Thursday, 30 June 2016

Guardian of Paradise by W.E. Lawrence


Guardian of ParadiseGuardian of Paradise by W.E. Lawrence
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Kira, our heroine, is a strong female character who is beautiful and loyal to a fault. She is naive as child in a lot of ways even though she is actually in her twenties, but she is skilled in life lessons learning from her parents before they passed and from the islanders. She loves the islanders as her family and will do anything to protect them and their beautiful home.

Trevor Marshall is a handsome and wholesome young man who is on the adventure of his life getting to explore the island for plants for treatments of disease. He sees the world as good and is a bit clueless as to the bad people in the world. He is passionate about his profession. The local children fall in love with him and he with them.

Their romance is sweet and a little steamy. It is definitely an adventure with mystery and deception all in a beautiful setting. This was a fun adventurous read.

For the most part the story flowed nicely and kept me turning pages. I became frustrated with Kira and her juvenile thought processes at times but understood the environment she was raised in and how it effected her maturity level in certain areas. There are several supporting characters that add humor and substance to the story which I enjoyed.

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Imperfectly Matched! by M.J. Fields


Imperfectly Matched!Imperfectly Matched! by M.J. Fields
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I'm so excited that I got to read Imperfectly Matched right after I finished Match This. I don't think I've had two books that I've enjoyed more.
After getting to know Kat and Ricco in Match This I definitely wanted more.

Kat portrays such a tough persona that she keeps people at a distance. I think she does it to protect herself from being hurt. Ricco sees right through her. It's not very often that you get someone that actually 'gets' you.

Kat's match ups through the Dating Website are absolutely hilarious. She is so snappy and fast with the comebacks. There are parts in this book that I had tears streaming down my face because I was laughing so hard.

Throw in Natalia, Ricco's sweet and precious little girl and this book is absolutely perfect.

Love that Ricco and Kat get their happily ever after.

I really hope that the author, MJ, continues with the stories of the other characters in these books. They helped make this book outstanding.

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Hidden by Stephanie St. Klaire


Hidden (A McKenzie Ridge Novel Book 2)Hidden by Stephanie St. Klaire
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Hidden is the 2nd book in the McKenzie Ridge Series. I have been counting down the days for the release of this book as soon as I finished Rescued, the first book in the series.

The author has a way of pulling you into the book that has you anxiously turning pages and loosing sleep to finish it and when you've finished you're actually let down because you never wanted it to end.

Colton is everyone's dream firefighter who is a natural caretaker. You can tell that right from the beginning when you meet his horde of animals.

Megan has moved to McKenzie Ridge with her nephew. The attraction between Colton and Megan is instant and grows stronger by the day. Megan does her best to fight that attraction because she knows it could mean danger and heartache for Colton.

This book has it all, the characters are great, there is chemistry, there is intrigue, there is danger, there is seriously some heart warming moments.

I consider this book an absolute must read! I can't wait for the next book in this series!

Stephanie St. Klaire I love the way you write and draw this readers into your books!

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Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Bittersweet by Sarina Bowen

REVIEWED BY Melinda Lazar

Bittersweet (True North, #1)Bittersweet by Sarina Bowen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Bittersweet by Sarina Bowen

What a great start to a new series! Bittersweet is set in Vermont and it sounds absolutely beautiful and picturesque. It's a second-chance romance between bearded, grumpy, beastly, sexylicious farmer, Griff and smart-assy, sweet, bubbly, slightly insecure chef-who-isn't-employed-to-cook Audrey. Audrey employers have tasked her to source and build connection with farmers to supply their restaurants and that's how the two meet again - when her car breaks down on Grumpy's, I mean Griff's, farm.

The attraction between these two characters was palpable and watching their relationship develop was exciting. It wasn't all rainbows and unicorns; the characters had a complexity to them that I quite liked. Each had their issues and/or complications that they had to face and deal with. I adored the whole Shipley clan and other secondary characters and I'm very eager for the subsequent books in this series.

I truly enjoyed this book and I feel that Bowen painted a great picture with her words. I was disappointed to finish the book and as much as I avoid teasers and snippets, I couldn't help but read the first chapter of Steadfast. Can't wait!

Great story, great writing. Definitely recommend.

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Hand Me Down by Christen Gillan


Hand Me DownHand Me Down by Christen Gillan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4.5 stars
This book was fantastic. I cannot believe this is her debut novel. I really, really enjoyed it. The plot was imaginative and the characters in it were so well-developed. It immediately had me in Kate's shoes and feeling all of her emotions and helplessness at times. Kate was a great, unique character that was so relatable and likeable because she was a balance of strength and openness.

Kate finds herself in an odd situation wondering what the right thing to do is and if she should go with her heart or her head, regardless of the consequences. The dynamics of her family and her sister was something most can relate to full of love, guilt,and drama that just added to the story and didn't distract the reader from the main tale of Kate and her ex-brother-in-law.

I am looking forward to reading more from Christen. I loved the characters in this book so much that I would love to see more of Kate and Alex and even some sister Jenny drama.

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Warning Signs by Alexandra Moore


Warning Signs (Broken Promises #2)Warning Signs by Alexandra Moore
> > My rating: 3 of 5 stars

> > This was the first book that I have read of Alexandra Moore's. There is definitely a lot of potential here. I think the story is original and the characters were interesting. I did not read the first book in this series because I thought this could be read as a stand alone novel. I think it still could. There were enough tidbits of information to follow what was happening based on some incidents that happened in the first book. However, I think it would benefit the reader to read book one in this series to have a more well-rounded knowledge of where this story begins and the life-changing events that now cause the PTSD that Bea is dealing with.

Bea has a lot of deep emotional wounds that need time and much more therapy to help. I was not sure she if she wanted the help in healing or truly recognized the place she was in emotionally. She showed a lot of vulnerability in the story which generally makes a character more endearing to me and has me rooting for them. Yet, I found that I ended up frustrated so often with Bea. She seemed on a path to self-destruction emotionally and maybe even physically.

I recognize that this was a short novel and that can mean a great, quick read. But sometimes it can also mean some key elements in the story are not as developed as they could be to make it that much better. I wanted to connect with Bea through her turmoil but was left not caring as much as I should have.

I still like the originality of the story and admire that this author did not fall into so many clich├ęs that are too often done with books in this genre. > >

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Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Three, Two, One by J.A. Huss


Three, Two, One (321)Three, Two, One by J.A. Huss
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

*ONE Genius Author

*TWO Incredibly talented Narrators

*THREE Unforgettable characters


J.A. Huss I am trying to digest what I have just heard. LOL.
After a couple of sleepless nights listening to both Sebastian York and Ava Erickson completely bring this story to life, I was desperate to reach the unexpected finale. I knew it wasn't going to be all fluffy clouds and pink unicorns but I was totally blown away!
This story is like nothing I have ever come across before, and I am delighted to have download it.

The story takes the listener into a journey of, deceit, lust, passion, sex, lies and ultimately love. But how can Love exist when it's based on lies?
From the moment Blue comes into the picture you realise this is going to be a very heavy and painful portrayal. Having been a prisoner for so long and experienced what can only be described as hell, she is finally free. But one thing is to be free from the ordeal, another is to be free from all the demons which have now taken residence in your body and your soul. Its almost like one of those movies where a person gets abducted and comes back seemingly normal but it is harbouring some evil specie which is slowly taken over ready to pounce and kill. It was like that for me, I was an spectator to this beautiful yet cataclysmic situation.
Blue literally stumbles upon Ark and JD, two men who contrary to their looks and personality have a unique bond. Ark "sees her first" and he is quick to understand that something is very wrong, JD not far behind may have "seen her after", but he is drawn to her immediately. Blue "sees them both" and can't help but feel safe for the first time in a very long time.
Lines are crossed, confessions are made, truths are hidden.

I enjoyed every second of this audible book and without taking any merit to the Author, I believe Sebastian and Eva were born to play this story. The narration was flawless, and it had so much energy, passion and conviction that for a moment you forget is all fiction. Both actors had to play the 3rd character and it never waver or faltered, momentum carried on till the last breath was spoken.

Bravo Author J.A Huss you have completely transfixed me, engrossed is an understatement.
This hands down has to be one of my TOP stories of this year.

5 MIND-BOGGLING STARS. Isalovesbooks

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Friday, 24 June 2016

Retribution (The Protectors #3) by Sloane Kennedy

Retribution (The Protectors #3)Retribution by Sloane Kennedy
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Retribution may refer to:

Retributive justice, a theory of justice that considers proportionate punishment an acceptable response to crime
Divine retribution: retributive justice in a religious context
Revenge, a harmful action against a person or group in response to a grievance

Sloane Kennedy has delighted her readers with another emotional masterpiece.

Fans of the series can finally get their hands in the anticipated 3rd instalment of The Protectors Series. Each book gives you a small glimpse of the next character that would grace our kindles and I have to say I was desperate to read Hawke's full story.

After loosing all that was dear to him on a split of a second, Hawke swears to avenge those he loved. Scared not only physically but emotionally, he promises No to rest until finding those who destroyed him. And now he is the closest he has ever been to achieving his ultimate goal.

Tate has been on the run for as long as he can remember. Not only from those who have caused so much damage and physical and emotional pain, but ultimately from who he truly is. He is not only responsible from his safety but he knows he needs to protect the only pure and true person that has ever mattered, his son Matty.

When Hawke threatens to hurt the only good thing in Tate's life, he does the only thing he knows what to do well, he runs. Unfortunately for Tate, Hawke's determination is what fuels and drives to always get his mark, in this case Tate. Circumstances push Tate to put all his trust in the only man who can not only destroy all that matters to him, but who can also shatter his heart. Hawke ulterior motives change in a flash, and after spending time in Tate's company he realises that perhaps life has given him a chance to Love again, to feel again and to have it all again, but in order to have it all he must deal with the ghosts of his past, he must learn to forgive and himself and get his head around loving a man.

This story was emotional to the core. Tate is such a beautiful and lovable character and Sloane brought him to life through the pages of this book. I felt every emotion and if I may confess shed a tear or two. I think when a book moves you and makes you feel what the characters are going through it’s only a sign of how incredible it is.
In turn, Hawke's anger and suffering is devastating and you can feel the pain of his loss. However, lets not forget that this is also a romance story and Sloane has done what she does best, gifted us with passion aplenty and incredibly hot encounters between the leads.

Another formidable book deserving of the Bestseller status. I am ready for Mav and Eli next, PLEEAASEE!!


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Into The Nothing by BT Urruela


Into the Nothing was a book that had me hooked from the start. The way the book started right out with (one might think a conclusion to the story) a mysterious event, only made me want to keep reading to find out more. The story line flowed very well.
The 2 main characters were both easy to relate to and I found them very believable as well as the rest of the characters in this story. But with that said Xander is a mystery to Paige, she wonders who is this sweet gentle man that has stumbled into her little corner of this world? I found the other characters added alot more to this storyline as well, making this not just a romance novel but a story about a community of people, all affected by the other. A real mystery novel.
When a book gets me so involved with the characters that I feel their pain, happines, fear, or I get goosebumps simply because I am thrilled for them, that's when I know it's going to be one to remember. I was thrilled to the point of grinning my face off, shocked and gripping my kindle with fear something really bad was about to happen, left perplexed and wondering who and why??  (Don't worry, I found out who and why)

In conclusion I just want to say I am happy that I was offered this ARC in exchange for an honest review. But I will be buying my own copy, if I ever want to read this again I will have the published released copy.  This one definitely gets 5 out of 5 stars from me and getting recommended to my friends. This author has a new fan in me!

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Imperfectly Matched by M.J. Fields

REVIEWED BY Monique Cashmere

Imperfectly Matched!Imperfectly Matched! by M.J. Fields
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Kat and Ricco are back, running FS - Forever Steel Tattoo Parlour and running into each other, literally as friends with benefits. Ricco takes no prisoner in the bedroom, even the plastic peen! And Kat is loving it too, but it can't last surely? These two are both very stubborn and both want to be the boss. Ricco is happy to give her that title at work, but not when together.

Kat is still on the dating website, and her pursuers are relentless. @Mr.Mister is trying his best to get a date, @baller sounds too good to be true, and @rider1 is someone who is becoming her daily chat buddy. Other characters are back too, and Little Natalia is a treasure to be sure. She doesn't mean to shower, but hey, it happens at times! She is the one kid that can melt the cat!

Without giving too much away, I was really happy with the way this book wrapped up. There is an author's note at the end, and it stayed true to character for these two, and I wouldn't have like anything different. You will find yourself laughing at Kat's smart wit, you will be fanning yourself with Ricco's comebacks and mostly, cheering the girls on for having each others back when the shit hits the fan. Enjoyed this series, and hope there will be more for the other characters.

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Match This by MJ Fields

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Jun 14, 2016

it was amazing

This is a hilarious look into online dating.

Kat is shocked when she looks at her Mom's phone and see she's is participating in a dating site. She makes a deal with her Mom and they both are going to try the online dating scene for 2 weeks. Her friends and mom 'twek' her online profile and set her up on dates. Her dating experiences are so funny especially with her 'mean' personality. There was several times I had to go back to re-read a section because I was thinking "no she didn't" so I'd re-read it and 'yes, she did'. She's awesome!

There was several laugh out loud moments in this book. I have tears in my eyes right now writing this review thinking about what all happened in this book.

Kat's not close to her Mom and I think a part of that is because of her father passing when she was younger and she has shut herself off emotionally because she doesn't want to get hurt. She's not really 'close' to anyone but a couple girlfriends.

I love her don't give a crap attitude. She is projecting herself as the type of girl you absolutely hate. As the book progresses you begin to see that there is more layers to Kat and her co-workers including Rocco are chipping away at her layers.

I think Rocco can see the real Kat. The book just starts to take off with those two and the book ends. I couldn't decide if I was aggravated that it was ending where it did or super excited because I know there's a book 2.

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My Dirty Detour by Grace Risata


My Dirty Detour

it was amazing

This is the first book I have read by this author and I really love the way she writes in this book.

I felt I was right there when Violet was giving the guys a hard time. Violet character is absolutely hilarious. When she first meets Rocky and Sergio you can tell she's terrified and uneasy but she doesn't let that show and gives as good as she gets.

I also really liked how the characters Dmitry, Irina, Vasily, Sergio, Rocky are their own 'family' and it's funny how they play off each other and have each other's backs. I like how the author has described the characters so that you really know who they are. We know that Sergio is a player and that Irina wears the pants in Vasily and hers relationship. Dmitry is very quiet but you know without a doubt if you only had to chose one he's the one you'd pick to have your back.

Because of Rocky's background he's unused to having his orders questioned and has a hard time dealing with Violet and her attitude. It's not long before he softens up and goes to extreme measures to protect Violet from the repercussions of his past.

At the end of the book this 'family' bands together to have Rocky's back and to protect Violet.

This book had many, many laugh out loud moments. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. The only thing I had a hard time with was wanting to skip ahead because this is a long book to see how it ended but I refrained myself and glad I didn't but the anticipation just about killed me.

Great Job, Author Grace Risata!
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Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Legend by Katy Evans

REVIEWED BY Micky Barnard

Legend (Real, #6)Legend by Katy Evans
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I sigh in satisfaction at the culmination of this read. A read that I have put off because I didn't want to complete a beloved series. It's done, but it will be re-read again and again; its a happy place. I am not a fan of fighter books, but I am a fan of Katy Evan's fighter books. There's something about the characters she creates in this series, the magnetism of the heroes, the brooding and gorgeousness that just sings to me. Maverick Cage was a beautiful, perfect second to Remington Tate and what made this book so wonderful was these two together. Mentor, mentored, trainer, trained. Those glimpses into the life of Remy, Brooke and Racer were special but didn't detract from the Maverick and Reece's story; they complimented the narrative.

Reece was a truly identifiable character. She wasn't particularly special or at least not to herself. She was normal, kind and it was so good to see this kind of girl centre focus.

I realise I am gushing and possibly less coherent in this review than normal but this is what happens when you just sit back, read and revel in the ride. I cannot wait for what Katy Evans has in store for the future as she has created some of my favourite male characters of all time.

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One Paris Summer by Denise Grover Swank

REVIEWED BY Monique Cashmere

One Paris SummerOne Paris Summer by Denise Grover Swank
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I am a big Denise Grover Swank fan and was so happy to get my hands on this book. Denise is so versatile in her writing that she is apt in any genre. My books are normally mystery romance, but I do love a sweet YA book as well. And you will find it here with this book.

Sophie and her brother Eric are sent over to their father who now lives in Paris, living his dream job. They are to spend the summer with him, his new wife and her daughter. But Camille is not as accommodating with her step siblings as Soph and Eric are. She is determined to make their summer, especially Sophie's, a living hell. Only one thing will keep Sophie sane, the piano. Well actually, make that two things, the owner of said piano, Mathieu. The sweet French boy she meets out on the street after her father's wedding. There is only one problem, Camille. She is not happy that her former boyfriend is now with her step sister and will stop at nothing to ruin it all.

I love it when a book has so many elements that make me happy. A great story with a touching romance for one, with the main character having plenty of growth. I also loved that this book described Paris and it surrounds that I felt I could travel there now, and know the places that Soph visited. Also, she learnt some French on her holiday, that I was happy to read and learn along with her. I think I am going to use je t'aime from now on instead of the boring english "I Love You". I highly recommend this book to any romance lover, its truly endearing.

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Only You by Denise Grover Swank

REVIEWED BY Monique Cashmere

Only YouOnly You by Denise Grover Swank
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Contemporary romance / romantic comedy books are my favourite, team that up with the Author Denise Grover Swank, and I am one happy lady. I have read The Wedding Pact series and absolutely love it, and did too with this spin off series. This is the first of three new books for this new series, and you don't need to read the other, but in my opinion, you will be missing out on some good entertainment. I can see each series would make an awesome movie!

This series is about three high school / college friends that are bachelors, and have sworn off women because they have dated nothing but either shallow Barbies or psycho crazy girls. They decide that they should abstain from dating for six months, but Kevin only lasts one night. He has a thing for his cute next door neighbour, Holly, but it is not an easy progression for them. There are a few obstacles that make dating hard for this couple, Knickers being one of them.

What I loved most about this book is the humor that Denise writes, it has me giggling constantly. The characters are people that you just want to hang and have a drink with. Mostly, I love the connection the lead characters have together, the banter and tenderness just sweeps me up. I picked this book up one morning and utterly forgot all about the world around me until I finished it. I completely feel into each chapter wanting more and more. I was happy that we got to read a little bit too of a couple of the characters from the first series, and I am guessing with the next two books, we will see a little more of them too. Absolutely loved this book, and I know that I will be re reading it again in the near future.

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Witchy Sour by Gina LaManna

REVIEWED BY Monique Cashmere

Witchy Sour (The Magic & Mixology Mystery Series Book 2)Witchy Sour by Gina LaManna
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

If you are a Gina LaManna fan, you will know that she is a very talented young author. I am undoubtedly enjoying this series. It has a perfect mix of mystery and magic put together, with a hint of romance.

In this second book, Lily is still studying hard as the new Mixologist with Gus racking the whip everyday. Her supernatural cousins are around, although poor Poppy has been feeling under the weather with her blood issues and Zin is determined to crack the Rangers test. Things are a bit off altogether with the Mixology book missing, then cloaked men roaming the Island. And just when you think it is safe to visit the Forest, the Fae have other ideas!

A great mystery will have you guessing, thinking ahead, gasping and take you on a twist and turn adventure, and that is what you will find with this book, and series. There is more emphasis on the mystery, the supernatural beings are not unbelievable, and the events are intriguing. Another job well done Miss LaManna.

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An Early Spring by Ann Lister

REVIEWED BY Joanne Swinney

An Early SpringAn Early Spring by Ann Lister
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I think it's time I took a break, maybe a spring break, somewhere in Colorado. Because baby there ain't no mountain high enough to keep me from getting to you babe AKA Nick. This story was such a sensual read between Nick and Colby with so many twists, I thought there couldn't possibly be anything else to come but boy was I wrong.

Nick works at a ski resort, he's a mountain rescuer. God, he can rescue me anytime. He is completely gorgeous, well toned and as smooth as they come. He's a bit of a ladies man, definitely a love em and leave guy but without the love. He's not into having any kind of feelings involved. Well that's until Colby enters his life.

Colby a woman who comes off as being angry against the world, it seems she hasn't made the best decisions so far in her life and has suffered through heartache but I don't think anything quite prepares her for the delicious Nick.
Colby is taking an unwanted break with her co workers and ends up having to be rescued by Nick. It is certainly a moment in her life she is unlikely to forget.

With a storm brewing Nick has to get Colby to shelter. Taking her back to the cabin she was sharing with her co workers but they have already been safely taken down from the mountain. It's just Nick and Colby stuck in a cabin with not a single person around. Lucky Colby. The attraction these two feel is powerful beyond words. It's more than the fire burning in that cabin, let me tell you.

When the storm is over will the passion be over between them? Or will it still melt the snow? LOL. Communication is sometimes not everybody's strong point. Colby is miserable and needs to change things in her life. Nick is miserable and his best friend, Glen decides to set him up with, Lana. Lana is....let's say she's easy, Lol!! I think after reading this book. I would love to hear her story. I especially want to hear more about Glen.

I think it's safe to say, I thoroughly enjoy this journey with Nick and Colby. It was a beautiful yet steamy romance. If you love romance with some sexy scenes that could melt the ice off a mountain top then this book is for you.

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Bryan & Jase, The Beginning: Something About Him by A.D. Ellis

REVIEWED BY Joanne Swinney

Bryan & Jase, The Beginning: Something About HimBryan & Jase, The Beginning: Something About Him by A.D. Ellis
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have read books by this Author before. The Torey Hope Series which I absolutely loved but those were an M/F so when I heard about her writing an M/M I was more than a little intrigued. This is a short read introducing you to two of the main characters, Bryan and Jase. I downloaded for free and you can too. It is definitely a good way to see if you would like the full length story that I know is available because I have also downloaded. I enjoyed this introduction so much that I have to read more.

Jase is married, I am not even going to repeat her name because the woman is a heartless b....... Both Bryan and Jase are in the Army spending long lengths of time away from home. Bryan does not hide who he is meaning Jase knows he's gay. Jase on the other hand is in complete denial.

Bryan has dreamed of being with Jase for so long he knows nothing will ever happen. He is happy to remain friends. He believes that once they are both back home, he'll never even see Bryan again. What first turns out as a long standing joke between the two of them becomes reality. Bryan can't believe it's happening and it's good that he stays grounded because Jase quickly remembers where he is and who he is, leaving Bryan angry and upset.

When Jase eventually plucks up the courage, he apologies to Bryan about leaving him standing wondering what the hell had just happened. He doesn't expect what happens next. It' explosive, it's hot and it certainly sets the sheets on fire. As much fun as they were having together, the feelings were becoming stronger and all that it does leads to a whole load of complications.

After their time away, the time comes to say goodbye. God that was hard to read, I wanted the happy ever after for God sake not goodbye but it's only the beginning so I am off to read what happens next in Bryan and Jase's life. I am almost sure with a wife like that it will not be an easy ride.

I would recommend to all lovers of M/M Romance and it is absolutely FREE to download.

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Ready For Flynn, Part 2 by K.L. Shandwick

REVIEWED BY Joanne Swinney

Ready For Flynn, Part 2Ready For Flynn, Part 2 by K.L. Shandwick
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Oh boy!! I couldn't have been anymore ready to read part two of 'Ready for Flynn'. The story continues with even more drama and honestly who knew so much could happen to one person or persons. When in the spotlight I guess that is exactly how you live your life, always having your every move watched. Privacy is definitely a thing of the past.

Valerie is older, wiser and ready to do battle with just about anyone that gets in her way. All she needs is Flynn's trust and she will take him to the top. Many things have happened and while I am not going to give you even a tiny detail, let's just say if you thought part one was good, you are going to love this. I have been shouting out and laughing out loud, quite frankly it's another book that has given me every emotion possible, anger, sadness, happiness, excitement. Just when you think everything is going to be okay, its NOT!!

Love is a powerful emotion and as wonderful as it feels sometimes having the trust to carry on with love is one of the hardest things to do. If you have had your trust broken previously it's even harder to give. You can't just switch off your emotions as much as we think we can, doubts can creep in at the most inconvenient times. Valerie struggles with this issue almost everyday, even though Flynn will tell her how he feels, she still has niggles and doubts. Honestly I found myself wanting to give her a shake but when all said and done and I am reading what she is seeing and feeling it's hard not to feel compassion towards the life that she has led so far.

Secrets, lies and revelations are all revealed in this book but I feel there is more to come, it's far from over. Who knows what the future holds for Valerie, Flynn, Kayden even Craig and Simone. There is a whole host of characters that revolve around Flynn and the Darsin family and I don't think I will settle until I hear where each and everyone of them have settled or not in some cases.

God, Flynn sure knows how to talk dirty though. Sorry just felt the need to share that. He oozes so much sex appeal, I find it hard to sit still while reading. He just.... you know and then grrrr and you want to.... get the idea? He preforms well, ha!! okay, he can give you a mind blowing orgasm without even taking your clothes off, how's that?

Have no fear this book does not end on a cliff hanger. I am so looking forward to reading part three. Do you love Rock Romance? well this is the book for you. Don't even think about it, download because Flynn is going to take you on a seriously wild ride through every emotion you can possibly ever feel.

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Ready For Flynn, Part 1 by K.L. Shandwick

REVIEWED BY Joanne Swinney

Ready for Flynn, Part 1Ready for Flynn, Part 1 by K.L. Shandwick
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Was I ready for Flynn? Most definitely, YES!!! It was love at first sight on all counts. This story took me on a journey through the life of some amazingly strong characters. Flynn is the guy that every girl dreams of, he can get the blood racing through your veins with just a look. His passion is music, writing, playing guitar. He has used music as a way to get through life, having to deal with some very traumatic situations while he was just a young boy. The emotions this Author has been able to portray are outstanding. I can only imagine the amount of research one would have to do to achieve the level of understanding this Author seems to have while delving into the lives of Flynn and the Darsin family.

Valerie Darsin is a teenage girl with the mind of an adult. She is very self motivated into learning anything in order to achieve her dreams. Valerie's family are very protective of her, being the only girl amongst four head strong older brothers it's a wonder she is even allowed outside. The thing is, Valerie may only be fifteen but she is a very beautiful young lady and very talented in many things. It's hard for any young man even an adult not to look at her and think, WOW!!

Martin Darsin is not only Valerie's brother but he's her best friend. They are very close. Martin moves away to college but that doesn't stop him from worrying about his little sister or missing her and vice versa. The whole family is exactly that "family" who looks out for each, share life events together. If Adam has a football game they all attend. It's something that many people don't have in this world. Flynn certainly didn't have that while growing up, I believe he is in awe seeing how family life can be.

Kayden the eldest Darsin brother is the quiet one and you know what they say about the quiet ones. I sensed that he was a very passionate guy but was always in the background. I'm hoping to hear a lot more about Kayden along the way. When Valerie returns home from staying with her Aunt it's Kayden that is there for her while Martin is at college and Adam is doing his thing.

Valerie is finally home, her brothers are all home and Martin has brought his friend along to stay not wanting him to be by himself over the holiday's. That's the kind of guy Martin is, he has a heart of gold. Now he did have one reservation and warned Flynn, that's the friend staying over by the way, I KNOW!! EEEK!! He warned him not to even attempt flirting with his younger sister.

In my head I have a song playing over and over while writing this review and it's only one line that's on repeat. 'It started with a kiss', I don't even recall the rest of the song but that one line sums up this first part of this story for me.

Tragedy strikes the Darsin family in the worst possible way. It's a horrific time for them all. God it was hard for me to even read. I felt like I was feeling all their emotions, specially Valerie. Being the youngest in the family is hard enough when you constantly feel like your being treated like a child but not having or not feeling like you have any support to get through things leaves the worst ache inside of you.
Flynn turns up to give Valerie the support and although she doesn't accept it, Flynn is exactly what Valerie needs.

Sometimes while reading many of us readers, I know I do, shout out thinking I can't believe the writer did that but there is a reason for everything in this life even in a story. I am grateful that I was able to read this book and I can't wait to read part two.

KL Shandwick I thank you for writing 'Ready for Flynn' that was an emotional rollercoaster ride, a wild ride at that.

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