Review: Crave by Monica Murphy

Sorry I’m late on my Review posts folks! I’ve been very bust as of late and more to come but I hope to be back on track soon. 

Crave CVRCrave (Billionaire Bachelors Club #1)


Billionaire Archer Bancroft always gets what he wants—and he’s wanted Ivy Emerson, his best friend’s sister, for far too long. Being forbidden and untouchable only makes her more tempting. When a million-dollar bet with his friends throws down a challenge—last bachelor standing takes all—Archer knows he can win. That is, until one enchanted evening with Ivy takes his heart for a ride

Ivy knows Archer is nothing but bad news: Infuriating, arrogant…and completely intoxicating. But despite her best efforts, she can’t seem to keep away. When a stolen kiss leads to a night of heated passion, Ivy realizes she’s in trouble and in head over heels.

But in the light of day, everything seems clearer and Archer’s not so sure a one-night stand is all he wants. Concocting a plan to keep Ivy by his side, Archer might just be willing to lose this bet…and win the jackpot instead.



Okay, I really, really liked this book. Although it was short, it had a lot of character depth and chemistry!

I really like how this story was told from two POVs: the hero, Archer and the heroine, Ivy.
I know the blurb said that Archer wanted to be the last man standing but we find out that he wasn’t really sure that he would be the last one standing because he has always had a thing for Ivy.

I loved how open minded he was to himself about his feelings for this girl. And I thought it was truly amazing a how Monica wrote about it from Archer’s POV. I felt like it was true and honest and come on, the girl’s the sister of his best friend Gage. You know that is off limits and forbidden! Drama drama drama~

But then at the same time Archer can’t help but lose himself in her presence and the feelings grow higher and higher to uncontrolled heat! You can’t turn a blind’s eye on the feelings of the heart you know. And Archer’s not one to take No as an answer lightly.

I liked Ivy. She had crushed on Archer years ago as a child but learn that he was no good for her, especially when he’s best friends with her brother!  But years had gone by without a hitch or more than a fleeting glance and now he wants to be closer, as in adult relations: acquaintances!

I liked that Ivy knew what kind of person her brother and his friends were and knew to not mess with their thing. But I also adored how she fitted in somewhere with them and how they all got along nicely like a family.

I really liked how she would turn the tables on Archer and make him…weak, in awe, just…dumbfounded. She obliviously know how to work around Archer and get him off guard. But then I also didn’t like how she went too easily when she had told herself time an time again the total opposite of what she was going to do, want or need.

Example: Ivy didn’t want to sleep with Archer and told him straight up that she didn’t want to sleep with him. And then she goes and asked him to do her a favor and they end up sleeping with each other! Come on~argh. At least I was all well and in with Archer and his intentions. Ivy just….tsk tsk tsk

I really do adore Ivy and her wit. And Archer is just adorable but rough and a jerk, at times, but they really do work together and compliment one another fabulously!

one other thing, I did want to go more into depth with Archer’s family because that was one thing that really stuck out from him. Even though we got to know his family background through little thoughts and stuff from both POVs i really wanted him, Archer, to explore it more for us and maybe to Ivy too just so that we as readers (or just me) can get to know that side of him more that what we’re shown to know.

But anyways, like I said wrote, I really enjoyed or even loved this story! So if you want a quick fast romance with steamy scenes, this book is for you! Or just a quick read is also fine.

This eARc was provided by Avon via Edelweiss.

ratings: 4.5
4 half review


Review: eARC A Return Engagement by Stephanie Laurens

A Return EngagementA Return Engagement (Originally in the anthology, Royal Bridesmaids)

Stephanie Laurens

Release Date: August 27, 2013


A delightful novella from #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Laurens.

Everyone’s eyes are on a royal couple, but there is more behind the scenes than they’ll ever know.
Lady Nell Daughtry is certain her sister will be a perfect princess, if only she gets the reluctant bride safely to the church to marry Prince Frederick of Lautenberg.

But what she doesn’t know is that, in the wedding party, she’s been paired with her former fiancĂ©, Robert Knightly … and now she’ll be face-to-face with the man who walked away.



I have been waiting to read this novella from Stephanie Laurens. More like, waiting to read the whole anthology in which it was published with! But still this works to my liking.

This was a fast, short, and loving romance. It’s vastly different from her usual works of hot sexy alpha males, saucy strong heroines, and very steamy love scenes. And I know because I have a whole bookshelf full of Laurens’ works!

Lady Cornelia Daughtry, Nell, has positioned herself as her sister’s companion and chaperone during her sister’s preparation for her wedding. She’s in charge of keeping her sister on track and from wedding nerves of any kind. Least to other’s knowledge the ladies of her mother’s blood line all carry a curse. The Vayne curse. Every Vayne lady has befallen to its failing upon their wedding week, leaving them with nerves, panics, and jilting runaway thoughts. So to keep her sister from it’s grips she has vowed to stand near to prevent it from ruining the wedding. She is also partnered up with her long lost love. Whom she planned to keep clear of if anything is to be done.

Robert Knightly is on diplomated work preparing for his friend Fredrick’s wedding and surprise to see Nell attending to her sister’s needs, or more like hiding something from drastically ruining the wedding plans! When he learns of its curse within the family, he couldn’t help but think of nine years past when Nell herself had shown signs of its curse. Now that he’s older and wiser, he’s even more determined to never let her go again, even if the curse comes creeping back.

This was a very different experience for me reading this type of romance from Laurens but I really enjoyed it.

Though we didn’t get into a lot of the character developments that Laurens is great at we still saw a lot of their personality through their actions, words, and thoughts.  I was also very surprise that she didn’t have any of her very descripted and long love scenes. Although they were nice in some of her novels and not in others, I though it was very well, unused in this novella.

I know that that’s the whole point of novellas, that they have to be short but I thought it was great that Laurens didn’t add her steamy love scene because, come on, we know what goes on already. A tumble of naked bodies and bedsheets are all we need to get our fantasies and imaginations going. Well, some of the time. Teehee ;) 

Anyways, I loved it. It was quick and romantic. Though there wasn’t much romance I’m afraid, it was still a great quick read to pick up.

That’s it! Sweet is what I was looking for. And I’ll place this romance in that category.

This eARC was provided by the publisher at Avon via Edelweiss.

4 review


Cover Reveal!!!! HARD AS YOU CAN by Laura Kaye

Avon is proud to announce the publication of  Laura Kaye’s second book in her hot Hard Ink series, HARD AS YOU CAN (On Sale: February 25, 2014).

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Ever since hard-bodied, drop-dead-charming Shane McCallan strolled into the dance club where Crystal Dean works, he’s shown a knack for getting beneath her defenses. For her little sister’s sake, Crystal can’t get too close. Until her job and Shane’s mission intersect, and he reveals talents that go deeper than she could have guessed.

Shane would never turn his back on a friend in need, especially a former Special Forces teammate running a dangerous, off-the-books operation. Nor can he walk away from Crystal. The gorgeous waitress is hiding secrets she doesn’t want him to uncover. Too bad. He’s exactly the man she needs to protect her sister, her life, and her heart. All he has to do is convince her that when something feels this good, you hold on as hard as you can-and never let go.


Review: Why Dukes Say I Do by Manda Collins

Why Dukes Say I Do (Wicked Widows, #1)Why Dukes Say I Do (Wicked Widows #1)

Manda Collins


Even in London society—where everyone knows what you did last season—you never know who’s next in line to walk down the aisle…


With her whirlwind social life in London, Lady Isabella Wharton has little interest in the customs of the country. But when her godmother asks her to pay a visit to her bachelor grandson in Yorkshire, Isabella can’t refuse. It behooves her to please the old dowager, since she harbors one of Isabella’s most scandalous secrets. So off she goes to see the newly-titled—and notoriously rustic—Duke of Ormonde…


Trevor Carey doesn’t care about what goes on behind ballroom doors. He is content with the simple life—and isn’t ashamed to admit it to a society flirt like Lady Isabella. But the country air brings out a different side of Isabella—one full of longing and passion. Can her sophistication be hiding a desire for love? When a blackmailer from the city arrives to threaten Isabella, Trevor will shield her from harm—even travel to London. Can the duke tackle the ton on Isabella’s behalf …and manage to keep her all to himself?

I have been waiting to read the next installment from Manda ever since I’ve finished her Ugly Duckling series and this is it. This was what I have been waiting for.

So we have the prologue starting off with a death (wasn’t sure how it was going to go from there) but it needed to start somewhere right? But yes, a death.

(This is where Manda got her ideas for the series from. She was thinking of scary films and what not and then it hit her…wham! I know what you did last season! –Okay, yeah I stalked her at one of her blog chats and got this info from her but I needed to know, you know. I have to creep around my authors to get the good stuff out of them. I thank you very much.)

This leads to the heroine, Isabella, being blackmailed by her godmother (yes, her very own upstart sneering godmother) to set against her to travel to Yorkshire to retrieve (more like seduce) the new Duke, the hero, Trevor, to come to London and hold his position to the family (and be controlled by the godmother, which is his grandmother).

There were lots of things that happened in this story. It was rather a slow start to the story but it was an okay pace. The story of a blackmailer began to appear the second Isabella arrived in town which I thought was a great plot to move the relationship between the two along.

Isabella thinking Trevor a mere country man got a surprise of her life when she meets him and finds that he actually lives in a very comfortable life. Trevor also finds Isabella enticing and very well knowledgeable in politics and other likes. Both characters were very likable and have flaws but also demons they had to over come. I also loved seeing them change throughout the story and see them come to trust and believe in each other as they come to know one another better during their acquaintance.

I definitely loved Eleanor and Belinda, sisters of the Duke! They were so sweet and naive at times and so lovable I wanted them as my very own friends! Eleanor, at seventeen is very sweet, gentle, soft spoken and kind girl who want to be a young woman and ready for her debut. While Belinda, at thirteen was wild, out spoken, curious, opinionated and is a playful child who loved the country and never wants to leave.

Trevor is very protective brother and I understood him so well on that front because, well, they’re his sisters and they will forever be children to him. I found it very sweet that he never want them to grow up and when Isabella came into their lives and started dressing Eleanor in dresses proper enough for a seventeen year old girl. Trevor thew a fit! It was very touching, although absurd that he would not want his sister to look like the young woman she has become, it was very assuring that he loved her and Belinda very much to want them to stay kids under his protection forever~

“If it were up to me she’d wear pinafores and her hair in braids for the rest of her days.” -Trevor, Duke of Ormonde. p.238

As the relationship between Trevor and Isabella moved forward I was surprise that there wasn’t much for them to stand on for the relationship to actually process in its direction. I was kind of sad that there wasn’t more tension and attraction rays shooting off the tops of their heads at each others’ presence. It was a slow start but everything also seemed to have been forced together for them to be together in a way.

And their first kiss scene was….not what I wanted. Though it may have been the right time there was just not enough tension for it to be a great first kiss for the two of them for me. Even if it was well into the book and well past the half point.

But back to the story of finding the culprit who’s blackmailing and threatening Isabella. Sadly I kind of figured who that person was from the gecko. But it was still a great read figuring it out if it was other people that were popping up in the story. (Sorry if I’m giving away spoilers.)

I did have problems with the use of character’s names. At certain points in the dialogues the names of characters would change and it confuse me like heck!

For example, at first the character was referred to by their first name, Lucian, in every dialogue he’d spoken in the beginning of the conversation with Trevor. But then, this Blackmore entered the conversation and I was at a lost! I had to re-read the whole passage and flip back to the beginning to find this Lucian gentleman just to see his full name and title, but to also make sure I wasn’t missing another gentleman in the room hearing upon this private conversation between the two. Bold and be hold Lucian is Lord Blackmore! I was very annoyed by this I shall say.

I was also annoyed by the characters not referring to the other character’s name. Many times when Isabella (in her own view) was in dialogue with Trevor, the Duke of Ormonde, she (or Ms. Manda) referred to him as “the Duke“. Why can’t she just simply state him as Trevor or Osmond, instead of “the Duke said” or “the Duke this or that” ? (I’m sorry if I’m being harsh but it just really bothered me as I was reading.)

I really did really like this book beside all those problems. And I really adored the friends I found in this book! Sir Lucian Blackmore is one secondary character I can’t wait to see! a friend of Trevor, we got to see a bit of his side and he is definitely a very hero-esque character. But I’m super curious and a little bite scared of what the next books will entail for him. (His book is not next but still! We got to see a bit of his romantic interest.) I’m not so sure who will end up with who because there were so many lovable characters that I’m not sure what Ms. Manda Collins will have for each of them. (well for the third book, that is.)

This story ends with a good ending but the culprit at large still has more victims to target so we’ll have to see what we find of him/her in the next book.

4 review


Review: eARC What the Bride Wore by Jade Lee

what the bride woreWhat the Bride Wore (Bridal Favors #3)

Jade Lee


Grant Benton, Earl of Crowle finally has the funds he always pretended to have and what he wants now is a woman. That woman is Lady Irene Knopp, who spends her days helping debutantes plan their weddings. A recent widow, Irene longs for love again, but she’s afraid to risk her heart, especially to the notorious Grant Benton.



I have to say I’ve been waiting to read Grant’s book ever since I’ve read his younger brother’s, Will’s novella, Winning a Bride.

That book was great and I couldn’t wait to read Grant’s. So here we are with Grant’s and well, it was okay.

In Winning a Bride we got to see Will’s point of view of how he saw his older brother Grant and it wasn’t a great view of him. He was portrayed as a lazy, no good rouge, who was just like their father and grandfather throwing and wasting their money away on women and gambling halls.

Even though I saw that side of Grant through Will’s eyes I didn’t dislike him but felt bad and knew something was up with Grant’s disappearance.

Onto the book.

We first see Grant before he left Yorkshire that one fateful day on his sister’s wedding day. And of course on the very same day he burned down their barn and got cut from his brother Will (we learned about this a bit in Will’s novella).

I new from that very first moment that I would love and adore Grant. He touched my heart and I pained for him dearly. His  dear sister had to marry herself off to help the family with their father’s spending. And Will damned himself for being unable to prevent his sister from marrying a man old enough to be their father. After the wedding Will decided to try to get some quick cash to pay off the debts but instead burned down the barn.

I felt so bad for him and knew that he was just trying his best to protect and afford for his family. But when Will came and started putting Grant down I really wanted to smack the back of Will’s head and put him straight! Didn’t he know that Grant was trying be a good brother and help the family as best he could!? Gosh I was so angry with Will!

But anyways, When we next saw Grant, five years has past and he was ready to buy their family land back from the Lawtons (whom we met in Will’s novella). Sadly it didn’t happen.

Grant had become a mill owner (against his best wishes) and had saved as  much and more so he can to buy back the land and it had come to naught. The land had become valuable due to the repairs and canal Will had added to the land, so now the land exceeded what Grant hoped to have paid. But he did meet the widowed Mrs. Irene Knopp who he sold his valuable cloths to from his mill to buy back his land.

After failing to buy the land back he lost hope but then tried to find a way to wed Lawton’s daughter, whom the land was placed into her dowry. He then found out that she was to be marry. And to no other than his Brother!

I know! I was still sock even though I read Will’s novella already and knew they were to wed but still. It really pained me seeing Grant find out that way and that the land he worked so hard for was to be given to his brother. But at least it was back into Crowle’s hands, right?

And so Grant let if off, for a bit. And so there was Irene. Grant decided he had to keep his gentleman background, title, and past a secret from her if he wanted to be in her company.

Irene has secrets of her own. She’s a Lady, daughter of a gentleman who has also lost coins due to gambling. But now she’s a widow of a sailor working at her friend’s modist shop as a purchaser of fabrics and the likes. She loves her job but fears that if people found out she is the daughter of a gentleman gambler she would bring the shop down.  But meeting Grant brought on a whole new world and disordered her life and emotions. He’s so different and she doesn’t know what to think or do when she is pulled into his life.

I really liked Irene when I met her. She was strong, smart, and knew what she was talking about and still looked good and kept a man on his toes to what will come out next from her mouth and from her mind. But no, it didn’t stay that way.

As the story progressed she started to fall out of it and became vulnerable. I guess that’s her true image and I thought it was nice seeing that side of her but I didn’t quite like or enjoyed it. It worked well with how the story was going even if I wanted her to still be that strong woman from the beginning but she just kept on becoming a lady I didn’t like. Her thoughts weren’t what I expected from her, especially her thoughts of Grant. She couldn’t make up her mind if she wanted to be with him but she wanted to keep on sleeping with him. And yet she didn’t want to have the name of being his mistress! I rolled my eyes~

And then there were those times where she would push him away for dumb reasons and her thoughts weren’t nice about him and I just wanted to slap her. Gosh Grant deserved better.

The relationship between Grant and Irene was nice but it felt…..I don’t know! Long and short at the same time. Or slow? All the problems were just Irene’s fault. She couldn’t make up her mind when Grant had already made up his, which I really liked. He knew what he wanted and was patient enough to wait for Irene to realize it. If she were to go with her heart the first time and stop having thoughts and fears, I would have been finish with the book sooner and the book would have been shorter.

I really thought her clueless when he told her a secret of his and she placed it on a pedestal as a fault (in her mind) and feared that it will passed along to their children (if that ever happened!). She used that as stepping stone to decide if she wanted to be with him. Yeah! How low does she think of him to use that against him and marriage!

Anyways I lost interest in the story sadly. I really wanted the story to stay focus on Grant and his progress in the mill and around his family but sadly it didn’t stay that way. It moved to a mystery story around a murder plot.

Though it did work for a time and brought Grant’s brother and his past into the story, after that it just went blah for me.

I kind of saw it useless afterwards; after he mended his relationship with his brother and told them of his past five years and the mill, there was just nothing after that. And what happen to the mill? Did Grant go back to it and started working again or did he just leave it to his men and lived the life he can have once again? So frustrated….

I love you Jade but, you lost the story for me when it changed into a mystery plot. I hope I’m not too harsh but I just wanted to be honest with my review.

This eARC was provided by the publisher via Netgallery.

3 half review


Review: eARC How to Marry a Highlander by Katharine Ashe

How to Marry a Highlander (Falcon Club, #3.5)How to Marry a Highlander (Falcon Club #3.5)
Katharine Ashe


With seven troublesome half sisters to marry off, Duncan, the Earl of Eads, has one problem: he’s broke.

With the prospect of marriage to the pompous local curate, Miss Teresa Finch-Freeworth has one dream: to wed instead the handsome Highlander she saw at a ball.

How does a desperate lady convince a reluctant laird that she’s the perfect bride for him? She strikes a wager! If she can find seven husbands for seven sisters, the earl must marry her.

Duncan has no intention of wedding the meddlesome maiden, and he gives her a deadline even the most audacious matchmaker can’t meet—one month. But Teresa sets terms, too: with each bridegroom she finds, the earl must pay her increasingly intimate rewards . . .


This is a novella and part of Katharine’s loving series the Falcon Club! I’m super super happy that I picked this baby up and read it. Shall I say the synopsis was the thing that hooked me to this book rather than the smexy cover? Laaaa~

Okay, so there’s this English proper country miss Miss Teresa. She has been
in…carrying an faction for a Scottish Earl, Duncan, for over a year after glimpsing him staring at her from across the room at a Lady B’s ball back in book 3 of the series, How a Lady Weds a Rouge. And then he disappears back to Scotland.

And so she devise a plan to marry him because 1) he has returned to London and 2) she didn’t want to marry a country Reverend (she’s too wild for that you know) and 3)………well, if the Scottish Lord didn’t want to marry her she wanted a kiss from him to mope over when she’s back in the country, married to the country Reverend.

And so the games begin when she sets a wager to settle his 7 sisters. And for Each wager won she received a prize in the form of, bumpbahh bahhbum drum rolls…..him~

I can truly say that I was enamored with this plot. Seven sisters! That’s crazy but I highly enjoyed the set up for romance.

I loved that Teresa was shown as a proper young lady who’s tired of her life in the country with barely a suitable match in sight. How she had a witty countenance within her waiting to escape their confines and release her self from their torture. I also loved that she had a writers great fantasy daydreamers’ mind! She’s a storyteller and a great liar of forming fake events to cover for her attention lapses. Though her thoughts at times were reasonable, witty, and understood, others…just….weren’t so sure….

“She wanted to be the spring ewe to his ram. She wanted to be the nectar in the bud to his hummingbird’s probe. She wanted him to make her a woman in this hothouse.”

Yeah, the fancy saying and stuff just didn’t prick me the right way.

She also spoke very plainly at times which kind of threw me off because of her raring but that’s towards Duncan, at times. And I did forget her status in the social realm though. I wasn’t sure how she got to do things on her own without others’ knowing. She did get ball invitations from the help of her friends and aunt but still she would have been outcast just by escorting the impoverished and scandalous Scottish sisters about. But I love her determination, strong will, and sometime outrageous personality for standing by the young girls even with snickers from the ton.

Duncan is a likable hero. He’s the typical dark and broody male who is protective yet vulnerable at the same time towards his women brood. I love how he messes with Teresa and how control he is with her. He knows that he couldn’t impinged anything upon yet couldn’t help stay away and watch her play her magic upon his family. His past is a bit shady and he has a tortured soul and I know that we learn more of it in book 3 (which I’ll need). He’s honorable and super caring of his family and what more can you get.

On the other hand, I did have trouble with how some of the outcomes came about because I felt like I wanted more of them,  especially the sisters. I wanted to get to know each of the siblings a bit better and see how their relationships grew. I also had some trouble moving past some things added in the story; like When Duncan sold his timepiece for new clothes money. I was super hoping he’ll get it back, either from Teresa because she found out he sold it or by him repurchasing it. I was disappointed when that didn’t happen. It was a blow to me. And tore at me.

But I was highly excited to Ms. Maya Rodale’s Mr. Derek Knightly make an appearance in this novella~ And of course there was Lady B from the Ballroom Blog! :D 

But all in all this was a great novella and now I’ll have to read myself backwards into the series to get all my info on these two couples and more. I’m just wondering if this is the last book for the series~

This eARC is provided by the publishers via Edelweiss

3 half review

Review: Seduced by Cari Quinn + Taryn Elliott

Seduced (Lost in Oblivion, #0.5)
Seduced (Lost in Oblivion 0.5)
A PREQUEL to the NA rock star series Lost In Oblivion.
Warning: get ready for a testosterone overload. The guys are in the driver’s seat in Seduced – and the ride’s gonna rock.
Twenty-three year old Nick Crandall has one focus in his life: Oblivion, the band he formed with his best friend Simon Kagan. With gigs coming up and the band members lacking focus after losing their drummer to rehab, they’re out of ideas. Until Oblivion’s bassist, Deacon McCoy, poses a surprising suggestion.
Bring in someone new. Two someones.
One You Tube video gone viral later, Oblivion is poised on the brink of stardom. With their new hot drummer chick — who comes in a package deal with a talented guitarist who happens to be head over pick in unrequited love with her – it seems like everything’s falling into place. Or will the band Nick and Simon have fought to keep together disintegrate before their eyes?
Four guys & one woman + more success than they ever bargained for = trouble, of the sexiest kind.
Get Seduced by this novel-length introduction to the band Oblivion. This preview occurs before the four forthcoming books about each of the band members. Sometimes getting lost means finding yourself…
Reader Advisory: Seduced isan upper-level NA romance appropriate for mature audiences over 18 due to graphic sex and drug references.
I was surprise that I liked this book about music, boys in man’s bodies trying to make it big in the music-Rock Star industry.

But I really liked how each chapter switch off back and forth from Nick to Simon so that we got to see what they were doing or thinking at that same moment which was awesome.

The two band mates are best friends and they are what we call opposites. They compliments each other and have something that the other doesn’t have but work very well together.

Though they do fight a lot. And I mean A Lot in this book they still come out pretty well.

I was surprise and glad that the story started off with the group already having problems and building tensions. It kept me on heighten senses of what will happen next to make all hell break loose!
When the two new members were added to the group: Gray and Jazz; even more tension were
added to the already on edge band. Although I really liked Gray and Jazz, in a way I felt like they were better off alone. They were the only two that were going to be going places in the music industry because they were both talented and are music geniuses. Gray, a guitar freak and Jazz plays the drums, key board and the guitar. Should I say Jazz is a girl! Yeah, and Gray is very protective of her. Some history there.

But when I first meet Nick I was impress with him. How he think and saw his friends, how he saw himself; he is a broken boy in a man’s body. He had a tough childhood and well, I felt for him. He is very attached to his band and he has trouble with change. But the biggest thing for him is being in a band and wanting to make it big but to have stage fright!? That was the biggest struggle for him- at the moment til the new members (Jazz).

When we’re in Nick’s head I can say that I disliked his friends/band mates. Seeing them from his view was like seeing people you couldn’t work with, people who won’t contribute anything to the group but good looks and leaving everything for you to do. But than we get into Simon’s head and well, all that changed….

Simon was intriguing. I though I would dislike him from what I got from Nick’s view but, Wow, how wrong was I on that point! Simon is actually thoughtful and thinks highly of his friends, though he does act like a jerk because, hey, that’s what he has to do right? Play the jerk lead singer of a band and get the girls. I was surprise that he knows more about his friends than what he lead on. He really cares for them and Nick worries him greatly which I adored~ But I love seeing him from his head and well, we get to see how much I changes too.

Deacon, the bass guitarist in the group was also great.  I really liked him at first because he was the quiet rational peace maker of the group but later I fell out of him.

I loved seeing their struggles through both of their eyes because they both see things so differently. But I do at times wished that they would just speak with each other and get everything off their chest and mind and relax. I know they’re guys, but it would have loosen some tension between the band.

I did have problems with Jazz sadly. I Liked her and her sassy spunky self but I felt like she was the trouble in the band and well, I agreed with Nick and Simon when their first thought was, “She will be trouble,” “That’s why girls aren’t suppose to be in a band.” (or at least a guy band at that). Though she did add spunk and attitude (and bring the guys) she just caused trouble and brought more rift and tension. Her relationship with Nick was cool but when she kept on coming on to him when he and she knew it was wrong, I just wanted her to leave or something and let them be because she should know better in a band! And Gray, poor Gray…. I guess I survived though.

Oh, and I did skim over some of the sexy scenes because I just wanted the story not the loving. They were great but I just didn’t feel it at that moment because of all the tension and I just wanted to see what would happen next.

After all this I think I adore Simon more just because. Nick is a great leader but I felt like Simon had more backbone. Though Simon didn’t show how much he loved the band like Nick did, he did as much as he could and needed to contribute to the band. He was that rake and rouge.

This book is fabulous! Filled with tension, action packed, erotica….love triangles! It was something new to me. Though it’s an NA, it is far from it, so be warned!!! As sad in the synopsis.

Both these ladies are great writers and really got down how men thinks. They are just fabulous!

This book was provided by author: Cari Quinn for an honest review.

4 review