Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Review by Amy: American Bad Boy by Eddie Cleveland

I lost my men. I lost my leg. I lost my career. And all I could think of was Lauren. 
I left for West Point with two things: a broken heart and a promise to never let it happen again.
Now I'm back in Colorado as a war hero. F*ck that, I'm a celebrity.
And every woman wants to open her legs for Captain America.
So why do I only want her? 


Even with one leg, Mack Forrester hasn't lost his swagger. 
It's been a decade since he left. But under his tattoos, I still see the guy who broke my heart when he chose his country instead of me. 
I told myself I was over it. 
Over him. 
One glimpse in his crystal blue eyes and I knew it was a lie. 
Now he wants me back, but ten years is a long time. There's so much he doesn't know. 
Like, that I had his child.

Independent reviewer for Archaeolibrarian I Dig Good Books. 5/5 (Exceptional)

Whew. This book is an absolute whirlwind of emotions, the good, the bad, the ugly tears. It's full of angst, love, romance, raw emotions that can't be faked. It's incredibly emotional - on so many levels. This story covers first loves, love lost, brother's lost, and love gained. It's real. It's not sugar coated and isn't all daisies and sunshine. It will leave you gripping your book or kindle or whatever device you're reading. Prepare yourself for the best rollercoaster ride of your life, I promise.

This is Author Eddie Cleveland's debut novel, and you certainly can't tell.  The story is incredibly well written.  It is incredibly deep. It covers a range of emotions and the plot is very well developed. The story isn't one that you just sit down and type up. It's one that was poured out onto the keyboard letter by letter,word by word. It was developed well and the details and descriptions were on par for an author who has been writing and perfecting for years. I applaud this author for such an absolutely incredibly well written book.

Let's talk about how this book starts. Wow. Does anyone else agree with me here when I say that the love these two characters display just drips out of the book and grabs at your heart? It's the love of a lifetime and the type of love every single person longs for. It's not a love that ends - no matter the miles that are put between it. It's a love that lingers around, festering, needing to be felt again and again. Again - it was written and detailed perfectly.

The author writes those bedroom scenes quite well. They are hot and swoon worthy. The detail, oh the detail. You won't come out of this book wanting more detail for those intimate scenes.  They are HOT. They are classy but sexy. 

Let's talk the military side of things here. I can't imagine what our soldier's go through, day in and day out. Let me say I am absolutely grateful to each and every man and woman who choose to protect us day in and day out. The first scene the author writes about in Afghanistan will never leave me. They are burned into my mind and my brain. They are well written and well described. They are hard to read. They are real. 

The author is a retired military veteran and I think only someone who has served for their country can really get these details of PTSD to come across just as powerful and important as they are. It's not something most of us truly understand or get.  This issue is so real and so important and is also neglected. The way that the author tells this side of the story from the struggles to the help and assistance back to the struggles each day are eye opening and heart breaking. 

I absolutely am in love with this book, this story. It is emotional. It is heavy. It was absolutely beautiful. It is perfection. Please, do me a favor, go purchase the book and read it. Give the author some love and get his work out there. You'll thank me later.

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Review by Helen: The Practice Proposal (Suddenly Smitten #1) By Tracy March

Liza Sutherland isn’t looking for love. Not from a charity-auction date she didn’t even bid on and especially not with Nationals first baseman Cole Collins, the guy she obsessed over as an awkward teenager. She won’t get involved with a notorious player, no matter how attractive Cole is. 

Cole Collins is up for contract renegotiation, but after too many late-night parties, he’ll need some positive publicity before he can make the roster. His agent, Frank, pitches Liza as the perfect prop…only Cole didn’t account for Liza no longer being just a teenager with a crush. She’s gorgeous and smart and he’s instantly hooked. 

When Frank makes Liza a deal she can’t refuse—a bet she will fall in love with Cole or a cool half mil goes to charity—the game is on. But neither bet on the real feelings that surface. Could a fake fling turn into an official forever?

Independent reviewer for Archaeolibrarian I Dig Good Books.
4/5 (Very Good)

*I received a copy of the book from net galley in exchange for a fair and honest review.*

Tracy March has really done a brilliant book here the characters and the way the book sailed through brilliantly written

When Liza is at a charity auction and she does not want to be there at all she should be eating her favourite food a hotdog Liza hasn't dated since her fiancé was killed doing something he loved after she wins a date with Cole a old friend she was there for him when he was just starting to become famous and then they went there separate ways.

Cole Collins the local celebrity famous for his baseball playing,playboy with the women always at parties and with the wrong women his contract is up for renewal with the club he plays for and his agent says he either settles down or he does not get the contract renewed.

Will Cole get the renewed contract or will he muck it up

Well after reading this amazing book I am giving it 4/5

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Award-winning author Tracy March writes romantic thrillers and lighthearted romances inspired by her real-life happily ever after.

Always up for travel and adventure, Tracy has flown in a stunt plane, snowmobiled on the Continental Divide, ziplined in the Swiss Alps, and been chased by a bull in the mountains of St. Lucia. She loves Nationals baseball, Saturday date nights, and Dairy Queen Blizzards—and rarely goes a day without craving pizza.

Tracy lives in Yorktown, Virginia, with her superhero husband who works for NASA.