Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Shadow Falling (The Scorpius Syndrome, #2) by Rebecca Zanetti




Goodreads review




Before the Scorpius Syndrome tore through North America and nearly wiped out the population, Vivienne Kennedy was the FBI’s best profiler. The bacteria got her anyway. But she survived. She recovered. And when she woke up from a drug-nightmare of captivity, her skills as a hunter of men had gone from merely brilliant to full-on uncanny. Her mysterious rescuer wants her to put them to the test. But no matter how tempting he is, with his angel’s eyes and devil’s tongue, Vinnie knows she shouldn’t trust him.

If the FBI were still around they would rate Raze Shadow as one of the bad guys. His military training can’t wipe out his association with the Mercenaries, the most feared gang in a thousand miles. His loyalties are compromised. He won’t even tell Vinnie his real name. But there’s no FBI in the new America of fear and firepower, only instinct and risk.

And the way his arms wrap around Vinnie tells its own story. Whatever else Raze is concealing, he can’t hide his desire . .
 


Everything on earth can be explained in terms of atoms and matter…… except love. – Dr. Franklin X Harmony –
I’m a huge fan of dystopian books especially if they are done right and this is one of my favorite series. Ms. Zanetti does it right.
We meet the characters in the first book and I just knew that they were going to be good together.
"What's your last name?" "Shadow"
"You feel good can I keep you?" she mumbled.
Raze sobered. "No, but we can negotiate later."
Dr. Vivienne “Vinnie” Wellington worked for the BAU before the virus struck. She also successfully captured Rippers after the virus hit. Kidnapped by the president, tortured and pumped full of CIA unknown drugs. She is having some issues in the sanity or insanity.
Vinnie is intelligent, strong, adorkable and since the first time I met her I like her. Slight girl crush going on here. . She is compassionate, funny and overall a great character in the book. See slight girl crush. She has had many challenges that she has had to overcome but her biggest one is yet to come
Raze Shadow is controlled, possessive, strong, silent dangerous type. He is a fantastic Hero you can really feel him struggling with his split loyalty and what he wants to do and what he should do. It keeps on getting harder and harder for him. Another huge crush on going on here. He is the tortured soul you want to knit back together again. For all his flaws and cracks he is loyal to a fault and doesn’t take anything easily. He is all in when it really counts. He is so sweet with Vinnie.
“Because I care about you, and the idea of you being harmed makes me want to blow up the entire Mercenary organization just to ensure your safety.” The words hit her dead center. She held out a hand. “Please don’t be sweet. I can’t take sweet.”
Vinnie is the light to his dark, he has an intensity that makes you get all hot and bothered. She is slightly crazy in a good way.
She cannot be held responsible for what comes out of her mouth.
“Morning,” Vinnie said as she passed. “Don’t worry. We didn’t have sex, although he had a raging erection.” She gasped and jerked free of his hold, running for the landing.
He tries to fight his attraction to Vinnie but he is succumbing to everything that is Vinnie. Vinnie knows that it is a bad idea especially the hallucinations and conversations she has with her step mom. They are there for one another and have such a strong connection with each other. They are explosive together.
Slowly, deliberately, he slid his hand down her back and flattened his palm over her firm ass, pressing her into his aching cock. “I like you a lot,” he rumbled.
Vanguard & Jax know that he has a hidden agenda so the pressure is on to see what it goes. In the end he comes clean and they figure it out together. Although Vanguard is strong they are accumulating a lot of enemies. But alliances will be formed. Raze is working for the mercenaries particularly Greyson Storm as he has Raze and his sister Maureen ‘Moe’ an agriculture expert. I’m using the term working for loosely here as it is more like blackmail. Vinnie for Moe.
Vinnie is filled of nightmares with her time being tortured by the president of the United States. One of the most stable yet dangerous rippers out there after the virus. But only Raze can remind her of her femininity while surrounded by such destruction.
With everything that happens in the book and the world building I feel as if I’m right there with them every step of the way. The book and the plot in the book is cleverly orchestrated by Ms. Zanetti that you are feed information on what is going on and can keep up rather than having an information overload.
Great character development. But hey we’re talking about Ms. Zanetti here so that is a given. The MC grow individually throughout the book as well as being a couple.
 


 


 

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Then He Kissed Me (Cottonbloom Novels, #2) by Laura Trentham




Goodreads Review






Can two hearts come together in one divided town?

As a boy, Nash Hawthorne spent countless afternoons on the Louisiana side of Cottonbloom with Tally Fournette, wading in the river, peeling oranges and catching frogs. When illness stole his mother, Nash yearned to take Tally and run away—for good. Instead, he crossed the state line to live with his aunt. It was a short distance as the crow flies, but it swept him into a whole new world…

After Nash left, Tally managed to struggle through her own losses without him. But now that she’s crossed paths with him again—at Cottonbloom College, where the grown-up, gorgeous Nash teaches history—she is reminded of their cherished youthful connection…and an attraction that has only gotten stronger with age. Between Tally’s possessive ex and Nash’s snobbish aunt, no one thinks they belong together. In a town torn apart by old resentments and rivalries, can they find their way back to the life they once shared—and turn their long-lost dreams into a real and lasting love?

A feel good vibe, with great in-depth characters. Where the story is as beautiful as it equally is frustrating. Where I laughed, smiled & squeezes out a tear or two.
4 Behold & Salivate Stars
We’re back in Cottonbloom peeps, where there is more than just a physical separation between Louisiana and the Mississippi ‘Sips and the blue collar swamp rats. I’m for the swamp rats.
Two childhood friends split due to tragic circumstances. But as grownups they meet again. This is a friends to lover’s story.
Nerdy Nash Hawthorne isn’t that nerdy anymore. He is more like an old school Indiana Jones. Yum! He has come back to Cottonbloom as a professor at the college and because of his Aunt Leora but there is one more important factor. And that is Tallulah Fournette.
Tallulah ‘Tally’ Fournette owns her own business but she doesn’t give herself any recognition to her successes. She puts herself down and really frustrated me. With her problem of dyslexia and self-confidant she has always gone for the rough and tumble men as she never thought that she deserved better.
They rekindle their friendship and it comes to more. Nash is sure what he wants
The feeling was something he’d carried with him since before he could remember. He was meant to love Tallulah Fournette.
I loved the humor in the book.
“That’s not good. I’ll be implicated if someone starts digging for dirt. “How so?” “I might have been involved in the bunny kerfuffle last month.”
This story is about second chances, missed chances and taking a chances. About living life to the full of no regrets or what ifs shouldn’t happen. Of overcoming fears and moving on from the past into the future. Of love, of friendship, a sense of community and of making amends. Of letting go.
Two of my favorite characters in the book are Birdie & Ms. Effie.
Nash is just so adorable
“Yes, the thought of your mouth on me gave me an asthma attack. If you actually do it, I might have a heart attack.
Will Kayla & Jeremy, as well as Boone & Emma get a book?


Born Sinner (Se7en Sinners #1) by S.L. Jennings



Goodreads Review






Twenty-two years ago, I was cut from a cold, sodden womb, and cradled in the filth and poverty of Chicago’s concrete arms. Statistically, I wasn’t supposed to survive these streets past the age of eighteen.

Fate had a different plan.

I was bred for one purpose and one purpose only: to unleash death and destruction on my world.

My thoughts are power.

My words are weapons.

Evil created me then grace tried to save me. But first… they tried to kill me.
They call themselves the Se7en. They are sin and salvation, and everything we’ve feared from the beginning of time. And their leader is the deadliest of them all.

He doesn’t lose.

He doesn’t compromise.

And most importantly, he doesn’t distract himself with mortal weakness.

Not until me.

Kill one to save a million.

That’s what he told me when he took me as his prisoner.

Kill one to save a million.

That’s what he’s been trying to tell himself ever since he took me into his arms.



And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And…. Then it all went to shite. 
Millennia later…….
“Turn around. Walk.” I should’ve known then that I was doomed. A good girl would’ve cried. 
Who wouldn’t want to continue reading after that sentence?
The Se7en roam the earth saving humanity. They sin so that we humans may find salvation.
What a bunch the Se7en are. Let me introduce the magnificent anti-hero se7en.
Toyol – demon of mystery and thievery, Phenex the conjuror, masters of all sciences, literature. The one and only famous Cain know in history. Jinn master of disguise, able to appear as one desires, Andras the demon of instigation and conflict, Lilly, a conniving and convincing bitch (I'm not going to give away who she really is) and last but not least L (the same applies here to who he actually is)
Why spoil the fun? The anticipation? The angst of the book? 
Read for yourself.
The Se7en are to stop the humans that have been CALLED to fulfill their duty. They live by the motto kill one and save a million. None of them have tried to stop it until a slip of a girl entered their lives.  
Eden lives on the edges of society and tries to be invisible. Her mother believed that she was seduced by the devil. Turns out she was right. Bred for destruction, a born sinner. She is nearing being CALLED. 
Kidnapped and forced to end the few ties that she made she cuts her sister out of her life. Leaving her with the hope that the Se7en can help her maybe even save her.
There is more to her just being one of the called though. After an accident when she was younger she was saved by an unexpected entity. Adriel. Complex yet intriguing.
The se7en well more specifically L thinks that Eden has a purpose to fulfill. She herself isn’t too sure. Her whole life she has never felt wanted or loved but more like a burden, insignificant, inconsequential until she starts to see a different side to herself with L’s help. She is brave, strong, and persistent. 
I like Eden. I rooted for her every step of the way. I still am. She has had it tough but has kept her humanity and with the shite hand that she has been dealt has survived. She needs to realize that she is worthy of love and that she does deserve forgiveness. Her nightmares are freaking scary though. 
For all L’s broodiness and hardness I love him. He is the ultimate bad boy anti-hero. What is better than a hero? Yes you guessed it any anti-hero. Even is the oldest tortured, battered soul out there. There is a certain kinship with Eden though. He sees her even before she saw herself. His feelings are real. 
“But you…you were born into sin. You were made for this darkness. And even though I know you are so much more than that, I feel at …home. With you, inside you, it makes me remember what it feels like to belong somewhere”
But he is lonely and his brethren aren’t what he needs. He needs Eden just like Eden needs him. 
“Eden, I submit to you daily. Every moment we’re together, every time you sleep with your cheek pressed against my chest, I am submitting to a side of me that was lost a long time ago. And in those moments, I remember what I was, and what I have lost. And I hate myself for missing it.” 
But not all is doom and gloom there are fun times and banter. 
“I swear, it’s bad enough that he challenges all my music choices. I have to be subjected to veggie chips and turkey jerky too? Turkey is already dry as hell. Why would you dry it out even more?” “I mean, she has a point” Toyol shrugs.  
“Toyol please tell your friend that Sour Patch Kids are totally healthy, and he should stop being the old fart that he is and live a little.” 
Or……
“Is your pissy attitude about what happened downstairs, I’m sorry,” I say with a heaved breath. “I’m not pissy.” “Really, so you’re not talking to me because you’re being your regular happy-go-lucky self, complete with sunshine and daffodils?”
To help with their predicament they seek advice at the watcher’s house. Eden wonders off to use the bathroom and stumbles into a real life fantasy of an orgy with a man who seems familiar. Kind of weird at first but hot as hell. I felt as if it didn’t fit in the end it does make sense though. This is the ultimate fight between good and evil. With several different factions included as well. The Watcher gives them a tip of seeking the Dark Fee, enter King Dorian. As if I don’t have enough books to read they have now made it onto my radar. Gah! Damn you woman!
Although Eden was betrayed by one of those she loved she still sacrificed herself for her family, friends and even without knowing it the love that she had for L.
My initial response to writing up some of my notes beforehand with the book was that I couldn’t give it the full 5 stars because of the non-existent/existent relationship between the H/h and for the fact is that Eden constantly doubts L and why he should save her. Yes, I get it. It all has to do with her insecurities but it was one too many times. I was only going to give it 4 stars. Let’s hope her sacrifice will be for nothing. But then….
In the end it is a 5 star read.
It has been a very long time that I have read a GOOD book about Angels and Demons. On top of that this is also my first book by Ms. Jennings and I think we hit it off with Born Sinner.  
Ms. Jennings has taken a topic that has been used on numerous occasions but has turned and twisted it in to something utterly unique. Her story telling is flawless, unique, riveting, spell binding. I could go on but you get my drift. When it comes to this genre I'm a tough customer and I don’t read everything. 
I would recommend this book and as there is no real date of the release of the next installment. My fate has been decided. Actually this is also a book that I am prepared to wait for. Hopefully. I think. Hurry up woman!






Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Ruthless (Lawless #1) by Lexi Blake






The first in a sexy contemporary romance series featuring the Lawless siblings—from New York Times bestselling author Lexi Blake.

The Lawless siblings are bound by vengeance. Riley, Drew, Brandon, and Mia believe the CEO of StratCast orchestrated their parents’ murder twenty years ago to steal their father’s software program. And there’s only one way Riley can find some solid evidence...

Heir to the StratCast legacy, Ellie Stratton hires a new attorney to handle a delicate business matter—and she’s shocked by her attraction to him. Over the course of a few weeks, Riley becomes her lover, her friend, her everything. But when her life is threatened, Ellie discovers that Riley is more obsessed with settling an old score than in the love she thought they were building. And Riley must choose between a revenge he’s prepared for all his life and the woman he’s sure he can’t live without...
 



This is my first Lexi Blake book and I can tell that I have been missing out on this talented author. But fashionably late is the way to go.

5 It is time to show the queen that her knight can take care of her Stars.

The beginning of the book was heartbreaking, it was so emotionally touching and just made you want to continue reading even if it was gutting. It sucked me in and with these kind of sentences

Four of them. There used to be six.

But Riley just looked at Drew. And knew one day they would be together again. After all, they had a job to do.

How could I not want them to get what they deserved?  And root for them all the way.

Three brothers out for revenge. Vengeance. Justice. Retribution. Call it what you want. There will be collateral damage. There will be blackmail, lies, betrayal, sabotage, subterfuge, deception let’s not forget misery. But deep down for all of the hurt and the drastic measures they go to above there is one emotion that is the strongest and that is LOVE.

Of the three brothers Drew is the oldest, Riley is the middle brother and the youngest of the brothers is Bran. They have a task to do. Twenty years a plan in the making nothing can go wrong. Pay back to the three people that took everything. But everything will go wrong. Murphy’s Law peeps no way around it.

Until……they find out that there is a fourth person involved in the murder of their parents but they don’t know who it is yet. The stakes get higher and higher for all parties involved.

Everything needed has been set in motion to infiltrate StratCast and stop the deal from going through. Riley is the go-to guy when a little seduction is needed. This is the case…. It won’t be a hard ship for him and maybe he didn’t want to at first but once he saw Ellie Stratton things became complicated.

Ellie Stratton’s father passed away, Ellie is about to buy out her father’s partner, Steven Castalano the company StratCast. She hires a lawyer for the takeover. Enter Riley Lang he changed his name from Lawless to Lang. For Ellie Stratton is the daughter of Phillip Stratton was dead but the daughter has to pay for the sins of her father.

Riley Lawless and his tight man buns, he is sex on a stick. And is a shark/lawyer and I do not like lawyers there on par with politicians. Alone Ms. Blake making me like the character is an added bonus.

At the beginning it was hard for me to believe that they really had feelings for one another. Although there is an instant attraction there is no instalove. They don’t act on their feelings for quite a while. But their thoughts of one another – hi-lari-ous!

Little Miss Prim and Proper turned out to be someone entirely different than he’d thought, and she had some serious junk in her trunk.  –Riley Lang-

Riley Lang and the other dude- whose name she’d forgotten because looking at Riley Lang apparently made her drop a couple of IQ points- Eliie Stratton –

They get to know one another and then Ellie caves I love the way Riley went about it.

We got out on a few dates, see if we like each other. Maybe have a really nice make-out session that ends with me taking a cold shower. Then you decide if I’m the man who can bring you multiple, screaming orgasms.”

“Might I also point out that the answer to that last question, the one about the screaming orgasms, is yes, I’m the man.” “Hey, at least you’re confident”

Everybody is trying to stick a wedge this is such an intricate chess game. And Ellie is way in over her head. Ellie is being attacked from all sides, known and unknown enemies.

He said none of you would ever accept Phillip Stratton’s daughter into your family. “Well, we definitely would wouldn’t take the other one. I read the write-up on her,” Bran said with his head. “Sorry, but your sister’s a skank. You’re perfectly welcome. You make Riley less obnoxious. He also masturbates way less.”

This is war in the boardroom and in the bedroom.

What the Lawless brothers didn’t realize is that you can be predators and you can achieve the end goal but there is always a complexity and a fluidness to the situation. Feelings get involved, loyalty is redirected.

She’d realized that her father was a monster as he told her his sins on his death bed and she wanted to make amends where it counted. She has always been alone in the world but she has kept the goodness in her. Her now ex-husband and an affair with her sister.  And she isn’t’ bitter or cynical.

Some good memories of Riley’s past also come to light. Of when they were a family before everything went horribly wrong.

This is the secret to life, Riley. When someone asks you what you want to be when you grow up, you tell them this.” He leaned in, ready to heat this magical secret. “What?” “Happy. You want to be happy.”

At the same time their romance progresses the ultimate power play is made by Stephen. He had everyone fooled the evil bastard that he is.

“Good-by, Lang. You know, you have your mother’s eyes.” Riley stopped, his whole body suddenly a live wire. What had he said? But he was dragged to the door. Castalano had played them all.

Ellie loses everything but with the help of Riley and his family she’ll survive. And she isn’t a means to end any more. Riley proves himself. . He could win her back. He had to. And he did.

Mia their sister is also their voice of reason and I’loved how they as siblings interacted with one another.

“Don’t expect me to keep my mouth shut when I see you do something wrong.”

“I don’t need you to be my conscience,” Drew insisted. “Oh trust me, you do. You all do. And don’t act like I haven’t done my part. If you didn’t have me, Bran would still be in college. Riley would still eat like a five year old. Drew, you would never have gotten 4L off the ground, because you would have named the company after a dinosaur or a superhero, and Hatch would still be sleeping with skanky hookers.”

Drew frowned. “I actually still think that MegaRaptor Software would have worked. It screams strength to me.”

He would protect her from the fallout. He would keep her safe. She might lose some face, the stock might fall momentarily, but he was being optimistic. He could do this. He could come out of this with revenge and the girl. Yeah Riley you keep telling yourself that. Whatever helps you sleep at night, right?

I am really excited about Bran’s book he is my favorite in the series.

Drew will be the toughest one to crack.

I have a friend who loves Lexi Blake and she got declined. As I said the beginning sucked me and I was riveted but at some point it became stagnant and I didn’t get bored per se but I was starting to lose interest and I saw a 3 Star review in the future for this book.

But then….

It became absolutely fantastic and it has shot up to a 5 Star review.



Saturday, July 30, 2016

Till I Kissed You (Cottonbloom Novels #3) by Laura Trentham



https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1632412488






It’s summertime in Cottonbloom, where two lovers find themselves at a crossroads just as things start to heat up. . .

Regan Lovell grew up on the wealthy Mississippi side of Cottonbloom—and now, as mayor, she’s determined to save it from the fate of so many small towns. Part of her plan to help the local economy is the Labor Day tomato festival. If only she wasn’t being undermined by Sawyer Fournette, who’s planning a crayfish-themed celebration on the Louisiana side of the river on the very same weekend. The pranks and sabotage are getting out of hand, and she’s had it with him—no matter how much she enjoyed those stolen hours in his truck bed, so many years ago…

Sawyer knows that Regan's never forgiven him for breaking her heart—but despite his reputation as a low-class swamp rat, he’d never hurt the woman who still secretly drives him crazy with desire. Someone in Cottonbloom has it out for her, though, and Sawyer intends to watch her back…and the rest of her too, if she can ever let go of her distrust. But will a common enemy be enough to unite them—and finally fulfill the promises they made one passionate night under the stars?




Before you read this book I can only recommend that you read the other two in the series.


Am I a fan of second chance romances? No.

Did this work for me? Yes.

Regan and Sawyer were sweethearts what they had was the real deal but with a lot of things in life it didn’t go as planned. Sawyer the swamp rat and Regan Lovell the sip couldn’t have come from more different worlds and yet they were the only ones they let their guards down around.

She would love Sawyer Fournette forever.

11 years later.

She hated Sawyer Fournette.


A lot has changed in eleven years. How do you get over the betrayal of the past? With great difficulty but if it is true then it will work out. The first cut of betrayal is always the deepest and the one that shall forever show a scar that will never cease to exist.

We experience how Sawyer and Regan try to deal with past hurts. Should they be buried in the past? But when it all boils down to it isn’t the past that counts but the future.

On top of that to improve Cottonbloom they have both entered the same competition. Heart of Dixie magazine caught wind of them both entering the festival to win the prize money. So what to do well pit the Louisiana Cottonbloom and the Mississippi Cottonbloom together and see what happens. Turns out a lot can happen in one summer. They wanted to play up the decades old rivalry.

In the end they team up together to find the culprit who is trying to sabotage both of the festivals.
Misunderstandings and immaturity but not fate had doomed them to nearly unhappiness. But they work it out. Even if it is hard and past hurts have to be put aside you know.

“I understand more than anyone what it is to protect yourself from being hurt. Just remember that living is laying your heart on the line for someone else to protect.”

I didn’t expect them to make each other jealous. Mistakes are made once again what had my blood boiling the most was that they could just have talked sooner but no lets our insecurities get in the way.

She had once been in love like Monroe. She had walked around pooping rainbows and smiling at rain. It was a once-in-a-life-time kind of thing, and she’d lost it.

Now I might compared to other reviewers be harsher but I’ll tell you exactly why I gave it 4 stars, Regan! Seriously woman what is your problem?

There were just some occurrences in the book where I could have smacked her.

She made exactly the same mistake as a grown woman as when she was a teenager and this is where I could have hit her. They pinkie swore. Pinkie swears are to be taken very seriously.

What she saw wasn’t what happened and well her mother is something else alright trying to stick a wedge between the two. In some ways Regan was still that teenage girl as well as Sawyer still being the teenage boy. Some have to fight tooth and nail for what they want. The echoes of the past are always strong especially when you live along the only person that you ever loved or in this case still love.

There are absolutely hilarious moments in the, it all comes back to the rabbit kafuffle. The pillow massacre but there are serious moments in the book as well there is the pavilion incident. The crayfish basket vandalism. A teensy weeny bit of B & E to keep things exciting.

“If I’m moving in, there’s one thing that has to change.” Her hand tightened. The gash on his arm throbbed. “What?” “I can’t handle living with all these pillows. I’m pretty sure they’re spawning.”
This is the end to a fantastic series and it went out on a bang. An emotional rollercoaster ride to a wonderful series. A farewell to a beautiful town filled with all sorts of characters. Not only is there a reuniting of the couples that are meant to be but a town that should have never split in the first place.

I couldn’t have said it better Sawyer. This reminds me of Friends with Ross & Rachel.

“Techically, you were on a break” Sawyer’s laugh was humourless. “That excuse has failed through the ages. I didn’t even attempt it.” Stand-up guy there Sawyer. He is a softy between the rough edges.

Even friends and family see what they can’t.

“Puh-lease. You are two are meant for each other. Like Romeo and Juliet. “They both died at the end. It was not a love story. “Okay bad example. How about Pretty Woman except she was a hooker. The Notebook? Wait, she lost her mind in the end, didn’t she? Never mind, you’ll write your own story. Like me and Cade.”

I would go all cougar on Jeremy. He has a chip on his shoulder and can’t seem to catch a break in life but I know his time will come. Ms. Trentham will give him all the love that he desires and needs.

To get the creativity running I listened to Winning Streak by Glen Hansard. Bang Bang by Lawrence Taylor. 7 years old by Lukas Graham. Picture by Kid Rock featuring Sheryl Crow. Twist the Knife by Leslie Clio.






Right Through Me (Obsidian Files #1) by Shannon McKenna








Stranger, speak softly...

Biotech tycoon Noah Gallagher has a deadly secret: his clandestine training as a super-soldier gives him abilities that go far beyond human. Yet he's very much a man. When Caro Bishop shows up at his Seattle headquarters with a dangerous secret agenda, his ordered life is thrown into chaos. Caro is a woman like no other—and her luminously sensual beauty cloaks a mystery he must solve.

Caro's lying low, evading a false charge of murder. She means to clear her name, and she'll do whatever it takes to survive—but seducing a man like Noah is more than she bargained for. His amber eyes have the strangest glow when he looks at her—she could swear he sees the secrets of her heart. The desire smoldering in Noah's eyes awakens her own secret hunger, but Caro has to resist his magnetic pull. Anyone close to her becomes a target. The only right thing to do is run, far and fast, but Caro can't outrun Noah's ferocious intensity—or deny the searing passion that explodes between them.

Nothing else matters—until a vicious enemy bent on the ultimate revenge puts his murderous plan into play. Noah and Caro must battle for their lives...and their love...


This blurb sounded amazing…

Genetically modified humans with special abilities. Very cool.

With a somewhat scientific twist to it. Even better.

With a kickarse heroine and an alpha male Hero to die for. Sign me up.

Unfortunately the book frustrated me to no end. There is good frustration when it comes to books but there is frustration that drives you up the wall and where you want to pull your hair out because the characters are just irritating as hell.

I fell into the latter category. This book has so much potential which could have made the book easily a five star read.

The beginning and the world that Ms. McKenna created is captivating and sucked me in. Getting to know the complex characters was a pleasure to read.

Obsidian turned them into super soldiers when they were teenagers and their time was up until they rebelled and escaped form Midlands part of Obsidian.

Noah is a modified human, a CEO of a company. Cold hearted, analytical, logical and void of emotion. That is until his sister Hannah buys him a belly dancer for his birthday and his world is filled with colour.

There is instant attraction but Caro doesn’t have time for the distraction as she is on the run and being framed for a murder that she didn’t commit.

But Noah can’t seem to let her go after their one unforgettable night they spent together. Noah is controlling with everything even his tribe of fellow misfits who also escaped from Midlands.

I liked him until everything he did took over the whole book and then just became too much. Caro didn’t trust anyone. I get it due to the loss that she experienced but there was just too much back and forth between them.

Don’t get me wrong I love me some sex and hot scenes in a book but every time we would get to an interesting aspect of the overall plot they would have sex. They didn’t talk but had sex when it came to talking at any time they had sex. Yes I think through him being modified that was the reason why they had such an intense connection.

The story dragged on and admittedly I skimmed but I think I got lost somewhere along the way. It started off strong and then it fizzled out picked up again and fizzled out.

I will continue in the series as this is a good start to the series.