Title: Misadventures in the Cage
Author: Sarah Robinson
This is a new to me author but I really like the misadventures series, the writers are usually good so I figured it was worth a shot.
I really enjoyed the push and pull dynamic between them, a slightly Forbidden Romance with a twist here and there. I loved that he didn’t just come in and fix everything and neither did she. I like that they both made mistakes but still managed to find their way back.
Callan is hot, demanding, confused. There were a couple of moments I questioned his intentions and what was going on but I really liked him. Josie was strong and sassy, independent but not pig headed with it. She was a really great blend of a character.
I really liked this story, a great easy read!
Author: Emma Louise
This is this first of the Flawed Love series and what a way to start.
This book has a little taste of it all. An epic miscommunication leads to heartbreak for both of them and words that can’t be taken back. A second chance romance, learning to love and trust again, forgiving yourself as well as the other person.
Second chance isn’t usually my bag, it’s a bit slow burny but this has plenty of romance and some amazing chemistry.
Kier is great once he gets his head out of his ass and I really loved his family. Would love to see what’s going on with TJ and Elliot! Hard to pick who I’d like to be the next book because they’re both gearing up to be great.
Like I say, second chance isnt really my thing but I loved the writing style and am looking forward to time to read the rest of these!
Title: Take a Gamble on Love
Authors: RJ Truman & SK Clarke
New to me authors, and I’m not sure on this one. There were sections I really liked and sections I wasnt so keen on.
I really liked Tilly, she is fresh and relatable, she is just working with what shes got and getting on with her life. She is tackling life as a single mum with three children, working and getting by, with a douchey ex you cant complain about in front of the children.
Ryan is hot, he is really hot, and nerdy and geeky in all the right ways. He has some mad skills in the bedroom, or not bedroom, department and is absolutely smitten with her just where she is. Isn’t that the dream?
I would have loved to have seen this book in dual POV more and seen into his thoughts and feelings on meeting with the kids and choosing to take her to his parents. Why didn’t he tell her about the money and his past? He’s so happy snuggling up in her world he never thought about opening up to her too? I dunno, it feels a little disingenuous to me.
So its 60:40 for me, I loved Tilly, Ryan is hot but something just didn’t quite click for me.
Author: Harper Phoenix
This is a new to me author and I just loved this cover 😍 I mean seriously, how gorgeous is that!
Okay so on to the book. There were a couple of niggly bits, things that were not to subtly mentioned that then happened, he had a freak out over not using protection in one section but had done so previously without cause for concern.
Now, Luke. Luke claims to be an asshole, he says it enough to himself, and yet, he is like the nicest guy! Okay, so he has a bit of a temper, but its directed well, hes a bit blunt, but then arent most guys. Hes kind, considerate (mostly), he loves his mum and he thinks a lot of others. Hes actually a pretty great guy!
Alissa is bag of nerves, bless her. The anxiety and agoraphobia is a nightmare, but ultimately it leads to good things. I thought Addie was a great addition but would have liked to have seen more of Alissa managing life without Addie or her process of coping on her own and I struggled a little with the timescales.
Overall it was a good story with good character development and I wanted to shout at them on more than one occasion, which is usually a good sign!
Title: The Harder You Fall
Author: LA Cotton
This is the third of the Rixon Raiders story and you need to read The Trouble With You and The Game You Play before starting this one.
After what happened in The Game You Play I was so excited to see Ashers story and it absolutely lives up to everything I hoped for.
Sweet, soulful, determined Asher. After losing Flic and both of his best friends to relationships I get his dejection, his sadness. Not only being outside of an intimate relationship but also being outside of his, albeit dysfunctional, family unit too.
And then there’s Mya. Cool and calm, half of her heart has been left back home and half of her heart came with her. Shes here but is she here to stay, does she want to stay, can she let the walls down long enough to see that there are people here who care about her a great deal.
This was an amazing story, fantastically written, beautifully turned one way and then the other. It keeps you turning the pages and falling deeper and deeper in love with the characters.
A wonderful conclusion to the current Rixon Raiders.
Author: Aly Martinez
I don’t think its possible for Aly Martinez to write a bad book. Another amazing stand alone story.
I’m a bit at a loss for words right now. I started this last night and finished it off this morning because I needed to know what happened. She has this way of drawing you right in to the story and keeping you there.
Ramsey was amazing, the twists through this story keep you guessing all the way through. Thea was fantastic, real and honest, genuine. I would love to see stories for Nora and Joe, that would be amazing!
But oh man what a story, gripping, engaging, heartbreaking, it’s got a little of everything wrapped up with some super hot chemistry.
Title: Fleeting Moments
Author: Bella Jewel
I downloaded this a while ago in a sale and loved the cover! With a bit of a gap between books I had a scout through my kindle and this jumped out at me.
Nice story, I’ll definitely read some of her other books. This one didn’t quite hit the mark for me though. I like the story, I saw the twists in advance and the ending felt a little rushed. There was so much build up to the final act and then it didn’t seem to get a full resolution.
Single POV is always trickier for me. I do like a sneak peek into the mind of our hero, and it would have been soooooo good to see that here. But it was good, Lucy was great, I even wondered if she had lost it once or twice, what a different outcome that would have been!
Title: Loyal Love
Author: Max Henry
This is the fourth in the Arcadia High series, they need reading in order; Good Girls, Bad Boys, Rich Riot and then Loyal Love.
And I loved it. The character development throughout each of these books is fantastic! There are some amazing friendships and real moments within the book that take your breath away.
I am rallying behind these girls and ready to take on the world with them! These books take you right back to being 16 again, messing about with your mates and making mistakes, figuring it out together, loving, losing and learning.
This is so much more than a love story. This isnt just about Tuck and Lacey but Colt and Greer, Maggie and Beau, the girls, the guys. Friendships formed and friendships lost, miscommunication and acting in anger.
So much of who we are is forged in these teenage years and it’s incredible to see that life appear before your eyes. Maybe it’s because it’s over so many books rather than one or two or a standalone but you really start to bed in and get a feel for the characters and the life their trying to live.
Another amazing installment, looking forward to the potential finale!
Author: Kandi Steiner
This is the third in the Becker brothers series. I guess you could read them as standalone but there are a couple of themes throughout, theyd be best read in order; On The Rocks, Neat and then this one.
Another fantastic installment in this series. Friends to lovers isnt usually my jam but this is so much more than just friends to lovers.
Last year was my dad 10 year anniversary and I totally get what they go through here. It’s done beautifully, not damning but with enough information to really convey the emotion. What a ride!
Mikey was great, he was awesome and awful, he is just a kid having to make big grown up decisions. But, hey, let’s not lose all hope here he is a Becker. Which means, hes also fun and flirty, hot and with the most amazing chemistry.
There are some really good moments between the two of them and we are led beautifully into the final story x