Posted in Cherrie Lynn, Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday: Breathe Me In – Cherrie Lynn

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers.

My Teaser

It occurred to Macy that she’d even seen a dark SUV parked in a lot dwn the street when she’d left. Shit. Was this really happening?

39%, Loc 611, Breathe Me In – Cherrie Lynn

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Posted in Cherrie Lynn, Erotica

Breathe Me In (#2.5) – Cherrie Lynn

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Their worlds collided in Leave Me Breathless. Now see how the sparks first flew for Ghost and Macy…

She knew he was trouble from the moment she first laid eyes on him, but that doesn’t stop Macy from taking a wild ride with Ghost when he invites her along. Something about him intrigues her. Just by hanging out with him, though, she’s drawn into a scandal she doesn’t see coming and faces a decision that might alienate him and several people she holds dear.

Timing is everything…and theirs couldn’t be more off.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a short prequel to Leave Me Breathless that takes place during the events of Rock Me. It’s not meant to stand alone.

  5  / 5 Hearts

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My Review

Breathe Me In is a prequel to the book Rock Me and sets the story for Leave Me Breathless. If you have read Rock Me then you will know that Macy – Candace’s friend and Ghost – Brian’s friend had a bit of a fumble in the back of his car. The details of that certain event is something we do not know about, hence why Cherrie Lynn has been kind enough to let us in and let us know exactly what happened that night.

This review is going to be short but sweet. Leave Me Breathless is my favourite book of the ‘Ross’ series. Although Ghost is no relation to the ‘Ross’ family, he is Brian’s best friend and has known him for years. The prequel starts with Seth’s POV. There is something about Macy that hes attracted to. He doesn’t know what, but it started when Candace and her walked through the tattoo parlours door (Back in Rock Me) and he found her beautiful. He knows shes intrigued by him too; by the way she was watching him.

Macy had a back accident a few years ago and so the once carefree girl now plays it safe, in life and in love. She is a strong, independent woman but she has all these feelings coming to the surface for Ghost and she doesn’t want it, but she does at the same time. She has this love/hate relationship with herself. Shes as intrigued by Ghost and so when they swap numbers and begin to spend time together, there is definitely something there between them.

Over the course of the book, we watch Macy and Ghost become friends. They only seem to hang out after dark, talking in his or her car, going for drives, talking on the phone and texting and yano, the one scene we have all been dying to know about! The sex in the car between the two of them.

Macy was the instigator of that certain scene. YES MACY! But she has a spunk to her, a spark and although we know about her worries for Candace being with Brian, she is trying to make herself live life, stop being boring and although she doesn’t want to be attracted to Ghost, she is and hes the perfect person to help her live her life.

Rock Me should be read first, as Breathe Me In overlinks with that book, as some scenes are added and expanded from Ghost and Macy’s POVs. We see more of Candace and Brian’s relationship, and we see the friendship and flirtiness of Ghost and Macy.

I was just expecting Cherrie to give us the car scene and that be it…how wrong was i? We see so much more to Ghost and Macy’s relationship. We see it blossom over time, we see their chemistry and we see their turmoil. BUT the car sex, by god that was hot, like seriously hot. How can Macy just walk away from that? I wouldn’t let him go at all.

The ending has made me re-read Leave Me Breathless straight away and dive back into the story of Ghost and Macy, reading their journey once more. I can’t get enough of Ghost, he is the ultimate babe. Where can I find him and his sexiness and his potty mouth?

The ending isn’t a happy one, but it leads you straight into Leave Me Breathless, so if you haven’t read this series yet, what are you waiting for? You will definitely love the Ross Siblings and the heroines and of course, all the steamy sex that is featured along with the great storylines. Get reading them now!

 

Posted in Jade C. Jamison, Suspense

Old House – Jade C. Jamison

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Kenzie Sampson is home on Christmas break during her first year in college. She’s had more than the usual trouble adjusting to her new environment away from home, but she’s not about to tell her family, who have had enough to worry about, including plenty they haven’t told her. Worse yet, Kenzie discovers that just because you don’t believe in ghosts doesn’t mean they don’t exist…and she doesn’t know how to deal with them or her own demons as she adjusts to the old house that’s her family’s new home

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My Review

I hardly ever do this…but A SPOILER is included in this review. Well it’s not a spoiler of sorts, but it’s something I was thinking about when reading this book, and I have to include it as it’s my own thoughts on what happened in this book. I’ll tell you when I include it, so if you don’t want to read it, you can just skip it.

Old House is the new book from Jade C. Jamison and because she is so lovely, she has sent me an ARC copy of it, so here is my review!

Jade starts the book with a prologue which instantly grabbed my attention and got my intrigued about what was happening or had happened to the person involved. It’s a bit of a mystery. But you do get to see who the prologue is about and it makes a bit more sense further into the story.

Kenzie is back from college for Christmas and since she’s been away, her family uprooted from Colorado Springs to the mountains an hour away to a house they inherited from her Uncle. Kenzie is confused over why they had to move, but is filled in by her sister the next day. You instantly find out that something bad has happened to Kenzie in her first semester of college, yet you don’t know just what has happened yet. She hasn’t told her parents and before she can tell them, she has to come to terms with it herself. She also needs to tell them she’s not going back to college either.

Your house is one place that is meant to be safe to you, but to Kenzie it isn’t. Her bedroom makes her feel uneasy and now that she’s had a pretty vivid dream about a lost and abused young girl, it makes her room feel even more claustrophobic to her. I really felt for Kenzie. Something bad happened to her at college and coming home was meant to bring her closer to her family again and make her feel safe and protected, but it’s turned her upside down and she’s scared of her room and what might be in it.

She feels that this girl is trying to communicate with her and Kenzie is hell bent on helping her ‘to the other side’ if only to stop the dreams and the uneasiness she feels in her room, and get her room to feel safe to her again. But does she succeed? Does the ‘spirit’ leave her alone?

You finally get to know what happened to Kenzie, and I kind of knew that was what happened. What with the dreams that she was getting. In a way, both the girl and Kenzie, to me, were linked through some sort of memories from their traumas. She also began to have dreams about her uncle and a little girl running away. Pretty weird right? It seemed the room held memories for the girl and Kenzie which has more than likely been locked away until now, until her return.

I loved her relationship with Adam. He seemed like the best friend you could ask for and he, in some ways, believed Kenzie – even witnessing to some extent with the painting, what she was telling him about the house, especially the weird aura in her room. I don’t want to write too much about his time with Kenzie, but you’ll have to read and find out what happens.

SPOILER

Now with her emotional trauma and everything she thinks is happening in her room, I did suspect it could all be in her head and it might be her doing everything, instead of a spirit, which Kenzie is certain is haunting her room. When Adam came to stay, he told her she sleep walks a couple of times before coming straight back to him and back to sleep, so it got my thinking she could have been changing the painting every time she got up, as she seemed pretty freaked out that it kept changing all the time. As I’ve mentioned, she dreams about the girl and her uncle, whom I thought was involved somehow, and I wasn’t wrong at all. You do get to find out what exactly happened to Kenzie and it does make sense in the end about how emotionally damaged – if that’s the right word – she is.

SPOILER OVER

Jade is great with planting little hints in this book. It made me really think about what is happening to Kenzie and makes you think about different scenarios that could be throughout the book. I think I was spot on with figuring out what really went on, albeit, it took a while, but when I really thought about it, I gasped when I was right. It’s all explained at the end for those who didn’t really understand what had happened, which was great as I really did want to know if unraveled the truth behind her trauma and paranoia of the ‘spirit’ in her room.

For one who never reads horrors – as I get spooked pretty easily – I was captivated by this book from the beginning. The more I read, the more the clinks in my brain were trying to figure out everything so I needed to finish it to find out. It really is an awesome book to read. Full of suspense, mystery, a little loving but more importantly self-discovery or a self-realization about Kenzie’s life from when she was a little girl to her life in the present.

Definitely give this book a read, you will not be disappointed!

Posted in Romance

Heaven Can Wait – Cally Taylor

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‘What would I do without you, Lucy Brown?’ he said, and kissed me softly. I held his face in my hands and kissed him back. I felt that life just couldn’t get any more perfect. And I was right, it wouldn’t. By the end of the next day, I’d be dead.

Lucy is about to marry the man of her dreams – kind, handsome, funny Dan – when she breaks her neck the night before their wedding. Unable to accept a lifetime’s separation from her soulmate, Lucy decides to become a ghost rather than go to heaven and be parted from Dan.

But it turns out things aren’t quite as easy as that. When Lucy discovers that Limbo is a grotty student-style house in North London she’s less than thrilled. Especially after meeting her new flatmates: grumpy, cider-swilling EMO-kid Claire; and Brian, a train-spotter with a Thomas the Tank Engine duvet and a big BO problem.

But Lucy has a more major problem on her hands – if she wants to become a ghost and be with Dan she has to complete an almost impossible task. How the hell does a girl like Lucy find a girlfriend for the dorkiest man in England? IT geek Archie’s only passions are multi-player computer games and his Grandma.

But Lucy only has twenty-one days to find him love. And when she discovers that her so-called friend Anna is determined to make a move on the heart-broken, vulnerable Dan, the pressure is really on..

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My Review

It’s the night before Lucy and Dan’s wedding, and with Dan leaving Lucy alone, she decides to climb up to the attic to retrieve her gift for Dan. Only problem is, she falls and breaks her neck.

Lucy Brown is now declared dead.

After waking up in Limbo, Lucy is given an ultimatum – She can go to Heaven for eternity and be with her parents, or return as a Ghost/living dead on Earth, and therefore be around Dan once more.

As she misses Dan a hell of a lot, she decides to return to Earth, but the thing is, she has to complete a mission before she can become a ghost and be around Dan forever. She only has 21 days to complete this mission – And the mission is to find computer geek Archibald Humphries-Symth his soulmate. Will Lucy manage to find his soulmate in such a short time and become a ghost or will she fail and end up in Heaven, in a life without Dan until he joins her?

I’m so very glad that I found this book. I love reading about soulmates and with the added ‘Death’ involved in this one, as well as everlasting love, I knew I had to download it and give it a read. I was not disappointed at all in it!

Throughout the 21 days, Lucy occurs friendships with her two ‘ghost’ housemates, which were so special to read. Although they started off roughly -especially with Emo girl Claire – in the end, before both Claire and Brian completed their 21 days, they all grew closer together and looked out for one another when things didn’t go completely their way, helping out when they could. You always got to know both their stories for ending up in Limbo, and why they were doing the mission as to who or what they wanted to stick around if they completed their task.

Lucy’s friendship with Archie – I loved it so much. Albeit, it was for a mission, but it seemed so real to me. She really wanted to help him find someone – it was her mission after all – but the things she does to facilitate her mission touched my heart. I actually thought Lucy and Archie would end up falling in love with one another, but I was sourly mistaken. It was really sad when they met up on her last day. You could tell she was really going to miss him and he was her too, although she had been a complete idiot the night before.

The thing with this book is that when I think something will happen, it takes a turn and surprises me when it doesn’t go that way. That’s what I loved about this book.

Throughout the book, you got to see snippets of Dan and Lucy’s life, and their love for each other was something you really want for yourself. They both had banter together, they both couldn’t live without the other and I really couldn’t see Dan getting with anyone after Lucy’s death, no matter how hard a certain someone tried. Ghost Lucy’s grief and despair really showed throughout the book and I felt so sad that all she wanted was to be with Dan again. Cally really engaged me and I felt all the emotions from all the characters in the book through all the different situations.

On her last day, when Bob from Limbo calls her, she makes a really tough decision about what to do. I really felt for her, because after everything she had done in the 21 days and the things she had seen, it would have been torture to choose what she did, BUT oh my gosh, that ending! I was not expecting that at all. That was one major plot twist. As I type this, tears are still falling down my cheeks but in a really good way. I loved how Cally kept me on my toes over what was going to happen in the end. It really could have gone either way, but I’m so very happy it ended how it did. Hence the tears!

If you want to read a book about loss, forever love and friendships, this book has to be on you book list. It made me laugh, cry, gasp and want a ‘happy’ – as you can be when you’re dead – ending and this book did not fail.

Posted in Cherrie Lynn, Erotica, Romance

Leave Me Breathless – Cherrie Lynn (book #3)

Synopsis

Leather and lace don’t strike sparks. Or do they?

It’s Valentine’s Day, but Macy Rodgers isn’t feeling the love. Aside from a torrid, one-night fling in a backseat a few months back, her love life has been sorely lacking, but fortunately she has devious friends who feel like playing Cupid. Wouldn’t they be shocked to learn that the match they’ve made for her is the same one that steamed up the back of that ’69 GTO…

Seth “Ghost” Warren has just returned to town after an extended absence. Between his grandmother’s failing health, his job as a tattoo artist, his band’s gigs, and a crazy ex that won’t leave him alone, he’s stretched thin. Cautious cowgirl Macy is the last thing he needs thrown into the mix.

She’s all country, he’s all heavy metal—and Macy knows that if anyone can propel her out of her rut, it’s Seth. But when their worlds collide, it’s anyone guess if they’ll survive with their hearts intact.

Warning: Contains explicit sex, graphic language, road trips, troublemaking exes, emotional baggage, and an unconventional but exceptionally hot hero tatted and pierced for your pleasure…

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My Review

If you haven’t read Rock You you will probably be a little confused over who Macy and Ghost are, but this can be read as a standalone, like Rock You and Unleashed.

It’s a year later and Candace and Brian are going strong, their friend Sam has her own boyfriend, and poor Macy is all alone and single on Valentine’s day. It’s also been one year since she’s had sex and that was a one-night stand with Ghost in the backseat of his car but unfortunately for Macy, her friends have played cupid by throwing Ghost in the mix, but they would be so surprised to find out she has already been with him.

Seth or Ghost to his friends has just returned to town after staying to look after his ill grandmother after an extended absence. Between his job at the tattoo parlour, his psycho ex-girlfriend and his band’s gigs, adding Macy into the mix is the last thing he needs but he hasn’t stopped thinking about her since their night of passion and Macy, although she’s adamant they have nothing in common, is highly attracted to him as well.

Despite having all things different; different music tastes, different lives and different views on tattoo’s and piercings, they seem to both be in a rut, and wary of getting into relationships from past ones, even though they both want to find their forever person.

This starts off the bloody hot scenes between them, and you don’t have to wait long, only a few pages in. The sex scenes, which were a lot, totally got to me, especially the phone sex, because that was hot and the kitchen sex. And it’s great to know where his piercings are too, much the same as where Brian’s, which is oh my god! I need to find me one of these tattooed, pierced guys somewhere.

Anyway, it was really nice to read the continuation of Candace and Brian in this book too, as you got to delve more into their love story too. Although they did have some problems during the book, they weren’t necessarily massive in proportion to Rock Me, but it was to do with Candace’s future more than anything.

There is drama within this book, much to do with crazy ex’s on both sides which breaks up everything they have built, but Seth is determined to get it back and fix it, but in the end it’s Macy who fixes everything between them because Seth, as much as he wants to, lets her have her space and time to decide what she wants to do.

This book and Rock Me were definitely my favourites and it’s hard to just choose one over the other. I loved both the stories, how two rich ‘bitches’ fall in love with tattooed ‘hard’ guys, who both have exceptionally hot, delicious sex which anyone would want.

You will fall in love with Brian and Ghost, I guarantee and you will totally want your own tattooed, pierced hunk of a guy to sweep you off your feet with amazing sex.