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Book Review for Defiant The WASP Team Book 2 by Leah Ashton

Defiant (WASP Team Book 2) Kindle Edition - Leah Ashton
 
 
 
 
Title: Defiant
Series: WASP Team Book 2
Author: Leah Ashton
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: April 18, 2019
  • File Size: 1877 KB
  • Print Length: 179 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Leah Ashton (April 18, 2019)
  • Publication Date: April 18, 2019
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07PPT679D
  • Reviewed by Angels With Attitude Book Reviews
  • arc copy provided for honest review 
  • 5 stars
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Wrong Place. Wrong Time. Wrong Man – yet he made her feel so right.

 

A prim and proper high school teacher

 

Recently divorced Bethwyn Banfield just wanted one out-of-character night on the town, and the tall, dark, tattooed stranger she meets is not what she was looking for. But their instant, electric attraction is undeniable.

 
The cop with a bad boy past
 
WASP Team Undercover cop Damon Nyhuis has spent two years infiltrating the notorious Notechi Motorcycle Club, doing whatever it takes to remain in deep cover. But when he sees his high school calculus teacher in a bar looking as hot as she did thirteen years ago, the last thing he is thinking about is his job. And that turns out to be the biggest mistake of his life.
 
A race through the desert
 
Kidnapped and dragged to the middle of nowhere, Beth and Damon must escape the murderous Notechi – but to do so is only the beginning of their ordeal. The desert is vast, desolate and unforgiving, and the Notechi are right on their heels.
 
Their passion as hot as the sun
 
In the cool of the desert night they run, but in the lethal heat of the day they must rest – and quickly, lust becomes so much more.
 
First, they must make it home. But then – can there really be a future for the teacher who wants her own family, and the cop who makes certain he’s always alone?

 
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Let's start to say this is a brand new author for us and we really enjoyed our first read by them.The story had great characters's and the story started off with a bang and right from the onset had you enmeshed right into the suspenseful plot. 
 
 
Beth a school teacher is feeling a little bit lonely after learning her ex is moving on decides its time for her to move on as well and decides she is due for a night out.
 
Damon has a crush on Beth for years and see's her out in a bar and decided to make his move and play out  all those fantasies he has had of her for years but, Damon has secrets and without willing draws her into his tangled web secrets. 
 
This couple had some major chemistry and they sizzled together for sure but, things are complicated and they are trying to save their lives but,can't seem to keep their hands off one another just making the situation even more complicated but, a whole lot of fun. lol
 
I always pick a favorite character and for me it is going to be Beth. I loved Beth from the onset of the story just because she surprised us at every turn with her actions and deeds because she is nothing like we expected.I found her to be sexy, smart,level headed and easy to love because she was full of so much kindness and love.
 
Damon we found him to be broken and someone who never has been able to move on from his past and even though he has risen above it he feels he is no good for anyone let alone an angel like Beth.We will say that we liked how Beth got him to start examining his life up to this point and perhaps he could be capable of more life changes because he has been surrounded by such utter chaos for sometime now as well as being surround by such filth of humanity that it is starting to effect his personal life where he decides he is not deserving of more.
 
Overall the plot was filled with tons of suspense and drama and an undercover operation that goes a rhy but, two people find love where neither expected under the most horrendous circumstances.And the saying holds true for this couple that you can find love in the most usual places.The story had the perfect mix of romance and suspense and drama and the story did keep you on a bit of and edge the entire time to keep you glued to the pages to the very end.
 
The story did not end with a cliffhanger but, the story is not over yet because there are a lot of unanswered questions  and a mystery to be solved and a mole to undercover.
 
As a first time reader I would definitely read more in this series to see what happens next.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
His gaze flicked back to her. Again, it did all those things to her insides that a man like this wasn’t supposed to do.
“Well,” Beth said, irritated – with herself, mostly. And unfairly, at him, for not being the man she’d needed to meet tonight. “What do you want then?”
Something shifted in the man’s gaze, and there was a hint – a hint – of a curve to his lips. Nothing more – she couldn’t imagine this man being the type to smile easily.
Immediately she realised her mistake.
Whoops.
“That’s easy, honey,” he said and stepped closer.
Which was actually really close, because they were both standing in the space between two bar stools. If she took a deep breath, her breasts would touch the cotton of his shirt.
Beth held her breath. To avoid touching him? Or in anticipation of what he was going to say?
“I want you,” he said, his voice a pitch lower now. Rough and intimate. “I want you, and I think you might want me too.” Another pause. “Do you?”
How had he known to ask that?
How had he known if he’d told her she wanted him, she would’ve been out the door and into an Uber before he could blink?
But he hadn’t told her anything. He’d asked.
She was falling into his gaze again. His sexy, confident gaze. Oh, he knew. He did. He was cocky, and he had swagger. He had all of that, and he possibly – probably – used this line on a new girl each week. Maybe each night.
But did it matter?
He’d asked and given her control, and damn if that didn’t make this even sexier.
Because it was sexy, to stand here beneath the appreciative gaze of this man. To feel his heat so close. To be drawn to him by the zing of physical attraction, and to just know deep down inside her that he wanted her. More than that, he wanted her bad. His gaze had moved from her eyes now to explore her face, then down, down, to explore what he could see of her body, given how close they stood together.
Which was pretty much just her breasts, although only now did she realise how conservative her outfit actually was. Would it have killed her to have popped open a few more buttons? To flash a bit of cleavage?
Not that this man seemed to care.
She didn’t even care that he didn’t want her for her intellect, or her personality, or all those things that should matter – did matter – most of the time. All of the time, actually, for Beth. Except tonight. Except now.
She didn’t even know his name, he didn’t know hers, and she honestly didn’t care. He was all wrong in every possible way, but then all of tonight had turned out wrong – and the way this man was making her feel felt so good. Felt so right.
Like despite what she’d told herself, he was exactly what she needed.
But, she realised, it was still hard to actually say the words she needed to say.
She swallowed, then licked her lips.
That snapped his attention back to her face, specifically to her mouth.
Oh, wow. The way he was looking at her, the way he wanted her, it was impossible to resist.
She leant forward, deliberately letting her body brush against his, her nipples tight and hard behind the lace of her bra. She stood on tiptoes so she could murmur in his ear.
“Yes,” she said.
He turned his head, and now they were so close they were practically kissing – their lips almost perfectly aligned. “Yes, what?” he prompted, as if he had to be sure.
She closed her eyes. She needed to be sure, too.
Did he know that? How could he?
“I want you,” she said, barely more than a whisper.
But clearly, it was enough. It was all he needed.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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RITA® Award-winning author Leah Ashton writes fast-paced romantic suspense and smart, modern contemporary romance. All her books feature strong heroines, deliciously heroic heroes and swoon worthy happily ever afters.

 

Leah lives in Perth, Western Australia with her gorgeous husband, two amazing daughters and the best intentions to meal plan and have an effortlessly tidy home. When she’s not writing, Leah loves all day breakfast, rambling conversations and laughing until she cries. She really hates cucumber. And scary movies.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

Book Review for Cipher by Larissa Ione

Cipher: A Demonica Underworld Novella Kindle Edition - Larissa Ione
 
 


  • Cipher by Larissa Ione
  • A Demonica Underworld Novella
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  • File Size: 382 KB
  • Print Length: 193 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated (April 9, 2019)
  • Publication Date: April 9, 2019
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07KQP2ZLH
  • Reviewed by Angels With Attitude Book Reviews
  • Arc copy Provided for honest review

In the war between good and evil, sometimes the biggest battles take place inside the soul…and the heart.

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Larissa Ione, comes CIPHER, a passionate and spellbinding novella from the Demonica Underworld Series, brought to you by 1,001 Dark Nights! Be sure you grab your copy today!

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From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Larissa Ione comes a new story in her Demonica Underworld series…

 
 

It’s been seven months since Cipher, an Unfallen angel who straddled a razor thin line between good and evil, woke up in hell with a new set of wings, a wicked pair of fangs, and a handler who’s as beautiful as she is dangerous. As a laid-back cyber-specialist who once assisted guardian angels, he’d been in a prime position to earn back his halo. But now, as a True Fallen forced to use his talents for malevolence, he must fight not only his captors and his sexy handler, but the growing corruption inside him…before the friends searching for him become his enemies and he becomes his own worst nightmare.

 

Lyre is a fallen angel with a heart full of hate. When she’s assigned to ensure that Cipher carries out their boss’s orders, she sees an opportunity to take revenge on those who wronged her. All she has to do is appeal to Cipher’s burgeoning dark side. But the devastatingly handsome fellow True Fallen has other ideas — sexy ideas that threaten to derail all Lyre’s plans and put them in the path of an approaching hell storm.

 

Danger and desire explode, even as Cipher and Lyre unravel a sinister plot that will fracture the underworld and send shockwaves into Heaven itself…

 

**Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you'll enjoy each one as much as we do. **

 
 
 

“Ione has made a major name for herself with her amazing Demonica series.”

 
~ Romantic Times Book Reviews
 
Let's start of by saying this is one of my favorite authors and anything she writes I just love she definitely and auto buy author for us and we are really loving this on going series and its character's. Cipher and Lyre are one of my favorite character pair especially after this current story as they turned out to be perfect for one another.
 
Cipher who was once an angel now Unfallen and soon to be True Fallen is coming into his own powers. He is trapped in another dimension and is being tortured over and over again to again access to information that could effect hundreds of lives but,more is in play than just that and he needs to escape before he breaks and betrays the ones he loves.
 
Lyre is Ciphers handler tasked by Bael to extract the information he wants at any means and she decides she is up to the job to further her own wants and desires to enact her own revenge of the wrongs done to her.
 
We loved this story from cover to cover.The story was gripping and suspenseful and had wonderful evil character's.We loved Cipher from the onset of the story and that he fought as hard as he did to protect the ones he loves.
 
A friendship was forged in the pits of hell and now Lyre is examining her own choices that she's made and fines she no longer needs to seek the vengeance on those who wronged her so long ago.
 
We loved Cipher and Lyre as they had some major chemistry going on between them and I found them to be perfect one another even with all the obstacles standing between them.I love the fact that Lyre was able to retain her sweetness and kindness living in and living with such evil on a daily basis.We loved how she was willing to make great sacrifices in order to help Cipher in preserving his secrets.
 
Cipher I found to be sexy as sin and no matter his dire circumstances retained his sense of humor that made us laugh out loud more than once.Lyre was just one of those character's that there is more than meets the eye than what's is on the surface as she has learned to mask her feelings and keep her secrets. 
 
Overall we really loved this story it was packed with action and adventure,was intriguing,had tons of drama,healing and finding love in all the wrong places.The story kept me glued to the pages the entire time and we loved the character's both good and evil.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
About Larissa Ione:
 
Larissa Ione is a N
ew York Times and USA Today bestselling author. An Air Force veteran, she traded in a career as a meteorologist to pursue her passion of writing. She now spends her days in pajamas with her computer, strong coffee, and supernatural worlds. She believes in celebrating everything, and would never be caught without a bottle of Champagne chilling in the fridge…just in case. She currently lives in Wisconsin with her U.S. Coast Guard husband, her teenage son, a rescue cat named Vegas, and her very own hellhound, a King Shepherd named Hexe.
 

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Conceited (Crimson Elite #3) - T.L.  Smith

Let's start off by saying this is a fairly new author for us and we really enjoyed our second read by them .The only thing we disliked is we wish that the author had written and Epilogue. I strongly dislike authors that end books just like this author did as we love seeing a glimpse into the future especially if the romance was a rocky road to get to a happily ever after.Just a personal pet peeve of mine.

 

We really loved the character's Ariel/Raven and Falcon (love their names) they were a lot of fun and both of them had vibrant personalities which we love.Falcon the man whore who has women falling at his feet and then you have the feisty Black haired raven who is mouthy as all get out and we loved her sassiness and her spunk as she made us laugh time and time again. Raven's character's was a hoot ! We found her to be strong,successful,smart,independent,caring funny,and one of those women who doesn't even know her own sex appeal."We loved her from the very beginning!"

 

Falcon-We love his name! We found Falcon to be way to cocky for his own good,sexy as sin ,was confident ,had this dangerous aura than surrounds him, is dangerous but, he could also be playful and tease but, not one who gives up the chase quite so easily.

 

We love the other character's as well like Darby,Echo,Creed all had different personalities some of them light and funny,others all serious like and others dark and dangerous.We loved Tracey and Chad as they livened things up and were tell it like it is kind of people the perfect friends who will have no problem giving you a kick in the a** when you need it. grinning.....

 

The plot was a lot of fun we loved the cat a mouse chase going on between these two Falcon and Raven ,we loved their banter and we even loved Falcon's cockiness because his antic's really made us smile throughout the whole story.We loved to that we saw that he had some vulnerability to him and the whole relationship was a new learning platform for him.That saying is true for Falcon "When the Fall they Fall Hard " because his besties new he was in love even before he did or at-least they suspected it because of his actions and deeds .Raven and Falcon had some major chemistry for sure and just one taste of one another will never be enough but, with these two stubborn and strong willed people will never make falling it love easy but, their journey will gives us tons of laughs and smiles along the way.

 

Some favorite quotes of ours from this story

 

"Stop stealing my kisses.” … “Those kisses are being begged to be stolen. So, I’ll keep stealing them each and every time.”

 

"He told me he wanted me to be his first, last and everything in between.”

 

"Falcon is like a fine wine, while you have him you have to savor him.”

 

Overall the story was quite enjoyable and we loved getting to know all the character's and we can't wait to read Darby's,and Creed's story.This was one fun read that was full of tons of chemistry and had really hot sexual interludes as well as making us laugh out loud time and time again.I really think we are really going to love this series. We recommend the read to all ! We are looking forward to reading more of this author's works !

This is me Constantly ! lol

Got to love me some Darcy ! lol

Book Review for Judge of Hell by Alex Grayson Hell Night Series #3

Judge of Hell (Hell Night #3) - Alex Grayson
 
 

 
 

 

 
Title: Judge of Hell
 
Series: Hell Night Series #3
 
Author: Alex Grayson
 
Genre: Romantic Suspense
 
Release Date: April 4, 2019
 
 
  • File Size: 2421 KB
  • Print Length: 356 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Twisted Fiction Publishing (April 4, 2019)
  • Publication Date: April 4, 2019
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07MPPFPXD
  • Reviewed by Angels With Attitude Book Reviews
  • ARC copy provided for honest review
  • 5 stars from us
 
 
 

 
 
 
NOTE: Judge of Hell may contain triggers for some due to mature content, abusive situations, and harsh language
 
 

 
Fierce, loyal, controlled. Three things Judge became at a young age.
 

 
Enduring unimaginable horrors no child should, he swore no person would dictate his or his brother’s lives again.
 
 
Revenge fueled him, setting a path destined from the moment he and his brothers escaped their hell. Nothing would stop him from destroying the ones who’d wronged him, even if that meant giving up the only woman to ever make him feel more than the heat of vengeance.
 

 
He let Ellie go, threw her away, never knowing the consequences of his actions.
 
 

 
Twelve years later, she reappears in his life, and she has some hellacious secrets of her own. Ones that knock Judge on his ass and threaten his ironclad control.
 

 
His life quickly changes course. Priorities are shifted and sacrifices are made. Judge has a decision to make. Will he give up his incessant need for retribution? Or will he sacrifice something he never dreamed he could have, but desperately wants.
 

 
Or is it possible to have both?


 

 
 
 
I am a big fan of this authors books the more of them I read the more I fall in love with this authors books and each and every book we have read so far has been utterly fantastic!Judge of Hell Was an awesome story that shook me to the core until the very end.
 
I have really read some very Dark Romance books in my time but, this series is the darkest to date.I have to say that the story had me on edge the entire time and it also made me uncomfortable ,make me shake,made me grieve,brought tears to my eyes time and time again.
 
The story effected you emotionally it was impossible not to.This story was one of those stories that had you engrossed and enmeshed in this suspenseful story.This story gripped my heart and was so heart wrenching at times that I thought if I was not going to be able to finish the book out.
 
I always pick a favorite character and this time around mine is going to be Judge. I loved his character from the onset of the story as I loved his protectiveness, his bossy attitude and his sexy smile but, most of all loved that he was able to move beyond his past although it will never be forgotten and how much he suffered.We loved how he took to Maisy like a duck to water and loved that little girl instantly.
 
We loved Ellie as well she fit Judge perfectly she was the Light to his Dark.I loved that Ellie was a little bit broken herself not that she was broken to begin with or the tragic events that happen to her gave her but, it gave her another look on life but, now had a better understanding of what fear was and what it was like living with a constant fear.She was probably a better fit for Judge now due to all the pain and suffering she endured and would have a better understanding of the man Judge has become and the choices he now makes daily and why he does what he does.I loved the way Ellie loved her daughter she was fierce protective and would do just about anything to save her daughter even if it means going to the devil himself.
 
    
We have to say that well loved all the other characters as well especially those hardened broken men who think they are so broken that they deserve to be alone.My heart went out to each and every of those men for the all suffered from.We loved that we saw Judge heal right before our eyes and a sweet little girl named Maisy played a big part of that happening she was good for all of them but, most of all she was good for Emo and I have to say my heart melted more than once with his interactions with that little girl they actually made me shed tears!
 
This story had us on one heck of an emotional roller coaster ride with all that suspense both present and past and also for the tragedies both past and present.I can't even talk about Hell Night because it makes me sick and brings me pain.
 
The romance between Judge and Ellie was super hot! Playful as well as sweet.What I loved most about the connection these two forged is that she was the perfect balm to his tortured soul.We also loved that no matter how much time past these two never fell out of love with each other but, getting to know who they are now and mending fences between them is not and easy task but, with the love of their surrounding family anything is possible.
 
Overall a superb suspense Dark Romance read that took you on one heck of a ride and it was so emotional,touching,gripping and heart wrenching that you could not help be engrossed in this tragic story to the very end.I will say that the story stayed with me hours after finish reading it and even effected by dreams that night and not in a good way.
 
We loved the thrilling ride!
 
I need to go back and read book one with Troubles story because I need to see how all these broken men find their happily ever afters now....
 
 
Personal note- This story is not for the faint of heart and not for individuals that have triggers when it comes to excessive violence and rape victims.This story was tragic and effected men women and children.I do not recommend reading this story at night time.
 

 

 

 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Book Review for Snitches Get Stitches (The Bear Bottom Guardians MC Book 8) by Lani Lynn Vale

Snitches Get Stitches (Bear Bottom Guardians MC #8) - Lani Lynn Vale
 

Snitches Get Stitches (The Bear Bottom Guardians MC Book 8)

by Lani Lynn Vale
 
  • File Size: 2042 KB
  • Print Length: 243 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: April 9, 2019
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07M7KG8K7
  • Gene : MC Romance
  • Reviewed by Angels With Attitude Book Reviews
  • ARC copy provided for honest review 
  • 5 stars from us
 
 


Good vs Bad.


 

Light vs Dark.

 

Right vs Wrong.

 

There are always two sides to every coin.
 
Josiah ‘Liner’ Paldecki knew the moment he laid eyes on her that there was something different about her. Something special. Something so unique that it practically poleaxed him the moment that their eyes met.
 
Except, the next time he saw her, it was like she was a different woman altogether. There was a blankness to her eyes that concerned him. An air of menace about her that honestly scared him to death. He’s more than man enough to admit it.
At first, Liner thinks it’s because she’s bi-polar, or possibly psychopathic.
 
Then he realizes the truth.
 
That there isn’t a single person that exhibits such different personalities, but two.
 
Two identical twin sisters, both completely different, yet exactly the same.
 
One with a soul, and one without.
 
One that has his heart, and one that only wants to destroy it.
 

Ever hear curiosity killed the cat ?"Well", for Liner that is partly true.Liner for sometime noticed something was wrong with one of the members women that he could not just put his finger on what it was and years later he is still obsessing until it leads him on a path to satisfy his spidey sense which leads him to Theo and Linny.

This story was a very emotional one especially sense one of the main character's had been tortured in one sense or another her entire life but, there had been a few brief few days that they knew what it was like to know what love and happiness was all about.


As the story unfolds it had tons of drama,suspicions,twists and turns and was about love a sacrifices and finding love for a couple when neither were expecting it, but would change three lives forever. So touching.....


Theo-We found her to be sweet kind,caring,brave,loving,and a women who had been abused for 20 plus years and yet still remained pure of heart.


Liner-We just loved him! We found him to be caring,loving,sexy,protective,determined and a bloodhound when it came to obtaining knowledge and a man for once in his life is going to follow his heart and where it leads him.


Overall this was a great read for us that had a ton of things going on to keep us engaged and turning the pages.As the story unfolds more and more secrets come to light and three people who deserve to be together need to overcome some huge obstacles and one heck of a rocky road in order for them to obtained their happily ever afters and to truly grasps all that their heart desires.


"Well done"! "Our favorite kind of story"!


Another great read that goes into the keeper pile for us to be read over and over again.Lani Lynn Vale is truly one of our favorite authors and each and every time gives us character's to fall in love and each and every time we do just that when she creates a new story for us to dive right in and we do it all over again!




 

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Lani Lynn Vale is a USA Today Bestselling Author of over thirty titles. She is married with three children, two dogs, two cats, a donkey, and a couple (a couple also meaning over twenty) chickens.
 
When she’s not writing, you can find her curled up in her favorite chair reading.
 
 
Lani is married with three children and lives in the Great State of Texas.
 

Book Review for Clash by Winter Travers the Fallen Lord MC Series

Clash (Fallen Lords MC #6) - Winter Travers
 
 
 



Title: Clash
Series: Fallen Lords MC Book 6
Author: Winter Travers
Genre: MC Romance

  • File Size: 1227 KB
  • Print Length: 236 pages
  • Publication Date: March 29, 2019
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07N7G672H
  • Reviewed by Angels With Attitude Book Reviews
  • Arc provided for honest review
  • 5 stars from us
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Raven
Raven‘s secrets have shaped the woman she is; solitary and closed off. After being let down by the one person that should have always been there, Raven has built her wall up so high, nobody could possibly scale them. She takes care of herself. She has her own back. She might live surrounded by her brother’s club, the Fallen Lords MC, but the family and brotherhood they preach is a load of crap and she isn’t buying any of it.
 
Clash
Babysitting his president’s baby sister isn’t a hardship. Keeping Raven safe from the Ultra isn’t a problem for a man like Clash either. Keeping her from being destroyed by her inner demons is what threatens to bring him to his knees. When truths come to light and clash with reality, Clash is determined to be the one Raven can count on. Even if she refuses to admit it’s what she needs.
 
 
 
 
Let's start by saying we are enjoying this series as well as this current read.
 
Clash and Ravens love story was a complicated one as there is more then meets the eye when it comes to Raven and the way she acts as Clash is the only one who is seeing whats below the surface and that she is sad and lonely and hurt but, also that she is hiding something huge and he is just the man that will uncover all her secrets. These two them made such a cute couple together as they had chemistry and sparks but, most of all Clash was able to read Raven to a tee as he new when to push her and when to retreat. 
 
The story brought us tons of laughs .Although the girl gang made us laugh as always the story itself was pretty tame other than the on going  MC drama going on in the club itself but, Raven spiced things up a bit but, it was also about healing and second chances which made this one sweet romance read! 
 
 
 
I did love how this couple fell in love and it just seemed just so natural like it was a forgone conclusion just when it would happen would be anybody's guess.
 
Clash's character I found to be protective,kind,caring,and had a sense of humor.He gave us tons of laughs that made us love him all the more.
 
Raven-I found her to be a bitch at first until we got to know her character than things started making sense about her behavior and then we discovered that she had a heart after all .
 
The story was and easy one to read and it flowed nicely and kept your interest and brought tons of laughs and giggles and it had a sweet romance,a little bit of drama and a few surprises in the mix to shake things up to make it another great read in this on going series. We really enjoyed this sweet romance read.The characters as always were all amazing  they are just a fun bunch to read about.
 
We loved it and we are so looking forward to the next in this on going series.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
“Behave,” Mayra said softy.
           I feigned looking offended and held my hand to my chest. “Are you insinuating that I don’t behave, Mayra?”
           A smirk spread across her lips. She reached over and rested her hand on my arm. “We both know you don’t behave, Raven. I just mean try not to kill Freak before Clash gets back here to keep your ass under control.”
           “He wished he had control of this ass,” I mumbled.
           She squeezed my arm and stood up. “We’ll continue our discussion later.”
           I nodded. “I look forward to avoiding that at all costs.”
           “Lord,” she mumbled under her breath. “Later, girl.”
           Mayra practically ran across the clubhouse and right into Boink’s arms. Boink nodded to me, and I flipped him off. I had to keep these guys on their toes. Swear to God, they all thought they just needed to tip their heads and women would do their bidding.
           Not this chick.
           No fucking way.
           “Do I need to put my running shoes on?” Freak called from the couch.
           “You looking for a workout, Freak? I’m sure I could show you a couple of things you ain’t never even heard of.”
           I heard him audibly choke on his cereal.

           That was what you got when you tried to one-up me.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
Winter Travers is a devoted wife, mother, and aunt turned author who was born and raised in Wisconsin. After a brief stint in South Carolina following her heart to chase the man who is now her hubby, they retreated back up North to the changing seasons, and the place they now call home.
 
Winter spends her days writing happily ever afters, and her nights zipping around on her forklift at work. She also has an addiction to anything MC related, her dog Thunder, and Mexican food! (Tamales!)
 
Winter loves to stay connected with her readers. Don’t hesitate to reach out and contact her.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Book Review for Wrecked and Reclaimed by Bink Cummings

Wrecked & Reclaimed (Sacred Sinners MC - Texas Chapter #5) - Bink Cummings
 
 
 
 
 
Title: Wrecked & Reclaimed
Series: Sacred Sinners - Texas Chapter #5
Author: Bink Cummings
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: April 10, 2019

  • File Size: 3095 KB
  • Print Length: 1322 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: April 8, 2019
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07P5F2GB
  • Reviewed by Angels With Attitude Book Reviews
  • Arc copy provided for honest review
  • 5 stars from us
 
 
 
 
 

 

Once upon a time, my heart was broken. Wrecked beyond repair. 

 

Then I met him, a man who wasn’t like anyone before. 
 
Who didn’t see the world like others saw it. 
 
He wasn’t supposed to fall in love with me. The girl nobody wanted. A soul destined to save others, when she couldn’t save herself. 
 
I didn’t believe him when he said I was his. 
 
But darkness belongs with darkness. 
 
And love doesn’t always equal pain. 
 
Maybe fairytales do exist for women like me. 
 
A prince to hold bloodstained hands. 
 
Happiness to be found among the wreckage.
 
Warning: Contains adult sexual content, graphic violence, and dark emotional scenarios that may trigger some readers. Proceed with caution. You have been warned. 
 
Last book of the Wrecked Duet.- which can be read as a standalone set. 
 
For the best reading experience, read Books #1-#3 of Sacred Sinners- Texas Chapter series to avoid spoilers.

 
Let's off by saying that if you follow my reviews you know we always are looking forward to a new release from Bink and we have been anticipating this newest release for sometime and we were looking forward to Rosie's story and as usual Bink didn't disappoint us! We new Rosie was going to be one of those complicated characters from the first time we were introduced to her and we weren't wrong as her life was filled with one tragic event after another.
 
We really enjoyed the story from cover to cover and everything in between.From the onset of the story we were hooked.The story was engrossing,full of tons of drama,full of heartache and more then a few surprises we didn't see coming.
 
Rosie was one of those characters that at one point in her life was a totally different person from the person that we see today and we were honestly taken back a bit that at one time she was sweet and innocent even though we life was far from perfect but, one thing we know for sure that the old Rosie is still in there somewhere just buried really really deep within her and its going to take one strong dominating cocky man who challenges her at every turn to bring back the old Rosie back to bring her back into the living once again.
 
We loved Rosie and found her to be unbelievability brave, strong,determined, a savior to many,broken also smart and cunning and when she loves she loves with her whole heart.We loved the life sacrifices she was willing to make in order to be a savior for others and whether see realized it or not she does have a huge heart after all.
 
Omg ! This second part just got better and better.I loved that Kade teased/prodded/poked at Rosie at every turn and I loved how he challenged her time and time again because each and every time he was penetrating her armor a little bit each time.I loved that they built a friendship first and in doing so really got to know each other inside and out and as well as all their secrets but, once everything starts unfolding before them they realize they had more in common then they ever realized.Not only did Kade help her start  living life beyond what she has become she was loved by so many Big,certain members of the MC,Kat and the kids by making her realize she now had this huge large crazy family even it was not one of blood.
 
Kade and Rosie were super hot together and totally perfect for one another but, one thing is for sure if Kade was not the kind of man to take what he wanted by actions alone he was never going to tame a restless soul like Rosie long enough to make her his.For me this story had so many touching moments to caused more then a few awe moments as well as shedding a few tears along the way.
 
We really loved being on Rosie's & Kade's journey as it was one heart wrenching read for us that effected all of our emotions and it was a tragic tale full off suffering tragedy loss and so much pain thats crippling but, we loved seeing Rosie rise above all that and see the survivor she truly is.We loved the broken women and the only thing we wanted to do is hug her tightly and take all her pain away.We also loved that fact whether see realizes or not she is slowing letting people back into her life even if its in tiny baby steps Big and his Sinners are definitely getting under skin whether good or bad. 
 
For me the series Sacred Sinners - Texas Chapter is a must read for all MC Romance lover as the entire series is filled with tons of drama,wonderful character's and is definitely heart wrenching and totally awesome !
 
Tissues Need & and Kicka** heroine!
My kind of read !
 
Recommended read to all!
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
Author Bink Cummings was born and raised part of a biker/classic car addicted family. Upon coercion from her sacred sisters, she began her newest journey in life--writing. When she's not shacked up in her home writing sexy fiction at all hours of the night, Bink enjoys ogling motorcycles and the men who ride them, taking care of her family, reading spicy romance novels, feeding her sock and Funko addiction, and cooking huge meals--especially her infamous chocolate chip cookies.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Book Review for Cross + Catherine: The Saga by Bethany-Kris Cross + Catherine, #1-3, 3.5, 4)

Cross + Catherine: The Saga (Cross + Catherine #1-3, 3.5, 4) - Bethany-Kris
 

 

Cross + Catherine: The Saga

by Bethany-Kris Cross + Catherine, #1-3, 3.5, 4) Publication Date: April 8, 2019
Genres: Adult, Romantic Suspense, Organized Crime, Erotic Romance
  • File Size: 3095 KB
  • Print Length: 1322 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Bethany-Kris (April 8, 2019)
  • Publication Date: April 8, 2019
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07P5F2GBJ
  • Reviewed by Angels With Attitude Book Reviews
  • Review copy provided for honest review
  • 5 stars

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SYNOPSIS

Once upon a time, a wild boy fell in love with a sly girl …
From high school sweethearts to a criminal King and Queen, Cross Donati and Catherine Marcello’s love became a force—even destructive, it was unstoppable.
They were meant to be. Even when everything stood in the way.
Always.
Fall in love with the saga of Cross + Catherine, and their story of a love revered, and a life lived so unruly.
The Saga: Cross + Catherine is a boxset of the full Cross + Catherine series featuring the full-length novels Always, Revere, and Unruly as well as the series novellas, Cross + Catherine: The Companion and Naz & Roz.
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Let's start off by saying I am really loving this Saga series and the more books I read from this author the more I fall in love with her works.For me all her books are just totally awesome and once you start reading on of her books you won't be able to put it down.This author is going to be known as the Queen of Mafia Romance before you know it !
 
 
I have to say that this series kept you glued to the pages the entire time as things were constantly changing and the danger kept getting even more real but, this time around even more was on the line .The story was emotional ,heart wrenching,intriguing but, was full of tons of major players for us to interact with and get to know and fall in love with.We loved how complicated a family this large could be with all the ups and downs with all those different personalities but, at the end of the day they loved one another and new that family came first in all their eyes no matter what differences, tiffs etc
 
Cross was my favorite character hands down ."I loved him from the onset of the story!"  and I have to say that I was a little bit in love with him myself.We loved everything about him the good and the bad.
 
Cross & Dante both fit this description of them we found them to be sexy,caring,loving,determined, some really big brass balls, bad*sse's in their own right,creative,intelligent, a planner,down right dangerous if crossed,sneaky and sly,possessive,protective of all those they loved but, for Cross we loved those personal sacrifices he made time and time again for the sake of love.Dante -we loved this meddling Dad whether his actions were good or bad they was always made in the name of love.Let's just say I had a big crush on him as well.
 
For me one of the most touching things that happened for me is learning what that shadow box represented to Cross and Catherine and how much these two had endured and had to overcome and be together but, through all their obstacle this couple represented what true love is all about.Cross and Catherine were just explosive together whether in bed or out of it.The chemistry between the two was off the charts and extremely hot and as the saga progressed thing just kept getting hotter and hotter .
 
Catherine was so much more than just her upbringing.I have to say that she surprised us more and more as the story progressed and we saw this protective tigress just blossom and the lengths she went to protect those she had come to love. 
 
For us this family saga rocked! The stories had tons of romance and some really hot erotica love scenes,had constant drama, a ton of surprises as well as tons of twists and turns along the way and the story that was a totally intense.I loved the lengths this couple was willing to go to be together and the sacrifices both of them were making to forge and life together.We also loved each and every character's in this series as you could not help being intrigued by each of these self made man but, most of all we loved at the end of the day they loved their family above all else and when they found the one women to share their life these men love their women fiercely.
 
We can't wait for the next new release to come out and we highly recommend checking out this author mafia books because everything I have read so far we have absolutely loved and they have been awesome reads.
 
We are loving these mafia romance books more and more.Overall this family's Saga was one of the best I have read to date and as a reviewer you could just go on and on because their was so many things I could list about how much I really loved this family's Saga and its character's.

 

 
 

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Preacher’s daughter Willow Miller's idyllic life is shattered in a matter of seconds. In the midst of a devastating heartbreak, she’s forced to evaluate everything she thought she believed in and make a choice...the man she thinks she knows or the man who sets her heart aflame.

Finn 'Dash' Lloyd doesn’t “do” good girls. He’s a newly patched member of the Dogs of Fire Motorcycle Club, and he’s enjoying all the perks that come with it. But when he finds himself thrust into the unwanted role of guardian, he realizes the good girl that captures his heart might just save his soul.

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Jasmine Buckley’s busy life has no room for anything that doesn’t involve color palettes, fragrance samples, or building her burgeoning cosmetic empire. And she’s certainly too damn busy for a man. Too bad for her, she’s about to meet a man who could either be the makeover her love life needs, or the ultimate test of her new waterproof mascara formula.

Valen "Alamo" Slater is the unapologetic Sgt. At. Arms for the Dogs of Fire MC in Savannah. Alamo is used to getting what he wants, and right now what he wants is Jasmine Buckley. The beautiful and fiery redhead is everything he’s ever wanted in a woman. The problem is, she has rules…strict ones. Lucky for him, there’s never been a rule he couldn’t bend…or break.

When Alamo discovers his sister severely beaten, his pursuit of justice plunges him into the heart of an ever-present and growing darkness in Savannah. With everyone and everything he loves in danger, Alamo must face the demons of his past in order to protect his future.
 
 
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I lost Quinlan in high school, but I never stopped loving her. I never stopped protecting her, either. It didn’t matter where my life took me because in the end, I knew she’d be mine. At least, I did until she shut me out. 

Now there’s a threat that could destroy everything I’ve ever wanted, and I will move heaven and earth to eliminate it. Because when I said I’d be there, I meant it, and it’s time she remembered who I am…even if it costs me my only chance at redemption.
 
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When FBI agent, Brock Williams, is assigned to a case centered around a mob-run drug operation in Oregon, he’s unprepared to find a beautiful young woman, assaulted and bloody, protecting two young children in an abandoned meth house.

Bailey Harper thought she was heading to a graduation party, only to find herself kidnapped, beaten, and left for dead. When a handsome and charismatic FBI agent comes to her rescue and offers his protection, she finds herself falling hard and fast for him.

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I know how it feels to lose everything—to watch my world crash down around me, unable to do shit about it. 

I was a broken man when the Skulls took me in. They helped me pick up the pieces, became my family, earned my loyalty. 

Then my past storms back into my life with spiky heels and an attitude to match, and my loyalty is tested. Amanda doesn’t just own the company I work for, she owns my heart. She’ll always own it, even though her betrayal sent me into hell in the first place

But being together now is not as simple as it was back then. We’ve both changed. After thirteen years, we’re worlds apart. I don’t belong in her world, and she wants nothing to do with mine.

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I’m used to getting my hands dirty. During the day it’s mud and grime on the construction site. At night…it’s the blood I spill.

A drug lord’s enforcer does what needs to be done. It’s my obedience, my loyalty to the boss that keeps my family alive. 

I know I’m teetering on the edge. I’m losing my humanity, I can feel it. It’s changing me, and it’s only a matter of time before the darkness takes over.

Then I meet her. Liv. The only person who sees past my busted knuckles and brutal exterior. She sees…me. 

But being with me will get her killed. The only way I can keep her safe is by staying away. Until her own actions catapult her into the center of my world—a world which will swallow her whole. 

Now I’m forced to be the ruthless bastard I’ve been for so long. Only this time it’s not to destroy…but to defend.

 

 

 

Release Release Make Him Howl by Zoe Ashwood

 
 
Title: Make Him Howl
Series: Shift Book #3
Author: Zoe Ashwood
Genre: Shapeshifter Romance
Release Date: April 4, 2019 Cover Design: Natasha Snow Designs
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Funny how a wolf can survive after losing half his soul. Twice.

Gabriel is living in a nightmare. His sloppy mistake allowed rogue shifters to kidnap Parker, his best friend and partner. Unwilling to rest and plagued with memories of his twin brother who’d died in his arms, he pushes himself to the limits of endurance in his hunt to retrieve Parker.
 
Until the day she saves herself.
 
Parker thought that being secretly in love with her partner was the low point of her career. She was wrong. Forced to compete in shapeshifter cage fights, she commits an unspeakable act she can never undo. With her mind and body too bruised to resume her former job, she’s fighting to keep sane. Keeping away from overprotective Gabriel is even harder.
 
But their enemies are closing in, hurting shifters and humans alike. With so much to lose, their only solution will be to fight together, even if this brings up truths they’re not ready to face.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Chapter One
 
Gabriel
 
A cold January wind whipped a gust of snowflakes around the corner of the rusty barn. Gabriel gripped his gun tighter and jerked his chin at Lucas Thibault, the universal signal for ‘I’ve got you covered.’ The young soldier raised his weapon and stepped around the pile of corrugated iron, scanning the dark yard for potential Guard activity.
This was the fourth location they’d raided that week. Their fourth attempt to find Gabriel’s missing partner. Their fourth failure. Parker Bourne had been missing for two weeks, and Gabriel was starting to lose hope that they’d find her in one piece. Or that they’d find her at all.
The thought hollowed his insides, and he barely kept down the bile rising in his throat.
“Clear,” Lucas said under his breath, but Gabriel’s sensitive ears picked up the sound easily, even over the whistling wind.
They approached the door but didn’t enter, waiting for Kai’s signal. The general had two more teams doing a perimeter search, so not one Guard member would escape this raid. They needed all the information they could get. Letting someone go by mistake was not an option.
“Breach now.” Kai’s voice crackled through the ear pieces.
Gabriel winced at the sound but grabbed the edge of the old sliding doors and shoved them wide while Lucas burst into the barn, ready to put a tranquilizer dart into whomever was hiding inside.
The vast, disused barn was completely abandoned, but the smell of urine, blood, and shifter sweat had Gabriel gagging and breathing through his mouth.
“Holy shit.” Lucas kicked over a wooden crate to check that it was empty. “This place stinks.”
From the other side of the barn, Kai and Nik approached, the general and the former Guard lieutenant an incongruous pair. Their partnership just showed how much this hidden war was affecting everyone’s lives. Enemies became friends became enemies—they’d been betrayed by allies and learned to forgive their opponents.
Though right now, Gabriel wanted to shake Nik, press him for more information. Surely he had at least some idea where Reid Maxwell was taking his cage fighting ring?
“All clear.” Kai’s announcement was followed by a series of groans from the soldiers outside, then both team leaders dispatched sentries to form a perimeter.
Finally, the forensic unit was allowed inside, and with them, Claire Thibault, Nik’s mate and future Councilwoman. And Parker’s best friend. She’d insisted on coming along, hoping that they’d find Parker, or at least some clue of her, though they hadn’t had luck before.
Still, Gabriel had to admire her tenacity. In fact, everyone at SANA was working double time to find clues about Maxwell’s maneuvers. Were they also having trouble sleeping? Did they wake up from nightmares in which Parker was being dragged into Maxwell’s car, limp and unconscious?
No, that was likely only him. Because he’d caused Parker’s abduction and—
“Sir, you should come look at this.” A middle-aged woman, a polecat shifter by her scent, was kneeling in the dirt.
Gabriel was the first to arrive at her side. She was pointing at the ground, where a trap door was visible beneath a layer of dirty sawdust and sand.
“Weapons,” Kai barked, and their team all drew their guns, aiming them at the hatch.
“What do you think is in there?” Lucas murmured. The bear still hadn’t learned to keep his mouth shut in dangerous situations—a fact that bothered Gabriel more than he cared to admit. Parker had always known when silence was called for. As partners, they’d developed a sort of non-verbal language that served them perfectly in cases like this.
But now Kai had put Lucas as Gabriel’s temporary partner, and Gabriel refused to teach the youngster that same code. He wanted Parker back, not some rookie who insisted on bringing homemade snacks to a stakeout.
“It could be a tornado shelter,” offered Nik.
“Or the entrance to a secret prohibition vault,” Lucas countered.
Stifled groans from everyone followed his suggestion. Clearly, raiding three empty warehouses and a barn wasn’t sufficiently exciting for him.
“Enough.” Gabriel holstered his gun and crouched to grip the iron handle. He looked at the general. “Ready?”
They all trained their weapons, and Gabriel pulled.
And saw…a woman. She was lying in a small, coffin-like cubbyhole. She wasn’t moving. His heart stopped, then skittered madly; blonde hair covered her face, her thin shoulders dressed in a black blouse…
“Oh god, is she—” Claire’s voice from above him, strangled, almost a sob.
With a trembling hand, Gabriel brushed the hair from the woman’s face…and his heart sank. Not Parker. This wasn’t Parker. The woman’s cheek was warm under his touch, and when he slipped his fingertips to her throat, her pulse beat steadily.
“She’s just sedated,” he informed his colleagues.
“Get her out of there,” ordered Kai. “Get the medical team here, check her vitals.”
Gabriel looked up at his boss, surprised at the gruff tone of his voice.
“They had to have left just before we got here.” Nik was holding Claire and spoke over the top of her dark head. “For her to still be unconscious.”
“They knew we were coming.” Gabriel had come to the same conclusion. This space, remote and derelict but in Long Island, of all places, was too perfect to be abandoned for no reason. They should have at least found some supplies, maybe a lowly guard or two. Instead, Maxwell had left them with this parting gift.
“Who do you think she is?” Claire, clearly recovered from her shock, peered at the unknown woman being lifted onto a stretcher. “She smells like a shifter.”
“A jackal, I’d say,” replied Kai. “If she doesn’t wake up soon and identify herself, we’ll have to run her prints against the SANA database. In fact…” He motioned at a technician dusting a long old table for prints. “Run her prints anyway. She could be a Guard spy.”
“You think she let herself be tranquilized and stuffed into a box just so she could infiltrate SANA?” Claire’s eyes went wide at the thought.
“You would have done it, wouldn’t you?” Nik countered, but there was no rancor in his voice.
Instead, Gabriel had to look away at the man’s admiring gaze. These two were just perfect for each other.
“There’s something tucked into her back pocket, sir.” One of the medics pulled a small envelope from beneath the woman’s shirt and handed it to Kai.
“Gloves,” barked the general.
A panicked technician rushed over to get him a pair.
Kai slid his army knife under the flap and sliced the envelope open. Gabriel inched closer for a look, so he felt more than saw Kai flinch when he glimpsed the contents.
Gabriel moved without realizing it, snatching the Polaroid photograph from the general’s hands.
Parker was lying in a cage in her fox form, sleeping, her fur dirty and stuck in clumps. A small chunk of her left ear was missing, a folded newspaper propped up next to her.
The pain that punched through Gabriel’s gut was enough to make him drop the photo; he fumbled it, nearly crumpling it in his fist. That’s when he saw the back held a message.
Your friend for Nik. Leave a message at this number. A telephone number was scribbled underneath in blue ink.
Kai took the photo back and read the message aloud.
“Let’s do it,” Nik said, earning himself a punch from Claire. “What?” The former Guard lieutenant looked from Kai to Gabriel and then back at Claire. “You know it’s a good trade. I’d… I’d do anything to bring her back. I know how much she means to you.”
“Let’s do it,” Gabriel agreed.
If there was a way to rescue Parker, and Nik agreed…
“No!” Claire pushed Nik away and strode up to Gabriel.
She was almost a head shorter than him, and he had to remind himself to stand his ground when she yelled at him.
“Do you think that’s what Parker would want?” Claire asked. “To trade someone else for her? We’re not trading Nikolai, and you’re an ass to even suggest it, Gabriel West.”
Gabriel was about to point out that he wasn’t the one who’d come up with the idea, but Kai’s deep voice boomed over them all.
“SANA doesn’t negotiate with terrorists.”
They all turned to look at him.
“Your offer to sacrifice yourself is admirable, Gorski,” he continued. “But you know better than I that Reid Maxwell isn’t to be trusted. If we decided to trade you for Parker, chances are, you’d both end up dead. There’s no saying she’s still—”
“Don’t say it.” Gabriel didn’t recognize his voice. “Don’t you dare say she’s...” Dead. His mind supplied the word even though his lips couldn’t form it.
Claire tentatively touched his arm. “We’re not, Gabe. We’re just as worried about her as you are.”
You’re not. He wanted to shout at her, to push them all away. You can’t know what it’s like to lose your partner, to lose the one person who makes your days bearable.
They didn’t understand. Claire had found Nikolai, and Kai—Kai was some kind of robot who never seemed to need anyone. And Gabriel was stuck with young Lucas Thibault who talked too much, baked homemade bread, and refused to understand that eating smoked salmon in Gabriel’s car was strictly forbidden.
He laughed, a bitter, hollow sound—because the alternative was to cry. And he had no intention of breaking down right there. “What else are we going to do?” he asked. “We have no leads. No more thugs to shake down for information. We’ve exhausted every single scrap of data we got, and we’re still no closer to finding that motherfucker.”
When he got his hands on Reid Maxwell, he was going to rip off the bastard’s tail and shove it down his throat. Then set him on fire.
His body shivered, heralding his shift.
“Gabe, calm down.” Kai might have lowered his voice, but the words bore the unmistakable edge of command. “You know we’re doing everything we possibly can. And while we’re at it, please hand over that photo. Let my crew see if there’s a print on it—apart from yours, of course.”
The gentle rebuke brought him back from the brink of shifting. “Shit. Sorry.” He slipped the Polaroid into a clear baggie that a round-eyed technician held out to him. What was he thinking?
“We’ll try to arrange a meeting via that number,” Kai went on, “try to at least catch any messengers they send to the drop-off point. But I’m worried they might hurt Parker if they see we’re trying to double-cross them.”
“Don’t you think it would be better…”
Gabriel tuned out the chatter when others joined the discussion to determine the best next step. He turned to face the empty barn, sweeping his gaze across the churned-up, dirty floor. What had happened here? Had Parker fought in those cage fights? Was she hurt badly? Half her fucking ear was missing.
Another shiver wracked his body, and he knew he only had moments before the need to shift overwhelmed him. Stripping out of his combat gear, he piled his two guns on top. Then he whistled to get the others’ attention.
“Can someone make sure this gets back to HQ?”
Kai dipped his head ever so slightly, though his lips pressed together in disapproval. But it was Claire who said, “Are you crazy? It’ll take you hours to get home. And how will you get into the city?”
“Subway.” He forced a grin, though his cheek muscles hurt; he probably looked as if he was in pain.
The truth was that human brains glossed over the unexpected. If they saw a wolf trotting down First Avenue, they’d convince themselves it was a large stray dog. And even the city that never sleeps got quieter at four in the morning.
He turned his back on his colleagues, shoved his underwear down, and shifted mid-step. His more sensitive wolf’s nose twitched at the acrid scents hanging in the air, so he raced for the open back door, plunging into the darkness outside. A medic gave a startled gasp, but Gabriel paid her no mind.

All he knew was the frozen ground beneath his paws and the disappointment of having failed, yet again, to retrieve his partner. For a couple of hours at least, he would leave behind the worry and the powerless rage at the Guard and everything they stood for. He howled to the crescent moon, just visible through the thin winter clouds, and surged into the woods.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
Zoe Ashwood is a romance writer with a passion for sweet stories with a sexy twist. While she’s always been a reader, Zoe’s writing used to be limited to diary scribbles and bad (really bad) teenage poetry. Then she participated in NaNoWriMo 2015 and never looked back.
 
Some 400,000 words later, she’s still in love with the art of making up stories—and making her characters fall in love. Trust the Wolf is her debut novel.
 
When she’s not writing, Zoe works as a literary translator. She’s happily married to her best friend and has two small boys who are as stubborn as they’re cute.
 
She’s active on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, but her newsletter or Facebook Group are the best way of keeping in touch!
 
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