Amy Deason – Angel in the Shadows



Great characters and interesting, twisted plot.  I really enjoyed a few of the unexpected plot shifts.  It read like a good action novel without being weighed down by unnecessary extended violent scenes.

Seth is mysterious and good looking.  I could clearly conjure an image of him as if I were watching a crime show.  He is calculating, but yet sensitive.  The extended background on his character made him more likable.

Madison is very strong willed.  I liked how she fought to stay smart even in the worst of moments.

This is a fast paced novel.  I read it quite quickly for 90k word novel.  Based on that alone, I would give it a thumbs up.  The more I like a book, the faster I read.


Never Turn Your Back . . .

Never Reveal Your Name . . .

Never surrender Your Heart . . .

Madison Sinclair is a smart-mouthed photographer who enjoys the simple things in life. Recently landing a job at one of Manhattan’s top imaging companies, she works hard to prove herself but often falls short of the mark. Taking pictures of the New York scenery, relaxing at home with a glass of wine, and caring for her stray cat are the highlights of her day. But when her best friend convinces her into covering a charity event thrown by a handsome billionaire, Madison’s life suddenly becomes anything but simple as she finds herself in a constant race for survival. There is nowhere she can turn, no one she can trust.

Seth Reynolds has been in the game a long time. He knows how to get in, get a job done, and get out with no complications and no witnesses. Trained to be cold and heartless, he is committed to follow through with this mission no matter what. Racing against an impossible time table, everything is in place to take out the madman intent on destroying New York City. But when the naIve Madison Sinclair stumbles into his world, all of his carefully laid plans go to hell.

Determined to do what is right at all costs, Seth must choose between the rules he’s lived by his entire life or saving Madison from a fate worse than death. If he follows orders, he will be an unsung hero, saving millions of innocent people. But if he risks his own life for Madison’s, the entire city will be in jeopardy. The choice should be easy. Risk one to save many. That’s the unbreakable code of The Perfect Order. But now, without even trying, Madison has gotten under his skin and inside his heart. With the fate of the city resting in his hands, how he can do the right thing when he no longer knows what that is?

Thank You Arc to Amy Deason!


Jamie McGuire – Beautiful Burn


This was the final piece in the Maddox family story.  This one is as excitedly, emotionally erratic as the rest of the series.  Those Maddox men have a hot temper and strong feelings, which leads to a lot of romantic drama.  Here’s a sample:

“Goddammit, Ellie,”  Tyler said.  “You’re right.  I’m jealous as fuck.  You’re sending all these mixed signals and some guy walks in on you, sees you naked, then he’s asking about you … I have a million fucking feelings swirling around.  I don’t know what the hell I’m doing.  I’ve never felt like this before.” …

“Grow up,” [Ellie said]

This one wasn’t my favorite in the series – of course Travis is tough competition.  However, I appreciated all the little things that got clarified and tied up in this book.

I never quite understood why Tyler couldn’t let Ellie go.  He makes it clear that he’s certain that he is in love with Ellie because he fears the pain of losing her.

All in all, this is a MUST READ for fans of the series!

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Jamie McGuire – Beautiful Redemption

Jamie McGuire – Beautiful Sacrifice

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Sherilee Gray – Wrecked (Axle Alley Vipers)



He’s driving her crazy…

Piper West is finally on her own, and it’s time to get crazy. Except that her overprotective big bro has enlisted his ex-cop best friend to keep an eye on his baby sister. With every move monitored and reported back, Piper’s life has gone from “going crazy” to “being driven crazy.” But a searing-hot kiss with her sexy and scarred watchdog is just the game-changer she needs…

Cole Black owes Piper’s brother big-time, but there’s nothing easy about his new assignment. Piper is all feisty sexiness and curves meant to tempt a man beyond reason, and Cole can’t stop himself. Now he’s caught up in a hunger like nothing he’s ever known, and he can’t get enough…

Even if Piper’s the one girl he’s not allowed to have.


This is a gratifying survivor’s guilt story with a happily ever after that is sure to put a smile on your face.

Piper is a great character.  She’s a full-sized woman that’s got a full-sized amount of caring in her heart.  She’s out to defy her role as the baby of the family and prove her competence as a mechanic.

Cole is emotionally and physically struggling from an auto accident which resulted in his police partner’s death.  His light hearted personality has vanished but not his attraction for Piper, which he’s harbored since Piper was seventeen.

I love how this love story preceded Cole’s accident.  Despite that now they’re older and supposed to be wiser and more mature, they practically act as worldly as teenagers.

It is hilarious how Cole describes his first week of living in the garage next Piper.

“The week from hell.  A week he aptly dubbed: Operation Piper fucks with Cole until he loses his goddamn mind.”

They each have have a bag of full of insecurities.  Some are real and some are the result of humorous misunderstanding.  Regardless of those issues, neither of their flawed bodies impedes their physical attraction between one another.

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Other Books in the Series:


by Sherilee Gray
Axle Alley Vipers, #1
Publication Date: July 2015
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

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by Sherilee Gray
Axle Alley Vipers, #2
Publication Date: October 2015
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

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About the Author


Sherilee Gray writes sexy, edgy contemporary and paranormal romance. Stories full of heat and high emotion, following stubborn characters as they fight against the odds… and their happily ever after. She’s a kiwi girl and lives in beautiful NZ with her husband and their two children. When not writing or fueling her voracious book addiction, she can be found dreaming of far off places with a mug of tea in one hand and a bar of Cadburys Rocky Road chocolate in the other.



Emma Chase – Appealed (The Legal Briefs Series #3)


Humorous, Fun, & Romantic!!  Another great hit by Emma Chase!!  This is an amazingly fantastic teenage lovers reunited story.

Let’s face it, teenage boys are selfish and immature, it’s not surprising that the relationship fizzled so quickly when then were young.  Their break up was realistic and emotionally true to their age.  It left both of them damaged for about 15 years.

Adult Brent is awesome.  He’s quit witted, great friend, and intelligent.  He also has a great sense of humor.  When his mom orchestrates an arrangement that leads him to share a room with Kennedy, he says

“Now she’s just creeping me out.  It’s one thing if I want to screw Kennedy ten different ways.  But to think of my mother cheering us on – sitting on the sidelines with a flag in one hand and foam cock in the other – is just wrong.”

Brent and Kennedy are an easy couple to want to cheer for.  Both of them come from extremely privileged homes and have trust funds to keep them happy, but they work their asses off at their legal jobs.  The heart of their relationship is based on the passion between them not on the lavish lifestyle that they could lead together.

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Without spoiling the story – BEST twist on a teenagers reuniting love story.

See Related Posts:

Emma Chase – Overruled (The Legal Briefs Series)

Emma Chase – Sustained (Legal Briefs #2)

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E L James – Grey


Yes, I am a fan of Fifty Shades Grey.  If you’re not a fan of FSOG, don’t bother reading this review and please don’t write any comments.

Did I think FSOG was perfect?  No, but I don’t really know of any book that I would say is perfect.

Now I take a deep breath. I fear writing about what seems to be such a controversial book/series.  It’s not that I fear arguing my points – I did become an attorney.  But rather, for me, reading is supposed to be fun.  It’s not something that warrants arguing my position.  If I enjoy a book, I like to share my thoughts.  If I don’t like the book I simply don’t waste my time writing about it.

All that being said, if you liked Fifty Shades of Grey, I recommend reading Grey.  Christian is certainly an interesting character and is worthy of his POV story.  I loved the way in which he questions his own feelings and is certainly trying to better himself.  Of course, his continued inability to sense how others are concerned about him was a bit sad.  I was surprised by how little he opened up to Elena.  Most importantly, I liked learning how his relationship with Anastasia eased his troubled psyche.

In the end, I think I preferred Grey to Fifty Shades of Grey.  Except, I don’t like books that end cliff hangers.  Frustrating, right?  At least in this case, the reader knows the ultimate outcome.  I wouldn’t mind a little more Christian in future POV books.

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