#Review: The Tiger’s Ambush by Tate James @TateJamesAuthor

If you missed my review of the first two books in this series then you can check them out by following the link below.

Book One – The Vixen’s Lead
Book Two – The Dragon’s Wing

Description

My quest for answers is what’s led me here. Here, to the edge of civilization where shifters are free from persecution and able to live in peace. Or, at least they were until I arrived. In the aftermath of the trouble I brought, one man holds the answers I seek so desperately.

Whether he will part with his secrets, that’s another matter.

This world is not what I always thought it to be and someone is doing their best to kill us all; when accidents continue to happen I must consider the possibility that someone I love is setting me up. With the fate of the world at stake, I must face the demons of my past or risk being consumed by them. But this time, I’m not alone.

I’m Kit Davenport and this is going to leave a mark.

Review

Tate James what are you doing to me woman?! This book was my last read of 2017 and continues the Kit Davenport series with some serious drama. We have horrendous attacks, kidnappings, and suspected betrayal as Kit uncovers more information about who she is and where she comes from.

Then there is her relationship with the guys, which just gets, well, hotter and more frustrating. She’s got the guys she’s attached to already, completely all-in with them. Then there’s poor Wes who doesn’t seem to have any luck when it comes to Kit, but she wants him…she wants him bad.

My favourites though, Austin, moody, grumpy, full of attitude Austin. Yeah we get much more of him in this book and all I can do is thank Tate for that because he is just a pleasure to read, a real pleasure…I like him in case you missed that!

My other favourite is, Vali, the bad boy mob boss dragon shifter who just has everything I look for in an alpha when I’m reading and although there wasn’t much of him in this book where he appeared was perfection.

Finally, the ending! OMG! Tate James is masterful at her cliffhangers…I’m just dangling here…just friggin dangling.

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TitleThe Tiger’s Ambush
Series: Kit Davenport #2
AuthorTate James
Genre: Romance | Paranormal Romance | Romantic Suspense | Reverse Harem | New Adult | Dragons | Magic
Publisher: N/A
Publication Date: 29 December 2017
Review Format: eBook
Other Formats: Paperback
Pages: 297
Buy: Amazon UK | Amazon US

#Review: Impossible Promise by Sybil Bartel @SybilBartel @CarinaPress

Description

Three years ago, Layna Blair listened in horror over a telephone line as her parents were murdered. When the killer said she was next, Layna panicked and made a deadly deal—his secret in exchange for her life. She’s paid the price every day since, becoming a prisoner in plain sight.

Marine Sergeant Blaze Johnson offers Layna a way out—her freedom, his rules, no questions asked—and she takes it, despite knowing what her keepers do to people who get too close. She doesn’t know Blaze is fighting his own demons or that beneath his warrior façade is a man on the verge of breaking.

Embarking on a wild revenge mission with Blaze and his smooth-talking best friend, Talon, is not what Layna signed on for. But attempting to run when Blaze has made no secret he intends to make her his is a reckless mistake. With the killer closing in, it’s up to Blaze to save them all—and to Layna to realize that she’s risked the one thing she can’t afford to lose.

Review

Oh my freaking God!

You know it’s kind of weird jumping all the way back to the beginning. I know ultimately how this story turns out because I’ve read all of the later books featuring other characters who are just on the periphery in this book but I just needed to read Blaze and Layna’s story and hot damn, is it lighting a few fires!

This is where it all starts, this is where the groundwork is first laid for all those guys I’ve already fallen for in the later books. Some of them appear here, some are alluded to but ultimately this is about the nightmare Layna is living and Blaze is determined to get her out of.

Layna is one of those characters you can’t help but love, she heard these awful people murder her parents and then found a way to ensure they didn’t do the same to her, even if it did mean being a prisoner. Now Blaze has a solution to that problem and she’s all balls of steel and standing up to fight, trying to keep him safe, while he tries to keep her safe. God that woman is someone I can truly respect.

The balance of her attraction to Blaze versus her friendship with Talon was perfect. I loved Talon in this and it helped me understand him a little more, gave a bit more depth to the joker he often comes across as. He is a truly solid, caring guy deep down and Layna’s relationship with him is a really beautiful one to see develop.

Blaze is such an incredible guy, he’s going through some pretty awful shit during this time and the way he pushes it aside to look after Layna and show her how he cares is moving and I was willing them to find each other and come together.

I am eager to get onto book two and see how their relationship develops. I have a feeling more evil is heading their way but hoping together they will destroy it.

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TitleImpossible Promise
Series: Unchecked #1
AuthorSybil Bartel
Genre: Romance | New Adult | Military | Contemporary | Suspense
Publisher: Carina Press
Publication Date: 23 March 2015
Review Format: eBook
Other Formats: N/A
Pages: 276
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#Review: Hard Rock Roots Boxset by C.M. Stunich @CMStunich

Description

*Get Five Sexy, Gritty Rockstar Romance Reads in One Volume (plus three bonus short stories)*

Turner Campbell is an as*hole.
I f*cking hate him.
But I can’t get enough either.
He sings like an angel and f*cks like a devil.
If I could, I’d run away and never look back because to tell you the truth, I think this man might be the death of me.

& & &

Naomi Knox is a b*tch.
I can’t f*cking stand her.
But I can’t stop thinking about her either.
She looks like an angel and plays like a devil.
If I could, I’d f*ck her good and forget all about her, but to tell you the truth, I think this woman might be my last saving grace.

*This set includes the following books in the Hard Rock Roots Series:
1. REAL UGLY
2. GET BENT
3. TOUGH LUCK
4. BAD DAY
5. BORN WRONG
Short Stories Include:
1. DIRTY CANDY CHERRY POPS (Turner and Naomi’s prequel)
2. HARD HOT BLOW UP (Ronnie and Lola’s first meeting)
3. POP ROCK ROOT B*TCH (a Hayden Lee story)

Review

Wow…Sitting down to read this boxset I had no idea what I was letting myself in for. Five full length novels and three bonus short stories to cap off the reading experience. I agonised over the best way to write this review and decided that short reviews of each individual novel was the way to go…so here we go get ready…

Real Ugly - C.M. StunichReal Ugly
Indecency are headlining a big tour and Turner Campbell is their lead singer, Amatory Riot are their main support and Naomi Knox is their leader and lead guitarist. Turner and Naomi met once before but Turner doesn’t remember, it’s scorched in Naomi’s memory though and she hate’s him with a passion of a thousand suns. As Turner gets to know Naomi though he starts to remember and wants to know more, trying to win her over and convince her he’s not the guy she thinks he is. But something is sinister is happening, and something from Naomi’s past threatens to destroy her future. I was gripped, tearful and completely absorbed in this book which I read in one sitting.

Get Bent - C.M. StunichGet Bent
Turner is desperate and I got completely swept up in his desperation in this book. Naomi is missing presumed dead, and all Turner wants is to find her but there are no leads and weird things keep happening. As the tour continues with people filling in the gaps in the bands for the missing and dead Turner investigates and tries to figure out what is happening and who is causing all of the mayhem. This is an incredibly tense read and not at all what I expected when I started this series, but I just couldn’t put it down. This is the point where these characters really started digging into my skin and becoming a part of me.

Tough Luck - C.M. StunichTough Luck
Ronnie is the drummer in Turners band Indecency and Lola drums for one of the support bands Ice and Glass, we learn so much more about the evil plot in this book thanks to Lola who has been a part of it but jumps ship to join the good guys. These two are about as fucked up as any character I’ve read of C.M. Stunich yet and she writes them so well you can’t help but to adore the hell out of them. They are so perfect for each other and really do need each other to get through this bloody awful situation.

Bad Day - C.M. StunichBad Day
We’re back with Turner and Naomi in this book and the range of emotions is a true rollercoaster as we battle with them dealing with potentially losing one of Turner’s friends, Naomi battles with her feelings for Turner which is understandably hard for her given their history, and Turner has to try and handle his feelings of jealousy over Dax, her bandmate, being in love with Naomi. So much going on here and I was so engrossed I flew through the book in record time and this series is proving to be romantic suspense at it’s best, I’m on the edge of my seat and the sex is off the charts hot.

Born Wrong - C.M. StunichBorn Wrong
Dax McCann has been one of my favourite side characters in this series, his being in love with Naomi has been a little annoying though and he needed shaking out of it and in this novel C.M. Stunich gives him a good shake up with Sydney Charrel, stripper sister to Trey, Turner’s band mate. As soon as they meet sparks fly. She knows he’s in love with Naomi but they feel a need to be near each other anyway. You know all the great romances start like that right? I feel like there will be so much more to this story…SO much more!

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TitleHard Rock Roots Box Set
Series: Hard Rock Roots #1-5
Author: C.M. Stunich
Genre: Romance | Suspense | Mystery | Music
Publisher: N/A
Publication Date: 14 February 2016
Review Format: eBook
Other FormatsPaperback
Pages: 702
Buy: Amazon UK | Amazon US

#Review: The Dragon’s Wing by Tate James @TateJamesAuthor

If you missed my review of the first book in this series then you can check it out by following the link below.

Book One – The Vixen’s Lead

Description

I should have known my quest for vengeance would eventually be my downfall. I should have been more careful, more paranoid–but I’m glad I wasn’t. Who knew that getting caught for my crimes would lead to so much happiness?

But joy can be fleeting…

It turns out, this battle is only just beginning. With ultimate power on the line, my faceless enemies will stop at nothing to capture me, dead or alive. I need to master my abilities, fast, or this could be the end for someone I care far too deeply about.

I’m Kit Davenport and this is going to be a bumpy flight.

Warning: This is a reverse harem story with sex, violence and swearing.

Review

Holy-Freakin-Moly, it’s hard to beat the kind of wow factor that the first book in this series had, but this book really had everything I wanted and more.

Kit is tenacious, feisty, and doesn’t let anything get to her whatever the situation. As she learns more about her strengths and supernatural powers in this book she also grows closer to her men. Relying on them for support to grow and become the woman she’s meant to be. Each of the men wants to protect her but they allow her to be the strong woman she is and help her face the challenges coming her way, they support her with the investigation into her past to find out about her future.

Somebody new enters the fray in this one, somebody already connected to the group that we didn’t know about who Kit feels drawn to, who is connected to Kit but tensions run high when he steps into the light. His presence adds an interesting dynamic and I couldn’t help but enjoy seeing how he implanted himself and I’m looking forward to seeing how his storyline develops.

Finally…Dragons, yay, Dragons. We all know, put dragons in a story and I’m happy.

Tate James, has absolutely nailed this continuation of the series, can’t wait to get my teeth into the next part of the series, seriously, this is such good stuff.

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TitleThe Dragon’s Wing
Series: Kit Davenport #2
AuthorTate James
Genre: Romance | Paranormal Romance | Romantic Suspense | Reverse Harem | New Adult | Dragons
Publisher: N/A
Publication Date: 1 November 2017
Review Format: eBook
Other Formats: Paperback
Pages: 384
Buy: Amazon UK | Amazon US

#Review: Talon by Sybil Bartel @SybilBartel

Talon is the first book in the Uncompromising series, however, not liking to do things in a logical order I’ve already reviewed book three in this series if you wanted to check out that review I’ve linked it below along with the buy link for book two which I will be reviewing soon.

Book Two: Neil
Book Three: André

Description

Talon

I surf.
I f*ck.
I pretend to smile.

Two years ago my life was perfect, until it wasn’t. I scattered my wife’s ashes then walked away from the Marines. I didn’t think I had anything left to lose.

I was wrong.

The blonde showed up on my doorstep beaten and stabbed. I did what I was trained to do—I stitched her up. I didn’t have a clue who she was and I told myself I didn’t care. Until they came looking for her.

I swore I’d take my last breath before I let anyone else hurt her, except I didn’t know she was keeping a deadly secret. Now I had two choices, her life or mine.

Marriage and combat taught me the same thing—I was no one’s hero. And I was about to prove it.

Review

I can always rely on Sybil Bartel to give me a good strong dose of testosterone-fuelled enjoyment with her books. Her men are full-blown alpha males, muscled, intelligent, witty, over-protective and sexy as hell. But she doesn’t stop there because the women are no damsels in distress. They could easily walk out in front of the trouble hurtling towards them with none of the protection on offer and handle it with one arm tied behind their back. But this protection is a pretty darn good added bonus.

Talon is a moody bugger and nobody is able to break his ice-cold barrier until Nicole turns up, battered and beaten, looking for a safe haven. Seeing Talon battle with his feelings vs how he felt he should be acting was nothing short of adorable. Nicole was cute yet feisty, she is one who won’t suffer fools gladly and has taken more than enough shit over the years and isn’t going to take any more, even from a man like Talon.

Seeing Talon let down his guard learn to love and trust and be the man he was meant to be and not the moody man he has become is an emotional journey and one that it’s a pleasure to have been on.

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TitleTalon
Series: Uncompromising #1
AuthorSybil Bartel
Genre: Romance | Erotica | Romantic Suspense | Military
Publisher: N/A
Publication Date: 1 March 2016
Review Format: eBook
Other Formats: Paperback
Pages: 389
Buy: Amazon UK | Amazon US

#BlogTour: The Vixen’s Lead by Tate James @TateJamesAuthor @XpressoTours #Review

I was really excited when I found out about this tour, this book has been on my radar for a little while and it was the perfect opportunity to hike it up my TBR and read it and I was so not disappointed. Be sure to head over to Xpresso Book Tours to see all the other fabulous bloggers taking part in the tour and when you’ve read my review pick yourself up a copy of this fabulous read, I’ve already got book two so expect another review soon!

Description

I want vengeance so badly that I can almost taste it. It’s all I’ve ever wanted. So, I did what any privileged, adopted boarding school girl would do. I slapped on a secret identity and became an internationally renowned thief, known as The Fox. Nobody knows me. Nobody can catch me.

Or so I thought…

It turns out; I have what they want. Special abilities. And trust me, these abilities are coveted–and dangerous. Now, I don’t know who to trust or where to go. Peril lurks on every corner as I try to uncover my past and origin. Teaming up with unlikely allies may be my only chance at survival or my biggest mistake. Only time will tell.

I’m Kit Davenport and this is only the beginning.

The Vixen's Lead - Tour Banner

Review

I had heard a lot about this book and it was patiently sitting on my TBR while I waded through the mountain of books I had, then the opportunity to review it for this tour came up and I leapt at it knowing I could totally queue jump it. I’m so pleased I did, Kit Davenport is one of those characters you just love thoroughly. She’s got a feisty attitude, can kick ass and is sexy as hell to boot, and unlike some characters, you don’t resent her for that sexiness one little bit.

Kit has had a shit life, but things are kind of on the up now, she’s been adopted by a nice, rich guy who despite a lack in parental experience genuinely cares for her and has sent her to a good boarding school with her best friend so she isn’t alone. She is also a master thief, known only as The Fox, evading capture until one night she doesn’t and she has to form an alliance with some unlikely partners.

Enter the men…Thank you, Tate James because these guys are such an eclectic mix yet they come together so perfectly and despite this being a truly slow-burn novel the heat is palpable throughout. Each of the guys has their own distinct personality and I didn’t want any of them to leave the page when they were on it, but then they would and another one would appear and I would feel the same again. Such brilliant writing.

I steamed through this book and I went straight to Amazon and downloaded the second book in the series and intend to read it much quicker than I read this first one because I just have to know what happens next. I highly recommend this, reverse harem readers are going to eat it up, new readers to reverse harem are going to love it’s slow-burn introduction to the genre. The suspense aspects of the novel are fantastic and the paranormal elements are perfect. I just can’t rave about this novel enough, one of my favourites this year.

Sending huge thanks to Tate James and Xpresso Book Tours for the eARC so that I could honestly review this book.

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About Tate James

Tate James - Author Image

Tate James was born and raised in the Land of the Long White Cloud (New Zealand) but now lives in Australia with her husband, baby and furbaby.

She is a lover of books, red wine, cats and coffee and is not a morning person. She is a bit too sarcastic and swears too much for polite society and definitely tells too many dirty jokes.

  

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TitleThe Vixen’s Lead
Series: Kit Davenport #1
AuthorTate James
Genre: Romance | Paranormal Romance | Romantic Suspense | Reverse Harem | Erotica | New Adult
Publisher: N/A
Publication Date: 19 September 2017
Review Format: eBook
Other Formats: Paperback
Pages: 396
Buy: Amazon UK | Amazon US

#BlogTour: Dark & Stormy by J. Mercer @XpressoTours #Review #Giveaway

I’m honoured to be a part of this tour for Dark & Stormy by J. Mercer, this is a deeply moving book and I’m excited to share my review with you. If you want to follow the tour head over to Xpresso Book Tours to see all the other fabulous bloggers taking part.

Description

Faryn Miller wants to build a new life in a small town. It’s her last chance to figure out, of all the roles she’s played in her thirty-some years, which one truly fits. Her aim at simplicity sounds like the perfect medicine until she meets Kai Allen, who’s spent his life doing everything the hard way and never bending for anyone. Lucky for Kai, Faryn has no preconceived notions about what he’s done and who he is, unlike the rest of town.

When cryptic messages start sneaking their way into Faryn’s apartment, then blatant threats, the two of them compile a long list of who could be stalking her. Unable to keep his frustration and rage hidden any longer, Kai explodes on everyone in his path, and Faryn can’t help but wonder if the storm is closer than she thinks.

Dark & Stormy - Tour Banner

Review

J. Mercer has been incredibly clever with this book, writing a description which gives you enough information to reel you in without actually telling you anything! I went in knowing it was a romantic suspense and I really wanted to read it!

Faryn moves to a small town, it’s clear she’s running from something but we have no idea what, she’s a beautiful kind hearted woman who everyone loves instantly. She finds an apartment, and a job and settles into a comfortable but simple life. Then she meets Kai and it’s as if they are made for each other.

Kai has been a troublemaker and playboy his entire life, but as soon as he meets Faryn he makes an effort to change, to become the kind of man deserving of a woman like her, and she loves him for it and for the man he is. All is perfect in the land of Faryn and Kai, except strange things keep happening, notes being left inside her apartment, things being moved around. It appears Faryn is being stalked, but by whom?

I was completely absorbed by this story, the romance was compelling and knowing something sinister was going on was absolutely devastating because I really didn’t want anything bad to happen to this couple who loved each other so thoroughly. J. Mercer touches on subjects in this book which are so close to my heart and the way they are tackled are just so perfect, real, and moving. I was in tears at the end completely entrenched in the outcome for these two lovers.

This is an outstanding novel and one I can’t recommend highly enough. A beautifully thought out and executed romantic suspense that has an outcome you just couldn’t predict.

Sending a huge thanks to J. Mercer and Xpresso Book Tours for the eARC so that I could honestly review this book.

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About J. Mercer

J. Mercer - Author Image

J. Mercer grew up in Wisconsin where she walked home from school with her head in a book, filled notebooks with stories in junior high, then went to college for accounting and psychology only to open a dog daycare. She wishes she were an expert linguist, is pretty much a professional with regards to competitive dance hair (bunhawk, anyone?), and enjoys exploring with her husband—though as much as she loves to travel, she’s also an accomplished hermit. Perfect days include cancelled plans, rain, and endless hours to do with what she pleases. Find her on Facebook @jmercerbooks or online at www.jmercerbooks.wordpress. com.

  

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TitleDark & Stormy
Series: N/A
AuthorJ. Mercer
Genre: Romance | Romantic Suspense | Contemporary | Mental Health
Publisher: N/A
Publication Date: 17 May 2017
Review Format: eBook
Other Formats: Paperback
Pages: 189
Buy: Amazon UK | Amazon US