Thursday, December 15, 2016

Dancer (The Good Guys Book 2) Jamie Schlosser

Title: Dancer (The Good Guys Book 2)
Author: Jamie Schlosser
Rating: 5 Stars
Synopsis: Brielle is a cage dancer, technically that's different from a stripper because she doesn't have to take all her clothes off or allow sweaty guys to pay her extra to grind in their laps. For a few hours a night she gets to let it all out and dance to her hearts content on a safe elevated platform in one of the hottest clubs in town. It may not be what she dreamt of doing when she was a little girl signing up for dance lessons, but she won't deny that she loves it.
Colton has problems with his dick. Erectile Dysfunction is not exactly music to the ears of any twenty-something dude but his doctors inform him that it's less of a physical problem and more of a mental issue. Whatever the case maybe he's pretty understandably messed up over it but he's willing to put it aside and try to enjoy a night out with his friends for his birthday. Everything changes when he sees the beautiful goofy girl in the cage, things suddenly start looking up for Colton (pun totally intended). He's convinced this girl is the answer to his prayers, now he's just got to convince her he can be the answer to hers. He's got to prove to her that he is one of the good guys.
Review: I love Jamie Schlosser's sexy good guys!!
It's kind of unusual for me to fall for characters like these as I'm usually an alpha male, over bearing and dominating hero kind of gal...but these guys, they totally have me swooning for the sweet romantic types.
Colton and Brielle's story grabbed me from the very begging I could barely put this book down and the main reason why was these excellent characters.
We meet Colton in Trucker (the good guys book 1) and even then I knew I liked the fella, but watching him fall for Brielle and make her fall for him, I was pretty much reduced to a puddle of sugary swoony goo.
I loved Brielle as well she was a great counterpart to some of Colton' antics. I loved how she constantly teased him and ribbed him over his annoyingly bossy habits while still being totally enamored enough to pretty much let him have his way.
The greatest thing about this story though, my favorite new character in this world, Ava.
I loved Ava, the sweetest of sweet little girls, she was a perfect depiction of a too smart for her own good 4 year old.
I loved so many of the small moments in this story like Colton and Ava's eating contest and the story of Colton's neighbor Champ.
Honestly it would be difficult for me to pick out anything from this book that I didn't like the whole thing was just so great from start to finish.
I highly recommend this series to anyone who is a fan of romance, even if you think it is outside of your normal interests just give it a chance. I promise you will not be disappointed by these Good Guys.

Don't take my word for it, please check out this awesome book for yourself using the link below.
Dancer (The Good Guys Book 2) by Jamie Schlosser

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Finding Reason by Tee Smith

Title: Finding Reason
Author: Tee Smith
Rating:  5 Stars
Synopsis: Patrick 'Trick' Harper hasn't had very good luck with the ladies. after finding his fiancé cheating on him he decides to move on with his life. Then he meets Maddie and thinks that maybe she's supposed to be the one...but that doesn't work out either. He's just about ready to give up on the fairer sex as whole when he meet Ginger.
Ginger is a "dancer" at Polly's dollhouse the "gentleman's club" that Trick tends bar in. She's beautiful and carefree and so incredibly full of life...she's also addicted to heroin.
Things are bound to get messy as these two embark on a journey towards finding reason.
Review: Another sweeter than sweet love story from Tee Smith. Following the events of her last two novels Collecting Scars, and Chasing Dragonflies, I highly anticipated Trick's story being somewhat epic and I have to say I was not disappointed. And though this book like the previous two was chalk full of lovey-dovey swoon moments, my favorite things about Finding Reason were the messy parts. Tee dove into the gritty details in a way that we haven't really experienced from her in the past and she did it with the same naturally smooth grace that I have come to expect from her writing style.

Trick is a wonderful character. If you haven't read any of Tee's previous books it's not necessary to enjoy Finding Reason but I would highly recommend it. Not just because they are wonderful on their own but because I love the progression of Trick's character from the time we meet him in Collecting Scars to his own story in Finding Reason. Tee has a knack for creating male characters that seem like real men, they're not overly romanticized or exaggerated, and yet somehow they're still completely loveable and desirable. Trick is a perfect example of this. He is attractive and smart but still a little bit lost. He reacts selfishly to a few situations through out the course of the story and yet he never gives up on figuring out the right thing to do when he realizes his mistakes. He's got family issues and women problems and he doesn't know what he wants out of life, and you will love him anyways.

Ginger is another great example of Tee's ability to create realistic characters, although she may be a bit less relatable than her romantic counterpart. Ginger is druggie and a prostitute, working and living in an establishment like Polly's Dollhouse is actually a huge step up from the life she's been living before. She thinks she's doing a pretty good job hiding her nasty habit from those around her, she wishes she could stop but she knows it would be too hard so she does what she can to keep going each and everyday. When the cute bartender Trick starts showing interest in her she knows its a bad idea to get involved with him, but she can't help but want a little taste of the life he offers her.

Honestly I could probably go on and on about all the good things about this book, but I don't want you guys to think I'm blinded to the few imperfections and inconsistencies in the story. The thing is though that in order to break some of those issues down I would have to dive into plot points that could get us into spoiler territory. Also and maybe even more importantly than avoiding spoilers, those small imperfections really seem pretty insignificant by the time I finished the book. The plot as whole kind of swallowed them up leaving me to all but forget about them as I reflect on the story as a whole.

Don't take my word for it though. Check out this read for yourself by following the link below.
Finding Reason By Tee Smith

Friday, December 2, 2016

A Trucker Christmas by Jamie Schlosser (The Good Guys 1.5)

Title: A Trucker Christmas (The Good Guys 1.5)
Author: Jamie Schlosser
Rating: 5 short story stars
Synopsis: Did you love Trucker? Well than kick back and get ready for another super sweet glimpse into the lives of Travis and Angel. This is a short story, just a quick 5 chapter novella about our young lovers on their first Christmas together. With the added bonus that this story was written for charity and half the proceeds go to supporting a really awesome cause.
Review: I love Travis and Angel and there wasn't a thing not to love about this super cute quick read. It was filled with moments that made me smile and laugh. I love this world of characters this little extra taste only made me more anxious for the next book in this series.

To check out this novella for yourself and donate to the Bristol Peterson medical fund in the process follow the link below.
A Trucker Christmas ( The Good Guys 1.5)

Half the proceeds from A Trucker Christmas go to supporting 3 year old Bristol Peterson and her family as they embark on the horrifying journey that is childhood leukemia. To learn more about this awesome family and what you can do to help, just click on the following link.
Bristol's Medical Fund