Check out this new awesome read by author Elizabeth Lee - This book is also edited by one of my favorite book bloggers! Mickey @ I'm a book shark
Publication Date:February 16, 2014
The follow up to GIVE ME SOMETHING...
TAKING SOMETHING I know what you’re thinking. “You were such a jerk, Nick!” Believe me, I know I screwed up the best thing I had going in my life, but that was kind of my thing. I’d learned how to run cons before I could even form complete sentences, and I’d always been selfish. But I changed. Lila forgave me, my brother and I were getting along, and I was trying to make a name for myself in the music world.
At least that was what I was trying to do when I negotiated my way into the recording studio with pop superstar Sadie Sinclair. I thought it would be a piece of cake—charm my way into her heart and into her record label’s good graces.
Just when I thought I had it all figured out, I got mixed up in a web of lies, manipulation, and deception. A web that had me questioning my motives and desires altogether.
This is book 2 in the Ethan Frost series! Due out July...
Don't forget to check out book 1 Ruined
He’s the last man Chloe Girard should love . . . but the first she ever could.Ethan Frost is a visionary, a genius, every woman’s deepest, darkest fantasy—even mine. And, somehow, I am his.
He stole into my life like a dream. Turned my reality upside down and made my every desire come true—especially those I never knew I had. He demanded everything I had to give and gave me everything of himself in return.
But dreams don’t last forever, and ours is no exception. Because my nightmares are darker, and my wounds deeper, than I could ever reveal. And as much as Ethan wants to protect me, the secrets we share will only tear us apart.
I have honestly never read a Melody Anne book that's I have not liked and book 5 in the baby for a billionaire series was no different.
This story is that of Misty and Bryson -
After living in the system as a child and then falling into the hands of a corrupt cop who would beat her to the point of death, Misty Elton's life is something of a nightmare, A living hell.. She knows she has to escape and goes on the run scared for her life.
Bryson is an FBI agent who's been put on the case of bringing Jesse down. It's a hard task to build a case against this scumbag who seems to have help in high places, evidence going missing, witnesses turning up dead. He needs Misty to testify and help him, what he doesn't count on is the emotion she brings out in him, the need to protect her.
When DNA proves she is the long lost sister to Damien (book 4) and relative to the Anderson family he knows he would do anything to give this woman the family she has never had and always dreamed to have.
The pages of this book are filled with raw emotion that blew me away, the shear intensity was something else! Misty may look down on herself and lack confidence but when it comes down to it she is strong, a real fighter and her spirit to win was inspiring,
Bryson was a great match for Misty, big and strong a great protector for Misty but also loyal and a real anchor. This book was a little different from the others in the series with its Gritty circumstance and dark nature, but it was never the less amazing and action packed.
Jesse was real scum, soul pitch black scary, Melody did a great job with character portrayal. Jesse came across as a very real villain to me.
One thing I love about Melody is she has a great way of tying in other characters, reminding us of past events and bringing things full circle. I did a little happy dance to spend time with Damien and his family again..
I will suggest that before you read this book to look at the Anderson Family tree once again. It can be hard at times to remember how all of these characters are entwined.
Many Thanks to Author H.M Ward for giving me a ARC of this book, in return for an honest review Find out more about this author and the Ferro's HERE!!
The Arrangement 14 picks up right after Avery is drugged and thrown in a box. Honestly things aren't looking good for her! We were left with so many questions regarding Sean and his intentions, I'm happy to breathe a sigh of relief.
This installment has Black and Sean some what teaming up in order to catch the person gunning for Avery's life. Not that either one is happy about it, and both are doing it for there own means, its hard to know who to trust.
While Avery has some pretty heavy thinking to do, can she stay with Sean and all his darkness?
Black has offered her a different position but why? Their is definitely no love lost between Black and Avery and does some of that have to do with the past history of Sean and Black? (A WTF moment)
We get the answer to one question but a million more pop up! Its like Whack a mole!
Meanwhile we have a body count that's just on the rise. Are they after Avery because of Sean? or is somebody trying to put Black out of business by hitting her Call list?..
I can't lie its entertaining writing.. I read these books like a person offered a glass of water after a month of being on an Island!
Avery and Sean are very damaged but I see him trying to be a better person and if anybody deserves the white picket fence its them.. fingers and toes crossed. Don't give up on our boy girlfriend!
We also get to see Bryan, Jon, Trystan and Mel who offer some much needed Banter and humor.
This book ends with dramatics in great fashion... but I can at least rest my wary heart that both Sean and Avery are breathing until next time.
I found myself just having to read Stripped, after falling in love with Sean, Peter and Bryan I had to give the youngest and wildest Ferro a chance!
Ever wonder what events happen in a person's life for them to act the way they do? Stripped gives us an inside look into Jon and Cassie's history.
This couple met years before as teenagers, Jon being Jon got shipped to his uncle for the summer to think about his crazy ways. He doesn't fit into the dutiful son mold his mother would like.
Cassie is a virgin who is waiting for marriage, Jon is intrigued by this nobody turns down Jon Ferro but she does and because of this Jon keeps coming back to visit his new found friend who quickly becomes his best friend.
But when a misunderstanding rips them apart both are left heart broken and have no further contact. So you can imagine Jon's shock at when throwing a bachelor party for his brother years later the Dancer/ stripper happens to be his childhood friend, the woman who broke his heart.
The Cassie he knows would never be a dancer.. He has to find out what took Cassie down this road, and even though he shouldn't feel anything for this woman he wants to save her.
In love with these characters!! Jon on the surface seems a fun guy when in reality he uses his behavior to hide behind. His family is crazy and he's been catching the eye of his father's girlfriends since boyhood. This man has many emotional scars and is most definitely misunderstood.
Cassie wanted a fairy tale and got an abusive husband, its heartbreaking to read of her emotions, her shame when she realizes Jon the past love of her young life is watching her. The fierceness of his actions in order to keep her safe made for great reading I ate up every word.
Jon is just as yummy as his brothers, and what I love about the Ferro family stories is they all interlock with events from each book, we get to see our favorite characters again and again!
H.M Ward is an amazing author with well developed characters and a very descriptive events. I loved going between the past and currant times of Jon and Cassie to enjoy a deeper understanding of their history.
I love reading books, the characters, the worlds that let you escape every day living. So in turn I love the authors.. I'm in awe of such talent! Just like some people go crazy over movie stars or pop bands I get star struck communicating with some of my favorite authors.
That's part of the love of book reviewing for me.. Sharing my opinion with others and giving authors my feed back.
But do you ever feel like Authors get a raw deal? It came to my attention as of late that sometimes it seems whatever book writing path they take they in fact can't win.
I am a fan of the Sylvia Day Fan page over on FB and just the other day a reader slandered her:
"I'm sick of waiting for this book, you don't communicate properly with your fans, dragging out the series, what is the hold up"
It kind of sucked to read simply because it isn't true Ms Day always seems to be on her page giving updates or contests. She has been the first to explain about date set backs etc.
I don't pretend to know the in's and outs of writing a book but if you go with a big publisher, editor, production its going to take longer to get a book out.. simply because their are a chain of people, marketing and so on...
Then if you look at HM Ward she is an author that Self Pubs, her books are usually broken into smaller parts every 3 or 4 weeks to keep her fans waiting less. I see on a daily comments and complaints about the size of her books or the price tag. None of these seems to be any type of constructive criticism just plain abusive. Never mind this author publishes her books often, does have over heads (I'm sure) and always giving away items in contests or chances for ARC.
So its my opinion that authors truly cant win. Just a thought but if an author was to slack in a certain area of the process wouldn't their work suffer for it?
If you feel an author isn't for you then move on the other million out there. The great thing about books is I can read a book and another person can read the same book, but when we get to the end of it we can have two different opinions.
But the Abuse and I call it that because its exactly what it is... not needed! And frankly who would want to communicate with an abusive fan.
I was given this book from Netgalley in return for an honest review.
3 years ago Carissa was new to town, ready to escape the baggage that had been holding her back. She meets Josh a Marine who's ready to ship out for deployment. The attraction is wild and their one night of sex something out of a romance novel, but Josh is shipped out before they got a chance to know each other.
Now things have changed Josh is home a popular contractor in his home town, a town where nothing escapes the gossip grapevine. Josh still has eyes for Carissa but he knows he can't act on it. It goes against the guy code.. During his deployment Carissa had a relationship with his friend Reed. Even though they are now Ex's and Reed is the town playboy he can't do that to his friend.
However when Car starts getting ripped off by Alex Kelly another contractor in town he knows he has to step in and help his friend and the woman in all his fantasies.
Great debut novel for a series that has a lot of promise. I really loved the small town feel to this story and the great characters with memorable personalities. You can just feel the stories brewing in River Bend with its Soap opera feel.
I thought Carissa and Josh made a fabulous couple, well suited and there attraction was HOT! I can't help but feel a lot of their troubles could of been avoided with their misplaced sense of loyalty. I mean come on Reed was the town whore! I liked him but he's still a whore LOL, Man I can't wait for him to fall in love!
I enjoyed the cat and mouse romance mixed with a little of mystery.. Somebody was out for Josh.. but who? and to what end? I liked that their could of been a number of suspects.