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Second Circle Tattoos Book 2: The Fractured Heart by Scarlett Cole

Second Circle Tattoos Book 2: Fractured Heart by Scarlett Cole

283 pages

Ebook and Print

St. Martin`s Press

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Brody “Cujo“ Matthews is a ladies man and knows how to use his sexual charms. He is basically a bed em and leave em guy not into white picket fences and marriage. No his perfect night will be to just fuck em and never call them again. Yet everything changes when his best friend, Trent meets Harper and he meets her best friend, Drea. He knew right away one she is not your ordinary friend. Instead she is determined to put him in his place and insult him in every way. As women go Cujo knows how to give them a good time and Drea definitely needs a good time in her life. Not only is she strong, humble but takes no shit from anybody especially from him. Cujo knows he can never give her the life she secretly dreams of having but he cannot stay away from her. Not only he`s got to help her plan his best friends engagement party but must be strong and not give in to temptation. As a tatoo artist he knows he doesn`t come off as an easy guy but being with Drea makes him wish for the impossible. Can he prove to his Drea that he is the right man for her whether she is weak, scared, strong or just need someone to lean on to?

Drea Caron is a good daughter. Or so she keeps telling herself but there is only so much one daughter can do. For years she has tried to be there for her mom but lately she is wishing for the unthinkable. Her whole life has been centered on caring for her mother and her medication. She has forgotten what it feels like to be free and just herself. She knows love exists but feels her mother has forgotten what that is like. Not only she has to deal with making sure she has another day with her mother but someone is out to get her. Drea knows there is an innocent woman out there needing help and yet she is the one who needs the most help. Being with Brody and his friends is making her see how alone she really is in life. It has always been Drea the strong, Drea the responsible one never Drea the loved one. Being with Brody though is making her see there are a lot of things in her life she has missed. When the time is near can she be strong again for her mother or will she finally break down.

Okay I have to say when I read the first one in this hot series I thought no way can Scarlett Cole outshine the first one. I have to say she came real close in The Fractured Heart with Cujo and Drea. I loved the whole cat and mouse game between these two but it was so obvious what was going to happen. One thing I loved though was Cujo. Here is a guy who in the outside is a big, brooding and hot as hell man yet inside he is a vulnerable pussy cat. Drea is exactly what he needs and being herself scares the hell out of him. He is known to just bed any woman yet with Drea he feels like the old Cujo before his well condition. Scarlett Cole just blew me away in this book with their hot chemistry yet felt there should have been so much more of Cujo. I mean we knew why Drea is the way she is but felt there were pieces of Cujo that needed to be said. All in all this is a great series and cannot wait for Pixie`s story in this hot and sexy series.

 

Second Circle Tattoos: The Strongest Steel by Scarlett Cole

Second Circle Tattoos Book 1: The Strongest Steel by Scarlett Cole 

300 pages

Ebook and Print

St. Martin`s Press

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Harper Connelly is in hiding. It has been years since she felt the real Harper. It is because of him, Nathan, that she is scared. Gone is the vibrant, carefree and educated person she used to be. At first she thought she found love and the one with Nathan. Yet somehow he changed in to Dr. Hyde from Jekyll and Hyde. Gone was the man who swore would love and protect her and now is a monster. It is because of him she has been hiding dreading the day her past finds her. They say Trent Andrews, owner of Second Circle Tattoos can tattoo anything and is her only hope right now. Harper knew as soon as she asked for his help things were going to change but never expected the chemistry between them. For the first time she is with a man who is making her crave to be touched by him. As scars go she has sworn never to fall to a mans charms yet being with Trent she is learning a lot about herself. Trent see`s her not for the poor pathetic and broken woman but for the sexual, loving and beautiful woman she really is. Each session with him at his parlor is making her want him for more th an a session and this scares her. Can she be the woman Trent needs when she herself doesn`t know how long she can stay in this town and be Harper Connelly.

Trent Andrews is a man on the rise. Everybody that comes to Second Circle Tattoos is because of him. Yeah his friends, Cujo, Pixie and Eric are great but none can match his artistic side. His main expertise is covering up scars no matter the situation he can create a masterpiece. When he meets Harper though it is more than a job for him it is like heaven reached out to him. She is what he has been waiting for which answers his question why lately he has been feeling restless in some ways. Trent never expected though the heartache and the pain she endured in her life. Why someone would hurt this beautiful woman is beyond him. He knows they are meant for each other and is determined to show her that she can be the woman she used to be. Trent knows her past is still there and it is going to take all his strength to be there for his woman no matter how much she denies the love between them. Can Trent show Harper how beautiful and sexy she is no matter the scars on the outside?

In one word WOWZA..This is the first I have read from Scarlett Cole and have to say she has become a favorite for me. It takes an exceptional book for me to make it 10 stars and man did this one have it all. First of it is the beginning of a series that I am so craving more of now because of Scarlett Cole. I mean we have Trent who by all counts just reading about this yummy sex on a stick it is a wonder Harper denies herself of this hunk. Now Harper though seemed a little timid at first but goodness gracious once you hear her side and what she went through is painful yet it is because of this that makes this story phenomenal. The chemistry Scarlett has for these two is beyond hot it is like in a way rescuing an angel and bringing heaven to a man who is feeling well restlesss in a way he has never felt before. Together these two create such a beautiful story between them it had it all that made it memorable for me. I mean Scarlett Cole not only shows us love, betrayal, heartache but the faith and hope that real love does exist and anything is possible. These things is what made this book 10 stars and so real for me that is what makes Scarlett Cole a favorite for me now. Cannot wait for Book 2 in a series that will make you not only see scars and tattoos differently but everything has a story to it.

RELEASE DAY: Runaway Heart by Sonya Loveday and Candace Knoebel

 

 

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One Hurricane. Two Strangers. No Rules.

Hannah Adamson was immune to relationships. Swearing men off long ago, she buried her painful reasons under her feisty independence and a passion for roller derby. Until she met Ed and was swept away by the tall, witty, sarcastically sexy best man who might just be the one to have the antidote for her runaway heart.

Ed Alcott wasn’t looking for love, especially not after a particularly nasty breakup left him with a shattered heart in desperate need of repair.

Taking shelter together when a hurricane bears down on Rum Cay, Hannah and Ed find they can’t fight their growing attraction. It was supposed to be simple. Easy. A weekend of passion with no strings. But how do you forget the one who stripped away all your layers, and haunts your dreams?

Can Hannah keep the scattered pieces of her heart in check, or will the promise of Ed’s love be enough to mend them back together?

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About the Authors

Sonya Loveday, first and foremost is a reader, an avid one. It is of that love that brought her to purchasing her first laptop in 2009, and publishing her first novel, Casted, in 2013.

In early 2014, Sonya expanded Casted and then went on to publish Spelled, the sequel to Casted in March, wrapping up the series, and her stint with Paranormal Romance. For now.

Not long after the completion to the Casted Series, Sonya tried her hand at Contemporary Romance. Thusly, The Six Series was born with The Summer I Fell, which released at the end of July 2014.

To date, Sonya lives in Central Florida with her husband, and two kids, and is currently working several projects to be announced in the upcoming months.

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Candace Knoebel is the award-winning author of Born in Flames-book one in a young adult fantasy trilogy. She discovered in 2009 through lunch breaks and late nights after putting her kids to bed, a world where she could escape the ever-pressing days of an eight to five Purgatory. And an outlet for all the voices residing in her head.

Published by 48fourteen in 2012, Born in Flames went on to win Turning the Pages Book of the Year award in February of 2013. In January of 2014, the last book in the trilogy, From the Embers, was released, thusly completing the trilogy. She now works on the Night Watchmen Series, while guzzling Red Bulls and pretending to be a ninja on Heelys.

Author Links:

Website: https://www.candaceknoebel.com

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Runaway Heart by Sonya Loveday and Candace Knoebel

Runaway Heart by Sonya Loveday and Candace Knoebel

272 pages

Ebook

4 moons

Hannah Adamson is a maneater. She doesn`t do relationships or is into committments like other girls. In a way she finds it funny that there are girls who go all gooey eye over a man. For years she has seen her mother be stupid with a man when it comes towards love. No way is love for her. So even though love does come for her best friend, Maggie, she is supportive for her even to the point of being her maid of honor. Yet going to an island to see her happiness fulfilled she never expected her life to change towards the best man. Hannah never had a time with a guy that she felt safe, comforted and for the first time showing her real self. Everything about the British guy, Ed shows he is different from other men she has known in her life. Maggie says when love strikes it is like lightning but it takes a hurricane to make Hannah see why her life lately feels like she is missing something. Being with Ed she is feeling that anything is possible and this scares her. She doesn`t want to be in love for it destroys you. Problem is that being with Ed she is wondering if maybe she is seeing love all wrong all these years. Can she trust him with her heart for the first time?

Ed Alcott believes in love and loves the feeling about it when it is good with the right person. Years ago he thought he found it with a woman name Monica but fate has something greater in store for him. He never thought though that a woman as beautiful, sexy and so loving like Hannah doesn`t believe in it at all. She is everything he has been looking for in a woman and is determined to make sure she is loved in every way. He knows she is tough in the outside and it is the inside he is wanting to see more than ever. Being stuck in a hurricane is making him realize that somewhere along the line she stole his heart. Even though they are an ocean away she is all he thinks about it. The pain he felt with Monica after getting dumped doesn`t compare to the pain he feels right now waiting for his Hannah. Love is eternal and with patience anything is possible yet how long will it take for love to grow with Hannah.

I have to say when I got this book I thought intriguing. At first I was a little confused about the whole roller derby thing but once Sonya Loveday continued it totally made sense. I loved that Hannah is a woman who because of circumstances had to build a strong backbone hence the roller derby skating. She may be tough and yes a little weary towards men but she has her reasons. Now Ed is perfect for her in a way that they share a connection only they can understand. Sonya Loveday shows us that no matter how much we hear we are not meant for love it takes a strong man to show anything is possible. Sonya Loveday not only brings love to life but shows us that we can overcome anything and love can make us stronger than ever. Loved it.

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Promise Me Cowboy by C.J. Carmichael

Promise me Cowboy by C.j. Carmichael

111 pages

Ebook and Print

3 moons

Sage knew right away a man like Dawson would break her heart. She never expected though the way he did it. Everybody told her to not fall for a man in the rodeo yet her heart wanted something else. He was sexy, suave and said all the right things except one minor detail about his wife. Now back in her town she is not only trying to mend her career back to life but keeping her heart intact. There are a couple men who want her attention but when the cowboy strolls in she is not herself. Seeing him again after five years make her realize she has never stopped loving him. Can she just go back and pick up where they left off? Is he still married? Can he make her see how right they are for each other?

Okay I have to say I expected more from C.J. Carmichael considering her other books were great. I mean Dawson seemed like a great person to really get to know but felt he was left out in the book. Yes she was duped but felt throughout the whole book all we read about was how Dawson tried to make amends. We never really knew more about him just about his past mistakes. C.J. Carmichael had a great thing going yet just slacked for me with just going on about Sage. Hopefully her other book next will be better and more about both of them not just one sided.

Hard to Forget by Bella Jewel

Hard to Forget by Bella Jewel

200 pages

Ebook

 

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Delaney is a bodyguard well trying to be one but her associates don`t believe she`s got what she needs to be one. Her boss Nak has one job for her and that is to protect billionaire Jaxson Shields. He is a man who owns multiple hotels and for being in the wrong place needs protection now more than ever. Someone wants him dead and she is the only one for the job. This is her time to shine yet nobody told her about the attraction that hits her. Everybody even her partner Kyle are just waiting to see her fail. Yet throughout the night shifts and being with Jax she is seeing a different kind of man. In the beginning he is the arrogant, brooding and asshole of a guy and doesn`t want anything to do with her but like all strong men it takes a strong woman to bring them down their knees.  The closer they get to finding out who wants Jax deads it is going to take all of Delaney`s willpower to not fall for him. Can she survive her first job and be the bodyguard she needs to be stronger than ever?

Jaxson Shields has seen a lot of things in his life and has had to work harder than ever to be where he is right now. Through all of this he is determined to be on his own not caring who gets in his way. That was until he meets Delaney. He cannot believe this woman will be the one to protect him a man of his height and build. Yet he is seeing just how strong she is but the chemistry between them is too much. He is not a man to fall easily but something about Delaney is making him see what has been missing from his life. Love is not something he ever expected in his life and definitely not a woman like Delaney to turn his life upside down. Someone is determined to get him out of the way and though Delaney is set to protect him he is determined to make sure she is safe at all times. Can he a man who has never needed anyone in his life be the man Delaney needs to cherish, love and be the bodyguard she needs in her life forever?

I have to say Bella Jewel just keeps me in suspense everytime she has a new book out to be published. Ever since her first book, Hard to Break, I have been on the edge of my seat waiting for her next one. Not once has she failed in her books to disappoint and Jaxsons story just wow. Each book shows characters that are coldhearted, no love yet it takes a strong woman or man to make them see what has been missing. The chemistry between Jax and Delaney is like a ticking bomb waiting to explode. Bella Jewel just freaking rocks each time she writes a book and have to say this one was just wow. Jax is definitely one hot sex on a stick guy I wouldn`t mind getting to know. Delaney is so perfect for him for she takes no shit from him and this is like a kick to him. Here is a guy who with just one glance will have a woman`s panties down and a kiss from him wowza. These two are just awesome to read and have to say Bella Jewel not only blew my mind in this book but now anxiously waiting for her next one. Bella Jewel is an author that you can count on the sex being explosive, the suspense putting you on the edge of your seat and the characters just memorable. Loved it.

Christmas with the Billionaire Rancher by Mandy Baxter

Christmas with the Billionaire Rancher by Mandy Baxter

103 pages

4 1/2 moons

Nate Christensen has no idea why he even bothered to come to his father`s funeral. The old man didn`t give a shit about him and his brothers. Yet he is surprised that he left all his legacy to them. Nate is a soldier not one to just rely on fame and fortune like his stepmother and father. Seeing his stepmother makes him realize how bad he hates golddiggers. He knows they`re only good for two things sex and stealing you blind. So when he meets Chloe Benson he wonders what her real agenda is towards him. Ever since his dads funeral she is determined to see he doesn`t just give away his legacy to the evil vindictive stepmother. One thing for sure is he didn`t expect to be attracted to Chloe. Something about her gets him going and he is surprised in the end of her true motive. As a soldier he is known to keep his heart cold and not feel yet with Chloe he is definitely feeling more than just sexual feelings.

Chloe Benson is on the brink of loosing everything she has worked hard in her life. The youth building is supposed to help kids from getting into trouble. It is a place where they can feel safe and welcome. Yet because Senior Christensen she is going to lose it all due to lack of funds. She has only once chance and that is Nate Christensen. All everybody has been talking about is the famous sexy and eldest son how he is a hero and loaded now. Meeting him though she didn`t expect the attraction to be explosive between them and making her go well all horny when it comes towards him. Can she get her youth company back to working or will she not only fail herself but her kids as well?

Nate Christensen is a man on a mission and that is to get rid of his fathers legacy. He`s a man who doesn`t need more money or be known as a billionaire. All he wants is to lead a normal life and maybe a nice woman on the side. Chloe is everything he would have gone for if he was normal but she is so much more than he anticipated. Her love for her job just astounds him yet he knows like all other women she has a secret agenda. The love they have is so hot it is like bombs exploding between them. I cannot wait for more from Mandy Baxter and her billionaires.