Rachel Dunning – Debt

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First, I gotta say – I lOVE THIS COVER!!  Why?  Finally, the cover model actually represents how the character is depicted in the book … his build, his tattoos, his eyes (both color and attitude), and even his approximate weight.

Logan is the perfect underdog that makes a reader want great things to happen in his favor.  He grew up in the worst of areas and works hard to help pay for his sister’s school.  Despite his physically tough exterior, Logan actually is sensitive on the inside.  Logan’s personality is what makes this book uniquely enjoyable and not just another run of the mill, grunge fighter romance.

Kyla is also fantastic.  She’s a walking contradiction by dressing one way but behaving in an opposite manner.  Unlike Logan, she may have come from money.  But she also had a lot of messed of family drama.  The best part of Kyla is her insightfulness

One of my favorite lines:

“You know you’re hot, you know you have it all.  You probably f*** like something out of True Blood … But you’re lost.  You hate it.  You screw and you feel empty inside.  The only pleasure you get is the one coming from your c*ck, and that’s short-lived.  You’re looking for a longer org*sm, but that isn’t it.  You’re sick of women, you’re sick of the sex, you need something deeper, more meaningful, but you’re sh*t-scared to commit to it for reasons I haven’t quite figured out yet.”

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MJ Fields and Chelsea Camaron – Jagger

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Just like a boxer needs to stay on their toes during fight, this book keeps the reader on his/her toes.  I like all the twists to the story.  This is one of those books that gets better page by page.  One of the best Epilogues that I have read.

The theme that you need to focus on the good things in life resonates throughout the book.  It’s presented in meaningful and very alluring ways.  It never comes across as an annoying cliche, where the author seems to be preaching to the readers.

The main characters are compelling and well suited for one another.  They both come from abusive pasts, but neither wants to be defined by their history, but rather their triumph in spite of it.

Jagger makes for a a great bad-boy romantic hero.  He is hot but flawed.  He is a champion in the underground fighting arena, but there is a darkness in his need to fight.  On the other hand, he is fully committed to fostering a relationship with Tatiana and has a plan in place to ensure her happiness.  At the forefront he wants to comfort her in her time of need and protect her from further abuse.  Not until then, does he intend to claim her.

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Despite being abused by her father, Tatiana isn’t just a damsel in distress.  She is intelligent, resilient, and strong.  She is also able to stand up to Jagger when necessary.

My favorite scene (not going to give away too much) was absolutely hysterically funny.  You would expect that the scene would be sappy and romantic.  Instead, it was like sitting through a roast for the characters where you can feel the surrounding characters’ love and respect.

Just as Tatiana fell in love with the Caldwell family, so did I.  While this is a stand alone book, I think I would have preferred to have read this series from the beginning.

Jagger: A Caldwell Brothers Novel 

Available for Pre-Order, Release on April 12, 2016

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Jaci Burton – Unexpected Rush

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This book has all the elements that make-up a Play-by-Play Novel.  There’s romance, close knit family, hot athletic men, strong independent female characters, hot sex scenes, and a perfect happily ever after.

Two of my favorite things about the story:

  1. It was great to read about a bi-racial relationship story, where the difference in races wasn’t an issue.
  2. I love the over protective brother.  I’m the baby in the family with 2 older brothers, this part of the story was well done.

All in all, the story is very romantic in a traditional sense, but a bit too predictable.

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See Related Posts:

Jaci Burton – All Wound Up

Jaci Burton – Changing the Game

Jaci Burton – Taking a Shot

Jaci Burton – Quarterback Draw

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Helena Hunting – Pucked

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YAY!!  I finally got to read Pucked.  It had been on my TBR for a while.  I had heard so many great things about the book I was starting to worry that it wouldn’t live up to the hype.  NO  WORRIES!  This book is fantastic.  It’s hot, fun, sexy, and humorous – sometimes all at the same time.  The open and often awkward conversations between Violet and Alex are part of what makes this remarkably unique.

If you didn’t know, the book centers around (pun intended) the captain and center for the Chicago Blackhawks.

This book was so good that even I, a huge St. Louis Blues fan and Blackhawk despiser, fell in love with the story and characters.

The gift giving is a little over the top, but the fun possibilities with a $1000 gift card to Victoria’s Secret is a thrill to the imagination.

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JC Valentine – S.O.B.

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The Chicago Fire is a hot soccer team, but the real heat in this book is between Levi and Vista.

If a parent tries take away a child’s candy, the child is more than likely going want to have it even more.  That was certainly the case for Levi.  His father insisted that he not date Vista.  He can fight the thoughts of her during the day, but is plagued with dreams of being with her at night.

Vista can work as much as she wants but there’s no way to get Levi out of her head when, “He looks rough.  Dirty.  Mountable.”

The sexual tension between Levi and Vista is palpable.  I almost hesitate to use that word only because it is often over used in romance reviews.  However, the mounting connection between them is practically tangible.

After getting caught succumbing to their attraction, they are ripped apart again.  But even after being reunited again, they end up being separated yet another time.  Their relationship is a bit of a roller coaster.  Considering their young age, it seems more believable than overly dramatic.

My absolutely favorite part was Levi’s proclamation of love on the Jimmy Kimmel show.

“You were right, princess.  It’s you and me.  So don’t lock that door just yet.  Make sure you leave a light on.”

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JC Valentine

J.C. Valentine is the USA Today and International bestselling author of the Night Calls and Wayward Fighters Series and the Forbidden Trilogy. Her vivid imagination and love of words and romance had her penning her own romance stories from an early age, which, despite being poorly edited and written longhand, she forced friends and family members to read. No, she isn’t sorry.

J.C. earned her own happily ever after when she married her high school sweetheart. Living in the Northwest, they have three amazing children and far too many pets and spend much of their free time together enjoying movies or the outdoors. Among the many hats she wears, J.C. is an entrepreneur. Having graduated with honors, she holds a Bachelor’s in English and when she isn’t writing, you can find her editing for fellow authors.

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Jaci Burton – Taking a Shot

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Baseball season’s over and it’s time for a little hockey.  I realize that this is the second Jaci Burton post that I’ve done in one week.  There’s certain authors that are so good that you miss the stories and characters after you finish reading.  Jaci Burton creates sexy as hell professional athletes.  Her books are not only a must read, but fall into the category of great re-reads.

Jenna and Ty never quite seem to make it to an actual bedroom.  They’re quite creative and are willing to hook up no matter where they are located.

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Ty isn’t just some good looking athlete.  He’s an incredibly perceptive man and boyfriend.  He understands Jenna more than she realizes and is determined to help her achieve her dreams.

Jenna is a loyal girl with a few hidden talents and some very provocative tattoos and piercings.

Unlike most stories where the man makes the big mistakes, Jenna is the one that needs to eat crow and do her best groveling.  Ty’s response is perfect.

Other Play-by-Play Posts:

Jaci Burton – Changing the Game

Jaci Burton – Quarterback Draw

Jaci Burton – All Wound Up

Which is your favorite Jaci Burton Play by Play Cover?

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Lorraine Loveit – Grand Final – The Last Game (Playing the Game #6)

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As the series comes to an end, will Suzie end up with Brendon?  The entire novel leaves the reader on pins and needles, waiting the for the other shoe to drop.  Will Brendon return to his abusive former self?  I couldn’t put the book down until I had the answer.

With all the admirers that Suzie has procured, with whom will she end up in the end?

I love how this book separates itself from other BDSM novels.  Most other books have completely romanticized the concept of BDSM, which isn’t to say that the books are bad.  This series breaks from those predictable story lines.

1. This series shows that things aren’t always perfect in a BDSM relationship.  Doms, like Brenden, can be inexperienced.  He really had no clue how to be a good Dom.  In previous books, he never put the needs of his sub first.

2.  BDSM isn’t for everyone.  Jason states, in the beginning of this book, that Suzie isn’t a submissive even though he wishes she should would be his.  Suzie tried to be a good submissive but it just wasn’t in her nature.

3.  Even if you try the lifestyle, you can always stop and still have a kinky fun sex life.  There’s a whole lot of room for creativity between BDSM and boring vanilla missionary.  This is the crux of the heat and steam in Grand Final.

The racy scenes left me needing a cold shower.  Unfortunately, unlike Suzie’s numerous showers, Brendon did not join me.  Damn those book boyfriends!

This is a Must Read Series.  See Related Posts:

Lorraine Loveit – Bounce Down

Lorraine Loveit – Getting Tackled

Lorraine Loveit – Hard Ball 

Lorraine Loveit – Full Time

Lorraine Loveit – Time On

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