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Blowback by Monica James–Review

The Monsters Within Duet deserves something special to be said about it. Quick refresher, I absolutely loved, adored and salivated for Bullseye. Ms. James wrote something exceptional with book one. So, the question is, ‘How do you follow up with such perfection of Bullseye?’ Simple. You write a kick*ss, soul encompassing, gut twisting, emotionally sucking book two. Welcome to Blowback.

Now, Blowback picks up right where it left off in Bullseye. The intensity, passion and of course, the dark and twisted all remain. Monica did a fantastic job of engulfing you into the dark, seedy, twisted underground of Detroit. It was easy to not only feel as if you were there, but to visualize the story happening around you almost as if you were experiencing everything in Virtual Reality.

Bull and Tiger are an intriguing pair of emotionally stunted individuals who have had to learn hard life lessons and most importantly, a human representation of yin yang. Each have issues, but one thing they do know is that a certain calm flows through them when they are together. They are electric and able to soar when they are together, yet when apart they fall flat and are left to keep the demons at bay the only way they know how. Bull and Tiger not only make an insane coupling, but they are the piece missing to make each other whole (with a little Fluffball thrown in😉).

Bull…Bull is still this fierce mastermind, enigmatic, anti-hero with thoughts of revenge. Lily is caring, kind and sees the best in people. She receives an awakening of sorts and then we get to see Tiger Lily at her fiercest. The things that she would do for the ones she loves made her strong, fierce and a true kick*ss heroine. I loved to see the expansion of her personality and the fierce heart she has inside.

Although, non-conventional, their love, friendship and relationship are what one dreams about. Who needs Prince Charming when you have the Black Knight riding through town to save not only his one true love, but the person who saved him?

I am completely addicted to Monica James and her writing style. Her heroes are broken yet fierce. The heroines seem to evolve and find themselves. Tiger completely fit the bill with her rough and tough tenacity, sweet nature and finally, her ferociousness. Bull and Tiger will be a couple that will not leave my mind very soon. I’ve laughed, cried, screamed, and pulled a tantrum having to step away from my kindle. Yet, overall, though, I loved. I loved fiercely with a consistent storyline, all plot holes and questions answered, characters that were so much more than one-dimensional and most importantly, I loved Bull, Tiger and Jordy. These characters will not leave my psyche for an exceptionally long time!! Congratulations, Ms. James, on a fabulous book!!

Gift From The Hitman by Zoey Parker –Review

Zoey has written another original storyline that’s full of heart, passion, anger, resentment among other emotions. What I loved about this book is that both main characters were extremely strong personalities. Neither one seemed to overpower the other. Now don’t get me wrong, Andrei is a complete alpha that needs to be in control. However, through his ‘relationship’ with Kelly he begins to learn that having someone else in control once in awhile isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

Andrei is a thirty-two year old mob boss with no family. It dawns on him one night that he desperately needs to have an heir to pass the Petrov mafia to. This borns the idea of him needing to ‘acquire’ a surrogate (of sorts).

Kelly is a twenty-five year old unemployed women with many responsibilities. Her mom has recently been diagnosed with breast cancer leaving her mom unable to work, therefore no health insurance. Kelly has recently been fired from her job, due to downsizing. She has mountains of bills being racked up and no way to pay for it. Because of this, she is forced into desperate decisions.

Andrei and Kelly are wonderful together. Can Andrei keep her safe from his past? Can Kelly change this brute from his bitter ways? One click to find out!

Holy read, Batman! Nudes by Sarah Robinson

33858470Sarah Robinson is a masterful genius! Done, enough said. Just kidding, the book was flipping phenomenal! There is a strong under current that no matter what life throws at you, we as human beings should be building each other up NOT shaming them. Wonderfully written and don’t let the cover persuade you to not read this book. It’s part of the whole concept and ties in great!

Ms. Robinson wrote 2 characters that have so much depth that it’s hard not to get sucked into the book to find out the other layers. Aria is an upcoming actress with her first leading roll. She wants to be taken seriously in this business and won’t allow anything to happen to her and her success. She wants to earn it on her own and not look like she was given preferential treatment.

Ben is the new CEO of Shepherd Film Studios. He is trying to make a comeback after having a nasty and bitter divorce. One thing he told himself after the divorce was, ‘No more actresses’. However, this all changes when he meets Aria Rose. Their chemistry is off the charts and the insta-love that we experience was so well written and believable. (I’m not saying I don’t believe is insta-love, its hard to read sometimes if it’s not written well).

If I could I would give Ms. Robinson and Nudes a 5+, but alas I can’t. I can tell you though that this a book you don’t want to miss. It’s is amazing!!

5 stars