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The Devil’s Match by Amo Jones–Review

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My first foray into the world of Amo Jones was with, The Silver Swan. I was instantly addicted to her writing style and ability to suck you into her written fantasy world. Since then, I have also read Razing Grace part 1 and 2 and absolutely loved it. Fast forward too, The Devil’s Match. Amo Jones did not disappoint.

Blurb:

The Devil’s Match picks up where Razing Grace, part 2 ended. Ella is in the process of packing up to head off to college at NYU. She is the sister, aka “The Princess of Darkness” 😈, to Raze/000/The Executioner, Miles (not by blood, but by choice) and Beast, the International president of The Devil’s Own MC. In the meantime, Frost has gone Nomad while still being a part of The Devil’s Own. There are reasons as to why Frost is going Nomad and may be gone up to six months.

“One Mississippi, two Mississippi, three Mississippi….”

Review:

Let me start by saying this book was just freaking phenomenal. I am utterly amazed at the dark and twisty mind of Ms. Jones and the ability she has to fully engulf oneself in her dream world. She never disappoints. With every book of hers that I have read, she just leaves me shredded to point where I am still thinking about it days after. There are so many twists and turns, highs and lows and flat out, no they didn’t!! Every word said about this book, could be a potential spoiler, so with that said, let’s keep this short and spoiler free. 😉

Frost is a pleasantly delightful psychopath🤨. He is so deranged, yet so smooth and sweet talking it made him an intriguing character to read. I loved him, yet hated him for some things he did. I loved his crazy a@@ and his overly aggressive roughness. Totally hated him sometimes for the way he treated Ella, but in reading its part of his ‘growing’ process. In the end, I LOVED Frost, because of the ending with Ella.

Ella was a surprising character. At the end of Razing Grace part 2, she is perceived as this soft, delicate little flower not to be disturbed or messed with. Well, hello, Ella in The Devil’s Match. Initial emotion while reading about her was shock and then a ‘hell, yeah’! I loved reading about this side of Ella. I always felt that something was off with her and there was more to it, than having three overprotective brothers trying to save her from the darkness and evil of this world.

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When talking about Frost and Ella as a couple, they were far from perfect, yet as with any couple it is a process. They are a match made in psychotic heaven!! 💑

Gah, there is so much that I want to say, but I WILL NOT spoil it for anybody. There were so many good times, bad times, shocking times and even some, ‘Hell yes, you go girl’ times, that made The Devil’s Match a knockout hit. Now, I will warn you, this will not be for everybody and that’s ok. It’s dark, erotic, a complete and total mind f@ck, yet so dang good. If this doesn’t sound like your cup of tea and you don’t enjoy, just know this is as a heads up for the faint of heart. However, if you’re feeling like stepping out of your comfort zone box, pick up an Amo Jones book.  Her writing is completely above and beyond!! 5 fist pumping ‘hell yeah’ stars!!! I am so excited to read about Miles, Blake and Willow next. Can’t wait!!

“That kind of love, the kind you both have, doesn’t die. It doesn’t even fade. It remains and intensifies, but never dies.”

5 stars

 

Found by Claudia Burgoa–Review

If you’ve read Claudia before, you know that she writes emotionally passionate books that pull on your heartstrings. Found is no different. It is so beautifully executed that it isn’t long until you are feeling and going through exactly what the characters are going through. Found is told from triple POV, but isn’t a triad.

Found revolves around Hazel. She is an extremely strong, independent woman who is always looking out for others. While being this strong and charming individual she battles a secret that affects her daily.

Scott Everhart has had to grow up quickly and in doing so, he becomes everyone’s rock and solid ground. He has put up an emotional wall to remain unavailable and detached. However, there is one person who can see through that wall and knows the real Scott. That would-be Hazel.

Elliot McFee is Hazel’s first love. She honestly thought they would be together forever until she caught Elliot in a lie. He has never stopped thinking about her and when he accidently sees her again, he is determined to try and win her back.

Found is an exquisitely gorgeous book about finding one’s true self, realizing what you deserve and seeking that elusive HEA. Hazel’s journey as well as the Everhart boys truly bring this story to life. There are episodes of extreme high’s and low’s, gut-wrenching pain and hilarity (mostly because of the Everhart’s. Gosh, I love them!) It was very easy to get sucked into the story and feel like you were one of the characters. I was instantly pulled in from beginning to end and am still thinking about Found. That is how you know that it was a good book. Do yourself a favor and pick up Found, but don’t forget to have the tissues ready!!

Combust by K. Bromberg–Review: A slow burn that will leave you wet with tears

Ms. Bromberg wrote a fantastically heartwarming and emotionally heavy book with Combust. Sometimes it truly isn’t about what’s on the outside, but also what’s on the inside.
Grady Malone is a hero among hero’s. He’s deep, emotionally cutoff and suffers some massive amounts of regret and grief. He doesn’t truly understand his worth among society, community and his family, not to mention his own self-esteem. He comes across as hard edged and displays moments of a-holeness, but this is just a cover to what’s truly inside.
Dylan McCoy is refreshing. She’s a lost girl/woman in the world after walking in on her boyfriend with another girl. She is the oval that’s trying to fit in the circle shape that is known as LA. She can fine tune herself to meld in, but that isn’t her true self. She’s a feisty, talented songwriter trying to make it in LA, where everywhere she looks she sees skinny, big chested blondes (like the one her boyfriend was caught with).
‘Music is my therapy, so I offer the same to him.’
Dylan needs to get away to re-coup and center herself, while she works on writing songs for her loser ex. Yep you read that right, she is contractually obligated to fulfill one more album with the douche before she can officially part ways. Her brother has a friend that is a firefighter, who is willing to let her stay while she works through her issues/songs. Her brother feels safe with allowing her to stay at Grady’s, since she hates firefighters (you have to read the book to know why😉). Grady and Dylan never expected to find each other/the other half to make them whole, while staying in the same house. As you can imagine, sparks fly in the most unbelievable way. This is a slow burn romance where they find that the other is the balm that they need to fix what’s wrong with themselves.
‘I look at him often as I work through the lyrics. Words about love and loss pass over my lips, run through my head, and are jotted down, and yet, he’s the one I keep looking for a reaction from. His fingers thrumming to an imaginary beat he hears in my work the only response he gives.’
Grady stole my heart and a little piece of my soul. Words can’t fully describe how wonderfully written he was. Imagine, this big, beautiful man in his turnout gear with eyes that burn bright, yet grief weighs heavy on his soul as a visible blanket. Oh man, he is just perfection. Dylan is truly the yin to his yang. Grady makes her feel valuable and wanted. Slowly her self-worth and self-esteem begin to grow and this is evident in everything she does.
If you are looking for a heartwarming, emotionally filled, slow burn romance that has a strong hero (despite what he is keeping inside) and an adorably invigorating heroine, this book is for you! You will truly feel ‘all the feels’ and fall in love like I did!
‘Because love is rarely pretty. It’s messy. It’s complicated. It’s often ugly, but that’s how you know when it’s right. Pretty doesn’t always last. It’s the things you have to work at that make the reward that much sweeter.’

 

Midnight Blue by L.J. Shen–Review: Run, don’t walk, One-click, don’t sample this book. OUTSTANDING!!

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HOLY FREAKING PHENOMENAL can Leigh write!!!! Where to start on this one, there are a million positive thoughts that are flying through my mind right now. How about on a side note. Look at this freaking book cover. Is it not beautiful?! Not only can she write, but she has great book covers.

‘Alex Winslow was beautiful in a way storms were—only from afar. Just like them, he had the power to sweep and ruin you, two things I was too busy surviving to entertain.’

I am in LOVE with Alex Winslow. He is a rock star, who is beautifully broken and flawed, yet is a sweetheart when you get down to his core (which you need to dig very far to get too). He has many demons that are screaming down his neck to which he is fighting and trying to outrun. Due to this, he has done some things that he’s not proud of. One happens to be becoming an addict. His addictions have really hurt him, as a person and an artist. He has been to rehab already and is trying to remain sober, despite all the temptations around him. He is rude, a jerk and a nasty self-centered a-hole! Despite all this, I flipping LOVED him! Gosh, there’s just something about a misunderstood asshole! 😍

‘Soooo. Spill it, girl. What’s he like?’…’Disgusting, Gorgeous, Rude, Sexy, Screwed-up. Witty. Broody, Unbearable. Trouble. Trouble. Trouble. Alex Winslow was all those things and more.’

He is about to embark on a world tour and has been assigned a babysitter. This babysitter is tasked to keep him clean and sober. She is to report back to his management team if she notices anything amiss with him. Sounds extreme, but this almost thirty-year-old has a lot riding on remaining sober. First and foremost, his good name, reputation and his own soul. Secondly, if he remains sober and has a killer tour, his second album can be and will be more to his liking and not so ‘manufactured’.

‘Welcome to my mess, New Girl. It’s a bumpy ride from here on out.’

Insert, Indigo ‘Stardust’ Bellamy, aka…Indie. She is as unique and breathtaking as her name and blue hair. She is sweet, pure, puts people first and loving. They are two souls that shouldn’t make sense together, yet somehow do. She is an incredible heroine in this book. She is strong and doesn’t take crap from anyone (especially Alex), yet is completely unselfish and loving. Her one and only fault is her loyalty and need to take care of those that are closest to her and her heart. I, honestly, don’t know if I would have put up with her brother as much as she did. Because of her loyalty, she needed this job.

‘I needed this job like Mark Wahlberg needed to show his real junk in Boogie Nights.’

This book is everything!! Asshole male…. check; sweet yet strong female…check; Rockstar romance…duh, check; a story that has so many intertwining layers, the book should be called ‘The Midnight Blue Onion’…check; hot romance…double check; drama and angst…check; emotions that are so strong you find your heart in your throat…triple check. The only thing I wish I had…. MORE ALEX and INDIE!!😢

Leigh did everything right in Midnight Blue from plot, storyline and pacing, to writing remarkable characters that spring to life and include you on that roller coaster of emotions. She made me love Alex and his Rockstar romance!!

“When I look at you, I see something broken that isn’t worth fixing. And you look at me like I’m a cheap thing to replace the expensive one that’s been stolen from you. See, we’re all vases. And you’re the one scattered on the floor, shattered beyond repair. So I’ll let someone else pick you up. It’s really that simple. Have fun with your temporary glue.”

 

Burn Me Anthology—Cover Reveal

 

Title: Burn Me Anthology
Authors: F.G. Adams, Janine Infante Bosco, 
Meagan Brandy, LK Collins, Tracie Douglas, 
Kim Jones, Kristen Hope Mazzola, S. Moose, 
Aimee Noalane, Kaylee Ryan, Mayra Statham, 
Shantel Tessier, & Winter Travers
Genre: Romance Anthology
Cover Design: Tracie Douglas
Photographer: Aunt Kris Photos
Model: Al Spinelli
Release Date: February 6, 2018
Blurb
Thirteen authors
have joined forces to bring you their sizzling stories-some sweet, some
five-alarm hot, but all for a good cause. Burn Me is an anthology to raise
money for Hope For Heroes Foundation, which helps military, fire, police, and
EMS personnel who’ve experienced life-altering disabilities while in the line
of duty. Follow the antics and adventures of these incredible firefighters in
what promises to be one of the hottest compilations yet! This delectable
anthology begs the question: Can anyone resist a hero in uniform?
Pre-order Links
AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU
Contributing Authors

Mr. Wrong by Alessandra Hart–Review

Jacob is a big time TV actor who is hoping to break onto the big screen. He was meeting his buddy at work and overhears a colleague pissing and moaning about his recent ex-girlfriend. Jacob is completely uninterested until he hears that this ex, Nora, stole the man’s dog.
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So, back to Jacob and his friend. They finally make it out to a bar and decide (after drinking), that they should help his colleague out. The thing is neither one of them really knows him. Obviously, Jacob doesn’t, but his friend knows him about just as much as Jacob does. They decide that Jacob is going to take her out on an epically bad date, be an arsehole and overall, show her a bad time. Ultimately at the end of the night, he is going to steal the dog back.

Now, I’m very confused on how I feel with this one. Who would really go through with a revenge plot for someone they don’t even know? I could sort of understand if it was one of your good friends, but not an unknown type of person. Jacob is portrayed as a manwhore/player, yet it didn’t come across that way very much. The first part of the book, I had difficulty with Jacob. He seemed very immature and childlike. It was a weird juxtaposition of how he was described. I was expecting an alpha, arsehole, manwhore player. What I got in the beginning of the book was a combination of the science and chess nerd. It may sound rough, but I didn’t totally hate him, it was just a let down from what I was expecting (the second half was much better).

I LOVE strong willed heroines with a backbone., however, I’m not sure Nora was it. She had her moments where she had fiery outbursts, but they were inconsistent. Despite all this, there were many moments of witty/sarcastic banter, humor, sadness, flying sparks, mystery and nail biting until you figure out what’s going to happen!! I would read another book from Alessandra Hart!

Fighter’s Claim by D.D. Galvan–Review

Let me start by saying this is a new author with a first-time book. With that being said, Fighter’s Claim was not that bad for a first book. This story revolves around Tish, her best friend Jiji and Jiji’s brother, Jameson (aka Fighter) and his MC the Devils Wind.

Tish has been friends with Jiji since they were pre-teens. She is on her way to pick up Jiji, whom still lives at home with her mother and stepfather. When Tish arrives to pick her up, she finds herself some trouble with Jiji’s stepfather and rescues Jiji, leaving in a mad dash to go find Fighter. When the girls show up battered and bruised at the MC, Fighter is steaming mad and wants to seek vengeance. However, more pressing matters take priority like getting the girls medical attention and healed.

Tish has always had a crush on Jameson and still finds him extremely attractive. Upon seeing Tish, he realizes that she is no longer the little string bean attached to a mouth, but a woman who is all grown up. He is instantly attracted to her and has no problem ‘claiming’ her publicly and privately. They have a long way to go though, to have that coveted HEA.

For a first-time author/book, I thoroughly enjoyed it. MC books are like crack to me and I can’t get enough of them. There can be good ones and not so good ones. This one falls on the 👍 category. There are a couple very minute issues I have though. The story at times was a little repetitive with just certain sayings/reminders and a little choppy. It is a catch 22, where it was choppy is where it’s repetitive and vice versa. Otherwise, I would happily read the rest of the books as they come out. If you are worried about this being a graphic MC book, you don’t need to be. As far as MC books go, this was like a ‘MC book light’.

4-stars