Author: Casee

Review: Say It’s Forever by A.L. Jackson

Posted May 16, 2022 by Casee in Reviews | 0 Comments

Review: Say It’s Forever by A.L. JacksonReviewer: Casee
Say It's Forever by A. L. Jackson
Narrator: Andi Arndt, Joe Arden
Series: Redemption Hills #2
Also in this series: Give Me a Reason
Publisher: Self-Published
Publication Date: March 28, 2022
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
Point-of-View: Alternating First
Content Warning: View Spoiler »
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 414
Length: 11 hours and 33 minutes
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four-half-stars
Series Rating: five-stars

Jud Lawson found me stranded in the rain.
Broken down on the side of the road in a deserted neighborhood with my piece of crap car.
I wasn't looking for a hero, and definitely not one who looks like him.
An obscenely hot, mountain-of-a-man who screams danger.
But I have little choice other than climbing onto the back of his bike.

One look at Salem Aguilar, and I'm hooked.
The girl is devastation wrapped in a black, seductive bow.
A knockout.
A dream.
Turns out, she needs a job, and I need the help.
Now I have a vixen strutting around my shop, and I'm the fool who's itching to reach out and take what he can't have.

But neither of us can ignore the burning attraction.
The fire that leads to a kiss.
A kiss that has us falling into my bed.
The connection that has me wanting the one thing I'd never thought I could have again.
Because monsters like me don't deserve love.

Only Salem has a secret, too.
She's been running for years, and her past just caught up to us...

Salem Aguilar is on the run from a husband that wants her dead. After four years of running, her brother talked her into coming to Redemption Hills & starting over. To say that Salem is nervous about staying in one place is an understatement. She has been on the run for so long, it’s hard for her to stay in one place for very long. It was a rainy night when her car broke down and her knight came to the rescue. Initially she’s very wary of Jud, which isn’t surprising. She learns that not only is a he a good person, but he is a genuinely good human. That doesn’t mean she’ll take a handout, so she talks Jud into letting her work for him in his office.

Jud is tortured af. He lost the thing that meant the most to him in this world. For years he’s been waiting, hoping that his ex-wife will bring his daughter back to him. Letting Salem and her little girl into his life is something that he is very leery of, but he can’t stay away from Salem anymore than he can stop himself from loving her little girl.

I read this book when it first came out, then I listened to it on audio. Andi Arndt & Joe Arden are two of my favorite narrators, so I was really excited to listen to it. It didn’t disappoint, in fact the audio was better. I really feel that I’m not doing this book justice in this review. It’s been a minute since I read it, but I still remember that it stayed with me for days after. Salem is such a strong female character. She’s been keeping herself & her daughter safe for the last four years. Jud wants to take some of the burden off her, but she doesn’t know how to let him.

I loved Jud & Salem together. I loved being able to see Trent, Eden, Gage, & Logan. I am so excited for Logan’s book!

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Redemption Hills

four-half-stars


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What Are You Reading? (606)

Posted May 13, 2022 by Casee in Features | 4 Comments

Casee

I’ve read several books this week. I read Night Unbound (Immortal Guardians #5) by Dianne Duvall. I absolutely loved Zach and Lisette. I’m currently reading Shadows Strike (Immortal Guardians #6) by Dianne Duvall. The books in this series are all very fast reads. It’s not my favorite paranormal series, but I am enjoying it enough to keep reading. I also reread Ride Steady (Chaos #3) by Kristen Ashley. I forgot how much I love Chaos. I’m rereading Walk Through Fire (Chaos #4) as well.

I listened to The Bride by Julie Garwood and am now listening to The Wedding. Next I will listen to Book Lovers by Emily Henry for book club.

What are you reading this week? Any new favorites or books that drove you crazy? Share!


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Monthly Recap: April 2022

Posted May 2, 2022 by Casee in Features, Giveaway Winners | 3 Comments

Hey guys!

The Monthly Recap is exactly that, a monthly recap of what we’re reading, reviewing, and blogging about on Book Binge. We’ve also got some winners to announce for our monthly giveaways. If you missed anything on the blog last month, we’ve got you covered.

Here’s what you missed on the blog…

What We Reviewed

Casee reviewed Broken Miles by Claire Kingsley | 4.5 out of 5
Casee reviewed Forbidden Miles by Claire Kingsley | 4.25 out of 5
Holly reviewed Electric Heart by Anna Carven | 3.5 out of 5
Holly reviewed Brilliant Starlight by Anna Carven | 3 out of 5
Casee reviewed Reckless Miles by Claire Kingsley | 4.5 out of 5
Casee reviewed Shadow Fire by Christine Feehan | 2.5 out of 5
Tracy reviewed The Duchess Hunt by Lorraine Heath | 4 out of 5
Holly reviewed Bombshell by Sarah MacLean | 3.75 out of 5

What We Posted

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Giveaway Winners

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Monthly Reads: March 2022

Winners: Please shoot us an email at admin[at]thebookbinge.com then let us know which book you choose, and where you would like us to send your prize. You have two weeks to get back to us before we choose another winner.

That does it for this month’s recap. We hope that you’re all having a great day and we hope you look forward to what we have in store for May.


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What Are You Reading? (604)

Posted April 29, 2022 by Casee in Features | 3 Comments

Casee

I’ve been on a rereading kick lately. I reread Sweet Dreams by Kristen Ashley & am now rereading Knight. I finished Darkness Dawns by Dianne Duvall and really enjoyed it. I’m currently reading Ruby Fever by Ilona Andrews. I’ve never been a huge Catalina fan, but she is more tolerable in this book than the previous books.

Holly

I finished listening to A Rendezvous with Yesterday by Dianne Duvall and finished reading Three Dog Knight by Annabel Chase. I then went on to listen to Lost Heart by Robin D. Owens, a Celta novella, which was just okay. The romance was rather rushed, but I did like the overall storyline. I re-read White Hot and Wildfire by Ilona Andrews. After that I re-read a bunch of Ilona Andrews and Nalini Singh short stories and freebies. I DNF’d A Laird for All Time by Angeline Fortin, a new-to-me author. It’s a time travel romance and neither the circumstances behind the time-travel nor the motivations of the characters made any sense. I also re-read Rock Addiction by Nalini Singh.

I am currently reading Ruby Fever by Ilona Andrews, Deadly Knight by Annabel Chase and I’m listening to The Wedding by Julie Garwood.

What are you reading this week? Any new favorites or books that drove you crazy? Share!


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What Are You Reading? (603)

Posted April 22, 2022 by Casee in Features | 4 Comments

Casee

I’ve been rereading Kristen Ashley. I read Sweet Dreams (Colorado Mountain #2) , which is the best book she has written in my opinion. I started Darkness Dawns (Immortal Guardians #1) by Diane Duvall. I’m not very far into it, but it’s good so far.

Holly

I finished Awaken the Darkness by Dianne Duvall, then read the rest of the Immortal Guardians series: Death of Darkness, Broken Dawn and Cliff’s Descent. I really enjoyed the series as a whole. Once I finished the main series, I re-read the first two books in the Aldebarian Alliance spin-off series, The Lasaran and The Segonian. These were the first books I read by Duvall and I wanted to revisit them after completing the original series. A lot of things made more sense now that I’ve read the other books.

After that, I listened to A Sorceress of His Own, the first novel in the Gifted Ones series, which is a prequel of sorts to the Immortal Guardians series. It’s set in medieval times and was actually a really good listen.

Now I’m listening to A Rendezvous with Yesterday by Dianne Duvall, the second Gifted Ones book, and I’m reading Three Dog Knight by Annabel Chase, the second book in the Midnight Empire: The Tower series.

What are you reading this week? Any new favorites or books that drove you crazy? Share!


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