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#WOTR2019Attending #Shifter #Review Forbidden Secrets (Lee County Wolves Book 5) by Teresa Gabelman

Forbidden Secrets (Lee County Wolves Series) Book #5 by [Gabelman, Teresa]

On the run since the murder of her parents, time has come for Leda Kingsman to take her rightful place as pack leader. First she needs to fight for what was stolen from her and her little brother, Sam.

A shifter without a pack, Taz Whelan worked his way into the Lee County Wolves as a tracker. Always the loner, Taz never found anyone he wanted to spend more than five minutes with. That’s until stubborn Leda entered his world.

As Leda leaves the Lee County Wolves under false pretenses, Taz lets her go, a decision that haunts him. When he discovers the true reason and what she has been keeping from them all, nothing will stand in his way as he searches for her before the forbidden secrets she holds takes her from him forever.

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 I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader’s Copy of this book.

It’s  Leda’s turn, after 4 books we finally get to hear her story with her words.

When we first met Leda all those books ago, LOL, she was a child hurting from the loss of her parents, now she is a woman ready to right a horrible wrong and save those that were once her pack.

Leaving without telling anyone in the Lee County Pack, including her Alpha, is what she does thinking that she is keeping more people from being harmed by her evil uncle.

Taz is a new pack member, but has only had eyes for Leda since joining and since when he became pack she was with our favorite Invisible funny man Steve she was out of reach.

Now, there is nothing stopping him from having her except that she has left the safety of the pack and is headed straight into danger and he will go after her to insure that she comes home safe.

Man, Teresa gives us so much in Leda’s book.  We have a killer wolf, our favorite Warriors make a appearance, over protective father figures, old friends both good and sort of good, fighting of good versus evil, and the finding of mates.

There was so much packed into it that it seemed like it was a short read, it was so good.

Leda is such a strong girl to have gone through so much, I really think that she is going to be someone that the younger women of the Lee County Pack can look up to.

Taz is a beautiful person not just to look at, but on the inside too.  Leda and Taz together is nothing short of perfect, they really do go together so much better than she and Steve.

Now we have new pack members in the Lee County pack which means MORE STORIES!!!!!!

 

Teresa Gabelman is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the ‘Protectors Series’, Lee County Wolves Series and Rodeo Romance (Contemporary). When not writing about alpha vampires, sexy shifters, hot cowboys and the women who drive them crazy she can be found on a lake with a fishing pole/Kindle, at a MMA event or spending a fun evening with family.

Being a full-time writer has allowed Teresa to connect more with readers which is what she loves most about writing. If you find the time she would love to hear from you!

Website: www.teresagabelman.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Teresa-Gabelman/191553587598342
Email: tgabelman@live.com

****Paranormal****
Damon (The Protectors Series) Book #1
Jared (The Protectors Series) Book #2
Duncan (The Protectors Series) Book #3
Sid (The Protectors Series) Book #4
Adam (The Protectors Series) Book #5
Slade (The Protectors Series) Book #6
A Warrior Wedding (The Protectors Series) Book #7
Jax (The Protectors Series) Book #8
Sloan (The Protectors Series) Book #9
Blaze (The Protectors Series) Book #10
The Invisible Warrior (The Protectors Series) Book #11
Ronan (The Protectors Series) Book #12
TBA (The Protectors Series) Book #13 COMING SOON

Forbidden Hunger (Lee County Wolves) Book #1
Forbidden Seduction (Lee County Wolves) Book #2
Forbidden Desire (Lee County Wolves) Book #3
Forbidden Temptation (Lee County Wolves) Book #4
Forbidden Secrets (Lee County Wolves) Book #5

****Paranormal Single Titles****
The Enforcer
Sanctuary (Stone’s Wolf Sanctuary) Book #1
Refuge (Stone’s Wolf Sanctuary) Book #2
Karma’s Revenge (A Bad Girls Novel)
Claiming Jade

 

 

#WOTR19 #Review – Tray, Hell’s Harlem Book #2 by JM Walker

Tray by JM Walker
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Despair. Hunger. Pain. Need.
It started the moment she bumped into me.
Ecstasy. Danger. Seduction. Terror.
She was off-limits, but it didn’t stop me from wanting her.
My life was empty. My thoughts were dark. My heart was stone.
Feeling unwanted for most of my life, I didn’t know where I belonged or what my purpose was. He was all I had until she came along and brought out emotions I never knew were possible. She was innocent. Pure. Untouched. She was the daughter of a rival club member, but that didn’t stop us. It only heightened the desire, the passion we felt. We were happy…until someone she trusted made a move that no one saw coming…

I received this book from the author for an honest review.

Holy hells bells friends.  Strap in for a bumpy, sex filled ride with our favorite Mistress of Teasing!!

Tray…man I loved him in Greyson’s book.  I so wanted to know more about this fun guy.  I was a bit shocked at all that he was hiding from us seeing how fun and light he was with Eve.  He has major layers people.  He is dealing with his guilt over treating his best friend so badly and hoping to salvage their friendship when he meets Zillah.  He is stunned stupid at her beauty and her sassy mouth!!

Zillah has lead a bit of a sheltered life.  Her dad is a bad ass MC President who will not let any man look at his daughter as anything other than HIS LITTLE GIRL!!  She is naïve to the way of the club and to the way of seasoned men but when she sees Tray, she is hooked.  She needs to see where this connection will go.

The two have an insta-love-ish story but it’s also built on mutual respect and their love of horror movies!  Tray hides a little bit about himself because he wants to make sure someone loves him for him and not the bad ass biker everyone thinks he is.  Along the way we find out someone is stalking the couple and it makes them both a bit on edge because who would be following them.

When Zillah gets a call and the Hell’s Harlem get some news all the shit erupts in an epic battle of good guys vs bad guys!!  The why for the stalking is crazy and what happens later is even crazier!!  Dude but Zillah is one bad ass chick.  I have a total girl crush on her and you will see why when you read it!

JM got a few emails from me yelling at her because she made me cry A LOT in those parts of the book…good tears, happy ears and of course, sad tears!!  The epilogue and bonus epilogue ….have tissues because damn it they killed me.

I am so happy with Tray’s story but my heart aches for Catch…it just aches…..but who is this River kid and when do we get to read about his!!???

J.M. Walker is an Amazon bestselling author who loves all things books, pigs and lip gloss. She is happily married to the man who inspires all of her Heroes and continues to make her weak in the knees every single day.

“Above all, be the HEROINE of your own life…” ~ Nora Ephron

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#WOTR2019Attending #MC #Review Tray (Hell’s Harlem Book 2) by JM Walker

Tray by JM Walker
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Despair. Hunger. Pain. Need.
It started the moment she bumped into me.
Ecstasy. Danger. Seduction. Terror.
She was off-limits, but it didn’t stop me from wanting her.
My life was empty. My thoughts were dark. My heart was stone.
Feeling unwanted for most of my life, I didn’t know where I belonged or what my purpose was. He was all I had until she came along and brought out emotions I never knew were possible. She was innocent. Pure. Untouched. She was the daughter of a rival club member, but that didn’t stop us. It only heightened the desire, the passion we felt. We were happy…until someone she trusted made a move that no one saw coming…

 I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader’s Copy of this book.

I firmly believe JM Walker is going to win some sort of award for being the first author to get someone pregnant just by looking at the cover of her books!!!  Greyson’s cover was hot, but Tray’s……….  Well Tray’s is life altering!!!!!! Lol!!!

Tray is a Nomad, never thought he’d stay in one place because he has no family any more.

Zillah works at her daddy’s garage, but not on cars like she wants, dad wants to keep her away from the men that work for him.

When Tray walks into the garage they both feel the change in the air!!!!!!

The one draw back, besides having a dad that thinks she’s still a little girl, having a dad that is the president of a MC and that the man that makes her hot for the first time in her life is in a rival MC.

Man oh man, Tray is a hottie for sure, but when things get dangerous with Zillah and he becomes protective too that hotness ramps up to like a million times!!!!

Of course you can’t have a MC book without some danger and Walker so gives us that with having two MC’s and it wouldn’t be a JM Walker book without HOT SEX and she gives us that too!!!!!! Lol!!!

Tray and Zillah work so well together, it’s so great.  Yes, it seems super fast, but it’s almost as if they had something the other had been searching for.

I am saying nothing about the story itself because you have to experience it for yourself.  All that heat, passion, danger, and WTF moments hearing about it second hand will not make you feel the same as reading it for yourself.

So in conclusion;  Tray’s cover will make you pregnant so beware and make sure your birth control is up to date, Zillah and Tray’s story is awesome, and I will be waiting on pins and needles for the next Hell’s Harlem MC book.

J.M. Walker is an Amazon bestselling author who loves all things books, pigs and lip gloss. She is happily married to the man who inspires all of her Heroes and continues to make her weak in the knees every single day.

“Above all, be the HEROINE of your own life…” ~ Nora Ephron

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#WOTR19 #RH #review #Contemporary – Reviving Kendall (White Trash Trilogy #1) by Brandy Slaven


Reviving Kendall (White Trash Trilogy, #1)

“I’m not so sure that I’m strong enough to take yet another blow to the heart.”

Growing up, I’ve always lived on the wrong side of the tracks. I’m used to the stares, name calling, and disrespect. A tragic accident that leaves me short three of the only people I’ve ever loved, has me devastated enough to try to end my own life. Just when I think there’s no hope, I find a reason to live again, or four of them as a matter of fact. Lucas, Maverick, Teagan, and Goose. But what happens when those bonds are tested? I’m not so sure that I’m strong enough to take yet another blow to the heart. My name is Kendall Davis and what if my story doesn’t have a happy ending?

*This is the first book in a Contemporary Reverse Harem Trilogy.

*Recommended 17+ due to mature language and situations.

The rain steadily falls around us as we stand under the little canopy area. His hand is still at my elbow and I want nothing more than to lean into him. My eyes fall to my bus as it pulls away from the curb. Tears pool in my eyes and streak down my face at the thought of my now miserable walk home.

Lucas uses his other hand to pull my chin up to face him. His eyes roam over my face like he’s trying to figure out how to fix the white trash ruin that I am, but he has no idea just how impossible that would be. People are staring, and I couldn’t give two shits as Lucas locks eyes with me. His flicks down to my lips and back up again.

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SHUT UP!!  #WhyChoose is why I LOVE RH!!!  My friend Mary was all “DUDE you need these books in your life” and then she gifted them to me.  HOLY HELLS BELLS!!!  I sat and read 50% before I knew it. Kendall is so awesome and feisty and yet so broken and damaged.  The guys IE Mav, Teagan, Goose/Grant and Lucas made my heart just beat so fast and so hard for each of them.  Each guy is so different but such a needed part to make Kendall whole again.

Kendall is the only girl who has the strength and NERVE to take on these 4 different guys.  “The Quad”, as she calls them, are sweet and hard headed but so in love with our girl.  They are so confused and yet they can’t wait to try and make her theirs separately and as a group.

Kendall has had so much hardship losing her parents, her nana, her dying grandpa and her VanPelt brothers AKA her boyfriends.  She is just living and dealing with a jealous rival named Derrick.  Kendall has no idea why he hates her yet he won’t leave her alone.

The Quad comes to her restaurant and she is none to pleased at their come on so gives them the business!!  She may live in a trailer park and everyone might THINK she is less than, but she lives by a certain code of honor.

As the story unfolds, we see the guys showing up and helping her out but individually stealing kisses and moments.  When a fun trip to the mountains turns sour, Kendall turns her back and runs.  When her crappy life gets eve worse, she is shut off to the world until her guys come back and refuse to leave her.

When the 5 decide to give things a try, we can see the stress of the unknown disappear.  When the decide to openly claim each other as THEIRS, we can see the group becoming closer and tighter.  I can’t wait to read the net book and have it downloaded to start right away!!!

Brandy Slaven

Brandy Slaven lives in Tennessee with her husband and two wild children. If you can’t find her typing away at her laptop, you will find her with her nose in a book at the beach or hiking at one of the state parks. Bringing her characters to life is one of her greatest accomplishments.

 

#WOTR19 – #Review – Scars (Marked Series 2.5) by Elena M. Reyes

 

Scars (Marked #2.5)

Abandoned.

Thrown away.

Invisible.

Every single one of those could be used to describe me. They can tell you my story—my sad past—without a single syllable passing through my lips.

I hate them—those who lied to me. They claimed to love me, but in reality they used me when convenient. My parents. Sister. And now Talan. Loving them has left me empty. Sad.

Alone.

Not anymore. Screw them. My love has turned to anger…hate. Now, what consumes me is the urge to destroy, to force them to see what they wrecked with their carelessness. My name will never be forgotten. Not after I have my revenge.

His tears will be my ultimate retribution.

 

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Oh holy hell! This is all about Janice, this girl…..smh. In the first two books we get glimpses of our girl but she has had a sordid past and some other issues to go right along with it. She is the girl we all love to hate….but dayum, I feel so bad for her. So, we all know she is hung up on Talan and currently hates Maya because she stole Talan from her. But the leaps and bounds she goes through to tear these two apart is incredible. And she has a support system that wants to help her be better.

 

I dressed like a whore.

Acted like a b*tch.

Innocent could never be used to describe me.

 

We get to dive into Janice’s world and how she rationalizes what she does and did! She has scars but does an incredible job at hiding them….until…..Maya. It’s definitely an interesting glimpse into her life and give us so much more to go on than just the crazy girl who thinks she loves Talan. There is SOOOOOOO MUCH MORE! I feel more complete with the series at this point knowing just where Janice is coming from and how she justifies her behavior. It’s INTENSE!!!!

 

Losing him to her wouldn’t be the end of my world, just the intermission into my next chapter.

 

I can’t wait to get started with Marked to get my fix! I’m addicted!!!! Bravo Elena M. Reyes, you rocked my world!

 

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Elena M. Reyes was born and raised in Miami Florida. She is the epitome of a Floridian and if she could live in her beloved flip-flops, she would.
As a small child, she was always intrigued by all forms of art–whether it was dancing to island rhythms, or painting with any medium she could get her hands on. Her first taste of writing came to her during her fifth-grade year when her class was prompted to participate in the D. A. R. E. Program and write an essay on what they’d learned.
Her passion for reading over the years has amassed her with hours of pleasure. It wasn’t until she stumbled upon fanfiction that her thirst to write overtook her world. She now resides in Central Florida with her husband and son, spending all her down time letting her creativity flow and characters grow.

#Review #BlogTour – STRONG by Kylie Scott

 

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kylie Scott comes a new story in her Stage Dive series…

When the girl of your dreams is kind of a nightmare.

As head of security to Stage Dive, one of the biggest rock bands in the world, Sam Knowles has plenty of experience dealing with trouble. But spoilt brat Martha Nicholson just might be the worst thing he’s ever encountered. The beautiful troublemaker claims to have reformed, but Sam knows better than to think with what’s in his pants. Unfortunately, it’s not so easy to make his heart fall into line.

Martha’s had her sights on the seriously built bodyguard for years. Quiet and conservative, he’s not even remotely her type. So why the hell can’t she get him out of her mind? There’s more to her than the Louboutin wearing party-girl of previous years, however. Maybe it’s time to let him in on that fact and deal with this thing between them.

**Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you’ll enjoy each one as much as we do.**

Stronger by Kylie Scott

I received this book from the author for an honest review.

What a great jump back into a favorite series of mine.  It was the perfect little reminder of how much fun the guys and their wives are PLUS we finally got to see David/Ev/Martha deal with their past and jump into their futures.

In the Series we saw Sam and Martha dancing around each other but never giving into the tension.  When Martha returns to help Lizzy and Ben with toddler Gibson, all the secrets and tension bubbles over.  We see Martha struggle with wanting to be with her family but not being able to actually BE with her family.  Her past and her issues all seem to make her feel uncomfortable. She struggles to feel good about her past and her mistakes in regard to David.  We see her finally coming to deal with her sins and accepting herself for who she is now vs who she was then.   Gotta say I really liked Martha at the end of the story.  She was never someone I liked given what she did to Ev and David BUT she has changed and grown.

Sam…dude….SAM!  YES PLEASE!  He is so the perfect person for Martha.  He has seen her at her worst and still loved her.  He does so much to make her a better person even when she is trying to deny what they have.  Sam is a take charge man but will fake allwing Martha control when it assures him the woman of his 10 year dream.

My Stage Dive heart is so happy with this book and I loved the quick jump back into the world to reconnect with everyone and give Martha an HEA even if I didn’t think she originally deserved one.

 

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“I don’t believe this,” I bitched. “My Valentino boots are actually sticking to the floor. That’s how gross this place is.”

Lizzy just smiled. “Told you to dress casual.”

“I am.”

The smile widened.

“Jeans and a tee is casual.”

“A tee? It’s velvet, Martha.” She held a bottle of beer up to her lips, taking a sip. “I said we were going to a dive bar. You have only yourself to blame for the fashion faux pas.”

“But velvet is in!”

“Would you two quit talking? I’m trying to listen,” said my brother, Ben. The big hairy idiot was slouched back in his chair, bopping his head in time to the music.

Lizzy shuffled closer all conspiratorial-like. “I know why you’re all dressed up.”

I said nothing. There was nothing to be said.

Next her gaze went to the man standing at the end of the bar across from us. No, no, I would not turn my head. I would not fall prey to her bullshit. After all, I’d managed to successfully avoid him for the forty-eight or so hours since my not so triumphant surprise return to the West Coast. Even with us both being in the same house. A very big sprawling house, but still.

On the other hand, it should probably be mentioned that he looked awfully good tonight in jeans and a white T-shirt with a leather jacket. Samuel Rhodes, otherwise known as Sam. Not a pretty man with his harsh features and bull-like neck, but something about him appealed to me. As always, his head was shaved and his body was built and my idiot fingers itched to explore.

Okay. So I guess at some point I must have turned my head. And shit, he caught me looking.

The corner of his lips rose just a little, just enough to mess with me, before he returned to doing his job by casually surveying the packed room. My heart did not speed up due to anything done by him. Clearly, I hadn’t totally caught my breath from when we’d walked in half an hour ago or something. That was all. Interesting to note, he did none of the checking me out typical of a heterosexual male who might have been into me. In fact, he didn’t really give me any signals at all. Ever.

 

 

Kylie is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. She was voted Australian Romance Writer of the year, 2013 & 2014, by the Australian Romance Writer’s Association and her books have been translated into eleven different languages. She is a long time fan of romance, rock music, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet. You can learn more about Kylie from http://www.kylie-scott.com/

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#WOTR19 #Review #RH #WhyChoose – Tyson, Ariel Kimber Book 4.5 by Mary Martel

Tyson: An Ariel Kimber Novella

Tyson is 4.5 in the Ariel Kimber Series.

Tyson Alexander is a long time member of a coven of witches who are more like brothers than simply friends.
There are seven of them total in the coven and all of them are male. The majority of them come together from broken, messed-up families and have nothing else in this world that matters outside of each other.

Then, six months ago, everything changed when they shared a dream about a beautiful, sad girl who was just like them. That’s to say, a witch.

Then, she moved in next door to them and changed their entire lives, turning everything upside down.

And they all, every single one of them, loved her for it.

This book is a part of a series and needs to be read in order. It’s also #whychoose.
Ariel Kimber reading order:
Brothers of the Flame
Love Potion
Blood Magic
The Ties That Bind
Tyson

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Oh Tyson!!  I gotta admit the last book I was wondering what happened to my loveable man and then….BOOM you are back.  I loved how you FINALLY opened up to Quint and Ariel about everything going on in that head of yours….sigh…..oh Tyson I so fell right back in love with you after this book.  I think I needed to reconnect with you just as much as Ariel did after everything went down at the hotel between Annabelle and Chucky.

Tyson is such a great character and he feels so much for him family but after Annabelle destroyed his heart with her deceit and lies, he was never going to let anyone near his heart or his family for that matter.  As much as he WANTS Ariel, he is scared outta his mind.  He KNOWS she is sooo not like Annabelle BUT he is so scared and his heart just can’t take it anymore.  The guilt of bringing Annabelle to his family and causing the harm she caused has destroyed him in so many way.

The scene with him and Uncle Quint in the store…omg my two favorites talking about feelings and emotions with each other about our girl…sigh…I mean how can it not melt your heart.  Seeing Tyson so vulnerable but LORD ALMIGHTY seeing Quint that way too was eye opening.  Those men are in love with our girl and are going to do anything they can to protect her, their coven and their new family.

Mary Martel was born in West Michigan and spent the majority of her life there. She currently resides in North Dakota with her husband, and her two beautiful daughters. She’s an avid reader, and when not writing she can be found with her nose stuck in a book.

 

 

#NewRelease – Tray (A Hell’s Harlem Novel, #2) by J.M. Walker

Tray by JM Walker
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Blurb

Despair. Hunger. Pain. Need.
It started the moment she bumped into me.
Ecstasy. Danger. Seduction. Terror.
She was off-limits, but it didn’t stop me from wanting her.
My life was empty. My thoughts were dark. My heart was stone.
Feeling unwanted for most of my life, I didn’t know where I belonged or what my purpose was. He was all I had until she came along and brought out emotions I never knew were possible. She was innocent. Pure. Untouched. She was the daughter of a rival club member, but that didn’t stop us. It only heightened the desire, the passion we felt. We were happy…until someone she trusted made a move that no one saw coming…

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#NewRelease – Strong, A Stage Dive Novella by Kylie Scott

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kylie Scott comes a new story in her Stage Dive series…

When the girl of your dreams is kind of a nightmare.

As head of security to Stage Dive, one of the biggest rock bands in the world, Sam Knowles has plenty of experience dealing with trouble. But spoilt brat Martha Nicholson just might be the worst thing he’s ever encountered. The beautiful troublemaker claims to have reformed, but Sam knows better than to think with what’s in his pants. Unfortunately, it’s not so easy to make his heart fall into line.

Martha’s had her sights on the seriously built bodyguard for years. Quiet and conservative, he’s not even remotely her type. So why the hell can’t she get him out of her mind? There’s more to her than the Louboutin wearing party-girl of previous years, however. Maybe it’s time to let him in on that fact and deal with this thing between them.

**Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you’ll enjoy each one as much as we do.**

AVAILABLE NOW

AMAZON US | AMAZON AUS | AMAZON UK

 

“I don’t believe this,” I bitched. “My Valentino boots are actually sticking to the floor. That’s how gross this place is.”

Lizzy just smiled. “Told you to dress casual.”

“I am.”

The smile widened.

“Jeans and a tee is casual.”

“A tee? It’s velvet, Martha.” She held a bottle of beer up to her lips, taking a sip. “I said we were going to a dive bar. You have only yourself to blame for the fashion faux pas.”

“But velvet is in!”

“Would you two quit talking? I’m trying to listen,” said my brother, Ben. The big hairy idiot was slouched back in his chair, bopping his head in time to the music.

Lizzy shuffled closer all conspiratorial-like. “I know why you’re all dressed up.”

I said nothing. There was nothing to be said.

Next her gaze went to the man standing at the end of the bar across from us. No, no, I would not turn my head. I would not fall prey to her bullshit. After all, I’d managed to successfully avoid him for the forty-eight or so hours since my not so triumphant surprise return to the West Coast. Even with us both being in the same house. A very big sprawling house, but still.

On the other hand, it should probably be mentioned that he looked awfully good tonight in jeans and a white T-shirt with a leather jacket. Samuel Rhodes, otherwise known as Sam. Not a pretty man with his harsh features and bull-like neck, but something about him appealed to me. As always, his head was shaved and his body was built and my idiot fingers itched to explore.

Okay. So I guess at some point I must have turned my head. And shit, he caught me looking.

The corner of his lips rose just a little, just enough to mess with me, before he returned to doing his job by casually surveying the packed room. My heart did not speed up due to anything done by him. Clearly, I hadn’t totally caught my breath from when we’d walked in half an hour ago or something. That was all. Interesting to note, he did none of the checking me out typical of a heterosexual male who might have been into me. In fact, he didn’t really give me any signals at all. Ever.

 

Kylie is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. She was voted Australian Romance Writer of the year, 2013 & 2014, by the Australian Romance Writer’s Association and her books have been translated into eleven different languages. She is a long time fan of romance, rock music, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet. You can learn more about Kylie from http://www.kylie-scott.com/

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#WOTR19 – #Review – Marking Him #2 (Marked #2) by Elena M. Reyes

Marking Him #2 (Marked Series)

 

The day Maya Owens walked into his tattoo shop, everything Talan knew changed.

After officially starting a relationship, he is now having trouble managing Maya—a woman who consumes every part of his being and owns his heart. His need to control her and everything around her drives Maya insane, but he has good reason. After all, Janice is still lurking around and she has a vendetta against his Bitty.
In no time Talan wants more, and it’s faster than Maya can handle; things begin to get complicated.

Months of frustration and want take them for a ride neither wanted, but now yearn for. Will they make it through the turbulence? And if so, at what cost?

 

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“Zero to sixty never felt this good.” Oh holy hotness! These two just don’t stop. Totally intense with each other, their feelings toward each other, and the feelings that others have for them. They are totally consumed with each other but in a beautifully chaotic way. Talan and Maya have made things official but Talan wants so much more and now….and Maya is still a little hesitant with school and her potential career. Janice is lurking and a “friend” of Maya’s wants more of her too. In this installment we still get tons of witty banter and even more angst than before. The two of them are sooooooo “frustrated” *winks* . Talan is totally alpha but Maya is independent. They butt heads a time or two but they are the perfect push and pull for each other. The other characters keep the story going as they are all a misfit of a family, smh and laughing! The only thing that I didn’t particularly care for is that the story seemed to stretch forever… When I say this I mean that Marking Her was all fast and furious and super intense. Marking Him is less fast but all the furious and intensity from the previous story. Incredible story nonetheless and still a page turner!

 

“The moment I laid eyes on you,” I whispered. She gasped while I shoved back the torn fabric off her shoulders. “I became yours. You took without warning.” I kissed my way down her throat while speaking, taking small bites between each kiss. “It’s my turn.”

 

I’m ready for the crazy that is Janice in Scars 2.5!

 

 

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Elena M. Reyes was born and raised in Miami Florida. She is the epitome of a Floridian and if she could live in her beloved flip-flops, she would.
As a small child, she was always intrigued by all forms of art–whether it was dancing to island rhythms, or painting with any medium she could get her hands on. Her first taste of writing came to her during her fifth-grade year when her class was prompted to participate in the D. A. R. E. Program and write an essay on what they’d learned.
Her passion for reading over the years has amassed her with hours of pleasure. It wasn’t until she stumbled upon fanfiction that her thirst to write overtook her world. She now resides in Central Florida with her husband and son, spending all her down time letting her creativity flow and characters grow.