Romantic Suspense Books

Book Review – Crave by Megan O’Brien

Goodreads Summary

I didn’t realize I was falling, not until my heart was lost in love with him.

After years of close friendship with former Marine and security specialist, Sid Masters, Samantha McAllister finds herself grappling with feelings far beyond friendship. After a line is crossed, Sam’s heart is broken in the process.craxer

When Sam gets caught up in a web of deceit and violence that brings the Russian mafia to her door, Sid will stop at nothing to protect her. Samantha belongs with Sid; she just doesn’t know it yet. He’s determined to show her. With the men of Talon at his back, Sid fights to protect his girl and to reclaim her heart. This is the story of Sam and Sid.

Rating 

4 out of 5 stars

Review

Book One in the Talon Security series, which is a spin-off of the Ride series, is the story of Sam McAllister, who is the best friend of Piper Owens (Ryker) and Sid Masters.  Sam and Sid have known each other for years, are best friends and were in a band, along with Sid’s brother Caden.

Sam finally works up the nerve to tell Sid how she feels, and things don’t go well.  Fast forward six months and Sam gets caught up in a situation with her boss that brings a mess to her doorstep, and brings Sid back into her life.  Sid quit the band is now works for Talon Security, which is owned by Sam’s brother Travis.  Sid is a former marine and a real badass alpha male:)

This book was pretty predictable, but it didn’t take aware from the story.  I really liked Sam and Sid a lot.  I liked that this book had some romantic suspense elements in it.  I’m excited to see this series continue – lots of single men at Talon!!

Happy reading.

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MC Club Books

Book Review – Ryker by Megan O’Brien

More than a decade ago, I walked away from Hawthorne Nevada and the only boy I ever loved.  When Piper Owens returns home to care for her father and to try to pick up the pieces following her mother’s death, she needs that boy rykermore than ever.  But Ryker Black isn’t a boy anymore and he’s not interested in reliving the past. Now a patched member of the Knight’s Motorcycle Club, Ryker has a building threat from another club to worry about. As Piper fights to rebuild her family’s dream and to overcome her loss, can Ryker put aside past hurt in order to build a future?  This is the story of Piper and Ryker. The fourth installment in the Ride Series Ryker can be read as a stand-alone but it’s recommended that you read the other three books in the series first.     

3 1/2 out of 5 stars

Book 4 (and NOT THE LAST, yeah!!!:) book in the Ride series focuses on Ryker Black, younger brother of Axel (book 3).  Ryker and Axel had a hard life growing up, with an alcoholic mom and abusive dad, and as a child, Ryker found solace in the home of Piper Owens and her family.

10 years ago, Piper left Nevada (and Ryker) to go to USC.  Ryker was devastated.  Fast forward 10 years and Piper has come home because her mother has passed away and her father is having a hard time dealing with her death.  Piper gets a part time job at a day care and Mason, Jill’s son, goes there.  Ryker helps out with Mason, and he and Piper have a few run ins.  Piper is still in love with Ryker; Ryker is not showing the same feelings to Piper.

Piper and Ryker end up getting together, and it’s a little anti-climactic.  It was like “hey, you broke my heart, no problem.”    But I’m sure Ryker never stopped loving Piper.

There was some drama with a rival biker gang, and with Ryker’s mom.  This was a very fast read, and I’m really glad this series isn’t over.  I’m excited for the next book, even though this wasn’t my favorite.

Happy reading.

 

WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Taking on a World of Words blog.

The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

what i'm currently reading

Ryker by Megan O’Brien.  I’m at 90% and ran out of train time.  I hate when that happens!!!  If this is the last book in the series, I hope there’s a good epilogue.  I’m enjoying this book, but it’s not my favorite of the series.

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What I recently finished

I finished Grin and Beard it by Penny Reid yesterday.  I love the Winston brothers, and this book was good – but about 100 pages too long.  I would recommend it though.

grin and beard it

what I plan to read next

I may actually change things up a bit this week and read Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple.  This book has been recommended to me several times, so what the hell!  If I don’t like that, I’ll read The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson, which has been on this list for weeks now:)

where'd you go  unexpected everything

What’s on your list?

Happy reading.

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WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday

 

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Taking on a World of Words blog.

The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

what i'm currently readingGrin and Beard It by Penny Reid.  I loved the first book in this series, and the second book is really good so far.  I love the heroine, Sienna.  She is hilarious!  She’s like a Latina Melissa McCarthy!  It’s so funny and sweet.

grin and beard it

What I recently finished

Mackenzie Fire by Elle Casey.  The second book in the series wasn’t nearly as good as the first, but I loved the heroine.  She was smart, funny and very brave.  Ian was kind of a brooding asshole for a part of the book, but he grew on me.

mackenzie fire

what I plan to read next

Ryker by Megan O’Brien.  Looking forward to finishing this series.  I love these alpha male MC members.  Then I think I will read the Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson.   This book is on a lot of TBR’s.

rykerunexpected everythingWhat’s on your list?

Happy reading.

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WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday #11

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Taking on a World of Words blog.

The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

what i'm currently reading

Charged by Jay Crownover.  One of these days I’m going to read the Marked Men series.  I haven’t gotten there yet.  But I really liked Built and I’m liking Charged as well.charged

What I recently finished

Axel by Megan O’Brien.  The third book in the Ride series, which I didn’t know existed until a few weeks ago, was great.  I love her alpha males.  I recommend this series.

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what I plan to read next

I plan to read Mackenzie Fire by Elle Casey unless I can get my hands on Grin and Beard it by Penny Reid.  But it’s one of those two for sure.

mackenzie firegrin and beard it

What’s on your list?

Happy reading.

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WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday #10

 

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Taking on a World of Words blog.

The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

What I’m currently reading

Axel by Megan O’Brien.  I just found out that there are two new books out in this series, so I was all over it.  This is an MC book with some uber alpha males.  I really liked the first two books in the series, and this book is really good so far.

axel

What I recently finished

Just finished the Last Call series by Sawyer Bennett.  Book 5 was Shaken, Not Stirred.  You can see my full review here.  I also tried reading A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin, but I can’t get into it (and I freaking LOVE the show).

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What I plan to read next

I think I’m going to read Charged by Jay Crownover.  I really liked Built, and I’m excited to read this one.  And I’m super excited because the second book in the Winston Brothers series is coming out Tuesday (yeah!!!).

charged

What are you reading?

Happy reading.

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