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Friday, May 6, 2016

3/5 Review: TAMING HIS MATE by M. Limoges

Taming his Mate is the 8th instalment in the Black Hills Wolves Series.  Although I have only read this story and one other in the series you don't feel like you are missing anything.  Each book in this series is written by different authors and can be stand-alone books.  I thought this book was a great little read.

Stephen Dorsett is the loveable but highly sexy wolf shifter who has been waiting his time for his mate to finally realise they belong together.  He doesn’t understand why she won’t submit to him, but has tried to be patient with her until she came around.

Kate Matthews knows that Stephen is her mate and would love nothing more than to acknowledge it to the shifter world, but she carries a secret that she believes makes her not worthy of being a mate to anyone let along the gorgeous Stephen.

As with any good book, secrets can only last so long and as with this book Kate's secret is finally revealed.  I won’t spoil it for anyone and I will let you read to book to find out her secret.  I will say that this book is not only a good read but also reinforces the fact that some secrets should never be kept.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

4/5 Review: SHIFTING DESTINIES by Vella Day

Shifting Destinies is book 3 in the Hidden Hills Shifter Series by Vella Day.  I haven't read any of the other books in this series, but that didn’t seem to make a difference in understanding anything that was going on.  It was a very quick read and I look forward to reading more from this author.

I loved the connection that was made between our two main characters, Wade Black and Emmaline Wilder.  They had such hot chemistry!!  The story was built around them, but was told in such a way that it made you endear to them, wanting to know what was going to happen next.

Emmaline has trouble accepting that mates exist, especially coming from the family background that she comes from.  Her family are prejudice against any shifters that is not wolf, and nothing terrifies her more than for them to find out that the shifter that has her heart is not a wolf.

Wade is a proud bear shifter and knows he has found his mate when he sees Emmaline, now all he has to do is convince her that mates exist and sometimes destiny knows best.  He has a plan and he only hopes destiny is truly on his side!

A great read and I would recommend to anyone that is looking for a book that they could read in a quick hour.

4/5 Review: ORYON by M.K. Eidem

Oryon is the next instalment in the Tornians Series by MD Eidem, It's a novella, but still gives a very strong storyline full of love, hate, angst, loyalty and betrayal.  I believe this book sets the scene for more books to come and I can't wait!

The story is set around the return home to Betelgeuse that Oryon is Lord over.  A lot has changed in their world over the previous few weeks with other dominant males of their linage, finding suitable partners from the distant planet of Earth.

Isis, who is Oryon's lady has grown with confidence, and now wants the freedom that her newly found earth female friends have.  Oryon realizes that this is what it means to have a full relationship, and gladly accepts that things have changed and they start to change Betelgeuse to a more welcoming place.

Although this story focuses on an older couple that usually would be skipped to the younger generation, I felt that showing the background of one of the more unusual older couples was great. It also shows the males and females reaction to each other, and also showing a glimpse of what could possibly be the future instalments to the series.

4/5 Review: MY HERO BEAR by Emma Fisher

My Hero Bear is the second instalment from the Bear Haven Series by Emma Fisher.  Although I haven’t read the first book in this series I found this book to be quite an easy read and never felt like I had missed so much that I didn’t understand the important issues within the series.

I loved the chemistry between Rory and Dylan.  Though you only get to see a small glimpse of their lives because of the length of the book, but it was so beautifully written that it’s enough of a taste to keep you going.

The story is about Rory who is in trouble and the only person she knows can save her is the very person she wishes she never had to see again, which is where Dylan enters the story.  Dylan on the other hand is such a mixed bag of emotions that you can’t help falling in love with him.  He wants only the best for his shifter family and friends, and is always pushing people away thinking that he is no good for them.

Dylan is an ex-military Special Forces has to try push through everything he has placed around himself in such a dense defence mode, that it seems like no one will break through.  Rory knows the only way she is going to survive is to break through.  She knows in her heart that if she doesn’t succeed she will not only die by the hands of those after her, but her heart will also wither because Dylan and her belong together.

4/5 Review: FIRE BOUND by Christine Feehan

Fire Bound is book 5 in the Sea Haven Series by the wonderful and talented author, Christine Feehan.  I have read many books from this author and she never fails to deliver.

Lissa Piner has a secret.  A secret that she has not shared with anyone else.  As a talented glass blower who is quickly becoming well known, it’s her trip to Italy that really makes her smile.  To everyone else she is there to make a masterpiece, but to Lissa she is there to finally avenge a terrible circumstance and get revenge from those who took her family from her.

Casmir Prakenskii is a trained assassin living off the grid.  He has been asked to escort Lissa and protect her but what he sees when he looks at her is his other half.  Guess we're not in Kansas anymore because things are about to get scorched!

I loved how the characters were developed to such a point you could feel all their emotions.  Casmir and Lissa burn up the pages, and by that I do mean in every sense of the phrase.  The sex scenes are long, but extra sexy and make you thirst for a cold drink.

The mysteries that are unfolded, the betrayal, the loyalties and every other little flicker of the heart makes Fire Bound sensational and scorchingly hot.  I LOVED it!  

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

4/5 Review: DARING HER LOVE by Melissa Foster

Daring Her Love is part of The Bradens Novella by author Melissa Foster.  Although this story is fairly short, what it lacks in length is definitely made up with a rich storyline.

The story is about Kat Martin and her desire to restart her life.  She has taken this first step and is waiting at the airport for her new life to begin.  She wants to forget her crappy job and the endless line of boyfriends.  She wants to find what her best friend recently found; someone who loves her for who and will be there with her forever.

Enter Eric James to the story.  Eric lives his life one way and that is intense with no strings attached.  He is the sexy race car driver who can and usually does have whoever he wants on his own terms.  Possessive is something he is not and is only interested in the right here, right now type of thrills.

What happens when you put these two personalities together in an airport that has delayed their flight due to weather?  An imaginable tryst that stirs the possessiveness in Eric and leaves Kat wanting to forget.

I loved the chemistry between these two and how well written the characters are.  It makes the story complete.  I also liked the fact that unknown to both Eric and Kat that they had prior interaction but didnt realise until much later in the story.

Daring her love is sensual, sassy, and sexy!

3/5 Review: CLAIMING HIS MATE by M. Limoges

Claiming His Mate is the 5th instalment in the Black Hills Wolves Series by M Limoges.  I haven’t read any books by this author before, but from now on I will be keeping my eyes out for more.

Claiming his Mate is a very short, but a funny and sexy little story.  I would have loved to learn more about the pack and some of the other characters in the book, but understandingly with only limited time this was not going to happen.  Hopefully that means we will see more of this pack in future books.

Jace Matthews is the sexy Alpha who senses his mate as soon as he sees her.  Unfortunately his mate his human.  On advice from his family, he decides to take things slow and tries to form a friendship with Michelle first.  Good in theory, but when you add in some awkward and compromising positions it only leads to Michelle thinking that Jace is gay.

Once Michelle realizes that Jace is attracted to her things really start to run hot.  As always nothing is easy in a good shifter book and when Michelle is targeted by bullies who wanted her, Jace hands are tied and the mating begins.

Enjoyable book.  Easy to read.  Well worth the price of admission!

5/5 Review: MOUNTAIN LION by Terry Bolryder

Mountain Lion is the fourth book in the Bear Haven Series written by Terry Bolryder.  I haven’t read the previous books in this series, but I didn’t feel I had missed out on any important information.  Of course, now that I have read this book and realised it was the 4th book I will be going back to read the other 3 while I wait for the next instalment.

This story revolves around sexy shifter rancher, Wyatt Reynolds.  He runs an upmarket horse ranch and mainly keeps to himself while trying to maintain his ranch.  He has previously helped his fellow bear shifter childhood friends find their mates, but his mate has managed to allude him and isn’t expecting to find his mate any time soon. 

Valerie is the heroine of the story and although she is tiny she makes up for that in shear mental strength.  She was born to a mountain shifter family, but has yet to be able to shift.  She is a born fighter and has finally broken away from her abusive upbringing.  She doesn’t trust any man because she knows they are nothing but trouble.  She applies for a job at a ranch dressed as a male hoping to take unwanted attention away from herself and which she successfully does... for a short while until Wyatt enters the same bar she is drinking in. 

As with all history, it has a way of creeping back into your current life and that’s what happens to Val.  The people from her past coming looking for her and it’s up to Wyatt and his friends to stop the evil spreading.  It’s only when Val believes she has might lose Wyatt after telling him she doesn’t want to be his mate that her shifter half takes over and finally emerges to protect what is hers.

The story has a rich story to it that you quickly become attached to and has all the funny and silly moments you expect to see within a newly formed friendship/relationship.  They have their difficulties trying to find a balance for what they both want and need and there is plenty of sexual play throughout the story to make you need a quick drink of cold water.

Mountain Lion is fun, light hearted, and sexy!

4/5 Review: For Love and Honor by Candis Terry, Cathy Maxwell, Lynne Hinton

For Love and Honor is anthology by the talented authors Cathy Maxwell, Lynne Hinton and Candis Terry.  I have never read any of their books before but I found them to be very developed stories for the length they were working with.  Each book shows a different area of the military man and I thought all the books were equally as good as one another. 

The Bookish Miss Nelson by Cathy Maxwell was very short, but endearing never the less.  The leads in the story, Piper and William had the best chemistry and the book had the perfect ending with a little teaser hidden in there too.

Letters from Pie Town by Lynne Hinton was heart wrenching, but I absolutely loved the style this book was written in.  It gave lots of details about the soldier and what he was going through, what he was like and his life in general.  The letters from loved ones was what had you grabbing the tissues.  It was sweet, realistic and made you really proud to know we have people out in the world just like the hero in this story.

Home Sweet Home by Candis Terry was probably the most like a love story style book.  Aiden Marshall has just came home from active service and with him he has brought along a whole load of self-loathing, guilt and nightmares.  Thankfully he has his long time sweet heart Paige Walker in his corner and with a little help from his town he takes one step closer to getting things back on track.  This book was so full of love, loyalty and real emotion that I couldn't put this down until it was finished.

5/5 Review: DARK PROMISE by Christine Feehan

Dark Promise is the next instalment from Christine Feehan's Carpathian Series.  This series has been continuing for so long that I think it deserves to be recognised as its own world.  Could you imagine having a real Carpathian living amongst our world, it would be amazing, just like this instalment, absolutely amazing! Miss Feehan is a master storyteller and never disappoint her fans! 

Dark Promise is the evidence that Christine Feehan can not only hold together a series together for 29 books, but she can keep the storyline unique and creative.  This book is an amazing piece of work.  It touches on subjects that are sensitive but done in such a way that it is realistic enough to believe the scenes but still fit the storyline perfectly.

The storyline originally sets the scene between our beloved characters Gabrielle Sanders and Gary Jensen.  We know a lot about these two characters through many of the books before this one.  We have always known they were destined to be together and it was only a matter of time before something great happens for them.  A wedding night anyone would assume to be the night for great things, and in this book that is no exception except for the huge twist that comes with the wedding night. 

Aleksei is an ancient and although we have all grown to love the ancients from previous books I have to admit that Aleksei isn’t my favourite.  He has all the qualities that I usually love.  He is a protector and alpha, and I do believe him to be a fine warrior.  The chemistry between himself and Gabrielle is intense and the dominant BDSM ways are expertly told through a brilliant storyline. 

Trixie Joanes and Fane were my favourite couple of this book.  Trixie is the grandmother to Teagan who is lifemate to Andre from a previous book.  Trixie has come to the Carpathian Mountains in search of Teagan who she is sure is in a great deal of trouble.  What she learns to late is the people she has come with are there to kill Teagan and her friends.  Trixie manages to lose them within the dense forest and finds herself high up in the mountains.  She follows a song (which is her gift) and finds herself inside the monastery that several ancients have claimed as their own so they don't interact with anyone else and can stand off meeting the dawn or turning vampire.

Fane is one of these ancients and when he sees Trixie for the first time he is so happy and intrigued by her that he doesn’t know what he should do with her.  After all, it’s not every day your lifemate tries to greet you with a stake to the heart.  Thankfully Fane is such an easy going and lovable personality that he has the charisma to guide Trixie into realising just what sort of treasure she is.  I loved Fane's personality.  He was such a strong and dominant male, but at the same time knew how to let go enough to have Trixie's dominant personality reach out.  Loved the chemistry between these two.  Loved everything about them.

And what would a Carpathian book be without the vampires?  We had several nasties in this one and they were all dealt with exactly how they should be dealt with.  Deadly and Mercilessly!  There was also the sensual sex scenes that we expect no less of from Christine Feehan books, and as usual they were as hot as you would have come to know.

My heart breaks for Gary and the only thing that keeps me going is the fact I believe Christine Feehan would never leave him in such a state and he will have his happy ending too.  I’m hoping this will be in the next book or two, but after reading this book, I’m not sure if I could see a book before Gary's or not.  I guess that’s something we will have to wait and find out.

Monday, May 2, 2016

5/5 Review: Mastered by Maya Banks

What he wants, he takes with no remorse or guilt. 
She stood out in his club like a gem, unspoiled and untouched. A lamb among wolves, she clearly didn’t belong. Drawn to her innocence he watched as she was surrounded by men who saw what he did—but no one but him could touch her. He summoned her to his private quarters. He sensed her fear. He also recognized the desire in her eyes. And he knew she wouldn’t leave before he possessed her. She had no need to know his secrets. Not until he had her under his complete and utter control.
What he wants, she isn’t sure she can give him.
The moment he told her want he wanted, she couldn’t resist. Instinct told her to run, but her heart said stay and walk the fine line between pleasure and pain. Though she wasn’t sure she could ever completely surrender, the primal part of her wanted to try, even knowing this man could break her in ways she never imagined. Because once he possessed her, he owned her and it would be too late to turn back. She can only pray that he doesn’t destroy her in the end.


This book was smoking hot!!! Drake and Evangeline’s passion for each other and the intensity of the connection these two characters have just jumps off the page in every chapter. Maya Banks is an author that can write a steamy romance with a hit of dangerous.

Mastered is about a Dominate male Drake who is a co-owner of an exotic club that focuses on BDSM. You watch him as he watches the confused yet strong Evangeline as she enters the club for the first time and is faced with a lot of different things to see. On top of that you add the costars of this book who are not only described as sexy and intense but you want to get to know them more as well. This book is in Banks’ The Enforces series so I am pretty sure all the other books are just as descriptive and tantalizing as this one was. 

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Release: DIAMOND by Tigris Eden + Review


Series: V Vice
Book: One
Publisher: Kats Kreative Ideas
Release Date: April 26, 2016

The first book in a new series by Author Tigris Eden. Beyond the Red Door, everything has a price.

Eons ago, the comet Biel passed through Earth’s atmosphere, depositing Travelers and leaving behind remnants that drastically altered the planet and its inhabitants. Hundreds of years later, mutation and evolution have left behind a desolate wasteland and dangers beyond comprehension.

The last remnants of the human race are clinging to life, living in the ruins of Earth’s major cities and struggling to survive. Technology is scarce, and what little remains comes from the very thing that almost destroyed them. Monsters roam the streets, and fear and duplicity rule.

The fallout from the comet has mutation spreading, disfiguring men and twisting their minds, turning them into carnivores and savages that threaten the city and its people. Amidst the chaos, one man rules as Sovereign and corners the market on both technology and trade. To Lavarious Diamond, everything is for sale or trade. The only question is how much it’s worth.

When a mysterious woman comes to the Quarry and promises a huge payday, Diamond’s tidy life is shaken up, and he finds himself uncharacteristically helping her. Along the way, secrets and deceit abound. When the truth comes out, nothing and nobody will ever be the same.


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Author's Bio:

One of Tigris’ fondest memories, was in the sixth grade, when her teacher read her story, “The Case of The Missing Pepperoni”, out loud to the class. It was then she decided she wanted to be a writer when she grew up. But like all childhood dreams, reality has a way of crashing in and disrupting plans. But her imagination and the voices inside her head never stopped talking. Every dream she could remember was jotted down in her dream journals.
When she’s not writing Tigris marvel’s at life’s gifts. She likes to take pictures of beautiful things. She openly admits that what she may find beautiful another person might not, and she’s perfectly okay with that. She enjoys her music and doesn’t leave home without it. Long pillow conversations with LL about nonsensical things, and hanging out with her boys, when they deem her “cool enough.” 

Tigris is a military brat who's done her fair share of travelling, thanks to her Army father. She's married to the infamous LL and has three boys. She currently resides in Houston and is actively seeking a book-buddy for the end of the world.

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She watched as he went for the can of peaches. The label was already peeled away, leaving behind a silver can rimmed with rust in the dents. When he lifted the top, the smell was the first thing to hit her senses. She’d never tasted peaches before, but her mouth certainly wanted to try.
Diamond dipped his fingers into the can. He pulled out a golden slice, slick with juice. She didn’t know what to expect when her lips met the fruit, but what she got was pure heaven. There was a slight tang, and then a flavor so full, so sweet, Nadya couldn’t help but moan. She shamelessly sucked on Diamonds fingers, trying to get more of the peach’s flavor. The saltiness of Diamond’s hand added to the glorious taste saturating her tongue.
Her eyes closed and a sound she’d never heard before vibrated beneath her chest and crawled up her throat, giving life to her already ravenous appetite. Her body swayed forward as Diamond yanked his fingers from her mouth, uttering a curse.
“That’s enough for today. You can eat the rest.” His voice was different. Broken. But Nadya tried not to focus on the sound of his voice. He’d said she could eat the rest of the sinfully delicious fruit. She dove in with gusto, not caring that she was acting like a wild animal. She sucked down slice after slice until there was nothing left. 
Darkness began to settle fast. She followed closely behind Diamond and Lip as they talked about their next move. Every time Diamond’s hazel eyes fell on her, she felt he was blaming her for the entire ordeal back at the theater. It was Lindy who had alerted the Gearheads to their position and had gotten them attacked. Although, now that Nadya thought about it, maybe they’d known all along and were just waiting for the perfect moment to strike. Her gut told her Lindy was somehow the cause for everything. The way the male Clancy’s eyes had moved to her, seeking clarity meant something. Ragers were organized, their group more alert. She may not remember where she came from or who her real parents were, but she remembered being trained.
“We’re going to stop off at the house, spend the night there. We’ll slip through the back. You can alert the security detail we’ve arrived,” Nadya heard Diamond say to Lip, who wasn’t at all happy they were stopping at the house.
“I don’t think that’s a good idea,” Lip shot back.
“Why not?”
“Because too many variables are in play. Nadya may look stupid, but the girl is far from it. Have you seen the way she catalogues everything? Right down to the very last detail. If I didn’t know any better, I would think she was a Bionic or worse, a Splice.”
She wasn’t either of those things. She did check her surroundings. It was the only way she was assured she had all her options covered. If she didn’t, she’d end up dead or far worse. She wasn’t about to let her life end due to a clumsy mishap. Not if she could help it.
“I also have excellent hearing. It’s a trait developed for those of us with really small ears.”


This is not my first read by Ms. Eden, in fact I am a huge fan of her writing. This however, is a different kind of story. Ms. Eden has broadened her horizons and moved from adult fiction to distopian. I am not a huge fan of distopian but because I adore her writing I wanted to see if she could change my mind, and I am pleased to say she has indeed. Ms. Eden's writing voice is heard throughout and she will suck you into the future world that is gritty and ugly and it's a dog eat dog world.

Nadya is a women with secrets - secrets even she can't remember, she has flashes of who she is but they are vague recollections at the best. She is a fighter, she is a heroine for the times (only she doen't know it yet. She sets off on a mission to protect her adoptive family by selling her virginity to the highest bidder through Lavarious Diamond - he is a man in charge, a man of passions, and man not afraid to trade anything to get what he wants and needs. It is his world or so he thinks - it's a harsh place where everything and anything has a price.

Ms. Eden, will take you into her the depths of her mind and leave you screaming. I will warn you there is a cliff hanger of an ending that will make you scream for more! Well, done Tigris. If you are a fan of distopian then this is definitely worth the time - if your not and want to give it a try then Diamond is an awesome way to get your toes wet.

4/5 Review: Ravaged: An Eternal Guardians Novella (1001 Dark Nights) by Elisabeth Naughton

Ari--Once an Eternal Guardian, now he's nothing but a rogue mercenary with one singular focus: revenge. His guardian brothers all think he’s dead, but he is very much alive in the human realm, chipping away at Zeus’s Sirens every chance he can, reveling in his brutality and anonymity. Until, that is, he abducts the wrong female and his identity is finally exposed. It will take more than the Eternal Guardians, more even than the gods to rein Ari in after everything he’s done. It may just take the courage of one woman willing to stand up to a warrior who’s become a savage.


This series follows the adventures of the Argonauts and their soulmates. Ms. Naughton uses mythology to create this wonderful world of characters and manages to make this series an awesome blend of action, suspense, and romance. I love the way unique way Ms. Naughton uses the traditional mythology  stories and makes them her own. Ravaged gives us the story of Ari and his disappearance from the Argonauts and introduces us to Daphne who is a captivating nymph that quickly captures Ari's heart.

I honestly have no negatives to convey. This book is perfect. The dialogue, the descriptions and most of all, the surprises, totally and completely worked. Not all the surprises were good, some were downright deadly. Some took the main characters completely unaware and they fought for their lives, more than once. One completely floored me and greatly affected Daphne and her relationship to Ari. I never saw it coming.

Ms. Naughton will make you feel like you are reading a full length novel with this novella. She manages to give us Ari and Daphne's complete story without her readers feeling like they are missing anything. She also had me on the edge of my seat until the very end wondering where else she was going with this series as a whole. She seamlessly wove the story and connected everything perfectly to carry into the next book. I cannot wait for the next book now. There are so many questions and new possibilities! This was a terrific installment in this series. It was amazing!

4/5 Review: Spider Game by Christine Feehan

The Cajun dive in the middle of the godforsaken swamps wasn’t exactly Trap Dawkins’ idea of fun. But the GhostWalker wasn’t there for a good time. He was looking for her. Cayenne. It’s where she found her victims. Poor suckers. Then again, who wouldn’t want to leave a place like this with a woman like her?

It’s not Cayenne’s fault. Locked up, experimented on and never knowing kindness, she was bred this way—with a heart of pure venom. Trap understands her. He survived his own dark past and he shares her desire for getting even. But now Trap’s greatest danger is Cayenne herself. Because what’s inside her is hard to control—especially when it’s aroused by a lover as reckless as Trap.


Trap and Cayenne are both ghostwalkers that have been experimented on to form super humans.

Trap is a soldier who's special abilities make him an asset to his team, but his icy demeanor and rude attitude makes him hardly loveable. He's a brilliant scientists who's made himself a small fortune,  named one of the most eligible bachelors so he's a catch to any socialite who's only in it for the money and fame. But that's not what Trap wants, so he uses them and tosses them aside. Until he saves a fellow ghostwalker who's on the termination list. He can't get Cayenne off his mind, and he refuses to let her get away.

Cayenne has always been in solitude. Caged like an animal and experimented on her entire life. When she sees Trap she lures him into freeing her from her cage in the termination area. Only she can't seem to leave the area as she's continuously drawn back to the swamp and Trap. Will the two opposites attract? 

So this is the first time I've ever read a book by Christine  (I know, I know!) And I have to say, I'm kinda bummed I grabbed this one. And maybe it's my own fault, I should have taken the title more seriously. The story is written well, some things are a bit repetitive,  but I enjoyed her writing. Miss Feehan's books are made of awesomeness!!!

However... Cayenne had her DNA mixed with a spider.... I HATE spiders. Reading some of these scenes were extremely hard for me to swallow. I generally enjoy shifter books, but not of the insect variety. So that alone made this drop a point for me. 

The storyline was great, and if the other books in this series stay away from (most) bugs, I'll definitely be adding this to my TBR list. 

5/5 Review: The Truth About Him by M. O'Keefe

We played our roles, told each other lies.

But now Dylan is no longer just a mysterious deep voice on the other end of the line. We’re face-to-face and our relationship is very, very real.

We still have secrets—but so much is crystal clear:

The thrilling danger.

The raw, naked desire.

The need to keep feeling the way he makes me feel. Forever.

Dylan is putting up walls, trying to keep me safe, but he can’t shut me out. He has seen my darkness and rescued me. Now it’s my turn, if only he will let me.


Dylan is a rich man with a dark past. He has a lot of secrets and Annie is peeling them back one at a time and willing to help heal his icy heart. 

Annie isn't withouther own secrets and a dark past... only her past has literally come to fine her. When Dylan helps save Annie he's afraid his dark past may bring her down, and after everything she's been through he's reluctant to keep her too close. 

This is a 2 part series, and "the truth about him" is part 2. This book literally starts out with instant action and keeps you glued to your spot and keeps you continuously turning the pages. 

It was a bit of a rough start for me as I didn't read the first book, so I had to figure a lot of things out along the way. Luckily the author is great at catching you up, without seemingly annoying a return reader (I would assume anyway!) 

The entire book was well written and kept me entertained, I enjoyed the variety of characters that always kept me guessing, and the bonds between them. If you enjoyed the first book (as I assume I would too) then you'll definitely fall in love with the conclusion. But if you didn't, the book is still a great book and worth the read (but maybe grab the first one too!)

5/5 Review: Shameless by Joan Johnston


Scorned, pregnant, and facing a life without promise, Pippa Grayhawk is stunned when her father announces that they’re leaving their home in Australia to take over his estranged father’s sprawling Wyoming ranch. Drawn into bitter family rivalries and feeling like an interloper in her new home, Pippa rides out into the wilderness and meets an intriguing stranger and his pet wolf. The wolf doesn’t scare her, but she’s very much afraid to trust another man with her heart.

Devon Flynn knows all about going it alone. He lives in an isolated cabin, away from his domineering father and the scandal surrounding his family. Devon’s attraction to Pippa is intoxicating and undeniable, but when he tries to get close, she’s as wary as his once-wild wolf. Devon is willing to defy his father, and hers, to claim Pippa as his own, but winning this wounded, wonderful woman’s love might be the greatest battle of all.


Pippa had a good life in Australia where she lived with her father and brother. She fell in love with one of her fathers workmen on his ranch. She finds out that he is married after she discovers that she is pregnant. Her father moves them all back to the states to inherit his fathers ranch. She vows she will never fall for another man. Until she meets Devon she does just that. Something about him makes her want to trust him and be with him. She hides her pregnancy from him.

Devon lives alone and nurses sick animals back to health. He's always felt like he didn't belong in his family. He finds out his mother that died in birth actually had cheated on her husband with his biological father. When he meets pippa he can't help but feel attracted to her. When she comes to live with him to avoid her father after she finds out the truth about her own mother, they get really close to one another.

 I really liked this book! From the moment I picked it up and started reading I had a hard time putting it down! You get sucked into the story quickly. I felt bad for pippa when that so called love of hers just up and walks out on her when he finds out she's pregnant with his child. They had to leave Australia to move to the states and live at her grandfather's ranch. If her father lives there for a year he gets to inherit the family land.

When she first meets Devon you could feel the attraction that they have between each other. Throughout their time together I kept thinking tell him your pregnant already! It was driving me crazy! I know why she kept it to herself. She didn't feel like she could trust another man. Devon ends up finding out through his father. They end up fighting about it and she takes off to go live with her mother that she found out had not died during childbirth like everyone had said.

They end up finding each other again when a wildfire breaks out near their homes and a family member from each of their families has gone missing fighting the fire. Long story short they finally admit they love each other!

Along the way Devon is reunited with his biological father and pippa with her mother. It really was a great book! I'm actually really excited about the next one so I can find out what happens to the two people that were lost in the wildfire! It never said if they were alive or not. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves Cowboys and romance!