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FELONY EVER AFTER by VARIOUS AUTHORS

Standalone Comedy Romance : Thirteen Authors! One story!

“Who are you? You’re a total criminal aren’t you?”
“Have I stolen your heart yet?”

Authors:
J.M. Darhower , 
Penelope Ward, Vi Keeland
H
elena Hunting, Debra Anastasia, Nina Bocci
Belle Aurora, Tijan, Katherine Stevens
K.A. Robinson. Liv Morris, Leisa Rayven
S.M. Lumetta 

FELONY EVER AFTER – A DOMINO NOVEL 

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Felony

SYNOPSIS

***A Domino Anthology: 13 Authors ONE story***

Verity Michaels is new to New York City, but even she knows riding in a stolen cab is not a normal way to meet someone. Damn it if that tattoo-covered would-be felon isn’t everywhere now, and lighting everything on fire under her skirt.

His name is Hudson Fenn, and he’s frustratingly impossible to pin down. He works as a bike messenger, but has the manners of a prince—along with a strange tendency toward breaking and entering. As much as Verity knows he’s not her type, and likely to land her in jail, she can’t help but find her truest self when they’re together.

Can she be brave enough to give Hudson a real chance? Will he be bold enough to reveal the man beneath the ink, or will his secrecy doom their connection? Also, WTF is the deal with Verity’s boss? No less than thirteen of your favorite romance writers have teamed up to tell this sexy, wacky, snort-inducing tale. With them you’ll visit the world’s most irritating office, a VIP room of questionable cleanliness, and the fanciest apartment a bike messenger has ever inhabited, but you’ll still never see this ending coming


Felony Ever After

Reviewed by Jenny & Gitte

4 #PoundedbyHudson Stars

 “Who are you? You’re a total criminal aren’t you?”
“Have I stolen your heart yet?”

After a run of heartbreaking and emotional reads we were so in the mood for a bit of slap and tickle – a bit of fun  – so we read the synopsis for Felony Ever After and checked out the list of talented authors who contributed to this story, we guessed this would be the one that just might deliver on that! And we’re pleased to say it really did!

We were keen to see how this story would actually play out. After all, with such an array of fabulous authors with such specific voices working on one story, how would it flow? Would each voice be so different that it would take us out of the story?

“Sometimes white knights have tattoos, princess.”

We’ll be honest and say we did worry a little that maybe this wouldn’t work for us for that reason, however we’re thrilled to say this book did flow beautifully, with there being only a couple of chapters where we felt the authors injected their own voice a little too vigorously, and in doing so, changed the voices of Verity and Hudson which we found a bit off-putting. Luckily it was all soon back on track and we were caught up in the story once more.

“So what is it that makes you tick, Hudson?”
“Right now?” he licked his lips. “You.”

There were some bizarre and giggle worthy moments in this story. It was a crazy read as each author was given the task to follow on from the next and when the author before them threw a curve ball or box in this case, it was so much fun to see how the next author would pick it up and run with it.

‘Michaels@VirityPic03 The box is back. What’s in the damn boxes?’

Now, whoever created Hudson Fenn…THANK YOU because we bloody LOVED this tattooed hot boy who possessed a cheeky sweetness, an air of mystery and was as hot as all hell out of and between the sheets. Yup….he was something else!  And ummm who wouldn’t want to be hashtag pounded by Hudson?

‘He’s all mysterious and shit. He’s like Batman.’

Verity Michaels was a fab heroine who more than held her own and her workplace felt like a crazier day at The Office than a day at The Office! We loved her character. We also had this strange fascination too with her Boss, Mr Lay. What a character! Bizarre yet we couldn’t help but actually like him. He was a hot weirdo!

We have to give a shout out to Katherine Stevens, an author we haven’t heard of before but whose chapter in particular had us in fits of giggles. You can bet we’ll be 1clicking her upcoming book, Going Down, when it releases this Spring!

Felony Ever After was a hell on wheels taxi ride with lots of hot sex, some crazy funny tweets, a hero to swoon over, some mystery and a bit of ridiculousness. There was a bit of everything in this light-hearted, steamy funny romp that took us in some very whacky directions! We really enjoyed this crazy-arsed ride!

“If you tell me that room I can’t go into at your place is a Red Room of Pain, we’re going to need to stop to buy lube and some Fifty Shades wine.”

 

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CARTER REED TWO – THE CARTER REED SERIES by TIJAN

Carter reed

SYNOPSIS

Carter bought his way out of the mafia to protect Emma, but when an old ghost returns to the Mauricio Family, a chain of events starts that can harm everyone.

While Carter must decide to return to the Mauricio Family or not, a face that is oddly familiar to Emma comes into her life. She’s given the chance to discover more about her family while tension between the rivaling Mauricio and Bertal Family comes to a head in an explosive way.

The truce is officially off, and when the two worlds collide, Carter’s decision is made. 


He didn’t start this war, but he will end it. 


He will do anything to protect Emma. 

Carter Reed Collage
Reviewed by Jenny & Gitte

✯✯✯✯ Stars

‘This was still how I preferred to think of him, not as the man the city knew as the Cold Killer, Carter Reed. He was my soul mate.’

Carter Reed is back and he’s here to right the wrongs and make his girl Emma safe. We were reading this book feeling like we were on a mission – a timed mission where at any moment time would be up. Facing a gauntlet, trying to figure out the in’s and out’s on why no one is safe any longer. Why Carter and Emma can’t be left alone and just be at peace with each other and their love.

“Why is it that your presence can calm me? Your touch can make me alive, and one little sigh from you makes me want to sleep for days in your embrace?”

The Cold Killer – his intensity and power is addictive and makes our pulses race. However; his vulnerability and all-encompassing love for Emma even more so. Their shared history and the strength of their connection is magnified by the want and willingness to end this fight for both of them. A fight that’s a race against time with the clock ticking so vividly in the background.

‘Everyone I loved went away. Everyone I let close ended up hurt.’

Emma has one hell of a time in this book – overwhelmingly so. This girl is a bloody rock. There’s no damsel in distress here – no – she pulls up her skirt and faces the obstacles kicking and screaming as she tries to reconcile the facts and protect who and what she loves.

‘She was a fighter, my fighter.’

We love a good well written mafia book and we have to say this was and even though it may not have taken us to the stratospheric heights of Carter Reed  One, we still really enjoyed this second book. There’s vengeance, passion, deception, romance and friendships. Ultimately, Carter Reed symbolises family and love – we can choose our friends but we can’t choose our family. Water can be thicker than blood.

“Heaven and Hell. That’s where I would go for you.”

**Reviewed from an ARC copy provided by the author, with thanks**

THE CARTER REED SERIES by TIJAN

Carter Reed

CARTER REED BOOK ONE
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FIGHTER (All I Want Anthology) by TIJAN

fighter cover

 

SYNOPSIS

Jax Cutler is one bail jumper Dale doesn’t want to help her family catch, but he soon becomes the one she can’t let go.
Published in the All I Want anthology.

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Fighter

 Jointly reviewed by Gitte & Jenny

✯✯✯✯ Stars 

“Take us to jail Hayley. It’s a good day to wear orange.”

Oooh we really enjoyed this novella! It was fast paced and full of delish kick-arse characters. Tijan is a brilliant writer; in amongst the action there’s laugh out loud humour, drama, passion and romance. Oh and a load of bloody hot, funny and gorgeous characters. Each could have their own story; and we hope they do. Especially Chris, who intrigued us.

So, we have Jax the lush and fit fighter slash bail jumper who’s the target of a family of bounty hunters – a bunch of gorgeous hot brothers and one studious ‘home for the holidays’ sister. Jax doesn’t want to get caught but there’s a good reason for why and Dale isn’t keen on helping her bounty hunting brothers with their target when she realises they’re after her ex-boyfriend, Jax. It’s all a very hilarious ride with a sexual chemistry that had our pulses racing.

‘They were going to arrest me too? They took out a warrant on their little sister?’

Jax and Dale’s story was a snippet of which we are sure is to be a real sexy emotional and funny read. We read it one sitting and could have kept going. It smacked of something new and intriguing and we can’t wait for more….We want and need MORE!

“Losing you was a wake-up call. You ripped my heart out…”

  

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CARTER REED by TIJAN

carter

 Release Date: 30th September 2013

SYNOPSIS

Emma decided to skip the gym and went home early. It was the last easy decision she made because she found her roommate being raped by the boyfriend. She had two choices. Call the cops and be killed by his family’s mafia connections or kill him first and hope to survive. There was no choice to her. She killed the bastard first and went to the one person who could protect her. Carter Reed. He’s a weapon for the rivaling mafia family, but he’s also Emma’s secret. Not only was he best friends with her brother, but she’s the reason he became that weapon in the first place.

carter reed pic

Reviewed by Jenny & Gitte

J&G – 5 Stars!! 

Jenny:  So this is the first time ever that we have marked a book to read based solely on a cover. Hey, don’t judge us. Have you seen that cover?  Yep, this was one book we were dying to read and it would be an understatement to say it didn’t let us down, wouldn’t it G?

I absolutely LOVED Carter Reed. I was hooked from the first page and my life pretty much went on hold until I turned that last page. I was completely absorbed in every word of this author’s wonderful story.  I adored her writing and she is definitely on my “to buy” list for the future!  And words completely fail me about the hero Carter Reed.

‘I felt like the prey being caught by the predator’ – Emma

Wow! I’m devoid of speech thinking about how utterly delicious and dangerous this man was!  He had such a presence and was such a force. What an amazing job this author did with this character. Every nuance, every word, every movement from this man could be felt through her prose. Needless to say I’ve met my new book boyfriend.  I know you loved this one too G!

Gitte: Oh, are we admitting to being fickle in public Jenny hahaha yes we did indeed mark this to be read, because ‘have you seen this cover??’ And then to find that the story went above and beyond that, well, wow what an absolute treat. I loved this book. I didn’t put it down unless I absolutely had to. I was completely addicted and this Author completed that fantastic hat trick with drama, passion and brilliant characters. Yeah…Carter Reed, what a man. I’m actually speechless as words fail me too when trying to describe just how perfect he is. No doubt Jenny, new book boyfriend alert!!!

“I would declare war for you.”Carter

Jenny:  We’ll only briefly touch on the story because we really don’t want to give a lot away. For us, the enjoyment of this book was being surprised along the way, having our hearts racing, experiencing the suspense, the emotion and I have to say, it’s been a while since I’ve been so completely intoxicated with the sexual chemistry between two characters. Sizzling doesn’t even begin to describe it. Every look, every touch and every word between these two passionate characters made me want more!

God, how could I want this man? He was cold, detached. He killed others.’ – Emma

Emma is on the run. Something went down and she’s in all sorts of trouble. The type that could get her killed.  The only person she trusts is her brother’s best friend Carter Reed who has now risen through the ranks of the Mob to become one it’s most valued and dangerous members.  Emma fears Carter on some levels but her brothers last words keep ringing in her head…….

“You don’t trust anyone, no one except Carter. Go to Carter. He’ll take care of everything. He’ll take care of you, Ems. I promise.”  – AJ

Emma has had to learn to be resilient. She’s a survivor. Emma wasn’t afforded the most stable of lives and the vicious murder of her brother some years earlier still haunts her to this day. But Emma realises her only chance of survival rests in the hands of Carter Reed and so she seeks him out.

“I was going to die. It was a matter of time.’Emma

And wow! This story really does take off at that point. So much unfolds and you’re taken on a heart stopping roller coaster ride that’s for sure. Emma remembers Carter from her younger years but he has now become a force in the Mob. Carter Reed. Where to begin to describe the strikingly handsome, cool and calculated man?  Danger, sensuality and sex emanates from every pore of Carter Reed. This man is feared and respected, yet he does have one weakness and that is Emma.  Gitte, you really did feel every intense, passionate and emotional moment that passed between Emma and Carter didn’t you?

Gitte:  I agree Jenny, it would be such a shame for this story to be spoilt for readers as the build-up and pacing is brilliant. The seductive passion, angst, drama and intrigue is palpable. I was so invested from the start, and not having any idea where this story was going to go, had me inhaling every word. My emotions were so high on this journey that I enjoyed every second of it. The chemistry between Emma and Carter is quite frankly so intense I felt every ounce of it. My pulse raced when Emma’s did because Carter’s presence is just so all encompassing, I mean, how you could function when this hot, intense and dangerous man traps you with just a look? Well….I was a goner no doubt about it, my face flushed and I got all tingly, he only had to enter a room or give someone a look and I went all swoony! He was a killer. A ghost in the shadows who was trained to pure perfection. The cold killer. GAH!! I want to go re-read some scenes now!!!

“A different look settled over him, a cold mask covered his face. He was no longer the Carter I knew, the one who held me and kissed me. This was the one who killed, and as that sunk in, everything changed. Time slowed until every second passed in rhythm with my heartbeat.”Emma

As for Emma, I really loved her character too. She was so very vulnerable because of her childhood and what had happened to her brother. Then she goes and commits the ultimate crime but with the purest of intentions setting up the story when she runs to find Carter Reed afterwards.

 “I have been protecting you since you were a child, Emma. I’m not going to stop now.”Carter

Now, despite this vulnerability, Emma had pure strength, she’s a survivor. Yes she felt guilt and conflicted emotions over the sudden path her life has taken, but in a situation where a loved one is threatened, this girl does not hesitate. She pulls her big girlie knickers on and gets the job done. There was nothing weak, annoying or needy about her.   Brilliant heroine that’s for sure!

“Four days ago, I thought my life was ending. Everything had taken a 180 degree turn.” – Emma

“You’re different Ems. We can’t be normal. You’re not normal anymore. I think what you did changed you too…It’s like a part of you died.”Amanda

Jenny:  I agree. I could re-read some of those scenes in a heartbeat and Emma was indeed a kick ass heroine. I loved the storyline, I loved the characters, the secondary characters added so much to the story and I was completely bowled over by this authors writing style. I really don’t know what else I can say about this book without prattling on forever. Definitely a favourite of 2013.  You know that feeling when a book is coming to an end and you’re torn between racing to finish and trying to savour every single delicious, heart stomping moment?  Well, yeah, that me with Carter Reed. I was dreading coming to the end because I knew I would want more and I did! An absolute winner! I LOVED IT!  How would you sum this one up G?  Hmmm do you think we should include the text messages we were sending whilst we were reading?

“You’re mine, Emma. You always have been. I won’t let you go.  Carter

Gitte: Well, this book sure had us burning up our mobile line Jenny! I absolutely loved this story, everything about it. The storyline, the characters and the emotions that I felt whilst reading. The writing was spot on and I’ve got no complaints whatsoever except I just didn’t want it to end and I was gutted to leave Carter behind. Mind you there’s no chance of him ever leaving my heart because he sure made his mark on me!

“This,” he growled in a whisper against my lips. “This is what I wanted that night. I couldn’t contain myself and I had to taste you, but tonight is the night I really have you. You’re mine, Emma. You always have been.” – Carter

Without question this Author has become a one click for me. Carter Reed the book and Carter Reed the man…pure PERFECTION!

ARC Supplied by Author in exchange for an honest review  

Text messages between us throughout  Carter Reed

J:  I have the screaming hots for Carter Reed. This book is bloody awesome! Love it.

G: I’ve had a shit day. Thank God for Carter Reed! That man is seriously HOT. LOVE this book!!!

J: Me too!! Loving it. I can’t put it down. I haven’t moved since I started it. I really need to eat! This man is definitely a knickers changer.  Effing LOVE him and LOVE this book so much!

G:  You can eat later Jubs. This book is like an addiction…keep reading food can wait!! Where are you in Carter other than the obvious lol

J:  I know! I’m seriously addicted at 47%. Where are you?  Geez how hot is the sexual tension and sexual chemistry between Emma and Carter?

G:  I’m about 40%. OMG lucky Emma, the tension and chemistry is killing me but I LOVE it!

J:   Definitely hot and heavy and such a good story!  I’m so into this.

G:  Yeah wow FAB story! And that man is bloody delicious.

J:  He sure bloody is! Hellooo new book boyfriend.

G:  This book is just what I needed. Love this story so much!!!

J:  Me too. This book was perfectly timed. It’s awesome! I don’t want it to end. Did I say I loved Carter?

G:  Me neither, I don’t want to let go of Carter!!

J:  Okay, I haven’t eaten or moved since starting this book and just finished it.  I have to say it…….I fucking LOVE CARTER REED.  I want more!!

G:  I’m at 90% and fuck a duck I bloody love this man and wish I was being watched over by him all day and umm at night lmao

J:  Ha! That doesn’t even sound creepy lol  Oh geez, we’re going to be suffering a major book hangover after this!!  Debrief tomorrow at 5pm my G! Be sure to grab a coffee and I’ll call you because we need to discuss this book and this man!!!

G: It’s a date Jubs! Book hangover is an understatement!!

THE CARTER REED SERIES by TIJAN

Carter Reed

CARTER REED BOOK ONE
Our Review
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CARTER REED TWO 
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