Archive | July 3, 2014

Review- Exquisite Trouble- Ann Mayburn

exquisite TroubleBefore I met Smoke I’d never been kissed, really kissed, by a man, let alone a biker sex god bent on taking my virginity and my heart.

I got dragged into the deadly world of the Iron Horse MC by my crazy twin sister who is engaged to the club’s President and the schemes of my even crazier mom who only cares about herself. Smoke has been assigned by the club to keep me safe even though he’s everything that I should be afraid of. He’s the kind of man who lives by his own rules and does whatever he wants whenever he wants, but he treats me like I’m something rare and precious, not a socially dysfunctional basket case who has no idea how to love, but needs him more than her next breath.

Not that my feelings matter, because if we don’t find my mother soon, the only thing I’ll have to be worried about is who is going to kill me first


Tamara’s Review

Wow, wow, wow! What a hot start to a new series for Ann Mayburn. I love Ann and Exquisite Trouble rocked my world. A look deeply into the MC lifestyle, rife with danger, excitement and mystery. Hot motorcycle riding heroes and their odd group of “old ladies.”
I loved every minute of this book… until I reached the end. Then I wanted to grab Ann by the neck and strangle her! Cliffhanger! Gah!
The characters in Exquisite Trouble twisted your brain. Hard, dangerous men. I won’t tell you how they came by their “street names”, but the origin of Smoke’s moniker is enough to make you afraid to close your eyes at night. However, though he is deadly and quick to anger, when it comes to Swan, he has the patience of a saint.
I loved the relationship between Swan and Smoke. The easy way he accepts her idiosyncrasies and laughs off her “bitchiness.”
Swan was a crazy mix of innocence and strength. Raised in a cloistered environment, Swan has been shielded from the “real” world, but exposed to things most “normal” people will never encounter. Consequently, she shows absolutely no fear. The more uncomfortable she becomes, the more sarcastic her mouth runs.
I could not put this book down. If you are a fan of MC romance, Exquisite Trouble is right up your alley. If, like me, you are new to this genre, Exquisite Trouble will hook you and reel you in.
I highly recommend this steamy,edge of your seat romance. I can’t wait for book 2! Write fast Ann I NEED to know what happens next!

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SSLY recommended read

Outback Hearts- Susan Stoker



Outback Hearts (Beyond Reality Series) by Susan Stoker

Sam travels to Australia to take part in a reality show to find her true love. She doesn’t expect to find that the other contestants are all model-beautiful and ready to lie their way into the bachelor’s heart. Sam desperately wants to be loved for who she is, plain and simple. Alex never expects to find his one true match on a reality show, but figures he’s got nothing to lose. Spending a few weeks with beautiful women won’t be a hardship. At least, until he meets the contestants and realizes things will be harder than he thought. Sam struggles through the Australian wildlife and crazy competitions while Alex struggles to figure out what is real and what isn’t when dealing with the contestants. Sam and Alex struggle to find true love while beating back the odds, producers, contestants, and deadly animals to find each other and their destinies.
“And what is it you really want?” Sam asked, turning her head around to look at him. “I want someone I can laugh with. I want a woman who I can sit on a park bench and not speak, but still be comfortable with. I want a woman who wants me for who I am, not for what I can give her. I want a woman who can be my friend as well as my lover. I want a woman who will stand in the rain with me just because it’s there and not worry about her makeup or her hair. I want a woman who’s strong, but who can still lean on me. I want to look forward to going home because I know that she’s there. I want a woman I can take care of. Who will let me pamper her just because I want to.” Alex took a deep breath and looked down at Sammi. “I want a companion. I want someone to call my own and a woman who can call me hers.” Alex saw a tear fall from Sammi’s eye. He reached up with his finger to brush it away. “I want this,” he said softly and dipped his head to her lips. Alex’s hand went to the back of Sam’s neck and tightened, drawing her to him. His lips moved on hers. Sam let out a short moan.
Susan Stoker currently lives in Texas, but over the last fourteen years has also lived in Missouri, California, Colorado, and Indiana. She met the love of her life on “Hotmail classified” before such a thing as online dating and sites like even existed! Being the spouse of an Enlisted Army man was an experience, and spending four years apart while he was stationed in Korea and then sent to a different State then she was living was not fun. But now that he’s retired HE gets to follow HER around the country! Susan and her husband are passionate about adopting dogs from rescue groups and shelters. They’ve had a total of nine “rescued” dogs in their brief 14 year marriage. Mainly basset hounds and bloodhounds, but they’ve recently branched out and adopted a basset/terrier mix. As a type A person, Susan has two master’s degrees and her PhD, but tells people that all having a PhD means is that she can write really long papers. She’s been reading romances since middle school, even once crossing out all the names in a book and changing them to her own and to the name of her crush. She’s been writing scenes for years, thinking about what she likes, and recently tried stringing the scenes into a book. Her first series, Beyond Reality, will be a trilogy, with all three books in the series having HEAs. Happy Reading!
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