Her Wolves, by G. Bailey | Book Review

Hello, and welcome back to Adele Is Reading.
Today I have my book review of:

Her Wolves, by G. Bailey.

Her Wolves is the first book in the Fall Mountain Shifters series.

Trigger / Content Warnings: multiple mentions of Rape.

Note: There could be more potential triggers within the book.

I knew nothing about mates until the alpha rejected me…

Growing up in one of the biggest packs in the world, my life is planned out from the second I turn eighteen and find my true mate in the moon ceremony.

Finding your true mate gives you the power to share the shifter energy they have, given to the males of the pack by the moon goddess herself. The power to shift into a wolf.

But for the first time in the history of our pack, the new alpha is mated with a nobody. A foster kid living in the packs orphanage with no ancestors or power to claim.

Me.

After being brutally rejected by my alpha mate, publicly humiliated and thrown away into the sea, the dark wolves of the Fall Mountain Pack find me.

They save me. The four alphas. The ones the world fears because of the darkness they live in.

In their world? Being rejected is the only way to join their pack. The only way their lost and forbidden god gives them the power to shift without a mate.

I spent my life worshipping the moon goddess when it turns out my life always belonged to another…

From GoodReads [x]:

“REVERSE HAREM” IS, LITERALLY, THE OPPOSITE OF “HAREM”, WITH A GROUP OF MALES CENTERING ROUND A SINGULAR FEMALE, USUALLY WITH THREE OR MORE MALES. QUITE OFTEN FOUND UNDER THE ROMANCE GENRE.

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Hunted, by Erica Woods | Book Review

Hello and welcome back to Adele Is Reading.
Today I have my book review of:

Hunted, by Erica Woods.

Hunted is the first book in The Feral Souls trilogy.

Trigger / Content Warnings: Blood, Stabbing, Torture, mention of Prolonged Torture, mention of Torture, PTSD Flashbacks, PTSD, mention of Starving, mention of Sexual Assault, Attempted Rape, Murder, Castration, Beheading, Consensual Oral Sex, Abandonment.

Note: There may be more potential triggers. I don’t believe I noted all potential triggers.

A60DD01F-262B-43ED-962B-44512605DFDFThe only way to escape is to die.

For eighteen years I’ve suffered at the hands of the Hunters. For eighteen years they’ve done their best to break me, to tear me open and unleash the terrifying monster that lives within.

Until the day they go too far.

When a desperate escape leads to another brush with death, I’m forced to place my trust in the hands of four formidable strangers. Wild and untamed, their feral natures call to me, their warrior hearts make mine come alive. And when they offer me a place to stay while I heal, I can’t say no.

But the secrets I carry are deadly, and my past is a twisted, evil nightmare better left forgotten.

They may think they want to know me, they may think the secrets they guard behind hard eyes and closed expressions comes close to the ones I keep. But should they ever discover just who they’ve let into their home, just what I really am…their hatred could be the one thing that finally breaks me.

And if I break, the darkness inside me will finally be free.

From GoodReads [x]:

“REVERSE HAREM” IS, LITERALLY, THE OPPOSITE OF “HAREM”, WITH A GROUP OF MALES CENTERING ROUND A SINGULAR FEMALE, USUALLY WITH THREE OR MORE MALES. QUITE OFTEN FOUND UNDER THE ROMANCE GENRE.

To be honest, I didn’t know if whether or not I’d stay with Hunted. Yet, I’m glad I did.

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Cross: Devil’s Nightmare MC, #1, by Lena Bourne | Book Review

Hello and welcome back to Adele Is Reading. Today I have my review of:

Cross, by Lena Bourne.

Cross is the first book in the Devil’s Nightmare MC series.

BCAC16BD-5C1A-44C9-AC01-332F2621039ECROSS is a full-length, standalone first book in a steamy and suspenseful new MC Romance series – Devil’s Nightmare MC – by Lena Bourne. No Cliffhanger, HEA Guaranteed!

Cross

I’m the guy whose name brings fear into the hearts of even the hardest men. They call me Cross, because I’ve killed enough men to fill a cemetery, and I never saw any problem with that. Until a woman I hardly remember brought my eleven-year-old daughter that I didn’t know existed, to my doorstep and left her for me to take care of.

At first my daughter was a complication I didn’t need, but now I’ll do everything I can to raise her right. I’ll even stay away from her hot-as-sin guidance counselor Roxanne, who makes me feel like I’m twenty again, and not pushing forty. Which isn’t to say I wouldn’t show her what a real man can do with a woman like her.

Roxie

My father was the president of an outlaw MC, and until I turned twenty-one a world of bikers, mayhem and crime was all I knew. Then a rival gang destroyed it all, killed my family and everyone I held dear, and made me the property of a brutal, ruthless man. I ran away, got an education, and haven’t looked back.

Now I’m the guidance counselor at a small town junior high school, my old life so far behind me it might as well be someone else’s past, and I was happy to leave it there. But then I met Cross, the bad boy biker father of one of my wayward students. He makes me yearn for the life I lost, crave all the excitement that used to be my everyday. Makes me want to be a bad girl again, if only for one night.

But I won’t go down that road again. It doesn’t lead anywhere good.

Cross: Devil’s Nightmare MC is biker romance novel, which contains steamy sex scenes and deals with disturbing themes that may be uncomfortable for some readers. Intended for 18+ audiences.

The story moves really freaking fast, like, I’m talking mock-speed fast.

For the most part, even though that the story is about Roxie and Cross, for a good part of Cross, I truly felt like this story would circle more around Cross’ daughter.

If you’re a shy person and don’t like sex scenes, I highly suggest not reading Cross, due to the highly sexual nature of the book. These two (Roxie and Cross) end up having a lot of sex. A lot.

Overall, Cross isn’t a bad story. I just didn’t enjoy it.

I give Cross, 1 star.

Have you read Cross, or any other Motorcycle type romance novel?

See you soon, and Happy Reading!
Adele

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Wolf Bonded, by Eden Black | Book Review

Hello friends!! Welcome back to Adele is Reading.
Today I have my book review of:

Wolf Bonded, by Eden Black.
Wolf Bonded is the first book in the Wolfish series.

TW: Abuse, Abuse mention(s), Child Abuses, Drowning, Attempted Murder. — There may be more triggers that I may have missed in my reading of Wolf Banded.


A year on the run, and this is where it’s led me.
North Port, Washington—the last place you’d expect to run into a pack of wolf shifters.

Especially when up until now, I didn’t know they existed.

When I first arrive, Rory, Marlowe, and Kaleb are about as eager to tell me the truth of their nature as I am to call up my abusive father and let him know exactly where to find me. They have a reputation to uphold and me… I have a reputation to avoid. I need to stay hidden. I need to stay safe.

Or else he’ll find me, just as he always has.

But there’s a problem with that.

I’m not very good at staying hidden, and these boys… they’re not very good at keeping secrets.

Between the four of us, we’re bound to run into chaos. Just like we’re bound in other ways.

Wolf Bonded is a full-length romance novel with multiple love interests. It’s the first book in the Wolfish trilogy, a paranormal series where the main character has no intent to choose just one of the sexy werewolves who’ve fallen head-over-heels for her—whether they like it or not.

From GoodReads [x]:

“REVERSE HAREM” IS, LITERALLY, THE OPPOSITE OF “HAREM”, WITH A GROUP OF MALES CENTERING ROUND A SINGULAR FEMALE, USUALLY WITH THREE OR MORE MALES. QUITE OFTEN FOUND UNDER THE ROMANCE GENRE

Admittedly I didn’t write much in my notes for my review of Wolf Bonded…

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Seized By The Pack, by Ava Lunaria | Book Review

Hello! I’ve got another book review today. To be honest, I have enough book reviews to last me for another year or so if I were to upload one everyday. BUT for your sake, and mine, I’m trying to upload maybe….4 (max) a week?

Today’s book review is of Seized By The Pack (Paranormal Mates of Erinbren University, #1) by Ava Lunaria. Here’s the link to the synopsis on Am*zon, and this is a link to SBTP on GoodReads.

Luna Wright’s mother was obsessed with werewolves. That’s why, when abandoned by college jocks in the woods and she finds herself at the mercy of a werewolf pack, she knows the full moon could mean damnation or, if she’s lucky, salvation.
Maybe it’s time to switch her major from American mythology, to veterinary medicine.

A reverse harem werewolf romance with insta-love and a guaranteed HEA.

From GoodReads [x]:

“REVERSE HAREM” IS, LITERALLY, THE OPPOSITE OF “HAREM”, WITH A GROUP OF MALES CENTERING ROUND A SINGULAR FEMALE, USUALLY WITH THREE OR MORE MALES. QUITE OFTEN FOUND UNDER THE ROMANCE GENRE.

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Puppy Love (Her Secret Menagerie, #1) by Katelyn Beckett | Book Review

Hello hello! It’s been a while! I actually schedule a lot all of my posts, so really I haven’t seen you guys since September. Should I do a little “catch-up” post? Separate from this book review of course :).

Today I’ve got my review of Puppy Love, by Katelyn Beckett.

Puppy Love is the first book in the Her Secret Menagerie series.

Trigger Warnings: Sex.
Unfortunately I didn’t write down any triggers from Puppy Love, so I can’t remember any specific triggers that may or may not have happened within PL.


My passion in life? Saving animals. I’m the person they call when a cat has kittens under their shed or a stray dog shows up with no collar and tags. Be it dark or rain or foggy night, I’m there for friends of fur, scale, and feather alike.

I just never expected one of my rescue calls to be a werewolf pup.

Not like I knew it when I showed up, but something was definitely different about him. His snout was too round, his ears too pointed, and I’d thought he was a coydog; one of those dog-coyote mixes that showed up now and then.

That was before he bit me. And even an alpha pup can change an innocent mortal like me into a shapeshifting powerhouse.

Flung into a new world where submission might mean death and pack politics rule the secret supernatural society, I’m lost but not alone. With the pup’s father, Hudson, and his packmates leading me through this strange environment, I feel as though I could take on the world. They have everything I need; confidence, power, money. And I’m everything they could ever want.

But how do we come to terms with the fact that it feels as if we’ve always been together? As if we all belong as a group? I haven’t been on a date in years, now I have four gorgeous, rich werewolves chasing me.

What’s a girl to do?

This book is intended for mature audiences. Adults only. This is a fated mates reverse harem where the girl gets all the guys. Why choose if you don’t have to? Light M/M references included.

From GoodReads [x]:

“REVERSE HAREM” IS, LITERALLY, THE OPPOSITE OF “HAREM”, WITH A GROUP OF MALES CENTERING ROUND A SINGULAR FEMALE, USUALLY WITH THREE OR MORE MALES. QUITE OFTEN FOUND UNDER THE ROMANCE GENRE.

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Dragon’s Gift: The Forbidden Fae series, by Linsey Hall | Series Book Review

Hello loves! Welcome back to Adele Is Reading.

Today I have my series book review of Dragon’s Gift: The Forbidden Fae, by Linsey Hall

Dragon’s Gift: The Forbidden Fae is a 3 part series.

Trigger Warnings: Sexual Scenes, Sex Scenes (fade to black). Fighting, Blood, & others that I unfortunately cannot remember.

Please Note that this review may contain spoilers.

My fated mate is a lethal fae king.
And I’m going to kill him.

Ever since the Court of Flames banished me, I’ve managed to hide my true nature–Chosen One of the Fire Fae, destined to save us all. Truth is, I’m not that impressive. I’ve spent my banishment hunting demons for fun and slinging drinks at Potions & Pastilles. But then the lethally sexy king of the Court of Ice finds me.

He’s been hunting me for years and wants to claim me as his fated mate. But it gets darker. He plans to sacrifice me to save his dying kingdom. One touch changes everything though, because I’m the only one who can warm him.

I’m going to use that to my advantage and convince him to return with me to the Court that banished me years ago. There, I will kill him before he kills me. But I’m playing with fire, because I’m not sure if I can I resist him long enough to change my fate, and if I don’t die, then his entire Court will. Including him.

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Hellgate Guardians, Books 1 & 2, by Ivy Asher, Raven Kennedy | Book Review

Hello hello friends! Welcome back to Adele Is Reading.

Today I have my book review of the first two books in the Hellgate Gaurdians series.

Apologies in advance, I didn’t write down any triggers for either book, aside from Fighting, Sex, Blood, and Gore.

It’s never a good combo to be broke and desperate. You do stupid things. Like accidentally sign your soul over to Hell.

When I interviewed for a new security job, I didn’t bat an eye that it was for a literal graveyard shift…headstones and all. I mean, at the hourly rate they were offering, who cares? I got this.

Turns out, I’m not guarding a graveyard like I thought. It seems I’ve just walked my broke ass into protecting a Gate to Hell. Yeah…I don’t got this.

Now I’m stuck in a terrifying new reality: a group of hot demons who act like I can solve all their problems, and a battle between good, evil, and balance.

This will seriously teach me to read the fine print on Help Wanted ads. Good thing this job comes with a scythe. Maybe I can use it to stop them from dragging my ass into Hell.

From GoodReads [x]:

“REVERSE HAREM” IS, LITERALLY, THE OPPOSITE OF “HAREM”, WITH A GROUP OF MALES CENTERING ROUND A SINGULAR FEMALE, USUALLY WITH THREE OR MORE MALES. QUITE OFTEN FOUND UNDER THE ROMANCE GENRE.

Grave Mistakes was … an alright start to the Hellgate Guardians series.

Funny at times, which was great. Something else that I enjoyed was the plot moving as quickly as it did.

Nevertheless, when I look back upon Grave Mistakes, I truly feel that it was just a lengthier prequel to the series.

In the end, I ended up giving GM, 2 stars.


Grave Consequences (Hellgate Guardians, #2)

If I thought that Grave Mistakes was a fast read, the wooow, I don’t know how fast I can describe Grave Consequences was.

Within this second book, we get way more answers than we got in the first book. Which is saying something, really.

I did write down that there were sex scenes in this addition, but I can’t remember whether or not there were any sexual scenes in the first book.

There are also more fight scenes in book 1 and 2 that may contain blood, and gore.

I ended up giving Grave Consequences 2 stars.

Have you read the Hellgate Guardians series?

Thank you for stopping by!

See you later,
Adele

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Evermore, by Candace Wondrak | Book Review

Hello hello, friendo. Welcome back to Adele Is Reading.

How are you? Do you have anything interesting / fun planned for the weekend? I think this weekend calls for staying inside, cozy and warm.

Today I have my book review of the final book in the Crystal Lake Pack trilogy; Evermore, by Candace Wondrak.

Evermore is the third (and final) book in the Crystal Lake Pack trilogy.

TRIGGER WARNING: Attempted Rape, Blood, Torture, Sex scenes.

There are spoilers for the series within the synopsis, and therefore my review as well.

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Mini Book Review: Rest In Pieces; Lawless; Caged; Bear Strength; Call Me Daddy

Hello hello friendly readers! Welcome back to Adele Is Reading.

How are you doing?

Today’s post is a little different…I have a series of mini reviews! I want to keep Mini Book Review posts between 3 – 5 books. In these posts I won’t be sharing their synopsis’. I feel that would take up too much of your time. However, I will be including their covers, and what I thought. As well asa handy dandy link to their GoodReads page(s).

Rest In Pieces (Barbie: The Vampire Hunter, #1) by Lucinda Dark.

(Reverse Harem, Older YA / if not NA)

Trigger Warnings: Murder, Attempted Murder, Blood, Sex, and Violence. (Murder: first hand witness, family member being killed)

Let me just start off by saying that, even though I read Rest In Pieces well over a year ago now, I still remember how utterly disappointed I was. I had such high hopes for RIP, yet all I can remember is that 2 guys are into her / or are her mates, and they value the main character as more of a sex object than however she ends up in this first installation.

Rest In Pieces was the first vampire hunter book that I had read in a while, and let me tell you. I mentioned that I was disappointed, yeah? Well, not only that, but I was angry, and super disappointed. oof.

The beginning starts out as a typical “my family was murdered, so I must get revenge” type deal.

However, I did like that there were three points of view within Rest In Pieces, and I did like that Barbie, by the end of the book, did something she more than likely shouldn’t have done. …And I loved how Barbie is a badass who knows her way around guns, knives, and pointy things.

While Rest In Pieces was a good read, I seriously doubt that I’ll end up liking the rest of the Barbie: The Vampire Hunter.

In the end I gave Rest In Pieces, 3 stars.


Lawless (Steel Demons MC, #1) by Crystal Ash

(Reverse Harem, Dystopia, Romance, Fantasy, Mythology, Adult)

There are a lot of triggers within Lawless. Examples include: Blood, Kidnapping, Malnourishment, Violence, + more. The synopsis for Lawless even states “Sons of Anarchy meets The Handmaid’s Tale in this dystopian reverse harem adventure! This wild ride is not for the faint of heart and contains adult themes that may be triggering.

All I have for Lawless is that I knew that the plot line would be dystopian, but I didn’t think “the fall” would render the world into thinking and acting as if they were in, i don’t know, the fk’in 1600’s? Where women were property?!

Overall, Lawless left a dirty aftertaste and left me feeling “meh” about the entire book. I don’t believe that I’ll be reading more in the Steel Demons MC series. Which is a damn freaking shame, since I actually had high hopes for the series.

I gave Lawless, 2 stars.


Caged (Savage Men, #1) by Clarissa Wild

(Dark, Adult Fiction, Erotica, Abuse, Warfare, Fighters, Fighting, Sex scenes)

Trigger Warnings: Kidnapping, Murder mention, Murder (witnessed), Human Trafficking, Child Abuse (gone on, and into Adult-hood), Blood, Attempted Kidnapping, Stabbing mentions.

So going into Caged, I had an inkling it would be “steamy” ’cause that’s what I’d been looking for. However! What I got was such a dark freaking “erotica” …. I can’t. Like, in reality, Caged is more like a glorified kidnapping, enemies to lovers, stockholme syndrome P.O.S. For those out there who liked, or loved, Caged, I’m happy that you enjoyed it. However, I … did not.

I actually wrote down in my notes that Caged is not only a dark book, but it’s a “humanity dark.” I truly didn’t know what to expect within Caged, but whatever I read (and I remember this book clearly), was not it. Not at all what I was looking and hoping for.

I give Caged, 1 star.

If I could give it negative stars, I would.


Bear Strength by Lilly Wilder

(Reverse Harem)

Trigger Warning: Spousal/Marital Abuse (Husband to Wife), Mention of Child Abuse (Father to Son), Suicide mention, Alcoholism mention, Kidnapping, Verbal Abuse (Husband to Wife), Gun Violence, Smoking mention.

Bear Strength was a fast read, not gonna lie. Though it was a fast read, the story itself was completely lackluster. The only reason why I ended up not DNF’ing Bear Strength was because there are 4 different view points to read from.

The sex scenes were alright. Nice to see how the main character worked through her fears though!

Something else I had appreciated was the shifting in this book. Other books tend to glorify shifting, that it’s not painful. So I was surprised that in this particular story, the guys shifting into bears is incredibly painful for them.


Call Me Daddy, by Jade West

(Adult Fiction, Erotica, BDSM, NA, Dark, M/F Romance)

Going into Call Me Daddy, I had an inkling of what would happen, but what actually happened in CMD ended up shocking me.

Prior to reading CMDI actually thought that it wasn’t going to be for me, since I highly prefer Fantasy Romance, and I was right! CMD wasn’t for me, and that’s totally okay!

Though I do appreciate the Laine & Nick for their Happily Ever After.

I give, Call Me Daddy, 1 star.

Once in a while I enjoy reading non-fantasy romance/erotica.


That’s all for this posts Mini Review session. I don’t know how many mini reviews are too many for one post before said post gets crowded. I figured I’d stop at 5. Let me know how many mini reviews are too much?

Thank you for stopping by. I appreciate you visiting me more than you know!!

I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.

Happy Reading!
Adele

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