It’s release day…Thick

Yep that’s right it’s release day for Thick by Scott Hildreth. Nope I haven’t had a chance to read it yet, but I’m sure I will have it read by the end of the day… Wonder if I could call in sick and drop the kids off at the Gramapa’s ( C wilder’s nickname for grandparents why say two names when you can combine right? )

Any how here you go…. Seriously check out this and his other books I have not been disappointed by any I’ve read so far.

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My TBR List

Okay it is a little terrifying, in my quest to get the chaos which is my house under control I thought well I’ll update my TBR ( my to read list). You know we all have one you can’t be a book lover and not have a TBR list.  Well anyhow I usually carry a spiral notebook and I call it my things to do book.  Yes my lists are so long that I need to use the whole notebook. Yes its a scary thought but what’s even more terrifying is that I usually need two of them bad puppies a year.  I’m not talking the 80 page kind either, I’m talking the nice big fat 5 subject notebooks. But any how I’m getting off topic. I decided I’m going to stop toting that thing around and try to use my computer/ slash new definitely ultra cool phone to help with the chaos.

So I’m going through my “notebooks” I decided to computerized my TBR list. When I got done I had over 350 titles that somewhere in the last year or so I have written down that I wanted to read.  Yes you heard me 350+ titles that’s not counting the 200-300 books I did read in the last year. I might really need to get a new Kindle.  To bad they don’t have a point system to earn new Kindle’s. You know for every book you read and leave a review on you get points then you can then turn those points into prizes.  Oh well I better get busy looks like I got a lot of reading to do.  And I did re-read a lot of the blurbs on these books to make sure it was something I still wanted to read there’s no telling how long the TBR list would of been if I hadn’t culled it some.

You Know When…

You know when you are in the middle of reading a good book then you get an email that a new book has been released from one of your favorite authors …. your like do I stop reading the book I’m in the middle of and start reading the new book?

Well, I hate to say it … I ditched the current book I promise I’ll get back to soon… I’ve just been waiting so long for this new book to be released.  It’s funny how we get so invested in these characters…

Hard

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Title:  Hard ( The Filthy *(&^^ MC Romance)

Author: Scott Hildreth

Release Date: July 8, 2016

My Stars: 5

https://www.amazon.com/HARD-Romance-Filthy-ckers-Book-ebook/dp/B01I6562CU/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1468161830&sr=1-1&keywords=hard+scott+hildreth

Okay let me first state I don’t read a lot of MC romance, but with that being said I do like this author and have read a lot of his books, but not all.  He is actually one of my favorite authors due to the fact when I read one of his books it like I’m sitting down with a cup of coffee, ok lets get real a glass of wine ; ) and just having a conversation the book and I.  Really love those type of books don’t you?

If you have read any of Mr. Hildreth’s books you will know that he pretty much always weaves some type of lesson in his stories.  I don’t know if lesson is the right word to use, but it is what comes to mind.  I think the lesson in this book or should I say 1 of the lesson’s in this book is  the old saying ” Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover”.   If  you decided to read this book lets just say you will probably read it in one sitting,  It will leave you thinking about a lot of different things that we as a society face today. It did me

Crip/ Nick Navarro- A little bit older, a little bit wiser, and whole lot of ink.  Is a former Navy Seal who upon his return of 15 years at war felt like his country let him down.  He decided to start his own M.C.  He lives by his own set of laws, of what he feels is right and wrong.

“The Reporter” / Peyton Price-  a journalist who is tasked with the job of writing a story about the FFMC.  She is a little free spirted adventure junkie, who in her own way is living her live by her own set rules also.  She just didn’t realize how this assignment would change her life and her outlook on life.  While with the FFMC tragedy strikes  and never imagine her assignment would end up being her story.

Pee Bee The SAA, Best Friend, former college football player and very much his own ideas. ( I can’t wait to see where Mr. Hildreth takes his character)

Lets just say wrongs were righted, friendships made and just maybe the beginnings of a HEA.

If you decide to read this book please read the Authors note and dedication.  This book will leave you thinking about a number of different things.

” Reaper”

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Photo: from Pinterest A. Zavarelli

Title:  “Reaper”  The Boston Underground Series

Author: A. Zavarelli

Release Date: May 19, 2016

My Stars:  5,

https://www.amazon.com/REAPER-Boston-Underworld-Book-2-ebook/dp/B01FYFXB74/ref=cm_cr-mr-title

I waited and waited for this book to come out, and here I am just now getting my review written…  I mean seriously life couldn’t be that busy right?

I’m just going to say it this book held me hostage, I read it in one sitting, I mean totally engaged from page one to the last page.  I loved the way the author writes, she has such flow and continuity in her books, I don’t feel like I’m skipping around in the story.

Ok, who doesn’t love a mafia love story, This book had it all, mafia…. check, suspense….check,  romance…check, it had it all.

Ronan/ Reaper Ms. Zavarelli was able to show his “Reaper” side, What he was raised to be… But, at the same time was able to show his “Ronan” side in an almost child-like quality of how he was raised.  He suffered from what he was raised to be, and was unable to trust himself to be around people. He watched Sasha from afar for years, and protected her and considered her, his.  He finally find the courage to trust himself with Sasha.

Sasha who has sacrificed everything for her family,  That is how she ended up working as a dancer at the Syndicates club.  It is how she finds herself in a series of abusive relationships, which Reaper protects her from.  That is when she falls from Ronan/ Reaper and he already fallen for her, he just doesn’t know how to react to those feelings.  When they finally get together Ronan helps Sasha regain a little of what she has lost, and she helps him to trust himself.

One thing about Ms. Zavarelli’s writing, she is so engaging I think what makes that so is that she is so descriptive it’s like you are there.  This is the 2nd book that I have read in this series and I’m so hooked now I am waiting for book 3, which I heard should be out sometime in August.. I guess I’m going to have to back to stalking her facebook page so I can get it right when it comes out.  She is truly great to read.

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Crow

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Title: Crow Boston Underground Series

Author: A. Zavarelli

Release Date: February 8, 2016

My Rating:  4 1/2 Stars

http://www.amazon.com/CROW-Boston-Underworld-Book-1-ebook/dp/B01BL9GFK2/ref=pd_sim_351_3?ie=UTF8&dpID=51%2BAhhXkd2L&dpSrc=sims&preST=_UX300_PJku-sticker-v3%2CTopRight%2C0%2C-44_OU01_AC_UL160_SR100%2C160_&refRID=0BVRX2YZ8RRDXB5M6D6C

First let me say I was a little let down the last little bit, when I was hunting for something to read and I just couldn’t find anything I could stick with then I came across this little gem.  This is the 1st book  I have read from Ms. Zavarelli, but I did stalk her website looking for the next installment of this series… looks like I’m gonna have to wait a little bit, but did find a few other books of her I am going to try.   And, I might be a little bit bias when it comes to organized crime books, whether its true crime or fiction… Maybe because I’m from the east coast, maybe its because I grew up in an Irish/Italian home or was that in and Italian/ Irish home… guess it depends on what set of grandparents’ I was with at the time 🙂  Anyhoo on to the story

I truly enjoyed this book it had just the right amount of everything… crime, drama, love, hate, loss, sexy … I mean I was even late getting to meet my hay guy those who have horses know your never late to me the hay guy.  but I got so into this book I had to make a 30 minute trip in 12.    I love the fact it that it is written in a way you can hear the Irish dilect in your head as your reading…  The heroine Mackenzie was just the right amount of strength and vulnerability.  I don’t know about everyone else I want a girl to stand up for herself or at least try to.   Lachlan ( Gosh, I love that name)   he’s my new book boyfriend of the week.

Mackenzie she grew up in the streets and foster care after the death of her father who was an illegal fighter for the underground.  Mack’s friend went to work for Irish Mob owned bar, then goes missing.  Mackenzie was trying to find her friend, but she couldn’t just walk into the bar asking about her because that just doesn’t work with the Mob.  She was just trying to get close to a solider in the mob to find out about her friend.  Her plan was to fight her way in, which she does in a boxing ring.  She defeats one of the Mob’s own and that is how she mets Lachlan the soon to be underboss.  She thought she would get in, get her information, find her friend and get out.  She never thought  she would fall in love with Lachlan… Or for that matter she never thought Lachlan would ever fall in love with her.  She never shows emotion, she has learned to depend on herself.   Its a really bumpy ride to the end, but so worth the read.