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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

ARC Review: Say Yes to the Marquess by Tessa Dare


What a fun, sweet, heart-warming, laugh-out-loud read. I’ve read Tessa Dare before but I was so impressed with her in “Say Yes to the Marquess.” Page one the story begins and I was instantly interested in Clio Whitmore. What a great heroine. I loved her, I applauded her and I wanted to stand up and cheer for her!

When the story begins, Clio is looking to end her eight year engagement to the Piers Brandon. Piers is the very eligible older brother. Although he is engaged to Clio he has been wondering the globe while she has been sitting at home waiting for his return. The reasons for his absence become known later in the story. Clio is sick of waiting. She has endured her mother’s constant priming and now that she has inherited a castle from her uncle, she is read to take her life into her own hands. The obvious problem is that Clio can’t find Piers to “annul” their engagement. The only other option is Rafe Brandon- Pier’s brother.

Rafe can’t be any more unlike his brother! He is not accepted in polite society since he makes a living prize fighting. Unlike his older brother he is not able to manage the estates as effectively and unlike his older brother, he is madly in love with Clio. Rafe is a little rough around the edges, but he is also comically sweet and intensely loyal.

When Clio asks Rafe to let her out of her engagement, he refuses. Not only does he refuse but their first meeting is so funny I could not help laughing. They had instant chemistry from their first meeting and it continued throughout. Rafe was so incredibly sweet and vulnerable. He sets off to see Clio in her castle and asks that he give her a week to change her mind about marrying his brother. He is determined to give her the wedding of her dreams. Clio agrees but she has already made of her mind about the wedding and she has her life planned.

When Clio receives Rafe’s unexpected visit she is a little taken aback, but she welcomes him and his very funny promoter who is masquerading as a wedding planner. I loved Rafe and Clio so much. There was a sweetness to them both that made my heartache. Rafe went out of his way to not ruin Clio’s engagement. They shared many funny and sweet scenes as they learn about each other. The author really did an amazing job with Clio and Rafe. Aside from the meddling family members, this was also about Clio finding her voice. I loved them both and understood them. I also loved the secondary characters, they were fun and added to the story. Most importantly, I loved that Rafe and Piers had a chance to really get to know each other as brothers. I read this book in one sitting. I put toothpicks under my eyelids so they would not close and so I could see how Clio and Rafe ended up together. Hilarious and heartwarming! Loved!

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ARC Review: Riskier Business by Tessa Bailey


Riskier Business is the prequel to Tessa Bailey's new Crossing the Line series. This novella features Troy and Ruby from her Line of Duty series, though this novella can be read as a standalone. You do not need to have read His Risk To Take to understand this book, but I would recommend it to fully know the backstory for Troy and Ruby.

Ruby Elliott gave up a life of pool hustling and has been living with her cop boyfriend Troy Bennett. But when her father comes around offering a deal of information on her mother that left years before in exchange for her playing a game, she can't help but agree though she knows there is something he isn't telling her. Troy wants her nowhere near that world again, but when Ruby agrees he starts to feel his control slipping and soon Ruby and Troy are no longer on solid ground. Can Troy keep Ruby safe and keep their relationship intact, or will Ruby risk losing her heart and her life?

Fans of Ruby and Troy will enjoy getting more of these two, and the chemistry between them is stronger than ever. But there was a lot of drama in this story and I really felt that while it had heat, it wasn't quite at the level I have come to expect from Tessa Bailey. I did think that this story did a good job of filling in the reader on more of Ruby's history, and I loved that it set up Bowen's story for her next book, Risking It All. I absolutely love Bowen, so it did a great job of putting together some of the puzzle that was Ruby and Bowen's friendship. Since I read Risking It All first, I felt like this story really explained their history. I would definitely recommend reading this before Risking It All, but it isn't necessary. Though I love Ruby and Troy, I think that this story was good but wasn't one of my favorites. I think that what kept me from loving it was that the drama and action going on around Ruby and Troy was the focus, when I wanted them to be the focus. They kind of did their own thing in this story when I wanted them to lean on each other more for support. I still love Tessa Bailey and her dirty talking heroes, and Troy is still one of my favorites. But this novella just wasn't what I had been expecting from her.

**ARC Provided by Entangled Publishing**

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A Naughty New Year...Brazen Style with Tessa Bailey and Giveaway


Tessa lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband and young daughter. When she isn't writing or reading romance, Tessa enjoys a good argument and thirty-minute recipes.

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

ARC Review: Eyes Turned Skyward by Rebecca Yarros


Another fantastic read from Rebecca Yarros. After reading Full Measures, I couldn't wait to get my hands on Eyes Turned Skyward. I just wanted more of these characters and the world that Rebecca Yarros created. As soon as Jagger appeared in the last book, I just knew that I wanted more of him and wanted to read his story. This book was so good and Jagger's story was everything I was wanting and more.

In Full Measures when we meet Jagger, we meet a sexy, cocky playboy that is all about a good time. Don't get me wrong, he's still all about the good time in this book but he's no longer the playboy that we met in the last book. Now he's got his eyes on being number one in his class in flight school and wants no distractions...that is until he meets Paisley.

Diagnosed with a with the same heart condition that killed her sister, Paisley just wants to live her life and cross as many things off on her bucket list that she can while she can. When a chance encounter with Jagger ends up saving her life, Paisley and Jagger spark up an unlikely friendship that eventually leads to more.

One thing that I loved about this book is that Paisley and Jagger don't immediately jump into a relationship. They start out as friends. Yes, part of the reason for that is because Paisley has a boyfriend when they meet but because they are friends first they were really able to get to know one another. I found myself on edge waiting to see when and how they two would finally get together and when they did, it was spectacular. There was just so much chemistry between them both and their sparks were evident to everyone around them.

What I loved most is how Jagger is with Paisley. He's kind, sweet and just so damn cute with her. He really "sees" Paisley and gets what she's about and what she likes. Yes, he wants to be with her but he is more than happy to be her friend if that is all that she is willing to give him. He was patient and just so damn adorable. I can honestly say that Jagger blew my mind. He turned out to be nothing like I was expecting.

This book was intense, emotional and just an all-around great read. I found it difficult to put down and read it in pretty much one sitting. From the first page to the last, I found myself rooting for these two but not only with their relationship but with everything going on in their personal lives. They both have so much that they have to deal with and I feel like the way the author handled things rang true to the characters and the story.

Eyes Turned Skyward was a fantastic read and I HIGHLY recommend. I definitely can't wait to read more from Rebecca Yarros.

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ARC Review: Seducing the Princess by Diane Alberts


Seducing the Princess is the third book in the Shillings Agency series by Jen McLaughlin writing as Diane Alberts. This book is a standalone with interconnected characters, and you do not need to have read the rest of the series to understand this story though fans of the series will recognize some familiar faces. I thought that this book was a quick and easy read that was enjoyable. While there were parts that I enjoyed, this story wasn't anything really new or fresh. It was good, but I just didn't love it.

Gordon Waybrook has just received the assignment to protect a princess for the Shillings Agency, and is not looking forward to dealing with an entitled snob. To make matters worse, she shows up late to their first meeting. But once he starts to get to know princess Isabelle, he quickly realizes that he was all wrong about her. She is feisty and sexier than he would have thought, and they decide to spend a passionate night together. Though Isabelle wants Gordon, she knows that they can't have anything beyond a quick fling with her duty being to her country. She is set to marry a prince that will help her country regardless of the fact that she doesn't want to marry the stranger. But soon Gordon and Isabelle are developing real feelings for one another, and both of them would do anything to keep Isabelle from marrying someone else.

Gordon was a sexy bodyguard and former marine that was also a really great guy. He had a great code of ethics, and was determined to be an honorable guy after what his father put his mother through. Though he wanted Isabelle, once he found out there was a possibility of someone else in her life he did his best to keep his distance and remain professional despite his feelings. I really admired that about him, and it made me think he was that much greater. He was commanding and alpha, and I enjoyed seeing him boss Isabelle around in the bedroom. Isabelle was feisty and I loved that she wasn't a mild and meek Disney type princess. She was committed to doing the right thing for her country, but she also wasn't afraid to be who she was or go after what she wanted. I liked that what Gordon did had no bearing on her feelings for him, and she wasn't stuck up or entitled at all. These two had amazing chemistry right from the start and were super hot together. I thought that their sexy scenes were definitely the highlights of this book.

I will say though that I felt like this book was pretty rushed, and I didn't fully buy into their emotional connection. Yes, they did share things with one another that they typically didn't with others, but I really saw more of the lust between them than actual love. Gordon even admitted that he wasn't sure what love was or that he felt it for Isabelle. I wish that we could have seen more of the depth and developing bond between them, rather that just the physical side and the constant push and pull. I think that her indecision on if she should put herself or her country first hurt the development of her relationship with Gordon, and I would have liked to have seen her figure things out a bit sooner. It wasn't all Isabelle's fault though, as Gordon made plenty of mistakes himself. I also thought that their relationship suffered from so many outsiders interfering, but with Isabelle being a Royal it was realistic. I wish that Isabelle and Gordon had actually talked more though, as I think that better communication would have cleared up a lot of the problems and assumptions between them. While I enjoyed and liked this story, it isn't one that I would read over and over. I thought that the sex between them was hot and steamy, but beyond that the story to me was just okay. If you are looking for a good story with plenty of sexy times, you might give this one a shot. But if you are looking for more depth, this might not be the story for you.

**ARC Provided by Entangled Publishing**

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A Naughty New Year...Brazen Style with Diane Alberts and Giveaway


Diane Alberts is a multi-published, bestselling contemporary romance author with Entangled Publishing. She also writes New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling new adult books under the name Jen McLaughlin. She’s hit the Top 100 lists on Amazon and Barnes and Noble numerous times with numerous titles. She was mentioned in Forbes alongside E. L. James as one of the breakout independent authors to dominate the bestselling lists. Diane is represented by Louise Fury at The Bent Agency.

Diane has always been a dreamer with a vivid imagination, but it wasn’t until 2011 that she put her pen where her brain was, and became a published author. Since receiving her first contract offer, she has yet to stop writing. Though she lives in the mountains, she really wishes she was surrounded by a hot, sunny beach with crystal clear water. She lives in Northeast Pennsylvania with her four kids, a husband, a schnauzer mutt, and a cat. Her goal is to write so many fantastic stories that even a non-romance reader will know her name.

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Monday, December 29, 2014

ARC Review: Mistaken by Fate by Katee Robert


Mistaken by Fate by Katee Robert is the third book in the Serve series, with each being standalone. I really liked this story, and I have to say it is probably my favorite that I have ever read of Katee's books. It was sexy and hot, and I loved the history and second chance romance between Ridley and Garrett. This one was a great addition to this series, and I am looking forward to reading more about the characters in the Serve world.

Ridley Ethridge has decided that she finally has the perfect stable guy for her in her childhood friend Will Reaver. She sets out to seduce him as a new sub at the exclusive erotic club Serve. But when the blindfold comes off, Ridley discovers that the man pleasuring her is none other than Will's twin brother Garrett. Ridley once loved Garrett, until he broke her heart eight years ago. Garrett was never able to get over Ridley despite the fact that he was the one who pushed her away years ago, and when he finds out that she intended to seduce his brother he sets out to be the only man that she needs. But Garrett still has the same fears that he used to, and Ridley isn't about to let him run away again leaving nothing behind but a broken heart.

I really liked Garrett and Ridley. They both had some issues and made some mistakes, but you could tell that both of them were never able to move past the connection between them. Not only did they have a good time together, but their needs and desires clicked on a level that they didn't with others. They were super hot together, and I really enjoyed seeing things play out between them. Ridley was submissive and liked being told by Garrett what to do, but she also challenged him and kept things interesting. Garrett was sexy and commanding, but he wasn't a complete jerk. His ultimate goal was Ridley's pleasure as well as his own, and he did a great job of taking care of her. I thought that the chemistry was there from the very start for these two, and I enjoyed seeing their emotional connection strengthen between them as they learned to trust one another.

Overall, I thought that this was a really great read. I enjoyed the characters and the story, and I thought that Katee Robert was able to tell a very satisfying story with these two. I definitely think that this is the best book I have read by her, and I look forward to seeing more of the Serve world. I am especially looking forward to seeing Will's story. I can tell there is so much more to him than meets the eye, and I am excited to see what is beneath the surface. I recommend this story and series for those looking for a sexy and erotic read.

**ARC Provided by Entangled Publishing**

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A Naughty New Year...Brazen Style with Katee Robert and Giveaway


New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Katee Robert learned to tell her stories at her grandpa’s knee. She found romance novels at age twelve and it changed her life. When not writing sexy contemporary and speculative fiction romance novels, she spends her time playing imaginary games with her wee ones, driving her husband batty with what-if questions, and planning for the inevitable zombie apocalypse.

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ARC Review: Ice by Chelsea Camaron & Jessie Lane


Ice is the first book in the Regulators Series by Chelsea Camaron and Jessie Lane. While this book can be read as a standalone, fans of Chelsea and Jessie's will recognize some familiar faces from Chelsea's Hellions Ride Series and Jessie's Ex Ops Series. Having enjoyed books from both of these authors, I couldn't wait to dive into this one. I thought that it was a great start to this series, and I am really looking forward to getting to know the rest of the Regulators.

Morgan Powell is a twenty-four year old virgin that spends most of her time trying to advance her career as an investment banker. She was raised by parents that were more into appearances than the well being of their three daughters. When her parents kick one of her younger sisters out of the house, Morgan agrees to let her sister stay with her. When her sister Madyson and her best friend Brooke start getting into trouble though, she comes face to face with Brooke's father and they immediately get off on the wrong foot. Brett "Ice" Grady thinks that Morgan is doing a horrible job with her sister, and Morgan thinks that Ice is a total jerk. But the more they around each other, the more they begin to realize that there is more between them than just arguments. When something horrible happens, they discover that they are better together than apart.

I really liked Ice. At first he seemed to be a complete jerk, especially when it came to Morgan. But I really understood that he was doing the best he could to look out for his daughter. As a single father from a young age, he had been forced to deal with a lot more than he ever should have and it was clear that Brooke was his whole world. I loved that he started to really see that he had made some bad assumptions though as he got to know more about Morgan and her situation. Ice was a complete alpha that wouldn't apologize for who he was, but he was honest and upfront. It was also really great to see a MC male that was capable of being faithful, and I loved his character all the more for it. Morgan was strong and sweet, and I was really glad to see her determined to look out for her sisters. She was doing everything that she could to change her relationship with Madyson and show her what being a family should be like. But I really loved her relationship with Brooke. They clicked pretty quickly, and I really enjoyed seeing how she didn't try to take her mother's place or treat her as a child. She was respectful and let their relationship develop naturally, and I thought that she was perfect for both Ice and Brooke. Morgan and Ice had amazing chemistry and were super hot together, even though it took awhile for anything to actually happen between them. I enjoyed the build-up and the tension though, and it was good to see them developing a connection beyond just a physical level.
Overall, this was a great start to the Regulators series and I am really excited to see where it goes from here. I liked Ice and Morgan, but I really liked the secondary characters as well. I have to say that I am excited about Hammer's story, but I absolutely cannot wait to get to know Coal better. After reading about him in this book, I really loved his character! He was such a great guy when it came to helping Morgan and Madyson, and I just know that there is so much to him. I definitely recommend this book, and I think that this will appeal to more than just the typical MC fans. I think that if you like MC books you will like this one, but those that are a bit skeptical because of cheating and some typical MC type behavior have nothing to fear with this story. If you haven't read anything by Chelsea Camaron and/or Jessie Lane, I think that this is a great place to start but would recommend both the Hellions Ride and Ex Ops series as well.

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Sunday, December 28, 2014

ARC Review: Something Reckless by Lexi Ryan


Something Reckless is the first book in the Reckless & Real Series by Lexi Ryan. This series is set in the New Hope world, but these can be read as standalone from those books. I loved getting to see some familiar faces though, and if you haven't read any of those books I would definitely recommend them, especially the Here and Now books as the Reckless & Real Series features Hannah's sister Liz. I couldn't wait to start this book, and Lexi Ryan proved again why I love her writing so much! This book is an absolute must read, and I am dying to get my hands on the next book already!

Liz Thompson has been trying to find the right guy while also searching for a new job. Things haven't been going her way for a long time, so she has turned to online dating. She joined Something Real, a new dating site for her area that lets you meet people without ever exchanging photos or names until you reach certain points in your relationship. There she met Riverrat69 and they instantly hit it off. He was looking to research the app for investment purposes and wasn't looking for anything more, while she was looking for love. As time goes on, Liz begins to pick up on hints about who River might actually be, and she becomes convinced that he is her former lover Sam. She has never been able to get over Sam, despite the history that they have between them. When River suggests that they break the rules and meet in person, Liz finally agrees. Will River actually be Sam though, or has Liz been seeing what she wants rather than the truth?

Liz and Sam's story starts in Something Wild, the free prequel by Lexi Ryan. While you don't need to read that to understand this story, I would highly recommend it because for one it is free and for two you get to see the history between Sam and Liz and how things began for them. Liz had always wanted Sam, and had tried to get him to notice her. Sam had tried to do the right thing and wanted to wait for her to be older, as she was his little sister's friend. But the two of them always cared about one another, despite the many obstacles in their way. I was really rooting for these two from the start. It was obvious that a lot had happened over the years and that a lot of it wasn't good, but the connection and chemistry between them was undeniable. These two were smoking hot, and I loved seeing them find their way back to one another. Liz also had a connection with River, and it was easy to see why she was so convinced that River and Sam were the same person. I thought that they were very compatible and I was really looking forward to their meeting and the big reveal.

I will say that this book is similar to Lexi Ryan's other stories, in that just when you think you have everything figured out she throws you a curve ball. This book was fantastic, and I absolutely couldn't put it down. I thought I had it figured out right along with Liz, and it turns out I didn't have a clue until the very end. After finishing this story, I don't know if I wanted the next book more or to start all over and go back through this entire book again. I definitely need the next book, and I have to know what happens for Liz and Sam next. Things were left hanging in this one, and I need to see what happens after how things ended here. Luckily we don't have too much longer to wait, because I think it would probably kill me if we did. I really can't say much about how things ended or what happened, but I will tell you to just read this. Lexi Ryan is a fantastic writer, and I have yet to read a story of hers that I didn't love. She is absolutely an auto-buy for me, and all of her books are must reads that I know I will enjoy.

**ARC Provided by AToMR Tours**

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Guest Post with Author Megan Mulry and Giveaway

Meet Megan Mulry, author of Roulette.

Megan Mulry writes sexy, stylish, romantic fiction. Her first book, A Royal Pain, was an NPR Best Book of 2012 and USA Today bestseller. Before discovering her passion for romance novels, she worked in magazine publishing and finance. After many years in New York, Boston, London, and Chicago, she now lives with her family in Florida.

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Saturday, December 27, 2014

ARC Review: Owning Violet by Monica Murphy


Owning Violet is the first book in the Fowler Sisters Series by Monica Murphy, and I really loved this book. I thought that it was sexy and intriguing and I couldn't put it down. Monica Murphy did a fantastic job with this story, and the chemistry between these two was amazing. This is definitely one of my favorites that I have read by Monica Murphy.

Violet Fowler is the middle Fowler sister, and she has spent her life doing what is expected of her. She knew that one day she would run Fleur Cosmetics with her "perfect" boyfriend Zachary. But the night she thinks that he is going to propose, he lets her know that he has accepted a promotion taking him out of the country. As Violet and Zachary grow further apart, she begins to get closer to the one man that Zachary has always hated, Ryder McKay. Soon Violet and Zachary have broken up, and Violet and Ryder are engaged in a passionate affair. But there is so much that Violet doesn't know about Ryder and for once in her life she doesn't care.

I couldn't stand Zachary. He was annoying and selfish, clearly only thinking of himself and what would get him laid. He constantly cheated on Violet and I couldn't wait for her to be rid of him. Violet knew about all of his indiscretions, and that bothered me. She refused to do anything for so long thinking that he would eventually change. Luckily though, she pretty quickly developed a back bone and starting making changes to her life. She was so much more than anyone expected, and I loved seeing her come to life. Ryder brought out so many different sides to her and I loved seeing her embrace the woman underneath it all. Ryder was beyond sexy. He was passionate and dirty, and I loved it! But he was also so much more than that. He was smart and determined, and I loved his relationship with Violet. As much as he tried to not let her in, he couldn't help it and I really enjoyed seeing him fall for her.

Overall, this book was really great. It was full of sexy and steamy times, and the chemistry between Violet and Ryder was absolutely scorching. I will say that the reason this wasn't a five star read for me though was because I felt like while the sex and passion was very enjoyable and written well, I wanted to see more of a softer side with these two. We got plenty of heat, but I wanted to see more of them falling for one another and interacting in a more emotional manner. I still think this book was great though, and I am really looking forward to getting to know Lily and Rose better as the series continues. I absolutely hated Pilar, and I really hope that she gets what is coming to her. I would definitely recommend this book, especially if you are looking for something with some heat to it!

**ARC Provided by Random House Publishing Group-Bantem Dell**

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Feature and Giveaway: Chasing Jenna by MIcki Fredricks


Twenty year old Jenna Clausen has one chance to change her life… and she's going to take it.

Leaving the darkness of her life two hundred miles behind her, Jenna arrives at the one place that could save her…college. Pushing her fears aside while gathering all of her courage, she steps out into her new life, and right into the sights of Cale Davis.

Cale is part of the most elite house on campus simply called, The Brotherhood. It’s an exclusive house with one rule for membership, either you are born into The Brotherhood or you’re not. Cale makes it a priority to get what he wants…and he wants Jenna. He sets a plan into motion to make Jenna his.

There is however, one flaw to Cale’s plan, Ryan Kitson. Also a fellow Brother in the House, he is a Cale-approved study partner for Jenna. But when her feelings for Ryan start to grow, Jenna has another decision to make….one she couldn't possibly have understood the dangers of.

She suddenly finds herself engulfed by a lifestyle so dark and twisted she can’t find a way out. On the run and unsure who to trust, she spirals deeper and deeper into her nightmare. Jenna struggles to put all the pieces together until it finally becomes clear… The decision she made to save her life, might actually be the one that ends it.

**This book is a Romantic Suspense for mature audiences, 18+ due to dark topics with references to both sexual and violent situations.*

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ARC Review: Chasing Jenna by Micki Fredericks


Chasing Jenna is the first book that I have read by Micki Fredericks, and it is her second book. I have to say that I was a bit skeptical going into this book because while it sounded great, I wasn't sure that it would deliver being from a fairly new author. I have to say though that this book was a very pleasant surprise, and I really enjoyed it. It was so much more than I ever expected, and it kept me guessing the entire way through. This book was a bit dark and intense, but not so much so that I was overwhelmed. I am really looking forward to seeing what else Micki Fredericks does in the future. 

Jenna Clausen finally has a chance to get out of the crappy life she had been given, and she is using this opportunity to start fresh. She left her mom and hometown and headed to college where she runs into the handsome Cale Davis. Cale is a part of a group on campus called The Brotherhood, in which you have to be born a member to join. While Cale has made it his mission to help Jenna settle into campus life, she has no idea what he is really looking for. He is friendly one minute and mysterious the next. When Cale has another member Ryan help her out, she finds herself growing close to him and soon Ryan and Jenna have become best friends. But both of them begin to feel more than friendship for one another, and that wasn't part of Cale's plan. Suddenly Jenna finds herself in the middle of a nightmare that she doesn't know how to get out of, and she fears that she won't be able to figure out who to trust.

At first I honestly didn't know what to make of Ryan or Cale. The members of The Brotherhood were all pretty mysterious and seemed to have more going on that met the eye. I found them all interesting, and I couldn't figure out which ones were good or who Jenna should trust. I loved Ryan though. He was sweet and got along great with Jenna from the start. He was helpful and caring, and he seemed to be looking out for Jenna always. He took care of her and you could see that he was protective of her. Cale was hard to read though and while I liked him at times, I also thought that he had some shady moments. He seemed to have mood swings and personality shifts, and he went beyond protective to downright possessive at times. I always thought that Jenna should be with Ryan, even when I did like Cale. Jenna had been through a lot and had some issues, which is why I loved Ryan with her. He was patient and kind, and he didn't ever push her beyond what she could handle.

I will say that while I did enjoy this story, the beginning started off a bit rough for me. It was a bit slow and hard to get into. I thought that it was confusing at first, and I had so many questions. I couldn't figure out what was going on, and I think part of that was that we were getting introduced to so many new characters and there were a ton of things going on to set up the story. But once I got into this one, I couldn't put it down! I can't really get into what happens without ruining it, but trust me when I tell you that it gets crazy and soon you won't know who to trust or what will happen. I am so glad that I gave this one a shot, and I would highly recommend it to those looking for a unique and different romantic suspense novel. I will definitely be looking for more from Micki Fredericks in the future as I was really impressed with her writing style and story telling.

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