Saturday, March 1, 2014

When I Break by Kendall Ryan Review

This book is intended for a mature reading audience and contains adult language and themes. 

Knox Bauer's life has unraveled to the point of no return. Fighting to fill the emptiness inside himself, he seeks solace in unfamiliar beds with unfamiliar women. As guardian to his three younger brothers, he can't seem to do a thing right. But this can't go on...they look up to him in every way and all he’s done lately is prove how messed up he really is. Needing a change, he attends a local Sex Addicts Anonymous meeting, where he finds himself tempted by the alluring instructor, McKenna.

Twenty-one year old McKenna is trying to make amends. After losing her parents in a horrific accident, she knows if she can just be good enough, maybe she can forgive herself for what happened. With her newly acquired degree in counseling, she begins leading a sex addicts group where she meets the troubled Knox and her life takes on complications she never bargained for. She doesn't have time for a bad boy who only wants to take her to bed, even if her body disagrees. The fixer in her wants to help, but trusting Knox's true motivations might take more courage than she has.

When I Break is book 1 in a new series by New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Kendall Ryan. When I Surrender, book 2, will be available April 7, 2014. Please note this is not a standalone, as the story continues in book 2. 

Note: Contains a stubborn alpha male with addiction issues and loads of sexual tension between two damaged characters. Read at your own risk.

Here is my review.. 

When I Break

When sexed up Knox has to attend Sex Addicts Anonymous he meets his instructor McKenna, the sweet and innocent virgin. (Unbeknownst to Knox or others in her group session.)
We meet Knox's younger brother who is fully responsible for after their mom dies & dad walks away.  Even though they are younger they fully respect Knox and help out around the house. 

The slow build up if friendship mixed with some sexual tension between Knox and McKenna is nice to see, they don't dive right in and have regrets. But McKenna finds it hard to deal with Knox's issues and you can't blame her if you ask me. Even though she thinks he is trying he isn't, until further into the book. 
They grow closer as does her connection with his brothers. When a new member is brought into the group you can feel the heartbreak is right around the corner. You can't help but feel for McKenna when she finally thinks Knox might change for her when his confession sucker punches her. Even I wanted to slap the boy silly. 
I'm looking forward to the next book to see how Knox and McKenna over come this huge hurdle in they journey. I give this book 5 stars for sure. <3 Amy


Twisted Ties by KA Robinson Review- March 1

Twisted Ties by KA Robinson

Wow! I could not wait to read this after Shattered Ties ended the way that it did and I just wondered what was going to happen when this book started. I did NOT expect to get what I got in reading this! I absolutely loved it but I drank a lot while reading it. LOL! This book had it all- drama, angst, passion, heartache and the token bitch that needs a punch in the throat. Ally- die, bitch, die!!! ;) No, seriously, I will not give the whole book or the ending away by saying too much, just go to Goodreads if you want someone to ruin a book for you! Hahaha! If you liked the story in Shattered Ties, you will LOVE the even better one in Twisted Ties. I absolutely did not see a friendship between Emma and Andy happened but I thought it was great for both of them and the fact that Andy moved all the way across the country to help Emma find Jesse made me love him like crazy, just not enough for me to want them to end up a couple. Emma and Jesse together is all I wanted from page one of Shattered Ties, so....Not to be missed 5-stars from KA Robinson.  #TeamJesse <3 Kellie 


Two years ago, Emma Preston walked away from Jesse Daniels. It is a decision she has regretted ever since. Plagued with the knowledge that Ally’s lies tore them apart, Emma enlists Jesse’s former best friend, Andy, to help her search for him. 

When he left California, Jesse was determined to start over in West Virginia with his mother. Now, the past is determined to catch up with him—first, with the appearance of Ally, and when Emma and Andy come back into his life.

Just when Emma thinks she’s found Jesse, a dark secret and misunderstandings force them apart before they can even reconnect. Jesse is torn between his love for Emma and protecting his childhood friend, Ally. Ally has an agenda of her own, and she’s not about to let Emma get in her way—even if that means getting rid of her…permanently. 

Can Emma and Jesse’s relationship survive all of their twisted ties?

***18+ only for adult content including, but not limited to, sexual scenes, cursing, and extreme violence.***

Spoiler Excerpt

“So, what are you going to do?”
“I need to talk to Ally first and tell her that you know. She’ll be angry
with me, but once she figures out that you’re not going to go out and do
something stupid, I think she’ll be okay. After that, I’m going to talk with
Emma. I said some really horrible shit to her tonight. I accused her of
sleeping with you since that’s what Ally told me.”
“Shit. Jesse, I need to talk to you about something.”
I was instantly on alert as I felt him tense beside me. “What?”
“I…okay, first off, it wasn’t something that either of us meant to do.”
“Andy, just tell me what the hell you’re talking about.”
He looked up at me, his eyes filled with remorse. “I slept with Emma.”

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Christy Dilg Forever No More Cover Reveal- March 1

Title: Forbidden No More
Author: Christy Dilg
Release Date: Summer 2014
Genre: Erotica Romance

Two dissatisfied marriages sparked an affair between Laney Collins, and Dr. Chance Turner. The connection they had was instant and powerful. Now, one year later they are ready to embark on the journey of husband and wife together. Will they be able to be faithful to each other, with others desperately waiting in the wings for their relationship to fall apart?
Laney plans the wedding to the love of her life, while her world is turned upside down and fears take over her mind. The insecurities with her body changing leads for a strained relationship with Chance causing her to close him out. There is only so much a man can take before he loses his ability to be supportive.
Chance branches out on his own, by opening his own clinic. Stacy Nickelson is the beautiful architect that is working on the plans for the new building. She has an eye for the handsome unmarried doctor. Will he return the feelings to Stacy? 
Will Laney and Chance find their way back to each other, or will they go in different directions before they walk down the aisle?

Model: Ashley Alexiss
Photographer: Robert Sleeper


About the Author

Christy Dilg is an erotica romance author and also is as a full-time medical biller. She has released her first novel “Forbidden Forever” and is currently working on her next book “Forbidden No More”. When she’s not writing, she spends her time with her husband and teenage daughter. She is also known as Radiation Girl after beating thyroid cancer and finally living life and embracing her glow. She hopes that her writing inspires others to live their dreams regardless of the outcome. She hopes that she can reach others through her stories and touch their hearts.  In December 2013, Christy was named to Amazon's Romance Editor's List of Fan Picks for Top Debut Author.

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