Monday, June 16, 2014

Running by Suzanne Sweeney

Running Back to You

Running # 1

Running Back to You (Running, #1)

Running Back to You is the first book in the Running series by Suzanne Sweeney.

Readers are sure to fall in love with this captivating story-line and interesting characters.  The twists and turns will have you on the edge of your seat the entire time.  With a sweet romance, this book has it all.

I can’t wait to see where the author takes this series!


Juliette Fletcher is a girl with a plan. Not one to sit back and wait for life to happen, she moves back home after graduation and begins to carve out a life for herself.
Evan McGuire is desperate for a fresh start. His career in the NFL depends on it. Years of partying and carefree living have caught up with him. After buying a beach house in need of renovations, he begins to rebuild his life and his reputation.
What Evan doesn’t expect is a chance meeting with Juliette out on an early morning beach run with her dog. A strong mutual attraction draws them together, but fear of scaring her away keeps Evan from revealing his true identity. Evan finds himself in an unfamiliar situation – forced to work harder than he ever has before to prove himself worthy of her affections.
Tragic misunderstandings and unexpected obstacles threaten to derail a fragile relationship. Someone is watching, waiting, and tormenting Juliette, desperate to destroy everything. Can they find the strength to overcome jealousy, insecurity, and fear before it’s too late?

Talented by Sophie Davis


Talented #1

Talented (Talented Saga, #1)

Talented is the first book in the self titles series.  The genre in dystopian.

I really got into this book even though I don’t’ usually read dystopian type books.  It has the perfect balance of action, drama, and romance. 

Talia was a great character and her internal struggles were intriguing.  Kicking ass and taking names while falling in and out of love isn’t easy, but she handles herself like a pro. 

I can’t wait for more!



Block it out. Impossible for Talia Lyons. When you’re a Mind Manipulator, it’s hard enough to block the thoughts of others, let alone your own.
Block it out. The pounding, siren-ready world Talia inhabits as she trains with her fellow Hunters, the country's top-secret covert operatives. The physical demands. The emotional toll.
Block it out. The secrets that Talia’s boyfriend is hiding. Talia’s unbidden feelings of frustration and annoyance toward her teammate, the Casanova of the compound. The wondering why she cares what he thinks.
Block him out. Ian Crane. The man behind the bloodshed marring Talia’s memories of her murdered parents. The man she’s determined to kill.
Block it all out. Focus.
Talented is an emotionally raw Dystopian Romance, about the life of a girl with extraordinary psychic powers, and what happens when a heart is torn between love and rage.

Defiance Series by Stephanie Tyler

Redemption by Stephanie Tyler

Defiance # 2

Redemption is the second book in the Defiance series by Stephanie Tyler. 

I fell in love with this book from the moment I started reading it and couldn’t put it down. 

The stand-alone quality was good although I would have liked more on how the Chaos started.  I have not read the first book in the series but I am going to go back and read the first book for sure. 

This is a series to follow!

Redemption is a motorcycle post apocalyptical book.  It reminded of Kristen Ashley’s Motorcycle Man with Ms. Tyler’s spin.  So if you are a fan of Motorcycle Men then check this book out.

Ms. Tyler’s characters jump off the page and capture your hearts.  The Chaotic world is genius and the men are hot!

 The bond Mathias and Jessa had was emotionally enthralling, heartfelt, and beautiful.  This story was captivating.  It grabbed me and didn’t let go.  Mathias is a character I will never forget. 

I hope we get to see Bishop's story next!


Mathias Robichaud is looking for an alliance. The Defiance motorcycle club is a stronghold in the dangerous world that’s become the new norm and he’s driven to prove he’s tough enough to be sworn in as a full member. But when he sees a beautiful, spirited girl abducted by a rival MC, rescuing her jeopardizes all he’s worked for.

Politician’s daughter Jessa Everson knows what’s expected of her—obedience, loyalty and silence—but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t fight when she’s kidnapped by the Lords of Vengeance. Having Matthias save her is like gaining an avenging angel in leather and tattoos. But Defiance is known for brutal justice, and she may have just traded one bad situation for another.

Matthias’s urge to protect is too strong to ignore, no matter how much trouble Jessa brings to Defiance’s gates. There’s no room in the post-Chaos world for weakness so if Matthias and Jessa have any chance of surviving, they’ll need to put their full strength behind the MC…and hope that the MC will do the same for them.

Salvation by Stephanie Tyler
Defiance #3

Salvation (Defiance, #3)

Salvation is the third book in the Defiance series by Stephanie Tyler.
This series is one that will stick with you.  I loved the second book in the series although I usually don't start with number two in a series this series just "stuck" with me, so I had to keep reading.
In this book we follow Bishop "Bish" and Luna and the drama increases as the world falls apart. 
I love this endearing story and the characters in it.  We also see a glimpse or two of Mathias :)
These characters are important to the post apocalyptical  world in which they live.  This series is unique, has hot men and motorcycles.  What more could you want?
In all, this series gets better with every read.  I can not wait for more!
Luna is headed for trouble. She knows exactly what the men who run motorcycle clubs are capable of—the ruthless violence, the grabs for power, the brutal treatment of women. The one bright spot in her dark world is being held against his will by a rival gang after sacrificing himself for the sake of the club—without saying goodbye first. She needs to bring Bishop home to Defiance, both for the good of the MC and for herself.

Keller's mafia has thrived in the fallout from the Chaos and their compound is a city of sin, a world of depraved excess where people live in fear with nowhere else to go. When Luna is taken prisoner, Bishop has no choice but to lie. As far as the enemy knows, she's his. It's the one thing that will keep her safe.

Caught off guard, Luna follows Bishop's lead. And that's where the lines begin to blur, because what's been building between them for real is undeniable. But what Keller's protecting is something he'll kill to keep under wraps and with Defiance unable to come to their rescue, and only each other to turn to, Luna and Bishop may be facing their final goodbye.

The Billionaire Boys Club (Series)

Stranded with a Billionaire by Jessica Clare

This review contains slight spoilers

Stranded with a Billionaire is the first book in the new series Billionaire Boys Club. So, all my followers (lol) know that I am a sucker for a good series and I tend to read them just because. I also want all the good books that I read to become a series because I want to know what happened next and I do not want the story to end. Sorry Susie I can’t help it, you know I love a good series. This is the case with this book/series.

This book is an awesome start and if the rest of this upcoming contemporary series is half as good, sign me up! I devoured this book in one sitting. Yes, I read it at work in between patients and yes, I put in my headphones and let my Kindle read it to me driving home (Blue’s Clues in the DVD players for the boys).

This book was divided into three parts to me; it’s like having three books in one. Some people might not like this, but to me it was very enjoyable. This first part of this book starts out on with a secrete society of hot, rich men; Hunter Buchanan real-estate tycoon, Jonathan Lyons thrill seeker, Cade Archer philanthropist, Reese Durham playboy, Griffin Verdi English aristocrat/professor, and Logan Hawkings billionaire businessman and leader of the group. After introducing all these hot men, the author had me hook, line, and sinker (this book could have sucked and I would have still read it cover to cover after reading the bio on all these men!).

After Hunter tells Logan about a fail proof real estate investment Logan travels to Seaturtle Cay, Bahamas where he purchases a hotel. Bronte Dawson is on a vacation from hell that she won from a radio station at above said hotel. After listening to her coworker complain and having an unexpected hurricane evacuation, Bronte finds herself stuck in an elevator with Logan while the hurricane is wreaking havoc on the outside. After getting out of the elevator half naked Bronte finds herself leaning on Logan for help during this disaster. I am not going to get too spoilerish on this particular part, but let’s just say they get real comfortable stranded on this deserted island.

The second part of the book for me was when they get rescued from the island (thanks to Jonathan) and go their separate ways back to the real world. Logan finds himself missing Bronte and hires a PI to locate her (so romantic). He finds her and sweeps her off her feet and into his penthouse in New York. They attempt a relationship that goes array.

The final part to this story is when they find each other again and have their happily every after (or not so much) I will not go into details, but you need to read this book.

I actually went to to check out the second book because I want to read it now! The second installment does not come out until July and it will be a preorder for me. I can not wait to see how the author will write the rest of this series, but from the hints that she gives toward the end of this book the premise for the next book is just as good if not better. I will definitely check out the other books under this author’s pen name and also her other books written as Jill Myles as well.

On another note the cover stinks, it should have at least a hot guy. This would have been a 5 star review, but the cover blew it for me.  I had to deduct 1/2 star for the lame cover. 4 ½  stars for this one.

Once Upon A Billionaire
Billionaire Boys Club # 4

Once upon a Billionaire (Billionaire Boys Club, #4)

The only other book that I have read in this series is the first book, but I loved it so much I had to continue reading this series.  After reading this book I can honestly say that I love this series. The books contain great characters that have off the chart chemistry.  The follow through with the plot is amazing.  Some series have good blurbs and the books suck, not the case with this one.  The world Claire creates sucks you in and before you know it you are swept up in the world of the billionaire bachelors.