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#REVIEW – Vicious (Sinners of Saint Book 1) by L.J. Shen

Emilia

They say love and hate are the same feelings experienced under different circumstances, and it’s true.
The man who comes to me in my dreams also haunts me in my nightmares.
He is a brilliant lawyer.
A skilled criminal.
A beautiful liar.
A bully and a savior, a monster and a lover.
Ten years ago, he made me run away from the small town where we lived. Now, he came for me in New York, and he isn’t leaving until he takes me with him.

Vicious

She is a starving artist.
Pretty and evasive like cherry blossom.
Ten years ago, she barged into my life unannounced and turned everything upside down.
She paid the price.
Emilia LeBlanc is completely off-limits, my best friend’s ex-girlfriend. The woman who knows my darkest secret, and the daughter of the cheap Help we hired to take care of our estate.
That should deter me from chasing her, but it doesn’t.
So she hates me. Big fucking deal.
She better get used to me.

Vicious a complete standalone and a part of the Sinners of Saint series

Twinsie Jo’s Review:

So I had seen this book floating around for awhile now. And then LJ blew up with the rest of the series and now the kid’s books. Well, I actually picked up the first book to the kid’s and stopped reading cause it made me twitch that I wasn’t starting with the parents. So I went all the way back to the beginning. The OG of the characters. The first HotHole. And…uh…wow. So I’m all for grumpy, brooding men but Vicious or Baron (which I really like that name by the way) took it to a whole other level. I was chatting with an author friend about her grumpiest hero and she said that Vicious reminded me of her character who I absolutely adore. That’s when I knew I would love this book.

First off…Vicious is mean. He’s outright cruel to Millie but as the book goes on, you begin to understand why. Not that it makes it any more right but he atones for his sins. Eventually.

Vicious is one of the HotHoles. Which is four rich guys, or kids rather, who run All Saints High. They run the school, the town, basically everyone around them. They party, play football, have this game called Defy that sounds pretty brutal if you ask me. And did I mention they party? Where were these kids when I was in school?

The book also jumps from the past to the present in the beginning of the book but as you learn about how Millie and Vicious meet, it ends up sticking with the present situation. Ten years later and Vicious is on a mission. To get his girl and avenge a loved one.

I really enjoyed this book. Also, this cover. Now that I read the book, the cover makes complete sense.

#Review, #HoP, #Contemporary, House of Payne: Styx by Stacy Gail

Sydney used to make plans. All her life she’d trained to be a ballerina, but that “plan” had turned out to be nothing more than a pipe dream. Reality now consisted of hunting down petty thieves and refusing to make any more pie-in-the-sky plans for her life. That’s why she’s never approached the sexiest man she’s ever laid eyes on. Never again would she be crushed by pointless dreams.
 
Fate, however, has plans for her.
 
Styx Hardwick isn’t big on plans. As a tattooist at House Of Payne, he’s the black sheep in a family full of pragmatic cops. Now that his twin brother’s getting hitched, all eyes turn to him, the last of the single Hardwick siblings. Getting through his twin’s wedding is gonna be hell.
 
Or so he thinks.
 
When a pocket-sized goddess crashes into him with terror in her eyes, Styx’s world turns upside-down. Even scared out of her mind, Sydney is still the hottest thing to have ever graced his life. He offers her a deal—pretend to be his girlfriend until the wedding, while he does his damnedest to protect her from the danger closing in.
 
As a plan, it’s almost foolproof.
 
Almost.
 


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


OMG!! Welcome back to Chicago and the awesome House of Payne gang!!  
Styx is the “King of Coverups” as he likes to say, at the most awesomest tattoo studio in the world House of Payne.
Sydney is a secret shopper for a chain of grocery stores in town.  Their meet cute is totally crazy!!  Hint it has to do with her job, but they don’t meet in a store. I can’t get over the way they meet, it’s totally unique and crazy!
Sydney is so good at catching shop lifters at  her job as a secret shopper, that someone is trying to KILL HER and she runs into Styx literally to hide.  See totally crazy!!
What unfolds is a crazy story of a “pretend” couple, a family of cops,  and near death misses.  The only thing that I didn’t like is that we never get to see Styx let Sydney’s crappy family have it.
Crap!! I almost forgot to tell you about the most amazing scene,   a scene straight out of my daydreams with my favorite HoP artist Max and favorite ex hit an for the Bratva Polo!!!  This whole dang book is full of drool worthy moments so make sure you have a towel ready, LOL!!!  Stacy Gail makes sure that there is lots of hotness, love, and funny in this series and that is why it’s one of my favorites.
I so can’t freaking wait for Loki!!!

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A competitive figure skater from the age of eight, Stacy Gail wrote stories between events to pass the time. By fourteen, she told her parents she was either going to be a skating coach who was also a romance writer, or a romance writer who was also a skating pro. Now with a day job of playing on the ice with her students, and writing everything from PNR and cyberpunk to contemporary romance at night, both dreams have come true.

#WOTR20 #5YearFamily #NewRelease #PartOfASeries #Paranormal #Vampires – Vampire’s Desire (Guardians Book 6) by Valerie Twombly

Vampire's Desire (Guardians Book 6)

He does not trust her…

Lucan has one chance to save himself before the darkness he wields consumes him. The vampire would rather damn his soul to Hell, than mate his enemy’s sister. Fate hasn’t left him much choice however, because it prophesies Sabin to end the brutal war on humanity. The longer he waits, the further into the shadows he slips and the closer they all come to being destroyed.

She will betray him…

Sabin experiences daily torture ever since her brother locked her in his hellish dungeon. The only thing that keeps her sane, is the knowledge there is one vampire destined to save her. Even when Lucan rejects the idea they could ever become mated, she knows the fate of the world depends on them being together.

He is darkness; she is light, yet they need each other to survive. Evil is preparing to destroy Sabin, and with each passing second the enemy grows stronger. Time is running out and with the Phoenix God missing, Sabin cannot fulfill the prophesy. There may be only one sacrifice left to make.


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

I was so excited to get this book!!  I have been a huge fan of this series and this couple was definitely one I was excited to read.

Sabin, I mean I felt horrible for her.  Her family is made up of horrible people and she unfortunately was born with light who would destroy her brother so she has been held hostage for EVER until the day he would kill her for her powers.  That’s gotta suck.  Then to find out that despite this crap life the Gods give you a fated mate whooooooo hates you completely!!!  SHUT. UP.  That is even WORSE!!

Lucan is waiting for the day when his darkness will not be ale to be controlled.  He is waiting of the day he will be killed when WHATS THAT…the Gods give him a mate…..WHAT!!  ANNNND oh yeah he hates her with everything he has.  Talk about toxic relationships from the jump!!

These two go through some STUFF!!  I mean she is completely lost as to why he hates her and he is a hot mess of lust over a woman who will most likely kill him in his sleep.  These two need some serious Dr. Phil counseling sessions but once they start to trust one another they feel like it one step forwards and 100 steps back.  The book had so many twists and new plot loops I was like Hey GOOD ONE and OH SNAP THAT CAN’T END WELL!!

I am loving where the series is headed. I hope the King is next because dudes gotta figure out how to make his mate love him and stop trying to kill him already!!

Award winning and bestselling author Valerie Twombly grew up watching Dark Shadows over her mother’s shoulder, and from there her love of the fanged creatures blossomed. Today, Valerie has decided to take her darker, sensual side and put it to paper.

When she is not busy creating a world full of steamy, hot men and strong, seductive women, she juggles her time between a full-time job, hubby and her two German Shepherd dogs, in Northern IL.

Valerie is a member of Romance Writers of America and Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal Romance Writers. She is also the founder of Sexy Scribblers, a group of romance writers who bring readers new and fresh stories every month.

#REVIEW – A Reason To Breathe (Reason Series #1) by CP Smith

WARNING: Author believes in soul mates and insta-love. Proceed with caution if you’re not a romantic at heart.

Love at first sight was never so dangerous.

Jack Gunnison has a problem, well, two, actually. One stands 5’5″ and the other? . . . A killer.

Jennifer Stewart needs a change after losing her husband and sending her daughter off to College. Jenn moves to the high country of Colorado to start her life over and follow her dreams. Unfortunately, she gets more than she bargained for when she attracts the eye of a killer.

Together, Jack and Jenn must figure out his identity before he strikes again.

Mature content 18+

Twinsie Jo’s Review:

So before I picked up this book, I wasn’t reading as much as I would have liked. My editor gave me “homework” and told me to pick up a book. She recommended CP and I’m SO glad she did. I’ve known CP for quite a few years but haven’t actually read her. Well, now I’m on a mission to read every book by her. It’ll take a while but I will get there.

This book is the start of the Reason To Breathe Series. It has Alpha men and strong females. I already know that just from reading the first book.

Jack…oh Jack. Yeah…his Alpha grumpy broodiness totally did it for me. He was protective…maybe over protective at times but it worked for him. And also annoyed the heroine, Jenny at the same time. Their banter was hilarious. I laughed out loud so many times while reading this book.

Jenny moves to a small town. Since her daughter is away at school and Jenny’s husband died, she needed a change. Well insert new town, new job and new man? And I think she got more than what she bargained for.

This book had some suspense in it too! And if you can figure out who the bad guy is, good job because I know I sure couldn’t!

#TwinsieDee #Review #MC #PartofaSeries Final Ride (Hellions MC #9) by Chelsea Camaron

Everything I have never had is right in front of me. Family, it’s mine for the taking. For the first time in my life, I found stability in the Hellions MC. From the ground up, I’ve been loyal to my brothers. Now the time has come when I may have to choose between the family I’ve never known or the club I’ve built and given my all to. Richard “Frisco” Billings is the California kid who rode into Haywood’s Landing when the Hellions were needing an extra man. As an original, he’s been with the club from day one. After growing up with no real place to call home, he’s found solid ground. All of it crashed around him when secrets were revealed and he found out he missed all the formative years with his daughter, who was raised in an enemy’s club. Amy Mitchell was lost her whole life until she was found by the Hellions MC. She spent years with the club, rebuilding her life and finding a place where she could belong. When a new young woman comes into the home she has with Frisco, will she still fit into his world? Will Frisco find a way to make everything work together? Will this be his final ride with the Hellions as life takes him down a different road? Contains mature themes.

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31151614-final-ride

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Final-Ride-Hellions-Motorcycle-Club-ebook/dp/B01KIF0S0I/ref=pd_sim_351_1/137-1506939-3596048?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B01KIF0S0I&pd_rd_r=7e67cb31-98fd-11e9-b044-7f958875ef7e&pd_rd_w=z3PgT&pd_rd_wg=InB35&pf_rd_p=a098ee4c-2e0f-4821-b463-d4b049053104&pf_rd_r=BEDKMHNASQA189VQC5DY&psc=1&refRID=BEDKMHNASQA189VQC5DY


Wow where do i even begin. This book was amazing and a perfect ending to this wonderful heartfelt series. Final ride follows an original hellion Frisco and his woman Amy and his daughter Shannon who he just found out about. Like many families they have their ups and down but they come out on top. But when a twist gets thrown into this club and family you never see it coming and the tears are going to fall so have tissues ready you have been warned. Also catching up with the rest of the club members was a great way to end the book. Chelsea did an amazing job i love her and this story and these stories and characters are forever in my heart. There are definitely not enough words to say how amazing this book was.

Review by Twinsie Dee

USA Today Bestselling Author Chelsea Camaron was born and raised in Coastal North Carolina. She currently resides in Southern Louisiana with her husband and two children but her heart is always Carolina day dreaming.

Chelsea always wanted to be a writer, but like most of us, let fear of the unknown grab a hold of her dream; she realized that if she was going to tell her daughter to go for her dreams, that it was time to follow her own advice.

Chelsea grew up turning wrenches alongside her father, and from that grew her love for old muscle cars and Harley Davidson motorcycles, which just so happened to inspired her ‘Daddy’s Girls’ series. Her love for reading has sparked a new love for writing and she currently has a few more projects in the works.

When she is not spending her days writing you can find her playing with her kids, attending car shows, going on motorcycle rides on the back of her husband’s Harley, snuggling down with her new favorite book or watching any movie that Vin Diesel might happen to be in.

She hates being serious and is still a big kid at heart. She is a small town country girl enjoying life and, Chelsea hopes that her readers remember not to take life too seriously and to embrace your inner five year old, because five year olds know how to enjoy the simple things in life and how to always have fun.

#TwinsieDee #Review #MC #PartofaSeris Originals Ride (Hellions MC #8) by Chelsea Camaron

Four men, four families, four originals, one club.

Go back to where it all began so long ago for Roundman, Danza, Frisco, and the late Rocky Fowler. A life choice, a road less traveled, all coming together in the name of brotherhood.

Some found love, some faced loss, and others learned real loyalty. This is the story before the chaos. This is how the originals ride.

*This is a full length novel. Each book in the Hellions Ride series can be read as a stand-alone story with NO cliffhanger endings. Contains adult language, situations, and violence not recommended for readers under the age of 18.

This is not an exact depiction of life in a motorcycle club but rather a work of fiction meant to entertain.

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29754393-originals-ride

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Originals-Ride-Hellions-Motorcycle-Club-ebook/dp/B01DKR7V2O/ref=pd_sim_351_2/137-1506939-3596048?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B01DKR7V2O&pd_rd_r=5360c786-98fd-11e9-b349-d51812f1fa25&pd_rd_w=mGusr&pd_rd_wg=bxJci&pf_rd_p=a098ee4c-2e0f-4821-b463-d4b049053104&pf_rd_r=FC15RT0VKS219Z9QHFG6&psc=1&refRID=FC15RT0VKS219Z9QHFG6

Oh where do I even begin, much like the club at the beginning we go to when Roundman, Danza, and Rocky were razing hell as little kid on the playground then they get older and get jobs and when a MC club up from Florida and start shit with their boss Roundman and Rocky have their boss’s back and stand up for him even if it means losing their life. Next they adding a new member to their friends Frisco, and these 4 start the Hellions. Marriage, babies and a whole lot of ups and downs that come with life and the unexpected curveballs life throws at them they still come out on the other side. This one your just going to have to read and feel all the emotional parts for yourself, life, love, loyalty and ride til you die. This one is probably my favorite book in the whole series its just so well written and ugh i cant i love it so much and I’ve had a few tears fall during this book too. Amazing, fantastic, and not enough words to describe how amazing it is.

Review by Twinsie Dee

USA Today Bestselling Author Chelsea Camaron was born and raised in Coastal North Carolina. She currently resides in Southern Louisiana with her husband and two children but her heart is always Carolina day dreaming.

Chelsea always wanted to be a writer, but like most of us, let fear of the unknown grab a hold of her dream; she realized that if she was going to tell her daughter to go for her dreams, that it was time to follow her own advice.

Chelsea grew up turning wrenches alongside her father, and from that grew her love for old muscle cars and Harley Davidson motorcycles, which just so happened to inspired her ‘Daddy’s Girls’ series. Her love for reading has sparked a new love for writing and she currently has a few more projects in the works.

When she is not spending her days writing you can find her playing with her kids, attending car shows, going on motorcycle rides on the back of her husband’s Harley, snuggling down with her new favorite book or watching any movie that Vin Diesel might happen to be in.

She hates being serious and is still a big kid at heart. She is a small town country girl enjoying life and, Chelsea hopes that her readers remember not to take life too seriously and to embrace your inner five year old, because five year olds know how to enjoy the simple things in life and how to always have fun.

#TwinsieDee #Review #MC #PartofaSeries Ride With Me (Hellions MC #7.5 and Ravage MC Duel) – Bonus story by Chelsea Camaron and Ryan Michele

Two stories from two hot MC series, two couples, two motorcycle clubs.

One transport brings them together as they keep the love alive in their relationships.

Drexel ‘Rex’ Crews, hands down, gives his woman, Caroline ‘Lux’ Milton, whatever she wants, whenever she wants it. Now she wants a wedding. But first, he has a run for Crews Transports to Sumner, Georgia for the Ravage MC before he can give her the rest of his life.

Every run for the Hellions MC is full of danger and chaos, and this one is no different. Rex just needs to get it done and get home to give his ol’ lady his last name.

Donavon ‘Cruz’ surprised his ol’ lady, Harlow ‘Princess’ Gavelson, with a hell of a rock on Valentine’s day, knowing he and Cooper are hers for life. While excited, neither is pressing to set a date for the big day. They love life and live it to its fullest, always knowing it’s going to throw them curveballs at every turn.

Cruz and the Ravage MC have a huge run that requires a little assistance from the Hellions MC to split the load and get it to its location on time. While the guys are gone, Princess learns some unexpected news that will change everything.

What happens while these key players in their clubs are away? Are they prepared for what they come home to? Two clubs, two couples, one transport, and very little is the same by the end of the ride.

*Intended for 18+ due to mature content*

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28463772-ride-with-me

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Ride-Me-Hellions-Ravage-Duel-ebook/dp/B01A74SSFW/ref=pd_sim_351_9?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B01A74SSFW&pd_rd_r=595aa0b4-98fd-11e9-ba83-dbb3b2ee441e&pd_rd_w=nsjZA&pd_rd_wg=OZM2f&pf_rd_p=a098ee4c-2e0f-4821-b463-d4b049053104&pf_rd_r=X5HHE5BX6YP8Z71WZD5H&psc=1&refRID=X5HHE5BX6YP8Z71WZD5H

These 2 novellas are great and only intertwine in a few spots, but these two MC are hot sexy and shooting for a happily ever after and a ride of a life time.

For the Hellions Rex is starting to show that he is growing up and starting to think about more then just himself since he put a ring on Lux’s finger. But he’s gotta help Tripp with this one crazy ride that’s helping out the Ravage MC,  and with a run down with a group from the past will have these guys on full alert. While Rex is away Lux has decided she just wants a wedding with friends, and family she doesn’t need the bright lights and hustle of New York City like she thought she did. Lux with the help from Doll and Sass plan the wedding of her dreams and to finally be Mrs. Crews.

For Cruz and Princess all he wanted was to make her his wife and put babies in her and she didn’t care about a wedding to her a piece of paper didn’t really matter. While on the run Cruz calls to check in and feels like something is off with Princess when he’s talking to her because she is so tired little did they know that she was in fact pregnant once going to the dr they actually find out its twins. With a bunch of ups and downs just from the pregnancy hormones and what not will these two make it down the isle before the babies are born?

Review by Twinsie Dee

USA Today Bestselling Author Chelsea Camaron was born and raised in Coastal North Carolina. She currently resides in Southern Louisiana with her husband and two children but her heart is always Carolina day dreaming.

Chelsea always wanted to be a writer, but like most of us, let fear of the unknown grab a hold of her dream; she realized that if she was going to tell her daughter to go for her dreams, that it was time to follow her own advice.

Chelsea grew up turning wrenches alongside her father, and from that grew her love for old muscle cars and Harley Davidson motorcycles, which just so happened to inspired her ‘Daddy’s Girls’ series. Her love for reading has sparked a new love for writing and she currently has a few more projects in the works.

When she is not spending her days writing you can find her playing with her kids, attending car shows, going on motorcycle rides on the back of her husband’s Harley, snuggling down with her new favorite book or watching any movie that Vin Diesel might happen to be in.

She hates being serious and is still a big kid at heart. She is a small town country girl enjoying life and, Chelsea hopes that her readers remember not to take life too seriously and to embrace your inner five year old, because five year olds know how to enjoy the simple things in life and how to always have fun.

#WOTR20, #NewRelease, #SpinOff, #Vampires, #VCWarriors, Tessa: The Mates Series(Book 2) by Teresa Gabelman

Tessa Pride, mate to VC Warrior Jared Kincaid, is doing everything in her power to become a respected Warrior in her own right. Unfortunately, her mate isn’t quite as excited about her passion. Tessa walks into the role with a newfound sense of determination knowing her decisions could end her relationship with the man she loves. 

With everything to lose, Tessa steps into the battle of earning the right to walk next to her mate in life, love, and work. Though she is also ready to walk alone if necessary, she will make sure Jared Kincaid regrets that for the rest of his life. 

The Mate series delves into the kickass world of the Warriors’ mates and how united, they can make a difference—just like their badass Protectors. Follow along to see how these exceptional women’s newfound freedom affect those around them and which Warrior may or may not support their feisty independent mate’s new and exciting path. 
 I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader’s Copy of this book


I am so glad that Teresa Gabelman decided to do a spin-off for the mates of the VC Warriors.  She did a great job giving us the first book in the series with Nicole and she’s on a roll with the second book Tessa.
If you have read the series you know that Tessa is a strong woman that can and will do what is needed.  Tessa’s only problem, I feel, is that she has a huge problem with seeing herself has that woman.  Oh, sure on some level she knows she’s a strong person but deep down she truly doesn’t feel it because she doesn’t know herself.
Now her mate is one alpha male VC Warrior known as Jared Kincade.  Jared has slowly dropped down the list of my favorite warriors because he has what I like to call douchebagitis.  He’s always been in my top three and lets face it if I  had him as my number one Twinsie Angie would kill me, which is cool because I’ve been in love with Slade since he walked onto the pages of Duncan’s book.
Sorry, sorry, thought of Slade and lost track, LOL, back to Tessa and Jared.
Since the mates have been training with the warriors to all the Males have slowly stood behind their mates decision, with the exception of Jared and it has been causing a rift to form.
In this story we get to see Tessa find and total believe in herself and her power as a woman and a vampire.  Major secrets are spilled by Jared, which is the reason he has been behaving the way he has, and we get to see a group of new vamps called The Dark Guardians.  We are also get to see Tessa and Adam’s POS father for the first time too.
There’s passion, drama, and you’ll need tissues because there is also tears with this one.  I’m excited to see where Gabelman is going with the demon outbreak and to see who the next mate is gonna be.
I do have one small side note for her, well it’s more of a request, more Slade please!!!!  Hee, hee, hee, I don’t see where having more of him in any book is a bad thing.
Teresa Gabelman is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the ‘Protectors Series’. When not writing about sexy alpha vampires 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…
Email: tgabelman@live.com

#NewRelease, #Review, #MontgomeryInk, Wrapped in Ink(Montgomery Ink: Boulder #1) by Carrie Ann Ryan

The Montgomery Ink saga continues with a new series set in Boulder, where a family secret might just change everything.

One mistake at a friend’s wedding rocks Liam Montgomery’s entire world, and everything he thought was true turns out to be a lie. But when an accident lands him in the ER, Liam meets someone that might just be the distraction he needs.

Arden Brady has spent her life in and out of hospitals. But according to the world, she doesn’t look sick. She’s lost jobs and friends because they don’t see beneath the surface, but she’s learned to rely on her family and herself to keep going. And then she meets Liam.

With two sets of overprotective siblings and a puppy that can’t help but get into everything, Liam and Arden might just fall harder than either one ever expected. 



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


Can we say HELLO Liam Montgomery!!!!  Ah Liam, the name brings to mind Liam Neeson, Liam Hemsworth, and now Liam Montgomery.  I love Liams hee, hee, hee!!
Now with Wrapped in Ink we are onto another branch of the Montgomery tree.  I have to say whoever planned that tree must have been a angel because everyone of them, male and female, are as hot as they are talented.
Liam is a former model turned writer and he’s the Boulder branch’s pretty boy because of it.
Arden Brady has been through hell and sometimes she revisits that most awesome of places when she doesn’t want to, lets face it she never wants to.
Liam and Arden meet in the most unlikely of places…….. a hospital.
What happens next is a story of a man trying to deal with a identity crisis and a woman who doesn’t know how to deal with a man who might not go away like has always happened to her in the past.
Liam thinks that he can use Arden as a distraction but soon discovers he needs her as much as she needs him.
Once again Ryan writes of a couple that could be your next door neighbors. While her characters are talented and beautiful, they are also very down to earth and go through things that we here in the real world deal with.  With Liam it’s a secret from his parents past that he has to deal with and with Arden it’s her health.  Along with the Boulder Montgomerys we meet Arden’s four over protective, over bearing brothers. They are all alpha males, but they make your heart stop every time they are in a scene.
Like with every Montgomery Book you don’t have to have read the series but it helps if  you like to get a whole world view of these characters and their family.
I’m excited to see more of the Montgomery’s and to maybe get another glimpse of the Brady Brothers.
Before I head out i forgot to mention one tiny little thing……………….
THE COVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Holy cover models Batman, this cover has become one of my favorite covers that Carrie Ann Ryan has.
He captured Liam perfectly!!
Carrie Ann Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary and paranormal romance. Her works include the Montgomery Ink, Redwood Pack, Talon Pack, and Gallagher Brothers series, which have sold over 2.0 million books worldwide. She started writing while in graduate school for her advanced degree in chemistry and hasn’t stopped since. Carrie Ann has written over fifty novels and novellas with more in the works. When she’s not writing about bearded tattooed men or alpha wolves that need to find their mates, she’s reading as much as she can and exploring the world of baking and gourmet cooking.

#WOTR20 #NewRelease #SeriesSpinOff #Paranormal #Review – Tessa, The Mates Book #2 by Teresa Gabelman

Tessa (The Mate Series) Book #2

Tessa Pride, mate to VC Warrior Jared Kincaid, is doing everything in her power to become a respected Warrior in her own right. Unfortunately, her mate isn’t quite as excited about her passion. Tessa walks into the role with a newfound sense of determination knowing her decisions could end her relationship with the man she loves.

With everything to lose, Tessa steps into the battle of earning the right to walk next to her mate in life, love, and work. Though she is also ready to walk alone if necessary, she will make sure Jared Kincaid regrets that for the rest of his life.

The Mate series delves into the kickass world of the Warriors’ mates and how united, they can make a difference—just like their badass Protectors. Follow along to see how these exceptional women’s newfound freedom affect those around them and which Warrior may or may not support their feisty independent mate’s new and exciting path.


Goodreads


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

Lord knows I have been in an uproar over my Jared being a douche canoe to his mate Tessa.  I mean I have loved this man since book 1 but I was about to jump ship to #TeamCharger.  However, after reading this book, I have forgiven him and totally understand the why for his attitude and major dickness…dickness is this a word…anyway…toward Tessa.

Tessa and Jared have always seemed pretty stable but as the series has gone on, we have seen little cracks in their HEA.  I mean first when she was turned and then as she wanted to become a VC Warrior.  Like Tessa, I was like WTF JACKA$$.  But I tell ya, the woman has more patience that I do because she is a people pleaser even if it hurts her in the end.  Well this book Tessa is DONE people pleasing and going to start doing HER for HER and if Jared can’t hang welp that is on him.

Jared, the king of funny joke and sexual innuendo is not doing so well right now.  He has MAJOR skeletons flying outta the closet and he can’t slam the door fast enough. The poor guy is trying to put out fires without giving away his past but with not dealing with everything PROPERLY he is not putting out the flames but inflaming them.

There were lots of teary moment in this book.  Seeing Tessa and Jared dancing around the issues and not really facing the problems out of fear of losing the other one actually made it 100x worse for both of them. Seeing and hearing about the impending bad dudes made the fear even more real for Jared which made him even more of a mess!!

When everything comes to a head, I had tears but seeing and feeling Jared’s pain made it even worse.  Friends this book was everything we have needed to see between Jared and Tessa.  They were no longer able to hide and no longer able to dance around all the issues.

I love the main series but the Mates series you seem to get more one on one with the OG couples and that makes me so happy!!!

Teresa Gabelman is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the ‘Protectors Series’. When not writing about sexy alpha vampires 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.

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