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Review: GRAVE SECRETS by Skye Jordan

Title: Grave Secrets (Manhunters, #1)

Author: Skye Jordan

Category: Romantic Suspense

Source: ARC received from Author

Reviewed by Amy

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Grave Secrets by Skye Jordan is the first book in the Manhunters Series, and it is excellent. If you are a romantic suspense fan you will enjoy it! Even if you aren’t but have enjoyed Jordan’s other books, this one is worth the read.

Grave Secrets features the romance between Ian and Savannah. Ian is the newest member of the Manhunters team and is thinking this op in Hazard, Montana is a joke. He is used to neutralizing threats from around the world. Now he is after some small town counterfeiters?  What a joke. Savannah is a single mother who is trying so dang hard to get out from under the control of her abusive ex-husband. Too bad he is the sheriff and controls the entire town. When Ian and Savannah’s paths cross things heat up and you are in for quite a ride.

Jordan does a fantastic job with the plot of Grave Secrets. It is unique, well written, and exciting for the reader. It is filled with moments that have you sneaking around with the Manhunters and even on a high speed chase in he snow! Talk about an adrenaline rush. I love it when books bring out real emotions in me.

The romance between Ian and Savannah was easy and relaxed. Something Savannah desperately needed in her life. As with all of Jordan’s books, the intimacy was so well done between these two. I adored Savannah’s 5-year-old son, Jamison in this story. He provided such light to the scenes he was in and really connected with Ian. Grave Secrets is a book filled with romance, passion, suspense, love, and hope. If you are looking for these things in your books, give it a read.

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Review & Giveaway: DIRTIEST LITTLE SECRET by Skye Jordan

Don’t you just love picking up a book by an author you love and diving into one of their stories? Skye Jordan is an auto-read author for me because I know every story she writes will be filled with emotion, smart characters, and freaking hot sex. Such is the case with Dirtiest Little Secret. So good.

Ava is looking for a good time. She was recently betrayed, feels like she is living in a cage made by her parents, and is just not enjoying her current life. Ready to step outside her carefully erected ivory tower, Ava visits a rough biker bar looking for something. She finds it alright. In the sexy Isaac. She is in for quite an experience with him.

Jordan delivers an engaging story in Dirtiest Little Secret where you find yourself immersed in the characters’ lives and living things out along with them. Not only do Isaac and Ava have explosive chemistry in the bedroom but also outside. They enjoy each others’ company and are a great match for each other intellectually. It’s just too bad that Isaac has to go and mess things up by withholding the fact that he remembers her from his childhood but she has no clue. Tsk, tsk, Isaac. I am siding with Ava on that one.

With all good romance stories, though, there is a happy ever after in Dirtiest Little Secret. This book is a quick read so and I found myself reading it from start to finish in no time at all. It was tough to put down and the pacing just flowed so well. So beware that when you pick it up, you will want to have plenty of time to finish it!

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Skye’s New York Times bestselling novels are all about enjoying that little wild streak we all have, but probably don’t let out often enough. About those fantasies we usually don’t get the opportunity to indulge. About stretching limits, checking out the dark side, playing naughty and maybe even acting a little wicked. They’re about escape and fun and pleasure and romance. And, yes, even love, because Skye is ultimately a romantic at heart and a happily ever after kinda gal. Skye also writes romantic suspense as Joan Swan, weaving fast paced novels of passion, danger and suspense.

Skye is a California native recently transplanted to the East Coast and living in Alexandria, Virginia, just outside Washington DC with her husband of 25 years. She has two grown daughters in college in Colorado and Oregon. In her free time she loves rowing on the Potomac. She’s always learning, attending courses and seminars in art and history and cooking.

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She is his fantasy…

Ava Jennings has spent her life dedicated to her family’s steel business. So when she catches her fiancé engaging in extracurricular activities under his desk with a coworker, Ava fires him on the spot. With her self-esteem at an all-time low, Ava throws caution to the wind and heads to a well-known, wild biker bar. She’s determined to prove she’s capable of the spontaneous, wicked-hot sex her fiancé was searching for outside their relationship. And she finds all that and more in a rugged, edgy motorcycle mechanic, the one man in the bar who eclipses all the others.

He’s her dirtiest little secret…

Isaac Banks doesn’t talk to members of the Steel Warriors motorcycle club about his painful past. All they know is he’s the best bike mechanic in the state, which is exactly how he likes it. Ava doesn’t recognize him as the awkward kid who used to spend Sunday nights at her dinner table with their families, but she’s sure interested in the man she thinks he is now. She’s from the world he left behind, and he knows he should walk away—but it’s impossible to say no to the woman who starred in all his adolescent fantasies. All he wants is one night to get her out of his system. Because there was no way she could live up to his dreams.

But he’s wrong. One night will never be enough.

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Review: WILD ZONE by Skye Jordan

Hot hockey guys and delicious food. Who wouldn’t want to read about that? Wild Zone by Skye Jordan is a delectable sexy story filled with everything you expect in a Skye Jordan book. It has the engaging plot, flawed characters, fun dialogue, and insanely hot intimate scenes that have you hanging on each word written.

Wild Zone is the fourth book in the Rough Riders series, but each is written so you can read it as a stand alone. In this one we are treated to Tate and Olivia’s story. They are both struggling with trust issues. Tate is dealing with lingering self-esteem issues after catching his ex-wife cheating on him and Olivia is still nursing the hurt of something kept from her by those closest to her. When the two of them meet for the first time, you just know the chemistry is going to be off the charts.

Jordan writes this erotic tale in such an emotional way that your heart is pulled all over the place. The feelings of each character jump off the page and you feel along with them, whether it’s happy, sad, frustrated, or turned on. I so enjoyed Olivia’s fresh personality in Wild Zone. She was pretty straight forward and to the point. With some prodding, Tate went after what he wanted and they tried to make things work even through the huge obstacles thrown their way. They were both unique characters that you don’t read in traditional romance. They almost felt more real than most. I loved every minute of it!

Wild Zone is a quick, sexy, contemporary romance story that whisks you away from reality and lets you enjoy the life of Tate and Olivia for a bit. I highly recommend you give it a shot.

Title: Wild Zone (Rough Riders, #4)

Author: Skye Jordan

Category: Contemporary Romance

Source: Purchased from Amazon

Review & Giveaway: RIPTIDE by Skye Jordan

Holy smokes! Skye Jordan typically wows me with her sexy, passionate love scenes but I have also been riveted by her storytelling. Sometimes I love the intimate scenes but sometimes I am just so in love with the characters and the story that I could skip all the hot erotic times. Riptide, book 6 in the Renegades Series, is one of those books. I was so enthralled by following Zach and Tessa’s adventure with the adorably smart Sophia, I barely even thought about anything else. When I wasn’t reading the book, I was thinking about them, trying to come up with a plan that might work out for them. As if I could help them solve their big problem!

Tessa flies across the country to ask Zach to sign adoption papers for Sophia, the three year old whom Tessa is the legal guardian. Only Zach does not have a clue that he is the father of Sophia but quickly falls in love with her and doesn’t want to give her up. Oh, and prior to Tessa dropping the news of Zach being a father on him, they have a one night stand (without either knowing who the other is). Talk about an interesting story…

I really liked Tessa and Zach individually and together even better. Their lives could not be more opposite of one another yet the chemistry between them was explosive. There wasn’t an easy answer for them given their situation but being along for the ride to watch them wade through all the decisions was exciting. Their romance was not easy for them, but keeps you turning pages. Jordan is so talented at writing intimate scenes that move a story a long and are unique to each of the characters in her books. Riptide was no different. Zach and Tessa are HOT together.

Little Sophia was a doll, stole the scenes, and reading about her with Zach made my heart melt. Getting to catch up with other Renegade heroes was like icing on the cake! I was fun to watch Jax, Lexi, Josh, and Grace help Zach out. So sweet.

Riptide is a contemporary romance where a father falls head over heels in love with his daughter and her mother, contains sensual love scenes, friendly banter, and an endearing story. You won’t want to miss it!

Title: Riptide (Renegades, #7)

Author: Skye Jordan

Category: Contemporary Romance

Source: ARC received from Author

When pro surfer Zach Ellis isn’t traveling the world-wide competition circuit, he works as a Renegade stunt double for the hit TV series, Hawaiian Heat. After years of tangling with the ocean, his body has paid the price. So when he gets a shot at a star roll on the show, Zach’s all in. He celebrates the career opportunity by taking a chance on a woman who’s not his usual island-girl type, only to discover he can’t bear to let her go.

Tessa Drake belongs mired in legislation battles in Washington DC, not standing on the sidelines of a filming set in Maui like a wannabe starlet. But even more important than her law career, Tessa needs Zach Ellis’s signature on legal papers. Papers that relinquish his parental rights so Tessa can adopt the girl who already calls her mommy. When she discovers Zach has slipped out of town before she makes contact, Tessa takes solace in the sexy star of Hawaiian Heat. A man whose warmth and dazzling grin makes her Mensa-level IQ vanish into thin air.

After an electrifying night together, Tessa is horrified to discover just who rocked her world.  Zach is stunned to learn he’s a father. And both find themselves caught in a riptide pulling them in the opposite direction of their dreams.

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Review: WILD KISSES by Skye Jordan

Wild Kisses by Skye Jordan is a sexy, passionate, heart wrenching, yet incredibly lovely contemporary romance story. I have always enjoyed Jordan’s stories but some resonate with me more than others. I am a sucker for a bad boy who is really a good guy down deep. I am also a sucker for a heroine that doesn’t play games in her relationships and takes control of her own life. Wild Kisses had both of these which made me fall insanely in love with both Trace and Avery.

Trace is an ex-con who is also a contractor hired to renovate an old bar into a beautiful cafe and bakery for Avery. He is working hard to shed his image of being a bad boy. Avery is back in town after a failed marriage and trying to move past the lonely life she has known for so many years. These two strong characters are dynamic when together. They both have a lot of compassion for their family and friends and are incredibly driven in their business worlds as well. From the moment Tracy and Avery acted on their attraction to one another it was explosive. The chemistry was off the charts and their passion was undeniable.

Jordan is a fantastic writer developing interesting plots, deep and lovable characters and love scenes. They are written in a way that you are physically feeling what the characters feel. Your heart bursts with joy or pain. You have to catch your breath after the love making scenes (and squirm a little while reading). I don’t know anyone that can read her books and not feel what the characters are going through. When I was reading Wild Kisses, I was pulled into the story so completely that I lost track of time and where I was.

In addition to Trace and Avery, the addition of JT (an ex-con that causes quite a bit of trouble for the pair), Zane (Trace’s brother) and George (Trace’s father), really rounded out the story well. They pulled in separate plot lines that added to Trace’s character and set us up for another interesting book in the series. Jordan’s writing is so smooth and she moves from one scene or character to the next flawlessly.

Something I love about a series is that you get to know many supporting characters that re-appear in each book. Delaney and Ethan from Forbidden Fling showed up often, which was entertaining. Even a villain I wish Skye would really do something with, Austin Hayes, showed up a few times. I loved going back to the town of Wildwood to be a part of the cafe and bakery makeover and see what was going to happen to the old bar that was such a downer for the town. It filled my heart with joy.

I can’t say enough good things about Wild Kisses. I just loved this story so much. The action, the characters, everything. It is one of my absolutely favorites of Skye’s and Trace and Avery are now a favorite couple of mine. It’s a book I can see myself reading multiple times. If you are looking for a sexy, hot, contemporary romance with a fantastic plot and engaging characters, give Wild Kisses a try.

Title: Wild Kisses (Wildwood, #2)

Author: Skye Jordan

Category: Contemporary Romance

Source: ARC received via NetGalley