Saturday, August 29, 2015

Carnal Secrets (The Phoenix Pack #3) by Suzanne Wright

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Shaya found her mate at her best friend, Taryn's, mating ceremony and she waits all night for him to claim her. She is devastated when he leaves the celebration without even saying a word. She know that being a submissive wolf is a problem for him since he is an Alpha but he could have at least talked to her about it but instead he makes her life miserable. He doesn't want her but makes it clear no one else can have her. Hurt and tired from the constant rejection she leaves her pack with a plan that keep Nick from finding her even though she is sure he won't even try.

Nick can't believe Shaya ran from him and although her pack won't tell him her where she is, he will find her and when he does she will never run again. That is once he convinces her he is in it for the forever and not just to make her life miserable.

I have to say the out of the whole series I think that Shaya is my favorite character because she maybe a submissive but she has the heart and courage of an Alpha. As for Nick, I know his heart was in the right place and the he really wants his mate but he should never have put her through all that emotional torture to begin with so he deserved the baseball bat to the head. The character that you love to hate in Carnal Secrets is Amber and boy will you hate the two faced bitch from hell, who should have her healer's license revoked.

The bedroom scenes were not I steamy or detailed as I expected them to be with Nick being an Alpha male but there was definitely some 'rockin' don't come a nockin' moments they just didn't leave me wanting a cold shower.

I really loved Carnal Secrets story line and sub plots, it made for a very busy as well as entertaining read so I really think this particular book in the series is officially my absolute favorite for the series. I also think it deserves the five star rating it will get.

Favorite Quotes

“I’m not pissed at you—although I’ve visualized you sliding down a barbed-wire banister a couple of times.”--Shaya

“Claim me? Now there’s a fucking joke. I’d rather French kiss a goddamn barracuda than mate with you!”--Shaya

I look forward to reading Dark Instincts, the 4th book in the series..

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A pack Alpha and his estranged, true mate wrestle with painful secrets, ruthless enemies, and their own irresistible attraction, in the sexy third book of the Phoenix Pack series.

Half-shifter Shaya Critchley may hold a submissive role in her pack, but she’s done taking orders. After her Alpha wolf mate refused to claim her—but committed to interfering in her life—she took off. Now she hides from him, posing as a human in a town full of anti-shifter extremist groups. She thinks he’ll never find her again, and that suits her just fine. But she’s wrong.

Nick Axton can barely control his feelings for Shaya, but he could never claim her—not if he truly cares for her. The degenerative brain condition he keeps secret would ultimately leave her with a burden rather than a mate. But when Shaya runs away, Nick can’t bear the thought of never seeing her again. After tracking her down, he discovers Shaya’s feisty and passionate side in the process…a side he’d never seen before.

Under the menacing gazes of territorial local packs and violent human extremists, Nick vows to finally claim the spirited Shaya…and despite her initial resistance, Shaya just might find his fiery determination to be the ultimate aphrodisiac.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Justice (New Species #4) by Laurann Dohner

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Yeah, Justice North gets a mate; even though he tries to fight it for what he thinks is the good of his people. He thinks he should mate a New Species woman but he can't stop thinking about Jesse and when she finally has enough of his antics he won't let her go.

Jesse Dupree loves her job rescuing New Species females from the clutches of the evil jerks they were given and who cares is she got the job because her dad is a Congressman. After an invitation to a wedding at reservation leads to her being attacked and then rescued by Justice North she see her chance to share her ideas about the future recues of the female. Before they can really talk she is called back to work where a gunshot costs her the job she loves but plants her closer to Justice things can only get better can't they.

Justice gives so much of himself to his people that I am excited that he gets to have love and happiness to. Although there were times I really thought he deserved getting kicked to the curb. And poor Jesse just could catch a break, at every turn her heart was being broken because he just couldn't figure it out. They had some epic go rounds that usually seemed to happen after some seriously hot steamy, blow the roof off sex, so by the time they went the separate ways for the night you were sure if you needed a cold shower or a punching bag.

So now that I have raved about this book that yes I have read twice, hey what can I say, I love these books; but I still need to give this one a rating and after counting all the edits I found I am thankfully happy to announce that I am only subtracting one star from the rating due to edits. The Heating though was off the chart so five flames really aren't enough to cover how hot things got between this couple.

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If I could give this cover a heat rating I so would.

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Justice North is the face of New Species. Seeing him up close makes Jessie’s heart race. He’s the ultimate alpha male—big, muscular, exotically beautiful…and dangerous. Of course he’s off limits. But then the sexy man purrs and all bets are off.

Jessie Dupree is a mouthy, fiery human female who brings out the animal in Justice. She wants to show him how to relax, and he’s all for anything she wants to do, but Justice has sworn to protect his people and to take a Species mate. He’s torn between the woman he wants and the oath he’s taken.

Jessie knows a relationship between them probably won’t end well, heartbreak is inevitable. But that won’t stop her from freeing the wildness inside Justice and spending every moment she can steal wrapped around his hot body, making him roar with passion.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Blackmailed by Annmarie McKenna

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Brianna's brother Scott is blind and partially deaf and because of this her dickhead of a dad decides to force her to conceive a child with a man of his choosing in order to get a perfect male heir, how sick is that? When Cole sees Brianna he immediately feels protective of her and refuses to let her leave with her father.

Can you believe that I like this book so much that I have read it five times? Well it's true for some reason this book just really calls out to me and then I just have to read it.

I am not sure if it's the really hot steamy bedroom scenes or that fact that I like seeing an idiot parent decked by his own son. Brianna and Scott have a lot of obstacles and the biggest one is their idiot father. Andrew Wyatt is most definitely a certifiable jack wagon in need of castration and parenting lessons from a jail cell.

Let us not forget the two charming heroes that save Scott and Brianna, you could almost feel the love at first moment for both Cole and Tyler, it was some seriously good writing on Annnarie McKenna's part. They started with blackmailing her into staying providing themselves with a chance to keep her. I am glad it worked out for them and Brianna.

Where to begin with the sister from hell, made me thankful for my sisters that's for sure. That fruit loop didn't roll far from the tree. Sure made me feel like it was coming at them from all directions. Andrew should have learned to either keep it in his pants or how to use a condom.

Overall a really good book with lots of ups and downs to keep some one interested, even though it isn't a paranormal read it is still worth the time to read.

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Brianna Wyatt may be a victim of her father's machinations, but one look is all it takes for Cole Masters and Tyler Cannon to offer her their own style of menage a trois blackmail. Brianna Wyatt's father is blackmailing her into doing what he wants by threatening to send her brother to an institution. She would do anything to keep that from happening, including go along with his demented scheme of her getting pregnant by Cole Masters--a man who's been rumored to share a woman with his best friend, and who leaves Brianna's innocent senses in shambles. Cole is sure he's about to be blackmailed-why else would a man whore his daughter? But there's something about her that neither Cole nor his best friend, Tyler Cannon, can deny. They want her, and don't hesitate for a second on making their own offer. Her brother's protection for her body. When danger flirts with Brianna's life, there is nothing they won't do to keep her safe. Including listening to what their hearts are saying.