Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Two Book Reviews: "Chasing Rhodes" and "Choosing Henley" by Anne Jolin

Author: Anne Jolin
Genre:  Romance | Erotica
Series: Rock Falls Series #1
Hannah Rhodes has just gotten out of a long term relationship, and she isn't looking for a new man in her life. But after a night out with the girls and one too many tequila shots, her plans to stay man free are blown all to hell. She finds herself in bed with the smoldering stranger from a party six months back and immediately knows she's in trouble, big trouble. And the last thing Hannah needs is more trouble.

Her last relationship took her out like an emotional freight train, and she’s trying to piece back the stability her life once had.

Greyson Holt’s biggest fear in life is to end up like his father, like the man who left him as a child, and broke his mother’s heart. He vowed to never be responsible for that kind of carnage. Men could be cruel and that kind of brutality was in his blood. He never allows himself to get too close to anyone, until he meets Hannah.

Something about her makes him want to try, but a man can’t change overnight.

Will Holt be able to catch Rhodes every time he lets her go? Or will their chase end in heartbreak?

Holy cow! I read this book in one sitting!!! This is probably the second time that’s EVER happened to me. 

I will start right off by saying that I absolutely loved these characters and the story line. Holt was HOT and quite the alpha – yum, and Rhodes and her friends were so witty, sarcastic, and dorky (in a funny way) that made me connect with them all and laugh out loud a lot. The things Rhodes said, I’ve said. The way she acted, I’ve acted. So yes, I connected with her. I understood her and I really liked her character. Her inner dialogue had me giggling throughout the whole book.

“I love that girl more than life itself and I’ll chase her to the ends of the Earth before I’ll let her go again.”

Fresh out of a toxic relationship, Rhodes wasn’t looking to start another one. Far from it, actually. But of course, after one too many shots while out with her friends, her man-free attitude went out the window. The next morning she woke up with a massive hangover in bed with the very hot stranger she’d briefly “met” a few weeks prior. And so, it all began.

Greyson Holt had one, true fear. A fear that kept him from being in relationships. Until Hannah Rhodes that is. She got under his skin and fast. She made his alpha side come out to play A LOT. As much as he tried, he simply could not walk away from her. He could not ignore his feelings for her. And neither could she.

“Look at me in the mirror, Hannah. I want you to watch me fuck you.”

Oi! Holt and Rhodes were HOT together. Their chemistry sizzled off the pages and ooh la la, their sex scenes were incredibly steamy…if you couldn’t tell by that quote. *Fans self!* Honestly, to me, Greyson and Hannah connected in every way and I loved them as a couple. Yes, they had their issues, but I loved seeing them accept them and overcome them together.

“All the best things in life are worth fighting for, Hannah.”

Chasing Rhodes was a sexy, light, and fun read! I am beyond glad I finally got to read this book. I truly loved Rhodes and Holt and enjoyed getting to know their story. I’m off to read book two in this series, Choosing Henley, which is Lennon and Jami’s book. You’ll get to know them in this book and trust me when I say, I’m sure their story will be just as great if not better! Go one-click!
4.5 stars!!

 “I don’t know what love feels like for other people. But for me, when I look at him, it feels like coming home.” 


Author: Anne Jolin
Series: Rock Falls Series #2
Genre: Romance | Erotica 
Lennon Montgomery is scared. Absolutely scared shitless of love. 

When the floor fell out from underneath her perfect childhood, it shattered her ability to trust. The one man in her life who was genetically programmed to love her left her. Since then, she’s allowed men into her bed and even into her life, but never into her heart. 

Until him. 

Jamison Henley has never wanted a woman for longer than it takes him to make a guitar. He’s content living his life and loving only three things: making guitars, cooking great food, and Martha, his black pit bull. He never chases women, and he’s never had to. 

Until her.

One night together changes everything. There’s no going back to the way it was before. 

She doesn’t want to want him, but she does. 

He knows he wants her, but he can’t have her. 

Will Montgomery take the leap of faith in choosing Henley? Or will her fear cripple their chance at a happily ever after?

I am truly in love with this series and its characters!!! I love the stories, the chemistry, and simply, the way everything has developed. Anne Jolin has created a group of friends that anyone can relate to. They’re down to earth, funny, sexy, and people you’d love to have as friends – at least, I know do.

We met Jamison Henley and Lennon Montgomery in the first book, Chasing Rhodes, and towards the end I knew they would have a good story. Anne Jolin did not disappoint. She once again delivered a sexy, fun, and at times emotional read that kept me fully engrossed all the way through the very end.

“You’re mine already. You just don’t know it yet.” – Henley

Jami was HOT. Inked, alpha, funny, great in the kitchen, AND a dog lover! If you know me, you know I’m a dog freak, so having a man like Jamison love his dog (Martha) the way he did was a panty-dropper for me. :)  

Lennon was an amazing heroine. She was witty, sarcastic, and real. She was in ways, broken emotionally and had trust issues where men were concerned which had made her avoid relationships, but trust me, her reason was valid…and heartbreaking.  I felt for her. THIS is why I was beyond glad and excited about the fact that Jamison Henley was not a man that backed down from a challenge. When he wanted something, he got it, and he wanted Lennon.

“Lennon?” I turn back to look at him. “Yeah?”
“You’re going to love me one day.” He smiles.

See? Man on a mission. He proved to Lennon that he was worth a shot. That they were worth the chance…the risk. Slowly but surely she opened up to Jami. She let him see the reason why she was closed off. She let him help her heal and come to terms with the fact that she, just like everyone else, actually deserved to have a fairytale ending...a Happily Ever After.

“I’m in love with you. I think I always have been. I could never break your heart because breaking your heart would break mine.”

The way Henley loved Lennon was swoon-worthy. He was there for her in every way possible. Now, they did have their ups and downs, especially when he wasn’t a saint throughout his life, but they made it through. It made their trust, their relationship, that much stronger.

I loved seeing Greyson and Hannah and getting more of their story. I also really enjoyed getting a glimpse of the next book! I’m very curious to see where Beth’s story takes her. So yes, while each book focuses on a different couple, I would recommend that you read them in order. It will help you connect more with the group’s dynamics. 4.5 stars!! LOVED it!

Coming Soon...

Author: Anne Jolin 
Genre: Romance | Erotica
Series: Rock Falls Series # 3 
Beth Rhodes has always had a game plan. Go to college. Get the perfect job. Get the perfect guy. Get the happily ever after she's always wanted. It is just her luck that everything falls into its precise place in her life. At least it seems that way until her blueprints go up in smoke. She loses the job she loves and her price charming is turning out to be the villain of her fairytale instead. With failures and mistakes piling up on her doorstep, she knows something has to give—or she could very well end up paying for those mistakes with her life.

Braxton Bennett is lethal, both in the courtroom and in the ring. Two sides of him constantly wage war against one another, and to keep the internal bloodshed at bay, he allows himself to indulge in his violent vice. Suit by day and brawler by night aren’t easy dual lives to manage for a man of his status. The only way to do so is by following a strict set of rules—rules he won’t break for anyone. But what if he already has?

On a summer night in the depths of the city, a chance encounter will turn both of their perfectly constructed worlds upside down.

Will they battle together against all odds to break Bennett’s rules? Or will Rhodes tap out to save herself before the fight is over?

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