So Good “Believe” by Erin McCarthy

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The third book in the True series is about Robin (Rory and Jessica’s friend) and Phoenix (Tyler and Riley’s cousin).  If you recall from “Sweet” something happened with Robin at the Shit Shack party where Riley dunked a guy’s head in Beer because of the way he was talking to Jess. 

Robin has been aloof and just not herself since that party and her friends don’t understand.  Phoenix his home from 5 months in jail and is crashing at the Mann house on the couch.  When Robin stops by to paint a portrait of Easton and have dinner, Jessica grills her to find out what is wrong with her while Phoenix “sleeps” on the couch in the same room.  And so it begins.

This was a great story.  Phoenix is hot, hair hanging in the face, slim but muscular and a bit aloof himself.  He is reserved and doesn’t trust a lot of people with his true self but he finds Robin to be easy to be around and he can’t seem to get enough of her.

Robin is pained.  She hates how she behaved at the party and is committed to not let it happen again.  She has distanced herself from her friends, stopped drinking and going to parties.  She wants to find her center and Phoenix is just the man to help her do that. The connection is instant.  They both feel better when in the presence of the other.

Erin McCarthy has done it again.  She has created two characters that have troubled yet very different pasts and sparked a connection with them.  She is such a great writer and I love reading her books. 

I really like this series and can’t wait for the next book, “Shattered”.  Please Please please, Erin hurry!

I give this book 4 stars

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Wanton for “Wanted” by J. Kenner

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First of all, thank you to Netgalley for the opportunity to read this book for an honest review!  I truly appreciate what you do to present great authors to the reading population and get the word out about how wonderful some of these books are!

This is a story about a young woman that is struggling with the death of her Uncle Jahn while trying to deal with her past and the brutal death of her sister long ago.  Angie was wild in her youth and she thinks that her being that way caused her sister’s death.  So, since her death, Angie has tread the path of a good girl doing everything expected of her and nothing naughty or bad….Until her uncle’s death and the overwhelming need for Evan Black reaches a the point of must have him.

Evan is a bad boy.  He’s done things in his past that he is not proud of but would happily do again.  Angie’s Uncle has made Evan promise to stay away from Angie for this reason but Evan is too far gone to follow his promise after Uncle Jahn’s death.

J. Kenner is an amazing author.  She writes with such intensity and her stories always keep me on the edge of my seat to discover what twist is going to be next.  She builds very strong and unique characters that have troubled pasts of some kinds and helps them to overcome those demons in the past to love and be loved.  J. Kenner writes some pretty intense love scenes in her book and “Wanted” is no different.  I would recommend this book to anyone that loves the power hungry man that is softened by the right woman.

Great book, J. Kenner, I can’t wait to read the next book in the series.