For You by Kristen Ashley

The ‘Burg, Book 1

Synopsis: Lieutenant Alexander Colton and February Owens were high school sweethearts. Everyone in their small town knew from the moment they met they were meant for each other. But something happened and Feb broke Colt’s heart then she turned wild and tragedy struck. Colt meted out revenge against the man who brought Feb low but even though Colt risked it all for her, Feb turned her back on him and left town.

Fifteen years later, Feb comes back to help run the family bar. But there’s so much water under the bridge separating her and Colt everyone knows they’ll never get back together.

Until someone starts hacking up people in Feb’s life. Colt is still Colt and Feb is still Feb so the town watches as Colt goes all out to find the murderer while trying to keep Feb safe.

As the bodies pile up, The Feds move in and a twisting, turning story unravels exposing a very sick man who has claimed numerous victims along the way, Feb and Colt battle their enduring attraction and the beautiful but lost history that weaves them together.

Review: This is a new series by Kristen Ashley that I had not yet tried but I admit that I like romance with suspense and I wanted to discover the story and see what the author was going to propose. What surprised me enough is the thickness of the novel that is almost 600 pages and it is true that I read few romances as long as this one. Yet, even though I felt the length, I had a great time with this first volume.

Feb and Colt have always been one of the coule that people were sure would end up together. They are made to be together. And yet, the story did not end like that and no one understands exactly what happened. One thing is certain, they now know that nothing is more possible. It’s been a few years since Feb returned to town to help her brother with his bar and Colt being her brother’s best friend, she sees him a lot. However, she does not speak to him, she does not look at him and she does not listen to him. Something will change in her life when her childhood friend is found murdered in front of the bar. February knows that nothing will be able to return as before when the people who are linked to her continue to succumb. Forced to handle her problems with Colt, Feb will have to face her past, the one she thought forever behind her and on the road she might well succumb again to the charm of the boy she has always loved. Nothing will be easy and a madman is on the run, a madman who seems obsessed with Feb for a very long time.

I really liked this story. The survey is interesting and the relationship between Feb and Colt is quite addictive. We try to understand what may have happened in the past to separate them like that and it is a trip in the past that our two heroes will have to undertake, a journey that will reveal even the most hidden secrets. It’s a touching story of reunion and at the same time a terrifying story when you see what madness can do.

For You de Kristen Ashley (VO)

The ‘Burg, Tome 1

Résumé (traduction personnelle) : Le lieutenant Alexander Colton et February Owens étaient amoureux dès leur plus jeune âge. Tout le monde dans leur petite ville savait dès le moment où ils se sont rencontrés qu’ils étaient faits l’un pour l’autre. Mais quelque chose s’est passé et Feb a brisé le cœur de Colt puis, elle est partie et la tragédie a frappé. Colt a lancé sa vengeance contre l’homme qui a fait sombrer Feb, mais même si Colt a tout risqué pour elle, Feb lui a tourné le dos et a quitté la ville.

Quinze ans plus tard, Feb revient pour aider à gérer le bar familial. Mais de l’eau a coulé sous les ponts et tout le monde sait qu’ils ne retourneront jamais ensemble.

Jusqu’à ce que quelqu’un commence à traquer les gens dans la vie de Feb. Colt est toujours Colt et Feb est toujours Feb, donc la ville regarde Colt faire tout son possible pour trouver le meurtrier tout en essayant de garder Feb en sécurité.

Alors que les corps s’accumulent, les Fédéros s’installent et une histoire sinueuse se déroule, exposant un homme très malade qui a fait de nombreuses victimes, Feb et Colt luttent contre leur attraction durable et la belle histoire perdue qui les tisse ensemble.

Avis : Voilà une nouvelle série de Kristen Ashley que je n’avais pas encore tentée mais j’avoue que le côté romance à suspense me donnait vraiment envie de découvrir l’histoire et de voir ce que l’auteure allait nous proposer. Ce qui m’a assez surprise c’est l’épaisseur du roman qui fait presque 600 pages et c’est vrai que j’ai lu peu de romances aussi longues. Pourtant, même si j’ai senti la longueur, j’ai passé un très bon moment avec ce premier tome.

Feb et Colt ont toujours fait partie des personnes pour lesquelles tout le monde était persuadé qu’ils finiraient ensemble. Ils sont faits pour être ensemble. Et pourtant, l’histoire ne s’est pas terminée comme ça et personne ne comprend exactement ce qu’il a bien pu se passer. Une chose est sûre, ils savent maintenant que rien n’est plus possible. Cela fait quelques années que Feb est revenue en ville pour aider son frère avec son bar et Colt étant le meilleur ami de son frère, elle le voit. Pourtant, elle ne lui parle pas, elle ne le regarde pas et elle ne l’écoute pas. Quelque chose va changer dans sa vie quand son amie d’enfance est retrouvée assassinée devant le bar. February sait que rien ne pourra redevenir comme avant et les gens qui lui sont liés continuent à succomber. Obliger de gérer ses problèmes avec Colt, Feb devra faire face à son passé, celui qu’elle pensait derrière elle pour toujours et sur la route elle pourrait bien succomber à nouveau au charme du garçon qu’elle a toujours aimé. Rien ne sera simple et un fou est en fuite, un fou qui semble obsédé par Feb depuis très longtemps.

J’ai vraiment beaucoup aimé cette histoire. L’enquête est prenante et la relation entre Feb et Colt est assez addictive. On essaie de comprendre ce qui a bien pu se passer dans le passé pour les séparer comme ça et c’est un voyage dans le passé que nos deux héros vont devoir entreprendre, un voyage qui va révéler même les secrets les plus enfouis. C’est une histoire touchante de retrouvailles et en même temps une histoire terrifiante quand on voit ce que la folie peut faire.

Tombs of Endearment by Casey Daniels

Pepper Martin, Book 3

Synopsis: Cemetery tour guide Pepper Martin never imagined she’d get to meet rock legend Damon Curtis, the bad boy poet who made millions of teenage girls scream. After all, he kicked the bucket years before she was born. But thanks to her newfound ability to chat up the dead, Pepper’s got a front row seat perfect for swooning over the still-sexy Damon’s latest lyrics. He’s convinced that his former bandmate Vinnie Pallucci murdered him back in ‘71, and he’s promised Pepper she won’t get any rest or peace until she helps him prove it.

But when Pepper goes behind the music, she finds Vinnie with a knife in his heart and the rest of the band members running for their lives. And if Pepper doesn’t snare the killer soon, Damon’s next hit from the great beyond might be her swan song.

Review: As always, I was eager to discover this third novel of our dear Pepper Martin. I always have a great time with each story and once again Casey Daniels took me away with this new novel and I’m delighted!

It’s time for Damon Curtis, a famous singer, to come on the scene and to ask our heroine for help. He can not leave and it looks like someone has a hold on him, preventing him from moving forward. While she did not want to interfere in this case, Pepper will put her feet right in it!

I loved following this survey. It was interesting to see what had happened in this band so long ago and still relevant today. I was touched by the relationship between Damon and Pepper. It’s something different from what we’ve seen so far and we understand perfectly what the young woman may feel. In addition to that, Pepper will eventually face Dan and an intriguing proposition. In fact, I am curious to learn more about it. And then there is Quinn of course. How to resist him? And I was also surprised to meet Pepper’s ex-fiancé and I must say I was proud of her.

It was like I said, once again, a very nice novel and I’m curious to read more! These novels are like little treats that are hard to stop once you start them! I always want more.

 

 

Tombs of Endearment de Casey Daniels (VO)

Pepper Martin, Tome 3

Résumé (traduction personnelle) : Guide touristique de cimetière, Pepper Martin n’a jamais imaginé qu’elle rencontrerait la légende du rock Damon Curtis, le mauvais poète qui a fait hurler des millions d’adolescentes. Après tout, il s’est donné la mort des années avant sa naissance. Mais grâce à sa nouvelle capacité à discuter avec les morts, Pepper a un siège au premier rang parfait pour s’évanouir sur les dernières paroles de Damon. Il est convaincu que son ancien camarade Vinnie Pallucci l’a assassiné en 1971, et il a promis à Pepper qu’elle ne trouverait pas de repos ou de paix tant qu’elle ne l’aurait pas aidé à le prouver.

Mais quand Pepper passe derrière la musique, elle trouve Vinnie avec un couteau planté dans son cœur et le reste des membres du groupe essaient de rester en vie. Et si Pepper n’arrête pas le tueur, le prochain tube de Damon pourrait bien être sa chanson à elle.

Avis : Comme toujours, j’étais impatiente de découvrir ce troisième de notre chère Pepper Martin. Je passe toujours un très bon moment avec chaque histoire et une fois de plus Casey Daniels m’a emportée avec ce nouveau roman et j’en ressors ravie !

C’est au tour de Damon Curtis un célèbre chanteur d’entrer en scène et de demander de l’aide à notre héroïne. Il ne parvient pas à partir et il semblerait que quelqu’un ait une emprise sur lui, l’empêchant d’avancer. Alors qu’elle ne voulait pas se mêler de cette affaire, Pepper va mettre les pieds en plein dedans !

J’ai adoré suivre cette enquête. C’était intéressant de voir ce qu’il s’était passé dans ce groupe de musique il y a si longtemps et pourtant toujours d’actualité. J’étais touchée par la relation entre Damon et Pepper. C’est quelque chose de différent de ce qu’on avait vu jusqu’alors et on comprend parfaitement aussi ce que peut ressentir la jeune femme. En plus de cela, Pepper va finalement faire face à Dan et à une proposition intrigante. Je suis d’ailleurs curieuse d’en apprendre plus à ce sujet. Et puis il y a Quinn bien sûr. Comment résister ? Et j’ai été aussi surprise de rencontrer l’ex-fiancé de Pepper et je dois dire que j’étais fière d’elle.

C’était comme je le disais, un roman une fois encore très sympa et je suis curieuse de me lancer dans la suite ! Ces romans sont comme des petites friandises qui sont difficiles à arrêter une fois qu’on les a commencées ! J’en veux toujours plus.

 

How to Dance an Undead Waltz by Hailey Edwards

The Beginner’s Guide to Necromancy, Book 4

Synopsis: Keep a spot open on your dance card. This is one ball you don’t want to miss.

Grier is nursing a broken heart after Boaz announced his engagement to another woman, but life goes on. Or it would if vampire assassins would stop taking pot shots at her every time she leaves Woolworth House. Seriously, who sends archers to deliver murdergrams these days?

To protect herself, Grier must pull out all the stops, even if it means revealing her darkest secret. All eyes are on her, and — for the first time — she begins to understand why Linus wears so many masks. But the target isn’t Grier, and when the archers single him out, it feels like one of their arrows might have struck what remains of her heart.

Review: I love this series so much and I bought Volume 4 just after finishing the previous one, and I got into it right away! Yes, because I was really looking forward to learning more! I’m weak, by the way, because I’ve already ordered Volume 5! And I’m really curious to read it!

Grier had to face the changes in her life and especially the absence of Amelie and Boaz. It’s not easy, far from it, but fortunately for her, Linus is there to assist and help her. It’s so easy to get attached to this character, and even if it’s a little complicated to trust him at 100%, I’ve completely melted away! Yes! Completely. Ah Linus! He is so careful with Grier, he doesn’t try to keep her trapped in a golden cage, and above all he will do anything to protect her! It’s really touching and cute to see them together.

I really had a great time with this novel! We’re learning more about Grier and Linus. We also learn more about the cellar of her house. Boaz also appears a few times, although these encounters are not easy. We meet the master!!!!!!! But of course, there is also the problem with the Le Marchand, but also with the vampire assassins who seem ready to do anything to kill Grier! So she’s going to have to use her powers to the maximum to save herself and her loved ones!

So you understand that there is a lot going on in this book and, as I said, I look forward to the next one!

How to Dance an Undead Waltz de Hailey Edwards (VO)

The Beginner’s Guide to Necromancy, Tome 4

Résumé (traduction personnelle) : Garde une place sur ton carnet de bal. C’est une balle que tu ne veux pas rater.

Grier a le cœur brisé après que Boaz a annoncé ses fiançailles avec une autre femme, mais la vie continue. Ou ce serait le cas si les assassins vampires arrêtaient de lui tirer dessus à chaque fois qu’elle quitte Woolworth House. Sérieusement, qui envoie des archers de nos jours ?

Pour se protéger, Grier doit tout mettre en œuvre, même si cela signifie révéler son plus sombre secret. Tous les regards sont braqués sur elle et, pour la première fois, elle commence à comprendre pourquoi Linus porte tant de masques. Mais la cible n’est pas Grier, et quand les archers l’identifient, il semble qu’une de leurs flèches a pu toucher ce qui reste de son cœur.

Avis : J’aime trop cette série et j’ai acheté le tome 4 juste après avoir fini le précédent, et je me suis plongée dedans aussitôt ! Oui, parce que j’étais vraiment impatiente d’en apprendre plus ! Je suis faible d’ailleurs, parce que j’ai déjà commandé le tome 5 ! Et je suis vraiment curieuse de le recevoir !

Grier doit faire face aux changements de sa vie et surtout à l’absence d’Amelie et de Boaz. Ce n’est pas facile, très loin de là d’ailleurs, mais heureusement pour elle, Linus est là pour l’assister et l’aider. C’est tellement facile de s’attacher à ce personnage, et même si c’est un peu compliqué de lui faire confiance à 100%, j’ai complètement fondu ! Oui ! Complètement. Ah Linus ! Il fait tellement attention à Grier, il n’essaie pas de la garder prisonnière d’une cage dorée, et surtout il est prêt à tout pour la protéger ! C’est vraiment touchant et mignon de les voir ensemble.

J’ai vraiment passé un super moment avec ce roman ! On en apprend plus sur Grier et Linus. On en apprend aussi plus sur la cave de sa maison. Boaz apparait aussi quelques fois, bien que ces rencontres ne soient pas faciles. On rencontre le maître !!!! Mais bien sûr, il y a aussi le problème avec les Marchand, mais aussi des assassins vampiriques qui ont l’air prêt à tout pour tuer Grier ! Elle va donc devoir utiliser ses pouvoirs au maximum pour se sauver elle et ses proches !

Vous comprenez donc qu’il se passe énormément de choses dans ce livre et, comme je le disais, j’attends avec impatience la suite !

Stacking the Shelves #318

Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews
 

The Diabolic (The Diabolic, 1) – S.J. Kincaid

Nemesis is a Diabolic. Created to protect a galactic Senator’s daughter, Sidonia. The girl who has grown up by her side and who is as much as sister as a master. There’s no one Nemesis wouldn’t kill to keep her safe. But when the power-mad Emperor summons Sidonia to the galactic court as a hostage, there is only one way for Nemesis to protect Sidonia.

She must become her.

Now one of the galaxy’s most dangerous weapons is masquerading in a world of corruption and Nemesis has to hide her true abilities or risk everything. As the Empire begins to fracture and rebellion looms closer, Nemesis learns that there is something stronger than her deadly force: the one thing she’s been told she doesn’t have – humanity. And, amidst all the danger, action and intrigue, her humanity might be the only thing that can save her, Sidonia and the entire Empire…

 

Stepbrother Dearest – Penelope Ward

You’re not supposed to want the one who torments you.

When my stepbrother, Elec, came to live with us my senior year, I wasn’t prepared for how much of a jerk he’d be.

I hated that he took it out on me because he didn’t want to be here.
I hated that he brought girls from our high school back to his room.
But what I hated the most was the unwanted way my body reacted to him.

At first, I thought all he had going for him were his rock-hard tattooed abs and chiseled face. Then, things started changing between us, and it all came to a head one night.

Just as quickly as he’d come into my life, he was gone back to California.

It had been years since I’d seen Elec.

When tragedy struck our family, I’d have to face him again.

And holy hell, the teenager who made me crazy was now a man that drove me insane.

I had a feeling my heart was about to get broken again.

Stepbrother Dearest is a standalone novel.

Legend (Legend, 1) – Marie Lu

Los Angeles , California
Republic of America


He is Day.

The boy who walks in the light.

She is June.

The girl who seeks her brother’s killer.

On the run and undercover, they meet by chance. Irresistably drawn together, neither knows the other’s past.

But Day murdered June’s brother.

And she has sworn to avenge his death.

Dystopian fiction at its very best in this thrilling instalment in the Legend trilogy.

 

Ruin and Rule (Pure Corruption MC, 1) – Pepper Winters

“We met in a nightmare. The in-between world where time had no power over reason. We fell in love. We fell hard. But then we woke up. And it was over . . .”

RUIN & RULE

She is a woman divided. Her past, present, and future are as twisted as the lies she’s lived for the past eight years. Desperate to get the truth, she must turn to the one man who may also be her greatest enemy . . .

He is the president of Pure Corruption MC. A heartless biker and retribution-deliverer. He accepts no rules, obeys no one, and lives only to reap revenge on those who wronged him. And now he has stolen her, body and soul.

Can a woman plagued by mystery fall in love with the man who refuses to face the truth? And can a man drenched in darkness forgo his quest for vengeance-and finally find redemption?

Kitty takes a holiday (Kitty Norville, 3) – Carrie Vaughn

After getting caught turning wolf on national television, Kitty retreats to a mountain cabin to recover and write her memoirs. But this is Kitty, so trouble is never far behind, and instead of Walden Pond, she gets Evil Dead. When werewolf hunter Cormac shows up with an injured Ben O’Farrell, Kitty’s lawyer, slung over his shoulder, and a wolf-like creature with glowing red eyes starts sniffing around the cabin, Kitty wonders if any of them will get out of these woods alive…

 

Kitty and the Silver Bullet (Kitty Norville, 4) – Carrie Vaughn

Kitty’s radio show is as popular as ever and she has a boyfriend who actually seems to understand her. Can she finally settle down to a normal life? Not if this is just the calm before the storm. When her mother falls ill, Kitty rushes back to Denver–and right back to the abusive pack of werewolves she escaped a year ago. To make matters worse, a war is brewing between the city’s two oldest vampires, threatening the whole supernatural community. Though she wants to stay neutral, Kitty is again drawn into a world of politics and violence. To protect her family, her lover, and herself, she’ll have to choose sides. And maybe become what she hates–a killer.

 

A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thornes and Rose, 2) – Sarah J Maas

Feyre survived Amarantha’s clutches to return to the Spring Court—but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can’t forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin’s people.

Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms—and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future—and the future of a world cleaved in two.

With more than a million copies sold of her beloved Throne of Glass series, Sarah J. Maas’s masterful storytelling brings this second book in her seductive and action-packed series to new heights.

The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden (The Coincidence, 1) – Jessica Sorensen

THE COINCIDENCE OF CALLIE & KAYDEN

For Kayden, suffering in silence was the only way to survive. If he was lucky, he could keep his head down, do as he was told, and make it through the day. But one night it seemed like his luck — and his life — might finally end… until an angel named Callie appeared just in time to rescue him.

Callie has never believed in luck. Not since her twelfth birthday when everything was taken from her. After the worst was over, she locked up her feelings and vowed never to tell anyone what happened. Now, six years later, she continues to struggle with the painful secret that threatens to consume her.

When fate lands Kayden and Callie at the same college, Kayden is determined to get to know the beautiful girl who changed his destiny. Quiet and reserved, Callie still fears letting anyone else into her world. But Kayden is certain that Callie has come back into his life for a reason. And the more he tries to be a part of her life, the more he realizes that, this time, it’s Callie who needs to be saved…

The Redemption of Callie and Kayden (Coincidences, 2) – Jessica Sorensen

The dark secret Kayden has kept hidden for years is finally out. Worse, he’s facing charges for battery. The only way to clear his name is for Callie to speak up-something he’ll never ask her to do. Instead, he’ll do whatever he must to protect her . . . even if it means letting go of the only girl he’s ever loved.

Callie knows Kayden is going back to his dark place and desperately wants to save him. But that means facing her greatest fear and admitting her own painful secrets aloud. The thought of breaking her silence terrifies her-but not as much as the thought of losing Kayden forever.

Deep in her heart, Callie knows the time has come for her and Kayden to forget the pain of the past. With the help of her friends Seth and Luke she makes a plan to show Kayden the life they could have. But can she convince him they can make a fresh start together-or is she already too late?

The Invisible Library (The Invisible Library, 1) – Genevieve Cogman

Irene must be at the top of her game or she’ll be off the case – permanently…

Irene is a professional spy for the mysterious Library, which harvests fiction from different realities. And along with her enigmatic assistant Kai, she’s posted to an alternative London. Their mission – to retrieve a dangerous book. But when they arrive, it’s already been stolen. London’s underground factions seem prepared to fight to the very death to find her book.

Adding to the jeopardy, this world is chaos-infested – the laws of nature bent to allow supernatural creatures and unpredictable magic. Irene’s new assistant is also hiding secrets of his own.

Soon, she’s up to her eyebrows in a heady mix of danger, clues and secret societies. Yet failure is not an option – the nature of reality itself is at stake.

 

 

Colocs (et plus) – Emily Blaine

Parfois, les hommes font vraiment des choses stupides. Comme noter le prénom de leur conquête d’un soir au creux de leur main pour ne pas l’oublier au réveil, par exemple. Ou bien promettre de ne jamais toucher à la sœur de leur meilleur ami.
Connor n’échappe pas à la règle. Connor, c’est le meilleur ami de mon frère. Le mec le plus canon que j’aie jamais rencontré. Et accessoirement l’heureux élu avec qui je me suis honteusement envoyée en l’air j’ai passé un délicieux moment lors d’une soirée très arrosée à la tequila. Une nuit intense, passionnée, mémorable… suivie d’une douche froide quand il a compris qui j’étais et qui j’allais devenir – sa colocataire. Là, il a vraiment eu l’air paniqué. Je me demande bien pourquoi : a-t-il peur que je révèle notre petit secret à mon frère ? À moins qu’il ne redoute que nous ne succombions une fois de plus à la tentation…

 

Bad Romance – Céline Mancellon

Le jour – ou plutôt la nuit – où Chris rencontre Kate, ça ne se passe pas vraiment dans les règles de l’art. Lui a beaucoup trop bu et s’est trompé de tente, et elle, furieuse, le menace carrément. Chris n’est pourtant pas vraiment le genre de mec à qui on cherche des emmerdes. D’ailleurs, lui et son mode de vie de bad boy représentent tout ce que Kate tente d’éviter : les problèmes, elle en a déjà assez avec la mort de sa mère et la responsabilité de sa petite sœur sur les bras. Mais c’est compter sans l’étrange attirance qu’ils ont immédiatement l’un pour l’autre, presque à leur corps défendant…