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/ ARC Book Review / Reckoning (Skulls Renegade MC #5) / Elizabeth Knox /

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Release Date-24th June 2018
Genre-MC Romance
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Katya
Everyone around me calls me a monster. I can’t say that I blame them, over the years I was turned into one, into my worst nightmare – something that I tried so hard not to become. What no one knows is what I had to go through, and I doubt that they ever will. 
Sure, I married a monster and maybe he did turn me into what I am today.
But sometimes I wonder….who really turned me into this foul being? My mother? Or was it my husband?
Regardless, it doesn’t matter. I am what I am, and everyone hates me for it, even my own brother and sister.
Here I am, thrown to the side of the road like a piece of trash – hurt by the only person that I thought cared – Sergei. It turns out that he never did, or maybe he only cared when it benefited him. 
Now I’m trying to mend the only relationships that I can salvage while trying to protect my family from the war that is coming. Being a Petrov was never easy, and it never will be.
When I travelled across the globe to Gainesville, Tennessee I expected to mend a relationship with Dmitri and Ksenia. Instead, I began a relationship with someone else, someone who is just as much of a monster as me. Only, no one else knows that. 
He’s opening up to me in ways that my husband never did and while our relationship grows I only hope that I can keep everyone I love safe from the fight that is waiting on our doorstep.
After all, Petrov’s survive – no matter what. 
We always survive.

Reckoning (Skulls Renegade #5)

Reckoning by Elizabeth Knox
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Release Date-24/6/18

OMG this was fantastic and my absolute favourite of all the books in this series.
Events here finally culminating with such reveals that have left the whole Skulls Renegade MC reeling in shock from the secrets and lies unfolding right before there eyes.
What a finale this episode had; saying I’m actually gobsmacked here is an actual understatement.
“Reckoning” left me completely flawed; so excuse me here while I actually pick up my jaw from the floor.
So This time around its Katya and Slasher/Junior’s time to shine beneath that spotlight.
And boy do they do just that; Reckoning has some incredibly steamy antics alongside its believable emotional turmoil so much so that I was hooked right from the get-go.
What we have here is two make no apologies flawed individuals who are just trying to beat the life lottery and win with the given hand they have been dealt.
I adored Katya and wanted to strangle her siblings Dimitri and Ksenia for there complete lack of insight and compassion.
Everything Katya has endured and embraced within her young life has been for the protection of her sister and the lack of appreciation and deeper understanding here is frankly astonishing, self-serving and selfish.
And is it so wrong to at least try and claw back a semblance of normality and take what happiness is offered; even if it is from what some would label a monster; I think its safe to say Katya paid for that err is judgement tenfold and then some, poor girl.
She has embraced the monster within to overcome her circumstances and shield her sister from life’s harsh realities and the thanks she gets is judgement at its most self-righteous.
But not from Slasher/Junior he sees beyond the forced persona to the vulnerable woman hidden so well beneath and has her back from day one of there first encounter.
He feels almost a sense of solidarity and an unfamiliar desire, a compulsion to shield Katya from those that would play judge and jury despite her well-apparent ability to take care of herself.
And Katya sees beyond Junior’s mutilated face to the man beneath; she has scars of her own they are just better concealed.
So as I said earlier this completely knocked my socks off in terms of outcomes and there is another huge player brought to the table in “Reckoning” that is quite evidently going to change the whole playground.
We are introduced to the missing Petrov Sister; the youngest a half sibling who is unquestionably criminal royalty and who also happens to be along with her husband the head of the Romanian Clans; The Romanian Mob in actuality.
Mariana and her husband Ion Petran are definitely going to be front characters in the future War that seems to be on the near horizon.
I for one can’t wait; all I really need now is that next book; I’m on literal pins here with such expectant anticipation, I so want it now folks.
Thank You to the Author for providing me with an ARC copy of “Reckoning (Skulls Renegade #5)” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own

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Reviewed By Beckie Bookworm
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/ ARC Book Review / Sage’s Surrender (Hell’s Riders, #4) / Joy Blood /

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Release Date-13th June 2018
Genre-MC Romance
Kindle Edition-210 Pages

 

 

Sage 
She is my best friend’s daughter. I have no right to be looking at her the way I do, but with her snotty attitude, I find myself wanting to put her bratty ass into its place. Under me. 


Brook 
I have had a stupid school girl crush on him since I was fifteen years old. Now he is dragging me back to the one person I am not ready to face. My father.

All characters are of consensual age. HEA guaranteed! And as always with the Riders expect violence and big bad alphas swearing!

 

Sage's Surrender (Hell's Riders, #4)

 

Sage’s Surrender by Joy Blood
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

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“Sage’s Surrender” is the first book I have read by this author and while I did ultimately enjoy this; I also had some slight issues as well.
So my positives first; This was an age-gap romance which is one of my all-time favourite tropes.
I really can’t get enough of this type of story; it’s a real guilty pleasure of mine in romance fiction.
This was well-written and very engaging and had a great cast of characters that kept me invested and entertained throughout.
It was told in dual POV; which I prefer and had just the right balance of action, suspense and angst to pique my interest.
In my opinion, though part of the Hell’s Riders series this can definitely be read as a standalone; I did no issues and I easily followed along.
This was a relatively easy read and despite this being set in an MC Club; I didn’t find it especially that dark either.
Don’t get me wrong; there was a definite stain here, but my depravity meter is actually set way-way high, probably due to all the disturbing stuff I actually inhale; so by my standards, this was actually relatively tame in comparison.
I also was really digging sage’s manly Vibe; he was such hunk of a man and after finally throwing in the towel and succumbing to his feelings towards Brook he only became hotter in my eyes.
A man who goes after what he wants disregarding societies rules is just so darn sexy.
Now for my issues, I disliked how in the beginning Sage blew hot and cold with Brook; I thought he really wasn’t being fair to her sending her such mixed messages.
He really should have made a choice either way and just gone with it instead of almost playing with her emotions just because he couldn’t control his baser urges.
But the main kicker here for me was Brook herself; she was such a wingy spoilt child; I really found it extremely difficult at first to warm up to her, like even a smidgen and I really did struggle to comprehend how a grown man would be interested romantically in such a juvenile Little girl; and I’m talking about her outward behaviour here not her actual age; as that in my opinion is really just a number.
I was so pleased when she finally quit the stroppy teenage tantrums, this gave me a chance to actually warm up to her without the added distraction of her constant juvenile behaviour as background noise.
Finally, there was some really hypocritical behaviour on someone’s part here and also in regards to where we eventually ended up that didn’t really sit that right with me.
That’s all I can say here; without letting the cat out of the bag, but you’ll definitely get what I mean when you read about it.
The ending here could also have been better for me, I wasn’t a big fan; finding it actually kind of anti-climatic overall, but I must say I did really love that epilogue; it was ever so charming indeed.
So taking everything here into consideration while I did enjoy this and found it mostly a positive experience there were just some slight tweaks that for me would have given this a much higher eventual score; overall this still had many more positives than negatives.
Thank You to the Author for providing me with an ARC copy of “Sage’s Surrender (Hell’s Riders, #4)” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

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/ Book Review / Relentless (Skulls Renegade, #4) / Elizabeth Knox /

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Release Date-15th April 2018
Publisher-Knox Publishing
Genre-MC Romance
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Bellamy: 
My life was supposed to be so simple; getting the rest of my inheritance at 25. I would invest it in my music career and become history, literally. 
What I didn’t expect was to find out that everything I believed to be true about my family was a complete lie. I didn’t expect to find out that I had a half-sister by my real father; a man that was the devil reincarnate. I didn’t expect to find that I had family who had run a criminal MC club in Texas. And I sure as heck didn’t expect to be thrown full force into the MC life from the time I walked into Bubba’s and revealed who I was. 
I was no longer a daughter, friend, and singer. I was Bellamy Mason, sister-in-law of the Skulls Renegade MC Prez, and I had a target on my back. 
But there was something else that hit me like a ton of bricks too, and his name was Abe “Butch” Warren. 
And let me tell you, he was a pleasant surprise. 

Butch: 
She walked through that fuckin’ bar just like her sister did. Her red hair flowing down her back, that ass that I wanna take a bite out of. Those were the thoughts I had about her before I got to know Bellamy. 
I don’t know what it was, but the fuckin’ second my eyes locked on hers she was mine. She was pure, she was innocent – she wasn’t cut for this lifestyle, and I knew that. 
Here’s the thing, I’m not cut out for relationships and Bellamy Mason is not a girl you just fuck. She’s the real deal, the girl you take home to your momma, the one you lockdown as soon as you can. 
I was bringing danger to her doorstep, and she had no idea. I knew the risks, and I ignored them. Selfishly, I wanted her. 
What will destroy us first; my enemies or my need to not define us? 

Relentless (Skulls Renegade, #4)

Relentless by Elizabeth Knox
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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Release Date-15/4/18

So “Relentless” is Book Four in the Skulls Renegade saga and it was another worthy addition to what is fast becoming a favourite series for me.
This edition revolves around Elana’s newly discovered half-sister Bellamy; a rising star in the music industry and Butch/Abe a member of the skulls who along with Slasher has been sent as hired muscle for Bells protection while she’s on tour.
This one’s a bit different in as much that Bell has no experience of the MC lifestyle.
She a lot more naive than previous heroines but what she lacks in street smarts she more than makes up for it in sweet sugar.
Bell discovers after her unfortunate parents demise that her original origins are something totally different from what she thought and left alone in the world desperately want to connect with and forge ahead to build a relationship with her newly discovered sister.
So that’s the basic gist here Bells goes looking for her sister and with now being connected to a notorious MC Bell gains there protection as a much-needed by-product caused by her new family additions.
So loved Bellamy adored Abe and even Slasher himself started to appeal to my girly giddiness.
Especially now he’s gone all dark, broody and imperfect.
He really came into his own here and I’m so looking forward to his story being next up with Reckoning; can’t wait for that one.
So, I really enjoyed “Relentless” like a lot and it was so easy to feel and connect with Abe and Bell as they were such likeable individuals that you just wanted to succeed in life’s lotto.
I loved that the continuing storyline of the previous novels was also interwoven here with the MC itself in a web of confusion over what has befallen Bones and Will.
This was also off the charts in terms of spice and while I did enjoy Bell and Butch’s sexy shenanigans I was also slightly sceptical of the logistics at times given Bellamy’s past record was basically her douche ex Zac.
In the end, I just went with the flow and enjoyed myself immensely (it is fiction after all) while also fanning myself frantically; mama mia these two had some seriously epic encounters here I must say.
This had a bit of everything and easily managed to capture and retain my interest quite easily.
This series, in my opinion, does need to be read as that; with each book adding a chunk of the puzzle almost building us a bigger picture.
And as I said earlier; really looking forward to Slashers book especially with how events played out with this one.
definitely a big thumbs up from my corner.
Thank You to the Author for providing me with an ARC copy of “Relentless (Skulls Renegade, #4)” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own

Reviewed By Beckie Bookworm
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/ Book Review / Revenge (Skulls Renegade MC #3) / Elizabeth Knox /

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Release Date-1st January 2018
Genre-MC Romance
Kindle Edition-257 Pages

Every single person at Skulls Renegade MC knows me as Jenna; Jenna Lawrence to be exact. 
They think I’m some club whore because I’ve led them to believe that’s all I am. I’ve done a damn good job at being that girl. Here’s the thing, I’m not who they think I am. 
My real name is Tegan Hill.
I’ve been here at Skulls Renegade’s Gainesville Chapter for nine long years, waiting for my golden opportunity that may never come. Skulls Renegade MC is responsible for my father’s death, or if I’m more specific, his killer Will Michaels is, Reed & Kyle’s father. 
I’ve watched every single thing happen in this club. I’ve seen Reed and Elena get married. I’m watching everyone around me starting to have their own happily-ever-afters. Only, I don’t get one. I won’t ever be able to, until I avenge my father.
I’ve devoted 9 years, 3168 days, and 76,032 hours to my cause. He’s bound to show up sometime and when he does I’ll finally get justice for what happened to me and my father.
I’ve expected a lot of things, but what I never expected, was to fall in love with a Skulls Renegade MC member.
Which will conquer? My love, or my hate?

 

Revenge (Skulls Renegade #3)

Revenge by Elizabeth Knox
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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Well, this series just keeps on getting better and better in my opinion.
This third instalment “Revenge” was my hands down favourite so far; with a slightly different vibe to the others this had a much darker flavour overall and I loved every minute of it.
This is Jenna and Dimitri’s story and these two are like a pair of matching bookends.
With Souls that are almost Swirling in a void of darkness and secrets just waiting for the right moment to step out of there vast oblivion and strike hard.
Dimitri Petrov is practically Russian royalty, but one that has been forsaken by his blood and adopted into the MC lifestyle of brotherhood.
Jenna is hiding in plain sight just biding her time; playing at club whore is so far from where she started off in this life, but she’s in for the long game her compulsion for revenge fueling here drive.
This girl has had some serious hard knocks in the school of life which has helped forge a backbone of steel to impound and protect her surprisingly vulnerable heart.
That is until Her Russian starts to discover chinks in her steel armour and slowly over time erodes and chips away until Jenna has no choice but to hand him the key to her heart.
So this was just so good and considering how I struggled with book one I’m amazed at how invested I now am in the whole Skulls Renegade MC Series; these books have snuck up on me in stealth mode almost like a ninja.
I’m so in for the long haul now and I’m loving how these big bad bikers are falling like dominoes around us; The bigger they are the harder they do fall folks.
So as I said earlier this book was much darker than its predecessors and I do so love a bit of twisted torture and mayhem; it’s just my bag.
So almost instantly here I was hooked and frantically turning the pages needing to know what happened next.
There was so much going on that I was really on a rollercoaster of discovery with this one.
I especially adored how loyal these two were to each other; even over the club.
They had each other’s backs completely here and this was one of my very favourite aspects of this whole book, the unspoken fealty these two had for each other; no questions needed or asked.
Was truly astounding and I really did believe the connection these two outwardly portrayed.
I also loved the lack of judgment on either part here; so refreshing to behold
There is still so much more from these two to come I think; secrets have a habit of becoming known at the most inconvenient time and I’m so looking forward to some expected future fallout here; I’m actually counting on it.
Oh, and can I just say loving Jenna’s Dogs like so much; just wanted to get that out there as there almost a replacement family for her so thought her fierce guards deserved a shout out.
So I do feel these need to be read in order as the further into the Skulls you venture the more a connected story seems to emerge.
That’s not a hardship for me this is shaping up to be a great series and I’m looking forward to the next one in line here.
Thank You to the Author for providing me with an ARC copy of “Revenge (Skulls Renegade #3)” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own

 

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/ Book Review / Redemption (Skulls Renegade #2) / Elizabeth Knox /

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Release Date-30th September 2017
Genre-MC Romance
Kindle Edition-366 Pages

Daisy is a tough as nails member of Skulls Renegade MC, and she prides herself on pushing past her demons. But she just watched one of her best friends get proposed to, and she can’t help but feel something softening inside of her. She has had a rough time of it, coming out of the worst break up possible with Kyle, the old Prez of Skulls Renegade MC, who left her high and dry when she had to pay the price for his screw up with a loan shark. Now, he’s back, and he has gotten injured saving the MC from an attack by a Mexican cartel, and it’s hard not to see him as someone she cares for again. The problem is, she’s been sneaking around with another prominent member of the MC completely undetected and was almost ready to spill the beans. Daisy finds herself locked in the strangest love triangle she can imagine, needing Kyle’s presence to heal from what she has done but wanting to keep the other man in her life tearing up her bedroom late at night. 

 

 

Redemption (Skulls Renegade #2)

Redemption by Elizabeth Knox
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

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Release Date-30/9/17

This is the second instalment in The Skulls Renegade MC series and features Daisy and Ollie (Seamus).
And got to say so glad I carried on with this series as book two really redeemed this series like totally for me.
I found it ever so easy here to get invested emotionally; which for me is a big book must.
Where In book one I did struggle slightly relating to our main couple in a personal capacity here with Daisy and Ollie I could practically inhale their intense link.
And while super hot this was also incredibly emotive too.
I was so glad that Daisy realised and appreciated the jewel she already held with her protective club enforcer and was not just holding out for a past that was dead and buried with Kyle.
I loved that she saw beyond the obvious and was fully aware of all Ollie’s untapped depths it portrayed a real strength of character.
In return, Ollie’s protective bubble and extremity of affection for Daisy was off the charts and leapt off the page conveying to me his hearts intent really nicely.
For me, This was Redemptions true superpower the pure emotion and believability it managed to convey while still giving us a relatable story.
There was still a few teensy things I would like to tweak here but on a whole, this was one that I really did enjoy a lot.
It kept my attention without massive plot twists and was generally such an enjoyable experience.
In my opinion, this series is one that doesn’t really read as standalone’s and does need to be read in order to get the most out of it.
Each book does feature a couple at its centre but there is an ongoing common theme spread throughout so is really best read in order.
Happy to give this one a thumbs up and again so glad I didn’t throw the towel in earlier; an interesting second instalment.
On a side note, I wanted to mention the blurb here is slightly misleading; I hate love triangles with a passion so this should have been a no-no for me but in my opinion, this is only a triangle in the fact that Kyle still wants Daisy back.
Daisy knows who she wants from the onset so for me this didn’t really read as a love triangle like at all which I for one was glad about.
Thank You to the Author for providing me with an ARC copy of “Redemption (Skulls Renegade #2)” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own

Reviewed By Beckie Bookworm
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/ ARC Book Review / Reign (Skulls Renegade # 1) / Elizabeth Knox /

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Release Date-May 5th 2017
Genre-MC Romance
Kindle Edition-340 Pages

 

After catching her fiancé with another woman while visiting his office, the young, fiery FBI agent Elena Johnson, is pissed that she wasted so much time being stifled by the man she had thought was her entire future.       
              
Now, she is back in action, using that anger and pain for her first new assignment in a while – going undercover with the Skulls Renegade MC to try to catch them in their illegal activities. Soon, she finds herself not only connecting to these outlaws who are not the evil monsters the government believes, but she also finds herself face to face with another MC leader, one she knows intimately from her tumultuous childhood and owes a debt of revenge to in the form of a violent end. 

As she finds herself caught in this new MC life that she finds more appealing than she expected and falling for a sexy motorcycle club Prez named Reed, she must still try and keep her identity as an FBI agent hidden, or everything could fall apart on both sides of her dangerous life.

 

Reign (Skulls Renegade # 1)

Reign by Elizabeth Knox
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

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I struggled with this one for a number of reasons and I will get to them in a minute.
And while this originally started off in such a great vein for me it quickly escalated into a bit of a mish-mash of splitting threads.
If I’m honest here I think maybe there was just too much going on for me to connect fully with the story being told.
Events themselves were skimmed over a lot and I feel this contributed to me failing to feel any profound connection with the relationship that was at the centre of “Reign” (Skulls renegade #1).
So first this was extremely insta-love; like almost immediate, which in itself is fine and all, but I found it did prevent me actually forming valid opinions based on discovered inner characters.
I felt this was a missed opportunity to introduce The Skulls Renegade more thoroughly and also build a deeper understanding of the inner cogs of this MC.
I also wasn’t entirely convinced that some of the happenings here were actually viable and ultimately that they were also in themselves believable; but what do I know, I could be wrong I’m no expert after all.
what I do believe is that Reed would have had a much more explosive reaction to Elena’s Revelations than he actually did; After all, he is the Prez of an MC gang; even if they are relatively clean in there overall dealing compared to some others.
This at its centre did have a great premise I just think it could have been executed in a much better fashion than it actually was.
Despite my above grievances, I am still planning on continuing this series.
I’m somewhat invested here and I do want to discover where this is ultimately heading; hoping as I continue that this is going to be just a bit of a slow-burner for me.
At heart, this wasn’t a bad read just a bit of a disconnected experience that I did find myself skimming near the end.
I look forward to seeing if the next instalment can pick this up a notch for me.
Thank You to the Author for providing me with an ARC copy of “Reign (Skulls Renegade # 1)” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

EDIT; Would just like to add that I have now read book two and three in this series and it was so worth continuing I am really enjoying them now; this series for me got better the more I read on, so if you do struggle with this one it’s definitely worth persevering in my opinion.

Reviewed By Beckie Bookworm
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/ ARC Book Review / Chevelle (Oath Keepers MC #8) / Sapphire Knight /

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Release Date-22nd May 2018
Genre- MC Romance
Kindle Edition-298 Pages

 

Mercenary 

She was just a job.
I needed to get in and uncover the Iron Fists’ next move. They’d hit the Oath Keepers enough in the past, and being the newest member, it was up to me to get close. Had I known I’d be getting close to Chevelle, maybe I could’ve prepared myself. I went in seeking revenge and came out wanting to protect one thing—her.

Chevelle 

Running The Pit was my life.
I needed nothing and no one except my cars and a heart-thumping race. Gear head, Pit Master, alpha bitch, take your pick on what you’d rather call me. However, make note of one thing: I take shit from no one. Not even a broody, bossy, gorgeous biker aiming for my race spot and heart.

Complete standalone/HEA/No cheating/Over The Top Alpha

 

Chevelle (Oath Keepers MC)

Chevelle by Sapphire Knight
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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I really adored “Chevelle” like so much.
This story had at its centre; one of my most favourite ever Heroines
Chevelle; and got to say I’m totes loving the name; was absolutely kick ass.
A takes no prisoners Alpha female; whose resilience and sheer stubbornness has been forged on the streets she was forced to grow up on.
An orphan from a young edge and foster runaway, Chevelle has fought tooth and nail for all she now holds dear.
A complete petrol head and owner of the Pit Chevelle has only ever relied on herself.
This girl is definitely one tough cookie.
Enter Mercenary bit of a loose cannon; definitely, the Alpha to challenge Chevelles don’t touch persona; he’s a recent transfer to this towns chapter of the Oath Keepers and after only one encounter with the gorgeous pit owner and Merc is practically salivating to get up close and personal with this sassy mouthy gearhead.
So I loved the banter between these two; the dynamic here was incredible and the chemistry off the hook.
It made me smile every time Chevelle called Mercenary Cupcake, and to be fair he took it all in good fun.
It was actually quite humbling to watch Chevy slowly lower her walls as she began to realise that Merc was the real deal for her; he really was quite the sweetie despite his somewhat vulgar language and Alpha tendencies.
Trying to reign himself in as he attempts to give Chevy space was cute.
Well; Merc was actually quite shit at that if I’m honest, but it was ever so sweet that he still tried to go against his very dominant nature; was never going to quite work out though.
It was amusing then to just see him think; fuck it and just tell her how it’s going to be; a very Tarzan moment that; obviously what was ultimately needed from him though as it does work much more in Mercs favour.
A strong woman needs an even stronger man; cheville needed this to really respect Mercs Dominance.
This was told in Dual POV and has no OM or OW drama.
It’s part of a series but can easily be read as a standalone; I did and followed along no problem.
“Chevelle” has some fantastic diverse characters and was action packed throughout.
I thought an exceptionally nice touch was the inspirational quotes at the beginning of each chapter.

Woman who say “I want a bad boy” are clueless. What you need is a man who will break someone’s face for you but also make you breakfast in bed.

Bikes are like ol’ ladies, if it ain’t yours don’t touch.

Woman are like teabags. You never know how strong they are until they’re in hot water.

Loved this little feature and these sayings did bring a smile to my face often.
I also adored the epilogue; I especially liked how far into the future it was set.
Was so adorable to see Chevelle and Mercenary so many years later and discover what had ultimately changed in there lives.
One of my favourite epilogues ever.
So this was a great well written read that I enjoyed immensely and can definitely recommend.
Thank You to the Author for providing me with an ARC of “Chevelle (Oath Keepers MC #8) ” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

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/ Book Review / Duke / Jax Hart /

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Release Date-27th March 2018
Genre-MC Romance
Kindle Edition-225 Pages

She’s his obsession.
He’s her downfall.

Raised in a remote town by men who would die for her, Shanna can’t wait to escape years of being babysat by the archaic mentality of the men her father’s MC. They live by a code. A code she’s done being part of.

But even in isolated places… there are people dying to take you down.
Duke and Shanna must decide if they are going to fight for their love or watch it crash and burn when both of them are forced to make choices they can’t come back from.

How far would you go for love?

Duke…

I stopped in on a whim to see the old dive bar where my old man used to spend his days–getting drunk with his boys from the MC. But when I walked in and saw her… I knew I would be back and not just for another round, but to make Shanna mine.
She’s asking for trouble teasing me the way that she does.
She’s made a mistake.
A bad one.

I’m not like the pathetic boys at her college. I’m an ex-marine, and I’m gonna make my BAD GIRL pay. But I wasn’t expecting her to put up a fight. Taming her just might be the biggest battle I’ve faced yet, but I’m determined to make it the sweetest victory for us both.

She’s my angel, but I’m her devil.
Together we’re gonna burn. 

 

DUKE by Jax Hart
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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“Duke” is the first book in a new MC series and got to say I really did enjoy this one.
It would have been a much higher star rating for this but there were a few instances here that really set my teeth on edge; which was a real shame as the writing style used here was so easy to get lost in and relate to.
So I will start with the good; this was well written, emotive and heartfelt.
I loved the main characters; both Duke and Shanna and was rooting for them all the way.
I adored that this was an age-gap romance; they are so my guilty pleasure; this was the ultimate cherry on the cake for me.
This was plenty smoking hot and the chemistry between Duke and Shanna was off the charts.
In fact, this was rolling along quite nicely and all was good with my world until; and here’s my bad; things went to hell in a handbasket.
Everything was so good and hunky dory; then major car crash moment or several of them.
“Duke” then changed dramatically for me.
we are now introduced to a bit of a love triangle and nobody has the patience to just wait a damn second for things to get back on track.
I’m talking about both Shanna and Duke here; both needed their heads banging together.
This kinda spoiled event’s slightly for me; I’m an all in sort of girl and not a big fan of my lovers getting their juice from elsewhere.
This didn’t actually go all the way here; so I could still kinda deal, but it was enough that it pissed me the hell off and ultimately spoilt my enjoyment Of Duke.
Was not a happy bunny at this point; thankfully our pair of lovers do eventually pull themselves together and get back on track; so I forgave them after I’d finished cursing their arses of course.
Despite my above moaning, this was still an excellent read that was easy to get lost in and enjoy.
The author did a fantastic job of reeling in the reader and managed to keep my interest throughout.
Another Dual POV tale which is by far my personal preference and Duke also came equipped with a great cast of secondary individuals which also added to the overall experience.
Thank You to the Author for providing me with an ARC of “Duke” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

Contemporary, Reviews, Romance

/ ARC Book Review / UnScripted (CREED MC Book 2) / Jax Hart /

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💙ARC BOOK REVIEW💙

Release Date-21st May 2018
Genre-MC Romance
Kindle Edition-256 Pages

When she told me Sons of Anarchy was her favourite show, I knew I was in trouble.

When she said I’m what Jax would look like if he didn’t die, I knew I was screwed.

I was her fantasy man… all grown up.

But I’m no pretty boy acting in a show.

This is real life sweetheart. 

It’s ugly. 

It’s raw.

Unscripted.

Meat a.ka. Roger spent his life protecting the secrets of his motorcycle club while being a bodyguard to the princess who grew up in its shadow. But when she finds her king and her happy ending; Roger rides alone.
Devon walks into his bar looking for a job. But, one look at the tatted, silver fox and she knows she’s found her man.

But Meat wants nothing to do with a girl half his age.

He calls her jailbait.

She calls him her dream man.

Sometimes the best things are unplanned. 

They are unscripted.

UnScripted

UnScripted by Jax Hart
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Release Date-21/5/18

Holy moly this book blew me away I absolutely adored every bloody word written here.
The previous in the series “Duke” I enjoyed this I devoured; I can’t express just how much I loved this book and if I could rate “Unscripted” any higher I so would.
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So this is set after “Duke” and has Meat/Rog running the Sassy Wench in Springdale; When Devon; flirty and thirty; High school teacher breezes into town looking for answers and decides Roger’s establishment is where she’s gonna get these elusive questions acknowledged.
Desperate for knowledge and having the experience needed (Former Hooters girl) Devon Signs on to waitress for the summer at the Sassy Wench.
Meat/Roger is instantly enamoured by the sexy school teacher he’s lovingly labelled jailbait but doesn’t quite trust her reasons for being in his town.
Former soldier in arms of the disbanded Springdale chapter; he was the muscle back in his day and is still heavily involved in club life; once family always family.
Rog is determined to uncover all of Devon’s secrets; while trying to still keep as far away from Dev as he can; as this is one woman that could easily break his status-quo.
So, do you know what my favourite factor in “Unscripted” was; the characters ages; yeh there are loads of romances out there that deal with young twenty-year-old girls and hot older men.
But this story featured an older age gap couple and I couldn’t have loved it any more.
This was a major plus for me and so refreshing to see someone older portrayed in such a positive light; I know an older man can be extremely sexy; I have my own silver fox after all, but it’s not very often we get one portrayed as the Male Hero in a romance novel so I was loving this unique aspect of “Unscripted”.
I adored how Roger, Devon’s sexy silver fox was portrayed here.
He was a gruff, rude, stubborn, set in his ways oldie; but also protective, loving and loyal with it.
A heart the size of Texas; A big buff grizzly bear; my only slight annoyance with him was his sheer stubbornness, but I ultimately let that slide on account of Rog’s total manly hotness; I am a girl after all.
“unscripted” has been one of my most fave reads in a while it just got to me.
I liked everything about it; It was told in dual POV; my fave and had an abundance of interesting and intriguing characters; all well fleshed out so you felt like you really got to know the whole gang.
There was a fantastic side story and you were just waiting for everything to implode dramatically for poor Devon; I do feel in that instance Devon maybe got a bit of a raw deal, the parent’s sins are so not the kids and all that jazz; thank god for the voice of reason Shanna.
And that’s another reason there to pick this up; the lovely Duke and Shanna; Although not heavily featured here they do make a couple of appearances and it was so lovely to catch up with them and see how they were getting on.
All though with that, I will say this can be read as a standalone no issue at all.
“Unscripted” is set in the MC world but it’s not heavily relied on here for story development.
Its just part of a bigger picture; that makes up this engaging tale; an extra piece of the puzzle that is “Unscripted”.
This has twists and turns aplenty and is a fantastic second book to what was already a great series; can’t wait to experience more in the world that is “Creed”.
Thank You to the Author for providing me with an ARC of “UnScripted” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

Contemporary, Crime, Dark, Erotic, Reviews, Romance, Suspense

/ ARC Book Review / Sinister Love (Dark Intentions, #2) / T.L. Smith /

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🦋ARC BOOK REVIEW🦋

Release Date-24th April 2018
Genre-Dark Romance
Kindle Edition

He was a drug I couldn’t kick. I’d overdosed on him before. It didn’t turn out well.
I was stupid enough to let him crack my heart, in hopes we would fall off the same cliff together. 
No matter how much my idiotic heart wanted to love him, my head knew better. 
He didn’t choose me. 
He chose her. 
That’s where the problem started. 
Maybe that’s how it should end.

 

 

Sinister Love (Dark Intentions, #2)

Sinister Love by T.L. Smith
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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Release Date-24/4/18

Well got, to be honest, I was dreading this book.
“Distorted Love” Broke me and as much as I wanted to finally conclude the angsty journey I originally started in that Previous volume, I was also shitting bricks that “Sinister Love” was going to finish the job that was started then.

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Never have I enjoyed a book so much but totally detested The Male hero (And he was definitely no hero)
And After the antics in the previous volume, I started this with an initial sense of dread and a well lets get this over with attitude, I just needed some closure.
This was, thank god, not as angsty as the first book.
And though Ryken eventually came to his senses and decided where his loyalties lay
I hold a grudge, and I just couldn’t make myself forgive him for what he had previously done.
I found myself, still wanting to stick him with sharp objects in retaliation for his previous selfish and self-serving actions.

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I still enjoyed this very much but got to say nothing can, for me, justify a man who plays two women off against each other.
Especially when it’s For his own weirdly obscure reasonings, that makes absolutely no sense to anyone but him.
Just be a man and choose, stop selfishly playing with the lives of others.
it says a lot about me that the collecting of girls and murder was something I can overlook but the emotional and physical betrayal, I’m struggling with here.

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So glad this is over I so needed the closure and this was such a bittersweet read.
I was also suitably shocked when the identity of the traitor finally emerges and the reasons why.
Didn’t see that one coming.
So this was a good read that manages to nicely cross the T’s and dot the I’s.
It did a great job of collecting and tying up all the loose ends into a nice tidy package.
I am happy to recommend this duo as a fab read, but be aware it’s an angst-filled ride.
So Thank You to the Author for providing me with an ARC of “Sinister Love” (Dark Intentions #2) of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

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