Title: Anything You Can Do
Author: RS Grey
Release Date: February 2, 2017
I swear, I cringed one chapter and swooned the next.
The banter, the pranks, the reasons, the whys, the past, the present, the fights, the real background. It was all adorable and wrapped up in a neat little bow. But there were shenanigans, there was deception, there was trickery and one-upmanship at foot.
Lucas appeared unruffled but when seeing the story from his POV was eye opening and made me just. fall. in. love. I was a goner.
This is the best book by RS Grey I have read. More laugh out loud moments than any other and the chemistry between Lucas and Daisy was HOT HOT HOT!! Even if Daisy was constantly fighting her feelings for Lucas.
“When his hands start to tug my shirt up across my stomach and ribs, I justify it because cotton is truly a difficult fiber to kiss in. My jean shorts? Those are in the way too.”
Daisy’s mom is the atypical embarrassing mother, I adored her. My favourite non-main character has to go to Gary. I laughed SO SO HARD for the few pages he was involved in the story. One of the best scenes EVER!
“Note to self: Lucas is not in the mood for games. Just ask Gary.”
About the Author:
Title: Out of the Storm
Author: JB McGee
Release Date: January 31, 2017
There’s an eerie calm before the storm,
And my best friend is in the direct path of the hit.
I have to protect him, no matter the cost.
He’s like a brother to me.
I’ll do whatever it takes to make sure he’s safe.
Even if that means being pulled into the vortex that is Jules Hemingway,
A sexy, fiery tempest that has the potential to destroy everything in her wake.
All I want is to dive in, take my chances.
But first, I must complete the mission—save my friend.
Though it may mean losing what really matters,
The only woman worth drowning for.
Something’s amiss—strange and ominous,
And I can’t quite put my finger on it.
When Theo Katawhateverhisnameis comes thundering in,
It’s like lightning to my heart, my body, my soul.
It’s a shock—a jolt, as I realize my life is a scam,
A scheme with no winners.
I’m in over my head, treading in a sea of lies,
Leery of whom to trust,
Only looking to protect myself, my heart.
Together, we’re wreckage, debris,
but are we collateral damage in this perfect storm?
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Well, for a first time romantic suspense write, this is a very valiant effort! I did not see *that* coming!!
The story took me a while to get into and there were parts that frustrated me but overall, I was ENTHRALLED with Theo and Jules. Their instant chemistry was off the charts hot!! And I found myself rooting for them during their time apart despite this insta-love.
For me, the key to a good multi/dual POV story is that you don’t find any repetition of scenes in the alternating chapters. This happened and although it is always good to read what the other person is feeling and doing, the characters’s personality has been set already, we can use our imaginations to figure out how they’re responding. As readers, we constantly use our imaginations and this could have happened a few times throughout Out of the Storm and saved us a re-read of what we’d just read!
This point aside, it was a very enjoyable and easy read with me wanting to hear that Greek accent!! Thank you to JB McGee for introducing us to Theo Whatshisname! 😉
Swiping my face with my shirt, it’s hard to ignore the searing gazes of the girls in the gym that roam to the exposed skin of my ripped abs. A small sideways smirk quirks at the corners of my lips as I duck my head down, heat rushing to my cheeks. I work damn hard for this body, and I love when someone appreciates it. I nod at Rockin’ Red, who’s licking her pouty lips like I’m a fine piece of meat she’s hoping to slowly devour. She probably has a better chance with Charlie, unfortunately for her. Of course, there’s a lot more of him to consume. The thought causes me to chortle.
Making my way to the locker room, I swing the door open. “I’m meeting Jules tomorrow night. You can have your guy do it—” They glance in the mirror at me.
I nod. “‘Sup?”
“What’s happenin’?” Their jaws tick. It may have been posed as a question, but it was definitely a statement.
“I heard you overtalkin’ out there. You know I was engaged once. Never again. I say, get as much ass as you can while you can, man.”
Charlie’s eyes narrow at me as he sizes me up, but he’s more than six inches shorter than me. “It’s not nice to eavesdrop.”
“Didn’t mean to. Normally, I have my iPod with me, but I forgot it. And, if it was a secret, maybe you shouldn’t be talking so loudly I could hear you two machines over. But anyway, I’m not here to socialize.” I glance down at my pecs and abs as I pull my shirt over my head. “In case you can’t tell.”
“Right.” He laughs. “And as for my fiancée. If you saw her, you’d understand why I wanted the best of both fucking worlds, man. Have a nice night.” Charlie pats Tattoo Guy on the back. “Let’s get outta here, Angelo.” Ah. Charlie looks back over his shoulder. “Sorry, I didn’t catch your name. I’m Charlie Hawke.”
I didn’t miss that he didn’t extend his hand to me, so I push mine out toward him. “Theo. Theo Kataigída.”
I nod, smiling. “You got it.”
He never takes my hand. They both just give me a look that screams ‘go fuck yourself’ before walking out. Yeah. The feeling is fucking mutual fuckers.
About the Author:
JB McGee is a mother, wife, and the Amazon Top 100 author of the best-selling This Series. Amazon Crossing acquired the German rights to her debut novel, Broken. Heartfall, her coming of age novel about a bullied ballerina, is a #1 best seller in the Teen and Young Adult Performing Arts genre. Skipping Stones, a military romance about a young woman strongly influenced by her faith and her family all the while searching for her true love, is a #1 best seller in Women’s Christian Fiction.
When JB’s not writing, she enjoys reading as well as watching and live-chatting her favorite television shows with her friends. Her favorite shows are Quantico, Blindspot, Grey’s Anatomy, The Bachelor/Bachelorette, Below Deck, The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, and Scandal (mainly because of her love of Scott Foley).
Born and raised in Aiken, South Carolina, she attended Converse College and eventually earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education from The University of South Carolina-Aiken in 2006.
In college, she was told by her children’s literature professor she would be the one student from her class to be an author. McGee shook her head and laughed. But in 2012, over six years after that statement was made and after a love of reading had been reignited, she gave writing a shot. JB gladly ate crow when she emailed her first book to the above mentioned children’s literature professor thanking her and acknowledging the accuracy of her prophecy.
In 2011, it was discovered that not only do both of her children, but also she and her husband, have mitochondrial disease. Affecting 1 in 2500 people, it has no cure or treatments. Being a writer allows JB to care for her family’s unique needs while also providing a platform for raising awareness for this disease.
She is a hopeless romantic who loves to escape into fairy tales—some she reads and some she creates.
JB McGee and her family now reside in Buford, Georgia.
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Title: Preppy: The Life & Death of Samuel Clearwater Part Two
Author: TM Frazier
Release Date: January 24, 2017
Preppy finds himself back in a world he once loved, but no longer recognizes. His dim smile can’t hide his inner turmoil and the people he views as family all suddenly feel like polite strangers.
Except for one person. A girl with dark eyes and even darker hair.
A girl who isn’t even an option.
At least, not anymore.
Dre can’t decide who she’s going to listen to. Her heart, her head, or her body. Because two out of those three things have her heading right back to Logan’s Beach. Closure is what she tells herself she’s seeking, but when she unlocks doors that were never meant to be opened she soon discovers that when it comes to Samuel Clearwater, closure might NEVER be an option.
One day I may well run out of words to explain my love, awe and sheer bewilderment at TM Frazier’s books.
Love because she creates a world that I can visualise, I can feel a part of, and I can see for myself.
Awe because, after six books, I am still as hooked, still as shocked and still as invested in every single characters’ life, relationship and troubles.
Bewilderment because TM Frazier never fails to draw out many emotions from me. She never fails to stun me with her talent and make me feel lucky enough to read her words and enter the world she creates for us readers.
We pick up where Preppy Part One left off and soon find our way deep into the rehabilitation of Preppy after the shock ending. How does someone overcome the trauma he experienced? Differently than Preppy. Because he has his own way.
It isn’t all plain sailing. It certainly isn’t without highs and lows but damn if it wasn’t a rollercoaster I willingly queued up for and will time and time again.
Dre has her own story and troubles to overcome and even though much time has past, there are still things that need to be brought to light.
Their paths cross, many times throughout the book, and the fact that we see how this has all affected not only Prep and Dre, but Ray, King, Bear and Thia all. (I may have gotten giddy over the chapter from King’s POV!)
Hurdles, twists, turns, and downright angst are throughout the book and all I could do was hold on and hope to come out the other side in one piece.
Yes, we had another typical TM Frazier ending. But it’s ‘her’. It’s what we have come to expect and come to anticipate. Me? I read as slowly as possible in order to prolong that ending. If anything else, this guarantees your further interest and – almost obsession – in Preppy and Dre’s stories.
PLUS. BO. My heart. ❤
FIVE stars and more ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
“Oh yeah?” Preppy asked, taking a step forward, crowding me in, staring deep into my eyes with an intensity that had me biting down hard on my lower lip. “Do YOU like a clean look, Doc? Or do you like it dirty? Beards. Tattoos…scars?”
Yes, I like it dirty. So dirty.
I was stunned into silence. Preppy’s proximity was fucking with my brain, and I was afraid I was going to blurt out something that would dig me a deeper hole than I’d already dug for myself. I opened my mouth to answer, but I couldn’t get the words out. Not like I needed to. Preppy answered for me. “If I remember correctly, you like it dirty. Real fucking dirty.”
He took another step. “Remember that first time? In the field? By the train tracks? Remember how I pulled your hair while I fucked you from behind and stretched you open? Remember how it felt to have me moving inside of you? How it felt when you came and screamed in my fucking ear? I do. I remember. Thought of that scream every fucking day since. It was deafening.” He chuckled and pressed his teeth against his bottom lip. He groaned, the sound shot straight to my pussy. “I can still fucking hear it now.”
So can I.
The hair on the back of my neck stood on end. “What are you doing?” I asked, trying to step around him, but he pressed his hands against the wall, caging me in. The warmth of his chest radiated onto mine. I tried to look anywhere but into his eyes, afraid of what I might see, but there wasn’t anywhere else to look. He moved even closer.
Preppy pressed his knee between my thighs, parting my legs. “Me?” he asked, with mock innocence. “I’m just reminiscing with an old friend.”
“This doesn’t feel like just reminiscing.”
He stared intensely into my eyes. “No, not YET it doesn’t.” He grinned. “But it fucking will. Soon.”
About the Author:
TM Frazier is a USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR best known for her KING SERIES. She was born on Long Island, NY. When she was eight years old she moved with her mom, dad, and older sister to sunny Southwest Florida where she still lives today with her husband and daughter.
When she was in middle school she was in a club called AUTHORS CLUB with a group of other young girls interested in creative writing. Little did she know that years later life would come full circle.
After graduating high school, she attended Florida Gulf Coast University and had every intention of becoming a news reporter when she got sucked into real estate where she worked in sales for over ten years.
Throughout the years TM never gave up the dream of writing and with her husband’s encouragement, and a lot of sleepless nights, she realized her dream and released her first novel, The Dark Light of Day, in 2013.
She’s never looked back.
Visit her at http://www.tmfrazierbooks.com for news, information, and appearances.
Damn my fears.