Thrasher by K.S. Smith Review

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Stars: 3

Reviewed by:
Michelle

Synopsis:
Brianna Hamilton wants for nothing, especially her pick of gorgeous men. But one night when an unexpected turn of events unfolds, she collides with Duke Thrasher, and there is no denying that she is going to fall hard, and fast.

Duke Thrasher has boundaries that he does not cross, keeping his personal life separate from his work. But when Brianna Hamilton enters his life the lines begin to blur.

Can Duke keep Brianna shielded from his line of duty or will his job destroy them?

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This story was an ok read for me.
The relationship between Brianna and Duke was kind of hard for me to fully love.
This book reminded me a lot of the Out Of Line series by Jen McLaughlin. This book kind of had the same story line. But the MC in that series wasn’t overpowering like Duke was.

Ok… Right off the bat… Duke just wasn’t sitting right with me. The whole hospital stay with Brianna was a little much. He came on way to strong and way to fast. She knows virtually nothing about him besides he’s the one who helped her at the night club.
Then he opened his mouth and started saying how he was going to kill everyone who basically jumped in his path to Brianna!
( frat boy and hospital security)

Ummmm…. She knows nothing about him and he’s talking like that! They are strangers!
That’s a red flag number 1.
Then he didn’t want to leave her hospital room when she asked him too!!
Red flag number 2.

Now… Even for me that’s creepy and scary. Even if he was the one to help me and save me from the drunk frat guy.
Their were red flags going up left and right with this guy. I didn’t even feel the instant attraction between them.

I always think to myself when I read books like these. You got to work your way up to that point of craziness.
Because, it is totally crazy to act like that.. So over powering to a person you just met. And ignore what the other person is asking of you.

Ok…. I pretty much figured early on why Duke and Brianna’s path have crossed. It was just a matter of how Brianna would react.

I found it kind how hard that Brianna would ask questions about Duke’s job and not get answers. He would give her these very vague answers. And she wouldn’t go deeper into it. That killed me. I hated that.
How could she not put 2 and 2 together. And not know who Duke really worked for.

The one thing I kept feeling while I was reading this book was…
It all felt a little cold in the beginning between Duke and Brianna. I wanted to feel more. It seemed a little one sided.

And… I hated how Brianna was portrayed in this book. She was 24… But acted much younger than that. I would say like someone in their early teens.
With all her pouting, stomping her feet, huffing, crossing her arms over her chest, slamming doors, throwing herself down on her bed, tapping her feet.
It was hard to take her seriously.
Maybe that’s why it felt one sided to me.

And then you have her parents treating her like a child. It was just so over the top.
I don’t even know how to feel about the whole John thing. Why keep it a secret.

Overall…. This book was ok….
I liked certain parts in this book and then there were other parts I just didn’t care for.
But…overall… it was ok.

*ARC provided by author for an honest review*

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K.S. Smith is an aspiring new contemporary romance author. When she is not writing you will most likely find her tanning on the beautiful Florida beaches, spending time with her family and friends or dedicating her time to the military through her favorite non-profit organization.

K.S. Smith was born and raised in Tampa, FL and continues to build her life there in her new home with her boyfriend of ten years who will hopefully one day put all book boyfriends to shame with an out of this world proposal.

Afraid To Fly by S.L. Jennings COVER REVEAL!!!

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Afraid To Fly

The Fearless Series: Book Two

S.L. Jennings

Synopsis

I’d like to tell you that I’m ok.

That the meaningless sex with countless women has somehow numbed the pain. That it’s deciphered the constant confusion in my head. Eased the self-hatred that sinks into my gut every time I look in the mirror.

I’d like to tell you that time heals all wounds.

That we evolve and grow into well-adjusted, stable adults, set on a path to right the world’s wrongs. That we are not our past…we are not our pain.

I want to tell you all those things. Hell, I want to believe all those things. But I’d be lying. I’m good at that. Living a lie is the only way I truly know how to survive.
But the day I saw her, I stopped surviving. I stopped existing. And for the first time in 24 years, I started living.

She brought me back to life. Set me free and sent my soul soaring. Made this useless shell of a man feel like…something. Something whole and real and good.

She saved me.
Although she believes I wasn’t even worth saving.

Excerpt

I was already loosening my tie as I stalked toward her and said, “Clothes off, boots on and get on your knees.”

Velvet didn’t waste a second. She slipped out of her one-piece in a swift movement and sank to the floor. The moment I felt her take me into her warm mouth, it was like a thousand pounds had been lifted from my shoulders.

A long time ago, long before I should have, I learned to separate the physical from the emotional and mental. I told myself that just because my young body had been stolen from me and manipulated in ways that would make even the toughest man cry out in agony, I didn’t have to feel it. Not deep down inside. I didn’t have to accept what was being done to me. So I pretended to be somewhere else. I pretended to be someone else. I let my mind drift to thoughts of my parents, imagining what they may have looked like, dreaming about happy smiles and warm hugs and kisses on my cherub-like cheeks. I painted pictures of family vacations at Disney World and barbeques in the backyard. I told myself that we would have a dog named Buddy. Mama would tie bandanas around his neck, and Papa and I would take him for walks and play Frisbee with him at the park.

I had built an imaginary fortress, and in it, nothing could touch me. I was safe. I was happy. And I was loved. That was what I told myself, and that was what I held onto everyday since to survive.

As I grew older, and was no longer held captive by the physical pain, I was left to face the emotional hurt that no one could see. I was like a pariah to the family that had taken me in. We were related but they didn’t know me, and what they did know about me was deviant and disgusting. Too awful to talk about. So I suffered silently in my mind until it became necessary to tell myself lies.

Lies like the ones I was telling myself right now.

I want this. I need this.

I’m totally normal.

There’s nothing wrong with me.

Being a man means having sex with as many women as possible.

These women desire me because they need me. They love me.

They love me.

She loves me.

It was the only way I could keep doing this. The only way the shame and disgust and self-hatred didn’t keep chip-chip-chipping away at the fragments of that broken boy. The boy that had grown up to be a shattered man. The man that couldn’t be mended.

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Fear Of Falling

The Fearless Series: Book One

S.L. Jennings

I can’t remember the last time I felt completely safe. Security seemed more like a luxury to me, reserved for those who were fortunate enough to have picture perfect childhoods. For those who didn’t bear the ugly scars that keep me bound in constant, debilitating fear. I’ve run from that fear my entire life. But when I met him, for once, I couldn’t run anymore.

He scared the hell out of me in a way that excited every fiber of my being. It wasn’t the tattoos or the piercings. It wasn’t the warmth that seemed to radiate from his frame and blanket me whenever he was near. It was just…him. The scary beautiful man that threatened to alter 23 years of routine and rituals, and make me face my crippling fear.

My name is Kami and I am constantly afraid. And the thing that scares me the most is the very thing I want.

“Don’t worry,” he smiled, pulling me into the hard warmth of his chest. “I’ve got you. I’ll always catch you when you fall.”

And just like that, Blaine had staked his claim on the untouched part of me that no living soul had ever moved. He had captured every fear, every reservation, and crushed them in the palm of his inked hand.

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S.L. Jennings is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of contemporary and paranormal romance, reality TV junkie, obsessive coffee drinker and collector of crazy.

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Pucked by Helena Hunting Book Review

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Release Date: May 3rd, 2015

Buy Link: US Amazon

Blurb:

With a famous NHL player for a step-brother, Violet Hall is well acquainted with the playboy reputation many hockey stars come with. She’s smart enough to steer clear of those hot, well-built boys with unparalleled stamina. That is until she meets the legendary team captain—Alex Waters.

Violet isn’t interested in his pretty, beat-up face, or his rock-hard six-pack abs. But when Alex inadvertently obliterates Violet’s previous misapprehension regarding the inferior intellect of hockey players, he becomes more than just a hot body with a face to match.

In what can only be considered a complete lapse in judgment, Violet finds out just how good Alex is with the hockey stick in his pants. But what starts out as a one-night stand, quickly turns into something more. Post-night of orgasmic magic, Alex starts to call, and text, and e-mail and send extravagant—and quirky—gifts, making him difficult to ignore, and even more difficult not to like.

The problem is, the media portrays Alex as a total player, and Violet doesn’t want to be part of the game.

Melanie’s 5-effer-fluvin’ STARS Review:

I am IN LOVE!!!  I’m seeing BIG bold red hearts everywhere and I’m riding such a high right now… Floating on the infamous cloud nine after reading Helena Hunting’s, Pucked. The author cast a spell on me and I cannot seem to get Violet and Alex out of my mind. I am so PUCKED!!!

Everything about this book, from the very beginning to the very end had me entertained in the best way possible. Foregoing my minimum 7 hours of beauty rest, I knew I was going to be in trouble the next day. What made it even worse was the MASSIVE book hangover I was sporting. That deep depression heavily weighing over me. I couldn’t accept that it was over and I swear, all I wanted to do was whip out my Kindle and re-read the whole thing all over again. Yes, it held that magical formula—the sort that has literary junkies like myself wishing to unread just so I can experience it all over again. UGH, I effer-fluvin’ LOOOOOOOOOVE that feeling!!!

Pucked had the triple threat—funny, sexy, and so dangbit romantic. I was laughing like an obnoxious hyena during so many parts in this book. Violet is one fantastic heroine. I loved everything about her—her inability to filter the stuff that came out of her mouth made her just that much more real and I thought she was a breath of fresh air. Unlike so many heroines I’ve read, she in a league of her own. I couldn’t get enough of her. And with such an amazing heroine, Helena Hunting gives us Alex Waters, a sexy as sin hockey player, the team captain to boot. OMG this guy took my breath away and the things he’d say and do to Violet had my heart hammering against my chest. I can’t tell you how many times I swooned over these two. They had the perfect chemistry—intense and hot for each other every second they were together. They will have you panting and moaning alongside them. The flush that traveled from the tips of my toes to my cheeks, relentless. The hottie tottie scenes were addictive. Trust me, your lady bits will definitely be feeling happy. The romance that ensues had me melting, turning into a puddle of mush, with a BIG old smile plastered across my face.

This book is everything and more than what I could have asked for. It’s the sort that just makes me feel HAPPY, GIDDY, and SATISFIED. Pucked has totally pucked me over—how do I move on from this book hangover?! Helena Hunting made cackle, had me feeling hot and bothered, and found myself falling head over heels for Violet and Alex. These two have made my top favorite couples of all time. I cannot tell you enough just how much I loved, loved, loved this book. Pucked is a must read and I can’t wait to read it again and again and again.

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Helena Hunting lives on the outskirts of Toronto with her incredibly tolerant family and two moderately intolerant cats. She’s putting her degree in English Lit to good use by writing contemporary erotic romance. She is the author of Clipped Wings, her debut novel, and Inked Armor. Lover of fiction. Writer of contemporary romance, erotica and paranormal romance.

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Cora Carmack’s SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!!!

HERE’S THE SCOOP!

Fans of Cora Carmack’s Rusk University, we have a SUPER exciting announcement:

ALL CLOSED OFF Coming 2016

ALL CLOSED OFF, Book 4 in the Rusk University Series, is coming!!!

Check out this message from Cora!

*WARNING: This letter contains spoilers for All Broke Down. If you haven’t yet read that book, read at your own peril. SECOND WARNING: this letter talks about fictional characters as if they are real people. Sorry I’m not sorry. THIRD WARNING: The letter below broaches a serious topic that could be a trigger for some people*

Hello beloved readers!

The first person who read one of my Rusk University books was my older sister. I gave her All Lined Up when I finished, and her first question was “Are Ryan and Stella going to be together?”

At the time, I told her no. I had plans for both of them that included their own storylines. I thought they were too much alike. They’d make great friends. They might even hook-up, but in the end… I couldn’t envision anything serious for them. So I actually rewrote some of their scenes trying to make that aspect of their connection more obvious. And still, when All Lined Up released, amidst the chatter about sweet Carson and sassy Dallas, I had people asking if Stella and Ryan were next. I denied it again (and again and again).

But sometimes in writing, the stars align and a character will become bigger and more real than you could have possibly imagined. It’s a wonderful experience, but in Stella’s case it was also incredibly heartbreaking. While I was writing All Broke Down, the news was inundated with information about the Steubenville rape trial and other tragedies and injustices like it. Tragedies where women have been violated first by an attacker, then by judgmental and hateful people, and finally by a justice system that repeatedly fails survivors of sexual assault. Having grown up in Texas, where too often football stars are treated like gods and can get away with just about anything, it hit particularly close to home. And since All Broke Down featured a passionate activist heroine, I felt compelled to reference this chronic dark underbelly of elite sports.

I can remember vividly sitting on my couch, brainstorming how I would incorporate such an event into the book. I had thought the assault would happen to an unknown character, and maybe I would focus on the way it divided the team and the school and the town. But like I said… Sometimes a character will become bigger and more human than I anticipated. And it sounds crazy, but in my mind, I felt Stella push her way forward and say, “Mine. This is my story.” I immediately began to cry. Sob, really. Because I loved her as a character. She was hilarious and strong and didn’t take crap from anyone. She was everything I always hope to be. And I didn’t want her to go through that. Even as I cried, my brain began to tell me that it made sense. Stella was vibrant and enjoyed a wild party. She was not afraid of her sexuality, and she had no problem with casual sex. She was the kind of girl that probably had a reputation. The kind of girl who could be heinously and violently taken advantage of, and people would STILL blame her. Because she was in the wrong place, wearing the wrong clothes, behaving in the wrong way. But just because it COULD happen to her, didn’t mean I wanted it to. But once again, Stella was there in my head saying, “Someone needs to tell this story. And I’m strong enough to do it. Let me.” And when Stella chose her story, she also chose the man I’d been adamant wasn’t right for her. Because as it turns out… Those two characters who I thought were too alike aren’t so alike anymore. And Stella needs Ryan to help her hold on to that vibrant and strong girl she was before.

So I let go of all the plans I had for her, and allowed her to tell me her story, which is about more than just sexual assault. It’s about the aftermath. Depression. Shame. Guilt. Anger. Injustice. Victim-blaming. Slut-shaming. It’s about the way that kind of event can change everything– how you relate to people, how you think, how you dream, how you love. It’s about the way the rest of the world moves on to the next big tragedy, and you’re still left holding the broken pieces of who you used to be, with no idea how to put them together again or even if you want to. It will be the most difficult story I ever tell. And the most important. Because it’s a story that belongs not just to Stella, but to millions of people around the world. It’s a story that belongs to a new person every 107 seconds*. And that’s just in the United States. Think about that for a moment. 107 seconds. Stella’s story won’t be any easier to read than it will be to write. But I hope you’ll help me drag this story into the light.

So now I’ll step off my soapbox and just tell you about the book…



ALL CLOSED OFF:

Stella Santos is fine.

Maybe something terrible happened to her that she can’t even remember. And maybe it drives her crazy when her friends treat her like she’s on the verge of breaking because of it. Maybe it feels even worse when they do what she asks and pretend that it never happened at all. And maybe she’s been getting harassing emails and messages for months from people who don’t even know her, but hate her all the same.

But none of that matters because she’s just fine.

For Ryan Blake, Stella was always that girl. Vibrant and hilarious and beautiful. He wanted her as his best friend. His more than friends. His everything and anything that she would give him. Which these days is a whole lot of nothing. She gets angry when he’s there. Angry when he’s not there. Angry when he tries to talk and when he doesn’t.

When Stella devises an unconventional art project for one of her classes all about exploring intimacy—between both friends and strangers—Ryan finds himself stepping in as guinea pig after one of her subjects bails. What was supposed to be an objective and artistic look at emotion and secrets and sex suddenly becomes much more personal. When he hits it off with another girl from the project, Stella will have to decide if she’s willing to do more than make art about intimacy. To keep him, she’ll have to open up and let herself be the one thing she swore she’d never be again.

Vulnerable.

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ALL CLOSED OFF will be releasing sometime in early 2016. I don’t have a date yet for several reasons. The first and most important, is that I want to do this story justice. And as such, I have no intentions of rushing the process. Secondly, I’ll be returning to indie publishing for the remainder of the Rusk series. As you can probably tell, this story means a great deal to me. And by having the ultimate control over everything from timing to editing to price, I’ll be able to ensure that I’m able to create exactly the story I envision. Unfortunately, that means you won’t be seeing the paperback of ALL CLOSED OFF on the shelves in most stores. Nor is it currently available for pre-order. But I hope you’ll add the book on goodreads, follow me on social media, and/or join my newsletter. I promise to shout it all over the place when I have a set release date or pre-order links.

Thank you for listening as I told you the evolution of Stella’s story. When it’s finished, I hope you will feel as passionately about it as I do.

All my best,

Cora Carmack

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And an opportunity to add your voice to Stella’s…

Stella’s experience is only one story of many. She was with someone she trusted when it happened, and the only memories she has are pieced together from her own blurred recollections and the things people have told her. Not everyone’s experience with sexual assault is the same. Each person reacts, copes, and overcomes differently. And while this book is about one specific character’s journey, I would like to tell as many sides of this story as possible. As Stella grapples with her thoughts and emotions she’ll be searching for advice, for comfort, for a place where people understand her and can identify with what she’s experiencing. There will be room for truth within the fiction, and if you’d like that truth to be yours, this is your chance.

If you have a story like Stella’s, and you want your voice to be heard….

If there’s something you wish more people understood about what you’ve gone through….

If there’s something you’d like to tell people struggling with a story like yours…

I’d like to give you the opportunity to add your voice to Stella’s. Use the hashtag #WhenItHappened and let your voice be heard on your own by posting on your own social media, or if you’d rather I share your words fill out this google document and tell me your story. You can fill out this form anonymously or not. I’d like to begin this discussion now because April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. But my hope is to include as many stories as possible within the book itself.

So many have stories of #WhenItHappened. Your voice and your story deserve to be heard. I’m listening.

#WhenItHappened Google Form: http://goo.gl/forms/4VRjWgZYSW

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Cora Carmack is a twenty-something New York Times bestselling author who likes to write about twenty-something characters. She’s done a multitude of things in her life– boring jobs (like working retail), Fun jobs (like working in a theatre), stressful jobs (like teaching), and dream jobs (like writing). She now splits her time between Austin, TX and New York City and spends her days writing, traveling, and spending way too much time on the internet. In her books, you can expect to find humor, heart, and a whole lot of awkward. Because let’s face it . . . awkward people need love, too.

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The Mistake (Off-Campus #2) by Elle Kennedy Review

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The Mistake (Off-Campus #2)

by Elle Kennedy

Stars: 4

Reviewed by:
Michelle

Synopsis:
He’s a player in more ways than one…College junior John Logan can get any girl he wants. For this hockey star, life is a parade of parties and hook-ups, but behind his killer grins and easygoing charm, he hides growing despair about the dead-end road he’ll be forced to walk after graduation. A sexy encounter with freshman Grace Ivers is just the distraction he needs, but when a thoughtless mistake pushes her away, Logan plans to spend his final year proving to her that he’s worth a second chance.
Now he’s going to need to up his game…

After a less than stellar freshman year, Grace is back at Briar University, older, wiser, and so over the arrogant hockey player she nearly handed her V-card to. She’s not a charity case, and she’s not the quiet butterfly she was when they first hooked up. If Logan expects her to roll over and beg like all his other puck bunnies, he can think again. He wants her back? He’ll have to work for it. This time around, she’ll be the one in the driver’s seat…and she plans on driving him wild.

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I enjoyed this story. It was a lot heavier than the last book I felt. Maybe because Logan was willing to sacrifice his dreams because of family obligations. I felt for him.I also felt the author captured the feel of what it feels like to be a freshman in college. All the pressure of fitting in. Wanting to shed themselves from their high school personas. Making these big decisions that could stay with you for a long time.LoganI felt bad for him in The Deal. He thought he had these strong feeling for Hannah. He was pretty much making himself miserable.
Going through women like water. Partying too much. Pretty much just isolating himself from everyone.
Especially his best friend Garrett.When he met Grace… He still wasn’t fully allowing himself to feel anything towards her until he really messed up and hurt her feelings.

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She was your typical freshman in college. She stood in her dorm room watching old action movies. Doing her school work. Nothing big.
When Logan knocked on her door by accident. I don’t think either one of them knew what they were in for.
Grace fell for Logan wholeheartedly. She really thought Logan liked her in the beginning.
But he made a big mistake.

And… I must say I loved how Grace reacted to the whole situation. She stuck to her guns and didn’t back down! I love a female main character with a backbone!
Omg! I just loved Grace!!!

Ramona was Graces best friend. They had a love-hate kind of relationship.
Ramona is that friend that everyone has had one time or another. The one that you really don’t know why you still talk to or hang out with them anymore.
Because everytime you do… Something always goes wrong and you always end up getting in trouble.
That was Ramona. She really wasn’t a true friend to Grace. I was extremely happy how Grace treated the whole situation with Ramona.

I felt Logan really had to overcome a lot in this book. He felt the pressure of how he thought his future was going to be. He felt angry that he thought he would have to give up his career to help his brother out. And he felt like he lost something special with Grace when he thought he messed up.
I loved how Grace gave him a list of things he had to do before he could even ask her out on a date! Loved it!

Overall… I really liked this book.
I loved reading about all the secondary characters in this book. And I can’t wait to read their stories.

*ARC provided for an honest review*

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A USA Today bestselling author, Elle Kennedy grew up in the suburbs of Toronto, Ontario, and holds a B.A. in English from York University. From an early age, she knew she wanted to be a writer, and actively began pursuing that dream when she was a teenager.

Elle currently writes for various publishers. She loves strong heroines and sexy alpha heroes, and just enough heat and danger to keep things interesting!

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Unruly by Cora Brent Cover Reveal

Unruly 
by: Cora Brent
Publication Date: May 2015
Cover Designer: Mayhem Cover Creations

Synopsis

Forbidden hookups are rarely simple.  
Claudia Giordano only plans to be home long enough to watch her eternally irresponsible father marry her high school nemesis.  
She never expects to embark on some horny sex odyssey with a wild nineteen-year-old baseball player.    
Easton Malone is cocky, crude and off-limits on so many levels.
That hot, reckless week should never have happened.  The only option is to forget.    
But life’s triumphs and heartbreaks keep bringing Easton and Claudia together again.  
And again….

In the beginning they only find lust.
At the end they find each other.  
Along the way they find everything else.  

WARNING:  
There will be sex.  (A lot of it.) 
There will be grief.  (You might find yourself ugly crying.)
But there will also be redemption in the face of tragedy.  
And yes, love will prevail.  

About the Author

Cora Brent was born in a cold climate and escaped as soon as it was legally possible. Now, she lives in the desert with her husband, two kids and a prickly pear cactus she has affectionately named ‘Spot’. Cora’s closet is filled with boxes of unfinished stories that date back her 1980’s childhood and all her life she has dreamed of being an author.  Amazingly, she is now a New York Times and USA Today bestselling writer of contemporary romance and begs not to be awakened from this dream.

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Wash Me Away by Wendy Owens Release Day Blitz

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Wash Me Away
by Wendy Owens
Publication Date: April 27, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult

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Monsters have a way of following you.

Immersed in a new world at boarding school, Addy Buckley learns she’s not the only one with secrets. While trying to navigate the minefield of painful lies that seem to be rattling around her family’s past, she meets soft on the eyes and heavy on the heart, Napoleon Blake. When faced with the darkness, Addy must decide to cling to her new life and friends or let the monster carry her away. The choice is hers, sink or swim.

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Wendy Owens was born in the small college town, Oxford Ohio. After attending Miami University, Wendy went onto a career in the visual arts. After several years of creating and selling her own artwork she gave her first love, writing, a try. Her first novel flowed from her in only two weeks time. That moment was when she knew she had found her calling as an indie eBook author. Wendy now happily spends her days writing the stories her characters guide her to tell, admitting even she doesn’t always know where that might lead. Check out her New Adult Romance and Young Adult Fantasy books.

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In The Moment Series By Rachael Orman Book 1-5 Review

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In The Moment Part One (Moments #1)

Stars: 3.5
Reviewed by:
Michelle
Synopsis:

Alicia knows Ace as the hard, tattooed biker who frequents the bar she works at. So when she finds him locked in a compromising position with another man, she is shocked to discover he’s not who she thought he was.Brushing off all Ace’s behavior has become second nature, until he makes advances toward her. Alicia gives in, not knowing where her desires will take her.

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This was a short quick read. Got my attention right away. I thought the author did a great job introducing the characters in this short story.
There were things I liked about this book and things I didn’t care for.
I’ll start what I liked about the book.Ace and Adam were seriously hot! The storage room scene and the bathroom scene!
Yup! I loved it!!

Now… The things I didn’t care for.

Ace not really being upfront that he’s Bi. Even though he said he was not hiding it…
But, also not advertising that he’s into men and women. I felt he was kind of hiding the fact that he was Bi. Since he would show off with different women around his friends. He didn’t want his friends to give him a hard time about it.

Ace was a hard guy to like. He came on strong and never took no for an answer.
I really didn’t like how he first kissed Alicia.
He buried his hands in her hair then yanking her out of the car…

To me… It sounded like he was grabbing her by the hair and pulled her out of the car!…
Ughhh no!…lol

It didn’t even sound sexy. I even read it a couple of times…. To make sure I was reading it right!lol

I think it would have been better for me if he would have done it at a different time. She had just caught him with another person. And, maybe just a different first kiss.

And… The 1st time they have sex. I think Ace could have waited for all the serious talk. He was killing the moment and the flow of the sex for me!…lol

Overall… I thought this was a good short story. I’m interested in it. I can’t wait to read the next book in this mini series.

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In The Moment: Part Two (Moments #2)

Stars: 4
Reviewed by:
Michelle
Synopsis:
Ace has been ignoring Adam. Adam is determined to force him to show his hand by hitting on Alicia, the bartender Ace can’t keep his eyes off. When Ace finds out Adam is interested in Alicia on his own, he is ever the more determined to make their threesome work.
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I liked this story a lot! I loved how Adam didn’t take any of Ace’s crap. He stood up for himself. He made Ace realize that he wasn’t cool with him stinging him along.
I liked that he stood his ground.The sex in this book was so spot on. So damn hot!
I liked how they didn’t push Alicia.
They kind of let things just flow and everything just unfolded between them naturally.

Ace is still hiding the fact that he’s Bi. I hope he speaks up about it soon!!

The ending of this book was left off in a little cliffhanger.

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In The Moment Part Three (Moments #3)
by Rachael OrmanStars: 3.5Reviewed by:
MichelleSynopsis:
Ace managed to burn bridges with both Adam and Alicia. Adam doesn’t even want to speak to him while Alicia doesn’t know what she wants. Both Ace and Adam know they have a lot to work through if they are going to be able to make their part of the relationship work—with or without Alicia.

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As I’m reading on… I feel Ace is more gay than bi. I couldn’t help but feel that Alicia felt to me a little like the third wheel.
I felt so bad for Adam in this story. Ace truly crushed him. By freaking out on him.
And Ace… I feel bad for him… But I truly think he needs to stand up for what he believes in.
He can’t please everyone.Adam and Ace have some hot chemistry going on! I just love those two together. Adam is the coolheaded… Calm guy. And Adam is the hotheaded, over reacts first then calms down after kind of guy.
That makes them a perfect couple. I just love how things are unfolding between them.

So far… Up until now… Alicia hasn’t really been a big part of Adam’s and Ace’s relationship. I mean… They keep pursuing her. But I really don’t feel anything for her right now. And I think Alicia feels it too. She feels like the third wheel.

I would have hoped things with everyone would have evened out. But it still feels like two are a couple. And one is left hanging.
It also feels like Ace can’t seem to focus on two relationship at a time. When he should speak up and express himself… He clams up… Making the other person think the worse. Then he has to do damage control to fix it.

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In The Moment Part Four (Moments #4)

Stars: 3
Reviewed by:
Michelle
Synopsis:
Keeping two people happy in a relationship is hard enough, add in another and things get even more complicated. Adam and Ace have found their balance, but Alicia isn’t sure it’s what she wants at all. She doesn’t want a normal relationship, let alone one that is so tough to make work. Plus, just when she thinks she has made up her mind, there is another surprise that make her decision that much more difficult.
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This book took a turn for me in this series.
It went from hot and heavy… To hot and a pretty serious situation happening with Alicia in the beginning of this book.
And… in the end of this book with two different situations.How both Ace and Adam handled things were just plain wrong.
For me it was unbelievable. At some point you need to just say enough is enough with Ace’s blow up’s!

And Adam….
Well…. I guess ace is rubbing off on him. He should have known better than to jump to such a big conclusion like he did. Since he’s been with Alicia the whole time.

I still feel like Alicia is the third wheel in the relationship. The ending of this book just confirms it…
For me anyway

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In The Moment Part Five (Moments #5)
by Rachael OrmanStars: 3Reviewed by:
MichelleSynopsis:
Alicia is in the midst of facing a crisis while life is busy throwing other hurdles in Adam’s and Ace’s lives. After Alicia was kicked out by them, she feels abandoned at quite possibly the worst time of her life. Right when she needs them most, they appear, but there is still the fact they’d hurt her and disappeared on her, not to mention her past is still haunting her.

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This last book in this series was really not doing it for me.
Everything happened way to fast. And it seemed like everyone was way to forgiving.
No one was mad…
It was totally unbelievable.Alicia should have been way more upset about how she was treated.
Adam and Ace never seem to include Alicia in anything except for sex. Which I think is why I never really warmed up to Alicia.

This line from Ace pretty much summed up how I felt about Ace not really being bi throughout this series.

“As much as I loved their soft curves and delicate bodies, I’d be sticking to men .”

I felt from book one to five that Ace and Adam had way more of a connection with each other than they did with Alicia.
No one told her about Ace’s accident. It was pretty serious. And no one felt to tell her.
They pretty much left her out of it which was wrong.
I would have though by now in this book…. There would have been more of a connection.
And… I did finally feel their connection.
But, that was way at he end of the book. I felt it should have been way sooner than that.

The sex between Ace, Adam and Alicia is pretty hot and very detailed! I loved that!

Overall… This book was ok. I wish I could have liked Alicia a little more than I did.
I loved Adam and Ace! This whole series from start to finish was a quick and easy read.

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About this author


Mother by day. Writer by night. I spend a majority of my day with my children and reading while my nights are filled with the sound of the keyboard as I work on my next work.

I have written in nearly every LBGT category as well as the traditional erotic romance category.

I love to try new things and learn from every piece of work I write. I’ll write just about anything once to learn from it. I’ve even ventured out of my normal erotica genre into Monster Erotica. Doubt you’ll find me writing anything not erotic as you can barely get me to even read something out of that category, but then again, you never know what I might try next.

Never stop learning. Try everything at least once.

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In The Moment: Part FIve by Rachael Orman

Title: In The Moment: Part Five
Author: Rachael Orman
Publication Date & Length: April 27, 2015 – 50pgs

Alicia is in the midst of facing a crisis while life is BUSY throwing other hurdles in Adam’s and Ace’s lives. After Alicia was kicked out by them, she feels abandoned at quite possibly the worst time of her life. Right when she needs them most, they appear, but there is still the fact they’d hurt her and disappeared on her, not to mention her past is still haunting her.

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Mother by day. Writer by night. I spend a majority of my day with my children and reading while my nights are filled with the sound of the keyboard as I work on my next work.

I have written in nearly every LBGT category as well as the traditional erotic romance category.

I love to try new things and learn from every piece of work I write. I’ll write just about anything once to learn from it. I’ve even ventured out of my normal erotica genre into Monster Erotica. Doubt you’ll find me writing anything not erotic as you can barely get me to even read something out of that category, but then again, you never know what I might try next.

Never stop learning. Try everything at least once.

Overruled by Emma Chase Blog Tour & Book Review

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SUMMARY:

A Washington, DC, defense attorney, Stanton Shaw keeps his head cool, his questions sharp, and his arguments irrefutable. They don’t call him the Jury Charmer for nothing—with his southern drawl, disarming smile, and captivating green eyes, he’s a hard man to say no to. Men want to be him, and women want to be thoroughly cross examined by him.

Stanton’s a man with a plan. And for a while, life was going according to that plan.

Until the day he receives an invitation to the wedding of his high school sweetheart, the mother of his beloved ten-year-old daughter. Jenny is getting married—to someone who isn’t him.

That’s definitely not part of the plan.

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Sofia Santos is a city-raised, no-nonsense litigator who plans to become the most revered criminal defense attorney in the country. She doesn’t have time for relationships or distractions.

But when Stanton, her “friend with mind-blowing benefits,” begs her for help, she finds herself out of her element, out of her depth, and obviously out of her mind. Because she agrees to go with him to The-Middle-Of-Nowhere, Mississippi, to do all she can to help Stanton win back the woman he loves. Her head tells her she’s crazy…and her heart says something else entirely.

What happens when you mix a one-stop-light town, two professional arguers, a homecoming queen, four big brothers, some Jimmy Dean sausage, and a gun-toting Nana?

The Bourbon flows, passions rise, and even the best-laid plans get overruled by the desires of the heart.

Melanie’s 4-Star Review:

Any book with Emma Chase attached to it is a definite must read for me because I know I’m in for a hot and belly busting adventure. This author is the queen of mixing sexy and funny in her stories which is difficult to do yet she always manages to pull it off without a hitch.

Her new series, Overruled takes us into the high stakes world of powerful lawyers who are not only well equipped in the courtroom but even more so in the bedroom. Stanton, the male lead in this series is a delicious and sweet as sweet as Southern cobbler pie. One bite and you’ll be begging for more. With this unmistakable southern charm and sharp mind, he is a defendant’s dream come true in court. But what happens when someone who has it all together suddenly loses control of a situation? Well, all hell breaks loose and the fun begins. When Stanton’s long time, first love drops a bomb on him, his whole world is turned into a frenzy mess, he recruits the help of Sophia Santos, a fellow lawyer who is also someone whom he is very close with. What was once a comfortable and reliable agreement, suddenly becomes warped, creating a hilarious and heartwarming journey.

Though I did at times ache for the same witty banter that Drew and Kate had with one another in her Tangled series, what Stanton and Sophia brought on to the table was also refreshing where Stanton was definitely taking the lead in all matters at hand.

Overall, I enjoyed Overruled and was wholly entertained throughout. I cannot wait to see what’s in store for this bunch as I’m sure Emma will push their limits as the series goes on.

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