The Story of Us by Tara Sivec

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The Story of Us by Tara Sivec | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comThe Story of Us by Tara Sivec | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comThe Story of Us by Tara Sivec | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comBxtches Be Blogging Book ReviewsBXTCHES Gotta Warn: Truth be told, I should’ve been done with this review a bit ago, but. . .Memorial Day weekend. . .end of the school year. . .and. . .good ole’ gut wrenching heartache kept me away (the kind this book induced). So, Memorial Day weekend, the hubby was off, which isn’t really a terrible thing BUT it’s hard to read a book where emotional noise is required, whether it’s laughing or crying, while he is laying next to me (he’s an overnight worker FYI, so usually I have the bed to myself), because he tends to look at me like I’ve grown extra body parts when tears are streaming down my face all because of something that I’ve read and after getting just a glimpse of the reviews that were pouring in, I figured that was bound to happen. Now, funny enough this judgement is coming from the same man who when we went to see Titanic (all those years ago) was so emotionally moved that his contact was on his cheek by the time Jack sunk to the bottom. . .that is a true story, BXTCHES. But, whatevs, I just decided to hold off my nighttime reading routine and squeeze in some heartache whenever I could. Speaking of heartache and this is really where the real warning comes in, just prepare yourself. The cover above, while beautiful, is a bit deceiving. Look at it, it screams picnics on the lake and sunsets with the one you love and while I’m quite sure that after the last page was turned, Shelby and Eli were certainly enjoying the sunset whilst picnicking on the lake BUT for the sake of this book, I feel that it will be read one of two ways. . .you’re either going to need to read it in sections, while taking some breaks, you know to put your soul back together OR you will be a glutton for some punishment and read it in its entirety in one sitting, therefore causing a need for copious amount of tequila (or whatever sets you right), but again, to put your soul back together. Now that you have been warned, let’s talk about this fucking book.

The Story of Us will be brought to us from the POV’s of both Eli and Shelby.

Normally, I try to add a bit of “what is this book about” to my reviews, while adding my personal thoughts regarding the book throughout, and I’m still sticking to that format, but I’m gonna go in a little more vague. First, I don’t wanna ruin anything for you (that would make me an actual bitch) and secondly, you’re heart needs to be crushed just like this BXTCH’s heart was, because let’s face it. . .that is really the only way to come back around and really understand that sometimes you gotta trudge through some shit so you can actually enjoy lakeside picnics and sunsets.

We meet Eli while he is literally in the pits of hell. He and some of his Marine brothers (including his best friend, Rylan) are being held captive and have been for years and although they are being kept alive, life at that point is really subjective when you are being tortured and beaten on the regular. The one thing tethering Eli to any sort of heartbeat is the memory of Shelby. . .the one he left behind, the one he loves, the one that makes him whole, and the one he tore apart.

Shelby is a silent sufferer, maybe silent sufferer isn’t the write descriptor, she’s more of a silent protector. She believes that the love of her life, her ever after, was killed while serving his country and still she is going through her own personal hell, all in the name of Eli. There’s so much to say about Shelby, but let’s just do a quick rundown. Shelby comes from money and happened to come from a mother who is a raging bitch and that’s me being nice. Shelby and Eli meet while he is working in the stables of her family home, told you. . .money. Long story short, rich girl falls for not so rich guy. . .bitch mom has a reputation. . .just put two and two together and well. . .that’s all you’re gonna get from me on that. 

I don’t think I’m spoiling too much if I actually let you in on the fact that Eli is not dead and one of the top things (of many) on his to-do list is find HIS Shelby and even though it’s been years since he has laid eyes on her, he knows that deep down inside, the one who captured his heart is still there and then there’s the small hiccup of everyone believing that he is actually dead. . .so, things aren’t right, I guess I should say that things aren’t the way they are supposed to be. Intrigued yet?

The way this story unfolds, you may find yourself reading on eggshells, just waiting for the torment to come raining down. The capture and torture that Eli suffers through is agony and the grief that Shelby has gone through is painful and when you realize that there is going to be so much more coming through, heartbreak will be an understatement. But it’s the beauty in their story that will have you wanting more. . .it’s the finding of love in the most difficult of situations that will have you eager to go on the journey. Since that’s all I’m willing to share, let’s talk about this fantastic cast of characters that Tara Sivec has conjured up.

It’s expected that you’re gonna fall in love with Eli and Shelby and trust a BXTCH you may fall hard, so brace. It’s the others, the ones written for support that are so compelling and will have you laughing and crying and cussing and angry. . .the whole spectrum gets covered. . .it will almost be like that time of the month but without the feeling of someone trying to rip out your uterus. The personality traits that each character brought to the story never bled into one another and what I thought she did so beautifully well was being able to draw the appropriate emotion from you. You know when you watch a movie and the antagonist is so convincing that you find yourself grinding your teeth and clenching your jaw because you just hate them so much, but that’s also how you know the actor/actress has really done their job, right? That’s how well some of these motherfuckers were written, it’s easy to fall in love with a character, it’s kinda what’s expected when you crack open a book. . .but to create a personality that one is supposed to despise and to do it, well what seems to be effortlessly. . .actually I was gonna say it must be difficult, but I’m not a writer, so I really wouldn’t know, but I do believe it has to be a ton of fun to write a character that you already know is going to be loathed. There is not one character written to help tell this story that wasn’t placed perfectly, that didn’t do the job, regardless of how big or small the part. Here’s the truth. . .while I love the ones that lead (and boy did I love Eli and Shelby), when an author can really round out a story with a pretty awesome supporting cast. . .it is greatness.

So, let’s get dirty. I knew that the sex between Eli and Shelby was going to be pretty explosive and it certainly was, but what I wasn’t expecting was the fucking to actually be tender and sweet and making love while still delivering the dirty talking, rough and good ole’ toe curling, nails down the back fucking. I didn’t even know that type of response could be conjured from me. . .it was wild and passionate and heartbreaking and loaded with love and lust. . .she basically rolled it all up and served it on a super sexy platter.

I think I’m pretty good at checking out new authors, but I do have my pocket of favorites and it’s those storytellers that are always my go to. The ones that I re-read, depending on the mood I’m in, the ones I always recommend when someone is looking for something new to read. I can always depend on Kristen Ashley or Harper Sloan when I need an Alpha fix. . .I go to Jaci J or River Savage when I’m looking to fall in love with a MC. . .if I need just pure sex on legs, I turn to Vi Keeland (and pair her with Penelope Ward and holy hotness). . .but when I’m looking to escape with laugh out loud comedy, my list is long, but Tara Sivec is at the top. So, I wasn’t real sure at what my emotions were going to go through with this book. I knew it wasn’t going to be funny, so that expectation had to be tucked away for the time being and the only reviews that I noticed, were popping up on Facebook and I only really paid attention to the intros, not so much the actual review (I like to go in blind), so I knew I was going to get some form of anguish.

Anguish just didn’t cover it. I’m not sure how far into the imagination Tara Sivec had to go to pull this story out, but JFC, when that BXTCH gets an idea, she goes all in and even though the journey broke my heart and even though there may have been times during those breaks I cussed her just a tiny bit, in the end, it was worth it. I was the reader who needed to put it down, I was also the reader whose favorite parts of the book were the ones where Eli was the most broken, because that was when the story was the most raw and Tara was at her best.Bxtches Be Reading5 Star Read for Bxtches Be ReadingThe Story of Us by Tara Sivec | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.com

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Stone (Knights Corruption MC Series, Book #2) by S. Nelson

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Stone (Knights Corruption MC Series, Book #2) by S. Nelson | review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comStone (Knights Corruption MC Series, Book #2) by S. Nelson | review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comStone (Knights Corruption MC Series, Book #2) by S. Nelson | review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comBxtches Be Blogging Book ReviewsBXTCHES Gotta Warn: I need to make sure that you BXTCHES hear me loud and clear, STONE IS NOT A STAND ALONE NOVEL! While I’m always an advocate of reading any series in the order in which they were written, I’m even more so for those series that involve MC’s, BUT, for this particular series, I cannot emphasize this enough. This series starts with Marek (book #1), and that book focuses on Marek and Sully, but the MC storyline in that book carries through to this book and I promise there is no way you can skip over Marek and still have an understanding of the MC part of the storyline. Will you still enjoy Stone? Yes, you most likely will, but where is the fun in reading a MC book if you can’t follow the crime and grit of the story? And since I have finished Stone and have moved into Jagger, I can say with certainty that the grit continues into book #3.

Stone will be brought to us through the POV’s of both Stone and Addy.

Because I try to be a kind BXTCH (when I can) and because I also realize that some of you will start with Stone, skipping right over Marek, regardless of any advice I throw your way. . .I’ll try to catch you up. In book #1, Marek (President), Stone (VP), and the Knights Corruption MC raided the Savage Reapers MC and took Sully, who happens to be the presidents daughter. Now, in most MC’s that would be it. . .the Knights Corruption would be dead where they stood, but in this case, Sully being kidnapped was life changing. She had been raped many times by her father, then when her dad hands her over to another club member, she was also abused many times by his hands. Even though Sully has been beaten, raped, and torn down emotionally, all at the hands of her own club, her story still gets worse. When her dad makes a deal with the cartel, Sully is the gift. So, the kidnapping isn’t so much a kidnapping as it was a new chance at life. So, when the Knights Corruption MC begins to work a bit with that cartel, you realize eventually Marek is going to find out that a member of that cartel raped his wife (yes, she does become his wife and if that spoils anything for you. . .too bad, you should’ve read the first book) and when his book ends and Marek is still in the dark. . .you gotta know it’s coming in book #2.

Now, we already know Addy. She’s not only the niece of a Knights member (Trigger), but when a nomad member was shot, it was Addy that the club called for help. You could feel the sexual tension between Addy and Stone almost immediately and we are not the only ones that sensed the sparks between the two. 

When you join Addy and Stone (past the prologue), they are in the middle of a “relationship”. I say “relationship”, because everything Addy and Stone is, is on the down low. Addy is the niece of Trigger, which means that Stone is breaking some rules. Not to mention, her hesitancy in becoming involved with the club, even though Stone is doing his best to assure her that the club is leaning a bit more towards the legal life. For Addy, there is still to much that could happen with her being openly involved with the MC.

Now a little background on Addy. She works as a nurse, hence her helping out the club when violence calls. . .speaking of violence, that is another one of the reasons she is so hesitant to make things official with Stone. She lost her mom five years previous to ovarian cancer, so it’s just her and her dad. I should probably point out that Trigger is her maternal uncle and the relationship between him and Addy’s father is non-existent. 

Let’s talk about the relationship between Addy and Stone, because that is what is going to make up a shit ton of this book. The chemistry between the two of them is pretty explosive and Addy is pretty good about recognizing that, but she still isn’t in a place where she is ready to become his old lady (have I mentioned that enough yet?), which doesn’t sit well with Stone. Which coincidentally, he doesn’t have to worry about that much longer because his temper is going to do him in. 

Moving away from Stone and Addy real quick, because we still have MC problems to discuss. The guys still haven’t really felt the ramifications of the Sully kidnapping, so they’re still watching their backs. Now, the tension gets kicked way up when Yanez (the one who raped Sully) comes into the clubhouse while Sully is also there, so you can imagine how that scene unfolds. This is where the MC storyline is going to take us during Stone and as much as you’re going to want (really bad) for some closure to this particular storyline, it’s not gonna happen just yet. . .so, you’ll need to stay tuned.

Even though his temper gets Stone in trouble, we all know that in the end Addy and Stone will find their way together, but the journey to get to heart of what they bring. . .is gonna be a bumpy, crazy, twirly (is that a word?), feisty, loving ride. . .so, it’s really best if you just sit back and enjoy.

One of the aspects I love about the heart of any MC series is the cast and S. Nelson brings it with the Knights Corruption. Those that we fell in love with during book #1, come back and visit us in book #2. We get to stay connected to Marek and Sully, while still getting to know club members like Jagger and Tripp. The way in which she has written these books and the dialogue between these characters, just flows in the smoothest of ways and leaves you salivating for more. 

Let’s get to the good stuff. You can’t write a MC book and feature a badass Alpha biker and not expect him to work his shit and Stone does just that. But hey, let’s give some lovin’ to the BXTCH, right? Addy knows her moves and can mattress dance with the best of em’. All in all, if you’re looking for some dirty talking, hot and sweaty fucking. . .you will not be disappointed.

Jagger is up next and I’m super excited about his story. The deeper I get into this series, the harder it is to put it down. . .it will give you the gamut. . .it’s filled with drama, grit, humor, sex, love. . .just a whole spectrum of emotion. So, I suppose what this BXTCH is trying to say is, if you’re looking for a worthy MC series, one that sucks you in and gives you a tiny escape from your crazy days, then dive in, S.Nelson has done the job.Bxtches Be ReadingStone (Knights Corruption MC Series, Book #2) by S. Nelson | review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.com

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Scoring Her (Billionaire Bad Boys Series, Book #3.5) by Max Monroe

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Scoring Her (Billionaire Bad Boy Series, Book #3.5) by Max Monroe | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comScoring Her (Billionaire Bad Boy Series, Book #3.5) by Max Monroe | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comScoring Her (Billionaire Bad Boy Series, Book #3.5) by Max Monroe | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comBxtches Be Blogging Book ReviewsBXTCHES Gotta Warn: Scoring Her is the last in the Billionaire Bad Boys Series and as usual, please read this series in the following order: Tapping the Billionaire (book #1)-Tapping Her (book #1.5)-Banking the Billionaire (book #2)-Banking Her (book #2.5)-Scoring the Billionaire (book #3)-Scoring Her (book #3.5). All of the novels in this series feature a couple while bringing in the rest of the characters and the novellas will finish up the previous book, while introducing the featured couple of the next book. So just in case you are even thinking about reading any of these titles as stand-alones, I am here to tell you not to do it. This series is highly enjoyable and you will be missing out on the best of it if you decide to go rogue.

Scoring Her will be told through the POV’s of everyone. . .Kline, Georgia, Thatch, Cassie, Wes, and Winnie. Enjoy.

The entirety of Scoring Her will take place in the Bahamas at the Atlantis Hotel, jeez that alone is enough to make a BXTCH jealous. Well, Scoring the Billionaire ended there and Scoring Her just picks it up. They have all gathered there because Georgia has arranged for the boys of the New York Mavericks to participate in the Miss Teen USA pageant and since Kline is the other half of Georgia, he comes along for the ride and since Wes owns the Mavericks and Winnie is the team physician, they are both gonna enjoy some nice time in the sun. Thatch and Cassie have zero affiliation with any of it, but of course, they have hitched a ride and them along with their new baby, Ace, are ready for some relaxation.

This review should be short, sweet, and to the point. There is absolutely no drama involved in the wrapping of this series. It’s just good ole’ fashioned closure. 

Let’s start with Kline and Georgia. There’s not too much to report on the flagship couple. Georgia has chosen to do a bit of team building and a little promotion for the Mavericks by having them perform on the Miss Teen USA pageant, much to Wes’ chagrin. The last thing he needs is one of his players hooking up with a pageant contestant, which of course leads to a team meeting-which actually happened in Scoring the Billionaire, but I’m sure you know that, since you followed instructions and read this series in order, right? Good BXTCH. Anyway, the appropriate amount of threats were doled out to the team and now they can get down to the fun.

Back to Kline and Georgia, there is a bit of stress happening with one of our favorites. They are having some trouble getting themselves knocked up. Add to it that Cassie got pregnant accidentally and you have a Georgia who is a little down in the dumps, which when the wifey ain’t happy, neither is Kline. I don’t really want to confuse you BXTCHES, Georgia is extremely happy to be the godmother to Abe and holds no resentment whatsoever towards her bestie. She’s just having a hard time coming to grips with the fact that she may not be able to give Kline a baby and what that’ll mean for their marriage. But I promise, there really is no drama.

Thatch and Cassie are just trying to get some time together as husband and wife and not so much as mom and dad. Cassie is hoping to accomplish this at all costs, even if it means politely waiting at the door and allowing Kline to finish pounding into his wife, before she interrupts to ask them to babysit. The term “daddy” takes on a whole new meaning in the relationship between Cassie and Thatch. Cassie is just as Cassified as ever, she even goes as far as almost breastfeeding the masseuse. C’mon, every breastfeeder ever knows that when those puppies fill up, any relief is needed, regardless of where that said relief comes from. Thatch is as in love as ever with Cass, especially now that she has blessed him with a son, he also has deemed himself the worlds best husband (my words, but you’ll get what I mean) and uses his husbandry skills to their finest, by offering up advice, warranted or not. I’m gonna miss Thatch and Cass.

Wes and Winnie are the only couple not yet hitched, although Wes is hoping to change that. Besides the tiny amount stress suffered when Wes found out about the pageant contestants being of the “teen” variety (again last book), this trip is really a trip for him to enjoy with Winnie and Lexi. Lexi is using her time very wisely by educating any and everyone on the marine life of the Atlantis. Really, anything Atlantis. If you needed more of a push to fall in love with everything Wes, Winnie, and Lexi. . .Scoring Her will push you right over the edge.

Usually I use this portion of the program to gush over how well the supporting cast was written. But in Scoring Her, there really isn’t a supporting cast per se. They are all there, equally fantastic. I love a great ensemble book/series and the Billionaire Bad Boys delivers, almost orgasmically.

Speaking of orgasms, they’re in abundance. While the couples are a hoot when they all get together, they are just as fucking sexy and hot when they get their one on one times as couples. As funny as this series happens to be, there is worry about the humor spilling over too much in the bedroom, because while some of it may be funny, the majority of the bedroom happenings hits it right where it needs to be. You most certainly will not be wanting for anything.

Well shit, this is the end of a great series and while this BXTCH may be somewhat sad, I gotta say that I’m pretty excited to see what’s next from the mysterious Max Monroe. There was a mention in the acknowledgements of this particular book that we may be getting some goods on the boys of the New York Mavericks. . .so, a BXTCH can’t be too sad about that. But not for nothing, I should probably take the time to say thank you to whoever the fuck Max Monroe actually is. This series provided me with great laughs, embarrassingly so at times (so, thank you for that as well), it gave an escape whenever I needed to get away, it allowed me to fall in love with some really awesome characters and while we have to bid farewell to them, I can’t wait to read the next tribe that your wonderfully construed imaginations come up with.Bxtches Be Reading5 Star Read for Bxtches Be ReadingScoring Her (Billionaire Bad Boy Series, Book #3.5) by Max Monroe | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.com

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Until Ashlyn (Until Her Series, Book #3) by Aurora Rose Reynolds

Until Ashlyn (Until Her Series, Book #3) by Aurora Rose Reynolds | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.com

Until Ashlyn (Until Her Series, Book #3) by Aurora Rose Reynolds | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comUntil Ashlyn (Until Her Series, Book #3) by Aurora Rose Reynolds | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comUntil Ashlyn (Until Her Series, Book #3) by Aurora Rose Reynolds | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comBxtches Be Blogging Book ReviewsBXTCHES Gotta Warn: This may be somewhat of a lengthy warning, so please bear with me. Until Ashlyn is book #3 in the Until Her series, but in reality or this BXTCH’s reality, it’s really book #8. Because you really should travel through The Until Series (November, Trevor, Lilly, & Nico) BEFORE you crack open any book in the Until Her or Until Him Series. The first generation (so to speak) of Mayson’s lay down the foundation for this entire ensemble. Once you have fallen in love with that group, then you can indulge in the next generation. However, there is also an order for those. I know, I know. . .it’s a pain in the ass, but I promise, it is so worth it. When you get to the kiddos, you’re actually gonna go back and forth between Her and HimJuly, Jax, June, Ashlyn. There are many reasons why you should follow the parental path with these books. The main one being. . .because it’s how the author wrote them. But, I’m not the author, nor do I speak on her behalf, so I’ll tell you why this BXTCH thinks you should go in order. The first generation (The Until Series) gives the intros. You meet everyone and learn their stories, so when you move onto the second generation, there is already a relationship established. Ashlyn is really the fourth book in the second generation of Mayson’s and her story has been trickled and teased in each of the first three books. And we get to re-visit a bit with July/Wes, Jax/Ellie, and June/Evan while we are falling in love with Ashlyn/Dillon. My long warning is over, let’s get to these two.

Until Ashlyn will be told mostly through Ashlyn’s POV. However, we do get inside of Dillon’s head for some chapters.

I’m gonna refresh that memory of yours for a bit. We knew this story was coming. In one of the previous books (June), we got a glimpse of this particular story. The only thing we knew was that Ashlyn was going to work for a new dentist and while he was hot as fuck, she was not excited about it. Oh and we knew that the sexual tension between Ashlyn and Dillon could’ve been cut with a knife. So, I guess that makes two things that we knew.

We are actually going to jump right into this story from chapter one. We do get a prologue, which really only covers the “how they met” part of Ashlyn and Dillon-then it’s all in. 

The scene is a dental conference in Vegas and our man Dillon had his plan and it couldn’t have been better executed. Long story short? Ashlyn meets up with Dillon (her boss) in Vegas, only to find out upon arrival, that she is booked in the same suite as Dillon. After a night of boozing it up, she finds herself hitched to Dillon’s wagon. And after a well deserved freak out, she learns that he is not going to let her out of their chance of wedded bliss, especially after said bliss was consummated. 

Our girl Ashlyn is a bit slow on the uptake when it comes to men. She may have dated a lot, but none stuck. So, Dillon may have been better off writing her a “do you like me-check ‘yes’ or ‘no’ “ note, because recognizing the hints. . .she most certainly did not. And while she was very much attracted to her boss, she was under the impression that he was spoken for. Becoming Mrs. Keck helped in making her realize that maybe, just maybe, her boss has feelings for her. It’s been a few since I have read Until June, so my memory isn’t helping me out at all in trying to remember whether or not the topic of Dillon’s fiancé, Isla, comes up. I want to say it does, but regardless, there is that thorny little fucker in the side of their marriage. But, not to worry, Dillon isn’t engaged to Isla, actually he never was engaged to Isla. And I will leave you BXTCHES hanging, because of course we all know that Isla isn’t going to be 100% gone. 

Let me just stop a second and “family tree” you BXTCHES real quick, you know. . .just in case confusion sets in:Mayson Family Tree-Until Series-Until Her Series-Until Him Series by Aurora Rose Reynolds | Reviews on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comWhat a fucking great ensemble that Aurora Rose Reynolds has created. And the first generation has a shit ton of kids (as you can see), which works out great for us because it seems that this series is going to go on for a while. We get visits from those we have already met, like July and June (who are cousins to Ashlyn), but we get Ashlyn’s immediate family (Cash, Lilly, and Jax) more than the rest. We get introduced to Dillon’s brother, Parker, and wife, Cara, along with their kiddos. . .and I really think you BXTCHES are going to love not only that family, but the dynamic between Dillon and his brother’s family as well. I imagine that it may pose to be difficult for an author to write a series with so many books/stories and continue to include the previous characters in the current books. It just seems a lot to keep up with. But, Ms. Reynolds does it very well. While we get glimpses of a lot from the above tree, she does a great job of reacquainting us with those already in our imaginations. The only disappointment? 

When it came to consummation or any “activity” afterwards, Dillon did not disappoint. I’m a sucker for great sex between the ones leading the book, but for me, what makes a great scene so appetizing is when you can really “see” it playing out in your head. Almost like imagination porn (if that makes sense). Sometimes the menu that the author serves up between the H/h is very difficult to work out in my head, it may be scorching, it just seems logistically impossible. But the steam that Dillon and Ashlyn work up is mouth watering. And I gotta say, it would be a total let down if Aurora Rose Reynolds and her other half wasn’t working it out seriously in the bedroom, because her imagination must get inspiration from somewhere.

There has yet to be a book in this entire series that I haven’t fallen in love with. And I got to say, Ashlyn and Dillon may have moved to near the top of that list. The strange thing is I sometimes get this series mixed up with the Corps Security Series (by Harper Sloan). I have no idea why that is, I think the only thing they really have in common is the generational aspect, but every time I start a new book in either of those series, I have to get the cast straight in my head. I have no idea why I’m telling you guys that, just thought I’d share.

I swear, if you haven’t yet started this series, you are missing out on some really great escape time. I haven’t read too many reviews where Until Ashlyn was concerned, I knew I was reading it regardless. I will say this. . .just like previous books in this series, there is drama within these pages and it may seem similar from book to book. Or maybe not familiar as much as “how much shit can one family endure”, don’t get caught up in that idea. I read this book in one sitting. It was captivating, it was funny, it was suspenseful, but it also worked my imagination, if only for a couple of hours. And surely we can all use that trip to the other side of reality.

I did put in a request in my review for Until June, the exact wording went like this:

I’m not sure who is next in line in the Until Him series, but if I was to put in a request, I’m asking for Sage. Please make that happen.

And I am so happy to say that Sage is up next (y’all can thank me later). I feel like his story has been a proverbial carrot for quite some time, so I am certainly salivating.Bxtches Be Reading5 Star Read for Bxtches Be ReadingUntil Ashlyn (Until Her Series, Book #3) by Aurora Rose Reynolds | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.com

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Scoring the Billionaire (Billionaire Bad Boys Series, Book #3) by Max Monroe

Scoring the Billionaire (Billionaire Bad Boy Series, Book #3) by Max Monroe | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.com

Scoring the Billionaire (Billionaire Bad Boy Series, Book #3) by Max Monroe | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comScoring the Billionaire (Billionaire Bad Boy Series, Book #3) by Max Monroe | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comScoring the Billionaire (Billionaire Bad Boy Series, Book #3) by Max Monroe | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comBxtches Be Blogging Book ReviewsBXTCHES Gotta Warn: I feel like a broken record with no end in site each time I review a book in this series (any series really) because I keep saying the same thing over and over again. . .Yes, you will certainly need to read the books in the order in which they were written. I realize that a lot of times when it comes to a series, the author will add the standard “Can be read as a stand alone”, and I’m sure some of them can be (though I don’t know if I really agree), but when it comes to this particular series, it is so NECESSARY to follow the order. And look, I get it. . .I mean, check out that fuck HOT cover, I would want to start with this book, too. But, you BXTCHES are going to have to wait and start from the beginning. This series is broken up into 3 novels and 3 novellas (all have already been released). Each novel will give you a full blown story, focusing on one couple, while each novella gives us a shorter story, wrapping up the previous couple and at the same time, introducing us to the next-Tapping the Billionaire (book #1) gives us Kline and Georgia, while Tapping Her (book #1.5) finishes them up and introduces Thatch and Cassie. Banking the Billionaire (book #2) gives us the entirety of Thatch and Cassie, concluding their story in Banking Her (book #2.5) and that is the book where we really meet Wes and Winnie, getting their full blown glory in Scoring the Billionaire. I know that may be a lot to digest, but trust a BXTCH when she tells you to just start with Kline and Georgia, enjoy Thatch and Cassie, and wrap it  up with Wes and Winnie. . .you’ll thank me later. And hey girls, don’t fret about missing out on any of these characters when you dive into a new couple, they are all pretty present in each book.

Scoring the Billionaire will be told through the POV’s of both Wes and Winnie.

We’ve already met both Wes and Winnie, so there isn’t a lot of groundwork to lay down for these two, but for fun, let’s review a bit. Wes is already a member of the Billionaire Bad Boys Club, being the owner of a NFL team and a pretty successful restaurant. We got a little more than a glimpse of him all the way back in the first book, when Georgia went to work for him and really got to experience his sense of humor when he and Thatch would banter back and forth in book #2. Winnie got folded into the group via Will (Georgia’s brother) and it was through Georgia that she was able to get the job for the Mavericks as their team doctor. 

Winnie is a single mom to 6 year old Lexie, who could put college students to shame with her knowledge of anything mathematical. . .Lexie has been diagnosed as high-functioning on the autistic spectrum, so Winnie being able to take a job that gives her more hours at home, is a sigh of relief. Since taking the job with the Mavericks, Lexie has become an expert on all things football, which kinda becomes an icebreaker between her and Wes (not that one was really needed).

Wes is living the life. He’s the owner of a NFL football team, a successful restaurant, doesn’t really have the need for the same woman to warm his bed night after night. And even when Winnie comes barreling into his life, forcing him to make the appropriate adjustments between his legs, he knows that he sure would like to have her under him, he’s just not sure that he’s the type to travel down the road that has already claimed Kline and Thatch, especially when there is a kiddo involved.

Hopefully you BXTCHES did as instructed and have already started falling in love with Wes and Winnie in Banking Her, and if you did indulge in that gem, then you remember how the sexual tension was about to blow. . .well, blow it does. You know you’re jonesing for some cock or thirsty for some puss, I should say the right cock and right puss, when an accidental meeting at a vending machine is all that’s needed to push you over the edge.

The relationship that begins to blossom between Wes and Winnie may be somewhat based on the fantastic fucking that’s happening wherever she can get bent over or he can be ridden, but it doesn’t take too long for either of them to realize that maybe just maybe they are the perfect match. 

The ensemble here is sitcom worthy. The last we left this group, Cassie and Thatch were tying the knot, Georgia was almost as protective over Cassie’s ever growing baby bump as Thatch is, Kline is just as laid back as ever enjoying the wedded life and passionately in love with his wife and Wes and Winnie are trying to fight through the need to rip each others clothes off. Well, in Scoring, Wes and Winnie satisfy those needs, Kline is still in madly in love with his wife and the suburban life, Georgia is border lining on crazy where Thatch and Cassie’s offspring is concerned and we do get to witness Cassie joyously (insert sarcasm right here) giving birth. We do get some great introductions to others for this story. There’s Lexie (Winnie’s daughter), who not only holds her own superbly well, but the interactions between her and Wes may have you in a puddle by the last page. Winnie is the only girl among five siblings and while we got to meet them briefly in Banking Her, we get more of them in Scoring and it’s everything you’d expect it to be between a girl and her four overprotective brothers. This series continues to introduce us to wonderfully written characters that individually bring so much depth and personality, but together gives us sitcom worthy dialogue and storylines that’s gonna force some mourning when it all comes to an end.

You’ll never have to worry about leaving any of these books feeling incomplete. Just like the previous couples, Wes and Winnie certainly know how to bring it when the clothes come off. What may have started as some hate fucking, quickly emerges into some pretty fantastic “meeting of the minds”. I mean, these motherfuckers are taking advantage of being alone to a whole new level and we are the recipients of all of that selfishness. And it shouldn’t take much to start up the imagination, holy hell, look at the cover, that should be all the incentive you need.

I have made it known in previous reviews that I’m somebody who enjoys drama in her books, even those that are mainly focused on comedy. Well, we get it here. I won’t give anything away, but the drama was definitely more heightened in Scoring than it was in any of the previous books. I also didn’t think that this book brought as much comedy as the previous ones did. I don’t think the cutback on the comedy made the book better or worse, it just wasn’t as prevalent as it was with Kline or Thatch, this one took more of a serious tone. But no worries, BXTCHES. . .you’ll find yourself falling just as hard for Wes.Bxtches Be Reading5 Star Read for Bxtches Be ReadingScoring the Billionaire (Billionaire Bad Boy Series, Book #3) by Max Monroe | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.com

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Tapping Her (Billionaire Bad Boy Series, Book #1.5) by Max Monroe

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Tapping Her (Billionaire Bad Boy Series, Book #1.5) by Max Monroe | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comTapping Her (Billionaire Bad Boy Series, Book #1.5) by Max Monroe | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comTapping Her (Billionaire Bad Boy Series, Book #1.5) by Max Monroe | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comBxtches Be Blogging Book ReviewsBXTCHES Gotta Warn: So, here’s another gem that I indulged in way back when it was released, but I’m thinking that “procrastination” is a serious condition, because I am struggling to get these reviews done when the book has left me so giddy. That’s fine, Christmas break is on it’s way and I will be playing catch up then. Okay, let’s just get right to the point. . .Yes, you certainly HAVE to read Tapping the Billionaire (book #1) before you crack open the pages of this super fucking funny follow-up. While Tapping Her is just a novella, it’s really a continuation of Kline and Georgia while beginning the introduction of Thatch + Cassie. I mean, we met them in the first book, but now we are starting to enjoy their journey together. Also, since Tapping Her is a novella, this review will hopefully be pretty short, sweet, and to the point.

Tapping Her will be told through the POV’s of Kline, Georgia, Thatch, and Cassie. Got it? Good, let’s get started.

We pick up with Kline and Georgia while they are in the throes of their wedded bliss. . .they are honeymooning in Bora Bora, pretty fantastic, right? While those two are busy being fuck hot and sexy together, Thatch and Cassie have been tapped as the sitters to Walter, Georgia’s asshole cat.

Everything is going as good as it can be, considering Walter could be the devil and is busy making sure that Cassie doesn’t get too terribly comfortable in his world and then without warning we’re facing a case of “The Missing Asshole”, that’s right BXTCHES, those motherfuckers lose the love of Georgia’s life. . .if you’re not counting Kline that is. Nothing but hilarity can come from Thatch and Cassie busy trying to track down the fur ball, while trying to figure out the age old question. . .”Do we or do we not tell Georgia that her kiddo is lost running wild in NYC?” Oh, and hang onto that storyline. . .it only gets better and better.

Even though Kline and Georgia may be sexing it up in a tropical locale, Georgia ain’t too keen on the ocean, any part of it, and while she’s certainly enjoying the alone time that she’s getting with her hubby, it’s proving a bit difficult for her to not crack open the computer and focus some on her career, she also knows that her professional world is about to get crazy busy and she’s a wee concerned with how that will play out with her husband. The only issue Kline is having at the moment is keeping his hands and his cock to himself, pretty good problem to have, I suppose.

These characters are so well put together and really bring this story/series to life. Since Tapping Her is just long enough to make your mouth water, there really isn’t too much time to extend the story beyond Kline, Georgia, Thatch, and Cassie. . .so those are all we are really getting in these pages. Except, we get a teeny tiny dash of Wes, the other Billionaire Bad Boy and Georgia’s boss. I figure the main reason for this is because his story is coming up.

So, you know that we get Kline and Thatch here and one would think that the cocks would just be coming off the page, but the only cock getting the business is Kline’s and with him being on his honeymoon, it’s getting a lot of wear, so much so, I’m pretty shocked that the fucker hasn’t been worn raw. You could be disappointed that we have yet to get into Thatch’s pants, but it’s coming, no worries. We’ll get enough sexual tension between him and Cassie and that should hold you over until you’re able get them two between the sheets or wherever that particular introduction will take place.

Tapping Her is going to do just enough to satisfy. I mean, we get Kline and Georgia on their honeymoon and end the book with them settling into life as a Mr. and Mrs., while being able to witness the upstart of what is to become of Thatch and Cassie. So, just a dangle of what is yet to come.

If an escape from reality is what you’re looking for (and isn’t it always) you will find it with this series. If a really hearty laugh is what you’re looking for, you will find it with this series. You will fly though this book and you will fall in love even deeper with this book. My guess is you will go from book to book until you find yourself in the worse (but best) kind of series hangover, because once you get going, you won’t be able to stop with just one.

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Womanizer (Manwhore Series, Book #4) by Katy Evans

Womanizer (Manwhore Series, Book #4) by Katy Evans | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comWomanizer (Manwhore Series, Book #4) by Katy Evans | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comWomanizer (Manwhore Series, Book #4) by Katy Evans | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comBxtches Be Blogging Book ReviewsBXTCHES Gotta Warn: PART ONE: Well, I’m about to be a big fucking hypocrite. Apparently, this book. . .Womanizer. . .is part of a series. That series? Manwhore. Now, I didn’t realize this little tidbit of information until after I started this book and I didn’t really want to stop and start from the beginning of the series. . .that’s just cray cray, so I finished. But, here is what I discovered as I was getting ready for this review. The first 3 books in this series, focus on just one couple and the truth is, this couple doesn’t even really make an appearance in this installment. I mean, the leading man in those first books gets mentioned, but even if you read those books, there isn’t enough spotlight shined upon that couple (the one from the first books) to get a real glimpse into “Where Are They Now?”, so Womanizer is easily read as a stand alone book. PART TWO: This is going to be somewhat of a difficult review for me. It’s one of those “I liked it, but didn’t” type of stories and while I’ll do my best to be somewhat down the middle, my opinion is going to come out and play at some point. 

Womanizer will be told through the POV of Olivia, well, about 99.9% of it will be. We do get to be inside of Callan’s head for a small portion, towards the end.

Olivia Roth is a very ambitious 22 year old, who has her life planned out. First up is to get her feet wet in the business world, learn as much as she can before she goes into business for herself. She hopes to meet her “ever after” at the age of 28 and let life lead her from there. Unfortunately, the summer internship she was hoping for, didn’t come through, so she is forced to call in a favor from her brother, Tahoe. Tahoe happens to be best buds with Callan Carmichael, who happens to be the owner and CEO of Carma, Inc.

Callan Carmichael is a big fucking deal. Not only is he like a billionaire who runs his own company (think Richard Gere in Pretty Woman), but of course he is hot as fuck (I mean just use that cover above as inspiration), he can also get between the legs of any woman he gets a taste for and as soon as he lays eyes on Olivia Roth, his mouth waters for a taste of her, even if she thinks he just works in the mailroom.

Olivia and heights are two things that do not go well together, but she somehow finds herself on the rooftop terrace of Carma after her first day. And her fear? It’s the last thing on her mind when she notices the man with the cigarette. To make conversation, she asks for a share of his vice, he obliges. . .neither of them knowing who the other is. One of the requests that Olivia made of Tahoe was to actually not meet Callan, she is fiercely passionate about proving her worth and talent, not wanting to rely on a favor from her brother. So there is no way for her to know that the man she is complaining about the company dress code to, is actually the one who made it company law.

Well, it doesn’t take long for the heat to become combustible and desire to begin to overflow. Callan can’t seem to keep his hands to himself and Olivia is more than willing to welcome those giving hands.

The supporting cast in Womanizer is minimal at best. There are certainly storylines that don’t only involve just Callan and Olivia, but they’re not thickly layered. I think my biggest complaint regarding the supporting characters was that there wasn’t enough development. For example, there is a fellow intern, George, and you understand from a particular scene that George has an infatuation with Olivia, you understand it even more when Callan picks up on it. . .but that was it, that storyline went nowhere else and I just feel that it was a missed opportunity to stir some shit up. So, I thought that the cast was likable, I just don’t think that the reader gets the connection with them to fall in love. 

One thing that Womanizer offers a lot of, is some hella hot sex. The chemistry between Olivia and Callan is pretty thick very early on, it’s just a matter of giving in to ones desires and oh hot balls, do they ever give in. While the actual sex between the two was definitely engaging, it did tend to get a bit wordy. There was too much internal dialogue and not enough actual dirty talk between our two lovebirds. When Callan did get vocal, it was cigarette worthy, it just wasn’t enough.

I really wanted to love this book. I mean it has every characteristic one needs to really fall in love. We have a young, naive, almost awkward leading lady who is adorable as fuck. Add in the taboo element of falling for one of her brothers best friends, who happens to be super rich and very difficult to tame and you got a book one should not be able to put down. There were so many components that really could’ve set my eReader on fire, but it was challenging to even get the spark going. I think my biggest hold up was that I never got to see the womanizing side of the womanizer. I’m love a good “bad boy gets tamed” story, but I like the angst, I enjoy the drama, I wanna see the asshole side of him before I fall for the swoony side of him. My other issue was with the dialogue. It sometimes got choppy. Olivia’s quirkiness was fantastic. I loved the non-filter, say what’s on her mind, attitude that she brings. . .it was just sometimes hard to follow her internal voice and her voice is the make-up of the book.

Now, I don’t say all of that in a bid to encourage you not to enjoy this book, I can totally see why readers adore Womanizer, it’s just for me personally. . .I thought it was going to offer a bit more in the up and down type of storyline, there was never any heart stopping, jaw dropping, “no he did not just do that” moments that found me torn up one minute and wanting to drop to my knees that next. And it may be a case of this BXTCH having to eat her own words, since I didn’t even heed my own advice and read this series in order. So, if you BXTCHES do decide to take this one on, I hope it brings the type of heart pounding excitement you deserve.Bxtches Be ReadingWomanizer (Manwhore Series, Book #4) by Katy Evans | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.com

 

 

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Tracker’s End (Wind Dragon’s MC Series, Book #3) by Chantal Fernando

Tracker's End (Wind Dragons MC Series, Book #3) by Chantal Fernando | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comTracker's End (Wind Dragons MC Series, Book #3) by Chantal Fernando | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comSynopsis TagTracker's End (Wind Dragons MC Series, Book #3) by Chantal Fernando | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comBxtches Be Blogging Book Reviews
BXTCHES Gotta Warn: We started with Sin and Faye. . .we fell in love with Anna and Arrow. . .now Tracker is up and ready to sweep you off of your feet. If you remember in book #1, Tracker started to fall for Faye but Sin stopped that shit before it had a chance to speed down the runway, in book #2, Tracker and Anna became very good friends while we began to see his feelings for Lana start to peel back. I have told you all of this, just so I can say this. Read em’ in order, it’s not only so worth it, but it’s almost like each book feeds into the next.

Tracker’s End will be told through the POV of Lana with a couple of Tracker chapters thrown in.

We begin to learn in book #2, that Tracker definitely has himself a hard-on for Lana, but things aren’t really where they need to be in order for that particular erection to erupt. First obstacle is Allie. Allie is introduced to us in book #1, she was a regular for Sin, that is until Faye enters the picture and shut that shit down (Sin certainly rubbed off on her). Now, one thing you should remember/know about Allie is this. She is the daughter of a fallen member of the MC, which is why she lives in the clubhouse and kind of gets away with being well. . .a bitch. Once Sin turned her away for good and Tracker realized that he and Faye would only be close as friends, Allie winds up in the bed of Tracker, for many years. Tracker and Allie kick up at the end of book #1 and book #2 begins five years after #1 ends, so their relationship has some traction. So, that is the first issue. The second one would be a spitfire named Anna. Anna and Lana are BFF’s and while Anna and Tracker are also super close friends, Anna has a front row seat to how disrespectful Tracker is to his relationship with Allie. I mean, bitch or not, she doesn’t deserve to be cheated on and one of the things that Anna is lucky enough to witness is Tracker spreading his dick cheer around. Anna doesn’t want that for her bestie, who would? 

Lana grew up in a single parent home, her dad running off when she was very young. Lana finds herself having to experience the torture that is high school all alone after Anna leaves. This, of course, leaves her wide open to the mean bitches. She survives and all is well. . .that is until she finds herself in lust with one very sexy, very rugged biker. Once a mean bitch, always a mean bitch. . .Allie knows that not only does Lana have the hots for Tracker, but the lustful feelings are mutual. It doesn’t help that Lana has been given the very important job of Clover’s nanny, so her presence in the clubhouse is definitely felt by Tracker and witnessed by Allie.

Obviously, Tracker is going to cut Allie loose and he and Lana are going to get their particular train car moving down the track. There will be obstacles. . .Allie for one. . .Lana does have a secret or two that’s hanging in the air. . .and as with any book in this series, there always seems to be a threat looming.

I think that Tracker’s End does a really great job of continuing to keep the supporting cast of characters in the loop, even though the story truly belongs to Tracker and Lana. We get to know Clover (Sin and Faye’s daughter) a bit better because Lana is her nanny. We stay up to date with what is happening with Arrow and Anna because Lana and Anna are besties for life. We also get to a glimpse into what is leering around the corner for Rake because we finally get to meet the one who broke his heart, Bailey. This series (so far) is fantastic at focusing on the well roundness of the ensemble and not just putting the spotlight on the featured couple.

If we’ve learned anything up to this point about Tracker and his abilities, I think we figured he was going to be a beast in bed and that fucker did not disappoint. I think where the surprise lies, pleasant of course, is Lana. That BXTCH is a firecracker. She signed up for a rodeo and that cowgirl is riding like a pro. To say that she is adapting to the life of the MC would be an understatement. When you indulge in this story, you will find out why. . .but maybe my suggestion should be to take a few mental notes and put them to play later during your own bull riding session.

My only complaint is one I have had before. Whenever Tracker and Lana hit a speed bump, we get to see Tracker’s assholiness and while I enjoy seeing a different side to characters that I fall for, I think that in this particular instance (and you’ll know the scenario I’m referring to once you read) Lana didn’t stand her ground solid enough. I personally prefer a bit more angst and stubbornness when road blocks appear to hinder our couples from reaching their HEA. But, again, that’s my personal preference.

A lot of reviews have said that the MC action in Tracker’s End is mild (that’s the word most often used) and I guess in comparison it is. I mean losing Mary in book #1 and having that anguish and aftermath carry over in book #2 isn’t necessarily mild, but overall, while the MC action is sometimes gritty, it’s not too terribly unbearable or bullet ridden. I think what this series (so far) does best is balance. We get a great balance between that of the MC life coupled with humor and Alphaness and strong women. It all really plays very well in your hand and your imagination, you will not be disappointed.

Well, the manwhore is up next and once again, it is a book I have already enjoyed. We will finally get to the bottom of what makes Rake who he is and see if he really does find Redemption.Bxtches Be ReadingBook Review.4Favorite Quotes TagTracker's End (Wind Dragons MC Series, Book #3) by Chantal Fernando | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.com

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Stitch (Satan’s Fury MC Series, Book #2) by L. Wilder

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Stitch (Satan's Fury MC Series, Book #2) by L. Wilder | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comStitch (Satan's Fury MC Series, Book #2) by L. Wilder | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comSynopsis TagStitch (Satan's Fury MC Series, Book #2) by L. Wilder | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comBxtches Be Blogging Book Reviews
BXTCHES Gotta Warn: This warning is gonna be a bit lengthy. So, if you were to search for this series on Amazon and decide to read the blurb, you will read the following: ** This book is intended for readers 18 years or older due to bad language, violence, and explicit sex scenes. Stitch is a standalone romance, but you may also be interested in reading Maverick: Satan’s Fury MC. My personal feeling (as you may already know) is that for the most part, series should usually be read in the order in which they were written. Now, I know that there are some series that can certainly be read in which ever way the reader chooses, however, I don’t think MC series should just be read willy nilly. I think when you get ready to start a new MC series, you should always start with the first book in that series, regardless if the blurb says “can be read as a standalone”, just because it “can” be, doesn’t mean it “should” be. And I will use Stitch as an example. In Maverick (book #1), the MC storyline in that book involved our leading lady Henley. Henley was a witness to the murder of a Satan’s Fury member, not only was she a witness, but the two guys who pulled the trigger witnessed her, so you can imagine where that story heads. That particular storyline carries over into Stitch. So, if you haven’t read Maverick, that storyline will be a little blurry. The other reason I have for definitely reading MC series in order is the characters. Relationships between the reader and especially the members of the MC are developed in each book, for example, in Maverick, we meet Cotton (the President) and Cassidy (Henley’s sister/bff), and even though we don’t get their story yet, the curtain starts to get pulled back a bit, so a little groundwork starts to get poured, the carrot begins to get dangled. Their story doesn’t come until the next book, but within the pages of Stitch, the anticipation starts to build. There is my warning, BXTCHES, now let’s get to Stitch and Wren.

In Stitch, we will get the POV’s of both Stitch and Wren.

Since Stitch starts with Stitch, let’s do the same. We learn immediately upon turning the first page, that Stitch (Griffin) had a rough (and that’s putting it lightly) upbringing. After losing their parents, Griffin and his baby sister, Emerson, are sent to live with their paternal grandparents. Even though Griffin was given love from his grandmother, his grandfather was a monster. Years and years of beatings forced him to get the fuck out at just the age of 15. Life on the street wasn’t much easier for him and when he became able, he joined the military. After leaving the military, there really was only place for him to go. . .the Satan’s Fury MC.

Wren is a single mom to Wyatt. She was once married to Michael, who she believed was the love of her life, that is until he decided to start knocking her around, hell, who am I kidding. . .he was beating the fuck out of her. And since it wasn’t only her life she needed to look out for anymore, Wren recognized that she needed to get away from the father of her child. Even though she and Wyatt have a nice life going with just the two of them, there are still moments of panic when Wyatt has to go to his dad’s for visitation, albeit supervised, but visitation nonetheless. Their life takes a hard right turn one night when Wyatt runs away from his father’s house and right into a hard core biker. Well, not really that dramatic, he actually runs to the “safe place” that his mother already laid out for him.

Stitch was just looking for a nice hot meal when he comes across a very terrified Wyatt. After noticing the developing bruises on his arms, things hit a little too close to home, so after a little persuasion, he is able to convince Wyatt in for a bite to eat. Facing a mom’s worse nightmare, Wren is relieved when she shows up at the diner and finds Wyatt. 

After mom and son were able to be reunited, there is just something about Wren that awakens something in Stitch. Knowing that Wren and her son are potentially at risk, thanks to the ex-husband, Stitch almost makes it his mission to always ensure that she and Wyatt are safe. And that’s where things start to take off.

It becomes somewhat difficult for Stitch to really reconcile who is in his core and what it is he can offer Wren. In his eyes, it’s light vs. dark and good vs. evil, where it’s really hard for her to see him as anything but good. 

Like I said in my warning, the drama and aftermath from the murder that Henley witnessed in Maverick, carries over in Stitch. Add that to an abusive ex-husband and you’ve got plenty of drama to keep you captivated from the very first chapter to the very last page.

Just like in Maverick, we continue our “relationship building” with the rest of the MC in Stitch. Most importantly (I believe) is the relationship, or lack thereof, between Cotton and Cassie. There is some serious tension floating around those two and it’s quite obvious there is history there as well. But, Cotton is book #3 in this series, so we won’t be in suspense for too much longer. Wren’s son, Wyatt, is very well written and a character that everyone will fall in love with. One of the many things that the author does very well here is creating characters that the world may see as “disabled”, but the world that is created for them is one of equality and normalcy. We met Dusty in Maverick, he is the son of the murdered club member and he also has Down’s Syndrome. Wyatt is a brilliant, funny, and lovable boy with Asperger’s. They also form a friendship with one another and with the reader as well. So, now we are two books in and the ensemble is really coming together.

I’m not one to usually judge fuckability by a book cover, but c’mon, look at that artwork. And I gotta tell you, if the image on the cover is what we are to use to stimulate the imagination. . .it works. Wren and Stitch jump right over the sexual tension and right into the good stuff. It’s hot. . .it’s toe curling. . .it’s pretty damn satisfying.

It’s getting good BXTCHES, my hunch. . .as we move further in, the better it’s gonna get.Bxtches Be ReadingBook Review.4Favorite Quotes TagStitch (Satan's Fury MC Series, Book #2) by L. Wilder | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.com

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Stealing Home by Nicole Williams

Stealing Home by Nicole Williams | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.com

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BXTCHES Gotta Warn: Just because. . .can we please take a sliver of time and really focus on the beauty that graces this cover. Just imagine THAT in a baseball uniform. . .I know, I know, everyone would be at the ballpark. This is the first time I have cracked open a Nicole Williams book, and I must say how pleasantly surprised I was. Well, I shouldn’t say “surprised”, that’s not fair, but I can say this-I really enjoyed Luke and Allie’s story.

Stealing Home will be told through the POV of Allie.

Allie has landed her dream job, an athletic trainer with the San Diego Shock (baseball). While she is stoked that she is breaking through to what is in essence a “boys club”, she must also live with the fact that her life is non-existent. No time for friends and certainly no time for a relationship, but having worked as hard as she has just for a chance, she really has just accepted the idea of loneliness.

Luke Archer has it all. . .the talent, the looks, the women and the charm. Unbeknownst to Allie, he has had his eye on her for some time and all he needs is his one chance. . .a crack in the door if you will. . .to make his move. Is Allie attracted to Luke? Well, of course, who wouldn’t be, right? The problem? She is fresh out of a relationship, albeit a four week one, but a relationship nonetheless. And the kicker is the ass broke up with her over text, see asshole move. The “fresh out of a relationship” is just one of the issues, the other is the fact that she has worked too hard to earn her position with the Shock, and the last thing she wants is for any within the industry or the team to think she earned it by being on her back or knees.

It doesn’t take much to get the flames of passion to start burning. Actually it starts with a photoshoot, a photoshoot that was supposed to feature a solo Luke, but turns into a very sexy, very heated one featuring Luke in nothing but baseball pants because Allie is right next to him wearing his jersey. And the game begins.

Luke doesn’t hold back in his desire and what it is he wants from Allie. Neither have time for a full-on relationship, but Luke is definitely willing to be a committed friend between the sheets. Although Allie needs way more assurance and convincing from Luke, things come to a head (no pun intended) when Luke suffers a minor injury during a game that requires Allie to provide overnight care. The problem is no longer if they’re gonna get intimate, the problem now is not only keeping their hands off of one another, but keeping their new arrangement under wraps. Surely, you can see where this is going, it doesn’t take long for Luke to want more, but is Allie going to be willing to give Luke what he wants, knowing it could possibly mean the end to all that she’s worked so hard for.

As with any good story, there are secrets to be told, not from me, you’ll have to make that discovery all by yourself, but there are certainly things that will get uncovered. And while I am usually pretty good at figuring out the puzzle, even I didn’t really see all of this one coming. My only wish was a little more drama from Allie’s side. With the mention of the ex-boyfriend, I thought that he (whoever he was) was going to play more of a fork in the road, trying to hinder Luke and Allie’s ever after.

The supporting cast in Stealing Home was written awesomely. Everyone from the coach, to the players, to Luke’s family, to even the thundercunt head athletic trainer (yes, he is a guy and yes, he was a cunt) contributed to the wonderful telling of a wonderful story. While I know that at this time, Stealing Home is a stand-alone, I can certainly envision, or maybe wish really hard, that Nicole Williams takes this further with a book featuring Luke’s sister, Alex, and his teammate, Reynolds (I can feel something there). There is a really sad, but loving story to be told about Luke and his family and I hope another book could give it the service it deserves. 

Surely you BXTCHES didn’t think we would get a book featuring a fuck hot baseball player and not get the same in the bedroom did you? Well, I hate to break it to you. . .no I really don’t. . .but Luke Archer is as magically delicious between the sheets. . .up against the wall. . .in the bathtub, you get the point, that he is on the field. And Allie ain’t no slouch either. In other words, it’s gonna be okay to curl your toes a bit or light up that cigarette when you’re done, this BXTCH gives no fucks or judgement.

I really, really enjoyed Stealing Home. Not only was it a fantastic story, but it was a quick read as well and will suck you in and not let go ’till the very end. The one thing I can say that I have learned after reading all about Luke and Allie is that I probably should go ahead and pick out some more Nicole Williams, because that BXTCH did not disappoint.Bxtches Be ReadingBook Review.4Favorite Quotes TagStealing Home by Nicole Williams | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.com

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