Amplifier Review

Title: Amplifier

Author: Max Henry

This is the second book in tbe Dark Tide series.

Wow, what more can I say? Kris was amazing. I feel like a piece of my heart has been stolen by Emery lol and Rey was always going to be a tough act to follow.

This book doesn’t have the same kind of rawness to it that Down Beat had, Kris is a more gentle, tactile soul. And his book reflects that, but I can’t wait to see what is in store for Em!

Kris is guarded and hesitant, but full on and fantastic all at the same time. He goes from 0-100 in 0.01 seconds and when he loves, he loves hard.

Henley is the starstruck groupie girl with a serious talent. I love how she finds her place in the team, I love that she owns it, she stands up and is counted, she doesn’t let anyone else’s bullsh** pull her down.

Jordan is another character I’d really like to learn more about. I mean, when you write these amazing secondary characters in you’ve got to have a plan to share their lives with us right?

This is a beautifully written book about acceptance, of self, of others, of things outside of your control. It gets 5 fantastic stars from me!

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Greed Review

Title: Greed

Author: Ker Dukey & K Webster

This is the final installment of the Elite Seven series.

And what a finale it is. I had to string this book ott because I was not ready for the ride to be over! There is something poetic about Ker writing the first book and cowriting the final one. Lust was one if my favourites of this series, and Greed is just as well written.

A fantastic ending for the group, a wonderful way of filling in the gaps and rounding everything out while remaining a story in its own right.

I thought Sabella was fantastic, her grit, strength and determination tempered by Micahs relaxed, coordinated approach. I really liked his reconciliation with the group and once again Sloth is not being very Slothful lol

I thought it was fantastic. 4 and a half fab stars from me 🙂

Doyenne Review

Title: Doyenne

Author: Anna Malcolm

Wow. That was something else. The writing is beautiful, the intricate layers of emotion were breathtaking.

Charlotte is not your average heroine, she’s not your average anything. She’s double, or half, double and half both at the same time. Jacob is something else too.

The depth to these characters could be overwhelming. But the small doses of backstory and the drip feed of information as we go through allows them to build, clash, push and pull without overtaking the story.

The story, which is complicated, is captivating and complex. A little like the main characters incidentally. It was dark, depraved, exciting, hot as all hell. It was amazing. Another impressive 5 stars from me!

Craziness

Omg what a week!

This week, the first set of my adult romance book boxes went out, and it was crazy!

The final swag stuff arrived Tuesday afternoon so I spent some time putting stuff together Tuesday afternoon then set up shop in the hubbies garage and went for it!

Turns out there were a few things I hadn’t thought about but my hubby was there with a solution and I’ve got a few ideas for the next box.

By Wednesday lunchtime all 60 were packed up and shipped out. Absolute madness!

Then, the deliveries started. Some were good, some were awful and plenty inbetween. It’s left me with quite a few things to think about before shipping out the next box mid August!

There have also been some amazing books out recently! I don’t know if anyone saw but The Pierced Hearts duet by Monica Robinson was absolutely breathtaking.

I loved the way the story was told, I loved their story, the characters, the writing, the emotional connection. The whole thing was very beautifully told.

Along the same emotive lines I have read the first book in The Regret duet from Aly Martinez. I have no idea how she does it but this is going to be another absolutely amazing duet. The Truth Duet was one of my favourites of last year and I’m still recommending it out to readers now.

This book sucked me in, dragged me through and spat me out. Another amazing job, I’m stook half speechless over it. Romantic suspense at it’s absolute best!

The Rebel of Raleigh High is another current favourite. Again, starts with a bang, ends with a bang and takes you through every emotion between a and b.

I think im going through a bit of a rollercoaster phase at the moment.

Im waiting on Malum pt2 from Amo Jones, I need to catch up with pt1 and then straight in foe the second part later on this week. I love Amos writing, again emotive but dark. The feels, the description, you could almost be with them.

I’m about to start a Beta read for an author friend for a book I know is going to put me through the wringer. 12 months in the making its going to be amazing!

Written with Regret Review

Title: Written with Regret

Author: Aly Martinez

This is the first in a duet.

I finished this book 3 days ago and I’m still pretty speechless about the whole thing. Anyone who knows me knows, this isn’t like me.

I’ve had a run of quite angsty emotional reads recently and this is absolutely up there with the best of them.

Aly has this amazing ability to grab you and pull you in. This book starts with such a bang and the continued dual timeline is a great way to lead us through.

I thought Caven was fantastic. His character development and the transformations he goes through in this book are life changing. I completely get where he is, he is such a bloke in some sections lol and then such a sweetie in others. He’s absolutely stolen my heart.

Our heroine, well, that’s a little trickier. I like her, I’m rooting for her, I want her to do and be everything she can be. There are some beautiful moments in this book, some breathtaking, some heartbreaking, some points I had to just stop and say, wow.

I can see that this is going to be one of the best of the year. The writing is beautifully done, the story is gripping and dynamic, the characters are human, flawed and perfectly imperfect.

If I could give this more I would, all of the stars for this book! I’m left anxiously waiting for book 2, as ever.

Work in Progress Review

Title: Work in Progress

Author: BJ Harvey

This is a standalone.

I think it’s fair to say this one wasnt for me. There is lots to commend the book on, the heroine is sassy, the hero is hot, the sexy scenes are sexy. I loved the family element, both the connection with Ax and Jamie’s family. In fact Jamie’s family were fantastic.

He is sweet and funny, nice and thoughtful. I think I missed a bit of the connection between the two. They start off a bit snappy at each other but that doesn’t happen more than 2/3 times and isn’t anything significant. Nothing really grabby, no push and pull, no angst or tension, it’s not enemies to lovers.

It’s a nice story, it has good flow but there wasnt enough drama or connection for me. Its a 3 and a half stars review from me, I’m sure lots of other people will really enjoy it 🙂

Sloth Review

Title: Sloth

Author: Giana Darling

This is book 6 of The Elite Seven series.

What a fast paced and flying read. We’ve got a few more answers and a few more questions lol

Each book in this fab little series keeps you guessing and hanging on for the next one, it’s very well done!

I really liked Rush’ story, its quite involved, and there are a lot of different factors at play in this one. I liked Isabelles story and how it all comes together is really well done.

A fabulous 4 stars from me!