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

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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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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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The Player (The Player Duet Series, Book #1) by K. Bromberg

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The Player (The Player Duet Series, Book #1) by K. Bromberg | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comThe Player (The Player Duet Series, Book #1) by K. Bromberg | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comBxtches Be Blogging Book ReviewsBXTCHES Gotta Warn: First things first, let’s all take a brief moment and give praise for that fuck hot cover. Baseball happens to be my favorite, but even if it put me to sleep quicker than an Ambien, I would never shake my head to that cover. Next up on the warning list. . .the dreaded cliffhanger. Now, if you’re a BXTCH who would prefer to turn the final page of The Player while falling back on a bed full of fluffy pillows, with nothing but sweet thoughts of Easton Wylder running through your imagination, well, you’re gonna be a bit disappointed. I mean, you still may drift off with visions of a certain beautiful catcher invading. . .but, you may fall back on your bed of fluffy pillows in a fit of rage, even more so when you realize that book #2 isn’t set to release until June (2017). But, don’t worry your pretty little heads none, the great thing about falling in love with Easton and Scout now is that you can always re-fall with a re-read in June, just in time for book #2. If you choose to wait until right before book #2 is released, then you can do yourself a good ole’ back to back and catch Easton fever then. Life is about choices after all.

We will be getting Easton and Scout’s story through a dual POV-which FYI, is my absolute favorite way to fall in love.

I guess the best place to start is with Easton Wylder. Easton is the all-star catcher for the Aces, who recently had his rotator cuff torn in a dirty play at the plate. With their world class athlete sidelined, the Aces have contracted the best in the business to come in and work his magic, all to ensure that Easton is able to take the field again and do the one thing that is embedded in his DNA. Baseball.

No one is better at putting injured athletes back together than Doc Dalton and with a career that has found him bouncing from club to club, to wherever the injuries call, the one thing missing from his illustrious resume, is a long term contract with a club. However, life has thrown Doc a curveball and when the Aces come calling, requesting that he get their catcher back on the field, he is forced to turnover the treatment to his daughter, Scout. 

Scout Dalton has some very big shoes to fill. Not only is the future of one of the league’s best in her hands, but so is her father’s final accomplishment. Add all that pressure to the fact that she ain’t got a bat swinging between her legs and the hill that she needs to climb is more like a mountain. 

The attraction is instant between Easton and Scout and even though Easton comes wrapped up in a mighty fine package, Scout realizes that the focus word needs to be. . .resist. In her herculean effort to be taken serious, not to mention working her ass off to secure a permanent position with the Aces, she focuses all of her expertise on getting Easton ready by the time required by the front office. Easton has his very own herculean effort to tackle. . .and it involves convincing Scout that she may be able to put her expertise on display in the training room, but he’s the man to put his expertise on display in the bedroom.

Obviously, it doesn’t take too much to realize that an Easton and Scout is going to happen. It’s really about the obstacles that they come face to face with that’s gonna turn their story on its head. There’s Scout trying to prove to any and everyone that she is the right “man” for the job, while trying to separate the relationship she has with her dad and the relationship she has with her mentor. . .who happens to be one in the same. Easton is dealing with the fallout of an injury that would end most careers, but he has a “get game day ready by” deadline and add to that stress is the fact that the play that caused the injury was dirty and intentional and his dad happens to be pretty legendary in the world of baseball himself and his constant nagging reminds Easton that he is not living up to his father’s legacy, so you can see that he has his own personal shit storm that’s brewing around him. So, while you get yourself a pretty great love story here, there’s plenty of twists and turns to keep that love right on the edge. 

Since this story surrounds a baseball team, it should be a no-brainer that we’re gonna get presented with somewhat of an ensemble cast. . .and Bromberg does not disappoint. In my personal (and what I would like to think, professional) opinion, the two most important supporting characters just so happen to be the ones whose shoes Scout and Easton are finding themselves trying to fill. . .those of their fathers. Of course there are other players that fill it in and they add very important layers to this story, some of which I highly hope come to star in their own highlight reel a bit down the line. 

Anytime you throw an athlete in the bedroom or on the field or in a batting cage. . .you can expect a firework show of your very own and ladies, Easton delivers the goods. I have read several books by Bromberg and there has yet to be a book that she didn’t make the toes curls and the panties melt. Whether it’s throw her up against the wall fucking or whispering dirty things in her ear or passionately and slowly making love. . .that BXTCH knows how to activate an imagination.

K. Bromberg knows how to give us what we need even when we didn’t even know we needed it. I’m at a weird crossroads with my sport novels, just when I think hockey is all the rage (I don’t even watch that particular sport) along comes a story like The Player and the reminder of why baseball happens to be my favorite. 

The Player is kicking off a really great series. It has all of the elements one would need to become captivated and lose sleep or forget about the laundry or blow off doing the dishes. . .the right amount of humor, enough drama, plenty of baseball (YUM!), and SEXY, SEXY, SEXY. . .I loved it all. I loved the way my heart raced when the story started to turn a bit towards the serious side or the way I was able to laugh out loud, then had to sneak a peek to see who was watching or the way my libido took notes when we got to the good stuff and even though cliff hangers aren’t really my bag, I gotta say that I loved the way she brought this one to an end. Bxtches Be ReadingThe Player (The Player Duet Series, Book #1) by K. Bromberg | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.com


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The Run (Hell’s Disciples MC Series, Book #4) by Jaci J

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The Run (Hell's Disciples MC Series, Book #4) by Jaci J | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comThe Run (Hell's Disciples MC Series, Book #4) by Jaci J | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comThe Run (Hell's Disciples MC Series, Book #4) by Jaci J | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comBxtches Be Blogging Book ReviewsBXTCHES Gotta Warn: My usual warning goes along the lines of. . .“read in order, blah, blah, blah”. . .and I will be aiming in that direction, but I’m gonna throw you BXTCHES an alternate route. Books #1-3 of the Hell’s Disciples MC takes place in the Washington chapter and books #4-6 take place in the Oregon chapter and while the two chapters do intertwine, it’s not enough to be confusing if you were to go out of order. BUT. . .If it’s the Washington chapter that has you drooling, then read books #1-3 in order, if it’s Oregon chapter that brings you joy, then read books #4-6 in order. But trust a BXTCH when she tells you that the whole series will make your dick hard. . .so you should really just go for it all.

The Run will be told through the POV’s of both Buck and Lennon.

Buck is the Sergeant at Arms for the Hell’s Disciples MC Oregon chapter and has just been tasked with a very important pick-up. It’s not drugs or guns or some enemy who’s about to meet the maker, no, Buck is making the drive into Washington and meeting up with his brothers, to pick up Lennon. . .his road trip partner.

Lennon is a spirit. A wanderer. And even though she is planting her feet in Oregon and even though she finds Buck to be more ruggedly sexy and more mouthwatering than any other man she has set her eyes on and even though she is pretty down with hanging with the MC, she knows that she will take off once the spirit moves her. 

Buck is not too sure what it is he’s supposed to do with a woman as a roommate, especially one that his dick hasn’t been properly introduced to. He is obviously attracted to Lennon. . .she’s super easy to live with, she cooks and not too terribly high maintenance, add that to the fact that she meshes pretty well with his brothers and she is able to hold her own against him. The problem? He’s been burned and not very trusting of any woman, no matter how much he’s dying to sink into her and no matter how good she looks on the back of his bike or how well they live side by side.

In order for this to be a kick ass MC read, we need some kick ass MC action and Jaci J does not disappoint on that front. There is another MC trying to move into the Hell’s Disciples territory and some pretty shady shit is starting to happen. All begins when a longtime member is missing, presumably dead, which of course means a war of some sort is about to get kick started. The unfortunate happenstance of all this drama is a lot of the shady shit starts happening when Lennon arrives. . .put two and two together BXTCHES. Now, this is a storyline that will continue into the next book, so not all will be solved between the rival MC’s when you reach the end of The Run.

Things are certainly going to heat up between Buck and Lennon and when they do, a fire ignites. But, when you have a woman who finds it a bit difficult staying in one place too long and a bad ass biker who got hit too hard in his last relationship. . .it’s not exactly the perfect equation to a happily ever after.

Since The Run introduces us to a new chapter of the Hell’s Disciples, we are lucky enough BXTCHES to sink our imaginations into a whole new crew. While we don’t get all up in the business of each of the members, we do get enough of an appetizer to wet the whistle. The Washington crew does come back and we get to play just a tiny bit of catch-up. The main supporting character we are really following is Rock, his book is next and while it’s a bit smaller on the page count, it will pack a very mighty punch.

MC drama may be one thing that keeps the pages turning, but let’s not sell ourselves short, the Alphaness that comes alive when the clothes come off definitely keeps our eyes glued and our hearts pounding. There are some books that I can read and not be disappointed if the sex isn’t where I want it, BUT if a BXTCH tries to deal me a MC book with impotent sex, then I may have to lodge a complaint. However, our BXTCH Jaci J really knows how to use her words. There is no mistaking any intentions, there is no beating around the bush, the sexual tension is cracking and when the two can take it no more, it is straight up delicious. 

I wasn’t sure how I was gonna feel when it dawned on me that this book begins the introductions to a new MC chapter. I really thought I was gonna miss the ones I had already fallen in love with, well imagine my surprise when I found myself really falling for Buck and Lennon AND trust a BXTCH when she tells you that you will love Lennon, she was so different from any of the women up to this point. In the end, my concern was for naught, Jaci J could’ve easily have moved the MC while keeping it almost the same, but she took this one in a whole different direction.

I first purchased this book back in December 2015 and I started it (barely), but never finished it. Fast forward to now. . .Jaci J releases the new book in this series and I was pretty much salivating to sink my eyeballs into it, but I am pretty serious about reading MC books in order and in order for me to really enjoy this series in the way that it was written, I needed to play a game of catch-up. . .so in all of my great ambition, I started from book #1 and now here we are. The quality of the book had nothing to do with why I never originally finished it, it was more of a lazy thing. This is a really good MC series, one that I’m quite surprised isn’t more popular. If you’re looking for some grit, if you’re looking for some drama, if you’re looking for some humor, if you’re looking for some super hot Alphas, if you’re looking for some mind blowing, toe curling sex. . .then you have found it. Bxtches Be ReadingThe Run (Hell's Disciples MC Series, Book #4) by Jaci J | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.com

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Pucked Off (Pucked Series, Book #6) by Helena Hunting

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Pucked Off (Pucked Series, Book #6) by Helena Hunting | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comPucked Off (Pucked Series, Book #6) by Helena Hunting | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comPucked Off (Pucked Series, Book #6) by Helena Hunting | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comBxtches Be Blogging Book ReviewsBXTCHES Gotta Warn: Come close and listen carefully BXTCHES. When you pull this masterpiece up on Amazon or Goodreads or wherever it is that you browse for your book boyfriends, one of the first things you will read is “A standalone novel” and then you may become giddy with excitement because you’re thinking that you can jump right into Lance and Poppy without first meeting Alex and Violet or Miller and Sunny or Randy and Lily and I’m here to educate you BXTCHES and tell you, if you go that route, you’re gonna be making a mistake. First, this is a phenomenal ensemble cast and series, which you would be missing out on if you dove headfirst into book #6. Also, Pucked Off gives us Lance and Poppy, and we first met them in Pucked Up (book #2), so it’s just much easier if you were to go in order, trust a BXTCH, I wouldn’t let you down. Let’s get started.

Pucked Off will be told through the POV’s of both Lance and Poppy.

Let’s back the puck up a bit and review. It’s been a while since I acquainted myself with Pucked (book #1), so it’s difficult for me to remember if we actually met Lance then. I will say, if we did, it was brief. But, I know with certainty that Lance was brought to us in Miller and Sunny’s story. It was also where we briefly meet Poppy. If you’re still scratching your head, in the beginning of Pucked Up, after boozing it up at a bar, Miller, Randy, and Lance went back to Lance’s place to continue the party, and tagging along were some ladies. Included in the that group was Poppy. If you’re still a little foggy, she is the one who wiped off the dick that was drawn on Miller’s forehead.

I haven’t yet read any reviews on Pucked Off, but from what I have seen on social media thus far, some are upset that it’s Poppy getting the go here. Maybe upset is not the right term, I just think lots of fans were expecting Tash. But here’s some truth BXTCHES, when we meet Poppy (while she is scrubbing a cock off of a forehead) we learn that she actually knew Lance when she was younger. When we learn that fun bit of information, that was my clue that when we got to Lance, it was going to be Lance + Poppy. But, I can understand where a lot of you were wanting/hoping to get more insight into Lance and Tash. Well, your wish will be granted, just maybe not the way that you had anticipated.

Poppy first met Lance when she was just a kid and he transferred to her school. Her first encounters with him came when he would tug a bit on her ponytail, both gingers, solidarity and all that jazz. Fast forward a bit and Poppy’s older sister is dragging her to a party, one that she was entirely too young to be at. She soon finds herself in a circle and before she realizes it, she is about to enter Seven Minutes in Heaven with. . .Lance. Not wanting to embarrass her (or him, I suppose), Lance waits till the last minute or so to lay one on her. So, at twelve years old (she did lie and say she was fourteen, teetering on crossing over to fifteen) she receives her first kiss from Lance Romero and she has never forgotten it. When she finds herself at his house all those years later, she is pretty devastated that he doesn’t remember her at all and is even more upset when he takes her friend to his room.

Lance’s backstory is fucked up and that’s me being polite. When our introduction to Lance began, we knew he was in some sort of a relationship with Tash, the trainer for the team. They then make an appearance at the engagement party of Alex and Violet, causing quite a scene, and we began to salivate, wanting to know what the fuck was going on between them-what exactly was their story? So, going into this book, here is what we already know-we know that Lance and Tash were off and on and we know that Tash lost her job with the team because of the relationship between her and Lance, we were also led to believe (somewhat) that Lance’s reputation is one that enjoys many women and enjoys the run of the mill puck bunny and maybe that was why the relationship between him and Tash was strained at best. But other than a small side story, we weren’t given too much more, every cameo raised more questions than it did in providing answers. 

There isn’t too much I can tell you regarding Lance and Tash. . .I will say that you get some answers quite early on and if your image of Lance was one of dislike, it will change, quickly. And if your vision of Tash was one of hope, well hells bells, that’s gonna change too.

Back to Poppy. Poppy is a massage therapist who happens to get scheduled to work on Lance, which is how they reconnect. Well, it’s how Poppy reconnects with Lance, not Lance with her, considering he has no recollection of the girl with the red ponytail who he swapped spit with in a closet or the woman who was at his house just a year ago. And if you haven’t yet figured it out, that is how Lance and Poppy eventually become a Lance + Poppy.

There are so many different avenues that brings this story to fruition. Lance’s backstory, while fucked up, is heartbreaking. It is filled with pain, it is filled with regret, it is filled with anger, it is filled with doubt, it is filled with grief. . .it was painful enough to force a BXTCH to lay it down and take some deep breaths, but no worries-hope is on the horizon.

While I believe that this is a fantastic ensemble series, this particular book is more zeroed in on Lance and Poppy, which is probably why Helena Hunting puts it as a standalone (but still heed my warning). We do get visits from the ones we have already fallen in love with or at the very least get a “Where Are They Now” type of catch up. Other than Lance and Poppy, the other main character that brings relevance is Tash. You’re not gonna like her, she is written in the most bitchtacular way that you may get pretty pissed at yourself for ever thinking that a Lance/Tash story was even a possibility, but that just adds so much more to an already fantastic story-don’t ya think?

I could say that the sex in Pucked Off is panty drop worthy and it is, but this isn’t the same as what Alex and Violet have or the need that Randy and Lily have. . .don’t misunderstand me, it’s hot, it’s everything you would want and have come to expect with this series. The difference with Pucked Off versus the rest of this series is Lance. As hot as he is and regardless of the experience he brings to the bedroom, it’s more than just the fuck, it’s more than just the conquest. It’s much more about the unearthing of who Lance is and who Lance is when he is with Poppy. . .it’s almost carthartic. Don’t worry BXTCHES, you still may need to light one up after.

I have loved every single installment in this series. And with each new book, I think that there is no way I will love it the way I loved the previous book(s) and truthfully, I love each couple in this series in a different way, but for me personally, Randy and Lily, barely beating out the other ones, landed in the top spot. . .that is until Lance came along. While the other books gave us some serious laugh out loud humor, Pucked Off didn’t. There were funny moments for sure, but that’s not what it was about. This book came from a different part of Helena Huntings soul, it had to. . .the spectrum of emotions that this story covered had this BXTCH all over the place. I was happy, I was sad, I was angry, I was in love, I was ready to cut a bitch for real. My advice is to just hang on real tight, because Lance is going to take you down a bumpy road and from the looks at that fuck hot cover, you just know it’s gonna be a great journey.Bxtches Be Reading5 Star Read for Bxtches Be ReadingPucked Off (Pucked Series, Book #6) by Helena Hunting | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.com

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Right (Wrong Series, Book #2) by Jana Aston

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Right (Wrong Series, Book #2) by Jana Aston | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comRight (Wrong Series, Book #2) by Jana Aston | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comRight (Wrong Series, Book #2) by Jana Aston | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comBxtches Be Blogging Book ReviewsBXTCHES Gotta Warn: Here’s the truth. Technically, the books in this series could be read as stand-alones. I mean, if you come across the blurb for. . .say. . .book #2.5 (Fling) and think “it’s only 100 pages, I can knock this out in an hour”, then I suppose you can, but let me offer up this warning as well. Just in case this is the very first review of mine that you have brightened your day with, then you should know that I am usually the one who will tell you to read books in the order in which they were written. I mean, I understand why an author would indicate that a book could be read out of order, all by itself. I wouldn’t want to lose a sale either. So, let me explain to you why you might not need to read these books in order, but you should. Right gives us Everly and Sawyer’s story. Now, we meet Everly in Wrong (Sophie and Luke | book #1). She and Sophie work at the same coffee shop. It is within those pages that we learn of Everly’s super serious, somewhat creepy crush on her brother’s best friend, who happens to be a professor at the college where Everly attends. So, even though you are quite busy during that story falling in love with everything Sophie and Luke, there will be a part of you wondering where that stalking story is headed. We get the answer to that and much more in Right, but since the seeds were planted in Wrong, I am someone who thinks you should certainly start there. I really hope that makes a bit of sense to you BXTCHES. Let’s get this going.

Right will be told through Everly’s POV with the epilogue coming Straight Outta Sawyer.

I guess we should probably play a game of catch up right quick. Everly has been in love with Finn Camden (her brother’s best friend) ever since she was six years old and he caught her eye as she was stepping off of the school bus, decked out with a Strawberry Shortcake backpack and all. Okay, technically that information came from this book, not the last one. But it is during Wrong that we learn about Everly’s lifelong crush on Finn as well as the plan that she has worked out that, if all goes well, will end with her being Mrs. Finn Camden. 

Unfortunately for Everly, Finn does not share in the plan that would make Everly his wife and as much as he tries to drop hints, she ain’t picking them up. That is until Thanksgiving and Everly is forced to hitch a ride with Sawyer, Finn’s older brother. 

Hopefully you got to know Everly in book #1, but in case you skipped it, you should know that her personality is the type that calls it like she sees it, she really doesn’t hold back or bite her tongue much. She quickly finds out however, that her and Sawyer Camden have that very same something in common. And Everly promptly finds out that someone with the inability to bite their tongue is not as cute as she once thought.

Sawyer is pretty persistent when it comes to forcing Everly into his train of thought. He even goes as far as hacking into her Facebook and changing her relationship status, which brings her lots of congratulations. . .from her mom all the way to Finn. I guess right here is a good place to tell you that Sawyer is super rich, like borderline billionaire, which is how he has the ability to hack into a Facebook account or I suppose that’s how he has the ability. Anyway, the motherfucker is super rich.

It doesn’t take long before Everly figures out that maybe her life plan never included Finn and that maybe, just maybe Sawyer is the one meant for her. And while Sawyer’s life may have brought him many women, once Everly caught his eye, those beautiful peepers never wandered.

Even though there was some drama in the first book, Right kicks it up a notch and unfortunately for you BXTCHES there is nothing about the drama that I can unveil. But, I will tell you this much. . .I am a sucker for some good drama, maybe it’s all those years watching Jerry and Jenny and Ricki and Oprah, who knows, but I love it, especially when it’s angsty and teeth grinding. But I love it even more when the character who was done wrong makes the one who was an asshole really work for redemption. It didn’t really happen that way in Right. Before you jump all up on my shit, I understood what the author was doing and why all was forgiven so quickly, I’m just sayin’ that I like a bit of struggle where the apology is concerned, I don’t like when the hands are washed and the bed is swiftly unmade.

The characters (leading and otherwise) bring everything that this series has to offer to life. I know that sounds kinda like a “well, duh” moment, I mean what else are they suppose to do, right? But, in some books/series, the focus is so spotlighted on the main characters, that sometimes the supporting cast is almost a second thought, but in this series, it seems that Jana Aston put just as much effort in creating a wonderful supporting cast as she did the main stars. Going into this book, I was worried how the dynamic was going to get played with the Everly/Finn obstacle. During Wrong, that particular relationship actually happening seemed a bit too big for Everly, but I wasn’t sure how it was going to get worked out in this story and even after we learn that Sawyer is the brother to Finn, I was a bit skeptical, but you BXTCHES have nothing to worry about, Jana Aston did it up Right (man, and she made it easy to make some plays on words). It is during Everly’s story that we meet Sandra-Sawyer’s assistant and the focus of the novella that follows Right. We also get the intro to Chloe. Chloe is Everly’s BFF and self-proclaimed accident waiting to date or dating accident, however you want to look at it. And if you think that you were going to get away and not hear from Sophie and Luke, well you would be Wrong (see!!).

Everly and Sawyer really know how to bring the fireworks to the bedroom. I wasn’t expecting anything less, but after reading Luke and Sophie, my desires were a bit high, but those motherfuckers hit em’ all. I mean they hit that shit in the bedroom, in supply closets, in bathrooms. . .there is heat, there is some really awesome dirty talk, there is passion. . .it’s all there for the taking, you BXTCHES just gotta grab it.

So, next up is Sandra’s story. Sandra only gets a novella, but it’s pretty sufficient in laying her cards out. Since I’m all about hanging the proverbial cock right in front of you BXTCHES, Sandra is Sawyer’s assistant and it takes Everly all of about 2 minutes of being around her and Gabe (Sawyer’s CFO) for her to realize that there is some serious electricity happening. . .now she just has to make them both aware of it. Remember Samantha Baker in Sixteen Candles filling out the sex questionnaire and Jake Ryan ending up with it? Just go with that.

My favorite things about falling in love with a series like Wrong is the escape. The thrill of not doing anything but walking side by side with your favs. The feeling of digging in so deep, that you are almost there. That’s what Jana Aston is so good at, the captivation, the departure from reality, the imagination, the love. I cannot wait to see what comes from her fingertips next.Bxtches Be ReadingRight (Wrong Series, Book #2) by Jana Aston | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.com

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Maverick (Satan’s Fury MC Series, Book #1) by L. Wilder

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Maverick (Satan's Fury MC Series, Book #1) by L. Wilder | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comMaverick (Satan's Fury MC Series, Book #1) by L. Wilder | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comSynopsis TagMaverick (Satan's Fury MC Series, Book #1) by L. Wilder | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comBxtches Be Blogging Book ReviewsBXTCHES Gotta Warn: First, I need to tell you BXTCHES this. . .apparently the Satan’s Fury MC Series comes after the Devil Chaser’s MC Series (I believe there is a theme here), I did not know this. In fact, I just so happened to stumble upon this series. I was actually looking at book #5, but decided to start at the beginning. Even though the blurb(s) on Amazon do state that each book can be read as a stand alone, I believe that with MC series, it’s important to read the books within the series in order in which they were written. That ends my rant, let’s get going with Maverick.

Maverick will be told through the POV’s of both Henley and Maverick.

We kick this bad boy off with a well. . .bad boy. Maverick finds himself in a very heartbreaking situation. His former girlfriend, Hailey, who due to drugs, was taken far too early and Maverick is left with not only the grief and guilt that her death brings, but in a weird turn of events, he finds out he has a son, John Warren, that Hailey kept from him. Now, there is more to this part of the story that I’m leaving out, this is just the gist of it. As much as Maverick loves his son, he knows that there is no way that he can raise a child in this lifestyle that not only consumes him, but puts lives in danger. Maverick then decides that his love for John Warren is much greater than any selfishness or possessiveness he may have when it comes to his son. . .that’s when he makes the very agonizing decision to allow someone else to raise John Warren. That someone being Hailey’s sister Lily and her man, Goliath.

Henley is just a girl trying to get through college. Nothing too exciting going on in her life, she lives with her sister Cassidy, who is her link to the MC. Cassidy is a bartender at the MC clubhouse. Henley’s very humdrum life gets flipped on it’s head when she witnesses the murder of a club member. Of course it would be too easy, and a bit stale, if Henley was able to get out unrecognized. . .oh no, that BXTCH got noticed, which is how she finds herself under the protection of a very angsty Maverick.

Henley is the perfect yin to Maverick’s yang, they just don’t know it yet. While Henley certainly takes notice of the darkness that seems to constantly consume Maverick, it takes an attempted escape and a road trip for either of them to begin to admit that their yin and yang are actually being pulled together.

With this being a MC book, there is indeed “MC action” within the pages. The member that was murdered, the one that changed Henley’s life, was Skidrow. Skidrow was the Sergeant At Arms for the Satan’s Fury MC, his death left that position open, that would be how Maverick found himself reluctantly agreeing to step in to that role, which is how he also finds himself responsible for Henley’s safety. Since we’re talking about Skidrow, this is probably where I should mention Summer Storm, book #.5 in this series, yes-you read that right, book #.5 OR book #1/2, however you want to interpret it. It’s a novella (only 100 pages), but it is where you meet Skidrow and his old lady, Dallas. I can’t really go into any more detail, because I have yet to read that particular book, which I know kinds goes against what I said above, but in my defense, I was really just looking for book #1 in this series, not #1/2, so this BXTCH was truly clueless.

I’ve said it before and even though I’m sure it’s driving you cray-cray. . .I’m gonna give you my explanation once again. I think it’s so important to take the order in which an author wrote a MC series, serious. I know that they throw down the typical “this can be read as a stand alone” line, but in a MC series, seeds get planted and roots begin to form, to the point that the reader really becomes a part of the MC. Clearly, the subsequent books in this series are going to feature members that we begin to meet in previous books (I have no real ideal if that makes sense). . .okay, let’s give an example. In Maverick, we meet Cotton, Stitch, & Smokey (just to name a few) and while we may just get several glimpses, we begin to see how when all of the members come together, they form their own family. . .albeit a gun-running, crime-committing, somewhat violent one. . .but a family nonetheless. Along with getting to know the MC members, we also meet Cassidy, Henley’s sister and BFF, Skidrow’s old lady, Dallas and their two kiddos, Dusty and Katie. Now, I suspect we really got to know them in Summer Storm and just followed up with them in Maverick, but since I haven’t cracked that story open, I wouldn’t know.

Like I mentioned earlier, before Satan’s Fury MC was the Devil Chaser’s MC series. Once again, I haven’t read that series (I feel like I’m totally letting you BXTCHES down) but if you’re interested in more of Lily and Goliath (Hailey’s sister and the ones that Maverick trusted his son to), their story is told in Ignite (from the Devil Chaser’s MC series). It should also be said that Maverick’s brother, Gavin, has moved to Tennessee to prospect with the Devil Chaser’s and there is some thick shit happening with Maverick and Gavin. 

With any great MC, comes pretty rockin’ sex and Maverick delivers. While it may take a bit to get Maverick and Henley between the sheets, the story is not lacking anywhere else, so you’re not missing out. My only “complaint” (and that’s a stretch of a word) is it wasn’t edgy enough. I like my MC fucks to be rough and dirty. It was almost as if they went from sexual tension to making love, skipping all of the “let me throw you up against a shower wall and devour your pussy” kind of sex, but that’s just a BXTCHES opinion, no worries. . .it was all still hot.

Stitch is up next in the Satan’s Fury MC Series and even though they say to never judge a book by its cover. . .this one is pretty fucking tempting. Stay tuned.Bxtches Be ReadingBook Review.4Favorite Quotes TagMaverick (Satan's Fury MC Series, Book #1) by L. Wilder | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.com

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Marek (Knights Corruption MC Series, Book #1) by S. Nelson

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BXTCHES Gotta Warn: There aren’t many warnings I need to offer here. But, how fucking fantastic is that cover. Now, I know it’s a stock image (because it’s also the cover of another book in my arsenal), but who really cares when the man candy looks like that. Now to the important stuff. I do need to tell you that there is abuse within the pages of Marek, so if that is something that may cause a trigger for you, well. . .you may want to keep that in mind before turning the first page. Marek is book #1 in the Knights Corruption MC Series and while this is going to sound super crazy, Marek kinda leaves us on a cliffhanger, but doesn’t. . .okay, I know that doesn’t make a lick of sense, so I will just get to that tidbit a little later. Let’s get on with Marek and Sully.

Marek will be told through the POV’s of both Marek and Sully. Let’s start with Sully.

Sully is the daughter of Psych, who is the President of the Savage Reapers MC, so in most MC books she would be hailed as the Princess, right? Not so fast, Psych certainly lives up to his name, so much so, Sully is doing good to just exist. At the young age of fourteen, her dad allows another club member, Vex, to take Sully as his own, and this is after years and years of physical and sexual abuse at the hands of her father. Vex isn’t claiming her in an Alpha, “you’re my woman and I’m going to worship you” way, it’s more of a “you’re my woman, I will take what I want, when I want from you and if I find the need to beat the fuck out of you, I will”, so definitely not the usual love story, but no worries, Marek will soon enter and become a very unlikely hero for Sully.

The hate between the Knights Corruption MC and the Savage Reapers MC runs deep and runs red. Marek is the President of the Knights Corruption MC and while the latest raid from the DEA is reason enough for them to have hell rain down on the Savage Reapers, the attack on a brother is the incident that sends the club into full on retaliation mode. 

When the Knights enter the clubhouse of the Reapers, of course their plan is to take out as many members as their weapons will allow, but when they encounter Sully behind a locked door, terrified and crouched down in a corner, Marek knows that he has hit the jackpot. I mean, you wanna hit a MC right in the dick, then take one of their own and claim them as yours. What Marek wasn’t expecting is the response he has to the woman who belongs to the enemy.

While Sully belongs to a club who has and does horrible things to any and everyone, herself included, she has been told her entire life that the Knights make the Reapers look like angels. So when she is taken by Marek and crew, she truly believes that she may very well see the end of her life at the hands of the ones she is supposed to hate. . .so imagine her surprise when she’s not witnessing any sacrificial orgies, or any non-consensual sex (which is really the only kind she is used to), or any women being manhandled. . .but instead she witnesses a pretty laid back MC who likes to have a good time, who enjoys sticking their dicks in a ready and WILLING body and also a club who believes in solidarity. Imagine her further surprise when she finds herself falling for the enemy himself.

Now, there are several things that Sully knows at this point. She is starting to trust the Knights, so she really believes that they are beginning to see her as a part of them, she is also beginning to fall for Marek and feels that he really will protect her from any and all threats, but she also knows that if the Reapers get her back in their grasp, she is as good as dead. So for Marek, it’s making sure that Sully is protected at all costs and for Sully it’s about becoming acclimated to a new club, a new family, and a new life. . .all without letting her guard down too much.

Just a couple of helpful things to know at this point and trust that I’m not spoiling anything for you BXTCHES. While still in the hands of her own club, Sully’s father meets with a member of the cartel and in some sort of a twisted “thank you”, he offers Sully up to this devil incarnate and yes, it’s as bad as you’re imagining. Also, while Marek doesn’t need any additional reasons to make his face the last that the Reapers see, that desire is driven home with even more force when he not only sees the scars that mark Sully’s beautiful body but when she shares the stories of how they got there. Hang on to the cartel asshole, I’m gonna come back to that in a hot second.

Every time I sit down to write about the latest MC book that I have devoured, I always say the same thing. In the really good ones, the foundation for the entire cast starts to get poured right out of the gate and Marek is no different. In Marek, we really get a great introduction to what is going to be Stone and Addie. Addie gets thrown into the webs of the MC because her uncle is a member and also because she is their medical “go to”, unfortunately for Stone, Addie is a brother’s family member, which in turn makes her off-limits, so in Marek we start to witness the tension between the two of them and Addie becomes one of Sully’s only friends, so it’s pretty easy to start to fall for Addie here in book #1. We do get introductions to the entire MC, but I suspect the further we dive into this series, the more we will start to really get to know each member.

It’s hard to know how the sexual chemistry between Marek and Sully is going to play out, given Sully’s past circumstances, but the author here did a really good job of balancing that thin line between managing Sully’s triggers and her sexual need for Marek and Marek’s sexual need for her, including the hunger he has for being rough in between the sheets. Sexual tension is the theme for more than half of the book, and the sexual tension is thick and ripe between the two of them and all it really does is tease until we get to the real deal. There were a few times that Marek frustrated me when it came to the sexual activities of he and Sully, but I think it was important to the meat of the story to have this big bad biker get angry, but then realize the error of his ways. When their good parts finally do get a proper introduction, it does not disappoint and given the abuse that Sully has suffered through, it was refreshing to witness her own her sexuality, instead of having to witness it be forcefully taken from her.

Earlier I said that Marek ends on a cliffhanger, but doesn’t. Let me explain further, again, not really giving away any spoilers here. The Knights are in the process of separating themselves from the cartel, yes the same one with the monster who rapes Sully. Marek has no knowledge of this horrific act. . .so the non-existent cliffhanger is when that same cartel member shows up for a meeting at the Knights clubhouse. Of course, I have no idea how this is going to play out in Stone (book #2), but I can’t imagine it going unaddressed. 

Can’t wait to dive into Stone and see what he and Addie have to bring to this series. If their story up to this point is any indication, then we are all in for a real treat.Bxtches Be ReadingBook Review.4Favorite Quotes TagMarek (Knights Corruption MC Series, Book #1) by S. Nelson | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.com

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Neighbor Dearest by Penelope Ward

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BXTCHES Gotta Warn: Before I issue any warning, I would like to just close my eyes and say a quick “thank you” to Penelope Ward for that fuck hot cover. That cover envelops everything that is Damien. . .well done, Penelope, well done. Okay, this is certainly a stand-alone novel that requires ZERO pre-requisite reading. However, I do feel obligated to tell you BXTCHES the following. Back in September 2014, Penelope Ward released Step-Brother Dearest (find my thoughts, here) and our book boyfriend in those pages was Elec. Our leading lady in Neighbor Dearest is Chelsea. . .keep following me, I’m getting there. In Elec’s book, we met Chelsea when Elec arrived with her on his arm, for the funeral of his “father” (read the book, you’ll understand the quotes). I’m not sure if you’ve read Step-Brother Dearest. . .it’s not necessary for this particular book. . .however, I recommend it. . .I recommend it so hard, and I should go ahead and tell you, because you will find out before you even turn the first page, Elec is Chelsea’s ex, and this book picks up (in the prologue) several weeks after Elec returns from his father’s funeral. Now that you have been adequately warned, let’s get on with it.

Neighbor Dearest will be told solely through the POV of Chelsea.

Like I said, the prologue kicks in several weeks after Elec returns home from his father’s funeral and it doesn’t take much for Chelsea to realize that things just aren’t right. Sex is non-existent, his kisses hold no passion, it’s just all off. So, while it was no surprise that Elec ends things, it doesn’t make the blow any less painful. Not only did Elec and Chelsea live together, but they also worked together, so while Elec heads back east to be with Greta, Chelsea packs up and moves away from the physical space she and Elec shared, however, she is unable to pack up the emotional space that resides in her heart. 

When Chelsea’s younger sister, Jade, comes to visit, she gets an eyeful of Chelsea’s very hot, but also very much of an asshole, neighbor Damien. Chelsea doesn’t know much about Damien other than the fact that he is spray painting a mural on the side of the building and he has two large dogs that believe the morning time is the best time for incessant barking. After Jade tries to convince Chelsea that maybe she should bake the hot neighbor in the beanie some muffins, while offering up her very own muffin, Chelsea soon finds out another quirky trait of the brooding artist. . .his hearing is fucking outstanding.

Chelsea is having a very difficult time getting over Elec. I mean, she believed that he was the one, you know-her eternal. In order to guide her into making some sense of her personal life, Chelsea has taken up phone therapy once a week, unbeknownst to Chelsea, there is a hole in one of her walls, one of the walls that she happens to share with her neighbor, Damien. And wouldn’t you know, the hottie has heard way more of her personal life than any neighbor, asshole or not, should. The silver lining. . .Damien gives her advice that she needs to hear and not a dime has to come out of her account to get it.

A little info on Damien. He lost his father at a pretty early age (him and his father) to a heart attack. I should probably clarify, he was young when he lost his father and his father was young when he lost his life. That death affected his family (him, a brother, Tyler, and his mom) in very different ways. His mom closed herself off and suffers (present tense) from severe bouts of depression. His brother Tyler is an actor, getting along great and Damien actually made a shit ton of money in the technology industry and invested it in an apartment building. . .the very one that he and Chelsea reside in. He figures that it’s important to live each day to the fullest, because tomorrow is never promised.

Chelsea and Damien made a tiny breakthrough with the “free therapy” offered via a hole in the wall, that progress takes a giant leap forward when Damien’s dogs attack a “bacon marinated” Chelsea and even more strides are made later when Chelsea almost burns down her apartment. Don’t worry, Damien saves the day. 

After sharing a meal with Damien, Chelsea finds out that the “double D’s” (Damien’s dogs) are his dogs with his ex, Jenna and they actually share custody. She also discovers that Damien broke it off with the ex because they each envisioned a different future, hers included marriage and kids, his didn’t. That little nugget of information tells Chelsea that Damien may be fun to look at and hang with, but it won’t go any further than that. And that is how their friendship begins.

And talk about a friendship, Damien even sets up a dating profile for Chelsea so she can get back in the game and it doesn’t take long for Chelsea to go days without a single thought being devoted to Elec, so progress. There’s not much more I can reveal, but it’s obvious to everyone that the sexual tension between Chelsea and Damien is blindingly thick and one begins to wonder “why?”. Why is Damien being so aloof when it comes to his feelings for Chelsea? I think as the reader, you’re gonna figure it out, but the highway of turmoil that both Chelsea and Damien travel down is worth the trip, just make sure to buckle up.

As far as the supporting cast in Neighbor Dearest, they’re present, very well written, and certainly important to Chelsea and Damien’s story, but Chelsea and Damien are the focus. Which I know is obvious, but what I mean is the supporting characters are there without pulling focus away, I hope that makes sense. The important thing (I think anyhow) is it seems that Penelope Ward is laying down some roots for maybe future books that involve some of the ones that we sorta crush on in this book. Hint: this BXTCH is hopin’ for a little Tyler + Jade = the next “Dearest” book. Please and thank you in advance.

I have read five books by Penelope Ward (two of those are collaborations with Vi Keeland) and one thing I can be certain of when I turn on the ole’ e-reader is this. . .when her characters make the decision to get down to the business, you will not be disappointed and Neighbor Dearest was no exception. First, the sexual tension between Chelsea and Damien was enough to have a BXTCH fanning herself, take that up a notch by removing the clothes and this non-smoker (that’s me), may just need to light one up, because SHEE-IT, that woman knows how to choreograph some naked dancing. Again, thank you, Penelope Ward.

There is absolutely nothing I can find wrong with this book, I did think that Chelsea was hung up a bit too long on Elec, but it maybe was important for her end game with Damien, you know “I thought I had the best, until I actually HAD the best” type of thing. Even when Damien was putting on a perfect display of assholeness, you are going to love him. Everything was done right, from the heartache to the heartbreak. . .from the laughter to the tears. . .from the love to the hate. . .from Damien to Chelsea to the double D’s to Jenna. . .it all came together the way a perfect story does. Again, thank you, Penelope Ward.

Maybe you didn’t dive into Stepbrother Dearest because that type of relationship gives you a bit of the “no way”, even though it’s not really what you think it is, make sense? But, Neighbor Dearest is going to have you up all night reading, it will have you sneaking in a couple of pages waiting in the pick-up line at the elementary school, it may even have you “hushing” everyone around you because “MOMMA IS TRYING TO READ!!”, but however you find yourself losing sleep, it will be worth it. Trust this BXTCH!Bxtches Be Reading5 Star Read for Bxtches Be ReadingFavorite Quotes TagNeighbor Dearest by Penelope Ward | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.com

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Perfectly Imperfect by Harper Sloan

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BXTCHES Gotta Warn: I’m not proud of the fact that this book came out in November (2015) and even though I read it immediately, it has taken me this long to write up my review. I know, I know, I should be ashamed and trust a BXTCH, I am. Which is why I gave it a re-read and am attempting to rectify this situation STAT! There’s not much you need to know before you dive into Willow Tate, except. . .this is not a typical Harper book and for those who love Ms. Sloan, know exactly what it is that I’m talking about. For those of you who have yet to dive into one of her glorious escapes, shame on you, but this book is as good as a place to start as any. She really brings it with Perfectly Imperfect.

Perfectly Imperfect is told through the POV’s of both Willow and Kane, enjoy.

I guess we should probably kick this off with Willow Tate. When we meet Willow, she is on her way to visit her divorce lawyers so she can finalize the details of her divorce. She was married to Brad, but once she caught him in bed with her sister, Ivy, that marriage was as good as dead, even though it was dying a very slow death prior to the infidelity. I probably should backtrack you a bit. 

We actually meet Willow years prior at a funeral. The funeral of Willow’s mother to be exact. Willow was involved in the same accident that took the life of the one person on Earth who loved her unconditionally and now she is left with her step-father (Dominic) and her half-sister (Ivy), neither of which really love Willow, much less want Willow around, but because of the tragic circumstances, they are forced to have her in their lives. 

Now, back to our current situation. Willow’s marriage to Brad and her situation with Dominic and Ivy has beaten her self-esteem down to almost non-existent. While at the office of her attorney, she takes a bit of a misstep and finds herself on the ground. What she never expected, was to be helped up by none other than Kane Masters.

Kane Masters is the man in Hollywood. Not much goes by in his life that isn’t reported in the tabloids, including his on-again off-again relationship with Mia Post and the speculation of who her baby daddy might be. 

We fast forward several months and find Willow doing a bit better post divorce, with the help of her two BFF’s (Eddie and Kirby) she is working on loving what she sees when she looks in the mirror, but it is a work in progress. Oh and I should probably mention that Willow works as Dominic’s assistant, so it’s safe to say that sometimes she may take three steps forward, just to take four steps back, because of her asshole step-dad and her bitch sister. An altercation in Dominic’s office finds Willow running smack into Kane Masters again and even though she is able to escape, Kane now knows he cannot let her get far away from him again. 

Coincidentally, or not, depending on how you look at it. Kane is directing his very first feature film, Impenetrable, which is a movie that Willow can seriously relate to. Kane uses his movie to get Kirby to Georgia and requesting that Kirby bring Willow along as her assistant. And that is where everything really takes off.

There are times in some books that some characters are written more as fill-ins (I believe anyway), which is not necessarily a bad thing, but every character presented in Perfectly Imperfect adds certain elements that makes this book. . .Perfect. I do think that Willow and Kane really could’ve carried this story on their own, without having to have a lot of focus on a supporting cast, but doing that wouldn’t have made this story close to being as great as it is. Willow is a character who needs the “support”, literally, until she can find the strength to stand on her own and this cast of characters, not only bring strength, but add humor and a sense of family, hell, they are her family. 

While this may not be a typical Harper novel, that BXTCH still brings it in the bedroom. Even though Kane isn’t what her typical Alpha brings, he still has a certain type of “bedroom dominance” that gets the loins working. The most beautiful thing about the lovin’ in Perfectly Imperfect is the transformation of Willow. And anyone that reads this book, that has any type of “body issues” will understand how difficult it is to truly reveal yourself in an intimate situation and to witness it from Willow is a thing of beauty.

There’s a lot happening in Perfectly Imperfect, I only scratched the surface. There are times when you just wish that whoever is sitting next to you was reading right along with you, just so  you have someone to high-five, because Willow certainly gives us moments that may have you reverting back to the 90’s and shouting “You go girl!”. This is an exquisite story of a girl really learning to find her worth and the ability to see that her beauty is just as great on the outside as it is on the inside. Harper still gives us what we crave. . .humor. . .drama. . .a strong, feisty female lead. . .”alpha”ness. . .she just uses a bit of a different platform to get it to us.

As cliché as it sounds, there is nothing Imperfect about this book. It is a story that gives us all something we can relate to, while body issues seem to be what plague Willow, we all have something in us at sometime in our life that made us think that maybe we just aren’t good enough and Willow coming through that to land on the other side not only better, but scoring the hotness that is Kane Masters, makes us all shed some tears while doing a “hell yeah” fist bump.Bxtches Be Reading5 Star Read for Bxtches Be ReadingFavorite Quotes TagPerfectly Imperfect by Harper Sloan | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.com

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