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#WOTR22 #MC #ChildAbuse #triggers #2ndChance #Dancer #SEAL – Turbo, Steel MC Montana Charter book 11 by Michel Prince and Wren McCabe

Michel Prince is the attending author.

Turbo Book 11 of The Steel MC Montana Charter by [Michel Prince, Wren McCabe]

In book eleven of The Steel MC Montana Charter: Porsche ‘Turbo’ DeGrassa isn’t one to sit still. While she’s always up for a challenge or a new project, she tends to take them on without ever completing anything. Never in her life has she had a place become more than a pass through to the next adventure, and yet, she’s now five years into living with the Steels in Montana and itching to find something or someone to finally keep her from spinning like a top through life.

For months now, Michael ‘Bugs’ Hanover, has been wondering why his daughter had become distant. The ordinarily bubbly eight-year-old now is reserved and quiet. When he discovers the unthinkable at pick up, he snaps, sending his daughter and him on a cross-country trek to hide out with former SEAL Thomas ‘Hack’ Creek and regroup. His daughter’s safety and future are his only concern. While justified by all rights to the wrong he committed, the law may see it differently. The last thing he needs is a stunning woman connecting with his daughter and him when the stop was supposed to be a harbor in a storm.

A wild woman, much like his ex that didn’t keep his daughter safe, was now the one the little girl ran to for comfort. For Porsche, stepping in with a broken child cannot be a temporary project abandoned for the next fun opportunity. While Michael needs to move on, Turnabout Creek offers him a life after service if he can find a way to stay out of prison. Will he strive to stay one step ahead of the law? Or will he fight for what is right and the chance to be with the Turbo charged woman dancing her way into his life?

Trigger Warning : Child Sex Abuse Discussed

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Review by Twinsie Angie

I was given this book by the author for an honest review.

GAH!!  This book!!  We have seen Porsche in several of the books as a back up character or a dancer at the Roadside.  In Dreamers book we got to KNOW her and her back story.  I was super excited to see her get a book and knowing it would be with one of Hack’s buddies, I knew it would be good!!

Mike, Bugs, finds out the worst news ever by accident when he is picking up his daughter.  He runs to his friend’s town knowing SEALS help SEALS.  Little does he know this group also helps abused women and children.

Porsche, Turbo, is loving her live dancing but maybe is wondering about more.  It seems more and more people are shacking up and getting knocked up so she fears drinking the water.  But Porsche loves her live.  She does have some trauma she doesn’t want to deal with annnnd she really hates to take her medication for her mental health, but she loves her.

She gets a hair brain scheme to help the town and Chief raise funds for a town firetruck which causes a lot of funny moments and scenes between the men and their women to count.

When Porsche meets Mike the chemistry is sizzling off the charts but when Mike’s daughter, Syd, begins to open up and trust this woman, Mike begins to want ot know more about her.

Guys the story about Syd is crushing but the story of her recovery, loyalty, trust, and Love is what makes this book.  The last 2 chapters…one had me in tears with laughter but the last has me in tears for heartbreak!!  I absolutely oved this story.  Porsche was one hell of a woman and I will enjoy rereading this story a lot.  If I wasn’t 110% team Baldy, Mike might have stolen my heart with what he did to claim his woman!!

USA Today Bestselling author, Michel Prince, graduated with a bachelor degree in History and Political Science. Michel writes young adult, new adult and adult paranormal romance as well as contemporary romance.

“Ms Prince writing is like summer breeze caressing your body, slow and sultry.”-Amazon review of First and Ten.

“Michel Prince is a wonderful author with a real talent for writing.”-Amazon Review of Triple B Baking Co.

“Prince explores in her novels is interracial romance and friendships. Prince pokes fun at stereotypes, but never allows stereotypes to guide her plot. The focus is on creating two strong, independent characters who can stand on their own, but complement each other as a couple.”- Amazon Review of Silly Girl

“One Last Sunset is a well written story by the awesome Michel Prince that left me wanting to learn more about the rest of the Long family.”- Amazon Review for One Last Sunset.

“I could not put it down, and will definitely be looking for more from this Author.”-Amazon Review of Silly Girl.

With characters yelling “It’s my turn damn it!!!” She tries to explain to them that alas, she can only type a hundred and twenty words a minute and they will have wait their turn. She knows eventually they find their way out of her head and to her fingertips and she looks forward to sharing them with you.

When Michel can suppress the voices in her head she can be found at her son’s games in a variety of sports. She would like to thank her family for always being in her corner and especially her husband for supporting her every dream and never letting her give up.

Michel has been awarded Elite Status with Rebel Ink Press in 2013, the service award for her local RWA chapter Midwest Fiction Writers 2013, 2014, won 2015 Sweetest Romance from IREA for Chrysalis, a 2022 finalist for the Minnesota Book Awards for The Amalgam and was a PAN member of RWA. She lives in the Twin Cities with her husband, son, and new puppy

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Wren grew up in the Northern part of the USA. She enjoys spending time with family, curling up with a good book, coloring in her adult books and driving motorcycles, big trucks and fast cars to relieve stress after a busy week.

Born in a large family she is all about family values and morals.

Wren’s friends and family will agree she is never far from a pen and paper as she finds so many things in the world peak her interest and can inspire an entire story.

#WOTR22 #NewRelease #2ndChance #tattoo – Mixed Ink Book 3 of Permanent Ink Series by Michel Prince

Mixed Ink: Book 3 of the Permanent Hangover Series by [Michel Prince, Phoenix  Pen]

In book three of Permanent Hangover: Puck Larson has spent years honing his craft. Splitting his time between four cities and becoming one of the world’s best tattoo artists creating optical illusions on skin. For years he’s used every excuse to live as a nomad; money, opportunity and being told to go by the only woman he’d ever loved, Delilah. But when a pandemic shuts down the world he’ll be challenged to show Delilah he’s no longer the guy she’s given up on.

When Delilah Washington named her baby Patience it was a reminder of what she would need to deal with Puck. A pair of teenagers in a secret high school romance have turned into turbulent adults. The hot and cold relationship has gone from one of excitement to draining. Reality of being a single mother, with a sometime father, and a chance with a new man has Delilah finally drawing lines in the sand when it comes to Puck. Only the world flipped the script and a mix of fear and uncertainty has the nurse reaching out to an unlikely ally.

Has proximity and happenstance given way to a second chance at love in the face of a new man? Or has the lockdown brought on a confrontation a decade in the making as the past rears its ugly head to destroy a final chance at forever?

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USA Today Bestselling author, Michel Prince, graduated with a bachelor degree in History and Political Science. Michel writes young adult, new adult and adult paranormal romance as well as contemporary romance.

“Ms Prince writing is like summer breeze caressing your body, slow and sultry.”-Amazon review of First and Ten.

“Michel Prince is a wonderful author with a real talent for writing.”-Amazon Review of Triple B Baking Co.

“Prince explores in her novels is interracial romance and friendships. Prince pokes fun at stereotypes, but never allows stereotypes to guide her plot. The focus is on creating two strong, independent characters who can stand on their own, but complement each other as a couple.”- Amazon Review of Silly Girl

“One Last Sunset is a well written story by the awesome Michel Prince that left me wanting to learn more about the rest of the Long family.”- Amazon Review for One Last Sunset.

“I could not put it down, and will definitely be looking for more from this Author.”-Amazon Review of Silly Girl.

With characters yelling “It’s my turn damn it!!!” She tries to explain to them that alas, she can only type a hundred and twenty words a minute and they will have wait their turn. She knows eventually they find their way out of her head and to her fingertips and she looks forward to sharing them with you.

When Michel can suppress the voices in her head she can be found at her son’s games in a variety of sports. She would like to thank her family for always being in her corner and especially her husband for supporting her every dream and never letting her give up.

Michel has been awarded Elite Status with Rebel Ink Press in 2013, the service award for her local RWA chapter Midwest Fiction Writers 2013, 2014, won 2015 Sweetest Romance from IREA for Chrysalis, a 2022 finalist for the Minnesota Book Awards for The Amalgam and was a PAN member of RWA. She lives in the Twin Cities with her husband, son, and new puppy.

 

#WOTR22 #EnemiestoLovers #tattoo – Inked All Night book 2 Permanent Hangover Series by Michel Prince

Ink All Night (Permanent Hangover Book 2)

Warning: Mature Adult Audiences 18+. Contains language and actions some may deem offensive. Sexually explicit content. MF.

In book two of Permanent Hangover: Cain Washington would gladly pay a million dollars to have a shrew as nice as the one Shakespeare had to deal with. Because frankly, the one living next to him makes the Bard’s seem like a Sunday school teacher. As the chief fixer at the Permanent Hangover Tattoo Parlor and Bar, he’s cursed with the ability to see the beauty in everyone. Though his harpy of a neighbor tests and teases that ability on a daily basis, Cain’s never been one to let a challenge stop him. Especially with the flashes of the beautiful soul he can see beneath the surface that is keeping him mesmerized.

Bianca Jessel came to Minnesota for advancement and, more importantly, to escape the fact of who she is. Born ‘blessed’ with light skin, she found in the land of ten thousand lakes that she’s seen as everything, but a woman of color. Determined to keep it that way and assure a future blessing for her own children, she chooses her men based on a list of criteria. Sadly, the one person she wants the most has one glaring disqualifier. Too bad he lives next door.

After years of conditioning, and with the lies rapidly catching up to her, can Bianca push past the voice of her grandmother admonishing every aspect of who she is? Can Cain show that her beauty is not only inside her, but in the skin she tries to deny? Or will the decades of self-hate bring a halt to an everlasting love before it has a chance to start? And could the lies turn into a dangerous situation instead of one girl’s misguided musings of one’s worth?

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Review by Twinsie Angie

I purchased this ebook and audio book.

Lemme start by saying I loved the narrator and the narration of the story.  Logan did a great job varying up the different characters and their voices for me during the audio listening.

Ok so this book…..so complex….I had to sit on it for a few days to think about what I was going to share with you and why its taken me so long.  One word – Bianca!!  Man I just did not like her.  But you see my 5 star rating and are like uhm Angie Explain yourself here.  LOL  Give me a second and I will.

Bianca.  She is a mess.  I mean a MESSSSSS!!  The hate she has for herself makes her as cuddly as a porcupine.  She has an end game and that is it…marry a rich white guy (with a cough I imagine) so she can be set for life.  The issue is, she is also hiding more and more of herself with each failed relationship because …well…because she a black.  Now I know you’re all like ..uhm Angie ..calm down and let me explain.  Bianca’s grandmother did a number on her.  She told her she was a blessing because her light skin made her undeterminable.  She could be passed off as Italian, Jewish, etc but no one would think she was black.    This is where my view of her changed.  I felt bad for her.  I mean she was never able to embrace what made her an awesome person because people could find out she was black.   I can’t imagine being raised and being told to look down on people with the same skin coloring as your own and as your parents.

Cain…omg did I love him in book 1 annnd my love for the tattoo parlor player didn’t stop but wait…is he not the player he pretends to be?  What is he a soft and gushy sweetheart after all???  Cain is not at all threatened by Bianca and her nonsense.  In fact, he picks up on her and all that she does to push him away.  After a night when Bianca needed help, Cain was right there to rescue her like he does with so many women he meets.  Cain is there to break down Bianca’s walls and even help her see what a beautiful soul she is when she stops putting up the wall and facade.

Cain and Bianca start to explore where the relationship could go but Cain is all the while afraid she will hurt him and Bianca is afraid people will see her different for living as an openly black women.  The twists and turns in the story were great.  Catching up with the Permanent Hanger over crew was amazing.  I don’t know if I want Puck or Sarah’s book next.  Both are going to be such a great read but I kinda hope its Puck and his naps…lol

Michel Prince is an author who graduated with a bachelor degree in History and Political Science. Michel writes young adult and adult paranormal romance as well as contemporary romance.

With characters yelling “It’s my turn damn it!!!” She tries to explain to them that alas, she can only type a hundred and twenty words a minute and they will have wait their turn. She knows eventually they find their way out of her head and to her fingertips and she looks forward to sharing them with you.

When Michel can suppress the voices in her head she can be found at a scouting event or cheering for her son in a variety of sports. She would like to thank her family for always being in her corner and especially her husband for supporting her every dream and never letting her give up.

Michel is a member of RWA Pro and Midwest Fiction Writers. In 2013 she was awarded Elite Status with Rebel Ink Press. She lives in the Twin Cities with her husband, son, and cat.

#WOTR22 #SeriesStarter #Tattoo – Two Ink Minimum book 1 of Permanent Ink Series by Michel Prince.

Two Ink Minimum (Permanent Hangover Book 1)

Warning: For Adults 18+. Contains wording and actions some may deem offensive. Sexually explicit content. MF.

In book one of Permanent Hangover: All Finn Gardner wanted was a breath of fresh air when he stepped into the alley behind the Permanent Hangover Bar and Tattoo Parlor. At first sight, he’d thought it was just another homeless person to shoo away from the building. Instead, he found someone who needed help—his help.

Having been given a second chance himself, Finn believes in paying it forward. The Hangover has taken more than one lost soul in over the years.

Bailey Parson needed to get away. She left her life in Chicago behind and escaped to St. Paul, but she never once thought far enough ahead to what her next step would be when she arrived there. To her, what she was running from, was much more to worry about than some half-baked plan. After a month stuck on the streets, a new need arises as the temperature started to drop—survival.

Given a chance by a stranger, Bailey works to find her way. Not only winning over customers and the staff with her smart wit and empathy, she wins over the standoffish tattoo artist.

Keeping their relationship forward focused, Finn hoped to avoid both of their baggage. However, when Bailey’s past threatens to destroy everything they built together, Finn’s left with decisions to make. Does he give up the beautiful curvy woman, the only one whose touch calms him? How much of his dark past would he need to unlock to save her? A past with the potential to destroy what they have together.

More importantly, can the lovers turn the scars of the past into a design strong enough to see them through any challenge? Or will the permanent ink leave them with open wounds and no chance of healing?

“Nevaeh is an outlet. One that needs little attention,” he confessed as his chest pressed against her back. The warmth leached from her, melting more than the flurries from the touch. Brushing her hair to the side his fingers tickled her neck as he leaned down.

“What did you do with her?”

“You want to know how I touched her? Every detail?”

Her eyes fluttered as his voice got harsh.

“I make her face away from me.” His hands slid down Bailey’s arms, and once again he wrapped his fingers around her wrists. This time he brought them above her head and placed her palms flat on the door. Hardness pressed against her mid-back, dwarfed by his height and encompassed by him, heat leached from his body to hers. “She grips the top of the bathroom stall. I don’t want her to look at me. Talk to me. The moans she makes annoy me to the point I almost stop, but my body protests. It wants me deeper inside. Pounding at an ungodly pace because all I want to do is get away from her.”

“Why do you do it then?” Bailey’s voice struggled to escape her lips. The gooseflesh wasn’t coming from the cold. Her core ached at the vision he’d placed in her head. Even with the cruelty, she wanted the touch. Yearned for it to the point her legs weakened.

“Punishment.”

Bailey turned around to face him. “For you or me?”

Finn leaned down, and for the first time in her life, a man touched her in a way that didn’t make her skin crawl. Cupping her cheeks, he dipped his head. Her heart beat hard against her chest and blood rushed to her lips causing them to throb in anticipation.

“I don’t like to be touched. It burns me in a way I can’t stand,” he said as his lips caressed hers with an absent touch. “She doesn’t require much. Whether it’s her mouth, ass, or pussy, she is a receptacle more efficient than my hand.”

“You don’t even like to touch yourself?” Bailey asked as her hands itched to reach for him and feel his body. No touch rule. One she hadn’t seen before. How degrading she thought and realized he was holding her.

“I like the thought of touching you, Bay. A little too much.”


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Friends.  I finished this audio book and had to sit and think about my review.  There is so much happening in this slow burn of a love story ….I mean….WOWZERS!!!

Bay and Finn are not your ordinary H/h of a love story.  They are both broken in a way and that brokenness affects how they deal with people.  Finn cannot stand to be touched and Bay just doesn’t trust or doesnt believe people  don’t  have an ulterior motive.  No one is nice for nothing.

Finn is in the wrong place at the wrong time with the wrong people.  He serves his time and comes out.  He is living but in black and white.  He has lost the ability to live life in color…until Bay.  When he sees her, he has the need to help her.

Bay is running for a really bad situation.  The more we learn of her past, the more we are angry for her.  When Finn offers to let her move in to his spare apartment little did they known this blooming friendship would become so much more for each of these broken souls.

Seeing these two fight the connection for fear of running what they have built made my heart ache for that finally first kiss!!  GAH!!  It was so sweet and perfect.  As the story builds and we see their relationship move forward we know their pasts will come back to haunt them.  When we learn who helped Finn, I was stunned.  When we see Bay is afraid of her past I literally yelled “you are stupid!!  DO NOT LEAVE HIM!!!!”  LOL  (That isn’t a spoiler so don’t worry!!)

Their story is full of happiness and healing.  I really enjoyed listening to the audio narration. He did a great job expressing the feelings of both characters.

I love the story and the side characters are amazing.  Michel said there is a new book coming out soon and I cannot wait to see who it is about.  I mean, I don’t think I can guess or even choose!!

Michel Prince is an author who graduated with a bachelor degree in History and Political Science. Michel writes young adult and adult paranormal romance as well as contemporary romance.

With characters yelling “It’s my turn damn it!!!” She tries to explain to them that alas, she can only type a hundred and twenty words a minute and they will have wait their turn. She knows eventually they find their way out of her head and to her fingertips and she looks forward to sharing them with you.

When Michel can suppress the voices in her head she can be found at a scouting event or cheering for her son in a variety of sports. She would like to thank her family for always being in her corner and especially her husband for supporting her every dream and never letting her give up.

Michel is a member of RWA Pro and Midwest Fiction Writers. In 2013 she was awarded Elite Status with Rebel Ink Press. She lives in the Twin Cities with her husband, son, and cat.

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#WOTR22 #Character Interview – Steel MC Montana Charter with one of the authors Michel Prince

Twinsie Angie and Twinsie Melinda are super excited Michel Prince talked to Red and the other members of the Steel MC Montana Charter.  They are being allowed to tour the clubhouse and talk with the members plus their ol’ ladies for the afternoon.

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Angie drives her car slowly through town to see everything she has read about in the books.

Melinda stares out the window and smirks, “Need gas?  I see a certain gas station ahead.  Oh look.  I think the mechanic is on duty.”

Snaping her head to look out Melinda’s window “GUUURLLL Don’t tempt me! But I do not want to be late to the clinic to meet Red, Nova, and Michel.” Angie replied with full sass.

“You are so not gonna keep your cool when he is around.” Melinda says while laughing.

“Girl, again I don’t think you should be talking because a certain someone I know you love will be at the clinic getting his ol’ lady after work.” Angie says while she smirks at Melinda.

Melinda rolls her eyes and says “Whatever. I can keep my drooling under control. “

“Riiiight” Angie replies with a full eye roll.

Angie parks her car at the clinic.  Both ladies enter the clinic.  They See Red and Nova talking quietly with their heads down.  Preacher Girl is rubbing her belly while snuggling with Hack who is counting down the last few minutes until she is off work. Lil Mama is corralling the twins while Cass is laughing at his son who must have repeated a word not allowed while rocking Maddox on his hip.  Michel is sitting and typing all of this down frantically on her laptop. She is trying to get it all down before she forgets and can’t share it with her co-author, Wren.

Melinda sighs. She looks at Hack and Preacher Girl longingly.  Hack gives a slight smile and Preacher Girl a wave since they both know her obsession with him.  They continue their discussion.

 “Tritan,” Hack said.

“No,” Preacher Girl replied.

“Carmelida,” Hack received a hard glare from Preacher Girl. “Fernado, I’ll sing ABBA during the delivery.”

“Wait,” Angie whispered to Michel. “Are they having twins?”

“No, but they are having a surprise,” Michel added. “So Hack is tormenting her because she refuses to find out.”

“So you don’t know either?” Melinda asked only to get a mischievous smirk from Michel.

Michel yells “ Ok guys can we head over to the Clubhouse.  I hear Maggie is making those Lemon Bars.  Before Baldy eats them all, I want to try one.”

Angie slightly whimpers at his name and the thought of seeing him.

“You need a napkin? Mop? Are you going to be able to contain yourself? “ Michel asks.

“Doubtful.” Angie replies to Michel while walking to her car.

Melinda snorts “I mean I kept my cool.”

Michel points “Is that drool on your shirt?”

Melinda checks her shirt and rolls her eyes when she realizes Michel was messing with her and yells “ You, my friend, suck!”

Michel- “Who told? Onyx? Bounty? Baldy?”

Angie nearly breaks her neck snapping to look at her. 

“Just making sure you were paying attention.” Michel winks then mumbles something under her breath. 

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They all drive following Red and Nova on their bikes.  When they arrive at the clubhouse, it seems Red is not too thrilled his pregnant wife is taking the curves a BIT on the fast side.

Red angrily states “ Nova, keys now. I told you not to go so fast.”

Nova laughs “And I told you I was just fine.”  Ignoring Red while spinning her keys over her head to walk with the ladies, “Come on in and let’s get this party started.”

Topaz runs over to Michel.  She grabs her and hugs her. “ I am so glad you are here.  There is so much stuff to share especially about Porsche and this little girl” 

Onyx walking up to Topaz and kissing her on the neck “Topaz, that isn’t our story to share. “ 

Topaz eye rolls and giggles at her man. “I know but Michel needs to know about it,” wiggling her eye brows “Especially if we want to sell the tickets to ya’ll stripping!”

Melinda and Angie both GASP at what Topaz says.  Both have huge, wide eyes and you can see their brains spinning at the thought of naked Steel men.

Melinda nudges Angie and whispers “We need to find out how to buy tickets before we leave.”

Angie whispers back “Damn straight we do.”

“So you know,” Michel said. “Baldy’s incorporating the cane, no reason to short the ticket holder’s a man.”

“Like all of them?” Angie asked, scanning the room taking in the mix of men currently clad in leather, jeans and ass kicking boots. 

“Not all,” Topaz groaned “One’s being a stick in the mud, but I’m working with Porsche on getting him in booty shorts and crop top to walk around and collect bills.”

Topaz and Onyx look at the ladies.

Onyx grabs Topaz “Woman let’s go so they can eat.”

Topaz sighs “FINE” but as Onyx is leading her away she yells “Get some of the Lemon Bars.  Baldy has eaten like 5 already!!”

At the mention of Baldy, Angie gets weak in the knees.  Michel and Melinda both laugh at her and walk to the kitchen where Maggie is serving food.  

Maggie yells over the hustle and bustle in her kitchen “Welcome ladies.  I hope you are hungry.  I made enough for an army.”

Michel replies “Isn’t that normal?”

Maggie laughs and replies “My family keeps growing and so does my cooking.”

Angie and Melinda both grab a plate and start to add food to their plate.  All of a sudden someone whispers in Angie’s ear “The Lemon Bars are so good. “

Angie tenses up because she KNOWS the voice, “Thhhhanks for the information” Angie blushes when she sees him wink, a hitch still in his step as he spins his cane, then plants it before stepping again.

Lil Bit shakes her head and says “Baldy, you are going to give her a heart attack.  Go find Beno already. He needs to eat something besides the candy Brick keeps giving him.”

Melinda Snickers “You ok there bestie? “

Angie gives a shaky reply “Yup. I am just fine.” gulping back as if no one would notice.

Lil Bit smiles. “I understand your adoration completely.” She turns and looks at Melinda. “ Ya know Hack just got here and was looking for you.  I think these two have huge egos since they found out from Michel over there they are your favorites in the club.“

Angie and Melinda both mean mug Michel and Scream in Shrill voices “ MICHEL!!!  You weren’t supposed to TELL!!!”

Michel replies laughing “Oh no way was I not telling them. Their reaction is worth their weight in gold.”

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The ladies and the MC all sit around the tables they’d shoved together to give enough room.

Michel, Angie, and Melinda all sit.  They watch as the group all find seats to begin their chat.

Melinda looks to Doc and Chief for the first question. “ How is the newest couple doing?”

Doc frustrated says “I’m still trying to figure out how Chief thinks shaking his money maker is going to get us a fire truck.”

Chief shakes his head “First, not my idea.”

Doc side eyed him “But you jumped at the chance.”

Chief scratching at his chin. “Porsche had a point, show some hose to get the money. Besides, I’m not the only one. Hey Angie, you comin’ by on Mother’s Day to watch Baldy swing his cane?”

Angie chokes on a lemon bar and needs a moment to compose herself. Meanwhile, Melinda laughs and is smacking her back so she won’t choke.

Baldy smirks. “Come on Ang, what song you want me to dance to? And Mel, Hack’s gonna do his part for the cause.” Melinda’s eyes go wide enough to see the back side of the moon. “I know you both are good with charity and fundraising. Five won’t get you six at this one, but a five in the right string might get you–”

Lil’ Bit yanks his long hair currently tied back into a ponytail.

Baldy looks at Lil’ Bit and says “You really want to show Angie the way to my heart?”

Angie takes several sips of water and turns her attention to Mountain and Amber. “How is the house and how have the kids adjusted everything?”

Nightingale smiles “They are loving the freedom of Ms. Meadow and being in the same class, for the most part. As for the home, I’m not sure if we’re building a house or a clubhouse.”

Mountain waves his hand “A few amenities we’ll open up for the guys.”

Nightingale puts her hands on her hips “ A gun range, pool–”

Mountain interrupts, “The pool was your idea.”

Nightingale shakes her head “But the lazy river wasn’t.”

Mountain laughs “If you’re gonna build it, do it all the first time because additions are tacky.”

Nightingale whispers under her breath “Martha Stewart was your neighbor wasn’t she?”

Mountain’s face flushes red, “No,” runs hand over his face and mumbles,  “But my mother was one of her first clients.”

Melinda looking to Free and Hollywood, “Any news to share? “

Free turns her head to the side, her face drawn for a moment until Hollywood leans over and whispers in her ear and a small smile hits the corner of her lips. –

Angie looking to Dreamer and Freaky, “How is the school and the house flips going?”

Dreamer snaps her attention to them from little Livi in the carrier rocking next to her. “School is a mix of insanity and joy. But I like the levels together, giving me freedom for one on one teaching and then the younger ones are learning above their grade.”

“Is Olivia in the classroom with you?” Angie asked. 

“For now,” Dreamer said. “Can’t keep that up once she’s moving around more. But she’ll be just downstairs in the nursery with the other kiddos.”

Freaky took over rocking duty and within seconds Livi’s giggles had everyone at the table smiling.

Melinda looked to Cass and Lil Mama, “So the twins are a handful plus the new baby.  Any plans for more?“

“See, told you, everyone wants us to have more,” Cass teased, nudging Lil’ Mama’s shoulder. 

“Fine, Melinda, you take the kids for a weekend and we’ll see what happens,” Lil’ Mama said taking Maddox from Cass and passing the little boy across the table. The little man’s eyes widened and arms began to flop a bit as he blew raspberries and then put a hand on either side of Melinda’s head. “See, he likes her.”

“He’s never known a person who didn’t love him,” Cass said, then turned his attention to Lil’ Mama. “Wait, babysitter, this mean we’re running away and–”

Lil’ Mama placed a finger over his lips as she softly said shhhhhh. 

Angie looks at Bounty and Cream prompting Melinda to ask, “So how is everything going with Liam? In case you didn’t notice, we love the babies you all are having.”

Bounty had the same gleam in his eyes that Cass had just sported and Cream cut her eyes at him. 

“Down boy,” she warned. “Liam is wonderful and I think he’s helping my mom with her fine motor skills. They work on things together. All the learning toys are practically the same.”

“Cream, how has it been having Chief back in your life?” Melinda asked with warmth at the reconciled family. 

Baldy interrupts, “ So, Angie you, afraid to ask me  anything?” smiling as he sees her blush and starts to move in her seat.

Angie looks at her notepad “No, I’m good.”

Baldy laughs, “Come on, ask me anything.”

Lil Bit rolls her eyes, “Seriously go ahead and ask him.  He is going to drive you nuts until you do.”

Angie takes a big breath in and giggles, “ Ok. Has anyone held your beer lately?” 

Baldy rubs his hand over his face “Thank God noone has needed to hold my beer since this lady came into my life.”

Hack looks at Melinda and states “Ok Melinda. Angie got the hot seat so now it is your turn.  What do you want to ask me?”

Melinda sitting up tall, trying to not look crazy “How is Rose doing in School?”

Hack looks confused “Really, Rose? Ok. She is adjusting well from what I can see. Took a bit academically to catch her up, but we have a bit of a brain trust that helped her get through.”

Preacher Girl smiles at Melinda. “She is loving the new life, but teenagers can be a little bit of a handful we are discovering.”

Melinda nods totally understanding

Hack looks angry “and boys are not a good thing.”

Preacher Girl sighs “Now Thomas, He just gave her a rose.  It was sweet. “ 

Hack grumbles “He is under surveillance as we speak.”

Melinda  giggles “Wow. Ok so you like being a dad I see,“

“I do, but I need this one to come out soon and be a boy,” he said rubbing Preacher Girl’s belly and talking to the belly. “Hear me, I need a boy because another girl might kill me.”

“You need to stop, Rose is enjoying the little bit of freedom you give her, that’s all.”

“I might need to reassess my limits,” he said. “She was raised to be grown by twelve, why can’t she just enjoy being a kid, she only had a few years of it.”

“Hack,” Baldy said as he got up and spun his cane. “Time’s a wasting.”

“Sorry ladies, when Baldy calls,” Hack then leaned across the table and scoffed at Angie. “Look who I’m telling, coming Daddy.” 

Angie leans over to Melinda, “Why do I have a bad feeling about those two?”
“Because you know them,” Melinda said with a slight chuckle. 

“We better go before we have to start explaining things,” Angie said.  “Thanks so much for letting us come over and hang out.”

Melinda “This has been amazing and insightful for us.”

Angie and Melinda giggle as they get up to leave and Angie asks “Uhm ladies is the Roadhouse open?  We wouldn’t mind a private preshow. I mean, we just want to make sure it’s a SOLID performance” she says while smirking.

Melinda grabs her wallet “I have lots of bills here that need a good home.”

“Michel knows we wanna help out anyone with fundraising,” Angie smirks!!

“Careful what you wish for,” Michel raises an eyebrow as Nine Inch Nails starts blaring through the stereo system and the women notice the kids had been spirited away as Closer starts to play and cane hooks a bottle of Jack sending it flying along the bar top into Hack’s hand as both men moved around the bar, cuts off and shirtless.

An undisclosed amount of money was raised that night. 

~~~~~

Now if you have not read this series…ya know you want to right???

Steel MC Montana Charter

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#WOTR22 #Audio #rereads #enemiestolovers – The Teacher’s Heart, Growing Strong book 4 by Michel Prince

The Teacher's Heart (Growing Strong Book 4)

There’s no way Mandy Butler would ever let herself get attached to anyone. Sure, sex is fun, but love is for suckers. Her parents taught her that. She has her friends, a job she loves, and lots of fun flings. Everything she thinks she wants.

Ashton Gilmore is at a crossroads when he meets Mandy. She’s every thing he’s ever wanted in a real relationship, but she might have too much baggage for even this hot political fixer handle.

For the past few years the women of Growing Strong Montessori have been discovering loves they’d never thought possible. Sans one, Mandy who has spent the last few years taking one hit after another and can’t see Ashton Gilmore as anything more than a bump in the road.

Ashton has to find a way to teach Mandy that love exists, before she gives up on the concept all together.

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I am going to be honest.  I am not sure if Michel gave me the audio code for this audiobook or if I bought it.  But whatever the case, here is my honest review.

Let’s just get to the point with narration…Kat Maxwell is amazing.  I love love love all the books that I have listened to her narrate.  She has a great ability to make each person sound different.  She can emphasize at just the right time in certain scenes to make sure you get that intended laugh or pick up on the sarcasm.  Seriously her narration definitely brings more to the table and authors should be looking her up for books.  I never doubt an audiobook when I see she is narrating it.

Oh Mandy, Mandy, Mandy….or Miss Man as the kids call her.  She is a broken mess of hurt, sadness, rejection, and loss of emotion.  I mean everyone knows someone like her or everyone had been where she is.  She uses her body and sex to make her FEEL but in the end is left feeling worse.  When secrets about her parentage come tumbling out of the closet, she is stunned at how this little bit of news will change the “Growing Strong Mafia”.  She soon learns that not everything is what it seemed.

Ashton sees what an amazing, loyal, fierce, and sexy as hell person Amanda is but can’t understand why she devalues herself all the time.  He is falling for the hard as nails teacher and wants to make sure she understands he is there for the long haul IF she can open her heart to him.  He makes her soon see that relationships aren’t all THAT bad IF you find the ONE person to complete your soul.

Don’t worry friends Mandy does not make it easy for Ashton but he challenges her at every turn while being there to comfort her as her life slowly starts to crumble around her.  More and more secrets start to spill, and Mandy starts to wonder why life can be so craptatic.  Mandy also needs to realize that Ash IS WORTH IT and WILL NOT disappoint her in the end.

Don’t worry friends, I yelled at Mandy a time or two to stop being a rock-hard stubborn idiot.  I also yelled at Ashton to slow his roll because Mandy is a timid horse who will buck you at every turn.  However, their story was hilarious and funny to read.  Her hating him more than air was the best thing ever especially knowing that no one believed her line of bull!!

Michel Prince is an author who graduated with a bachelor degree in History and Political Science. Michel writes young adult and adult paranormal romance as well as contemporary romance.

With characters yelling “It’s my turn damn it!!!” She tries to explain to them that alas, she can only type a hundred and twenty words a minute and they will have wait their turn. She knows eventually they find their way out of her head and to her fingertips and she looks forward to sharing them with you.

When Michel can suppress the voices in her head she can be found at a scouting event or cheering for her son in a variety of sports. She would like to thank her family for always being in her corner and especially her husband for supporting her every dream and never letting her give up.

Michel is a member of RWA Pro and Midwest Fiction Writers. In 2013 she was awarded Elite Status with Rebel Ink Press. She lives in the Twin Cities with her husband, son, and cat.

#WOTR22 #Audio #rereads #FF #Teacher #Politician – The Politician’s Heart, Growing Strong Book 3 by Michel Prince

The Politician's Heart (Growing Strong #3)

Karen Schroeder made the choice to be a politician. Her local success has caught the eyes of her party and she’s suddenly thrust into the national stage. She knows how to play the game and exactly who she needs to be, even if it’s not who she really is.

Sarah Lindstrom has never questioned her feelings, even when they made her believe her girlfriend would say yes to her proposal instead of breaking up with her. When she sees Karen Schroeder campaigning, the rush of attraction is undeniable. Sarah knows she’s been wrong before, but her feelings for Karen overwhelm any apprehension for this woman who’s trapped in the closet.

As the relationship grows, Sarah learns love can be the painful when the one you love can only be herself with the door is closed. More importantly, her love of Karen could cost her everything she’s worked for. Can love bloom when hidden in the dark?

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The Politician’s Heart (Growing Strong Book 3) by Michel Prince

Narrator: Kat Maxwell

I was given this audio book for an honest review by the author.

The narrator by Kat Maxwell is amazing.  I loved seeing her name on the book for narrator.  She does a great job voicing the characters.  She is one of my favorite narrators for audio books.

This book I have to admit I was not sure I would enjoy.  I am not a person who reads F/F and so I was like meeeehhhhh about it BUT I love Michel’s stories soooooooo…. I absolutely loved Sarah and Karen as a couple. I admit I can’t wait for book 4. Mandy and Ashton, after watching the sexual chemistry these two had for each other but that is for another day.

Sarah is the mom of the group.  She is the one who wears their heart on her sleeve.  She is the one who will do anything and everything for her Mafia Family, Lover, students and their families, and her family in general.  When Sarah’s hearts broken, we feel her desire to be with someone but at the same time she wont settle for anyone like Mandy.  She has lived her life out and does not understand why anyone would need to be in the closet. But not everyone has the amazing support system Sarah has.

Karen is the state representative who is living a double life.  She has her best friend Ashton as her “Beard” while she navigates a career as a politician….wait….as a conservative Republican politician.  When her campaign manager tells her she has a good chance to win a US Senate seat, She jumps.  The very last thing she expects is to meet the love of her life while manning a booth at a county fair.

Sarah and Karen have to navigate A LOT due to Karen’s Closet status and the fact she is a person in the public spotlight.  Seeing Karen want to be her true self all the while fearing the loss of her political career and family weighs heavily on her.  With Ashton’s steady hand plus Sarah’s loving guidance and understanding, they learn to navigate things together.

I admit I love where the book ended in the epilogue.  I hope that storyline continues in book 4.  I would love to know what happens to the campaign.  I also admit I am glad I did read the story.  The love between these ladies was wonderful.  Seeing the respect between the ladies was amazing.

Michel Prince is an author who graduated with a bachelor degree in History and Political Science. Michel writes young adult and adult paranormal romance as well as contemporary romance.

With characters yelling “It’s my turn damn it!!!” She tries to explain to them that alas, she can only type a hundred and twenty words a minute and they will have wait their turn. She knows eventually they find their way out of her head and to her fingertips and she looks forward to sharing them with you.

When Michel can suppress the voices in her head she can be found at a scouting event or cheering for her son in a variety of sports. She would like to thank her family for always being in her corner and especially her husband for supporting her every dream and never letting her give up.

Michel is a member of RWA Pro and Midwest Fiction Writers. In 2013 she was awarded Elite Status with Rebel Ink Press. She lives in the Twin Cities with her husband, son, and cat.

#WOTR22 #reread #Audio #SingleMom #Teacher #2ndChance – The Queen’s Heart, Growing Strong book 2 by Michel Prince

The Queen's Heart (Growing Strong #2)

At the tender age of seventeen, Mary Beth discovered the family she thought would see her through anything couldn’t accept her one mistake. Thank goodness for her best friends that stepped up to support her decision to keep her child. Seven years later together with her friends, she’s created a successful business on the verge of a large expansion.

But the desire to be accepted by her family continues to be a failure that taints all her accomplishments and has her making concessions she never thought she would.

Elias Marquez was content with his life. He definitely wasn’t looking for the vibrant redhead down the hall from him. After a chance encounter, he can’t escape the need to be in her company again. He wants to explore the possibilities and the undeniable spark her touch inspires.

Torn between trying to right the past and accepting that she can only control her own life is Mary Beth truly ready for the love Elias is prepared to offer as a future?

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Review by Twinsie Angie

I was given this audio book for an honest review by the author.

The narrator by Kat Maxwell is amazing.  I loved seeing her name on the book for narrator.  She does a great job voicing the characters.  She is one of my favorite narrators for audio books.

Mary Beth is normally a strong, steady, and responsible business owner.  She and her 3 besties from high school built a business and are building toward a better future.  These girls are her everything and she will do everything to be the best for her friends/family.

Mary Beth is such a strong woman until her baby daddy, Nate, comes crawling back.  She is in a bad spot.  She keeps falling back into the sheets with him and will not move forward.  She lives in the “what if” he finally comes back.  She also thinks she needs to be available for the father of her son.  Which Nate fully takes advantage of.  He knows he can worm his way back in to her life.

Eli is the swinging bachelor who moves into Mary Beth’s apartment.  He catches a glimpse of her when moving in and cannot stop trying to get to know her.  They two have crazy chemistry plus major respect for one another.  They love to banter and grow to love each other but Nate will not let this love grow without issues.

Mary Beth has a lot of other issues besides her baby daddy and that is her real family.  The birth of her illegitimate son caused her to be disowned by her parents.  When she stumbles upon some family drama, she and her friends have to be there to support her as well as Eli.

I loved the story and seeing Case and Gabby plus seeing where the family will be headed in the future.

Michel Prince is an author who graduated with a bachelor degree in History and Political Science. Michel writes young adult and adult paranormal romance as well as contemporary romance.

With characters yelling “It’s my turn damn it!!!” She tries to explain to them that alas, she can only type a hundred and twenty words a minute and they will have wait their turn. She knows eventually they find their way out of her head and to her fingertips and she looks forward to sharing them with you.

When Michel can suppress the voices in her head she can be found at a scouting event or cheering for her son in a variety of sports. She would like to thank her family for always being in her corner and especially her husband for supporting her every dream and never letting her give up.

Michel is a member of RWA Pro and Midwest Fiction Writers. In 2013 she was awarded Elite Status with Rebel Ink Press. She lives in the Twin Cities with her husband, son, and cat.

#WOTR22 #Reread #Audio #Adoption #Family #Teachers – The Guardian’s Heart, Growing Strong book 1 by Michel Prince

The Guardian's Heart (Growing Strong #1)

Case Thomas is always in control whether its on the basketball court, the lab where he works, or in his love life. He thinks he has everything all figured out. All that changes when his parents pass away during his last year of college and Case is thrown into fatherhood when he becomes temporary guardian to two adorable twin toddlers. Weeks later, exhausted and running out of time, Case must decide if he’s ready to become a father to these children, or give them up and move on with what’s left of his life. Then he meets Gabbie Vaulst.

Gabbie is amazing with the kids, owns her own business, and has all the right curves in all the right places. She can tell Case is attracted to her, but does he really love her or is he just settling for a surrogate Mom who can wrangle his new kids? Knowing that she’s falling in love with him, she chooses to push him away until his world straightens out. Can Case prove to Gabbie, and himself, that his feelings are real? Or is this sudden family too much for both of them to handle?

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Review by Twinsie Angie

I was given this audio book for an honest review by the author.

I love love loved the premise of this book given I am a preschool teacher by day.  SO, when Michel offered me the book, I snapped it up and started it the next day!!

I am going to start with our heroine Gabby because she is just kind, loving, and loyal…at times to a fault…but that is a story for another day.  Gabby is minding her business when she catches a batch of diapers being thrown her way.  She, again being the amazing and selfless person that she is, jumps in to help this incredibly stressed out…Dad?  What she soon learns about Case and his siblings turned children, she opens her heart to help him figure things out not realizing how her own world would be rocked by this man and kiddos.

Case is just wanting to finish college when his world is rocked by his parent’s death.  He now has to decide what he is doing…keeping his twin siblings OR giving them up for adoption.  He is at his wits ends and begging God for a sign when Gabby, the angel from above, comes to his rescue.

Claire and Charlie ….seriously made this book!!  They are the typical kids with typical drama (I mean I feel ya Claire when my Pretties are no longer wearable) but then they have such devastating sadness over the loss of their momma and daddy.  Case and Gabby navigate a relationship all the while finding a family forming under their feet.

I loved the story like crazy.  I mean how can you not love them as a couple plus Gabby’s Growing Strong Mafia who threaten Case at every turn if he hurts their girl…LOL  *Sigh* Oh Mandy……..

This was a sweet story of finding the love of your life right when you need them most.  The couple deal with a few issues and learn to communicate along the way but I just loved everything about the story.

The narration at the times was a little off sounding. It was like a bad edit cut in at times but Ben did a nice job with bringing the story to life for the characters.

Michel Prince is an author who graduated with a bachelor degree in History and Political Science. Michel writes young adult and adult paranormal romance as well as contemporary romance.

With characters yelling “It’s my turn damn it!!!” She tries to explain to them that alas, she can only type a hundred and twenty words a minute and they will have wait their turn. She knows eventually they find their way out of her head and to her fingertips and she looks forward to sharing them with you.

When Michel can suppress the voices in her head she can be found at a scouting event or cheering for her son in a variety of sports. She would like to thank her family for always being in her corner and especially her husband for supporting her every dream and never letting her give up.

Michel is a member of RWA Pro and Midwest Fiction Writers. In 2013 she was awarded Elite Status with Rebel Ink Press. She lives in the Twin Cities with her husband, son, and cat.

#WOTR22 #Review – The Seer (The Aberration Book 3) by Michel Prince

The Seer (The Aberration Book 3) by [Michel Prince]

Since Aberrations started appearing across the globe, the world was trapped in a communal nightmare. Children tossed away, instead of nurtured. Their gifts only seen as dangers, not a blessing, all hitting the teenagers right as they are trying to come into themselves.

At some point we all get lost in our dreams of what will be or what could be, but for Peyton Lark, trying to find the right path in his visions has him slipping into a delirium of insanity. The Seer among those who’ve hidden away on an island knows when visions increase, they are closing in on becoming reality.

While he has the ability to see danger coming, it doesn’t mean he can find the path to avoid it. With his other half, his love Claire Lawrence, being taken from him over and over in painful nightmares his main focus turns to saving her, with the rest a distant second. But the path isn’t changing no matter how much he tries to manipulate the dream.

Can Peyton find the way to save those around them from a weapon created for their complete annihilation? Or will he at least be able to spin the dream to save the one person who anchors him fully?

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Review by Twinsie Kelly

I couldn’t wait for Peyton’s story and I am so glad we finally have it! Peyton came from a good home with good parents but because of his birthdate, was sent to an aberration camp where he endured the unthinkable. Once he was able to escape, he found his place with others like him in Satori. They have all, Aberrations and Harveys (the normal), had to run as they are now being hunted by an Aberration Elder that is the current president. Peyton is a computer whiz and incredibly smart but his greatest strength is also his weakness. He is a seer and gets visions of the future. The only problem is that the future is always changing. He sees the same nightmare over and over where Clair is ripped away from him and no matter what he does or how hard he tries; he cannot manipulate anything to make this future change. He is finding that he is starting to blame himself but also questioning who he can trust. He feels like he is literally going insane. These hunters will never stop and finally Peyton has a breakthrough. He is thinking about things the wrong way. He needs to have EVERYONE work together. No prejudices and social classes. No more what ifs plaguing him to the point of madness. The time has come to band together and get ready for the inevitable. However, when the inevitable comes, another crazy twist comes at us and brings an entirely new type of torture to endure and get through. This story is an incredibly well written YA that can definitely get us adults on edge and turning the pages like crazy. I highly recommend this series and cannot wait for the next installment!

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