Review: Break My Shell by K.A. Merikan

Break My Shell

An ARC was generously provided, by the authors, in exchange for an honest review.

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you K.A. Merikan. This story is NOT for everyone, but it was for me. Yes, it was dark at times. Yes, it had a BDSM theme. Yes, it was m/m. Yes, it had triggers. But oh my… It was soooo hawt and sooo much fun. Max was a #level3 book boy.  His presence jumped off the pages. But, poor Dayton was like a scared kitten. Initially, Dayton irritated me. But once I got to know him, I loved him like a little brother. Max was just the man to take care of all of Dayton’s needs.  Dayton was so not prepared for Max to show up at his home. It was entertaining to watch him come to grips with it. I loved how Max was so open and unapologetic when it came to loving Dayton.  Max and Dayton’s story proved that all the walls that have been built can come tumbling down when you feel safe. *swoon* K.A. writes some of the best alphas. Can Dom meet Max somehow? Just wishful thinking…

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4 stars

Natasha

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Review: Coast by Jay McLean

Coast (Kick Push, #2)I remember when I first read Kick, Push… I was so pissed about the cliffy. I was so sure I wouldn’t continue with this story. But deep down, I was dying to know what happened between Becca and Josh. I got my answer with this book. It was an amazing conclusion. I loved how strong Becca had become. Josh continued to make me swoon. They both deserved all the happiness. They had been through so much. I really loved this story.

4 stars

Natasha

Review: Broken by Nicola Haken

Broken

WOW!!!!!!!!! This. Was. Perfection. I loved it. At times I was kind of irritated with the story skipping weeks and time spent between Theo and James. I thought it would hinder my connection to these characters, I also felt their connection wouldn’t be believable. Boy, was I wrong. Page after page I was captivated by Theo’s love for a broken James. It was an amazing story. Theo’s love for James was authentic and unbreakable. This story dealt with heavy issues and I think the author did a great job portraying James’ mental issues. I also loved the conversations re: Indie authors, followers, and publishing. This was a love story done absolutely right and I loved every minute of it. Another Kindle Unlimtd success!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4 stars

Natasha

Review: That Thing Between Eli & Gwen by J.J. McAvoy

That Thing Between Eli & Gwen

This was a really fun read. Gwen was hilarious. I mean I died laughing at some of her antics. She was such a breath of fresh air and I loved her. Gwen and Eli were fun, with a touch of heavy. I enjoyed this book until the end. The ending felt rushed… Was it me? Other than the ending, I loved everything about this book. The characters were developed, the plot was unique, and the sex scenes were hot. This was a four star read for me.

Four Stars

Natasha

Review: The Anatomy of Jane by Amelia Lefay

The Anatomy of Jane (WJM, #1)

***ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review***

This was my second MMF series. The first time I tried the genre was with  the 69 Bottles series by Zoey Derrick, and boy was it way more graphic than this one. But I honestly enjoyed both of my experiences. Let’s get the bad over with first… the editing was bad. There were missing words in sentences, disorganized sentences, and misplaced words. If you can look past the editing, there is a wonderful story to be discovered. I loved this story. It grabbed me from the beginning to the crazy cliffhanger at the end. I loved Jane, Maxwell, and Wesley. The author did a great job in the portrayals of Max and Wesley as alphas males.  Jane was just a sweetheart. The plot was exciting and there was just enough angst to keep me reading all night. I can’t wait for the next installment. I am nervous about the author’s note at the end… Hopefully Fall 2016. I wish we had a promise instead. But I’ll be waiting.

Four Stars

Natasha

Review: Calico by Callie Hart

Calico

 

I live for Callie Hart’s bad boys. Callan was rough around the edges, but bad… no. This was an enjoyable easy read. It didn’t pack the punch that I’ve come to equate with Callie Hart. The characters were likeable, but I felt slightly disconnected from them at times. I enjoyed this book and will continue to support Callie.

3.75 Stars

Natasha

Callie Hart has penned some of my favorite bad boys, so anything she releases is met with high anticipation and expectations. While this story was good, it was a departure from my original expectations. Callan was sexy and he really loved Coralie. He wasn’t a bad boy though. This was definitely an enjoyable read. It wasn’t just another love story.  There were some dark moments and some hot moments. All together a decent book.

3.5 stars

-Jasmine 

 

Review: The Rose & The Dagger by Renee Ahdieh

The Rose & the Dagger (The Wrath & the Dawn, #2)

I. Love. This. Story.  There is just something about Khalid and Shazi and I can’t get enough  of them. Even though this book was over 400 pages, I still want more. This was a beautiful story that took me on a fascinating journey. It was filled with angst, action, and magic. The characters were well developed and authentic. Khalid is still as viscous as ever, but his love for Shazi knows no bounds. He is protective and soft when it comes to her. But Shazi DOES NOT need protecting. She is fierce and  strong. Khalid and Shazi are on my favorite couples list.  I wish I could have witnessed Khalid with Jalal and the Rajput once the dust settled. I felt like I didn’t  get closure there. But overall I loved this story. I will definitely be #rereading.

5 stars

Natasha

This story is a fantasy world so it requires some world building which can be slow, so when it took me a while to get into the story, one that I was hughly anticipating, I thought it was because of the time spent on development. After talking about it with Natasha though, I realized that I was waiting for Shazi and Khalid to get back together. The world wasn’t worth being in if they weren’t together. There was 40% of beautifully and wonderfully written torture. Once Shazi and Khalid were back together, the book flew by and was over long before i wanted it to be. I love Khalid who was softened by his unexpected love, and i loved Shazi even more. Her fierce, confident demeanor and sharp tongue were inspirational. I LOVE a strong female lead and Shazi is the epitome of such a character. Is it really over?