Elle’s Favorites of 2017

2017 was an extremely slow reading year for me. I wrote and edited more than I read and it doesn’t help that I’m not the world’s fastest reader to begin with! I also read a bunch of unpublished work from some talented author friends that would have totally made this list if I could have included them!

There were also more DNF’s than I care to count. But of course, there were some gems mixed in with the coal!

Dirty Boxing by Harper St George and Tara Wyatt. In fact, the whole Blood and Glory series is amazing (the third book releases in January but I’ve read it and loved it so look out for that one). Harper and Tara are a dream combo with some of the best writing I’ve read. They make mixed martial arts look incredibly sexy and their heroines are feisty and strong, despite all having to overcome their personal issues. This is sports romance at its best- low on the sports and high on the heat. [Read more…]

Review: Undeserving by Madeline Sheehan

Reviewed by Elle

Ohhhh this book has been a long time coming. The Undeniable series, and Madeline Sheehan will always be one of my favorites, no matter how long she takes to release a book (but please don’t make us wait over two years again! My heart can’t take it!).

This book is a bit different than the rest of the series. We take a break from all the current day drama of the first four books, and go back in time 50 or so years. Now for those that need a reminder, Eva Fox is our book 1 heroine.  She and her man, Deuce, have played fairly central roles in each subsequent book, and this one is no exception. [Read more…]

Review: Undeniable by Madeline Sheehan

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Not long ago I read my first motorcycle club book and somewhat enjoyed it. It was silly, a bit misogynistic, but the scene was kinda cool, and it was tongue in cheek and made me laugh. So I asked a MC book fan for their favorite of the genre and this is what they kindly recommended.

Undeniable covers the relationship between a couple from when they are child/young man to mature woman/middle aged guy. There are more obstacles between these two than the eighteen year age gap alone – they’re in rival clubs, there are other marriages and children, and there is one hell of a battle of wills. It’s not pretty, in fact in places it’s downright horrible, but it’s quite a ride. (Pun intended.) [Read more…]