Monday, November 3, 2014

The Rocker Who Cherishes Me (The Rocker Series #8) by Terri Anne Browning

The Rocker Who Cherishes Me (The Rocker, #8)The Rocker Who Cherishes Me by Terri Anne Browning

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wroth has always loved Marissa. The day she and her brother Liam came into his family she brought a light into his life. Everything he did, he did for her. She was so sweet and innocent he couldn’t help but want to protect her and take care of her. He joined the marines to help save his family’s farm. Leaving home a boy but coming back a hardened man. The things he had seen during his tour of duty would haunt him for years. Marissa was the only good in his world. Then she got cancer and all he wanted was for her to get well. As the years went on and Marissa recovers from her cancer she changes from the little girl he adored to the woman he cannot stop thinking about. He wants her, his desire for her strong. He can’t have her she’s too good, too perfect, and too innocent for him. Marissa will show him that he deserves her love. She shows him she can help him fight his demons and have a life worth cherishing.

What a beautiful love story. We learned a little about Wroth and Marissa’s story and their incredible connection in previous books. Wroth is the strong silent type. Marissa loved him from the time she was a teenager but kept it to herself. Wroth was a never-ending presence in her life. Wherever Marissa was Wroth was not far behind. He was her savior, her protector she couldn’t foresee her life without him in it. When she finally breaks down his walls, he starts to see her as the woman she has become, and not the little girl with cancer she once was. They develop a quite relationship. Wroth rarely leaves her side. Until one dreadful day, everything falls apart and Marissa and Wroth are both left heart broken.

“The next few minutes would be the defining moment in my life. Would I spend the rest of my life with the woman I needed more than I needed air to breathe… or would she walk away?”

This story was fascinating to me. The writing flowed so well, I was unable to put it down. Marissa is a tough cookie she survived cancer she can surly survives getting over Wroth right. Um, maybe not. I loved how Wroth refused to allow her to give up on him. He proved to her that his love for her was eternal. I felt her pain. I felt his pain. I cried for them both. Then. Now. Forever. This series is so worth getting into.
The Rocker Series is my favorite rock romance. Each installment gets better and better. Mrs. Browning manages to give each rocker their own unique story. She keeps us glue to our e-readers anxiously anticipating how the story will end for the featured couple. She incorporates the rest of the rocker extended family into every book as well. That keeps us engrossed and wanting more, more, and more.

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Cherished (Masters and Mercenaries, #7.5) by Lexi Blake

Cherished (Masters and Mercenaries, #7.5)Cherished by Lexi Blake

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Will Daley is a successful Neurosurgeon and one of Dallas most eligible bachelors. He is also a member of the exclusive BDSM club Sanctum and is one of their most desired Dom’s. But Will is wary of any kind of serious relationship and prefers to keep his sexual escapes to one night stands. He’s been burned before cheated on and lied to he won’t be that fool again. Until he lays eyes on Bridget Slaten then his defenses begin to crumble a bit. Bridget is so not Will’s type, she’s a poor little rich girl, a brat, too much of a headache, but he wants her in his bed. At least for as long as he needs to get her out of his system.
Bridget has had her own share of heartbreak, men who use her for what they can get out of her. While she craves to be loved, since never getting the love of her parents. Only their scorn and ridicule because she chose to follow her own path and be an erotic romance writer. She lives most of her life lost in her books, writing about her fantasies instead of living them. Until one day an opportunity presents itself, she needs a date for her little sister’s wedding. Will Daley agrees to take her, but he wants her to accept two weeks of submitting to him living with him in a D/s relationship. Already having a huge crush on him she jumps at the chance. Knowing full well she will fall in love with him and he will break her heart. But maybe it’s about time Bridget started to live in the moment, or will she only have a moment of Will and then be left alone again.
I love this series it is one of my favorites and it never disappoints, I can’t say enough about it. Will and Bridget drew me in from their first encounter. When Will secretly topped her in their daily lives it was priceless, massaging her feet tricking her into not working. He was romantic and in love from the first moment and didn't even know it. Right from the start these two were perfect for each other, but just needed a little push to realize it. Will didn't believe in love because of his past growing up in poverty with a junky mother. Bridget wanted love so badly because she didn’t get any from her cold parents. Will constantly thought he wasn’t enough for Bridget claiming not to believe in love. When he recognizes how wrong he was I nearly squealed with delight.

“When I say I love you, I mean you’re my safe place”

“ “Tell me what love means to you” - Will asks Bridget.

This was the entire theme of the book to me, two people trying to figure out what love means to them individually so they could be together. It’s not just words, its thoughts and actions. It’s putting another’s happiness over your own.

I could not put this book down, it was so much fun to read. Lexi Blake manages to continue this series and make each couple's story unique. The sex scenes are smoking hot and always well written. I could read this series forever and as new characters get introduced I get eager for more. Like Will’s best friend Mitch and Will’s sister Laurel I am looking forward to their novella for sure. Maybe we can look forward to reading Kai and Amy, Bridget’s sister in an installment so many possibilities. Besides the introduction of new characters I was so happy to hear from some of our favorites, especially Ian, love him he is too much. If you have not tried this series it is so worth it to start from the Dom Who Loved Me and work your way to this one you won’t be disappointed. They are all sexy, fun reads with lots of alpha male Doms to keep you blood pumping.

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