Hot Asshole with a Beautiful Heart —Meet Dean Cole : Book Review of ‘Ruckus’ by L.J. Shen

What makes you feel alive?

When there’s nothing to hold on to and no one to rely on even your own self, is breathing enough to save you or there’s more things worth living for?

Book Cover:

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Blurb:

Rosie

They say that life is a beautiful lie and death a painful truth. They’re right.
No one has ever made me feel more alive than the guy who serves as a constant reminder that my clock is ticking.
He is my forbidden, shiny apple.
The striking fallacy to my blunt, raw, truth.
He is also my sister’s ex-boyfriend.
One thing you should know before you judge me;
I saw him first. I craved him first. I loved him first.
Eleven years later, he waltzed into my life, demanding a second chance.
Dean Cole wants to be my bronze horseman. My white knight has finally arrived. Hopefully, he isn’t too late.

Dean

They say the brightest stars burn out the fastest. They’re right.
She sets my mind on fire.
All smart mouth, snarky attitude and a huge heart.
In a world where everything is dull, she shines like fucking Sirius.
Eleven years ago, fate tore us apart.
This time, I dare it to try.
Getting to her is a battlefield, but man, that’s why they call me Ruckus.
Rosie LeBlanc is about to find out how hard I can fight.
And conquering her will be the sweetest victory.

Review, reflections, and teasers:

*****A blindingly bright Sirius star to Earth*****

“And unlike justice and life, love is fair. What’s more? Eventually, love was enough. Eventually, it was fucking everything.”

Some people ask why a reader insanely cries because of a story. The answer is that they will never understand not until they come to read certain words that will cut through their heart.

I am warning you! Ruckus is not just a hot and sexy story as you are expecting as it is. It’s scorching hot? Damn yes! Dean Cole is cocky beautiful species on Earth that will make you swoon. He’s not perfect but you will love him for his imperfections. And he’s destined to Rosie the moment they held each other’s gaze.

 

But other than that, Ruckus has angst that made me an ugly sobbing mess while I tucked and hidden myself under a blanket crying. If it’s not gonna touch you a little bit, I don’t know what type of stone are you made from.

“You are chaotic, crazy, and full of wars and angst. But you’re the liveliest place I’ve ever been to.”

In life, there were problems that pulled as from the past, still holds our string at present, and probably affects our future. With all the obstacles Dean and Rosie have tackled and were able to overcome, I really admired their chemistry a hundred and one percent. For being both so tough and loyal without being said.

THIS BOOK DESERVES EVERYONE WITH RAGING HORMONES AND A HEART THEIR ATTENTION!

 

 

Meet the rest of the HotHoles in the Sinenr of Saints series:

Amazon purchase links>>>>

Vicious > https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01NCQOPFD/ref=series_rw_dp_sw

Defy > https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01NAZ16YW/ref=series_rw_dp_sw

Ruckus > https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B071J38YF4/ref=x_gr_w_bb

 

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A Heartbreaking Forbidden Romance [Book Review: Somebody Else’s Sky by Jessica Hawkins]

Somebody Else’s Sky is the second book and sequel of Something In the Way. You must read the first book before jumping on this one.

Book Cover:

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(That’s our man, Manning, in the cover!)

Model: Chase Williams

Blurb:

If I closed my eyes, I could still see them—all blonde sunshine, ocean-blue eyes, and long limbs. The glint of Lake’s gold bracelet. Pink cotton candy on Tiffany’s tongue. My scenery may have changed from heaven to hell, but some things never would: my struggle to do right by both sisters. To let Lake soar. To lift Tiffany up. The sacrifices I made for them, I made willingly.

A better man would’ve walked away by now, but I never claimed to be any good. I only promised myself I’d keep enough distance. If I’d learned one thing from my past, it was that love came in different forms. You could love passionately, hurt deep, die young. Or you could provide the kind of firm, steady support someone else could lean on.

Lake was everything I wanted, and nothing I could ever have. I was nobody before I knew her and a criminal after. The way to love her was to let her shine—even if it would be for somebody else.

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Review and Reflections:

Reading this book or this series rather was like putting a ton of gravel into my chest. It seriously affected me whole—emotionally. I’m so sad maybe in a good way because it was written so beautiful!

 

“Maybe one day, Manning and I would challenge fate, defy gravity, and move the stars ourselves. But today was not that day.”

The impact to me was so strong. Maybe because the story made me feel what it’s like to love with all your heart yet the feeling wasn’t enough. Not if the practical reality of life says no.

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“You know it’s true, Manning, you have to. You’ve always known that my heart doesn’t function right without you, that food doesn’t taste the same and air is too thick, and my mind is always wandering back to that night on the lake, because I’m all wrong without you, because I’m in love with you.”

 

It hurts to witness Lake feeling helpless and fate being unfair between her and Manning. Was it wrong to feel right even everything around you dictates that it wasn’t? It’s sick that they can’t do anything but weigh the probabilities of the outcomes.

“You should have the world. Fuck the world—you should have the universe, the sky, and every star in it.”

“I can’t give that to you. I’ll never be able to. I’ve seen too much. Had too much taken away. I can’t be happy enough to make you happy, and I can’t provide for you the way you deserve. You’re at the start of your life, on your way up, and I . . .” He inhaled a breath through his nose, wincing like it pained him. “I can only bring you down.”

 

Here’s my song for this blog: 

‘I Want Tears’ by Michelle Branch

I want tears, I want rain
If that’s what leads me back to you
Even if that means feelin’ the pain, that’s what we gotta do
Let it fall apart, come on and break my heart
Yeah, break it right in two
‘Cause I don’t want to smile if that means losin’ you
I want tears

“Manning had once told me you couldn’t move the stars. I’d thought that meant our love was predestined, written in the night sky, sure as death. Behind my lids, I pictured the two stars and realized for the first time the permanent distance between them. And I accepted that there was, and always had been, a third star. You can’t move the stars. I had tried, and I had failed.”

 

Find out what the fate will bring Lake and Manning in the conclusion of the series entitled ‘Move The Stars’ (Something In the Way #3) to come out on October 2017.

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Purchase your copy of the series in below links:

Something in The Way

> https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XBTFR8V/ref=series_rw_dp_sw

Somebody Else’s Skyhttps://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XBKPK94/ref=series_rw_dp_sw

Move The Stars

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0716XXJJZ/ref=series_rw_dp_sw

 

Review: Man Candy by Melanie Harlow

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BLURB:

He’s back.

Not just back in town, but living in the flat right beneath mine. And he looks good enough to eat, which is just one more reason to stay away from him.

But I can’t resist.

The sex is incredible (pretty sure we’ve shaken the house right off its foundation), but he can’t fool me—not this time. A degree in marketing and five years in advertising have taught me that “true love” is a fairy tale used to sell lipstick, diamonds, and perfume. It doesn’t exist.

He thinks I’m wrong, and he wants to prove it.

I think he’s crazy, so I dare him to try.

It might be the biggest mistake of my life.

Review:

Jaime used to have feelings for the gorgeous man, Quinn. And after he refused to her when she confessed to him one night, Jaime swore to set aside what she felt for Quinn and tried to move on. Well at least she tried. She avoided getting into serious relationships with guys — just sex with no strings attached. Pleasure and lust with no love. She believe that staying like that would get her out of trouble considering her future.

Until she met him again few years after. Quinn is back and as much as she hate it, she can’t hide from him. Not if he’s living downstairs. Jaime was unaware of the true reason behind Quinn’s refusal back then. She had no idea how badly he wants them to be done with it and just be together but he couldn’t let the guilt eat him. He chose to resist himself and laugh it off.

When they were just few steps away from one another, Quinn is ready to right what he did wrong. He tried all his charm to win her back again. The question was, does she still have feelings for him after what he did in the past? Jaime couldn’t be as hard as rock not to notice the upgraded charm of the model.

Reaction:

This was one kind of a read that kept me entertained. It made me smile for a minute, and then it made me fanning myself cause it burned me. I like the way Jaime was playing kind of heart-to-get while Quinn tried his best to use his gorgeous face and amazing charms to get her. They are so cute together, that’s all.

 

Purchase your own copy if you haven’t read this yet and get swooned by the man candy here.