Monday, July 27, 2015

Release Me by:Ann Marie Walker and Amy K. Rogers


 
The second in the “seriously sexy and sinfully steamy”* Chasing Fire series, about a pain too deep to forgive and a passion too hot to forget...

Alessandra Sinclair knows that Hudson Chase is the last man she should want. The boy from the wrong side of the tracks has grown into a man who would do anything to get ahead, even if it means breaking Allie’s heart. But whenever she’s near him, the attraction between them is undeniable. And now that they’re working together, keeping her distance from Hudson is almost as impossible as keeping her feelings in check...

Hudson already lost Allie once and he refuses to lose her again. He’s determined to use their new business partnership to rekindle the spark he knows is still there. Only the closer he gets to winning her over, the clearer it becomes there are still secrets that could tear them apart for good...

So, in the second book of the Chasing Fire series, Release Me by Ann Marie Walker and Amy K. Rogers, we pick right back-up where Remind Me left off with the tragic realization that Allie’s parents had been murdered and her having to pick up the pieces of her heart, coming to terms with the fact that her family had manipulated her, and salvaging the family’s empire. With her being the only heir, she is now running the show along with her love, her foe, Hudson Chase.

Hudson is distraught for a number of reasons, all of which revolve around Allie, as he tries to maintain a safe distance allowing her to mourn and hopefully make her way back into his arms and especially into his bed. These two play this cat and mouse, merry-go-round, hide-and-go-seek, or some variation of a chase and find game, as long as they both could stand it before reality sets in, that they cannot live without each other now that they have been reunited after 10 long years.
 

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Tiger Lily by: Amelie S. Duncan


What started as an assignment became more than Lily could ever have hoped for

Lily Salomé has encountered more challenges than the average twenty-four year old. After a horrendous crash killed her parents, an abusive relationship was all she needed to turn her broken heart to stone. So when Lily's boss comes to her with a challenge most girls would balk at, she knows there isn't much left in this world to be afraid of.

The target: Jonas Crane, a brooding business mogul. Dark, dangerous and mouthwatering, Crane has written a book about life in the fast lane and with the recent publicity, Lily's boss wants the rights. Problem is, Crane won't return a phone call, let alone agree to a meeting. But if a pretty publishing assistant happens to run into him at the Waldorf, with a business card and a smile...what could go wrong?

A lot, it seems. Lily thinks she's going to meet a rich jerk, or worse, a playboy, but the truth is way more challenging. Jonas Crane is smart, engaging...and devastatingly out of her league.
 
 

How can a character be so weak and yet so strong all at the same time? That’s exactly how Lily Salome was in Part One of Tiger Lily by Amelie S. Duncan. Lily had suffered the pain and loss of losing both parents at the same time and an ex- fiancé, Declan, who was a manipulative and abusive prick.  Not that the loss of her parents and an ex from hell, Lily has a boss, who moonlights as a friend, that sends her on an assignment to meet the charming and elusive Jonas Crane.

Although there is an instant spark of chemistry, their love is not as quick to start. Jonas, is recently divorced with a teenage son and is based in Texas, while Lily works in New York and lives in New Jersey. With Jonas not looking to dive right back into a serious relationship, he and Lily have a mutual respect and curiosity for each other, the relationship that is proposed, seems convenient

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

A Million Miles Away by: Lara Avery


When high school senior Kelsey's identical twin sister, Michelle, dies in a car crash, Kelsey is left without her other half. The only person who doesn't know about the tragedy is Michelle's boyfriend, Peter, recently deployed to Afghanistan. But when Kelsey finally connects with Peter online, she can't bear to tell him the truth. Active duty has taken its toll, and Peter, thinking that Kelsey is Michelle, says that seeing her is the one thing keeping him alive. Caught up in the moment, Kelsey has no choice: She lets Peter believe that she is her sister.

As Kelsey keeps up the act, she crosses the line from pretend to real. Soon, Kelsey can't deny that she's falling, hard, for the one boy she shouldn't want.

Lara Avery delivers a breathtaking story of love and loss that is guaranteed to break your heart and sweep you off your feet.


A Million Miles Away by Lara Avery was a beautiful story about love, loss, and learning to live again. Lara Avery told the tale of Kelsey Maxfield a high school senior who had planned her life around being a party girl, auditioning for the KU dance team, her boyfriend Davies, and completely opposite of her twin sister Michelle. Michelle was a free-spirited intellect that loved the idea of love that was depicted by her numerous relationships that she ended before most could really begin.

Once Kelsey learns that Michelle is finally in for real “like” with her latest boyfriend and he in turn is too, tragedy strikes. Now with one half of herself gone forever, Kelsey along with her grieving parents try to cope as best they know how. Unfortunately, Kelsey decides to grieve by not only crying herself to sleep every night and enrolls in one of Michelle’s favorite classes, but she pretends to be her dead sister. At first, Kelsey claims she is doing it for Michelle’s boyfriend Peter, who has been deployed and doesn’t know that Michelle has passed away, and then she says she is doing it as a tribute for Michelle, but in the end she realizes all too late that her motives had changed and she is doing it for her own heart.

Kelsey really took Michelle’s death really hard and parents were too caught up in their grief that they missed it until she had gone too far. And as at the story progressed you really wanted Kelsey to just do the right thing by herself, by Peter, and by Michelle. But despite the warnings she had gotten from her friend, Pete’s friend, and even her own conscious, she continue along her grief stricken path of delusions and lies. She even broke up with her boyfriend, Davies, of three years.

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