Resistance by April Kelley

April Kelley - Resistance CoverTitle: Resistance

Series:  Roguefalls #2

Author: April Kelley

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy

Publisher: eXtasy Books (June 7, 2017)

Length: Novella (107 Pages)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts 

Blurb: Christian has never had a serious relationship in his life. He doesn’t plan to start with an alpha wolf shifter who thinks he can dictate what Christian is and isn’t going to do. Ward Malone might trigger every warning bell Christian has, but he also triggers every sexual fantasy. Christian wouldn’t mind giving in to Ward if fun was all he wanted. Unfortunately, Ward is an all-or-nothing kind of guy.

ISBN: 978-1-4874-1044-5

Product Link: http://www.extasybooks.com/resistance/

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the Roguefalls collection features a new romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order.

There is nothing better than a good paranormal romance with two gorgeous men involved.  They are entertaining and have just the right mix of feelings in them. There is also quite a bit of danger or excitement in it as well.  

Christian is a human in a paranormal army.  His mother was a single mom who had a difficult time making it easy; in fact she made his life pretty hard in a way.  So he looks on other people to be similar in certain things.  Family and mates would leave him behind, so he pushes them away.  That is until he finds himself a mate to an alpha wolf.

Ward only came down to check on his baby brother, not to find his mate.  A stubborn man he never knew before, yet he is the exact same way.  These two fit perfectly, but as one can guess it is going to take, well I am going to let you read the story to figure it out.

Now with this story and series, there really is no action other than with mates.  I am a bit disappointed with that.  I was hoping for something major to happen, but basically it is just a story about two guys who are hot for each other and are stubborn asshat’s at the same time.  Now that doesn’t mean the story doesn’t rock because it does, I was just hoping for a bit more bite to it.  I did enjoy reading it and look forward to the next book.

Human Instincts by April Kelley

April Kelley - Human Instincts CoverTitle: Human Instincts

Series: Roguefalls #1

Author: April Kelley

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy 

Publisher: eXtasy Books (May 5, 2017)

Length: Novella (98 Pages)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: If opposites attract, nothing is more opposite than a tough human soldier and an omega wolf shifter cook.

A human soldier and an omega wolf shifter find out they’re mates in a world where segregation between humans and paranormals is standard operating procedure.

Dylan Kole knows how to do one thing, and that’s to be a soldier in the human army. He doesn’t know how to fit in with a bunch of paranormal beings, and he certainly doesn’t know how to be a mate to Rudy Malone, the only omega wolf shifter on Roguefalls Island. One thing Dylan does have going for him is his ability to follow his instincts.

ISBN: 978-1-4874-1239-5

Product Link: http://www.extasybooks.com/human-instincts/

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: I came across April a few months back with her first series came out, and she soon became a favorite of mine.  The worlds she creates are so unique and different then many that are out there that it is an enjoyment when I get my hands on her books.  The characters are fully developed and have a bit of a bite to them.  To top it off they are so damn sexy, makes me want to go out and find one for myself.

In this world humans are segregated away from the paranormal’s.  The humans have their army and the paranormal’s have theirs, although that is about to change.  Dylan was kicked out of his home for being gay.  Thanks to a nice sheriff, he was told to go to the human recruiters and join.  He knew he was destined to die. Then sometime later, he was being given to the paranormal’s army to figure a way to bring them together.  

Rudy is the one and only omega for the paranormal’s army.  He just wanted to get away from his nutty and over protective older brother.  He was their best damn cook, but all that changed when in walked two humans.  One of those humans just so happens to be his mate.  Wow, talk about a shock to them all.

The only complaint I have, is I wished they were longer because I didn’t want to put the book down.  Even right now after having finished it, I want to go read it again.  It caught my attention from the start and kept it all the way to the end.  This story gave me everything I could want in a good story and I cannot wait till the next book gets here.  Way to go April!

Running Out Of Moonlight by April Kelley

April Kelley - Running Out of Moonlight CoverTitle: Running Out of Moonlight

Series: Saint Lakes #2

Author: April Kelley

Genre: Paranormal

Length: Novel (186 Pages)

Publisher: Bonydee Press (April Kelley) (February 10, 2016)   

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: They thought finding each other would heal them both, but life in Saint Lakes doesn’t make it that simple.

Sage Rickman was in the wrong place at the wrong time. At least that’s what he think when the vampires kidnap him. Working through the mental anguish of all the vampires did to him is difficult to get through to say the very least. Peace of mind is an elusive creature though. He thought finding his mate would make things better, but trust doesn’t come easy.

Garridan Arach can’t remember anything about his past. He’s been in his dragon form far too long for a normal shifter to take. Being feral is the least of his worries though, especially when his memory starts coming back. Not that he cares about his past. All he wants is his mate. A mate that keeps rejecting him every time they’re together. His past has a way of catching up with him, and he discovers things that will make life in Saint Lakes less than peaceful.

ISBN: 978-1530183876

Product Link: https://www.amazon.com/Running-Moonlight-Saint-Lakes-Book-ebook/dp/B01A3DYW2A

Reviewer: Lisa

Review:  Each book in the Saint Lakes collection features a different romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order.  This series is connected to the Wingspan series but I would suggest reading this series first.

My mother got me started reading romance stories at a pretty young age and it just seem to click with me from the first one.  It wasn’t until about two years after I started reading that I realized I actually liked the paranormal ones the best.  Then close to four years ago I accidentally downloaded two m/m romance stories.  Let’s just say once I got over the shock, I started reading more and more of them.  So much so that I cannot read any books with girly parts in them.  My mother got a kick out of that at least.

When April wrote her very first book and I got my hands on it, I knew that she was going to be a big hit with me and I was right.  Her characters are unique and very fresh to me.  Also her worlds just seem to hit with my desires.  I knew from that point on that she was going to be an automatic buy from that point on.  I have not been let down yet.

There is something about the way that she writes, that not only draw you in but keeps you there.  They are not only the perfect length for me, but they are so full of detail that it feels like you are right there with them. They not only entertain you but captivate you throughout the whole story. For me once I start reading I can’t move until I find out how they end. Her characters are also very fascinating and unique to me.  The characters are beautifully written with big hearts, however if you cross them, they have no problem putting you down.  

You don’t come across many books where the characters are dragons so imagine my delight when I found out that they were in April’s stories.  Garridan is a powerful dragon shifter who had just lost his best friend.  His friend and his wife left behind a beautiful young boy who was afraid to let him out of his sight, but Garridan knew he had to find out who was behind the killings and end them.  Too bad for him, he hadn’t counted on being caught and kept for many years.  That is until he is found and rescued over forty years later, nor to find his mate.

The ones that had Garridan had also kidnapped his mate, Sage.  The things done to Sage is horrific and evil, but between the two of them well you will just have to read the book to find out more.  

I can honestly tell you that this is going to be one of those types of series that you can’t put down and have to read more than once. It is the perfect story for me and gave me all that I needed. I love the way all the feelings they felt was involved in this story. I had a blast reading it and I can’t wait to read the next story.

New Addiction by April Kelley

April Kelley - New Addiction CoverTitle: New Addiction

Series: Wingspan #1

Author: April Kelley

Genre: Paranormal

Length: Novella (122 Pages)

Publisher: Hard Rose Publishing (February 1, 2017)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: The first time Caerwyn meets his mate, it ends with rejection, growling, and bear shifters…oh, my!

After his parents die in a tragic car accident, dragon shifter Caerwyn Lewis doesn’t know how to grieve properly, not that he really has time. He has siblings that are relying on him to pay off the debt their parents incurred on the farm. Also, he has a brother who isn’t taking their parents’ death well. The last thing he needs is a distraction, but that’s what he gets when his Alpha calls him in to help another neighboring shifter town. The distraction comes in the form of a handsome but grumpy bear shifter named Rory. 

ISBN: B01N5QOER2

Product Link: https://www.amazon.com/New-Addiction-Wingspan-Book-1-ebook/dp/B01N5QOER2

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the Wingspan collection features a different romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order.  This series is connected to A Saint Lakes series so I would suggest reading those first.

Every once in a while you find an author that can give you a world that would be perfect to live in. I came across April awhile back when she had written the first book.  I knew from that moment that she was going to be one of my favorite authors of all time, if not the top one. There is something about the way that she writes that not only draw you in but keeps you there.  They are not only the perfect length for me, but they are so full of detail that it feels like you are right there with them. They not only entertain you but captivate you throughout the whole story. For me once I start reading I can’t move until I find out how they end. Her characters are also very fascinating and unique to me.

The characters are beautifully written with big hearts, however if you cross them, they have no problem putting you down. To me there is nothing better than a good old paranormal love story.  There is just something about them, that even though they are not possible one would think different.   

Caerwyn is having a difficult time with things.  His parents died five months ago leaving him a ranch that was in debt, a brother who was in trouble and a mate that didn’t want him.  What was a dragon to do, well he had to let go for one.  When he was asked to go to Saint Lakes to help them out, he had not expected to see his mate, nor for his mate to run.  

Rory is a bear shifter who loves to be alone.  After his first shift, he had left his mother to make his own way.  Now he has seen his mate, and his damn ass was going to have to make a decision.  

I can honestly tell you that this is going to be one of those types of series that you can’t put down and have to read more than once. It is the perfect story for me and gave me all that I needed. I love the way all the feelings they felt was involved in this story. I had a blast reading it and I can’t wait to read the next story.

Ashley by April Kelley Release Blast, Guest Post, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have April Kelley visiting today with her brand new release Ashley, the fifth book in her Demon Elite series, we have a brilliant guest post where April chats about the Demon Elite team, we have a great excerpt, a fantastic giveaway and Lisa’s review, so check out the post and click that giveaway link <3 ~Pixie~

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Ashley

(Demon Elite 05)
by

April Kelley

Saving Iain means finding a small bit of redemption, but what Ash gets instead is so much more.

Ashley Wilkins has done some bad things, torturing people until they give him the information he wants, but all that was in his past. Making amends for all those wrongdoings will never happen. He knows that, but that doesn’t stop him from trying, which is why he takes a break from interrogation to save Iain Liron’s life. Iain is a recovering drug addict who understands all too well what finding forgiveness means. Can he make Ash see that he’s more than just his past sins?

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Cosmo by April Kelley

COSMO300Title: Cosmo

Series: Demon Elite, #3

Author: April Kelley

Genre: Contemporary/ Action-Adventure

Length: Novella (116 Pages)

Publisher: Extasy Books (May 1, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating:  ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Cosmo knew breaking and entering Derek’s house was probably not the way to win the man’s affection.

Cosmo Ruckman is very good at breaking and entering. He’s had years of practice, starting from the time he was a child. Despite his criminal past, he manages to earn a spot on the Demon Elite team. Cosmo has had a mad crush on Derek Kyle from the first moment he met him. Since Derek never gave him the time of day, moving on was easy when Demon Elite left the agency. Cosmo hasn’t thought about Derek in months. Now, he’s assigned the task of breaking into the man’s house and office.

He just hopes that Derek has nothing to hide, because it could mean the man’s death.

ISBN: 978-1-4874-0700-1

Product Link: http://www.extasybooks.com/coming-soon/cosmo/

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the Demon Elite collection features a different romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order. I would start with Lakehouse Security first though.

Cosmo’s life growing up was not a picnic and he had gone to jail a couple of times until Justine recruited him. Now he worked for the best teams. From the moment he met Derek, he was fascinated and wanted the man. Too bad Derek never looked twice at him.

Derek has wanted Cosmo from the first moment he saw him, but there was no fraternization among teammates. After catching Cosmo breaking in, he knew it was time to switch sides. He had his suspicions that his boss was doing illegal shit, but now he had to protect the man he was falling in love with.

I can honestly tell you that this is going to be one of those types of series that you can’t put down and have to read more than once. It is the perfect story for me and gave me all that I needed. I love the way all the feelings they felt was involved in this story.

I had a blast reading it and I can’t wait to read the next story.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *

Wolf by April Kelley

wolf300Title: Wolf
Series: Demon Elite, #2
Author: April Kelley
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Length: 120 pages
Publisher: Extasy Books (February 29, 2016)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts
Blurb: How is he supposed to trust a man who calls himself Wolf?
Liam O’Reilly doesn’t trust anyone, not even his own mother. With good reason too, because he finds out his mother and stepfather pay to have his brother kidnapped and held against his will.

Now, all Liam O’Reilly wants to do is save his brother from the people who are hunting him and get them both out of a very messed up situation. He thinks calling the police will help, but it turns out they are the enemy. When the police who are supposed to protect him throw him in the jail instead, he thinks all hope is lost, until a man named Wolf shows up.

Liam isn’t sure if Wolf is his rescuer or just another bad guy. He can’t trust anyone.

ISBN: 978-1-4874-0644-8

Product Link: http://www.extasybooks.com/wolf/

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the Demon Elite collection features a different romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order. To fully get into this story I would suggest reading the Lakehouse Security series first.

In these books what makes them even more special is the fact that most of the guys have a bad past life. They don’t trust fully until you prove that you can be trusted. Liam and Wolf are just like that. Liam has not had the best home life and the one person he loves is his little brother. So when Finn stopped calling he knew something was up, he just hadn’t expected to be caught up in it also. Now he needed help for them both.

Wolf found Finn and a few other hostages in a broken down home. When he rescues Finn, he realizes that Finn’s brother is in just as much trouble. However when he takes on look at Liam he knew that this was going to be his man. He just had to get him to believe him. Because damn his little man is one hell of a feisty firecracker.

I can honestly tell you that this is going to be one of those types of series. One that I will have to read over and over. I love the way all the feelings they felt was involved in this story. It was the perfect story for me and I loved it. I can’t wait to read the next story. When April puts out a book I am usually there to eat them up.

Trust me it will keep you laughing, crying, loving and having fun.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *

Coming Back Home by April Kelley Blog Tour, Guest Post, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi peeps, we have April Kelley stopping by today with her new release Coming Back Home, we have a great guest post, a fantastic excerpt, a brilliant giveaway and Lisa’s review so enjoy the post and click that rafflecopter link <3 ~Pixie~

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Coming Back Home

(Pickleville 09)
by

April Kelley

 

One huge fight changed Seth’s life forever.

Seth Murray just might be the most stubborn man on the face of this plant. He refused to move back to Pickleville because of one fight with his father. That is until he gets a call saying that his dad has passed away suddenly. The first person Seth thinks about is the one man he gave up because of his stubborn pride. Five years ago, all Seth wanted was to be with Carter. Now he doesn’t know what he wants. And Carter has his own life. One that Seth certainly didn’t see coming when he finally reconnects with the man again. One that revolves around a certain blonde haired, blue-eyed little girl that completely melts Seth’s heart the minute he meets her.

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Unrelenting Feelings by April Kelley

4935unrelentingfeelings510w-430x645Title: Unrelenting Feelings
Series: Pickleville, #8
Author: April Kelley
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novella (108 Pages)
Publisher: Extasy Books (September 15th, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts
Blurb: What happens when the love of your life comes walking into a party?

Robyn Heath has made a pretty good life for himself away from Pickleville. He loves his job as a paramedic, has a best friend he adores who also happens to be his partner at work, and he even gets laid every once in a while. Life couldn’t be better.

Until the man who broke his heart comes back into town. Caden Flynn has been gone for a long time. Five years fighting for his country has taken its toll and changed him in some fundamental ways.

One thing he wants more than anything is to right the wrongs he’s caused Robyn. Robyn proves to have a very stubborn heart.

ISBN: 978-1-4874-0482-6

Product Link: eXtasy books | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the Pickleville collection features a different romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order.

Robyn had been so in love with Caden five years ago, but that changed the moment Caden left him to join the military. He had pretty much abandoned him. So when he saw Caden, for the first time in five years he knew he was in trouble. It seems his heart didn’t want to let the man go. Didn’t mean he had to go easy.

Caden had loved Robyn when they were younger, but not like he should have. He had wanted to get away and learn about himself. That and he needed money for college. What he learned was that he missed the man more than he had expected. He realized it almost too late. Now he had some serious ass to kiss.

When these two get together they set the sheets on fire and cause every one a bit of friction burns.

I would definitely recommend reading this book. Trust me it will keep you laughing, crying, loving and having fun.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *

Persistent Love by April Kelley

4940persistantlove510-430x645Title: Persistent Love
Series: Lakehouse Security, #5
Author: April Kelley
Genre: Romantic Suspense/ Contemporary
Length: Novella (76 Pages)
Publisher: Extasy Books (September 1, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Blurb: Love refuses to leave him alone.

Aiden Newell knows he’s a coward for refusing to go home, but he doesn’t care. He won’t go back as long as Justin Pollasky is still there. If he goes back, he’ll just fall in love with the man all over again. Justin has loved him and left him the past.

Justin has been trying to get Aiden back for a year and a half, but the man refuses to see him. Every time their teams work together, Aiden takes off for parts unknown. When Aiden gets kidnapped by the human traffickers trying to put him behind bars, Justin gets a little bit crazy with worry.

He just hopes he can get Aiden back in time to make things right

ISBN: 978-1-4874-0480-2

Product Link: http://www.extasybooks.com/Persistent-Love/?author_id=1031

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the Lakehouse Security collection features a different romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order.

I love the way this author can put together a book that not only fascinates you but draws you in. I had a blast reading this and look forward to reading more by April. The characters are beautifully written with big hearts, however if you cross them, they have no problem putting you down.

Aiden has been in love with Justin for some time now. The problem is Justin chooses his job every time over him. He feels like it is killing him, so he finally ends it. After a year and a half, Justin is getting his shit together. Justin wants his man, and now he has to prove that he has changed. Then the danger comes for Aiden and Justin has to get him back. He will do everything he can to show Aiden that he means what he says. When these two get together they set the sheets on fire and cause everyone a bit of friction burns.

I can honestly tell you that this is going to be one of those types of series that you can’t put down and have to read more than once. It is the perfect story for me and gave me all that I needed. I love the way all the feelings they felt was involved in this story. I had a blast reading it and I can’t wait to read the next story. When April puts out a book I am usually there to eat them up.

I would definitely recommend reading this book. Trust me it will keep you laughing, crying, loving and having fun.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *

Locke's Love by April Kelley

b42f2ca88eae317c4a8b5fc0d81d683e591282f7Title: Locke’s Love

Series: Lakehouse Security, # 4

Author: April Kelley

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novella (55 Pages)

Publisher: Extasy Books (August 1st, 2015)
 
Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts

Blurb: Unrequited love really sucked sometimes, especially when you’re stuck with them for
days.

Danny Newell has loved Locke for six years. Every time they have to work together that love grows just a little bit more desperate. Of course, it would be easier if Locke gave him the time of day. When Danny gets a phone call late at night and goes out on a mission by himself, the last person he expects to go after him is Locke. Being stuck on a mission with a man who despises him is not his favorite thing, to say the least.

ISBN: 978-1-4874-0445-1

Product Link: http://www.extasybooks.com/Locke-%27-s-Love/?author_id=1031

Reviewer: Lisa
 
Review: Each book in the Lakehouse Security collection features a different romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order.

Danny has been in love with Locke for over six years, but Locke didn’t return that love. Or so that is the way he thought. So when one of the guys they had saved, called them for help Danny was going to save the kid. The problem was Danny was not field trained, he was the computer expert. So to his surprise and pain, it was Locke that came to help him.

Locke wanted Danny but he was scared to death. Then when Danny went to help the kid, he knew he needed help. Danny would get his ass killed if he wasn’t careful and Locke wanted to be the one to help him and keep him safe. He was falling in love with the man, and knew once he did there was no going back.

This book gave me everything I could ask for in a story and so much more. I just wished that there were more to read, I absolutely hate having to wait for the next story. I loved this one and cannot wait for the next amazing story. I can honestly tell you that this is going to be one of those types of series. One that I will have to read over and over. I love the way all the feelings they felt was involved in this story.

It was the perfect story for me and I loved it. When Kelley puts out a book I am usually there to eat them up. Trust me it will keep you laughing, crying, loving and having fun.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *

Places Like Home by April Kelley

4916placeslikehome510w-430x645Title: Places Like Home
Series: Pickleville, #7
Author: April Kelley
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novella (106 Pages)
Publisher: Extasy Books (August 16, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Blurb: Running away from his problems isn’t an option anymore.
For three years Dakota Weaver has done nothing but run from a man that wants to hurt him. He changes his name and takes a job as far away from the last place he lived as he could get.

The Heath’s are great people and he loves his job. It reminds him of the home he left behind all those years ago. Dakota has looked over his shoulder for far too long and has come to the end of his rope.

The first time Jackson sees Dakota on his best friend Travis Heath’s farm, he wants the man. All of Jackson’s flirting gets him nowhere with the man though.

Jackson overhears a telephone conversation Dakota has with his brother and gets a whole new perspective on Dakota’s life and what it’s really like.

ISBN: 978-1-4874-0447-5

Product Link: http://www.extasybooks.com/Places-Like-Home/

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the Pickleville collection features a different romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order.

Hot damn April has written another amazing story. I had not heard of April Kelley till I started reading this series and I was amazed with the stories she comes up with.

The guys at the ranch have so much compassion and love that it makes you wish you were right there with them. I have books that are in my favorite list, and it wasn’t till I actually started reading this series, that I knew I needed to revise that list. Now I have my top five favorite paranormals and my top five contemporaries. This is one of my top five contemporaries.

There is something about this story that had me in tears. The fear that Dakota had felt for over three years makes you wish you were there to rip the man who hurt him apart. Three years ago he had basically a one night stand that turned dangerous. He had a stalker. Running has left him without a home and friends. He had to leave his family behind to stay alive. Now he has found a home that he wants to keep but fear keeps him from the man that he wants. Then he realizes that without Jackson, he was just an empty shell.

Jackson had always had one night stands, never settling with just one person. That stopped when Dakota came to work on the farm. He wanted him, but for some reason the man kept his distance from Jackson. Then the truth came out, and Jackson wants blood. He will do everything to keep his man safe.

It was the perfect story for me and I loved it. When Kelley puts out a book I am usually there to eat them up. Trust me it will keep you laughing, crying, loving and having fun.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *

Getting Back To Good by April Kelley

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Series: Pickleville, #5
Author: April Kelley
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novella (119 pages)
Publisher: eXtasy Books Inc. (June 15th 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: Timing is everything when it comes to love, especially when it’s so far off.

Luis Flynn has been fighting depression off and on most of his life. He figures it’s genetic or a product of his childhood or something. Whatever it is, he thought he’d won the war between himself and depression, until it seems to come back again. Little by little over the course of a few months, Luis finds himself slipping further and further into that black hole.

He’s also had a crush on Royce, his boss, since the day he met him, not that he would ever admit it. Luis can tell Royce finds him attractive, and they even kiss, but Royce constantly pushes him away, which doesn’t help his inner struggles. When it comes to relationships, timing is everything.

With Luis and Royce, the timing might be too off.

ISBN: 978-1-4874-0359-1

Product Link: http://www.extasybooks.com/Getting-Back-To-Good/

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the Pickleville collection will feature a different romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order.

Luis and his brothers had basically been raised in hell. His father had been molesting his older brother and the one time he tried on Luis’ brother Brad had beat him close to death. He goes to the house once a month to make his father stay away. Even though his father had not had a chance to rape him, he did torture him pretty bad. He had scars on his back from it. Now to get over the pain he lives he cuts himself. He knew he needed help. Not to mention he loved his boss, but to bad his boss had no clue.

Royce was attracted to Luis, but Luis was so young he didn’t make a move. Hell he didn’t even know Luis wanted him till Kyler spilled the beans. He wanted Luis, but it was still all about their ages. He had gone over to talk to him about it after a slight argument. He had not known too much about Luis’s past, but the moment he found out he was there for him. He just had to make the decision that Luis’s was his.

This story is actually one that comes off real. It tells about sexual abuse to a child, what they do to get away and what they will do to protect each other. It will have your heart in tears through parts of this story, but like I said before it will have you laughing at parts also. I think that April can give you a story that will bring you to tears and have you wishing that you could be the one to rescue them. I loved these brothers and their lovers. They come off with so much feeling that it will have you feeling it also. I loved this book.

I can honestly tell you that this is going to be one of those types of series. One that I will have to read over and over. I love the way all the feelings they felt was involved in this story. It was the perfect story for me and I loved it. I can’t wait to read the next story. When April puts out a book I am usually there to eat them up. Trust me it will keep you laughing, crying, loving and having fun.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *

A Tarnished Strength by April Kelley

4816atarnishedstrength510w-430x645Title: A Tarnished Strength
Series: Pickleville, #4
Author: April Kelley
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novella (107 Pages)
Publisher: Extasy Books (May 15, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Blurb: Violence has always solved most of his problems, but it can’t help him win over a man whose whole life is surrounded by things that scare him.

Brad Flynn had a rough start to life. With an abusive father and an addiction problem, his life hasn’t been easy. He has always been the resident bad ass and the town drunk. Even when he gets sober and becomes an upstanding member of the community, it doesn’t seem to change the town’s mind about him. If it weren’t for his two brothers, he would have no one.

His past doesn’t make having a love life easy either, but when he meets Kendrick Ashby, the local bar owner, he wants to give it a try. The only problem is Kendrick has his own problems, ones that make having a violent boyfriend impossible. Both have to decide if dating is even worth a try.

ISBN: 978-1-4874-0338-6

Product Link: http://www.extasybooks.com/A-Tarnished-Strength/

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the Pickleville collection features a different romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order.

This is one of those stories that just pulls your heart out of your chest and have you in tears. To know what a father can do to a child that is so evil will have you wanting to rip him apart. To see how they got to where they are at now is amazing but scary. I came across April’s books not too long ago.

At first when I saw the series title I wasn’t so sure what to expect but I am quite pleased with them. There are many stories out there that are similar and will have you in tears, but there is just a twist to these that will make them even better.

Brad, Luis and Caden had been raised by their abusive father physically, mentally and sexually. It was not until the bastard started in on Luis that Brad knew he had to get them out. He beat the hell out of the old man, and whisked them away. However Brad was always angry and at the time he hated his sexuality. He always feared that being gay meant he loved what his father did, but it was not till he ended up in prison that he got help.

Everyone in town, however, looked at him as the drunk and bully that he had been. Even Kendrick seemed afraid of him. The one man who made him hard as hell and left him wanting.

Kendrick had been in his own hell for a while and got out. He was scared and feared that Brad would hurt him. Then he realized that Brad might just be the man for him. Brad showed him a side that he had never expected and he took the time to really look at the man. It would take time but these two men can heal each other.

This is a love story that has the right amount of love, pain, temper, excitement and danger all rolled into an amazing package. I also love the fact that the brothers are extremely protective of each other and a bit on the annoying side. I feel for the brother Luis and cannot wait to read his story. He is the one that draws me in more than the actual main characters. There is just something about him. But I think Brad is the one that pulls me between these two men. They are just the right characters for this book.

This book just grabs your attention from the moment you start reading and keeps it there till you have read every word. They will also have you laughing at some parts of the story. Although most of it is tone in a serious tone, there is a hint of humor that makes it perfect. I love how the characters are beautifully written with big hearts, but if you cross them there is hell to pay. They will protect the men they love and their family with all they have in them.

This book gave me everything I could ask for in a story and so much more. I loved this one and cannot wait for the next amazing story. I can honestly tell you that this is going to be one of those types of series. One that I will have to read over and over. I love the way all the feelings they felt was involved in this story. It was the perfect story for me and I loved it. I can tell that when April puts out a book I will be there to eat them up. Trust me it will keep you laughing, crying, loving and having fun.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *

Sudden Love by April Kelley

4823suddenlove510web-430x645Title: Sudden Love
Series: Lakehouse Security, 1
Author: April Kelley
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novella (95 Pages)
Publisher: Extasy Books (May 1, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts
Blurb: When Love comes suddenly, sometimes you just have to go with it.

Xander Newell isn’t the one night stand type of guy. He wants a commitment with someone who is willing to put up with his crazy family and being away on the job sometimes. Finding someone who is willing to put up his brothers, who he lives and works with on a daily basis, is hard. Still, Xander’s not willing to compromise.

Xander gets called off bodyguard duty to investigate a religious cult that may be tied to some kidnappings of young men. He finds Aaron Keller, one of the missing young men. What he doesn’t expect is the instant attraction and longing for the man.

Xander just wants to keep Aaron safe, even if that means backing off.

ISBN: 978-1- 4874- 0335-5

Product Link: http://www.extasybooks.com/Sudden-Love/

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Woohoo I have found another favorite author whom I can guarantee I will be getting all of her books if they are anything like this one. Not only are the guys hot and carries guns, but they go in a save the day. There is something about the way that this author tells a story that will not only draw you in and keep your attention the whole time, but it will more than likely have you laughing your ass off at parts of it.

Xander is not only sexy, built, smart but he carries a weapon. He was guarding a porn star that seemed to love having sex with just about anyone. To Xander it was funny but not his type of action. After a call from not only his older brother but sort of boss calls him away, he heads out to where a certain cult is. They are saying that these men and women are capturing gay men and holding them hostage. While looking, he comes across someone who will change his free life.

Aaron and his friends would not last long in their cells where they are being held. He knew when he got caught kissing a friend, that things were going to change. He was now one of the prisoners. He knew that they needed help and bad. His sister sneaks and gets the key to release them, but at what cost.

He is so terrified that he couldn’t find help. Now the part that got me a bit lost was how Aaron got out but didn’t seem to make it too far. Xander finds him and brings him to safety. Things are about to look up for Aaron, in more ways than one.

Even though Aaron had been held captive, when he is around Xander and the others he has this little problem. He thinks something and just automatically says it. This for me was a blast to read. He is my favorite character so far and I don’t see that changing any time soon. There is a lot of action, suspense, adventure and danger in this book. It gave me everything I could want in a story and so much more.

The characters are beautifully written with big hearts, however if you cross them, they have no problem putting you down. They will protect their lovers with their entire lives. I had a blast reading this story. It caught my attention from the moment I started reading and kept it all the way to the end. It also gave me everything I could want in a book.

I can honestly tell you that this is going to be one of those types of series. One that I will have to read over and over. I love the way all the feelings they felt was involved in this story. It was the perfect story for me and I loved it. I can’t wait to read the next story. Trust me from what I read this will be the type of story that will keep you laughing, crying, loving and having fun.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *