Tuesday, 31 July 2018

REVIEW - Half Empty (First Wives #2) by Catherine Bybee

The Book
Release Date: 31 July 2018
Goodreads Link
New York Times bestselling author Catherine Bybee continues her sassy series with another of the First Wives finding that love and secrets are a dangerous combination.
Trina Petrov’s marriage-by-contract was only meant to be temporary. But when tragedy strikes, Trina is left one of the wealthiest women in the world. To recover from the shock, she takes some time off in Italy, swearing not to fall for any men while there. But that doesn’t mean she can’t fall for anyone on the trip home
Country-music superstar Wade Thomas is lying low in a hotel bar when he gets the cold shoulder from the woman next to him. He’s used to fans fawning at his boots, and Trina is a refreshing change—so is the fact that she has no idea who he is.
As things begin to heat up, Trina discovers that the circumstances of her late husband’s death are not what they seemed. Now she’s in trouble, and Wade isn’t about to let her out of his sight. Getting close to love and danger could get them killed…or it could sweep them both off their feet.
My Review  5 STARS
**Copy Provided by Netgalley and Montlake Romance for an honest review**

This is the second book in the series and was just as good as the first.  Catherine Bybee is such an author that you cannot help but be engaged in all of her books and this one is now exception.

The theme carries on from book one and cannot really be read as a stand alone, but the series is that good you really won't mind.  

Trina is very much still in danger and it all finally comes to a head and a few mysteries are solved too.

Wade Thomas is the love interest that is introduced and, my, what a man for Trina.  Wade and Trina have a connection right from the start and Wade, being a Texan has all the manners and strength of character to stand by the lady that he has decided he wants.

Trina's friends and other cast members from The Weekday Brides also feature in this story and we get to enjoy their inout and a little more on Avery, which the next book will be about.

I really enjoyed this book and cannot wait until the next book comes out!

Monday, 30 July 2018

REVIEW - Winds of Salem (The Beauchamp Family #3) by Melissa de la Cruz

The Book
Release Date: 13 August 2013

Freya Beauchamp is trapped in 1692, in Salem of all places, with no recollection of her past. A powerful enemy spell has sent her spiraling away so that she is separated by centuries from her mother, Joanna, and sister, Ingrid. This is not good news for a twenty-first-century witch. Not to mention the immediate threat she faces from the wealthy and influential Putnam family. When little Annie Putnam is one of the first to make accusations of witchcraft, her landowner father jumps at the opportunity to consolidate his power and expand his holdings in Puritan Salem Town. If Freya is caught using magic, she will be forced to relive the witch trials, and this time, her immortality will be in question. Meanwhile, twenty-first-century North Hampton has its own snares. Joanna and Norm consult the Oracle for advice, and Freddie and his pixie allies search for a missing totem that could reopen the passages of time and help bring his sister home. When Ingrid bumps into an old flame, she finds that her new love for Detective Matt Noble is in doubt. Moving between past and present, with dizzying plot twists and page-turning suspense, Winds of Salem is sure to bewitch fans old and new.

My Review  1 STAR
**My thanks to NetGalley and Hachette Books, for providing me with a free copy for an honest review**

I said yes to this book as initially it seemed like my kind of thing however after struggling to get through only 15% of the book, i just know that this is a DNF for me.  The first in a long time.

The writing just does not pull me in, the intro was so full of information there was not way that i could remember the information provided to make sense of the book and it left me feeling confused.

I was actually bored whilst reading this as there was so much explanation it just felt like there was so much page filler before we were getting anywhere.

I will not be going back to this author.

REVIEW - The Daddy Treatment by Ava Sinclair

The Book
Release Date: 20 July 2018
Goodreads Link
He says he's my daddy now. He says he's going to make it all better. 
But it may hurt a little.
It was desperation that drove me to break the law. When I wake up after sentencing to learn I’ve been forced into an experimental reform program, the last thing I expect is to be regressed back to a time in my life when I was fully dependent and vulnerable.
Dr. Eli Crane is commanding, strict, and uncompromising. While I’m here, he’ll be the daddy I never had. He’ll decide what I wear, what I eat, and when I sleep. He’ll spank me to tears when I’m bad. I will be his little one, to use and touch as he pleases. 
But as my handsome guardian breaks down my defenses, I find myself craving the humiliation of being made so completely vulnerable, but also trusting a man who seems to know more about me than I know about myself.
But how does Eli Crane know so much? When the secret of his knowledge is revealed, will it destroy the happiness of finally having the daddy figure I’ve always wanted?
My Review  3 STARS
**My thanks to the author for providing me with a free copy for an honest review**

I can't say that i have read a daddy dom book before and this one is set in a more science fiction world where people can access your repressed memories without you knowing.

Sugar has committed a crime and has been sent to a programme that is going to help her, she just doesn't know it yet.  The programme makes you regress to the part of your childhood that you missed and punishes you if you are naughty and sticks with the punishments until you learn your mistakes.  Each dom acts like your personal daddy until you either graduate out of the programme, when the daddy are just there for moral support, or if you are lucky you both form such a bond that you get married to the lifestyle.

This is quite a fast paced book and i would be willing to read more of this type of book in the future.

Saturday, 28 July 2018

REVIEW - Just Once More by Tiffany Allee

The Book
Release Date: 7 November 2017
Goodreads Link

When Mia Watts steps into a hotel bar, she’s doing her best to step away from her problems—a stressful job, her little sister’s dwindling college fund, and a stinging chance encounter with her ex. What she finds is a sexy man who sweeps her off her feet for the night.

But her sensual stranger isn’t a stranger after all.

Jack isn’t looking forward to taking over his father’s company, even for the short period of time it’ll take to sell it off. But when he meets his new project manager, he has a whole new twist to worry about. Women like Mia don’t come around every day, but convincing her that they deserve more than a single night together won’t be easy.
 

My Review  3 STARS
**My thanks to the author for providing me with a free copy for an honest review**

This is a book that starts with Mia acting a little bolder than her usual self and having a once night stand with a man she meets in the bar of the hotel she is staying in.

With a few bumps in the road and Jack keeping silent on something that will affect Mia's future ends with a turbulent time between them before Jack realises his mistakes and does his best to come clean and mend the broken bridges he has made.

Its a sweet read, but not the best from this author.

Tuesday, 24 July 2018

REVIEW - No Place Like You (Cloud Bay #3) by Emma Douglas

The Book
Release Date: 5 December 2017
Goodreads Link

Home--in the island village of Cloud Bay--is where the heart is. . .

Leah Santelli always knew that Zach Harper, son of a rock legend and her best friend's brother, was painfully out of reach. Then, on the night of her eighteenth birthday, Leah shocked herself by asking for--and receiving--the gift she wanted: one night of passion with Zach before he left town to pursue his rock star dreams. Now, years later, Zach is back in Cloud Bay to record his first solo album. His return could also be Leah's big chance to step up her own music career. But getting the producing credit she needs means spending long hours with Zach in the recording studio...and falling back into the habit of longing for him, for better or worse.

Zach used to believe that a man must put his past behind him. But coming back home for Cloud Bay's famed music festival has allowed him to finally make amends with his family and, much to his surprise, reunite with Leah. He might have left her once but now it seems he can't stay away. Trouble is, even though the heat between them burns hotter than ever, Leah has old wounds in need of healing before she can give Zach a real chance. Can he find a way to convince her that they can make more than just great music together--and that she's the one that he wants for all time?

My Review  5 STARS
**My thanks to NetGalley and St Martin's Press, for providing me with a free copy for an honest review**

Zach Harper finally comes home in this book much to everyone's surprise, but only so that he can work on his solo album, however the only one willing to produce the album for his is Faith's best friend Leah Santelli.

Leah and Zach have been together once before when Leah propositioned him on her eighteenth birthday, however working on the album has the chemistry zinging between them again now that she is single.

After a hashed out friends with benefits agreement the pair make music not only in the studio but and Zach's house too.

No surprise that it is Zach who ends thing between the pair when he gets a better offer, but after a few weeks it no longer feels that way.  It is Zach who has to make his apologies and win Leah back, but after Cloudfest we get a surprise ending that i hope means that we will get a forth book in the series.

I really love this series and have enjoyed all three books so far, i really do hope we get another book in the series.

REVIEW - A Season of You (Cloud Bay #2) by Emma Douglas

The Book
Release Date: 3 October 2017
Goodreads Link

It's Christmastime in the quaint island town of Cloud Bay, where love is always in season... Will Fraser has believed in love at first sight since the day he first laid eyes on Mina Harper five years ago. There was only one problem: She was happily married. Then, when Mina's husband was killed by a drunk driver, Will figured she'd want nothing to do with a guy who owns a whiskey distillery. So he's kept his feelings locked away, knowing that not even a Christmas miracle would be enough to melt Mina's heart. . . 

Mina believes her days of true love are behind her. Since losing her husband she's kept to herself, content to do her own painting and stay out of the limelight that comes with her famous family. But when, after a freak accident, Will comes to her rescue, Mina can't quite get him out of her mind. 

As curiosity turns into a fling during Cloud Bay's first Christmas Festival, she finds it harder to convince herself that her feelings for Will are just mistletoe-inspired. Could Mina be ready to lay the past to rest and finally admit that what she really wants for Christmas--and forever--is Will?

My Review  5 STARS
**My thanks to NetGalley and St Martin's Press, for providing me with a free copy for an honest review**

This book focuses on the youngest Harper sibling, Mina and a man we first met in the first book, Will Fraser.

Mina married young and lost him in an accident near the Salt Devil to a drunk driver, however when Mina gets a lat tire and then hurts herself it is Will that rescues her and initially looks after her.

Will is a patient man and ultimately has to forgive Mina for being a little silly and welcome here back into his open arms.  

We still see Faith and a little bit of Caleb in this book, and hear a little more about Lou along with Faith's friend Leah.

Another brilliantly written book and i am looking forward to reading book three.

Thursday, 19 July 2018

REVIEW - Need You Now (Cloud Bay #1) by Emma Douglas

The Book
Release Date: 29 August 2017
Goodreads Link

Welcome to the small island town of Cloud Bay, where it's never the wrong time to find a love that's oh-so-right. . .

Caleb White knows what he wants out of life--and being a star tennis player is not it. After speaking to the press about his plans to retire, Caleb decides that a trip to quaint, beautiful Cloud Bay for its legendary music festival is exactly what he needs. There will be time to figure out what to do with his life without a racket in his hand soon enough. Until then, Caleb is content to be stuck on an island with CloudFest's gorgeous director Faith Harper. . .

The daughter of a famous rock star, Faith knows all about fame, fortune, and hot flings that aren't meant to last longer than a few good songs. Gorgeous, built Caleb is a temptation she can't resist, but she's not prepared for the way he makes her feel. . .and the dreams that they both share. What begins as a carefree distraction deepens into something real. But is Caleb ready to put his celebrity behind him and give life in the slow lane with Faith a chance?

My Review  5 STARS
This is the first in the series and by a new pen name for Melanie Scott.

Faith Harper is the oldest child of a deceased rock god Grey Harper and she has been carrying on with the annual music festival Cloudfest every year since he died.

Caleb White is a tennis legend in America and has just retired after playing at Wimbledon and is only going to Cloudfest thanks to his friend Liam and is coming off the dock that he first encounters Faith from a distance.

Things happen very fast with these two, especially after a very frustrating phone call with her brother and the pair find themselves almost inseparable and do not notice quite how close the two have become.

The relationship only comes into question and breaks things up for them both for a while after a man who has been like an uncle to Faith questions whether Caleb is the right man for her and Caleb is quite like her father in many ways which shocks Faith quite badly.

We also get to see a little bit of Faith's sister Mina in the book and hear of her brother Zach as these are the other two characters that will be in the next books and we can get a little of their background before we read their stories.

I have really enjoyed the start to this series.

REVIEW - Pucked Up Love (Bad Motherpuckers Book 5) by Lili Valente

The Book
Release Date: 3 August 2018
Goodreads Link

Wanted: Discreet Dominant gentleman to teach maybe-submissive woman the rules of the game. No whips, chains, paddles, handcuffs, ropes, or toys. No nookie. No creepy stuff. No butt stuff. 
No gluten. Just the facts, Sir. 
Serious enquiries only. –CuriousCat4 

When I see the ad in the Portland Alternative’s “Love Wanted” section, I can’t resist the urge to respond. Yes, it’s dangerous—as a star forward for the Badgers I have a reputation to protect—but I miss the thrill of calling the shots in the bedroom and reading that ad is the first time I’ve laughed in months. 

So I reach out to Curious Cat about the “educational” opportunity... 

A few sizzling—and hysterical—emails later we arrange to meet. I’m hoping we’ll have chemistry, and I might finally be on my way to getting over my ex-girlfriend. 

And then the gate to the beer garden swings open and in walks Hailey. 

My ex is Curious Cat, and this experiment just got a hell of a lot more complicated. 
​But I never back down from a challenge—on or off the ice. 

I keep my educational offer on the table—six weeks of submissive lessons. Six weeks to learn how to drive a Dominant man crazy, and then we part ways as friends. 

What do I have to lose? Except what’s left of my heart?

My Review  5 STARS
**My thanks to the author for providing me with a free copy for an honest review**

It's books like these that make me want to watch ice hockey on You Tube as we do not have it where we live, especially if they are anything like the Badgers in this series.

This book will have you with yet another favourite member of the team in Will and the fact that he was willing to deny a part of him for Hailey. 

After a year apart Will and Haley meet up again after an ad in the paper, not knowing who will be there after the initial email exchange.  It is through this that the pair reconnect and Will patiently teaches Hailey what it would be like should she wish to have him as her dominant in the bedroom.

Poor Hailey has had a bit of a rough time after battling leukaemia and the thought of BDSM initially scared her away as Will was her first.

The characters really pull you in and you cannot help but hope they get together and are able to iron out the little kinks that stop them from being properly happy.

I really hope there are more books in this series as each book becomes my new favourite.

Saturday, 14 July 2018

REVIEW - The Wingman (Alpha Men #1) by Natasha Anders

The Book
Release Date: 7 March 2017
Goodreads Link

She was supposed to be his one-night distraction. But their attraction is undeniable.
Introverted Daisy McGregor is used to being a wallflower, but what she lacks in style, she makes up for with an acerbic wit, a passion for life, and a deep devotion to her family. So she’ll suffer through her sister Dahlia’s bachelorette party and accept the cloud of pity for going stag to the wedding.
Out at the pub, sexy bad boy Mason Carlisle is a reluctant wingman tasked with entertaining Daisy while his brother flirts with her oldest sister, Daffodil. When the plan fails and Mason’s true intent is revealed, he feels intense guilt—and a sensual spark of desire for the unlikeliest of women.
Daisy decides to use this unfortunate encounter to her advantage: to make it up to her, Mason will be another kind of wingman, playing the role of her boyfriend and wedding date. Will their ruse unravel completely—or will Mason and Daisy’s undeniable attraction ignite a scorching love affair that knows no rules?
My Review  3 STARS
**My thanks to the author for providing me with a free copy for an honest review**

This is a shy girl who is very body shy and known as The other one type of story to a girl who comes out of her self thanks to the help of a man who makes her open her eyes into the womanly wonder that she really is.

Mason Carlisle is a former military man and former model who only starts talking to Daisy in order to help out his brother but as soon as he sees Daisy he is captivated by her.

Daisy did have a LOT of moments where she doubted herself and what she looked like and not only Mason, but i got annoyed with it, but having been a bit more of an introvert before in my life i can understand this view point where you do not feel good enough.

Mason is an amazing man who helps Daisy out without complaint and always sees Daisy for what she really is and brings out the best in her.

I will certainly be looking out for Daisy's sisters Daffodia and Dahlia's happy endings. 

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

REVIEW - Love Beyond Words by Dani René

The Book
Release Date: 14 February 2017
Goodreads Link

Words can hurt, but they can also heal.
It all started with a letter,
Where two hearts found kinship,
And two souls found solace.
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
When hope is lost,
When you’re all alone,
When words are all you have,
Can love fight through the dark?
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Two strangers,
One intricately woven twist,
One heart stopping discovery,
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Will he love me when he finds out?
Will she love me when she learns the truth?
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Mature audience only. 18+ due to adult themes.
 

My Review  3 STARS
**My thanks to the author for providing me with a free copy for an honest review**

I'm in two minds about this book.  In some cases i loved it, and yet and times i found the characters too wordy and then wouldn't listen when something came up only to talk later.

This also seemed to happen really fast and a month or two could pass in the next paragraph.

The book is told in a dual point of view, however considering that Heath has just spent fifteen years in prison for a crime that he has not committed, we see none of the anger, hardness and emotion that that length of service will cause.  In fact Heath seems like an every day man who wears his emotions on his sleeves around Leah and is a bit too soft.

Considering that Leah is 30 i also find it hard to believe that it takes Heath and her mother telling her to open up her eyes into the kind of man her father is and that he is not a nice guy.  No-one is that blind.

The book is written well, however there were areas that just didn't sit quite well for me.

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

REVIEW - The Accidentals by Sarina Bowen

The Book
Release Date: 10 July 2018
Goodreads Link

Never ask a question unless you’re sure you want the truth.


I’ve been listening to my father sing for my whole life. I carry him in my pocket on my mp3 player. It’s just that we’ve never met face to face.

My mother would never tell me how I came to be, or why my rock star father and I have never met. I thought it was her only secret. I was wrong. 

When she dies, he finally appears. Suddenly I have a first class ticket into my father’s exclusive world. A world I don’t want any part of – not at this cost. 
Only three things keep me going: my a cappella singing group, a swoony blue-eyed boy named Jake, and the burning questions in my soul. There’s a secret shame that comes from being an unwanted child. It drags me down, and puts distance between me and the boy I love. 

My father is the only one alive who knows my history. I need the truth, even if it scares me.


LINKS
Amazon Global Link: http://geni.us/ACCAmazon 
Audio: http://geni.us/ACCaudio 
Paperback:http://geni.us/ACCpaperback 
iBooks: http://geni.us/ACCibooks 
Kobo: http://geni.us/ACCkobo 
Nook: http://geni.us/ACCnook 
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My Review  5 STARS
**My thanks to the author for providing me with a free copy for an honest review**

This is the first Young Adult book i have read in years as i was sure that i had outgrown the genre as previous books just were not doing it for me any more.  This book however may well have me changing my mind, however it may well be down to this brilliant author.


This is Sarina's first Young Adult book and it really does not disappoint.  Rachel our M/C is a fairly mature young woman who has recently lost her mother, the only parent that has raised her even though she has always known who her father was.


We go through with her as her friendship with Haze changes, as she meets and gets to know her famous father and as she finally goes to the prep school that her parents went to and forges new relationships and friendships.


It is a lovely story that certainly had me in tears once, but happy that most issues are all resolved and Rachel gets more than she bargained for when she was little, minus her mother.


I will certainly be reading any further Y/A novels that are penned by this author.



SARINA LINKS

https://www.instagram.com/sarina.bowen/



Excerpt
After the last course—chocolate mousse—the three of us go tripping back across the cold lawn in the dark, Aurora in the lead. I’m the tiniest bit tipsy and wearing heels. So naturally I stumble on a frozen clod of snow and nearly fall. But Jake catches my hand to steady me. “Thanks,” I breathe.
Curiously, his warm fingers remain curled around mine until we reached the door of Habernacker.
I try not to feel ridiculously excited about it.
He lets go when we all reach the third floor. When Aurora opens the door, he follows us inside until we all collapse on the S.L.O., with me in the center.
“Oh! I forgot to steal my plate,” I realize.
“Me too.” Aurora sighs.
Jake reaches into his jacket and pulls out a plate. 
“Well done, Mr. Jake!” Aurora laughs. “The party in the annex starts in fifteen minutes.” She heaves herself off the squishy couch. “I have time to redo my makeup.” 
I watch her walk over to the stereo, where my phone is already ensconced, and turn on our Christmas playlist. Then she grabs her makeup bag off her desk and leaves the room.
When the door clicks shut, neither Jake nor I speak for a moment. The low chords of a Straight No Chaser song play through our little speakers.
Suddenly, it’s awkward. We’ve been circling each other for a while now—since the night he was trying to be nice and I wrecked it.
“You’re probably sick of a cappella by now,” I say, just to find something to talk about.
But Jake turns slowly toward me and says something unexpected. “Rachel, I need to ask you a question.”
My stomach does a little flip flop, and I turn to face those blue eyes I love so much. “What?” I whisper.
“Well…” He clears his throat. There is a very long pause, during which I hold my breath. “Will you come skiing some time?”
I exhale. “I guess so?” Another beat of silence passes. “That was your big question?” I ask, feeling like I’ve missed something.
His color deepens. “Well, no. I just…” His brow furrows, as if he’s trying to explain some point of astronomy. I love his look of concentration. I’ve missed it.
Jake’s blue eyes lock on mine, and I see how our own orbits might finally collide. This time, I will not send the moment winging back into space. Instead, I lean an almost imperceptible degree in his direction. 
And that’s all it takes.
Reaching up, Jake cups his hand to the side of my face. I’m still processing the sweet touch of his fingers when he leans in farther, his lips brushing the sensitive corner of my mouth. His eyes are tentative, seeking permission. My heart thuds with expectation.
And then—finally—Jake kisses me for real. We come together the way a well-timed drummer kicks into the chorus of a song—swiftly, and without hesitation. 
We broke apart a moment later, eyeing each other while I try not to smile. “Can I do that again?” he asks, his voice rough. “That was my real question.”
“Well, since you asked so nicely…”
Jake makes a low noise of approval, then draws me closer. I reach up for the back of his neck, my fingers grazing that golden patch of skin I’ve always wanted to touch. He kisses me again, his arm finding the velvet waist of my dress and encircling me. 
My heart flutters, but not from fear. Warm lips tease mine gently apart. And when his tongue tangles with mine, I lose myself.
He tastes like champagne. Everything is wild and sweet, until the moment Aurora’s voice rings out. “Ay, caramba!”
I feel an unwelcome rush of cool air between us as Jake retreats. 
“Ididsay I was going into the bathroom, right? And not on a trip to Fiji?”
Neither of us says a word; we only look sheepishly at Aurora.
“Just to be clear, now I’m ducking into the bedroom for my coat, which only takes a second.” She steps into the bedroom, and I hear the rustling of fabric. Then she peers dramatically around the door frame. “Good listening! Now I’m going to the party. Will I see you both there? Don’t answer that. We’ll speak later.”
Jake laughs. “Sorry, Aurora.”
“I’ve seen worse.” She departs, the door closing behind her.
And now I’m self-conscious. Rising, I decide to fiddle with the music playlist. “Do you want to go to the party?”
“I’ll go. But I’m not great at parties. It’s all shouting over the music, drinking warm beer out of a plastic cup.”
“Then let’s not.” My fingers shake as I adjust the volume. I go back over to the sofa and sit down.
“So.” He clears his throat. “Where are you going for break?” As he asks, he takes one of my hands in his, massaging my palm with his thumb. 
His light touch is so distracting that I almost forget to answer. “Kansas City,” I manage. “To meet my grandfather for the very first time.”
“Um, what?” He squeezes my hand.
So I tell Jake the embarrassing highlights of my weird story—that I hadn’t met Frederick until this past summer. 
“Wow. I’m sorry,” he says.
“Don’t be.”
“I guess I’m not that offended now that you wouldn’t introduce me. If the normal waiting period is seventeen years.”
My laugh begins with an unladylike snort. Ah, well. “With me it’s just all soap opera, all the time. Believe it or not, a year ago I was really a boring person.”
“I don’t see how.” He regards me with darting eyes. “You look beautiful tonight.”
“It’s Aurora’s dress,” I whisper.
But Jake doesn’t seem to care. He slips his arms around my waist. Scooting closer, he slides his lips from my forehead, down my nose and onto my mouth. And we begin again.

Saturday, 7 July 2018

REVIEW - Sabrina and the gargoyle by Marie Dry

The Book
Release Date: 6 May 2017
Goodreads Link

Sabrina married Mark after only knowing him for two weeks. Although he’s the man of her dreams, the man she loves more than life itself, she’s started getting strange vibes from him. Sometimes, she could swear he moves faster than the human eye can follow, and she’s sure she’s seen him change into something with wings. Could he be a vampire? A gargoyle? She tries to tell herself she’s being ridiculous, that those things don’t really exist. But when a strange being bursts through her bedroom window and kidnaps her, Sabrina is forced to admit the truth—not only are the creatures from her nightmares real, her own husband is one of them, and he married her for reasons other than love…

My Review  3 STARS
**My thanks to the author for providing me with a free copy for an honest review**

I liked this story, but it was the very rushed feeling to the ending that left a WTF in my mouth.  The book wraps up in a way that left me scratching my head is to how suddenly things finished.

Sabrina finds herself with a husband that leaves her wondering if he is human at all and slowly things become clear and her eyes are opened up to a world around her that is not quite what it seems.

Mark is a Vampire/Gargoyle hybrid that is stronger than those around him, but neither side will claim him as he is not a full vampire of gargoyle.

With her worlds changing and all of the parties that they must attend where Mark ignores her for woman that seem enamoured by him, its surprising that Sabrina is not more of a basket case or has less self esteem, however she does seem to develop a bit of a backbone by the end of the book.

I loved Marie Dry's Alien series, but this one fell a little short for me.

REVIEW - Renegade (Blood of the Custodians #2) by Sharonlee Holder

The Book
Release Date: 28 May 2018
Goodreads Link

He'll risk his heart to save her soul. 
As the war between the Fates and the resistance rages on, Colin Murphy—bastard son of Hades—finds himself caught between his loyalty to Eros and a past that threatens to destroy him. 
Pursued by Persephone's bounty hunters, and with a pissed-off daemon to contend with, there is one thing that Murphy knows for sure – Hailey, the human he now shares his mind and body with, is innocent in all of it. She is a firefly flickering in the darkness of his black existence, and he will do anything and everything to protect her. 

Hailey was groomed to be a socialite, with her entire future mapped out for her. Nothing could have prepared her for the abrupt ending to that life—or the impact of living in such close, intimate confines with a forsaken son of Hell. He's powerful, he's dangerous…and he's her only hope of escaping the dark forces that pursue her. 
Boundaries will be tested, loyalties questioned, and hearts pushed to the limits in this action-packed paranormal romance that continues the epic Blood of the Custodians saga by Sharonlee Holder. 

This steamy, fast-paced paranormal romance series by Sharonlee Holder is perfect for fans of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series by J.R. Ward and Sacrificed to the Dragonby Jessie Donovan. 
Novels in The Blood of the Custodians Saga 

Resurgence Renegade (May 28, 2018) 

My Review  5 STARS
This book was just as good as the first and was also read in just one day it was that good.

We met Murphy and Hailey in book one as friends of Ross and Antara.  We still get multiple points of view in the book but it is down so well you get such a rounded story as to what is happening in the struggle between the Gods and the Fates in regards to their own choices and lives.

Murphy is and Hailey's lives intertwine with the benefit that she is holding for her mum's charity.  It is their that Hailey and Murphy's lives change forever when the Tracker finds them there and shoots Hailey.

Murphy finds that Hailey is just what he needs and with him also being a Grim Reaper finds she lighten things up for him and very much less alone.

The plot from book one continues as the battle gets ever closer to happening and more twists and turns are woven in and more characters introduced.

I really cannot wait for book three to see what happens next.

REVIEW - Resurgence (Blood of the Custodians #1) by Sharonlee Holder

The Book
Release Date: 22 August 2017
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The last thing Antara remembers about yesterday was her piece of crap car breaking down in the middle of the road, and a too-sexy-for-his-own-good stranger offering his assistance. Neither explains why she woke up naked in his bed, nor why she feels sicker than she's ever been in her life.

Caught in the grips of a terrible fever, nothing's making much sense to Antara. There are only two things she's fairly certain about. One — the unearthly hot stranger's name is Eros and he's definitely not a human. And two — she's pretty sure she was drugged and is currently his hostage.

This steamy, fast-paced paranormal romance by Sharonlee Holder is perfect for fans of the Black Dagger Brotherhoodseries by J.R. Ward and Sacrificed to the Dragon by Jessie Donovan.
 

My Review  5 STARS
**My thanks to the author for providing me with a free copy for an honest review**

Wow, just wow.  This is a new to me author and i am really glad that i took a chance on reading this book.

This book is based on the Gods living today in modern Cape Town, but calling themselves slightly different names.  For example Eros calls himself Ross, Andy Pollo is Apollo and Damien Ares is Ares.

We meet many characters and the plot goes very quickly and the attraction and chemistry between Antara and Eros/Ross steams up almost from the moment that they meet.  

This is really realistically written and had me enthralled and i could not help but read this book in ONE DAY and i just had to download book two immediately.  I may now bee stalking this author lol.

Antara's entire life is changed with the chance meeting of Ross and the world she finds herself thrown into.  She finds the world is not quite that it seems and she either has to move with the new revelations or find herself in deep trouble as she is targeted by a hunter.

There are really good supporting characters and a little added extra of Colin Murphy, the man behind Murphy's law.  

I really recommend this book for any Greek and Roman Mythology lovers.