June's Review Recap

5 Stars
Liam “Hunter” Blake hates the Reapers MC. Born and raised a Devil’s Jack, he knows his duty. He’ll defend his club from their oldest enemies—the Reapers—using whatever weapons he can find. But why use force when the Reapers’ president has a daughter who’s alone and vulnerable? Hunter has wanted her from the minute he saw her, and now he has an excuse to take her.

Em has lived her entire life in the shadow of the Reapers. Her overprotective father, Picnic, is the club’s president. The last time she had a boyfriend, Picnic shot him. Now the men in her life are far more interested in keeping her daddy happy than showing her a good time. Then she meets a handsome stranger—a man who isn't afraid to treat her like a real woman. One who isn't afraid of her father. His name is Liam, and he’s The One. Or so she thinks.

Seven Days by Josie Leigh   

I don’t sleep until my body gives me no choice. I go until the last drop of energy is zapped from my bones and my muscles are too weak to keep my eyes from closing. Only then am I able to achieve true peace: A slumber without dreams, without memories of my real life nightmare. I thought I was escaping my past, finally running toward the future I deserved. Until I met Ryan. One week with him had me questioning everything I was sure I wanted out of my life. Being with him means I can’t leave my past behind. Being without him might just kill me anyway. One week destroyed everything. One Week shattered my dreams. One week I lived in the sun. But the darkness never truly fades. Recommended for an adult audience due to language, violence, drug use, and sexual situations involving dubious consent.

Red & Wolfe, Part II and III by Ella James  
5 Stars

Return to Rabbit Island for the erotic second installment of Red & Wolfe, the sensual story of exiled playboy James Wolfe and down-and-out writer Sarah "Red" Ryder. This is an erotic fairy tale inspired by Little Red Riding Hood. 

It's short, but totally panty-melting... Promise. ;)

5 Stars
From the USA Today Bestselling author of Love, in English and The Artists Trilogy, comes a dark romance about a good girl and a very, very bad man. It’s a deliciously twisted take on forbidden love, set among the drug cartels of hot, steamy Mexico and is not for the faint of heart. It contains explicit sex, violence, abuse, drug use, bad language and sexy Mexicans. You have been warned… 

For Luisa Chavez, a twenty-three year old former beauty queen, a better life has always been just out of her reach. Sure, she’s had men at her feet since she was a young teenager but she’s never had the one thing she’s craved – security. Having grown up in near poverty, her waitressing job in Cabo San Lucas can barely let her take care of herself, let alone her ailing parents. Every day is another unwanted advance, every day is a struggle to survive. 

When Salvador Reyes, the depraved leader of a major Mexican cartel, takes an interest in her, Luisa is presented with an opportunity she can’t afford to pass up. She’ll become Salvador’s wife and exchange her freedom and body for a life of riches – riches she can bestow upon her deserving parents. But Luisa quickly finds out that even the finest wines and jewels can’t undo the ugliness in her marriage, nor the never-ending violence that threatens her every move. 

Soon, Luisa is looking for an escape, a way out of the carefully controlled life she’s leading. She finally gets her wish in the worst way possible. 

As it is, being the wife of Salvador makes her an ideal target for rival cartels and there’s one particular man who needs Luisa as part of his cartel’s expansion. One particular man whose quest for power has destroyed lives, slit throats and gotten him out of an American prison. One particular man who will stop at nothing until he gets what he wants. 

That man is Javier Bernal. And he wants Luisa. He wants to take her, keep her, ruin her. Unless she ruins him first. Some men were born to create empires, some women were meant to be queen. 

**Dirty Angels is the first standalone novel in the Dirty Angels Trilogy, in which all books feature or involve different characters. The character of Javier Bernal is from The Artists Trilogy, and while reading TAT is recommended if you want additional insight into this twisted character, it is not required.**

3 Stars
Aubree is infatuated with two men, Max and Ryan. The two former Marines have been her close friends ever since she made her first misguided attempt at joining their kickboxing classes. When the pair invites her to join them at a weekend party thrown by Drew, a famous MMA champion, she has no idea what they have in mind. After spending one hot ménage night with the pair, Aubree learns the men’s intentions are not all about her. Feeling betrayed, Aubree turns to Drew who is also tugging at her heart. She must choose between the two men who have been the center of her fantasies, and the one man who could make all her dreams come true.

Inside Scoop: This sexy tale includes a ménage and male/male encounters that may leave you wishing for an alpha male fighter of your own.

5 Stars
An Inside Out Novella in Mark's POV

While Chris and Sara have traveled to Paris to avoid the chaos of press and police after the tragic night we’d shared, I have stayed to face the reality of what has happened. But there is no peace to be found in facing the truth, and no truth to be found in the confessions that have been made and retracted. I am a Master, all about control, and yet right now, facing great tragedy, I feel as if I have none. With my club and my relationships of the past in the spotlight, I find sanctuary in the one place I’ve promised I will never be again, but cannot seem to resist. Her arms.

***Mark and Crystal's story begins in the novella Master Undone.

A dark and mysterious night twelve years ago leads to tragedy. A coven of young witches, practitioners of debaucherous orgies and twisted magic rituals, seek to summon a prince among demons in order to gain fantastic power. But in the midst of their daring human sacrifice, something goes wrong. All of the witches are bloodily murdered. 

Now, on the thirteenth anniversary of that horror, someone is making plans for a new arcane ritual. Another attempt to use black magic and death to reach a lord of demons. When Tai accidentally stumbles across a mysterious ancient spell book, he discovers that magic is real. Thanks to this mystifying text, he gains the ability to make his wildest fantasies reality. He can make any girl he wants his own, and make them beg to be taken a thousand different ways. If Tai’s willing to take the risks and make the sacrifices, great power will become his. He can give a girl uncontrollable desire, shape their bodies to his most perverted imagination, and bend their will to his every dark wish. And his experimental foray into the arcane leads to very erotic results. 

Who will succumb to his lust and his desire to gain even greater power? The exotic goddess, famous student council president, Rina Sakura? The hauntingly beautiful Kim Blackroot, a gothic student obsessed with the occult and who may be a very real witch? Cute and seemingly innocent Imari looking for a way to make the man of her dreams feel the same way she does? The voluptuous art professor Miss Hiroko Takahashi with a hidden past? Or the naughty campus doctor, Miss Karen Futanaris? 

But things become complicated when Tai’s actions soon ensnare his best friends, and lead to increasingly unsettling consequences, creating an attack of conscience. It’s a journey that will take Tai to erotic heights and gruesome depths. Morality versus desire, responsibility versus power, control versus lust. Will he be tempted by the dark path of debauchery and follow in the footsteps of the past? Will he save his friends, or will they become victims of the villain’s terrible plot? Will he use his power to stop the upcoming sacrifice and the villain behind it? Or, will he carve an entirely new path for himself? 

It’s a tale that will disturb and arouse with so many erotic scenes you’ll be begging to take up black magic yourself. Can you handle it? 

3 Stars
She’s in over her head and he’s in hot water…

Visiting her friends Ellie and Charlie in Hawaii was supposed to be a much-needed vacation for journalist Justine Simms. But when she learns the notoriously reclusive pro-surfer Chase Ryder is coming out of retirement for a competition, she knows she’s found the perfect exclusive to save her career. Of course, then she learns he’s the gorgeous, secretly nerdy guy who broke her heart a year ago.

Will Davenport—aka Chase Ryder—doesn't do interviews. He keeps his real name out of the papers and doesn’t mix his public life with his private. That is, until the still-heartbroken Justine blackmails him into giving her an exclusive. Seeing Justine, stunningly beautiful as ever, brings back all the feelings he had before. But despite their smoldering attraction, nothing has changed since he had to leave her the first time. 

2 Stars
My life was changing, morphing into something greater than I could have anticipated. I was becoming something I didn’t recognise as myself anymore. A Werewolf.

I was different.

‘Hybrid’ was what they called me, and the weight that rested against that one word was crippling. They depended on me to bring them safety. What made me so special?

Oh, that’s right. My destiny.

I was sucked into a world I’d had no idea existed. Twenty-one years as a human, and this was what I found out.

My travelling plans, my writing degree, all of it was gone within one night. One evil night that robbed my humanity.

I wasn’t completely sour. Life had been unfair a while ago, only now I’d had something worth fighting for besides myself. Something to live for.

I was afraid for the others. I couldn’t let them down. I wouldn’t let them down.

I’d gone to bed a human and woken up a Werewolf.  A special Werewolf.  A Hybrid.

3 Stars
Outsider in Oklahoma
When Aidan Durrant gets a call his brother Daniel has died, he doesn’t want to return home to the ranch for his funeral. His assistant, Tess Winters convinces him he has to face the demons of his past and be there for Daniel. Aidan convinces Tess to accompany him back to Oklahoma for the funeral, but neither planned on falling in love while they were there.

Dark secrets about Daniel’s past, and a possible murder surface. Can Tess and Aidan work together like they always have to solve it?

Accosted in Arizona
On the run from her vicious Kiowa husband, Catherine seeks shelter from a supernatural dust storm when labor begins. Fate steps in when retired tracker Elam appears to help Catherine deliver the child. But outside, biding his time until the squall passes someone longs to claim both of their lives.

Unwanted in Utah
Homeless after the death of her mother, Elizabeth Webster travels to Utah Territory to join her father, Major Jonathan Webster, of the U. S. Army. On the way, she meets Sparrow Hawk, a Shoshoni Army scout. In time, her negative attitude toward Indians, typical of the day, changes to admiration. Plagued with loneliness at her father's army post in Utah, Elizabeth is miserable,until Sparrow Hawk arrives. An Army guard catches them together and Sparrow Hawk is whipped for his audacity. Horrified, Elizabeth decides to free him from the stockade, knowing it will mean losing her father's trust, and her home.

3 Stars
Being with the same man since she was 18, 26 year old widow Jazz Mickelson is hoping to catch up on all the life experiences that could have been hers had she not leapt into a committed relationship so young.

Julian St. Sauveur is looking for three things: romance, comfort and trust. He mistakenly thought he had them once many years ago. He sees potential for him and Jazz but knows it is too soon for her. 

Will she accept his unusual proposition, one that allows him to hold on to her while she catches up on life?...and will she choose him after experiencing all the wonders that await her? Find out as Jazz and Julian explore their potential...

4 Stars
Slade & Samantha story comes to an end. Will their love get them through what they never saw coming?

Slade thought that life would start to settle down now that Samantha had agreed to be his wife. He had landed the girl of his dreams. What could possibly go wrong? 

One by one, things start to happen, and he does everything he can to protect his Angel. There was nothing he wouldn't do for her.  But he could never have imagined that their lives were going to get so...Uncontrollable.