Sunday, February 19, 2017

Review: Toward the Sound of Chaos by Carmen Jenner

Toward the Sound of ChaosToward the Sound of Chaos by Carmen Jenner

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Awesome story of a solider at his lowest point in life suffering from PTSD and how he finds his way thanks to a single mom and her autistic son.

I am already a fan of Carmen Jenner so I will grab any of her books and devour them. On the heels of reading the wonderful Harley and Rose I wanted to get more from this fantastic author so I pulled up Toward the Sound of Chaos on my Kindle that I had purchased a few months back.

I was not disappointed. She intrigued me from the first chapter, I adored Ellie and her son Spencer. Ellie is on the run from her abusive husband trying to take care of her son and run a business in a small town. From a far she has been checking out military hometown her Jake. But Jake is resistant to any relationship friend or otherwise. Ellie and Spencer manage to pull him out of his shell.

Jake and his service dog Nuke were the perfect match to complete their family. It would be an emotional long road for them to get to the HEA. There would be trauma, tragedy and a plot twists. In the end fate would not deny this damaged couple the opportunity to heal each other.

Carmen Jenner did an excellent job of getting me to feel for Jake as he suffered through his PTSD coming to terms with the idea of being worthy of a life. My heart broke for Ellie as she tried to navigate being a single mom to an autistic child. Carmen gave a realistic depiction of a child with autism, and a man with PTSD I really felt like she did her research on PTSD, autism and domestic abuse which made for a fuller story.

An emotional, heart wrenching realistic story of love and understanding.

Another highly recommended read for me. I can not wait for the next book which is a spin off of this one but you don't have to read this one to follow the next book The Way Back Home. The Way Back Home Carmen Jenner

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Review Post: Taking Turns by J.A. Huss

Taking Turns (Turning, #1)Taking Turns by J.A. Huss

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have to say this book was totally not what I expected. To be honest I thought it was going to be just a sexy read lots of sex and an okay story which sometimes I am fine with.
But I was extremely surprised to find out it was so much more than that. I have read quite a few menage stories, some just smutty some with really great stories and complex characters. Taking Turns has it all. This is my first J.A. Huss read and I plan on checking out more of her work.

Smith, Quinn and Bric are friends who are invested in a sex club/restaurant/nightclub that is by invitation membership only they also like to share women. They agree on roles and give the woman they agree upon a contract of which everyone follows but its also a bit of a game. Most of the "relationships" only last a few months. Their current relationship however has lasted three years, but Rochelle seems to have had enough and decides to leave them. Rules of the game none of the men can try to find her which leaves Quinn devastated because he commuted the ultimate mistake and fell in love with her. Rochelle leaves them with a replacement Chella. Chella is a girl from a wealthy background but she has a secret she wants what Rochelle has the attentions of three men. But we can tell right from the start it is so much more than that. Chella wants to be loved and accepted for who she is flaws and all and to not be made to be ashamed of her wants and needs. Immediately we get the feeling one of the guys is a bit more interested in Chella than the rest. The whole story kept me glued to the page from understanding the rules of the game to figuring out if Chella was meant to be with Smith and if he was truly ready to give himself over to another person. His character surprised me most of all I just loved him!

I am excited to read the next book in the series as it will be about why Rochelle left and how she comes back but will it be to Quinn hopeless romantic in love, Bric or the sexual dominant who doesn't believe in love? or both of them. Looking forward to finding out where J.A. Huss takes that story. I loved the "Dear Reader" from the author very unique. I highly recommend this read, sexy, complex, emotional, fun and sometimes down right dirty.

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Series Blog Tour: Mountains & Men Series by R.C. Martin

Series: Mountains & Men Series
Author: R.C. Martin
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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"I can't rave enough about this book. The chemistry between Millie and Sage jumps from the pages, and the sexy times are HOT." -Backstage Books (Encore Worthy)
"5 harmonious stars!! Beautiful and sexy...I was sucked into this book the minute I started reading and I didn't put it down until the end! Sage is not like your typical rock star book boyfriend. He's actually charming and down to earth which makes you fall in love with him more." -Alpha Book Club (Worthy of the Harmony)
“Sage continues to heat things up, on and off the stage!” Crystal's Crazy Book Ramblings (Worthy of the Dissonance)
“What a fantastic conclusion to this amazing.. sexy... smokin'... emotional series!!!” - Author Hayley Faiman (Worthy of the Melody)

He was arrogant. 
He was beautiful. 
He was to be her one night fix.

She was gorgeous. 
She was haunted.
She was to be his temporary muse. 

Millicent Valentine isn't looking for much when she walks into The Brew Cycle for a night out with friends. She isn't after love. Why risk the heartache when one night of unbridled passion will do the trick? Any handsome, willing male will do just fine. When she is introduced to the lead singer of Mountains & Men, she can't seem to take her eyes off of him. He’s an arrogant little shit—but it’s only one night, right?

Sage McCoy is always on the prowl, knowing he can get just about any girl in the room after a night on stage. When he’s introduced to Millie, there is no doubt in his mind that he has to have her. But when he gets her alone, she makes his heart sing and he’s convinced one night will never do.

When morning dawns, the knowledge that comes with the sun has Millicent kicking Sage to the curb—but he knows what he wants and he’s ready for the chase. 

His one night stand is worthy of an encore.

She is guarded.
She is inspirational.
She is worthy of more than an encore.

He is alluring.
He is confident.
He is more than she ever bargained for.

Her stubbornness battles against his persistence…
His optimism outshines her resistance…
And their song plays on.

Sage McCoy has always been the type of guy who goes after what he wants. For years, what he’s desired most is to see his band, Mountains & Men, become more than Saturday night entertainment at a local bar. He swears he’ll chase that dream until it comes true, or he’ll die trying. Now, he senses that he and his mates are on the precipice of something amazing, and he’s never wanted anything more.

Except, perhaps, Millicent Valentine—the woman he craves above all others.

Millicent Valentine believes in one absolute truth: Men always leave. Yet, despite her belief that Sage will eventually tire of her, she can’t help but indulge her desire for him. She makes up her mind that he can have her body, but he isn’t allowed her heart. Though, she never anticipated that the leading man of Mountains & Men would be so much more than the arrogant little shit she imagined him to be.

[Worthy of the Harmony is a continuation to Encore Worthy, so make sure you read that first! This is the second of four installments revolving around Sage and Millie. Intended for audiences 18+ years of age due to explicit language and sexual content.]

He is loyal.
He is steadfast.
He is the home she never knew.

She is broken.
She is afraid.
She is worthy of his fight.

Millicent Valentine is a woman in love—and it scares the shit out of her. Pushing away the keeper of her heart felt like her only option, but it doesn’t take her long to realize she was wrong. She may be frightened to admit it, but to deny how much she needs him is a lie unworthy of the effort. 

Sage McCoy is a man on the brink of success—but living the dream isn’t enough anymore. So long as the woman he loves isn’t by his side, he knows he’ll never have it all. He won’t give up on her, but his resilience has only just begun to be tested.

Regret. Forgiveness. Loss. Love. The discordant sounds of reality write their song—but through the dissonance, their love plays on.

[Worthy of the Dissonance is NOT a standalone novel. It is to be read only AFTER you've read Encore Worthy and Worthy of the Harmony! Intended for audiences 18+ years of age due to explicit language and sexual content.]

She is brave. 
She is worthy.
She is the melody that he sings.

He is daring.
He is brilliant.
He is the man of her wildest dreams.

Sage McCoy is in the spotlight, and it's his time to shine. With open doors at every turn, Mountains & Men is on the verge of having it all—but life is about to change in ways this rock star never saw coming.

Millicent Valentine has surrendered her heart completely, but falling in love was only just the beginning. With the awakening of a dream and the promise of things hoped for, she could have it all—but everything worth having comes at a cost.

The mountain they face is one they must climb together—the hope of forever in reach, so long as neither one of them lets go.

{Worthy of the Melody is NOT a standalone novel. It is the final installment to Sage and Millie's story, which begins in Encore Worthy!} 

I'm a born and bred Coloradan. While I now reside in Virginia, the land of the Rocky Mountains is where I've left a piece of my heart and where my characters come to life. When I'm not writing I'm reading; when I'm not reading I'm know how it goes! I also enjoy cooking, baking, crocheting, and jigsaw puzzles. Basically, I'm an old soul with a young heart, nonchalantly waiting for my prince to come.