Ashley’s Review of Tapout by J.C. Valentine

Ashley’s 4-🛍🛍🛍🛍 Review
Book: Tapout
Author: J.C. Valentine
Series: Wayward Fighters #2
Genre: Sports Romance, New Adult
Release Date: July 5, 2014
Stars: 4

Fantastic conclusion!! Where Knockout leaves off Tapout picks right up. Ms. Valentine puts more drama and suspense this story. Ally and Jami start off a story really in love despite the protests of his coach not to get tangled up in a woman. When the crew decides to go to Las Vegas for Jami’s match and leave Ally behind that’s when everything comes crumbling down. She gets fired from her job and Spencer, Jami’s right-hand man, gets exposed for a gambling addiction that distracts Jami enough to lose his fight. He was previously undefeated. What will happen to their relationship with all the lies and secrets Ally and Jami keep from each other?

** I was given an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review **img_9500

Ashley’s Review of Knockout by J.C. Valentine

Ashley’s 4-🛍🛍🛍🛍 Review
Book: Knockout
Author: J.C. Valentine
Series: Wayward Fighters #1
Genre: Sports Romance, New Adult
Release Date: April 6, 2014
Stars: 4

Ms. Valentine is a new author to me and I was blown away. She writes a drama and angst filled story. Jami and Ally have so much baggage between them it’s unreal. They were neighbors growing up. She had an alcoholic father who used to beat her and her mother and Jami used to burglarize homes/businesses and do and sell drugs. She hasn’t been able to stop thinking about him since he was dragged away in handcuffs from her life. When they meet up again it’s at a MMA match where Jami is fighting, he put his temper to good use. When things get sticky for Ally with her job, she brings home clients and that’s a big no-no, she starts receiving calls and unexplainable things start to happen. Jami doesn’t need/want the distraction of a serious girlfriend but he just can’t help it with Ally. Will Jami have to become Ally’s protector once again?

I didn’t want this book to end. I can’t wait to see what happens next!!!

** I was given an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review **img_9499

Ashley’s Review of Claimed by Two Masters by Claire Thompson

Ashley’s 4-🛍🛍🛍🛍 Review
Book: Claimed by Two Masters
Author: Claire Thompson
Series: BDSM Connections Book #3
Genre: BDSM, Erotica
Release Date: February 17, 2017
Stars: 4

I have been anticipating this book for a while now and it was as good as I expected it to be. I absolutely love Ms. Thompson’s writing style. She has great character development and really relatable characters.

When Shea finally gets up the courage to go to a BDSM club she is highly aroused and intrigued. That’s when she meets two sexy Doms, Steve and Zach. They teach anyone who wants to explore being an erotic submissive. They take on Shea as a client to teach her how to be a submissive. It gets harder and harder to train Shea and not have sex with her- that’s their number one rule about teaching submissives, they don’t have sex with their students. And they absolutely don’t let their hearts get involved. Will they all come out unscathed when they finally take their relationship to the next level?

I loved this book!! Can’t wait for what Ms. Thompson will come up with next.

** I was given an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review **img_9426

Ashley’s Review of Crescent Vendetta by Desiree L. Scott

Ashley’s 4-🛍🛍🛍🛍 Review
Book: Crescent Vendetta
Author: Desiree L Scott
Series: Vendetta Series #1
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Romantic Suspense
Release Date: November 30, 2016
Stars: 4

This was the first book I’ve read by Ms. Scott and I can’t wait for more. Vanessa and Travis were well developed characters. She is an outcast and he the alpha of a pack. They couldn’t be more different but what they both have in common is they are kidnapped and made to fight in an underground wolf fighting ring.

Vanessa was shunned by her brother’s pack and then taken in by The Crescent Pack pack. Travis is slowly getting Vanessa to trust in him. Will they be safe from the kidnappers trying to reacquire them, especially Vanessa?

I can’t wait for the second book in this series. I’m really looking forward to the continuation.

** I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review **IMG_9364.JPG

Ashley’s Review of Entwined Souls by Michele Gantz

Ashley’s 4-🛍🛍🛍🛍 Review
Book: Entwined Souls
Author: Michele Gantz
Series: The Soulmates Series #1
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: September 6, 2016
Stars: 4

Ms. Gantz has a new fan. I’m all about paranormal but add a paranormal love triangle and I’m in!!! Amia, Gage and Hunter are exceptional characters that resonate with me especially Amia.

Two brothers couldn’t be more different… Gage flaunts the law and Hunter is just the opposite. Amia meets Gage first and there are sparks so she agrees to go on a date with him. That’s when everything spirals out of control, he really has a problem with her being an author. Hunter tried to warn her about Gage. Hunter meets Amia on the first day of her creative writing class. They have an instant attraction. Amia and Hunter spend all their time together, which makes Gage really, really unhappy. Gage lets a secret slip about him and Hunter that Amia is weary about.

Gage only wants Amia for one reason- her power. Hunter wants Amia because he’s her true soulmate. A power struggle ensues between all the factions. Who will come out on top?

Ms. Gantz is a promising new author. I will be reading more of her books!!!

** I was given an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review **img_9237

Ashley’s Review of Jasmineby Kris Michaels

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Ashley’s 5-🛍🛍🛍🛍🛍 Review
Book: Jasmine
Author: Kris Michaels
Series: Kings of Guardian
Genre: Military Romance, Romantic Suspense
Release Date: January 27, 2017
Stars: 5

This is not the first book I’ve read by Ms. Michaels, but this is the first book I’ve read in the series. I absolutely loved it!!! She it’s such a good writer with relatable characters.

Jasmine King loved her job as personal security in her brothers’ firm. All of her brothers have their own specialty within the firm and her and her two other sisters have their place within the firm also. She gets off an assignment and is rushed right back into guarding a famous country singer. From the instant she lays eyes on him sexual chemistry crackles.

Chad Nelson lives in his own little bubble and lets everyone around him run the show. He just wants to write and sing and doesn’t particularly care what’s happening around him. His management team hires Jasmine’s firm to help protect the country singer from a stalker/psychopath. Chad doesn’t know how far the stalker has gone, he’s being framed for murder. The only thing the murder victims have in common is Chad. Will the bad boy of country music be able to be saved from his self destructive path he is on? Will Jasmine and the Guardians be able to prove Chad’s innocence?

I love this book so much I’m going to buy the entire series!!! Way to go Ms. Michaels!

** I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review **

Ashley’s Review of Her Domiate Seal by Caitlyn O’Leary

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Ashley’s 4-🛍🛍🛍🛍 Review
Book: Her Dominate Seal
Author: Caitlyn O’Leary
Series: Midnight Delta #9
Genre: Military Romance, Action and Adventure
Release Date: January 30, 2017
Stars: 4

This is the first book I’ve read by Ms. O’Leary and I can’t wait to read more. This book was so good I am going to have to get the other 8 in the Midnight Delta series.

Drake Avery is part of the Midnight Delta Navy SEALs team. When he was framed for assault in Tennessee the judge gave him an option of enlisting, he took the olive branch the judge handed him and never looked back. He still kept in touch with his six younger sisters via Skype and emails and sent a portion of his paychecks to them every month. When Drake’s father gets out of jail early and goes after his younger sister Piper he flies from California back to Tennessee even though he was told by the police to never set foot in his hometown again.

Karen Eastman is one of Piper’s teachers and her mentor. When Drake’s father sends some goons after Karen and Drake barely makes it there in time he insists on Karen coming to stay with him and his family. His alpha male dominate personality comes out to play in all aspects of their interactions.

I love the interaction between Drake and his sisters. They don’t take any of his sh*t and they give as good as they get, especially Eva (I really hope she gets her own book). And you can’t forget his comradery with his teammates. I highly recommend this book for anyone who likes military romance or romantic suspense.

** I was given an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review **

Ashley’s Review of Football Sundae by Daryl Banner

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Ashley’s 4.5-🛍🛍🛍🛍🛍 Review
Book: Football Sundae
Author: Daryl Banner
Genre: M/M Romance
Release Date: February 5, 2017
Stars: 4.5

Mr. Banner has another hit on his hands. I’m blown away by his writing. I absolutely love Tanner and Billy.

Tanner left for Oklahoma on a football scholarship. The town’s football hero he was in for a rude awakening in college, he struggled with his classes and making friends. After three years of college he was looking forward to the summer when he came back to Spruce, Texas.

Billy had aspirations to go to culinary school right after he graduated high school, but when his father had a heart attack he put his dreams on hold to run the family’s diner. He has dreams aside from running his family diner, Billy wants to open a sweets shop. Billy is the token gay guy of Spruce. Billy has always had wet dreams of Tanner and then his object of his obsession comes strolling into the diner one day.

Tanner and Billy start a friendship only the friendship leads to more. They have a hard time keeping their relationship under wraps especially living in a small town. Will Tanner ever be able to be comfortable with Billy and their relationship?

I love Tanner and Billy!!! I highly recommend the story to anyone that loves M/M or just an introduction to M/M. This story was extremely sweet and funny story.

** I was given an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review **

 

Ashley’s Review of Blood Money by Tee O’Fallon

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Ashley’s 5-🛍🛍🛍🛍🛍 Review
Book: Blood Money
Author: Tee O’Fallon
Series: NYPD Blue & Gold #2
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: January 23, 2017
Stars: 5

This is the first book I’ve read by Ms. O’Fallon and I went and bought the first book in the series. I loved it that much! It was suspenseful and kept me on the edge of my seat.

Detective Gray Yates has some major, major trust issues. After doing a tour in Afghanistan and trusting the wrong woman he is majorly gun shy about trusting women and people in general. He wants to take a chance on Alex, but he knows she has secrets. Alex is a single mom of a little boy who has cancer and is just trying to get by. Gray finally gives in to his attraction to Alex and asks her on a date. It all comes crashing down when Alex is implicated with the Pyramid and Gray’s trust goes right out the window. Will he ever be able to truly trust Alex again when all of her secrets come to light?
** I was given an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review **

Ashley’s Review of More Than Anything by S. Van Horne

 

Ashley’s 5-🛍🛍🛍🛍🛍 Review
Book: More Than Anything
Author: S. Van Horne
Series: More Series Book 2
Genre: Military Romance, Romantic Suspense
Release Date: January 23, 2017
Stars: 5

Ms. Van Horne keeps getting better. I love this series. I couldn’t wait for Neil and Sara to get their own book.

Sara is an administrative assistant at Seal Security. She has been keeping secrets from those closest to her. One phone call is all it takes and everything changes in the blink of an eye.

Neil is the head of Seal Security and has had a crush on Sara from the first moment they met. After Neil’s scare when Len was kidnapped and subsequently getting her back he is determined to not let Sara slip through his fingers. When Sara gets a call and subsequently runs Neil is determined to get her back. Will Neil finally get to tell Sara how much she means to him or will she slip through his fingers forever?

I highly recommend this book and the series!! I can’t wait for James and Ashley’s book.

** I was given an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review **