Thursday, January 2, 2020

The Wives by Tarryn Fisher......... Review by Dawn

The Wives: A Novel by [Fisher, Tarryn]

Thursday’s husband, Seth, has two other wives. She’s never met them, and she doesn’t know anything about them. She agreed to this unusual arrangement because she’s so crazy about him.

But one day, she finds something. Something that tells a very different—and horrifying—story about the man she married.

What follows is one of the most twisted, shocking thrillers you’ll ever read.

You’ll have to grab a copy to find out why.

Review by Dawn

The only way to start this review is, what just happened? What did I just read? What....What the what?
I am still trying to wrap my head around this story. Buckle up baby, you are in for a ride. 

This is where Ms. Fisher shines, her psychological thrillers and mind bending twists are where she is at her absolute best. The ride The Wives takes you on is nothing short of the tallest roller coaster at the amusement park. Prepare for the highs and lows. 
Thursday, had me hooked. I was very vested in her mind set with her husband Seth. I was like "NOPE, never in my life could I allow the things he does." Saying Thursday falls down the rabbit hole of his life is putting it mildly. She decides that she needs to know more about what he is doing with his OTHER wives and his life outside "their" marriage. Thursday is ill prepared for what she is about to witness or is she? 

I did love this story but I did have some issues. At times I felt like I was dealing with 10 different split personalities. I get it, there are multiple characters and layers to each of them. It just became a bit crowded at times. It was a tad bit predictable a few times.

I feel like the last half of the story was more on target. You get to see how quickly a situation like this can cause one to go into self preservation mode. The mind has a way of knowing just what to do to make it all seem normal.  And that last chapter... I WAS TOTALLY MIND F&UCKED.  I was not sure how the ending was going to play out between Regina and Thursday and leave it to Ms. Fisher, to give us what we all secretly wanted.  

The Wives
Tarryn Fisher
4.5 Clocks

Review based on book provided by NetGalley

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

SEDUCED BY SIN: AN UNLIKELY HERO by Kris Rafferty .....4 clocks

Recklessly Ever After by Heather Ban Fleet.... 4 clocks

Recklessly Ever After (Reckless Hearts Book 3) by [Van Fleet, Heather]Gavin St. James

After the hell I've been through in the Marines—in life—there's nothing I crave more than routine, stability, peace. Until McKenna Brewer walks into my life.
She's impulsive, fiery, tempting as hell, and everything I don't need. But when she offers me a night of no-strings-attached passion, I can't resist.
When our night together has unexpected consequences, I can't help but think this might be the perfect opportunity to show McKenna just how much I want her.
The only problem? She doesn't do forevers. But forever is exactly what I need with her.

My Review

I really enjoyed this story. I may have enjoyed it more if I was in the mood for the ups and downs these two had in store for me, and it is A LOT. 
Gavin, was endearing to me, His panic attacks made my heart hurt for him. Let's not forget that his past is unstable at best. He is a very private man and keeps his circle tight and settling down is just not something he has ever seen for himself.  
McKenna, is living her tragic troubled life with no connections, other than her sister, she is living day to day and wants to keep it that way. NO commitment . But when she and Gavin have their moment... well for him it is on and for McKenna, it is going to take some work. 
If you are a fan of push back books, you will love this. The push and pull between these 2 is enough that you are vested but not so much that it is tiresome. 

Reckless Hearts Series:
Reckless Hearts (Book 1)
The Right Kind of Reckless (Book 2)
Recklessly Ever After (Book 3)

4 Clocks for
Recklessly Ever After 
Heather Van Fleet

Review based on book provided by NetGalley

Reveal by K. Bromberg.......4.5 Clocks

I play to win, and I won’t let anything—or anyone—get in the way of what I want.
The first time I met Vaughn Sanders, I knew I wanted her. Confident, intelligent, and downright sexy. I thought I knew how to play her game. I was ready and willing for the challenge. Little did I know she was full of secrets and surprises.
But so am I.
Charming a woman into my bed has never been my problem. It’s the relationship part that is. They want it. I don’t. But can you blame me? Broken marriages are how I make a living. Hell, no self-respecting man would let a woman own his thoughts, invade his dreams, and steal his heart. So how in the world has Vaughn done that to me?
I’ve fallen in love with her. There. I said it. But that acknowledgment comes with a heavy price.
Everything and everyone seem to be working against us, leaving us both to question whether what we have is worth the cost.
I’ll be damned if I go down without a fight.

My Review

PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THINGS HOLY, READ THIS DUET! Read Resist first and fear not, the cliffy is picked right up where we last saw Ryker and Vaughn. 
I am not going to lie, Vaughn can be a little tiresome with her stubborn streak, but this has served her well in the past. A misunderstand sent her fleeing from Ryker and her constant stubbornness and refusal of Ryker's help, went on a bit much for me, but it added to the angst in the story. Let's not forget that Ryker was a bit of a jerk, but his redemption is quick IMO. 
We have flawed characters that soon became real to me and I was vested in each of their lives. Ryker, is a MAJOR ALFA and wants to help Vaughn  and she is close to her breaking point. 
This is the perfect wrap up in a fantastic duet. Fall in love with Ryker and Vaughn, the drama, steaminess and love story that grows is so worth it.   

4.5 Clocks for
K. Bromberg

Review based on book provided by NetGalley

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

All It Takes , A Romancing Manhattan Novel by Kristen Proby............... Review by Dawn

In Kristen Proby’s second novel in her Romancing Manhattan series, a playboy vows never to commit—until he meets the one woman he’s tempted to break his promise for.

Quinn Cavanaugh doesn’t do anything halfway. He drives fast, works hard, and plays even harder. And the word “commitment” doesn’t exist in his dictionary. He has no plans of settling down with one woman for he needs to be free to move on to the next big thing—whatever or whoever that may be. Each party knows the score going into it, and it’s all been working out fine. That is, until a sexy new colleague enters the scene.
Sienna Hendricks doesn’t give much thought to Quinn and the revolving door leading to his bedroom. She’s way too picky about who she shares her time or her body with and screwing around with a colleague isn’t part of her plan either. Quinn doesn’t intimidate her. And unlike most other members of her sex, she doesn’t melt into a puddle at his feet whenever he’s near. Most importantly, she has no issues telling him no.
But for a man who has the world at his feet, Quinn isn’t accustomed to being rejected. And he’s not about to let that change—no matter how persistent Sienna is. To his surprise, Sienna is everything he thought he’d never find. Pursuing her, and convincing her he's changed, is going to be the biggest challenge of his life. One he’s completely up for….

Dawn's Review 

If you are looking for a quick fun and romantic read All It Takes , is for you. We all know KP is never going to shy away from giving us these romantic guys who we all swoon over. And people Quinn Cavanaugh, does not disappoint.  He is loyal to his family and married to his families law practice. Never looking to settle down Quinn, just wants to take care of him mom and continue to he a workaholic . 

Sienna Hendricks,  on the other hand is a 9-5 lawyer, she wants her free time to paint and see her family. Upon the reading of her recently deceased Grandfather's will Sienna, is thrown into the case that will change everything she knows.  A case that goes back 100 years between her great grandfather and Mr. Cavanaugh's client.  Never one to back down Sienna, is determined to win this case and keep her grandfathers wishes in tact.
When you have people who hate to lose and one is for sure she is right, this simple open and shut case, is going to rock their worlds. 
This is a really great addition to the Romancing Manhattan series, these are standalone books, but I would suggest reading book 1, just so you are familiar with the characters . NOT A MUST, but they are sooooo GOOD!  

5 Clocks for
All It Takes 
Kristen Proby

honest review based on book provided by NetGalley

Saturday, July 20, 2019


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Million Dollar Marriage by Katy Evans ....... 5 Clock review by Dawn

If someone had bet Nell a million dollars that she would be saying “I do” to a complete stranger on national television, she’d have called them crazy, but with her crushing student loan payments sending her deep into the red, she’s out of options. This should be nothing more than a business transaction—until she sets eyes on her groom, and everything changes.
The game is on the instant Luke spots Penelope “Nell” Carpenter. He’s out for the money, yes, but getting a little dirty with Nell doesn’t sound too bad either. Everyone knows he’s not the marrying kind, so it’s a good thing it’s just for show. God knows he’s the worst guy his pretty wife should pick for real.
They have nothing in common, but if they want the grand prize, they’ll have to beat out eight other couples. Proving that total opposites attract should be easy enough…as long as they don’t fall in love in the process.

Dawn's Review 

This is the second book in the Million Dollar series by Katy Evans. These each can be read as a standalone. I will admit book 1 for me was not the greatest and I was not sure I would come back for the rest of the series. I AM SO HAPPY I DID. I LOVED MILLION DOLLAR MARRIAGE! This is a story that I have never seen before, think The Amazing Race mixed with The Bachelor and Married at first sight . Penelope " Nell" Carpenter, is very set  and comfortable in her studious ways. Nell, owes $500.000 in college loans and has not job. While Luke, is $500,000 in debt with the bank for bad mortgages his grandfather took out. With both of them needing the money, they are willing to do almost anything to get the money. HELLO REALITY TELEVISION!  Going on a whim with her roommate Nell, is sure she will not get picked. Luke, on the other hand is sure he will be a contestant. 
The story takes off pretty much immediately, when Nell and Luke are paired together. You see the plot take shape and it pulls you right in . It had me laughing and hooked from the jump. 
Nell and Luke, are strong in their own ways and are sure they can win this thing hands down. His strength and her brains, no problem. But when the catch is revealed, can they both go through with it for a chance to be debt free and start a new life?
This story is exciting and fun to read. The chemistry is very present and you can feel the sexual tension. Will Nell, ever loosen her grip on keeping her prim and proper ways? Can Luke, show Nell that he is more than a playboy and a muscle head?
This is a definitely a print purchase for me. 

Million Dollar Marriage 
Katy Evans
Honest review based on book provided by NetGalley