Julie's Week In Review

What I Read Recently

Tempting Tatum by Kaylee Ryan
If you're looking for a book that will bring you down and then back up again, then this is one to want to check out!!
Tatum has been through a horrifying ordeal and runs to the only one she feels safe with; her boyfriend. She soon finds out he is the least person she can trust and knows she doesn't want a man in her life.
Blaise, wow, what do I say about him!! He's hot, tatted, and a fire fighter. Can't get a better combination than that. Once he finds love, he gives it all he has and completely gives his heart.
From the moment he sets his eyes on Tatum, he knows he wants to know more about her. When she appears when he least expects it, he is more than smitten. He knows he wants her but she doesn't want a relationship. She knows she wants him but only for one night. Get it out of her system or so she thinks!! But Blaise has other plans, he wants her to be his forever, not just temporary.
Blaise certainly doesn't let her go and I love how persistent and patient he is. When danger arises, Tatum realizes she cares for him a lot more than she bargained for. I love seeing how her friends intermingle with his family. This book is so touching and I love seeing Tatum break down her walls for Blaise and he is such a sweetheart!!

Stepbrother Dearest by Penelope Ward
When I saw this book was coming out, I added it to the top of my TBR pile and I’m so glad I did. It’s full of angst and has a true love/hate relationship between Elec and Greta that kept me interested throughout the entire book.
Elec had come to live with his dad, who was Greta’s step-father and you could certainly feel the tension between him and his dad. Right from the start, you could tell Elec had this ‘don’t mess with me’ attitude. Greta tried every way possible to get Elec to open up but he seemed to push everyone away and at times, was just downright cruel to her and everyone. Personally, I would have given up. 
But, Greta didn’t.
She knew that even though he was her step-brother that she had this undeniable attraction to him and as she began to break down his walls, you could tell he was attracted to her as well. It certainly wasn’t an easy road for them because as we know, all good things never last for long. Or do they? Secrets are revealed and hearts are broken but this was one book that was hard for me to put down!!

Blood Secrets: Fallen Motorcycle Club by Lorelei Woods
What a tangled web we weave with this one! Emily has been abducted by the cartel and along comes Flash, a member of the Fallen Motorcycle Club. Instead of a knight on a white horse riding in to save the day, we get Flash on his Harley.
Flash and Emily are thrown together by the most unusual circumstances and they make for one hot couple. As Flash and Emily return to the real world where they have to face their life, Flash soon finds that Emily has a huge secret that could destroy them all.
It’s worth the read and Flash and Emily are one tough couple with all that they endure and Emily really shows her strength in this one. I liked this book but I wasn’t overly impressed. At times, it seemed like it was hard to follow with so much of the cartel happening and who was who. With that being said, Flash and the club is one I would like to see more of.

Jag by Stevie J. Cole
If you’re looking for a raw and gritty rocker book, then this is one you want to pick up. Jag is the lead singer of Pandemic Sorrow and I think this is one of the first books I have read where the main character was addicted so bad to drugs.
You get behind the scenes and see into Jag’s life and what he has endured being a rock star. He played and he partied. He seemed to be as low as one could be with everything he went through; including drugs and women.
Until Roxy, that is. She is his one deal breaker but it definitely isn’t for them. This book is so heartbreaking to see what Jag goes through and at times, I just wanted to beat him to death because of his attitude.
Roxy seems to be the glue that eventually holds him together. He is one strong character in that once he knows he wants to fight, he really does. This book is hot, sexy, and not one for the weak of heart because it is very explicit and so realistic with so much of this book. It was definitely an eye opener for me but so worth it.

What I'm Reading Now

Reaper's Stand by Joanna Wylde

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