REVIEW: “HUNTER” by Dakota Storm

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TITLE: Hunter
AUTHOR: Dakota Storm
PUBLISHER: JMS Books LLC
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
E-BOOK: Yes
PRICE: $ 2.89 e-book on Amazon
LENGHT: 96 pages
RELEASE DATE: 11st February 2017

 

BLURB: Sexy-as-sin bounty hunter Hunter Jones lives, eats, and breathes his next case. He’s always been content to live his life on the road with no attachments and no one to answer to. Love is for other people. But when he stops in a small town for a little R&R and meets up with a fellow bounty hunter to review a case, he runs into the man of his wet dreams. Hunter isn’t ready for love, but Van turns his head and heart upside down.

Donovan “Van” Madsen has it all: a lucrative business, a close-knit family, and a best friend. But something is missing. Van always dreamed of finding the “one,” but never thought it would happen … until Hunter.

The mutual attraction is instant and intense between the two men. Neither can say goodbye.

When trouble brews and Van is kidnapped, Hunter realizes life is too short to not take what he wants. In this action-packed romance, both men’s lives are on the line and their love might not be enough to save them.

 

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I said that 2017 was going to be my year of re-reads and finding new authors. I’ve just found my first one of the year, Dakota Storm.  And what a find – well I suppose technically, she found me…….

Dakota Storm is a newbie author, this is her debut book and I was left thinking with the thought, that if this is her first, what high quality entertainment is she going to be offering in the future? Because she is going to have to go some to beat this, I loved it.

She’d done her homework, it was very polished and had that insta-love shine that gave it the gleam of a 5* read for me. Yes, there were a couple of things that didn’t sit quite right with me – one being the excessive use of “babe” but hey, she is a new author, learning her trade, for me a little hiccup, no real biggie and certainly not enough to deter me from my 5* rating.

Van Donovan and his best friend, Matty, own their own Construction Business, with Van studying architecture at night school. The business is doing well and Van should be content but he likes the bad boys, being dominated (with a light dose of a little rough) and the one-night stands that these bad boys offer, no longer has the appeal.  He wants a bad boy but commitment as well, something he knows he is not going to get.

Hunter Jones is truly the epitome of a bad boy AND a Bounty Hunter to boot.  He likes his one-night stands (his job doesn’t allow anything else) and as he is on the-top-of-his-game both professionally and sexually, he doesn’t want to change that.

One of his business associates, Rowdy, claims that he is working undercover for the FBI and needs Hunter’s help. At the same time, he meets Van.  Instantly his gut-feeling kicks in and he knows that Van is special, honest and totally trustworthy, unlike Rowdy.  Something is going on with Rowdy and Hunter doesn’t like it one little bit.

The author then gave us an exciting and well researched storyline. I was enthralled from start to finish.  I liked how she didn’t pussyfoot around Van and Hunter’s feelings for each other, they both knew what they wanted and went for it – these two weren’t pussies but both Tigers and would kill to protect what was their’s!

Looking forward to see what else Dakota Storm has planned for us in the future.

Five WOW, WOW, KAPOW stars from me.

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*** I voluntary reviewed an Advanced Readers Copy of the book. My review is an honest opinion of the book ***

 

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HOW WE SEE… “WHAT YOU ARE” by Erin E. Keller

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TITLE: What you are
ORIGINAL TITLE: Eri come sei
AUTHOR: Erin E. Keller
PUBLISHER: JMS Books LLC
COVER ARTIST: Written Ink Design
GENRE: Contemporary
E-BOOK: Yes
PAPERBACK: Yes
PRICE: $ 5,93 e-book on Amazon
LENGHT: 148 pages
RELEASE DATE: February 8th, 2015

 

BLURB:Alex walks down the road of his life, apparently without any detours. He has a job, friends, a nice apartment and a girlfriend who meets his needs. A smooth life lived on a smooth road.
But when Daniel shows up at his door, Alex meets the first bump in road — which turns out to be more like a boulder — in his way.
Daniel is a gorgeous, warm, affectionate man, one who will force Alex to deal with something that happened years ago, something that made him take the safe route through life. With Daniel, he finally realizes that he’d shut down his true self, he begins the most difficult part of his journey — the one that could take him to Daniel and to happiness.

lorraineI spent a very enjoyable afternoon reading this book, I went in blind, not knowing what to expect, but seeing the sunshine when I had finished.
If you judge Alex from purely the outside, you would see maybe a young, grumpy, good-looking man and maybe a homophobic asshole! If however, you looked inside, you would see a young, good looking man who had been hurt deeply by someone he thought a friend and therefore his defenders are up – let people/friends think what they will!
Daniel on the other hand is the complete opposite, he’s a schoolteacher, out and really a nice person. He needs somewhere to stay and ends up at Alex’s apartment that his shares with his two friends. He and Alex clash right from the start, Daniel doesn’t need a homophobic roommate, especially someone he is attracted to! He decides to move out. For some reason, Alex doesn’t like this idea, he wants him to stay but doesn’t really know why this is important to him.
The author treated us to a storyline with good word building, to deliver a love story between two men who had a rocky start, turning to friendship and ultimately love. I enjoyed it.
The line “feelings have no gender, right?” was an inspirational line and highlights her talents as an author. Another favourite line for me was “You’re our best friend and you’re an awesome person, so be who you are, nothing more and nothing less”. Together Alex and Daniel were awesome!

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**** I would like to thank the author for the privilege and opportunity of reviewing this ARC. My comments were my own opinions of the book ****

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Daniel put the phone in his pocket just when it started to vibrate again. He looked at the display and raised his eyebrows.
“Alex?” he answered with a questioning tone.
“Where the hell are you?” Alex’s voice was drawling and low, so low it made Daniel shiver. He blinked, struggling to accept Alex was calling him. Why would he do something like that?
“I’m here, just outside, actually,” he muttered in embarrassment.
“Then come up,” Alex said, cutting off the communication.
Come up?
Daniel obeyed, although it was absurd. No, it was way more than absurd, but he was a bit drunk and he could still feel Alex’s arms around his body so no one could accuse him if he was doing something potentially stupid, right?
The apartment looked like a battlefield again, and he saw Alex on the couch holding a bottle of beer. Alone.
Oh.
“Why did you run away? Is Matt waiting for you?” Alex asked without looking at Daniel, playing with the bottle in his hands.
Daniel took a few steps and moved in front of him, looking down at Alex.
“No,” he replied, frowning. “But honestly I thought you were here with Kate.”
“And what made you think that, genius?” Alex asked bitterly.
“Maybe because you fuck her?”
Okay, Daniel didn’t mean to be harsh, but suddenly it was hard to pretend not to be upset with everything that happened—and apparently was still happening—between him and Alex. His heart pounded in his chest and his hands were sweaty.
Alex finally looked up and stared at Daniel with cloudy eyes before shaking his head against the back of the couch. “Ed. Fuck-ed.”
Daniel wasn’t sure what Alex was trying to tell him, if he was trying to tell him something.
“Well, I didn’t know that. We haven’t talked a lot recently.” Daniel shrugged. “By the way, I’m sorry to hear that.”
“Bullshit.”
Daniel narrowed his eyes. “Did you call me and did you make me come up here just to be an asshole? Because if that’s the case, I can go away again, you know?”
“No,” Alex simply replied, looking at him again, staring at him, burning a hole right through him, and—dammit!—his eyes were magnetic and Daniel was losing himself inside them. “I’m sorry, it’s just…I didn’t think you’d run away from me,” Alex whispered with a sigh.
Daniel wanted to scream to the world to stop and let him get off because everything was spinning and twisting and turning too fast, and he wasn’t sure he was ready to take that path with this Alex—too drunk and breathtaking—who, above all, was saying things as dangerous as a leak from a nuclear reactor.