Her Lifeline by L.A. Casey

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Title: Her Lifeline
AuthorL.A. Casey
Genre(s):Romance
Release Date: January 22nd, 2019 
Rating: 3 stars


 

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I have read several books by this author and so far I have enjoyed them all…This one is no exception, though I have to say that there were some things that did bother me.

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Erin has had a crush on her big brother’s friend for some time…though she is eleven so I couldn’t really take it too seriously. I had tons of crushes when I was 11, and none of them were to be taken really seriously. So for me, this did not qualify as a “second chance” love story. 

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The hero is 19 at the time and he leaves her and her brother Tommy (his best friend) behind. I don’t think any 19 year old should stay because of an 11-year-old girl…but I did resent him for abandoning his best friend … He had his reasons, but I still think he should have gone about things differently.

He goes off to make a fortune on an idea that wasn’t just his…which is where the hero really pissed me off. I am a big fan of loyalty. Screwing your friend over like that…nope…you are in the doghouse my man !!

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Fast forward more than a decade when tragedy strikes and they will come face to face again. I could understand that Erin hated Ward…her loyalty lies with her brother, as it should. She isn’t able to hold on to her icy demeanor though…

This was a very nice “brother’s best friend” / “enemies to lovers” / story. Lots of drama…even for me. Still, I enjoyed reading it. What I had a problem with were the accents. I love me some Scottish men..I really do and I have been to Scotland 2 times already and plan to go many more. But…there were times I had no idea what was being said… I may like Scotland and it’s people, but that doesn’t mean I understand what the hell they are saying 😛

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It took me out of the story a bit. It also sounded very funny in my head…I don’t think I did the accent justice !!

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Release day: August 27, 2019

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I’m startled out of my thoughts when my brother jumps up and shouts a bunch of profane nonsense, hands flailing like he’s trying to swim on land, or approximate the chicken dance while on an LSD trip.

“You can’t do this! It’s absolute bullshit!” Armstrong yells.

I look around the table, trying to piece together what I missed.

“I’m sorry, Armstrong. I know this is a shock, but we feel it’s in the company’s best interest to put Lincoln at the helm during this transitional stage,” G-mom says firmly.

At the helm? I look to G-mom who’s busy not looking at me. Armstrong jabs at finger at himself. “But I’m the one who’s put in all the time here! I deserve to run the company! Lincoln doesn’t know the first thing about Moorehead. All he knows how to do is dig wells and forage for food in the wilderness. How are those valuable assets here?” He turns his attention to our mother. “Did you know about this? How can you let this happen? Look at him. How can that be the face of our company? He looks like he crawled out of a gutter and mugged a twenty-year-old college kid on a bender. How is this better for our bottom line?”

My mother clasps her hands in front of her. “I’m sorry, Armstrong, but this decision wasn’t mine to make. I know this is hard for you, but your grandmother and fath—”

Armstrong stomps his foot, exactly as a toddler would. “The company is mine! Lincoln can’t have it!”

I raise a hand, half to quiet my brother and also to find out what the freaking deal is. “Whoa, let’s back this bus up.  Can someone explain what’s going on?”

“You’ve been appointed as the CEO of Moorehead Media, according to the will,” Christophe—no R, because that would make it far too pedestrian a name—my father’s lawyer says.

I’m working on trying to remain calm as I address my grandmother. “You didn’t say anything about me being CEO. You said you needed my help.”

“Running the company, yes,” she says through a practiced, stiff smile.

It’s her warning face, but seriously, when she said she needed my help for a few months I figured it meant I’d be keeping Armstrong in line while she sorted out who was going to take over the company, which I realize now was a stupid assumption.

“I didn’t think that meant CEO. How am I going to run a company with this dickhead on staff?” I motion to my brother.

“The name calling is unnecessary,” G-mom replies.

“Lincoln’s not even part of this family! He hasn’t attended one event in the past five years except for Dad’s funeral. He didn’t bother coming to my wedding and now he’s going to run the company? How is that fair?”

I snort. “Your wedding was an expensive joke.”

He crosses his arms over his chest. “I was set up. Amalie had cold feet and made me out to look like the bad guy.”

The woman beside him shoots him disgusted look.

Armstrong clears his throat and tugs at his collar. “My wedding is not the real issue. The point is that you’ve never involved yourself in any part of this family and now you think you can come in and take over. I will not stand by and let this happen!” He keeps jabbing his finger at me, as if he’s engaged in a finger sword fight.

I lean back in my chair and lace my fingers behind my neck. Armstrong has always been reactive. And self-absorbed. For a while it seemed like he finally had it together—back when he was engaged. But ever since that fiasco of a wedding he seems to have come completely unglued. Again. But worse this time. “Someone needs a timeout.”

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Helena Hunting

 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of PUCKED, Helena Hunting lives on the outskirts of Toronto with her incredibly tolerant family and two moderately intolerant cats. She writes contemporary romance ranging from new adult angst to romantic sports comedy.

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Four Ever by Sloane Kennedy

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Title: Four Ever
Author: Sloane Kennedy
Genre(s): Gay Romance
Release Date: January 17, 2019

Rating: 4,5 stars 4,5


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Ever since I found out that Sloane Kennedy was writing an MMMM story, I have been on pins and needles to read it.

I haven’t always been a MMM fan, but Sloane’s books changed this in a big way and I was sure she was gonna rock this foursome as well.

I was right (<- not surprising), at least that’s how I feel about it !!!

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Zak, a former marine medic who is now working as a nurse, and Killian, a former cop, have been together for 7 years… Most of those years have been wonderful, but they have been hanging by a thread for the last one. Traumatic events happened, decisions were made and talking never really happened. Communication is key people !!!

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So they have been trying to move forward…with lots of fake smiles and lots of avoidance. Thankfully they get plenty of love and comfort from all the abused animals they shelter because they can’t seem to find that comfort in each other anymore.

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Things are about to change though when Zak brings home a stray… of the non-animal kind 9f01372377900d9203bc4efe48eb1659

Liam has been on trying to take care of and protect his stepbrother Noah, ever since they had to run away from the only home they had. Being on the streets is rough and dangerous, and fighting to protect Noah, lands Liam in the hospital…and in the hands of Zak.

While Zak and Killian offer both of them a safe haven to heal and to rest, feelings start to stir … Not just between Liam and Noah, but a flame is being rekindled between Zak and Killian as well…. Now, what will they do when some very HOT interactions, has all four of them falling

I was being loved from every possible angle and I’d never felt more relieved in my life.

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I absolutely loved this one. It was so HOT but also so very sweet. I loved how these four men started healing and comforting each other. They all had their own demons they were fighting…

I also feel that even though this is an MMMM book and the smexy scenes were awesome, it’s a bit more subdued when it comes to the steam-factor. I really liked it that way (yeah I know weird right). It made it so much more than just sex between 4 guys. No worries though…there is plenty of goodness 😛

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I love Sloane Kennedy’s MM, MMM and now I also fell in love with her MMMM. Let’s hope there will be plenty more books to come.

Now I can’t end this review without giving some extra credit where it is due. Waldo…my little dude…you were absolutely awesome !!!

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I never once felt that someone was being left out in this relationship. Once they started all being together, there was no jealousy and no sex without all of them present…Just some misunderstandings and I will say it again…communication is key !!

When love doesn’t always come in twos…

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I highly recommend this one 😉

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Tangled Like Us (Like Us #4) by Krista Ritchie, Becca Ritchie

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Title: The Last Thing He Needs
Author: J.H. Knight
Genre(s): Gay Romance
Page Count: 220 pages
Release Date: July 28th, 2014
Rating: 5 stars 5
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These authors have once again proven to me that it doesn’t matter what they write, be it MF romance, MM Romance, YA, or even fantasy.

Whenever their pen touches paper (could be they just type though :p)… something magical happens 😉

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Let me start by saying that this is NOT a stand-alone story. This series should be read in order, which means starting with the first book Damaged like Us. You will get terribly confused if you don’t… To really enjoy this series to the fullest, I would even go so far, as to say you should start with reading “The Addicted and Calloway Sisters series. That’s were everything really starts, with the awesome moms and dads 😉 

You should read them all !!!!

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After reading about Moffy and Farrow’s relationship in the previous book, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on Jane and Thatcher’s story. I just knew they were gonna rock. These two were awesome together and if I could steal Thatcher away from Jane…I definitely would … Book boyfriends really are the best !!

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When Jane’s grandmother crosses the line once again (damn that woman !!), Jane ends up in some serious danger. Creepy stalkers are lining up in front of her house…just so Cinderella can find herself a prince. What they don’t know though, is that Jane has the perfect prince right in front of her nose…and he is about to get on his horse and save the day 😛 

What starts out as a necessity, soon becomes so much more. All their perfectly drawn lines are about to be crossed… in a very delicious way !!!

I really enjoyed this one. Thatcher was even more scrumptious than I figured he was gonna be. I fell deeply in love with him. Though Akara is still my fave, and I have a feeling this will stay that way 😉 Now I will just have to (try) and be patient for the next book to come out, because I am curious as hell as to what’s about to happen next…especially with Tony… 

This book ends on a HFN…not a huge cliffy but not a HEA either !! 

I highly recommend this series.

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See below the order in which they should be read and how many books are still to come 

The Like Us Series Reading Order:
1. Damaged Like Us (Maximoff & Farrow)
2. Lovers Like Us (Maximoff & Farrow)
3. Alphas Like Us (Maximoff & Farrow)
4. Tangled Like Us (Jane & Thatcher)
Book 5 (Jane & Thatcher)
Book 6 (Maximoff & Farrow)
Book 7 (Oscar & Jack)
Book 8 (Akara & Sulli)


 

The Last Thing He Needs by J.H. Knight

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Title: The Last Thing He Needs
Author: J.H. Knight
Genre(s): Gay Romance
Page Count: 220 pages
Release Date: July 28th, 2014
Rating: 4 stars 4

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I was a bit nervous about reading this book because the reviews were so mixed.

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Title: Four Ever

Author: Sloane Kennedy
Genre(s): Gay Romance
Release Date: January 22, 2019



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Surrounded by a group of devoted four-footed and two-winged family members, Zak and Killian have built what should have been a dream life in their countryside farmhouse. But a cruel twist of fate and the re-emergence of old demons has frayed the edges of the men’s seven-year relationship until just one wrong move could end up severing their bond for good.

Seemingly content to walk on eggshells around one another, things come to a head when ER nurse Zak brings his work home with him… literally.

After being forced to leave their posh Southern California lives, homeless stepbrothers Liam and Noah are slowly losing themselves to the streets they can’t seem to escape. When twenty-one-year-old Liam is beaten up while protecting his younger “brother,” the pair find themselves being welcomed into a home where being a stray is considered a good thing. But Liam and nineteen-year-old Noah have learned the hard way that nothing is given for free and there’s no such thing as the kindness of strangers. Survival means only counting on and trusting in each other.

Will Zak and Killian’s offer of a no-strings-attached place to heal end up being more than any of the four men bargained for? Especially when feelings between Liam and Noah begin to crawl to the surface and the truth of what Zak and Killian’s relationship has turned into becomes harder to deny?

And what happens when lines begin to blur and needs start to change? Will Zak, Killian, Liam, and Noah end up going their separate ways?

Or will they learn that love doesn’t always come in twos?



*This is a novel about a foursome relationship, not just a story of two separate couples in physical relationships with one another. Thus, there is no “cheating” in this story.

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Zane Phillips mistook me for his dog walker. It shouldn’t surprise me that the man with a suit more expensive than my rent would assume that I was there to serve him. The positive? I put him in his place. The negative? I missed my job interview because of it. Now I find out he’s a rich Australian entrepreneur, and he wants to make up for tanking my interview.

Yes, he’s impossibly hot – but he’s also an arrogant jackass – so…no thanks.

But after a little white lie I tell spirals out of control, I’m somehow offered the chance to play Zane’s girlfriend to help promote his new dating website – and the best part? He can’t say no because he’ll get caught in his lie, too.

Little did I know this would entail sharing a tour bus with him for the next few months. The fact that the bus has just one bed isn’t the most ideal of circumstances, but this spokesperson gig might be the kick in the pants my career needs, so why not take a chance?

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Now I’m crisscrossing the country – and sharing that bed – with the one guy I can’t stand. And even worse, my traitorous body is wondering at every turn what it’s like to be down under the gorgeous Australian. But as the miles unfurl, so does our passion…and if I’m not careful, I might end up believing that fairy tales really do come true.

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Zane Phillips mistook me for his dog walker. It shouldn’t surprise me that the man with a suit more expensive than my rent would assume that I was there to serve him. The positive? I put him in his place. The negative? I missed my job interview because of it. Now I find out he’s a rich Australian entrepreneur, and he wants to make up for tanking my interview.

Yes, he’s impossibly hot – but he’s also an arrogant jackass – so…no thanks.

But after a little white lie I tell spirals out of control, I’m somehow offered the chance to play Zane’s girlfriend to help promote his new dating website – and the best part? He can’t say no because he’ll get caught in his lie, too.

Little did I know this would entail sharing a tour bus with him for the next few months. The fact that the bus has just one bed isn’t the most ideal of circumstances, but this spokesperson gig might be the kick in the pants my career needs, so why not take a chance?

Famous last words.

Now I’m crisscrossing the country – and sharing that bed – with the one guy I can’t stand. And even worse, my traitorous body is wondering at every turn what it’s like to be down under the gorgeous Australian. But as the miles unfurl, so does our passion…and if I’m not careful, I might end up believing that fairy tales really do come true.

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Scandalous (Sinners of Saint #3) by L.J. Shen

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Title: Scandalous
Author: L.J. Shen
Series: Sinners of Saint
Genre: Romance
Published: September 21st 2017
Page Count: 315 pages
Rating: 4 stars 4

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I really love this series and after finishing book 2, Ruckus , which was awesome, I couldn’t wait to start Trent’s story.

Each book in this series centers around a different couple. I would advise starting with book 1 though, since they all play a big part in each other’s lives.

This time it’s Trent’s turn to fall….which he does spectacularly.

Trent is the quiet one of the HotHoles…but you know what they say about the silent brooding types …. those are the ones you need to look out for. Continue reading

Ruckus (Sinners of Saint #2) by L.J. Shen

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Title: Ruckus
Author: L.J. Shen
Series: Sinners of Saint
Genre: Romance
Published: May 23rd, 2017
Page Count: 498 pages
Rating: 4,5 stars 4,5

 

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This is one of my favorite books in the series and I felt it was time for an awesome re-read. I very much enjoyed the first book in this series, Vicious, but Cole really does it for me… This is Dean “Ruckus” Cole and Rose “baby LeBlanc‘s” story.

They both play I huge part in the first book, so I would suggest reading that one, before starting this second installment…which rocks !! Continue reading