Category: Princess Emma’s Reviews

Princess Emma Reviews: Zero Hour by Lili Saint Germain

Princess Emma Reviews: Zero Hour by Lili Saint GermainZero Hour: A Gypsy Brothers Epilogue (Gypsy Brothers, #8) by Lili St. Germain, Hang Le
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4 Stars

The final, shocking conclusion to the #1 bestselling Gypsy Brothers series.
Juliette Portland’s purpose was simple: Seduce. Kill. Avenge. Once Dornan Ross and his sons were dead, her future was supposed to be clear. Her life was finally going to begin. And love... Against all the odds, she had the love of a boy she never thought she'd see again.
Everything should have gone according to plan. Everything should have been easy once Dornan was dead and buried.
But nothing’s ever that easy, is it?
Juliette
I might have survived Dornan's wrath, but I was different then. Younger. Stupider. I’ve had too much time to think since I got out of the cage he locked me in. I've had too much time to dream about all the things he did to me. I think about revenge a lot. When I’m thinking of the way the light dimmed in Dornan’s dying eyes and the way he said you killed my sons. How beautiful it was, and how hollow.
Jason
Sometimes, I can’t tell if I’m starting to become him. My father. Dornan. The way I am, the things I’ve done—they make Juliette’s sins look like child’s play. Of course, I’d never tell her that. I’ll never tell her the things I’ve done. It doesn’t mean she won’t find out anyway.
Book 8 in the USA Today Bestselling Gypsy Brothers series. No cliffhanger. Series Reading Order
THE GYPSY BROTHERS SERIES
Book 1 – Seven Sons (FREE) Book 2 – Six Brothers Book 3 – Five Miles Book 4 – Four Score Book 5 – Three Years Book 6 – Two Roads Book 7 – One Love Alternate Novella - FREE at http://smarturl.it/GetLilisFreeBook Book 8 – Zero Hour
THE CARTEL TRILOGY (A Gypsy Brothers prequel series)
Book 1 – Cartel (available now) Book 2 – Kingpin (coming December 14, 2015) Book 3 – Empire (coming 2016)

Series: Gypsy Brothers #8
Also by this author: Zero Hour: A Gypsy Brothers Epilogue (Gypsy Brothers, #8), Zero Hour (Gypsy Brothers, #8), Kingpin (Cartel, #2), Kingpin (Cartel, #2), Gun Shy

This is the final book in the EPIC series that was the Gypsy Brothers. It is in essence the epilogue, and for that reason you MUST have read the previous 7 novella’s in this amazing series.

Dornan Ross is dead. Emilio Ross is dead. It should have been the end, the start of a new life and time to move forward leaving the past behind. But when one bad man is taken out, there is always someone waiting in the wings to take their place.

Juliette Portland should be safe and living with her soul mate Jason Ross, but life isn’t that simple. Alongside Elliott and his family, they have to constantly move around, staying one step ahead of the enemy, the Cartel and it new kingpin Julian Ross, who is baying for their blood. Unable to trust anyone, their lives are stuck in the past, unable to forget the hell they lived in and unable to except the people they have become.

It is a story of taking the bull by the horns and trusting only those closest to you. A story where secrets will be revealed and acceptance will be key.

Will there be a HEA? Well it could go either way. For fans of this series, this is a must read. It is what it says on the tin; A Gypsy Brother epilogue. It closes the previous storylines and ends this brilliant and best-selling series well. It wasn’t quite as good as the previous books in my opinion as there isn’t a huge amount of new and current storyline, however, it certainly does tie up all the loose ends perfectly and any remaining questions you have will be answered.

An enjoyable last ride with Juliette, Jason and Elliott.

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Princess Emma Reviews: Wrong Number, Right Guy by Elle Casey

Princess Emma Reviews: Wrong Number, Right Guy by Elle CaseyWrong Number, Right Guy (The Bourbon Street Boys, #1) by Elle Casey
on September 22nd 2015
Pages: 341
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When a mysterious text message summons May Wexler to a biker bar in downtown New Orleans, she knows something is very wrong. Her sister has sent out an SOS, but when May gets there, she’s nowhere to be found and May is the one in trouble—she’s wearing pink espadrilles, she’s got a Chihuahua in her purse, and she’s in the middle of a shootout.
After tall, muscular Ozzie comes to her rescue, May has no choice but to follow him to safety. At the headquarters of his private security firm, the Bourbon Street Boys, she finds a refuge for the night—and the offer of a job. But it’s not long before a gun-toting stalker isn’t the only complication in May’s life: the more time she spends with Ozzie, the less she can deny that they’ve got some serious chemistry. A wrong number got her into this mess…Will it also get her the right guy?

Series: The Bourbon Street Boys #1

3.75 Crowns

Book 1 in The Bourbon Street Boys series.

May Wexler is living in New Orleans to be close to her older single parent sister. A photographer, she’s single and at 28 a little lonely with a skill of picking the wrong type of men. However, she is very close to her sister, adores her nieces and nephew (most of the time) and loves her little dog Fee.

When May receives an odd text, which she believes to be her sister, asking her to meet her in the wrong part of town in a bar frequented by bikers, of course she goes; If only to save her sister who has clearly lost the plot. What she doesn’t expect is to end her day, being saved by a man with a monstrous beard and being chased and shot at; exciting things like this just don’t happen to her.

She soon finds herself pulled into the inner sanctum of The Bourbon Street security team, and more specifically on the radar of their leader Ozzie. What ensues is unexpected and overwhelming… and just a little bit sexy.

PEm 180

Okay, so I did like this book. I loved the premise and was pleasantly surprised by the humour littered throughout. It contains some great characters and I think the series could be really good. This book, however, fell into a trap that many series starters do. Because there are quite a few characters, a backdrop and somewhat of a backstory to explain, it felt more like a book setting the scene. That’s not a bad thing as it certainly got me excited to see where the series will go. What it did mean though was that the relationship between Ozzie and May got a little lost, felt a little quick and lacked a bit of the depth I enjoy in my reads. It doesn’t stop me from wanting to read more about these boys (and girl) I think it will develop more and if it’s as funny as this book, I will be a very happy bunny.

A good, albeit setting the scene starter to a series that looks like it will be full of action, adventure mixed with a touch of steam and lots of laughs – I will definitely be looking out for book 2.

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Princess Emma Reviews: What Happens After by Portia Moore

Princess Emma Reviews: What Happens After by Portia MooreWhat Happens After by Portia Moore
on January 1st 1970
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5 Stars

It was never supposed to happen.
'We' never should have happened.
Him and me... Our constantly crossing paths changed the unthinkable to the inevitable. It was magical, exhilarating, and life defining... despicable, and it ruined everything.
It destroyed me. It destroyed us.
He and I are what happened before. And everything else is what happened after…
~If you are turned off from themes dealing with infidelity this book is not for you. This book features flawed people that make imperfect decisions.~
~This is a Stand Alone full-length novel that does not contain a cliffhanger.~

Also by this author: What Happens After, The Trouble With Before, Before I Break (If I Break 1.5), Almost Broken (If I Break #2), Beautifully Broken (If I Break #3), If I Break (If I Break #1), The Trouble With Before, If I Break #4 Shattered Pieces, He Lived Next Door, If I Break #4 Shattered Pieces

5 Crowns

This book is a standalone, companion novel to the amazing If I Break series. If you haven’t yet read that series, you could quite easily read and enjoy this book. However, if you want to feel the full array of emotions that this book evokes, I highly recommend you read after the If I break series; a series that should be devoured. If you plan on reading those books, then stop reading this review NOW, as it contains MAJOR SPOILERS to the original series.

Okay, so usually at this point I give you an overview of the story and characters. I am so struggling with this review though. I seriously don’t want to give too much away. I loved that I was lucky enough to read it, without knowing too much about how the story would pan out. What I can tell you is that it picks up pretty much at the pivotal moment/ending of Beautifully Broken.

PEm 180

This is Gwen and Lisa’s story, and of course it therefore means you get William’s story as well. It’s a story that starts in the present, but that then takes you back into the past and into the 17 year old minds of 2 women, who fell in love with the same man many years apart. The women are very different, but their stories aren’t as different as you may think. They are both stories that answer questions, not just about 2 women in love, but of the man that came between them, breaking both their hearts.

I have to admit that the secrets that came to light in Chris and Lauren’s story left me reeling. It left me with questions. Why? When? And simply WTF. This book certainly answers your questions, delving deeper into not just Gwen and Lisa’s lives, but also Will’s too. I would like to say I hated Will, and I am sure many of you will, but to be honest I just felt sorry for a man that became so self-destructive. I actually never doubted his love for Gwen, but I do admit to wanting to kick him where it would hurt him the most on more than one occasion. As for the ladies of this heart-breaking tale. Again, I couldn’t hate either of them. Love and even lust makes you do silly things without thought for others; both know this more than most.

Well done Portia Moore. This is an amazing follow-up to the If I Break series. Her writing is flawless and she has this amazing skill of pulling you in, capturing your imagination, whilst breaking your heart with a storyline full of angst and emotion. The way she puts together her stories, twisting and turning the storyline is bloody brilliant. My favourite ever books are those that tell romance in a real way. This is real, it is raw and it is life.

For fans of the original series, this is not to be missed. I now look forward to seeing what Ms Moore comes up with next. I am a huge fan and cannot recommend this book, as well as her others enough.

 

Do not miss it!

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Princess Emma Reviews: Hell On Wheels by Cynthia Rayne

Princess Emma Reviews: Hell On Wheels by Cynthia RayneHell on Wheels (Four Horsemen MC, #6) by Cynthia Rayne, Sara Rayne
on January 1st 1970
Pages: 238
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4 Stars

Growing up, Axel dreamed of living a normal life as a law-abiding citizen with a good woman at his side. But life has a way of kicking your dreams in the teeth. The Four Horsemen have been blackmailed into a partnership with a bootlegger and mobster, Byron Beauregard. As the new club president, Axel wants to shut that partnership down.
Charlie Nash has been getting a five-fingered discount ever since she was a little girl. Her father, a master thief, trained her to be the best and she always gets the job done clean and quick. After catching her squatting in the club's hotel, the MC asks her to steal from Beauregard. Can she make time for love when she’s got her own score to settle with the Dixie Mafia?

Series: Four Horseman MC #6

4 Crowns

Book 6 in the Four Horseman MC series. This book does have a continuing club storyline and should therefore be read in the order it has been written.

Axel Rollins had his life planned out. A girlfriend, a career and a future life far different from the one he grew up in. But his life never quite followed the path he dreamt of. Instead he found himself a member of the MC his deceased father once led, running the MC’s garage and single after being dumped by a woman that wanted more from her life. And now he finds himself flung into pole position, a place he isn’t sure he wants to be, and leading when he doesn’t know which direction to go.

Charlie Nash is a drifter. A life on the road and a father who taught her to be the best and most efficient thief, she is brilliant at what she does. But now she is on a different mission, one that will hopefully lead her to the man who killed the father she adored. What she doesn’t count on is getting involved with the local MC; even if she is squatting in their motel. Charlie soon finds her place in Hell and she isn’t so sure she will want to move on.

A common enemy and a common goal to take down Byron Beauregard. Will they ignore their growing attraction? Or will they be distracted, and fall into the traps of a man that prides himself on staying one step ahead?

I love the storyline that continues on throughout these books. It’s really strong and it means that although each book follows the ups and downs of a different member’s love life, you kind of just fall back into it and it pulls you in almost immediately. Each member is strong and well developed, so you feel like you are catching up with old friends and of course seeing how our previous couples are getting on.

This book, more than previous, very much answers lingering questions, particularly regarding Captain, and Axel’s promotion within the club. The storyline is also richer in the dramas of the club rather than focusing on the love story. I enjoyed this as the club story had really come to a pivotal point, but it does mean it doesn’t explore Axel and Charlie as much as we have other couples which was a shame. I would have liked to know just a bit more about them and watch their relationship develop as it did with the others, but I did like them a lot. Axel had been determined not to involve a woman into the life he leads, but this left him lonely and now isolated due to his new responsibilities. Charlie is the perfect fit for him and his club, and stealing her innocence is so not an issue in this match-up.

Another great instalment to a story that continues to twist and turn as the pages are turned. The ending will certainly leave you wanting more, not just from Steele, but from various members and of course the kick-ass story that the author is weaving.

 

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Princess Emma Reviews: Sinner’s Steel by Sarah Castille

Princess Emma Reviews: Sinner’s Steel by Sarah CastilleSinner's Steel (Sinner's Tribe Motorcycle Club, #3) by Sarah Castille
on October 6th 2015
Pages: 352
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4 Stars

HE'S HELL ON WHEELS.Tall, dark, and dangerously handsome, Zane "Tracker" Colter is the strong, silent type of tattooed muscle biker who drives women wild. But as a master of strategy for the outlaw MC club, Sinner's Tribe, he doesn't have time to play around with groupies and biker chicks-especially when he can't stop thinking about Evie, the girl who got away...
SHE'S PLAYING WITH FIRE.Evie's been in love with Zane ever since they were children-until he broke her heart and disappeared. Now he's back in her life, bigger and badder than ever. Zane is stunned by how beautiful and confident Evie's become, using her artistic talent to customize motorcycles. He wants her so bad, he'd ride through fire to win her back. There's one problem: Evie is dating his deadliest rival-the leader of the Black Jacks-and if Evie and Zane hook up, there'll be hell to pay...

Series: The Sinner's Tribe Motorcycle Club #3

4 Crowns

Book 3 in The Sinner’s Tribe Motorcycle Club series. This book can be read as a standalone, but I highly recommend reading the series as a whole to get more depth of character in the members of the MC, and because the club storyline is continuing to a certain extent.

So we reach the VP’s story. Zane “Tracker” Colton has always been a mystery. Best friends with club president Jagger since childhood, he is dark, moody and a man that isn’t interested in getting it on with the women who hang around the club. What we do know is that he has a history, one that he keeps to himself, but one that he doesn’t let effect his role within the club. The club and Jagger saved and protected him, and if he is anything, he is loyal to Jagger and his brothers.

Evie is living in Conundrum and bringing up her son as a single mother following the breakdown of her marriage. She has always had an artistic flair and now uses it to customise motorcycles. Ready to now take the plunge in the dating pool, she has started dating the president of a local club, The Black Jacks. Life seems to be going well until a visit from The Sinner’s Tribe sends her back into the past and face to face with the boy that she loved, but that left her behind and broke her heart along with the deep friendship they had had since childhood.

Zane is no longer a boy, but Evie isn’t that young girl either. Determined to win her back, secrets will be revealed and the pain of the past will threaten the future. But the biggest hurdle will be Viper. He wants Evie, and he won’t let a Sinner steal what is his.

This really is a great series for fans of the MC romance genre. Unlike many out there, this series is all about the club, the politics, violence and serious bad ass shit that goes on in a one percent MC. The romantic element is very much a bonus and one that isn’t all hearts and flowers. These are serious alpha men that take want they want. Although the nice thing about this book is that you do get to see a softer side to Mr emotionless Zane.

This is in essence a second chance romance. Don’t expect a sickly sweet romance or 2 characters falling into bed with each other by chapter 2. There is a huge back story between our 2 main protagonists and it is full of hurt, bitterness and big secrets. There is also an undeniable love though and love conquers all right? This is a long journey for Zane and Evie, with many twist and turns along the way. I didn’t find it as fast paced and captivating as Cade and Dawn’s book, but it was a really enjoyable story and the club storyline has certainly moved on and I can’t wait to see where it will lead… I predict more bloodshed for sure.

If you are an MC Romance veteran and one that likes more of a strong club storyline alongside the romance element, this is a great series to get into.  Another good instalment. I now look forward to book 4 and hope that a certain snake gets his comeuppance.

 

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