Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Review: Take Me Deeper by Jackie Ashenden

Take Me Deeper (Texas Bounty, #1)Take Me Deeper by Jackie Ashenden
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Who can resist a brooding, conflicted and an emotionally scared sexy soldier? Not many is the answer. Zane Redmond, the youngest brother of the Redman brothers has helped to deliver one hell of a story. I will take to liberty to assume that an author's ultimate goal is to show the heart of their characters and I truly believe that Ms. Ashenden has achieved that with Zane. Yeah, we readers get the alpha male that we often crave but this one is well developed and believable. Heck, all the Redmond brothers are flawed beauties and that just makes the story even better.

For this installment, our hero is paired with a feisty redhead named Iris Callahan. Usually, when we readers pick-up these stories one of the main characters are wealthy or have come from a well to do family/lifestyle. Iris is a fit for our hero and our hero is a fit for Iris because they broth know what hard knocks are. Nope, the heroine isn’t some kick butt and take names kind of girl but she is a hero in her own right. The bottom line is that both characters ROCKED and this was well worth the read.

From the opening till the ending, Take Me Deeper will keep the reader glued to the pages. This book was part one to the Texas Bounty series. There is definitely more to come because there is a great cast of secondary characters (especially those Redmond boys) that readers will want to know about.

~*~*~Thank you to Netgalley for providing this ARC in exchange for an honest review. ~*~*~

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Saturday, December 3, 2016

Review: Tru Blue by Melissa Foster

Tru BlueTru Blue by Melissa Foster
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Not all superheroes wear capes or fly in a fancy jet but all true heroes have one thing in common. They want to save as many people as possible without little thought to themselves.

Tru Blue was a treat to read and Ms. Foster did a beautiful job of telling Truman’s story. Yes, Truman a superhero that didn’t know he made Superman look weak. Nope, Truman wasn't leaping tall buildings or stopping bullets but his strength of heart was just a great as any caped crusader. This character has such a tragic background and is so full of passion that the reader couldn't help but to hope for his character to get to the other side of the rainbow.

Ok, why the gush fest? Well, the storyline for Tru Blue is absolutely believable. Truman’s character isn't some guy riding up on Harleys just to save the day. Don’t get me wrong he saves the day but not in some over the top hard to believe BS that would have the reader going “really” throughout most to the book. This books deals with the effects of drug use and their multiple victims. How one fellow rises above his circumstances, reestablishes himself and tries to help his loved ones who were left behind.

Any good story has a great heroine and for this tale Gemma Wright fits the description. Gemma the good girl from the right side of the tracks is the refuge that Truman needs. Assertive and a little pushy, Gemma fits right in the Truman’s ragtag family. For the first time, she belongs … she’s loved and that’s something she’s never had in her whole life. The chemistry between the two main characters is really good and the reader could feel the emotion flying from the pages.
This is must read for Melissa Foster fans.

Thank you to RockStarPR for providing this ARC in exchange for an honest review. 

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