” is a smart man that has had to balance his loyalty between his club and his real family, specifically his sister. He’s fiercely loyal, smart and determined but when he runs into the beauty that he ran into, literally a few years ago, at the race track his life is tilted on its axis and nothing will be the same again.

Nicolette Oakley, or as she’s well known on the racing circuit, Oakley is the daughter and heir apparent of the Oakley racing family. She’s made a name for herself in the male dominated world and has the stats to prove she’s as good as her father and grandfather. She races in the Pro Stock Motorcycle circuit and she’s GOOD. When she finds herself in a bad situation, she caused for herself, she realizes that she may not come back from her poor judgement this time, but maybe with the help of Neon and his club she can survive. She just has to put her trust in someone she’s just met and find a way to convince him that she’s loyal to him. This could get sticky.

I loved this fourth book in The Houston Defiance MC Series. The book is full of action, danger, sexy bikers, and strong, sexy women. With Oakley being a woman in the racing circuit, the book has a powerful message of how women can persevere and be just as good, strong and powerful as men when they focus and put their minds to it. I love Oakley’s loyalty to her family but her changed loyalty, or should I say encompassed loyalty to The Houston Defiance MC is just as powerful. After her past experience with Rage and his MC, she could have dissed the Defiance MC and been just ruthless with them, but after spending time with them and seeing that they were a different club she was able to see that her loyalty was not falsely placed. I give this story a 5-star review and look forward to more of The Houston Defiance MC Series to come. I love the stories that Ms. Osborn writes, and her characters are always awesome and well written.

Review of Monk: Royal Bastards MC, Sacramento, CA Chapter, Book 3 by Winter Travers #TuesdayBookBlog #RoyalBastardsMC @WinterTravers

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 out of 5

Someone’s out to kill Mitzy, the manager of Skinz, the strip joint owned by the Royal Bastards MC of Sacramento. Since Monk is the acting President currently, he’s determined to find out who wants her gone and since he already has feelings for her, she won’t step aside until he finds the person or people responsible for the threat on her life and eliminate them. She has a few close calls, and each time Monk is there to make sure she’s alright.

Mitzy’s a tough cookie to crack but Monk is not the type of guy to walk away and give up when he knows what he wants. He just wishes he could get through to Mitzy and break that wall down around her heart. When these two let their guard down around each other and plot to work together to get back at Memphis and Raelyn for trying to scare Monk, the heat begins to steam up the pages. I loved this story as much as I have others that I’ve read by Winter Traverse, her characters are strong, loyal, funny and entertaining in so many ways. The Royal Bastards are a powerful force and anyone going against them or one of their own will bring out the demon in them. This situation could also bring someone back that they’ve been missing. I loved it and give it a 5-star review. I look forward to more of Ms. Traverse’s books as well as more of the Royal Bastards MC books. They all make great reading.

Review of Line of Fire: Archer Tactical Book 1 by A. K. Evans @AuthorAKEvans @GiveMeBooksPR #TuesdayBookBlog

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 out of 5

Archer Tactical is a business run by three brothers. The provide self-defense classes as well as firearm training, their clientele include women looking for self-defense training and police officers, S.W.A.T teams looking for training as well as others in security businesses. The brothers took over the business from their father after he retired.

Remi Archer is the oldest and runs the business alongside his brothers.  He does a lot of the self-defense classes while his brothers do a lot of the tactical and firearm training. When Kaia Banks walks into Archer Tactical looking for some one-on-one training, Remi goes against policy and agrees to the training with her. He’s rendered speechless when she first meets the brothers, but his work with her over the next few weeks proves to be more than what they each planned on.

Kaia Banks is a DJ and living her dream in CA. She left her small-town home in Wyoming to find peace and fulfill her dream of working in the music industry. She’s good at what she does and is well known at Club Infinite, in Poppy Valley, California. She has her dream job and after the childhood she had, she’s determined to never live that life again.

I loved this first story in the Archer Tactical Series. Remi and Kaia are great characters that were wonderful to get to know. I love the characters in this book, and I look forward to reading more in the series. The Archer boys are Alpha males that take care of those they care about, they’re kind, sweet, and determined to protect those in trouble. Remi and Kaia’s romance was quick and beautiful. They have a strong connection and Remi’s love for Kaia brings out her strength. I give this book a 5-star review. It’s a page turner. This was my first read of an A. K. Evans book, I like her stories and her characters, and I look forward to reading more of her books.

Review of Loving The Girl In The Tutu: Uncontrolled Series by K. L. Donn

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4 out of 5

This story wrecked me. It was emotional, beautiful and heartbreaking but I loved it.

Beckett Larrabee is the younger brother of Cade, he along with Cade, and Jace run a business named Controlled Bikes, he’s the detailer of the business and that has led him to do specialty paint jobs outside of bikes because his detailing and painting are so good. At twenty-nine years old, he’s ready to find his better half and start a life the same as his brother their friend Jace has. He’s ready for more in his life than the business and his painting.

Royal Sullivan has had a life of medical procedures. Born into a family that is well off, she’s rarely felt any love or caring from her parents. She was born for one reason and when she reaches the age of twenty, she’s ready to be done with it. She hasn’t lived her life, but she’s more than ready to grab onto what she can now and live it. This is a beautiful story of love and sacrifice. Royal wants to be loved and treated as though she means something to someone, and Beckett wants to love and be loved. He wants to share his life with someone that he can be happy with. When these two meet after watching each other from a distance for a while, they have no idea that they are about to change each other’s worlds and taking a chance on each could be dangerous, but in the long run it could be the best thing ever to happen. I cried and smiled while reading this story, but mostly, my heart was aching for Royal and her sister. These two never go to have the bond that they should have had because their parents were too blind to see what could have been for them. I give this story a 4-star review and warn you that if you read this story, have tissues handy, but it is so worth the heartache you will endure. The characters are wonderful, caring, loving, and supportive each other and they bring so much to each other’s lives.

Review of Altin: Tirana Brothers Trilogy (Social Rejects Syndicate) Book 2, by K. L. Ramsey @KLRamsey5

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4 out of 5

Altin is the middle son of the Tirana family boys and should not be the next in line as the leader of the family, but since his older brother, Llir, took off and their father agreed to let him live his life away from the family, Altin stepped up to take his spot. The trouble is that he doesn’t want to lead any more than his brother did. When he learns a secret, he may have found a way to get out of the family business like his older brother, the only thing he has to make sure that his younger brother is part of his deal and plan. He doesn’t want him to be forced to take the position either. He is not expecting things to go the way they do. He has to improvise along the way.

Blake Reid is a woman with a hidden past and revenge on her mind. When she meets Altin Tirana, she is not ready for the turmoil, speed, or changes he will bring to her life. She’ll have to rethink her life and where it will go from this point on. Can she keep her secret and stay alive, or will her secret come out and her past get her killed?

I enjoyed this second book in the Tirana Brothers Trilogy. I liked the characters and the story. The suspense of what would happen along the path of Altin and Blake’s story kept the pages turning. I am anxious for the rest of the story and what will happen next. These characters have a lot to deal with in order to have the life they want. Blake has a lot of baggage, but then so do the Tirana brothers. They have had to live a life of looking over their shoulder and only have trust in each other. Like Blake said, “That’s no way to live”. I give this story a 4-star review and I am looking forward to the next book and Veton’s story.

Blog Tour: The SEAL’s Temptation by Jacquie Biggar – A Giveaway and Review @JacqBiggar @SDSXXTours

The SEAL’s Temptation
Wounded Hearts Book 7
by Jacquie Biggar
Genre: Romantic Suspense
DEA Agent Maggie Holt knows about Hell…
After eighteen months undercover in a Mexican cartel, Maggie is broken. The kickass agent she once was, is gone, leaving her riddled with guilt and nightmares. Forced to take paid leave, Maggie accepts the offer of a vacation on the ranch of the man who’d rescued her from an almost certain death.
Frank Stein knows the signs of PTSD, he’d suffered the symptoms himself as Chief Petty Officer of SEAL Team Five. Honorably retired from duty, Frank has found peace at the family ranch and hopes it will do the same for Magdalena. Ever since he’d first met her when she was interrogating his buddy, Jared, Frank has been fascinated by the raven-haired beauty and wants the chance to see where their relationship could go.
Adam O’Connor is Maggie’s partner. He knows her. He loved her once and could again, if she’d let him in. But he’s also angry she took the chances she did by going undercover against orders. And now, things are different. She’s different.
When a right-wing militia group infiltrates the area, will DEA Agent Maggie Holt, her partner, Adam O’Connor, and ex-SEAL Chief Frank Stein be able to set aside their differences to stop them before someone dies? And who will Maggie choose, the handsome cowboy, or her charismatic DEA partner?
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In her own words: “My name is Jacquie Biggar. When I’m not acting like a total klutz I am a wife, mother of one, grandmother, and a butler to my calico cat. My guilty pleasure are reality tv shows like Amazing Race and The Voice. I can be found every Monday night in my armchair plastered to the television laughing at Blake and Adam’s shenanigans. I love to hang at the beach with DH (darling hubby) taking pictures or reading romance novels (what else?). I have a slight Tim Hortons obsession, enjoy gardening, everything pink and talking to my friends.”
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MY REVIEW: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✨ 4.5 out of 5

As a DEA agent Maggie Holt knows all too well the dangers and darkness that live in the world, so when she decides to go undercover, against the orders of her superiors, in the Mexican cartel and is held for eighteen months before she’s rescued, Maggie is a woman that needs to heal. She’s been through hell and back and now she has to convince her boss and her partner that she is healed and ready to continue her duty.

Frank Stein is a man that knows all too well the damage a person can endure when being held against their will and tortured for months. He’s a retired Navy SEAL Chief and knows the signs of PTSD well. After helping his brother in arms, Adam rescue Maggie, Adam’s partner in the DEA, from the cartel, he gives her a place to rest, relax, and hopefully heal from her ordeal. He also hopes that it shows her that they could be good for each other and together.

I had been waiting for this story to come out. After reading Maggie’s Revenge I was craving more of Maggie and her DEA team as well as the sexy cowboy that helped to rescue her. The wait was worth it. I enjoyed Maggie and Frank’s story and the story was full of continuous action, danger and great characters. Frank owns a ranch in Texas and is dealing with his own problems that go along with ranching, rustling, and making ends meet. When the ranch problems bleed into the DEA’s jurisdiction, things get heated and more dangerous. This story was a page turner with the danger, suspense between Texas and Las Vegas, and FBI agents undercover. I enjoyed the story and look forward to reading more of the Wounded Hearts Series in the future. I give this story a 4.5-star review and recommend it to readers that enjoy suspense, danger, undercover agents, and wounded heroes that are looking for respite from their dangerous pasts.

A ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️ Review of Wyatt: Project Arma, Book 5 by Nyssa Katherine

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️ 5 out of 5

Wyatt Gray’s new neighbor is off limits, but that doesn’t stop him from making time to see her and share his coffee with her. He just has to get her brother Mason, Wyatt’s SEAL brother, to accept him as part of her life. He’ll protect her with his life when he finds out that she is in danger.

Quinn Ross is the little sister of Mason Ross, a member of Marble Protection and military brother of her sexy new neighbor. Although, she’s not aware of that at first. Quinn lost the job she loved as an investigative journalist for the New York Times when she wouldn’t give up investigating a break in of a pharmaceutical company near where she lived and worked in New York. Thus, finding herself in danger without even realizing how dangerous and connected this is to her brother and his team’s fight.

I love the Project Arma books and Wyatt’s was no different. He’s a sweet man that wants to find a lifetime love and believes that he has with Quinn. Now he just needs to get Mason on board with it and keep Quinn safe and protected from the danger that surrounds the Marble Protection group. I loved Wyatt and Quinn’s story and the book kept me up until 2:00 am reading it because it was one thing after another, and I hated to put it down to go to bed. The characters of these books are great. The men have inhuman strength and abilities and the women that they find as their soul mates are strong, sassy, beautiful and love Mrs. Potter’s baked goods. Quinn has to find a new path in life and while doing so, she finds that she’s missed out on a lot while working herself so much living in New York. Now she’s ready to take some time to enjoy life, learn to bake, and find a love like her parents had. I love the characters and the story lines of this book and I give it a 5-star review. If you like secret project stories, powerfully strong, sexy men and the women that are the only one that can bring them to their knees, you will love the Project Arma books.

Review of Chaotic: Ruthless Asylum, Book Two by K. L. Savage

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 out of 5

Everyone deserves to be loved and cared for, no matter who they are.

Chloe and Zain have an obsessive, honest love for each other. Their lives are intertwined in ways that are hard to understand. They may not have conventional lives, or the clearest minds, but their souls are connected and if they can’t be with each other they can’t breathe. Zain’s comparisons of how he misses Chloe are great, “I miss her like fire would miss burning everything in its path. I miss her like a serial killer who doesn’t get to kill. I miss her like the heart would miss blood”.

I love all of the characters in the Ruthless books, whether it’s the Ruthless Kings or the Ruthless Asylum books. They are characters that feel as if you would love to have them as a part of your life. If you don’t know them, you want to know them. While the characters in the Ruthless Asylum books have some type of mental illness, they are characters that draw you in and make your life more fulfilling. K. L. Savage writes great characters that stay with you long after you’ve read their story. I love Zain and Chloe and their love story is epic. The world may think that Zain and Chloe should be cared for, but they may the sanest people around. They see the world through the eyes of victims and the darkness around them, but they live simple lives and are happy as long as they are left alone. While the characters in the Ruthless Asylum series are considered escapees, they are living life to its fullest and they have the Ruthless Kings to guide them, help them, and protect them. They’re part of the family, some by blood, but most by choice. I love the scene with Tool and Zain, “The ghost is clear”. I thought this was the funniest explanation of the use of this statement. I give this book a 5-star review and am so excited for more books by K.L. Savage.

My ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Review of I Am Mayhem by Sue Coletta, Coming April 20th! @SueColetta1 @rosieamber1

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 out of 5

This was such a great book to go along with the Mayhem Series. It was so enlightening, entertaining, awe inspiring, and it may be my favorite so far of the Mayhem Series. I love Shawnee Daniels and her interactions with Mr. Mayhem and Poe. This story was so much more than I was expecting, and I loved every bit of it.

Shawnee’s life is in more danger than she’s ever been in this fourth book in the Mayhem Series, but she’ll get guidance and help from the most unexpected people. She’ll learn that her life was not what she thought, and she will be led to a new path in life. Her relationship with Mr. Mayhem will reach a point of dangerous proportions and they will have to figure out how to proceed when truths are brought to light. This book is such a turning point in Shawnee’s life, and I can’t wait to see where she goes from here. I love the characters in this book and series and with the addition of Shicheii, I am excited to see what knowledge Shawnee will learn as she gets to know him more. This book had me laughing at Shawnee’s cats, but it also had me crying with loss and the enlightening of Shawnee and her past, as well as being anxious with Levaughn on his search for Shawnee and her best friend Nadine. I give this book a 5-star review and can’t wait for more of Shawnee Daniels and Mr. Mayhem. If you like books in the murder suspense genre with great characters and sassy, independent women that find themselves in all kinds of trouble, you will love Sue Coletta’s books.