Salvaged (Saints of Denver #4), by Jay Crownover
Publish Date: June 20, 2017
Publisher: William Morrow
Genre: new adult contemporary romance
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(Synopsis) Hudson Wheeler is a nice guy. Everyone knows it, including his fiancée who left him with a canceled wedding and a baby on the way. He’s tired of finishing last and is ready to start living in the moment with nights soaked in whiskey, fast cars, and even faster girls. He’s set to start living on the edge, but when he meets Poppy Cruz, her sad eyes in the most gorgeous face he’s ever seen hook him in right away. Wheeler can see Poppy’s pain and all he wants to do is take care of her and make her smile, whatever it takes.
Poppy can’t remember a time when she didn’t see strangers as the enemy. After a lifetime of being hurt from the men who swore to protect her, Poppy’s determined to keep herself safe by keeping everyone else at arm’s length. Wheeler’s sexy grin and rough hands from hours restoring classic cars shouldn’t captivate her, but every time she’s with him, she can’t help being pulled closer to him. Though she’s terrified to trust again, Poppy soon realizes it might hurt even more to shut Wheeler out—and the intense feelings pulsing through her are making it near impossible to resist him.
The only thing Poppy is sure of is that her heart is in need of some serious repair, and the more time she spends with Wheeler, the more she’s convinced he’s the only man with the tools to fix it.
December 8, 2016
I can't wait for the next Saints of Denver novel to come out. It's a story we've all been waiting on for a very long time. It's FINALLY time for Poppy to get her HEA. And now we're one step closer to getting it, because her story has a name, a cover and a blurb...
December 7, 2016
Wolf Surrender, by Nina West
Genre: adult contemporary romance
(Synopsis) Abbi Mitchell has battled her family and won. She finally has what she wants most—Henry Wolf, committed to her and within arm’s reach most nights.
But now she must face his family.
In the wake of tragedy, Abbi and Henry travel to New York to sort out his father’s affairs. What should be straightforward and quick turns out to be anything but, as a vindictive brother angles for more than his fair share and uses Abbi as his bargaining chip, putting Henry and Abbi's relationship to the test.
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I frown, peering over at the boat in question, now even blurrier than before. “I didn’t notice anyone there.”Facebook or on Twitter!
“Not surprised. Come on. You need to go to bed.” His hand slides around my lower back and prods me toward shore.
A rare defiant streak surges. I didn’t fly thousands of miles away from my overbearing mama only to be scolded and ordered around by a stranger. I jab his chest with my finger. “You can’t tell me what to do. You’re not the boss of me. The boss is the boss of me. And he can boss me.” I’m not sure that made much sense.
“And who is he?” Amusement laces his tone.
“I don’t know. Some arrogant big bad wolf billionaire who sleeps with Victoria’s Secret models and changes women like underwear. He sounds like a complete jerk. But you’re not him. You’re...” I’m leaning against his chest now. A broad, solid chest, his muscles hard against me. I reach up with the hand I used to poke him to touch the few weeks’ worth of growth covering his face, my fingertips scratching across the coarse hair. “A lumberjack.”
“Yes. With this beard and this,” I rub my hand over his flannel checkered jacket, sitting open, and then to the shirt beneath, reveling in the ridges of his stomach. “Definitely a lumberjack. Did they hire lumberjacks to cut wood for that giant fireplace in there? They’ve hired people for everything else. I mean, seriously, who comes up to Alaska to get their pubic area waxed and their hair colored? And yet there’s a full-service salon!”
His hands have found my waist again. He takes several steps backward, pulling me along with him.
But I dig my heels in. “I’m not going anywhere until I check the water for my glasses! I have a flashlight!” I yell, earning his shush.
He heaves a sigh. “Will you let me take you back to your cabin immediately after?”
“Once I do that, I will happily go to bed with you. Not with you. I’ll go to bed. I’m not going to bed with a lumberjack.” My tongue feels thick and slow as it trips over my rambling words.
“Fine. But I’m holding on to you the entire time. The owner doesn’t need any of his employees drowning.”
He leads me back to the edge and drops to his knees with me. “Sit your ass right down or you’ll end up pulling us both in.”
“That’s no way to speak to a lady.”
He snorts. “It is when she’s as stubborn as a mule and as drunk as an Irishman.”
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Mr. Match (Misters #5), by JA Huss
Publish Date: December 7, 2016
Format: e-ARC, provided by the author
Genre: adult suspense romance
To Buy: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Rating: 4.5 STARS
(Synopsis) Oliver Shrike thinks ahead. He likes to make lists and tick off boxes. He plans, he plots, and he’s got everything under control.Until one day he sees my videos on his dating site. The private erotic videos I make just for him.
When I’m looking at the camera I can practically see his face. Hear the internal arguments. Feel his desire.
Because I’m that kind of woman.
You should delete my videos, Oliver Shrike. It’s your job to keep that dating site on the up and up.
But you don’t, do you?
You watch them. You get off to them. You crave them.
Every week I make a new one with you in mind. I’ve got you addicted to my body, my moans, my secrets.
I’ve hooked you now, Mr. Match. You’ve been in control for way too long and this is where it ends.
Writing this review is going to be hard. For those of you who are familiar with JA Huss' Mister series, you know that each of the five books has built on the last, adding more and more clues and asking more and more questions. Mr. Match is the final book in this series and is the culmination of everything that has come before in the other four books. You MUST read the other books in order to understand everything that happens in Mr. Match. But, I promise if you do that, your mind will be BLOWN.
Oliver Shrike is all grown up. And HOW. Prior to the Misters series, the last time we saw Oli was in Happily Ever After when he was just a pre-teen hanging with his sisters and his quasi-uncles and their families while on a Christmas ski vacation. Now, he's a 29-year-old business owner and sex God. Like father, like son.
Speaking of his father, going into Mr. Match, I expected to see Spencer and Roni in the book, seeing as how they're his parents and have featured in their own books by JA Huss (Bomb and Guns). But, they were noticeably absent. In hindsight, I think that is a good thing because - let's face it - Spencer and Roni are larger than life, and this really was Oliver's story to tell. He was and needed to be the focus.
But, even though Spencer wasn't in the book, he was still in the back of my mind, as it was easy to draw a lot of correlations between he and his son. In his own books, Spencer and his friends were involved in a dangerous game with violent players and lives on the line. They had to use their individual talents and lean on each other for help in order to come out on the other side alive and well and with their women at their sides. It seems the sins of the father have been visited on the son, because this is exactly what is happening now with Oliver and his friends Mac, Nolan, Weston and Paxton.
How do you plan anything when all you see in your future is threats? When you have things hanging over your head like rape, and secret societies, and murder? How do you live with the fact that even when you're in control, you're never in control?
Only now, Oli has more to fight for since the "one who got away" four years ago is back, and even though he knows she's keeping secrets and is involved in the dangerous drama that is quickly unraveling, he is determined to keep her around this time. Oliver has found his own "bombshell" in the form of Katya, and he will kill to keep her safe.
She is clean, she is good, and most of all, she is loyal in the only way that counts. She loves me, I know it. And I love her, she knows it. We're gonna work out this bullshit that's happening and come out the other side just fine.
In Mr. Match Julie takes time to tie up most of the loose ends that have been systematically created in each of the four previous books. As the details come out and players are revealed and eliminated, the pieces slowly start to fall into place. The master plot and how it all relates to the rape and the murder of a girl ten years earlier - the crime that brought these five guys together - slowly takes form, and the surprises don't stop coming until the very, VERY end. It's really incredible when you look all the way back at Mr. Perfect and the little seeds that were planted. They grew into this enormous twisty mind screw that will make you sit back and say, "WHOA" when you're all done.
There's one plot thread that wasn't quite tied up as neatly as I would've liked, but I have a sneaking suspicion that this particular detail will need its own entire book to straighten out. Which, of course I'm totally okay with.
It's been a crazy road full of secret societies, murderous plots, crazy mean girls, and more romance than you can shake a stick at. Oliver's story was probably the most romantic of them all (yes - even more romantic than Mr. Romantic). It's no surprise that Julie Huss saved the best for last.
I will throw everything away to keep her. I will betray everyone I know. I will make my own deal, sell my own soul if I can just walk beside her in this life. Hold her hand as we face the reality of our decisions together. Give her a home in me, in my love. A safe place where no such thing exists.
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