Book Review: Swing

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 Screw him and his perfect stats.

Sinful smirk.
Delicious body.

Lincoln Landry probably even has game-winning stamina.I’d like to screw her and her perfect ass.

Dangerous curves.
Sweet smile.

Danielle Ashley probably even has a game-changing personality.

There’s no denying the chemistry between them. It’s so fiery, it’s undeniable. They partake in it. Enjoy it.

They really enjoy it.
Attraction is not a problem. Nor is their banter, relationship status, or habits. That’s all fine. Perfect, actually.

The problem is as tangled up as their sheets.

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[Book review originally featured on Ramblings of a Bookworm]

I woke up happier than I did when I was drafted. I feel like the bat is in my hands now–not the Arrows’ or my father’s or in limbo. I have it. And it feels good to SWING.

Lincoln Landry is the hot-shot of Landry family. Gorgeous, talented, and a successful baseball player, he doesn’t often have to work for attention from … well, anyone. When he meets Danielle, he realizes the value that can come from working for something different.

There were a lot of great things about this story. I loved Linc. He is a man that has many layers and it’s difficult to see exactly how deep he goes. Throughout his story, he proves to us that he can be more than the arrogant baseball hero (which he absolutely can be). He is a man, a man with flaws and insecurities. He definitely grows and changes as he moves through this difficult and different section of his life. I loved to see him evolve as a person and adapt his thinking to accept all that life was throwing at him. He is a strong character that represents well dealing with the challenges of life.

As always, the rest of the Landry family makes an appearance. Huxley is still, by far, my favorite. And no different from his appearance in Sway, he offers brilliant insight into what’s happening with Linc. Also, Linc’s father, who can sometimes seem biased between sons, gave some fantastic advice that I think ALL of us should take to heart. “Regardless of what happens in your career, you’re going to be fine. There are seasons of our lives. Look at me, I was a businessman. Then a politician. The a businessman. This is the perfect advice to offer Linc as he faces some major decisions in his future. Also, Graham continues to intrigue me ….

Danielle is a character that I liked, but I really wanted to like more. At the beginning of the story she had some very valid reasons for wanting to avoid becoming serious about a man such as Lincoln. And although she did keep him at bay, it felt more like flirting than actually being serious about holding him at length. I totally get the concept that in finding “the one,” you HAVE to do something about it, but I was hoping for just a bit more hold off on her part. That being said, I still really liked her as a person, in general. Her values, attitude, clever banter, and class were all things that I enjoy seeing in a female character. She seemed a good fit into the Landry world.

This story is a good transition from Sway. I loved getting to know Lincoln and being allowed further access into the Landry family. This is still one of my favorite places to be and I daily long for the kind of happiness, love, and belonging that can always be found amongst the Landrys.

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Book Review: Being Brooke

 

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Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000035_00027]My name is Brooke Barker…

And I’m a freaking disaster.

No, seriously. I’m a college drop-out working a dead-end job, my best friend Carly’s dog gets more action than I do, and I have more bad dates in my diary than there are movie remakes.

Not to mention I’m completely and utterly in love with Cain Elliott.

The problem? He’s in a relationship. With a girl who’s so plastic she makes Barbie cry herself to sleep with jealousy.

The second problem? He’s my best friend.

My shut-up-and-put-harry-potter, yes-this-is-your-shirt, help-I-have-no-power, crap-I’m-out-of-tampon, kinda best friend.

And that’s all he can be, right?

Right.

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[Book review originally featured on Ramblings of a Bookworm]

 I’m twenty-four, it’s a Friday night, and I’m waiting for take-out gyros and fries in my onesie. My life is just so exciting I can barely stand it.

From the first page of this book, I was laughing. By the middle of the first chapter, I was laughing OUT LOUD! Brooke is a character that definitely doesn’t have it all together. She’s clumsy, awkward, not dedicated to any career path, and has only just moved out (upon threats from her mother). The thing is, none of these traits takes away from her character. She’s loyal, funny, and absolutely someone I’d want as a best friend.

There were a lot of things I really liked about this story. The first was the friendship between Brooke, Cain, and Carly. Even though we know from the very first moment that Brooke has loved Cain forever, she still puts their friendship first, as does the rest of the trio. “…Unless I’m marrying someone, I’ll always care about your more. Nobody gets to talk stuff about you to me unless it’s Carly, and that’s only because I know she’s already said it to your face.”  I also loved that nothing was simple. Transitions were awkward, secrets were kept, and balances were thrown off. This was one of the most realistic “I’m in love with my best friend” type of stories. And, some people are gonna hate me for this, I loved that sex didn’t rule the relationship in the story. Now don’t massacre me here, I love a sexy story, but here the focus wasn’t on just that. Yeah, all the elements were there, and YES they were obviously attracted to one another, but this book was more.

The thing I didn’t like was some of Brooke’s attributes. Let me explain better. I LOVED Brooke. My issue here wasn’t in her being her, but rather a disconnect for me. I’m clumsy, not super handy around the house, and super independent. In Brooke, sometimes her negative, or eccentric, attributes came off a little … exaggerated for me. I get needing help for multiple tasks in life, but it just seemed like there was so much she couldn’t do. That being said, I still truly enjoyed her.

This is a story I enjoyed much more than I anticipated. It made me laugh out loud, it made me swoon, and it even made me tear up a little there towards the end (no, I’m not telling). Lovers of laughs and romance will thoroughly enjoy this one!


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Book Review: Bestie

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**Contains Adult Themes – This book can be read as a standalone**

The universe works in mysterious ways.

Well, it did for me, anyway.

It was like it knew that I needed him.

It put him in my life during a time I honestly thought I couldn’t go on.

He was broken. I was broken.

We only had one thing to offer each other – friendship.

A true, deep, incredible friendship.

Laughter fixed us.

Talking bonded us.

He quickly became my everything.

This is our story.

I can’t promise it’s always perfect.

It might make you laugh.

It might make you cry.

It might even make you love.

It’s real.

It’s us. Besties.

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[Book review originally featured on Ramblings of a Bookworm]

Love is an asshole like that. Sometimes people can do horrible things to you, and you would still be willing to overlook it if you could just have them in your life once more.

Molly’s suffered a broken heart. How many of us can say the same? That all-encompassing, life altering shatter of what we once knew to be our life. In that moment, we are certain that things can never be different — the pain that is shrouding us can never dissipate. Real. True. Heartbreak. I’ve felt it. I’ve also felt within it, that stirring of hope that resides deep within us and lets us believe that other person really isn’t the terrible dope they have acted like. The feelings here are so real and explained so perfectly, for me.

In the story, Molly and Roman are both recovering from one of those life altering breakups, each for different reasons. Both are dealing with a life void of a person who has been the center of it for quite a while As annoyed as I was at certain moments in this story, I couldn’t believe how accurate Bella was describing some of my own feelings in these characters. Nothing in a relationship is cut & dry or black & white. In this relationship of besties, they truly run the gamut of emotions, all of which seem valid in the situation. Saying this, they did annoy me at times. I wanted to slap a little backbone in Roman and open up his eyes, while I wanted to shake Molly and give her the right words to say. But this is friendship, life, love … it’s totally messy.

A lot of people are probably going to read this story and expect the signature angst that accompanies Bella’s MC. This story is different, but no less important. I found the relationship represented by Molly and Roman to actually be beautiful. While it did seem a bit rushed and a little awkwardly formed, I feel like sometimes relationships just happen that way. Through the whole story, though, their relationship seemed genuine. This was a story about breaking; losing all of your pieces and not knowing how, or if you even want, to pick them up again. It’s a story about healing your wounds by helping someone else. And more even than that, it’s about the kind of love that forms when you share ALL of you with someone else.

Do I miss the angsty Jokers Wrath guys and gals? You betcha!

Do I think this story measures up to the other Bella Jewel works?
Abso-freaking-lutely.

Do I think some people are going to be left unsatisfied? Unfortunately.

Go into this story with NO expectations or preconceived notions. Let the characters take you on their story. Be annoyed. Get mad. Roll your eyes. Yell at the characters. But whatever you do, listen to their story & let them teach you how to find healing through laughter and create a life past the destruction of your heart.


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Book Review: You Save Me

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“The last time I touched a man was in the backseat of a truck as we raced toward the ysmhospital. I haven’t felt a pull like I did that night.”

Katya may have found freedom after being held captive, but she’s still haunted by the past. Fearing for her safety, she flees Denver to start over again in the small mountain community of Cedar Ridge. She welcomes the anonymity, even as she retreats further inside herself.

Travis saw more than he wanted to during his tour in Iraq, and he’s still living with the ghosts. He’s content to remain in isolation with his secrets, until an incident forces him to re-evaluate that choice.

Will Travis be able to save Katya when someone threatens her life or are demons from the past too strong to overcome?

Can two completely broken people save each other?

Trigger Warning: This book deals with the effects of rape and abuse; as well as living with PTSD. That being said, it does have a HEA.

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[Book review originally featured on Ramblings of a Bookworm]

My Katya, you are not fine. You won’t allow yourself to live because you’re still stuck in that basement waiting for death.”

“I can put on my mask for a while — be the kind of man my parents are proud of, a man who honorably served his country, all while hiding the monster beneath.”

I’ve been longing for Katya’s story since she appeared in From This Day Forward & Forsaking All Others. She was kidnapped and held by Landon Scott for months, and after she was rescued not much was said. I wanted to know how she survived and if she was okay.

Of course she wasn’t okay.

I’m honestly not sure how to approach this review. I want to say so much, but I’m not sure I have the ability to express the level of appreciation I had for this story. You NEED to read it. For no other fact than this is one of the most real worlds I’ve ever entered in a story and two of the best characters I can remember reading in … well I’m hard pressed to compare them.

The characters of this story, Travis and Katya, both share much of the same brokenness. I know you’re thinking, “Jazmyne, I hear that all the time and usually the characters are pretty much okay and their brokenness has been greatly exaggerated to hype the book.” This isn’t the case. These characters’ behaviors and choices were real. To live through war, or the hell of being held captive, is not something that you can relate to if you haven’t been through it. Seeing each of these characters barely existing in their lives, sporadically coping, and pulling into themselves, I saw a pain so deep I wasn’t sure how they functioned. This is the first time I can remember NOT being annoyed at a character’s choices and simply feeling pain in my heart that they feel they have to make them.

My heart almost could not handle this story. Almost every chapter had me feeling another emotion! My heart broke, I cried, I laughed, my heart was stitched back together until it broke again, and that was just the first half. I swear I highlighted half the book! I want to share so much of this story with you, but I feel like if I do, it will give too much away. This story was all about the small things, the subtleties that aligned the storyline and characters. Two broken people should, logically, not be able to work. But when your break goes so deep it’s not understood by “normal” people, it takes someone with the same scars to reach you.

Read this book. Inside my head, and my heart, as I was reading I had so many feelings and thoughts pass through. I can’t begin to express them all here. This has been one of the hardest reviews I’ve written all year, as I don’t believe I can do justice to what I experienced. To honor those who are struggling, daily, to keep themselves afloat, read. Show them you’re willing to live life, even if through a story, in their shoes. Allow your heart to break, to experience their demons. Do all this so you can give them hope for a future where they will be able to finally breathe free.


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Book Review by Jazmyne: Road to Nowhere

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I once read that every warrior hoped an honorable death
would find him. I always went looking for mine, but not even the Reaper wanted me.
I was trained to kill. I was trained to not ask why. To take orders and just march in line. Hooah motherfucker.
Life or death.
Ride or die.
And I’m not only talking about the military. I’m talking about the life that led me on the road to nowhere.
My life.
I fought for my brothers.
I fought for my family.
I fought for my country.
And I fought for her…

Never realizing I might die for them too.



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[Book review originally featured on Ramblings of a Bookworm]

“I don’t have a lot of friends, Creed. I don’t like to waste my time on people if I don’t think they’re worth it.”

The world of the Good Ol’ Boys is one I’ve loved living in since the day I stepped into it. Coming back to this world, through a different angle, it was extremely interesting to see the changes and growth in the town and characters.

Reading Creed’s story, it’s difficult to share all of what I was feeling without giving too much of his story away. His youth held tragedy. As he grew, tragedy was never far away. With each choice he made, it seemed he was led to a greater, more intense heartache. One of my favorite, albeit horrific, moments was a rendition of an actual event occurring in our nation’s history. This made the story seem so much more realistic, and the character’s reactions brought the story to life for me.

Mia is everything I hoped she’d be as a child of one of the Good Ol’ Boys. She is a HANDFUL! It’s great to see her giving all the grown men a run for their money. I also admired her candor. She was honest, and wise beyond her years. Each time she encountered Creed, she was never afraid to say what was on her mind. She also shared what was in her heart, giving Creed some much needed genuine feeling he was lacking.

Overall, this was one of my favorite stories. There were a few things missing for me, though. I  felt the story was a little rushed. That’s not to say that there weren’t many of the quintessential elements that make M.’s writing, but for me the story didn’t evolve the way previous works have. The tragedies were there, but it was like the angst that normally builds … just wasn’t there. The characters were great, the story line was there, but for me something was missing. It was an unforgettable addition to the works of M. Robinson, and it should definitely be read.


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Book Review: Hit the Spot

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29188239Is this love or just a game?

Tori Rivera thinks Jamie McCade is rude, arrogant, and worst of all . . . the sexiest man she’s ever laid eyes on. His reputation as a player is almost as legendary as his surfing skills. No matter how her body heats up when he’s around, she’s determined not to be another meaningless hookup.

Jamie McCade always gets what he wants. The sickest wave. The hottest women. And Tori, with her long legs and smart mouth, is definitely the hottest one. He knows Tori wants him-hell, most women do-but she won’t admit it. After months of chasing and one unforgettable kiss, it’s time for Jamie to raise the stakes.

Jamie promises that soon Tori won’t just want him in her bed, she’ll be begging for it-and he might be right. Somehow he’s found the spot in her heart that makes her open up like never before. But with all she knows about his past, can she really trust what’s happening between them? Is Jamie playing for keeps or just playing to win?

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[Book review originally featured on Ramblings of a Bookworm]

When I began this book, I was anticipating a book full of witty banter, amazing sex, and overall hilarity. I was definitely NOT disappointed. But, even more importantly, there was something there even better than all  of that … there was a depth of feeling I hadn’t experienced in quite a while.

I’m feeling like you need to let me go so I can do my job.”
“Not happenin’,” he growled. “Not when I get moments like this with you. Not when I know it’s ain’t just me. I’m wearin’ you down.

Jamie & Tori have been bantering back and forth for months. On the surface it would appear the two of them are simply “dancing” toward an inevitable end of physical satisfaction. But as their story progressed, I saw more of them come out. Let’s just say this book had a LOT of highlights.

There’s a lot to this story that I don’t want to share, simply because it’s SO worth it discovering all that are these characters for the first time. This is probably going to sound bad, but I had my expectations set pretty low for these characters. This is not to say I didn’t have faith in the writing of the characters, but I wasn’t certain how deep their stories would run.

Overall this story was one that came out of nowhere for me. It made me laugh (out loud, I might add — I got looks!), it made me cry, and it made my heart full. It was great to get lost so deeply in light-hearted banter and find a story that could make me feel all the things.


 

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Book Reviews: The Tidal Kiss Trilogy 1 & 2

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25794928.jpgWhen Callie Pierce turns 18 she has three very simple goals; avoid her stepfather, escape to an Ivy League university of her dreams and party with her friends. But on a night like any other, when the moon is full over the ocean, her life changes in a way that nobody ever sees coming.

On the sandy beaches of San Diego she meets Orion, a man with whom she cannot stay away, to whom her return becomes as inevitable as the tide kissing the shore. If that isn’t enough, a kiss which changes everything plunges Callie head first into a world of Mythic responsibility, epic danger and heart stopping romance. The Mer, an ancient race of warriors brought forth to defend the seas, show her wonders beyond what is humanly possible, forcing her into an archaic chain of events that bring together power, seduction, violence and beauty in a terrifying yet exhilarating mix.

Then there’s The Banished to contend with, a group of Psirens, corrupted by the Oceans abyss, that stand to destroy the eternity Callie has been promised. Will she sacrifice herself for the greater good, or is the gravity that pulls her to Orion just too great to bear?

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The story begins in the past … we’re given a glimpse into a myth of the past. It is a twisted tale which bleeds into the present. As we begin the story, we’re introduced to Callie. Callie is about to celebrate her 18th birthday with her friends, when something … different happens. She meets Orion, a boy who she doesn’t know from school or town, but she feels a strong pull towards. She’s not sure why she feels such a connection, but she decides to explore her feelings.

After some upsetting events within her family, she finds that Orion is the first person she wants to run to. But, unfortunately, her destiny catches up with her. What follows is an intricately woven path through mythological destiny and personal choices. The story was intriguing and kept me guessing, as well as introducing many choices for Callie & Orion.

The story itself was intriguing. I love myths and mermaids, and the two went together almost seamlessly. The part I had an issue with was the characters. Callie seemed like a HUGE brat to me. I know she is still a teenager, but at 17 I’d have thought her attitude would have been a bit more mature. Along with the attitude, I found that some reactions by the characters were a bit extreme. I understand that there are a lot of factors influencing their lives, both of their own choices & of the mystical sense, but I just couldn’t get on board.

I think this would be an interesting story for most people to read. I suggest you check it out!


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Four months have passed since the night Callie Pierce fulfilled her destiny as the Vessel and her world is shifting faster than ever before. The Occulta Mirum is in disarray, still reeling from the demise of its longest reigning monarch and its people have a decision to make, on which more lies balanced than they know.

As Callie and Orion rise together to new responsibility, dealing with the consequences of what has passed, Callie finds herself changed and looking into the shadow of the deep for answers. The life she’s been thrown into isn’t what she expected, and as the responsibility of her new found position among the mer mounts, the cracks in the fantasy world she so loves are starting to show.

Can then, the dark mystique of the Psiren’s world be what Callie was destined for all along?

Get ready to ride into the world of the Occulta Mirum at greater depth than ever before. As Callie learns the truth of the ancient agenda of three brothers, and comes face to face with the temptation and allure of what will seemingly save everyone she loves.

Power.

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This is the second installment in the trilogy was much more enjoyable for me. The story just keeps getting better! I don’t want to give anything away for this installment in the trilogy, but I love how the myth keeps growing more intense.

I’m excited for the end of the trilogy and to see how the author decides to end the story. So much is going on with the characters, their destinies, and all the people around them. I love a story that has so much going on and so many people’s future intricately woven together. I wish I could say more regarding what’s been happening, but I’m afraid I’ll give something important!

This is a great story and I am beyond thrilled for the final installment. Check it out 🙂


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Book Review: Veil of Vines

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V.jpgTo most people, princes, princesses, counts and dukes are found only in the pages of the most famous of fairytales. Crowns, priceless jewels and gilded thrones belong only in childhood dreams.


But for some, these frivolous fancies are truth.
For some, they are real life.


On Manhattan’s Upper East Side, people have always treated me as someone special. All because of my ancestral name and legacy. All because of a connection I share to our home country’s most important family of all.
I am Caresa Acardi, the Duchessa di Parma. A blue blood of Italy. I was born to marry well. And now the marriage date is set.
I am to marry into House Savona. The family that would have been the royals had Italy not abolished the monarchy in 1946. But to the aristocrats of my home, the abolition means nothing at all.
The Savonas still hold power where it counts most.
In our tight-knit world of money, status and masked balls, they are everything and more.
And I am soon to become one of them.


I am soon to become Prince Zeno Savona’s wife…
… or at least I was, until I met Achille.
And then everything changed.

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[Book review originally featured on Ramblings of a Bookworm]

I am a huge fan of Tiliie Cole. I discovered her through the Sweet Home series and continued on to love all her works. When reading the synopsis for this book, I was a little apprehensive. Not because I thought the story would be poorly written, but rather that I had gotten attached to the darker side of her writing.

Within the first two chapters I was totally in. The story resembled a modern day fairy tale with princes, duchesses, and all sorts of blue-blooded royalty. I loved that it took place in Italy and brought with it the rich history of the country’s winemaking. The story centers around the beautiful tradition of winemaking and we get the chance to see behind the scenes.

Caresa is part of a blue-blood family where she has many responsibilities. A lot of those are more … obligations to her family and their legacy. She is about to enter into a marriage with a prince she has never met in order to keep her family’s reputation intact. The union between herself, and Prince Zeno, will help to restore faith in both families’ business.

As Caresa travels to Italy, she learns more about her future situation, more about winemaking, and more about herself. She discovers a secret while on the property, but more than that she truly finds herself.

I loved this story much more than I thought I would. It had so many elements in it which not only made me smile, but touched my heart. I will say that there was a point in the plot which I sort of predicated, and I was a little disappointed I was able to, but following that the story took some interesting turns. I also truly enjoyed the characters and their development. I’m hoping for some of these characters to get their own stories *cough* Zeno & Pia *cough*.

If you’re a fan of Tillie Cole, I recommend this story. It’s a little different from what we’re used to, but a beautiful story nonetheless. It is somewhat reminiscent of the Sweet Home series in writing, so it took me back to when I discovered my love of her books to begin with.


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Book Review: Managed (VIP #2)

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managedIt started off as a battle of wits. Me: the ordinary girl with a big mouth against Him: the sexy bastard with a big…ego.

I thought I’d hit the jackpot when I was upgraded to first class on my flight to London.

That is until HE sat next to me. Gabriel Scott: handsome as sin, cold as ice. Nothing and no one gets to him. Ever. He’s a legend in his own right, the manager of the biggest rock band in the world, and an arrogant ass who looks down his nose at me.

I thought I’d give him hell for one, long flight. I didn’t expect to like him. I didn’t expect to want him. But the biggest surprise? He wants me too. Only in a way I didn’t see coming.

If I accept his proposal, I leave myself open to falling for the one man I can’t manage. But I’m tempted to say yes. Because the real man beneath those perfect suits and that cool façade just might be the best thing that’s ever happened to me. And I just might be the only one who can melt the ice around his heart.

Let the battle begin…

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“You just can’t manage me. That’s what annoys you.”


When we first entered the world of Kill John, we were exposed to addiction, love, and some of the strongest friendships I’ve ever read. Going into Managed, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Scottie seemed like such a detached and cold individual, I wasn’t certain I could connect with his story.

As I dived back into the crazy world of rock stars, I was excited to delve into the mind of Scottie. He intrigued me in the first book as a man who seemed so far removed in a world of craziness. He was always orderly, always proper, and always on top of EVERYTHING. There was never a problem he couldn’t solve and nothing ever seemed to phase his calm demeanor.

At the very beginning of Managed, I got to see Scottie ruffled! This was probably my favorite moment, the split second you are allowed to see the chink in heavily crafted armor. And the chink comes from such an unexpected place.

  • Side note: Characters like this are my favorite. They are developed over time and we NEVER get a glimpse too far into them until all of a sudden *bang* they crack. And in that crack we see not only their humanity, but also their heart.

Throughout this story, we are able to get some new glimpses into not only Scottie, but most of the other members of Kill John and their crew. Personalities are shining through and I feel like I’m not friends with this group! There are still some mysteries and I can’t wait to see if my theories come true!

This is a wonderful story. Although, not the typical sex, drugs, and rock-n-roll of most rock star intrigues, it does provide a glimpse into the more personal side of a rock star’s life. I highly recommend it. Although not exactly necessary, you may want to pick up Idol (the first in the series) for a great introduction to the characters.


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Book Review: Dirty

 My marriage seemed perfect from the outside looking in.

People envied me. They wanted my life, wanted to be me.

Mrs Alejandra Gambino.

Wife of Dino Gambino. Daughter of Eduardo Castillo.
Respected. Loved. Mob royalty.

They had no idea of the horrors that lurked behind closed doors.

They didn’t know I was at the lowest point a person could reach.

Enter Julius Carter.

Aloof, handsome, blue-eyed Julius Carter.He saved me.

I screwed him over.Now everybody was after me. My life was forfeit.

It was only a matter of time. I was a dead woman walking.

The question was, who would get to me first?

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“With what I know” — I slouch back in my chair, crossing my arms over my chest, and I grin savagely at the boss man — “we can make even gods bleed.”

In Dirty, we meet Alejandra, the princess of a mob family. She knows what to say, how to act, and what needs to be done in order for the family to survive. Always, she is poised and representing her family in the highest standard. Her family has forged an alliance through her marriage and to most it seems she is living a dream …

     You might be thinking, Why the hell are you telling me about this mob princess? What happened to Twitch’s family? Why do I care about this silly woman?” TRUST ME.

So, you remember how I mentioned before about the tangled backgrounds … here’s where Belle Aurora begins to weave her web. Julius and Ling were both connected to Twitch and his previous empire. These two enter the world of Alejandra and her family and things begin to … move along. Although Alejandra is the main in this story, what is happening with her intertwines with a story happening simultaneously in the background, which will be revealed in time.

There’s not too much I can say about this story without giving some minute detail away that will spoil the whole thing for you. I CAN say this is one of the most intricately weaved stories I have read in a great while and I am so envious of how Belle Aurora can knit together so many plots, complex characters, and backgrounds. There is so much going on within the story that I wasn’t certain what was up until I came out at the end. And even then I was doubting myself.

You NEED to read this. If you haven’t read RAW yet, definitely get on that. Must read. DEFINITELY WORTH THE WAIT ❤


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