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{Review} Junkie (Broken Doll #1)

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Junkie by Heather C Leigh
Broken Doll #1
Read September 2016
4 stars

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Synopsis

My name is Miri and I’m a heroin addict. A junkie. A whore. I’ll do anything to get my next fix.

Anything.

Including walking right onto the property of Austin’s most ruthless and feared drug lord to beg for some H. I don’t know his name, only that people call him Boss. Oh, and that he won’t think twice to put a bullet in my head.

But like I said, I’ll do anything to get my next fix. Even if it costs me my life.

Or changes it forever.

Series Reading Order

#1 Junkie
#2 Jagger

Review

Enter one junkie that will do anything to get her next fix; even going to the ‘Boss’s’ house to ask where her dealer/boyfriend is. Add to the mix one OCD drug dealer and what we have is one very interesting and captivating story.

Truthfully I wasn’t sure how this story was going to go or whether it would even work. I was just expecting some drug lord to keep supplying the junkie with her drug of choice and then use her as his personal whore. But what I got was so much more than that.

The author has created these wonderful and deep characters of Miri: the junkie and Jag: the Boss, that I never wanted their story to end. I was so captivated by everything that was going on. For some strange reason they just work for me, even if it should go against everything.

Now I’m intrigued to find out will happen next because that ending has left me begging for my next fix.

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{Release Blitz} Junkie

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NEW DARK ROMANCE by Heather C. Leigh

Meet Miri (Junkie) and Jagger (Boss) in the Broken Doll Series!

Book Summary

I’m a heroin addict. A junkie. A whore. I’ll do anything to get my next fix.

Anything.

Including walking right onto the property of Austin’s most ruthless and feared drug lord to beg for some H. I don’t know his name, only that people call him Boss. Oh, and that he won’t think twice to put a bullet in my head.

But like I said, I’ll do anything to get my next fix. Even if it costs me my life.

Or changes it forever.

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Excerpt

Boss gives Miri a hit

Despite Miri’s disgusting appearance, her nasty addiction to heroin, and the fact that her maybe-boyfriend had been stealing from me to feed her habit, I felt responsible for her. It was my shit she got hooked on, and she just seemed… frail and in need of someone to take care of her. It was almost as if she were sent here as penance for my past failures to take care of my mom and sister.

Besides, Miri intruded on my property. She knew where I lived. I couldn’t just toss her out. It was highly unlikely, but she could call the cops and get them down here with a warrant in the blink of an eye.

Better to get her dosed up and calmed down before trying to talk.

“Jase,” I barked.

One of my men immediately appeared at my side. “Yes, Boss.”

“Bring me the kit.”

With a sharp nod, he left the room and reappeared in less than two minutes to hand me a small zippered pouch. “Here you go, Boss.”

“All of you leave,” I ordered as I began prepping the kit. One by one, I lined the items up on the table, in the order I would need them. Everyone obeyed my command but one.

“Boss, come on…”

“Milo, don’t push me any further tonight.” I turned to give my lieutenant a dark stare that said don’t fuck with me. He better not press his thoughts in front of a stranger.

Milo’s lips pressed tight as he struggled to keep his mouth shut and follow my orders. Nothing new from the big, strong-willed man. He was very opinionated at times. Tense and agitated, Milo gave in and agreed. “Fine. I’m going home then, Boss.”

“See you in the morning.” I dismissed Milo and returned my attentions to the sweaty, gross, trembling girl in my kitchen.

Using an alcohol pad, I wiped my hands to kill any germs. Then I picked up a tiny packet of white powder, careful not to spill any, and poured it into a spoon designed to lie on a flat surface without tilting. The rubber tourniquet was long compared to Miri’s razor-thin arm. I knotted it around the tiny limb, holding back a pained grimace at touching her filthy skin. When I glanced up to check on her, I found Miri watching intently. I blinked and tore my gaze away from those wide green eyes to search for a vein. There wasn’t a single usable one on her scar-riddled arm.

“Shit,” I muttered when an inspection of her other arm turned up the same.

“I-I use my feet.” Miri’s voice was so soft I nearly missed her response.

Caught in the sliver of emerald in those captivating eyes, it took me a minute to reply.

“All right.” I removed the tourniquet, put it around a slender ankle, and placed her left foot on the floor to get better blood flow to the extremity. A single bluish vein stood out, surrounded by a half-dozen faded and fresh track marks. “There it is.” I grabbed another alcohol pad and swabbed the area. Syringe in hand, I uncapped a vial of sterile water and drew up a small amount, adding it to the powered opiate in the spoon. Using a lighter, I cooked the drugs until the mixture was reduced to a clear, bubbling liquid. As I waited for the chemicals to cool, Miri became frantic.

“I-It’s okay. I c-can take it hot. Really. I-I don’t mind. Please…”

“No.” I shook my head. “It’s not safe. You could blow a vein or worse.”

“I don’t care! Give it to me.” She started to struggle in the chair, in danger of tipping it over again.

Fed the fuck up with today’s events and bullshit in general, I caught her chin between my thumb and forefingers and pinched hard enough to hold her still.

“Stop this immediately or you’ll get nothing. Listen carefully, because I’m only going to say it once. I’m never, ever hospitable to intruders, so you should consider yourself lucky to still be breathing right now and not being driven to a remote location where no one will ever find your body.”

Those dull eyes widened with fear and her lip trembled. “Okay, okay. I’m g-good. I’ll be good. I’m s-sorry.”

I ripped open another alcohol swab and wiped off my fingers. Filthy junkie. Once the mixture was cool, I drew it up into the syringe using a filtered needle and made sure the air was out.

“Ready?” I’m not sure why I bothered—I knew the answer before the question was asked.

“Yes, please, please, please.” Miri vibrated with anticipation.

Despite the fact I grew up around drugs, despised drug use, watched my family implode from drug addiction and never once allowed anyone to get high in my house or permitted drug use among my employees, I went against everything I believed personally and stuck the needle into the vein on Miri’s foot. I pulled back to watch as dark red blood entered the syringe. With visual confirmation I hit a vein, I removed the tourniquet and slowly injected the opiate into her system until the syringe was empty. Working efficiently, I cleaned up the kit, put the used items in a container for the staff to dispose of, and washed my hands at the sink.

Then I sat down and waited.

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Meet Heather C. Leigh

Heather C. Leigh is the author of the Amazon best selling Famous series. She likes to write about the ‘dark’ side of fame. The part that the public doesn’t get to see, how difficult it is to live in a fishbowl and how that affects relationships.

Heather was born and raised in New England and currently lives outside Atlanta, GA with her husband, 2 kids, and French Bulldog, Shelby.

She loves the Red Sox, the Patriots, and anything chocolate (but not white chocolate, everyone knows it’s not real chocolate so it doesn’t count) and has left explicit instructions in her will to have her ashes snuck into Fenway Park and sneakily sprinkled all over while her family enjoys beer, hot dogs, and a wicked good time.

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{Review} Cash Remington And The Missing Heiress (Sexy Dreadfuls #1)

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Cashing Remington And The Missing Heiress by Celia Aaron
Sexy Dreadfuls #1
Read May 2016
4 stars

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Synopsis

I’m the best operator in the entire agency. The plum assignments—always mine. So when an American heiress goes missing, I’m the guy they call to get her back. Rescuing Collette Stanford is my mission. What I do to her after that is purely up to me, as long as she makes it back to the States in one piece. I’ll kill the bad guys, get the girl, and get a little taste of what the heiress has to offer. None of this is negotiable. I’m Cash Remington, and I never miss.

Content Warning: This standalone novella stars an alpha male who never misses. It’s full of sex and violence. It’s an erotic adventure, not a romance, and is not “safe.” If you’re cool with these caveats, enjoy!

Series Reading Order

#1 Cash Remington and the Missing Heiress
#2 Cash Remington and the Rum Run

Review

Right from the get go this book is off to a flying straight; no lead up to the action. The first paragraph has Cash sky diving into enemy territory on his mission to save a missing heiress. And from there is never stops. Page after pages is filled with action. And let’s not forget the heat between the main characters. Yes, it’s pretty hot.

I did like the twist in the story from the author. I was waiting for something, but I wasn’t expecting that.

If you like romance stories with plenty of action in and out of the bedroom then I would recommend that you give this series a go.

{Review} Angels & Whiskey (Saddles & Racks #1)

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Angels & Whiskey by Kimberly Knight
Saddles & Racks #1
Read February 2016
2 stars

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Synopsis

Whiskey, women and sleepless nights…

United States Army Captain Gabriel Hastings knew he would always follow in his grandfather’s footsteps. Serving his country was his destiny.

Until he fell in love…

When Gabe’s love affair is cut short, he turns to whiskey for comfort and swears he will never fall in love again.

Until he bumps into an unexpected angel…

By all appearances, Autumn Jones has the perfect life. Her husband, Richard, is a loving man who wants to be a father to her unborn children. But Autumn knows the truth. Richard has a controlling, dark side that leaves nothing to chance, especially Autumn. He’ll stop at nothing to make her the trophy wife he wants her to be.

When Autumn bumps into Gabe, he consumes her every thought, but she can’t act on her feelings. She’s married to a dark man she can never leave.

When he learns who Autumn’s husband really is, Gabe knows he will stop at nothing to protect her. Or is it too late for him to save his angel?

Series Reading Order

#1 Angels & Whiskey
#2 Tequila & Lace
#3 Champagne & Hangcuffs

Review

I really thought I was going to enjoy this book more, but for some reason it just fell flat for me.

The synopsis was really promising and I couldn’t wait to find out more about these characters and while the start draw me into the story, it felt like more a chore to read it then not.

About 10% in a had a pretty good idea who Autumn’s husband was and by about 60% I was about to give up and DNF because I could pretty much see how the story was going to end.

I like Autumn and Gabe together but somethings annoyed me. While Autumn doesn’t really trust men she sure trusted Gabe pretty quick and Gabe was determined to start a relationship with Autumn even thou he prefers to take his time with getting to know people. I just seemed conflicting to the characters personalities.

While there were some parts that were entertaining, overall this story just didn’t really grab my attention like I was hoping for.

{Review} Sin & Suffer (Pure Corruption MC #2)

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Sin & Suffer by Pepper Winters
Pure Corruption MC #2
Read Feburary 2016
4 stars

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Synopsis

“Some say the past is in the past. That vengeance will hurt both innocent and guilty. I never believed those lies. Once my lust for revenge is sated, I’ll say goodbye to hatred. I’ll find a new beginning.”

She came from a past Arthur “Kill” Killian never forgot. She made him sin and made him suffer. She tugged him from the shadows and showed him he wasn’t as dead as he thought. And with her resurrection came betrayal, deceit, and war.

But then they took her. Stole her. Imprisoned her.

Now Kill’s carefully laid plans for vengeance are complete. He craves action, retribution-the blood of his enemies. War has begun. War is all they’ll know until they’ve paid their penance. He will get her back-and rewrite their destiny . . .

Series Reading Order

#1 Ruin & Rule ~ my review
#2 Sin & Suffer

Review

I couldn’t wait to find out about what would happen next in Cleo and Kill’s life. The cliff hanger from Ruin & Rule just wasn’t fair to my poor heart. The wait was just too much to bear. It felt like forever before I was able to read the next part of their journey.

And now that I have my heart can rest in peace.

I enjoyed were the author took there story, even thou I felt that the middle of the story fall a little flat. There was a section there that was more just a filler and I could have done without it, but I still read it all. I just didn’t want to miss anything I case it was important latter on in the story.

I was so happy to see that Cleo and Kill got more than just their happy ending. They deserved after everything that life has put them through.

{Review} Better When It Hurts (Stripped #2)

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Better When It Hurts By Skye Warren
Stripped #2
Read January 2016
3 stars

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Synopsis

A forbidden romance about pain that binds us together…
Five years ago we lived in the same house. He was the ultimate bad boy.
And my foster brother.
Now he’s back. Tougher, harder, meaner. All of it aimed at me, because I was the one who sent him away. It’s payback time. He wants his pound of flesh, and I am helpless to say no.

Series Reading Order

#0.5 Tough Love
#1 Love The Way You Lie
#2 Better When It Hurts
#2.5 Even Better
#3 Pretty When You Cry
#3.5 Caught For Christmas

Review

I don’t really know what to make of this book. I enjoyed the story and the plot, the characters struggles to overcome their past differences but I just couldn’t get into it so much as I was hoping for.

The main thing was that I just couldn’t connect with the heroine, Lola. There was just something about her that just wasn’t working for me. I was really wishing she would decided about who she wanted to be. At the start of the book she came across as a strong woman who has conquered her past and then the next chapter she is scared little Hannah again. It some parts it was hard to follow which personality she really wanted to be.

I did enjoy Blue. He was a little different to some other characters. But sometimes I was wishing he would date someone else. It felt like he wasn’t getting his equal in Hannah. I guess you can’t choose who you love in the end.

I’m happy that they finally got together, but maybe not happy with how they went about it.

{Review} Twisted Together (Monster In The Dark #3)

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Twisted Together by Pepper Winters
Monster In The Dark #3
Read December 2015
5 stars

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Synopsis

“After battling through hell, I brought my esclave back from the brink of ruin. I sacrificed everything—my heart, my mind, my very desires to bring her back to life. And for a while, I thought it broke me, that I’d never be the same. But slowly the beast is growing bolder, and it’s finally time to show Tess how beautiful the dark can be.”

Q gave everything to bring Tess back. In return, he expects nothing less. Tess may have leashed and tamed him, but he’s still a monster inside.

After surviving the darkness, a new dawn has begun. Twisted Together wades through black to grey, chasing the light of true love to banish the shadows forever.

Pain is a requirement, connection a necessity. But ultimately Q and Tess must face their demons, before they can embrace their future.

Series Reading Order

#1 Tears of Tess ~ my review
#2 Quintessentially Q ~ my review
#3 Twisted Together
#3.5 Je suis a toi

Review

After finishing Quintessentially Q, I didn’t things could get any worse. But I was wrong; so wrong. Again Q and Tess’s relationship is pushed to the limits. How these two make their relationship survive after everything is beyond me. But I guess that is the magic of these books.

Q and Tess finally got the happy ever after that I have been waiting for. Their wedding was just perfect and totally them.

I was a bit unsure starting Twisted Together since it is twice as long as the other books in the series, but it was so worth it. I loved everything about this book.

{Review} Awakening Desire (Desire #1)

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Awakening Desire by Lacy LeRoch
Desire #1
Read October 2015
4 stars

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Synopsis

Ann hasn’t had a easy life living and working on the family farm in rural Australia. Learning to live with the fact that nothing will ever change she puts up with the abuse and hard labor.
An incident places her at a cross road and forces her to move half way across the country. What she finds when she gets there isn’t what her innocent expected. Guarded by two alpha males 24/7.

Can she find a way to protect her heart from the one thing she doesn’t deserve?

LOVE

Series Reading Order

#1 Awakening Desire
#2 Darkest Desire

Review

I really enjoyed Awakening Desire. There was was something about the characters and the little mysteries in the story line that just draw me in and keep me reading til the end. I was sucked in so much that I ended up reading the story in one sitting. I just couldn’t put it down.

I loved Daniel first up but both Ann and Eli took I while to warm up to me and when they did I was off reading the story as fast as I could. I didn’t want to miss a moment of the action. I’m sad now that it’s over. I want to know more.

I was happy that we got to see what all the characters were thinking at different points in the story. While this may not be to everyone’s liking, it did help understand their actions more.

I only down side was some of the grammatical errors. They were a little off putting at some stages, but not enough for me to put the book down thou. Will be reading more from this author.

{Review} Twenty-One

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Twenty-One by Clarissa Wild
Read October 2015
4 stars

Synopsis

21 years
On her 21st birthday she’s taken. Collected by a rich family as an unpaid debt. Her body sold. Her mind his.

21 weeks
For 21 weeks she carried a burden no girl should ever have to carry. Now she loses her freedom to a man born to destroy her.

21 days
His name: Angel DeLuca. His mission: To break her in 21 days before she sees through his lies. But she won’t give up without a fight.

21 minutes
It takes only 21 minutes for their lives to be forever entwined.

21 seconds
21 seconds to spill. Time is running out.

Secrets ruin them … but not all truths are worth the price.

But a better question is… why did I let him kiss me like that? Why didn’t I fight it right from the beginning?

Review

What can I say? This book was something completely different to anything that I have read in a while. Is it weird to like the hero even thou you secretly want to kill him every time he does something violent? Angel is one multi-layered person and I think that’s what I loved about him the most. Just when I thought I had something figured out about him, the author goes in and throws in another twist.

And Sky, she’s one strong woman. There is no way I would be able to came out sane after everything that she went through. But knowing why makes me understand her decisions even more.

I think I spent most of the book wondering when I would discover what each of the 21’s where for. These kept me guessing til the end.
21 years- this was an easy one.
21 weeks- I thought I had this one figured out and then… OMG!!!
21 days- another easy one
21 minutes- Also another one that I thought I had guessed right, but no I was wrong again.
21 seconds- Now this was the most interesting. There were a lot of things that this could have been. But when it’s revealed, I melted. The happy tears were happening. I did not expect that at all.

{Review} Cousins (Cousins #1)

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Cousins by Lisa Lang Blakeney
Cousins #1
Read August 2015
4 Stars

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Synopsis

Our passion is incredibly intense. The connection between us borders on the possessive. Our feelings are absolutely forbidden. We’re cousins…The question now is…what the f*ck are we going to do about it?

After Elizabeth Hill is brutally attacked in her apartment by an intruder and then unceremoniously dumped by her ex-boyfriend, she moves in with her wealthy aunt and uncle who assign her older cousin the task of keeping an eye out for her. All she remembers about her cousin Roman is that he was the moody mean boy who played a cruel trick on her when she was just six years old; but soon learns that he is now a complex and multi-layered man who has the ability to protect her, ignite her, and challenge her like no one ever has before.

Wealthy Roman Masterson makes his fortune by fixing celebrity problems for big money and by any means necessary. He is a foul-mouthed, bad-tempered, manwhore who doesn’t have the time or inclination to babysit a gullible little brat from the suburbs…until he unknowingly spots her in the middle of a crowded dance floor and decides right then and there to claim every one of her orgasms from that moment on. Little does he know that the woman he’s laid claim to is his…cousin.

Content Warning: Contains adult themes, explicit love scenes, and harsh language. It is only appropriate for adult readers age 18+.

Disclaimer: All characters in the book are 18+ years of age, non-blood related, and all sexual acts are consensual.

Series Reading Order

#1 Cousins
#2 TBA

I’m beginning to hate when she calls me by my first name. I’m starting to see what when she says it, it isn’t a good sign. Masterson is the man she met a few weeks ago in the club…. Roman is the name of her fucking cousin.

Review

Oh man I was really getting into this book and then the author had to go and through in that cliff hanger. Oh I should have seen it coming. I mean I knew when I started this book that there was going to be another one. But really stopping it there, that’s just cruel.

So yes this book is about two cousins that have an attraction to each other and decide to act on it. However they are not ‘blood’ related and the cousin thing didn’t really put me off that much. I have read way more taboo books than this one. If you want to start out reading some taboo books then maybe this is the one for you.

I actually liked Elizabeth and Roman together; they just seemed to click really nicely. Thou it was funny watching them think about each as strangers before they found out who the other really was. The dual POV worked really well for this story. I would have liked more from Roman, but otherwise I really enjoyed this book.

Can’t wait to get the next one now.