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Friday, December 11, 2015

Once Upon An Alpha Presents: Exquisite Redemption by Ann Rayburn; #BlogTour & #Review


Rating:  4.5 Stars
Told in the first person.

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received this book for review from Once Upon An Alpha and the author.  I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own.  I am posting this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255:  "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising".



In my wild, reckless past Carlos ‘Beach’ Rodriguez would have been my ideal man. He’s handsome, experienced, rich, kind, and in complete control of his destiny. Unfortunately he’s also a criminal, the President of an outlaw motorcycle club, and I’ve sworn off bad boys in my efforts to live my dream of being normal. It would be so much easier to resist him if he hadn’t saved my life more than once and didn't treat me like his queen.


Gorgeous, smart, and deadly, Sarah is my ideal woman, even if she is almost young enough to be my daughter. On the surface she’s one of the toughest females I’ve ever met, but underneath all that hard beauty and menace lies an incredibly tender heart that’s been damaged in the past. Winning her love is gonna be a challenge, but I’m determined to have her as my old lady and I’ll do whatever I have to in order to make that happen. That would be a hell of a lot easier to do if people weren’t trying to kill us all the time.

**Author's note- This is part ONE of TWO for Beach and Sarah's story and ends on a Happy For Now. Book TWO of Beach and Sarah's story will be available February 4th, 2016.**



My Thoughts:

Sarah has a childhood experience that none of us should ever have.  But it also shapes who she is when we meet her.  Even sadder is how it can affect the rest of the child’s life. The beginning of the story reminds the reader that some parents are just not meant to be.  With so much in the news lately, you can believe that the child that Sarah used to be may have actually existed. 

But if not for that, she may never have met Carlos “Beach” Rodriguez.  And he’s a man who knows what he wants.  What I loved was how strong our author made Sarah.  She doesn’t let anyone walk all over her and she certainly knows how to take care of herself.  It sure makes for an interesting beginning to their relationship.  You’ll quickly see how their story will grab you and the heat that comes off the pages will have you grabbing a fan.

But this book is just the start of our adventure with these two.  So until the second half titled Exquisite Karma comes out next year, go back and read – or even listen to – Exquisite Trouble or Exquisite Danger.  And if you like to take road trips, and you are a fan of motorcycles, why not take a trip to Sturgis South Dakota.  You have time since the rally isn’t until August.  What better reading material than the Iron Horse MC series.  Too bad you can’t read the books as you’re riding on a motorcycle but you can listen to the audible version if you are so inclined.







With over forty published books, Ann is Queen of the Castle to her husband and three sons in the mountains of West Virginia. In her past lives she's been an Import Broker, a Communications Specialist, a US Navy Civilian Contractor, a Bartender/Waitress, and an actor at the Michigan Renaissance Festival. She also spent a summer touring with the Grateful Dead-though she will deny to her children that it ever happened.

From a young Ann has had a love affair with books would read everything she could get her hands on. As Ann grew older, and her hormones kicked in, she discovered bodice ripping Fabio-esque romance novels. They were great at first, but she soon grew tired of the endless stories with a big wonderful emotional buildup to really short and crappy sex. Never a big fan of purple prose, throbbing spears of fleshy pleasure and wet honey pots make her giggle, she sought out books that gave the sex scenes in the story just as much detail and plot as everything else-without using cringe worthy euphemisms. This led her to the wonderful world of Erotic Romance, and she's never looked back.

Now Ann spends her days trying to tune out cartoons playing in the background to get into her 'sexy space' and has accepted that her Muse has a severe case of ADD.




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