Author: Nikki Ashton
This is the first book in this series so you can head straight in without having to read anything else!
I love this cover, it’s so intense and broody, just like the guy it represents. Eli was great. He was a proper fella, down to earth, making stupid mistakes and not listening to his friends and family. You know, all the usual stuff that guys do when they’re being dumb.
Amy is pretty cool too and she got there in the end. I like the way their first love story is intertwined with their current love story. The build up to the finale is fantastic, I was worrying about what kind of an end we were gonna have but I needn’t have worried 🙂
I kind if had an inkling there was gonna be a tricky one thrown in there for me and there was. It was raw and it was real, it wasnt my experience but it was handled well and with tact.
A great read and I’ll be heading in for Sam’s book shortly!
Title: In Fury Lies Mischief
Author: Amo Jones
This is the second in the Midnight Mayhem series and they do need reading in order.
This is crazy, f*cked up, confusing dark romance written in the way only Amo Jones can. I have been a follower from the beginning and it is absolutely amazing to have been able to see the progression in this author to this point. She has found her style and her voice, and let me tell you, its bloody beautiful.
I’m a bit strange with series’. I find that I often like the second book more than the first. I dunno, maybe they have time to build more through the first book or theres less scene setting because so much has already been laid down. I dunno, anyway, I often find the second book is better than the first. But I knew, that Kill wasnt it for me.
Now, dont get me wrong, I love the writing and the story telling, this is one absolutely amazing ride that you will not want to get off! The Trickster is hot, like really really hot, and the chemistry is palpable. You can practically feel the sexual tension pouring from the pages as you read the story.
I don’t want to give away anything for those who haven’t read yet but there felt to be similarities with other stories and towards the end it got too wrapped up in itself. There were some tricky subjects handled with the usual Amo Jones flair and some beautiful still moments within the chaos.
All in all, a brilliantly done story that I iist didnt gel with completely.
Title: Do You Do Extras
Author: Nikki Ashton
I had the pleasure of meeting Nikki at a book signing last year and came away with a couple of books that had caught my eye, despite having not read them. Well, I finally got round to reading this one and I can’t believe I waited so long!
There are some absolutely hilarious, completely laugh out loud and frighten the dog moments in this book. Interspersed beautifully throughout some quite heavy moments.
There are some amazing side characters in this book! Marcia; the over the top manager. She reminds me of Meryl Streep in The Devil Wears Prada. And Barnaby, Beth and Poppy, the guiding hands throughout. All played amazing roles!
I love that Phoebe just doesn’t give a toss, she’s the typical northern bird in some ways. Shes only half bothered that he’s the star, she’s still not gonna take any rubbish off him. She speaks first and then thinks after, the d!ck moment haha and has absolutely no filter. Shes great!
D!ck, as he is affectionately known, was also fab. Despite being a bit of a grumpuss at first I quickly warmed to his quirky way and with Barnaby there to temper him it was a match made in heaven.
What a great story!
Title: The Substitute
Author: Micky Miller
This is a standalone Romance story, you don’t need to have read anything else before heading straight in.
Now, this is my first Micky Miller read. I know, ridiculous right. How have I not read anything by him before? I can tell you, I will be reading more of them!
What a great little number this one is. I really liked the combination of him being a sports star and the small town Romance all tied up in a school setting. Just perfect.
Personal preferance, I would have liked to have had more of Paytons side of things throughout, but then I do love a dual POV. I just think it gives a little more depth to the character. But you do get all the info by the end and everything falls in to place just perfectly!
There is so much more to that “friendship” between Eric and Payton than what is alluded to in the book. And I feel like the dad is way too harsh on him considering his reasons. But then, equally would he have been able to put those reasons aside when the moment came. Such a tricky one.
Maddy is the perfect girl next door, literally. She is kind and sweet, she thought about others before herself. But then he rubs her up the wrong way, or the right way maybe and now shes second guessing herself. She does some serious life reassessment throughout this book, but then don’t we all after a major breakup.
Payton is hot, and funny, he’s cheeky and charismatic. Hes everything the high school jock is supposed to be. But somewhere down the line he got a little broken, and the pieces of his heart never quite fit right after.
This was a great story and I’d definitely recommend it!
Author: Max Henry
This is a Twisted Hearts novella, you do need to read the Twisted Hearts duet before reading this.
I was really excited to join back in with Zeus and Belle but this one didn’t quite fill the void for me.
I am completely there with her on how frustrating being a new mum can be. How hard it must be to have all the money issues on top and losing the communication with your other half. What a nightmare.
But I dont feel like there was a resolution at the end of this book. Yes their connection was restored but what about Zeus and her dad? Did they get the studio set up and running in the end? What happened with pursuing his dream, did he work out what that was?
I mean, this totally has all the depth and emotion that I would expect from Max and it’s really well done. But I would have just liked more of a completed finish to it.
Title: Buried Destiny
Author: Anne Malcolm
This is the fourth book of the Vein chronicles series and they do need reading in order.
What an amazing culmination of events! I have loved this series from the start. Isla, the hot and sassy vampire takes a back seat in this book as we follow the events through Sophie’s eyes, ears and heart.
Now, that’s not to say that we don’t get more kick ass vampire action, and some time with the very hot and brooding Thorne, because we totally do. But this book, takes us literally from the grave up, down and round the houses.
There are lots of questions answered in this book, and a few more posed throughout. One thing that is certainly not missing is the chemistry, and the depth of emotion. For a mindless mutt Connell sure manages to get the emotions going.
I really liked that this isn’t *just* a romantic love story, this would be nothing without the friendship and support of family. The friends who became our family, that pull us back in to ourselves when we’re lost, that call us on our sh!t, that hold our hands as they ask the hard questions.
Its beautifully balanced and wonderfully written. I’m still hoping Dante gets a book somewhere down the line! Hold your hats because it’s about to get windy in Kansas, the wicked witch is back!
Title: Reckless at Raleigh High
Author: Callie Hart
This is the third and final book in the Raleigh High series, you need to read Rebel of Raleigh High and Revenge at Raleigh High first as they follow straight on.
And OMG what a way to finish the series. I was really not sure where it was all going with Hawk and the Dreadnaughts, it felt like a bit of a tangent, but it all fits together seamlessly. I’m sure it’s not, I’m sure it took a crazy amount of work to tie everything up and get all the pieces in the right places at the right time. It just flows so beautifully that you wouldn’t know.
Alex, oh Alex. He has come so far from the boy pissing in the grave. He has changed so much and yet is still the cocky, determined, bad boy we love. This book is hard on him, he has watched Silver go through so much, he has picked her up time and again. Now she has to learn to live again, and so does he.
Strong and silent is who Silver has been to the world. Its not quite who she has been with Alex, she can open up to him and break and he will help her piece everything back together. But now she has to work out how life goes on from here. How her former friends fit in to that and how you change when life changes.
This book is full of big stuff, emotional stuff, angsty heartbreak stuff and it’s done in such a way that you can’t help but pour from page to page until you hit the very end.
This is the most fantastic finale to the series and its done so so so so well!