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#Review – Some Like It Wild by M. Leighton – @mleightonbooks @BerkleyRomance #5StarRead

Some Like It Wild by M. Leighton

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Synopsis:

First was The Wild Ones. Now, the next book in M. Leighton’s Wild Ones series… How far will a good girl go for the bad boy she loves? Laney Holt is a preacher’s daughter. A good girl. Her only goal was to get married, have babies, and live happily ever after, just like her parents. Only that didn’t happen. The two people closest to her betrayed her, and Laney’s dreams came crashing down. Now she’s left with an empty space she doesn’t know how to fill. Until she meets Jake Theopolis, a daredevil with a death wish who has heartbreaker written all over him. Jake has no interest in thinking beyond the here and now. All he wants out of life is the next rush, the next “feel-good” thing to keep his mind off the pain of his past. His latest rush? Showing Laney there’s more to life than being a good girl—and that going bad can be so much fun. Her only concern now is how she can ever hope to satisfy the wild side of a boy like Jake. She’s looking forward to trying. And so is Jake. If you love The Wild Ones, you’ll be just as wild for M. Leighton’s Bad Boys series which includes Down to You, Up to Me, and Everything for Us.

 

“Some like it wild, but not me. At least not forever.” ~Laney

 

Review:

Review by Kayla

Grade: A (4.5 out of 5 Stars)

I really enjoyed Some like wild. I have always liked M. Leighton’s style of writing. She did an awesome job on this book. It was well worth the wait for it. I loved the Wild ones so I knew that this book would not disappoint. Laney is the daughter of a preacher. She is a good girl, and her goal in life is to get married and have babies and live that happily ever after. But that doesn’t happen for Laney. People that Laney has always looked to ruin her dreams and now she doesn’t know what to do and she feels very empty. Then Laney meets Jake. He is a risk taker and a heartbreaker. Jake is a living in the now person, and what makes him feel good. When he meets Laney, he wants to show her that life is more than just being a good girl and that life is worth living and taking risks. She is willing to give it a try and so is Jake. Laney had a lot of tension with her father but I think that was understandable under that circumstances. Her father wanted her to get back with her ex fiancé but she didn’t want to tell him that he had cheated on her. No daughter wants to have to tell her dad that. It is hurtful. I really enjoyed this book. It was well written and was a sweet and good read.

**I was given a copy of Some like it wild by Sunshine and Mountains book blog for an honest review.

#Review – Mended by Kim Karr @BerkleyRomance @authorkimkarr #5StarRead

Mended by Kim Karr

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Synopsis:

Music has the power to heal, but not all broken hearts can be mended.

Always in control, Xander Wilde considered life on the road to be a perfect fit for him. But when disaster strikes on the band’s latest tour, fate intervenes…and a newly single Ivy Taylor, the only girl he has ever loved, steps back into his life.

After moving past her painful breakup with Xander years ago, Ivy was poised to become the next big name in music…when suddenly she withdrew from the limelight—the same day she announced her engagement to her controlling agent, Damon Wolf.

Xander knows he should keep his distance. But once they’re on the road, he can’t resist pursuing her for a second chance. Yet a jealous Damon can’t let her go—and he’s keeping dangerous secrets that could destroy them all.

When the three of them come together, everything falls apart. But if Xander and Ivy can hold tight to the bond that connects them, they just might have a chance to reclaim the powerful love they thought they had lost forever….

 

“Xander Wilde the boy may have broken my heart once upon a time….but Xander Wilde the man, is the one who mended it.”

 

 

Review:

Grade: A+ (5 stars)

Review by Kayla

Kim Karr writes some awesome books! I just love her style and that she captures my attention in all of her books. Xander thought he had things going smoothly until disaster hit the Wilde One’s latest tour. The lead singer was unable to sing so River was going to come back and sing but then Dahlia was unable to travel. So Ivy Taylor said she was willing to help them out. Ivy never thought she would have to see Xander again but she needed the money. Xander and Ivy have the same connection as they did in high school. But there is a lot of anger among them. They try to be friends for the sake of the band. Xander tries to keep his distance because Ivy has a crazy ex fiancé who thinks he owns her. Things get intense. I don’t want to give anything away. But I definitely think if you haven’t read Connected, Torn, Dazed and Mended that you should!

**I was given a complimentary copy of Mended by Sunshine and Mountains blog.

#Review – Blurred by Kim Karr @BerkleyRomance @authorkimkarr #4StarRead

Blurred by Kim Karr

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Synopsis:

A Connection Series Novella featuring Ben Covington

The story before the love story….

When he lost the only woman he’d ever loved, it seemed there was nothing left to live for.

Even as a boy, all Ben Covington ever wanted was to spend forever with Dahlia London, the beautiful girl next door…then one life-altering decision tore them apart and he was forced to leave her.

Now, despite having returned to win her back, he’s still alone. She’s with someone else—someone she’s never going to leave.

Resigned to a future without his former girlfriend, Ben numbs his broken heart in a haze of liquor and women. But then the only woman who ever even turned his head while he was with his girl reappears unexpectedly. And he’s never forgotten their one incredible night together. But will Ben’s destructive behavior destroy his future with her before it even begins?

 

““If there is a moment in time that comes to alter the course of your life forever- mine would be the day Caleb Holt told me I had to disappear. I don’t even know who I am anymore. I’m alone and left to pick up the pieces to a life I don’t have. Rock bottom. It’s a phrase I never thought I’d use to describe myself, but it’s the only one that fits.”

 

Review:

Grade: A (4 out of 5 stars)

Review by Kayla

When I first began reading this novella about Ben I wasn’t sure how I was going to feel about it. But I gave it a chance and I really enjoyed it. It was nice to see things from Ben’s perspective and to find out why some of the things that happened in the other books happened the way they did. I liked reading about the things that Ben did to get through the things that had happened to him. It wasn’t easy but I think it will get better. I am ready to read Frayed.

All Ben ever wanted was to spend his life with Dahl. He never thought that he would have to leave her and when he came back he didn’t think she would have moved on. Ben is left without his former girlfriend and a broken heart. He uses woman and liquor to numb his feelings. But then he runs into the women who he didn’t think he would see again. Bell. I wasn’t sure how it was going to go. I won’t ruin it for anyone. I enjoyed seeing things from Ben’s point of view and a lot of things make more sense now.

**I was given a complimentary copy of Blurred by Sunshine & Mountains book blog for an honest review.

#Review – I Found My Heart in West Virginia by Chelsea Falin and Cory Hammond

I Found My Heart in West Virginia

by Chelsea Falin and Cory Hammond

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Synopsis:

Cheyenne, or Shy as she is better known, makes the huge decision to move her and her four young children to the mountains of West Virginia. Despite coming from a small town in west-central Florida, she had been living in upstate New York with her ex-husband…had been, those were the key words. After finding out her ex-husband was having an affair with a childless eighteen year old girl, Shy calls it quits. West Virginia had long ago found a special place in her heart. The mountains are beautiful, the people are friendly, and you can find a piece of the old life hidden out in the hollers. It doesn’t hurt that Cheyenne’s favorite cousin, Jace, and his family abide there either. Nor does the cheap property prices. Shy hopes she will find a new life for her and her children. She wants freedom, and a simpler way of life. What she doesn’t expect to find is a rough-around-the-edges backwoods boy with plenty of troubles of his own to entrap her heart so quickly after the end of her marriage…or ever, come to think of it.

 

Review:

Review by Kayla

Grade: A (4 out of 5 Stars)

I liked the way the language flowed in this story. It was a beautiful love story that was tastefully done and had a few sex scenes that were good but didn’t overpower the story. I liked the way you got to see how the characters really were and be able to see into how they were thinking. It was done in a first person story coming from both main characters. This was a very uplifting story and I really enjoyed reading it.

**I was given a copy of I found my heart in West Virginia by Sunshine and Mountains book blog for an honest review.