The Consequence of Revenge by Racher Van Dyken

The Consequence of Revenge

By Rachel Van Dyken

*Copy received courtesy of NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

Max is a single guy who likes to tell the cheesy pick up lines to girls, which it didn’t work most of the time. He meets this girl, Becca, at the Starbucks where he tried to pick her up with a cheesy line, and of course, with her intelligence quotient, she didn’t fell for it. As for his persistent personality, he wouldn’t give up until he finds out that his best friend, Jason, had signed him up for being a new bachelor for the television show called “Love Island.” Max was beyond pissed off that his best friend actually did this without discussing with him first; Although, It was not the primarily reason why he was pissed off. He doesn’t want to have a commitment relationship. Needless to say, he had to participating in the television show because the contract is interminable.

He meets Becca again at the airport because she is one of the twenty-five girls who is eligible to be his wife. Becca is one of the women that he had considered to marry, but he doesn’t know if she wants him or money.

Becca is an intelligent woman, but she is struggling to paying her college tuition. She wants to grab the opportunity when the opportunity presented itself. But will she choose him or the money?

Both of them are cooperating together to make this circumstance into a win-win situation. Becca wants money, and Max wants to get out of this television show without being in a committed relationship. However, will their plan backfired or success?

The book had been published on June 9, 2015

The Offer By Jayne Blue

The Offer

By Jayne Blue

Nina grew up in a broken family. Her father left the family due to her mother’s drinking problems. She practically raised her little sister. She had been working so hard to get where she is now. Unfortunately, her husband had severely gambling addiction that ruined her credit although he promised her that he will never gamble ever again, but of course, he didn’t keep his end of the bargain.

During the important meeting with a wealthy woman named Petra. Things didn’t go the way she was expecting in the meeting; needless to say, there were some arguments, which can make her losing her job. She solved the problems immediately that impressed Petra. After the meeting, Petra made a peculiar offer to Nina, but Nina requested to have more time to thinking upon the offer. She was given two weeks to thinking about it. The deal is if Nina works for Petra for a year, then she will be rewarded one million dollars as her yearly salary! Sounds like it’s a good proposal, but what kind of job did Petra offered Nina?

I like Nina’s character because she is a hard working woman, and she always puts her sister, nephew, and niece before herself. She always care about her family welfare instead of herself even though she is going through hell. She always find a positive way if she is on a rocky road.

Well, the book is too short for my taste. It contains ten chapters along with a sneak peek chapter for a book 2. Therefore, this book is a book 1. I really like the plot, and I am really intriguing to see where the plot is going, but unfortunately I have to read the series. I am debating with myself about whether to continuously read the series, or stop reading. I might give a book 2 a chance to see if it’s interesting for me to read further.

The book can be bought free in Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Offer-Steamy-Novella-Call-Girl-ebook/dp/B00KFZCAAI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1431797365&sr=8-1&keywords=the+offer+by+jayne+blue

Call Girl, Inc. Series

The Offer (Book 1)

The Mogul (Book 2)

The Candidate (Book 3)

The Spy (Book 4)

The Prince (Book 5)

The G-Man (Book 6)

Sworn to Love By Karin Tabke

Sworn to Love

By Karin Tabke

*Copy received courtesy of NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

If you like to read a romance suspense novel with some actions, then this book is right for you!

Mateo is in the pursuit to kill a murderer, Javier, who killed his brother. When he confronted Javier, he has something else in his mind instead of killing Javier. He used Javier as a source of information about a wealthy man named Dumas in the Mexico. There were a lot of rumors about the deadly drugs that were in Dumas’s control. However, to get in Dumas’s security place, he has to get somebody else involved to make his mission successfully.

Sophia Dumas is an intelligent, fierce, obstinate, loyal and proud woman. She’s a hard person to please, but once you get on her good graces, then you will falling in love with her. She feels that she is in a prison her father created for her. She’s not allowed to making any decisions without her father’s approval, or she will be punished if she didn’t obey her father’s orders. She had learned a hard and cruel lesson through her older sister when her father ordered to kill her older sister. She lives in fear, but she is too proud to indicate everyone that she’s scared for her life.

Mateo was in a dangerous mission, and Sophia was involved. He hates it because his feelings for her were clouded his judgments. Both of them got together in an unexpectedly circumstance. Will they go to their separate way once the mission is fulfilled?

I have a love and hate relationship with Sophia because she doesn’t know where she stands, and she was blinded by her loyalty to her father although there are many reasons for her to suspect his father’s wrongdoings. On the other hand, I like her strong personality, However, her strong personality is conflicted with her feelings.

The book has been published on March 3, 2015

Stealing Rose (Book 2) By Monica Murphy

Stealing Rose

By Monica Murphy

*Copy received courtesy of NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

This book is a second book in the Fowler Sisters series.

Rose Fleur is a prominent family member of the well known family named Fowler. Her family is running an international cosmetics business called Fleur. Rose has been working so hard to promote to a higher position that she has been working hard for; unfortunately, her plans had been screwed up, and it is affecting her tremendously to the point where she was seriously considering to quit the family business. She fled to other country to get away from her career and her father. Her relationship with her father is strained, and she never had been raised in a joyous environment. She was raised with her two older sisters. Her older sister, Lily, is considered as worthless in her family’s eyes because she didn’t do anything to help the business. All she did is wear the Fleur cosmetics and spending the money. She looked up to her middle sister, Violet. She admired Violet because Violet went through a bad journey, and yet she still stands so strong. She went to visit her sister Violet in London where she met this handsome man who left her an impression at the party where they first met.

Caden Kingsley is a thief who steals from the rich, and he has no regrets to have this job because it pays good. Caden comes from a broken family, so he has been taking care of his mother since he was a teenager. It is a heavy burden for him, but he loves his mother. Rose had been lingering in his mind, and he cannot forget her until he saw her again. The foreign feelings stir inside him, and he can’t refute his feelings for her. He wants her, but does he loves her? His task is stealing a certain necklace from Rose. Will he have Rose without hurting her?

Rose and Caden come from the different world and social status. They started off with “friends with benefits” although they have feelings for each other, but it was a sticky issue for them to bring up. they didn’t expecting their called so relationship has gotten further, but will they stay together or drifting apart?

I like Rose character very much. She loves challenges, and will accept the challenge even if she doesn’t know the outcome. She may be a little reckless, but she is an intelligent and strong woman. She didn’t give herself enough credit. She may be a little emotionally unstable.

I also like Caden character even though he is an asshole in some way. He also loves challenges, and that’s why he was entrusted with the task of stealing Rose’s necklace. He was very gentle with Rose, and love her as much as he can. He is an intelligent person, and he loves mentally challenges with Rose, which makes him a perfect candidate to be with Rose. He’s so romantic and had been taking care of Rose in many ways that is beyond her expectations. He makes some bad choices, but he’s smart enough to make it up.

I like Rose’s sister Violet, but she may be a little annoying sometimes. Violet has been a little overprotective with Rose, which is understandable because Violet practically raised Rose by herself, but it would be nice if Violet let Rose spreads her wings and soar. Violet is an excellent observant person. She can tell what’s wrong or what is happening with her sister or others without them telling her what’s going on.

I abhor Whitney’s character. She is a spoiled person who thinks she is a princess, and will do anything to get what she wants even if it hurts someone else’s feeling or ruin someone else’s happiness. I am so glad she got what she deserved in this book!

This book has an alternative narrator with Rose and Caden, which I really like it because I can read about their individual opinions and feelings. It was really enjoyable to read this book.  I have to admit there are ups and downs in the plot, but it is a wonderful plot even though it is a little predictable with sizzling romance. However, I still like the book!

The book had been published on March 3, 2015.

The Fowler Sisters Series
Owning Violet (Book 1)

Cowboy Heaven by Cheryl Brooks

Cowboy Heaven

by Cheryl Brooks

*Copy received courtesy of NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

A widow, Angela McClure, picked up a hitchhiking named Troy Whitmore. His handsome face and a hot sizzling body are the utmost reason why she let him get on her truck. She has many wild fantasies about cowboys and hoping Troy will fulfill her fantasies. Troy needs to get to the town called Jackson Hole, but the town is 200 miles away from her home, and there is no way she will drive that far for a stranger. However, he offers her an opportunity that she can’t deny.

Oh my goodness! I like this author because she doesn’t waste time getting to the romance point. She just put all of the delicious smutty parts whenever she can! I mean, the smutty part already starts in chapter 1! And it is getting better in further chapters. The plot keeps getting twisted, and it keeps you guessing. There is a little predictable plot, which I’d prefer. This book has a lot of comic relief combine with tragedy and romance. The author knows how to balance all of three genres in this book.

I like all of the characters in this book, so it is impossible for me to name all of the characters and explain you why I like them because once you read this book, then you will know why I like all of them.

The main character, Angela, is a strong woman, but yet a weak woman. She loses her husband Cody to a sudden death. Her husband’s death had a huge impact on her, but not only her, it had been a quite an impact on her father too, which causes his health deteriorate. Will she fall in love once again after what she went through with her husband’s death? Will Troy make her fall in love with him, or will someone else show up in the picture and take over Troy’s place?

If the author is being like this with her other books, then I’ll read all of her books because this book had me hooked. This book has been published on March 1, 2015.

Being Emerald By Sylvia Ryan

Being Emerald

By Sylvia Ryan

*Copy received courtesy of NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

The front cover of a book fascinates me, so I decided to request for a free book in an exchange for an honest review. The other thing on the cover also caught my attention, which is a quote said, “They’ll escape New Atlanta or die trying.” It gave me an idea to enjoy reading a romance and action book because it will not be a tedious book. My perspective on the cover proves me correct. I didn’t have any regrets for reading this entertaining book!

You know how the social categories in America work. It is the same idea in this book, but instead of high, middle, and low class. In this book, the social categories are called Sapphire, Emerald, and Amber. Sapphire is considered as a high class while Emerald is a middle class, and Amber is a low class. Once you born in the specific class, then you will be staying in the class for the rest of your life unless you have talents to promote your social status. If you are transferring to another upper status, then you are forbidden to contact your family if they are in a different social category. Sapphire, Emerald, and Amber do not associate with each other. They have their own zone, which they cannot come across  with each other unless they have an permission from higher authorities

Rock, was born in Amber, promoted his status to Emerald. However Amber will always be his home. He despite Emerald social status, but he has to accept it in order to survive the world. His father and he have been planning to an uprising, and he plans to escape from Emerald’s zone by himself, but he meets a lady that sparks his interests. He cannot ignore her, but will he resist her?

Laila, who also was born in Amber, just got promoted her status to Emerald. Thanks to her high intelligent quotient, which is a priority reason why she is able to promoting her social status. She runs the program called the Fine Arts and Artifacts, and she needs a bodyguard. Guess who will be her bodyguard? Of course *drum roll* Rock is her bodyguard. Laila has an empathy power that she can control very well. She tried to use her empathy power on Rock when they first met. Unfortunately, it doesn’t go well because Rock’s aura made her nauseated, and she cannot shake it off unless she is in the different room from him. What are Rock’s dark secrets that scares her to her core?

From the beginning to end, there are many actions going on in this book. Of course, the sex is induced otherwise I will not like this book! Oh my goodness, before you decide to read this book. Make sure you are prepared because I definitely didn’t prepare for a lot of kinky sex! After I am finished reading this book. I was like I need to bleach my eyes! If you love romance with kinky sex book, then this is a book for you!

Filthy Rich By Dawn Ryder

Filthy Rich

By Dawn Ryder

*I requested a free book in an exchange for an honest review in NetGalley.com*

Celeste and Nartan meet each other through their friends, Sabra and Tarak. Celeste’s first impression about Nartan is that he is an control man and a player. He wants sex with no commitment relationship in the mind. She is trying so hard to subsiding her feelings for him, and ignores the obvious passion connects between them. Nartan is an Alpha man, and his bloodline is Apache. He always has sex with women who don’t expect anything from him except pleasure.

Celeste is a divorced woman. She is a succeed lawyer, and possess a black belt in martial arts. She was in a verbal abusive relationship, which makes her push everyone away even her best friend Sabra. Until one day, her husband finally got into the jail, and that’s when she decides it is the best time for filing the divorce papers. Unfortunately, her previous marriage left her scars. Scars cannot be completely healed, but they can be a good reminder who you are today, and what they’ve done to make you stronger.

Nartan is a owner of a restaurant that Celeste frequently attends to because she loves the foods there. Meets Celeste makes him very tempting to claim her, and he cannot refute that there is something between him and Celeste. It was a game changer for him because he always gets what he wants with women without being in a serious relationship, and he loves challenges. Will he succeed?

I like Nartan because he is being honest with himself, and proves himself to be a good man by keeping his promises. I am big on keeping promises. I like it when a person makes a promise and keep it. He may be a player at the first, but he realizes he wants to be tied down. Nartan is a very open-minded person. He really appreciates the life and the essence of life itself.  Of course, It is expected of an Apache man.

I dislike Celeste because she is a judgmental person. She judges Nartan by the looks of him without getting to know more about him. She jumps to conclusions often without analyzing the circumstance first before making bad remarks. Her character is very annoying.

I was interesting in the beginning of the book, but until I’ve arrived in the middle of a book then everything is predictable. I’ve seen this exact pattern before. It is getting old for me. There is nothing exciting in this book except the smutty parts.

I advise you to read “Out of Bounds” before reading this book. It might help you to have more interesting.

The book has been published on Feb 3, 2015