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{Review} Marked In Flesh (The Others #4)

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Marked In Flesh by Anne Bishop
The Others #4
Read March 2016
5 stars

Synopsis

For centuries, the Others and humans have lived side by side in uneasy peace. But when humankind oversteps its bounds, the Others will have to decide how much humanity they’re willing to tolerate—both within themselves and within their community…

Since the Others allied themselves with the cassandra sangue, the fragile yet powerful human blood prophets who were being exploited by their own kind, the delicate dynamic between humans and Others changed. Some, like Simon Wolfgard, wolf shifter and leader of the Lakeside Courtyard, and blood prophet Meg Corbyn, see the new, closer companionship as beneficial—both personally and practically.

But not everyone is convinced. A group of radical humans is seeking to usurp land through a series of violent attacks on the Others. What they don’t realize is that there are older and more dangerous forces than shifters and vampires protecting the land that belongs to the Others—and those forces are willing to do whatever is necessary to protect what is theirs…

Series Reading Order

#1 Written In Red ~ my review
#2 Murder of Crows ~ my review
#3 Vision in Silver ~ my review
#4 Marked in Flesh
#5 TBA

Review

After the ending of the last book I couldn’t wait to get my paws on Marked In Flesh. The wait between books is just too long, but it was oh so worth it in the end. As soon as I started this book I was sucked back into the world of The Others and the human pack like no time had passed between the release of Vision In Silver and Marked In Flesh.

Anne Bishop really has a way with words and this story in no different. There is just something so captivating about the characters she creates and the world that she builds around them. As a reader, I feel as if I’m really there with the characters going through everything that they are going through at the same time.

Marked in Flesh starts out a little differently to the rest of the books in the series so far. There are a lot of POVs to consider and while it may be a little confusing as to who is say what and when, but it all makes sense the more you read. I loved reading about how different characters were reacting to the events around them. It really opened my eyes the world that Ms Bishop has created for The Others.

“We will give you some time to decide how much human the terra indigene will keep”

This books also focuses more heavily on The Others and Humans First and Last movement. The struggle between the two has hit an ultimate peak and the consequence from the actions of the HFL were felt by both sides when the Elders decided to take matters into their own hands.

After the way the last book ended I was really excited to see where Meg and Simon’s relationship would go. However with everything else that was going on, I felt that they had very little on page time together. I really wanted to see more of them. Just when I thought something major was going to happen and it didn’t, I think my heart gave out. You can do this to me. It is so unfair. I’m living for the next book. Please hurry I must find out what happens next.

PS. For some strange reason when I finished reading Marked in Flesh the first thing that came to mind was the song ‘Colours of the Wind’ from Disney’s Pocahontas. As strange as it may seem, there are lyrics in there that relate very well to this story.

{Review} Dangerously Big (Executive Toy #3)

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Dangerously Big by Cleo Peitsche
Executive Toy #3
Read August 2015
4 Stars

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Synopsis

Working for Romeo, Hawthorne, and Slade is a challenge, but the dominant men give Lindsay exactly what she needs. Even though Hawthorne continues to drive her insane, she’s happy with her new life.

But when a stranger with a gun steps out of the shadows, Lindsay realizes that happy is dangerous.

Happy will get her killed.

A woman with Lindsay’s past doesn’t have the luxury of waiting for a knight on a white horse. She’ll have to settle for an arrogant, condescending billionaire… one whose goal has always been to get rid of her.

Desperate women don’t get easy choices.

Series Reading Order

#1 Executive Toy ~ my review
#2 Professional Sin ~ my review
#3 Dangerously Big
#4 Trickiest Job
#5 Dirtiest Lie
#6 Forbidden Fix

The truth is that I was falling for them. For Slade, yeah. That was obvious even to me. And for Romeo. How could I not? Even Hawthorne was growing on me. Under different circumstances, if we hadn’t gotten off to such an awful start…

Review

Now this is what I’m talking about. The mystery and suspense is really starting to add up and I’m getting hooked with every book of this series that I read. It’s an addiction.

Lindsay’s past has finally started to catch up with her, now that she is enjoying life and working for her new bosses. Life seems to be finally going good and then something happens one night late at the office and suddenly she wants to run again. However she seems to be in two minds about. Lindsay really wants to tell her bosses about her past because they could help her, but doesn’t want to trouble them. I really wish she would tell them, because then I would know her secret too.

And let’s not forgot the hot bosses. Each one of them is slowly starting to grow on me and each for different reasons. While together they all have some VERY HOT office sex, the more time Lindsay spends with Slade, Romeo and Hawthorne individually, the more their character personal traits are revealed. Hawthorne is really starting to come through and want he does in this book is a real eye-opener.

So glad I have the next book ready to go.

{Review} Darkest Desire (Black Gryffon #2)

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My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Again I have read a second book without reading the first one. It was pretty easy to catch on, as each book focuses on a different couple.

I’m not sure what I really think about this book. I liked some parts and others just weren’t doing it for me. But overall I enjoyed it enough to keep reading til the end.

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{Review} This Man (This Man #1)

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This Man by Jodi Ellen Malpas
This Man #1
Read Feburary 2014
5 stars

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Synopsis

Welcome to the sensual world of This Man…

Young interior designer Ava O’Shea has no idea what awaits her at the Manor. A run-of-the-mill consultation with a stodgy country gent seems likely, but what Ava finds instead is Jesse Ward – a devastatingly handsome, utterly confident, pleasure-seeking playboy who knows no boundaries.

Ava doesn’t want to be attracted to this man, and yet she can’t control the overwhelming desire he stirs in her. She knows that her heart will never survive him and her instinct is telling her to run, but Jesse is not willing to let her go. He wants her and is determined to have her.

Series Reading Order

#1 This Man
#1.5 Jesse’s POV – When Jesse Met Ava
#1.6 Jesse’s POV – When Jesse Cornered Ava
#1.7 Jesse’s POV – When Jesse Turned Up At Ava’s
#1.8 Kate & Sam – The First Encounter
#2 Beneath This Man
#2.1 Jesse’s POV – The Age Reveal
#3 This Man Confessed

Review

This Man is Jesse Ward and he is one smoking hot Lord of the Manor. He also needs the extension to the manor redecorated.

Enter Ava, a young interior designer who thinks that the manor is not really her thing and thinks it would be better for one of the more traditional designers from the company she works for. However she has been specially requested. Thinking she is off to meet some stuck-up old country gentlemen, she is surprised instead to find a handsome, no boundaries playboy running the ‘hotel’.
Their attraction is undeniable. But what starts as a bit of fun, so becomes something much more. Ava is way in over her hand, and must escape to save her mind and her heart. Yet this becomes harder and harder as Jesse is determined to have her and will stop at nothing to pose her.

Loved Ava so much, but loved Jesse even who. They just seems to click really well. The other characters in the book are a delight too.

Also liked reading the bonus scene from Jesse’s point of view. Very enlightening. Wasn’t sure if I would at first, but glad I did. I love reading into the mind of the leading men. It good to know what they are thinking for a change

{Review} Real (Real #1)

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Real by Katy Evans
Real #1
Read November 2013
4 stars

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Synopsis:

HOT. SEXY. POWERFUL. PAINFUL. REAL. The scorching international bestseller that strips away everything you’ve ever believed about passion…

Remington Tate has a bad-boy rep in and out of the ring, a granite-hard body, and a raw, animal power that sends his female fans into a frenzy. But from the moment their eyes lock, the only woman he wants is Brooke Dumas. His desire is pure, all-consuming, and REAL.

Hired to keep his perfect body working like a machine, Brooke finally has the lucrative sports therapy job she’s been dreaming of. But as she tours the dangerous underground fighting circuit with Remy and his team, Brooke’s own body becomes alive with the most primal of hungers. If what happens between Brooke and Remy is ever as light as a flirtation, it quickly becomes an erotic obsession for them both, and promises so much more.

But their white-hot lust has a dark side and when Remy’s deepest secret comes to light and Brooke’s familial duties demand action, will the pair be able to hang on, or will everything that once seemed so real suddenly fade away like an illusion?

Series Reading Order:

#1 Real
#2 Mine
#3 Remy

Review:

I had read a lot about this book and how good it was. So why shouldn’t I give it a go. Well I wasn’t disappointed. From the very start I loved everything about this book; the characters, the plot and the setting.

Real is the first book in the real series about Remington Tate (Remy, Riptide) and Brooke Dumas. Remy wants Brooke from the very first moment that he sees her in the crowd at one of his underground fights and he is always one to get what he wants. Instead Brooke thinks that he only wants to hook up and next thing she is working for him. That must suck so much. Yet slowly their relationship goes from being professional to something more personal.

However along the way Remy’s past slowly comes to light and why he behaviours the way he does is revealed in vivid colour.

Real is about what happens when you let go of everything and just follow your heart. I really liked this book and will be onto the next one soon enough

{Review} Naked (The Blackstone Affair #1)

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Naked by Raine Miller
The Blackstone Affair #1
Read November 2013
4 stars

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Synopsis:

The first book in the bestselling Blackstone Affair trilogy! Naked desire. Secret Satisfaction. An affair you’ll never forget.

Brynne Bennett has left scandal in her past and is living the good life. An American grad student at the University of London and part-time photographic model, she’s getting back on track with lots of hard work and focus on a career in art conservation. When successful and charismatic London businessman Ethan Blackstone buys her nude portrait, he wants to possess more than just her image. He wants Brynne in his bed, serving him in every way possible. He has no trouble voicing his desires, and he isn’t taking “no” for an answer.

At first, his dominant nature captivates her, but it isn’t clear if the force of his powerful desire will ultimately awaken or dispel the demons Brynne is carrying inside. There are secrets on both sides of this relationship—huge ones. Can Ethan erase the scars of Brynne’s past so that she can reveal her true self to him? Or will the shadows cast by Ethan’s own mysterious former life destroy their chance at happiness?

Naked is the sizzling, unforgettable story of what happens when a strong woman meets the one man powerful enough to strip away all her defenses, leaving her standing naked and perfect before him.

Series Reading Order:

#1 Naked
#2 All In
#3 Eyes Wide Open

Review:

Naked is the first book in the Blackstone Affair series and follows the introduction of the main characters Brynne Bennett and Ethan Blackstone.

Ethan first meets Brynne at an art show for one of her closest friends, and photographer of the image that Ethan buys. However he wants more than just the image and is soon after Bynne to pose the real thing.

“That picture changed everything. I was not that same after I saw it, and I couldn’t go back to the man I’d been before seeing it either. Not after we meet that night on the street. My whole world altered because of a photograph. A photograph of my beautiful American girl.”

Yet Brynne is a little put off by his dominant nature and needs time to be wooed. From there everything is going along smoothly until the truth is revealed about how Ethan really came to meet Brynne that first night.

“…my heart hardened and bleeding black blood. Blackstone blood.”

I can honestly say that I think I have found a new book boyfriend in Ethan and can’t wait to read more.

{Review} Complete Me (Stark Trilogy #3)

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Complete Me by J Kenner
Stark Trilogy #3
Read October 2013
5 stars

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Synopsis:

Desire runs deep. But our secrets cut close. Beautiful, strong, and commanding, Damien Stark fills a void in me that no other man can touch. His fierce cravings push me beyond the brink of bliss – and unleash a wild passion that utterly consumes us both. Yet beneath his need for dominance, he carries the wounds of a painful past. Haunted by a legacy of dark secrets and broken trust, he seeks release in our shared ecstasy, the heat between us burning stronger each day. Our attraction is undeniable, our obsession inevitable. Yet not even Damien can run from his ghosts, or shield us from the dangers yet to come.

Series Reading Order:

#1 Release Me ~ my review
#2 Claim Me ~ my review
#3 Complete Me

Review:

There is no doubt that this is an exceptional conclusion to the Stark series. Complete me starts right were claim me left off, and never let down. It was so sad when I read the last page and I had to put the book down.
Complete Me is much heavy and darker than the first two books, but still very enjoyable. Damien and Nikki are just perfect, and can show us that love does over come everything. The press, friends, enemies, jealous lovers are nothing if you truly love someone.
I will be sure to visit their story again in the future.

{Review} Dinner with a Vampire (The Dark Heroine #1)

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Dinner With A Vampire by Abigail Gibbs
The Dark Heroine #1
Read August 2013
4 stars

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Synopsis:

One moment can change your life forever…

For Violet Lee, a chance encounter on a darkened street draws her into a world beyond her wildest imaginings, a timeless place of vast elegance and immeasurable wealth – of beautiful mansions and lavish parties – where a decadent group of friends live for pleasure alone. A place from which there is no escape…no matter how hard Violet tries.

Yet all the riches in the world can’t mask the darkness that lies beneath the gilded surface, embodied in the charismatic but dangerous Kaspar Varn.

Violet and Kaspar surrender to a passion that transcends their separate worlds – but it’s a passion that comes at a price…

Series Reading Order:

#1 Dinner with a Vampire
#2 Autumn Rose

Review:

‘The sexiest romance you’ll read this year’ is a big statement to make and I don’t think it did the book any good. While there was romance in the story, it is definitely not the sexiest book I have read, far from it.
The story line was intriguing and flowing enough to keep me wanting more.
I was a little disappointed that there were not more chapters written from the Kasper’s point of view. It is always interesting to see what the lead male character is thinking.
All in all, a very enjoyable read.

{Review} Walking Disaster (Beautiful #2)

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Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire
Beautiful #2
Read July 2013
5 stars

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Synopsis:

Can you love someone too much?

Travis Maddox learned two things from his mother before she died: Love hard. Fight harder.

In Walking Disaster; the life of Travis is full of fast women, underground gambling, and violence. But just when he thinks he is invincible, Abby Abernathy brings him to his knees.

Every story has two sides. In Beautiful Disaster, Abby had her say. Now it’s time to see the story through Travis’s eyes.

Series Reading Order:

#1 Beautiful Disaster ~ my review
#2 Walking Disaster

Review:

Walking Disaster was really refreshing. It was so exciting to be back with Abby and Travis, only this time to see it through Travis’s eyes. So many things seemed to make more sense now. Small gaps were filled in and more questions were presented, along with answers.
The story is just as intense as the first novel and never falls short of amazing. Travis is an intense and exciting character. It was good that he got a book of his own. I felt every emotion that he had and relived his heartache.
It was nice to see a mans point of view on love and relationships.

{Review} Release Me (Stark Trilogy #1)

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Release Me by J Kenner
Stark Trilogy #1
Read May 2013
5 Stars

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Synopsis:

For fans of “Fifty Shades of Grey” and “Bared to You” comes an erotic, emotionally charged romance between a powerful man who’s never heard “no” and a fiery woman who says “yes” on her own terms.
“He was the one man I couldn’t avoid. And the one man I couldn’t resist. ”
Damien Stark could have his way with any woman. He was sexy, confident, and commanding: Anything he wanted, he got. And what he wanted was me.
Our attraction was unmistakable, almost beyond control, but as much as I ached to be his, I feared the pressures of his demands. Submitting to Damien meant I had to bare the darkest truth about my past–and risk breaking us apart.
But Damien was haunted, too. And as our passion came to obsess us both, his secrets threatened to destroy him–and us–forever.
“Release Me “is an erotic romance intended for mature audiences.

Series Reading Order:

#1 Release Me
#2 Claim Me
#3 Complete Me

Review:

OMG!!! Like how a moth is drawn to the light, I was drawn to this book and was immediately sucked into another world. I never wanted to leave it. The characters are so strong and well scripted. The story line just flows perfectly; it’s like actually watching it play out in front of you. I felt Damien and Nikki’s every emotion along their journey.

“Do you know what passion is?”
I blink, confused.
“Most people think it only means desire. Arousal. Wild abandon. But that’s not all. The word derives from the Latin. It means suffering. Submission. Pain and pleasure, Nikki. Passion.” The flash of heat that burns across his expression is unmistakable. “Do you trust me?”

The only problem is that it was over too soon; or I just read it way too quickly.

One if your a fan of the Crossfire Novels.