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Menace by Laramie Briscoe–Review

Ms. Briscoe, Thank you for writing Menace/Mason’s book. I have been swooning over him in previous books and was so excited when he finally got his own story.

Officer Mason ‘Menace’ Harrison is with the Laurel Springs Police Department, where he specifically works with the Moonshine Task Force. Mason is a thirty-four-year-old man, who has sacrificed everything in his life for the past eighteen years. Why? Because this man had a child when he was only sixteen-years-old and was left alone to raise his son, Caleb. That’s right, Mr. Hottie in a uniform is a single dad who has devoted all his time for his son.

“I knew without a doubt, at sixteen-years-old I would do whatever it took to make this boy of mine a success. It’s been a hard eighteen years.”

Caleb is now a senior in high school and has taken it upon himself to set his dad up on an internet dating website. It’s through this dating app that he meets Karina. They go on their date and have a great time, sparks fly, the whole shebang. Afterword, Karina (Rina), ghosted him. Through a career experience day at the local high school, they realize Rina is Caleb’s teacher when Menace goes in to talk to the class.

Here’s the thing. Karina and Menace have a wonderful and loving relationship. They are enjoying the get to know you stage and figuring out the dynamic with Rina dating Caleb’s dad, Menace, while still being Caleb’s teacher. It works and I loved reading about them, but what I really have to gush over is the father/son relationship between Mason and Caleb. Mason is just plain sworthy (swoon + worthy; a hottie worthy of praise) with the way he loves his son (beware of exploding ovaries). Caleb, I freaking loved Caleb. He was very wise and beyond his eighteen years. Of course, he did have to grow up quickly when his dad wasn’t around a lot for work, but he absolutely adores his dad. There was so much love, trust and friendship between these two, it was great to read about a positive father-son relationship.

“If it weren’t for you loving me enough to stick around, I wouldn’t be here. I’ll never know all the sacrifices you made, and I’ll never understand what you went through in order to be the amazing dad you’ve been to me my whole life, but know I love you for every single one of them…I just thought it was important that you know that.”

Karina was almost like a breath of fresh air. Once she got over her hang-up (regarding something that happened on the first date), she was all in with this ready-made family. She took everything in stride and quickly immersed herself with Mason and Caleb like she’s been there the whole time. It was refreshing to read about the growth and development of the characters (father-son, father-Karina, Karina-Caleb and most importantly, Menace, Rina and Caleb as a family). It was beautiful!

“Karina Holland has fuckin turned my life upside down, sideways, and destroyed my careful existence.”

There continues to be a moonshine issue within the high school. This allows the appearance of the MTF to be read about, although a good chunk of the book was dedicated to the new, emerging family and what develops along the way.
I absolutely loved this book and wholeheartedly recommend it to you. MTF is a series, but you could read it as a standalone, as any important factors are explained well (characters and couplings). Even more exciting is that Caleb is going to get his own book!! I can’t wait to read about him.

 

“The teenage fuckup, the single dad, and the loner of the crew -none of those labels apply any more. The one that does? Mason Harrison; happy man.”

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Ace by Laramie Briscoe

 

Title: Ace
A Moonshine Task Force Series Novel
Author: Laramie Briscoe
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: January 12, 2018

Blurb
Ace is
saving lives and mending hearts…….
Anthony “Ace” Bailey

I’m not a rules kinda guy

Department Policy? Kinda sucks, but I do what I have to for the job that I
love.

Playing it safe? Not my thing.

Married? No big deal when I know she’s unhappy and scared.

I’m one of those guys – a sniper in the military, a little bit of an
adrenaline junkie, and a member of the Moonshine Task Force. I’ve lived through
some shit.

My gut has never failed me. It’s my sixth-sense. Warning me of a gunshot coming
my way, of a traffic stop being potentially deadly, or the tingling in the back
of my neck when I go to sleep telling me I’ll be woken up by a call in the
middle of the night. My gut has always kept me honest.

Like the day I walked into The Café and saw the new waitress. There was a ring
on her left hand, but I didn’t care. One look in her eyes told me everything I
needed to know. Her marriage wasn’t one made of love and respect. It was one
made of fear and doubt.

It’s why I ignored that ring, why I arrested her husband, and the reason I’m
willing to take my time. Patience is a virtue, and with this woman, I have it
in spades.
Violet Miller

Meeting Anthony Bailey changed my life. He did things that no one else has ever
done for me.

Feeling safe? Never happened before.

Feeling wanted? It’s been years.

Being independent? I’m learning.

It’s foreign, not having someone question my every move, being able to eat what
I want for dinner, and sitting out on my front porch talking to Anthony every
night while we share a couple beers.

I try to tell myself he’s just being nice; that he’s doing his job and working
within the community. The problem? The night he takes the kiss we both want,
everything changes, and I can no longer deny what I feel. But it doesn’t stop
me from trying – and I learn quickly that Ace knows me better than anyone else
ever has – including myself.

All I can do is hang on, as he takes me on the scariest journey of my life. The
one that bends us until we almost break, and ends with a happily ever after I
never thought I would get.
ACE includes the wedding of a beloved couple, an appearance by Reaper, and the
continuation of EVERYONE falling in love with Caleb!

 

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Author Bio
Laramie Briscoe is the best-selling author of the Heaven Hill Series & the Rockin’ Country Series.Since self-publishing her first book in May of 2013, Laramie Briscoe has published over 10 books. She’s appeared on the Top 100 Bestselling E-books Lists on iBooks, Amazon Kindle, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble. She’s been called “a very young Maya Banks” (Amazon reviewer) and her books have been accused of being “sexy, family-oriented, romances with heart”.

When she’s not writing alpha males who seriously love their women, she loves spending time with friends, reading, and marathoning shows on her DVR. Married to her high school sweetheart, Laramie lives in Bowling Green, KY with her husband (the Travel Coordinator) and a sometimes crazy cat named Beau.

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