Tight by Alessandra Torre – Review!

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I was happy in my small town. In my life as a single, thirty-two year old woman. I had a good job, wonderful friends, my independence.

I also hadn’t got laid in three years. Hadn’t been on a date in two. Had stopped counting calories and wearing makeup… a while ago.

Then Brett Jacobs waltzed in. Caressed my thigh, dug rough fingers into my hair, lowered his soft mouth to my skin, took sexual control of my mind and stirred it all around with what he packed in his pants. He flipped my quiet life upside down and crawled into a place in my heart I thought was dead.

The issue is his secret.
The issue is her.
The issue is that I don’t even know she exists, and he thinks she’s dead.
The issue is that shit is about to hit the fan and I can’t hold on to him tight enough.

 

 

Pet’s $0.02

Wow! I really thought I knew where this book was going! The sex was off the charts hot, the story was moving right along and I was completely loving Brett and Riley…. Then, WHAM!!! Mind-fuck, when you least expect it!

Riley meets a great guy, Brett, who’s gorgeous, rich and seems perfect for a one night stand. Brett and Riley have super combustible sexual chemistry and when Brett wants to continue the relationship longer than one night, Riley reluctantly agrees. I mean continuing to see him kind of defeats the purpose of a one night stand.

Everything seems perfect until Riley learns that Brett has secrets. I wasn’t quite sure why Brett kept them secret from Riley, to me they were definite pluses in Brett’s favor, not something you’d dump a guy for, but it works! When she lets her curiosity to learn more rule her decisions, it has catastrophic results.

Now, back to the mind-fuck. I really thought the story was going to end a specific way and the entire time I kept trying to figure out how you come back from what I thought that end was going to be. But no! Torre twisted everything I thought I knew into one giant knot and then skillfully untangled it into an ending that still has me nursing a book hangover.

You have to read this book. One of the best endings I’ve read in quite a while. If the rest of her books are even close to as good, I’ve got a new favorite author.

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Marrow by Tarryn Fisher is Live!

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In the Bone there is a house.

In the house there is a girl.

In the girl there is a darkness.

Margo is not like other girls. She lives in a derelict neighborhood called the Bone, in a cursed house, with her cursed mother, who hasn’t spoken to her in over two years. She lives her days feeling invisible. It’s not until she develops a friendship with her wheelchair-bound neighbor, Judah Grant, that things begin to change. When neighborhood girl, seven-year-old Nevaeh Anthony, goes missing, Judah sets out to help Margo uncover what happened to her.

What Margo finds changes her, and with a new perspective on life, she’s determined to find evil and punish it–targeting rapists and child molesters, one by one.

But hunting evil is dangerous, and Margo risks losing everything, including her own soul.

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22253643-marrow

Tarryn Fisher’s Bio: 

Tarryn Fisher is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of six novels.  Her newest novel, Marrow, just released in April 2015 and she is currently working on the second installment of Never Never.She is the co-founder of Clothed Caption, a fashion blog she runs with her friend, Madison Seidler. Tarryn resides in the Seattle area with her family. She loves rainy days, Coke, and thinks Instagram is the new Facebook.  Tarryn is represented by Amy Tannenbaum of the Jane Rotrosen Agency.

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Revved by Samantha Towle – Review!

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Race car mechanic Andressa “Andi” Amaro has one rule—no dating drivers. With a good reason behind the rule, she has no plans on breaking it.

Carrick Ryan is the bad boy of Formula One. With a face and body that melts panties on sight, and an Irish lilt that leaves women on their knees, begging for more. He races hard and parties harder. The youngest driver to ever sign with F1, he’s still at the top of his game five years later, breaking hearts on and off the tracks.

When Andi is offered her dream job working in the glamorous world of F1, she leaves her home in Brazil, positive she can handle working for Carrick. But she’s not prepared for the off-the-chart sparks that fly the moment they meet.

Now, Andi has a crush on the one man she can’t have, and her resolve is about to be put to the test, because Carrick has decided he wants Andi, and he plans on testing her to the very limit…

K3’s $0.02:

Have you ever wanted something you couldn’t have? Well this is the case for Andi. Her past has everything to do with her rule on dating drivers. The risk of dating a driver is too much. Andi is certain she can handle Carrick and his ego but she never expected her feelings he awakes when he is around. She does her best to be professional and although it tears her up inside, she is adamant about just being friends.

“I’m sorry…” My lips tremble. “I can’t be with you. You’re just….too big a risk for me to take.”

Carrick is on a mission, he knows he can have any women he wants but Andi is different. She isn’t like anyone he has ever met. Doing what he can to break down her walls, he decides that he needs her friendship rather than having nothing at all.

Their friendship comes easy. Being around each other feels natural and as their friendship grows so does their feelings for each other. The closer they get, the harder it is for them to deny their feelings for each other.

“From the moment I saw you in the garage, bent over my car with you hair tied up, I haven’t been able to get the image out of my mind of me unraveling it and getting my hands all tangled up in it while I fuck you—hard.”

When the line of their friendship is crossed, Andi’s fears take over and this causes her to run. The one thing Carrick does not do well is deal with any type of rejection, especially when it comes to the one woman he wants but can’t have. So what a man with a bruised ego to do? Well he finds a sure thing.

After breaking each other’s hearts, the slowly come back together and things seem to be going well until there is a minor accident. One that forces Andi to walk away from her heart and changes everything.

Ironic, I guess, how I’ve always been so afraid of Carrick, of wanting him, afraid of the way I feel about him, and staying away for the fear of getting my heart broken. But as it turns out, I’ve broken it all on my own. And I have a feeling there’s no fixing it now.

I adored Andi’s character. She is a beautiful and smart woman. I loved that she was a tomboy and not really a girly girl. I loved how confident she is in herself when it comes to her career choice. I also enjoyed how Carrick made her question everything but most importantly brought her to life. Although she kept her past secret and buried, the fear just completely overwhelmed her to a point she became irrational in her thinking. I loved how strong she was when it came to Carrick’s charm. Although inside she was dying, on the outside, she kept her calm.

Carrick is gorgeous, Irish and cocky. I loved his attitude. Although sometime he acted like a petulant child, he always redeemed himself and his behavior. I loved that when it came to Andi, things never went the way he planned. She challenged him at every turn. She didn’t fall to her knees because of who he was and that is what he liked about her.

We all know that in order to move forward we have to face the fears and demons of our past. Both Andi and Carrick learn this the hard way. Together, they build a wonderful friendship, a friendship that turns into more. Relationships are never easy and they both create some very big waves that end up causing destruction. Sometimes life needs to fall apart so it can come back together.

This is a story about losing love, facing fears and finding love. Samantha Towle did an amazing job creating characters you can’t help but fall in love with.

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When I’m Gone by Abbi Glines – Review!

 
We’re celebrating the release of WHEN I’M GONE by New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Abbi Glines! 
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Author: Abbi Glines
Publisher: Atria Books (April 7, 2015)

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Abbi Glines comes the next new adult novel in the Rosemary Beach series, in which we meet Mase, a Texas heartthrob first introduced in Take a Chance who comes to Rosemary Beach to stir things up.

I had an urge to fix all her problems. Which was stupid. She was doing fine without me. But something about those big eyes…

Mase Colt-Manning has always preferred his humble life as a Texas rancher to his birthright as the son of a legendary rock star. In fact, he rarely visits his father’s rarefied world in Rosemary Beach, especially if it means bunking at his vile half-sister Nan’s house—until one visit leads to a chance encounter with a young, gorgeous house maid who awakens him with her off-key but spirited imitation of a country music star…

Reese Ellis finally has her freedom. After escaping a lifetime of abuse from her parents and classmates for an undiagnosed learning disorder, she seizes the opportunity to be a house maid to some of the richest families in Rosemary Beach. But her job is in jeopardy when she causes an accident at the home of her most important client, Nan Dillon. When a hot, half-naked stranger with a cowboy’s swagger comes to her rescue, she’s intrigued—then afraid once he shows his own interest. Reese has never met a trustworthy man in her life. Will Mase be any different?

 

Pet’s $0.02

 

I have been waiting, for what seems like forever, for Mase’sstory! Damn, I crave Abbi Glines books. She’s one of the authors I will drop everything for, quit sleeping, the kids and husband are on their own and don’t talk to me… I’m headed back to the beach! 

 

Mase is back in town to visit his sister Harlow and his new niece.  While staying in Nan’s house, well… really Kiro’s house, Mase meets the new cleaning girl, Reese. And he’s instantly intrigued. She’s very shyshe’s very stubborn and she’s just woken him up with her horrible singingMase is intrigued by Reese.   Mase is also one of those genuinely good guys.  So, when he realizes that Reese walks everywhere, which he feels is unsafe, and that she has a secret that she would do anything to hide, he makes it his mission to make sure she’s taken care of.

 

Reese reminds me a lot of Della, which was another favorite character in the Rosemary Beach series.  She’s been abused from a young age. We know she never knew her biological father and that her stepfather is a sleaze.  After she escapes her Hell of a home life, she earns her way by cleaning houses, the only skill she believes she has.  She’s a hard worker and doesn’t rely on anyone but herself.  Mase being interested in her as a friend or as a girlfriend is beyond her understanding. I really like how Glines does women who are strong and self sufficient but still vulnerable or broken. It’s a dichotomy that I enjoy, a lot!

 

Now, I know that Abbi threw out some feel good vibes around Nan that I think were meant to make us not hate her as much, but at the end of this book, she hadn’t won me over. She really didn’t deviate from her usual bitchiness.  

 

I knew this book was part one of a two book series, so I wasn’t surprised that we didn’t get the HEA in this book.  I figured that there was one of two ways it could end, and I wasn’t far off the mark. But, that in no way is going to ruin it for you. Luckily she has the second book coming out in about two and a half months so we don’t have long to wait to find out how Mase and Reese are going to handle the crap that Abbi has queued up for them.  

 

 

 

 

 

About the Author:

Abbi Glines is a #1 New York TimesUSA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Rosemary Beach, Sea Breeze, Vincent Boys, and Existence series. She has a new YA series coming out in the fall of 2015 titled The Field Party Series . She never cooks unless baking during the Christmas holiday counts. She believes in ghosts and has a habit of asking people if their house is haunted before she goes in it. She drinks afternoon tea because she wants to be British but alas she was born in Alabama. When asked how many books she has written she has to stop and count on her fingers. When she’s not locked away writing, she is reading, shopping (major shoe and purse addiction), sneaking off to the movies alone, and listening to the drama in her teenagers lives while making mental notes on the good stuff to use later. Don’t judge.

You can connect with Abbi online in several different ways. She uses social media to procrastinate.

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The Consequence of Loving Colton by Rachel Van Dyken – Review!

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It’s all fun and games…until someone’s heart is broken.

They’re not kids anymore, but Milo Caro is certain that Colton Mathews will only see her as his best friend’s little sister for the rest of their lives. After all, he made that clear the night before she left for college. But four years later, her brother is getting married and Colt’s the best man—and guess who is the best man’s last-minute date?

Milo vows to use the wedding to either claim the smoldering firefighter’s heart or douse this torch for good. When Max—her best friend from college, who may be carrying a torch of his own—crashes the party, they devise a plan to make Colt see what he’s missing. But after Colt catches on, he decides to cook up his own revenge.

Now it’s personal. Colt and Milo are at war, and between Max’s questionable acting methods, an unfortunate trip to jail, and a maniacal fiancée, what could possibly go right?

K3’s $0.02:

What happens when the guy you have been in love with your whole teenage life happens to be your brother’s best friend? Well it complicates things because he will only ever see you as his best friend’s kid sister or does he?

“So Colton’s the dragon,” Max confirmed. “Yup!” Holy… that felt good. His tongue flicked my ear and then moved to my neck. I moaned and then my mouth was covered by Colton’s.

“Okay,” Maxed sighed. “But just, uh, remind Colton that he should put a helmet on his dragon, you know since they can be so… “ Cough, cough. “Dangerous when they uh, invade.” Cough. My eyes widened in horror. ~Max, Milo and Colton

Jason and Colton are best friends. They have been since they were kids. Jason’s little sister was a big part of their trio. Colton was always there to slay the dragons and save her. It is hard not to develop a crush on the guy that slayed dragons for you. When she turned 16, she wanted nothing more than to kiss Colton but things don’t always go as planned and in the end Milo ended up humiliating herself and laughed at.

Fast forward by four years. Milo is coming home from college to attend her brother’s wedding. Knowing that Colton is the best man and at the last minute, Milo suddenly become his date. A dream come true right? Well where is the fun in that?

“I shouldn’t have done that. You’re my best friend’s little sister…”

My mouth dropped open… No way was he pulling the sister card again! One day I was going to find that card, rip it to shreds, put a hex on it, and bury it.” ~ Colton & Milo

When Milo turns to her best friend Max for help, things become crazy and hilarious. Did I mention that Max is an actor? Max decides to help Milo get the man of her dreams. When Colt sees them together, all he can see is red. When he catches on to their plan, he comes up with his own.

“I’m the best friend,” Max said crisply. “And I don’t care how much you love her, Colt. Or that you want to make fireman babies—I’m still the best friend, you feel me?” ~Max and Colton

What do you get when you are dealing with a crazy fiancée, a hormonal grandma, and an accident prone Milo? You get nothing but a stomach ache from laughing so hard.

“Damn it!” I pulled out a chair and sat. Jason walked into the kitchen, took a look at my face and pointed. “Milo get you too?”

“What the hell is wrong with her?” I blurted.

“Several things.” Jason winced as if remembering the pain of his black eye. “She’s an accident waiting to happen. You need ice or bandages or…something?” He examined my jaw and cheek. “Looks like she clocked you good.” ~Colton and Jason

I loved Milo’s character. She is a beautiful walking disaster. Nothing ever goes her way and when it does, it becomes a hilarious mishap. Her emotions are all over the place, she gets lost inside her own head, a lot and this causes things to end up being a challenge. What was once an easy situation turns into a mission impossible. She is tough, witty and can hold her own but it is her temper you need to watch out for.

Colton is a handsome firefighter, he is smart, handsome and he holds his torch for Milo, even though she drives him absolutely mad in all the best and worst ways possible. The thing is when things get serious between them, the wrong things come out of his mouth which not only hurts but confuses Milo and then pisses her off. When he meets her boyfriend Max, Colton is ready to slay the dragon once and for all so he can rescue his princess and have their happily ever after. Easier said than done. Colton is determined to make things right once and for all.

“I’d rather be on the receiving end of a black eye from you-than the receiving end of a kiss from another.” ~Colton and Milo

This book has made laughing the entire time. With the clumsiness of Milo and her poor brother Jason, seems to be the one who is consistently on the receiving end of things. Max and his theatrics are funny as heck. Colton’s frustration and jealously just add hilarity to the mix. Then adding the parents, the crazy fiancée, Max’s famous brother Reid and Grandma’s horniness. It is like, Wedding Crashers meets My Best Friends Wedding with a little bit of Bridesmaids as well as a dab of the Hangover. Love definitely doesn’t come easy. The different points of views throughout the story was fantastic.

Rachel Van Dyken did a outstanding job with all of the characters. I can’t wait to see what she has in store for the next book in this romantic comedy series.

 

 

 

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About Rachel Van Dyken:

Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she’s not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.
She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband and their snoring Boxer, Sir Winston Churchill. She loves to hear from readers! You can follow her writing journey at www.rachelvandykenauthor.com

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Prologue

Summer 2009

“I can’t believe you’re really going to college, Milo.” Colton’s teasing smile flashed right in front of me, rendering me temporarily blind. Man, he was beautiful. His normally dark-brown hair had shots of gold from the summer sun. Dimples peeked out from his mega-white smile and I was pretty confident that I saw a twinkle in his green eyes meant just for me. He’d been home for two months since graduation and was already off saving the world one fire at a time. I watched his full lips curve around the mouth of his Corona. He and my brother Jason had organized a going-away party for me. Apparently me getting accepted into NYU was a big deal: they’d even gone so far as to get a Star Wars–themed cake from Dairy Queen and a princess tiara that said “Pretty” across it. It was always their joke with me. I was a complete and total tomboy—I loved picking fights and getting muddy—yet still demanded they treat me like a princess.

With a sigh I leaned back on the picnic blanket and looked up at the stars. My crown fell to the side of my head, causing my hair to fall all over my face. The party had been over for a few hours, leaving me, Colt, and Jason. I should have been happy: after all, who does that for their little sister? What brother would even care? Furthermore, the fact that it had all been Colt’s idea, someone who wasn’t even family, was huge. But . . . maybe that’s the part that left me feeling empty. I might as well be family to Colton. I was the little sister he’d never had—and secretly, I’d always wanted to be so much more.

“Aw, you messed up your hair,” Colton teased, lifting the crown with the tip of his finger and giving me a sexy wink.

“Whatever shall I do?” I huffed.

“I’ll save you.” His voice was just above a whisper. “I’ve always wanted to save a princess.”

“You did.” My grin was huge. “You saved me a least a hundred times when we were little—slew the dragon at the top of the stairs and did it all without getting a scratch.”

“Messy job.” He let out a long, exaggerated sigh. “I don’t know how I made it to my twenty-first birthday without getting singed.”

“Donald didn’t breathe fire. He was a fireless dragon, remember?”

“Oh, right.” His eyes twinkled. “How is the old dragon anyway?”

I shrugged and chewed on my lower lip. “Haven’t been in the attic since you guys left for school. I’ve been busy.”

“Too busy to play?”

I rolled my eyes. “Too busy graduating to play, yeah.”

“Where’s the fun in that?”

“Fun.” I snorted. “The last time I had fun was when we snuck into your parents’ pool and—” I clamped my mouth shut before the words could tumble out on their own. Crap. Crap. Crap.

“Skinny-dipped.” He finished my thought. “Yeah, that was a blast.”

“Hey, guys!” Jason called as he ran out of the house. “Dad needs me to grab Mom from work so I’ll be right back! Don’t do anything fun without me! I mean it!”

The loud roar from his truck drowned out our conversation for a brief second and then slowly dissipated as the vehicle barreled down the driveway.

“You thinking what I’m thinking?” Colton asked.

If his thoughts were along the line of finally getting him alone, away from my brother? “Absolutely.” I grinned as he grabbed my hand and helped me off the blanket.

“Come on. Let’s go have fun.”

Curious, I followed Colt as we ran through a few backyards and finally ended up at his house.

“What are we doing?” I asked in a hushed voice.

“Having fun.” I swear his grin made my heart almost stop. “Now strip, Milo, we don’t have all night and Jason’s going to be pissed he isn’t with us.”

Laughing, I took off my shirt and shorts—I’d spent years swimming with the guys in my sports bra and underwear, though as we got older it became weird, but only on my end. It felt strange to strip down to nothing, knowing that my feelings for Colton were very real whereas his were nonexistent. I mean, it was Colton. Sure, I had a crush on him, but he never, ever thought of me that way. Ever.

“Last one in’s a rotten—”

I didn’t hear him finish—but I did beat him into the water. His mom and stepdad’s pool was always my favorite place to swim. It had a little waterfall in the deep end that you could swim under that always made me think of fairy tales and the movies. Then again, that could be because every time I broke through the water it was Colton’s face I saw, and his smile that drew me. He was my own personal Prince Charming.

Laughing, Colton splashed around, then hauled himself out of the pool and did a cannonball right by my face. I was glad that it was dark—I must have been beet-red. Man, the guy was ripped.

“Wanna race?” he asked, out of breath.

“Wanna lose?” I countered.

“Never.”

“Um, it’s an everyday occurrence.” I swam over to the edge. “Ready, set—”

“—go!” He ran instead of swam and then dove under water.

Bastard! Arms burning, I tried to make it to the other end of the pool. I usually didn’t open my eyes under water, but this time I did to see where I was going.

His body was a blur in front of me. All I saw was hard-lined muscle.

I stopped right in front of him and jumped to the surface. “You cheated.”

“I like to call it winning.” He beamed triumphantly.

“Cheating.” My teeth ground together as I pushed against his chest. Laughing, he fell backward, pulling me with him. Our bodies ground together, heat against heat, skin against skin.

And suddenly sneaking away from Jason wasn’t funny anymore.

Neither of us was laughing.

His hands moved from my waist slowly up my body until they rested on my face. With a curse he pulled my head toward his. “We should . . .”

“Yeah,” I whispered.

Neither of us pulled away.

His lips brushed mine, just enough to make me strain toward him—I needed him like I needed air.

“Kids!” His stepdad’s voice rang through the night air. “You out here making noise?”

Colton pushed me away and I nearly hit my head on the waterfall rocks.

“Yeah, just . . . hanging out!” Colton called. “I’m with Jason’s sister.”

I froze. He’d never called me that before. He even said it in such a final way, as if that was all I would ever be. Period. My heart didn’t just sink . . . it shuddered, then combusted, as all the hopes I’d harbored since I was thirteen came to a crushing world-altering halt. My suspicions were finally confirmed. Out loud. On the day the boy I liked had thought enough to throw me a party.

The line had been drawn. And I might as well be on the other side of the universe.

That was the day I lost Colton Mathews—forever.

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Shhhhh… The Reckoning by S.L. Scott – Coming Soon!

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Coming April 28, 2015

The Reckoning

S.L. Scott

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S.L. Scott is a former high-tech account manager with a journalism degree pursuing her passion for telling stories. She spends her days escaping into her characters and letting them lead her on their adventures. Live music shows, harvesting jalapenos and eating homemade guacamole are her obsessions she calls hobbies. Scott lives in the beautiful Texas hill country of Austin with her husband, two young sons, two Papillons and a bowl full of Sea Monkeys. Her novels include The Resistance, The Redemption, The From the Inside Out Series, and the Welcome to Paradise series

 

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The Unleashing (Call of Crows #1) by Shelly Laurenston – Review!

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Kera Watson never expected to face death behind a Los Angeles coffee shop. Not after surviving two tours lugging an M16 around the Middle East. If it wasn’t for her hot Viking customer showing up too late to help, nobody would even see her die.

In uncountable years of service to the Allfather Odin, Ludvig “Vig” Rundstrom has never seen anyone kick ass with quite as much style as Kera. He knows one way to save her life—but she might not like it. Signing up with the Crows will get Kera a new set of battle buddies: cackling, gossiping, squabbling, party-hearty women. With wings. So not the Marines.

But Vig can’t give up on someone as special as Kera. With a storm of oh-crap magic speeding straight for L.A., survival will depend on combining their strengths: Kera’s discipline, Vig’s loyalty… and the Crows’ sheer love of battle. Boy, are they in trouble.

Pet’s $0.02

Know how I said I love shifters? Know what’s even better than shifters? Naughty Norse Gods! I will get a full on girl chubbie for Norse Gods! Damn, bring on those sexy Vikings!

Just like Laurenston’s Pride or Magnus Pack series, you have otherworldly characters that are separated into various groups. The groups are not necessarily warring, but they are definitely separated. Instead of shifter groups; lions, bears… the occasional honey badger, you have groups separated by the assorted Norse Gods; Odin (the Ravens), Skuld (the Crows) and Freyja (the Giant Killers).

Kera is an ex-marine who has recently died and been brought back for a second chance at life in the service of Skuld. She was brought to Skuld’s attention by Vig, who is a Raven and has been in love with Kera for a long time. But Kera is all about order and organization and the Crows are all about doing their own thing, so her introduction into the Crows doesn’t go as smoothly as it could have. She turns to Vig to help her adjust.

Vig is a handsome Viking who comes from a long line of Raven’s and is known for his weapon making skills. He’s feared by most of the other clans and knows that courting one of the Crows is not going to go over well with Odin.

Kera shows up right when Norse talismans begin to disappear, causing all kinds of issues. Now they have to figure out whether the disappearance of the talismans is linked to Kera’s rebirth as a Crow. And Kera needs to figure it out if she can get past her unwillingness to kill and become a true member of the Crows.

This is a fun story. Like her Pride series there is humor throughout and you can already see the other couples pairing up for future books in The Gathering series.

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