Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Only For You (Boys of the South #2)

Only For You (Boys of the South, #2) 
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Loose ends left loose for too long tend to strangle. Cole and Violet knew it wouldn’t be easy. They knew their relationship would take work. But when the press finds out about Violet Lynn’s newest boyfriend, they start digging. And when his past come to light, exposing all of his family’s secrets, their relationship begins to fray.
Country Music’s Golden Boy, Jaxon Hunter, has it all, except the girl that got away. What she saw, she really didn’t. What she thought happened, he allowed her to believe for reasons so insane that no one would ever have believed him if he had confessed. But now that everything’s out in the open, he’s going to do his damndest to convince her that he’s the only one for her.
Now Violet must choose between Jaxon— her first love and the guy she thought had cheated on her—and Cole—the guy who helped her heal and love again.
Or will one of them make the decision for her?


****The author provided me with an ARC copy of this book for my honest review****
If you have not read Live For You book 1 in this series, I would suggest reading it first so your not lost.
What was on its way to happily ever after for Rae (Violet) and Cole is no longer a fairy tale, the two of them are have problems. When Cole sees Rae as a stuck up princess and doesn't want to be a charity case for her anymore, they fall apart. Now with Rae on tour with Jaxon and Callie things are worse than ever, but Rae wants Cole. Can she get him back; while secrets and lies come out can the two of them put everything aside to follow their hearts? This is the second book in the series and it's just as good if not better than the first one. There is drama, angst, hope, love and steamy sex!! I liked Rae in the first book, in this one I grew to respect her and see what a strong person she was. I was frustrated with Cole in this book, I wanted to smack him a couple times even though I knew why he was doing the things he was doing it still aggravated me. Jaxon oh Jaxon, he is not what he seems I love him and I can't wait for his story, he deserves his own HEA. Callie is a manipulative bitch; I couldn't find any redeeming qualities in her. Bliss intrigued me; she is a mystery with her blend of strength and vulnerability I want to know more. This book is not a sit down and relax read, it's a edge of your seat need a glass of wine frantically reading at midnight so you can find out what happens kind of book. I loved it, Marquita Valentine is a must read and the Boys of the South series is addicting.
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Archer (Hard Body 1)

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Archer (Hard Body, #1)
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She's on the run . . .
Jane Beaumont currently has in her possession: a cat, a hundred grand in cash, and a pistol. She's on her way home to Bay City, Oregon-and away from the nightmare of her violent ex-boyfriend. She'll lay low at Beaumont Body Shop, a car detailer that runs a private investigation agency in the back. The only wrench in her plan is Kage Archer: sexy, strong, and intent on protecting Jane at all costs. She's wanted Kage forever, but putting him in harm's way is not a risk she's willing to take.
He's not going anywhere
Kage is no stranger to the dark side of life, but he's always walked on the right side of the law. Yet when Jane expressed her interest in him years ago, he pushed her away for her own good. Now, after learning of all she's endured, Kage can't leave her side-or hide his need for her. When a frightening situation turns dire, can Kage convince Jane that the safest place to be is in his arms?


****I was given a copy of this book through NetGalley for my honest review****
Jane Beaumont has always been in love with Kage Archer. Her brother's best friend and one of the founding members of the private investigative business they run out of the family body shop, he's always been around to protect her. Unfortunately, he's always been in the friend zone. Years ago she put herself out there only to get pushed away. She swore she wouldn't do it again, even if her feelings for him didn't change.
Kage Archer knows he's no good for Jane. How could he be when his family's name is associated with so much crime and nefarious dealings? So he decided to try to keep her at a distance emotionally while keeping an eye out to protect her. The night she tried to kiss him? Still burned into his brain years later, even when he turned her down because he wasn't the guy who deserved her attention.
After living with a man who turns out to be not at all what he seems, Jane needs help and it turns out Kage is just the man for the job, even if it equals fighting the feelings they've had for each other all this time to keep her safe. Archer hit all the right buttons for me. Jane wasn't some wilting heroine that needed saving. She needed Kage but made sure she did what she could for herself and her own, even if they didn't always work out. Archer was sexy and a little emotionally tortured instant attachment to both. Jane's brother and the other guys at the body shop/private investigative business were fantastic. Little side stories that blended seamlessly with the storyline prepared you for the next book and left you wanting to read them now. Jane's friends were great as well and proved to have potential as great heroines as well. Just a great action filled and sexy romance to add to your reading pile.

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