Friday, September 9, 2016

Ruthless People by: J. J. McAvoy

I started reading this series over a year ago. I mean, I had requested book two via NetGalley and upon realizing it was a second book in a series I reached out to the author via Twitter to see if it was necessary to read book one first. Her response was not really or something to that affect, so it sat there. But then one day, another book by this same author popped up on Netgalley. The title of the book was Childstar by J.J. McAvoy and I immediately requested this one.  Although, I was intrigued by The Untouchables of the Ruthless People Series, I was turned away by some of the reviews I had been running across.

Anywho, I read Childstar. It was good, but there was something about these two characters, Melony and Liam who popped up in this series and forced me to pay them some attention. I had never read a book that the supporting characters pulled at me so much that I had to know who they were. Melony and Liam become bigger than the main characters in Childstar and thus began my love affair with Ruthless People by J.J. McAvoy.

Immediately after reading Childstar and completing the review, I purchased the first book in the Ruthless People series by the same title. From the beginning to the end the story was phenomenal! There was so much action, crime, corruption, loyalty, and love in this story that it was bursting from my Kindle app. The Callahans were so bad and yet so good all at the same time.

Ruthless people told the beginning of a new era for the Irish crime family, the Callahans. With Cedric stepping down as the Ceann na Conairte and Liam taking his rightful seat on the thrown. And because every king needs a queen Melody Giovanni had been chosen, handpicked, and groomed to not only head the Italian mafia but also to sit at his side. Each of them grew up knowing that this day would come and they studied and prepared all their lives to be the head of the Irish-Italian mafia.

However, Liam could not have been prepared for the strength and fortitude that Melody possessed. She was beautiful, smart, and ruthless and was never afraid to fire her gun for which Liam and his brother lived to tell that tale.  Conversely, Melody was not prepared for Liam’s charm and Hollywood good-likes to sweep her off her feet. She was also not ready for the outpouring of love the Callahan clan had to offer.

They fought each other, they fought anyone that thought about attacking them or dared an attempt, but they were not ready for the attack in their own home that nearly ripped Melody apart and forever changed their family.

I digress. This book was good! There were some grammar checks that annoyed me, but this was just an overall good story that captivated me until the very end. I personally was not prepared for this story. You see, I don’t usually read crime or mafia style books, but I persevered and continued to I swipe left and even sometime right because I just couldn’t believe what I was reading and had to read it again. Overall, I feel I cannot give this read anything less than 5-stars and recommend that you run and read Ruthless People by J.J. McAvoy.

This is one book that I must say you have to read for yourself, especially if you are a fan of this genre.  

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Review & Excerpt Tour - Ruthless by: Lexi Blake

The first in a sexy contemporary romance series featuring the Lawless siblings—from New York Times bestselling author Lexi Blake.

The Lawless siblings are bound by vengeance. Riley, Drew, Brandon, and Mia believe the CEO of StratCast orchestrated their parents’ murder twenty years ago to steal their father’s software program. And there’s only one way Riley can find some solid evidence...

Heir to the StratCast legacy, Ellie Stratton hires a new attorney to handle a delicate business matter—and she’s shocked by her attraction to him. Over the course of a few weeks, Riley becomes her lover, her friend, her everything. But when her life is threatened, Ellie discovers that Riley is more obsessed with settling an old score than in the love she thought they were building. And Riley must choose between a revenge he’s prepared for all his life and the woman he’s sure he can’t live without...


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My Review

I was immediately intrigued by Ruthless by Lexi Blake. I don't know what the draw or pull was to this story, but through many distractions and starts and stops, I persevered. I pressed on and was not disappointed by the story that unfolded between Ellie Stratton and Riley Lawless. 

All his life he had to fight... no, really he did. He fought for his family, he fought in a group home, he fought for his future, and he had to fight for the one person he ever loved outside of his family, Ellie Stratton. However, because he was always in fight mode, he almost missed the one thing his deceased father told him he should strive to be in life--HAPPY. 

Conversely, Ellie had all of the finest things the world money could buy, except the love and acceptance of her father and because of that, she learned to be a fighter. She had to fight and work hard for everything she wanted, but she had a dangerous blind spot that left her vulnerable because she was always the optimistic the the cruel world of corporate American and a deranged old man that wanted her dead.

Together these two were swoon worthy. There was no pretense or barriers between these two star-crossed lovers. Even though their paths were destined to cross, because of a murderous plot 20 years before they met. However, as fate would have it their hands were forced by that deranged old man I was talking about earlier and through a web of lies and deceit he nearly tore the two of them apart. 

Overall, I enjoyed this story! All of the characters of the Lawless clan were intriguing from Mia to Bran to Drew to Case and even Hatch. I loved how the story ended and I can't wait to read the next installment of this series, entitled Satisfaction which will feature Bran's story and his journey to find love. 

I digress. I would give this novel an easy 3.5-stars and would recommend that you jog and read Ruthless, by Lexi Blake. Although, I overall enjoyed the plot, the characters, and pace for the most part, I felt there were time when I felt I was reading the same thing over and over again. 

This was the first book of this series and I am definitely looking forward to not only Bran's story, but Drew's story as well, because whoever manages to tame that man will have to be dang near Wonder Woman, Drew is a bad -bad and his story is enough to keep my attention throughout this series. 

Friday, August 12, 2016

Virtual Tour & Giveaway - Missed Connections by: Tamara Mataya

Her heart and body are soon in two very different relationships...or are they?

Summer Love #1
Tamara Mataya
Released June 7th, 2016
Sourcebooks Casablanca

Missed Connection: I saw you standing there, and I was struck by your eyes. Gorgeous, but not as gorgeous as your smile.

Thanks to her job at a crazy New Age spa, what should have been a sizzling NYC summer is being hijacked by demanding hippie bosses. To unwind, Sarah spends her nights cruising Missed Connections, dreaming of finding an uber-romantic entry all about her. Of course, the moment she finds that Missed Connection, real life comes crashing down around her in a night of unbridled passion with someone completely different: totally off-limits Jack.

Best. Hookup. Ever.

Gorgeous and wealthy, hot as sin, Jack can give Sarah everything she needs-except an emotional connection. That she gets from her Missed Connection, the romantic stranger who never fails to make her swoon. But there's only so much of Sarah to go around. Torn between the bad boy she can't keep and the sensitive stranger who bares his soul online, her heart and body are soon in two very different relationships...or are they?


Friday, July 29, 2016

Release Blitz: Mistrust by: Margaret McHeyzer

Title: Mistrust Author: Margaret McHeyzer 
Genre: Young Adult 
Release Date: July 29, 2016 


From New York Times bestselling author Margaret McHeyzer… I’m the popular girl at school. The one everyone wants to be friends with. I have the best boyfriend in the world, who’s on the basketball team. My parents adore me, and I absolutely love them. My sister and I have a great relationship too. I’m a cheerleader, I have a high GPA and I’m liked even by the teachers. It was a night which promised to be filled with love and fun until…something happened which changed everything.





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