Monday 31 July 2017

✪ Enrage (Eagle Elite #8) ✪ Rachel Van Dyken ✪

Part of a world I loathe.
Part of a family who hates me more than I hate myself.
Living with a girl who reminds me of my darkness.
I'm. In. Hell.
Also known as the Cosa Nostra.
My life was over the minute I stepped off that plane.
Son to a murdered mob boss.
Heir to a throne of murder and lies.
My name is Dante Nicolasi.
And there will be blood.

ARC received for an honest review

What can I say about Enrage other than wow.

I have been a fan of this series since I first stumbled across the first book, Elite, a few years back.

Each and every story just gets better and better, and the Eagle Elite family gets bigger and bigger.

There is just something about these mafioso that keeps me coming back for more.  Ms Van Dyken has created a wonderful group of people that you love or hate, depending on their actions at the time (but for me mostly love).

As a reader, you just know that you are going to have your heart ripped out at some stage whilst reading an EE book, you just never know how, when or why. And she has not disappointed with Enrage.

I adore Dante and El - the push and pull, the love/hate between them kept me captivated the whole read.  I laughed, I cried, I loved and hated - sometimes all on the same page.

It is days since i finished Enrage - and I am still unsure if I have forgiven Ms Van Dyken for events in this book!

I don't know how she keeps doing it, ever single time.

Can't wait for more

Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she's not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.
She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband, adorable son, and two snoring boxers! She loves to hear from readers!


Sunday 30 July 2017

✪ Sapphire (The Bratva Jewels #1) ✪ JA Low ✪

An unconventional love is tested to its limits in this completely immersive dark ménage suspense, for fans of JL Perry and Pepper Winters.

Mateo is used to being in the spotlight, he craves it in everything he does . . . except when it comes to his love life - that is firmly in the closet.

Tomas shuns the spotlight, the one he was born into, he wants nothing to do with it or his high-flying family who now reject him for his choices in love.

But Tomas' and Mateo's carefully constructed lives are turned inside out when they discover a beautiful, battered woman on their doorstep. The woman with the sapphire eyes has no memory of who she is or how she got there. Can they help her remember before the men who are after her find her first?

The first standalone book in the BRATVA JEWELS series from the author of the DIRTY TEXAS books, JA Low.

ARC received from Hachette Australia for an honest review

Sapphire, and the entire Bratva Jewel series is a huge step away from what we have come to know and love with Ms Low's Dirty Texas series.

Gone are the fun loving rockers, and we are thrown in with dark and gritty events that can at times be hard to read.

Zoe - now for a lot of the book I couldn't decide whether she was the luckiest alive, or the unluckiest.  I don't want to spoil anything for anyone, but she does got through some stuff in that first half of the book.

I am not going to lie though, I did have a few issue with this book.  The first 40% did have a few eye-roll worthy moments, however as the book progresses and things settled down those stopped.  I felt that Ms Low was always telling us, not showing us. For example Tomas and Mateo were always telling us how strong and wonderful and great Zoe is, but we were never shown this (until very late in the story)  But this might just be me.

Tomas and Mateo - hooley dooley, they are hot together, throw Zoe into the mix and things just go from hot to fiery inferno!

There is plenty to keep the reader on the edge of their seat, and Sapphire does touch on some dark and touchy subject, however for the dark there is light, and it kept me reading in one sitting.

I am looking forward to seeing where this series goes.

JA Low lives in Canberra, Australia. When she's not writing steamy scenes, she's tending to her husband and two sons, and dreaming up the next epic romance. Jess is the author of the Dirty Texas series and the Bratva Jewels series.


Friday 28 July 2017

🐰 Max Monroe 🗝️ ALEX IN WONDERLAND 🐰

© Bianca Janeane ✰ 

☺ Author's Disclaimer:
Exercise caution while reading. Evidence shows that Matt Hadder's vibrant sexiness and alpha manner may lead to confusion, arousal, and questioning the necessity of one's own moral code. 

*Authors may not responsible for any subsequent illegal activity.

• Release Day: 28 July 2017

• standalone darkish romance

… a hot, funny, seductive, and twisted standalone novel that will take you on one hell of a ride! 

5 Stars

From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Max Monroe comes a new, sexy, and exciting twist on fairytales.

I’m Matt Hadder.
I’ve been called ruthless, savageeven brutalby the men and women who work for me. And Ive earned my reputation.

Wonderland Inc., a party planning organization for every major player in the world, is Oz, and I’m its Wizard. I can make anythingdrugs, prostitutes, dealsappear for a night and disappear just as quickly.

This doesn’t make me good or badit makes me essential.

Wonderland Inc. was my life, until a beautiful contradiction of innocence and impurity, obedience and rebelliousness named Alex Little stepped in and turned both of our worlds upside down.

Welcome to Wonderland, Alex.
A place where everything appears normal.
But we’re all mad.

15 years ago Matt inherited a huge empire from his dad.
Some might say it's a bit mafia-ish. Some might say it's downright criminal.
But Matt says it's all just on this side of legal. Especially with all the people they're paying and blackmailing to look the other way.
Officially, Wonderland, Inc. is a party planning business. But unofficially it's so much more.
And all of Hollywood is neck-deep connected!

Enter poor 25-year-old-just-fired-waitress Alex.
She's on her way to a job that's supposed to make her 500 easy dollars:
Show up at this rich kids birthday party in Hollywood .... in a bunny costume!!!!

That's where Matt and Alex meet for the first time ...
And seeing how uncomfortable she is as that rabbit, Matt offers her a job at Wonderland, Inc.
Not completely out of the goodness of his heart - he might also be afraid that Alex overheard a very sensitive conversation. But he's also extremely attracted!!!!


That was something completely new and different from our darling Max Monroe ladies!
I was a bit scared at first ... not sure about the twisted dark romance part and the Alice in Wonderland connection. But it was an amazing book.
I think, now that I'm done with it, I wish Max Monroe would've made a two or three-book thing out of it. There is soo much going on in that Wonderland, Inc. world. We could've been thoroughly entertained for another book or two!
BUT, the book was great as a single standalone book too.
There was so much interesting stuff in here.
Lots of dangerous moments. Exciting and mysterious and erotic and funny and criminal moments ... and so much more!

I kinda already fell in love with Matt in the prologue. I might've even cried a little!
And then we meet Alex, and she's just as adorably loveable!
We just know that they belong together - even though they are at so completely different places in their lives. They just (watch out! Cheesy line coming:) THEY COMPLETE EACH OTHER! ☺

Matt would've never thought that he could have something like that. Love.
He loved his mom and his dad, but he never cared for anyone else. And then this pretty girl bounces into his dangerous world. And suddenly nothing is as it was before.
And now they have to fight for their happy-ever-after-future.
Because living in such a dangerous world comes with the appropriate enemies....

Amazing book!
Like I said before, I wouldn't have minded more about Alex and Matt. A trilogy even!!
I kinda didn't love-love the fact that Matt is 15 years older than Alex. But pfff - it's ok. He needed to be a bit older to have gotten to where he is with his life.
And another tiny little thing that bothered me a bit. But it could've been just my mood today - I had the feeling that the story was not as 'flowing' as I wanted it to be. I took some reading-breaks. I didn't HAVE TO keep on reading. I loved it very much and I wanted to know how it would end, but it didn't keep me on my couch without breaks. Ugh, that sounds weird somehow. Maybe I just wanted a bit more ... romance? Action? Depth? Aunt Dolores time? It's all in there, but I just wanted a tiny bit more of things.
Also, in the beginning we meet all those guys in Wonderland, Inc., and I could not for the life of me, keep all those names in my head! I only knew who Cal was, but that was it. There were just too many people!!!
Some people might find some moments in the book a tad too violent and or criminal. It didn't bother me - it's the world Matt lives in, it belongs in the book.
BUT, please don't let me scare you away ... it was still an amazing book. Even if it was completely different from our darling Thatch!!! ☺

ALEX IN WONDERLAND was such a beautiful & twisted #LoveStoryFairyTale! A completely different kind of Max Monroe book! I absolutely loved it!
Please run to your nearest amazon for your own Matt, because this one is MINE! ☺

ARC received for an honest review

A dark retelling of Alice In Wonderland - sure, why not!

Alex In Wonderland is a step away from the fun, flirty and sexy tales we have had from the dynamic duo that is Max Monroe to date, but change is a good thing!

Alex Little really does fall down the rabbit hole when she meets Matt Hadder - and she took me all the way with her!

Matt is all kinds of adorable - for a criminal/gangter/mob guy (not really quite sure how to describe Wonderland Inc).  Yet he is sweet and kind and there is such a juxtaposition between the business man and Alex's man.

Now I am not going to lie, I did get a little confused at times as there were so many characters involved (but that could just me and my bookzheimery brain)  I had to keep stopping and remember who these people were - but I finally got my head around them all in the end!

Don't go into this expecting a story like Wes, Thatch or Kline's.  This is a dark-rom-com if that makes sense?

However these Twisted Fairytale stories are going to be one that I am really going to enjoy.  I need more.


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Two men, two women, or, perhaps, one of each. Everyone is asking—Who is Max Monroe?
Hell, we could even be Colleen Hoover.
You decide.

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