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The Book Barista Reviews: Mine To Take by Jackie Ashenden

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Title:  Mine To Take

Series:  Nine Circles

Author:  Jackie Ashenden

Release Date:  November 25, 2014

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ISHO SummaryFirst in a brand new series featuring the members of the Nine Circles Club—friends bound together by power, secrets, need…and the love they will find and stop at nothing to keep.

Passion always comes at a price.

Gabriel Woolf is unstoppable. A ruthless businessman, he has perfected the art of revenge. Ever since his mother’s death, Gabriel has harbored only one wish: To take down the man who ruined their lives. But all bets are off when he meets his father’s step-daughter, Honor St. James. Beautiful and innocent, she is everything Gabriel never knew he wanted—and now there’s no turning back…

Is her desire worth the risk?

Honor wasn’t born yesterday. She knows that Gabriel is a wolf in sheep’s clothing, willing to cross any line to get what he wants…herself included. But Gabriel’s passion for Honor—in spite of her connection to the man he hates the most—cannot be denied…and the feeling is utterly mutual. Can Gabriel be trusted? The only thing she knows for sure is how he makes her feel. And she can’t keep herself from coming back to him, over and over again…

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I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.  I’m not gonna lie.  The cover totally got my full attention but then the summary got me.  I love the idea of reading a new series as it’s released.

Right from the beginning I wondered how Gabriel was going to “take down” the man who ruined his mother’s and his life without hurting Honor (the step-daughter of his nemesis and his friend’s sister).  He is consumed with vengeance and anger and I kept wondering how he’d ever be able get past it. As more information came to light I found myself more and more intrigued about what Gabriel and Honor would do.

I really liked Honor.  I found her to be incredibly strong in the face of all that was being revealed to her.   I found myself surprised by her reactions.  At the end of the day, she was strong enough for everyone.

As I mentioned before, by the end of the book I was totally intrigued about what was going on.  Things were not exactly as they seemed and I am anxiously waiting for book two, Make You MineI expect that some questions will be answered but that new ones will come about.  Exciting!

I gave Mine To Take four strong, bold cups of java.  It would’ve been five if I had more answers.  I’m hoping they will come in the next book.

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ISHO Author Bio

Jackie has been writing fiction since she was eleven years old. Mild mannered fantasy/SF/pseudo-literary writer by day, obsessive romance writer by night, she used to balance her writing with the more serious job of librarianship until a chance meeting with another romance writer prompted her to throw off the shackles of her day job and devote herself to the true love of her heart – writing romance. She particularly likes to write dark, emotional stories with alpha heroes who’ve just got the world to their liking only to have it blown wide apart by their kick-ass heroines.

She lives in Auckland, New Zealand with her husband, the inimitable Dr Jax, two kids, two cats and some guppies (possibly dead guppies by the time you read this). When she’s not torturing alpha males and their stroppy heroines, she can be found drinking chocolate martinis, reading anything she can lay her hands on, posting random crap on her blog, or being forced to go mountain biking with her husband.

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WWW Wednesdays: November 19, 2014

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To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

Here’s where I’m at:

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What I’m currently reading:

The Truest of Words by Georgina Guthrie

This is the final book in the Words series. I’m about half way through it and loving Daniel and Aubrey again.  My review will post later this week.

What I recently read:

Mine to Take by Jackie Ashenden

This was a book I got from NetGalley.  It had me intrigued all the way through and now I find myself waiting for the next one in the series.  I’m an inquiring mind and I want to know what the hell is going on. My review will post soon.

What I hope to read next:

Work of Art by Ruth Clampett

I’m really looking forward to reading this one.  I’ve read other work by Ruth Clampett and really enjoyed it.  I expect to love this one just as much.

There you have it, my W…W…W… Now I want to know yours.  SHARING IS CARING!


Wordless Wednesdays: November 12, 2014

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To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

Here’s where I’m at:

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What I’m currently reading:

The Darkest Touch by Gena Showalter

I am totally loving this.  I love Torin!!!  That is all!!!

and

Mine To Take by Jackie Ashenden

I’m just over halfway done with this and I am intrigued.

What I recently read:

Since I haven’t completed any books since my last post I’m leaving this blank this week.

What I hope to read next:

The Truest of Words by Georgina Guthrie

This is the third and final book in the Words Series. Georgina Guthrie writes beautifully so I know it’s going to be wonderful to read this final book of the series.

There you have my W…W…W… now it’s time to share yours. SHARING IS CARING!


Teaser Tuesday: Mine To Take by Jackie Ashenden

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Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Ana Carter, and Cassandra Livingston, at So Many Books So Little Time. Anyone can do it.  All you have to do is: (1): Grab your current read. (2): Open it to a random page. (3): Share 1 or 2 “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page.  BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!! (4): Make sure you also mention the author and title.

 

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She didn’t pause.  It wasn’t backing down or running away, no, it definitely wasn’t.  She only needed space, some time to get her armor back in place.

“Where the fuck are you going?”

She pulled open the door and went through it.


WWW Wednesdays: November 5, 2014

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To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

Here’s where I’m at:

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What I am currently reading:

The Darkest Touch by Gena Showalter

As I mentioned last week I’m so excited about this book.  The only problem I’m having is that my advance copy of this book is an actual “paper” book, which makes stealth reading difficult.  That said, I’m loving it. It’s just taking me a little longer to get through it.

What I recently read:

The Reed Brothers Series by Tammy Falkner

So this past weekend I got totally side-tracked by these books.  I read the five main books in the series and TOTALLY fell in love with The Reed Brothers.  There are quite a few novellas in this series (I’ve already read one) which I haven’t read yet.  I’m looking forward to the sixth book which will be released on December 9th.  These were quick reads for me.  They made me laugh and they made my eyes leak (as Carrie, my book bestie, would say). I highly recommend this series!!!

What I hope to read next:

Mine to Take by Jackie Ashenden

This is the first book in a new series.  Sounds very interesting.  I will post a review when I’m done reading it.

Now it’s your turn to share your W…W…W… SHARING IS CARING!