Hey guys. Its been a few weeks since I have been able to do my weekly recommendations but life has been crazy. This weeks recommendations are gonna be three new books that have just recently come out and two older books that I loved.
Trigger by J.L. Drake
***This book ends with a small cliffhanger. Intended for 18+. May contain Triggers.***
I was raised by the Devil himself.
Formed into a man who was unreachable.
I went from the boy with bruises to the man with a trigger.
Killing is the only thing that calms the itch.
The demons inside were a constant battle…
…until she changed everything.
Problem is when you spend most of your time in the dark, is it smart to step into the light?
Trigger is a dark, sexy, MC book that will leave you craving more. It starts with a bang and holds your attention the entire time.
I love MC books. Sometimes though, they have the same theme over and over, but this one was very different.
First you have Trigger………He’s rough, scary, and sexy. He knows what he wants and he goes for it. He doesn’t do relationships or love, he screws and then moves on to the next one. He kills and smokes pot and doesn’t care what others think. Trigger had a rough life growing up and that has turned him into the man he is today. He is the president of the Devil’s Reach MC and knows no other life then this one. But when Tess shows up to his bar for a job, she might just be a game changer.
“Trigger was the kind of man power just seemed to ooze from, like Christian Grey, but different. Trigger’s was more raw and unpredictable. He screamed danger and sexy all at once.”
Then you have Tess………Tess is strong and beautiful, but most of all she is tough. She is not your typical heroine. She speaks her mind, even when it gets her in trouble and she isn’t afraid to do what needs to be done. Tess has escaped a rough life with the help of her friends Brick, who is also in the MC. When Tess meets Trigger, she is instantly drawn to him. Even though he says he doesn’t want a relationship, his actions say something different.
When Trigger and Tess’s pasts catch up to them, will they be able to survive? Will one wrong decision change everything? This book does end with a cliffhanger and I am dying to see how their story ends.
“Demons find all kinds of people.” Her eyes darkened. “Just because I don’t share them doesn’t mean they aren’t running right alongside my life.”
J.L. Drake, what have you done to me with this book? This book will take you on a wild ride. Once I started it, I didn’t want to put it down. This is not J.L. Drake’s usual writing. She has written some dark stories before but this is way darker than anything she has ever done, and I loved it!
“I’ll break you” “Can’t break something that is already broken, Trigger.”
I love duel POV. The push and pull between Trigger and Tess will pull you into their story. The sexual tension is crazy. I loved how she made Tess a strong woman. Most MC books have a heroine that is weak and fragile but Tess is strong and tough. I think that really helped this book from being the “typical” MC book.
I loved who she incorporated her book Broken into this book and even had a character make an appearance.
P.S.: I am in love with Brick. I mean, who wouldn’t be in love with that man.
Surrender by Helen Hardt
Jonah Steel has fallen in love with Melanie Carmichael but still lives with the guilt that consumes him as he tries to unravel the mystery of his family’s past. A new threat has surfaced, and he finds himself trapped in a web of deceit and lies.
Melanie loves Jonah but has yet to surrender completely to his needs. Meanwhile, a new friend uncovers more information and more questions. While the ghosts of Melanie’s past still hover around her, she joins Jonah on his quest for answers. Together, they vow to find the truth.
But the deeper they dig, the more danger they uncover…and Jonah’s life hangs in the balance.
Let me start by saying that the Steel Brothers Saga must be read in order, or you will not understand what is going on in the book. This saga also talks about topics that are sometimes hard to talk about and might be too hard to read for some people.
With that being said, this book was HOLY HOTNESS!!!! As a romantic suspense book it had twists and turns that will make you say “What the f***!!”
This is the third story about Jonah and Melanie, the sixth in the series. If you’ve read the previous books, you know that Talon had been abducted when he was younger, and they are now starting to figure out who the kidnappers are. Their biggest questions right now are; Why was Talon abducted? How did the kidnappers know each other?
During the story, you will learn new information about the abduction and the people who were involved. You start to learn how people are connected, and these connections will stun you.
I absolutely love these brothers. I loved Talon and with these last three books, I’m loving Jonah also. Jonah is strong, dominating, sexy, but he is also loving and cares so deeply about the people that he loves.
Melanie is just the right person for Jonah. Their chemistry is amazing and let’s just say the sex is off the charts!!!
Helen Hardt is a genius. Plain and simple. The characters are written perfectly and the plot is so amazing that words cannot describe it. Just when you think you start to figure something out, she throws you a loop. The details in this book are incredible and make the story that much better.
So first we have Talon, then we have Jonah, now in August we get Ryan’s story, Shattered. Ryan’s story will also include Ruby (Detective Lee) and you will not believe how she is tied to everything.
“Wicked, yes. Forbidden, oh yes. But right. Dark and dangerous and right”
Who Needs Air by Cassie Graham
They fell in love at thirteen.
He wrote a book about it at twenty.
She watched him walk away at twenty-three.
And he made the New York Times Best Sellers list at twenty-four.
Campbell ‘Cam’ Potter stood idly by as August Wyatt took over the world one word at a time. Chapter by chapter, people fell in love with the story he created – the events she lived. And now the book was being made into a movie, it was only a matter of time before August was back in their small hometown in Georgia.
The problem was, when August left five years ago, Cam made a promise to herself. The ending in his book would be the conclusion to their story. There was no sequel, no second chance, no possibility of ever seeing him again. He obliterated her heart and she was determined to never let it happen again.
This, until Cam gets a late night text from the heartbreaker himself.
New chapters are written, fresh storylines are explored and Cam and August find a familiarity in one another.
Sometimes THE END doesn’t mean it’s over.
Solid 4 star read!
August: when you first meet him, he is trying to finish writing a book and having a hard time figuring out what to say.
“How am I supposed to write an epilogue about something so broken?”
Five years later, you find out that the book August wrote is being turned into a movie and he will be returning to his hometown to film the movie. This is great for his career but he knows there’s no way he’ll be able to return home without running into Campbell, the girl his book is about. He left her five years ago and hasn’t seen or talked to her since.
Campbell: knows that August is going to be in town filming the movie based on his book. She wonders if she’ll be able to avoid him when he’s in town, but one text message changes that fate.
Can two people who are both broken, find peace and heal? What happens when things are going good, great actually, and life decides to screw you over? Can you forgive the person who tore you apart or is love sometimes not enough??
I really enjoyed this book. I loved how parts of the book were taken from the book August wrote, showing incite into their life years ago. I felt that August was trying to to the right thing when faced to make tough decision but that doesn’t mean I was always happy with his choices. I think Campbell is an incredibly strong woman and felt with some situations much better then I would have. Plus, I love the Colleen Hoover add in.
“When I have you, who needs air?”
Pull Me Close by Sidney Halston
Welcome to Panic, a sultry Miami nightclub where bodies and hearts move to a beat that doesn’t stop at sunrise—the setting for “a magnificent story full of deep emotion” (Sawyer Bennett).
Katherine: I thought I could enjoy a night out like a normal person. I thought I could handle the flashing lights, the pulsing music, the crowded dance floor. I couldn’t have been more wrong. After having an anxiety attack and passing out during my sister’s engagement party at Panic, I wake up in the arms of the hottest guy I’ve ever seen. Nick Moreno’s no gentleman. But he might just be the man I need to help me take control of my life.
Nick: When I hear there’s some random girl passed out in the back room of my family’s South Beach nightclub, I’m pissed. My dad’s already behind bars and we can’t afford any more bad press. But after giving her a lift—literally—back to her apartment, I stop seeing Katherine Wilson as some random girl. She’s gorgeous, vulnerable, and braver than she knows. And when we kiss, all I want to do is pull her close and promise that she’ll always be safe in my arms.
When Nick meets Katherine, he thinks she is just some drunk/drugged girl causing problems at his bar. But as time goes on, he learns that she has personal issues and he vows to help her conquer her fears. Nick and Katherine have an interesting relationship but it works for them. Will they be able to get over their differences and fears or will that tear them apart?
I really enjoyed this book and so will you.
Heat Exchange by Shannon Stacey
Lydia Kincaid’s shipping back to Boston, but she’s not happy about it. She left to get away from the firefighting community—her father was a firefighter, her brother’s a firefighter and, more important, her ex is a firefighter. But family is number one, and her father needs her help running the pub he bought when he retired. Soon, Lydia finds it hard to resist the familiar comfort and routine, and even harder to resist her brother’s handsome friend Aidan.
Aidan Hunt is a firefighter because of the Kincaid family. He’s had the hots for Lydia for years, but if ever a woman was off-limits to him, it’s her. Aside from being his mentor’s daughter, she’s his best friend’s sister. The ex-wife of a fellow firefighter. But his plan to play it cool until she leaves town again fails, and soon he and Lydia have crossed a line they can’t uncross.
As Aidan and Lydia’s flirtation turns into something more serious, Lydia knows she should be planning her escape. Being a firefighter’s wife was the hardest thing she’s ever done, and she doesn’t know if she has the strength to do it again. Aidan can’t imagine walking away from Boston Fire—even for Lydia. The job and the brotherhood are his life; but if he wants Lydia in it, he’ll have to decide who’s first in his heart.
Hot Boston Firemen….Who doesn’t love that!!! Lydia and Aidan’s story is one that I absolutely love. This is the first book in a series but each book can be read as a stand alone. But once you read the first book, you will be dying to read the rest.