Best Kind of Broken (Finding Fate #1) by Chelsea Fine

BestKindOfBrokenPixie and Levi haven’t spoken in nearly a year when they find themselves working―and living―at the same inn in the middle of nowhere. Once upon a time, they were childhood friends. But that was before everything went to hell. And now things are… awkward.

All they want to do is avoid each other, and their past, for as long as possible. But now that they’re forced to share a bathroom, and therefore a shower, keeping their distance from one another becomes less difficult than keeping their hands off each other. Welcome to the hallway of awkward tension and sexual frustration, folks. Get comfy. It’s going to be a long summer.

Well, that was totally unexpected. You guys know that my reading taste is eclectic. You also know that my preference leans more toward PNR. I read a variety of books and New Adult and Young Adult contemporary are among the mix. I like reading them from time to time, but rarely do they blow me away. I picked up Best Kind of Broken on a whim. I hadn’t read any books by Chelsea Fine yet and it came up on NetGalley, so I thought, why not? Note to self… I need to make more ‘whim’ based decisions. *sigh*

CreativeDeedsReadsDisclosure1Once I started reading Best Kind of Broken, I couldn’t stop. These characters got under my skin and wouldn’t crawl out. They made me laugh, they made me cry, they made me cringe, they made me feel… EVERYTHING. To be honest, one of the main reasons why I’m just a little leery of YA or NA contemporary is because of the angst. I just can’t get into teen drama. It might have something to do with the fact that I lived through raising 3 daughters through their teens and I’m over it. There was little or none of that in Best Kind of Broken. I’m not saying that Levi and Pixie were level headed and mature. Not by a long shot. The opening scene in the book (which is a common occurrence in the story) proves that point. What these characters are is smart, witty, caring and broken. They need each other desperately, but they’re carrying so much guilt and pain that they don’t see it.

There was so much to love about Best Kind of Broken that I’m afraid I’m going to ramble myself into a corner and give something away. I don’t want to leave any spoilers. Chelsea Fine did an amazing job of keeping the ‘elephant’ in the room between Levi and Pixie just between them. Everyone knew the depth of their pain and what they were dealing with except for the reader. Because there were so many layers to their grief that they hadn’t even discovered yet, instead of being frustrating, it worked.

What makes Best Kind of Broken even better are the supporting characters. They are just as important to the story as Levi and Pixie. If I had to pick a favorite it would be Pixie’s aunt Ellen. She was a force to be reckoned with and I was cheering her on and giving her virtual ‘high fives’ throughout the book. She was sneaky with a touch of sarcasm and wit and she loved these two (and everyone else) unconditionally and I adored her for it. I also loved Darren, Zack, Jenna, Mable, Haley, Angelo and all the rest of the cast of characters. Including the ‘colorful’ guests at the inn. As a matter of fact, there was only one character that I loathed… and trust me, you’ll know her when you meet her.

So yeah, Best Kind of Broken took me by surprise. I laughed, I cried and a yelled at the author. Needless to say the next book in the Finding Fate series, Perfect Kind of Trouble, is already on my TBR list. Darren and Kayla were introduced in Best Kind of Broken and have gotten off to a great start. (Yeah, some of Aunt Ellen’s sarcasm is definitely rubbing off.)

Best Kind of Broken releases on March 4. Just to give you a taste, I’ll leave you guys with one of my favorite Pixie quotes…

She throws her arms out again and yells, “Because love isn’t something that needs to be said out loud!” Her face flushes with passion, “It’s something you just KNOW. It’s an unspoken thing. It’s humble and quiet and constant…” She goes back to slaughtering the mushrooms, but lowers her tone a bit. “I mean, you can’t just SAY you love someone and make it true. That’s not how it works. Real love doesn’t need to be declared or confessed. Real love just… is. You know?”

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Midnight Awakening (Midnight Breed #3) by Lara Adrian

MidnightAwakeningWith a dagger in her hand and vengeance on her mind, Darkhaven beauty Elise Chase prowls Bostons streets in search of retribution against the Rogue vampires who took from her everything she cherished. Using an extraordinary psychic gift, she tracks her prey, well aware that the power she possesses is destroying her. She must learn to harness this gift, and for that she can turn to only one man the deadliest of the Breed warriors, Tegan.

No stranger to loss, Tegan knows Elise’s pain. He knows fury, but when he slays his enemies it is with ice in his veins. He is perfect in his self-control, until Elise seeks his aid in her personal war. An unholy alliance is forged a bond that will link them by blood and vow and plunge them into a tempest of danger, desire, and the darkest passions of the heart.

Each one of the books in this series pulls me in just a little bit deeper. I know I jumped aboard the ‘Breed Train’ a little late in the game, but that just means I have plenty of books to keep me busy while I play catch up. Sometimes procrastination has its perks 😉

Elise and Tegan had a rocky start. They didn’t meet under the best of circumstances at the end of Kiss of Crimson. Elise was totally broken and in a pretty dark place. Since that’s where Tegan spent most of his time emotionally, their match was perfect. That didn’t mean that it was automatic or easy. They had both built a wall around themselves that they were determined to keep up. As frustrating and heartbreaking as it was I’m glad that they fought their attraction as long as they did in Midnight Awakening. It shouldn’t have been easy for either one of them to give into their attraction. It just made me sympathize and fall in love with their characters even more.

One of the things that became obvious to me in Midnight Awakening was that the Breed Mates are an integral part of the group. They all bring special gifts to the table and they are respected for more than just their love and support. That doesn’t keep the Breed males from being any less protective – but it goes both ways and Elise proved that to the extreme in this book.

There was a lot revealed in Midnight Awakening. Some issues were resolved but just as many were discovered. The supporting characters, both new and familiar were a great addition to his installment and I can’t wait to get to see more of the familiar and learn more about the rest. I think I’m going to enjoy spending some more quality time with these alpha males and their strong and supportive mates.

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Too Sexy for His Stetson by Mal Olson

TooSexyForHisStetsonAnguished over his father’s lack of morals, Deputy Blade Beringer struggles to conquer self-doubts. When he and his K9 partner Rambo arrive in the mountains of northern Idaho, Blade is faced with a band of white supremacists, a homicide investigation, and a murder cold case, not to mention the task of training a gorgeous blond rookie.

Trainee Brandy Wilcox is bent on clearing her mother’s name of a wrongful murder conviction. While working the homicide investigation with her sexy new training officer, she discovers a connection between the victim and her mother’s case. The two deputies struggle to resist their mutual attraction and abide by the no-fraternizing rules, but passion blazes and teeters on the brink of love. With a killer targeting them and danger lurking at every turn, Brandy doubts their love can blossom, especially when she puts Officer Skip Coogan—Blade’s best friend and father figure—at the top of her suspect list.

Talk about a fast paced, fly by the seat of your pants, action packed book. Wow…. Too Sexy for His Stetson didn’t let up in the danger department. Not by a long shot.

These characters barely had a chance to catch their breath, much less give into the growing attraction between the two of them. It seemed like as soon as one moment of danger passed another one took its place. Well, it was kind of the same threat of danger coming at them over and over again, but it was coming from so many different angles it was hard to keep up.

I have to admit that even though I thought I knew who the bad guy was from the beginning there were enough twists and turns and seeds of doubt that I found myself second guessing my first hunch more than once. I like it when an author keeps me guessing. 😉 I just might have to check out some more of Mal Olson’s books.

Beyond all the action and danger, Brandy and Blade did find time for romance – when they weren’t fighting their mutual attraction. Throw in a heroic dog and the adventure is complete. Too Sexy for His Stetson was a fast and furious read that kept the pages turning and was the perfect late night diversion.

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Bound to be a Groom by Megan Mulry

BoundToBeAGroomSometimes our wildest dreams come true.

In the tumultuous summer of 1808, Spain and England are close to war and four young lovers are close to ecstasy.

To carve out an independent life with the woman she loves, ANNA knows she must leave her quiet Spanish convent to become a courtesan. To gain experience, she sets her sights on . . .

SEBASTIAN, whose powerful, aristocratic confidence suits Anna’s mercenary goals. But his arrogance masks a craving for submission that Anna instinctively satisfies. Sebastian soon begs for her hand in marriage, even if it means sharing her with . . .

PIA, who trusts Anna completely—with her body and her future—until she learns of Anna’s hasty marriage. Pia questions their commitment to each other as they leave for London to meet . . .

FARLEIGH, the seemingly feckless duke who thinks he’s over Sebastian, the potent Spanish soldier he bedded two years ago.

What begins as a series of erotic escapades soon evolves into a deep, unbreakable bond. Two men and two women who yearn to explore are about to make their wildest dreams come true.

CreativeDeedsReadsDisclosure1I passed this book by a couple of times when I was scrolling for my next review book. Historical isn’t a genre that I normally lean toward, but for some reason, this one just made me want to take a chance on it. The description is intriguing, but it didn’t come close to how much fun this book turned out to be.

I loved Anna and Pia from the beginning. I have to admit that part of the reason why I don’t normally pick up Historical Romance is because of the way women are treated. I think that’s why I loved them so much. Anna was definitely the most strong willed and confident of the two. She wasn’t the type to sit back and let circumstance dictate her life. From the time she let Pia know how she really felt about her and those feelings were reciprocated, she had a mission. The trust and devotion between these two characters was what pulled me in.

From the description you can tell that this isn’t your average Historical Romance and to be honest, that kind of had me worried about it too. How exactly was this going to play out? What chain of events could possibly bring these four together in a way that even remotely made sense? As soon as Anna met Sebastian any qualms that I had left, totally disappeared and I found myself getting wrapped up in the emotions and personalities as I got to know the characters. Sebastian and Anna’s first meeting was both heated and comical. I loved Anna’s wit and Sebastian’s charm. They were the perfect match, whether Anna knew it or not.

There were bumps along the way, which given the inevitable scenario was understandable. The love and trust that began to build between them was fun to watch and through it all, Anna’s spunk and unwillingness to allow things not to work out were at the center. By the time Farleigh was introduced I was totally in love with all of them. The supporting characters were another great addition to this story. (I loved Farleigh’s mother.)

Basically Bound to be a Groom was a fun story that wouldn’t have worked nearly as well if it didn’t take place in an historical setting. I might just have to change my mind about Historical Romance and give a few more a try. The prequel novella to this book, Bound to be a Bride, would probably be an excellent place to start. 😉

Bound to be a Groom is set to release in April of 2014. 

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Release Day Blitz: Walk on the Striped Side by Jessie Lane

We are incredibly excited to share with you the second book in Jessie Lane’s Big Bad Bite paranormal romance series, WALK ON THE STRIPED SIDE. Out today!
Title: Walk On The Striped Side

Series: Big Bad Bite #2

Author: Jessie Lane

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Expected publication: February 25th 2014 by Jessie Lane

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Does he have his claws in her for good? Or is she just yanking his tail?

Elena Demos’s life has been turned upside down. Her mother has passed away, leaving Elena and her two half-sisters to deal with their mother’s will and the crazy stipulations it contains. For the three sisters to inherit the substantial amount of money left behind, they have to go to work with two aunts they’ve never met, in the family business they’ve known nothing about, Amazons Inc. If that isn’t bad enough, she runs into the man who once broke her heart, and it’s only their first day on the job.

Gage Ivanov is a stupid beast. He let the woman who should be his mate go because she couldn’t be told of his Other identity. Now, Elena’s back, but she refuses to give in to his demands for her to be his mate. The timing for all of this couldn’t be worse, either, because Gage and his circle of friends are trying to subdue a rogue pack of wolf shifters in Germany who threaten to out the Others to the world of humans. Will he be able to juggle the oncoming conflict and win back his mate?

Claws, love bites and handcuffs – OH MY!

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Never mind how good she looked, or that she smelled like sex on a stick, he was going to bend this arrogant young woman over his lap and paddle her ass for talking to a higher ranking soldier like that. For talking to him like that. His tiger was going nuts underneath his skin. The need to exert his dominance over her, to show her just who the fuck was in charge here, was riding him hard—harder than ever before—which bothered him. Combine that with the insane urge to show her who the bigger predator was and it caused a niggling suspicion that there was more going on here than good, old fashioned annoyance or the need to lose himself in a warm, willing body.Sucking on his teeth in extreme agitation, he opted for denial. There was absolutely no way that this woman could be a possible mate. Surely fate wouldn’t be so cruel as to try and pair him off with a fragile human that could be easily killed. He wasn’t entirely sure, but the signs of compatibility were there—the natural pheromones to attract one mate to the other. His Tiger was going wild inside of him.He was going to choose to think that those pesky coincidences didn’t mean shit. Even better, he was going to ignore those signals in the name of self-preservation. He’d never wanted a human for a mate in the past, and that wasn’t changing over an intoxicating scent, a pair of unusually pretty eyes, and the need to fuck a better attitude into her. Nope, he’d rather be mate-less, or settle for a mate that both his human and beast’s side didn’t crave with a dangerous intensity. He would rather find a mate they could grow to care for, and who would be something much sturdier than this very breakable human.Since he wasn’t paying attention to her at the moment, he only distantly heard her say, “Helllllloo… Master Sergeant Ivanov? Are you sure you want to stick to that story about getting some sleep because you don’t seem to be all there upstairs to me?” Delicate fingers snapped in front of his face a couple of times, bringing his attention back to the object of his thoughts.As he looked at her impatient face he made a silent vow to himself; whether there was a possibility or not of her being his mate, if the disagreeable woman didn’t stop antagonizing him, he was going to break every unspoken rule in the supernatural Other community and unleash his claws on her backside.As his eyes zeroed in on the unconscious, nervous movement of the tip of her pink tongue swiping over her bottom lip, Gage thought, Claws and a good pop on the ass ought to scare some respect into her.

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Crystal and Melissa often live half their lives with their heads in the clouds dreaming of alpha military hunks, werewolves and kick ass heroines crazy enough to chase after creatures that they unquestionably should know better than to chase.Their first YA novel, The Burning Star, was released in May 2012. Big Bad Bite is their second novel, but their first adult paranormal romance. They are now working on their next two novels, Walk On The Striped Side and Secret Maneuvers. With these projects underway, they are looking forward to showing the rest of the world their crazy stories, heroes and heroines that often plague their minds until written, and hope you will join them on their journey!

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Wolf Six’s Salvation by Krista Lakes

WolfSixSalvationA concerned sister…

Chloe Madison would do anything to find her missing brother. When she stumbles upon some information that leads her to a nearby military science facility, she doesn’t hesitate to sneak under the barbed wire fence and steal some files. Everything seems to be going to plan. That is, until a handsome soldier finds her with her hands in his filing cabinet. Instead of reporting her, he lets her go. She hurries home, his golden eyes all she can think of. 

A broken soldier…

Captain Jackson Wolfe just returned from a hellish tour of duty in Afghanistan. Scarred and hiding terrible secrets, he is sent to a desk job. He just recently found out the hard way that he was a werewolf. Not only that, as far as he knows, he’s the only one of his kind. He knows he shouldn’t be around people and keeps to himself until he sees Chloe stealing files. He knows he should stop her, but her scent and something in her eyes stops him. 

A coverup worth killing for…

When Wolfe follows Chloe to the library, he discovers that he’s not the only one of his kind. Someone doesn’t like that Chloe has been digging around, threatening to expose the secrets of her brother and the wolf shifters. In fact, they’re willing to kill to stop her. 

Wolfe knows that he must protect Chloe. After all, she may be the only thing that can save him from himself.

The length of this one did it in…. It wasn’t exactly a novella, but it wasn’t quite novel length either. It had a lot of promise, but I wanted more… *sigh*

Chloe was a great female lead. She was strong, brave and totally dedicated to the people she loved. Regardless of how strong and determined she was, I think her character was the main reason why I wanted more. She had a lot to come to terms with in Wolf Six’s Salvation. The fact that she seemed to just accept whatever was thrown at her information wise… I really liked that about her, but I still think that even the strongest most level headed person in the world would still need some time to adjust to discovering a world they didn’t know existed. I liked her character and I loved her with Wolfe, but more ‘adjustment’ time would have added a lot to their story.

Wolfe was the perfect broken alpha male. I liked the whole wolf concept in this story. It was just familiar enough to go along with the shifter ‘norm’ yet unique enough to put a new spin on it. Wolfe had his own discoveries to make, but given the fact that he was part of the myth made his acceptance a little more believable.

Regardless of my qualms about Wolf Six’s Salvation‘s length and the depth that it was missing at times, I really liked this story and the world that Krista Lakes created. I saw no hints of a series with this book, but there is a fair amount of potential there. Plus, there’s still a lot that I’d like to know about the pack and its members. 😉

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Death’s Hand (Descent #1) by S.M. Reine

perf5.000x8.000.inddPolicing relations between Heaven, Hell, and Earth is messy and violent, but Elise Kavanagh and James Faulkner excelled at it– until coming across a job so brutal that even they couldn’t stand to see one more dead body.

Now they’ve been pretending to be normal for five years, leaving their horrific history a dark secret. Elise works in an office. James owns a business. None of their friends realize they used to be one of the world’s best killing teams.

After years of hiding, something stirs. Bodies are vanishing. Demons scurry in the shadows of the night. A child has been possessed.

Some enemies aren’t willing to let the secrets of the past stay dead.

Okay, I’m playing catch up in a serious way. You may have noticed that I’ve jumped around on my S.M. Reine reads. I got my hands on her Ascension series and I couldn’t wait to read them…. so I did. Even though I knew that those books (and her new Preternatural Affairs series) are based on characters introduced in both her Descent series and her Seasons of the Moon series – both of which I haven’t finished. It was risky and I’ll never know what my take on these books would have been if I had read them in order, but it’s too late to second guess my decision. I’m now totally committed to reading them all. (Honestly, not a big sacrifice.)

It’s been a little while since I read the first prequel to this series, Death’s Avatar. That’s okay though, I remembered most of it and a good portion of it is covered in flash backs in Death’s Hand. The book goes back and forth between the past and the present but it’s fairly easy to follow, especially since each section is dated.

The characters were great, as usual. I’m not sure if knowing where Elise and James end up made me look at them differently, but I think that even if this would have been my first introduction to them I would have picked up on the fact that they don’t do ‘normal’ well. They seem to have even the people that they are closest to fooled to an extent, at least in the beginning. By the end there is no hiding exactly how powerful and not ‘normal’ either one of them are.

The rest of the characters were as interesting and important to the story as I’ve come to expect from anything that S.M. Reine writes. She holds nothing back, good or bad and it’s that intensity that I’ve grown to not only expect but love in her writing.

DescentSeries1-3There are 7 books in this series and I plan to devour them all. The next book in this series is The Darkest Gate and I’m so glad I have it ready and waiting. I picked up this book along with the 1st three books in a set so I’m covered for a while. Of course I also plan on reading the rest of the Seasons of the Moon series as well. And speaking of reading order? I do love James and Elise, but I’m still glad that I picked up the Seasons of the Moon series first. 😉

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Branded (by Abi Ketner and Missy Kalicicki) NEW Cover Reveal

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Fifty years ago the Commander came into power and murdered all who opposed him. In his warped mind, the seven deadly sins were the downfall of society. He created the Hole where sinners are branded according to their sins and might survive a few years. At best.
Now LUST wraps around my neck like blue fingers strangling me. I’ve been accused of a crime I didn’t commit and now the Hole is my new home.

Darkness. Death. Violence. Pain.

Now every day is a fight for survival. But I won’t die. I won’t let them win.

The Hole can’t keep me. The Hole can’t break me.
I am more than my brand. I’m a fighter.
My name is Lexi Hamilton, and this is my story.

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Abi and Missy met in the summer of 1999 at college orientation and have been best friends ever since. After college, they added jobs, husbands and kids to their lives, but they still found time for their friendship. Instead of hanging out on weekends, they went to dinner once a month and reviewed books. What started out as an enjoyable hobby has now become an incredible adventure.

Abigail Ketner

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Is a registered nurse with a passion for novels, the beaches of St. John, and her Philadelphia Phillies. A talented singer, Abi loves to go running and spend lots of time with her family. She currently resides in Lancaster, Pennsylvania with her husband, triplet daughters and two very spoiled dogs.

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Received her bachelor’s degree from Millersville University in 2003. She married, had two boys and currently lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Aside from reading and writing, her interests include running and mixed martial arts. She also remains an avid Cleveland sports fan.

 

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Finding Release (Wild R Farm #1) by Silvia Violet

29565_414213635313428_1996219114_nColeman Wilder is a half-breed werewolf. Some days the tension between his human side and his werewolf instincts threaten to tear him apart. But the challenge of running a horse farm as a gay man in a conservative Tennessee town keeps him focused until he meets horse shifter, Jonah Marks.

Jonah’s family insists that shifting is sinful, but Jonah longs to let his stallion run free. Desperate to escape his family’s judgment, he asks Cole, his secret crush, for a job. Cole turns him down, scared his desire for Jonah will make him lose control. When Jonah’s brother threatens his life, Cole struggles to save him and give them both a second chance at the life they’ve always wanted.

I admit… this one took me a little while to get into, but once I did… Yeah, let’s just say I can’t wait to get my hands on the next book. *sigh*

I think the only thing that threw me in the beginning was Cole. I wasn’t sure I was going to like him at first and there is nothing worse than having a hard time sympathizing with one of the main characters. Don’t let my hesitance discourage you though. It only lasted through the prologue. Once I got to know Cole, I fell in love with him.

Then there was Jonah. That boy broke my heart from the time he was introduced. Cole had a soft spot for him too, but not enough to ‘save’ him. In all fairness, he didn’t realize how bad Jonah needed to be saved. By the time I found out all that Jonah had gone through I wanted to jump right on the revenge train with Cole. It’s kind of obvious that this one brought the ‘Momma’ out in me – big time.

Jonah wasn’t the only one who needed ‘saving’ in Finding Release. I think what I liked best about this first book is that as broken as Jonah seemed, he was still strong enough to help Cole overcome his fears and help him discover he wasn’t quite as broken as he thought he was. These two were perfect for each other. I loved their story and what they brought out in each other.

This is the first book in Silvia Violet’s Wild R Farm series and after reading the preview to the second book, Arresting Love, I can’t wait to pick it up. The supporting characters were great in Finding Release and book 2 features one of my favorites. Looks like I’ll be spending some quality time on the Wild R Farm… and loving every minute of it. 😉

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Blog Tour & Review! Vanilla Twist (Walk on the Wild Side #3) by CJ Ellisson

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I’m happy to be taking part in the Vanilla Twist blog tour. 😉 You can check out my review and make sure you check out all the other stops. There’s a lot going on to celebrate. Including a RAFFLECOPTER drawing, so be sure to click on the link to enter!

1014061_3960015854631_361492607_nHeather thinks she has it all—an interesting lover, a dream job, and a new wardrobe to match her take-charge attitude. But everyone has a past, and when Heather confronts hers at work she’ll be hard-pressed to hold onto her newfound confidence and resolve. Does she trust Tony enough to let him help her or will she tackle the issue on her own?

Still intrigued by the young woman and the multiple layers she presents to the world, Tony begins to change his life, too—for what he hopes is the better. He quit his high-powered career to find peace in a less stressful day-to-day existence. Desire for Heather still invades his every waking moment, and when trouble threatens their sexual explorations he makes the hardest choice of his life. One he may soon regret.

CreativeDeedsReadsDisclosure1This is the third installment in C.J. Ellisson’s Walk on the Wild Side series. I inadvertently skipped the second book, Avoiding Mr. Right, but that’s okay. I can go back and play catch up because Vanilla Twist goes back to Heather and Tony, so I felt like I wasn’t missing a thing – at least where they were concerned.

Vanilla Twist once again proves that C.J. Ellisson can keep me turning pages whether she’s writing PNR or contemporary. Her characters are interesting and fun, the situations and story line keep me intrigued and the heat is just right. 😉

Heather and Tony’s relationship was just getting off the ground by the end of Vanilla on Top and it was nice to see that it was still going strong. They were still in the ‘getting to know’ you phase, but they definitely had a connection that neither one of them had experienced before. It was fresh, exciting and fun…. and then the real world came crashing in. 

I’ll leave it at that, because I don’t want to spoil anything. A lot happens in Vanilla Twist that helps readers get to know the characters a lot better, and not just Tony and Heather. The story wasn’t just about the situation that Tony and Heather found themselves in, it was more about the way that they eventually handled it. The supporting characters were more than just filler. The conversations and interactions between them all gave readers a better understanding of where they were all coming from. (I especially liked getting to know Tony’s brothers.)

Vanilla Twist was a great addition to the Walk on the Wild Side series and I can’t wait to see what C.J. Ellisson has in store for these characters next. I’m pretty sure that there is more to Heather and Tony’s story, but I wouldn’t mind getting to know some of the other characters better to.

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Meet C.J. Ellison

Copy of C.J AAD 2012C.J. Ellisson is the USA Today Bestselling author of the New York Times Bestselling book, Vanilla on Top, the bestselling V V Inn series, and several erotica shorts. She lives in northern Virginia with her husband, two children, three dogs, and a fluffy black cat who makes her sneeze.
Unlike most full-time authors, she’s also battling severe chronic illness. C.J. works daily to put her Lupus into remission and continues to fight numerous bacterial infections while her immune system slowly attacks her body. She turned to writing when she could no longer work outside the home and claims the escape of penning contemporary fantasy, erotica, and erotic romance has helped save her sanity.
To learn more about C.J. and her other books, please stop by the author’s website (http://www.cjellisson.com) or visit her on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/c.j.ellissonfanpage.