Along Came a Rogue

Along Came a RogueMajor Nathaniel Grey is a man that does what he wants and when he wants, but when his best friend is injured he will drop everything and come to his side. Grey will be tasked to bring home Thomas’s sister, Emily, and Grey will stop at nothing until he accomplishes that task. Grey will be shocked by Emily as she was not the girl he had remembered.

Emily remembered a time when she was young and foolish, and helplessly in love with her brother’s best friend. With marriage Emily changed and had become harder especially with the accidents that kept happening around her. Emily will want to get away but Grey will make it difficult for her to leave his side.

Along Came a Rogue is the second book to the series The Secret Life of Scoundrels by Anna Harrington. I really liked this book.

Nathaniel is a womanizer but he was one you still liked because he drops everything to help a friend. I wanted Nathaniel to find that happiness and to trust another. I liked that he did drop down his guard to truly start to care. I liked how Nathaniel is persistent and does not give up. Emily’s character was a young woman who was in trouble but she was doing the best that she could in her situation. I liked that she was a fighter but that made her heart harden. Letting others in was harder for her. She will have a chance with Nathaniel but she has to let herself love again and to trust.

The person behind the accidents is pretty easy to guess but there will be a surprise regarding the person who is helping the villain.

I am reading the third book next.

Dukes Are Forever

Dukes are foreverEdward Westover, Duke of Swarthmore has lost his brother in an accident and Edward was bound on revenge against the murderer. He would stop at nothing to get his revenge against Benton and he will succeed, he just didn’t know that through the revenge he would encounter Kate Benton.

Kate Benton loved her home and would do anything to protect it, especially against her father who took everything away. Kate will be stunned when she hears she had been given as a ward to Duke of Swarthmore. She will try to make the best of things but it will get complicated when she starts to feel things for Edward.

Dukes Are Forever is the first book to the series The Secret Life of Scoundrels by Anna Harrington. I really, really liked this book. Right from the start I had gotten into the story and I wanted to know what would happen next.

Edward was a solider through and through and even though he was rough around the edges, at least in the beginning, I really liked him. He shows his good side with trying to be kind and doing what he could to help Kate. Now he could have consulted her on a few things but he was doing it to help. Now Edward did have his fault which was that he was too angry and wanted revenge. Kate’s character was a loving girl who wanted to believe in the good and to help. Kate was also stubborn and protective especially when it came to her farm and the people that worked there.

The villain was obviously the father. He was a user and he used his daughter especially as he preyed on her kindness. He was a character that would never learn from his mistake or change.

I was able to pick up all three of the books at once so I am off to read the second book next.

‘Tis the Season to Be Kissed

Tis the season to be kissedTamara was spending New Years Eve alone at a friends cabin as she didn’t want to make a mistake and sleep with a guy which she had no future with. Tamara will be surprised when Luke, Georgia’s little brother, comes to the cabin. Instantly Tamara will be tempted and will fight hard to keep away from Luke.

Luke was home after nine months and just wanted to relax. He will be surprised to find someone else at his parents home, though surprise will quickly turn to lust when he sees Tamara. Luke will do his best to seduce Tamara and to let her know he was looking for more than one night.

‘Tis the Season to Be Kissed is a novella by Amy Andrews. This is a quick and steamy book which was fun to read.

I thought that Luke was sweet. Yes he wanted to have sex with Tamara but he was also wanting more. He was also making their night fun. He had that sense of humor you wanted in a guy and even though he was five years younger than Tamara you knew that he was more mature than others his age. I liked Tamara’s character. She was having a pity party but she wasn’t really depressed. She just wanted more out of life, especially her love life. I liked how she let herself have fun and trusted that this time the guy would be leading to more.

An Honorable Man

An Honorable ManLieutenant Colonel Hamilton Wulf was on leave to see Liv to give her bad news but he was also there to bring her something more. It will take everything that Ham has to convince Liv to take a chance on them.

Liv Avery wanted a life outside of the military, but it was difficult with her father and the man she loved were in the air force. When bad news comes her way Liv will have to put trust in the man she loved and take a chance.

An Honorable Man is part of a collection called Men of Courage. I decided after reading Outrageous I wanted to find another book from Lori Foster that I have not read. I didn’t have any doubt that I wouldn’t like the book as I do like most of her novels. Well I really liked this book. It was short but had that emotional pull that you wanted.

I liked that Liv was doing what she wanted and trying to move on. She was tired of playing second to the career of the man that she wanted. Your heart hurts for Liv as it was clear she had been hurt by the men in her life, emotional hurt. I liked that Foster wrote Ham to be aware of the struggles Liv was having. I instantly liked Ham because he was different from her father. He wanted a wife, kids and the military and he was determined to make it work.

I think that the story could have been flushed out more but I felt satisfied with how it was written.

Hard Ever After

Hard Ever AfterBecca was ready to get back to work but she was scared, especially because the hospital was where she was attacked. But she wanted to get on with her life and be happy with Nick. Though that happiness will be threatened when she starts to see the man that had hurt her.

Hard Ever After is the final book to the Hard Ink series by Laura Kaye, though there are some spin off books which I can’t wait to read when they are available to check out. I absolutely loved this book. It was really fun going back to Becca and Nick who started the series and that they were going to get their happy ending with everything that had happened. Though the danger wasn’t over quite yet.

I loved how Laura Kaye wrote Becca. She had been a strong woman but when everything calms down its like Becca finally feels the impact of all that had happened. She becomes weaker, sad, and shaken by what had happened. She felt real. Though the fighter in Becca is still there and that will be shown at a critical moment, I was cheering for Becca when that happened. So Nick’s character is reliable and strong but he is also scared. He doesn’t want anything to happen to Becca especially now when they are so close to be truly happy.

Alright, so Laura Kaye wraps up the story in a nice little bow which is sappy and a little too perfect, and I loved it anyways. I loved that all these characters had that happy ending.

So the Raven Riders series who were mentioned in this series will have their own now and the first book just came out in April. There is no doubt in my mind that I will be reading this series. Then there is a continuation of one of the characters from Hard Ink, which is Detective Kyle Vance who helped the men. Well he will have his own story coming out this month. So I wouldn’t have to wait too long.

Hell for Leather

Hell for LeatherMac wanted Delilah from the moment that he had seen her but he had to stay away. He did not want to repeat past mistakes, but then Mac will have to help Delilah and he will find himself in close proximity to her. For Mac it will be hard to concentrate but in order to keep Delilah and her uncle safe, Mac had to keep his head in the mission.

Delilah had fallen in love with Mac but she knew he was just not interested. Though when Delilah’s uncle is taken she goes to the Black Knights, specifically to Mac, for help. She will be grateful for the help especially when she finds out there is much more to her uncle’s kidnapping.

Hell for Leather is the sixth book to the series Black Knights Inc by Julie Ann Walker. Its been awhile since I picked up a book from the author and I found myself not having a problem following along. Though I will say it took me a little time to get back into the book. It was mostly because I was trying to remember the other characters that were being mentioned in the book. Once I let go of that notion I sat back and enjoyed the book, and it was very enjoyable.

I found Mac’s character likable and a badass, but was a little annoying with his need not to fall for Delilah especially when you find out the reason he needs to stay away. I can understand his reasoning especially when you get the whole story but every situation is different. Mac can’t see beyond what had happened to him in the past. Then there is Delilah who is a vibrant woman but she had gone through a lot within the past couple of years. I liked that she stays strong but inside she is an emotional mess. That made her feel real.

Well there is some definite action that comes to the Black Knights thanks to Delilah. Through the first half of the book I was wondering why would the bad guys had taken Delilah’s uncle. The truth will be revealed which made sense for why the bad guys were going after the uncle and Delilah.

I am reading the seventh book next.

One Night with a Hero

One Night with a HeroArmy Special Forces Sgt. Brady Scott was back home from the military trying to start his life again. Brady knew he was holding back which was why he was trying to get therapy for his problems that were from his past. Brady will get sidetracked when a one night stand comes into his life.

Joss Daniels has had a rocky childhood and things in her adult life weren’t going so great. Joss was determined to give herself a stable life and low risk, though when she meets Brady she can’t help but take a chance.

One Night with a Hero is the second and final book to the Hero series by Laura Kaye. I really liked this book, I liked it better than the first book. I guess it held my attention throughout the book and I thought that the characters had drawn me in to the story very quickly.

Both of the characters are connected with their childhood traumas. Joss had grown up in an orphan while Brady lost his mother and in turn lost his father who had changed into a anger driven man. I liked Brady for the most part but he took too long to realize that he had screwed up, though he did make up for his mistake. I loved how he tried to woo Joss back, he did it right. Joss’s character I liked as well. For her I thought she should have given him another chance to explain, but of course that didn’t happen, at least not right away.

I only have one more book in my list to read for Laura Kaye, at least for the moment, Hearts in Darkness, which I will be reading next.