Sunday, April 13

Title: Play
By: Kylie Scott
Series: Stage Dive #2
My Copy: Netgalley.com
Book Whisperer's Rating: 

Kylie Scott returns with the highly anticipated follow-up to international bestseller Lick. 

Mal Ericson, drummer for the world famous rock band Stage Dive, needs to clean up his image fast—at least for a little while. Having a good girl on his arm should do the job just fine. Mal doesn’t plan on this temporary fix becoming permanent, but he didn’t count on finding the one right girl. Anne Rollins never thought she’d ever meet the rock god who plastered her teenage bedroom walls—especially not under these circumstances. Anne has money problems. Big ones. But being paid to play the pretend girlfriend to a wild life-of-the-party drummer couldn’t end well. No matter how hot he is. Or could it?


I really enjoyed the first book “Lick” and loved the characters together that Scott presented however, Mal and Anne didn’t seem to really mesh well together until the very end for me.  It surprised me because right off the bat I loved Evelyn and David together; they fit.  Mal and Anne seemed almost forced as a couple and if something were to be forced, I rather it be after a passionate night and Anne found herself pregnant and they deal together as a forced couple than a pretend couple. 

Now this doesn’t mean that I didn’t dislike the entire book.  I did like Mal’s exuberant personality.  He was all over the place in a matter of seconds but did it with such coolness that as I reader, I couldn’t judge him and think of him a manic.  Anne was as best as level headed as one could be (which kind of threw me off of why she participated in the made up relationship.)


However, my favorite part is at the very end when these two characters really seem to find each other’s worth in their own eyes.  I don’t want to say too much but it was heartbreaking to see how strong Anne stand beside Mal when she finds out the family secret and how she has to say ‘no’ when I know her heart wanted nothing more than to say ‘yes.’  This scene, to me, made Anne stand as a strong character in my eyes because this whole time she kind of just follows Mal around and does whatever he wants to do.  Living with a rock star is a whole new world to her so of course she participates but when Mal make a huge decision and Anne says ‘no,’ she finally sees the meaning of their relationship and how much he means to her and how right it is to say ‘no.’ This part made this couple real to me and turned them into a solid unit and then the end came.  I wish I could have read more about them.  Hopefully I can catch a glimpse of them in the future books.

Thursday, April 10

the arrangement 7

Title: The Arrangement #7

By: H.M. Ward

Series: The Arrangement #7

My Copy: Bought from Amazon

BookWhisperer Rating:

three books

When Avery learns Sean's dark secret, everything changes. His confession blindsides her. Sean has a shady past, she knew that from the beginning, but this is so much worse than she thought. There's a dangerous side to Sean. It's alluring and frightening at the same time. Avery has to decide if love can overcome anything or if she should protect her heart.

our thoughts

I took a bit of a break from following this series so closely. I love the story, but this duration of short stories can be overwhelming. More importantly, this is a terribly expensive way to offer this story. At 2.99 a pop, and the fact that I am on installment 7 this series can be very expensive. I am just hoping that maybe the series is coming to an end, because I can not continue to spend this much on one series. As for reviewing the story; this was a great addition. I was surprised by the turn of events, and I am honestly unsure that liked all of the changes with Sean. Regardless, the danger continues to build, and I am anxious to see if this moment of happiness will continue into Arrangement 8. ~BookWhisperer Reviewer Jax~

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the fine line

Title: The Fine Line

By: Alicia Kobishop

My Copy: Ebook for Review

BookWhisperer Rating:

three books

High school senior Liv Evans has one rule: No attachments. She’s lost enough in her life and has vowed to do whatever it takes to make sure she never again feels the emptiness of losing someone she loves. Boys are a fun distraction, but a serious relationship is something she’d rather live without. Her determination for a future free of pain and heartbreak is put to the test when she meets–and quickly forms an unexpected bond–with Logan Tanner.
Logan has always been a free spirit, but ever since a life-changing event took place, which left him doubting the integrity of those who are closest to him, he’s taken that term to a whole new dangerous level. Learning the hard way that life is too short for worries or work–and that women can’t be trusted–Logan has exchanged steady work for street racing. When Liv walks into his world, everything he thought he knew about life and women is challenged.
In The Fine Line, Liv and Logan will discover if it’s possible for true love to have a future, or if history is destined to repeat itself.

our thoughts

Street Racing and Romance a sure winner. I love this story line. Logan's playboy antics and Liv's scarred past make the perfect combination of tension and lust. There is a bit of love a first sight with Logan's instantaneous devotion to Liv; that was well played off by the resistance from Liv's past. That is until she seemed to take this just a little too far. I felt that this was the perfect scenario, but I desperately wished that it would have been concluded a bit earlier. I think it would have best received if she had experienced her epiphany a bit earlier. As the story is she hits the moment of whiny and a bit ridiculous. Regardless, the story still maintains a extremely entertaining flow, and it offer a bit of punch in the end. This kind of story will test your emotional limits, and leave you craving more.

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10 ways to steal your lover

Title: 10 Ways to Steal Your Lover

By: Dee Tenorio

Series: Love by Numbers #1

My Copy: Ebook from Amazon Freebies

BookWhisperer Rating:

Four Books

His best friend's wedding just turned into the craziest hangover ever...
Kane Wilkensen's buddy was about to marry the girl of Kane's dreams. Which would have been fine—heartbreaking but fine—if Kane hadn't woken up in a Las Vegas honeymoon suite with her, a giant sack of money and a great big blank spot in both their memories first.
He'd always thought a good man would never steal his best friend's lover, but one crazy night may be just the chance Kane needs to show his "wife" that she's with the right husband after all...

our thoughts Wow! This book is like your best dream too short, forbidden, and sexy. Delilah and Kane are perfect characters for enticing the maximum intensity, and mouth watering lusty scenarios. I loved following them throughout this short adventure. It was a creative story line not just your drunken binge that leaves the characters not remembering the past. More importantly the irony of their concern once discovering the sequence of events of the day prior was great. This was a excellently quick and funny read. One worth checking out.

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catch

Title: Catch

By: S. Poirier

Series: Assassins #1

My Copy: Ebook for Review

BookWhisperer Rating:

Four Books

Sometimes, being in the wrong place at the wrong time is where you need to be for the good things in life to fall into place.
Max Brady is a 25 year old, fresh out of college, ambitious woman that doesn't take crap from anyone, and often uses men before tiring and disposing of them. She’s landed her dream job at the internet search engine company Fiddle. Unfortunately, she is stuck working as an assistant to the company’s CEO, but she’s hopeful that if she plays nice, one day she’ll be promoted.
Catch is an assassin. He’s been working this job for twelve years and now with his family taken care of he is ready to retire. All he wants to do is complete his last assignment, collect his large sum of cash, and then disappear to a nice, quiet place in another country.
When Max makes the huge mistake of sleeping with her boss, she decides to copy some files from his computer to hold as leverage in the event that he may try to fire her. Little does she know, the files hold secrets that can take down her boss and the entire Fiddle company.
That decision changes the course of both of their lives.
Catch is hired to kidnap and kill Max, but instead he chooses to save her life. They go on the run as he tries to formulate a plan to remove the hit on Max, because he believes that she was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. As they spend more time together, Catch’s motivation for saving her life changes with his realization that if anything happens to Max he may be unable to live without her.
This book is HEA.

our thoughts

Catch is an seductive romance with a young woman and her hunky assassin. Max is one tough girl. She definitely has a past that no one would envy, but no one can say she doesn't know how to take care of herself. Although, When she take matters into her own hands it lands her right in the middle of a shit storm that she never anticipated. Catch was just looking to complete this last job, and then make a clean break. He finds himself with more than he bargained for when Max ends up as his assignment. Max lucks out when Catch finds himself unable to walk away. Although, his mercy is coming at a price, and each and every day he questions just why he is helping this lady. The romance between these two characters is intimate and forbidden. Readers will hang on the edge of their seats in suspense; just waiting for the moment that they will no longer be able to avoid their feelings. This was not what I would consider the best story that I have read, but it is a wonderfully intense story line with attractive and strong characters. I enjoyed this adventure, and am left with enough anxious intrigue to continue should the author create more to this series.

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Renegade Lady

Title: Renegade Lady

By: Dawn Martens & Emily Minton

Series: Renegade Sons MC #1

My Copy: Ebook for Honest Review

BookWhisperer Rating:

Four Books

Jenna “Ice” Chandler grew up as part of a motorcycle club. She considered it her home, until one wrong move made it her prison. After months of abuse, she is rescued by Chipper, who takes her to Big Clifty, Missouri, home of the Renegade Sons MC.
Kiddrick “Kidd” Jones is the president of the Renegades. He knows there is something special about Ice the moment his older brother, Chipper, brings her into the club, but stays away, because she is too young.
When time comes for Ice to take her place in the club, she has two choices, become an old lady or a club whore. Not believing in love and knowing a man can never be faithful, she decides to earn her spot on her back.
With each passing year, Kidd's feelings for Ice grows and the urge to make her his becomes stronger. Frustrated and jealous, he finally decides it’s time to make her his.
Will Ice finally thaw out and give love a chance, or is Kidd fighting a losing battle?

our thoughts Throw away all of the things that you have come to expect from the recent rave of MC books. Renegade Lady will be nothing like any of those books, and will blow you away with it's raw and savage glance into the MC lifestyle. Jenna's story is horrific and a despicable. The start of this story throws readers right into the absolute worst of her story. Be prepared because is disgusting and vile. After appalling readers there is a glimmer of hope and salvation in the form of dark and dangerous rescuer. While she may have been taken away from a terrible life; the life she is walking into make no promises of butterflies and lollipops. This young girl discovered a tremendous amount of love with her new parents, but that too is short lived. It is quickly recognized that this is a story of pain and loss. This life with the Renegade MC is consumed in a rash and dangerous lifestyle. Every minute of this story will test your boundaries, and delve into a world that few will appreciate. Be prepared for a lifestyle that will be filled with heartbreak and pain. Pain for not only the man she loves, but pain from the blood, sweat, and tears that she will endure to make a place in this man's world. ~BookWhisperer Reviewer Jax~

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fierce

Title: Fierce

By: Nina Levine

Series: Storm MC #2

My Copy: Ebook from Author for Honest Review

BookWhisperer Rating:

Five Books

She’s everything he’s never wanted. He’s everything she’s never known.
Scott Cole is a force to be reckoned with. As Vice President of the Storm Motorcycle Club he carries out his duties with a ruthless determination. He moves through life with a clear agenda - protect his club and his family at all costs.
He is intense.
He is loyal.
He is fierce.
He doesn’t give his love easily, but when he does, he loves fiercely. Settling down, however, has never been part of his plan.
Harlow James is a country girl who has never met a biker in her life. She is also done with men. In her experience all they ever do is lie, cheat or steal. When she meets Scott Cole she knows he is heartbreak on legs.
He is confident.
He is sexy.
He is bossy.
She knows she must fight her growing attraction to this complex man in order to guard her heart. When his world crashes into hers and danger comes calling, Scott’s fierce desire to protect kicks in and Harlow realizes that she might just have found a man worth taking a risk on.

our thoughts

Fierce just brought the Storm MC series to a whole new level. As per my review on Storm followers are well aware I was a bit on the fence about this series. Always a big fan for the MC novels, but just felt that this one was not knocking my socks off. Well correction, it now has!!! Fierce takes VP Scott, and writes his undoing. Specifically, his undone comes in the form of a beautiful and tenacious brunette that will show him just how much work a woman can be. Now when I say that she is work I want to clarify that she not a whiny woman, but rather an independent and powerful woman that knows how to take care of herself. This story is a bit shorter than the first book, but it is a whirlwind romance. Everything happens very quickly, but readers will not see this as a con of story. It was easily acceptable with the development of the story line. I loved this couple, and find them perfect for one another. Fierce has overwhelmingly absorbed me into the story, and I longer feel the uncertainty that I was left with in the first novel. I am now anxious to see where the future of the Storm MC novels will take me, and can't wait for more.
~BookWhisperer Reviewer Jax~

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exposure

Title: Exposure

By: Iris Blaire

Series: East Park #1

My Copy: Ebook from Netgalley

BookWhisperer Rating:

three books

She’s the sexiest secret at East Park University.
Rylan Willow is the top model for East Park Exposed, the university’s underground and insanely successful erotic magazine.
Her friends know her as Evan Cosette, a biochemistry major with a flawless GPA.
East Park Exposed has kept Evan’s tuition paid. All she has to do is keep up the na├»ve school-girl disguise when she’s on campus and her secret is safe, her two worlds separate.
Until Dallas.
When the magazine runs a co-ed shoot to broaden readership, Evan’s partner is a gorgeous and disgustingly brilliant grad student. Evan doesn’t know how much of Dallas Whitley she’ll be able to handle, especially when he wants to study with her outside the studio. She promises herself that she can just be friends with Dallas. He has a girlfriend, after all. And Evan needs to focus.
She can’t when the co-ed printing brings sales through the roof.
She can’t when her photographer wants to crank the heat for the next issue.
Every steamy shoot leaves Evan gasping for breath, her true feelings for Dallas clouded by their camera-charade. But the more time she spends with him in the real world, the more she risks someone finding out the truth about her.
She needs to decide.
Who gets Dallas—Rylan, or Evan?

our thoughts

This story will melt you with it's heat and intensity. Exposure is about a young woman that is using photographic pornography to pay her way through college. Evan is desperate to keep her career entirely separate from her life, but what she find is that this may be impossible. I am sure that this novel would probably have very controversial reviews. Some would love it while others that deem this lifestyle unacceptable would judge it accordingly. I personally enjoyed this story very much. It was an experience to say the least, and an eye opener to understanding these particular characters situations. Evan and Dallas provide a romance that almost melted me in the steam each altercation offered. I must caution readers if you are not looking for erotica, because in my opinion this most definitely meets every criteria.
~BookWhisperer Reviewer Jax~

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knowing jack

Title: Knowing Jack

By: Rachel Curtis

My Copy: Ebook from Netgalley

BookWhisperer Rating:

three books

I am not a slut, although I’ve been called one often enough. Yeah, I spent three months screwing one of my college professors, but I was crazy about the guy. Then he broke up with me.
I am not a bitch, although people like to say I am. I kept our relationship secret. I’m not responsible for telling the university administrators about it, but a lot of students still blame me for getting their favorite professor fired.
I am not a drama queen, although everyone thinks I am now. When I got a few nasty messages, I just deleted them. When I got the threat, I assumed it was someone being stupid. I still think that’s all it was. My parents worry, though, so they hired me a bodyguard. Now Jack follows me around, intimidating everyone who approaches me and looking obnoxiously hot.
This is what I am. I’m Chloe. I’m a twenty-year-old art history major. Kind of shy, although I pretend not to be. Stubborn enough to stay here for my senior year, even though everyone hates me.
And I’m stuck with Jack.
He calls me “Princess,” but I’m not a princess either.

our thoughts Knowing Jack invoked a mixture of feelings for me. At first, I was quite certain that I would love this story. Jack and Chloe put off a wonderful hot and cold romance that really had the story building in the beginning. Curtis created the perfect tug of war; with just the right amount of verbal foreplay that I was hanging on every word. Then almost instantaneously the story shifts, and I was completely taken back. In the blink of an eye I found myself with a love craze man in a very precarious situation. From this point on it was the love story that we are walking the train wreck approaching. I all of a sudden found myself very frustrated with both characters, and feeling that the story line drifted from the realistic and enticing adventure that I found in the beginning. Knowing Jack holds some very potent potential, but I feel that it didn't fully develop.

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Title: Killing Sarai
By: J.A. Redmerski
Series: In the Company of Killers #1
My Copy: Ebook for Honest Review
BookWhisperer Rating:


Sarai was only fourteen when her mother uprooted her to live in Mexico with a notorious drug lord. Over time she forgot what it was like to live a normal life, but she never let go of her hope to escape the compound where she has been held for the past nine years.

Victor is a cold-blooded assassin who, like Sarai, has known only death and violence since he was a young boy. When Victor arrives at the compound to collect details and payment for a hit, Sarai sees him as her only opportunity for escape. But things don’t go as planned and instead of finding transport back to Tucson, she finds herself free from one dangerous man and caught in the clutches of another.

While on the run, Victor strays from his primal nature as he succumbs to his conscience and resolves to help Sarai. As they grow closer, he finds himself willing to risk everything to keep her alive; even his relationship with his devoted brother and liaison, Niklas, who now like everyone else wants Sarai dead.

As Victor and Sarai slowly build a trust, the differences between them seem to lessen, and an unlikely attraction intensifies. But Victor’s brutal skills and experience may not be enough in the end to save her, as the power she unknowingly holds over him may ultimately be what gets her killed.

This is their story…


If you are little for something a little different, and a lot serious this is the book for you. Killing Sarai was not your typical love story. Sarai has spent the past nine years as a princess of slaves. Being the favorite she has been given certain luxuries, but when your a slave can these things even be considered luxuries??? When she stows away with a dark and dangerous american killer her only hope was to find away across the border. What she finds is so much more in the company of this killer. This book is a realistic glance at this mysterious and deadly world. Told from a first person, but it almost seems as though the story is told at a distance because these characters still seem a mystery to even me.