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~**~ ARC Review: Boss Girl (Minnesota Ice #2) by Lily Kate ~**~

***4 “Puzzles” Stars***
Having thoroughly enjoyed Delivery Girl, the author’s debut novel, I was definitely looking forward to seeing what she would be offering up next and I wasn’t disappointed. Boss Girl is a quick, easy and engaging read with just the right balance of humor, heart and drama and characters that will worm their way under your skin and into your heart.
If you read Delivery Girl (You don’t HAVE to, but you should), you’ve already met Jocelyn Jones and may not have the best view of her. I actually found her quite intriguing and wanted to know what made her tick and I have to say that I absolutely admire the woman. Yes, she is all business and can be seen as icy, but she isn’t without heart and learning about her past and how it shaped her showed me that her heart is much bigger than anyone could even guess and seeing her evolve was a beautiful process.
Landon Boxer was simply swoon worthy. Single dad, hockey hottie and one of the most down to earth guys around made him abs…

~**~ ARC Review: Muscle Memory by Stylo Fantome ~**~

***5 ‘ In Love We Trust’ Stars***
The description of the book was the hook. I have read a few of the author’s books so I’m familiar with her style and diversity, but the description just did it for me. It peaked the curiosity of the beast in me that loves people watching and just seeing what their reactions will be to what is going on in front of them, add in the fact that our main character wakes up with full blown amnesia? That was like catnip to me. And what a rollercoaster of a ride Muscle Memory was in every way. I had ALL the FEELS. All of them. The good, the bad, the I want to gut someone with a spoon FEELS. I became fully invested in the characters and needed to see where this unorthodox journey would take them.
I’ve started, stopped and deleted this review so many times I swear I’m giving myself a complex and it’s not because the book was horrible, my rating proves it was the exact opposite. It’s simply that there is so much to gush about, but I don’t want to spoil any second o…

~**~ ARC Review: Fuel for Fire (Black Knights Inc #10) by Julie Ann Walker ~**~

***3 Stars*** As much as I was looking forward to finally getting the 411 on Dagan and seeing him and Chelsea finally come together, this book just didn’t really do it for me. I simply liked it. There were some great scenes peppered throughout the book and I liked where the whole Spider storyline was at in the end, but there were also a few little things that just didn’t work for me and in the end  I just never got fully invested in the journey like I wanted to.

Despite my tepid feelings, I did like Dagan and Chelsea. I liked getting inside Dagan’s head and learning about the events in his past that led him to BKI. He’s all kinds of protective alpha male, who tends to put his foot in his mouth, but means well in the end. Chelsea was one tough cookie. She was put through the ringer and came out stronger for it. I loved her sass and her loyalty to her family.  Their journey to their HEA was filled with quite a few bumps in the road and the angsty-ness was kicked up a notch as they dealt w…

~**~ ARC Review: Last First Kiss (Iron Clad Security #2) by Sidney Halston ~**~

***4 ‘Tiger’ Stars***
I really enjoyed everything about Kiss Marry Kill from the writing style to the characters to how everything played out and couldn’t wait to get my hands on the next in the series. So it’s no surprise that I jumped at the chance to read Last First Kiss, especially when I saw that we’d get to read about a female bodyguard mixing it up. And just as with the first book, I was hooked right from the start and it was all kinds of sweet, smexy and even heartbreaking at times, but lemme tell you there were also many moments of me wanting to do bodily harm to some of the characters, but all of this kept me turning the pages to see how everything would work itself out in the end.
I loved Annie, our kickass body guard. She’s motivated, intelligent, sassy and not afraid to mix it up with the guys, especially when those guys are her brothers. She’s been to hell and back and survived, but the experience left her with scars that caused her build an almost impenetrable fortress ar…

~**~ ARC Review: Deacon (Gideon’s Riders #2) by Kit Rocha ~**~

***5 “Stern But Bangable” Stars***
Well, hello Riders. It’s lovely to FINALLY meet you all.
I know we met them in Ashwin, but let’s be perfectly honest here. That book really was ALL about Ashwin and rightfully so, because I adored the complex yet simple man, but we only got a whisper of who the Riders were, but here we got an unadulterated, blow your eardrums to smithereens access into their world and some pretty decent insight into what makes this group tick. That coupled with Deacon and Ana’s road to their HEA, which was all kinds of smexy, sweet and filled with heart, made it a book that I all at once savored and devoured and has me making full on grabby hands for the next on in the series.
I loved Deacon and Ana. Deacon is the taciturn leader of the Riders, but as much as he cares about them he’s got quite a few walls up that keeps them at arm’s length. Some of his reasons for it are valid, but some need to be bent a little. But the man is loyal to a fault and as the book progresses…

~**~ ARC Review: Bring the Heat (Dragon Kin #9) by G.A. Aiken ~**~

***4.5 ‘Battle-f*ck Crazy’ Stars***

What. A. Ride.

I mean this book is over 400 pages and I felt every single one. I enjoyed the hell out of all of it, but I really want to tack the word “Epic” on here because that was a true journey. Thankfully Aiden and Brannie’s own journey to their HEA, which was thankfully was much must more sweet and simple in comparison, which helped to even things out. I know this is touted as paranormal romance, but with ALL that happens, it really is much more urban fantasy than anything else. But regardless of what ‘label’ this one should be under the bottom line is I laughed, I cringed, I rolled my eyes and I loved every Extra AF moment.

I loved Aiden and Brannie. Aiden, considering that he is a Mi-runach, was all kinds of charming, logical, loyal to a fault and something of a peacemaker when necessary. But he does have his limits and has no problem cutting a person down when necessary. Brannie the She-Dragon was very different than Brannie the Captain. One …