Carrie’s Most Anticipated Books of 2015

I know I’m going to miss a bunch after I send this list to post, but these are just a few of the books that have me biting my nails until they release.   I ordered them by release date to let you manage your excitement.

Tell me in the comments what you can’t wait for! [Read more…]

Review: Silver Bastard by Joanna Wylde

silver bastardReviewed by Carrie

Joanna Wylde is back with a spin-off of her beloved Reapers MC series.  Though this first book features the Silver Bastards motorcycle club, an allied club of the Reapers, the focus of the series will be on the entire Silver Valley (near Coeur d’Alene, Idaho) and its people.  If you haven’t read the Reapers series, at times you might feel like you might be missing something, but I think it can be enjoyed on its own.  Don’t expect a lighter or less gritty story – Wylde pulls no punches. [Read more…]

Carrie’s Most Anticipated Books of 2015

PhotobucketI know I’m going to miss a bunch after I send this list to post, but these are just a few of the books that have me biting my nails until they release.   I ordered them by release date to let you manage your excitement.

Tell me in the comments what you can’t wait for!
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Carrie’s Favorite Books of 2014

2014Lots of great reads in 2014! I could’ve listed a few more but wanted to just give you my most favorite of the year. I especially loved favorite authors that started new series (Callihan, Andrews & Bennett) and new to me authors (Bowen). Bring on 2015!

New Adult

hook upThe Hook Up by Kristen Callihan – Callihan’s foray into New Adult is a smash and my #1 reread of 2014. Star quarterback falls head long for a smart sarcastic girl who wants nothing to do with him. Fantastic tension with well-developed relatable characters with a seriously steamy story made this riveting read.

Click to purchase: The Hook Up

The Year We Fell Down by Sarina Bowen – A new to me author that I’ve fallen for. The first book in the Ivy League series is a sentimental coming of age story with a strong heroine who is navigating a different kind of freshman year after a hockey accident landed her in a wheelchair. It gave me all the angsty butterflies that a first love can give. [Read more…]

Review: Reaper’s Stand by Joanna Wylde

reapers standReviewed by Carrie

Hooray for another book in my favorite biker/MC series!  Four books into the series and while I have my favorites, each story is brash, sexy and addictive reading. This review is spoiler free!

London Armstrong hasn’t had an easy life but she’s not complaining. London deals with every situation pragmatically, from raising her junkie cousin’s daughter with health issues to building a cleaning business from the ground up to jumping back in the dating waters after six years.  She’s finally starting to feel a little breathing room now that she’s picked up a few more contracts and her charge, Jessica, has graduated high school.  London is grateful that Jessica has made it this far in life, given health issues that resulted from her mother’s drug use during pregnancy.  However, there’s no line in the sand where being a parent ends and in trying to rescue Jessica from bad decisions, London finds herself at the mercy of the Reapers MC president. [Read more…]

Review: Devil’s Game by Joanna Wylde

devils gameReviewed by Carrie

Books about motorcycle clubs seem to be the flavor du jour these days, yet it’s difficult to find quality stories.  This is not the case with Wylde’s Reapers MC series.  Each book is full of action and sensuality that is all wrapped up in the uber-alpha rough world of MCs.  This book is MC version of the Capulets and Montagues and I think it may be my favorite of the series.  Though this book can be read alone, I believe it’s better to have read book 2, Reaper’s Legacy, as it provides the backstory for relationship and a good portion of the story arc. [Read more…]

Review: Reaper’s Legacy by Joanna Wylde

reapers legacyReviewed by Carrie

For those of us who love books with a biker hero (or should I say anti-hero), Joanna Wylde’s Reapers MC books have the perfect mix of sensuality, grittiness and a measure of authenticity.  Wylde notes in her forward that she did her due diligence in researching outlaw motorcycle club.  She even had a person who is currently attached to an outlaw club review the book for accuracy in club life.  I believe that this adds to my enjoyment in getting a “real” glimpse into a secretive culture that is often misunderstood.  The books are stand alone, however, characters and previous events crossover. [Read more…]