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#Review – In The Red by Chelsea Camaron

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The event that shook one small town to its core was never solved. The domino effect of one person’s crime going unpunished is beyond measure.

He’s no saint.

Dover ‘Collector’ Ragnes rides with only five brothers at his back. Nomads with no place to call home, they never stay in one place too long. Together, they are the Devil’s Due MC, and their only purpose is to serve justice their way for unsolved crimes everywhere they go.

She’s not afraid to call herself a sinner.

Emerson Flint still remembers the loss of her elementary school best friend. She is all grown up, but the memories still haunt her of the missing girl. Surrounding herself with men at the tattoo shop, she never questions her safety. Her life is her art. Her canvas is the skin of others.

However, danger is at her door.

Will Dover overcome the history he shares with Emerson in time? Will Emerson lead him to the retribution he has always sought?

Love, hate, anger, and passion collide as the time comes, and the devil demands his due.

Each book in the Devil’s Due MC is a stand alone, full length novel. Contains adult content, language, and violence not suitable 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.

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Melinda's Review

I received this book for an honest review.

I am hooked!! Chelsea Camaron did it again I so enjoy her writing style and the way she tells a story. The Nomad Bikers have walked away with my heart. Yes, all of them Collector (Dover) with his driver to bring justice for his sister, Judge the calm one of the bunch, Rowdy is well as you guessed it by his name, X is mysterious to me, Trapper well he is just Trapper, and then there is Deacon who is a man of few words and is has found a place in my heart as one of my new BBF.

The first book of this series is about Collector or Dover Regnes. Collector’s life was turned upside down and inside out one day in a single moment. He has never forgotten the moment he lost his little sister. He along with his brothers, Judge, X, Trapper, Rowdy and Deacon are on a mission to bring justice for his sister and other s along their way.  Until the day all their “leads” brought him face to face with Emerson Flint his sisters BFF.

Emerson better known as Sonnie now lost her best friend and her world was shut off and her parents kept close tabs on her. When she was old enough she left and never looked back but she always remembered Raleigh and yes Dover too. She found a friend who showed her how to use her drawing talent by using her artistic ability and becoming a tattoo artist.

This was so good, held my attention and kept me turning pages until the last word was read. Yes, I read this in one sitting I could not set it down. I loved the tension between Emerson and Dover. Seeing the flash backs to when they were kids was heartbreaking and cute at times. Their relationship truly was that of two magnets spin them one way and they tried to repel spin them around and they are hard to pull apart. The scene where Sonnie and Judge are talking about Dover had to be one of my favorite scenes. Trapper had me cracking up especially when he was getting his Tattoo. The Twist was great I didn’t even see it coming I thought I knew the entire time then NOPE I was off on that. The bonus at the end with Trapper and Avery was awesome I cannot wait to learn more about these two. But up next is X and Hadley oh man I cannot wait to hear this story I have a feeling it is going to be a heart breaker.

about the author

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.

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#Review – Got the Life (Nicki Sosebee, #1) by: Jade C. Jamison

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Nicki Sosebee wants her first headline, but she doesn’t want it to read “Reporter found dead.”

Since leaving school years earlier, Nicki Sosebee has long since given up on the notion of The American Dream, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t still have dreams of her own. She realized early on that her college degree isn’t worth the paper it’s printed on, but she also knows that she doesn’t want to work for minimum wage the rest of her life.

She wants MORE.

To get there, she’s been learning the ropes as a novice reporter for her hometown newspaper, but it doesn’t take her long to find out that her naïveté is not doing her any favors. That’s where her best friend Sean Ramsey comes in. He gives her advice when her instincts steer her wrong and he supports her when she needs it.

Oh…and he’s HOT.

She’s had it bad for Sean, ever since The Night eight years ago, the one time they hooked up and had the time of their lives, but she ruined it when she accidentally called him her ex-boyfriend’s name in the heat of passion. And they’ve been friends only—and hands off—ever since.

Nicki’s currently investigating a story that she thinks might result in her first headline. One of Winchester’s bad boys has been locked up for arson, but as Nicki digs deeper, she finds it’s not just a case of trying to set fire to a house…and between being seduced by a bad ass biker and potentially getting caught by the bad guys before she can write that headline, Nicki starts to wonder if she’s really GOT THE LIFE.

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I received a copy of this book for an honest review.

So my BFF and Partner in crime has been after me to read about Nicki and “her” Sean forever. Now the day has come and I read the first Nicki Sosebee and now I’m asking myself why did I wait so long? Oh and just to let you know Sean is now mine just saying but we don’t need to let my BFF know this for now.

Nicki Sosebee is a no name reporter who wants to make it big. She goes to the court hearings hoping for that one big break that will do it for her. She wants her article to be the headline one day and she is determined to make it happen. Nicki has no filter says whatever whenever it hits her tongue. Got to love that in a girl! Nicki’s BFF and go to guy is Sean. When things happen in her life she runs to him to share it and when Nicki needs him he is right there to help her. Nicki has had a crush on Sean since high school but ever since the one night that they shale never talk of again Sean has placed Nicki in the “friend zone”.  Although if Sean would ever step over that friend line he created Nicki would be all for that.

I enjoyed getting to know Nicki.  This was a quick read and once I started I couldn’t put it down. The drama and suspense in this had me biting my nails.  I kept thinking at one point how is Nicki going to get herself out of this predicament. Now I need to get Dead to continue the Saga of what is Nicki’s world. I also need to know if there are more feelings hidden deep inside of Sean for Nicki and will he let them out.

about the author

Jade C. Jamison was born and raised in Colorado and has decided she likes it enough to stay forever. Jade’s day job is teaching Creative Writing, but teaching doesn’t stop her from doing a little writing herself.

Unfortunately, there’s no one genre that quite fits her writing. Her work has been labeled romance, erotica, suspense, and women’s fiction, and the latter is probably the safest and closest description. But you’ll see that her writing doesn’t quite fit any of those genres.

You’ll have to discover Jade’s writing for yourself to decide if you like it.

#Review – Unbreakable – (Fallen Aces MC Book 1.5) by Max Henry

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The conclusion to King and Elena’s story of a second-chance at love.

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I received a copy of this book for an honest review.

This is the conclusion of Elena and King’s story. Man have these two been through enough. When we left King and Elena he told her to hang in there give him some time to get the clubs help to get her out. GASP!! WHAT!! I know I felt the same way NO NO take her with you don’t send her back to the devil but he did then King had to go off on the last run for Carlos when all heck broke loose. Now King has to get her out but how and the things Carlos put Elena through is unthinkable Elena is one of the strongest females I have seen in a long time the things Carlos puts her through physically and emotionally and she comes out stronger on the other side. Not only does she deals with that but with what King puts her through too. Although King thinks he is doing it for the right reasons he is still hurting her but what Elena doesn’t realize is what she is doing is hurting King just as much. Not only is she hurting King but she is hurting his family too.

My heart hurts for these two. I only wished they would have sat down and opened up to each other instead of expecting the other to just blindly know how they felt and understand what they were thinking and feeling. So many years wasted. This did not end neatly wrapped with a pretty little bow there is more to the story and I for one cannot wait for the rest of this story. So many mistakes were made by all involved and feelings were hurt now lives need to start again.

My favorite line:

I want this woman to know that she’s my be all and end all, the reason I chose to fight against what’s wrong in the club.

about the author

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Max is the author of dark, and highly emotional romance. Her Butcher Boys series is centred around a group of men who met living on the street, who have teamed up with an indebted motorcycle club to take down a notorious drug lord. Her writing has been described as ‘gripping’, and ‘addictive’, taking you on an ’emotional roller coaster ride’.

Originally born and bred in New Zealand, Max now resides with her family in beautiful and sunny Queensland, Australia. Life with two young children can be hectic at times, and although she may not write as often as she would like, Max wouldn’t change a thing. When she’s not engrossed in her dark and twisted fictional worlds, she can be found enjoying the outdoors while 4wd-ing with her family.

#Review – Steal my breath by: Nina Levine

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STANDALONE CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

I let him steal my breath and I want to give him my heart too.
But it’s complicated.

Internet dating and Callie St James do not go together.

25.
Desperate for sex.
Earns shit money waitressing while desperately trying to get a publishing deal.
Only does yoga to keep core muscles strong—trust me, guys thank me.
Reads too much because gets no sex.
Did I mention desperate for sex?

She’s about to give up on love when the guy she’s been lusting after for a year breaks her three month sex drought.

Luke Hardy.

Mysterious, moody and all alpha, Luke is hiding a secret—one that Callie never saw coming.

The secret, however, is nothing compared to the discovery she makes about Luke’s family when she starts a new job at the local paper. Callie finds herself caught between her morals and her desires. Whichever path she chooses, someone will lose. Is she ready to give up the man she’s just found or will she go against everything she believes in so she can finally have the love she’s always dreamt of?

This story contains all the panty-melting sexiness and alpha goodness that Nina Levine books are known for.

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Melinda's Review

I received a copy of this book for an honest review.

4.5 rounded up to 5

This was a new contemporary series by Nina Levine and even though I love her biker series this one really grabbed my attention and I think I will be enjoying it just as much. We are introduced to Luke Hardy and Callie who do nothing but argue and have wore on each other’s nerves for the past year.

Luke owns the bar where Callie’s BFF works and Callie is a writer who had been spending her time trying to find her perfect man via internet dating which drives Luke crazy. After all this time these two butting heads they finally give into what they both really want and hook up and both start to open up to each other. WOW I never saw those past coming. To say I’m shocked about Luke’s past is an understatement. I love Callie for sticking to her guns and morals. I love that they take things slow and get to know one another before taking things to the next step until Luke can get his situation figured out.

Then Holy crap when Callie gets the job at the news paper and she finds out what she does and then does what she does gives me so much more respect for her but breaks my heart for what she loses. She has lost so much in her life and now to lose more was a punch in the gut. To see her so sad was just heartbreaking. I do have to say I loved how Luke supported her and praised her something she never received before. My favorite line in the book is when Luke is describing Callie because he could so be describing me to a T. I absolutely loved Luke’s mom, brother Tyler and Callies BFF Avery.  I cannot wait to see more of Tyler and Avery..OK I really hope we see more of Tyler and Avery.

A few of my favorite lines:

I’m convinced Callie could talk under water.

Surprisingly you love both county music and heavy metal; and you prefer to support indie artists rather than mainstream. You don’t back down easily when you’re passionate about something or believe you’re right, but you will begrudgingly admit when you’re wrong.

I’m like a dazed teenager around you.

“And I’m like a fucking horny teenager when I’m around you, Callie.”

There’s no harm in asking for what you want, Luke. It’s time you started putting yourself first. Live a little. God knows life flies by so fast that if we don’t make ourselves happy while we have the chance, we’ll grow old in a puddle of regret.”

about the author

Nina Levine


ESCAPE WITH AN ALPHA

USA Today Bestselling Author Nina Levine is an Aussie author who writes alphas with a side of dirty and sassy women who don’t hand their hearts over easily.

When she isn’t creating with words, she loves to create with paint and paper. Often though, she can be found curled up with a good book and some chocolate.

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#review #99P #NewRelease- Read My Lips by Daryl Banner

 

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I ran away from the glitz and privilege of my famous New York City family to this small-town Texas college to find myself. I didn’t expect to find him…

…the muscular, tatted bad-boy who would soon become my obsession.

He was broken, lost, and voiceless … just like me.

His eyes smoldered me with one look.
His touch awakened the woman inside me.

And through his lips, his perfect, plush, kissable lips, he drew out the inspiration deep in my soul I did not know was there.

I needed to believe that he could save me. I wanted him to help me find my voice at last … the voice that would set me apart from my tragically perfect family, the voice that would finally break me free …

If only he could hear a word of it.

The College Obsession Romance series centers around a group of friends and the relationships they form during their time at a small-town Texas school. They are angsty, steamy new adult novels with HEAs and NO cheating. Although they are obsession-themed romances, there are no stalkers or psychos!

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

Holy Smokes! This book!  The dang anxiety and stress of these beautifully flawed characters.  I mean FOR REALZ!!  I was a hot mess.  My stomach was in KNOTS.  I was dying for them to TALK and then KISS let along fall in love!!  GAH!!!!  Well written Mr. Banner, VERY WELL WRITTEN!!!

The book is about Dessie who runs to a smaller Texas university to study theater.  She is a child of theater celebrities and is stuck in the family name shadow.  She wants to hide out essentially and make it on her own.  She spies a talk dark cup of water and is flustered by him. She can’t understand why this stranger has her so mixed up.  When she gets up and sings at a bar, she gets the confidence to stroll over, mic in hand, to sing to him but he LEAVES!!  SAY WHAT????

Clayton is deaf and angry.  He uses his disability to push people away.  He has been broken by a theater women in the past and refuses to go that road again and then he sees Dessie. The way she goes out of her way to communicate with him after learning he is deaf…..yup I said “AWWW”.  He is a mess because he wants to see what happens but he can’t let another woman break him.

People, the FEELs of this book were off the hook.  I was screaming at the character to JUST KISS ALREADY so many times.  Then when we thought our couple was on the right track something or some “skeleton in their closets” came flying out.  OMG they have both been burned and are full of fear.  They want to experience what the other has to offer but fear and doubt can really wreak havoc on a person.

Can I tell you how freaking excited I am at book 2??  OMG Brant…..for real though.  I can’t wait to see this woman who kicks the man whores butt into submission!!!

about the author

Daryl Banner is an author and composer who graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in Theatre and Psychology. He writes new adult romance, M/M romance, post-apocalyptic fantasy, and dystopian. He is most inspired by the smart and unlikely hero, but urges you (the reader) not to fall in love with them; they may deceive you with their innocence.

 

 

#ReleaseBoost – Manacle by Bella Jewel

 

 

Title: Manacle
Series: MC Sinners Next Generation #3
Author: Bella Jewel
Genre: Contemporary Romance 
 Release Date: May 23, 2016
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I’ve loved Danny since I was five.
He’s loved me longer.
It seemed destined that we would be together, it seemed like the stars had aligned.
Then we grew up and life got in the way.
He’s stepping up to be president of the Motorcycle club we grew up in.
And I want no part in it.
I want to be free, to travel the world and experience life without violence.
He’s not willing to give up the club.
I’m not willing to be an old lady.
But giving him up is like losing a part of myself.
Love isn’t easy.
Life certainly never is.
The manacles he has wrapped around me will hold me to him.
No matter how hard I try to run.
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Author Bio

Bella Jewel is a self published, USA
Today bestselling author. She’s been publishing since 2013. Her first release
was a contemporary romance, Hell’s Knights which topped the charts upon
release. Since that time, she has published over five novels, gaining a
bestseller status on numerous platforms. She lives in North Queensland and is
currently studying editing and proofreading to further expand her career. Bella
has been writing since she was just shy of fifteen years old. In Summer 2013
she was offered an ebook deal through Montlake Romance for her bestselling
modern day pirate series, Enslaved By The Ocean. She plans to expand her
writing career, planning many new releases for the future.

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#Review – Incompatibly Yours: Charity Anthology Supporting Fertility Research – By: A.C. Bextor, Teresa Gableman, S.R. Grey, Nina Levine

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 Incompatibly Yours

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Hot Tree Publishing has got together with four amazing New York Times and USA Today best-selling authors to bring to you four incredible romance stories.
The talented authors have produced new stories especially for our fertility research charity anthology, Incompatibly Yours.
100% of the profits from the sales of this stunning anthology will be donated to fertility research and support charities and organizations.

SUMMER’S BAY by A.C. BEXTOR

For years, Ryleigh has ignored her heart’s desire and its ache for the man she’s always wanted. Since coming home after years of being away, she discovers her love for him hasn’t changed. The only problem is she’s no longer the girl she once was.

BLIND FAITH by TERESA GABELMAN

Committing her life to teaching the blind, Julie Daniels doesn’t expect cowboy Clay Marshall to turn to her for help. As their worlds collide, Clay and Julie discover they have to rely on blind faith to find their own slice of happiness.

KISS, INTERRUPTED by S.R. GREY

Shy girl Brooks Happ wants nothing more than for her first kiss to come from someone who’s her complete opposite, Confident Sebastian Kain fits the bill. Problem is, the world won’t cooperate. Time and time again, Brooks’s first kiss is interrupted. A cute, funny romantic comedy sure to make you laugh.

HER KIND OF CRAZY by NINA LEVINE

Juliette Taylor never saw Tanner Brady coming and as much as she swears he’s all kinds of wrong for her and that she wants nothing to do with him, he’s out to show her otherwise.

Never in a million years did she think a laid-back tattoo artist could be the man for her, but he’s determined to show her that she’s his kind of crazy.

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Melinda's Review

I purchased this book one because it has two authors I enjoy reading, Teresa Gableman and Nina Levine, plus it is for a good cause.  I was also introduced to two more authors I have never read before, A.C. Baxtor and SR Grey.  I enjoyed and devoured all four small town short stories.

I loved the country story of Teresa Gableman Blind Faith. Julie was brought in to help Clay’s brother Bo learn to deal with his blindness. This is a great love story of quite shy girl having a crush on the jock in high school only to meet up years later. The connection between Clay and Julie was awesome. Bo put up a heck of a fight but the shy quiet school girl was stronger than Clay thought. I would love to hear more about Bo and Juile’s sister.

Her Kind of Crazy by Nina Levine was wonderful. Juliette knows what she wants in life she has a 10 year plan and nothing will distract her. Until she stumbles into Tanner Brady (darn high heels) and he just may have put a kink in her plan. Loved the connection between Juliette and her sister, she is always there to make Juliette stop and think about things. The relationship between her and Ana was great she was more than an employer she was a friend. No matter how professional Juliette tried to be Ana treated her more like a BFF. Juliette was determined not to let anything derail her from her 10 year plan especially a hot “bad boy” with tattoos. However, Tanner was determined to change that. I so hope we get more of Tanner in the future.

Summer’s Bay by A.C. Bextor was a first for me by this author. Ryleigh is set to marry her high school sweetheart who happens to be the brother of her first crush and man that broke her heart. You can see the disconnect the entire time between Ryleigh and her fiancé, Myles, and the connection that is between Ryleigh and Chase. I wanted to shake Ryleigh so many times to just admit what she really wanted not what she thought she had to do.

SR Grey’s Kiss, Interrupted was the first kiss gone wrong and funny. Brooks was the shy girl all her life and had never been kissed. She found the perfect guy she wanted her first kiss to be with. It happens to be another counselor at the camp, Sebastian.  Only problem is night after night something happens and their kiss gets derailed.  The antics of the kids, especially one little boy, in the camp were great.

If you have never read any of these authors this is a great way to be introduced to them. All the stories were good and they were quick reads.  Plus it is for a good cause.

#CoverReveal – KNOT by M.Mabie

KNOT by M. Mabie

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He knows everything.
She has all the damn answers.

I’ve always been a free spirit. It’s my nature.
I crave control, but with her it’s far more.

He’s a power hungry climber.
Her wealth could buy and sell me.

It’s too much pressure being the center of anyone’s focus.
She underestimates my desire for her, my need to please just her.

When he’s vulnerable, it’s hard to deny him.
Her crooked smile cripples me.

He hides his demons, but I’m no fool.
She thinks not committing to anyone makes her more honest. She’s wrong.

A man like him deserves someone who can offer that kind of love.
She promises nothing, yet I feel like a king when she says my name.

I never let anyone possess me like he did. Not before. Not after.
My greatest regret was compromising. I should have never held back.

Still, when we’re apart I’m not myself.
I miss the days when she was just down the hall.

He’s better off without me, and it hurts.
The ugly truth is I need her more than she needs me.

Our relationship was born out of lust and curiosity.
The lies we told ourselves killed it.

Together, we found Nirvana.
We learned it was all a mirage.

I ruined him.
I broke her heart.

I keep coming back.
I can’t let her go.

KNOT is a contemporary romance and a complete standalone. It is the first spin-off from the best-selling Wake Series. You do not need to read BAIT, SAIL, or ANCHOR to enjoy this book in its entirety, but if you love angst you’ll enjoy them, too.

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#CoverReveal – Luca by: Jane Harvey-Berrick

 

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I’m not a good man.

I’m not a bad man.

But I’ve made some bad mistakes, made the wrong choices.

Who hasn’t? But the consequences are tearing us apart.

 

I love two people.

I love them differently.

The world tells me I have to choose. Why? Why do I have to choose?

Loving hurts. Dancing heals.

 

Love makes you soar, makes you fly and sets you free—and then it lets you freefall until you’re smashed and bleeding on the ground. Ultimately, love is the worst thing that can happen to a human being.

 

Im my opinion.

I love two people.

I love them differently.

One is a man.

One is a woman.

And they are brother and sister.

 

**** A stand alone novel in the best-selling Rhythm Series. ****

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Jane is a writer of contemporary romance fiction, known for thoughtful stories, often touching on difficult subjects: disability (DANGEROUS TO KNOW & LOVE, SLAVE TO THE RHYTHM); mental illness (THE EDUCATION OF CAROLINE, SEMPER FI); life after prison (LIFERS); dyslexia (THE TRAVELING MAN, THE TRAVELING WOMAN).

She is also a campaigner for former military personnel to receive the support they need on leaving the services. She wrote the well-received play LATER, AFTER with former veteran Mike Speirs. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hk1CyB8c0xA )

 

 

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#Review #WOTR2016 Just Once by: Rebecca Brooke

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A chance encounter changes everything.
After the loss of his closest friend, and with a scheduled deployment closing in, the last thing Army Ranger Colin Dunham wants is to start any new relationship. But Joey, with her gorgeous eyes and blunt honesty, grabs Colin’s attention from the moment he catches her watching him from across the bar. He knows one night is all they can have. This mysteriously addictive girl ends up taking over every one of his dreams and nightmares, though, crossing the line of another night he’d rather forget.
As dreams become reality, Colin steps in to protect Joey from a threat he never imagined. And when tables turn, it’s Joey who must protect him.
Circumstances are never what they seem.
Can just one night lead them to the other side of heartache?
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I received a copy of this book from the author for an honest review.

I am enjoying Rebecca Brooke writing style. Yes, she draws you into the story makes everything so real like you are their fighting their battles with them and wanting to shake the ever-loving crap out of some of them at times. I was laughing at times, cried others, my heart sunk and at times it found its way to my throat. The drama and battles on the battlefield and at home were so real and frustrating at times.

Colin is a Ranger in the Army. It’s what he is and will always be. He knows nothing else and wants to be nothing else. He watched his best friend die doing what they loved and now he is left to deal with everything on his own knowing if he talks to anyone about the nightmares his career will be over. One night he meet a woman whit beautiful blue eyes but knowing he will be leaving on tour he walks away because making her wait 3 months before seeing her again is not fair, until he sees her at the camp when he arrives.

Joey is a pilot for the Army. She loves what she does and has the spirit to go with it. She is tired of putting her heart out there only to have guys walk away when they find out her job. Until she meets Colin they spend time together and then the unthinkable happens and their black hawk does down now they have to fight for what they want to get back to their jobs and each other. Is it possible or will it be too much.

The support system they have when they are dealing with everything is amazing. I love Daniele, tanner and Greg as much as Colin and Joey. When Colin hits rock bottom and boy does he hit rock bottom in a big way, who will be there to help him climb to the top again. He has pushed everyone away not only Joey but Danielle, Greg and Tanner. Can he overcome the destruction in his path or will he prevail and who will be left standing by his side?

I am a sucker for the real life tell it like it is military book. Joey is a strong tell it as she sees it kind of woman. I absolutely loved watching Joey and Colin’s friendship grow and my heart broke for Joey each time Colin pushed her away. The way all of them came together more as a family than friends showed the true life of a military family. Great story line, excellent drama, and I need more. I just found our Rebecca has a cook about Daniele, Nate and Tanner story you better believe I will be checking that out.

about the author

Rebecca Brooke
Rebecca a New Jersey native has had a passion for reading all of her life. No matter the genre, turning her dreams into stories for her readers to treasure is more than she could ask for. She lives with her family wishing every day could be spent in the summer sun.