Dead of Winter (The Arcana Chronicles #3) by Kresley Cole

Two armed sentries passed us. Each wore a hooded camo poncho and carried a rifle. They nodded politely. Under my breath, I said, “Arcana don’t freak them out? Gabriel’s wings alone should throw them.” “At first, yeah. But they look to J.D. to see how to act. They hero-worship ‘the hunter.’ ” Charismatic Jack could be so compelling when he wanted to. “He uses our help to maintain order,” Selena said. “The Azey might have the twins, but J.D.’ s got three Arcana himself—a psychic, an exquisite bow-goddess, and an illusionist.”

Evie has return to Jack and the others from Death’s castle and she’s changed, they don’t know if for the better.

“Don’t let any humans know what we’re planning.” “Understood.” I furtively kicked Selena’s boot; she straightened and said, “Oh. Thanks, Gabe. I won’t forget this.” “It will be my pleasure, Selena. I look forward to it.” His eyes widened. “I mean, not that I am pleased about the occasion.” Selena let him off the hook. “I look forward to kicking serial killer ass.” He grinned. “Precisely.”

The action doesn’t stop just because Evie was gone… Jack and the rest of her alliance has tracked down the Lovers and hope to end the sadistic twins reign of terror.

When things get out of control and someone ends up in enemy clutches the two main men in Evie’s life must set aside their differences in order to save them.

I gave this book a 4.6 out of 5 stars. Ms. Cole doesn’t fail to provide the action in this latest addition to the Poison Princess series. As always she sucks you into the world after the Flash and you are forced (you have no choice, you have been sucked in after all) to follow Evie’s adventures in this post-apocalyptic tale. So, I still like Evie but Aric is my favorite. I have to say that I pretty much liked Aric from the beginning (not always sure why) but after learning more about him and his past, I love him all the more. I love his struggles and his attitude for the most part, though he is a bit too bossy for my taste (but he’s also from another time period and place so I forgive him, mostly). I have to warn you there is a MAJOR CLIFFHANGER at the end of this book, and the next book has yet to be released… so READ AT YOUR OWN RISK.

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NUTS (Hudson Valley #1) by Alice Clayton

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AVAILABLE 10/20/15!!!

Fired.

Fired?

Fired.

FOR. BUTTER.

Roxie is a private chef in LA, who just got fired for whipping cream into butter. One faux pas at the end of a perfect dinner and it cost her one of her best clients and consequently a line of clients. This however, works out for her mother who needs her to come home (upstate New York) and run her diner for the summer.

Enter Leo…..

The guy with the nuts was named Leo. I know this because when my mom came around the corner and caught him face down on her daughter, she cried out, “Leo!” and rushed to help him up. Him. She never could resist a good-looking man. And once the man was extracted from between my legs… mercy… he reached down once more to try and help me up.

Leo has moved into town since Roxie left (and never looked back) and is running the farm of a wealthy family.

I pick up the peas, prepared to eat crow. Standing up, I turned toward him to apologize for the other day and the snarky comments I’d just made. But as I turned, I tripped on the leg of the chair, my forehead hitting his chest as I pitched forward into him, taking us both to the floor once more, sugar snap peas flying everywhere again. Only this time I landed on top of him. Facedown. Between his thighs.

Roxie and Leo keep bumping into each other, literally.

I enjoyed this book and am giving it 4.7 of 5 stars. I enjoyed the storyline and as always in Alice Clayton books, the humor. Roxie is a straightforward character who knows what she wants and what she thinks she doesn’t. She speaks her mind and makes sure that Leo understands in the beginning that she is only in town for the summer. Leo is hard working and comfortable with himself, who he is, and where he is in his life. When the summer comes to an end and, as Roxie keeps reminding them, it’s a summer thing, things start to happen that make her question everything she thinks she wants. And when an unexpected surprise arrives in town, one that  everyone but Roxie seems to know about, it might change everything.

I can’t wait for the next books in this series, Cream and Pickled. I’m just putting it out there, Ms Clayton.

 

~Review by Suih Patton

Dirty Rowdy Thing (Wild Seasons #2) by Christina Lauren

You see, when it comes to potential love interests, guys typically fall into three basic categories: the manwhore, the misunderstood, and the mama’s boy. The manwhore, in my experience, comes in any number of shapes and sizes: dirty rock star, muscled quarterback, even the occasional irresistible hot nerd. Their strength in bed? Generally, dirty talk and endurance, both of which I’m a fan. Sadly, this doesn’t always translate into skill. The misunderstood often takes the shape of an artist, a quiet surfer, or a soulful musician. These boys rarely know what the hell to do, but at least they’re willing to try for hours. The mama’s boy is the easiest to spot. Here in La Jolla, he usually drives his mom’s hand-me-down Lexus and keeps it in pristine condition. This type takes his shoes off as soon as he walks indoors and always maintains eye contact while speaking. In bed, the mama’s boy offers few benefits, but at least they tend to be tidy.

Over the summer Harlow and Finn got married in Vegas… for one night only

They along with their 2 friends (each) all got married in a drunken night gone wrong

Harlow and Finn got an annulment…

“Because he’s horrible?” I lie. She snorts out a laugh. “He’s built like a man who works with his hands, has a sense of humor drier than the Sahara, and the thing that gets him off more than anything in the world is giving you orgasms. What a nightmare .” My voice of reason is always Lola. “You’re a jackass.” “You only say that when I’m being your voice of reason.” “Out of my head, witch. And don’t piss me off,” I tell her. “I’ll buy you underwear one size too small for Christmas and make you hate life.”

But Harlow’s not sure that she has Finn out of her system

I give this book 4.3 out of 5 stars. I really like how this series draws you in with it’s storyline and characters. I like that though there are 6 people who all end up married after a crazy night in Vegas they all have vastly different stories of how their marriage ends up. Harlow is my favorite character in this installation of the series. Harlow is strong and bold and not afraid to say what’s on her mind, but she is also very family oriented and kind. My favorite thing about her has to be that she goes after what she wants, she is a bit naive at times but what she does for others she does out of love for them. Finn is 10 years her senior and a bit closed off. That was really what got on my nerves about him, he would withhold things from people and he would say things that hurt people, he didn’t do it out of malice but that almost made it worst at times. While they do hurt one another at times they are ultimately good for one another and lets just say  they have a lot of fun together… Like the first book in this series this book can be read as a standalone, but it is better when you start at the beginning 😉

Check out my review on the first book in this series!

Sweet Filthy Boy