Thursday, 18 January 2018

ARC REVIEW : The Right Way (The Way Home #3) by May Archer

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A brilliant, obsessive mind is the heart of Sebastian Seaver’s genius. It might also be the thing that costs him everything he’s created and everyone he’s ever loved. Consumed with the need to destroy Alexei Stornovich, the Russian mob boss who murdered his fiancĂ© and parents, nothing can turn Bas from his plans of revenge until he’s eradicated every last one of them. By any means necessary, and at any cost.

Drew McMann learned early that the key to success is control. Control carried him through law school and helped him keep Seaver Tech together through tragedy. It helped him survive the brutal murder of his sister Amy, his parents’ divorce, and the revelation that the seeds of their destruction had been planted by someone he had considered family. It’s how he’s hidden his love from his best friend Bas for more than half their lives. And now it’s how he’s going save Bas from himself and finally get his family of friends free from Alexei’s clutches. Drew has a plan for everything… Until the kiss.

When Drew loses control one reckless, drunken evening and his true feelings for Bas are revealed, he tries desperately to contain the damage and keep their friendship on track, even as decades of lies and half-truths seek to tear them apart. With Alexei targeting them and their friends, Drew and Bas are forced to rely on each other more than ever. But as danger closes in on them, can they sacrifice their needs for logic and control, and recognize that the only RIGHT way to move forward is the one in which they’re together?



The Right Way (The Way Home #3)The Right Way by May Archer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars


I knew it! That there's something 'burning' inside my Bas and Drew!
Two of my favorite names , one book, a long time hidden love and a long time frustration of loving someone without he's knowing it.
Gosh, my poor Drew.
I enjoyed Bas and Drew's earlier relationship, I was kinda wanted to yell at Sebastian, 'Oh, come on Bas, look at him! He loves you!'
Sometimes, 'labels' makes people cannot see what they're seeing in front of them, and Bas is no exception. He didn't 'see' Drew, he didn't see how much he cannot live without Drew beside him. He loves Drew, but 'he's straight, right?.
Denial? Probably.
But I'm glad Sebastian had finally realized that 'his love for Drew' is not a brotherhood or friendship love.
It's love, 'love'. Pure and simple. And he embraced it. This is the kind of love that will last forever.

I enjoyed Drew and Bas so much, complete with their 'adventure', and the cameos!
Bas and Drew are sexy together. So far, they're easily become my favorite couple of this series.
I recommend to read this book in order, to get to know about Cam, Cort, Damon and Cain.


Recommended!

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ARC REVIEW : His Kind of Love by Kate Hawthorne

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Joel Reading was lonely.

Nineteen years old, estranged from his family and seemingly unable to ever get a second date, he's surrounded himself with the things he loved most: old books and old music.

When one date got out of hand before it even began, Joel found himself displaced from a flooded apartment and on the doorstep of a handsome and older stranger, more than willing to take Joel in for the night.

Gabriel Hunter had waited years for the right man.

When a distressed Joel showed up at his door needing a place to stay, it was more perfect than Gabriel could ever have hoped for. He quickly found himself falling for the complex and beautiful boy he welcomed into his house, and started to believe in a future with the young man he adoringly called, Little Red.

Unfortunately, Gabriel was a man of many secrets, and they threatened to unravel the delicate relationship he was building with Joel.

Would Joel be able to see beyond Gabriel's deliberate omissions and give their love a chance, or would Gabriel's kind of love prove to be more than Joel could handle?





  His Kind of LoveHis Kind of Love by Kate Hawthorne
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

* 3,5 stars.*

A modern day retelling of Little Red Riding Hood.



Interesting, a little creepy and I kept picturing Gabriel as the Big Bad Wolf himself, wanted to yell at Joel all the time, "Run...run, Little Red!"



This is definitely not my everyday reads. But soon as I read the early chapters, I'm started thinking about Big Bad Wold and Little Red Riding Hood. Well, Gabriel really did called Joel 'Little Red'. So yeah, the guy is kinda hypnotic, I started to think like him as well. LOL.
Gabriel is a creepy stalker, I mean 'he is a real stalker' that followed every step, every move, he put camera everywhere in Joel's apartment, work place and then his 'temporary room' in Gabriel's room.
Not creepy enough? Also in a bathroom.





But Gabriel is a very handsome stalker. Well, I wouldn't mind if he's looking like this. LOL.



But this is actually an interesting story, with a good writing skill. I found myself enjoying this book, though the story line is not really my cuppa.
But soon as I pictured this a modern fairy tales about Little Red and his very own Mr.Wolf, I enjoyed this.
You'd also probably like this book. So, give this one a try!

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Saturday, 13 January 2018

ARC REVIEW : Breathe by Piper Scott

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Atop an empire of his own design lives an alpha waiting to die.

CEO Marshall Alcrest has the financial world at his feet, but it’s been years since he’s made an omega kneel… and he’s come to terms that it’s too late to ever see it happen again. A grim prognosis will cut his days short if he doesn’t take action soon, and Marshall is ready to say goodbye to his hollow, lonely life… at least, until he crosses digital paths with an omega who makes him feel alive again.

Trapped in a world that doesn’t see his value exists an omega dying to live.

Oli McKellar is stuck. He’s educated and ready to work, but his chosen field is alpha-dominated, and no marketing department is looking to hire a pretty omega with a sarcastic mouth. The bills are stacking up, his temp jobs barely cover rent, and he’s begun to think that life will never get better. The only thing that keeps him going is his online relationship with a man he only knows as Alcrest—an older, dominant alpha with a silver tongue who makes him feel like not all hope is lost.

When a chance encounter turns Oli and Marshall’s virtual relationship real, their chemistry is off the charts, and things quickly heat up. But Marshall is keeping a secret… and when Oli finds out that a hot night together isn’t all he has to remember Marshall by, they’ll need to figure out if the weight of their obstacles will choke them into submission, or if theirs is the kind of love that will conquer all and leave them both breathless.

Breathe is a 63,000 word BDSM-flavored mpreg novel set following the events of Obey, Beg, Stay, and Heal. This conclusion to the series is best enjoyed as a sequel, but can be read on its own. No matter which way you read it, there will still be copious amounts of maybe-babies, a spaghetti graveyard, sexts so filthy that someone legitimately passes out, and a shower scene that will leave you gasping



  BreatheBreathe by Piper Scott
My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Granted this series is one of my favorite MPreg Alpha Omega verse.
I loved Oli and Marshall so much, they're meant to be together since the very beginning.
I felt sorry for what happened to Marshall, but eventually Oli is the one who saved him from a disaster he's been created intentionally.
I liked the 'light BDSM' elements in this story, in fact I prefer this kind of telling for my BDSM reads.
Both Marshall and Oli were reckless at the time, but I think anything happened for a reason. What happened to Oli was the one that made Marshall rethinking about his stupid decision in the past.
Oli is the reason Marshall wanted to live again for a more longer time.
This is an adorable cute story and I really enjoyed every minutes reading this.
If Mpreg Alpha Omega is your thing, you need this book to read ASAP!
Highly recommended!

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REVIEW : Forever With You by Londra Laine

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Kelly Brooks Montes is only nineteen years old and just starting college in New York City when tragedy strikes, and he becomes a single dad to his toddler brother. Four years later, Kelly and his baby brother, Jaylen, are doing well, though Kelly leads a double life to make ends meet. He’s a high-level administrative assistant by day and a racy go-go boy by night. Between raising his brother, dancing, and trying not to run afoul of his new boss, Kelly doesn't have time for a boyfriend. Even if he did want a man in his life, a past trauma makes him question whether he can ever trust a man with his body or his heart. But then Kelly receives an unexpected but steamy birthday kiss from his boss, a man he was sure hated him, and he begins to wish for things he knows he shouldn't.

Andrew Whitman knew from the moment he held Kelly's hand that the man was special, and it both annoyed and terrified him. Kelly makes him feel a little out of control and Drew is a highly controlled man. He has to be to keep his sexuality a secret from his father, a conservative politician. And he is OK with that. He has a perfectly good, mutually beneficial, life plan with his best friend, Lex. A long time ago, he'd made his peace with the fact that he'd never find a man worth turning his life upside down for. Then he ends up with his capable and gorgeous assistant under him on top of his desk, and his life plans change. Drew can't seem to get out of his own way when it comes to the quiet, sexy, and surprising single dad, but he can't stop himself from falling for Kelly and his sweet baby brother. And just when it seems that Kelly has worked through his past hurts enough to let Drew into his body and his heart, manipulative family and words unspoken threaten to tear them apart. But after getting a taste of a life he never thought he could have, Drew won't let anything tear his fledgling family apart.

***Please be aware that this book contains a flashback of and several references to sexual assault that may be triggering to some readers.***





 Forever With YouForever With You by Londra Laine
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I considered this one as a slow burn. I didn't mind at all. Kelly needed sometimes to adjust his life that despite his horrible past, he liked his boss while his boss didn't like him, or that's what he thought.
Drew can't controlled his 'crush' to his assistant since day one Kelly worked for him, but he have to be a good boss, right? And by that, not showing any kindness and acted cold to Kelly, while he's being wonderful to everyone.
Pffftt, wrong move, buddy!

Even this is too slow for my taste, I felt that Kelly and Drew need it. Though I wanted to to slap Drew all the time he made Kelly sad and confuse. But there's something amiss with Drew. He desired Kelly all the time but rarely I saw him really appreciated Kelly as a good person with a good personality. It was mostly physical. Of course Kelly is young, very young and gorgeous, I wonder was it what Drew only 'see' in him?
And I found this story's dragging, I almost put it down, if not for Kelly. Kelly is a sweet heart. Sure he freaked out sometimes, but I liked him and could understand why he freaked out (Trigger warning : (view spoiler)).

Overall this is an okay story, I read this on Christmas, probably not a good time to read this theme. You'll probably like this book anyway.


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Thursday, 11 January 2018

Friday, 29 December 2017

ARC REVIEW : The Fortune Hunter by Bonnie Dee

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A man with nothing finds everything.
Abandoned at birth, WWI veteran Hal Stanton faces bleak employment prospects in post-war London. Desperation spurs him to reinvent himself to hook a wealthy wife, one he will be devoted to even if he feels no real passion. But when he meets his fiance’s cousin, Julian Needham, it’s all he can do to keep his heart in check and his eye on the prize.


From the moment he’s introduced to the charming stranger Margaret plans to marry, Julian suspects the man’s motives yet fights a relentless attraction. He’s determined to reveal Hal as a fraud but must handle the matter delicately to protect his sweet cousin’s feelings. A weekend at the family estate should allow time and opportunity for him to expose Halstead Wiley.


Even as the men match wits in a battle of attempted unmasking, powerful sexual attraction threatens to overcome them both and win the day. Can a true love connection possibly grow between these adversaries without destroying lives and loved ones?




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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is my last review from my 2017 reads.

I love my historical, that's why I really enjoyed it when I came to UK and explored. This brings back memories when I was in Windsor Castle. I felt like I went there again and and met Julian and Hal.
Of course there's never easy living in past life as 'confirmed bachelor' like Julian, but he managed it anyway. Hal came with his intention to marry Julian's cousin, Margaret. They're engaged. Not like many of MM books with annoying female characters, Margaret is a sweetheart.
With Hal, she didn't expected romantic marriage life, but just a convenient marriage. Not until she met her childhood best friend again, at least.
Then Hal met Julian and everything felt wrong with all the engagement thing, because heart can change in mere second, you know :)

But tehre's something about Hal that Julian need to know, but found that after he knew, not that he hated Hal, but he's even getting his feeling involved and confused, would he betrayed his dear cousin and take Hal for himself, or let them happy.
Something's about Hal's past made everything more confusing. Good thing is, Margaret did what I expected before everything went down.

I felt sorry for Hal, I never dislike Hal, not even when I knew his motives to marry Margaret in a first place.
He's just did it to survive, sure he's a liar and a fortune hunter, but really. All he wanted is a good life, a peaceful life and a family. Something he craved since his childhood.
There's a few weeks apart from each other that made me sad and wanted to hug Hal, 'seeing' what he suffered after he left Julian. Good thing Julian never gave up and tried his hardest to have Hal's back.

I really enjoyed this story. Julian and Hal are beautiful together. The struggling between them is captivating and I felt like I wanted to talk to them to get what their hearts wanted. I'm just a soft heart like that :)
For Bonnie Dee fans and MM historical lover (like me), I recommend this book the first day it's comes out!

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Thursday, 21 December 2017

RELEASE BLITZ AND ARC REVIEW : TRUE BY ELLA FRANK

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TRUE, the final book in The Temptation Series by Ella Frank and the highly anticipated wedding between Logan Mitchell and Tate Morrison is LIVE!

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Synopsis:

 
True - adjective: That which is accurate or exact.
I dare you to try.
I think you’re my truth.
Terrify me.
Marry me.
Marry me.
Marry me...
Four years ago, Logan Mitchell walked into Tate’s life and challenged him to see it differently.
He dared Tate to try a kiss, when normally he wouldn’t have.
He begged him to take a chance, when he probably shouldn’t have.
But most importantly, he asked Tate to trust that he would love him, and he did. From that moment on, Tate realized exactly what his life had been missing—Logan.
Happily-ever-afters come in many different forms. But for Tate Morrison, there’s only one ending he wants. The one where the guy marries the guy and true love conquers all.
Now all he has to do is tell Logan.
Join Logan and Tate as they finally realize what the rest of us knew all along. That they belong together for better or worse—always.


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About Ella Frank:

Ella Frank is the USA Today Bestselling author of the Temptation series, including Try, Take, and Trust. Her Exquisite series has been praised as “scorching hot!” and “enticingly sexy!” A life-long fan of the romance genre, Ella writes contemporary and erotic fiction and lives with her husband in Portland, OR.  You can reach her on the web at www.ellafrank.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ella.frank.author Some of her favorite authors include Tiffany Reisz, Kresley Cole, Riley Hart, J.R. Ward, Erika Wilde, Gena Showalter, and Carly Philips.

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REVIEW

True (Temptation, #6)True by Ella Frank
My rating: 5 of 5 stars








"I want you. All of you. The thought of not seeing you everyday? That scares me more than anything else in this world. You're everything I didn't know I should be looking for..."



"But that's what's love's supposed to do sometimes, right? Hurt? It beats us around every now and then to make sure we'lre paying attention"


As much as I hate to say goodbye to my two favorite guys of all time, I think it's about time they tastes their true happily ever after.
I finished this book, happy but sad. I missed you already, Tate and Logan.

This 'final' installment got me so emotional, I didn't want to say goodbye to my favorite men of all time. I love Tate and Logan desperately, I invested my time loving them, mad at them, as if they are 'real'.
So, it's a bittersweet having the final book in the series, I don't want to say goodbye buy I have to. Gosh, I hate goodbyes in any form!

I won't spoiled you with anything, but as you know, this is a very long epilogue with no epilogue, so I can only hope they will appearing in the next series. Oh, speaking of the next one, you'll get a big surprise at 68 percent mark, just prepare for it!

I still don't know what to write, but I'll leave you here for a while, and re-reading again. Because...no goodbyes yet :(
Damn Ella Frank, you broke my heart.


"Life is hard. We know that firsthand. It can be beautiful, but it can also be incredibly difficult. But when I think of the one person I want by my side through it all, there's no doubt - not here. You once told me you weren't any good at relationships. But Logan, if this is you not being good at something, I don't know how you could improve."



" I swear I couldn't love you more than I do right now, and yet I know I will tomorrow."


Much needed --> Tissues!

ARC is given for Lelyana's Book Blog review site.


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