Where the Ivy Hides by Kimber S Dawn

I’m normally a really huge fan of this author, and so far I’ve loved ALL of the Roman books, for their darkness, so I was excited to see the Ivy book come out, because I wanted to know what happened to her, and I must say of the entire series, I was really disappointed. This review will contain spoilers.

There were times I felt like I was reading a completely different book in the middle of reading the book. We all know how the last book left off with Winter Ivy being kidnapped, so she basically lives a completely new life which is where this book starts out.
And that’s how this book starts. Her new life. Ok. I get that. Her new life, where she’s basically a strung out drug addict, that can’t get her crap together. It starts to become exhausting, and repetitive. Finally, she screws up hard enough to the point where she’s in a crazy accident to where she meets her parents. You know the ones she was kidnapped from. Here’s what I don’t understand. They just magically appeared. After all these years, they show up out of nowhere and they’re there. Oh, and let’s also not bring up the fact that Rome, her brother KNEW where she’s been this entire time and didn’t say anything. Let’s also not bring up the fact that Roman and his wife ‘Mouse’ all of a sudden are acting like the freaking Beaver family. What happened to the Roman from the other books? The one that was killing women, and was this brutal man. Instead we have the muppets. It was almost disgusting. There was no power exchange. I guess I didn’t realize they would turn into softies upon having kids. The book was ok, but I liked her other work better. 2 stars.

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Finished!

So, for about a year now I’ve been writing a book.  And about a week ago, I can finally say IT’S DONE!!!  I have a few people reading it, then proof reading it, then reading it again for constructive criticism, then I’m hoping to send it off for professional editing, and I guess self publishing.  I probably don’t really know what I’m doing, but I’m really excited about this.  Stay tuned!

Manwhore by Katy Evans

So, I was really excited to read this book, based on all of the reviews it’s been receiving, so I’m thinking ok, this has to be good right? I’m reading, and I’m reading, and I’m thinking ok, any minute now, something is going to happen………
Well, not only did NOTHING happened, but this book was a huge waste of my time. Unless I happened to have the wrong copy of this book which I seriously doubt it, there was nothing remotely appealing about this book.
Spoilers
You have your typical billionaire, whose labeled as a ‘Manwhore’, whose name is Malcolm Saint, and then there’s Rachel, who is a reincarnation of Anastasia from fifty shades, only dumber, I didn’t think that was possible, but guess what? It really is. Rachel is given an assignment to basically DO A JOB, that we all know she will immediately fail. No shocker there. We all know where this is going. This entire book felt like Rachel was in high school. Especially the scene when her friends discovered that her and Malcolm had, had sex, and felt the need to make a scene about it, in front of everyone. Last I checked, both Rachel and Malcolm were consenting adults. So to act like having sex was a complete and utter shock, was unnecessary. There was so much inner dialogue going on in Rachel’s head, I found myself skipping through a lot of it. There were so many times I seriously wanted to put the book down, because nothing was happening. It then got to the point where Rachel became so involved with his life, it was like she couldn’t do anything else such as I don’t know maybe her job, or have a life of her own, or maybe stop trying to act like she didn’t know what life was like without him. You know what life was like before him? Remember what you were doing a few weeks before you met him? Do that. Do exactly that. And of course there’s a cliffhanger. But now she’s moping around and can’t do her job because she’s depressed, which let’s be honest, she wasn’t doing her job in the first place and should’ve been fired a long time ago, he wont talk to her blah blah blah. Book 2 is pretty much predictable. All in all this book was not my favorite, and I’m disappointed in it’s entirety.

2 stars

Shattered by You by Nashoda Rose

I’m a HUGE fan of Nashoda Rose, so I couldn’t wait until this book was released to hear all about Ream’s sister, Haven. I knew she had gone through some tragic experiences in the past, that left her truly haunted, and emotionally disconnected from everyone, so I was excited to hear about her story. I absolutely loved the connection between her and Crisis. I knew from first contact in the previous book that these two, were going to be it. So I was glad that, this book centered around these two.
We learned that Haven was basically broken. Survived the worst, fought, and is still standing. She’s had some setbacks, including some moments, that scared the crap out of me, because honestly I don’t know how she was able to do it. I loved the patience that Crisis gave her. He allowed her to deal with what she had going on, he gave her the space she needed, to figure herself out, but always made sure she knew that he was always there. I don’t want to list any spoilers, but I’m really excited for the next book to hear all about Kite.

5 Stars out of 5

Sweet Ache by K. Bromberg

Being a huge K. Bromberg fan, I was aware of the hype for this book, so this was definitely on my list to read. I finally pushed it up on my list, and for some reason I was still hesitant to start it, but finally took the plunge for it. I honestly didn’t love it. I didn’t hate it, but I didn’t love it.
This may contain spoilers. I found the first few chapters a bit boring. When I was first introduced to Quinlan in the Driven series, she came across as this fierce, I don’t take crap personality, but I didn’t really see any of that with her in this book. In fact she was kind of a spoiled brat, and the moment Hawk smiled, she seemed awfully willing to want to all of a sudden go to bed with him. Then there was Luke, who seemed to really like her, and Quinlan had the audacity to treat him like crap, and cheat on him while they were on a date. Yes, I know they weren’t technically dating, but seriously, who does that? A person who sat there and complained about how her own boyfriend cheated on her. Again, I know they weren’t dating, but who leaves their current date, to go get felt up in the bathroom by another guy, and then later on dry humps him on the sofa? So fast forward some really long inner monologues, that had me skipping over it. Some drama over a bet, that felt like this should’ve been taken place in high school, and we finally reached the end. Honestly I was rooting for Luke out of the whole book. I would rather have liked this more if Quinlan came to her senses and realized that Luke was a better fit, since he seemed like a genuine nice guy. Well written as always. Just didn’t appreciate it as much as the original series. Still a fan as always.

3 stars out of 5

Torn From You by Nashonda Rose

I can’t even begin to describe the emotions I experienced reading this book. At first glance, I automatically thought of this book as being similar to Tears for Tess by Pepper Winters but it sure as hell wasn’t. First of all, before reading this, it’s imperative to read the novella first With You, before starting Torn from You. At first I didn’t see what the big deal was reading the novella, but then you got to see the chemistry between Sculpt aka Logan and Emily, and I instantly fell in love with the both of them.
Torn from you picks up exactly where With you left off, in the manner where I still had the WTF just happened shock still going on.
This is going to contain spoilers so if you haven’t read the book you need to turn away.

Emily has been kidnapped, and held captive against her will, and taken from the love of her life. Right when she thinks she’s about to be saved because she hears his voice she couldn’t be more wrong when she realizes that he’s a part of the whole damn thing. Mouth drops to the floor. He’s nothing like the person she met and fell in love with. He’s cold, ruthless, and told her, that she will hate him, she will fear him, and allows others to beat her, and touch her, yet through all this she still tries to find something in him. Somehow whatever he did or says, it was always worded differently, in a way where she could have some kind of trust in him, because if she doesn’t she’ll be sold, and she’ll be broken down to basically nothing where she’ll wish she was dead.
After about 15 days, Logan risks his life to set Emily free. 2 years go by and Emily is living on a farm, trying to get her life together, and out of the blue Logan shows up. Emily hasn’t seen Logan in 2 years since he set her free, but now he’s back, and willing to do whatever it takes to get her back. Emily has zero trust in Logan, after everything he’s done to her. Logan refuses to give up, and won’t give up because as he says, he doesn’t take no for an answer. After the pain and abuse Emily went through does she give in, or doesn’t she? Would you once again love someone that purposely allowed you to be held captive and have vile things happen to you? This book was emotional, and had you teetering on edge and at times I wanted to slap Emily but then I had to remember she was suffering from PTSD, so that was a free pass.
I’m excited for the next installment in the series to read about Ream and Kat, since there was some serious tension there.