Beautiful Mistake by Vi Keeland

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Confess by Colleen Hoover

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Confess by Colleen Hoover | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comConfess by Colleen Hoover | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comConfess by Colleen Hoover | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comBxtches Be Blogging Book ReviewsBXTCHES Gotta Warn: With no pun intended, I should probably confess something to you BXTCHES. I had no intentions of really ever reading this book. Now, before you BXTCHES get all cray on me, hear me out. I haven’t read every CoHo book out there, but I have read about 6 of her books and the one thing I have learned time and time again is. . .this particular BXTCH needs to be in a safe place emotionally before I take a walk into her imagination. With all of the talk floating around regarding Confess: The Series being released (I will have more on that at the end of the review), I started to debate whether or not I should suck it up and read the book, I knew I was going to watch the series, it was just a matter of how many times I was potentially willing to be gutted. The first two episodes were then released and I realized that the book was going to be worthy of my attention. So, here we go. **Disclosure: I promise I will try my best to not unlock any spoilers.**

Confess will be told through the POV’s of both Auburn and Owen.

Confess is going to kick off about five years prior to the story coming to life. Auburn is just a young 15 year old from Portland whose boyfriend (Adam) is terminally ill and has been moved to Dallas, which is where we are first introduced to Auburn. We actually meet her on her final day in Dallas, saying her final goodbyes to her first everything. She is being forced back to Portland. So, right out of the gate, CoHo goes for the jugular. . .told you, you need to be in a safe place when reading.

Fast forward five years and Auburn is back in the Lone Star State. I don’t want to provide spoilers, so I will just say this. Auburn finds herself back in Dallas because she still has ties to Adam’s family. If you can piece the puzzle together, then you go BXTCH!

Walking home from work one day, she walks by a local art studio which happens to be looking for help, needing a little extra cash, she takes a chance and is knocking on the door of Confess. When the owner opens up, Auburn is blown back by the grateful eyes staring at her. Owen Mason Gentry is the genius behind the artwork. After inviting Auburn inside and learning that they share the same middle name (so maybe fate is at play here), Owen has himself a new employee. 

Owen’s artwork is based on the confessions of complete strangers, they write down their deepest, darkest secrets and Owen puts the story to canvas, a brilliant and beautiful concept. Auburn finds herself not only moved by the art hanging on the walls, but by the man himself. A feeling that she hasn’t felt in about five years.

With Auburn still tied to Adam’s family, she is careful in the way that she lives her life and unfortunately, Adam’s older brother Trey (who happens to be a cop) doesn’t really think that Owen is the best path for Auburn to take, and of course there is more to that storyline, you’ll just have to go on the path of discovery. Owen has some confessions he will need to share as well. C’mon, you didn’t think things were gonna be that cut and dry did you?

There is really no way for you to know which way this story is going to turn and unfortunately this is about all I can give you, because I’m quite sure I have already said a bit too much.

Let’s talk about the support in this book. This is not an ensemble cast, while everyone plays their part and does so very well, the love really circles around Auburn and Owen. Regardless of how big or small, the secondary characters do fill in some gaps. The one thing (among many) that CoHo does very well is developing your feelings for every character written. If you are supposed to love a character, she makes sure you are swept off of your feet, if you are supposed to loathe a character, she is going to be certain that you are seething with rage. It’s very difficult to lodge a complaint, because everyone does the job they were given to do.

CoHo books aren’t really centered around sex, but that doesn’t mean that they are lacking in heat. Within these pages she does a great job of building the tension between Auburn and Owen. . .there are a few moments that it gets pretty thick. Her books may not be centered around the sex, but that BXTCH doesn’t lack creativity when getting down to the action. It takes a special talent to write sex that could be described as “tender fucking”, but that is what she does. Without any hidden innuendo. . .you can feel the passion between Owen and Auburn.

Even though I was somewhat reluctant to give this book a go, it turned out not to be the most emotionally draining book of CoHo’s that I have read and for that, a BXTCH was thankful. Just because I didn’t find myself in a corner, balled up in the fetal position, doesn’t mean she didn’t take me for a ride, she made sure to keep me alert at all times. The best part of her books, while also being the worst part of her books, is her ability to throw you a curveball when you thought the game you were playing was tennis. CoHo can do angst and drama and suspense and humor and love like no other and if you are someone who thinks fate is just a word, then I implore you to learn all about the author herself. Colleen Hoover is someone who was meant to tell stories, she is someone who was meant to slay us with her words, she is someone who was meant to offer us an escape and allow us to live in her imagination, if only for a short amount of time. It’s glorious, it’s dreadful, it’s beauty, it’s heart pounding. . .after all it is all about the #confessions.

I know that I didn’t give much to go on with this book. If you find yourself in a “should I or shouldn’t I” battle, go with should. Even if you decide to watch the series first, I still would recommend a read of the book. And while I’m not a connoisseur of fine artwork, the confessions displayed in this book and series are really beautiful. 

Confess has been turned into a 7-part series that will be shown on go90.com. The first two episodes have already been released, with the remaining five being released on Tuesday (4/4/17). It looks like each episode will be about 22 minutes long and as with any book that makes it to screen, some things are going to be different, BUT, I really think that the changes made in the series is not going to impact the heart of the story. I have already checked out the first two episodes and those episodes are the reason I decided to crack open this book and see what kind of damage CoHo could do to my soul. I have read that one would need an account on go90 in order to watch the series, I have yet to be prompted to set up an account.

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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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Leave A Mark by Stephanie Fournet

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BXTCHES Gotta Warn: There isn’t really any dire warnings to issue here, but since I dole out a warning with every review, I didn’t want to give this book the short stick. I actually read this book months ago, but since procrastination is running rampantly through me, I never got around to writing up my thoughts. The silver lining (you gotta look at the good in everything) is I get to re-read it. So, one thing I can certainly tell you is this. . .there is no cliffhanger, there is no waiting for the sequel so you can learn the fate of our two lovebirds, this is just a really good book, cover to cover.

While the third person POV is not my favorite way to read a book, that is how we must enjoy Leave A Mark. Don’t worry, it’s absolutely worth it.

Let’s start with Wren. Throughout the first half (or so) of Leave A Mark, we get flashbacks to Wren’s childhood, which is heartbreaking at best. Wren’s mother, Laurie, is an addict, who continues to bring men in and out of their home. I’m sure you can figure out where that storyline is going to go, but I’m just gonna leave it right there. The only structure that Wren has in her life growing up, is her grandparents-Mamaw Gigi and Papaw Dale. I don’t really want to go into too much about her youth, it’s tragic and life altering, but it’s also something that needs to unfold for the reader as organically as possible. So, back to the current adult Wren. Wren happens to be a very talented tattoo artist, who during one session, has a cyst rupture on one of her ovaries and will soon find out, that it will certainly leave a mark.

Lee Hawthorne is finishing up his OB/GYN residency at the local charity hospital. That is his life’s work, to the dismay of not only his girlfriend, but his dad as well. Having a father who practiced medicine and after losing his mother to cancer, Lee knew that adding a Dr. to his name was the right path to go and even though those close to him would like to see him take advantage of the more financial advantages of becoming a doctor, Lee knows that his passion and calling is within the halls of the local charity hospital. 

While being rushed into emergency surgery is definitely not something to be terribly grateful for (being alive after, however, is), it makes one realize that there is a plan in the works for everyone. It wasn’t just Wren’s beauty that captured the attention of Lee, it was everything that she encompassed. That may not make a lot of sense, so I guess the best way to say it is this. . .the heart wants what the heart wants and in this case, Lee knew that while his heart may belong to someone else, it certainly recognized its soulmate.

Once obstacles get cleared (of course, there will be more in the way) Lee and Wren do get their chance at a very happily ever after. The brush that must be cut down in order to get there is pretty thick. Wren feels that she comes from a very different world from Lee, which is true to a degree. The truth that Wren seems to forget is that even though their backgrounds may contrast, the core of who they are, are meant to be. 

The supporting cast in Leave A Mark gives so much depth to an already enticing story and the author does a fantastic job in almost forcing the reader to have a love/hate relationship with these characters (well, most of the characters). For example, Marcelle is Lee’s girlfriend when we kick off the story. They are committed to the point of marriage being in their future and even when she is a raging bitch to Wren and you’re quickly growing to dislike her, when the axe falls and her relationship with Lee comes to an end AND even though you are doing some fist bumps because you realize that Wren and Lee sitting in a tree is about to unfold, you have real sympathy for Marcelle, everyone can understand heartbreak. Wren’s mom Laurie, while only present in the flashbacks, has great love for her daughter, even if  her not really knowing how to “parent” put Wren in danger, her love for her daughter was never in question. But even aside from those two, Leave A Mark offers the reader so much in terms of a very well rounded cast. 

I wasn’t too sure how the sex was going to play out when I first started this book. I knew that I was going to be okay if the story didn’t offer much in the way of bedroom aerobics. Well, I must say. . .this BXTCH was pleasantly surprised when these two really amped it up. What I loved most about what Stephanie Fournet did when it came to Wren and Lee becoming intimate is how well the chemistry (sexual and otherwise) came alive when the clothes came off. I’m more of a fan of the dirty talking, rough, up against the wall sex. . .not so much of the making love, gently sex. But, what was great here is while it gave us the dirty talking, roughness that comes with great “alpha” romances (even though I wouldn’t categorize Lee as “alpha”), you really got a sense of the love from the get go. I’m not sure how hard that is to do when an author sits down to get dirty, but regardless of the difficulty, she did it beautifully.

Leave A Mark is just a good love story. And I say that with sincerity. I mean the backstory that Wren has to work through is intriguing, but all in all, start to finish, this is just a story about two people finding their other half. I’m usually someone who enjoys my leading man to show off a bit of his asshole side, then find his redemption, while the reader falls head over heels. Lee doesn’t offer that. I mean there is a scene or two where some readers may see him as being a bit of a prick, but overall he is just a really good guy, someone who is imperfectly perfect. Wren offers a different take on what a heroine can be. While being fiercely independent, she has her moments where she doesn’t really understand her worth. While being uniquely beautiful, she doesn’t always understand why Lee chose her. I just love heroines who are beautifully flawed and offers the reader a chance to maybe see the world through a different set of glasses. 

I really am not trying to downplay the greatness that is this book, it is so well put together, it is a story that is so well told, that the only way I can think to describe it is. . .simplistically beautiful.Bxtches Be Reading5 Star Read for Bxtches Be ReadingFavorite Quotes TagLeave A Mark by Stephanie Fournet | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.com

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

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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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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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It Ends With Us: A Novel by Colleen Hoover

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BXTCHES Gotta Warn: While I have not read every word Colleen Hoover has every written, don’t worry you can hang me by my big toe later, after It Ends With Us, I kinda realize why that is now. There was no doubt in my mind that this book was going to undo me, it is Colleen Hoover after all, my obstacle is figuring out how to put my emotions into words that will do them justice. It shouldn’t be that difficult, right? There’s only 26 letters to choose from. . .well I guess we’ll see how it goes.

It Ends With Us will be told solely through the POV of Lily. Now, usually I’m a dual POV fan. . .but after finishing the entire book, I do think I understand why CoHo chose to only allow the reader residence in one brain (and after reading the story, I suspect you will as well).

I finished this book the night before last and even though I tried to get the fingers flying across the keyboard, it was hard. So, while trying to find sleep, my brain was trying to find the right words. . .while taking a shower, my brain was working overtime processing. And the only thing I took from any of my alone time (because let’s face it. . .sleep and showers are the only alone time moms actually get and even that’s a crapshoot) is I still don’t know what to say, but here I am now and I am going to give it my best.

Lily is our leading lady in It Ends With Us and her story kicks off the very same day that she buries her dad. Sounds pretty life changing, right? Well, it was, just not in the way one would think or would be expected. She wasn’t sad to see her dad crossover to the other side, because she grew up as an only child in a house where the norm wasn’t family dinners around the dining room table discussing your day, the norm was having to watch your mother suffer at the hands of your father. So when Lily’s mother asks her to stand in front of everyone that believed Lily’s father was a good man and just say the best things about him. . .Lily was at a loss for words and said nothing.

Back home in Boston and trying to put the conflicting day behind her, Lily finds herself on the roof of an apartment building, one that she doesn’t reside in, but one that she is envious of. While trying to find a moment, her peace is forcefully interrupted by Ryle Kincaid. Ryle, a neurosurgeon who had a pretty craptastic day himself, someone who is just trying to enjoy his herbal high and withdrawl from the reality that he can’t save every single life. So, a conversation strikes up between two people who are attempting an escape from life for two different reasons. They discuss a lot. . .Lily’s childhood. . .Lily’s passion. . .Ryle’s disposition towards relationships. . .Lily’s disposition towards one-night stands. Hint: He’s against relationships, she doesn’t do one-nighters. All in all, the newly struck up, albeit temporary, friendship offered them both what they needed for the night. . .a bit of a rescue. And even though Ryle confesses, very bluntly, to Lily that he would really like to fuck her, hence the relationship/one-night stand convo, they go their separate ways, without any sort of information exchange.

At this point, I should probably share some “Lily Learning”. While a teenager, Lily started herself a diary, however her diary wasn’t a traditional “lock up your secrets” type of journal. She wrote letters to Ellen. . .yes, Ellen Degeneres. And it’s via these Ellen Diaries that we learn about the teenage Lily. The most significant being the abuse her dad delivered to her mother and the ones about a boy named Atlas. While I won’t go into every detail about Atlas, I will tell you that Atlas was not only Lily’s first love, but he was a homeless boy who Lily befriended and lended a much needed hand to, at a time when he needed it the most. It is really through these entries that we discover what shaped Lily into being the woman she became.

Months after Ryle and Lily’s meeting on that rooftop, Lily has finally brought her passion and dream into fruition and it’s through that dream that she runs into Ryle once again. Ryle can only take so much as Lily the friend and eventually he decides to give the ole relationship a try, much to Lily’s excitement. Even with two very busy schedules, Ryle is a neurosurgeon and Lily is starting up her dream business, things are going very well. 

Much to Lily’s shock, she runs into Atlas once again. . .c’mon now, you didn’t think he was going to just be part of her past did you? I won’t tell you anymore, you will have to unlock the greatness that is It Ends With Us yourself. Just know, it will take you down a very unexpected path, so brace yourself.

There are several very significant supporting characters within the pages of this story. Lily really believed that after the way she delivered her father’s eulogy, it would take a chunk of time for her mother to forgive her. . .and while reading her diaries, I wasn’t too sure of how the relationship was between a teenage Lily and her mother. I never questioned whether or not Lily had love for her mother and vice versa, it was just a difficult relationship to piece together, mainly because the father was the pillar that stood between them, so after the funeral, her mom does begin to play a bigger role in Lily’s life. Ryle’s sister, Allysa and her husband Marshall, play more than just a supporting role (in my eyes, anyhow). The relationship that grows between Lily and Allysa (especially) is not only one of BFF’s or one of a boyfriend’s sister and his girlfriend, it is really much deeper than all of that and really becomes a relationship that Lily or Allysa can’t live without.

Of course there is some mattress dancing in It Ends With Us and while this BXTCH gets happy when the action really heats up. . .that’s not what this book is about, actually that’s not entirely true. The sexual tension prior to a Lily + Ryle was very thick and very hot. . .and when they finally decide to relieve the tension, it is most certainly steamy. What I should’ve said is that the greatness of the storytelling is bringing every aspect together to where it’s not just the sex that’s going to have your heart rate increasing.

It Ends With Us is going to test your emotional limits. It will make you laugh, it will make you smile, it will make you cry, it will piss you off, it will force a couple of deep breaths here and there and here again. It will have you thinking that CoHo is the greatest thing to ever happen and then you’ll turn the page while muttering “Goddammit, Colleen Hoover”. 

Unlike other readers, I wasn’t able to finish this book in one day, I wasn’t even able to finish it in two days. Here’s the thing, I’m not a big fan of horror movies, not because I think they’re crap movies, I actually think they’re great. I don’t usually watch them because of how they make me feel. That’s not to say I won’t watch them, I do, especially at the appropriate time(s) during the year. What brings it all back to center is I have to watch some sort of comedy after I watch the offending horror movie. In fact, as a teenager, I was at my older sister’s house and we all decided to watch one of those fucking scary movies from the eighties and I kid you not, we actually watched “The Brave Little Toaster” after because we were out of our minds with fear. You’re probably wondering why in the hell this BXTCH is talking about scary movies, well right before I started It Ends With Us, I got a wild hair and decided to re-read (for like the 100th time) the Rock Chick series (Kristen Ashley) and good gracious I was so glad I did, because like watching horror movies, I needed a counter balance of sorts. I needed to feel the other side of the emotional spectrum. I was the reader who needed to take mini breaks from Lily’s story and when overwhelming emotions began to sweep over me, I was able to turn to Indy Savage and take a much needed breather. The best way I can describe the feeling to you is actually a quote from the book, one I didn’t include in my “Favorite Moments” because this quote may sum up It Ends With Us like no other line could’ve.

“My heart is pounding like it wants out. I wish I could give it a way out. I’d set the mother-fucker free right now if I could”

So, it is with complete sincerity that I can say. . .Fuck you, Colleen Hoover. Fuck you for making me question everything I thought I would feel, fuck you for making me re-evalutate my reactions and fuck you for opening my eyes and really forcing this BXTCH to view the world through the eyes of Lily Bloom.

P.S. I really mean “Fuck You” in the nicest, most wholeheartedness way imaginable.Bxtches Be Reading5 Star Read for Bxtches Be ReadingFavorite Quotes TagIt Ends With Us: A Novel by Colleen Hoover | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.com

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The Rage (Hell’s Disciples MC Series, Book #3) by Jaci J

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BXTCHES Gotta Warn: Strangely enough, I just gave this book a re-read because Jaci J has recently released book #6 in this series and I needed to play a quick game of catch up. Truthfully, my re-read game started with book #1, but I knew I had already reviewed the first two books in this series, but didn’t actually think I reviewed this book, which is crazy because I did, but since I don’t really think I gave it the love the book deserved, I have decided to clean up this review a bit. My usual take on any series is that you BXTCHES should really read in the order in which they were written. . .BUT. . .I also feel that I should at least throw you a bone here and there when a book in a series can stand alone. . .AND. . .this one kind of can. . .BUT. . .I also feel that books within a MC series should be read in order, I won’t go into the why, just trust a BXTCH. 

The Rage will be told through the POV of both Rampage and Lailah (Lala).

We did get a brief introduction to Lailah in book #2 (Crash and Burn), she is the girl that Lil was tutoring, but there wasn’t too much of a foundation laid for her. Here, we meet her when Lil invites her to a club party and Tank asks Rampage to let Lailah in and keep an eye on her while he and Lil take care of some biz-ness. While he’s not too excited to be it, in the game of babysitter tag, he reluctantly agrees and let’s her in. Well, needless to say he is struck and playing the role of lookout, suddenly doesn’t seem too terrible. During the party, with the drinks and fun flowing, Rampage decides that Lailah is just much of an uppity name and figures Lala fits much better. 

While The Rage stays true to it’s hard core MC developments, it’s gonna be Lala that makes up the grit and angst of the storyline. Without spoiling too much. . .Lala comes from a very broken past, one that involves a very abusive ex-boyfriend. An ex that is still pushing his way into her life, physically so, so every opportunity that Lala can spend in the company of the Hell’s Disciples, she takes it. And while Rampage recognizes that something is up, he has seen her bruises, he is also smart enough not to pry too much. That is, until he is forced to insert himself and take on the role of problem solver.

It’s probably not a shock that the relationship between Lala and Rampage does intensify and while they are both developing some sort of feelings for one another, love is an emotion that doesn’t worm its way into Rampage’s heart and while that may become a problem, Lala’s past kinda forces her to take what she if given and try not to push for much more.

That is about all a BXTCH is going to throw at you. The story is going to keep you on your toes and turning the page. Jaci J did a wonderful job of not allowing for the game to be figured out. While some things were easily foreshadowed, the meat and potatoes of the story, definitely dropped the jaw a couple of times.

I have a lot of love for well written MC series and one of the things that I enjoy the most is how each story flows into the next book. I guess what I actually mean is how the cast is never forgotten from book to book. I’m saying this right now, as I’m in the middle of reading The Run (book #3), which takes place within another chapter of the Hell’s Disciples and while I’m have yet to catch up with characters I’ve fallen in love with. . .I’m intrigued enough to see where this Hell’s Disciples chapter is going to take me. But, back to this book. . .while the storyline stays true to the MC heaviness, we still get the comedy and fun from the characters that we fell for in the first place. Jaci J did a great job of developing the personalities for these characters, that are so starkly different from one another, you may find yourself inside your imagination a whole hell of a lot.

Let’s face it, another reason we fall for the Alphaness that’s within the pages of a great MC book, is because they certainly know how to direct the cock and Rampage does not disappoint. You know what? Neither does Lala. The heat between the sheets is equal to a Texas summer. It’ll keep you coming back, you can bet your curled toes on that. Good Lord, I wish I had more adjectives to throw your way, just read and let it take you and your libido where it may.

It’s gettin’ good. . .I can say that for certain. The more invested I get, the better the series is becoming. We get enough of each emotion to keep us on our toes and we get enough of MC badassery to keep us coming back for more. So, until next time. . .and Buck and Lennon.

 

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ReCap (A Normal Novella, Book #1.5) by Danielle Pearl

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BXTCHES Gotta Warn: This may be a novella, but it is certainly not a stand alone. Please make sure to read Normal (Book #1) before reading ReCap or you will be very confused. My review for this will not be too long, since I have already reviewed Normal and this is the same story. For my review on Normal, click here.

So, you have read Normal, which is told through the POV of Rory. Well, this is the same story, just through Sam’s perspective. I know, normally what people think. What’s the point in writing another book that’s the same, through another perspective? If you read Normal, then you know just how emotional that read was. In my personal opinion, being able to enjoy this book through the POV of Sam, really just adds to the beauty that is the tragic story.

The author here does a wonderful job of giving this story such a different spin. We already know what has happened with Rory and how devastating her history is, but to be able to walk through this with Sam and know exactly how he was feeling upon meeting Rory and everything after, was almost like reading a new story.

Get ready to open up all of those emotions once again, because even though you’re not getting it through the POV of Rory, you still feel the pain of her past, especially since it takes a while before Sam knows Rory’s story.

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Down and Out (Knockout Love Series Book #1) by Kelley R. Martin

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This is my first crack at a Kelley Martin read and all I can say afterwards is, where has she been and why did I not know about her. I will go ahead and say that I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this book. I just so happened to come across this book in my Amazon recommendations and decided to download the sample and I could not have been more pleased. And do I really need to mention the cover? Despite what we were taught growing up, I am definitely a “judge a book by its cover” girl and I couldn’t have been more pleased.

This book is told through both Savannah and Declan’s POV. When we first meet Savannah, she is waking up in the bed of a one night stand attempting to put the pieces of the previous night’s puzzle together. You will quickly learn that Savannah uses sex as a coping mechanism and the why behind that will be discovered later in the book. After making the decision to get her shit together and stop sleeping around, she essentially finds herself homeless. This happens after an extremely short stint of working in a strip club. Declan is introduced to us as a typical bad boy who uses women when he needs them and has nothing more to offer. He is a star in the underground fighting circuit and of course, along with that comes a bevy of women. They meet when Savannah notices a “now hiring” sign in the window of Declan’s gym and begs him for a job.

This is really where the story begins, well kind of. Shortly after starting work at the gym, Declan discovers that Savannah is in fact homeless and living in her car. He then offers her a place to stay and now the story can really begin.

The chemistry between Declan and Savannah is fantastic. First of all, neither one has much of a filter when it comes to speaking their mind and it is very refreshing to read. It’s quite obvious from the start that they are very attracted to one another and the sexual banter that goes back and forth between them will have you laughing out loud. They eventually decide to try and make something of the very thick sexual tension that appears whenever they are in close vicinity of one another. While Declan recognizes that the feelings he has towards Savannah are more than he has ever felt towards any female and he is actually willing to see what can come of it, Savannah is being held hostage by a past that failed her in every way imaginable. She doesn’t do relationships, but is willing to forge into a sexual one with Declan.

Herein lies the problem. Savannah opens up to Declan about her very troubled past, but only partly and the part she leaves out explains a lot about who she is now. So of course, this causes problems. They both suffer from a lack of communication and the problem is they work and live together, so imagine not speaking to that person for weeks. Not an easy feat. Like I mentioned before, Savannah’s past is pretty traumatic and Declan has his own demons as well, but none as life altering as Savannah’s. So, as with all stories of this nature, there is a good amount of drama, some predictable, some not, but all very captivating.

There’s not a ton of sex, well intercourse sex, between Declan and Savannah. There are sexual moments that occur between the two of them and those moments are definitely hot and very well written.

I’m going to say something that I don’t want to be construed as anything negative, but it’s kinda easy to compare this story a little to Beautiful Disaster, don’t get crazy, I said a little. I actually didn’t even think of this until after I read the story, so they definitely didn’t interfere with one another. I just think that it’s a good comparison, if you liked Beautiful Disaster, you will like this story. It was very well told, very well written, and the character development is very thorough. Savannah is a very strong female, sometimes too strong for her own good. But she is not someone who is going to get bulldozed, she held her own and I loved that about her. With Declan, usually with the bad/playboy type characters, it takes a while for them to come to terms with their feelings, but not Declan. Once he recognizes them, he goes all out to prove them to Savannah, swoon worthy.

All in all, READ THIS BOOK. It was quick, well for me anyways, this could be because I couldn’t put it down. I read while getting the kids ready for school, waiting to pick them up, if I had a free moment, I was reading. It is fantastic and I’m so excited that I have found another author to read and I cannot wait to read another by this author.

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