Book Reviews

A Beastly Good Story From Start to Finish

Beastly Lights (Standalone)
by Theresa Jane (Author)

This review is from: March 30, 2017 By Kay Daniels (epub-Goodreads)
Heat Level:🔥

I love reading a story about a sexy rockstar and when I had a chance to read Beastly Lights I was enthralled with the storyline. It didn’t take me long to become completely engrossed and I have to say that Theresa Jane threw me for a loop that this was unlike any rockstar story I have read before. Beastly Lights kept me up reading until the wee hours of the morning. It is a “can’t-put-down” kind of story.

Here is why…
Freya Coleman is a starving artist living in New York and when I say starving, she is at the point where she is breaking into her brother’s apartment to “borrow” $20 just so she can eat. Unfortunately, she walks into her brother’s poker game night where he is hosting none other than the famous Liam Henderson, rocker-badboy-extraordinaire. When a bet goes bad, Freya finds herself on the losing side where she is now in the services, maid services, of said badboy.

Where this story may seem far-fetched and an author could have left gaping plot holes, Theresa Jane covers every inch and you won’t be disappointed as to why or how Freya ends up in the hands of Liam, but I’m getting ahead of myself.
Once Freya ends up at Liam’s home she vaguely wonders why she was even hired as a maid, since it appears that Liam is a complete neat freak. His home is stark white and bordering on OCD tendencies on how, where, and when things should be done.

This is where the story really grabs hold of you and you won’t be able to put it down, but I’ll let you decide that for yourself.
Freya is an artist. She’s messy and she sees his stark white, orderly apartment as a challenge. On top of that, she detests Liam. She hates his partying. She hates that he treats her like the help, even though she is, she still hates it. She pushes back on everything he does and doesn’t back down. Her inner monologue is hilarious. Her conversations with Liam are also chuckle worthy. I love every time she gives him hell.

Beastly Lights is told entirely in first person POV from Freya’s perspective, but Theresa Jane does an amazing job of filling in the holes of letting you know just what is happening around Freya.
In any story told from this type of perspective well written secondary characters are integral in filling in all the holes or potential gaps. You need them so you know what the other main character could be thinking since we never get an actual look inside their actual thoughts or feelings. Theresa Jane did a great job at building a world around Freya and helping her figure out the badboy Liam. I fell in love with everyone who came into Freya’s life just as much as I did with the main characters. The little four year old, Davis, is Freya’s ally and hates Liam more than anyone should for just being four years old. Yet, he’s the most adorable thing you could possibly read. Liam detests him because unlike the rest of the world who adores him and fawns all over him, Davis doesn’t. Every time Liam and Davis interacted I couldn’t help but laugh out loud.

This isn’t like other rockstar stories, in that the first half of the story is centered on the living arrangement, where Freya is Liam’s maid, and how she detests his very existence. The second half of the story you do delve a little deeper into the life of an actual rockstar, when Liam goes on tour and their relationship has evolved into something more, yet it’s complicated, but I’ll let you enjoy discovering it.

Trust me, you will love this book.

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Book Reviews, New Releases

Releasing This April

Releasing This April

Spring is in the air. The birds are singing, the flowers are beginning to bloom. Now is the perfect time to find your next new love.

There are so many book birthday’s on the first Tuesday this month, I can hardly wait to celebrate them all:

All You Need  (The Need You Series #3)

by Lorelei James

PR agent Annika Lund can spin any disaster into a win. But revamping the reputation of a notorious Swedish hockey player will take every trick in her arsenal, especially when his agent insists that convincing everyone he’s no longer a playboy is top priority. And that it requires a sham relationship—with Annika playing the part of loving girlfriend.

On fire in the rink and in the bedroom, Axl Hammerquist couldn’t care less about being anyone’s golden boy. So when his agent forces him to play nice with a new publicist, he takes satisfaction in being as much of a pain as possible. But the more time he spends getting to know Annika, the more Axl starts to think that being Mr. Nice Guy might be worth it if it gets him the girl…

Kindle Edition, 368 pages

♥Expected publication: April 4 2017♥

Unbroken; The Collective

by Riley Edwards

Season One
No one is safe as a killer goes on a killing spree. Will The Collective stop him in time? Will you? Featured authors in order of appearance- Riley Edwards, Erin Trejo, Ellie Masters, Elias Raven, Chris Genovese, and Carver Pike

Unbroken – A second chance at love story – Episode 1
Five years after my husband’s brutal murder, I am still trying to piece my life back together.
A series of disastrous events sends, not only my life but my son’s life into peril. With everything spiraling out of control, and our safety on the line, I have no choice but to ask my longtime friend, Reid for help.

I realize my mistake too late. Reid is all in, and is taking over my life completely. He looks at me like a woman, not a widow or a mother. He makes we wish for things I know I shouldn’t have.

Just when he opens my eyes to the world around me, and I see the man that has been standing right in front of me all these years – it’s too late. One kiss is all I am allowed before my life takes another painful twist and all thoughts of happiness are torn from my reach.

*This book ends in a CLIFFHANGER. Part Two of Unbroken will be released JUNE 13, 2017.

eBook, 189 pages

♥Expected publication: April 4th 2017♥

Wild Ride; Black Knights, Inc.

by Julie Ann Walker

The hero we’ve been waiting for…Ethan “Ozzie” Sykes
Former Navy SEAL

Underground operator for Black Knights Inc., the covert government defense firm disguised as a custom motorcycle shop.

In a black-on-black international mission that went seriously sideways, Ozzie was badly injured―now he’s stuck at BKI headquarters in Chicago, champing at the bit to get out into the field again. To his disgust, he’s tasked with distracting Chicago Tribune ace reporter Samantha Tate, who’s been trying to dig up the dirt on BKI for years. Turns out Samantha’s beauty, intelligence and sense of humor are a seriously big distraction, and Ozzie’s losing his desire to keep her at bay. Ozzie’s tired of hiding, and Samantha may be the best-and worst―person to share his secrets with…

Kindle Edition, 384 pages

♥Expected publication: April 4 2017♥

The Castle (Endgame #3)

by Skye Warren

I’m safe in the ivory tower Gabriel Miller made for me. That’s what he says. Enemies lurk outside, waiting to strike. An army of enemies held back by these walls.

Except some animal instinct warns me the danger is much closer. It’s already here. Is Gabriel Miller my protector or my enemy? Is this house a castle or a cage?

There’s nowhere for me to go, no one left for me to trust.

No escape from a past determined to capture its prize.

Kindle Edition, 183 pages

♥Expected publication: April 4 2017♥

How can it get any better??? A duo writing team, a sexy baseball player, and so much more…

Mister Moneybags

by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward

I met Bianca in an elevator.
She was on her way to interview me when we got stuck.
The beautiful, raven-haired reporter assumed I was a delivery guy because of the way I was dressed.
She had no clue I was really Dex Truitt, the wealthy, successful businessman she’d dubbed “Mister Moneybags”—her afternoon appointment.
Bianca told me how much she hated Dex’s type—snobby, over educated, silver- spooned men who didn’t appreciate the simple things in life.
So, after the elevator finally started moving again, I cancelled the interview and let her believe I was someone I wasn’t—a bike messenger named Jay. I loved the way she looked at the fake me and didn’t want it to end.
I began dating her as “Jay”—all the while letting her interview the real me over email.
I didn’t expect that our chemistry online would be just as hot.
I didn’t expect the mess I’d gotten myself into.
I didn’t expect that Jay and Dex would fall in love with her.
And she was falling for two men.
Only, both men were me.
And when she found out, we were both going to lose her.
Nothing could have prepared me for that day. And I certainly wasn’t prepared for what came after.
All good things must come to an end, right?
Except our ending was one I didn’t see coming.

Kindle Edition, 300 pages

♥Expected publication: April 10 2017♥

More Than Want You (More Than Words)

by Shayla Black

I’m Maxon Reed—real estate mogul, shark, asshole. If a deal isn’t high profile and big money, I pass. Now that I’ve found the property of a lifetime, I’m jumping. But one tenacious bastard stands between me and success—my brother. I’ll need one hell of a devious ploy to distract cynical Griff. Then fate drops a luscious redhead in my lap who’s just his type.

Sassy College senior Keeley Kent accepts my challenge to learn how to become Griff’s perfect girlfriend. But somewhere between the makeover and the witty conversation, I’m having trouble resisting her. The quirky dreamer is everything I usually don’t tolerate. But she’s beyond charming. I more than want her; I’m desperate to own her. I’m not even sure how drastic I’m willing to get to make her mine—but I’m about to find out.

Kindle Edition

♥Expected publication: April 11 2017♥

The Player

by K. Bromberg

Easton Wylder is baseball royalty. The game is his life. His passion. His everything.

So, when an injury threatens to end Easton’s season early, the team calls in the renowned physical therapist, Doc Dalton, to oversee his recovery. Except it’s not Doc who greets Easton for his first session, but rather his daughter, Scout. She may be feisty, athletic, defiant, and gorgeous, but Easton is left questioning whether she has what it takes to help him.

Scout Dalton’s out to prove a female can handle the pressure of running the physical therapy regimen of an MLB club. And that proof comes in the form of getting phenom Easton Wylder back on the field. But getting him healthy means being hands-on.

And with a man as irresistible as Easton, being hands-on can only lead to one thing, trouble. Because the more she touches him, the more she wants him, and she can’t want him. Not when it’s her job to side in the club’s best interest if he’s ready to play.

But when sparks fly and fine lines are crossed, can they withstand the heat or is one of them bound to get burned?


♥Expected publication: April 17 2017♥

To complete the budding month of spring, there is nothing hotter than men on bikes and spies with big…guns.

Ride Rough (Raven Riders #2)

by Laura Kaye

Brotherhood. Club. Family.
They live and ride by their own rules.
These are the Raven Riders…

Maverick Rylan won’t apologize for who he is—the Raven Riders Motorcycle Club Vice-President, a sought-after custom bike builder, and a man dedicated to protecting those he loves. So when he learns that the only woman who has ever held his heart is in trouble, he’ll move heaven and earth to save her.

Alexa Harmon thought she had it all—the security of a good job, a beautiful home, and a powerful, charming fiancé who offered the life she never had growing up. But when her dream quickly turns into a nightmare, Alexa realizes she’s fallen for a façade she can’t escape—until sexy, dangerous Maverick offers her a way out.

Forced together to keep Alexa safe, their powerful attraction reignites and Maverick determines to do whatever it takes to earn a second chance—one Alexa is tempted to give. But her ex-fiancé isn’t going to let her go without a fight, one that will threaten everything they both hold dear.

ebook, 480 pages

♥Expected publication: April 25th 2017♥

Arranged (Masters and Mercenaries #13.5)

by Lexi Blake

Kash Kamdar is the king of a peaceful but powerful island nation. As Loa Mali’s sovereign, he is always in control, the final authority. Until his mother uses an ancient law to force her son into marriage. His prospective queen is a buttoned-up intellectual, nothing like Kash’s usual party girl. Still, from the moment of their forced engagement, he can’t stop thinking about her.

Dayita Samar comes from one of Loa Mali’s most respected families. The Cambridge-educated scientist has dedicated her life to her country’s future. But under her staid and calm exterior, Day hides a few sexy secrets of her own. She is willing to marry her king, but also agrees that they can circumvent the law. Just because they’re married doesn’t mean they have to change their lives. It certainly doesn’t mean they have to fall in love.

After one wild weekend in Dallas, Kash discovers his bride-to-be is more than she seems. Engulfed in a changing world, Kash finds exciting new possibilities for himself. Could Day help him find respite from the crushing responsibility he’s carried all his life? This fairy tale could have a happy ending, if only they can escape Kash’s past…

Kindle Edition, 120 pages

♥Expected publication: April 25th 2017♥


*All book synopsis’ given by GoodReads