Branded Review

Synopsis from Amazon

Fifty years ago the Commander came into power and murdered all who opposed him. In his warped mind, the seven deadly sins were the downfall of society. He created the Hole where sinners are branded according to their sins and might survive a few years. At best.
Now LUST wraps around my neck like blue fingers strangling me. I’ve been accused of a crime I didn’t commit and now the Hole is my new home.

Darkness. Death. Violence. Pain.

Now every day is a fight for survival. But I won’t die. I won’t let them win.
The Hole can’t keep me. The Hole can’t break me.
I am more than my brand. I’m a fighter.
My name is Lexi Hamilton, and this is my story.

My Review

I’m not going to lie, this is not my usual type of book that I read, but the synopsis sounded very interesting. Dystopian has never really been something I was interested in. Even so, I gave it a try and I am so glad that I did. I loved Branded! I was instantly hooked. Not only does it have romance, it also has the right amount of suspense. There is no predicting what is just around the corner. The twists and turns in this story are amazing! Especially near the end. My mind was BLOWN! I would have never been able to guess that surprise.
Abi and Missy’s writing is so descriptive. It is amazing how their writing sucks you in and you feel every bit of the story. I felt so many emotions while reading this story.
You can’t help but fall in love with the characters. I loved the relationship between Cole and Lexi. Even though it started under horrible circumstances, you could see how Cole tried so hard to fight his feelings. It was so sweet how protective he was over Lexi. Then there was Zeus. I love him so much! He is so adorable and funny. You just have to meet him.
Besides being able to feel so much emotion in the story, one of my favorite things about this story is that there isn’t a cliffhanger. It is the beginning of a series, but it has a happy ending for now. I can’t wait for the next book in the series. I’m so anxious to find out what happens next.
 

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Whisky On My Mind Review

Synopsis from Amazon

Life for Whisky McKenna is no longer hanging in limbo. She’s now part owner of her father’s Bar and Grill and back in college finishing her degree. With Sawyer Riley; all six feet of brooding denim and leather at her side, life should be getting easier…but loving Sawyer was never going to be an easy choice; not when he came with a motorcycle club as a third wheel in their relationship.
Added to that, a new threat has emerged bringing with it a complication in the form of her old lover, Caleb Santiago.
Past secrets and old hurts are forced to the surface as Whisky struggles to adjust to her life as Sawyer’s old lady while trying not to lose everything she’s worked so hard for in the process.
Can she love Sawyer and accept his life without letting go of everything that was once important to her? Or will sharing him with the club be too big a sacrifice?
 

My Review

As predicted, I loved Whisky On My Mind. I may have enjoyed it more than the first book in the series. I was able to welcome most of my favorite characters back and sit back and watch the drama unfold. We are talking about major drama, but I absolutely loved how the drama was handled and dealt with. Ah! It is so hard not to dive right in and spill the beans about what was sooooo great about this book. However, I won’t. I will just touch the tip of the ice berg and leave the rest for you to find out on your own.
Anyways, moving on so I don’t say too much. Sawyer. Oh so wonderful Sawyer. Tattooed hottie that sings, Sawyer. Yes, he is oh-so-yummy.  There was a brief moment in the book that I hated him and wished a very horrific and painful death, but he made up for it. I guess I was just a bit too emotional at that point. I eventually came to my senses and forgave him. He did pretty dang good at making up for it, by the way. Just like I knew he would. Okay so I had my doubts for a few minutes; you would have too, don’t judge. Ha ha. When I started reading this book, I only thought Sawyer was near perfect. I was so wrong! By the end of the book, Sawyer had completely surprised me and won my heart 110%.
I really liked how we were able to see more of Whisky’s and Bella’s relationship; even when Bella was being a total brat. It was enjoyable seeing how they were together rather than just over the phone. Bella is the best friend most of us wish we had.
I may have almost thrown my Kindle against the wall. Slutty, conniving waitresses just make me angry. I wanted to reach through the Kindle and rip Kiki’s hair out. She should have had a lot more done to her. She got off too easy, in my opinion. I’m sure Bella and I could take out some good revenge if we put our minds together. Ha ha ha ha!
I loved how the book had so much drama. It really keeps you on your toes. It was a roller coaster of emotions. So many ups and downs, it was awesome. If you know me then you would know that the more a book makes me feel emotion, the more I LOVE the book. Especially if it makes me cry. Those end up being my favorite books. Whisky On My Mind had me crying. Both good and bad tears. It was amazing.
If you have not read these books yet, what are you waiting for? You will thank me forever after you meet Sawyer. Trust me 😉
 

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Whisky State of Mind Review

Synopsis from Amazon

Whisky “Sky” McKenna, daughter of a once notorious motorcycle club president, just wants to live her own life, without her father’s baggage, without her grandparents’ controlling rules, and preferably without stabbing her obnoxious employer with a fork.
For months, the only thing that kept Sky dragging herself out of bed and off to her job was the brief few moments she got to stand behind her mystery guy at the coffee shop. She didn’t know his name—she didn’t care, all she knew was that those precious few moments each day she spent fantasizing about having his babies was the highlight of her pathetically, mundane life.
Then he walked back into her life. Sawyer Riley; six feet of broody denim and leather with a demand that would turn her life upside down.
Suddenly mundane was beginning to look pretty darn good.
Holding onto her newly found freedom was proving difficult when everyone seemed hell bent on taking it away. How was she supposed to have a future when her past kept getting in the way?
 

My Review


I loved Whisky State of Mind. It is such a sweet and funny story. Add in just the right amount of mystery, a childhood crush turned hot biker, and a strong and independent lead character and I was hooked and completely lost in this story. Although the story had some serious subject matter, it was still humorous and very enjoyable.
I found the main characters to be very entertaining. Whisky was very strong and independent, knew what she wanted for her life, and worked hard to get it.
Whisky’s best friend, Bella, was very delightful; she had me cracking up. I loved how she knew Whisky so well and how she always told her how it was. Whisky couldn’t hide anything from Bella. Bella was the perfect person for Whisky to go to when she needed to talk something out.
Johnny, Whisky’s father, is the president of the Black Mustangs biker gang. He may have a tough exterior, but underneath the surface he is a teddy bear and so wise. My favorite quote from him in this book is, “There’s no such thing as failure if you’re still dreaming”. He has many wise words in the book, but that is my absolute favorite.
Sawyer is Whisky’s childhood crush/hero. Now, Sawyer is a hot and yummy biker in the Black Mustangs. I loved his connection with Whisky. You could tell from the beginning that he had a heart of gold. He is so stinkin’ sweet and caring. I loved how he was so protective of Whisky. He had a good head on his shoulders and was a real go-getter. If it had to be done, he would make sure it would get done, and get done right. He would do anything he had to do to take care of Whisky. I just couldn’t get enough of Sawyer. Luckily, I don’t have to yet. I’m starting the second book in the series, Whisky On My Mind.
 

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Love, Carry My Bags Review

Synopsis from Amazon

Camryn Johnson’s world is turned upside down when long lost love, Reese Dahlgren, re-enters her life at a pivotal point in her already challenging marriage. She faces an excruciating predicament: choose between a broken home for her daughter or a broken life for herself.

After her parents’ divorce, Camryn first meets high school basketball star, Reese, at the Harvard Milk Day Festival bed races. Reese hides baggage of his own…until Camryn melts his heart and learns secrets entrusted only to her. Still, the weight is too much to bear. Unable to cope, Reese unwittingly backs Camryn into a corner during his air force enlistment—love him from afar, or leave him.

Enter aerospace engineering student, Glenn Conroy. Persistent and savvy, he woos Camryn during her junior year of college and wins her heart. Or does he? When Reese re-enters her life, further disrupting her tenuous marriage, Camryn turns to best friend, Megan, for advice, but refuses to believe Megan’s suggestion that she’s caught in a “simple” love triangle.
Camryn unveils hidden mysteries and secrets as she embarks on a life-changing journey of revelation and forgiveness, transcending doormat qualities inherited from her mother, and in the process finds what life’s struggles are really all about.

C.R. Everett’s heart-wrenching debut novel takes the reader on an emotion-packed journey that lingers long after the last page is turned.

My Review

Love, Carry My Bags is a heartwarming and emotional story. I was going through a pretty hard time when I read this book, and this book touched so close to home and taught me so much. Following Camryn through her life’s ups and downs, I learned so much about myself.
This is a wonderful coming of age story. It was different than any other New Adult coming of age story that I have read. To me, the story was much deeper and more complex than your average run-of-the-mill coming of age story. It felt genuine. If I didn’t know better, I would have thought this was a non-fiction story 100%. I was able to connect to this story on many levels.
I laughed. I cried. I fell in love with the characters like they were part of my family. This is a story that touched my heart and will remain there for a very long time.
 

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No Brainer Review

Synopsis from Amazon

Two weeks before junior year, Darcy hops a plane to Orlando for a little R&R with her best friend Dylan and his family. Fresh off the heels of solving three murders in Valley, you’d think she’d sit back and enjoy the vacation capital of the world … maybe if you’re a noun. Darcy Walker, however, is nothing but verb.

Before her feet hit the Orlando soil, she’s meddling in the disappearance of a five-year-old boy who vanished six months earlier.

With authorities still no closer to solving the case, Darcy is shanghaied by her impulsivity and runs headlong into that proverbial burning building, convinced she can bring him home.

She travels down a road that not only follows this missing child but branches off into the corrupt and sinister world of mob activity when she tampers in a case on which Dylan’s detective grandfather is working.

After a near disastrous midnight meeting in a warehouse and a date with a mechanical bull, Darcy realizes she might’ve bitten off more than she can chew. Add the boiling flirtationship with her best friend and the appearance of his romantic rival, and she is in over her head.

Will she survive a life of flirting with death too easily? Or will her flirtationship with Dylan become the actual death of her instead?

For a girl with a habit of finding dead bodies, No Brainer gives Darcy Walker more of the same…surprising twists and turns…and running for her life.

 

My Review

 
We wanted more, and boy oh boy, AJ did NOT disappoint. Book two in the Darcy Walker series brings back everything we loved from the beginning plus more! The mystery, the danger, the suspense, the humor, cat fights; No Brainer has it all.
So you are going to go on a summer vacation with your super hot best friend and his family. You would be able to stay out of trouble wouldn’t you? Well not Darcy Walker. In typical Darcy fashion, Darcy is back to being a verb and refusing to be a noun. And now she is taking it up a notch, sticking her nose in more than one dangerous situation.
No Brainer is another amazing 5 star story. You will be laughing until you cry and biting your nails over the suspense. I recommend this book to the young and the young at heart. Everyone will find this read enjoyable. And fear not! The third book of this series will be out this fall. I can’t wait to read about Darcy’s next exciting journey.
 
 

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