Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Reaper's Fall (Reaper's MC #5) by Joanna Wylde - Review

He never meant to hurt her. 

Levi “Painter” Brooks was nothing before he joined the Reapers motorcycle club. The day he patched in, they became his brothers and his life. All they asked in return was a strong arm and unconditional loyalty—a loyalty that’s tested when he’s caught and sentenced to prison for a crime committed on their behalf.

Melanie Tucker may have had a rough start, but along the way she’s learned to fight for her future. She’s escaped from hell and started a new life, yet every night she dreams of a biker whose touch she can’t forget. It all started out so innocently—just a series of letters to a lonely man in prison. Friendly. Harmless. Safe.

Now Painter Brooks is coming home… and Melanie’s about to learn that there’s no room for innocence in the Reapers MC.

I absolutely loved this book. It was amazing. For me, Painter redeemed his self in Reaper's Stand when he was offering to look the other way if London wanted to escape. Not gonna lie, before that I thought the dude was a major douchebag with the way he messed with Em's feelings.

I fell even harder in love with Painter in this book. He was so incredible - and I agree with the girls in the book, he definitely has a 'Madonna-whore complex'. I loved how he was with Mel; how he didn't want to hurt her as he knew it was inevitable. I loved how much he adored Izzy, how she was his whole world, and he even let her dress him up as a fairy for a tea party. His love for his family was swoon-worthy and amazing.

I loved Mel. I loved how devoted she was to her daughter and was not willing to give her up for anything. It was really admirable. However, I had a bit of a problem really connecting with Mel - she was a bit bitchy at times.

I have been so intrigued about Jess since we were first introduced to her. I loved her and Taz (She's getting a book right? With Taz? Or maybe Banks? Either way, I can't wait!) 

I fell in love with Gage in this book - I have been waiting for his book for ages, and I cannot believe we're finally getting it!!! I'm so excited for his story (With Tinker, I'm assuming). For some strange reason the books where the characters are slightly older seem to be my favourites in this series (Picnic and London) and I cannot wait for Gage's 'cause I have a feeling it will become my favourite, and Gage will become my fave Reaper.


Monday, 16 November 2015

Heart of the Dragon (Atlantis #1) by Gena Showalter - Review

Grace Carlyle's world was about to change ...

Deep in the jungle on the trail of her missing brother, Grace never expected to find a secret world populated by mythological monsters -- nor guarded by a sword-wielding being whose beauty put mortal men to shame.

Darius en Kragin belongs to a race of shape-shifting warriors sworn to guard Atlantis and kill all travelers who stray within its boundaries. Yet when Grace stumbles into his realm, he finds himself tempted to betray his centuries-old vow.

Now their forbidden love will either bring their worlds together -- or tear them both apart.

I love Gena Showalter. She's one of my fave authors of this year. I've read so many books by her these past few weeks and this one was one of my faves.

Heart of the Dragon was amazing. I absolutely loved this book. I loved Grace. She was an amazing, strong-willed, loyal heroine. I loved how Grace was your normal average, every-day woman. She didn't feel special, or unique, but there's a man out there who does see her as special, beautiful, and one-of-a-kind. And for Grace that was Darius, for very own alpha-male man like in her novels that she reads and dreams about.

I fell head over heels in love with Darius in this novel. I loved the fact he was a badass dragon, his castle, his army, and how much he loves and adores Grace. I always have a soft spot for the guys who feel no emotions, and then one girl makes him feel the whole world - I especially loved how Darius was content in his adoration and fixation on Grace. I just really loved Darius and Grace as a couple.

I also loved the side story with Alex and Teira. I really loved this couple as well. So sweet and lovely.

I really loved this book, the first of the series. I will definitely be going to read the others.


Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Some Girls Lie by Amy Andrews - Review

Local pub owner Jemima Jane Ericson is living a lie. She’s
been in love with her best friend Ethan since forever. But he fell in love with another woman, married her, and despite their tempestuous relationship and decade old divorce, JJ knows Ethan’s heart is still down for the count. And friendship is better than nothing, right?

Single dad and Jumbuck Springs chief of police, Ethan Weston, hits the pub the night his ex-wife remarries and announces she wants custody of their daughter. When he wakes the next morning to find himself in JJ’s bed he’s mortified that they’d crossed a line they should never have crossed. Until JJ’s abusive ex, Shane, shows up at her door and Ethan claims he and JJ are engaged to protect her.

Both are stunned by the unravelling of their normally sane lives but suddenly it makes sense – JJ gets a deterrent and Ethan gets the respectability of a wife for any custody claims. But when JJ’s life is threatened, Ethan is forced to confront feelings that may just run much deeper than convenience…

Although it's the last book in the series, it's also my first book by Amy Andrews. And it was amazing. I absolutely loved this book. I loved everything there was to this book.

JJ was an amazing badass woman. She was strong, fiercely loyal, and just a general badass. I loved JJ, she was just so cool and calm. I loved how she didn't take anybody's crap. She was confident in her sexuality, which was amazing to see - not many books actually do that.

I loved Ethan. The strong, protective hero. 'Sigh'. He was amazing - I loved his loyalty to JJ, Connie, his family, his town. He was just so amazing - not seeing what was right in-front of his eyes all along.

I will definitely be reading more by Amy Andrews - I'm gonna go back and read the others in the series now.


Monday, 9 November 2015

The Game Plan by Kristen Callihan - Review

A beard-related dare and one hot-as-hell kiss changes everything.

NFL center Ethan Dexter’s focus has always been on playing football and little else. Except when it comes to one particular woman. The lovely Fiona Mackenzie might not care about his fame, but she’s also never looked at him as anything more than one of her brother-in-law’s best friend. That ends now. 

Fi doesn’t know what to make of Dex. The bearded, tattooed, mountain of man-muscle looks more like a biker than a football player. Rumor has it he’s a virgin, but she finds that hard to believe. Because from the moment he decides to turn his quiet intensity on her she’s left weak at the knees and aching to see his famous control fully unleashed. 

Dex is looking for a forever girl, but they live vastly different lives in separate cities. Fi ought to guard her heart and walk away. But Dex has upped his game and is using all his considerable charm to convince Fi he's her forever man.

Game On

This year the guy-craze has been man-buns and beards (lets be honest, tattoo's aren't a new thing). And I have been all over that (Brock anybody?) So I was beyond stoked to find out that Kristen's new hero in her series had tattoo's, a man-bun and a beard. This guy couldn't have gotten any hotter. 


He was just so intense and adorable. I really loved Dex. I loved his intensity, his quietness, his unwavering adoration of Fi. Dex was just like this big loveable teddy-bear. I almost wept for him when I found out about his high school years, and how girls treated him. He didn't deserve that at all. I especially loved how loyal and helpful he was to Gray; I swear my ovaries wobbled a bit when he was looking after Leo, and showing Ivy and Gray how to handle him during that night scene. I... I just really freaking loved this guy.

Now, Fi. I liked Fi a lot. She was fun and the complete opposite of Dex (opposite attracts and all). But I guess you could say I didn't really connect to Fi like I did the previous two heroines in the series. She fought for what she wanted and I admired her a lot for that - she rocked.

I absolutely loved this book. It was an excellent addition to an amazing series. I cannot wait for what's next in this series.


Saturday, 7 November 2015

One King's Way by Samantha Young - Review

The New York Times bestselling author of On Dublin Street
returns to the bar where it all began with Braden and Joss for a white-hot new novella full of passion and drama.

When he’s not working at the club, Craig Lanaghan looks out for his mother and little sisters. So when it comes to women, all he wants is a good time. But once Rain Alexander walks into his life, there’s no denying that this woman could be worth much more than a one-night stand….

Rain’s lifelong regret is having left her sister Darcy alone years ago with a guardian who turned out to be abusive. So when Darcy’s boyfriend publicly humiliates her in a cruel way, Rain’s overprotective instincts kick in and she follows him to Club 39—where she meets a guy who just might be her perfect match.

The chemistry between Rain and Craig is explosive, but Rain is out for revenge, and refuses to be sidetracked by flirtation. As things between them heat up, she’ll have to make a heartbreaking choice between giving in to the man of her dreams or putting her sister’s happiness first….

OMG!! I loved this novella to On Dublin Street. I was so sad to see this series ending (it had an amazing ending - Logan became my favourite Scot). But knowing Samantha Young had written a novella for it I was so incredibly stoked. And it did not let down.

I absolutely adored Rain. She was just this incredible 1940s pin-up girl - somebody I could aspire to be. She was just so kickass and I actually have a girl-crush on her (like Maggie, Craig's sister), not gonna lie. Rain was a romantic through and through and I could really relate to her - its books like the On Dublin Series that makes me a hopeless romantic, and uncompromising when it comes to a guy, so I could totally understand where Rain was coming from.

I loved Craig. I loved the fact he was a reformed man-whore. I loved how enamoured he was with Rain. He didn't want anybody else cause he knew he had found the one for him. This realist was a romantic at heart - and thus he stole my heart.

I absolutely loved this book. It was great novella to a great series.


Sunday, 1 November 2015

Where have I been?

So, I know I've been pretty quiet on the blogging front for the past two months but there's a reason for that.


Of course I'm studying English (with Media Cultural Studies).

And things have been crazy the past few weeks. I've been settling in, getting to know the city, making friends... And of course having fun! ;)

Anyway, I'm getting back into my blogging, so stay tuned cause I have many reviews to come.