Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Review: Hard To Hold On To

Title: Hard To Hold On To
Series: Hard Ink, 2.5
Author: Laura Kaye
Publisher: Avon Impulse
Release Date: September 30, 2014
Pages: 208
Buy LinkAmazon


Edward "Easy" Cantrell knows better than most the pain of not being able to save those he loves—which is why he is not going to let Jenna Dean out of his sight. He may have just met her, but Jenna's the first person to make him feel alive since that devastating day in the desert more than a year ago.

Jenna has never met anyone like Easy. She can't describe how he makes her feel—and not just because he saved her life. No, the stirrings inside her stretch far beyond gratitude.

When the pair is thrust together and chaos reigns around them, they both know one thing: The things in life most worth having are the hardest to hold on to.


This book had so much emotions embedded in it. I just love how vulnerable and strong Easy was. It was interesting how he was incredibly attracted and protective towards Jenna. 

The panic attacks that Jenna experienced in the book hit close to home. I don't have panic attacks, but I do have anxiety attacks. Reading about Jenna's experience made me feel like I was there with her. I loved that Easy was able to be her rock throughout her ordeal. 

Even though this book was serious in many ways, I also enjoyed the comedic relief once in a while.

     He nodded and gestured to the hall. "Be right back." Just before he walked out the door, he glanced over his shoulder, and found her gripping the bed and bouncing her foot again. Because he was leaving.
     Then he wouldn't leave. At least, not enough to actually leave her alone. "All right, Jenna. I'm getting dressed right outside the door. Don't come out now. Wouldn't want to tarnish my reputation."

"Dude," Jeremy said, rubbing his arm. "Maybe you aren't doing it right 'cause sex is supposed to chill your ass out." (to Nick)

This is a must-read just like all the other books in the series... Go and get it now!

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Review: Immortal Possession by Cassi Carver

Title: Immortal Possession
Author: Cassi Carver
Boxed Set: Seductive Supernaturals
Release Date: October 20, 2014
Buy the boxed set: Amazon


This story is being released as an individual book with exclusive and exciting bonus content.

When Dr. Evelyn Vale is paired with Immortal Bounty’s sexy commander to go undercover, she’s eager to get to work. Until she learns the catch… To keep her dream job and her even dreamier new partner, she’ll have to face her greatest fear—possession.

Commander Jesse Hayes has always been about completing the mission, no matter the costs. But he’s having doubts about loaning out Evelyn’s body to the spirit of a deceased Sentinel in order to infiltrate a dangerous, supernatural body-trafficking ring. Now that Evelyn is in his life, he doesn’t want anyone possessing her body but him.


I haven't read paranormal in so long, so I was hesitant to read this book. However, since the author is my friend, I thought I'd give it a try. A copy of this book was given to me to beta read. I was pleasantly surprised and basically devoured this book.

"Macho is the front, the back, and the whole of me, Doc."

Commander Jesse Hayes was all kinds of macho and sexy. At first, I thought he was going to be one of those tough government agent and slowly soften up to his subject. I was surprised when he started showing a bit of his humor right away to Evelyn. Of course I enjoyed it when he would get all badass and fight the bad guys to protect her.

Evelyn felt like she had to prove herself to everyone so she worked so hard to get a PhD. Ooh, big deal, right? When she landed the job she's always wanted, she thought it was the chance she's been waiting for. Oh, but she didn't know what she was getting into, the poor thing. It's a good thing sexy commander was there to her rescue.

I loved how protective Jesse was, even if it was just Evelyn's reputation he was protecting. The tension between them was also very enjoyable. I love me some sexual tension! It makes a story seem more interesting, methinks.

"...maybe they'd seen him naked. That might convince a nun."

My favorite thing about this book is the comedic timing, especially coming from Haveland - the shape shifter. As with any man who knows what's good, he tried to flirt with Evelyn. Well, you can guess how Jesse responded to that.

"Commander, with all due respect, sir, canids have exceptional hearing. Don't make me open up a can of woof ass."

Lastly, I love a strong woman. Evelyn found something so astounding, I wish their story would continue. You'll have to read the book to find out what I mean :)