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4 Dirty Talking SEAL stars I’ll be damned if I’ll screw this up for her. I’m too fucked up for anything long-term, and she deserves nothing less.
I've been looking forward to Caleb and Brynna's story for a while now. Kristen Proby definitely knows how to write a steamy as hell romance. While I can't say this book will be making to my favorites list, I did enjoy it. When a tragic event forces Brynna and her twin daughters to fear their safety, they pick up their life in Chicago and move to Seattle where Brynna's cousin lives. It's been a year since the incident that sent them into hiding, and Brynna is finally starting to settle into a somewhat normal life until a threat rises up again and she has no choice but to accept protection in the form of her walking fantasy, Caleb Montgomery.
Brynna has been lusting after Caleb for months, but Caleb insists on a hands off friendship. He doesn't think that he's capable of a relationship; his experiences as a SEAL left him broken and damaged. He doesn't think that he has anything to offer Brynna or her girls. But that doesn't mean that he stops wanting her any less.
Caleb still suffers horrendous nightmares from his past tours. He thinks he's broken, damaged, not worthy of someone like Brynna. Brynna was a wonderful heroine. She was strong, in a very understated way. She wasn't a pushover or whine when she didn't get her way. I loved the way that she handled Caleb and his problems. She was understanding and patient.
Caleb was just pure sex on a stick. Kristen Proby definitely did not disappoint in the sex department. This book was HOT. When Caleb finally gave in to the red hot passion between them IT.WAS.ON.
These two just burned up the pages together. It wasn't just all Caleb, I really liked how Brynna went after what she wanted and didn't shy away from getting it. She gave as good as she got.
Brynna's girls were adorable, and I especially enjoyed Caleb's interaction with them. It was incredibly sweet. We also get to catch up with all the characters from the past books and find out how their relationships have developed, which was great. So why only 4 stars? Well, while I loved Caleb and Brynna, and Brynna and Caleb together, and the super steamy scenes, I just didn't connect that much with this book as I did with Rock with Me.
I think my biggest quibble was the "suspense" part of this book. I felt like it was really glossed over and just a quick filler. In the beginning, it explained Brynna's move, and then the reason for Brynna to need Caleb's protection, but then it sort of just fizzled out? The way that it resolved just felt entirely too glossed over.
I just felt like something was missing. It seemed like there was all this build up, and then in the end the quick resolution just fell slightly flat. I'm not even sure why I think that, and I very well may be in the minority with my opinion. But whatever the reason may be, it still just didn't feel like a 5 star book for me. What I'm very happy about? The little teaser we get into Matt's book in the end. Sweet baby jebus! I am ALL about the dirty and kinky cops. Bring it on! I cannot wait.
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3 if only it wasn't for Riley stars Blessed are the hearts that bend; they shall never be broken.
That awkward, confused looking person in that gif? That's me right now. Minus the penis and plus some more hair. Why you ask? Well because I'm in a bit of a loss as to how to rate a book like this. A 3 star rating for me isn't bad. It means I liked the book, but something just kept me from loving it. It was good...OK...but not great. I loved, absolutely loved the first book, and I really enjoy the author's writing. I loved everything about this book. Well everything aside from one tiny weenie little thing: the heroine, Riley. She drove me out of my ever loving mind! Now, it will be fair to say that I seem to have a short fuse for annoying and weak heroines. But here's the thing...Riley was not weak. If anything she was the polar opposite of that times infinity on steroids. Riley Walker has just been dumped. To say that she's not handling it well is an understatement. She's supposed to be the girl that doesn't make mistakes, that leads the perfect life, that has her goals and priorities in order, and knows what she wants from her life. She had all of that, plus the perfect on paper boyfriend...until her perfect boyfriend tells her that their relationship has become boring and dumps her. So of course she's going to wallow in some self pity for a while.
And to commemorate my recent descent into early spinsterhood, I had compiled a list of the most obnoxious and annoying songs ever written. Nothing says heartache and the overwhelming urge to disembowel yourself with a butter knife quite like an hour of Celine Dion ballads."
But then, to add insult to injury, she finds out that her ex just asked her very annoying coworker out. So what's a girl to do? Well get drunk and have a very hot one night stand with the person she least expected to pay any attention to; Garrett Bellows.
Time to take a ride on the Garrett Express all the way to Fuck Me town"
Riley never thought to give him the time of day. After all he's a townie, a pot head, and no goals in mind aside from being the guitarist of Generation Rejects...but is that really all that was to him?
We've found something in each other that we want. Hell if I understand why. Out of all the fish in the sea, I had to hook you. One giant, snarly toothed piranha ready to bite my fingers off."
He thought he could control his hunger. He'd been controlling it for years. But like some underfed, abused beast, it was out of its cage, and Daniel feared no amount of willpower would hold it back now. Only Monica...
Daniel Lexington is sexy as sin, rich, and completely irresistible; the Prince of The Windy City. He can have any woman he wants. But there's only one woman that he hungers for, but she remains forever out of reach and hands off. Monica is known as the Ice Princess. She may be successful and rich in her own right, but her issues with letting men in has earned her a reputation. Her parent's turbulent marriage and it's violent end has made her swear off the type of passion. She only dates "safe" men, and is not interested in getting her heart involved. Unfortunately her choice in men has not left her to experience the all consuming passion that she longs for in bed, and there's only one man that she knows can give it to her. So when Monica propositions Daniel to show her what passion can be, no strings attached, he can't help but agree. After all, he's wanted Monica for so long. But will Daniel be satisfied with just Monica's body when he wants to possess her everything?
This was probably my least favorite in the series. It was super steamy and sexy and I absolutely LOVED Daniel, but I had a slight disconnect with Monica. She grated on me for most of the book. I understand her hesitancy to get involved emotionally given what she saw her parents go through, but at the same time she irritated me with her issues.
Daniel wanted her, and he was very clear about it. Monica took the entire book to finally get her shit together. I can't say that she was THAT bad, but enough for me to get irritated with her at times. It was a quick read, but I did find myself getting bored with it. It also might have been a case of been there and read that as well. It was a sexy, though unoriginal plot. It was OK. A quick and steamy read, but nothing I will be going back to.
Love, they say, has the potential to kill a person if they aren’t careful. I wasn’t careful. I let that love blossom uncontrollably until it was in full bloom, exploding from within me, with nowhere to go.
Well Madeline Sheehan has done it again, she has taken broken, damaged, and completely imperfect characters and managed to write a dark and gritty book that you will not be able to put down until the very last page. I was not a fan of Tegan from the past books, and I'll be honest that I wasn't thrilled to be reading a book with her as the main heroine. But I love this series, and I loved Cage, so I thought what the hell. Well I am eating my words, I'm not too proud to admit that, because this book was fucking awesome!
Cage is the son of Deuce, the president of the Hell's Horsemen MC, and he's also the asshole manwhore responsible for breaking little Tegan's heart at the tender age of 16.
Considering the woman didn't have a sound below screeching, it'd be hard not to. She's a vulgar, rude, mean, mouthy little bitch. But considering what she has been through in her 24 years, it's somewhat understandable. Tegan is the the daughter of Dorothy, a "club whore" and has been in the MC life since she was eight. She has also been in love with Cage just as long, up until he shattered her world and her heart when she was 16, and she hasn't been the same since. She learned one very tough lesson from all of it
You stupid bitch. You ignorant, stupid bitch. Love isn’t a fucking answer. It hurts more than it doesn’t, it’s harder than it is easy, it takes work, guts, and perseverance."
Tegan escaped to California for college and to be as far away from the club as possible. To say that she hates them and the life they lead would be putting it mildly. But now she's back at the request of her mother, who's still dealing with the fallout and issues following her gunshot wound the head courtesy of Jase's wife a year ago, and Tegan is forced to come face to face with everything that she had hoped to forget.
Wow wow wow! The side story of Dirty and Ellie was one of the best parts of this book for me. I think they were the saving grace to Tegan's constant screeching, yelling, and swearing. Ellie is Danny's friend from UnBeautifully; she was the reserved and somewhat shy one of the group of friends. Dirty was a character that I barely paid any mind to from the past books...until he pretty much stole the show in this one.
My heart broke for him with every new bit of information I read. He was such a broken, dark, and damaged soul.
He was nothing. He was shit. He was a damaged, deranged, sick motherfucker who deserved to be put the fuck down. He shouldn’t have lived for as long as he had; he didn’t deserve to share the same earth with people like Ellie.
Ellie was the light to his dark. I absolutely loved her and the way she treated Dirty. Their story was gut wrenching and beautiful at the same time. My heart broke for each of them and what they were going through.
Every day she was faced with his beautiful face, his long, lean, sculpted body, and his personality, so damaged, so fragile, she couldn’t help but want to fix him. He was a woman’s worst nightmare— beautiful on the outside, ravaged on the inside. A deadly combination.
Their story was the perfect yang to the ying of Cage and Tegan. Had it been just Tegan and Cage, the book would have been something close to 3.5 stars for me. But Dirty and Ellie added that dark and damaged softness that this book so needed to bring it to a beautiful 5 star read.
But I wouldn't have it any other way. Madeline Sheehan has a writing style that's dark and gritty but at the same time so incredibly emotional that I've come to fall in love with it. There's been plenty of MC books I've read before and after, but not one of them compares to her books. Not even close. There was so much that happened in this book that I don't want to go into since I don't want to spoil or give anything away, but prepare yourself for another roller coaster of emotions. ZZ, oh sweet baby jebus! I cannot wait for his book. The event that took place toward the end of Unattainable
I can't even imagine what his book will bring. Wow, just fucking WOW! And of course there was more Dorothy, Hawk, and Jase. I can't wait to see what happens with them. Madeline Sheehan just keeps getting better and better with each new book. Yes, her characters are far from perfect. Yes, they will piss you off more than make you happy. And yes, her stories will gut you and at the same time make you feel eeeeeeverything. You will hate it, you will love it, and you will be unable to set it down. But that is enough gushing from me. You will want to drop everything you're doing and READ. THIS. BOOK. And I thank you
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3.5 Why am I craving ham all of a sudden stars
I'd walked away from the love of my life. And he let me.
"Cookie, pay attention. I'm gonna give you everything."
Well I posted a full review, without any spoilers...but then realized the publisher requested no reviews until closer to the release date.
So this is all there is for now.
Full review to be posted closer to November release
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ARC courtesy of publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review
"There's a little string" - he pointed at his chest and then at hers - "from here to here. I don't need to tie you. We're bound to each other, wherever we are, whether we like it or not."
He’d been her one and only love. He’d been her safe haven. He’d freed her from hell and taken her to heaven, and then he’d left her for three years.
Andrew Fairchild fell for Whitney Donahue hard and fast. He knew right away that she is the only woman for him. Their love was strong and he knew he would do anything to protect the fragile woman that he lost his heart to.
But three years ago when a tragedy strikes Andrew was forced to make a difficult decision that took him away from her. But now he's back and all he wants is the woman that is bound to his soul.
Andrew was Whitney's first and only love, and she knows that she will never love any other man the same way. But Andrew broke her heart and her trust when he left her, and she is no longer the broken and fragile girl that she once was. But no matter how much her mind might fight it, her body and heart know that she still belongs to him. She may try to deny it the connection between still exists after these years, but the passion between them never burned out.
When a madman threaten's Whitney's safety, there is only one man that she trusts to keep her safe, and Andrew will stop at nothing to protect the woman he loves.
This novella was packed with action and suspense, and enough steam to set your e-reader on fire. I loved that Andrew didn't hide his feelings or was the typical male slut hero. He loved Whitney with a passion and he wasted no time or words in proving it to her.
The story never felt rushed and it flowed very nicely. I enjoyed the characters and the plot. I am not typically one for serial novellas, but I love that these books are all pretty much stand-alones. You don't have to wait 5 books to get a HEA. It hits the spot for whenever I need a quick and steamy read. I also liked that it had a story line beyond just Andrew and Whitney's relationship. There was the added mystery behind the madman that blackmails Whitney. It was great that it wasn't another one of those fluffy and quick novellas. I'm really looking forward to the next book. If you're looking for a quick, steamy read with a great story, a sexy as hell hero then definitely give this one a try.
A solid 4 stars from me.
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I wasn’t gay. You don’t go twenty-six years before the gay gene suddenly just kicks in. It didn’t work like that. I was sure of it. Not that I knew that much about being gay. I had one friend with same-sex orientation, and Dana hadn’t spoken to me since I asked her to describe her honeymoon in graphic detail— and then made vibrator noises.
Fuck it, I’m not gay. Goddammit. I’m bunny-slipper-sexual?
I’m not gay."
"Congratulations. Would you like a medal?" Bunny Slippers asked.
"I already have a medal. For bravery, not for being gay. I think you made me gay."
"I made you gay? Is that better or worse than the person who made you stupid?"
I don’t give a shit if your daughter is gay or your whole fucking lineage is taking it up the ass. They’re not me. Unless you have some unique perspective on why I’m suddenly checking out guys’ asses, then I’m just going to go with the redhead that takes it up the ass and hope he has a shitfucking answer." Or a goddamn roadmap of how to deal with a sudden attraction to penises might be helpful, too.
Dear God, he’d broken my nose, charged me for sex, kicked me, made me look like an idiot, and all I wanted to do is bang the sense out of him with my dick.
Today is hump day, Luis." I lolled my head to the side and blinked prettily at my partner.
"Don’t make me lock you in a cell, Glass."
"What kind of gifts do people give their partner on hump day? Lube? Vibrators? Issues of Bazooms with a box of tissues?"
"From a distance," Peter admitted— grudgingly.
"Up close, I’m sexy as hell."
"You’re rich, spoiled and used to getting your way," he said stubbornly.
"Not true. If I had my way you would have kissed me and ridden me like cowboy while screaming ‘yeehaw’."
Fuckin’ gone for five years. No one hears from you. Now, you come back, and I find out you had my daughter and didn’t tell me FOR FIVE FUCKIN’ YEARS?".
I went into the thing with Dragon looking for a little escape from reality, and I’d gotten way more than I bargained for. He wasn’t charming like Tony. He didn’t tell me sweet things. He was gruff and rude, and the things he said to me made me blush.
We weren’t making love. It wasn’t sweet or soft. We were fucking, hard. Every movement was rough and needy, and for once, Dragon wasn’t talking me through it. We just needed to be as close as we possibly could before the world came tumbling around us again.
He was like a wounded animal, and I was the hunter who'd wounded him. I didn't know if he would ever forgive me.
Everyone knew he was a cad - clearly, the heart in his chest was just for pumping blood to his cock. Not for feelings and shit.
Hell, he could probably live without one.
He was a sexy man. Everybody wanted him. His famed and acclaimed advertisements for one of his own male underwear companies were fit for a Playgirl cover; he was every woman's wet dream and they went wild for his big, thick cock perfectly delineated under those damned white briefs.
I'm like the fucking holy pope of sex. A night with me is like the pinnacle Of a lot of these women's sexual lives.".
If there had been a god of pure lust and sex in Greek mythology- without the love aspect attached to it, like with Eros- the she had no doubt that his name would be Luke Fucking Preston.
I want you because I know what it is to have you. I want you because I know what you're like, and I want more, more of all of you, not just your body...I want you.
One thing I have learned is you never hide who you are. If you want something, you fight for it. When you think you have fought hard enough, fight a little more. Don't ever let anyone or any situation make who you are."
Name’s Greg Cage. Most of my friends call me Greg, some call me Cage, but you can call me whatever you want.” Really? Is he for real right now?
"Does that line ever work for you? And why would I call you Cage? Sounds like something you stuff a rabid animal in.
Your body wants this as bad as your mind does. I can feel how wet you are. Come on beauty, let’s get out of here."
I feel his hand slip around the front of my body, back under my skirt, and his fingertips brush against my screaming core.
"Do you taste as good as you feel? Warm and juicy? Like a ripe peach that’s mine for the picking?"
I can’t make you promises, Beauty. I can’t sit here and tell you that I’m worth letting those walls down for. But, I can tell you that if the way I feel for you now keeps growing, there isn’t an army strong enough to pull me out.
Nate is all ‘alpha baby’."
"He is constantly saying ‘mine’. But does he say it about normal things a one year old would claim? Noooo, not Axel Reid’s baby. His baby claims boobs, Izzy. I took him with me to the mall the other day, and when we ran into Victoria’s Secret to get some new boyshorts, because hey, they were on sale so why not? Anyway, we walk in and he starts pointing to every mannequin, every sales lady’s chest. Then when I’m checking out, he pulls my top down and screams ‘mine’. You have issues with that boy if he is already chasing tits at one."