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Sunday, March 31, 2013

REVIEW-CALL OF THE VAMPIRE BY (THE VANDERLINE CASTLE SERIES #1) BY GAYLA TWIST

My rating: 4 out of 5 stars

"He looked at me like I was the most precious thing on the planet, like I was a treasure that he had to keep gazing upon to convince himself that I was real."

~Aurora

**Please note, book was gifted by author in exchange for an honest review**

I'm always excited to get my hands on a brand new book, from a brand new series and author and this was no exception. I won't compare it to Twilight because the idea is fresh and intriguing, no hint of 'rip off' but at the same time, as I read I found myself thinking 'hmm, this is more what Twilight would have been had Bella had...oh, I don't know...balls? A backbone even?' I loved Twilight, I truly did. Bella on the other hand...

Moving. On. Call of the Vampire is written from the point of view of our feisty, headstrong, young heroine, Aurora. For the most part, Aurora is the typical teenage girl. She lives with her mom in a small modest house, attends high school and holds a part time job at a local coffee shop. She and best friend Blossom (the 'pretty one') have always been intrigued by the lone Vanderlind castle near the river so when they catch glimpses of a grand event taking place, curiosity gets the best of them.

Aurora and Blossom are more realistic, when it comes to teen years, than some in this genre. These girls are 17 so yes, they're sneaking out, they snag glasses of champagne and hope they look 'natural'. They even drink beer at a field party with the Varsity squad and talk about horny boys. Thinking back to when I was 17, yup sounds about right. Ms. Twist didn't pen this with kitten gloves on. She didn't glorify or soften her vampires and trust me, there are some pretty intense, violent, battle scenes that adds a great adrenaline kick. The result being a fresh, fast paced paranormal romance sprinkled with witty laugh out loud moments, that gripped my interest from beginning to end.

Not long after the girls sneak into the Vanderlind castle, trouble finds them. In this case, trouble came in the form of a slightly older, gorgeous, yet persistent man named Viktor who is all too willing to provide the girls with drink after drink after drink. Aurora being the most level headed of the two recognized the red flags and attempts to usher her barely there best friend to safety. Not one to take no for an answer, Viktor persists and when a scene starts to form, enter Jessie Vanderline.

Jesse, with his ruffled dark hair and piercing gray eyes, is immediately drawn to Aurora or the idea of Aurora that is. She bares a stunning resemblance to someone from his past, a past that still haunts him to this very day. Even though he is crushed to discover that she is not his beloved Colette, still there is something there and that 'something' is much more than he and Aurora can expect, understand or believe. The dynamic between Aurora and Jessie isn't typical either. She's drawn to him, absolutely, but also thinks with her head. There was no 'insta-swoon' from the first glimpse of fang and even mocks him when she feels he's acting a bit spoiled.  Her mother raised her to defend herself, always be a step ahead. Aurora is strong willed and doesn't wait idly by in hopes to be saved. She takes matter into her own hands and proves to be quite the force to be reckoned with. Their developing romance is sweet, intriguing and full of mystery and what ifs. I'm anxiously awaiting book 2 from this talented new author.

Visit my MMM Giveaway #3 post HERE for a chance to win Call of the Vampire (kindle version). Winner will be chosen tomorrow so hurry!

Saturday, March 30, 2013

REVIEW-ANGEL'S KISS (THE FALLEN WARRIORS #4) BY ROSALIE LARIO

My rating: 3.5 stars out of 5

"I'm a shit who loves you though."

~Jason

**Please note, book was gifted by author in exchange for an honest review**

Oh how I love my Fallen. Angel's Kiss is book 4 in the Fallen Warrior's series, bringing readers that much closer to the inevitable war for  the safety of mankind. Apparently, the Fallen aren't the only ones who have been laying low, watching and waiting.

Ruby Miller is the leader of a group of rebels  who are looking to out the 'white wings' for their true intentions of the human race. Being a nephilim herself, she too has a helpful 'gift' to assist in their mission. She holds a sad, tragic past, one that the Fallen know all too well, so the two groups joining forces makes perfect sense.  That being said, not all of the Fallen are mated so with a new female nephilim added to the mix...yeah. that. lol

Michael, who is now mated,  finds great amusement in leaving to of his trusted, yet UNmated brethren,  Jason and Nate to train the rebels in how to defend against their kind. Both Jason and Nate take notice immediately but it's Jason who is truly enraptured by this beauty, and she him even if she doesn't want to. Ruby's previous loss didn't necessarily make her give up on love but more like fear it and the toll it can take if it's lost along the way. Jason on the other hand knows her for what she is, his mate, but does she?

While Angel's Kiss was an enjoyable read, I feel as though there's a little something missing. I can't, for the life of me, put my finger on it though. There's action, romance and Jason is sweet and charming. I had laugh out loud moments as well! There's a fantastic set up to the next installment. I see a love triangle brewing, one that I'm really interested in. Not to mention the cliffhanger at the end. Even though my rating is a 3.5, I very much look forward to the next installment.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

REVIEW-THE DARKEST PLEASURE (LORDS OF THE UNDERWORLD #3) BY GENA SHOWALTER

My rating: 4 out of 5 stars

"I am cruel and I am selfish, but this need I have inside me, this need for you and no other, is stronger than anything else I've ever encountered."

~Reyes aka Pain

The Darkest Pleasure, book 3 in the Lords of the Underworld series, is my absolute favorite so far. While adding merit to the idea of 'a whole lot of pleasure in a little bit of Pain', Reyes really took center stage in this installment. What was pleasantly surprising, he shared it. Not with another Lord but with our heroine, Danika. That in itself was refreshing for me due to being lukewarm at best when it comes to Anya. Danika is a kick ass heroine who still maintains her softness and vulnerability. Do not doubt her because of her size, she backs down from no one, good thing when having to go nose to nose with Pain eh? Quite the popular girl, everyone seems to want a piece of her, but for very different reasons. Her role in the bigger scheme of things was surprising, tricky and nicely done.

Truly a tortured man, Reyes faces many hard choices. His very existence is a struggle between himself and his demon and now that he's so drawn to this beautiful girl, the girl running for her life because his best friends has been ordered to..well, let's just say Reyes gets pushed to the brink. He's a true alpha with a heart of gold. He's ruthless and dangerous. His self loathing due to his need to self mutilate is palpable. At the same time, this beast of a man will touch your heart with his blushes and open willingness to say 'I love you' whether it be lover or friend.

 The Darkest Pleasure gives the reader a better understanding of who is playing puppet master and how all of these forces link together. And then there's Paris. Damn him. Even though I haven't gotten to his book yet, he still draws me in, he too wants a 'mine'. The Lords continue their mission to find the missing pieces both as a whole to ensure their survival and the missing pieces within the man himself.

Why not 5 stars? The number of characters can still be a bit much at times, or keeping the matching demons straight I should say. I ended up just writing notes to have on hand. lol I love paranormal books, obviously, and the creatures within them. That being said, I do have my limits. Vamps, angels, demons...yes, yes and yes.  Gargoyles, mer-people, anything with pointy ears, trolls and in this case a creepy little minion with what appears to have quite the lisp. Just...no. Then there was the case of Danika being on the run. She changed her appearance but still goes by Danika? Hmm...alrighty. Lastly, and this is tricky (not wanting to spoil) let's just say there is a scene where a character is being pulled from point A to point B and is literally just up up he goes, through the ceiling, a roof, clouds...didn't I take my 5 year old to a similar movie? Anywho, that scene didn't work for me.

Overall, fast pace, steamy hot read with a strong male lead to ultimately, die for. ;-)

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

MMM (Making Mondays Manageable) GIVEAWAY #3

With April right around the corner, it's that time again. This month I've chosen...


Aurora Keys has dreamed of the Vanderlind Castle ever since she was a little girl. But the fiercely private Vanderlinds keep the massive structure strictly off limits to visitors. Until one night, the wealthy family throws a party—not just a small soiree, but a huge black-tie affair. No one from the town of Tiburon, Ohio, is invited—not even the mayor. But Aurora’s best friend, Blossom, has a foolproof plan for the two of them to sneak in.
At first, everything goes smoothly: the girls enter the castle undetected, and there is free champagne. But then the handsome Jessie Vanderlind sweeps Aurora into his arms, crushing her to his chest and whispering, “I knew you’d come back to me.”
Aurora understands it is a case of mistaken identity, but she feels connected to him somehow. And the boy is so beautiful, she believes she would be happy if he never let her go.
Once Jessie realizes he is mistaken, his smile quickly changes to a scowl. “You must leave,” he tells her in a low, urgent voice. “Immediately. Come! I’ll find a way to get you out.”
Unbeknownst to Aurora and Blossom, they have snuck into the home of one of the most prestigious vampire families in the world, and it is doubtful the two young women will ever be allowed to leave. Aurora’s resemblance to Jessie Vanderlind’s lost love just may be the only thing keeping the girls alive.

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Sunday, March 24, 2013

REVIEW-THE DARKEST KISS (LORDS OF THE UNDERWORLD #2) BY GENA SHOWALTER

My rating: 4 out of 5 stars

"Understand. I am here. I am yours. I'm not giving up."

~Lucien, aka Death

Anya, goddess of Anarchy is cursed, hunted and a major pain in my ass. I absolutely loathed this character up until the eighth or ninth chapter, I only slowly warmed up to her after that, as the story progressed. Lucien, however, is written so deliciously and completely that he could carry any character and carry he did.

Her lines, attitude and glaring immaturity, just everything about her was so cheesy and over the top it made my eye twitch. I love a strong kick ass heroine as much as the next person but she was just...a cartoon. Had I not fell for Lucien in book 1, there may have been a bit a skimming when it came to her scenes. That being said, when she finally softened and acted like a grown up, it was a beautiful thing.

Lucien is Death, he escorts souls to their final resting place. He's the leader, the quiet stoic one, the scared one. Lucien knows a heartache so strong it led him to destroy all that is beautiful, himself included. Women don't look at him like they do his 'brothers', the other Lords. He usually senses fear, trepidation, even disgust and that's just fine by him. Though lonely, it hurts less this way. He's struck by the pull he feels towards this goddess and even more so by the pull she seems to feel towards him. No one desires him therefor her motives must be shady.


I like what the author did with Anya and Lucien, their dance, their back and forth and tit for tat. Anya is a strong, flawed heroine who in many ways is perfect for Lucien but in some, I had to wonder 'why?'. I loved Lucien both finding and forgiving himself and allowing himself to smile. He's a truly charming and endearing character. He's lethal, possessive and protective, a delicious mix for this demon Lord.

 The Darkest Kiss is a fast paced, thrilling erotic romance with a generous dose of suspense, heartache and laugh out loud moments (email capable cellphones and Lucien accidentally landing in the naked lap of a rather excited gay mans lap...I DIED. hahaha) Like I said, in some ways I wanted more for Lucien but overall I'm happy with how things wrapped up. I also loved the fact that while this is his book, the other Lords didn't simply disappear for awhile. As the reader, we learn a sweet little tidbit about Maddox and Ashlyn, a deeper glimpse inside of Paris and his world being turned upside down and then there's Aeron and Reyes as Reyes makes a heart wrenching decision. I plan to have a box of Kleenex and chocolate on standby for that one, wish me luck. ;-)

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

REVIEW-THE DARKEST NIGHT (LORDS OF THE UNDERWORLD #1) BY GENA SHOWALTER

My rating: 4 out 5 stars

"You are mine woman and I am yours. Until you, my life was desolate. I existed, but I didn't truly live. Now I live, even in my death."

Maddox, aka Violence

Boys and their temper tantrums...tsk tsk. I kid you not, that's basically the gist of how this tale came to be. What happens when a great responsibility is given to a woman instead of a man who considers himself the most worthy? All hell breaks loose, literally.

Maddox was a dutiful, loyal warrior to the king of the Gods. He, along with his fellow warriors, were blindsided when Pandora was chosen, over him, to guard the most sacred of boxes. The warriors decided to teach the Gods a lesson and of course, that could only end badly. Punishment for their actions was grave, giving a new meaning to the term 'inner demons'.

Ashlyn Darrow works for the Institute of Parapsychology but that isn't the only reason she has traveled to Budapest in search of the powerful men, also known as 'angels' to many of the locals. She hears voices, all conversations that have ever been spoken in any given location. Her life has never been her own so she risks all in hopes to find silence. Ashyln doesn't fully understand the world she just entered, or her own world for that matter and soon, they both collide.

There really aren't any excuses, not justifiable ones at least, as to why I'm just now reading this series. Brave, fierce warriors? Check. Heavy dose of paranormal, heat and broken heroes? Check, check and check. I have to admit, I initially read the short prequel, The Darkest Fire and it didn't quite sell me but it was just enough to make me want to read book 1 and I'm glad I did. I was a bit overwhelmed  in some parts, such as the character introduction. Keeping names and descriptions straight along with back story...you get the point.

Even so, I love the back story here, the possibilities are endless and I can't wait to see what's in store for all of these warrior Lords. Maddox is a delicious mix of dominance, intensity, charm and that jagged ledge where he teeters back and forth from keeping his cool and bursting into a violent rampage. Sigh, I loved that. Again, I should probably see someone about that.

I decided on 4 stars because of the foundation that has been laid, the characters that have been introduced and the dance between Maddox and Ashlyn makes me anxious for the other potential couples. I loved the flow of the book, never a dull moment for me even if I found a little bit of the relationship a bit unrealistic and questionable. Ms. Showalter has drawn me in and I'm heading straight to book 2!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

REVIEW-ENSLAVED BY R.C. MURPHY

My rating: 3 stars out of 5

"Listen to the sound of my heart, Shayla. Count the beats if you have to."

~Deryck

Enslaved has all the makings for a fantastic read. Deryck is a 3000 year old Incubus slave whose mother had been mortal and his father, an Egyptian fertility God. Living the life of a slave is a miserable existence. Deryck feels no love for the women he's forced to service. He feels nothing but shame, resentment and anger in regards to the life he's been handed.

Shayla has had a hard life, a failed marriage ending in double tragedy, she has basically cut herself off from the rest of the world. She finds security in her bland existence and simply wants the nightmares to stop. I think it's really important for heroines to come in all shapes and sizes. Enslaved made an attempt but for me, it fell short. Shayla came from an abusive relationship where her weight was often used against her so it's understandable that she struggles with her self image. That being said, whining about how big her ass is and two seconds later diving into basically whatever junk food she could get her hands on...unfortunately, the moment then passed. It didn't promote the understanding that you can be healthy and beautiful at any size. That was an issue for me, may not be for others, to each their own.

There are bigger powers in play when Deryck catches a glimpse of the woman he's seen in his dreams. He doesn't understand how he's able to dream at all, let alone in such detail of a woman that actually exists. Keep in mind he's 3000 years old so the every day of Earth isn't something he's accustomed to so his venture into the big bad city was charming and entertaining and the fact that Shayla assumed he was a crazy stalker made it even better. They come from different worlds, different times, so what seemed sweet and genuine to him, screamed restraining order to her! Deryck and Shayla's dance was the best part of this book, unfortunately, once he actually 'got the girl' it started to fall a bit flat for me. It was as though it took an abrupt turn and never really righted itself.

I really liked the idea of learning a bit more about Deryck and the others, their history, the formed relationships, but the pacing and flow of the story wasn't as smooth as it could have been so it didn't quite work for me. I gave it 3 stars because there is so much potential and some very, very good aspects of the book and the world that is being created for this new series. I would like to have been given more build up, backstory,  and for the pacing to flow a bit better. R.C. Murphy is definately an author I would like to read more from and I'm curious as to where she will take the next installment.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

SOUL BENDER BY ROBYN JONES-BOOK RELEASE OF THE WEEK!

How much can a soul take before it breaks?

Anna Pierce has a vampire boyfriend, a driver's license, real friends for the first time since she was five, and now she faces one of her biggest challenges, senior year at a mostly all girls Catholic high school. Sure, she's a member of the talking crowd now, but she'll never be like everyone else. How can she when the first of her kind has camped out in her dreams?

Little dead girl Emily decides Anna's destiny can wait no longer. It's time for this generation's Touched girl to hunt. Trained in a virtual dream landscape to destroy all in her path, Anna must choose between her destiny, the one beat in to her on a nightly basis, and her legacy, the one instilled in her by her parents.

Along the way, old enemies remain dutifully obsessed, new foes lurk in the shadows, and odd Little Duckie Anna Pierce sets out to be social.

Soul Bender is book 2 of the A Touched Girl series by Robyn Jones.  My review for book 1, Soul Walker, can be found here.

For more on the A Touched Girl series, visit robgirlbooks and visit Amazon to pick up your copy...





Sunday, March 10, 2013

REVIEW-BLOOD STONE BY TRACY COOPER-POSEY

My rating: 3 out of 5 stars


"Well there's a crooked dram of whiskey and a game that's gone to Lucifer."

~Calum Micheil Garrett


Random bursts such as the above entertained me, here and there and I read this book. That being said, overall, I was really disappointed in this book. I loved, LOVED book 1 of this series but this one, just did not deliver. It wasn't a bad book, by any means, and had it been an introduction into a series, I may think more highly of it. Blood Knot, book 1, came out swinging. I was hooked almost immediately so yeah, I'll admit, my expectations for this installment were pretty high. Unfortunately, I didn't even begin to care what was going on until roughly the half way mark. It felt slow to me and I know it was during that time that I was supposed to get to know and ultimately start to care about the lead characters. Unfortunately, that did not happen.


The three lead characters are Kate, Adrian and Garrett. Kate is a Hollywood producer/director, Adrian is a Hollywood businessman and Garrett is a financial genius. Kate annoyed me, Adrian was...hmm, sexy but came off  'empty'. It took quite awhile before I found much appeal in him aside from his looks. Garrett, I struggled with him too, I needed him to grow a pair a time or two which affected his growing appeal as well. Most of the book takes place on a movie set. It almost felt to me that too much detail was given on that technical process instead of the character and romance building. Sure, there was some hot and steamy scenes early on but those felt rushed to me, almost mechanical. It wasn't until the last quarter of the book that I started to feel anything for the main three and by then, it all felt rushed and I wasn't able to really 'get it'.  It was the three from book 1, Nial, Winter and Bastian that still drew me in even though their roles were more secondary in this installment. So if you're wondering why 3 stars instead of 2 or 2.5, they are the reason why. Their chemistry feels effortless and I really enjoyed what scenes they were given.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

MMM (Making Mondays Manageable) GIVEAWAY (#2)

It's that time again!! For this months 'MMM Giveaway', I chose...




Blurb via Goodreads...



Mandy (Angel) is a good girl, sick of living the perfect life. She is tired of fancy parties, forced dates and over controlling parents. Her world changes when she meets Caden.

Caden (Chief) is part of a Motorcycle club, he is a bad boy and delves in dangerous things, but he captures her heart and soul. How will she ever go back to living a normal life, once she has experienced the happiness Chief can give her







***FYI*** Yes, this is technically book #3 in the Biker Rockstar series, BUT...it is a back story that would have been such a fantastic introduction to this series. So...if you have NOT read this series, I sincerely recommend reading Chief's Angel first. You won't be disappointed.

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IMMORTAL PROTECTOR (THE IMMORTALS #1) BY ELIZABETH FINN

My rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

"I love you Ember. I want you to hear it now, and you deserve to hear it now. There's no reason to wait and say it once I've spent myself in your body. I love you as much when you're driving me mad as I do when we make love."

~Truman

Winning a free book is always a good thing. Winning a free book that ends up landing itself on your FAVORITES list is even better! One of my GR groups gave this away just the other day and I had just finished my last book so I thought, "Perfect timing! Why not?"

Ember's childhood was anything but typical. She was abducted at the tender age of ten, chained to wall where a mad man had the most perverse of intentions in mind. Ember escaped with both her life and her innocence, but how? Fast forward seven years to a now timid seventeen year old Ember who had a little too much to drink at a party and being pawed by a classmate who may or may not register the meaning of the word 'no'. Again, she escapes. These near attacks stay fresh in her mind but her escape, the how, the who and the why escape her. Parts of her memory just aren't there and all it takes is a simple word muttered from his lips, 'Sleep'...





Truman will never forget the night he saved the young, innocent Ember from the clutches of a monster but for her own safety, he does everything in his power to make sure that she, herself does indeed forget him and his role in her escape. Detached from his clan, Truman walks in solitude and feeds only on the monsters of the world, the murders, rapists, pedophiles. His own tragic loss from centuries prior fuels his obsession to ensure Ember remains safe, always. He watches her from the shadows, steps in whenever he is needed and just like that, he removes himself from her memory each time. As Ember grows into a beautiful young woman, Truman finds his own feels shifting and somehow, along the way, he falls deeply in love with her.  That being said, her safety always comes first and she simply doesn't belong in his world. Therefor, Truman cherishes what time he has with her. When Ember suffers a heartbreaking loss, Truman is there to comfort, reveal his true self, and give his heart and body, all to her and even though it all ends with his purr of 'Sleep', Truman knows he will never be able to let her go.

As Truman falls deeper and deeper in love with her, danger lurks in the shadows. His clan, especially leader Mason isn't happy with Truman being on his own and he sees Ember as a bargaining chip to make Truman bend at his will. When Truman fells his world closing on him and tragedy strikes once more, Truman makes dangerous decision that could cost both him and Ember their lives and at the very least, she could lose all memory of him forever. While that thought alone shatters his heart, again, it's her safety that matters more than anything. The question is, can the heart carry what the mind has since lost, and will Truman's heart survive the harsh reality of being her stranger once more?

Immortal Protector is the epitome of all things Paranormal Romance. What fascinated me most about this book was the role reversal. In this genre, it's typically the female lead pining away for the untouchable, broken hero waiting, desperately hoping that he will eventually see that they are meant to be. In some ways, it's hard to describe Truman. Aside from the tall lean build, brown hair and striking hazel eyes, he has the 'best of both worlds' thing going for him. He is all alpha, no doubt but at the same time, well, lets just say, I told a friend, 'He's such a girl, but not in that ugh grow a pair already!, kind of way.' Clear as mud? OK, let me try again lol. There is absolutely no reason to doubt his masculinity. He is dangerous, intimidating and pure Dominant in the bedroom but his heart is sensitive and open and he loves so hard, so completely and it takes a REAL MAN to fall to his knees, sobbing and begging for what matters most to him in the entire world.

I could go on and on about this book but instead, I encourage everyone to to dive into the wold Ms. Finn has created. This is pure, raw, paranormal romance/urban fantasy with alpha vampires, delicious kink elements, action, suspense and a beautiful love story that will mark your soul. I hope you enjoy Ember and Truman's dance as much as I did. After all, they are just 'so fucking good at this.' *wink*

For more on author Elizabeth Finn, her Immortals series and many others, please visit Elizabeth Finn Fiction

Friday, March 1, 2013

REVIEW-HOT TICKET (SINNERS ON TOUR #3) BY OLIVIA CUNNING

My rating: 4 out of 5 stars

"Are you going to leave me after you fix me?"

~Jace (aka Jason Seymour)

It doesn't take long to begin noticing a pattern with me, my soft spots, when it comes to my male leads. Aside from my paranormal fascinations, I always fall for the athletes, musicians, the broken shy types who are haunted and a wee bit quirky. Sinners bassist Jace is just my brand of beautiful. Granted, he is physically attractive. While a bit on the short side, he's built like a boxer and those chocolate brown eyes will melt you right where you stand. Looks aside, it's his boyish charm and sensitivity that will win you over and if that doesn't work, once you get him behind closed doors...ahem.




Jace wanted to be a Sinner before he even knew how to play bass. He was a young boy whose music, the piano, was the only thing positive in his life. To say he came from a troubled childhood would be quite the understatement. With a cold, distant mother and bitter, angry father, music was the only thing that had never let him down. Jace doesn't see just how talented he is, he's just happy for the opportunity to stand alongside his idol, his hero. So while the other band members are, in many ways, walking cartoons, Jace keeps his gaze down, tries to ignore how they tease him for his size, his focus is on his music and  he stays out of the spotlight, until he sees her.

Aggie, aka Mistress V, couldn't help but drop her bullwhip when she laid eyes on him. This was extremely out of character for her seeing she only really views men as potential slaves, only anticipating to 'break them' but there's something about him, the leather clad bad boy with the face of an angel. In her, Jace thinks he may finally get what he needs, what he deserves...pain. What was initially to be one time session turns into much, much more and both Jace and Aggie fight it every step of the way.

Jace lands in the 'can't help but fall' category and as the reader, you will continue to fall, fall and fall again as the story progresses.  He's almost shy to a fault and openly admits that women confuse him. He can't always maintain eye contact so his gaze may drop towards the floor or maybe towards the ceiling, anywhere but her eyes was often the case. There is a scene where he reaches into his jacket pocket to give her something...heart. melted. He keeps his true self hidden from his band mates. They don't even know about his run down apartment or even Brownie, his cat. This was another 'fall' moment for me. He noted that not only did they not know about Brownie, but also the fact that he talks to Brownie like he would a person. He said to Brownie, 'So, I met a girl...' Say it with me...AWWW!!!
  


I was pleasantly surprised by Hot Ticket. Ms. Cunning added more depth to this installment than the previous two. The rockers are still HOT and the steam factor continues on, FULL. SPEED. AHEAD. But this one, for me at least, was more plot driven and I was extremely happy with the result. I also love the humor in this series and Hot Ticket did not disappoint. Whether it was Aggie's mom insisting on calling Jace 'Maynard' or Eric's rendition of 'O Canada' while he marched up and down the isle of the tour bus, I found myself laughing out loud, numerous times, helping to even out my heartbreak for Jace.

Overall, Hot Ticket, is Jace's journey to discovering and forgiving himself as a man, a friend, a lover, and a bad ass guitarist. All wrapped up in all the sex, chaos and mayhem we've come to expect and love from the Sinners.