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Short but enjoyable story.

Bearly Protected - Becca Fanning

This is a quick read and has me wanting more. Beth and Clive are likeable characters, charming together. Beth's quick acceptance of Clive's shifter side made it easier to enjoy. I could have used a bit more story, but what there is makes an interesting read. 

This is my unsolicited review.

Rather touching story, with lots of steam.

Top Bottom Switch - Chelle Bliss, The Club Book Series

Alese, a woman trying to find herself, gets her wish. Ret, a dom who is bored, helps Alese and finds his own happiness. I loved how patient Ret was as he helped Alese discover her true inner self. This story has plenty of steam, tenderness, and happiness. I enjoyed the story.

This was a freebie on Amazon, and this is my unsolicited review.

Enjoyed this Southern lady in the Highlands, full of lies and danger as well as love.

Seductive Surrender - Collette Cameron

Danger, lies, and spies, this story kept me reading. Gwendolyn gave up everything to start a new life because of her brother. Gwendolyn was an honest woman, caring and strong, and she listened to her intuition. Dugall had a plan for himself which did not include any type of relationship. His big heart and gallantry made me fall in love with him. When it came down to it, he knew what he had to do. Another good story by Ms. Cameron. I recommend this story and the series.

I received a copy of this story as a gift, and this is my unsolicited review.

Great sports story with a second chance at love

Ball Buster - Kara Sheridan

This was a great read! Sadie and Carson have a second chance at love despite the hurt between them. I loved how Sadie came to the realization that Carson was worth the chance. Her vulnerability due to her past experiences made her more real. I loved how Carson tried to keep a sterling reputation and had higher expectations for himself and his team. The steam between these two kept me turning pages. I highly recommend this story.

I received a copy of this book through Netgalley, and this is my unsolicited review.

Steamy read, second in series, still waiting for more story

Calling Caralisa - Virginia  Nelson

Another quick read in the series. This is Caralisa, Bentley, and Jackson, and how they came together. I enjoyed the different dynamics with this trio. Caralisa had low self-esteem, but Bentley and Jackson were wonderful in how they made her see otherwise. I still hope for more of the world story, so I look forward to more in this series.

I received a copy of this story through Candid Book Review, and this is my unsolicited review.

Emotional ride for me. A story that pulled at me.

How to Tempt an Earl - Tina Gabrielle

I thoroughly enjoyed this story. Grace and Ian had to deal with undesirable situations for themselves. Coming together helped each other as well as some in their immediate circle. I loved Grace's determination and hope that things would improve. Ian's misplaced guilt kept him a bit cold, but when things became clearer for him, I cheered. This story had me laughing, cringing, and crying. I highly recommend this book.

I received a copy of this book through Netgalley, and it is a Book Obsessed Chicks Review Team selection. This is my unsolicited review.

Couple different ideas for a common topic.

Staying Sane in a Crazy World - Judith Ashley

This is a quick read. Helpful methods to take control of your own life back, with less stress. It is full of good tips with explanations as how it helps. I learned a couple new things.

I received a copy of this as a gift, and this is my unsolicited review.

Enjoyed the intelligence, danger, and darkness of this story.

A Simple Case of Seduction - Adele Clee

This was a very interesting story. The narrator did a wonderful job keeping the characters separate and identifiable. Daphne was a strong and very intelligent woman, and I loved her independence. Daniel wallowed in his past, making him appear cold, but his sweet, tender side was always just beneath the surface. The story is full of danger, darkness, and twists. The emotions between Daphne and Daniel were strong, and gave the story that softer, lighter touch.

I received a copy of this audiobook as a gift, and this is my unsolicited review.

Good read with some danger and mystery

Let Sleeping Dukes Lie - Emily Windsor

This story has lots of adventure, spying, and romance. I loved Aideen's spirit and determination as she tried to get through to Alex. The Duke had such a firm stance on his past that I had to admire him, but it was satisfying when he began to see beyond his past. I recommend this story and look forward to more in this series.

I received a copy of this story as a gift, and it is a Book Obsessed Chick Star Review selection. This is my unsolicited review.

Secrets cannot stop true love

The Highlander's Fury - Maeve Greyson

What would you give up for love? I enjoyed listening to this story as I found out what Ciara and Faolan were willing to do. Secrets make this a good read as these two learn about faith and love. The characters are strong, yet accepting of change. The narrator, Rebecca McKernan, made the story come alive and entertaining. I recommend the story.

I received a copy of this audiobook as a gift, and this is my unsolicited review.

Book Blast: Unbreakable Bond by Jess Bryant

 

Unbreakable Bond
by Jess Bryant

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GENRE: Paranormal Romance

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BLURB:

 

Sometimes fate gets it all wrong.

 

Zoey Kent has lived with that fact ever since she turned eighteen and learned that the man she loved could never be hers. He’s a born shifter, a wolf, and she’s a mere human. Fate doesn’t care if on paper they’re a perfect pair. She isn’t his fated mate and she’s resigned herself to the knowledge that someday, she’ll have to watch Michael mate with another. It’s never crossed her mind that there might be someone else out there for her, that she would be the one to mate another, to choose another over everything she’s ever known or wanted.

 

Sometimes fate gets it all right.

 

Rafe Hudson left his pack behind years ago. Physically and mentally scarred from an attack that left his parents and twin dead, he walked away from his responsibilities as Alpha. He never intended to return but lone wolf or not, he can’t leave Michael open to an attack he’s learned is coming for his only brother. What he didn’t know was that going home would mean scenting his mate, the one person in the world that could make him whole again, that could give him everything he thought he’d lost. His pack, his home and his family.

 

But fate always has a plan.

 

There’s no way Michael’s brother is her future, is there? Just like there’s no way that the girl his brother has loved since they were kids, was always meant to be his, right?

Only fate knows why they were brought together but there is one thing for sure, the sparks between Zoey and Rafe are undeniable. The bond between them is unbreakable. And together… they’ll change the face of the pack forever.

 

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Excerpt:

 

Rafe Hudson was going to rip his little brother’s intestines out and use them to choke him to death. It was a fantasy he’d been living over and over in his head for the past few hours. It was a fantasy that he would have fulfilled already if only she hadn’t stopped him.

 

Her. Zoey. His mate. He was still trying to wrap his head around how that was even possible.

 

All of those years out there in the big, bad world. All of his time spent roaming from city to town to countryside. He hadn’t been out there looking for her but he was what he was. He was a shifter and it was hard coded in him to seek the woman that was meant to make him whole. In the back of his mind, every time he encountered a new woman, a new wolf or other shifter, he’d wondered if she was the one.

 

He’d wondered if he would find her at his next stop or the one after that. He’d wondered where she was and if she was looking for him too. And, in his darkest moments, he’d wondered if fate had even seen fit to give him a mate when he’d already failed to protect those that meant the most to him once.

 

He’d failed his family, his entire pack. He had been the one to run past the boundary line. He was the one the hunters had followed back to camp. He was the reason they were all dead, every one of them.

 

His proud father, the leader of them all. His mother, the sweetest wolf to have ever been born. And Gabe, his littermate, his twin, his other half in every way. The only member of his family that hadn’t been in the woods that day was Michael and because fate liked to throw punches when you were already down, Rafe knew that the reason his little brother hadn’t been there was because he’d been with her.

 

Zoey.

 

To find out, after all of this time, that she was his? That she’d been his all along? That she was his but that she’d been here with his brother? Well, that was an injustice he wouldn’t, and couldn’t, tolerate.

 

 

AUTHOR Bio and Links:


Jess Bryant is an avid indoorswoman. A city girl trapped in a country girl's life, her heart resides in Dallas but her soul and roots are in small town Oklahoma. She enjoys manicures, the color pink, and her completely impractical for country life stilettos. She believes that hair color is a legitimate form of therapy, as is reading and writing romance. She started writing as a little girl but her life changed forever when she stole a book from her aunt's Harlequin collection and she's been creating love stories with happily ever afters ever since.

 

Jess holds a degree in Public Relations from the University of Oklahoma and is a lifetime supporter of her school and athletic teams. And why not? They have a ton of National Championships! She may be a girlie girl but she knows her sports stats and isn't afraid to tell you that your school isn't as cool as hers... or that your sports romance got it all wrong.

 

For more information on Jess and upcoming releases, contact her at JessBryantBooks@gmail.com or follow her on her many social media accounts for news and shenanigans.

 

Links


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GIVEAWAY

 

Jess will be awarding a $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

 

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Steamy paranormal read, could use more story

Taming Tabitha - Virginia Nelson

Very steamy short read. This is about mates finding each other and giving their all. There is more to the storyline, so I look forward to reading more. Tabitha is unusual for her kind so her mates are unusual as well. Lancaster and Gage are opposites but are what Tabitha needs. I liked them but would prefer more of their story.

I received a copy of this story through Candid Book Reviews, and this is my unsolicited review.

Historical romance with a little steampunk, loved the characters.

Deceiving the Earl - Kirsten S. Blacketer

A story full of secrets, danger, mystery, elements of steampunk, and love. Both Adele and Christopher have experienced loss, but their common goal brings them together. I enjoyed the tale as things unfolded, although I kind of knew who did it before the end, and the chemistry between Adele and Christopher was well worth the read. I recommend this story.

I received a copy of this story as a gift, and this is my unsolicited review.

Danger, secrets, and guilt kept me listening to this one.

The Mysterious Miss Flint - Adele Clee

This was a fun listen, and Liisa Ivary did a wonderful job of keeping me interested with her emotions as she narrated. Nicole has been through a lot but still has the ability to trust the right person. Oliver is full of guilt and does not want closeness with anyone. I enjoyed both characters and their journeys to finding themselves and true love. I recommend this story (book or audio) and look forward to the next in the series.

I received a copy of this audiobook as a gift, and this is my unsolicited review.

Interesting so far, read two of six stories.

Rogue Hearts - Kelly Maher, Suleikha Snyder, Emma Barry, Stacey Agdern, Amy Jo Cousins, Tamsen Parker

This is a collection of stories, and I have not finished all of them yet.
In Her Service - Suleika Snyder - This is a quick read and a little short for me. I wanted to know more detail about Letty and Shahzad. Their love already existed at the beginning of the story, but I loved his loyalty and devotion to Letty. I also enjoyed how they disregarded others opinions considering they were in the public eye.
Run - Emma Barry - Both Maddie and Adam are strong characters. I loved Maddie's honesty, commitment, and steadfastness. I felt for his indecision because of his past experiences.

Good read about learning to love and trust again

A Duke Like No Other - Valerie Bowman

I enjoyed this story of a married couple finding their way back to each other. Nicole and Mark hurt each other but find they need each other now. The physical attraction never disappeared, but the trust needs to be rebuilt. Both are strong characters, and I laughed and cried as the story progressed. I recommend this book and look forward to more from this author.

I received a copy of this story through Netgalley, and this is my unsolicited review.

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