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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