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I’m going to try to write a review to do this book justice, because it deserves that, but dang it I’m not sure I can. A Duke in the Night left me completely surprised, partly at how wonderful it was, but also because at about halfway through I realized this is the first Kelly Bowen book I’ve ever read. And how did I let that happen?

August Faulkner, the Duke of Holloway, is a talented businessman. He buys out failing companies and then turns them around to make them profitable. Sometimes by making them more than they were before, and sometimes by breaking them apart and turning them into something new. He wasn’t always a duke, he was once a lonely boy on the streets trying to get his family out of debtor’s prison and back to respectability. He has never forgotten what that feels like, which is why no amount of money or power will ever be enough to satisfy him. His purchase of a school owned by the Hayward family, sets his mind to also remembering the night he danced on a dare with a young wallflower named Clara Hayward. And was absolutely enchanted. When August discovers the reason the family is selling off the school, he sees yet another business opportunity, but when he talks to Clara again he soon discovers there might be something he wants more than money.

Clara Hayward at her heart is a teacher. She has been headmistress of her own school for years, but she also teaches a few students during a summer session at a leased property owned by an elderly lord. Since the death of her parents and the discovery that their excesses have led to the possible ruination of the family shipping business, she and her siblings have done everything they could think of to keep it afloat. That includes selling off the beloved school her mother left her. But she still has students whose minds she intends to broaden and whose gifts she wants to see blossom and grow. Her methods might be unconventional, but they benefit the few students she picks every summer. This session will be a bit different though, since she will not only have to guide her students, and worry about her family’s finances, but also try to keep her interest in the newly arrived Duke of Holloway under control.

What can I say about this couple? I absolutely adored every single thing about them. I adored them apart. I adored them together. I just flat-out adored. Clara is so ahead of her time. An independent woman determined to stay independent who offers her students the ability to learn things not acceptable for the time period they are living. She teaches them to look beyond their family’s holdings and money, to see each other and themselves for their own gifts and wants and needs. She offers them the ability to learn in the area of their choice and the opportunity to work in that field in a practical way. Clara is pragmatic, and wise, and progressive. Yet, it’s the way she teaches that I loved, she asks questions and makes inquiries and lets others make their own conclusions and discoveries.

“What is it that gives you the most joy out of life? The thing that gets you out of bed in the morning?”

Ownership. Acquisition. Building something from nothing. 

He knew he should probably say something flippant like cards or whiskey or snuff. “Business,” he hedged instead.

She considered him. “Are you good at it?”

The best. “Yes.”

“Now just for a moment, pretend Lady Anne didn’t approve of what you did.” She pulled her fingers from his and stepped away. “And now, just for the moment, pretend she had the control and the power to stop you from doing what you loved.”

August is set up as an alpha male who loves making money, but from the first page I saw a man who was protective and kind and loving. A man who adored his sister and would do whatever it took to see her safe and happy. A man who might have been a tad bit stubborn, but listened when Clara talked and respected her for herself and her wisdom.

“Do not put words in my mouth, Miss Hayward. Because that’s not who I see when I look at you.” The force of his words made her eyes widen. “I see an intelligent woman, the same one who once put an ignorant buck in his place and taught him that things are rarely as they seem. I wish I had understood that then.”

“And what would you have done differently if you had?” she asked quietly.

“I would have asked you to dance again.” August reached for her hand and caught it, bringing it up between them, his thumb sliding over her bare knuckles. “I wish I had asked you to dance again.”

They have a lovely courtship and a lovely romance. They talk to each other. They learn about each other. August listens and broadens this thought processes, mainly about his sister and what would really make her happy in life. Clara learns to trust and that maybe she can be herself and just as independent with the right person. They are incredibly sexy together. There are several very well done love scenes and I kind of wish there were several more. I absolutely, one hundred percent believed this couple’s evolution from acquaintances to friends to lovers to in love. I might have been annoyed at times with each of them, but I also understood the whys and hows of what led them to make certain decisions and what ultimately brought about certain misunderstandings and upsets. In the end I loved their HEA and how it was written. My only complaint would be that I would have loved an epilogue.

If you read one historical romance this year, make sure it’s this one. A Duke in the Night hit all my romance lover buttons. I can not wait to see what comes next in this series. Final Grade-A

Favorite Quote:

“I am not going to accept less of you, Clara Hayward. I will have you, and you will have me. You will show me everything that you have ever learned about pleasure, and then I will show you more. I will be the man who kisses you until you can’t breathe and you can’t think.”


A Duke in the Night by Kelly Bowen
February 20, 2018 by Hachette Book Group
GR * AMZ * BN * K * GP

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Off Campus by Amy Jo Cousins
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Temptation by Ivy Smoak
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Entice by Stacey Lynn
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Mister McHottie by Pippa Grant
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The advance hype for this debut by Jasmine Guillory was one of the reasons I couldn’t wait to get my early copy. The Wedding Date is a sweet, at times cute ,romance. It starts out well enough with Alexa and Drew getting stuck in an elevator together. She’s at the hotel to visit her sister and he’s in town for the wedding of his former best friend and ex-girlfriend. As it happens his date backed out at the last-minute and when he and Alexa hit it off right away he asks her to play the part of his fake girlfriend. She agrees, expecting a night out with a cute boy, but ends up with much more.

You guys, I wanted to love this book so much, but in the end for me this is a read in three parts:

  • The first 30% or so which I thoroughly enjoyed and gobbled up.
  • The middle 60% which dragged on and on and felt like it had no real depth or character development.
  • The last 10% (including epilogue) which was wonderful.

I almost put this book down several times. Everything felt like fade to black or off page, from the sex scenes to the getting to know you to these two spending actual time together. I never really got to know either character other than the fact that Alexa is the Mayor’s assistant who likes donuts and comes off as insecure at times (at least to me) and Drew is a pediatric surgeon who tends to break off his relationships before they get too serious. THAT’S IT. I wanted to get to know them better. I wanted to know why Drew is so afraid of relationships and why Alexa always thinks the worst is about to happen even though she’s obviously smart, and talented, and lovely. I wanted there to be long talks about their childhoods and intense, angsty communications between them because they obviously cared about each other.

I think my other issue with the middle 60% was that Alexa and Drew constantly, constantly, CONSTANTLY looked for something wrong in each other’s deeds or words. It drove me nuts. The first argument is because of something that happens over text and I honestly couldn’t believe that these grown adults even had this conversation over text message. It’s something a teenager might do with their girl/boyfriend. Toward the end it’s like they were both just looking for the other to mess up and waiting for something crappy to happen, then kind of willed it into being.

I’m not a big fan of the BIG MISUNDERSTANDING, because half the time I’m just annoyed that the H/H couldn’t find a way to communicate with each other, and that’s exactly how I felt reading The Wedding Date. With Drew and Alexa everything is just surface level until the big miscommunication. Surface level sex, surface level talks about their days and their likes and dislikes and childhoods and well, everything. Alexa has one conversation about her childhood and relationship with her sister with Drew and Drew leans on Alexa one time when he needs a sympathetic ear. I wanted more.

I feel like there was so much potential for this storyline. I loved the premise and enjoyed each of the characters (what I got to know of them), but wished the romance was executed better. Final Grade-C

Favorite Quote:

“I’m so glad I got stuck in that elevator with you,” she said.

“Me, too.”

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I’ve been waiting for Nate and Becca to get their HEA since reading the very first book in this series, Rookie Move. Their chemistry ramped up with every new release  and I was beyond happy to see Ms. Bowen had decided to self publish a book just for them. YAY!

I love the friends to lovers trope and it’s done so well in Brooklynaire. I was so focused on their friendship and chemistry that, and I honestly can’t believe this, that I really didn’t consider that any love story with them as the main protagonists would have to tackle the power dynamics between them. After all, Nate is a genius billionaire who happens to be Becca’s boss. And I’ve got to be honest once again when I tell you I don’t normally care for romances with unequal balances of power. I’m talking blatant power imbalances such as coach/athlete, teacher/student and boss/employee. They aren’t tropes I look for or usually really enjoy, but this author handles this subject well and I quite enjoyed Becca and Nate’s romance.

If you are new to this series, Nate is the owner of the Brooklyn Bruisers and a man with a huge brain that earned his billions through his tech company. Rebecca started working for him seven years ago before he became rich and famous, when he was just a geek in an office with a couple of employees and a beat up ping pong table. She is one of his most trusted employees, a good friend, and his secret crush. Becca is quirky and fun and loves her job. This book picks up after she busted her ass walking onto an ice rink and is recovering from a head injury. Readers who have followed this series from the beginning will quickly pick up that this book runs parallel to the last book in the series, Pipe Dreams. 

I think what I loved the most was how wonderful of a friendship Nate and Becca have. How much they enjoy each other’s company and always have. He is delightfully nerdy and Becca is bright and unique and together they make perfect sense. He’s held back from declaring himself for years and Becca put her desire for him in a box and forgot about it. He’s her boss and she’s his loyal employee. Until she hurts herself and takes time off and Nate gets worried and the lines get blurred.

I loved the way Ms. Bowen handled each of them finding their footing in the relationship. I’m glad that Nate let Becca make all the moves and decisions on when to move forward and when to take their time. The progression of them from employer/employee/friends to lovers was very well done and I never felt uncomfortable or that Nate overstepped his bounds. And I love that he understood that he had to do that.

That chemistry I always sensed between them in this series? Well, it explodes onto the page and it is so hot. Once they decide to go all in they really do GO ALL IN. Their relationship is sweet and fun, and wonderfully sexy. I loved this couple together, just like I knew I would. I really, really enjoyed the little epilogue showing them in the future. What a perfect way to end the series. Final grade- B

Favorite Quote: 

Apparently alternate universes are real. And there’s an alternate universe where you can slide your thumb over your boss’s cockhead and listen to him mutter a string of curses. I’m visiting it right now.


Brooklynaire by Sarina Bowen
February 12, 2018 by Rennie Road Books
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Hot Pursuit by Lynn Raye Harris
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Pretty Broken Girl by Jeana E Mann
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Lost in Me by Lexi Ryan
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From Bree, one half of the writing team that is Kit Rocha:

Finding a cover to represent someone as complicated as Rachel is not an easy task! Rachel has always defied easy boxes. She’s sweet but tough. Some days she’s into exploring dressing up sexy and dancing at the bar, others she’s hanging in her overalls in the garage, fixing cars. But when I found this model, somehow I knew I had my Rachel. Something in her eyes and expression hovers right on the edge between serious and seductive.

Of course, deciding what background to give her was easy, by comparison! Rachel is a mechanical whiz, who fixes generators, cars and whatever else is falling apart. Putting her in the garage seemed perfect.

BLURB

When Rachel Riley sacrificed a life in Eden to protect the O’Kanes, she earned her place in the powerful Sector Four gang. But the former crime princess is tired of being everyone’s sweet little sister . It’s time for her to get wild, to embrace her fantasies as only an O’Kane can—with a delicious exiled soldier and the gang’s wickedly sinful tattoo artist.

Lorenzo Cruz is a warrior, taught by his commanding officers in Eden that involvement equals distraction. Emotion is a liability, and desire a sin.  In Sector Four, he finds decadence, shameless sex—and his own dark urges. No battle strategy prepared him for how Rachel makes his heart race…or the way his rival for her affections sets his blood on fire.

Ace Santana has a dirty reputation and a mind to match, especially where his new lovers are concerned.  He’s eager to help Cruz embrace his dominant side, and to explore the lines between pleasure and pain with Rachel. But corrupting them quickly becomes an obsession, a need he can’t deny—and a love he never imagined.

Three hearts on the line means a hundred ways their ménage a trois could go wrong. After all, even O’Kanes do forever two-by-two.  One of them could be the missing piece that makes them all whole…or a temporary diversion destined for a broken heart.

The New Cover For Beyond Jealousy

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WHAT I READ IN JANUARY:

Fire in His Fury by Ruby Dixon – AMZ

Just like Rapunzel from the fairy tales, dreamy, romantic Amy lives a hidden life. She’s kept locked away in a tower for her own safety, with her sister as protector. Amy knows it’s for her own good. If a dragon catches her scent, she’ll be carried away and forced to become a drakoni’s mate.

But Amy has a secret – she desperately wants to be stolen. She would love to be rescued from her life of idleness and the thought of a devoted drakoni male charging in and saving her from her boredom sounds perfect to her. Of course, she wants a romantic, loving male who will adore her.

What she gets is Rast.

He’s not kind. Not romantic. Definitely not gentle. But he is utterly and completely obsessed with Amy and he’ll stop at nothing to make the delicate female his

Finally Amy gets her man. Er, I mean dragon. If you’ve followed this series then you know Amy  was introduced in the first book and has been in hiding for awhile. Her sister and her sister’s mate know that if an unmated dragon latches on to her scent they will stop a nothing to get to her. But, Amy has her own plans and during a brief time outside helping the other drakoni and their mates she leaves her panties by the roadside hoping this will help her prince charming track her down.

What she gets is Rast, who isn’t exactly what she had in mind, but exactly what she needs.

THE VERDICT: Enjoyed and looking forward to what comes next.

Syrin’s Mate by Michele MIlls – AMZ 

Alien prison break romance: Forced proximity. Zero privacy. One touch.

Syrin of Forty-Six is a berserker.

Outlawed from Chronos and removed from the Xylan mating database, he’s a fierce warrior with a bloody past. And now he’s a convict, thrown into the most notorious prison in the four sectors.

Since Sara is also an inmate, she can’t exactly judge. And as the only female prisoner on Detention Center: Zeta 149, she really, really needs protection. So when the prison guards throw Sara into a cell with the unstable berserker, placing bets on how long she’ll live, she’s willing to trade her virginity if he’ll agree to become her protector.

But instead of taking her offer, Syrin lays some ground rules: he’ll never be her pleasure mate, never want her, never desire her, ever. But despite his aura of don’t f*cking bother me, Sara can’t keep her eyes off his bulging biceps and the sexy fangs that peek out from his perfect lips. Sharing a cell with a towering, muscular male who IS NOT attracted to her is sheer torture…but then his bare hand accidentally touches hers…

And all hell doesn’t break loose. Instead a Xylan berserker does, and that’s much deadlier…and much sexier…

Author’s note: This is book #4 in the series, but can be read as a standalone. Be prepared to meet new friends and revisit old favorites…

I was kind of excited when I found out this book was set in a prison. Does that make me weird? Huh. Anyway, for some reason I love sci/fi prison planet/prison break romances. Throw in a big, plated, badass alien who doesn’t think love is in the future for him and I’m guaranteed to one-click.

The hero in the fourth book in the Alien Bounty Hunter series is Syrin and he is a berserker of the Xylan race. He’s accepted the fact that because of his berserker ways he will never be able to have a mate or children of his own. The heroine is in jail for something she didn’t do. She and Syrin are thrown in a cell together and Sara decides that he is the perfect person to serve as her protector since he can’t get it up for anyone but his mate.

This romance takes its time, Sara and Syrin don’t form a mate bond right away. It’s not until his protective instincts come roaring to the surface and his berserker breaks free that he and Sara finally connect. After the quick matings of a couple of the previous installments I appreciated that.

THE VERDICT:  This series gets better and better with each new release and I can’t wait to see what the author comes up with next.

Mister McHottie by Pippa Grant – AMZ

Chase
I’ve just bought the woman of my nightmares.
Technically, I bought the company she works for. Point is, she cost me my two best friends ten years ago. It’s payback time, and I’m going to make her life hell.
When I’m not banging her silly and myself stupid.
I need to get my head back in business, because getting off is great, but “He was a man who had sex, and lots of it, and in the worst locations, with the woman of his nightmares” isn’t the inscription I want on my tombstone.
Even if it’s true.

Ambrosia
There are three things I hate:
Bratwurst in any form, my neighbors boinking loudly like farm animals at 3 AM, and Chase Jett.
Mostly I hate Chase Jett. It’s been ten years since he took my virginity—I’d make a bratwurst joke, but the unfortunate truth is that it would have to be a bratbest joke, and yes, it kills me to admit it—and now he’s not only a billionaire, he’s also my new boss.
Turns out our hate is mutual. And this kind of hate is horrifically twisted, filthy, and banging hot.
I just might have to hate him forever.

I saw this book being talked about on twitter and HAD to see what the fuss was about. So glad I did.

This book is funny. And ridiculous. Just ridiculously funny. The hero and heroine have this hate/lust relationship that they’ve been battling practically  their whole lives. Bad things happened during their teenage years that involved a wiener truck, jail, and the heroine not being able to step foot in their hometown since, and she has never been able to forget or forgive.

When the hero buys out the organic grocery store where she works, all hell breaks loose and the two are thrown together in some truly laugh out loud situations.

THE VERDICT: This book made me laugh. A lot. I’m totally invested in seeing he secondary characters get their own HEAs.

Stud in the Stacks by Pippa Grant – AMZ 

When it comes to women, I know what they want. And all day long, I give it to them. Dark, broody, and sexy? You got it. Need to laugh? I’m your guy. Desperate for something to put you in the mood? You’ve come to the right place, kitten.

Every morning when my library opens, there’s a line around the block, the ladies flocking to me in need of their next book boyfriend. I’m that dude. The one who knows his way around the romance section. And if you think that hasn’t gotten me plenty of action over the years, you’d be wrong.

But I made a slight miscalculation at work, and now my reputation has my job in danger. If I can’t prove to my boss that I’m more than a playboy who recommends romance in the hopes of getting some hanky panky in the stacks, I’m headed for the unemployment line.

Enter Parker Elliott. She rocks a mean guitar, she has no idea how sexy she is, and she’s in need of a temporary fake boyfriend.

Best of all? She doesn’t have a library card. I couldn’t have found a better fake fiancée if I’d written her myself.

Once I read Mr. McHottie by Pippa Grant I decided to ignore my review schedule and TBR stack and read this instead. HA!

I think I enjoyed Stud in the Stacks even more than the first book. The hero is a romance book loving librarian who has a review blog. ˜swoon˜ The heroine is a successful career woman who has anxiety and is trying to get beyond her high school image and bad decisions. <3 She tries to buy a date with him so she can attend her high school reunion and face her ex-husband without looking like a dateless loser. He can’t resist acting the hero and agrees to attend with her. It’s not until later that they realize she used to babysit him as a child and is acquainted with his family.

That’s all I’m going to say because you really should read this for yourselves. It’s exactly as good as it sound.

THE VERDICT: The third book in this series comes out next month and I AM SO EXCITE

WHAT’S UP NEXT:

The Pilot and the Puck-Up by Pippa Grant – AMZ

He’s the biggest, baddest, most spider-fearing motherpucker on the ice…

When you’re named after the king of the gods, the world expects certain things of you.

Tough? Damn right.

Smart? Don’t let the hockey uniform fool you.

Large and in charge? Honey, I’m the biggest, baddest, mother pucking-est machine to ever own the ice. I shoot. I score. In and out of the rink. I don’t come early, but I come often, if you know what I mean. And I always leave the ladies wanting more.

Until that chick last night.

I’m no one-thrust wonder, and you’re damn right I’m going to prove to her I can do better. But every time I think I’m finally on my way back into her pants, she one-ups and out-balls me.

I should cut my losses, lick my wounds, and walk away.

But Zeus Berger doesn’t walk away from anything.

Especially when she’s the only woman in the world who might be able to handle me.

Zeus’s book. I am so excited. I’ve decided I want EVERYONE to get their own books.

Natural Witch by K.F. Breene – AMZ 

Something has always been missing from my life. A hole that I could never seem to fill.

When I accidentally turn a coven of witches into nightmares, I find out what that something is.

Magic.

And it turns out, I have a crap load of it.

As a latent power awakens deep inside of me, I’m exposed to one of the most powerful and corrupt organizations in the magical world—the Mages’ Guild.

Barely knowing a spell from a few swear words and luck, I won’t be able to evade them alone.

And that’s when I meet him.

The Rogue Natural. The best and most feared mage in the world.

He’s dangerous, mysterious, and has a vendetta of his own. He is now the only thing between me and magical enslavement.

Spin-0ff to the Fire and Ice series.

Dad Bod by Lily Kate – AMZ

I’m a single mom.
He’s a single dad.
In theory, we should have something in common, right? Wrong.

When I receive a phone call from my daughter’s school, I’m shocked to find my sweet little girl has been in a fight. Hauled to the principal’s office to straighten things out, I find myself sitting next to none other than my first kiss—Tyler Daniels—the man who’d taught me the meaning of trouble.

After living the high life in NYC, Tyler’s back in town to ruin me all over again. This time—the joke’s on him. I’m older and (sometimes) wiser, and after my last failed relationship, I’m in no mood to have my pigtails pulled. Not even when Tyler decides to try that kissing thing all over again.

However, Tyler’s gotten a lot better at that kissing thing, and when one steamy kiss leads to the next, I suddenly find myself thinking about Tyler Daniels and his smoking hot dad bod at the worst of times. Even if his presence in my home town will run my beautiful little inn right out of business.

When push comes to shove, however, Tyler Daniels and I are not cut out to be friends—and I’m not sure we’re ready for more.

2018 is the year I read more romantic comedy and this blurb caught my attention.

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How long has it been since you gave your e-reader a pretty new cover? Check out the new e-reader sleeve/covers at Studio Sewphia.

Fits: Kindle touch, Paperwhite, Voyage, Kobo Aura and any e-readers up to 169 x 120 x 91 mm (6.7 x 4.7 x 0.35”). Each cover is padded and has an extra pocket on the front.

Stop by and take a look. More patterns coming soon. Check out my purses and other handmade items while you’re there.

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It’s bbq cook-off time at the local livestock show and rodeo so I’ll be stuffing my face all weekend. I’m so excited!

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Rounding Third by Michelle Lynn
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Nightwalker by Allyson James
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Unexpected Hero by Willow Summers and KF Breene
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Ruled is one of the first releases from the new Harlequin Dare imprint, which is supposed to deliver the sexy, heat filled romances that fans of this publisher will be missing since the Blaze line was discontinued. Great news! Even better? The Dare line will turn up that heat level a bit by offering readers what are supposed to be their sexiest reads yet.

If I had to describe this book in two words I would probably say sweet (Evie) and dirty (Rev).

The heroine, Evie Kent, runs a princess party business where she and her employees dress up like beautiful princesses, slay the dragon and give the partying youngsters a great time. She has come a long way from the teenager who watched her father get taken away by the police and jailed on a weapons charge. Since that time she’s tried to do her best by her younger brother, Rocker,  started a business, and seems to be little by little getting ahead in the world.  Rocker has followed in their father’s footsteps and is living the MC life. The Black Dogs pretty much own him, and even though he is a silent partner in her party business, he very rarely shows up for meetings. She’s worried about him, and she should be, especially since Rocker is involved in illegal activities. Which she doesn’t find out until a rival MC club member shows up out of nowhere wanting information on her brother’s whereabouts.

Rev, also known as Jaxon Brady, former SEAL and current member of the Hard Riders MC, is looking for Rocker and confronts Evie when she is working a party. He knows Rocker is running drugs through his club’s territory and he is determined to make it stop. He is immediately attracted to Evie, but he only expects to get her into bed and then move on when the business with her brother is over. Then he gets to know her, and she quickly moves from the temporary category to the I must protect her at all costs category.

Evie and Rev have a typical MC relationship that I’ve seen in so many other books. They get involved pretty quickly, although with the category length, I expected that. Their relationship is fast and dirty, with Evie putting on the breaks for a bit and expecting Rev to prove himself as boyfriend/dating material, which was refreshing. Of course, with Rev and her brother on rival MCs I knew nothing would be easy and Rev would have to make a choice between her and his club. And I was right. Something happens to force the situation between the clubs to a confrontation and Evie is caught square in the middle. Did I like it? Not particularly, but I expected what happened to happen, so I wasn’t surprised.

In the end I enjoyed this one, but I had some issues. I am interested in reading the next book in the series, and I will be picking up more from this new Harlequin Imprint. Final Grade- C-

Favorite Quote:

“Kiss me the way you’d like to have your pussy kissed,” he offers. “Promise you one thing, Evie– I’m a fast learner.”

“But I don’t like it,” I point out with the careful logic of the slightly inebriated “And we’re just friends. Friends don’t go down on friends.”


Ruled by Anne Marsh
February 1, 2018 by Harlequin Dare
GR * AMZ * BN * K * GP

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