K. Webster-El Malo

No one is surprised when I have another K Webster book on here anymore, are they? If you are, you must not have been following me long. I’ve reviewed several of her last releases, and blog gods willing, I’ll review many, many more. This one is a doozy though. When I finished, I just looked at my husband and was like damn, that was good. It was just so satisfying.

Before I get started on reviewing El Malo, I just have to mention the cover. The woman on the cover is super hot, and it’s a great cover. OK, on to the book.

Rosa was born in Texas and adored by her mother. She talked her mother into taking her to her favorite restaurant in Cuidad Juarez, where some bad guys raided at the exact wrong time. Rosa’s mom covered her and ended up bleeding to death on the floor of the kitchen of that restaurant. Rosa was filled with righteous anger and was determined to bring down all mafia and gangsters in Mexico. For the past 4 years, she’s been working undercover for the CIA, working as a maid in Javier Estrada’s house.

Javier is the head of El Malo, a cartel that is running their section of Mexico. Javier is determined to ruin Acapulco, where he lives, so that he can send all the business to his father in Puerto Vallarta. His dad owns a huge chunk of the hotels in that area, so they are going to make serious bank on the deal. Javier is really good at it. He and his boys own the town, and work their way through everything and everyone. Rosa is there to get all the information she can, and then once a week, she goes to her handler and gives him her information.

Javier has only noticed Rosa in the context of her job as the head maid of his house. She’s very good at her job. He knows better than to fuck the staff, but when she comes home one Saturday injured because she was attacked on her way home, all of a sudden, he really sees her. Not just that, he knows that she’s his.

Now, while I was reading this, there was one sentence that popped up that really stuck with me. El es el malo. He is the bad guy. El es El Malo. He is El Malo, as in a member of the organization. There’s just something really powerful about that sentence, either way that it’s written. It just struck me hard and made me think. I mean, we’re supposed to know that Javier is bad, after all, he is a Narco. He tortures and kills people. He’s not necessarily a nice guy. But, is he really the bad guy? After reading the book, I’m pretty sure that I know the answer. Rosa has to keep reminding herself of that, because frankly, Javier makes it really hard to remember sometimes. Other times, it’s not so hard.

Javier is an anti-hero. He’s smooth, handsome, well-spoken, and charming. He’s forceful, passionate, and magnetic. Rosa is a very strong woman. I mean, you would have to be to be in deep cover for 4 years. Four years of having to be someone you aren’t all day every day? That has to be exhausting, and yet she manages to do it. She’s brave, resourceful, and caring. Together, the two of them are explosive. Their love story is so all-consuming, it jumps off the page. I was sucked into it and just couldn’t out of it. But there isn’t just the love story, there’s also a lot of suspense going on too. Really, this was just such a helluva ride. I mean, I just couldn’t put it down when I was reading it. My family had to just deal with it, and my cats got shoved out of the way when they tried blocking my Kindle. Poor Chainsaw and Jaguar. They pouted. I almost felt bad about that, but nahhhh. Javier and Rosa helped me over that. Calling it a roller coaster would be putting mildly.

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I never trusted Michael. He was scummy to begin with and just yuck. I mean, the way that he treated Rosa was just shitty and then got worse. Poor Rosa. I felt so sad for her because he was the only person who knew the “real” Rosa. Too bad he was so nasty.

I like Marco Antonio. He doesn’t really trust Rosa in the beginning, but I have a feeling that he only trusts Javier. But, that doesn’t mean that he doesn’t take care of Rosa. He knows that she is important to Javier and that he trusts her. They both know that she’s lying about something that she’s keeping secret, but Javier knows that he will get it out of her.

Angel, what a fuck he was. But everyone handled that well. I loved it. Of course, I was really scared when it was happening, but I should’ve trusted Javier more. It was great though.

I loved Javier’s dad. He was super sweet, if you can call an old gangster sweet. But the bits with him and Tania and Emiliano are just awesome.

OK, that’s all I have to say about this one today. It’s on KU and I can’t recommend this one enough. Go forth and read. Happy reading!

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K. Webster-Pearson

I’m sure by now you are all oh so surprised when I have a new K. Webster book on the blog. I just listen for a hint that she’s going to have a book out and then sign up for everything I can. There’s another one coming up not too long from now, too. Just enjoy the twisted mind that is K. Webster. I know I do.

Pearson is part of a 4 book set written by JD Hollyfield, Dani Rene, K. Webster, and Ker Dukey. Each book can be read as a standalone, but they are all interconnected and the characters all show up in the different books. So far, Pearson is the only one I’ve read. I have JD Hollyfield’s and Dani Rene’s, and I’ll have Ker Dukey’s when it comes out next week, so I’ll be reading them all in order, back-to-back. Oh darn, I’ll have to reread Pearson. Damn.

The very first thing you are going to see when you open this book is K’s warning. It’s got to be one of the greatest and shortest warnings I’ve read, and K has written some great ones. Basically, it says that you aren’t going to like this hero. When the writer says something like that, you should probably oughta listen.

Eric Pearson is a single dad. He’s got 4 pretty good teenage boys. He’s also part owner of Four Fathers Freight, and is doing pretty damn OK. Eric believes in getting what he wants. Or rather, he believes in taking what he wants. He sees it, he wants it, he takes it, and bedamned to anyone in his way. He will run them over, friend, enemy, innocent bystander. Right now, what he wants is the very beautiful young woman who is playing around in his swimming pool. Her name is Rowan.

Rowan is on the very verge of turning 18, has a father who treats her like a little girl, and a boyfriend. And did I mention the fact that her boyfriend, Brock, happens to be one of Eric’s sons? And that all 3 of his other sons are enamored with her? That’s not going to stop Eric though. He’s been waiting for her to turn 18 for the past 2 years, and now that she’s about to, he’s going to get her, no matter who he has to destroy to get there.

Rowan has been very aware of Eric for some time, but she’s happy being Brock’s girlfriend. They’ve gotten close and fooled around some, but never had full on sex. After her 18th birthday, where her father gave her a dollhouse, thank you very much, she sneaks next door to Brock’s and is going to get it on with him right up until his dad busts in the door. He kicks Brock out of his own room and points out to Rowan that she’s 18, Brock is 17 and if she does anything with him, she could go to jail, but he’s more than happy to punish her now. And he does.

OK, this is the time we all know is coming. I love Eric. I hate Eric. It depends on the page. He’s a fucking asshole all the time, so that part doesn’t change. He blows very hot and cold with Rowan at first, and that kind of really pisses me off. I know, what can I say. I’d still fuck him. He’s just not really a nice guy. But K writes him very well. I expect it’s hard to write an asshole as a hero. Not that I really think of him as a hero, but you get my drift.

I don’t think that I really have any spoilers on this one. It’s a pretty short read, so go check it out.

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K. Webster-Renner’s Rules

K. Webster has taken us back to my favorite naughty metropolis, Taboo Town. I’m sure that she has a better name for that town than that, but that’s what I call it in my head, and if you’ve read any of the stories, you’ll know why I call it that. The characters in her books try really hard to break every single taboo that they can. And I get to enjoy watching them do it.

The nice thing about these stories, other than the fact that they are truly, truly filthy, is that they are a quick read, so if you are needing a super quick, super dirty read, then one of her little taboo treats is your dirty martini.

Today’s book is Renner’s Rules. Back in high school, did you have a crush on a teacher? Well, that’s basically what happens here, with a lovely K. Webster twist.

Back in the day, Adam Renner wasn’t a high school principal. He was a wet behind the ears 19 year old in the military. In an attack, he almost died, but was saved by his friend Mateo Bonilla, and he left the military. Adam decided to follow in his mother’s footsteps and go into education and eventually became the principal of the local high school.

Meanwhile, in Miami, Mateo was happily married with a lovely little girl. He was having a good life until his wife died. Then he pulled away from his daughter, Karelma. When he’s told that she’s fucking and drugging her way through life, Mateo calls Adam and asks him to let Elma come to live with him and go to his school. Against his better judgment, Adam agrees. After all, Mateo saved his life.

Neither Elma or Adam know what to expect, but they end up getting saddled with each other and trying to figure out how to share a small house when they both think the other one is pretty smoking hot.

Like I said, fillllllthy. I love K’s version of filthy books, just in case you haven’t figured that out. I mean, this is only the what 4th K. Webster book I’ve review in the past few weeks? Anyway, there’s a lot of hot sexy times, a lot of romance, some conflict, and some really fucking stupid high school kids. It’s a great read.

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Not a whole lot of spoilers, mostly because it’s short and the taboo treats like this aren’t real plot heavy. I mean, there is some plot, but we aren’t talking like some of K’s other books. So, not a lot for under here.

I really wanted to smack the shit out of that one high school because that’s bullshit to do in the first place. I’m pretty sure he didn’t know how Adam would react, but that was still some serious bullshit.

So, go check this out on Amazon and get your dirty, dirty fix. Happy reading!

Ker Dukey & K. Webster-Vlad

Can you tell that I can’t ever get enough of K. Webster? Trust me, it’s totally true. If she writes a book, I’m going to read the fuck out of it. It’s turning that way with Ker Dukey too. I don’t have as many of her books as I do of K’s, but I’m getting there. This is one of the reasons I love having a Kindle. I can carry so many gazillions of books all in one place. Can you imagine what my house would look like if I had paper copies of all the books I read? Thank goodness for ebooks and the library. That’s all I have to say on that. And that has nothing to do with Vlad, so let’s talk about this lovely book.

Vlad takes place in the Pretty Dolls world, but it is a standalone. Fans of the Pretty Dolls may recognize the name Vik, but he isn’t in this one at all. This is the story of Vlad Vasiliev, oldest son of the Vasiliev family, one of the First Families of Russian crime and host of the V Games. The V Games are not anything like the X Games. They are a brutal set of games where people go in and either kill or be killed, basically.

The First Families are the Vasilievs, the Vetrovs, the Volkovs, and the Voskoboynikovs. They each have their things that they do, legal and otherwise. They also all intermarry to build alliances and strengthen their families. It’s expected and no one, especially women, should expect to actually be able to fall in love and marry the person that they choose. Everyone is brought up to know their duty and they are expected to follow it. Vlad has mostly taken over the running of his family, even though his father is still alive.

Vlad knows that it’s time to marry. He asks Diana Volkov to marry him. Her father had no sons, just her and her younger sister, Irina, AKA Shadow. Diana and Irina have been groomed to take over the family business and are very good at it. Part of Diana’s concessions to their marriage is that Irina has to come with her and that Vlad has to guarantee that she won’t have to marry anyone she doesn’t want to. Vlad is more than fine with that.

Irina tends to stay in the background. Her sister is the bright light, and she’s in her shadow. She’s known Vlad all her life since their families are all close. She’s also loved him from afar for many years. She has always kind of known that she couldn’t have anything to do with him, but when he becomes engaged to her sister, she knows that she really can’t have anything to do with him, no matter what. And living in his house? That is going to be sure hell.

Vlad is so controlled, but there is one thing that is guaranteed to get under his skin, and that’s Irina. He knows he can’t have her, but he’s not about to let anyone else have her.

It’s that time again. You get to go your way, I am going to go mine. You can follow me if you would like. I love when Ker and K get together. They both create some dark and twisted worlds, but when they get together, they push each other further so the stories just get that much better. There’s a lot happening in this book. There’s the main plot, and then some smaller side stories that I’m hoping will get carried into later books. I love plots and machinations. We get the set up for the next book, as well. I’m looking forward to seeing how that’s going to play out because I’m guessing it’s going to be pretty explosive. Maybe even literally. When we get Ven, we’ll find out, I guess. I just hope I can hold out that long.

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I did figure out who the one person was playing around with before the reveal of that. I didn’t know that that particular person had done the things in the past that they did. That was fucking creepy, and they deserved any consequences that may have come their way.

I hate Vika. There, I’ve said it. Totally hate her. She’s nasty. I can’t wait to see what is going to happen to her because I’m sure something is. She will totally deserve it. I hope it’s something really, really nasty.

Nothing had ever happen to Vlad and Irina. I love both of them. They are supercool.

OK, that’s all for this one. It’s on KU, so there is no excuse to not going over to Zon and picking it up. Happy reading!

K. Webster-Mr. Blakely

I have the truly mad and deep K. Webster love, as evidenced by my K. Webster collection on my Kindle. I am working really hard on owning everything she’s written. I have my overall favorite of hers, but generally, my favorite book of hers is whatever I’ve read last. So that means my current favorite is Mr. Blakely.

Mr. B brings us back into K’s little Taboo Town. I don’t know its real name because she’s never given it one that I can remember, so that’s what I call it in my head. There’s a good reason for calling that. Each of the books covers some kind of taboo, and they are all so very good. The fun thing is that while each of these books is a standalone, they are all interconnected. It’s fun to figure out who the various characters are and how they connect up to other books. I won’t point out who the interconnected characters are in this one so you can have your own fun finding them. If you haven’t read the other books, I can point you in the right directions.

But, back to Mr. B. Quinn Blakely’s life has gotten very complicated. His ex-wife ran away to Hollywood with her trainer so that she could be a movie star. She left him with their twin boys and he now has custody of them. But, he works long hours and he needs someone to help out. He can’t run the boys all over the place and get them everywhere they need to go. So, he needs a babysitter. He talks to a friend and gets the name of Ava Prince.

Ava is an 18 year old young woman who is trying to finish high school with the best grades possible and earn enough money so that she can go to Paris with her school’s French group. When Quinn calls her and offers her a job, she agrees. The only problem is that he doesn’t exactly tell her what her job entails. She thinks that she’s going to do some clerical type stuff and some tutoring. Yeah, there’s tutoring involved, but no clerical stuff, instead, she’s surprised to find out that she’s been hired as a nanny/babysitter for his sons.

OK, you know what time it is. I love these dirty little treats. I love reading them. They are quick and filthy. They are also HEAs. They crowd the dark romance line but are more like gray instead of dark. The reason that I stick them in my dark romance section is the taboo bits, other than that, they are just filthy, filthy, erotica. And there is not one thing wrong with that. I will read and reread and read them again, because they are just that good. I mean, K writes so well to begin with, and then these stories are just so… Yeah. Go out and grab this one.

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Quinn took a minute to warm up to. He’s kind of hot and cold, and it really frustrated Ava. I mean, it can be hard enough for an experienced person to pick up on all the nuances of a relationship, let alone an 18-year-old who hasn’t ever had any kind of relationship. Of course, it’s not her fault that Quinn is hot and cold. He’s just trying to get himself under control and distance himself. Yeah, how well do you think that’s going to work?

The things that Quinn does for Ava are pretty awesome, and the epilogue made me really, really happy.

OK, that’s all for today. Hop on over to ‘Zon and pick up your copy of this Taboo Town treat and check it out for yourself. Happy reading!

K. Webster-My Torin

Regular followers of my humble blog know that I am a huge K. Webster fan. I’m well on my way to owning everything I possibly can. She has written one of the most beautiful love stories I’ve ever read in Whispers and the Roars and one of the most moving stories I’ve ever read in The Day She Cried. Well, she has now managed to rival herself in both categories with just one book, My Torin.

Before we get started, I just want to say that the feelz are complex with this one. When I finished reading it, I was happy, sad, triumphant, exultant, devastated, and everything in between. It gave me a book hangover. When you read this, start early because you aren’t going to want to put it down once you do start. I can’t be blamed if you stay up too late reading the book.

On Christmas, 1999, in a church, a man heard a child screaming. He got up to go to where he thought the screaming was coming from, but it turned out to be something other than what he expected. It was a tiny infant, wrapped in a ratty blanket, laid outside in a nativity scene, and covered in snow. He rescued the baby and brought her into the church where she was then taken into the system. Her name was Casey.

Almost 18 years later, little Cocaine Casey has grown up. She hates her life and can’t wait until she turns 18 and is able to get out of the system and is able to start her real life. She has to go to see a mental health professional who she delights in torturing. She picks up every penny she sees. One day, outside of her doctor’s office, she sees a beautiful penny, and goes to pick it up, but then a man beat her to it. He tried handing it to her, but she had to get into her foster father’s car. His name is Guy, but she calls him Dude just to annoy him. I love that. Funny as hell.

Torin and Tyler are brothers, their mother died years ago when they were both children, and their father died a few years ago. They have been Torin and Tyler vs. the World for a while now. Tyler, the older brother, has spent his life watching out for his Torin. Torin is 7 years younger than Tyler and is autistic. Now, before you jump to the Rainman place, let’s just get it clear right now that the movie and reality are two vastly different things. That is not a good, realistic, or healthy depiction of people who are autistic. However, K has spent the time to make sure that Torin is an accurate depiction of a person who is on the spectrum. K really does handle sensitive issues like this really well.

Anyhow, back to Torin and Tyler (OK, one more side note, I’m related to a couple named Tori and Tyler, so I’ve had to double check all the Torins to make sure I got that N in there. Enough side notes now, really.) Torin and Tyler live in a house with no windows and secret passages all over the place. Cool house. Tyler goes to Casey’s foster father and asks her to come live with them. Turns out that Torin was the one that picked up the penny and both brothers felt a connection to Casey. Torin actually paid attention to her, which was a change. Tyler thinks that having Casey with them is a good thing.

OK, here’s where we go our separate ways. True to any of K’s books, there are layers and layers and layers in there. More layers than you can shake a stick at. And possibly even more layers than the last 5 books I’ve read, combined, and those books had some layers in there too. It is a beautiful story, filled with some beautiful threads and some ugly threads, but you have to have the ugly to get the beautiful. The story is lush and amazing and I really can’t just describe how beautiful and sad and triumphant and happy and romantic and… You have to read it for yourself to get it. There is so much in this and I can’t even tell you about it because there are things that would get spoiled. There isn’t a whole lot of sex, because it’s not that kind of story. It is the kind of story where the focus is so much on the people and their relationship and connections. I mean, yeah, all stories should be like that, but they aren’t necessarily or not to the level that this one is. It’s a laser focus on all the main relationships and on how they are built. I love Corey, Torin, and Tyler so much. I want to stand next to their relationships and let them shine on me.

On a very much more personal note, my son is autistic. He is on the milder end of the spectrum, diagnosed as Aspergers. There are a lot of misconceptions about autism and about autistic people. It is obvious that K has done the work and spent the time on the research to make sure that she showed this population so well. And from one mom to a truly loved and sometimes very difficult son, thank you from the bottom of my heart for all that work and for the loving way in which Torin was written.

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Ok, this is the spoiler section, as we all know, but I’m unsure as to what to say. Usually, I can come up with some things to talk about that aren’t spoilers, but all the important things for this are spoilers, really, in one way or another, so that really limits me.

But, I can say I love the connections that we eventually find out about. They are convoluted but in the best way. I didn’t guess them, which is even better. They make sense though, once you find them out and everything comes together.

I love the relationship between Casey and Tyler, but I have to say, I never was hoping that it went the way that Casey thought it might. I always wanted it to work out the way it did, well, minus one big thing, but you’ll see what I mean when you read it.

I think K did well showing some of the adaptations that some autistic people have to use so that they can communicate with the world better. For example, Casey finds an app that helps Torin communicate with her, and Torin is able to talk to Tyler through email because it’s easier for him. I know that these are both things that make the world easier for people who are autistic to communicate and interact with the world and other people.

OK, if you get the idea that I loved this book and will be recommending it all over the place, you are right. I do and I will. But we’ve reached the point where I have nothing more to say. We have interesting books coming up in the next few weeks, so stay tuned. Meanwhile, happy reading!

My Torin Is Live!

My Torin

by K. Webster

Publication Date: January 9, 2018

Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Psychological Romance

Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks

I’m a freak, a misfit, an odd end.

Abandoned and unloved.

But my happiness is so close I can taste it.

Until he shows up.

Gorgeous, expensive, and all man.

Sad brown eyes and a brilliant smile.

And he wants me to go with him.

His intentions are hidden.

His motives are unclear.

Yet, I leave with him because there’s no happiness here.

What he promises feels too good to be true…

A castle. A fortune. And horses too.

It’s too easy.

Nothing in my life has ever been easy.

What’s the catch?

There’s always a catch.

About K. Webster

K Webster is the author of dozens romance books in many different genres including contemporary romance, historical romance, paranormal romance, and erotic romance. When not spending time with her husband of twelve years and two adorable children, she’s active on social media connecting with her readers.

Her other passions besides writing include reading and graphic design. K can always be found in front of her computer chasing her next idea and taking action. She looks forward to the day when she will see one of her titles on the big screen.

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