My name is Matthew Weston. Don't call me anything else, because I won't respond. And if you think you can get away with whimpering ‘Matt’ while I have you tied to the bed, about to devour you, it'll end up being your loss.
Men like me don't talk about feelings. We just don't.
What men like me do is pound. I pound the asphalt with my running shoes on morning runs. I pound a punching bag in the gym until my knuckles bleed. And when I need a release, I find a beautiful woman sprawled out on her bed, eagerly waiting for my cock, and pound her into oblivion. Yeah, that's me. I don't have feelings, and I don't do love.
At least I didn't, until the night Ella walked into my office looking like a disgusting junky to interview for a position for The Onyx Club.
She was like no one I'd ever met before. She was timid, reserved, and quite plain with her mousy brown hair and dirty clothes. Ella also had a dark and haunted gleam in her eye. A secret, a past she was desperate to conceal.
And when she called me ‘Matt’ it didn't seem to bother me.
She came into my life and turned it upside down. The only question is, can I screw her out of my system, or will my filthy desire for her keep her by my side?
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Review by Lorena
This story had me since page 1. It was so hard for me to put it down and only because I love reading about men who are such a**holes who find a soft spot when they meet the woman of their dreams, especially when they thought that they never would! I mean, you really can't go for the soft kind all the time right! Nothing wrong with reading about a man who is hurting because a woman left him -- but I totally dig the ones that are all alpha, dominating and occasionally cruel.
Matthew Weston doesn't care about women -- he doesn't fall in love and he could give two sh*ts if he hurts their feelings. All he wants is to have a good time and screw their brains out. But once these girls call him "Matt or Matty" forget it all bets are off and he takes off, for some reason he hates nicknames and wants to be called Matthew-plain and simple. If you can't follow his rules then he leaves you all high and dry and panting.
When Ella comes into the Onyx Club looking for work, there is something about her that pulls Matthew to her. She doesn't seem like the type that takes crap from anyone and she certainly showed him that she just doesn't care and isn't afraid. Matt feels like he got sucked into her for some reason and he knows she is in trouble and he can't help himself and wants to try and help her. Now, Ella is not a very attractive woman, at least in the state she currently is in. But somewhere deep down, Ella is a beautiful woman who is tormented and scared.
Can Matthew help Ella with her demons? Will Ella let Matthew in and tell him her story and what she's running from?
This story was captivating and I loved the whole mystery that Ella had going. My heart broke for what she endured and went through. She not only had emotional scars but she had physical scars as well. It was hard for her to trust anyone but something about Matthew had her leaning to him for protection and comfort. Matthew pretty much came in and saved her and she swept him off his feet.
Great ending to this stand alone book. Most definitely worth reading!
-- 4.5 stars --
My whole life as I knew it changed when I was just seventeen years old.
The night that I caught him killing a person and showing no sign of remorse.
He promised me that he would never turn into this person, he would help me get out, then we would move far away to start over. He promised me that he would never hurt me, but he did.
My world shattered. I was plunged into the dark pits of hell with no end in sight. I just had to keep going on, living in the motions.
Until four years later when we are forced to be in each other’s lives again. Can we move forward from our past and leave behind the fact that he deceived me, or will it all be too hard to forgive and forget, especially when secrets are revealed that could threaten to ruin everything.
All I know is that I always have, and always will be in love with Phoenix James
Sometimes love happens at first sight, even when you’re at an age where you can’t comprehend what it means.
It was just a crush. They were only kids, after all. But what happens when that feeling never goes away?
Brayden and Kira have been neighbors for years, and best friends since they met. They have a connection that is evident to many, and it’s haunted them their whole lives.
Teenage hormones rage, turning their friendship into something neither can handle. The attraction is carnal, all-consuming, and it seems like it’s only a matter of time before Brayden loses control.
Everything slams to a halt when their single parents decide to get remarried . . . to each other. Bad decisions and broken friendships make living across the hall from the one person you want above all difficult. Luckily for Brayden, it’s only for a few months before he’s off to college in another state, leaving Kira to face high school alone.
Brayden tries to stay away, to forget her, but it’s an impossible task he fails at time and time again. Kira is morphing from a sexy teenager to an irresistible woman, one that knows what she wants and seems hell-bent on getting it.
As Kira’s eighteenth birthday approaches, Brayden has a decision to make. Does he keep running away from the thing he wants the most or does he run toward it?
Is it possible to ever be happy without the one person you need?
You don’t know when…
You don’t get to choose if…
When it’s time to join…you’ll know.
You might think you want to be a member—but trust me this is one club you don’t want to join. It’s not a place where people go to live out their deepest, darkest sexual desires—there are no handcuffs or blindfolds.
The 27 Club only admits those who die young and tragically. My brother was recently bestowed membership and joined many of our ancestors before him. I know I’m next. This is my destiny, and I was ready to yield.
But then I met Nate. He awakened a sensuality in me that had never been explored, never satisfied. I knew then I could no longer accept my destiny. Nate’s presence controls me. I’m overwhelmed by his touch, his words; my every thought is consumed by desire. I believe he was brought into my life for a reason.
Nate doesn’t believe in destiny.
But I do.
And if there’s a way to cheat it—I must.
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Review by Lorena
I have read every single book by Kim Karr and I have to say that I totally love the Connected Series. I was really excited when I heard she was coming out with a stand alone and couldn't wait to read it.
So my thoughts on The 27 Club is that I found this refreshing and very different.
Nate didn't believe in relationships and love and he had his reasons for not believing in that. Zoey just wanted to get through and find out what happened to her brother.
Zoey was determined to find out why or what caused her brother's death. Nate being Zach's best friend agreed to help Zoey try and solve the mystery of Zach and his ways of life. The thing with Zachary is that he would go over and beyond for his sister and his grandmother. He would go through great lengths to make sure they had everything they needed.
Zoey lived in fear after her brother died because she felt like her destiny to die was next. She was a firm believer and they had this crazy notion that they were destined to die at the age of 27. Their family tree seemed to have ancestors that died at the age of 27. Their grandfather and their mother both died at the ripe ol' age of 27. Can this be the end for Zoey as well? Is she really destined to die at the age of 27? Did Zach die because it was his turn to die at the age of 27? So many questions, questions, questions!
While Zoey and Nate were trying to find out the mystery of Zach's death and how he came up with the money to support her and her grandmother, Nate and Zoey decided to have a no-strings attached kind of relationship but throughout this crazy "relationship" what Zoey and Nate failed to realize is that they were falling in love with each other. Neither wanted to admit their real feelings. Boy, oh boy, the hot sex in this book was just that....freaking HOT! The chemistry between them was undeniable.
Nate pushed Zoey's boundaries out of her limits and for some reason, Zoey wanted to be pushed and she wanted to expirment as much as she could with Nate. She wasn't afraid when it came to trying new things with him -- something she never did before. She lead a boring life in NY and was always the goody two shoes type of girl. Nate brought her naughtiness out of her!
Just loved how everything unfolded in the end and what Zoey figured out about her brother and the lengths he went through just to make sure she was taken care of. He though of her first before he thought of himself. She also found out other things about her brother, but over all -- Zoey was proud of her brother and everything he went through for her and her grandmother.
Kim has done it again for me with the 27 Club. I fell in love with both Nate and Zoey. They had their moments but both had such strong personalities and the way they meshed together was just unbelievable.
5 star read for me and I look forward to reading more from Ms. Karr. She is one of my favorite authors -- I love her style of writing and her books are always interesting and never bore you.
She was mine. Our love unquestioned. Our futures planned. But she didn't show. All that we had, all that we meant, and after all that was said, she just didn't show. That one act by her changed everything, but it especially changed me and from that moment on, there was no going back. No words of love, no whispered promises, just sex and drugs and rock and roll. No one gets a piece of Reed, but what they will get is the night of their life, the chance to let go, break their own rules and enjoy the best, the dirtiest, filthiest sex ever... Along with the other four people in my bed.
I thought he loved me, I believed everything he said, every promise that he made but then, when I needed him more than I'd needed anyone in my life, when I was at my most vulnerable, he let me down. He chose to take a different path and leave me to pick up the pieces of my now broken life. I was changed forever and chose the easy option, letting others take charge of my destiny, until once again, I'm let down in the cruelest of ways.
Dirty filthy sex.
And a bit more sex.
Spring Break 2015 was supposed to be spent lying on the white sand beaches of Mexico sipping fruity cocktails with my friends and my boyfriend, Heath. Instead I found myself single and flying back home to San Francisco to spend it with my mother, her new boyfriend and his son, Linc.
Linc, or as my friends like to call him ‘Forbidden,' is my future stepbrother and the one person who gets under my skin unlike anyone else.
We call him Forbidden because, like the fruit in The Garden of Eden, Linc is tempting and completely untouchable.
I've hated the arrogant jerk for as long as I can remember. But a week alone together, followed by a drunken bet, leads me onto a path that once taken...there is no turning back.
This book is a STANDALONE. It follows two side characters from The Duet, but every detail you need to know will be included.
Five minutes until the interview begins.
Fresh on the heels of her college graduation, Cameron Heart has landed an interview at a prestigious architecture firm.
Four minutes until the interview.
She knows she’s only there because the owner, Grayson Cole, is her older sister’s friend.
For the last seven years, Grayson has been the most intimidating man Cammie has ever had the pleasure, or displeasure, of being around.
But the job opportunity is too good to pass up. So, Cammie will have to ignore the fact that Grayson is handsome enough to have his own national holiday.
After all, she shouldn’t feel that way about her new boss. And, he will be her new boss.
“I’m not intimidated by you,” I said with a confident smile.
“Perhaps we should fix that, Ms. Heart. Close the door.”