Children Of Vice (Children Of Vice #1)

Children Of Vice (Children Of Vice #1) By J. J. McAvoyChildren Of Vice (Children Of Vice #1) By J. J. McAvoy

If you’re a big fan of J. J. McAvoy like I am then you would know what a big deal this book is. I was sitting patiently in a corner bitting my nails off, bidding time, waiting for this book to come out. And to my disappointment this book did not live up to it’s full potential. And I totally blamed that on myself. 

This book is a branch off from the Ruthless People Series which is basically four books put together giving us an insight on the parents. The ending of last year the final book for that series came out called Bloody Melody and I’ll have you know it was bloody good. You can read my review for that series by clicking on the links. Readers don’t have to read the first four books before reading this but I would advise to. 

I guess because of how much I enjoyed the parents story I was expecting more from their kids but honestly, it just showed how much their parents failed them. They were not as heartless nor ruthless like their parents and I can’t see where Melody and Liam went wrong with them.

The hero is the first son of the maifa and he is the head. I love how I can see glimpses of Liam, his father in him. The heroine is one of his small day crush who is wrongfully in jail and thinks that the hero’s family is to blame for her family’s death. With the help of the hero, the heroine is let out of jail after she was showed the truth of her family’s death and have to marry to hero (getting flash back on a little melody and liam here) The hero promises her revenge on the people who wronged her and that was exactly what he did; eventhough he went about with it through some unorthodox way.

I hated how throughout this book, the sister showed how spoil and winy she was. I felt like she wanted what was not hers to begin with and that everyone had to fall to her feet whenever she says to do so. I also hated how this book ended but that is the only reason why I’m anxiously awaiting the next book.

My favorite quote in this book was when they were explaining the hero’s parents to the heroine;

“..It’s a long story. If I started, I’d need at least four novels to finish…”

  There was also one or two scenarios that happened in this book that didn’t really settle well with me and had me cringing. I’m not too sure this series will be as great as the Ruthless People series was.

Thank you so much for reading my review. Please make sure you pre-order my book “Never Forget You” on Amazon coming out on 4th July!


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Bound By Temptataion (Born In Blood Mafia Chronicles #4)

Bound By Temptataion (Born In Blood Mafia Chronicles #4) By Cora ReillyBound By Temptataion (Born In Blood Mafia Chronicles #4) By Cora Reilly

I must confess that I am slowly becoming addicted to Cora Rielly’s work. Like a druggie looking for their next hit, I had to read book 4 of this series. When I began reading book 1, I swore to myself that I would only read book 3 after that since the heroines are sisters. I decided to give book 2 a try; although it was not connected in anyway whatsoever and loved it. Then I just had to get my hands on book 4 and suprise! It’s the other sister!

I noticed when reading the series, in each book, the heroines had their own personality and no two heroine was alike. Which I must gave an applause to the author for that. She didn’t made me feel like I was reading about the same heroine but in different scenarios. Some authors have a hard time creating a different persona for different heroines in a book series.

Okay, lets gets back to the review for this book. The heroine and the hero in this book knew each other for quiet some time since the hero is a soldier for the heroine’s big sister’s husband. So she met him around the same time her sisters met their husbands.

The heroine was always flirting with him and made sure her attraction to him was known by everyone. The hero didn’t pay her much time since one, she was a minor and two, he was a soldier and she was out of his league and three, she was just a child in his eyes. Not to mention that it would have cause a war to start something with her without her father’s consent. And her father would  never consent to her marrying a mere foot solider. 

As time progress, the heroine began blossoming from a child to a beautiful woman and the hero couldn’t take his eyes off of her but he still couldn’t act on the attraction. When tragedy struck her family, her father sends her away to spend the summer with her sisters. The hero, being the “bodyguard” for her sister will be around her the entire summer. 

The chemistry and attraction between them was undeniable and eventually they find themselves sneaking into each other rooms at night and stealing kisses when no one was around. When the summer was almost over the heroine was called back home and it broke her heart to know that she may never see the hero back again. Upon her arrival home, her father informed her of her prenuptial arrangements to one of her father’s captain. Whats even more gross is the fact that her future husband is old as her father, if not even older.

Not seeing a way out of an impending war if she denies marrying the guy, she completely shuts the hero out and began planning her wedding.

Does the hero risks war to be with her? You’ll have to read it!

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Bound By Duty (Born In Blood Mafia Chronicles #2)

Bound By Duty By Core Reilly Bound By Duty (Born In Blood Mafia Chronicles #2) By Core Reilly 

I did the review for book 3 of this book and within that review I mentioned that I was not that invested with part 2 because part 1 and 3 correlates since both heroines in the book are sisters. I decided to give Book 2 a chance and boy was I happy I did.

Like the other two books, the hero and the heroine are arranged to get marry. The only difference is that both the hero and the heroine were married before and their significant other had died. So this arranged marriage was both their second marriage.

The heroine was happy and nervous to be married again although she lost her husband not even a year ago. Why? Because she was harbouring a secret from her first marriage and when her husband died she thought for sure no other would want her since her virtue was taken away by her previous husband. So she was suprised when the Boss had picked her to be his wife when there were more other females who was “pure”

The hero’s father had died leaving him in charge. Being in charge meant that he had to take a wife and produce an heir. He lost the love of his life to cancer four years ago and thought that taking the heroine as his wife would fit into his plan. His plan of never falling in love. Since she too had lost her husband he thought that neither of them would be looking for anything more.  

And boy was he wrong! The heroine’s first marriage was a loveless one since her first husband was gay and being gay in the mafia was a big NO NO. But since he was her friend she married him with the hope to make him straight but her plan backfires on her. Refusing to enter into another loveless marriage, the heroine plans to do whatever it took for the hero fall in love with her. 

She was devastated when the night of their wedding, the hero gave her the cold shoulder and the couple nights to follow. Frustrated and disappointed that yet another marriage will be going down the drain, she marches into the hero’s home office and demands him their maritial rights.

The hero was shocked to learn that she was still “pure” and which man is going to say no to that?
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And we can all guess that eventually they both developed feelings for each other although the hero did not want to admit to himself that he was since in his eyes he’s cheating on dead wife.

My Thoughts;

  • I loved that the heroine stood up for what she wanted and wasnt afraid of the hero beacuse he was Boss.
  • Parts of the book, because of his actions, I wanted to slap the carp out of the hero. Yes, I understood that he really loved his first wife but thats no excuse to treat the heroine like an average whore.
  • The hero needed a reality check when the heroine tells him of her news. I would’ve dropped his ass faster that hot potatoes.

You can view Book 3 review Here

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Moment Of Weakness (Embracing Moments #1)

Moment Of Weakness (Embracing Moments #1) By Katie FoxMoment Of Weakness (Embracing Moments #1) By Katie Fox

This book was a mixture of Romance/Suspense with a little bit of a hitman mixed together. I don’t know if I can do this review without giving away the book, so be warned that at some point I may have a spoiler. Fingers crossed that I actually write this without spoilers. **crosses finger**

Okay, so the heroine is off of college for the summer and what she thought would be the summer of her life turns out to be the beginning of a distaster. She had planned to go to Europe with her best friend and her boyfriend but she came home earlier than planned  one day to see her roommate/best friend with her boyfriend going at it on their couch. Furious, she packs a bag and headed home.

The heroine didn’t really had a great childhood; not beacuse she was abused or anything but because she lost her mother at a young age and her mother was the world to her. She never really got over the death of her mother and hid those feelings behind a smile.

When she calls her father to inform him that she had changed her plans for the summer and would be home, he informs her that beacuse of certain circumstances she would have to have her own personal bodyguard. Someone was threatening her father’s life.

In comes the hero, the bodyguard. When the heroine pictured her bodyguard she thought he would’ve been this old, bulging, bald guy but he was totally the opposite. As they began spending time together they form this connection that lite sparks. They filled this part of each other that was missing.

The hero was skeptical for his own reasons other than being her bodyguard; which you’ll know if/when you read the book. They had this push and pull relationship going on that furiated the crap out of me. I wanted to strangle the hero everytime he pushed the heroine away and treated her like the crap under his shoe.

What happens when they find the person behind the threat? Betrayal and Lies are revealed!! You’ll have to read to know.

“Julia, wishing gives us hope, and in a life full of ups and downs, hope is what keeps us alive. It’s that little voice inside of us, telling us there is a light at the end of the cold dark tunnel. The moment you stop wishing, is the moment you stop living.”

The author also wrote this book in the hero’s perspective which I did a ran through. So if you’re interested in the hero’s point of view you can give this book a read too.

World Of Darkness ( Embracing Moments 1.5) By Katie Fox

World Of Darkness ( Embracing Moments 1.5) By Katie Fox

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Bound By Hatred (Born in Blood Mafia Chronicles #3) 

Bound By Hatred Cora Reilly Bound By Hatred (Born in Blood Mafia Chronicles #3) By Cora Reilly

I cannot remember if I did the review for book 1 of this series but I remembered reading it like it was yesterday and that’s saying something since I read atleast a book a day. So remembering it should say how much I liked book 1.

Book 1 sparked me to read this book since the characters in book 1 and 3 correlates. I would advise reading book 1 before this book. Book 2, however is on the back burner to read since I’m not that invested in the characters. 

This book series is basically an arranged marriage between two different mafia household. 

In this book both the hero and the heroine knows each other and are in-laws since the heroine’s sister marries the hero’s brother in book 1.

The heroine is head strong and she refuse to marry into the mafia although she was born into the mafia. She refused to adhear to the rules and laws of the mafia and wish that she can have a life of her own; one that has nothing to do with the mafia. She wanted to be a modern day woman and have her freedom to do whatever she pleases and the life that her father wants for her is nothing close to that.

The hero first sees her when she was a young girl and didnt pay her any attention since she was scrawny in his eyes. When his brother is set to marry her sister years later, they meet again and to his suprise she had blossomed into a beautiful woman. Her fiery spirit lite something in him and he knew from the forbidden kiss they shared that she had to be his. 

When the heroine learns of their marriage she becomes furious and plans to run away. With the help of her sister she manages to say hidden for 6 months. That is until the hero finds her in an apartment in Europe with another guy.

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Ohh how the steams was pouring through his ear. Of course the guy she got caught with was killed on the spot and she was taken back to her father who was ashamed and disappointed with her. But more surprisingly the hero still wanted her and that very same day she became his wife.

She began living the life she had sworn she would never be apart of. Eventually and unexpectedly she became accustomed to it. Obviously it didnt hurt that she and her husband had chemistry. Of course she refused to be apart of it and refused to acknowledge that she belonged to this life she hates so much.

I loved the hero. He was such a cuddle bear behind the maifa and not once did he ever hid the fact that he loved the heroine. He never once backed down with a fight for her.

The heroine to me was very winy and I hated her behivor. I kept wanting to slap the shit out of her and scream  at her to wake up and see what she has with the hero is special.

All in all a great read.

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Flesh and Blood (Dixie Mafia Series #1) 

Flesh and BloodFlesh and Blood (Dixie Mafia Series #2) By Cynthia Ryne 

I must admit that this book was an accidental download but I enjoyed it regardless. I was going to read book 2, Blood in the water but accidentally clicked on this book. Both books can be read as a stand alone.

The book starts off with the heroine being dealt with a rough patch in her life. She was going down in a rollercoaster and didnt see it going up anytime soon. There was not light at the end of the tunnel for her nor no umbrella to shelter her from the dark clouds looming over her. She was out of both a job and money. Recently she felt as if someone was following her which she chalked up to being paranoid.

Her father, who was nothing more than a sperm donor and a scum, had borrowed money from the mafia and skipped town. They came knocking on her door one night and “kidnap”her.  

There she meets the hero who was apart of the mafia and the man her father had borrowed the money from. He had taken a liken to her but after the lost of his wife, many years ago he vowed never to fall him love again. So he blacklisted the entire town from her so that she, the heroin wouldn’t have any job and would have no other option than to become the hero’s mistress and nothing more.

But we all could guess what happens next.

I didnt like that the hero was way older than the heroine but the way the book was written they didnt really touch on the age difference that much; so thats a plus. I hated that the hero gave her the option to become his mistress but turned around to make sure no one in town would hire her, not much of an option if you ask me. I would’ve moved to another town or something since she had a rough upbringing with her mother being her father’s “mistress” but I guess money do talk. There is also a part where the hero admits something from his past and I thought at the epilogue he would’ve went to visit that past or that the author might bring it up again in the storyline but didnt and I was a let  down by that. You’ll obviously have to read the book to know what I’m talking about but when you, tell me if you think the same. 

Aside from that it was a great read but I felt the ending was a bit rushed and could’ve used something more.

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Claimed for Christmas 

Claimed for Christmas by Cora blackClaimed for Chrsitmas By Cora Black

I dont know why I punish myself to read yet another book from this author when I know I did not enjoy her other two books. I’m officially coming off of her ARC list, I’m sorry.

I thought that for sure I would like this book since the first two I read was a MC book and this one is about a hitman. Boy was I wrong, I DNF it I really really tried by it bored me too much to think point that I gave up.

It was too slow and reading it was like watching old wallpaper fall off a wall. The author tried really hard to collaborate Christmas into the book but I don’t think it fit well. And I’ve read so many hitman books that when compared this hitman to them it fell short.

I hate doing this-giving yet another bad review to the author-but I want my reviews to be 100% honest and I’m sorry that your books are not for me. I don’t know if this book is out yet, I looked for it on both Amazon and Goodreads but couldn’t find it but if you want to give it a try when it’s out then go for it. 

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Traded

Traded by Rebecca Brooke Traded By Rebecca Brooke

When I first saw this book and read the blurb, I thought that this book would’ve been dark, but it was not. Yes, it did involved the heroine being mentally abuse but the storyline was that of finding self acceptance and happiness.

So, the heroine is married to her long term boyfriend, not by choice but was happy that they were married. Her husband is a total douche and an a**hole. He tells her the worst things about herself and degrades her, the heroine not knowing better, accept the things he says about herself. She believes that no one would accept her because of all these faults her husband would tell her she have. She feels that without him teaching her the right from wrong, she would be the most hateful person.  

The heroine’s husband has a gambling addiction and uses the heroine’s money (she works as a waitress though she went to college because her husband told her to) to fund his gambling. Her husband was short on payment and decided to trade her for three months in exchange of paying out half his debt.

I was heartbroken when her husband came home and tells her to pack a bag and she thought that he was going to finally take her out but ends up being traded.

From the time the hero was introduced into the book, I fell in love with not only his character but the way his entire family view women. The hero was the “debt collector” for his father and was disgusted with the heroine’s husband for treating her the way he did. So he decided to accept the trade but he had no intentions of treating her with nothing but respect. He formed this plan where he would show the heroine how a man and should treat a woman. 

If you’re curious on how those three months went, you have to read this book.

At various parts in this book, I really wanted to scream at the heroine for making a man walk over her. But then I think back and realized that he ( her husband) was all she knew. And though the hero tried his best at the beginning to show her that her husband was wrong she was still hell bent that he was right.

I love that I also get to witness the heroine finding her backbone and standing up for herself. I loved that the hero was by her side pushing her to find her own voice whether he liked her opinions or not. I hope that if someone I know is to ever find herself in this situation that there is someone like the hero out there to raise her from the ground and show her how beautiful the world is when you open your eyes to the beauty of the world.

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Bad Boy’s Treat

Amy love arc Bad Boy’s Treat By Amy Love

I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. I tried looking for it on both Amazon and Goodreads but couldn’t find it so I’m assuming it is yet to be published on either of those sites. I did however, contacted the author to know more about that, but she is yet to reply.

I was given a blurb along with this book and I just wanted to let it be known that the blurb gave nothing away and wasn’t even close to what I would’ve expected when reading the book.

The heroine is working in an ice cream truck which her father owns in order to pay for his hospital bills. She is also putting her self through college and has her own blog where she hides her identity and writes about her everyday life.

On a normal day, after closing her ice cream truck and heading to another location she was hijacked by the hero who was hiding out in her truck.

The hero is what I like to call a multitasker. He owns a restaurant, runs a biker club and he’s a boxer. He stole some precious gems from a rivalry and the only escape he could’ve find was through the ice cream truck. He had no intentions of harming the heroine and came up with a plan in which they both could benefit from.

He proposed that he use her ice cream truck as a front to sell off the precious gems and at the same time he would pay her generously. The heroine agrees but proposed that she writes everything that happens between the two of them on her blog; anonymously of course.

So what might happen when you put two attractive people in a hot, small ice cream truck? You’ll have to read that to know.

I love the heroine’s personality and her willingness to do whatever it took to take care of her father. I also like that she stood up to the hero and his biker buddies and wasn’t some doormat.

The hero was this teddy bear on the inside but a bad boy on the outside. He felt things for the heroine that he knew a man in his position shouldn’t. He would always have to put on this act infront of his club members when it came to the heroine and that was the only trait the hero has which didn’t really sat well with me. You would also get to feel what he felt everytime he had to put on an act since the book was written in dual point of view.

You would also get the meet the hero’s psycho girlfriend, who I totally hated and wanted nothing more than to bash her head into the wall. She was so conniving and uses men for her own personal gain. I couldn’t believe that the hero had went out with a person like her.

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Maybe Series 1-3

  Maybe Yes (Maybe Series #1) By Ella Miles

I took longer than usual to review this book because I was not aware that it was a continued series. I was sent an email by the author to check out the series and I was happy to be given the recommendation.

The complete box set is currently free and you can check it out on Amazon Unlimited

I can’t give a break down of the storyline without giving way any spoiler so I’ll share the blurb which comes with the book, then I’ll do my review and individually rate each book.

Her future is already set, all she has to do is marry a complete stranger. 

Kinsley Felton has everything. Money, a loving family, and a modeling career. She graduates from Yale in just days, but unlike a typical college student she doesn’t have to spend hours looking for a job when she graduates. Kinsley will inherit the multi-billion dollar gaming and hospitality company her great-grandfather started. The only problem is she has to do everything her family asks for in order to get that money. That includes marrying a man of her family’s choosing. That’s not a problem since Kinsley has been following her family’s orders all her life. Until a phone call from her grandfather changes everything. 

Will she marry the man her family chooses or will she decide her own future? 

The heroine to me needs to grow a pair. She was a doormat for everyone and she was okay with this. I hated that she did not voice how she felt and had no decision on what her future should be. 

I find myself wanting to bash her had into my iPad and scream at her to stand up for herself and show everyone how wrong they are. I find it unbelievable that for a 21 year old she could not even order her own food. Like who don’t know what to get when they are at a restaurant.

And who the hell goes to Yale to study theater?

If I had parents like hers especially a grandfather like that I would’ve said to hell with the money and walk away. No one believed in her potential and verbally abuse her strength and self esteem. 

The hero, for some reason was the best character in this book. Although he doesn’t make himself aware that he is the one she would eventually have to marry when they first met, I can of understand why he did I it. And I loved that he didn’t force himself on her and waited till she knew who he really was before sleeping with her.

An boy was that a cliffhanger or what? I found myself reading this book till 5 in the morning and recommend it to others.

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Maybe Never (Maybe Series #2) By Ella Miles

Will one mistake destroy her life? Will one secret? One lie?
Kinsley Felton thought she had found a solution to her problems. She thought she had convinced her family that she is strong enough to run the company, if not on her own, then with help. She thought she had won when she decided not to marry Killian and instead just date him. But everything she thought was wrong.
Killian isn’t who she thought he was. Now she is sitting in a jail cell for something she didn’t do because of him. But maybe she deserves to sit in jail anyway to pay for her past mistakes. All she knows is she needs to stay far away from Killian no matter how much her heart aches for him.
Will Kinsley let herself get lost in the deceit or will she save herself and take another chance at love? 

So after recovering from that really unexpected cliffhanger I can honestly say that I get to hate the hero and fell sorry for the heroine.

I love how the author put that twist in the book that I don’t think anyone saw coming. I honestly thought that the hero would have taken advantage of the heroine in some sort of business deal but not that.

I love that you can see the heroine kinda growing a pair and standing up for herself. Although she been through so much with her family, she still refused to see the bad in them and her family should be lucky to have that kind of loyalty.

At half way through this book I fell in love again with the hero and loved that he fough for the heroine although they are totally on the opposite side of the law.

I felt that throughout this book the FBI only seemed to be after the heroine whether or not she was guilty. It made me wonder if this happens in real life.

 And then there is a cliffhanger at the ending of this book but it was not as big as the previous one and was expected.

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Maybe Always (Maybe Series #3) By Ella Miles

Will one truth set her free? 

Kinsley thought she had found the truth, but she is only beginning to discover the real truth about her family. About herself. Her heart and body still yearn for Killian, but she has to keep him safe. The only way to do that is to lie, just like everyone has lied to her. 

Killian thought he had everything he ever wanted. He had the perfect girl. He had the perfect job. All that was missing was a ring on her finger. But now both are gone. And the only way to get either of them back is to choose between the girl he loves and the job he feels destined to do. But as he sits in a jail cell he doesn’t know how he will get either of them back.

Will Kinsley be strong enough to save herself and those she loves? If so, at what cost? 

This final book of the series, the heroine finally grew a steel backbone and took nothing from anyone. She stood up or herself and the hero, though she went around the wrong way doing it, she still showed strength.

I found some parts hard to believe and felt it was kind of rushed to finish. 

I don’t think jail is that easy to break out and there was a scene with the hero and the heroine involving whips, not believable at all.

Talking about whips, there was also a scene where the heroine was put to whip a traitor and she took pleasure in it *yuck* 

I felt the ending was missing a big part and had a lot of unanswered questions.

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