New Release Book Review: High Heat by Annabeth Albert

High HeatHigh Heat by Annabeth Albert is book #2 in the Hotshots series, I really enjoyed book #1 Burn Zone so I was keen to read this newest book. This one was less about the Hotshots team than the first because Garrick, one of our leading men injured himself severely at the end of book one, and this is his story.

I really loved this novel, it was sweet and had all the feels, while at the same time dealing with the issue of being able to move on with life when your dream isn’t possible anymore due to a permanent injury.

After Garrick’s accident, he is learning to deal with his permanent injuries as well as the loss of his job as a Hotshot jumper, the only thing he sees himself doing. A stray dog coming into his life forces a meeting with his neighbour’s grandson, Rain, a wonderfully flamboyant young man, who is just what Garrick needs to pull him through this chapter of his life. But Rain wants more than just one chapter, while Garrick doesn’t think he is worthy.

I enjoyed the relationship which grew between these two. I absolutely loved Rain, he was a breath of fresh air, not willing to be anything other than who he is, but at the same time has doubts of his own. Rain bought plenty of humour to the interactions between the two of them. Garrick had some life lessons to learn as well as learning to believe that he was worthy of being happy and that there was more to life than being a jumper.

I look forward to book 3.

Thanks to NetGalley and Harlequin – Carina Press for a digital copy in return for an honest review.

Release Blitz and Book Review: Never a Saint by Lila Rose

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Never a Saint Ebook Cover-1I was excited to receive book #2 in the polished P&P series as I really enjoyed book #1 Wreck Me Forever (review to come). This was another MM romance with one of the main characters never having thought about being involved with another guy. There are a few novels of this trope around at the moment and I am really enjoying them. I like the idea that it’s not always clear cut about who we fall in love with.

This novel focuses on Kylo and Saint (Zion) who we met in book #1, but this can easily be read as a standalone if you like. Saint is one of the high up members of the Diamond MC and part-owner of Polished Pussies and Penises, a brothel and escort service. When Kylo goes for a job there and a challenge is made, things take quite the turn for these two. I really enjoyed the dynamics between these guys, it was both sweet and amusing and I loved the way Saint persued Kylo much to Kylo’s disbelief.

Kylo’s background is not a good one and this comes to a head in the last third of the book, the way it plays out is pretty violent, but this is a Motorcycle Club after all.

I loved catching up with the characters from book #1 and look forward to book #3.

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Kylo Lee, prospect to the Diamond MC, makes a career shift to help better his future. He doesn’t know it will change him in more ways than one, and it’s all to do with a certain man who confuses and annoys him, while sending his emotions wild.

Just when everything is falling into place, life takes a turn down a road where Kylo doesn’t want to go. His past comes back to bite him in the ass. Pain surrounds him and all that can make him happy is vengeance, and the man who surprisingly still stands at his side.

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Never a Saint CR TeaserEXCERPT

“Kylo,” he called. I looked to him as he walked back to where he’d left his phone. Then he had my eyes again. He put a knee to the bed, leaned over, and pressed his lips to my shoulder.

“Night,” he said, and looked up at me.

I cleared my thick throat.

He’d kissed my shoulder.

My skin.

“Yeah, night.” I nodded. He grinned, straightened, and walked from the room.

What the hell was that all about?

Why did he do that?

This was fucking weird. He made no sense. I scrubbed a hand over my face.

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Lila was born in Brisbane Australia, her step-dad was in the Army which caused them to move around a lot. They finally settled in country Victoria, Australia. Being the youngest of four children she admits she was spoilt a bit. Even drove her mum crazy when she refused to eat meat at a young age.

Now, Lila lives with her husband and two children.

She started writing in 2013 and self-published the first of the Hawks MC: Ballarat Charter series- Holding Out. Since then, she has published eleven other titles, which range from erotica, humorous romance, YA and paranormal.

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Cover Reveal & Teaser Except: Never a Saint by Lila Rose

 

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Never a Saint Ebook Cover-1BLURB

Kylo Lee, prospect to the Diamond MC, makes a career shift to help better his future. He doesn’t know it will change him in more ways than one, and it’s all to do with a certain man who confuses and annoys him, while sending his emotions wild.

Just when everything is falling into place, life takes a turn down a road where Kylo doesn’t want to go. His past comes back to bite him in the ass. Pain surrounds him and all that can make him happy is vengeance, and the man who surprisingly still stands at his side.  

 

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Series: Polished P & P #2             Genre: MM Romance

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Never a Saint CR TeaserEXCERPT

“Kylo,” he called. I looked to him as he walked back to where he’d left his phone. Then he had my eyes again. He put a knee to the bed, leaned over, and pressed his lips to my shoulder. 

“Night,” he said, and looked up at me.

I cleared my thick throat. 

He’d kissed my shoulder. 

My skin. 

“Yeah, night.” I nodded. He grinned, straightened, and walked from the room. 

What the hell was that all about? 

Why did he do that? 

This was fucking weird. He made no sense. I scrubbed a hand over my face. 

 

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Lila was born in Brisbane Australia, her step-dad was in the Army which caused them to move around a lot. They finally settled in country Victoria, Australia. Being the youngest of four children she admits she was spoilt a bit. Even drove her mum crazy when she refused to eat meat at a young age.

Now, Lila lives with her husband and two children.

She started writing in 2013 and self-published the first of the Hawks MC: Ballarat Charter series- Holding Out. Since then, she has published eleven other titles, which range from erotica, humorous romance, YA and paranormal. 

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New Release Book Review: Burn Zone by Annabeth Albert

Burn ZoneI’m a big fan of Annabeth Albert’s MM romance novels and was excited to see she had a new series coming out. Burn Zone is book #1 in the Hot Shots series and we are introduced to a team of smoke jumpers, a highly dangerous job that can save many lives, but also take lives too.

After his older brother dies, Jacob joins the smoke jumpers squad. His brothers best mate, Lincoln, also a smoke jumper, is not happy to see him there. But it’s not just the danger that makes him upset about Jacob being on his crew.

These two have a complicated history of attraction between them and Jacob is out to make it even more complicated. I really did enjoy the friendship that developed between Jacob and Lincoln and I liked how it turned into much more despite the reservations that Lincoln had.

I wasn’t a big fan of Jacob’s family, I have never understood the way people can treat others just because of their sexuality, and I certainly don’t understand how family or friends can behave in such an unsupportive manner. Learning how Jacob’s brother treated Lincoln who was supposed to be his best friend, really made me question whether you’d really want a friend like that.

I look forward to the next book in this series.

Thank you to NetGalley and Carina Press for a digital copy of this novel in return for an honest review.

#20Backlistin2020: Book Review: Beyond Identity by Karrie Roman

Beyond IdentityI read a previous novel by Karrie Roman and thought it was a fabulous read, so I was keen to read Beyond Identity, but for some reason it has been on my shelf since the end of August, I’m not sure what was happening around that time but I seem to have a fair few backlist books from this period. This is my fourth #20Backlistin2020 review and it does feel so good to be getting some of these great books read.

This was one book I was loath to put down in order to go to work, I was hooked from the beginning and despite some of it feeling a little bit hard to believe, I really enjoyed it.

I really liked both of the main characters, Noah, who is currently homeless, is bashed on the streets one night ending up in hospital. Harry is a financial reporter trying to become an investigative journalist, he is doing a story on the homeless community and when he hears of the assault on Noah, he turns up at the hospital to see if he can interview him.

Noah was a great character, at first unwilling to ask for help, but slowly letting his guard down as his relationship with Harry progressed. As I found out about Noah’s situation, it seemed it was another all too familiar case of a child getting lost in the system, just like real life. I really liked Noah and I liked seeing how he was tough but vulnerable.

I liked Harry, I liked how his compassion and empathy wouldn’t allow him to turn away from Noah, a complete stranger when he was in need of someone to help him, and that he was willing to follow Noah and help him to uncover the truth about his past.

There was plenty of chemistry between Noah and Harry, as well as genuine affection, and I loved how this relationship bloomed.

The truth about Noah’s past and his parents went in several directions I wasn’t expecting and one I was. It will never cease to amaze me the lengths some people will go to to be top dog. There were a few moments when I didn’t know if all was going to end well or not and I had to keep reading despite the need to sleep.

I look forward to reading more books by this author.

Thanks to NetGalley and Ninestar Press for a digital copy of this novel in return for an honest review.

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