Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Most of All You by Mia Sheridan

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Synopsis:

A broken woman . . .

Crystal learned long ago that love brings only pain. Feeling nothing at all is far better than being hurt again. She guards her wounded heart behind a hard exterior, and carries within her a deep mistrust of men who, in her experience, have only ever used and taken.

A man in need of help . . .

Then Gabriel Dalton walks into her life. Despite the terrible darkness of his past, there’s an undeniable goodness about him. And even though she knows the cost, Crystal finds herself drawn to Gabriel. His quiet strength is wearing down her defenses and his gentle patience is causing her to question everything she thought she knew.

Only love can mend a shattered heart . . .

Crystal and Gabriel never imagined that the world that had stolen everything from them would bring them a deep love like this. Except fate will only take them so far and now the choice is theirs: Harden their hearts once again or find the courage to shed their painful pasts.


Review:

Oh, Mia Sheridan. How do you always write such wonderful characters? People who are not the typical romantical leads. People who others might not see, or not for who they really are, but make them shine so? I...her stories always make my heart feel so very full. So full of love and kindness and oh, I love it. I just finished this story and I feel like I am going to cry because it is so beautiful.

Crystal and Gabriel. These two. Man. I don't even know what to say about them. They are so similar yet so very different. The way they see the world is beautiful and heartbreaking. Gabriel. He is...Mia has a way of writing characters that love so beautifully and fiercely it always makes me think that you would be so lucky to find that in your life. To love someone and be loved like her characters love. Gabriel is incredible. I wish I had a way with words. I wish I could pour out everything I am thinking and feeling about this book into this review. But I don't. I try my best, but for books like this, for characters and stories like this, I don't feel I can do them justice. Gabriel is incredible. He has his baggage, but he also has a really beautiful way of looking at things. He loves so pure and so wholly it is breathtaking.

And Crystal. Oh, Crystal, my heart broke for you. She definitely has baggage and oh, to try and love someone who doesn't love themselves must be difficult. To be there and support them and try and make them see that they are worth it. That they are beautiful and worthy of love. I don't really know if I could be as selfless and kind as some of these characters were. I've seen this book paired with Archer's Voice and that is fitting in a way. It reminds me of that story, but also not. Not in the story itself, but the characters feel similar. In a way that sometimes you have to do what is right for you to heal and move on. Sometimes you have to face challenges that you didn't think you would ever want to. Sometimes to move forward you have to go back and visit your past. To make peace with it. To heal. 

Crystal and Gabriel were so perfect for each other. They really bring out the best in the other and their story is beautiful. I loved it. I couldn't put it down. If you are a fan of the author already you will love this story as well. If not maybe this will make you fall in love like I did. Incredible. 

*Note: I received a free copy of this book for voluntary review consideration

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★1/2

Friday, October 13, 2017

Release Boost: Accidental Man Whore by Katherine Stevens


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Synopsis:

Ben Wright isn’t an escort.

Except when he is.

All he wants is to make some extra money to pay off his dad’s medical bills. He never intended to be tied to beds while making the Benjamins.

Miryam Wexler never intended to be dumped by her fiancé before their wedding.

But she was.

Now all she wants is to put her life back together and not tell her grandmother about her humiliation.

He needs money and she needs a stand-in fiancé. They can help each other, if they don’t kill each other first.

Two people with double lives equals four times the chaos and four times the comedy.


Excerpt:

I am not a male escort.

Okay, technically I am a male escort in the sense that I take money from women to go out with them and sometimes have sex with them. But it didn’t start out that way. I own my own business, for Pete’s sake. It’s not turning a huge profit yet, but it’s mine and I don’t have to answer to anyone. Now I have a madam and a Little Black Book. Except I couldn’t find a real little black book, so my escort contacts are scrawled across the pages of the October 2016 Men’s Health that I hide in a kitchen drawer. My whoring schedule is written on a Chinese takeout menu.

Life used to be simple. I barely remember that life now. The past several months are a blur of lies, and sex, and more lies, and a lot more sex, and yarmulkes. Now I’m standing at my door with some eager beaver Miami detective flashing his badge in my face and wanting to know why they found my contact info in a madam’s office during a prostitution bust. I don’t have an answer that won’t land me in jail. I missed the hooker orientation where they tell you to have prepared statements for events like this.

How did it start? How did I go from a guy who waters plants for living to a part-time escort? I would like to say it started with a woman, but it didn’t. It’s kind of a funny story. I took money to bang chicks for my dad. It’s only a little less creepy than it sounds. I wonder if this cop will get a laugh out of it.




About the Author:

When Katherine Stevens isn’t writing, she can usually be found opening juice boxes and looking for lost shoes. Her kids keep her quite busy and always zig-zagging across the line of sanity. She is a lifelong Texan with a terrible sense of direction and even worse memory. She thinks life is entirely too hard if you don't laugh your way through it.

As a child, she dreamed of being the most sarcastic astronaut in history, but her poor math skills and aversion to dehydrated food kept her out of the space program. Now she writes to pass the time until NASA lowers their standards. Your move, NASA.



Other Books by Katherine Stevens

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Dallas Fire & Rescue: Ghost Fire (Kindle Worlds Novella) by G.G. Andrew

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Synopsis:

When tenacious writer Laney Stonewater ropes firefighter Lucas Moore into staying overnight at the supposedly haunted Cattleman’s Crossing Inn, both of them will get more than they bargained for. The inn was the site of a blaze that killed a man 20 years ago and left Lucas with a strange burn mark on his arm and memories he’d rather forget. Along with a psychic, the victim’s widow, and an amateur ghost hunter, Laney and Lucas set out to learn if Cattleman’s Crossing went up in flames due to a simple mistake…or something much more sinister.

As the night grows darker–and the inn grows warmer, stranger, and more surreal–Laney and Lucas discover they’ve got a connection that burns as hot as any blaze and could have staying power beyond the haunted walls of the inn.

But first they must survive the night…

Review:

Ghost Fire was a fun read. A bit spookier than the author's other stories which I enjoyed. 

Laney is writing a story for the 20th anniversary of the Cattleman's Crossing fire. One man died in the fire and to add a little more to the story she is trying to get the survivors back to stay the night there with her. To share their stories and add that personal touch even though she is a big ghost skeptic. She is sure it was just a normal fire and there is nothing to worry about.  

Lucas is one of the survivors of the Cattleman's Crossing fire. He was only 9 when the fire happened and what he saw that night haunts him to this day. He doesn't want anything to do with that place. He definitely doesn't want to spend the night there. When Laney asks him to, when she asks him to share what happened so long ago, he tries to stay strong. But there is something there between them and this fireman can't say no forever. How can he say no and let her spend the night in that place? What if something were to happen to her and he wasn't there to try and help? 

When the two of them spend the night, with a few other invited guests, things heat up pretty quickly. Will Laney be converted and believe in ghosts? Or will Lucas realize nothing happened all those years ago? This was a fun story and the author did a good job adding some spooky tension in there as well as the fun characters falling for each other. It was a lot of fun and a perfect Halloween read. 

*Note: I received a free copy of this book for voluntary review consideration

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Release Day: Accidental Man Whore by Katherine Stevens


Now available on 

Synopsis:

Ben Wright isn’t an escort.

Except when he is.

All he wants is to make some extra money to pay off his dad’s medical bills. He never intended to be tied to beds while making the Benjamins.

Miryam Wexler never intended to be dumped by her fiancé before their wedding.

But she was.

Now all she wants is to put her life back together and not tell her grandmother about her humiliation.

He needs money and she needs a stand-in fiancé. They can help each other, if they don’t kill each other first. Two people with double lives equals four times the chaos and four times the comedy.


Review:

Accidental Man Whore was a fun read. Ben was so adorably clueless. He is not good at picking up the clues and knowing what is going on. Oh, he was fun. 

Ben works watering plants in an office building. He started this company not that long ago and makes enough to live, but is not making a ton of money. Some of his clients are a bit scary in how strong their personalities are, but he is a good guy and gets his work done. 

Miryam is getting married. To the perfect guy. They both are attorneys, they both know what they want, it is going to be great. Maybe not a grand, passionate relationship, but perfect for what she wants. 

When Ben's dad is diagnosed with cancer he will do almost anything to get the money to pay for his treatment. So he tries to get some more plant watering business, but his boss at the office building has another idea. Just go to some parties and keep the ladies happy. Easy peasy. And it pays a lot more than Ben could hope to make in an evening doing anything else. So of course he agrees. Oh, he was so adorable. He doesn't realize what is going on until he is in it. He was so much fun. 

Miryam thought her fiance was perfect, only to find out that he doesn't actually want to marry her. Right before the wedding. So now she will have to tell her grandmother, the person closest to her whose health is not the best, that she is not getting married. Her grandmother will be devastated so what will she do? Hire someone to play her fiance of course. Only Ben is that someone and they have had a run in before. But desperate times call for desperate measures. Now I will say I really didn't like Miryam for most of the story. She was soooo judgemental and awful! I was yelling at her a lot in my head while reading her parts. She thinks she knows Ben when she doesn't know anything. And she treats him not so good because of what she thinks she knows of him and ah! I didn't like her. But I still enjoyed reading her. Which is odd. 

Through all of this, through being a fake fiance and spending time together, these two grew closer. Oh I enjoyed this story. It was fun. Ben and Miryam and everything they go through. I so enjoyed reading thier story.

*Note: I received a free copy of this book for voluntary review consideration

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★


Excerpt:

I am not a male escort.

Okay, technically I am a male escort in the sense that I take money from women to go out with them and sometimes have sex with them. But it didn’t start out that way. I own my own business, for Pete’s sake. It’s not turning a huge profit yet, but it’s mine and I don’t have to answer to anyone. Now I have a madam and a Little Black Book. Except I couldn’t find a real little black book, so my escort contacts are scrawled across the pages of the October 2016 Men’s Health that I hide in a kitchen drawer. My whoring schedule is written on a Chinese takeout menu.

Life used to be simple. I barely remember that life now. The past several months are a blur of lies, and sex, and more lies, and a lot more sex, and yarmulkes. Now I’m standing at my door with some eager beaver Miami detective flashing his badge in my face and wanting to know why they found my contact info in a madam’s office during a prostitution bust. I don’t have an answer that won’t land me in jail. I missed the hooker orientation where they tell you to have prepared statements for events like this.

How did it start? How did I go from a guy who waters plants for living to a part-time escort? I would like to say it started with a woman, but it didn’t. It’s kind of a funny story. I took money to bang chicks for my dad. It’s only a little less creepy than it sounds. I wonder if this cop will get a laugh out of it.





About the Author:

When Katherine Stevens isn’t writing, she can usually be found opening juice boxes and looking for lost shoes. Her kids keep her quite busy and always zig-zagging across the line of sanity. She is a lifelong Texan with a terrible sense of direction and even worse memory. She thinks life is entirely too hard if you don't laugh your way through it.

As a child, she dreamed of being the most sarcastic astronaut in history, but her poor math skills and aversion to dehydrated food kept her out of the space program. Now she writes to pass the time until NASA lowers their standards. Your move, NASA.



Other Books by Katherine Stevens

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Release Boost: Logan (Preston Brothers #2) by Jay McLean


Have you read Logan yet? If not what are you waiting for? It is a great read!

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Synopsis:

As a kid, Logan Preston was a brat.

Through his teens, he became the bad boy

Now, at nineteen, no one knows what the hell to expect.

***


High school dropout, Logan Preston is a

good-for- nothing stoner.

A black sheep.

A disappointment.

The worst Preston Punk of the lot.

At least that’s how everyone in his small town

makes him feel.

But Logan Preston has secrets.

Secrets so dark and so deep below the surface that the only way he can fight them is to stay high, high, high.

He wears cockiness as a mask.

Arrogance as his armor.

Until one girl, one night, asks one life-changing question:

What's beneath the bravado, Logan Preston?









Prior Books in the series (click title to go to my review):

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The Preston Brothers Series is a spin-off of the More Than Series. Meet the More Than men in:


More Than This (Book 1) - Jake Andrews: Sweet jock

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More Than Her & More Than Him (book 2 & 3) Logan Matthews: Arrogant asshat.

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More Than Forever (Book 4) - Cameron Gordon: High school sweetheart.

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More Than Enough (Book 5) - Dylan Banks: Broody, silent Marine.

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About the Author:

She writes what she loves to read, which are books that can make her laugh, make her hurt and make her feel.

Jay lives in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia, in a forever half-done home where music is loud and laughter is louder.

Jay McLean is an international best-selling author and full-time reader, writer of New Adult Romance, and most of all, procrastinator. When she's not doing any of those things, she can be found running after her two little boys, playing house and binge watching Netflix.

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Friday, October 6, 2017

The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women by Kate Moore

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Synopsis:

The incredible true story of the young women exposed to the “wonder” substance of radium and their brave struggle for justice...

As World War I raged across the globe, hundreds of young women toiled away at the radium-dial factories, where they painted clock faces with a mysterious new substance called radium. Assured by their bosses that the luminous material was safe, the women themselves shone brightly in the dark, covered from head to toe with the glowing dust. With such a coveted job, these “shining girls” were considered the luckiest alive—until they began to fall mysteriously ill. As the fatal poison of the radium took hold, they found themselves embroiled in one of America’s biggest scandals and a groundbreaking battle for workers’ rights.

A rich, historical narrative written in a sparkling voice, The Radium Girls is the first book that fully explores the strength of extraordinary women in the face of almost impossible circumstances and the astonishing legacy they left behind.

Review:

Wow, Radium Girls was a fascinating read. I have been reading a lot of non-fiction recently, and I generally enjoy it, but a non-fiction story hasn't grabbed me like this one has maybe ever. I couldn't put it down once I started. It was horrifying and compelling and everything I wanted. Well almost everything. It did give me a few thing to look up and learn more about once I finished. I knew nothing about the Radium Girls before reading this, nothing of how radium was thought of and whatnot, and I am glad I read this. 

Radium Girls was a fascinating read. While it was horrifying at times, it made me really angry at times, it was interesting. Because I don't think that things have changed that much. Sure you have more protections as a worker, but corporations can be just as corrupt. They just have other ways of going about it. 

This is the story of the girls who worked for a radium watch dial factory. Who would dip their paintbrushes in the radium paint, but it in their mouth to point it, then paint on the dial. Many many times a day. They were told it was perfectly safe, the radium is actually good for you! But that was the thinking at the time, which looking at it from now and everything we know is crazy! And made me cringe every time they said they put the radium paint in their mouth. They ate with the dust of it all over the place. How they glowed when they left work and no amount of scrubbing would get rid of it. Oh, those poor women. And the company they worked for? Even when they knew beyond a doubt that the radium was making them sick, killing them, did they do anything? No. They didn't have to. They were vile, reprehensible, but like I said above I think a lot of companies still are. They will pay lobbyists and government to make it so they can do what they want. Look at the beef and dairy industry for prime examples. How about slaughterhouses? They are terrible places to work because of safety issues and the like, but the companies get away with it. So although these women helped worker's rights move forward, it didn't eliminate the problem of greedy corporations not treating employees right. 

The struggles these women went through I can't imagine. Living like they did, the pain and suffering the endured, I can't image. I don't know if I would have been as strong as some of them were. To fight with everything they had to try and change things. I really admire that about them. I found the whole thing fascinating. Their stories, before they worked there, working there, after, all of it. One of the best non--fiction books I have read. And everything these women helped us with, helped science with even after they died, is incredible. Unfortunate what happened to them, but at least they got to help others. Which is what some of them wanted in the end after they found out what happened. Really a great read that I highly recommend. 

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Blog Tour: Battle Scars by Jane Harvey-Berrick


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Synopsis:

From the dusty plains of Afghanistan to the sleek corridors of the New York Times, journalist MJ Buckman seeks the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. What she doesn’t expect to find is a man who’s her complete opposite … and fits her perfectly.

Marine Sergeant Jackson Connor knows that relationships don’t work for men in the military. He’s living proof of that. But when a steely-eyed temptress in a flak jacket, who carries her moral cause in front of her, crosses his path, he’s furious, curious, and all kinds of in-lust.

* * *

A grown-up love story about two people who aren’t looking for love, but realize how precious it is when they find it. They don’t play games and there are no stupid misunderstandings, just life standing in their way.

Can they compromise? And what does that look like in a modern relationship between two driven people?

Assignment Vs deployment.

They’re always traveling in different directions. What relationship can survive that?
 

Excerpt:

A whole generation was growing up knowing only despair, death and destruction. How could there be lasting peace when children were encouraged to carry guns? How could life return to normal when these children had never experienced it? The problem seemed too big, too difficult, too impossible to solve.

And here and now, we were all suffering the effects of lives lived in hate.

Doctors and nurses worked with strained detachment as they attempted to triage a thousand people at once. Chaos was too polite a word for everything that I witnessed.

“Can I help?” I asked, a nurse rushing past.

She raised her shoulders in a helpless shrug, then pointed at a teenage girl who had a wound on her leg, bright red pooling around her.

“Apply pressure,” she shouted as she ran toward a child whose robes were dark with blood.

“Then what?” I yelled after her.

“Pray!” she shouted over her shoulder.

I turned to the girl whose jet-black eyes watched me without emotion. She’d wadded her dress, pressing it against the wound while blood soaked into the sand around us. I pressed down on her leg, trying not to gag as blood seeped between my fingers.

All around me, people were crying and begging for help, most of them young, so young. I knew that over half of the refugees at this camp were children, but seeing them like this…

I stayed with the girl, helpless to do anything except apply pressure to a wound that wouldn’t stop bleeding. I pressed down, pressed down, and I talked to her—trivial nonsense that meant nothing, important things that meant everything. I told her about Jackson. I told her all about the man who’d stormed his way into my life, his eyes blazing. I told her my hopes and fears, and when I’d told her everything I could think of, I prayed, reciting Bible verses that I’d last heard at my father’s funeral.

She didn’t understand me, of course, but maybe she understood the tone. Maybe she knew that I was praying for her.

And finally the blood flow slowed and I stopped talking. There was nothing more to say because the girl was dead, her dark eyes open and accusing.

And what could I do? I wasn’t a doctor, I wasn’t a nurse. I wasn’t even a fighter. All I could do was write about what I’d seen and heard, said and done, and hope that somebody cared. Maybe even someone who cared enough to help end the madness.

But when hatred is your birthright, hope seems a very long way away, and I wondered if God had heard my prayers.


About the Author:

Jane is a writer of contemporary romance fiction, known for thoughtful stories, often touching on difficult subjects: disability (DANGEROUS TO KNOW & LOVE, SLAVE TO THE RHYTHM); mental illness (THE EDUCATION OF CAROLINE, SEMPER FI); life after prison (LIFERS); dyslexia (THE TRAVELING MAN, THE TRAVELING WOMAN).

She is also a campaigner for former military personnel to receive the support they need on leaving the services. She wrote the well-received play LATER, AFTER with former veteran Mike Speirs. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hk1CyB8c0xA )

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Holiday Spice (The Shaughnessy Brothers #6) by Samantha Chase

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Synopsis:

Darcy Shaughnessy has gotten used to her overbearing brothers chasing away any man she wants to date. But a chance meeting with a brooding -- and deliciously handsome -- artist is about to make this holiday season one to remember.

There's only one thing Benjamin Tanner loves more than his woodcarving: solitude. Then he gets snowed in with Darcy in his cozy cabin in the woods, and their heated feelings begin to melt the icy barrier between them.

With Ben's need for privacy and Darcy's love of family and social life, will opposites still attract once the snow clears and the holiday festivities come to an end?


Review:

I always enjoy a Samantha Chase story and Holiday Spice was no different. I love the Shaughnessy's, but...well Darcy isn't my favorite. It is fine, I still really enjoyed the story. It was cute and fun and everything I love about the author's books, but she still isn't my favorite. I like her I just don't love her like I do her brothers. I think it is hard sometimes to write reviews for authors that you read a lot of. Sometimes there is just a character or story that there is nothing wrong with, you enjoy it, but at the same time you keep thinking of other books/characters you enjoyed more from them so then I think it comes across as not really liking this story when I did. Just not as much as some of the prior books in this series. It's still a good read.

Darcy feels really young to me in a way that I don't care for. Her brothers and family are a bit overbearing, want her to figure her life out and find a job and whatnot, but she doesn't know what she wants to do. She tries, she really does. She goes from job to job because nothing is fitting her the way she wants it to. And that is fine, but she also has some unresolved issues with her past which cause problems. And she is super stubborn, a bit insecure, and used to people bending over backward for her if she makes a big deal out of something. She is used to not having to work for things because her family lets her get away with not having to. So she comea across as really young when she meets someone who doesn't bend over backward for her. Who makes her work for things. Who doesn't just let her do whatever without challenging her. 

Ben is happy living a recluse life. He lives in his cabin out in the woods with no one around and that is the way he likes it. He works in his workshop, makes enough money to support himself (and take care of his brothers when they were younger and needed him), and that is enough for him. He can be a bit grumbly, but he is a good guy. 

When Ben first meets Darcy he is interested in her. Which is odd. Because he usually isn't interested in anyone. And things seem to be going well until suddenly Darcy has a problem with him. They are going to be working together for a few days so he is racking his brain trying to figure out what happened. One moment she is open and fun with him, the next she seems to hate him. And he can't figure out why. 

Now see this is where I didn't care for Darcy. She jumps to conclusions and even when people point out she is wrong she is stubborn and sticks to her false assumptions. She just wasn't my favorite. I know she is used to jumping into things without thinking and she has her insecurities, but gah! Ben is such a great guy and she keeps trying to mess things up before they can even start. It was like if she could just get out of her own way they may be able to have something special between them. 

Now these two don't have an easy go of it. Besides Darcy getting in her own way they both have baggage they need to deal with. And figure out how to find a compromise where they can both be happy. Darcy loves her family and is very close with them and Ben loves his family but doesn't talk to them much. She loves parties and people and he prefers to be alone. Can the two of them figure out a way to merge their two lives so neither of them ends up resenting the other? It was fun watching them come together even if Darcy was frustrating at times. I still wanted everything for Ben because he was pretty awesome. 

*Note: I received a free copy of this book for voluntary review consideration

Rating: ★ ★ ★1/2

Monday, October 2, 2017

Cover Reveal: A Little Too Late by Staci Hart


A Little Too Late, an all-new romantic standalone from Staci Hart is coming October 24th!

 
Preorder today on iBooksNook, or  Kobo
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Synopsis:

I wasn't supposed to fall in love with the nanny.

When my wife left, she took the illusion of happiness with her, and I've been caught in a free fall ever since. For nine long months, I've been fighting to figure out how to be a single dad, how to be alone.

For nine long months, I've been failing.

When Hannah walked through the door, I took my first breath since I'd found myself on my own. She slipped into our lives effortlessly, showing me what I've been missing all these years. Because Hannah made me smile when I thought I'd packed the notion of happiness away with my wedding album.

She was only supposed to be the nanny, but she's so much more.

The day my wife left should have been the worst day of my life, but it wasn't. It was when Hannah walked away, taking my heart with her.

About the Author:


Staci has been a lot of things up to this point in her life -- a graphic designer, an entrepreneur, a seamstress, a clothing and handbag designer, a waitress. Can't forget that. She's also been a mom, with three little girls who are sure to grow up to break a number of hearts. She's been a wife, though she's certainly not the cleanest, or the best cook. She's also super, duper fun at a party, especially if she's been drinking whiskey. From roots in Houston to a seven year stint in Southern California, Staci and her family ended up settling somewhere in between and equally north, in Denver. They are new enough that snow is still magical. When she's not writing, she's reading, sleeping, gaming, or designing graphics.
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Sunday, October 1, 2017

Release Day: Logan (Preston Brothers #2) by Jay McLean


Logan is now live!!

Now available on


Synopsis:

As a kid, Logan Preston was a brat.

Through his teens, he became the bad boy

Now, at nineteen, no one knows what the hell to expect.

***


High school dropout, Logan Preston is a

good-for- nothing stoner.

A black sheep.

A disappointment.

The worst Preston Punk of the lot.

At least that’s how everyone in his small town

makes him feel.

But Logan Preston has secrets.

Secrets so dark and so deep below the surface that the only way he can fight them is to stay high, high, high.

He wears cockiness as a mask.

Arrogance as his armor.

Until one girl, one night, asks one life-changing question:

What's beneath the bravado, Logan Preston?


Review:

Oh man, I love the Preston brothers! I was really excited to read Logan, to see what he is all about and what he is hiding. Oh, this book. I don't know how Aubrey did it. How she put up with everything that came her way, but oh this book got to me. I loved it. 

Logan is a high school dropout. A stoner. A disappointment. He is the one that always messes up, but that is okay because he has Mary aka marijuana. She is always there for him and never lets him down. She lets him forget what happened. She lets him sort of live. As long as he has her he doesn't need anything else. He is not all bad though. He works at his father's company, with some of his siblings, and he is good at it. He is even thinking about taking some trade classes to learn more. Not bad for the high school dropout. 

Aubrey is new in town. She doesn't really know anyone, doesn't really have any friends, but she had to get out and live for herself for a bit. Away from her past, away from everything that happened. And even though Logan apparently hates her, she notices him. Always has. And when they start spending time together things get tricky. Because she has been told she is needy. Clingy. Too much. Who could love her? 

These two...man. I...I know Logan has a past. Something that happened. And at first I thought maybe we knew about it in prior books and I just forgot about it (it has been awhile since I read the prior books), but I don't think so. It was...my heart hurt for Logan. For all of his bravado he just tries to forget everything. He tries to stay high when he can so he doesn't have to deal with everything. And that only works so long. Especially when you start falling in love with someone else. When Mary gets jealous. When you have so many issues to work through, but don't want to. It is not easy, their ride is hella bumpy, and my heart broke for both of them at times. I don't know how Aubrey put up with everything that she does. Not that she is a doormat, she isn't, she stands up for herself and what she needs/deserves, but it would be hard to love someone like Logan. Who is self-destructive. Who needs help but is not at the point where he wants to ask for it yet. Who will end up hurting you even if he doesn't mean to. Because that boy? He has demons to fight. But hopefully, he can fight them and come out the other side stronger and better and wonderful. Logan broke my heart, but I loved him anyway. 

*Note: I received a free copy of this book for voluntary review consideration

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★1/2 


Prior Books in the series (click title to go to my review):

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The Preston Brothers Series is a spin-off of the More Than Series. Meet the More Than men in:


More Than This (Book 1) - Jake Andrews: Sweet jock

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More Than Her & More Than Him (book 2 & 3) Logan Matthews: Arrogant asshat.

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More Than Forever (Book 4) - Cameron Gordon: High school sweetheart.

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More Than Enough (Book 5) - Dylan Banks: Broody, silent Marine.

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About the Author:

Jay McLean is an international best-selling author and full-time reader, writer of New Adult Romance, as well as skilled procrastinator. When she's not doing any of those things, she can be found running after her two little boys, playing house and binge watching Netflix.
She writes what she loves to read, which are books that can make her laugh, make her hurt and make her feel.

Jay lives in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia, in a forever half-done home where music is loud and laughter is louder.

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