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Don’t look back. Don’t you ever look back…

Shy tattoo artist Ash has a troubled past. Years of neglect, drug abuse, and life on the streets have taken their toll, and sometimes it seems the deep, unspoken bond with his lover is the only balm for wounds he doesn’t quite understand.

Chicago paramedic Pete is warmth, love, and strength—things Ash never knew he could have, and never even knew he wanted until Pete showed him. But fate is a cruel, cruel mistress, and when nightmares collide with the present, their tentatively built world comes crashing down.

Traumatic events in Pete’s work life distance him from home, and he doesn’t realize until it’s too late that Ash has slipped away. Betrayal, secrets, and lies unfold, and when a devastating coincidence takes hold, Pete must fight with all he has to save the love of his life.

Amazon Links:

Slide, Roads Book 1: http://www.amazon.ca/Slide-Roads-ebook/dp/B00FVPL9E0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1383577247&sr=8-1&keywords=Garrett+Leigh

Marked, Roads Book 1.5: FREE!! http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=4305

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4.5 I want my very own ASH stars

I loved the 2 MC’s so much! But I swear my heart belongs to ASH… he is so broken and sweet and broken.

I liked that the story gave us both POV’s from both the MC’s.

Ash: A tattoo artist, recovering drug addict, a street kid, so freaking broken that you think he will never get put back 2gether. He sent little cracks into my heart.  He broke me. He had me. He captivated me. He wrecked me

Pete: Fun, funny, a paramedic, has a big heart, loves his mama and he loves my Ash. He had me. He captivated me. He wrecked me

 

They met

They loved

They crushed

They failed

They won 

He saved

He overcame

 

The lyrics to Miley Cyrus’ Wrecking Ball can define this book. Well it did for me. This song was on replay over and over again as I read this series.

“Wrecking Ball”

We clawed, we chained our hearts in vain
We jumped never asking why
We kissed, I fell under your spell.
A love no one could deny

Don’t you ever say I just walked away
I will always want you
I can’t live a lie, running for my life
I will always want you

I came in like a wrecking ball
I never hit so hard in love
All I wanted was to break your walls
All you ever did was wreck me
Yeah, you, you wreck me

I put you high up in the sky
And now, you’re not coming down
It slowly turned, you let me burn
And now, we’re ashes on the ground

Don’t you ever say I just walked away
I will always want you
I can’t live a lie, running for my life
I will always want you

I came in like a wrecking ball
I never hit so hard in love
All I wanted was to break your walls
All you ever did was wreck me

I came in like a wrecking ball
Yeah, I just closed my eyes and swung
Left me crashing in a blazing fall
All you ever did was wreck me
Yeah, you, you wreck me

I never meant to start a war
I just wanted you to let me in
And instead of using force
I guess I should’ve let you win
I never meant to start a war
I just wanted you to let me in
I guess I should’ve let you win

Don’t you ever say I just walked away
I will always want you

I came in like a wrecking ball
I never hit so hard in love
All I wanted was to break your walls
All you ever did was wreck me

I came in like a wrecking ball
Yeah, I just closed my eyes and swung
Left me crashing in a blazing fall
All you ever did was wreck me
Yeah, you, you wreck me
Yeah, you, you wreck me”

Miley Cyrus

 

4.5 I want my very own ASH stars

Mare~Slitsread

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Under the Skin by Nicki Bennett, Ariel Tachna

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Police detective Patrick Flaherty has no illusions about Russian mobster Alexei Boczar, but that doesn’t stop his fascination with the bodyguard to one of the most ruthless families in Chicago’s growing Eastern European crime community. From the moment Patrick meets Alexei’s eyes over the body of another Russian mobster, Alexei is a thorn in Patrick’s side, refusing to cooperate with the police and turning all of Patrick’s questions back on him. Alexei’s hard-as-nails persona whets Patrick’s professional determination to get the information he’s sure the gangster is hiding, while personally Patrick just wants to get his hands on Alexei’s hard body.

The tattoos marking Alexei’s skin tell the story of his criminal past, but the more Patrick learns about Alexei, the more he wants to know, until he finds himself over his head in a relationship that might cost him his job and could well cost Alexei his life. Alexei is equally fascinated by Patrick’s willingness to overlook his past and even his present associations, but he has secrets of his own that could drive a wedge between them forever.

Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.ca/Under-the-Skin-ebook/dp/B005LDBO1A/ref=sr_1_2_bnp_1_kin?ie=UTF8&qid=1382270265&sr=8-2&keywords=Under+the+Skin

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THIS BOOK!!!!!

4 I fell under chemistry starz

This book had me completely wrapped for the chemistry that shot off the pages for the 2 MC’s

I usually can’t go for a book that has sex in the 1st chapter, cause I feel as if it was too soon, not enough time to get to know the characters, not enough feelings that I can wrap myself around and get lost…BUT… this book wrapped me around it’s pages, kept me, entrapped me, owned me

There are a few things that I love when I read a book

  • Mafia
  • M/M romance
  • Tattoos
  • Assassins
  • 2 people from different walks of life that find each other and move past their differences to see the true soul underneath
  • Sex talk in another language

You could feel the angst, the love, the pain, the LOVE on every single page.

A cop and a bodyguard/Voya/mafia hit man. Working against each other and side by side the whole time. Right, wrong, death, reborn… you will find it all in this book

The first time they had sex face to face… The sweetest, most sexiest, most freaking awesome part in this whole book!!

“Ya tebya lyublyu.”

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The angst…. OMG… GUT WRENCHING

“To what end?” Patrick asked hoplessly. “So we can keep tearing strips off each other like we did last night? I don’t know how much more my heart can take.”

Twining his fingers in Patrick’s clasp, Alexei brushed the soft hair away from his lover’s forehead with his other hand. “I cannot stay away,” he admitted softly. “I am not alive when my heart is here with you.” 

The Chemistry!! I think my ereader is burned, it still feels too hot to touch 24 hours later….

“Touch me, Malysh….”

“What does that word mean?” he asked softly…..

“Means little one’….. he answered, groaning when Patrick’s fingers moved on their own violation to tweak the sensitive points. “Baby….”

…”Pozhaluysta,” he whispered against his lover’s heart. “Patya, touch me.”…

“Only way you can hurt me is not to touch me.” he asserted, the words vibrating against Patrick’s lips.

He rolled his hips gently, making them slide against each other, hissing at the simple touch. “Ya tebya lyubyu.”…

“Need you.”…

“Don’t hide behind words I don’t understand,” he pleaded…

“Tell me what they mean, Lyosha please.”

“Love you,” he vowed, his voice soft but strong. “Means I love you.”

The writing of this book was superb, the story line exactly what I NEED

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Recommended to anyone!!!

Mare~Slitsread

 

 

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