Genre: Alpha Guy

The Billionaire Beast by Jackie Ashenden

Posted March 28, 2017 by Kate in Just Okay, Review / 0 Comments
The Billionaire Beast by Jackie Ashenden

So clearly this book is a retelling of a fairytale, Beauty and the Beast, it’s also very timely given the movie just came out, but nevertheless I was looking forward to reading this book because I love modern retellings of fairytales. Obviously in the fairytale the Beast is actually, you know a beast, whereas Nero in this book is just a man, but a man who has some serious baggage that seems to have resulted in some pretty serious agoraphobia. But he does have a similar temperament I would say. So the book starts with Phoebe going to Nero as a job applicant, he has a lot of money, and is super difficult to work for and can’t keep an assistant, so he’s offering a ton of money, and Phoebe needs the cash. First off I noticed the mind games that Nero seems to like to play on anyone who comes into his domain. I wonder almost if he plays the games because it’s really the only contact he has with people, and he doesn’t seem to be very good with people. I didn’t really like how kind of stalkery he is, I mean he watches everyone all the time, from this like secret control room, where of course it turns out the whole house is outfitted with camera, it’s a little creepy. Also for me, Nero was hard to like. I mean I liked Beast in the fairytale, he had moments of being sweet or kind, his shell was […]

Dear Agony by Georgia Cates

Posted March 10, 2017 by Kate in Kindle Unlimited, Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Dear Agony by Georgia Cates

Heads up, this book is sad, or maybe sad isn’t the right word, but it for sure pulls on the heart strings pretty hard. So if you are looking for a cheery, upbeat, fun romance, walk away now. This book ain’t named Dear Agony for no reason. I love books with older guys, so I was super stoked when I realized this guy is definitely an older guy, woot woot. So we meet Rose when she is literally on the street just trying to make enough money to eat so she doesn’t have to dig through trash in order to find her next meal. I felt for her right from the beginning, I mean there is poor and then there is homeless and starving, so right from the beginning of the book I wanted Rose to find happy. She is approached by a woman who basically offers her the world, to get her healthy, educated, well cared for, and all she is has to do is be a companion to rich men. I know, I know what you’re thinking, but I promise she isn’t a prostitute. She’s literally just a companion, a friend, who lives in. Generally to the older crowd. Bash is looking for a companion, he’s a hot guy, takes great care of himself, super successful, there is a big age gap between him and Rose, but he wants her for his companion. And the reason, man, the reason, he’s got a health issue, and figures he wants […]

Chain Reaction by Tara Wyatt

Posted March 9, 2017 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Chain Reaction by Tara Wyatt

So this is book 3 in the series, and I haven’t read the first two, or any other book written by Tara before, but I have to say I enjoyed this book. I have really been in the mood for some suspense in my romance lately, and this book definitely brings the suspense. It also brings with it a pretty hefty dose of family drama and angst. I figured out pretty quickly that this series seems to revolve around a group of friends, and the guys all seem to work for one guys security company, so basically the dudes are hot, muscley, bodyguards (woot woot, sign me up). So Alexa and Zach obviously know each other before this book beginnings. And when we meet Alexa, man, let’s just say I am more than happy that I don’t have to sit through family dinners like that. It would be bad enough dealing with controlling parents who put her down, but it turns out they are really, really bad parents and people. Alexa overhears something at dinner and when Zach sees her he knows something is up. So I really liked that Alexa didn’t try to handle things on her own. She tells her friends and the people she loves right away. And when she realizes that she has knowledge that could help keep people safe, she steps up, and I like that. She definitely gave me kind of a nervous vibe throughout the book, even when the scenes weren’t necessarily about […]

Wolf Moon by Lisa Kessler

Posted February 16, 2017 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Wolf Moon by Lisa Kessler

I’ll admit I was a little bit leery about picking up this book to read, I figured since it was so far into the series that I would be inundated with a bunch of characters that had already been established and it would be next to impossible to follow. I was super wrong, this book is easily a standalone, yes there were characters from the other books in this one, but they were truly support characters, and I appreciated that the focus was mostly on our two main characters. Truth be told when I first started reading urban fantasy/paranormal romance book it wasn’t the vamps that attracted me, it was shifters. There is just something about shifters that makes me happy. I was really intrigued by the blurb on this book, because Raven was turned against her will, it makes for some seriously emotional times, and I love that. Also I liked the idea because our lead guy being a lone wolf, which is a complication in of itself since wolves are pack animals by nature. So when we meet Raven, it’s beyond clear she is in a bad spot, I mean she is literally running away from her pack. But hey, after getting to know Raven’s pack over the course of the book, it is totally understandable why she would want to run as fast as she could in the opposite direction. I liked Raven, she’s a strong woman. She is in an impossible situation, she wants to do […]

Wicked Charming by Nazarea Andrews

Posted February 15, 2017 by Kate in Blog Tour, Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Wicked Charming by Nazarea Andrews

I love books that kind of retell fairytales, I kind of adore fairytales, so modern interpretations of them make me super happy. When I read the blurb about this one, and how all the male fairytale characters seem to have opened up a BDSM club together, well to say my interest was peeked would be an understatement. So the first book in this series focusing on the Prince Charming character. He’s heir to a huge pharmaceutical empire, but he is totally not down with that becoming his life. He loves being part owner of the Kingdom, although he has been feeling a tad bit restless, but being a corporate guy, so not his thing. Charming is kind of looking to maybe settle down, or rather find himself a submissive who doesn’t bore him before the scene is even over, so when he takes a liking to one of the bartenders at the club, things really start to shift for him. I hate to admit it, but I had a hard time getting into this book, it wasn’t so much the story or the subject matter, but the nicknames. Each guy has a nickname, Charming, Wolf, Beast, etc, and they also have real names too, like Charming is Samul Charming, which wasn’t too hard to catch on to, but some of the others were. And the name are used to often and interchangeable in the beginning that it was a bit much for me. Maybe I’m just terrible at names. Now […]

Hooked by Christina Phillips

Posted February 14, 2017 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Hooked by Christina Phillips

I not so secretly love all thing MC romance related, and this blurb doesn’t give too much away about the book, just that Zach is in an MC and a classy girl from the right side of the tracks shows up one night and of course they get together. I want to say upfront that this book is not a super hard MC book, if you are looking for dark and gritty MC, this is not your book. While it still is about a guy in an MC and he’s definitely rough around the edges, the book is kinda like a sweet MC, and I kind of really liked that. So most MC books I’ve read the guy is super involved in the Club and the author goes into a lot of storyline about the club and the things the club is involved with, which almost always gives it kind of a dangerous tone to it all. While I would say the author kind of hints at the fact that the MC is involved in maybe some less then lawful activity, there is no real MC storyline here, it’s all Zach and Grace, which was kinda nice for me. Zach is super confident, I almost think too confident. Grace walks into a bar on the seedy side of town, and MC bar, looking for a phone because he car broke down, and Zach is like convinced, I mean convinced, the whole thing is a rouse so she can hook up […]

Devil’s Mark by Megan Crane

Posted January 3, 2017 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Devil’s Mark by Megan Crane

A few years ago I went through a massive pile of books about MC’s, I loved them, could not get enough, and then I burnt myself out. I’ve started reading them again, and thankfully I am remembering why I loved them in the first place. Plus I really liked the heroine in this book is basically like the town princess, so the idea of her hooking up with the town bad boy is kind of hot. When we first meet Killian, or “Uptown,” as he is known to the club, he has a big chip on his shoulder. He definitely didn’t grow up easy, and he is finally at the point where he can bring down the hurt on the town mayor. As it turns out Killian and the mayor have a past, the mayor used to provide Killian’s mom with drugs and hook up with her. Totally understandable why he would hate the mayor. So when the mayor’s daughter Holly walks into the club bar looking for a job, Killian sees this as the perfect opportunity to get back at the mayor and maybe even get Holly into his bed. I really liked Holly, she had a lot more backbone then I was expecting out of her. She grew up a princess, always following the rules, doing exactly what he dad wanted her to, basically little miss perfect. And now that it’s come out that her father isn’t the guy she thought he was she is feeling kind of […]

Only for You by Naima Simone

Posted December 15, 2016 by Kate in Blog Tour, Just Okay, Review / 0 Comments
Only for You by Naima Simone

I wasn’t sure what to expect out of this book, I liked the blurb, the idea behind two people running into each other after a long time apart, separated by more then just time, but also by betrayal. Just works for me. What can I say I am a sucker for the drama, I like when two people have a lot of pain and suffering to work through. Honestly, the reason why this book gets three stars for me is because it’s almost exclusively physical. Yes there are some emotional moments, but most of the emotional turmoil is internal and all happens while naked and heating up the pages. Don’t get me wrong I like some hotness in my books, but I also like there to me more than just physical. Our leading man is Killian (seriously love this name lately) and he’s definitely carrying some serious baggage. He was sent to jail for two years, after the woman he loved basically turned him in and he never heard from her again. He has some serious PTSD like symptoms when it comes to dealing with his experiences in jail, mostly in confined spaces. He’s definitely more guarded, and opposed to letting people in. So when Gabby shows up in his nightclub, its not at all something he was prepared for. I totally understood why he was apprehensive about seeing her, being with her, loving her, etc. It makes total sense. But there is still a lot of heat going on […]

Womanizer by Katy Evans

Posted December 9, 2016 by Kate in loved it, Review / 0 Comments
Womanizer by Katy Evans

I loved this cover, so much so I bought the book without reading the blurb, well that and I knew I already liked Katy Evans. I’m really glad I ended up buying this book because I really did enjoy it. Normally I think the whole CEO thing is overplayed, but in this case I think it worked. Part of the reason why it worked was because our heroine, Olivia, has a family connection to our hero, Callan. It wasn’t like she was some doe eyed girl straight off the bus or something, while they may have never met before they still had ties to each other, like Callan is Olivia’s brothers best friend (another of my favorites things in books). Truth be told my least favorite part of the book was the beginning. Olivia came off as super naive in the first few chapters, not exactly unlikable, but a little on my nerves. Plus her older brother is like super over protective, which probably contributed to her naivety. But as soon as she started her job and met the hot guy on the roof she really came out of her shell, and suddenly I liked her a lot more. I know smoking is a terrible habit and all that jazz, but honestly sometimes a hot guy smoking a cigarette in the dark can be super hot, and Callan makes it super hot. I liked that he breaks his own rules. I liked the cute little interactions that Callan and Olivia […]

The Detective by Vanessa Waltz

Posted November 27, 2016 by Kate in Just Okay, Kindle Unlimited, Review / 0 Comments
The Detective by Vanessa Waltz

I’ve been really into cop books lately, like super into them. I don’t know something about a guy in uniform has seriously been working for me. So obviously with a title like, The Detective, I of course was going to pick up a copy of this book. So when the book starts off you are thrown right in the middle of everything, you’ve got cop Heath tangled up in the sheets with his mark, Jasmine, or is her name Jade. As it turns out Heath is assigned to find Jade and bring her back home, because wouldn’t you know, she’s a missing person. He wants to know why she left home and she isn’t talking, but he’s beyond determined to get to the bottom of it. Jasmine and Heath have this kind of push and pull relationship. Sometimes it worked for me and sometimes it didn’t. Jasmine has her secrets and I get that, and honestly I’m more on her side during this. But for Heath man oh man can this guy be pushy. I get that he has a job to do, but he is doing this job to get back and the guy Jasmine left behind. He’s so pushy to the point that I almost don’t like him. I mean he shows up everywhere. Joins the committees that she is on, eats where she works, etc. And then just when I think I’ve had enough the ex rolls into town and my opinion of Heath gets way better. […]