Torture To Her Soul ( Monster In His Eyes #2) – J. M. Darhower

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Book Description

Don’t say it unless you mean it…

It’s a simple concept, one I’ve said time and again, but something people don’t seem to comprehend. You should choose every syllable carefully, because you never know when somebody will hold you to your word.

Somebody like me.

I’m not a good man. I’m not. I know. I have enough darkness inside of me to rid the world of every stitch of light. But there’s one I could never harm, one light I couldn’t bring myself to snuff out.

Karissa.

She thinks I’m a monster, and maybe I am. I taunt her with my touch, get a thrill out of torturing her soul. But I’m not the only one. The world is full of monsters, and I’m not the most dangerous one out there.

Not even close…

God help me, I love her.

I do.

And God help anyone who tries to take her from me.

Divas Thoughts

So God help us, we loved this book! Aaah. There´s hardly a day that goes by without thinking about Naz and Karissa. What a wonderful, 100% exciting story! And what´s best of all….it´s written from Naz´s POV * dramatic faint *

For those of you who read book #1, Monster In His Eyes, will find this story fulfilling in the best way ever.

This book starts off where book #1 ended- with Karissa hating Naz, and turned out to be an adventure of the two main characters trying desperately to win each others trust back, without trying to hurt each other along the way.

* sigh * we all know that´s not possible. Lol. Not with Naz, and certainly not with Karissa.

Much to our delight…Naz and Karissa gave us what we love in a good book. Angst ( lots of it), love & sex * drop-dead-fantastic *, and of course their struggle to keep each other and chose between right and wrong. And let us tell you- some scenes sent chills down our spines ( in a good and bad way)!!

An absolute MUST READ about love that shouldn´t have existed from the start.

( and we soooooo glad that love happened!)

Would we recommend this book?

  • Absolutely

Would we re-read this book?

  • most definitely. This book is worth going back to reread some scenes.

The Divas are giving Torture To Her Soul 5 out of 5 champagne glasses

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Unmasked: Volume 3 ( Unmasked #3) – Cassia Leo

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Book Description

My entire life has been unmasked. 

Everything I thought to be true has been called into question. 

Whom do I trust? What do I believe?

With two men promising to keep me safe and one promising to give me my life back, which path do I choose?

Masked or unmasked?

Divas Thoughts

*deep breath *

I´m going to be very VERY generous about this series. I´m going to rate the series now instead of this book alone because I can´t stomache the thought from starting out with 4* then going down to 3* and then ending with 2*. Which was exactly what happened. I´d rate this book with a solid 2* because it was disappointing in so many ways.

If I compare book 1 to book 3 then there´s a major difference in the whole story. There was nothing left from the woman who hid in the dark. Hell…she was long gone with book #2 and was replaced with a woman who was anything but likable. Everything….I really mean everything happened in a blur.

After all was good again with Alex and Daimon, and all obsticals were pushed aside ( okay…they were killed. End of) they were out to kill the princess of Monaco! Again…I had such a hard time picturing the Grimaldi´s as they were discribed in this series.

To make a long rant short:

I thought there would be a hell lot more killing ( considering their abilities and all) and also alot more ruthlessness. I mean…Daimon was a killer for crying out loud. And nothing happened. Important characters were left to live their lives and the unimportant characters were killed.

Plus…the full truth about Alex was told in this book. Unimpressive.

And the end…..well, I´d rather not go there now. Let´s just say I was totally disappointed.

Now…there is one thing that won´t leave me alone. Why write a series with each book having less than 300 pages? Why not take the story and just make one book out of it? It just doesn´t make any sense to me.

The story could have fit into 1 book. Easily.

And then there´s the cover. It´s supposed to be a series…..so why not make the covers match?

This wasn´t the worst series I´ve read…..it started of fab and turned out not so fab.

Would I recommend this book?

This book? Vol. 3? No. I wouldn´t. The series? Yeah. Why not. Just because I was disappointed doesn´t mean everyone else will be.

Would I re-read this book?

Nope.

The Divas are giving the Unmasked Vol. 1 – 3 by Cassia Leo a total of 3 out of 5 champagne glasses.

( NOTE: Unmasked: Volume 3 receives 2 champagne glasses)

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for the book

Unmasked: Volume 2 ( Unmasked #2) – Cassia Leo

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Book Description

I left my former life – and my mask – behind.

Running from a past where I was born unloved. A past where I was betrayed by love.

Running from an organization with limitless power and stealth. Running for my life.

I never expected to find love on the run. Not in a tiny seaside town on an island in the middle of nowhere.

Not without my mask.

But it seems as if my sad story is being rewritten with someone else’s pen. But whose pen is it?

This question haunts me day and night. And I get my answer on a perfectly decadent evening. When I come home to find my bedroom perfumed with the scent of death.

He’s here.

Divas Thoughts

No. Cassia Leo did NOT do another masterpiece with this one. I´m not wanting to come across as rude or anything….I just can´t sum up the love I felt for the first Volume. There wasn´t anything cool about this one. This was just a story that was told. It was nothing I expected it to be. I was left wanting so much more after the first book.

Vol. 2 starts off where Vol. 1 ended. Alex ran away to an Island and started hiding. She gave herself a new identity and was ready to start a new life.

I don´t know. What started out great turned into non-interesting. Alex´s new life with all the new people…it felt like, after Alex and Daimon had their fatal stand-off, there was so much missing. What really threw me off was how Alex transformed from being dark, dangerous & mysterious to being open with her issues and having fun on the Island. And just like that….I started disliking Alex / Alyssa. What happened to the woman who hid her face?

Anyway: Alyssa starts dating her neighbor and gets involved with life. That´s until she gets this errie feeling that somethings not right. And she´s right!

( totally predictable story since Alex wasn´t so sure she really killed Daimon)

Things start to happen and Alyssa gets sloppy.

All of the sudden things pick up and get interesting again. It took a while…but the fun was back and my hope returned for this book to knock me off my socks. But who was I kidding ( I should really stop hoping so much) there was nothing that I didn´t see coming.

Not even the end tickled me. I´m not saying this book was God-awful…it was just a predictable. And somewhat far fetched. Being a hitman is a scary thing. And writing a story about it can be way cool. But to involve Monaco and the Grimaldi´s is way to far fetched. I live in Europe and I see alot of the actual Grimaldis on the news, etc. so I have a hard time picturing Alex being the princess of Monaco. Or being the daughter of the princess of Monaco. Either way….I couldn´t visualize that.

Let´s not forget about the 200 pages. I flew through that story in a night.+

Would I recommend this book?

Hmm….maybe.

Would I re-read this book?

Probably not.

The Divas are giving Unmasked: Volume 2 ( Unmasked #2) by Cassia Leo 3 out of 5 champagne glasses

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Bright Side – Kim Holden

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Book Description

Secrets. 
Everyone has one. 
Some are bigger than others. 
And when secrets are revealed, 
Some will heal you … 
And some will end you. 

Kate Sedgwick’s life has been anything but typical. She’s endured hardship and tragedy, but throughout it all she remains happy and optimistic (there’s a reason her best friend Gus calls her Bright Side). Kate is strong-willed, funny, smart, and musically gifted. She’s also never believed in love. So when Kate leaves San Diego to attend college in the small town of Grant, Minnesota, the last thing she expects is to fall in love with Keller Banks. 

They both feel it. 
But they each have a reason to fight it. 
They each have a secret. 

And when secrets are revealed, 
Some will heal you … 
And some will end you. 

Divas Thoughts

If it weren´t for the sob worthy ending then the story would receive a lesser rating.

From the very beginning I was trying harder than hard to get into the story but my surroundings caught my attention more than this book. I bought this book because I adored the simple ( blinding orange) cover and thought, after reading the book description, I´d be getting something dramatic. Like….WOW dramatic. In a „knock me over“ fashion.

What did I get to read instead? A story that dragged on and on and then became utterly sad.

The first 60 somthing percent were ( excuse me for being so blunt ) boring. It took me a few times to really get into the story because there was nothing that grabbed me. The way it all started, the characters, the non existant build-up….all that made me wonder why I was putting myself through it all. I´m not saying the book was the worst I´ve read. It wasn´t. But it definitely wasn´t the best either. The last part of the book was actually picture perfect! 100% purely emotional. The end had me in an ugly crying fit for a few hours. How damn sad!

Bright Side is basically about a young woman who has been through the worst, but still finds a way to be optimistic. That´s why the heroine, Kate, is called Bright Side by her friend, Gus ( she also goes by Katherine). Anyways….life seems halfways fine ( your usual programm) until a reader hits the last part of the book and then BAM! Automatically, the crying begins. And I just couldn´t stop!

Now….I´m not sure if the highly emotional ending makes up for the rest of the book or not. And that´s what makes this one so hard to rate. If I were to rate the first 60% then I´d say it deserves a 2. But since I really love the cover and I cried so much I´m gonna go ahead and give it a 3 ( I don´t cry easy….so take my word for it…..it´s unbelievably sad)

Would I recommend this book?

No. I wouldn´t.

Would I re-read this book?

Nope. Not my cup of tea.

The Divas are giving Bright Side, by Kim Holden, 3 out of 5 champagne glasses

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Lead ( Stage Dive #3) – Kylie Scott

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Book Description

As the lead singer of Stage Dive, Jimmy is used to getting whatever he wants, whenever he wants it, whether it’s booze, drugs, or women. However, when a PR disaster serves as a wake-up call about his life and lands him in rehab, he finds himself with Lena, a new assistant to keep him out of trouble.   

Lena’s not willing to take any crap from the sexy rocker and is determined to keep their relationship completely professional, despite their sizzling chemistry. But when Jimmy pushes her too far and Lena leaves, he realizes that he may just have lost the best thing that ever happened to him.

Divas Thoughts

Lead ( nr. 3 ) by Kylie Scott was far better than Play ( nr, 2 ). Actually, this book is my favorite from the 3 that has been published so far.

This story had a wondeful build-up and I just adored the characters. Jimmy, the singer of the band Stage Dive was just the character I was looking for. Haven´t read about a well broke soul in a long time. Jimmy wasn´t some weirdo who did odd things. He was a someone who needed help.

And Lena….well, I enjoyed her character because she was ( for me ) the perfect Heroine. She was fab. I loved how she thought and how she handled every nasty situation. She helped Jimmy although she knew she wasn´t qualified to do so.

The way their relationship grew was really great.

All in all I found this to be a really great romance. The story tugged at my heartstrings. I´m just so sad I won´t be able to read more about Jimmy and Lena. The perfect couple with a perfect lovestory.

Would I recommend this book?

Definitely!

Would I re-read this book?

Absolutely.

The Divas are giving Lead ( Stage Dive #3) by Kylie Scott 5 out of 5 champagne glasses.

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This book is available at Amazon

Dirty Angels ( Dirty Angels #1) – Karina Halle

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Book Description

**warning: this book contains situations which might be triggers for some people. Please see the bottom of this description to see if this is the kind of book that you’ll love or piss you off**

For Luisa Chavez, a twenty-three year old former beauty queen, a better life has always been just out of her reach. Sure, she’s had men at her feet since she was a young teenager but she’s never had the one thing she’s craved – security. Having grown up in near poverty, her waitressing job in Cabo San Lucas can barely let her take care of herself, let alone her ailing parents. Every day is another unwanted advance, every day is a struggle to survive.

When Salvador Reyes, the depraved leader of a major Mexican cartel, takes an interest in her, Luisa is presented with an opportunity she can’t afford to pass up. She’ll become Salvador’s wife and exchange her freedom and body for a life of riches – riches she can bestow upon her deserving parents. But Luisa quickly finds out that even the finest wines and jewels can’t undo the ugliness in her marriage, nor the never-ending violence that threatens her every move.

Soon, Luisa is looking for an escape, a way out of the carefully controlled life she’s leading. She finally gets her wish in the worst way possible.

As it is, being the wife of Salvador makes her an ideal target for rival cartels and there’s one particular man who needs Luisa as part of his cartel’s expansion. One particular man whose quest for power has destroyed lives, slit throats and gotten him out of an American prison. One particular man who will stop at nothing until he gets what he wants.

That man is Javier Bernal. And he wants Luisa. He wants to take her, keep her, ruin her.

Unless she ruins him first.

***WARNING*** This book deals with drug cartels and as such it contains a lot of sex and violence and some violent sex. It can get pretty ugly, pretty dark and pretty crazy. There is drug use, abuse, a bit of torture and dubious consent. The hero is not a hero and the villains…well, they’re even worse. If this sort of thing bothers you, PLEASE DO NOT READ IT. This ain’t no cupcake farting unicorn kind of book. If you are even a bit squeamish about violence, brutality and rape, this is your warning to stay away from a book that you certainly will not like (and why read books that you know you won’t like?)***

***While this is a spin-off of The Artists Trilogy, prior knowledge of the books is not needed. DIRTY ANGELS is the first in a trilogy, however each book can standalone and follows or introduces different characters***

Divas Thoughts

Just the book I was waiting for! Dirty Angels by Karina Halle is 100% exciting. I had such a fabulous time reading about the mexican cartel and their torturous ways, and I even loved the really fantastic twisted lovestory.

Yes, there were alot of things that would definitely disturb many readers ( such as the brutal torture, all the blood, language, etc…) but let´s be honest here for a moment: You cannot take a mexican drug lord serious if he wears a a mint colored suit and acts like Mother Theresa. I´m not friends with any drug lords from the mexican cartel ( not that I know of ) but I´m sure they´re supposed to be THE most feared people alive ( them and the Russian Mafia ). The author did a splendid job in making me never want to visit Mexico ever again. Lol

There was a lot of detail in this book (which I appreciated). No matter if it was the scenery, the characters, the torture….the vivid images were there. Some were fabulous and some were utterly gruesome. I just loved it.

Characters:

Javier ( hero ) was one cool SOB. I swear…even if he wasn´t displayed as the most beautiful male alive, he was sexy as hell. The way he treated Luisa was twisted but oh soooo good. * sigh *

Luisa ( heroine ) was a tough cookie. Unbelievable things happened to her, yet she was still determined to fight. Her life starts off shitty then turns into hell. Could Luisa´s life get any worse? Of course. And that´s what happened.

I don´t want to give anything away from the story because it´s really worth the read.

If you´re into captivating, brutal, twisted, bloody, abusive, dark lovestories, then you´ll love this one.

The Divas are giving Dirty Angels, by Karina Halle, 5 out of 5 champagne glasses.

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Unravel by Calia Read Review

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Calia Read breaks the mold in this explosive novel that grabs hold and doesn’t let go until the shocking truth is revealed.

One month ago I was admitted to a psych ward. Yesterday, Lachlan told me I’m losing my mind. But I know what I saw. Will you believe me?

Behind the walls of a mental hospital, Naomi Carradine feels her world breaking to pieces. She’s starting to believe all the voices questioning her sanity. Only visitors from the outside world keep her tethered to reality. But deep in her thoughts, Naomi is haunted by memories of a golden summer that twisted into a waking nightmare of obsessive love and fractured truths.

Just home from college, Naomi moves in with her best friend, Lana, the daughter of a Virginia senator. At a lavish party thrown by Lana’s father, Naomi meets a sexy stockbroker named Max and finds herself unable to resist his charms. One fiery kiss and she’s going back for more, beginning a terrifying descent. After Naomi witnesses the unspeakable, she has only one hope of escape: unraveling the devastating secrets of her past.

Unravel is intended for mature audiences.

Review

This is probably one of the hardest reviews I have ever had to do simply because there’s nothing I can write that won’t, even in the slightest, give the ending away!

So, I suppose I will just tell you that Calia Read really did a fantastic job at writing this book although I definitely questioned it as I was reading.  At times, I was very confused and thinking she either missed some things in the editing process or I’m just not getting it.  Okay, to be perfectly honest I just thought it was her fault…hehe 🙂 but I was nicely surprised when I realized there was a method to her madness so to speak!

The story did captivated me enough to not have been able to put it down essentially making me completely useless to my family all day but hey, it’s good for them to fend for themselves occasionally, right?! I loved how this story plays out! Unravel by Calia Read gets 4 out of 5 champagne glasses from us! Make sure to put this one on your TBR list, in fact go click on the link below and get it now!

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Amazon link

http://www.amazon.com/Unravel-A-Novel-Calia-Read-ebook/dp/B00JBE987C/ref=tmm_kin_title_0

Barnes and Noble link

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/unravel-calia-read/1118633994?ean=9781495300974&itm=1&usri=calia+read

It Ain´t Me, Babe ( Hades Hangmen #1 ) Tillie Cole

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Book Description

Sinning never felt so good…

A fortuitous encounter.

A meeting that should never have happened.

Many years ago, two children from completely different worlds forged a connection, a fateful connection, an unbreakable bond that would change their lives forever…

Salome knows only one way to live—under Prophet David’s rule. In the commune she calls home, Salome knows nothing of life beyond her strict faith, nor of life beyond the Fence—the fence that cages her, keeps her trapped in an endless cycle of misery. A life she believes she is destined to always lead, until a horrific event sets her free.

Fleeing the absolute safety of all she has ever known, Salome is thrust into the world outside, a frightening world full of uncertainty and sin; into the protective arms of a person she believed she would never see again.

River ‘Styx’ Nash knows one thing for certain in life—he was born and bred to wear a cut. Raised in a turbulent world of sex, Harleys, and drugs, Styx, unexpectedly has the heavy burden of the Hades Hangmen gavel thrust upon him, and all at the ripe old age of twenty-six—much to his rivals’ delight.

Haunted by a crushing speech impediment, Styx quickly learns to deal with his haters. Powerful fists, an iron jaw and the skillful use of his treasured German blade has earned him a fearsome reputation as a man not to be messed with in the shadowy world of outlaw MC’s. A reputation that successfully keeps most people far, far away.

Styx has one rule in life—never let anyone get too close. It’s a plan that he has stuck to for years, that is, until a young woman is found injured on his lot… a woman who looks uncannily familiar, a woman who clearly does not belong in his world, yet a woman he feels reluctant to let go…

Contemporary Romance/New Adult Novel.

WARNING: Contains sexual situations, violence, taboo subjects, offensive language and mature topics. Recommended for age 18 years and up*

Divas Thoughts

Once upon a time…there was a fence.

It´s hard to tell what I loved most about this book because there were alot of things I really enjoyed. Unfortunately…..there were also the things I could have done without.

The idea of colliding 2 different worlds with one another is fantastic. I loved to read about the bad-ass, brutal MC´s and the passionate nutcases from a cult. That was exciting to no end!

I also enjoyed the lovestory between Styx and Mae. It wasn´t unique but it fit the story well.

The whole „ I´m gonna beat the shit out of you and kill your sorry ass“ theme was realistic. In my opinion…..I thought the author did her homework more than well ( as she very well explained that in the author´s note) Same goes for the cult side. Very extreme and scary. The author shows a reader what these extreme believers are capable of.

The fact that the author used Greek Mythology was also grand! The hero´s name, the MC´s name, and the lovestory was all connected with Hades and Persephone. Styx / River was named after one of the rivers from Hades….and the biker club was called Hades Hangmen. So, another, complete different world added to the story. The bikers even lived out a ritual from the old Greek days ( putting 2 coins on a dead bodies eyes to pay the ferry on their way to Hades..)

Now to the characters:

Styx/ River was as tough as they come. He was the President of the Hades Hangmen. A sexy as sin young guy who was feared by his enemies and adored by the „ bitches“. I enjoyed his character alot but I couldn´t picture him as he was described. He was possessive and he had a kind side to him….but the sexiness was more in the background for me than all the events. ANYWAYS….what made his character more interesting for me was his disability. No fucked-up- ness. He was as normal as a biker can be….:-)

Salome….or Mae was the complete opposite of Styx and his world of bikers. She was innocent, kind, and quite dull * laughing* I´d like to refer to her as a beautiful abused chruch mouse. The place where she came from was creepy as shit and I was sooooo rooting for her to find out about the real world.

The only…..yes, ONLY thing I disliked about this book was the word „ bitch“. I´m usually a huge fan of using that word ( and many other cuss words, for that matter) myself, but seriously: Bitch was used as a term of endearment. I get the biker language and all…it was just alot of BITCH for one book. „ Bitch gone“, „ Bitch died“, „ Where´s my bitch?“….

NOTE: That was not the original Dialogue

The love Triangle, the fear, all the blood, the murder, the sex….it was all exciting and I just cannot wait to get my hands on the next installment of the series!

My favorite character from the book would absolutely be the fucked up Flame. Dangerous as hell and I´m totally eager to find out what he has to offer!

Have I mentioned the cover? Loved it! And the Title? Now….I´ve been singing It Ain´t Me, Babe from Johnny Cash for hours ( I know the song isn´t from Johnny Cash, but I loved his version much better) and I will forever connect that book with the song…or the other way around!

The Divas are giving It Ain´t Me, Babe by Tillie Cole 4 out of 5 champagne glasses

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Beautiful Ink ( Forever Inked #1) – Nicole Reed

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Book Description

Family.

I have tattooed that single word on more skin than I care to count. It elicits powerful thoughts and emotions for most people. 
Loving. Caring. 
Supportive. Togetherness. 
Forever.

But not for me. The word family means so much more. 
Vicious. Harmful. 
Dangerous. Corrupt. 
Deadly.

You can’t run forever from the ones who love you.



NOTE: This novel is not a cliffhanger and can be read as a standalone.

WARNING: This book is real, beautifully raw, and not for the faint of heart. It is the story of a young girl’s loss of innocence while growing up around a motorcycle club. It is not suitable for children under the age of seventeen due to language, sexual content, and intense subject matter. Based on true events

Divas Thoughts

What an outstanding read! I can´t get over the fact that this book totally blew my mind. Beautiful Ink was more than I expected and definitely more than I could ask for. It´s very simple:

You take a young pretty girl…add some bad-ass bikers, and mix that up with fear, angst, love, hate, confusion, desperation and compassion….and VOILÀ! You got yourself a perfect book.

Seriously…..how could I not fall in love with this horribly brutal yet artistically beautiful story? I´ve read my fair share of MC books and I was only half pleased because there was always something missing, or I would visualize toothless MC members with glittery leather cuts. Authors tend to try too hard to pull off serious, mean as shit, biker bastards and never achieve that level because they are….sweet. Well, not this book/author. Beautiful Ink makes you fear what MC´s are actually capable of. Betrayal? Ha! You´re dead. Look at someone´s wife? HAHA! You see the carrots grow from beneath. Did I forget to mention the murders in this book?

Helen is born into a life she never wanted. After she witnessed events that shattered her young life she wanted nothing more than to run far away from the danger surrounding her. As the horrible events add up really fast Helen decides it´s time to run.

But can she just leave the one person who always protected her? Is Hold reason enough for Helen to stay and torture herself with a life she doesn´t want?

Questions after questions….Hmm…I´d say that one part of the book really had my stomache in knots because I could actually feel Helen´s fear and her pain. But I also felt for Hold, her life long friend who was always there by her side. Even when his own life changed for the worst…I could still see the good in him.

When Helen ran from her old life, she also ran FOR her life. You just don´t say you don´t want to be apart of a MC anymore. Blood in – or Blood out. Once you´re marked, that´s it, babe…Enjoy!

But Helen did it and made something out of her life despite what was after her. Ink was what saved her sanity and ink became her passion.

What happens after she ran away is for you to find out. 🙂 There is so much going on that you want to jump into the story and either beat the shit out of some characters, or you want to fall hopelessly in love with them.

You can tell that each character was carefully colored out and created to make a reader easly visualize them. I loved the guys at Screaming Ink, I wanted Vin to love me like he loved Helen/ Keller, and I totally loved Hold ( even if he was on the wrong side )

Another great thing about this book is the detail on tattoos. Holy cow! I have a good number of tattoos myself so I know the drill. From taking a machine apart to explaining each step before, while, and after getting a tattoo were 100% on the spot! ( how I love it when authors go into accurate detail )

You just don´t get more angst and other God-awful emotions than in this book. You feel it all and you will feel bad for not helping any one of them out! You will cry and you will root for the characters!

Perfect story!

Would I recommend this book?

  • Fuck YEAH!

Would I re-read this book?

  • I most definitely will! I´m even buying the paperback because a Kindle copy isn´t enough! The story and cover should be on my bookshelf!

 

The Divas are giving Beautiful Ink ( #1 ) by Nicole Reed 5 out of 5 inked champagne glasses!!

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This book can be purchased through Amazon

 

Beat Of The Heart ( Runaway Train #2) – Katie Ashley

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Book Description

 

After years of bad relationships and a cheating ex-fiancé, twenty-eight-year-old Mia Martinelli prefers healing her patients’ hearts on the Cardiac Care floor rather than risking having her heart broken again. But that all comes to a screeching halt when caring for the head roadie for Runaway Train puts her into the orbit of drummer and Latin Lover, AJ Resendiz. After a scorching weekend of steamy passion, Mia’s intention of getting out with her heart unscathed is challenged by the stud with the wicked sense of humor, especially when he wants to continue seeing her. But when the harsh reality of AJ’s hoard of female admirers sends her insecurities into overdrive, Mia bails, leaving him handcuffed to his bathroom shower. 

AJ never imagined that after two weeks of the best sex and female companionship he’d ever experienced, he would need rescued by his band mates from his shower prison. Although he tries to forget the sensual brunette whose curves made his mouth water, AJ can’t get her out of his mind…or his heart. Months later when he finally seeks Mia for answers as to why she left, nothing could prepare him for their life-altering reunion. 

Can AJ prove to Mia that regardless of the women after his body, his heart belongs only to her?

 

 

Divas Thoughts

 

*shaking head .I´m sad. And I´m exhausted. And now I know for sure that this series wasn´t meant for me. Usually, if I didn´t fancy the first book of a series…then I won´t touch the following installments. Now, why did I go for book # 2 if book #1 didn´t tackle me down? Because I was hoping the story would be better. It wasn´t better. In fact, I thought it deserved a lesser rating as the first book. Why? Well, for one….the story was ( as the first book was ) predictable. And let´s not forget that the story was unrealistic. The characters – unrealistic. I can´t imagine anyone who can relate to these figures. I know that books are supposed to be entertaining and all…..but I don´t think it´s too much to ask for a shot of something everyone can relate too. The only reason I´m giving this book 3 instead of 2 is because of the fabulous cover ( and because I haven´t completely lost faith in the author )

The Heroine, Mia, chewed on my last nerve and AJ was just sweet. Allthough he was supposed to be a magnet for the female popluation, I couldn´t help that I thought he was just sweet. I didn´t feel the push and pull relationship they had for each other. There was no heart racing or nail biting from my side. As for the drama factor: It was mild. There´s actually not much drama when the story is focused on sex. Yes, let´s move onto the subject. From the get-go the main characters were at each other, or in each other non stop. It pained me to read about how many orgasms the couple shared at the beginning. How is it possible to have 12 mind blowing orgasms and still walk like a normal human being afterwards?

( NOTE: I´d really like an answer to that one.) The reason for my exhaustion probably came from reading the steamy scenes. Sheesh.

As for the sadness I feel deep down…..I´d say it´s there because I thought there´d be more romance, a build-up and more tension. I don´t want to beat this book up. I really tried to focus more and relate to anything there was in Beat Of The Heart. I couldn´t.

Anyways…..there was too much sex and less gripping story. I recognized where the author wanted to go with this book, but the message wasn´t delivered. 

The end didn´t surprise me what-so-ever ( since Mia and AJ´s story was set out to have a HEA ).

  • Would I recommend this book?

For readers who crave on-going sex in books with super hot rockstars, yes. For readers who want a more depth, more realistc characters, maybe no. A good read for inbetween.

  • Would I re-read this book?

No. I can go through another orgasm marathon. Not like that.

The Divas are giving Beat Of The Heart by Katie Ashley 3 out of 5 champagne glasses.

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