Shade by Shey Stahl

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BXTCHES Gotta Warn: This was my first crack at Shey Stahl and to say that I was blown away would not be saying enough. I first read Shade back in August (2017) and I couldn’t put it down, but as things usually go, I didn’t take to the keyboard right away and days turned into weeks and so forth. I knew in order to give Shade and Scarlet justice, I would need a re-read and when I saw that Tiller was out, I figured. . .no time like the present. While Shade is a stand alone and isn’t part of a series, Tiller is his brother and since his book is now available. . .well, you do with that info as you wish or we can discuss it more when we come together to discuss that crazy fuck, I’m here to talk about Shade.

Shade will be told in three parts and through the POV’s of Shade and Scarlet. And from deep in the soul of my Kindle, I would like to give Shey Stahl a shout out for her inner Shade, because praise be, it was phenomenal. And while I’m throwing out praises, another one needs to go out for that fuck hot cover.

There’s a lot of foundation that needs to be laid to tell this story and since Shade is where we’re starting, this is where we need to begin to build. But I probably should use this time to note the following. I will try to give a “rundown”, but this is a book full of layers and emotion, and heartbreak and love. . .it’s a journey really and if you don’t turn yourself over to every word of it, you will miss the best parts. Now, let’s get started.

Shade is the youngest of the Sawyer boys men and even though he’s at the top of his professional game, his personal life is about to wreck him, because of one person. Rhya.

I promise you BXTCHES, nothing is getting spoiled, whatever words that may fly from my fingertips will be discovered VERY early in the storytelling. So, back to Rhya. 

She’s not the girlfriend, but she’s more than a friend. She’s not good for him, but he can’t seem to let go. They’ve known each other since they were kids, so while their relationship may be rooted in love, it’s also tethered by obligation and time. It’s really one big hot mess, but regardless of the how’s and why’s, Shade’s life is about to be imprinted in a big fucking way.

Scarlet Rose is keeping busy in life cleaning up at the Wellington Hotel, the one hotel that the Sawyer brothers stay at while in Seattle, she also spends time fangirling over the best motocross rider in the world. . .that’s Shade Sawyer in case I didn’t make that clear and you didn’t catch the synopsis from above. Her one goal? To slice him a piece of her pie. That’s fuck him, in case I didn’t make that clear either. Unfortunately for Scarlet, Shade is in a very dark place (remember, Rhya. . .imprinted. . .) and fortunately for Scarlet, Shade is in a very dark place. I told you, it’s a journey.

You’re probably wondering how in the hell this all comes together or maybe you’re not, but I’m gonna tell you anyway. Well, I’ll tell you a little. The Sawyer brothers are in need of a personal assistant, their’s is preggo and needs some time away from the chaos to get ready for her own version of chaos. So, the opportunity falls right into Scarlet’s lap and even though she doesn’t have the first clue about what it takes to be anybody’s personal assistant, she scoops it up because. . .Shade. The only rule? No sex. And not only is that a buzzkill for Scarlet, but when Shade starts desiring a piece of the pie, things are going to get a bit frustrating. Frustrating for Shade. Hilarious as fuck for the reader.

I hate to leave you hanging, but this is the part where I tell you about the journey and how great it is and how much you BXTCHES are gonna love the discovery of Shade and Scarlet. But no worries, we have other things to talk about.

It’s expected that the reader is going to fall in love with the ones the author designates, but this may very well be a time that when the last page is turned, you will be in love with each and every person in this book. And I know that’s probably happened before, but with Shade it was different (for me). I don’t know if there are words to describe how great the cast is in this book. Each character was so well thought out, so well purposed and each and every one is written in a way that flows and fits right where they’re supposed to and once you fall into the pages, you won’t be able to imagine it any other way. Scarlet isn’t your run of the mill leading lady. She’s almost anti, but she’s feisty and funny and loyal. Shade will break your heart and piss you off and make you laugh, and you’re gonna love every emotion he evokes. But that’s just the tip. . .there’s Tiller and Roan and Milla and Camden and Willa and Tom. . .the list could go on and on, but trust a BXTCH, you’re gonna fall. On a side note, Milla is Scarlet’s BFF and she has her own story, one that I have yet to read, but didn’t know it existed at the time I was undertaking Shade, but here is the link to that book, just in case. (Click here). Bonus. . .it’s available right now (as of 4/10/18) on Kindle Unlimited.

The sex in Shade is fuck hot, but here’s what’s strange, there’s not a whole lot of it. So I guess I should really say that the sexual tension in Shade is fuck hot. We learn almost from jump street how Scarlet feels about Shade and all that she wants to do to him. Where the anticipation gets thick is when he begins to want the same things from her. But remember, sex is not an option according to Scarlet’s contract, but what Shade wants, Shade usually gets. And for someone not usually told no, you can see where that’s gonna be headed. Nothing is off limits. From the dirty talk to the foreplay, the heart is gonna race and the toes are gonna curl.

My first time with Shade, I thought that this was one of the best books I have read, like ever. Which is a pretty huge thought considering how many books I have put away. The second time around? Same conclusion. It wasn’t just the story Shey Stahl told, though she told it very well. It was the way the dialogue flowed, it was the way the POV’s were presented to the reader, it was the humor, it was the angst, it was the darkness, it was the love, it was really how it all came together that captivated me. My kids tease me about the facial expressions I make when I read and I became so ingrained in this story that I’m afraid to even know what my face was saying throughout the journey.

I know you’re not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but truth be told, it’s kinda hard not to when you’re looking at the cover for Shade. Who knew that a simple one click would have me falling in love with the world of freestyle motocross and those who inhabit it? And beyond falling in love with all of that chaos, I really fell in love with an author and while I haven’t read every word she’s written, actually not even close, anyone who is able to seduce and allow the reader to forget everything around her and provide an escape, even if only for a couple of chapters at a time. . .deserves to make your list. And since I have already devoured Tiller, trust a BXTCH, she ain’t no fluke.

Shey Stahl’s Pinterest Board for Shade. . .here.

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Accidental Man Whore by Katherine Stevens

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Accidental Man Whore by Katherine Stevens | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comAccidental Man Whore by Katherine Stevens | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comAccidental Man Whore by Katherine Stevens | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comBxtches Be Blogging Book Reviews

BXTCHES Gotta Warn: If Katherine Stevens has yet to make you laugh out loud, then it’s safe to say that you are missing out. Accidental Man Whore is a stand alone, so there is no pre-requisite required to enjoy, but while we’re here, I should go ahead and tell you about her Going Down series. That is the series that first introduced me to this wonderful author, which makes sense considering it was her first. Her humor somewhat reminds me of Tara Sivec. Not that they’re the same, but I’m willing to bet a girls night out with those two, will end in the most memorable way.

Accidental Man Whore will be told through the POV’s of both Miryam and Ben.

Let’s start with Ben, because with a book titled, Accidental Man Whore, surely there are questions a swirlin’. In Ben’s defense, it really is an accident. Ben is busy living life as a plant “doctor” and this comes complete with the kidnapping van and all. Oh and he’s a dad. . .to a ferret with birth trauma. So life is pretty good, until ass cancer grabs his dad by the, well. . .ass. Ben has already lost his mom to cancer and losing his dad the same way just isn’t an option. So, when one of the offices that he provides plants for offers him a nice chuck of change to hang out and party with some “clients”, it’s an offer that he can’t refuse. . .all for the sake of his dad’s ass. 

While Ben’s life was trucking along great, Miryam’s is fantastic. She’s living her dream as an attorney, she’s engaged to the man of her dreams, and with the exception of her Bubbie losing her eyesight, her friends and family couldn’t be better. So, I guess the question is, how does a prostitute (accidental or not) cross paths with a betrothed attorney? Well, there’s a beginning to every love story and this one starts with ass cancer and a blind grandmother.

Turns out the love of Miryam’s life, is not and in an effort to not let down what she believes is a fragile grandmother, she decides she needs a fake fiancĂ© and since Ben needs money to pay for his dad’s cancer treatments, it should be a match made in heaven. Oh, I should probably mention that Miryam, her family, and her ex are Jewish and Ben isn’t. And this is where the fun begins.

Katherine Stevens does a great job surrounding the ones leading the story with a great supporting cast. Both Ben and Miryam have their own stories working before they ever bring it all together and while they certainly stand great on their own, it’s the ones that surround them that make it come alive. It’s rare that cancer and the effects it has on one’s family will not cause one to shed tears, but there will be none trickling down the cheeks here, Ben’s dad gives Grumpy Old Men a run for their money and if we could all have the gumption in our older age that Miryam’s grandmother does, we’ll all be living great lives. Everybody, from the BFF’s to the ferret with birth trauma, they will all give you a story you won’t soon forget.

I’m not an author, no where close, but I somewhat assume it may be a bit difficult to write the sex scenes with enough steam to curl toes while keeping the storyline on the side of comedy. But, difficult or not, Katherine Stevens brings it. One does not just become a Accidental Man Whore if one is just average looking and if you’re looking for a bit of visual inspiration, just check out the cover above. So, suffice it to say. . .it’s steamy enough to curl some toes and then some. 

I’m currently re-reading a book that is very layered. . .suicide and addiction and heartbreak and abuse and so much angst. . .just emotion after emotion, which makes my love for a book of this nature that much greater. Most books I read usually offer a great escape, but it’s the rom-com’s that give me what I need right when I need it and if that makes me a clichĂ©, then so be it, the truth is the truth. Katherine Stevens if fucking funny and if a laugh out loud escape is what you’re looking for, then stop the search. This BXTCH cannot wait to see what her imagination is bringing us next.

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Midnight Blue (Hollywood Chronicles Series, Book #1) by L.J. Shen

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Midnight Blue (Hollywood Chronicles Series, Book #1) by L.J. Shen | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comMidnight Blue (Hollywood Chronicles Series, Book #1) by L.J. Shen | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comMidnight Blue (Hollywood Chronicles Series, Book #1) by L.J. Shen | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.com

BXTCHES Gotta Warn: I wasn’t gonna read this book, even though I had already fallen in love with L.J. Shen. . .I had just finished Vicious and Defy, so she wasn’t the issue. I downloaded a copy, the cover alone was enough for me to raise my hands in some praise, but I wasn’t sucked in right away and this BXTCH needs the mental orgasm in order to continue with the one-click. But then Facebook happened and I kept seeing this book and how wonderful it was and how it was the best rock star romance some person I didn’t know had ever read. Well shit, did I really wanna miss out on the best rock star romance that person had ever come across? I decided I didn’t and I would like to take the time to say “thank you” to that random person who was able to sway me, because it was phenomenal. 

Midnight Blue will be told through both Alex and Indie’s POV.

Alex Winslow is rocker extraordinaire and all that it implies. Unfortunately he has had a bit too many moments recently that has brought some embarrassment to his reputation, including some rehab and one event that was very Kanye-esque. In an effort to save his career, his people decide that a tour is in order and in order for that to bring back some dignity to his legacy, he will need a sober companion. Enter Indigo Bellamy.

In the game of life, Indie was dealt a very shitty hand. In a nutshell, her parents were killed in a hit and run, leaving a teenage Indie in the care of her big brother (Craig), who had dreams of his very own that were put on hold when he was forced into the role of parent. That one moment in time, really threw this family into a tailspin and that family now includes Craig’s wife, Nat and their son, Ziggy. Their new reality is struggle and Indie can finally see some light at the end of the tunnel when she is offered $100k/month to babysit an egotistical rock star. She’s prepared for anything, but will her determination to save what’s left of her family stand strong against his determination to break her?

We all know where this is going. Well, where some of it is going to go. But, hang on to any presumptions that you may think you have, forget about any storylines that you think you’re gonna be able to solve. While most books foreshadow enough that it’s all figured out before that last page is turned, L.J. Shen says fuck that shit, I’m taking you BXTCHES on a roller coaster of a journey. It’ll be exhilarating and could very well have your stomach in your throat, so you better kick back some dramamine and hang on tight, because some twists are turns are coming your way.

I don’t really know if I would call this an ensemble cast type of book. Maybe I would? The supporting cast certainly completes the telling of this story, it’s just that every part of this story revolves around either Alex and/or Indie. Having said that, every character was so well thought out and whether the part they played happened to be a small speck or a character that left you salivating for more. . .every part was instrumental. And when I say “twists and turns”, that even trickles down to these guys, she really knew how to blindside, but again, in a good way.

Here is what I have learned about Ms. Shen. . .she has a knack for writing an asshole that puts definition in “there’s a thin line between love and hate”. As the reader, you could certainly empathize with Indie, the hate she had towards Alex, it was felt in your soul (and very understood), but the passion and the lust that he was able to bring out of her, Good Lord, it shot all the way to your toes (also, very understood). And I must admit, this BXTCH is really starting to prefer this way of bringing a character right into the imagination, I’m loving the asshole meets angsty soul meets sex lord meets sweet romantic. Sign me up!

Of course, we have got to discuss the sex and if the image from the cover wasn’t enough to activate your senses, just know that L.J. Shen has herself a dirty, but delicious mind and that’s just what this BXTCH loves. Alex lighting it up shouldn’t be a surprise, it’s what we live for when we crack open this type of book. Where you may be surprised is with Indie, our sweet little Indie. Our lady in the streets, definitely became a freak in the sheets. Actually, sometimes she brought that freak to the streets as well. 

I’m kinda mad at myself that I didn’t think this book was gonna do it for me. Even though I have only read two of the four books in the Sinners of Saints series, it should’ve been enough for me to know that L.J. Shen knows how to bring it and I don’t think I’ll ever make that mistake again. My bad and my apologies.

Trust a BXTCH when she tells you to give Alex and Indie the chance they deserve. I wasn’t feeling it in the beginning, but good recipes become great once they’ve had the opportunity to simmer and let their flavors really develop, patience is the key and the same can be said for Alex and Indie, just let it hang out and wait for it to develop and then it will really come alive. And good gracious, Shen brings it all with this one. Talk about options. . .humor. . . heartache. . . anger. . .lust. . . love. . .passion. . .take your pick, just be sure to grab the menu. 

I don’t know if labeling Midnight Blue as a rock star romance does it the justice is deserves. Maybe it does. I mean it does have the angst, turmoil, and heartbreak that rock stars are very well known for. It also brings in addiction and an air of superiority that they’re very good at cloaking themselves in as well. But here’s what you need to know about Midnight Blue, you will feel every emotion as it plays out, every pain, every sorrow, every high and every low. It reaches in and takes hold and Shen has no shame in requiring that the reader grab on to each word, while hanging on by the skin of their teeth, because nothing is predictable and books that are this great, really shouldn’t be.Bxtches Be Reading5 Star Read for Bxtches Be ReadingMidnight Blue (Hollywood Chronicles Series, Book #1) by L.J. Shen | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.com

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Vicious (Sinners of Saints Series, Book #1) by L.J. Shen

Vicious (Sinners of Saint Series, Book #1) by L.J. Shen | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.com

Vicious (Sinners of Saint Series, Book #1) by L.J. Shen | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comVicious (Sinners of Saint Series, Book #1) by L.J. Shen | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comVicious (Sinners of Saint Series, Book #1) by L.J. Shen | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comBxtches Be Blogging Book Reviews

BXTCHES Gotta Warn: I first read this book back in October (2017), even though it was released in December 2016. . .how I managed to miss it, I have no idea, clearly I wasn’t paying attention, but I’m on it now, so better late than never. And to ensure that I miss nothing, this is read #2. Although Vicious is the first book in this series, the second book (Defy) somewhat overlaps this story, so if you were feeling adventurous, you could start with that one, however, after reading both books, I do suggest that you start right here. Oh, and this book is part of the Kindle Unlimited Program, which makes it free for members.

Vicious will be told through both Vicious and Emilia’s POV. 

Vicious is somewhat told in two separate parts, not in a part one and a part two way, more of a now and then kinda way. And trust a BXTCH,  if ever there was a book where you need the ‘then’ to understand the ‘now’, it’s Vicious

Let’s start ten years back. This part of the story takes place in Todos Santos, CA, where Vicious (Baron) lives with his dad and step-mom. Because it’s an important part of the story, you need to know that Vicious’ dad (also Baron) owns most of the town, which would make them very fucking wealthy. And in true ‘very fucking wealthy’ style, they have help and that help comes in the form of Emilia and family, which includes Emilia, her sister Rosie, and her mom and dad, really the help is just mom and dad, but the whole fam lives on the property. This is also the part where I guess I should tell you that Vicious usually skips over calling Emilia by her given name or even by the nickname Millie, he goes straight to the asshole route and decides that ‘Help’ would be a better suited moniker and I only share that so you can get a full grasp of what an asshole Vicious truly is. 

Vicious along with Jamie, Trent, and Dean make up the group known around town as the HotHoles, which in truth, would be better termed as AssHoles (that word could very well be a common theme). To save a bunch of words and to get straight to the point, the HotHoles say ‘jump’ and most say ‘how high?’, they demand and they receive. . .surely you get the point. As teens, both Vicious and Emilia have eyes for one another. . .unfortunately for Emilia, Vicious is an asshole and lives somewhat by the creed ‘if I can’t have her, then no one can’ and it’s this particular creed that will shape not only Emilia’s future, but it also paves the way for how she winds up feeling about him. I know, this is all very cryptic. . .but turns out, this is one glorious journey.

Even though this story is told back and forth, the meat of the pages take place in the now and hopefully you’ve cottoned on to the fact that a Vicious and Emilia is a foregone conclusion. That’s the easy part, it’s the how that will not only have you unable to put it down, but will also make you start to fall just a bit for the one that you should hate, because once it all comes together, Vicious may not be all that Vicious after all. Asshole? Yes.

While we’re busy being enamored by what Emilia and Vicious are bringing to the story, don’t forget to pay attention to those that are surrounding them, because those are the ones that will be front and center in the future. The most interesting and possibly most heart wrenching supporting character is going to be Rosie (the little sister). Her and Dean are book #3 (Ruckus) and (non spoiler) Rosie has Cystic Fibrosis and that alone will make it difficult to turn the page, knowing what we think will be the inevitable, but what I think is going to be the most intriguing part of their story is what could be the underlying theme of ‘you think you know, but you have no idea’. . .and I don’t have one idea, but I cannot wait to find out. The second book will belong to Jamie and it’s a bit tabooish in the most delicious way, while Trent will get book #4. I can’t imagine this series not getting hotter and hotter, so have those fans ready.

I can’t say whether or not you’ll wind up loving Vicious (the man, you’ll love the book), but one thing that will translate well. . .Asshole + Alpha = heaven in the bedroom. The lust and sexual tension between Vicious and Emilia, pours off of the page. . .then and now. L.J. Shen was able to harness that need and have pour it over into their adult lives and have the electricity come alive in the bedroom or tattoo parlor or office. . .you get the hint. My point? Your eyes may be rolling into the back of your head when your done. And not in a sarcastic way either. 

On paper (no pun intended), this is a couple that probably shouldn’t work. He’s an asshole, she isn’t. She’s an artist and he’s no where close. He’s all designer suites and she’s thrift store finds. She has compassion, he does not. But in the end, they’re able to fulfill that missing piece in each other. Emilia will be easy to love. Her feisty nature will challenge Vicious, she’s a free spirit that takes care of others before herself and she’s fucking funny, which I love in my leading ladies. But the counter to that? You’re gonna want to hate Vicious, but as with every tragic soul, there’s an untold history, one that will pull the compassion from your soul and force you to look through a different set of lenses. And when that puzzle starts to come together, you may very well find yourself with a love for Vicious that will knock you on your ass, because you did not see it coming. Bxtches Be Reading5 Star Read for Bxtches Be ReadingVicious (Sinners of Saint Series, Book #1) by L.J. Shen | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.com

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The Goal (Off-Campus Series, Book #4) by Elle Kennedy

The Goal (Off-Campus Series, Book #4) by Elle Kennedy | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.com

The Goal (Off-Campus Series, Book #4) by Elle Kennedy | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comThe Goal (Off-Campus Series, Book #4) by Elle Kennedy | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comThe Goal (Off-Campus Series, Book #4) by Elle Kennedy | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comBxtches Be Blogging Book Reviews

BXTCHES Gotta Warn: Let’s start with some truth. I read this book a while ago, like a little over a year ago. Then some months ago, I decided to give the whole series a re-read because #1: Why not? It’s a great series that makes you laugh and swoon and feel all the feels and #2: I thought it would be best to refresh myself with the first three couples in this series so I could really go all in on Tucker and Sabrina, again. Here’s the deal, I do think that this book could maybe (and that’s a pretty thin maybe) be read as a stand-alone BUT you will certainly lose the camaraderie that comes with this series and I should go ahead and tell you that this books takes place during book #3 (The Score) which is Dean and Allie’s story, so that may be another reason to go in order.

The Goal will be told through both Tucker’s and Sabrina’s POV. 

If you did right by the author and read this series in order, then you should be somewhat familiar with Sabrina. Even though we have already met her, we have yet to get her backstory and what a story she has. To sum it up. . .her home life sucks. . .she’s working a shit ton of jobs. . .her dream is Harvard and law. So, to say her time for relationships is non-existent, is an understatement. No worries, sex is still on the table and athletes are her entree of choice, minus hockey players. . .well that is, until Tucker.

Unlike Garrett and Logan, Tucker’s future doesn’t include pro hockey. His goals involve him moving back to Texas and starting a business, using the life insurance money left by his dad. Little does he know that life is about to change up his playbook.

Even though Tucker is interested in making his time with Sabrina a multiple rendezvous thing, Sabrina did really try to keep it to one time only, but there’s only so many times you can deny those hormones. If you read the previous book, you somewhat know how this is gonna play out, which is why when I tell you the following, I’m not really spoiling anything for you, Tucker did that already in book #3. If you didn’t know that “just the tip” was really a myth, Tucker is about to educate, because he plants his seed straight up in Sabrina’s uterus. 

We sorta already know the jest of this story, but now we are going all in, if you catch my drift and maybe you don’t, but trust a BXTCH this journey is well worth it. 

After reading Dean’s story, I knew that I needed to read this book. Hell, who am I kidding, I knew I was going to dive into this entire series after book #1, Dean’s story just reinforced the fact that I was definitely going to need some closure where Tucker was concerned and Elle Kennedy not only delivers it, she left me with a very satisfied smile on my face. 

One thing I think we all look forward to when we begin a fantastically written ensemble series, is the re-visit of characters that we can’t help but love as we move through the books and The Off-Campus series is no different. We get to not only catch up with Garrett and Hannah, but Sophie and Logan as well. But let’s forget about them for just a second, the thing about this book that was so wonderful, was the fact that it almost follows the timeline of Dean and Allie, so you’re able to really reminiscent about how great that book was, if you read it of course. While Sabrina has her circle that she brings into this story, The Goal really hones in on Tucker and Sabrina, with the support chiming in when necessary. I do believe that this is the final book of this series, but oh me oh my oh, would I love for just one small glimpse into the lives of these characters who have provided much needed laughs and escapes. 

Though I don’t really think any of the guys can measure up to what Dean was bringing to the show (translate: bedroom), they do get close and Tucker was no exception. He made it work in the front seat of a truck for crying out loud, that is some talent and a bit of a treat. Tucker and Sabrina certainly know how to steam it up and Elle Kennedy made sure that the action within these pages is enough to have your toes curled and your face fanned. If it didn’t wash over you by looking at that cover, just look at the Favorite Moments. . .you’ll get it then.

I think the last two books in this series take a totally different turn than the first two. Where Garrett and Logan’s stories were more light hearted, Dean and Tucker took a much different, almost heart wrenching journey. I know I said that you could go straight stand alone with Tucker’s story, I just really hope you don’t choose to. Once you turn that first page on book #1, you will be sucked in and she is not gonna let you go until the closure comes in book #4. Dean’s story was the hardest to get through (in a soul cleansing way) and since Tucker’s story is told contemporaneously, you will have to live through some of the heartbreak again, but you also get to experience the bond that not only these four have, but the bond that develops between the ladies as well. She wrote a family and with each story that family just grows and grows. Elle Kennedy gives great read, but she also gives what everyone is looking for when they turn a page in any book. . .escape. Now there’s nothing left to do but look forward to the re-read. 

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Alex in Wonderland by Max Monroe

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Alex in Wonderland by Max Monroe | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comAlex in Wonderland by Max Monroe | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comAlex in Wonderland by Max Monroe | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comBxtches Be Blogging Book ReviewsBXTCHES Gotta Warn: I am a huge fan of the duo that calls themselves Max Monroe and I’m sure we all fell in love with them when we fell in love with Kline and Georgia and everything Billionaire Bad Boys. . .we swooned, we escaped, our toes may have even curled, and we certainly laughed our asses off, but my warning before I get started is this. . .Alex in Wonderland is not Billionaire Bad Boys, I suppose I should probably elaborate a bit. If I had read the entire Billionaire series, then read this book, without first knowing who wrote either. . .I would’ve never guessed that they were written by the same author. While there were portions of Wonderland that were reminiscent of the wit and humor that Max Monroe brings to the pages, this story was so different than what I was expecting. . .but don’t worry, different was good. . .real, real good.

Alex in Wonderland will be told through the POV’s of both Alex and Matt.

Let’s kick this off with Alex Little. Needing a restart, Alex is fairly new to the L.A. area, transplanting herself from San Diego. We meet her after she was fired from her job as a bartender, recently picking up a job as Sparkles the Rabbit. Working for a princess party company was never high on her aspiration list, but bills need to get paid and food needs to be eaten, so at this point, rabbits can’t be choosy. But no worries, if it wasn’t for a sweaty ass. . .her life would’ve never changed.

Matt Hadder lost his mother, his only parent when he was just six years old. And because of this life altering event, John Hadder waltzes in and introduces himself. . .as Matt’s father. Matt Hadder is the head of Wonderland, Inc., an organization that can do about anything one would want and get about anything one would need. And no clarification is needed on “anything”, it literally means. . .anything.

Eventually the likes of Matt will meet up with Alex and all of this goes down when Alex is masquerading as Sprinkles the Rabbit. Well, she is actually sitting in her bra and panties and Sprinkles is laying next to her. . .apparently it’s hot as fuck in those costumes. Without giving too much away let’s just say that Alex may or may not have heard something that wasn’t meant for her ears and it’s up to Matt to find out if the rabbit knows anything, because if she does, he may or may not have to “take care” of it, and by “take care”, I mean it may be time for a BXTCHE to swim . When he finds her sitting in nothing but her underwear, Alex hits Matt’s radar and she has certainly piqued his curiosity. 

Alex’s life takes a giant step up when Matt offers her a job and she accepts. For Matt, one of the reasons for the job offer is to keep a close eye on a liability, for Alex one of the reasons she accepts is pure intrigue. That intrigue, well that and the need for nutrition. The interest only grows when she has the opportunity to witness her first Wonderland party and decides to come back for more.

If that seems vague, it’s because it it. Even if I wanted to tell you BXTCHES what it is that Wonderland does, I couldn’t, it was too much to keep up with. Just know that not all is on the up and up and there is a shit ton of money involved. It’s got lots of drugs, parties, pleasure girls, and not to mention a presidential race is at stake, so is your curiosity peeking out yet? And that BXTCHES is all I’m gonna share, but just know this. . .expect the unexpected.

Max Monroe may be brilliant when it comes to creating a leading couple that makes your heart patter a bit, but they are as equally brilliant when it comes to creating a cast to support those leads and Wonderland gives us a bit of everything. There are those you will love and there are those you will hate and those that you will love to hate. The layers that each character created didn’t allow for downtime. Chapter after chapter, page after page, you will be longing to get just a little bit more and not only from Alex and Matt, but we get Aunt Delores and Deena (the cat) and Cal and Jessie Cat and a whole slew of individuals that will keep you turning the page and make it almost impossible to put down.

Once you dive into Matt Hadder’s inner dialogue, there will be no doubts left when it comes to his bedroom abilities. And once you get a peek inside of Alex’s, there will be no doubts left that she is dying to have Matt throw her up against the wall and wear her out. And when the time comes that they get a taste of one another, their chemistry is crazy hot. Max Monroe was able to bring together the raw passionate fucking that accompanies lust mixed with tender, sweet moments that come with love. What a fan-fucking-tastic cocktail that was, one that I could imbibe over and over again.

I’m not sure what I was expecting when I first dove into Wonderland. I think a part of my imagination had a desire for the laugh out loud humor we got with the Billionaire gang and while I’ll admit humor certainly accompanied the likes of Matt and Alex, though more Alex. . .it was different, don’t worry it was in a good way. But when it was all said and done, the last page was turned and the hangover had set, Max Monroe did what they do best and that’s create characters that you wish you knew and a story that made it impossible to escape from. Bxtches Be Reading5 Star Read for Bxtches Be ReadingAlex in Wonderland by Max Monroe | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comMax Monroe | www.bxtchesbeblogging.com

     

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Rake’s Redemption (Wind Dragon’s MC Series, Book #4) by Chantal Fernando

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Rake's Redemption (Wind Dragons MC Series, Book #4) by Chantal Fernando | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comRake's Redemption (Wind Dragons MC Series, Book #4) by Chantal Fernando | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comRake's Redemption (Wind Dragons MC Series, Book #4) by Chantal Fernando | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comBxtches Be Blogging Book Reviews

BXTCHES Gotta Warn: First things first, I bought and read this book back in September 2016. I have since read it about 4 other times, all with the intention of getting my thoughts out when I turned the last page, but for whatever reason (ahem. . .laziness), I never was able to get around to it. So, I finally committed myself and finished this book over the last couple of days and viola, here we are. It’s no secret that the MC genre is one of my favs, it’s also no secret that I am a firm believer that in order to immerse yourself in a really great MC series, you should read them in the order in which they were written. This happens to be a great MC series, hence. . .you should start from the beginning.

Rake’s Redemption will be told mostly through Bailey’s POV, however Rake will stop by and let us in his head every now and then.

We have actually already met Bailey. She was first introduced to us in Tracker and Lana’s story (book #3) when the girls have themselves a night out and run into her. Well, that night is where this story picks up. Anna and Lana are out at the MC owned Rift, when they run into Bailey, who is not only Rake’s ex, but was also very good friends with Anna and Lana and because of a very bad break-up between the Rake and Bailey, it has been years since they have seen her. Cue the excitement here. The problem? Rake is none too happy to see the one that he thought was The One.

After running into Rake, who happened to have his hands full with two women, the last place Bailey wants to find herself is in the past or standing in front of the man who broke her, regardless of how well he has aged over the past seven years. So when Rake gives her explicit instruction to keep her ass out of his club, she is happy to oblige. It becomes more difficult to keep that promise when Anna and Lana convince her that a night out is what they need and Rake will be none the wiser. Famous last words. . .

While Bailey is satisfied to keep a friendship with the girls sans Rake, unfortunately Rake’s inability to keep it zipped up is gonna force a relationship to happen regardless of how unwanted one is. I should probably go ahead and let you BXTCHES in on a secret. . .Rake and Bailey were supposed to get the Happy Ever After, the love at the time may have been teenage love, but it was real and it was suppose to be the kind that took them into kids and grandkids. But, sometimes things don’t unfold the way they are supposed to and it only took one night to shatter whatever was meant to be and because of that night, two very different roads were paved. Rake went down the road where his dick barely got put away and it took an unexpected pregnancy for Bailey to straighten herself out. Now it’s seven years later and even though Rake has a lot of pent up anger towards Bailey and vice versa, old feelings are beginning to resurface and the tension between them is growing thicker and thicker, the question is. . .what will they do about it?

The first two books in this series were pretty loaded with the MC grit and drama, the kind that sucks us in and takes ahold of and while I LOVED book #3, it was certainly lighter on the MC side and I gotta say that it’s not gonna pick up too much here. We will get some moments, but the story is more focused on the second chance romance side more than it is on the outlaw side of the MC.

Chantal Fernando does a wonderful job of keeping the characters flowing from book to book. You will not be left wondering what’s happening with the ones we have already fallen for, we get great updates with Sin and Faye. . .Arrow and Anna. . .Tracker and Lana. We also get to drop in on Talon and his world, while being introduced to some new faces. Every character is perfectly placed and while you will fall in love with Bailey and Rake, as you should, no one will get neglected in the pages of this story. 

We have already been introduced to Rake’s history with women. He has sampled them all. So even I was interested to see how the action was going to unfold in the bedroom and this BXTCH was not disappointed. She did a great job combining the Alpha dominant side of Rake with the romantic side of him and not just showing it on separate occasions, both personalities were brought into the bedroom and he wore them very well.

I fell in love with this series from the very first book and have continued to fall in love with every book since. Usually when I become addicted to a MC series, it’s the men of the series who do me in and have me coming back for more, but with this series, the women are the ones captivating me. They are written with fierce independence, the humor is fantastic and the bond that they share with one another rivals the men. If you are looking for a MC series that is heavy on the outlaw, this may not be the one. If you’re looking for some hot alphas, great camaraderie, really good humor, and a very well rounded story. . .then let me introduce you to the men of the Wind Dragons MC.Bxtches Be ReadingRake's Redemption (Wind Dragons MC Series, Book #4) by Chantal Fernando | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.com

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Beautiful Mistake by Vi Keeland

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Beautiful Mistake by Vi Keeland | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comBeautiful Mistake by Vi Keeland | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comBeautiful Mistake by Vi Keeland | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comBxtches Be Blogging Book ReviewsBXTCHES Gotta Warn: Look, if you have yet to be swept away by the words that fly from Vi Keeland’s fingertips. . .well, you need to jump on board that train, ASAP. I think she has a total of 17 books (that includes collaborations) and I have fallen in love with 11, though you wouldn’t know it based on how many reviews I have done, but I promise, it’s been love. And if you think she flies great solo, then check her out when she buddies up, it is heart stopping. While she does have some series, the majority of her books are stand-alones, which bodes well for those of us who have the patience of a toddler and just can’t wait for a part two. Well, with all of that out of the way, let’s dive in.

Beautiful Mistake will be mostly told through the POV of Rachel, but we will get some POV’s from the teenage Caine as well as some chapters from the current version.

We might as well start from the beginning, even though I’m sure you have read the blurb. . .Rachel and BFF (Ava) both work at O’Leary’s, a local bar and on this particular night, Ava is busying drowning in her sorrows via her liver. Why? Because guys are assholes. Well one guy to be precise. . .Owen. The one whom Ava was dating. . .the one who told Ava that she could be the one. . .the one who Ava ran into while walking through the park. . .the one who was walking with his wife and kid in said park. See? Asshole. Now Ava is drunk and Rachel has ran into the Asshole and in BFF solidarity, she is about tell him exactly how he feels. The problem? The one who got the wrath of Rachel wasn’t actually Owen. The lesson? Never trust a drunk girl’s ability to distinguish colors.

Rachel is late for her TA job. . .with a new professor. . .one who hates tardiness. Any guess on who this new professor is? Yeah, it’s Owen the asshole, well who Rachel thought was Owen the asshole, it’s actually Caine, Rachel’s hot new professor and Rachel’s semester just took an interesting turn.

I’m quite sure you can certainly see what lane this story is going to go down. Hot professor, beautiful TA, sexual tension. . .I mean there really is only one correct way to turn, and that turn was never in question. The question is how many roadblocks will there be once the turn is made.

Caine doesn’t have the best history when it comes to TA’s, but what he is laying down (both figuratively and literally) with Rachel seems to be plotting a different course. Now, as much as it’s expected that the two of them will come together and it’s no spoiler that they will. . .there has been a web that has been weaved. . .one that is so tangled, you will wonder how it will ever be unraveled. . .just hang with it. . .this story will bring the humor we love. . .the angst we crave. . .the drama that drives us crazy. . .and the love that makes us fall. In short, it is Vi Keeland.

I am usually a sucker for an ensemble cast, but now and again one will get me where the sole focus is the two we’re supposed to fall for and I find that is all I need. That’s not to say that Vi Keeland didn’t write some phenomenal supporting characters, she did, but they are ones that are there to enhance, not spotlight. The BFF, the boss, the ex-boyfriend/friend/potential future boyfriend (all the same guy), all fantastically written, but whose presence continue to add to some very meaty layers in a beautifully told story. There really wasn’t a time while I was turning pages, that I craved the story of any of those written to support. And truth? I didn’t need it. This wasn’t the type of story that could hold the weight of a supporting character being moved front and center. 

If there is one thing that Vi Keeland excels at, it is how to write a scene that gives you goose bumps. I mean she excels at just about everything on the page, but good Lord can she make your skin tingle. It takes a lot to really blow my mind and Caine and Rachel did that and more. The sexual tension that builds and builds between them grows so thick, that either the bizness gets had or something is going to blow. Everything from the tension, to the dirty talk (YUM!), to the actual act. . .it’s hot, it’s passion, it’s love, it was addicting.

Each and every time I see a preview of a Vi Keeland book come across my Facebook feed, I get downright giddy. I know that whatever storyline lies ahead, I will love it. . .I know that whatever feisty lady unfolds, I will love it. . .I know that whatever alpha is within the pages, I will love it. She does not fuck around with her words, she is able to infiltrate you imagination and take you on a journey that leaves you surprised and exhausted and exuberant and in love. We give lots of love to the men between the covers and it’s deserving, Caine makes one helluva #bookboyfriend, but that BXTCH takes leading lady to a whole other level. Rachel sets the bar and she sets it high and for that, I say. . .Thank you Vi Keeland. 

The only thing I can think to say in order to convince you to check it out, well maybe two things, because HELL-OOO, look at that cover, that could and maybe should be reason enough. But, as crazy as it sounds for me to just say “read it”, that’s what I’m going with. Read it, because she has yet to let me down. Read it, because we all need a summer vacay, even if it’s only in our mind. Read it, because it could be time that you just trust a BXTCH. Bxtches Be Reading5 Star Read for Bxtches Be ReadingBeautiful Mistake by Vi Keeland | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.com

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Dr. ER (St. Luke’s Docuseries Series, Book #2) by Max Monroe

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Dr. ER (St. Luke's Docuseries, Book #2) by Max Monroe | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comDr. ER (St. Luke's Docuseries, Book #2) by Max Monroe | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comDr. ER (St. Luke's Docuseries, Book #2) by Max Monroe | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comBxtches Be Blogging Book ReviewsBXTCHES Gotta Warn: I am so about to shock the shit out of all you BXTCHES and even I can’t believe that I’m about to utter type the following, but. . .this book can absolutely be read as a stand-alone. While I loved Dr. OB (book #1) and I highly recommend that you read it, the only thing really tying these two book together is the reality show that the two (and eventually three) doctors become a part of and even that is just a whisper in this story. Other than that, the main ones from the first installment do make some appearances, but it’s not enough to take away from Scott, Harlow and any other facet that makes this book so fucking great. So, let’s get started, shall we?

Dr. ER will be told through the POV of both Harlow and Scott.

If you skipped straight over the introduction to Will (book #1), no worries, Max Monroe does a good job with a quick hello during the prologue. This is where we also meet Scott Shepard or what he soon becomes known as. . .Dr. ERotic. Now, I’m all about being somewhat of a polite BXTCH, so in case the whole OB/GYN scene wasn’t for you or maybe you’re just now discovering the genius that is Max Monroe and you decided that this is where you want to start, we are gonna have to play a quick game of catch-up. Will Cummings, Scott Shepard and Nick Raines (coming to us in much greater detail on August 29) have all agreed to allow cameras to follow them around and star in a docuseries. It didn’t go too well for Will, but he did get the girl in the end, so all is good. Now it’s Dr. Shepard’s turn, but I think we should kick things off with Harlow, our feisty leading lady.

Frances Harlow Paige is busy living the single life in NYC. She’s got herself a tried and true bestie in Amanda, her parents are happily divorced and she works as a columnist at Gossip magazine, a job she isn’t too thrilled about, but does pay the bills. Except for the fact that it’s been ages since a dick has put a smile on her face, life ain’t too terribly shabby. The needing a dick to put a smile on her face is where we first meet up with Harlow.

Long story short, Harlow needed to get laid, like yesterday, so in her desperation, she agrees to go out on a date with Barron Alexander Conrad III-if someone with a pretentious name like that even knows how to work a cock, I’m gonna need to see it. . .live. Anywho, a vagina that hasn’t been well used lately, will suffer through just about anything, because Harlow’s goal is definitely one that ends with shouty affirmations to our Lord and Savior, but instead all she gets instead is a gash on the forehead and the shouty words to our Lord and Savior takes on a different tone.

I hope you can see where this story is going, well at least see where part of it is going. After Barron the third passes out, too much blood and all that jazz, Harlow finds herself in the St. Luke’s emergency room. Any guess who the head of the ER department and the doctor on duty is? 

So far being the star of a reality tv show has its perks, the job is going wonderfully and the women are lining up. . .when he gets the privilege of sewing up one Harlow Paige, his interest had certainly been piqued, too bad hers wasn’t.

Columnist for a gossip magazine. . .hot doctor who happens to also be the star of a reality tv show. . .this shit can basically write itself, but considering that it’s what Harlow does, then we’ll just leave it our leading lady.

Scott doesn’t do relationships, a previous bad experience has put Harlow off from making any sort of commitment. . .Harlow gets the inside scoop on one fuckhot doctor and Scott discovers that Dr.ERotic loves a good challenge and the feisty columnist is turning him on like no one previous. . .I mean c’mon this is the shit that great rom-coms are made of.

But don’t worry BXTCHES, Max Monroe does throw some drama our way, I mean you can’t fuck your way through a chunk of the population and not have some of that broken heart not come back and bite you right in the dick. And, Harlow brings her own set of luggage to the party. So, it’s not all fun and games and stitches and dicks, there’s gonna be a part of this book that may have your heart dropping a bit.

Besides the ability to tell fantastic stories, Max Monroe is brilliant when it comes to writing supporting characters. The magic was brought to us first in the Billionaire Bad Boys Series and it continues to be the case for this one. Usually when I dive into a series, I can’t wait to catch up with the ones that I have already fallen for, but we didn’t get that a lot here, it was brief and I wasn’t even disappointed. And to be honest, I wouldn’t be mad if we were able to get some backstory on the parental units that come from any of these series, that is how well they are written. They are witty, they are hilarious, they are inappropriate, they are loving. . .basically, they are everything one should strive to be when the time comes to shit out some offspring. Every character written to tell this story, played the part and played it well. . .they all helped in making the page turn, while keeping the story captivating.

The sex was good, which if you have already plowed through Kline and Georgia OR Thatch and Cassie OR Wes and Winnie OR Will and Melody, then you know how well the dancing goes down between the sheets in a Max Monroe book, but as crazy as it may sound, my favorite part of the panty melting action in Dr. ER happened to be the dirty talk, I’m a sucker for some words that make the toes curl and those words got used in all the right places.  I’m telling you BXTCHES the dirty word dictionary went to work overtime because they hit right when the time was right.

Lots of couples have been brought to life by the two who call themselves Max Monroe and while I don’t know who occupies the top spot (it really just depends on who I’m reading at that moment), I do believe that Scott and Harlow are close to it. In my experience, sometimes it’s hard to top the lead off couple in a series, but Max Monroe managed to pull the impossible. . .so now I guess we have to wait and see how hard we fall for Nick.

I think I’m nine books into the fabulousness that is Max Monroe and I have yet to be disappointed. Every page turned, every story told, every character created. . .was worth the time spent. And while I still may not know who Max or Monroe actually are (though I always think I’m starting to figure it out), as long as they keep giving me the humor mixed with great stories and characters that I fall in love with, not to mention the escape they are so kind to bless me with. . .so in a nutshell, I don’t give a fuck what you call yourself as long as you continue to call yourselves storytellers.Bxtches Be Reading5 Star Read for Bxtches Be ReadingDr. ER (St. Luke's Docuseries, Book #2) by Max Monroe | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comMax Monroe | www.bxtchesbeblogging.com

     

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The Catch (The Player Duet Series, Book #2) by K. Bromberg

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The Catch (The Player Duet Series, Book #2) by K. Bromberg | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comThe Catch (The Player Duet Series, Book #2) by K. Bromberg | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comThe Catch (The Player Duet Series, Book #2) by K. Bromberg | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comBxtches Be Blogging Book ReviewsBXTCHES Gotta Warn: Book #1 (The Player), left us in a bit of a bind, so before you even wonder, YES, you must read that one before you tackle this one. There is no “but”, if you decide to play catch before you get played, you will be caught up in confusion, which will cause you to not love this series in the way the author intended. The good news? This is the last book in this series, so if you haven’t yet fell in love, you can start from the beginning and not come up for air until the very last page is turned, I certainly will not judge. Let’s get started.

The Catch will be told through the POV’s of both Easton and Scout.

We will pick up here right where we left off there. When the last page of The Player was turned, we knew that Scout was going into the meeting with the Aces all ready to clear Easton to play and Easton was all ready to take the field. Those are the things we knew, what we learned left us most likely uttering a very loud “WHAT THE FUCK!”, because we found out the the Aces were about to trade the prodigal son and unfortunately we were forced to wait it out. . .until now.

It’s gonna seem like I doling out spoilers here, but let me assure you BXTCHES, I’m not gonna reveal anything that you weren’t already gonna learn almost from the beginning. We knew that Scout was all set to clear Easton and not because he was giving her the deep dick, it was her professional opinion that he was ready to go. But something on a piece of paper caught her eye, and it was enough for her to tell the powers that be in that room, that she was unable to do the job bestowed upon her and that Easton Wylder would not be taking the field just yet. Even though Scout believes that her quick decision was what was best for Easton, his interpretation however, is that of betrayal. You gotta also remember that the reason Scout is even in Austin in the first place is to secure the contract with the Aces. By doing so, her dad would’ve had a contract with every team in the league, so she wasn’t only crucial in getting Easton back on the field, but she is the one that can essentially grant her dad his dying wish. So, no pressure or anything.

It doesn’t take too terribly long for Easton to come around and understand the reason Scout did what she felt necessary. However, it doesn’t change the fact that Easton is headed to Dallas and since the Aces offered her a probationary contract, she is keeping her ass in Austin. 

While it probably would’ve been easy for Bromberg to just ride the trade cliffhanger she left us on to finish out the story in this book, that BXTCH decided to give us much more, so much more. The trade is only a tiny bit of the drama that is going to pour off these pages. It’s not all dread though. Easton and Scout were at the beginning stages of coupledom when we left them, so we still get to witness a very new relationship unfold and two people discovering one another while falling in love. They may have to continue their ride in two different cities, but the love growing is going to be very difficult for distance to sever.

The cans that got opened during part one of this series, will need to get cleaned up in order for closure to take place and no worries, we get the closure that we will crave, but let’s not forget all the cans that were opened. Besides the Easton and Scout storyline, we have to finish the story of Scout and her dad. Not only the professional side and Scout doing her best to win a permanent contract with the Aces, but there is the personal side and the inevitable devastation that Scout will face once her dad loses the battle that he is facing. Right before Easton is delivered the blow by the trade news, the one responsible for his injury became his teammate and if you were thinking that Santiago was just going to be a blip, well. . .prepare yourself. Easton is still trying to reconcile and figure out the relationships between him and his mother and the one between him and his dad. There will be more, it will be heartbreaking, it will be eye opening, it will be love, but in the end. . .it will be beautiful.

There are a lot of people that bring this story to life with Easton and Scout being at the top. We don’t get a lot from the teammates in this one, but we do get more of Manny, who certainly plays a very important role in Easton’s life. There’s also all of the parents, from Easton’s dad and mom to Scout’s dying father, they all prove integral in who Easton and Scout are, not only separate, but who they are as a couple. And as strange as it may sound, the game of baseball will play a very entertaining, yet important role in this book as well. It’s not just a book that happens to have some baseball sprinkled in. . .this is a book about love, the love between a man and a woman and the love for a game. . .a game that is so magical that it’s able to bring even the most unlikely pair together. And that is where the beauty lies.

K. Bromberg does a great job at bringing the action alive and you BXTCHES know what the action is. You can’t really go wrong when a hot athlete is bringing it between the sheets and Easton certainly does not disappoint. While the sex is hot (and trust, it is), it’s the passion that Easton and Scout have for one another that’s gonna set your book and possibly your bed, on fire. 

I have yet to tackle EVERY single page written by K. Bromberg. There are books that I have read, but haven’t yet reviewed, which just means a re-read is in order (tough, I know). But like most (I assume), I became captivated with this author during the emotional wringer she left me in with the Driven Series. The Player Duet Series, while not quite the emotional juggernaut, was easy for me to enjoy. . .I haven’t read a novel by Bromberg that I didn’t fall in love with. . .I LOVE baseball. . .AND. . .this series takes place in Texas (my home), so lots of boxes checked. The story she told that spanned these two books, unfolded like a great movie, with drama to match. She was able to tangle us up, she was able to catch us off guard, she was able cause our hearts to skip a couple of beats, all the while having us fall in love with not only the man, but the game as well. Everyone needs a great escape and Bromberg delivers it in a perfect package.Bxtches Be ReadingThe Catch (The Player Duet Series, Book #2) by K. Bromberg | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.com

              

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