Daisy and Marcus’ romance was nothing
short of brilliant. Comprende?
of my most anticipated releases, this eloquently written novella is not only Kristen
Ashley at her very finest but also absolute proof that she truly adores her
fans. Reawakening is a gift to all
the Rock Chicks out there who yearned for this couple’s journey. For new
readers, it’s a great introduction into the fantastical world of KA. Be prepared,
this emotional story will pull on your heartstrings and have you swooning. From
the prologue to the very last word, I was a blubbering mess crying both happy
and sorrowful tears. It surpassed everything I could have possibly hoped and
dreamed for these beloved characters.
secondary characters and an already established couple in the Rock Chick and
Unfinished Heroes Series, I was constantly teased with bits and pieces of Daisy
and Marcus’ relationship. But being the greedy little reader that I am, I’ve
always ached for more.
wanted all of them.
craved their beginnings to discover the reasons why they chose certain paths in
life. I needed to own a piece of their future, hopeful to see more of a
‘happily ever after’. I wanted to experience all the beauty and pain that led
this sweet, kindhearted former stripper to fall into the life and heart of one
of Denver’s most notorious mobsters. And after years of longing, I thankfully got
my wish. It was pure bliss stepping into Daisy and Marcus' lives, falling in
love with their characters all over again.
like the best friend every woman needs whose radiant personality brightens even
the cloudiest of days.
Larger-than-life and The
Ultimate Rock Chick, I’ve been in love with all things Daisy and her tinkling-bell
giggle ever since she exploded onto the scene in RC Rescue. A woman who speaks her mind and has a unique sense of
style, her sassy attitude and bubbly persona never failed to make me giggle. However,
it is here where her character broke me. With a past filled with sorrow and
undeserved mistreatment, her only escape to find peace was to build castles in
had the feeling Daisy’s backstory would be emotional. But seeing the cruelness
she survived totally shattered me.
Nevertheless, all the ugliness served only to
strengthen her character into the gracious woman I admire. She embodies
everything I downright idolize when it comes to KA’s heroines ~ Daisy’s a steel
magnolia, possessing the will to persevere, regardless of the circumstances. She’s
a remarkable woman worthy of the affections from her very own prince charming ~
the handsome and classy Marcus Sloan.
much as I enjoyed seeing Daisy’s character blossom, it was Marcus who stole the
show and my heart during this read. When it comes to leading men, Kristen
Ashley wears the crown as my “Queen of all Alphas”. There’s just something
magical about each one that touches me so deeply. The Marcus I met in Reawakening is in a class of his own and
has become one of my all-time favorite heroes.
dark, edgy, and a crime boss who’s feared, Marcus is an anti-hero. Seeing all
the heartaches from his childhood I finally understood the shrewd man he needed
to be. But is was through his love for Daisy that I saw into his beautiful soul
and fell hard for the true gentleman beneath the exquisite three-piece suits. His
limitless patience and dedication to Daisy, his unyielding determination to
break through her walls, his fierce protectiveness and his tender passionate
ways…the reasons why I adore him are immeasurable. In Marcus, KA created my
vision of the perfect dream man.
Rock Chick Reawakening
was an amazingly poignant read. Soul crushing, inspirational, filled with
passion and oodles of laughs, this novella, which was a whole lot of story,
will make your heart burst. And the epilogue…Epic!All I can say is so many tears of joy were
shed ~ I was out of control. A glorious ending that ties into the Rock Chick
Series magnificently. A great big heartfelt thank you to Kristen for giving
Daisy and Marcus such a wonderful story that will stay with me forever.
voluntarily reviewed an advance copy of this publication.
Good heavens I am totally
obsessed with this series. The Lawless siblings quest to discover the truth
behind their parents’ murder and to clear their father’s name continues in Satisfaction
and once again Lexi Blake reeled me into her tangled web of secrets, lies and
deceptions. With a plot masterfully filled with suspense, twists and loads of
passion, I could not put Brandon and Carly’s romance down. It was a
satisfyingly juicy and steamy read.
Following the story line we
met all the Lawless children, how they were left orphaned years ago and their need
for justice. Satisfaction is Brandon’s story - the younger brother riddled
with fears who felt unworthy of being loved. Left on his own for so many years,
he barely survived the cruelty of the foster care system. Bran’s past was
heartbreaking and I couldn’t help but fall for his character even more. Seeing
his childhood traumas, I understood his need to protect ‘damsels in distress’
and his constant struggle to become a man his family could rely on.
The next stage of their
grand plan is to unearth information guarded by one of the family’s enemies, Patricia
(TV personality and their father’s former partner). Carly, Patricia’s mousy personal
assistant is the key to getting the information. It’s up to Bran to convince
her to cooperate by using any means necessary. But Bran could not bring himself
to be deceitful, and I loved how honest he was with Carly from the beginning. She
had her own troubles to contend with, and Bran immediately recognized her
vulnerabilities. As a result, a deal was struck – Carly will help Bran, as he
offers her protection against the thugs who threatened her life. Along the way,
they discover there is more to their relationship. There’s an electrical spark,
an undeniable attraction between the two that could no longer be ignored.
Bran and Carly were perfect
together. Both insecure and hopelessly struggling against personal demons,
their blossoming relationship led them on a path to discover not only love, but
also the potential to build trust and confidence. The chemistry they shared was
HOT. Brandon was just as sexy as he was sweet - a true and honest hero that I
could not help but adore.Satisfaction
was an intense roller-coaster ride with a cliffhanger of an ending that had me
screaming for more. This is a great series that I highly recommend to lovers of
steamy romantic suspense novels. Now my wait begins for the final Lawless saga,
I voluntarily read an advance copy in exchanged for an honest review
I just want
to crawl inside Nina Lane’s mind as she magically brings her oh-so-swoon worthy
heroes and their romances to life. It never fails. Each time, with every story
penned, Lane touches the very heart of me as I become so totally lost within
her fantastical worlds. Everything around me simply fades away until all that
remains is the beauty created from her written words. It’s no surprise how
easily Evan “Heartbreaker” Stone stole my heart with all his sugary sweetness
and off the charts hotness. He melted me like a delicious piece of fine chocolate.
I savored Evan and Hannah’s passion filled journey in Sweet Escape ~ from their no-strings-attached fling to undeniable true
My love story starts with a broken heart.
In Sweet Dreams, (the first
book in the Sugar Rush Series), we met the adorably stubborn Evan Stone and
learned all about his serious heart condition. Constantly under the watchful
eyes of his family, he was frequently reminded of his life-long illness and
limitations, much to his vexation.
One of the reasons why I loved Evan’s
character in Sweet Escape (aside from
his sexiness and luscious gorgeousness) was seeing his unwavering determination
to push the envelope. He lived life to the fullest, as much as his
circumstances would allow, and approached every obstacle head-on. Loved that
his physical weakness only served to strengthen his resolve. He fights for what
he wants, especially when it came to the family business and eventually
Hannah’s presence in his life. But there’s a vulnerable side to Evan that moved
me. Because of his health issues, Evan had insecurities, thus felt the need to
avoid long-term romantic relationships. He’s nicknamed “Heartbreaker” for that reason.
So when Hannah Lockhart stepped into his life, with her willingness to eventually
leave and travel the world, she seemed to be the perfect woman for a fleeting sex-filled
fling. The only problem… the connection between them became too powerful to
deny. As much as Evan’s fears and stubbornness tried to convince him otherwise,
Hannah was in his heart. And oh boy, these two were passionately hot and heavy.
Nina Lane certainly knows how to turn up the heat level to scorching.
I have to admit
I had some reservations with Hannah’s character for part of this read, as well
as when she was introduced in the first installment. She was a self-proclaimed
wanderlust, making her way around the world, blogging about her adventures. The
last place she wanted to be was stuck in a small town, running Wild Child
Bakery, during her sister’s absence. Her flightiness had me anxious as it caused
a bit of push-and-pull within the story line. Even though I always relish the
build up of angst, there were times her actions had me worried about how their
relationship would turn out. But given the opportunity, seeing the reasons why
Hannah felt the need to run from her family and past, I eventually understood
her mindset. In the end, she proved to be the right girl for lovable Evan.
seeing this couple work through their fears and difficulties while feeding each
other strength. How Hannah never focused on Evan’s weaknesses, only his love
and determination.I adored the way Evan
got all that was Hannah, never judging and always supportive. For a man with a
“broken heart”, I found his character to have the biggest and most
compassionate heart of all. And holy crap was Evan dominating and HOT! The
sexual chemistry this couple shared was explosive. Honestly, Nina knows how to
write a sizzling sex scene that makes my heart flutter every time.
Sweet Escape was a great emotional, steamy
treat with just the right amount of drama, laughter and heartfelt moments built
into the story line. I’ll never get my fill of Lane’s writing style, the way
her stories flow and how she brings to life a cast of such lovable characters,
especially her sincere heroes. This is the perfect read for when your in the
mood for a truly feel good romance.
Although part of a series, this can absolutely be read as a standalone novel.
Thank you Nina for another wonderful reading experience. Looking forward to
more from the sexy Stone Brothers.
reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book.
Frigid indeed. Gabriel
“Scottie” Scott, manager of the infamous rock band Kill John, is known for his controlling
nature and icy demeanor. In “Idol”,
book one of the VIP series, he did not give me the warm and fuzzy ‘oh so easy
to fall in love with’ feeling. Regardless, his detached persona totally fascinated
me. When “Managed” popped up on my
kindle, I could not wait to jump into this story to see firstly, if I could
warm up to his character and secondly, meet the heroine that would hopefully unravel
him. As it turned out, Scottie quickly won me over. A few pages in and one
bumpy airplane ride with the vivacious Sophie was all it took for Gabriel to
worm his way into my heart.
"You are my warmth."
“I wasn’t prepared to need you this much. I
don’t know who I am anymore if you aren’t with me.”
Gabriel was totally
swoon-worthy. Honestly, just the way he was described, I had all these
deliciously handsome visuals flooding my mind’s eye. Tall, dark, gorgeous ~ a
body of a Grecian god ~ looks of a runway model… Yeesh, Gabriel made my heart
“You are beautiful, Gabriel.” His expression
“It’s only veneer. Nothing of what I am on
He proved himself wrong. There
was a loving, beautiful man buried beneath that all that veneer.
Add to that goodness, Gabriel
had an air of mystery. On the surface he was refined, professional, calculating
and meticulous in all ways. Business being the priority, managing the band
consumed his life. But hidden underneath the façade lived a man filled with
secrets and fears. There were times his character was stripped bare to expose both
his anxieties and his fierce, almost savage side. I loved seeing him uninhibited
thanks to Sophie. Being his absolute opposite, she brought Gabriel to life. Through
her love, he opened up his heart to become a lovable and passionate hero that I completely
fell for. And despite his pretentious personality, Gabriel could be down right
funny, especially in his back and forth banter with Sophie and his band mates.
This scene in particular had me giggling out loud.
hits me like a fist to the gut: she has been, yet again, fucking with me…
bite the inside of my cheek to keep from grinning. Leaning forward, I crowd her
space, ignoring the scent of lemon tart that floats around her.
tenses right up, her head jerking back, her body bolting straight. I love it.
right,” I murmur low in her ear, as she shivers and wiggles to get away. “You
caught me. I do want oral satisfaction. Badly. Be a dear and take the edge off
gasps, velvety skin going pale. “Are you kidding me?”
already went over this.” I reach beneath my seatbelt to undo my actual belt.
“I’m in need, and it has to be you.”
wait a minute, buddy.” Her hand presses against my chest and quickly flinches
back, as if the contact burns. Oddly, it was rather warm, and I still feel the
imprint of her hand through the layers of my clothes. I ignore that too and
give her an exaggerated brow wiggle…
come on, love. Give us a suck, eh? Just a little teasing lick of the tip?”
And when confessing his
feelings to the guys, Gabriel managed cracked me up…
glance around. The guys are giving me my privacy by watching the TV. But they
are here. For me. They’ll never leave me behind. My mates. My family.
love you too,” I blurt out.
And instantly regret it. My face burns as they all turn my way with varying
degrees of shock in their expressions.
Rye gurgles on a laugh.
I mutter. “That’s not… You know what I mean. You’re my mates.”
Whoville they say that the Grinch’s small heart grew three sizes that day,’”
off,” I growl, fighting a smile. But I won’t retreat anymore. Sophie was right;
it hurts both me and them when I do that. I look each of them in the eye. “I
Aside from what he believed
himself to be, Gabriel was beyond loving, truly sincere and down right sexy. He's the type of hero who could melt your heart as well as make you tingle.
now and spread those lovely thighs wider like a good, chatty girl. I’ve
work to do here.”
Sophie Darling was riotous ~ a likeable
bold and sassy heroine that perfectly complimented the uppity Gabriel. Beyond
chatty and extremely blunt, she was a cyclonic force, leaving Gabriel no choice
but to yield and break all of his rules. From their whacky first encounter on
an airplane ride to London, to becoming part of the bands’ entourage, Sophie
made her way into our hero’s heart, forever changing him. Her lighthearted and whimsical
personality made this a super fun and sexy read.
I freaking adored everything
about this book – the steaminess, the laughs, Sophie’s silliness, Gabriel’s broody
sexiness, the bonds of friendship and the bands’ hijinks. It was an addictive low
angst read that I devoured in just one sitting and it reminded me of all
the reasons why I fell in love with this author’s writing style. Once again, Callihan
penned another trademark slow burning love story, taking the time to develop
her dynamic characters and their friends-to-lovers-opposites-attract
relationship, while weaving in tons of sexual tension. I liked the fact that
Gabriel and Sophie’s romance was unhurried. And once their sexual hunger was
finally unleashed... all I can say is WOW. Gabriel was off the charts scorching
HOT. As their fiery passion ignited
, I fell deeper in love with this couple. Although “Managed” is book two in the VIP Series,
it can totally be read as a stand-alone. (But I highly recommend reading “Idol”. It too was a fantastic read).
Can’t wait for the next sexy Kill John rocker to fall in love!
I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book