Burned

Burned

Viking Bastards MC #3

Christina Phillips

Burned by Christina Phillips

Reviewed by Helen

This one is so good a second chance romance with a lot of hurt and pain in the past that was never spoken about but, ten years on both Ty and Jas have grown up Ty is now VP of The Bastards and Jas in an attorney fighting for the underdog in Florida, put them in the same room again and that passion and sizzle has never gone away but can they overcome the past for a future together this time round?

Jasmine O’Brien has returned to LA after the death of her mother she ran ten years before a scarred and hurt seventeen year old determined to leave the Bastards behind and become stronger and that is what she has done only running into Ty has her emotions running riot she needs to get him out of her system once and for all and one night or one week while she is in LA should do it or maybe not.

Tyson Jenson had given Jas everything back then and she up and left and he never really knew why as a member of the Bastards he got on with his life firm in the knowledge that he would never let another woman get to him the way Jas had and that was so true, but Jas is back now and she is still playing with his head and soul and when they decide that a week together is what they need the sex is amazing but he is losing himself to her again or did he ever get over her in the first place. Nonetheless he feels that Jas is keeping something from him something that he really should know.

I fell into this book, I fell for Ty from the start what a hero and Jas has come such a long way since she was seventeen and what she went through the strength that she shows is amazing, I loved seeing them open up to each other and let their passions and emotions out and when the truth does come out Ty is amazing and Jas is just beautiful with her caring and understanding. MS Phillips has bought these two to life on the pages and swept me into a gorgeous romance that left me feeling very happy indeed. This is one that I highly recommend a sizzling sexy romance that is very moving, one that is sure to keep you turning the pages.

5/5 stars for a fabulous story

Published April 16th 2018 by Entangled Publishing, LLC (Scorched)

Payback

Payback

Viking Bastards MC #2

Christina Phillips

Payback by Christina Phillips

Reviewed by Helen

This is another fabulous instalment in this series, sexy, sensual and I devoured every word as we meet the woman that is going to stand up to Gage Reynolds and that she does, Amelia Davis is feisty and she knows how to look after herself, sit back and enjoy this one it is a real page turner.

We met Gage in the first book in this series tough Viking Bastard biker who runs the bar The Odin woman are good for one thing in his eyes that is until he meets Amelia when she is hired to work in the bar he is gobsmacked when he first meets her and having relationships with his staff is off limits so he is going to need to sack her so as he can have her in other ways but after a doozy of a time in the kitchen Gage is hooked or will complications come between them.

Amelia takes the job in the bar firstly she needs the money but more so to do some undercover work not for the books she writes although there could be a few men to help in that aspect but because of the death of her father Silver Wolves biker ten years before, she has been led to believe from a past acquaintance that something is going down. But when she meets her boss Cage well let say that all bets are off as she gets to know him and their time together in bed and out is off the charts until trouble arrives.

I loved both Cage and Amelia boy can she stand up to him I love her comebacks to him she is strong, feisty and gutsy and Cage has never felt this way about a woman before he has no idea what she is doing to him or who she really is, you see both of their fathers had a past and this is about to blow their relationship sky high, or will love bring them together? So many secrets to uncover and there is a lot of humour as well as fabulous banter throughout this one, I do highly recommend this one what a story woohoo thank you MS Phillips this one is a keeper.

5/5 stars for a fabulous story

Published May 1st 2017 by Entangled Publishing LLC (first published April 7th 2017)

Unmasked

Unmasked

Stefanie London

Unmasked by Stefanie London

Reviewed by Helen

This is one sinfully, sensual and sexy read, I practically inhaled this one, it is moving and emotional as Lainey Kline decides that it is time that she had one night at least with the man that she has always craved, her best friends brother Damian McKnight and she goes all out to have that night without him knowing who she is at the famous masked ball, will Cinderella win her man?

Lainey, Corinna and Imogen have been best friends forever but Lainey has always wanted to be more than friends with Corinna’s brother Damian over the years he has helped her out of a few disasters that she has gotten herself into, but he was only ever a friend and now Lainey has taken a job in London, she is a fabulous hairdresser but after an evening with her girlfriends she plots a plan to gate crash the masquerade ball and get her man and what a night it turns out to be leaving Damian at the end of the night alone.

Damian is a successful business man these days he has been hurt badly by his ex-wife and is determined to stay single but he has always felt a pull, a spark for Lainey but she is off limits he will not hurt his sister or her friend. When is pays a huge amount of money for a ticket to the masked ball chasing a new customer as some form of revenge he never thinks to be approached by a gorgeous woman in a mask this leads to a very sexy evening and then he is left alone but he has a compact now can he find the woman he was with.

This was a delicious story that had me turning the pages as I got to know Lainey and Damian two very special people Lainey who would often get herself into scapes to be someone else and Damian who kept his feelings locked up inside after what had happened to him but bring them together and Lainey just understood Damian so well and his need to protect and there is an explosion of love and a sensuality between them that cannot be denied woohoo MS London this story rocks I loved it and highly recommend it to anyone who loves a good romance that will leave you smiling I am loving this new line from Harlequin, thank you.

5/5 stars for a fabulous story

Expected publication: April 1st 2018 by Harlequin Dare


Hooked

Hooked

Viking Bastards MC #1

Christina Phillips

Hooked by Christina Phillips

Reviewed by Helen

This is a scorching hot book and such a great story, we meet biker Zach who knows how to talk dirty and please a woman, but when he meets Grace classy woman from a whole different neighbourhood he has no idea what has hit him, she turns him upside down and as for Grace she is totally stunned at the feelings that sear through her body when she meets Zach. Make yourself comfortable for this ride lots of ups and downs in this one.

Grace comes from a very wealthy family she is the eldest daughter and as such does everything to please her family but she has had enough she breaks her engagement of four years and is on her way to her sisters when her car breaks down in a neighbourhood that she is not familiar with, walking into a bar is fate maybe but meeting Zach will open up another world for Grace, a world that shows how strong she is as well as love and the hottest sex ever.

Zach is a member of the Viking Bastards MC and has been a part of them basically since he was born they are everything to him as is his sister and brother, Zach has no intention of ever making a commitment to any woman, but when a gorgeous redhead walks in the bar that rainy night, his reaction is off the planet and one night is never going to be enough, she is burned into his mind, body and soul.

I loved this story two people from such totally different lifestyles who bond not just in the bedroom but with their emotions as well they are so good for each other, I loved Zach, gorgeous, strong and yes caring and Grace beautiful inside and out she could only see the good in Zach and they bought the best out in each other and yes it is one crazy sexy journey till they get to the HEA and what a HEA it is woohoo, first in a series and I can’t wait to read more.

4/5 stars for a great story
Published February 6th 2017 by Entangled Publishing LLC

Sweet Thing

Sweet Thing

Nicola Marsh

Sweet Thing by Nicola Marsh

Reviewed by Helen

This story is hot, steamy, moving and wow, truly when I picked this one up I didn’t want to put it down I loved the hero Tanner what a guy, sexy as, and so vulnerable and the heroine Abby has issues from her past that play havoc with her as well, can they together become one and will their one night stand lead to true love?

Abby is loving her life now working in the best patisserie in Sydney she has weathered the last year leaving her husband and being ignored by her parents, there has been some big changes in her life and today is D-Day time to celebrate, but her plans get changed when she meets Tanner her boss’s brother tattooed gorgeous and confident and oh so hot can she ignore the attraction or does she want to push it further, is it time to break out and get back into life?

Tanner is here to help his brother Remy in the patisserie, he is a wealthy night-club owner and travels a lot no long term girlfriends in his life and that is the way he wants it, you see he doesn’t think he is good enough for anyone, his childhood left a mark on him and he chooses to lock it away and get on with life, but all of that changes when he meets the beautiful Abby and a very sensual, sexy steamy one night stand that was supposed to be good for them both leaves him wanting more.

I loved this story the emotion and the hurt that both Abby and Tanner had gone through in the past leads them both to a beautiful sexy steamy HEA, yes their one night stand was all about the sex but one night was never going to be enough for them both, their connection is just way too hot to ignore, but I loved their inner selves the way Abby showed such strength when it was needed and Tanner and those tattoos and their meanings wow. I highly recommend this one yes it is hot and steamy but oh what a moving story as well.

5/5 stars

Published February 19th 2018 by Mills Boon Dare

Raw Power

Raw Power

11th Hour #1

Jackie Ashenden

Raw Power by Jackie Ashenden

Reviewed by Helen

OK let me take a breath here, what a story I am gobsmacked, this one is powerfully emotional, so very sensual the static between the hero and heroine could light up New York, Jack Knight is scarred physically and emotionally, Callie Hawthorne is so emotionally scarred it is a wonder she can get herself out of bed in the mornings, so what brings these two together and makes them fall in love? Jack needing a job and Callie supposedly needing protection. I can highly recommend this book first in The 11th Hour series woohoo.

Callie should be a happy healthy twenty two year old, she comes from a well to do family her father is a senator and they appear to be a happy family on the surface, but underneath lies a family controlled by an abusive father and husband. Callie learns to smile and do as her father wants but she also loves music and when she can she escapes to enjoy the nicer things in life and this is where she spots Jack across a dance floor he is scarred and gorgeous and she soon realizes that he wants her, he is her new 24/7 bodyguard assigned by her father.

Jack was in the marines until he was badly injured and discharged it has taken him years to heal and now he wants a job not some pen pushing job either so he is now in San Diego and applying to work for 11th Hour an unacknowledged company run by a very wealthy man Mr Knight, they are not so legal and are mostly ex-military, but for Jack to get this job he needs to prove himself and first job, protection of a wealthy senator’s daughter and from their first meeting Jack is feeling emotions that have been long buried and he sees in her things that he has kept from his past as well.

I loved this story from page one so many emotions flying off the pages it is compelling and mind boggling what both Jack and Callie have gone through, they are both from families where abuse was the norm, Callie has never known gentleness or love and when they come together their joining is dominant and rough but both are stunned by the heat and strength that they get from it. When Jack learns the truth about Callie he kidnaps her and all hell breaks out with her father and 11th Hour, but their love grows and Jack denies it at first he is convinced he is no good for Callie bit in the end it takes Callie, her music and some help from 11th Hour employees for the to find happiness, a beautiful HEA. I look forward to more in this series. MS Ashenden you rock a fabulous story.

5/5 stars for a fabulous story

Published February 27th 2018 by Kensington Publishing Corporation

Ruined

Ruined

The Knights of Ruin #1

Jackie Ashenden

Ruined by Jackie Ashenden

Reviewed by Helen

I firstly have to say that I am a big fan of MS Ashenden’s stories and was thrilled with this one a MC story, a friends to lovers story and another emotionally powerful steamy and sexy story that I practically gulped down.

Cat Livingston’s childhood was pretty bad but she always had her best friend Smoke (Dane Kingsolver) there for her even as she grew up and fell for Justin Grant the father of her daughter Annie and he turned bad, Smoke was there when she needed him, best friends forever. So when her ex is making trouble again Smoke is there again but this time the friendship heats up big time.

Smoke has grown up around a cruel father his childhood was not good either but Cat was always there for him, these days Smoke is part of a MC Knights of Ruin and he will still do anything for his Cat and now her daughter Annie. To protect them from her ex he decides that she needs to be his old lady Cat is so against this and the emotions run wild.

This story is fast paced and so very sensual, it is sexy hot as Smoke demands to protect at all costs and Cat, wow she shows strength and courage after what she has been through, but she fights Smoke all of the way because she does not want to lose her best friend but in the end when danger is close feelings and emotions blow up and love shines through. MS Ashenden you have done it again another story that is a keeper, fabulous hero and heroine strong, protective, and so very loving. I do highly recommend this one but keep a fan at the ready because it really is hot and erotic and even better it is the start of a series. I loved this one.

5/5 stars for a fabulous story

Expected publication: March 1st 2018 by Harlequin Dare