Monday, December 5, 2016

Nico by Sarah Castille .... review by Dawn






A dangerous proposal
In Nico, the first book in the Ruin & Revenge series by New York Times bestselling author Sarah Castille, Las Vegas Mafia boss, Nico Toscani, is used to getting what he wants, whether it is having the City of Sin under his rule or a beautiful woman in his bed. But when he meets his match in the gorgeous, headstrong Mia Cordano, the daughter of a rival crime lord, all bets are off. . .
Sexy computer hacker, Mia, struggles to break free of her ruthless father’s Mafia ties…but she can’t resist the powerful and seductive Nico, who will stop at nothing to possess her. With their families locked in a brutal war for control of the city, Mia and Nico enter into a forbidden game. Will they surrender to the passion that burns between them―and risk tearing apart their families? Or will Nico be forced to betray the only woman who sets his blood on fire?











This is not my first Sarah Castille book, but I believe my first Mafia book by her.  The high points are that this is a sexy read, I really like the characters, very much and I happen to love Mob stories. I really like the arranged marriage aspect of it, because that make's it more  believable for me. I loved Nico and Mia together, his fire and her determination it was explosive.
What I had an issue with was, it seemed as if there was  "MOB TERMS'" check list and the author had to use each of them, checking them off as she went. I at times felt like I was reading a campy 1980's mob story.
I hated Mia's father, which made me happy.. then I hated her brother, and he deserved what he got.  I just wanted someone from her family to step up and protect her. Finally when her Mother did, I was like YES!
I'm not sure making her family (father and brother) as monstrous as they were was a good thing for this story or not. OH! and the body guards that worked for her father were the worst, that was a bit hard to swallow that a father would let that happen, but whatever.
I found the reveals of intertwined characters very exciting!!!
I am interested to see what happens with her sister and her cop boyfriend!
I would like to give this a 3.5

Monday, November 14, 2016

Wicked Impulse by Chelle Bliss Book 3 in the ALFA Investigations Series









There's only one thing worse than dating a friend's sister--sleeping with his mother.
Fran DeLuca's known for her bossy, overbearing personality almost as much as for her love of nylon tracksuits. But when someone runs off with fifty thousand dollars, she becomes involved in an ALFA investigation and catches the eye of silver fox biker, Bear.
Bear North, ALFA's resident bad boy, has never thought of Fran as anything more than his buddy s mom. When she trades in her elastic pants and orthopedic tennis shoes for a pair of skintight jeans and high heels, he takes notice of the fifty-something MILF.
When the money trail leads closer to Fran than expected, Bear takes charge of the investigation and will do anything to protect her. Can Bear track a thief, claim Fran, and keep Morgan DeLuca in the dark long enough to solve the case?
I have been waiting for this book, OH MY BOB have I wanted me some Bear! I never really knew what to expect when it came to Bear. He has has a presence in the Men Of Inked books and was spotted in the other ALFA books, but to get my own Bear book, is just... awesome!

First lets talk Fran shall we? I pictured her exactly how Ms. Bliss described her " a track suit, orthopedic shoe wearing 50+ woman." Think, Betty White's
Rose Nylund from the Golden Girls... I know she may be too old, but that is where my brain went. I got the biggest kick out of her! Fran had me rolling and just so shocked at the things that would come out of her mouth. The banter between Maria and Fran had me crying! I just LOVE that relationship.When Fran decides to act her age and not like an OLD women. She ditched the track suits for some tight jeans and some high heels, how was Bear not suppose to notice?

Bear, just yes... He is such a fun dude to read about. I laughed out loud so much . At one point I had to stop and compose myself. I was laughing to the point of tears.

"Pressing my front to her back, I placed my mouth close to he ear.
"Who's your daddy?'
"Tom," Fran said with a bit of a chuckle."

" I growled. " Do you want me?"
"Yes," she said in the airy , wanton tone.
"Bend over and touch your toes."
Her eyebrows drew together. 
"Do you know how old I am ? Fuck me, Bear. I haven't been able to touch my toes for twenty years."
"Fran," I said, trying to hold my laughter. I hadn't even thought about her age as a factor in the scene that I had playing out in my mind. 
"Bend over and hold the door handle."
"That I can do." Gripping the door handle tightly, she bent at the waist, pushing her ass against my body."

It was passages like those, that had me just falling for this couple. They had this chemistry that was undeniable and quickly became one of my most favorite couples ever!
Bear constantly had to defend his actions to Morgan. I thought it was such a beautiful moment when Morgan finally realized that Bear was crazy in love with his mom and that Bear would lay down his life for her.  Bear had the love of his life once and was okay with spending his remaining days alone, without love. He never expected it to be Fran to complete him and heal his heart as well as his family.


I love this easy fun, sexy, exciting book and I am sure you will to.
5 Clock !!! 








Filthy Rich by Raine Miller..... Review by Dawn




Billionaire Caleb Blackstone lives in the glamorous world of wealth and success, with every material luxury. But the moment he sees Brooke Casterley, none of that matters. Caleb is filled with a raw, undeniable need that he can’t ignore…for a girl who is so completely different from everything and everyone he’s ever known.

Only Brooke isn’t looking for love. She knows all too well just how much damage the wrong guy can do. Still, what sane, broke British girl can resist the charms of an incredibly sexy, chivalrous billionaire? What starts as flirtation quickly turns into all-consuming passion. Nothing could have prepared her for the searing heat of Caleb’s touch—or just how much she craves him.
Their whirlwind romance is the stuff of high-society fantasy—but for every moment of pleasure, there is a cost. Past mistakes and tragedy shadow them both…and falling for him might be the kind of trouble she can’t afford.






Ok, so I went into this so excited because I have read a few Raine MIller books and loved them, this one not so much. This was so sugary sweet that it actually made my teeth hurt. I guess I expected with a title like "Filthy Rich" that Caleb would a bit more of a jerk/bad boy. Nope, he starts off as a "love 'em and leave 'em" kinda guy. But that quickly changes into this big ball of mush. I enjoyed Caleb's honesty,  I liked that there were little to no secrets kept hidden and drawn out. BUT, a little angst would have been nice. Even when crazy Janice slices poor Brooke, it's just a flash in the pan.


I did however find the bright spot in Brooke. Her past played it's roll but didn't define her. I liked that she was a positive influence on Caleb. The relationship she has with her grandmother was really lovely. 
I am intrigued by the rest of the Blackstone clan and will read their stories, I hope they have more angst and less sugary sweetness.  







Tuesday, October 11, 2016

I'm BACKKKKKKKK......





After taking a month off for my daughter's wedding, I am back and ready to dive into something delicious and special. I have zero idea where to begin. Who would think that having so many books to choose from would not be a problem? But trust me it is. I need options, but not thousands!
I am going to finish the book I started a few weeks ago and than who where I will go next. Two books that have caught my eye are,

Patchwhore by Kim Jones


 
PATCHWHORE IS LIVE!!

*BARNES&NOBLE* http://bit.ly/2dHyhCR
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I love her writing style and I will always love her MC books!


44 Chapters about 4 Men: A Memoir by BB Easton

I have a friend who recommended this book. She said she laughed until she cried and thought the writing was superb.




https://www.amazon.com/44-Chapters-About-Men-Memoir-ebook/dp/B019PUPQ2C/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1476243372&sr=1-1&keywords=4+Men+and+44+Chapters


I will get back to you ASAP. Hopefully I will have read these two books, plus many more!

Happy Reading!!!! 

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

El Diablo by M. Robinson Blog Tour, Official Book Trailer and Dawn's Review.







EL DIABLO
USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR M. ROBINSON
COVER DESIGN: THE FINAL WRAP
RELEASE DATE: AUGUST 30TH, 2016



I was ruthless.
I was feared.
I had sacrificed. Myself. Her. Everything...
Living in a world where I was worth more dead than alive was a choice. I was a bad man, never claimed to be anything else. I’ve done things I’m not proud of. Seen things that can’t be unseen. I’ve caused pain that I can’t undo.
It was all my choice.
Every decision.
Every order.
Right and wrong never mattered.
Until her.
She was under my protection, until she became my obsession.
But who was going to save her...
From. Me. The devil himself.

Fate brought us together. Destiny destroyed us.




“Go stretch again, cariño,” I ordered in a dominant tone. Nodding to the barre.
“I’m fine,” she stubbornly replied. Shaking her legs and arms out. Getting back into position, looking at me through the mirror.
I cocked my head to the side, arching an eyebrow. She narrowed her eyes at me, but begrudgingly listened. I pressed play, allowing the melody to once again take over. She placed her leg on the lowest barre, making her ass stick out in my direction.
Tempting me.
She closed her eyes, needing to get lost in the music, wanting to push away all the negative thoughts, already feeling discouraged. I stood, taking off my suit jacket. Rolling up the sleeves of my collared shirt as I stepped onto the hardwood floor. I slowly came up behind her, catching her off guard.
She froze, turning around, opening her eyes. Peering up at me through her lashes. “What are you doing?”
I leaned forward against her ear, grinning. “I’m helping you stretch.” Getting down on my knees in front of her.
Her eyes dilated. The feeling of disappointment replaced with nothing but lust. She placed her arms out to the side, resting up against the barre, supporting her weight. I grabbed her ankle, lifting it up in the air, rubbing along her leg as it was fully stretched, before setting it on the lowest barre. Running my other hand up her side, easing her over toward the extended leg. She understood what I was doing, reaching for her ankle, stretching. Standing back up, bringing her arms above her head, I caressed along her leg again, casually turning her torso so her leg was still placed on the barre behind her.
Her breathing hitched as I touched her all over her lower body. My lips softly kissing the inside of her thigh to where she wanted my mouth the most.


OFFICIAL TRAILER FOR EL DIABLO 


Dawn's Review

Alejandro Martinez , has left quite an impact on my heart. He is the kind of anti-hero you love to love. He is the kind of man you love to hate, with good reason. In reality he is just as broken as the rest of us, but worse, his is self inflected.
This story took me on so many rides, I was sure I was going to end up with whiplash. I really thought that I knew who Martinez was, nope.. not even close. He surprised me and made me catch feelings for him. I thought I would never even like him after Crave Me, the Devil made me do it!!!!

I will keep it 100 with you, I did struggle a bit in the beginning. I  thought for sure that all this back ground on Martinez was just there to get those who did not read Crave me up to date. So I felt like I was being told the same story... THIS IS NOT SO..... The information and a few characters are vital to the second half of the book. I do not want to give anything away, but I was wondering what happened to a certain person.... BOOM, the last few chapters of the book happened and WOW was I blown the hell out of the water.

This story will keep you on the edge of your seat and will keep your heart racing. Your pulse will raise, your brain will try to read faster, just so you can get to the next page and see what Martinez and Lexi would do to each other. I kid you not, the second part of the book is probably some of the best storytelling from M. That is saying a lot because Undo Me is still one of the best books of the year for me. 
I was just gutted for Lexi and what she went through in her childhood. I was humiliated for her when she first sought out Martinez's help. I wanted her to catch a break and just be happy, but when you are in love with the Devil himself, is that ever possible? Lexi, was strong and few things broke her like Martinez did and continued to do. But are we to be upset with him, when he tells her many times that he would in fact destroy her? 


All of your questions will be answered and man when you get to the last 5 chapters... YOUR heart will break. I was stunned and my brain would not except that it was actually playing out like this. I am not sure how M came up with this twist, but people it is AWESOME!  I often want to know where these ideas come from, and want to know so bad. Did you have a dream or was it always your intention to just mop the floor with our tears and broken hearts?
Again, this is brilliant story telling and I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for angst and shocking plot twists. RUN GO NOW....





THE GOOD OL’ BOYS STANDALONE SERIES
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COMPLICATE ME
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USA Today Bestselling Author of The Good Ol' Boys Standalone Series, The VIP Trilogy, Tempting Bad, and Two Sides.

M. Robinson loves to read. She favors anything that has angst, romance, triangles, cheating, love, and of course sex! She has been reading since the Babysitters Club and R.L. Stein. 
She was born in New Jersey but was raised in Tampa Fl. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D in psychology, with two years left. 
She is married to an amazing man who she loves to pieces. They have two German Shepherd mixes and a Tabby cat. 




AMAZON / GOODREADS



SIGNED EL DIABLO PAPERBACK


Tuesday, August 30, 2016

LIVE LIVE LIVE... El Diablo



RELEASE BLITZ
EL DIABLO
USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR M. ROBINSON
COVER DESIGN: THE FINAL WRAP
RELEASE DATE: AUGUST 30TH, 2016



I was ruthless.
I was feared.
I had sacrificed. Myself. Her. Everything...
Living in a world where I was worth more dead than alive was a choice. I was a bad man, never claimed to be anything else. I’ve done things I’m not proud of. Seen things that can’t be unseen. I’ve caused pain that I can’t undo.
It was all my choice.
Every decision.
Every order.
Right and wrong never mattered.
Until her.
She was under my protection, until she became my obsession.
But who was going to save her...
From. Me. The devil himself.

Fate brought us together. Destiny destroyed us.




“Go stretch again, cariño,” I ordered in a dominant tone. Nodding to the barre.
“I’m fine,” she stubbornly replied. Shaking her legs and arms out. Getting back into position, looking at me through the mirror.
I cocked my head to the side, arching an eyebrow. She narrowed her eyes at me, but begrudgingly listened. I pressed play, allowing the melody to once again take over. She placed her leg on the lowest barre, making her ass stick out in my direction.
Tempting me.
She closed her eyes, needing to get lost in the music, wanting to push away all the negative thoughts, already feeling discouraged. I stood, taking off my suit jacket. Rolling up the sleeves of my collared shirt as I stepped onto the hardwood floor. I slowly came up behind her, catching her off guard.
She froze, turning around, opening her eyes. Peering up at me through her lashes. “What are you doing?”
I leaned forward against her ear, grinning. “I’m helping you stretch.” Getting down on my knees in front of her.
Her eyes dilated. The feeling of disappointment replaced with nothing but lust. She placed her arms out to the side, resting up against the barre, supporting her weight. I grabbed her ankle, lifting it up in the air, rubbing along her leg as it was fully stretched, before setting it on the lowest barre. Running my other hand up her side, easing her over toward the extended leg. She understood what I was doing, reaching for her ankle, stretching. Standing back up, bringing her arms above her head, I caressed along her leg again, casually turning her torso so her leg was still placed on the barre behind her.
Her breathing hitched as I touched her all over her lower body. My lips softly kissing the inside of her thigh to where she wanted my mouth the most.
















THE GOOD OL’ BOYS STANDALONE SERIES
FREE ON KINDLE UNLIMITED


COMPLICATE ME
AMAZON US
FORBID ME
AMAZON US

UNDO ME
AMAZON US

CRAVE ME
AMAZON US




USA Today Bestselling Author of The Good Ol' Boys Standalone Series, The VIP Trilogy, Tempting Bad, and Two Sides.

M. Robinson loves to read. She favors anything that has angst, romance, triangles, cheating, love, and of course sex! She has been reading since the Babysitters Club and R.L. Stein. 
She was born in New Jersey but was raised in Tampa Fl. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D in psychology, with two years left. 
She is married to an amazing man who she loves to pieces. They have two German Shepherd mixes and a Tabby cat. 




AMAZON / GOODREADS



SIGNED EL DIABLO PAPERBACK


Thursday, August 4, 2016

Dirty Work Blog Tour



















 DIRTY WORK 

by Chelle Bliss & Brenda Rothert is now live! 
A brand new romantic standalone you won't want to miss! 
Politics have never been so dirty... 



Purchase it here: 
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BLURB:

From authors Chelle Bliss and Brenda Rothert comes a smoldering standalone enemies to lovers romance that will, ahem…check all your boxes.  

Reagan
I hate him. Jude Titan is everything that’s wrong with the male sex: cocky, domineering and loaded with swagger. Oh, and did I mention he’s a Republican? Yeah, the guy’s so conservative he leans to the right when walking. And lucky me, I’m running against him for Senate. But I’ve got plenty of fight in me. A golden boy war hero opponent with a smile that leaves melted panties in its wake? Bring. It. On.
Jude
Damn, she’s sexy. Reagan Preston intrigues me from the moment I lay eyes on her. And speaking of laying…I want between those thighs. But I want to make her burn for me first. Every debate and stolen moment is foreplay for us. She claims she hates me, but her body tells a different story. I plan to win this election, but I also want to win the sharp, fiery Democrat who captures my attention like no woman ever has. Politics is filthy, just like all the things I want to do to Reagan Preston. 


Dawn's Review


I VOTE FOR JUDE TITAN!!! Wow, it takes a lot to really get me falling for one of our leading men. Sure I can like them, swoon over them and even put a face to the man. But Jude, well he is just so delicious and I crushing hard on Mr. Titan. He is a man of substance and I appreciate that. I was so happy that they didn't make him a complete slime ball politician. He stands for what he believes and will stop at nothing to get his voice heard. The authors made him very believable, his stance on the way veterans are treated in this country after they return home is certainly very relevant. The timing of this book is spot on, with a BIG election coming up, it really does make you think about what you want in a leader.   

Now, Reagan Preston...WHAT A SPITFIRE!  I really enjoyed reading about her. She believes in the government that she has served. Her father has prepared her for this her whole life, but nothing could have prepared her for Jude Titan.  She really wants to win, but is she in it for the right reasons? I found Reagan to he hilarious, the banter between Reagan and Lexi, her bff and campaign manager,  was so funny. I was cracking up! 

Reagan and Jude's attraction is instant and undeniable. The debates bring out a passion in both of them, the spark it ignites, is explosive. When they start to become friends you really can see how this could happen. They have much in common and yet, they are vastly different. Both believe in their causes and will stop at nothing to make sure they are addressed. Even a friendship is dangerous between Jude and Reagan...ruthless campaign managers, overbearing parents, OH! and of course that pesky "one is a Democrat and the other is a Republican thing"... there's that.  But denying it is far worse than acting on the attraction.  
Hot and steamy is a gross understatement!!!  Just wait until you meet Jude and Reagan... you can thank  me later. 


BRENDA ROTHERT - AUTHOR BIO: 


Brenda Rothert is an Illinois native who was a print journalist for nine years. She made the jump from fact to fiction in 2013 and never looked back. From new adult to steamy contemporary romance, Brenda creates fresh characters in every story she tells. She’s a lover of Diet Coke, chocolate, lazy weekends and happily ever afters.





CHELLE BLISS - AUTHOR BIO: 


Chelle Bliss, USA Today Bestselling author, currently lives in a small town near the Gulf of Mexico. She's a full-time writer, time-waster extraordinaire, social media addict, and coffee fiend. She's written over thirteen books and has three series available. She loves spending her free time with her boyfriend, 2 cats, and her hamster.
Before becoming a writer, Chelle taught high school history for over ten years. She holds a master's degree in Instructional Technology and a bachelor's in history. Although history is her first love, writing has become her dream job and she can't imagine doing anything else.