Bria Quinlan is the Attending Author
Get a date for the big gala in four weeks when I thought I could go solo? Challenge, accepted.
Now to find a hot, interesting guy who will dress up for a gala. Last minute. Who doesn’t already have plans on the busiest date night of the year.
But, so far the best part of the search for a great date has been the cute café I found and the geeky-hot owner who keeps rescuing me from these crazy eLove.com dates.
This should be easy-peasy. The internet is the home of all your hopes and needs, right?
Spoiler Alert: it isn’t.
Between the bromance date and the crazed single dad who needs to hire a nanny and housekeeper, not get a date, I’m running out of options.
If only a certain cutey didn’t have a phone call with “sweetheart” every day.
The weirder things get, the more I think just going solo is very I Am Woman, blah blah blah. Forget about the fact that my heart keeps bringing me back to a certain café even when I don’t need to be there…I mean, my heart doesn’t always get what it wants, does it?
My Review –
I purchased this audiobook.
I have read a few really heavy and dark books lately. I needed something fun and light hearted. I needed something sweet and fun. I also needed something to spend my audio credit on….hence this book.
Guys, this book was everything I needed. It most definitely took me out of the dark stuff I have been reading into a fun and adorable happy story.
Sarah is in need of a date. Sarah is pushed into online dating due to a “friend” who makes she feel less then because she doesn’t have a boyfriend. The dates are an absolutely horror show to say in the least. She is meeting her dates at a coffee shop when she befriends the shop owner. Slowly they build a friendship when Sarah realizes, Holy crap I love John!
The story was adorable and sweet and I will be grabbing the 2nd one asap. The story was just sweet and funny and everything you need at times.
Second Chance Romance, Mafia Romance, Forbidden Love, Opposites Attract When sexy bad boy Samson opens Club Wicked in Vegas, he thought he left his ghosts and mob ties in New York. But when Lisbeth, his old flame, shows up to celebrate her bachelorette their steamy, uninhibited passion comes flooding back, and they realize their attraction is undeniable. Lisbeth breaks off the engagement, but her powerful, vindictive fiancé threatens to close down Club Wicked, and reveal Samson’s dark secrets and dangerous past. Samson refuses to lose Lisbeth again. He vows to protect her at all costs, but is the price too high? Lisbeth is willing to fight for what she wants since she can’t resist the addictive pull of their love. Will Samson deny his love to keep Lisbeth safe or will he be forced to seek the mob’s help—the very people he longed to escape? “An adrenaline-packed plot and star-crossed lovers you won’t want to put down this one down.” “A thrilling story of love and redemption. You’ll be captivated by Samson and Lisbeth’s epic love story.” Wicked Temptation is Book 2 in the Club Wicked Duet and although it is a standalone with an HEA and can easily be read on its own you may want to begin with Wicked Addiction.
My Review –
I received this book from the authors PR firm for an honest review.
I was super excited when I saw this was a spin off from an MC series. I am always looking for an MC series so now I want to jump back and read that entire catalog especially after meeting the characters in this series. (Serpents MC Las Vegas if you are looking for one too. But I also have my eye on Boa…just saying.)
I am also a HUGE lover of 2nd chance which this book has from jump. Samson and Lisbeth are a bomb of chemistry from the first time we see them together …at her bachelorette party no less. They are both transported in time to when he broke her heart. She has no clue why and he keeps that secret close to the chest until toward the end of the story but que the AWWWW When I read it. Yes, Samson is a swoon worthy Alpha Male who will beat the crap outta a dude, wash off the blood his hands, and then attack your lips in his office 5 minutes later. But that is why we love them. AmIRight???
Samson and Lisbeth have A LOT to get through. History, miscommunication, oh and that pesky douche bag fiancée. That is kinda a big one for Lisbeth. They also have to deal with people trying to destroy all that Samson and his partner Nick have built.
I am loving the series and the characters in it. Jax has me looking at him saying HEEY you. He might be broken on the outside with is scary scars buuuut those are the yummiest of men IMO. Nick. I don’t know about him. His heart is so broken. It is going to take a special lady to open him up. Perhaps Willow???? I mean her free spirit could be that woman. But not Daria please and thanks. #SayNoToSkanks
I am waiting for book 2 and cant wait to see who is the next alpha to fall.
A True Story of Murder, Family Secrets, and the Unbreakable Bond of Sisterhood
After more than a decade, when sisters Nikki, Sami, and Tori Knotek hear the word mom, it claws like an eagle’s talons, triggering memories that have been their secret since childhood. Until now.
For years, behind the closed doors of their farmhouse in Raymond, Washington, their sadistic mother, Shelly, subjected her girls to unimaginable abuse, degradation, torture, and psychic terrors. Through it all, Nikki, Sami, and Tori developed a defiant bond that made them far less vulnerable than Shelly imagined. Even as others were drawn into their mother’s dark and perverse web, the sisters found the strength and courage to escape an escalating nightmare that culminated in multiple murders.
My Review –
I purchased this audiobook.
This book …WOOOF…that is really all I can say. It is A LOT. I mean a lot a lot. There were days when I just couldn’t listen anymore because the story was just so much. Then I would shut it off and almost feel guilty. I could walk away from this horror but Nikki, Sami, and Tori couldn’t. What they girls lived through is unimaginable.
As a reader of true crime, when I saw this book I was very interested. I did a few google searches to see what I was going to be listening to. They did not prepare me for what horrors these kids and the adults around Shelly endured.
I just have to say listening to “The Wallowing” or when Karen was sliding down the icy hill and the after math the kids described I was completely undone. How these girls survive and endured is amazing.
I just want people to know they really need to be ready for this story. I just wish there was more about the investigation but maybe due to who told there want much. The fact that Shelly is out of jail right now is scary as heck!!
Being relocated to a small-town PD in Colorado was the last thing I needed. Being assigned to babysit the captain’s daughter didn’t help either. She’s quirky, young, and unfortunately, the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen. Cap only has one rule. Keep my hands to myself. Turns out to be harder than it looks. Now I live in her house, and at night I hear her cries. She’s haunted by her dreams just like I’m haunted by my past. She may be crazy, or she may be the only key to unlocking the dark secrets of this town. The clock is ticking, and the closer we get, the more dangerous it becomes. We both heard the captain’s warning loud and clear……too bad neither of us listened.
Book 1 of the Timber Creek Series. Series will contain interconnected standalones.
I received this book from the authors for an honest review.
I met this author after I saw a TikTok of hers about a different series. I am so thankful she has allowed me to read that series and is giving me her new series to read as well.
This is a great series starter with some amazing characters we meet. I admit as much as I LOVED the main H/h in this book, book 2’s couple has me clawing to read their story. I mean I messaged the author to say NOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWW. She even agreed with me about their story being a great read to come.
Ok so this series starts with Jace in the shrink’s office not wanting to admit how he is feeling about the death of his partner and best friend. He is reassigned to a small town for 3 months to get his stuff together essentially. He goes to the town and immediately sees Camille. He gets the official “Hands off” by her dad…ya know…his new boss the Captain of the force. Unfortunately, circumstances will force them to be thrown together 24/7 which makes hands off near impossible.
Camille is having a hard time. She knows what people think of her and she is a broken women thanks to her ex-boyfriend, Stuart. She is attracted to the new detective until he talks. Then his mouth makes her remember what a jerk he is. LOL
This story has a LOT of chemistry. The slow burn of Jace and Camille is HAWT. LAWD, when they finally crash and combust, loooook out!!!
The side story of the missing girls is a low theme in the story until its not. Then we are running to figure out who, what, and why of what is happening. I admit I was so wrapped up in the Jace and Cami when I realized what was happening, I was like RUN FASTER!!! Get going!!!!!
But Easton and Ellie….I cannot wait!!
Vegas is where good people go to sin. Reno is where the bad ones go.
Amidst the drugs, weapons, and trafficking, a murder-for-hire market has emerged. And my motorcycle club is right in the thick of it.
If you can pay, we have a million different ways to solve your problem. You want someone to vanish without a trace? The Great Basin Desert is almost two hundred thousand square miles of “nobody will ever find you.” You want to make a statement? We’ve been known to hang bodies from the Reno Arch.
If you’re paying, we’re killing. No witnesses, no evidence, and no questions asked.
That is until we’re hired to locate and kill a group threatening biological warfare by exposing our city to a deadly virus they stole. It’s the big payday we need. But in order to take the job, we have to also agree to protect the spoiled brat who saw everything.
Small. Frail. Innocent. Frightened. I made her my little birdie, but she always wants to fly away. Too bad for her I’ve clipped her wings and locked her in my cage.
They say free birds sing, and caged birds pray. Her cries sound the same to me.
*Birdie’s Biker is a dark romance in the second run of the Royal Bastards MC. It’s sexy as sin, thrilling, gritty, and dirty. If you love tortured heroes and a heroine who learns her strength in the most depraved way, then you’ll love Birdie’s Biker.
My Review –
I purchased this audio book.
I am a HUGE MC reader. I was needing a new series when I was recommended this one. I admit when I saw Troy was a narration, I jumped. His narration is awesome, and I knew I would love the story. Kelsey was also so great at being Bridget/Birdie. She did a great job showing the naïve girl she was and the Bad Ass she was at the end.
Loki is a bad ass. He is happy with his club girl or hang arounds for company plus a bottle of Tequilla. His life is perfect. No woman is going to lock his down and make him unhappy like he sees his dad.
Bridget/Birdie is a happy, clueless socialite. She likes her life but knows she is missing something but what she doesn’t know. When Bridget is thrust into Loki’s arms for her protection, the two clash off like crazy. However, the more she pushes him, the more he loves her fire and sass.
I absolutely fell in love with the characters in this series but I will not lie, Roch….imma need to read your book ASAP. I am so glad I have more credits to grab that audio as well!!! LOL
The story of why Bridget is with Loki was good. The crazy crash of chemistry these two have is so fun to read. She pushes him and he pushes her, but they just can’t stay away from each other. The way their relationship starts and the fear they both have about this relationship was written well. They are both so unsure and yet sure of the other.
Like I said I cant wait for more from this series!!!
Rockstar Elijah Wilder is famous.
And a father.
Ready to turn his back on the one thing he’s good at, the talent that made him a household name.
I’m a poor nobody.
Struggling to stay in school.
Believing I’m wearing the emperor’s new clothing and not fooling anybody.
Elijah and I don’t belong together. We shouldn’t have even met. But when his wife enters rehab, he needs a nanny.
I can’t bring myself to say no.
Familiarity breeds lust, and, when his wife becomes his ex, Elijah and I wind up together. But we’re a bad combination. I’m too young for him and I don’t know what I want. And the longer I stay in the rockstar life…
I’m pretty sure that’s not it.
But Elijah and I try anyway, even with all the odds against us.
My Review –
I was given this book by the author for an honest review.
If you read Jade, then you know she can write amazing rocker stories. Bullet is by far on of my favorite books. I have got to say this book is like reading bullet all over again. The dynamic, the twists, the betrayals, the drug issues, and the LOVE!!! OMG Friends. This book I devoured. Like couldn’t put down and got mad when I had to do silly things like EAT because I was starving. I made Alexa read to me during that time!!!
Elijah is a famous rocker who, due to his wife’s drug addiction he ends up meeting Madison. When this stranger jumps in and helps in during a really awful time in his wife’s life with the care of his daughter, he hires her to help full-time.
Madison was failing out of school so the change to travel sounded amazing. The pay was anther great benefit to the job. What she didn’t expect was the love to the little girl and her sexy daddy.
The chemistry building between Elijah and Mads was so freaking thick!!! Gah when they finally crash I was screaming YES only to have Elijah be an idiot and I was cussing him. But when his jealousy flairs up and they give it a go, I was so happy.
However, when the day-to-day life on the bus, drama with band mates, and that old monkey on his back comes back, Mads is OVER it!!!
I had tears a few times in the story because we just love Madison. We want her to be happy and if that means alone then so be it!! I was fully invested in the story and characters. I absolutely loved the characters and the emotional ride we were on with Elijah and Mads.