Overwhelmed By You (Tear Asunder #2) by Nashoda Rose

Book Description

May 25, 2014

Love is ugly and secrets will destroy you.

KAT

I don’t beg.
I don’t cry.
And I don’t give second chances.

Ream, the lead guitarist of the rock band Tear Asunder, deserves a gold medal for best dick move ever when he ran the moment he discovered my secret after two days of hot sex. Then he brings some chick to my coming home party from the hospital—after being shot.
I hate him.

Until …

Ream’s six foot two frame unfolds out of the car after being gone on tour for eight months. I stared. And in my defense, any girl would stare. It would almost be rude not to because Ream was the type of guy who stood out. Not because he was loud and obnoxious. No, it was because he was the complete opposite. Subtle and dangerously quiet. If he spoke, you’d better hope he liked you because otherwise you’d be falling at his feet begging for mercy. Except me … I don’t beg—ever.
But when our eyes locked, it was Ream’s steady confidence that had my nerves shooting off like jet sprinklers.

Then…

Ream told me he didn’t need a second chance because he was still working on his first.

REAM

Sex is ugly. It’s using someone for your own narcissistic pleasure. I did it, but hated it—until her. She was unexpected. Then I had to wreck our beginning with my screwed up past. I don’t deserve her, but I’m selfish and I’m taking her anyway. This is who I am and it’s too late to change me.

Review –

This is the next installment in the Tear Asunder Series and the plot of very good and had well-defined characters with good interaction. Again, there is explicit sex and violence and coarse language. If any of this offends you-DO NOT read this series.
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Torn From You (Tear Asunder #1) by Nashoda Rose

Book Description:

Published: December 7, 2013

Love is like an avalanche. It hits hard, fast and without mercy.

At least it did for me when Sculpt, the lead singer of the rock band Tear Asunder knocked me off my feet. Literally, because he’s also a fighter, illegally of course, and he taught me how to fight. He also taught me how to love and I fell hard for him. I mean the guy could do sweet, when he wasn’t doing bossy, and I like sweet.

Then it all shattered.

Kidnapped.
Starved.
Beaten.
I was alone and fighting to survive.
When I heard Sculpt’s voice, I thought he was there to save me.

I was wrong.

Review –

This is the follow up to With You and the sex and torture is very explicit. The story line is good and the characters have great chemistry but DO NOT read it if this type of book offends you.

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With You (Tear Asunder #0.5) by Nashoda Rose

Book Description:

Published: January 11, 2014

Sculpt is an illegal fighter.

He’s also the lead singer of a local rock band.

No one knows his real name.

And from the moment I met him, he made me forget mine.

In order to convince Sculpt to give me self-defense lessons, I had to follow his one rule—no complaining or he’d walk. I didn’t think it would be a problem. I could handle a few bruises. What I hadn’t anticipated was landing on my back with Sculpt on top of me and my entire body burning up for him.

I tried to ignore it.

I failed of course. And having a hot, tattooed badass on top of me week after week, acting completely immune to what he was doing to my body—it was frustrating as hell, so I broke his rule—I complained.

Then he kissed me.

Author’s Note: This novella is Sculpt and Emily’s beginning and how they met. It is an extra and not required to be read before “Torn from You”. Their story and what happens to them is the novel “Torn from You”. 

Review –

I don’t normally read erotic literature (okay, I did read the Fifty Shades of Gray series, but didn’t) but this one was free and sounded promising.

It was everything anyone could want in this type book, sexual tension, chemistry between characters,a real plot,and explicit sex and violence. It is not for the faint of heart. I knew when I reached the end that I would HAVE to read the next installment. I was hooked.

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Kiss and Tell (The Sisterhood #23) by Fern Michaels

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Published: June 24, 2014

Life comes in stages. Even the Sisterhood has been content to let their gold shields gather a little dust while they enjoy their friends and family. But when a string of anonymous emails arrives at Pinewood, suggesting shady dealings at a local assisted-living facility, Myra Rutledge and her best friend, Annie de Silva, are more than ready to out-hustle a master con-artist at his own game. They’ll need to enlist some new and untested allies in order to pull off their brilliant plan, all while Myra faces a personal challenge that will rock the Sisterhood to the core…

Review –

This is the best in The Sisterhood Series that I’ve read in a very long time. Since the women of  the Sisterhood are getting older and some are not active any longer, I see a change coming in the next book where maybe the men will form THE BROTHERHOOD and continue the work started by their wives and friends. Can’t wait to see what happens.  

This is truly a great read and I recommend it if you like Fern Michaels and have never tried any books from this series.

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Blindsided (The Sisterhood #22) by Fern Michaels

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Published: December 31, 2013

Myra Rutledge isn’t ready to mothball the Sisterhood just yet. When Maggie Spitzer, former editor-in-chief of the Post and an honorary member of the Sisterhood, arrives with a new mission in mind, the Vigilantes are soon gathering in their war room once more. While catching up on each other’s lives, they plan a brilliant campaign against a duo of corrupt judges running a moneymaking racket that sends young offenders to brutal boot camps, often on trumped-up charges. Their enemies are powerful and ruthless, but the Sisterhood have their own formidable allies – including former President Martine Connor. Once their scheme takes off, the guilty won’t know what hit them. . .

Review –

As opposed to the last one,GOTCHA, this one is 100% better. The two corrupt judges are just made to hate and what they get in the end is everything they deserve.  Enjoyed this book very much.

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Gotcha (The Sisterhood #21) by Fern Michaels

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Published: June 25, 2013

Sometimes, justice is a long time coming. That’s the case with Julie Wyatt, whose story strikes close to home for the original founder of the Sisterhood, Myra Rutledge, and her best friend – and fellow Sister – Annie. Julie is convinced her greedy daughter-in-law Darlene had something to do with the mysterious circumstances surrounding her son Larry’s death. She desperately wants to get a confession out of Darlene – and to ensure the safety of Larry’s daughter, Olivia. As Myra, Annie, and their cohorts dig deeper into Darlene’s shady dealings, events unfurl in a way that no one could have predicted, bringing to light the true meaning of loyalty and courage-and the kind of friendship that can create miracles…

Review-

I was really  disappointed with this installment of the Sisterhood Series. It just didn’t have the same energy as the others, but it was a pleasant read for a hot Summer day.

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Wayward (Wayward Pines #2) by Blake Crouch

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Published:September 17, 2013

Welcome to Wayward Pines, population 461. Nestled amidst picture-perfect mountains, the idyllic town is a modern-day Eden…except for the electrified fence and razor wire, snipers scoping everything 24/7, and the relentless surveillance tracking each word and gesture.
None of the residents know how they got here. They are told where to work, how to live, and who to marry. Some believe they are dead. Others think they’re trapped in an unfathomable experiment. Everyone secretly dreams of leaving, but those who dare face a terrifying surprise.

Ethan Burke has seen the world beyond. He’s sheriff, and one of the few who knows the truth—Wayward Pines isn’t just a town. And what lies on the other side of the fence is a nightmare beyond anyone’s imagining.

Review –

This is a FANTASTIC  series and will be made into a television program in 2015 on Fox and I can’t wait.

All of the people of Wayward Pines are there because of one man, who considers himself a God. He  and several hundred people were placed in suspended animation and awakened  1800 years into the future because said he could see the end of the world as humans had known it. When he was “brought back” he and his minions had to rebuild the entire town and put up a high high electrified fence around it to keep out the “abbies”, the abortions of previous humans, who are now monsters  and prey on the new town inhabitants.

Only a handful of people know the truth and Ethan takes it upon himself to tell everyone the real history of the town and of David Pilcher, the man responsible. Some don’t belive at first but eventually they do and when Pilcher  sees that they will all turn against him he does a horrific thing. HE TURNS OFF THE POWER TO THE ENTIRE TOWN INCLUDING THE FENCE THAT KEEPS THEM SAFE.

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Itsy Bitsy Spider (Emma Frost Series #1) by Willow Rose

Book Description

Published: November 15, 2013

Emma Frost inherits a house on Fanoe Island when her grandmother dies. She decides to move there with her family, much to her teenage-daughter’s regret. One morning a wealthy old woman in her street is found murdered and soon Emma finds herself wrapped in a mystery uncovering the island’s dark secrets that not only runs deep within the history of the island but also within her own family.

From the author of the International Bestselling books, the Rebekka Franck-series comes a new Scandinavian Mystery destined to keep you up all night. This is the first book in the Emma Frost-series and is followed by Miss Polly had a Dolly.

Review –

Taken from Devoted Mother of 3

“Like any small town, Fanoe has its secrets. Within a short period of time, Emma becomes aware of a murder in the community. Disliked by most, Mrs. Heinrichsen’s murder isn’t mourned. Unusual as it maybe, no one will grieve for her. But, as Emma comes to know her quirky neighbors, she realizes that there’s a whole lot more going on than anyone wants to admit.

While battling her teenage daughter’s angst, her son’s special needs, a secretive father & a chocolate addiction, Emma finds herself drawn to the town’s secrets. When other murders occur, Emma is confident that there’s a serial killer at work. Can she determine who’s behind them or will she end up next?

Emma is a great lead character, very relatable. Her family drama is well played out & she does a fantastic job trying to keep everything in order. A word of caution: there are bits of sensitive subject matter peppered throughout the plot. Sensitive readers may find these a bit too much for their tastes.

Willow Rose did a great job mixing the different storylines together. Some of the pieces could have definitely been left out without damaging the storyline. Her villain/killer’s methods are unique & I enjoyed the back & forth between historical events & present. As the dust settles, many readers will have it figured out long before the last page.”

It is a great action packed, fast paced read and I look forward to reading more by this author.

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Emergent (The Shapeshifter Chronicles #3) by Natasha Brown

Book Description:

Published: June 16, 2014

When eighteen-year-old Chance Morgan kills another shapeshifter to save his girlfriend, Ana Hughes, he contracts a dangerous shapeshifting sickness that makes him crave power uncontrollably—and without restraint he’s a threat to the person he loves most. Desperate to keep Ana safe from harm and to find a cure for himself, he abandons her in the Yucatan and escapes into the wilderness. Violent memories and voices surface in his head, creating a dangerous tug-of-war between good and evil.

Companionless and alone, Ana meets a woman who claims to have the same shapeshifting and healing abilities as her and vows to teach Ana the skills to help Chance, but as weeks pass she begins to question if her new mentor truly intends to keep her promise.

With time running out, Ana must find the power within herself to heal Chance before he loses his battle against the powerful voices inside his head.

Review –

Before Ana would leave the area to go to Lifen’s home/retreat, which happens to be in Canada, she convinces her to go back to Balam’s  mountain home and see if Chance is there. Ana desperately wants to see if he is alright. Lifen is not keen on the idea but goes along. He wasn’t there but Lifen found him when she went out searching animal form but told Ana he was too sick to be around her. They fly to Ana’s home in Idaho, where Lifen stays in the shape of a dog most of the time(fewer questions from everyone). They leave for Canada in a few days and finally arrive at Lifen’s picturesque home built on the ridge of a mountain and near a beautiful lake. The inside was more amazing than the outside and reminded Ana of a museum. There were three other Shapeshifter trainees there but at first there was a lot of tension between the boys and Ana but eventually they became friends. Ana has to learn to focus her mind on pushing energy out and back toward her,how to meditate and learn self-control and finally how to shift properly.

Meanwhile Chance meets Batukhan, who was a friend of Balam and he takes Chance under his wing. Come to find out Batukhan and Lifen had known each other, in fact, loved each other hundreds of years ago but neither one really knew what had happened to the other. While traveling together they meet up with Mac who supposedly can remove some of the bad sickness in Chance’s mind but not all. But something is not right and the evil ones in his mind are taking him over and he leaves to find Ana because it is her strong energy that the entity wants. He finds Ana and she does heal him, or at least he seems to be himself again, but it Ana herself? The book ends with Chance proposing to Ana.  The next book won’t be out for quite a while so I’ll have to try and be patient but it won’t be easy.  Great series.

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Prodigy (The Shapeshifter Chronicles #2) by Natasha Brown

Book Description

Published: November 16, 2012

In Clark Bend, Idaho, Chance Morgan’s dreams are haunted by the last moments shared with his grandfather. Memories of the fateful day when he died plague his thoughts, and without his grandfather’s council, his shapeshifting powers mysteriously fail him. Desperate to seek out a new mentor and learn more about the mystical world he was sheltered from, Chance must travel far from home to hunt for answers.

Eighteen-year-old, Ana Hughes has only known Chance for a few months, but he quickly found his way into her heart. Since being rescued from Chance’s power-hungry cousin, and coming back from death, Ana is unwilling to leave his side, and joins him on his quest to the Yucatan in search of a new mentor.

When Chance’s memories fall into place and reveal a threat from their past, Chance and Ana must fight to survive – or die trying.

Review –

Chance and Ana head to Mexico and the Yucatan Peninsula to find the mentor meant to teach him the ways of a Shapshifter but they haven’t a clue how to find him. As luck would have it they come across a woman names Sanchia, who in fact is related to Balam, the one they are looking for, and she takes them in and gives them food and shelter. After a while Chance and Ana head into the jungle and a black jaguar leaps toward them and turns out the be the Shapeshifter Balam. He leads them to his house in a mountain and thus training begins. Chance is learing the correct way to focus his energy not only in large animal shapes but also small ones, which are sometimes better.  Markus finds Chance again and a fight is on and to make a long story short Chance kills Markus and all of the bad energy(sickness) in him flows into Chance. Ana witnesses this and sees chance coming for her with malice in his eyes but he realizes his intent and turns into a eagle and flies away.

A dog that had been following Ana around turns out to be Lifen, a Shapeshifter and a healer and she tells Ana that she will train her to use her gifts so she can find Chance and heal him and so they head off together for Lifen’s home. Thus ends book two.  Wow! Great second installment. Can’t wait to start the next book.

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