Friday, February 20, 2015

Worth the Risk (The McKinney Brothers #2) by Claudia Connor - @Claudia__Connor

Worth the Risk (The McKinney Brothers, #2)
I liked Hannah instantly.  I loved what she did for a living, and the care and love she had for the people that she helped.  How she took what she was handed in life and made something good out of it.  It also helped that she has some hot, protective brothers looking out for her!

Stephen was hard to like at first, but I have to say he did grow on me.  He isn't one of those perfect Alpha males - and to be honest, I still like his brother Matt better.  This doesn't mean he was a bad person, he just let what happened with his finance harden him, and his walls were harder to break down.

Stephen and Hannah's relationship is not easy, and it really takes some hard work on both parts to get through it all.  I seriously wondered if they would make it at times.  But, have no fear, you will get your HEA - and included in that you get more of Matt, Abby and all the kids and other family members.  Once again, looking forward to the next McKinney's story.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Making the Cut (Selected Sinners MC #1) by S.D. Hildreth - @ScottDHildreth

Making the Cut - Selected Sinners MC Erotic Romance
I'm not sure where to begin.  This really isn't your typical MC story, yet it was.  There was some gritty biker business taken care of.  There was some big, bad, rough, mean, sexy bikers.  There was also romance, but not what you would expect.  There was no insta-love, no wham-bamm, and thankfully, no club whores - but there was the building of a relationship over time.  There was...progress.

I loved just about everything with Avery and yes, Axton.  Avery was who she was, and even though she was a little insecure - she knew what she wanted, knew how to get it - and stuck with her plan to get there.  I loved her moments of insight and internal conversations with herself, and I enjoyed her sense of humor.  She was persistent, strong, and yes, even cute.  Even with her chances being "slim to none", she persevered.  

The best part about Axton, was how he was with Avery.  That he never expected a relationship from her, but just took his time with her, yet never led her on.  She came from out of nowhere, and into his life, and ended up being someone who became and integral part of world.  Don't get me wrong though, he wasn't changing for her, he's not "flowers and cards" - he's just exactly who he puts out there - he's a biker through and through, that comes first.  He's a lot rough and doesn't put up with shit - take it or leave it, and trust me - you will take it!

This is the third Scott Hildreth book I've read, and each one has been drastically different from the others.  And even though they are all different, the common element is that each story has grabbed hold of me, and totally kept me wrapped up in the book, not wanting to get up until the story is finished.  Each books characters are so complex, yet easy to know and like.  You feel like you know their actual personalities, get how they talk -as if you can hear them saying the words in the book to you.  You can really picture them, their stance, their walk.  And even more, the characters somehow give you some insight-some statement made from something happening in the story, that makes you think and consider things differently.  As with Finding Parker and Karter, I totally loved Making the Cut and cannot wait until the next book comes out.  Give one of these books a chance, I don't think you'll be disappointed.