Woo hoo! It’s your fav mfred back with her fav kind of post. Book reviews!
I’m 30 books behind on my Goodreads reading goals for the year. TBH, I’ve been in a bit of a slump. Nothing much is appealing and I don’t want to read anything new. While waiting for the next good book to find me, I’ve been re-reading old favorites and my usual standbys. Then I found Layla Frost.
I picked up Until Mayhem first, because it was a motorcycle romance and y’all know I love those. Technically, this is out of order for the series, but it didn’t spoil much. Her books are connected but standalones, so you can pick and choose what suits you best.
What I really like about Frost is her Alpha-ish heroes. They are bossy, demanding, rough and gruff on the outside but have ooey-gooey emotional cores that melt around their true lady loves. In pursuit of the one true alpha, I’ve read some real doozies. Frost delivers a decent, yet still rough around the edges, hero.
Her heroines are sassy and smart and capable, which is a great combo. Like the heroes, they are insanely attractive and everyone is either totally into them/dying of jealousy. It gets a little old when all female characters outside of the heroine and her close friends turn out to be catty bitches, but I liked more things about Frost’s books than disliked, so I could put it aside.
Her books aren’t really romantic suspense, although each has some action and mystery that usually culminates in some kind of epic showdown right at the end. Really, tho, the books focus on the relationship building… and the sex. Yowza, there is a lot of sexy good times in these books!
Piper is a up and coming baker just trying to catch a break and get her business off the ground. Instead, she catches the eye of Jake Hyde, the insanely attractive yet aloof yet possessive mechanic. Jake plays it hot, then cold, then hot again and Piper calls him on that bullshit, because she adamantly refuses to play games. 4 stars.
Harlow Cooper is hiding things. Kase wants her, and wants to figure out all her secrets. Also, Kase is a big time romantic dude, and is willing to work to win Harlow’s trust and affection. He just wants to be loved, you guys. Nicely, his ethnic Hawaiian identity is present in the novel, but not put on the weird, semi-racist exotic pedestal that a lot of romance novels are guilty of. 4 stars.
Gus finds out her boyfriend is cheating on her the same day she is supposed to move in with him. With no place left to turn, she agrees to dog-and-apartment-sit for the hunk of a neighbor next door. Nox falls for Gus on first sight, and does everything in his power to care for her and be there for her when she needs him. Also, Nox is a something of a bad guy kingpin with a heavy Irish accent, if you are at all into those kinds of things. 3 stars.
Yay beefcake motorcycle dudes and then women
they kidnap fall in love with! This book was the most over the top and fun. After creepin’ on a hot biker in the grocery store, Ophelia finds herself suspected of skulduggery by said biker, so he KIDNAPS HER! Also, he’s really, inexplicably attracted to her and wants to be with her forever, etc. Now Judge has to just convince Ophelia that they were meant to be together. 4 stars.