Friday, January 13, 2017

Four New Adult/Adult Romance Free/Cheap E-book Mini-Reviews

Once again I'm trying really hard to get caught up on reviews from last year!  I decided to save these four reviews for one post instead of putting them with the last ebook reviews a week or so ago, because they were all sequels to books I'd gotten for free and really enjoyed, and I either paid for these, or got them as gifts.  So I'm going to share one more book in The Walshes series by Kate Canterbary, and three in the Gentry Boys series by Cora Brent. 

The Space Between (The Walshes #2) by Kate Canterbary:
My rating:  4 stars
I don't know that I liked this one quite as much as the first, probably because it was more of an older guy with younger girl story, and sometimes I'm not the hugest fan of those, especially since I'm more of an older woman with younger guy story when I can get it.  But it definitely was still a good part of the story, and made me very excited to read on, I have the 3rd e-book sitting in my Amazon app waiting to be read.  If you want to read my review of the first book you can click on the title:  Underneath It All.  Here is the blurb from Goodreads for this one.

Some lines are meant to be crossed.

That hair. That fucking hair. It was everywhere, always, and I wanted to tangle my fingers in those dark curls and pull. And that would be fine if she wasn't my apprentice.

Andy Asani was nothing like I expected. She was exotic and scary-brilliant, and the slightest murmur from those lips sent hot, hungry lust swirling through my veins. Outside my siblings, she was the only person I could name who shared my obsession with preserving Boston's crumbling buildings.

My wants were few: good eats, tall boots, hot yoga, interesting work. One incredibly hot architect with the most expressive hazel eyes I ever encountered and entirely too much talent in and out of the bedroom wasn't part of the original plan. Apparently he was part of the package.

Wine was my rabbi and vodka was my therapist, and I needed plenty of both to survive my apprenticeship. Especially with Patrick Walsh leaving love notes in the form of bite marks all over my body.

Gentry Boys series by Cora Brent:
I started this series clear back in September.  Books 2 and 3 are the other two boys of the triplets that we met in book one, Draw.  And then book 4 goes on to one of their cousins.  I was also very happy to see that there are more in the series even after that.  I think some go back to the triplets' stories, and there may be a couple other family members?  Not sure, but here are my mini-reviews of #2-4.

Risk (Gentry Boys #2):
My rating:  4 stars
I was reading this at the same time as when I was participating in a writers' conference, and when I read my story excerpt along with the other people in the romance group I went to, I learned that maybe older people don't get the whole casual sex thing, and that women sometimes are just as okay with it as guys are.  But still enjoyed this!  Here is the blurb from Goodreads:

“I’d seen enough of Creed Gentry to know he might be the worst thing I could do. Yet one lustful glance from him scrambled every piece of sanity I owned.”

My life hasn’t been uneventful and a few things should have sunk in by now. I’m a tired age twenty one with a laundry list of heartbreaks. Most of all I know what carnage comes from carelessly risking the heart. So what drives me to jump into bed with a brooding player who can barely carry a conversation?
It was supposed to be just one night.
One night of weakness, of passion, of every impulse I’d struggled to contain.
Yet I can’t stop myself from going back for more.

Violence had always found us Gentrys but this time I’d put the price on my own head. It was my cross to bear. No flinching allowed.
There was only room for me, my brothers, and the resolve to survive. That’s all there ever had been.
There was certainly no reason for more than than a quick and dirty time with any girl, no matter how much she turned my head around.
I shouldn’t hold on to her for more than a few hours. I shouldn’t even think about it. This thing could finish us both.
It doesn’t matter. She’s all I want.

Game (Gentry Boys #3):
My rating:  5 stars
Okay, this one I really, really liked.  Chase might be my favorite of the brothers.  But this one definitely made me want to read more!  Here's the blurb from Goodreads:

Those dirty-talking, hard-loving, sexy alpha triplets are back!

This time it's Chase Gentry who has met his match in the latest story filled with gritty realism, steamy bedroom antics and the unbreakable bonds of love and brotherhood. May be read as a stand alone. 348 print pages.

As a bookie, I know more about money lines, pay sheets and point spreads than any six men. I always thought I was in control until a terrible betrayal taught me otherwise. The price was my dignity and I can't bear to make any more mistakes.
Chase Gentry figured it would be easy to get to me. He thought I was like every other girl, just dying to spread wide for him. I knew it was a rotten gamble to get mixed up with a guy too smart and too hot for his own good. Chase is destined to be as much trouble to those around him as he is to himself. But it's too late. He's already won my heart.
Everyone around us insists that we're wrong for each other; too intense, too explosive. Everyone might be right.

Gentry men aren't supposed to be very bright. We're big. We're brutal. Women can't wait to invite us inside. I know I can have any one of them I want any time I want.
It seems unlikely that some bad-tempered chick and her snotty attitude would keep my interest but here it is. Stephanie has no idea what she does to me. I want that girl in more ways than I can even talk about.
It should have been enough to have her and be done with it. But no matter how volatile we are together, it's never enough. To hell with anyone who objects. I'm not letting her go.

Fall (Gentry Boys #4):
My rating:  5 stars
As you can see from my rating, I really loved this one as well! This time we're getting to know one of the triplets' cousins, and he is a good guy.  Guess it is a crossover from another series too, although it can be read as a standalone.  I will probably have to add that series too, although while I like a guy who rides a motorcycle, I'm  not the hugest Motorcycle club story fan.  No, I never watched the Sons of Anarchy show.  Here's the Goodreads blurb for this one.

I was a lost girl, a child bride.
Now, to most people I appear to be just an average college student. They would never guess my strange history. But secretly I'm still held down by my past. I cannot bring myself to trust men.
So why do I find myself drawn to the most dangerous one of all?
Oversexed, foul-mouthed and ten years my senior, he should have been my nightmare.
Instead, he's my fantasy....

How many women have I ruined?
Hell if there's any point in counting. Only once did I ever do something unforgivable and the consequence crushed my soul. Maybe that's why I remain here, in the barren desert wasteland occupied by the worst of my degenerate family.
This is a prison I've inflicted on myself.
Into my purgatory walks Jenny; feisty, beautiful, but little more than a girl.
No one decent should want a thing to do with me.
I told her that.
She didn't listen.

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