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Jerk. Asshole. Douchenozzle. Admit it- you hate to love the jerks. That alpha male character who is so arrogant and rude but sexy as hell. That foul mouthed douche bag of a man who rocks your traitorous heart. We’ve all read them and we’ve all liked them to some extent. In real life you wouldn’t touch the man with a ten foot pole. But in the fictional world? Nothing can stand in the way! Everyone would be lying to themselves if they didn’t admit that the meaner the man, the further we run… Towards them! *sigh*
That’s what this weekly meme is about- those jerky delicious men! Each Friday this meme will go up, and you can share your jerk anyway you want: review, interview, lines and quotes, giveaway of a book. However you want! All you have to do is sign up HERE and follow the linky. Any time you comment on someones post, leave your link so that person can comment back.
Let’s pretend this wall is my kindle…
I have never been so irritated (yet in love?) while reading a book!
One minute I wanted to punch my kindle and cut someone, the next I was all like…
Lexi contradicts herself
Ramsey is hiding shit
Jack…is being Jack! ❤
Loads of sexual tension
Bekah is a whore
A new guy
And I still loved it…
Team Jack baby!
Avoiding Commitment is the first book in this series, and a tough act to follow. No joke. I loved it so much that I can honestly say it’s one of my top favorite books. What the author did it me was…is..too hard to explain. All I know is that it’s exactly what I look for in a book.
This book starts out with a bang! It picks up right where the first one left off. I couldn’t put it down and when I did it was all I could think about. This book took over my life for the few days I was reading it and after I finished it too. K.A. Linde definitely has a way with words that grips you right from the start.
Lexi once again finds herself torn between two men. Jack, her first love and who is always ever presently on her mind. No matter what she does she can’t seem to escape her past with him. And to be honest, I don’t want her to forget it. I love the sexual tension and heat between them. I love the memories they shared. I love how all Jack has to do is look at Lexi with those penetrating blue eyes and she succumbs to his every need. I love how it’s a now forbidden romance between them yet they can’t fight the attraction…but they do. I just love them together!
Then there is Ramsey- Someone who unexpectedly works his way into Lexi’s heart. He has the same sexual tension with Lexi as Jack does, but Ramsey is different and works to prove himself to her in this book. I was worried that Lexi wouldn’t notice since she is so consumed with thoughts of Jack. The thoughts never stop until Ramsey comes into the picture and he makes her forget all the deceit and broken promises Jack made to her. But Ramsey will never be able to erase the past though…
The intensity between Lexi and Ramsey is powerful, but Lexi cautious with her emotions when it comes to trusting Ramsey after everything that’s happened. He is very secretive and won’t open to her which drove me bat shit crazy! Lexi is on guard 24/7 and has reason to be- what Ramsey is hiding is more than she ever thought.
Ramsey is no Saint! Wake up ladies! Read between the LINES!
One issue I had with this book was that I found it to be extremely repetitious, to the point where I was skimming. It made me want to cry over all the long winded thoughts Lexi had during conversations. They were drawn out and tedious, sometimes going on for pages. None of this was needed! Just about each chapter was filled with the same consuming thoughts of Jack. It’s one thing to relive memories and events that happened, but it’s another thing entirely to relive each one in nearly every chapter again and again. I already know it all.
What saved this book for me was the last 10% of the story. IT.WAS.AMAZING. I was reading as fast as I possibly could. I could not put it down yet nearly too much to handle! The end of the book leaves us hanging a bit…now I am dying to find out what happens! Oh, but Jack, what I wanted to do to you at the end for not speaking up…
The perfect song for this book- Wide Awake by Katy Perry.
Abby Bartlett is the quintessential nice girl. Between teaching, volunteering, completing her PhD, and helping her best friend raise his daughter, Abby never gets the chance to be anything but nice. That is, until the all-wrong-for-her man she’s only ever known from afar starts daring her to simply take that chance for herself. His sage advice? Try something wild and fast.
An unbridled, hotshot attorney with a not-so-little black book, Connor Sullivan has earned himself quite the bad boy reputation. But in his defense, he’s a very conscientious one. He knows far too well that sometimes in life, love isn’t enough…or worse, not even a factor at all. To avoid that misery—and repel the drama—Connor always makes his one and only rule crystal clear right from the start. Absolutely nothing more than a month.
Turns out, a whole lot can happen in one month.
VIOLET DUKE is the pen name for Nina Nakayama, former professor of English Education turned author who now spends her days on the other side of the page writing wickedly fun contemporary romance. When she’s not catering to the whims of her story characters or feeding her book-a-day reading addiction, she enjoys randomly rearranging the furniture in her house, tackling reno projects with her power tools, cooking ‘special edition’ dishes that laugh in the face of recipes, and trying pretty much anything without reading the directions first. Nina lives in Hawai‘i with her two cute kids and similarly adorable husband. Learn more about her and her books at http://www.violetduke.com.
By me. He didn’t have to say it out loud, they were both thinking it. And his ego was celebrating it.
In the streets of Chicago exists an uneasy, centuries-old truce between vampires and their distant cousins, a race of shifters called drecks. Vampire enforcement agency, All the King’s Men (AKM), is charged with maintaining the truce, but when volatile enforcer Micah Black loses his mate and falls into the biological agony that results from the broken bond, he tests the boundaries of the truce by seeking out Apostle, a leader in the dreck community. Micah wants Apostle to kill him, a request Apostle is more than happy to fulfill.
When ex-Army medic Samantha Garrett inadvertently disrupts the plot and saves Micah’s life, a chain reaction sets Micah’s heart on a collision course with Sam’s, but he will have to protect her from Apostle and her obsessive ex-husband, Steve, if they will have a chance at forever. Can Micah hold his emotions together to keep Sam alive?
Rise of the Fallen, book one in the All The King’s Men series, is celebrating its one year anniversary. I’m so proud of my little book that could for earning the following accolades in its first year:
- USA Today Recommended Read
- Runner up for GraveTells’ Readers Choice for favorite story in January
- GraveTells’ Reviewer’s Choice in January
- A finalist in Parajunkee’s Best Adult Story 2012, which I’m particularly proud of because I was up against at least one NY Times bestselling author, and the other two finalists were with big publishing houses.
- A prize back worth the envy of all your friends to include:
- Autographed copies of Lover At Last and Lover Awakened by J.R. Ward
- Autographed copy of Edge of Dawn by Lara Adrian
- Autographed copy of Last Chance to Run by Diana Love (she co-writes with Sherrilyn Kenyon, as well)
- If I Were You by Lisa Renee Jones (my favorite book from 2012)
- Primal Bonds by Jennifer Ashley
- Covet by J.R. Ward
- Bookmarks from me, Lara Adrian, Louisa Bacia, and Jeaniene Frost
- Confessions of a Naughty Nurse by Lily Harlem
- The Art of Love by Michelle Graham
- Year of Acheron ceramic travel mug from Sherrilyn Kenyon (I want this! LOL)
- And from me:
Recently retired Delta Force Operator Reid Cormier utilizes his special skills by working black ops jobs all around the world with his former teammates and their wives. Reid’s career keeps him busy, but he can’t get his last job—or the woman involved—out of his head.
US Marshall Grier Vanderhall faked her own death without telling Reid of the plan first, and he couldn’t forgive her duplicity. But when Reid learns that Grier has been kidnapped by a dangerous ring of criminals, he drops everything and heads to New Orleans to rescue her. And while Reid knows that his skills make him the best option to get Grier back, he’s not sure if this mission will give them another chance—or get them both killed.
Includes a preview of the first Section Eight novel, Unbreakable
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* According to reviews, there is one particular incident in the story that turns readers into a puddle of tears. This fills my heart with joy since my first beta reader, my friend and local librarian, told me the scene was not nearly emotional enough. That stung for a while, but I completely agreed. So I went for the jugular when I re-wrote the event and didn’t put a filter on my heartstring meter. There you go, people, you can thank HER for it.
Here is your chance to win a copy of J.A. Dennam’s book TRUTH AND HUMILITY. All you have to do is leave a comment with your email and a winner will be chosen. You can also add the book to your Goodreads list if you want. 🙂 Thanks and good luck!!