Thursday, February 11, 2016

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NEWS - HACHETTE PUBLISHING HARRY POTTER and the CURSED CHILD - THE EIGHTH STORY. NINETEEN YEARS LATER


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Little, Brown Book Group announces today that they will publish the script book Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I & II, an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, a new play by Jack Thorne written to be enjoyed on stage. The Special Rehearsal Edition of the script book (hardback, $45) will be published at 10am on 31st July 2016 AEST, following the play’s opening on 30th July, bringing the eighth Harry Potter story to a wider, global audience. The script eBook will be published simultaneously with the print editions by Pottermore, in collaboration with Little, Brown Book Group in the UK, and Scholastic in the US and Canada.

David Shelley, CEO of Little, Brown Book Group said: ‘We are so thrilled to be publishing the script of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. J.K. Rowling and her team have received a huge number of appeals from fans who can't be in London to see the play and who would like to read the play in book format – and so we are absolutely delighted to be able to make it available for them.’

Monday, February 8, 2016

BOOK REVIEW - ARCHANGEL'S KISS by NALINI SINGH - GUILD HUNTER # 2 - BERKLEY - ADULT URBAN FANTASY


By: Nalini Singh
Published By: Berkley
Released : Available Now
Details: Paperback, 323 Pages

RATING: 5 RAPHAEL & THE SEVEN STARS

Blurb: Goodreads

New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh returns to her world of angelic rulers, vampiric servants, and the woman thrust into their darkly seductive world...


Vampire hunter Elena Deveraux wakes from a year-long coma to find herself changed—an angel with wings the colors of midnight and dawn—but her fragile body needs time to heal before she can take flight. Her lover, the stunningly dangerous archangel, Raphael, is used to being in control—especially when it comes to the woman he considers his own. But Elena has never done well with authority.

They've barely begun to understand each other when Raphael receives an invitation to a ball from the archangel, Lijuan. To refuse would be a sign of fatal weakness, so Raphael must ready Elena for the flight to Beijing—and to the nightmare that awaits them there. Ancient and without conscience, Lijuan holds a power that lies with the dead. And she has organized the most perfect and most vicious of welcomes for Elena.

BOOK REVIEW by Michelle:

Yes!

Loved this installment.

Raphael is rawrrrr.

Elena and her archangel make a great couple. Raphael shows us more of himself, what is underneath. We get to see some layers about his life, his mum.

Illium is just gorgeous.

Dmitri...was AWOL. I was missing him.

BUT! We got more of the other sexy angels and vampires that aid Raphael and now Elena.

The villain of this story is...well there are a couple nut cases hell bent on being a thorn in Elena’s side. They play their parts well.

We see more into the whole, drip, drip, drip, memory of Elena’s.

Simply dig this series. I am drawn in and the pages turn.

I have the next two books to read.

If you haven't...then get yourself started on this awesome series.



Michelle



Saturday, February 6, 2016

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Series : HELL'S BASTARD # 1

Genre : DARK ROMANCE

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EXCERPT
EDGE
I growl in masculine appreciation as I watch Drill and Cyn. He has her coming for him all over his face. He’s got his mouth latched onto her pussy and isn’t letting go, and that beard of his is doing its thing. She’s writhing all over his face while sucking his cock fiercely in a classic 69 position, and I can’t stand around just watching anymore.
We won’t be going anywhere tonight because it’s all about carnal, lustful gratification.
And I aim to please.

BLURB

AN EYE FOR AN EYE

Dallas ‘Edge’ Masson lives by this rule. He is a killer.

No longer a military soldier who served his country and saw unspeakable things, he now claims the title of the Soulless Bastards MC enforcer. He has his own way of serving the club, his own little bag of tricks to enforce justice which is an art form to him, dolled out creatively and without conscience.

Sex and justice are the two things Edge understands and thrives on. He is a voyeur. Sex is hard and rough, just like his life started out, before he found the family who took him under their caring wing, who have now forgotten he exists.

If you are on his radar, be prepared to pay the ferryman, but sometimes things aren’t clear cut. Sometimes there is a grey area, but when you are trained only to see black or white, shoot first ask questions later, that’s when things get royally fucked up.

BROKEN

Whisper has lived a controlled life under the evil hand of William Dupre’ and her mistress. Opportunity knocks and she escapes into a world she was forbidden to enter.

Fate finally chose to be kind to Whisper. Trust and respect are two things Whisper did not understand. How could she?

Miss Catherine is smart and wise. She feels things in dem bones of hers.

Boxer the gentleman has his secrets, he has his contacts, and together they become Whisper’s guardian angels.

Whisper lost her existence, her identity to William Dupre’, hell’s bastard.

Miss Catherine and Boxer gave her dignity back to her. Trust and respect is a two way street.

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Friday, February 5, 2016

BOOK REVIEW - COVET by J.R. WARD - FALLEN ANGELS # 1 - PIATKUS - ADULT PARANORMAL ROMANCE

By: J.R.Ward
Published By: Piatkus
Released : Available Now
Details: Paperback, 474 Pages

RATING: 4.5 JIM & VIN STARS!

Blurb: Goodreads

Seven deadly sins. Seven souls to save. This is the first battle between a savior who doesn't believe and a demon with nothing to lose!
Redemption isn't a word Jim Heron knows much about—his specialty is revenge, and to him, sin is all relative. But everything changes when he becomes a fallen angel and is charged with saving the souls of seven people from the seven deadly sins. And failure is not an option.

Vin DiPietro long ago sold his soul to his business, and he's good with that-until fate intervenes in the form of a tough-talking, Harley-riding, self-professed savior. And then he meets a woman who will make him question his destiny, his sanity, and his heart—and he has to work with a fallen angel to win her over and redeem his own soul.



BOOK REVIEW by Michelle:

I am up to date on all BDB books and even the spinoff series and I simply couldn’t keep avoiding reading the Fallen Angels series.

I finally dived in.

Jim and Vin.

LOVE THEM!

Eddie and Adrian...huzzahhhh!!

Loved the BDB little crossovers, made me feel all comfy and snuggly getting those references throughout Covet, no matter how small.

The Iron Mask and Trez get a mention and The Commodore, (expensive high rise apartment complex) and lots of other little things you will come across.

Trez is so beautiful and protective.

Loved having him pop up.

But, this is a FALLEN ANGELS series so I digress.

Jim Heron is one of our lead men. He is a construction worker with a past. Oh aren’t they the best when they have a past?

Anyhoo he gets himself into a pickle...he is now on a mission to save seven souls.

Let the series begin.

Now all is not what it seems, but maybe you might work out a couple things along the way.

We get introduced to the sexy sub characters, Eddie Blackhawk, Adrian Vogel...oh and Dog must get a mention too. He is a dog, not that bounty hunter on t.v. He gives Jim something to care for.

Ok so Jim Heron... (why am I feeling this bird theme with the surnames? Oh because these sexy dudes, or some of them do indeed have bird surnames, coinkidinks, I think not) he has to sort Vin DiPietro out.

His first mission.

His first soul to save.

Vin is of course, handsome, rich and living a shallow life. His girlfriend is Devina ( don’t start me), but Marie-Terese crosses his path and...

Well you will have to read to find out.

J.R. Ward visually brought me a read that leapt off the pages. There is action and humor and some very sexy times.

Good vs Evil is always fun to read when J.R. Ward is penning it.



“Because if I were you, I would want you to pick me.” His eyes flashed up to hers and held on. “I would want you to choose me. Not be with me because I paid for it. I want you...to want me and want to be with me.”


Michelle

Saturday, January 30, 2016

BOOK REVIEW - ANGELS' BLOOD by NALINI SINGH - GUILD HUNTER # 1 - BERKELY - URBAN FANTASY

By: Nalini Singh
Published By : Berkley
Released : Available Now
Details: Paperback, 339 Pages

RATING : 5 RAPHAEL & DMITRI STARS!

Blurb: Goodreads

Vampire hunter Elena Deveraux knows she is the best- but she does not know if even she is good enough for this job. Hired by the dangerously beautiful archangel Raphael, a being so lethal that no mortal wants his attention, Elena knows failure is not an option—even if the task is impossible.

Because this time, it's not a wayward vamp she has to track. It's an archangel gone bad.

The job will put Elena in the midst of a killing spree like no other—and pull her to the razor's edge of passion. Even if the hunt does not destroy her, succumbing to Raphael’s seductive touch just might. For when archangels play, mortals break.



BOOK REVIEW by Michelle:

I finally got around to starting this series and I must say I am already onto Archangel's Kiss.

I really loved Nalini’s addition to the urban fantasy genre.

Raphael is an archangel and he wants Elena, a guild hunter on his payroll.

Let the shenanigans begin.

Raphael and Elena have a bit of a shoot em’ up beginning. I love how Nalini plays them off each other.

Elena is well liked by her friends and they are there for her. She is tough, not a push over when it comes to temptation and believe me with this line up of sexy angels and vampires...there is a lot to be tempted by.

There is an excellent line up of sub characters to enrich the story line.

Dmitri is a stand out sub character for me. He is one of the Seven.



Dmitri was staring straight at her, his lips brushing the milk-and-cream skin of the blonde’s arched neck, his hand lying perilously close to the soft rise of her breasts. As the door closed, she saw his fangs flash bright. Her stomach twisted in a vicious shock of hunger.

“Would you go to his bed sweetly?” Raphael asked against my ear, his voice an unsheathed blade. “Would you whimper and beg?”

Elena swallowed. “Hell, no. He’s like double-frosted chocolate mud cake. It looks good, you want to eat the whole thing, but in reality it’s too sickly sweet.” Dmitri’s sensual nature was suffocating, heavy, a blanket that repelled even as it attracted.

“If he is cake, what am I?” Cruel, sensual lips against her cheek, her jaw.

“Poison,” she whispered. “Beautiful, seductive poison.”




I loved the world building. 

The villain is a rather disgusting character named Uram. He’s gone off the rails and is doing all kinds of evil and gory things. Very bad archangel who’s got a dual... ummm...personality. If that is the correct wording? 

My eyes leaked a little at the end. I wasn't expecting to get that emotion and I LOVED the twist.

So did not see that coming. ( Just don't look at book #2 cover art

Word of the book : exigent.

I had to look it up. Means: urgent, pressing.

Never heard of it and I so want to have some exigent matters to attend to.

A really cool introduction to this series and I am all in. I don't hand out 5 stars easily but I thought Nalini pulled me into her world and I could see it all so clearly. I do love her writing style.

I highly recommend if you haven’t already met Raphael and The Seven, and you like urban fantasy, then pull up a quiet cosy squat and dig in. 

I found this cast vid on youtube and thought it was quite good. A couple characters there I haven't met yet.


Michelle


Wednesday, January 20, 2016

BOOK REVIEW - ANGELFALL by SUSAN EE - PENRYN & THE END OF DAYS # 1 - YA APOCALYPTIC

By: Susan Ee
Published By : Skyscape
Released : Available Now
Details: Kindle, 228 pages

RATING: 4.5 RAFFE & CRAZY MOMMA STARS!

Blurb: Goodreads

It's been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back.

Anything, including making a deal with an enemy angel.

Raffe is a warrior who lies broken and wingless on the street. After eons of fighting his own battles, he finds himself being rescued from a desperate situation by a half-starved teenage girl.

Traveling through a dark and twisted Northern California, they have only each other to rely on for survival. Together, they journey toward the angels' stronghold in San Francisco where she'll risk everything to rescue her sister and he'll put himself at the mercy of his greatest enemies for the chance to be made whole again.


BOOK REVIEW by Michelle :

Admittedly I have had Angelfall sitting on my Kindle for a few years. I received book three from the publisher last year and I decided it was time to crack open a book that has been so well received.

Over 100,000 ratings on Goodreads.

Holy mac and cheese! 

The apocalypse has happened. 

We meet Penryn, her sister and mother as they are leaving their home.

Angels have taken over.

A gazillion lives lost.

Shiz is real and gangs are adding to the problem of trying to survive.

You know all that good apocalyptic shiz where humans turn on each other and the weak get picked off and the strong turn into kings of their small territories.

Penryn saves an angel.

She saves Raffe.

And there begins this odd friendship between these two. 

But something happens...which leads Penryn on a search party.

Is there a romance?

Ummmm...not really. There is a passionate kiss. It is all a bit forbidden with the rules of human female and angel being a BIG no no.

All that nice forbidden stuff to deter any romance from getting its wings.

We are introduced to more characters and creatures.

For me this story really kicked off at around the last twenty percent.

Now the first eighty percent was good. I liked it.

But shiz hit the fan and all kinds of GAHHHHH was going down in that last twenty percent. 

It got a wee bit gory and ewww and a bit more ewwww.

Love the sub characters tweedle dee and dum.

Clever lads, where all is not what it seems.

I am curious about Obi. Even his name.

Now the mum.

GOOD LAWD!!

She has me confused with her behavior.

She is one mixed up can of three beans. 

She is creepy and a bit insane. 

But is she?

She just kept on disappearing and then her behavior around certain individuals was almost to be revered. I have my thoughts on her and all her ramblings. We get told things which I believe are seeds for future growth.

Definitely an odd character to watch out for. I think? 

Rotten eggs anybody?

Susan really does visually depict an apocalyptic world in her story telling very well.

I am rather eager to know more in World After.

I am sort of in the 4.25 – 4.5 star range for this one. I think I wanted a bit more from Penryn and Raffe and what was slowly going on between them. But that is just me. I do like a little romance or something to go on by the time I finish a book. They had their sarcasm rocking between them but I wanted to feel a little more with those two.

I can see why Susan nailed the 100,000 plus ratings on Goodreads.


Michelle



Thursday, January 7, 2016

BOOK REVIEW - A WEEK IN NEW YORK by LOUISE BAY - THE EMPIRE SATE TRILOGY # 1 - ADULT CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

By: Louise Bay
Published By: Louise Bay
Released: Available Now
Details: Kindle part of box set, 102 Pages 

RATING: 4.25 SEXUAL ENCOUNTER STARS!!

Blurb : Goodreads

Anna Kirby is sick of dating. She's tired of heartbreak. Despite being smart, sexy, and funny, she's a magnet for men who don't deserve her.

A week's vacation in New York is the ultimate distraction from her most recent break-up, as well as a great place to meet a stranger and have some summer fun. But to protect her still-bruised heart, fun comes with rules. There will be no sharing stories, no swapping numbers, and no real names. Just one night of uncomplicated fun.

Super-successful serial seducer Ethan Scott has some rules of his own. He doesn't date, he doesn't stay the night, and he doesn't make any promises.

It should be a match made in heaven. But rules are made to be broken.

A Week in New York is the first in a series of three novellas.

***Not suitable for younger readers due to sexual content and language.***



BOOK REVIEW by Michelle:


Mr Scott aka Ethan is the man that will hook you into reading this trilogy, hands down.

He is sexy, forward, has rules and within the confines of a hundred pages give or take, I was definitely hooked.

Is there a lot of depth to the characters? In my personal opinion... no.

Does it matter to me normally?

Yes.

I want depth in my characters, but in saying that, I think what works with this book is it is only seven days of a hook up at first glance. It’s about two people having sex ...a lot. There is the meet the friends, but essentially we are watching two people at it like rabbits. 

Not that I am complaining. 

And it is HOT!

Ethan is HOT!

He is like this marathon sex man.

Well, Sex God. ;) 

Again, not that I am complaining.


The thing that saves Ethan from his initial cute meet with Anna, from being a handsome well dressed creeper or stalker, when he is at the bar (because we have no idea who he is), is Louise lets the reader know some things to make us feel more comfortable. Leah’s driver and Ethan’s driver know each other. There was also this small comment about the guy at the bar looking familiar to Anna, but nothing more was noted about this. I have my thoughts. 



Daniel’s driver was chatting to a man who turned out to be Ethan’s driver when we got outside.


Ethan reached out to shake Leah’s hand. “I’m Ethan. We were just leaving, but we’ll see you home.




The familiar stranger caught my eye and raised his drink again.

The meet cute was uber quick.

Ethan starts to show the reader a little bit more about himself as we get closer to the end of this first installment. He starts to let go of some rules.

Anna doesn't want to talk about herself. I have no clue what she does in England. I can only assume she comes from money because she appeared very comfortable around money. I don't believe I even know how old the characters are. I may have missed something there, but I am usually looking for those details to cement a clearer picture of a character in my mind.



I took a beat and said, “I don’t want to know anything about you. And I won’t tell you my real name.”


A little heads up. This is actually a spinoff series from Faithful a book with the characters Leah and Daniel who are Anna’s friends in this trilogy.

I did not know that before starting The Empire State Trilogy.

No matter as you can obviously read them separately.

Each of the books in this trilogy are approximately 100 pages.

This I don’t mind at all. I love the feeling of getting through more books in a week.

As long as I am reading something worthy of a novella sized read, I am in. Some novella sized reads are meh to me and I know a lot of people can feel that way. They HAVE to be written as though you are getting a satisfying escapism. Not just because.

This is the perfect vacation trilogy, laying about the pool, getting all hot and bothered and you can go take a dip and cool off.

I adore the covers to each book in this trilogy. Very much a selling point. I don’t judge a book on its cover as I know cover art is so subjective. The words on the page are what makes the story, but in this case this trilogy definitely caught my eye. I wound up buying the box set as it was cheaper.

Hell, if I skipped every book where the cover didn’t throw out love to me then I would be a very poorly read person. So many covers are gorgeous and the words can let the reader down. I choose not to be a cover addict who only picks up a book because of the cover art. I've read some brilliant reads because I let myself accept that what one person loves, another might not. 

Doesn't change the words inside though. 

A very solid 4.25 stars for me. I want to rate higher but in this case there wasn’t a great deal of story for me to latch onto. I could have gone 4.5 to 5 stars because Ethan is hot, but then I wouldn’t be thinking about all the rest of the pages.

This installment is about two people who BAM , meet have hot sexual encounters and then... they start to fight the attraction.

Because rules are rules for a reason.

I can see how Louise is a USA Today bestselling author because it is addictive writing and cleverly orchestrated for novella sized reads.

There is a voyeur in all of us, especially watching Ethan Scott in action.



Very excited to go onto Autumn in London.





Michelle




Wednesday, January 6, 2016

BOOK REVIEW - ENTICE by RACHEL VAN DYKEN - EAGLE ELITE # 3 - NEW ADULT MAFIA SUSPENSE ROMANCE

By: Rachel Van Dyken
Published By: Rachel Van Dyken
Released : Available Now
Details: Kindle , 325 Pages

RATING: 4.5 CHASE & TEX STARS!

Blurb: Goodreads

From #1 New York Times Bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken comes the third book in the bestselling Eagle Elite Series...

“As burns this saint, so burns my soul. I enter alive, and I will have to get out dead.”

Chase Winter let the love of his life slip through his fingers and into the hands of his best friend and mafia boss of the Abandanato family. Now that he's been given a second chance to right a wrong--he refuses to let his own selfishness stand in the way. The only problem? He's not fully in possession of his heart, so when Mil De Lange, the girl who's innocence he stole, and heir to the worst of the worst mafia families in the US, asks him for a favor. He actually says yes, not realizing that that one yes has the power to destroy them all.

Mil's been in love with Chase as long as she can remember, but as the years went by, the love turned to hate, and now that he's agreed to help her, she's wondering if she made a fatal error. Because Chase isn't a teenager anymore. He's a hot blooded male, bent on owning every part of her body and soul, and willing to kill anyone in his path who dares stand in the way.
It's time for secrets to finally be revealed...but make no mistake, it's going to take a lot of bloodshed for those truths to be discovered.

You've never read a New Adult Mafia story like this before...loyalties will be tested, lovers reunited, and friendships obliterated. Welcome to the Family. Blood in--No out.




BOOK REVIEW By Michelle:


This series is getting to be quite a little mafia addiction for me. I had trouble putting this book down.

I did love Chase in this book, he became quite the caveman towards Mil quite quickly. There is that Trace and Chase thing that Rachel efficiently swept a little under the carpet so there was this clean slate for him to show the reader his feelings for Mil.

I stole a glance at Chase. It would be easier if he were ugly – unfortunately, he was a god masquerading as a mortal. He was so sexy that I swear it strained my eyes to look in his direction for periods longer than five seconds. Dark hair fell just below his ears, meeting a strong jaw line that was just as muscular as the rest of him.



I liked discovering more about Mil and what made her tick.

Mil has a lot weighing her down and the leadership she must show as a mafia boss for somebody so young is brought across well.

Nixon and Trace have air time in this book which I enjoyed but I did like getting back to Chase and Mil. 

Chase is quite phwoaaarrrrr!!

There was a powerful conversation between Nixon and Trace which made me realize how far some of these characters have come in my eyes. 

"Whoa." Trace stepped back. "So if I asked you to abandon this life, your entire family, and become a ghost, what would you say?"

My heart thundered against my chest as the metallic taste of blood filled my mouth. I must have bit my tongue in the shock. Honesty. Damn, I hated that part of my personality. "I wouldn't say anything, Trace. I'd let you go. I'd take care of you from afar, but we'd part ways. I'd grow up to be a really crabby and bitter old mafia boss -- so basically I'd turn into Luca...and I'd dream about you every night. I'd want you every day. But I'd stay. Our love is strong. But family? What's been bred into me? It will always win, regardless of my feelings for you."


Rachel pulls out some action and mafia mayhem which I really enjoyed. She stepped it up and I saw it like a movie action scene playing through my mind.

I’m really believing these characters are now capable of anything, even as young as they are and good looking and sexy.

This group of twenty something guys and gals pull guns on each other nearly as much as they do on the bad guys.

LOL!

Erm...not sure about pulling a gun on your loved one, but hey, this is an escapism of the Rachel Van Dyken variety.

Now the surprise for me is Tex. Firstly I was wondering why his name was Tex when everybody else had a more mafia family name...and then there was Tex.

I did find out.

I could not help reading book # 4’s bonus at the end and WHAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!

Now if that didn’t get me all giddy up and ready for Elicit.

Good Lawd!

Bring on Elicit!


“Because in the end, every girl wants a hero, 
and I just made Chase hers.”



Michelle


Saturday, January 2, 2016

BOOK REVIEW - REBEL by CALLIE HART - DEAD MAN'S INK # 1 - BIKER ROMANCE

By: Callie Hart
Published By: Callie Hart
Released: Available Now
Details: 

RATING: 4.25 REBEL & CADE STARS!

Blurb: Goodreads

Rebel and Sophia's story.

The first of a three part series. This novel contains a small snippet which has already been released in the Owned: An Alpha Anthology, however it is followed by a full story installment.

Sophia

Sometimes, you don't mean to become another person. Sometimes the choice is made for you, and pretending is the only thing that keeps you going. When Alexis Romera is taken and her kidnappers find her fake ID in her purse, she must become Sophia in order to keep her family safe. Revealing her real identity to the man she's sold to would be easy enough, but can she trust him? Hell bent on revenging the murder of his uncle, Rebel doesn't seem all that interested in playing things safe.

In fact, nothing about the secretive, dark and brooding MC president seems safe at all.

Rebel

What do you do when the man who raised you is murdered, and the only witness is kidnapped girl who's being sold as a sex slave? You buy her, of course. As president to the most powerful motorcycle club in America, Rebel isn't lacking in power. There are strings the man can pull, and entire criminal organisations and corporate businesses alike would fall to their knees. However, along with such power comes intense interest. The DEA have their eye fixed solely on the MC...and they're just waiting for Rebel to trip up.

Getting Sophia to testify is the only way to bring the Los Oscuros cartel down. The beautiful, dark haired, dark eyed woman is belligerent and uncooperative and unlikely to bend to his will, but Rebel has a few tricks up his sleeve to make her compliant--he'll charm her until she's bending over backwards to please him.

Of course, falling for her might cause a few hiccups along the way...



BOOK REVIEW by Michelle:


“The Widow Makers say I’m stone-cold, Soph. 
They say I’m made of Ice. When the rest of the club meets you, I’m pretty sure they’re gonna say you’re made of fire.”



Fave quote right there from the book.



I LOVED Blood & Roses series where we get to meet Cade and of course the star of this book, Rebel.

I was excited to start this series knowing I could go onto Rogue as soon as I wanted to.

I really enjoyed learning more about Sophia aka Alexia. Did I dig the little I knew of her in Blood & Roses...not particularly...but I loved getting to know her in Rebel.

I love the background we find out about Rebel in this first book. I thought he was phwooaaaarrr the little bit we got to see of him in Blood & Roses and we learn far more.

Rebel surprised me with the quirk he has with a... well, I won’t tell you.

I liked this was story, story first and then the sex was secondary, because the sex would have been forced and not validated if it was more than what it was in this first instalment. If that makes sense.

It was a slow burn on both the sexual side and the getting to know each other, but I didn't mind it told that way.

Callie throws in a surprise that I didn’t see coming because I think I was comfortable with learning about the characters and then BAM!

Shit went down.

Looking forward to picking up Rogue...soon.


Michelle