Christie's Reviews

~ REVIEW: With Visions of Red (Broken Bonds #2) by Trisha Wolfe ~

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Synopsis

This is a dark erotic thriller intended for adult audiences.

The UNSUB has made contact.

After a rapid string of grisly murders shakes the usually peaceful city of Arlington, Virginia, the sadistic killings of young women lull into a deceptive calm. Agent Sadie Bonds knows the terror isn’t over; serial killers don’t stop until caught.

And this sadist has targeted the profiler, revealing pieces of her dark past and weaving her secrets into each gruesome crime scene. Is the killer someone from Sadie’s past, her present? Or is he part of a fated future she brought on herself? The answer lies within the riddle of the copycat killings, ones mimicked after the infamous Blood Countess.

As tension brews in the department awaiting the UNSUB’s next move, Sadie’s more than on edge—her deviant cravings for the possible perpetrator have ratcheted out of control. She needs the feel of Colton’s ropes binding her, sheltering her from stark reality.

Only Colton Reed has his own twisted secrets that threaten to unravel not only Sadie as they come to light, but the UNSUB’s carefully constructed web now entangling both the profiler and her sexy bondage rigger.

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christie review 5 star a

This book was beyond phenomenal! I thought Book 1 in the series was great, but this one was even better! It’s one of my top picks for 2015!!!

The book picks up pretty much where Book 1 ended, with many people under suspicion for being the depraved serial killer. Most of the book is the pursuit of finding the killer before he kills more. There are some steamy sex scenes, but again, it was more than just sex. They are erotic, yet very beautiful and emotional. It’s more than just two bodies connecting, but two damaged souls finally finding their other half. Readers will also get a deeper look into Sadie’s, Colton’s, and the UNSUB’s pasts, and they are somehow connected to one another, but readers don’t know how yet. As some of my questions were answered, more came up. What is Colton hiding? Can he finally free Sadie from her horrific past? And of course, who in the world is this vicious, yet highly intelligent killer? Is there more than one? Who will survive?

Trisha Wolfe is a genius!!!! This series is so dark yet so beautiful…it’s all in the way she writes…it’s not just words, it elicits all sorts of emotion, almost like poetry! Her UNSUB actually describes her writing for me when he talks about his game and his victims or pets as he likes to call them. For example, he says, “building tension is what transforms a good story into a great one,” and Trisha Wolfe has mastered the art of using tension to make this not a good book but a GREAT ONE!!! I couldn’t flip the pages fast enough. And, one other weapon in her arsenal is the twists she throws in. Again, using the UNSUB’S words, “a great story needs a twist, once your characters are in place, that’s when it’s time to flip a switch,” and my God did Wolfe flip a switch at the end with that cliffhanger. AWESOME!!!! I cannot wait to see Wolfe’s “final production” in the last book which is now available, thank God, I don’t have to wait for it!!!

Christie's Reviews

~ REVIEW: Breeze (Southern Rock Lyrics Series #1) by Ashley Hampton ~

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Synopsis

Dr. Hannah Walker is starting her first year as a Visiting Professor at Thurston University. A graduate of Thurston, she’s familiar with the town, has friends, and is waiting on her perfect job to open at Wilmington College. She’s run from every serious relationship she’s had in pursuit of her career goals.

Igor Finley recently moved back to his hometown after his last military deployment and discharge because of his PTSD. He’s returning to Thurston University for his degree, so he can provide for his two young children.

There were fireworks when the two met, but will they be able to keep them out of the classroom? Will Hannah stay in Thurston once she realizes her feelings, or will she be carried away like a Breeze towards her career goals?

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christie review 4 stars

Great debut novel by Ashley Hampton! Hannah is a psychology professor who has dreams of becoming a professor in Wilmington, NC at Wilmington College. In the meantime, she enjoys her job, and she has an awesome groups of friends who are like family. Her life goals are moving in the right direction until she meets Igor Finley. Let me tell you Finley is not a hunchback. He’s gorgeous, but he’s had a rough time of it lately. He is a veteran dealing with PTSD after his time at war and is a single father after his wife left him. He’s is a college student trying to provide for his daughter and son. If you guessed that his teacher is Hannah, you would be correct. However, this isn’t your typical forbidden romance between a teacher and student. The two realize they have a lot more in common than they ever imagined, but there seems to be so many reasons why their romance shouldn’t work, but can you ever stop fate when she has you in her sights?

I really connected with Finley and Hannah. Both were incredibly realistic, which is the reason I connected so well with them. I fell in love with Finley and not just for his incredible sex appeal…man was he hot! His integrity and honor added to his hotness. He’s been through so much, but instead of giving up, he works harder to be better for his children. Thank you, Ashley Hampton, for giving us a hero not just on the battlefield but at home too and showing us that fathers are just as capable as women to be incredible parents. I loved Hannah’s character most of the time. She wasn’t just beautiful but intelligent as well. I was irritated at times with her tendency to run when she got scared, but in the end, she redeemed herself. I also loved the secondary characters too. They really added a deeper level to the book.

The storyline was fast paced. The two fell pretty fast for each other, but they didn’t fall straight into bed…I liked that. Don’t get me wrong, there was incredible sexual chemistry throughout the book. The book doesn’t end in a cliffhanger, but there were questions I wanted answers to, especially where Finley’s ex-wife was concerned. But, those answers may be given to me in the next book which is a novella about the couple. I’m also curious to find out about other characters and their stories. I can’t wait to read more in the series. Great debut, and I have to add, I love the reference to Lynyrd Skynyrd concerning Hannah’s nickname, Breeze!

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~ Anarchy Found (SuperAlpha Series) by JA Huss Cover Reveal + Giveaway ~

Anarchy Found
J.A. Huss
(SuperAlpha Series)
Publication date: December 2nd 2015
Genres: Superhero Romance

Everyone needs a hero.

That’s what Detective Molly Masters tells me. “What we need,” she says, “what the whole world needs,” she pleads, “is a champion.”

The only thing I want to talk about with Molly Masters is how I’d like to make her scream my name when I push her up against a wall, slide my hand up her thigh, and live out my wildest fantasies.

“Someone who will fight against injustice,” she says.

I’ll fight against anything you want, honey. Just come a little closer.

“Someone who will stand tall in the face of adversity,” she says.

I’ll do it standing, sitting, or lying down. See how easy I am?

“Someone who believes in the value of a good deed,” she says.

I believe in the value of me, sweetheart. Because I’m Lincoln Wade. Jaded genius, obscenely wealthy, capable of violence, and looking for revenge.

Molly Masters might have delusions of grandeur. She might see me as some superman capable of cleaning up the scum, filth, and corruption in Cathedral City.

But I’m not the hero she’s looking for.

I’m the dark alley where all her good intentions hide.

So be careful what you wish for, Molly Masters.

Because you’re about to get it.

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Author Bio:

JA Huss is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than twenty romances. She likes stories about family, loyalty, and extraordinary characters who struggle with basic human emotions while dealing with bigger than life problems. JA loves writing heroes who make you swoon, heroines who makes you jealous, and the perfect Happily Ever After ending.

You can chat with her on Facebook (www.facebook.com/AuthorJAHuss), Twitter (@jahuss), and her kick-ass romance blog, New Adult Addiction (www.newadultaddiction.com).

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