Blue-Eyed Devil

Hardy Cates was a self made man and always wanted more and he did all he could to get it. Then he found a woman, Haven. She was a woman he could not get but with her divorce Hardy was going to go after the woman he wanted.

Haven Travis had thought she married for love but she had been wrong. Now with a broken marriage behind her Haven will try to get her life together. She wasn’t expecting Hardy to come into her life.

Blue Eyed Devil is the second book to the series Travises by Lisa Kleypas. After I had finished the first book I was apprehensive about reading this book, but I was pleasantly surprised. I really enjoyed this book. I picked up the book and kept reading from start to finish.

Hardy’s character was much better in his own story. I liked that there was no flirtation between him and Liberty. I didn’t want his pursuing of Haven to be tainted by that. I felt that he had matured some and wasn’t as cruel. Though he was still certainly rough around the edges and that will certainly help when he is needed by Haven. Now Haven’s character was the one that truly drew me into the book. I was drawn to her because of the mistake she made and cringed every time she was hurt. What I liked was she finally got the courage and changed what needed to be changed. She took her life back.

The villain is clearly Nick, Haven’s ex, who is a piece of work. He is an abusive man who wants only to have someone to beat down on. The other villain was Vanessa who seemed to be cut from the same cloth as Nick. I wouldn’t lie, I was pretty happy that there was some justice for their cruelty.

I am reading the third book next, Smooth Talking Stranger.

Dirty Sexy Inked

Mason Kincaid was ready for a hookup in Las Vegas but that will be stopped when he finds his best friend dancing on a bar. Mason will take Katerina away from the bar and before he could stop himself he will make his move. The move will change everything between them and will have Mason thinking of his future.

Katerina Sands has loved her best friend since she had met him. She never thought it would come of anything but with a one night stand everything changes. Katerina knows she had to distance herself but will be surprised when Mason doesn’t allow it.

Dirty Sexy Inked is the second book to the Dirty Sexy series by Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde. I really enjoyed this book, possibly more than the first book, but to be fair the brothers are all very different with their personalities. What pulled me into the story was without a doubt the characters of Mason and Katerina.

Mason’s character was what you would considered a manwhore and he was very good at it. He was also crude and did whatever the hell he wanted. I liked when as the reader you got to read his thoughts, without those thoughts I don’t know if I would really love Mason. Because of those parts I wanted Mason to find that love he was afraid to reach for. I wanted him to be courageous and declare himself to Katerina. Mason will have you swooning when he steps up. Now Katerina’s character had my heart breaking for what had happened to her years ago. Mason and Katerina were very similar with a crappy childhood. I liked that Katerina moved on with her life and was making the best of the situation. What I didn’t like was she was sitting on the sideline and getting her heart broken every time that Mason was with another woman. I wanted her to tell him how she felt.

I am getting addicted to this series and will be reading the third book next.

Ride Rough

Maverick Rylan was on a mission to protect the woman he loved even if she didn’t want him. He saw that Alexa was in a tough situation, though she had not connected the dots yet.

Alexa Harmon had everything she wanted or at least she thought. She will start to notice changes in her fiance which will start to scare her. She will find help with her ex and his motorcycle club.

Ride Rough is the second book to the series Raven Riders by Laura Kaye. I enjoyed this book but not as much as the first book. For me it started out a little slow and the battle between this other gang really didn’t add to the story, at least I thought. It wasn’t like the Churchgang which was in Hard Ink series. I think the best part of the book was Maverick’s character.

Maverick was a man who would do anything for those who he loved. He had made a mistake five years ago and didn’t fight for Alexa, well he is making up for that time missed. I loved the interaction he had with her cat, Lucy. It was adorable. Alexa’s character was a battered woman in an abusive relationship. She was using the classic lines that it wasn’t the man’s fault. She did this too herself. Now her relationship wasn’t really about physical abuse but verbal abuse was there and Grant was very intimidating. Though it will get to physical abuse but it is more subtle than a beat down. You wanted Alexa to fight and to step away from him and to believe in herself. She will make the decision on her own but with the help of Maverick.

The third book is coming out this October which I am looking forward to reading. The book will feature Cora and Slider.

Mastering Her Senses

Quinton Ross loved his job at Blasphemy but he wanted more. He wanted a partner in and out of the club. Quinton will find that with Cass but he will have to first help her fight her phobia.

Cassia Locke had been trapped in a cave for four days which created a phobia of the dark. For two years Cass tried to cure her phobia. She decided to come back to Blasphemy and ask Quinton for help.

Mastering Her Senses is the second book to the series Blasphemy by Laura Kaye. I really enjoyed this story. It was another look into the Dom/Sub but this one concentrated on sensory play. It also took a look into phobia which for me brought more to the story.

Quinton’s character was a fun loving guy who was kind of adorable. I instantly liked him when he was first mentioned. I will say I would be interested to know more about his background. You got to know some but just the facts. He was an interesting member of the club with the sensory play, I liked that he was able to help Cass with her phobia of the dark. Cass’s character was a young woman who was trying to heal herself. She was brave to try and help herself, but she pushed herself too much. I liked that Quinton was able to reel her back.

What I thought was interesting was Cass’s brother is a member of the Raven Riders which is another series by Laura Kaye. I wonder if Jagger will have his own story. I am looking forward to Maverick’s who will be in the second book of the Raven Riders, which I am on the list for.

The next story from Blasphemy will come out this June so I don’t have too long to wait.

Hard Justice

Justice Wallington was a hired bodyguard and was not looking forward to protecting a spoiled rich brat. Though when Justice meets Fallon he will discover that she is anything but spoiled or a brat. He will do whatever he can to let Fallon spread her wings but keep a very close eye on her especially when someone was after her.

Fallon Wade had been sheltered after a tragedy but she was ready to stretch her wings. She would get that chance with Justice at her side but quickly there will be a threat that would put her in danger.

Hard Justice is the second book to the series Body Armor by Lori Foster. I really liked this book. I thought it was very entertaining and I felt the connection I had been missing from the first book. It might have been fast paced but I was drawn in right away. I finished it easily in a few hours.

Justice’s character was intimidating to those around him but he was a softy especially when it came to Fallon. He was kind and sweet to her but if anyone looked at her wrongly (namely a guy) he would give them a glare that would send the men running. Justice was sort of adorable in the book. Every woman should have a Justice in their lives. Fallon’s character was quiet but she wanted a chance to live her life. She wanted to experience everything she had been hidden away from. I liked Fallon. At first she almost seemed childlike but that was not the case. She was mischievous and wanted to do more with her life.

The conflict was intriguing. First off something had happened to Fallon to make her family very protective. So right away I was trying to guess but my guesses was not correct. Then there were incidents that were happening around Justice and Fallon. Someone was out to get them which was the main mystery to this novel. The mystery was different but it definitely kept me invested in the story.

Close Contact is the third novel which is coming out in December 2017.

Midnight Wrangler

Midnight WranglerRohn Lerner was lonely but the options of women were limited, then a woman from his past shows up. Rohn will do his best to get close to Bonnie but he will notice she was more closed off than she was in high school.

Bonnie Martin was back home after twenty five years to clear out her old house. Bonnie just wanted to do the work and go back to Arizona but then Rohn comes back into her life.

Midnight Wrangler is the second book to the series Midnight Cowboys by Cat Johnson. I liked the book. I thought it was a good addition to the series though it was a little slow at times.

Rohn’s character was a determined and hard working man but personally he was lonely and a little closed off. I liked that he opened up again when Bonnie came back into his life like he was in high school. Cat Johnson wrote in scenes that were with Rohn and Bonnie when they were back in high school, and I liked that it didn’t overwhelm the book with it being all about their past. Now Bonnie’s character was a woman who was still haunted by her past. That left her closed off and lonely. I liked that she was giving herself a chance with Rohn again but her past was always in the background. I will say that I was curious with what had happened. I was guessing through out the book. When the secret was reveled it wasn’t as big as I thought it would’ve been, and I thought it was a little rushed at the end. The secret was something that was going to hurt Rohn and he forgave really quickly. Although I did like that he forgave since it would give them a second chance at being happy.

Wrong Place, Right Time

Wrong Place Right TimeJenny was stressed beyond belief and it was only getting worse, but then she will get a break with a new job. Jenny was hesitant but she was taking a chance and one with a new man in her life. Dev will have Jenny wanting more and will have her believing that she can handle whatever is thrown into her life.

Wrong Place, Right Time is the second book to the series Bourbon Street Boys by Elle Casey. I liked the novel but I have to say not as much as the first story. This novel was definitely much slower to get through. In fact I just wanted to skim some parts of the novel, but I stuck with it and I was happy towards the end.

I guess what threw me was the characters. In the first novel Dev’s character was fun and a little wacky with his sneak attacks but in this one he was much more moody. Now I understand as with his situation with his child is a little sad, but he was a really good dad, just more private with that side of his life. I just wish there was more of Dev from the first book. He does show that side of him but it takes some time. I was also a little annoyed by how he played hot and cold with Jenny. It was like a yo yo with how he was acting with her. Things will get settled but it takes over half the novel to get there. Now with Jenny’s character she was the frantic mom who was over stressed and over worked. I think her character worked but she was a little on the crazy side at times. I do love her interaction with her youngest Sammy. That kid with his lisp is too precious and Sammy’s interaction with Dev’s kid is adorable.

There were some definite good things and some annoying things but overall this was an enjoyable book. I am reading the third book next.