Thursday, 5 December 2013

BOOK REVIEWS ~ The Heaven Hill Series by Laramie Briscoe


The Heaven Hill Series

BY LARAMIE BRISCOE

If you like books that are action-packed with hot, tattooed, biker, alpha males and steamy sex scenes then this is the series for you!  Heaven Hill is a Motorcycle Club involved in illegal activities who all consider themselves to be one big family.  Each book focuses on one club member.  The first three books of the series have now been published with another five novels and two novellas promised.

What I’ve enjoyed most about this series so far is that each book has a well-rounded conclusion, no cliffhanger, and leaves you with a hint of what to expect from the next one.  Even though the stories involve a lot of different members of the club, the focus is generally on two particular people per book while still giving you insight to all of the other characters.  Not written from any particular point of view but rather you get to be inside everybody’s heads.  You get to engage with every facet of the story – a very clever style of writing.





Meant to Be

The characters sprung to life from the very first page and I felt for each and every one of them, even Lauren, Liam’s mother, who I first deemed evil, once in her head I could sympathise with her.

William Walker Jr aka Liam is a good guy with a good heart that was kind of forced into this way of life by his father.  It’s all he’s ever known and even when he doesn’t always agree with what goes down he is loyal to his club and its members.  He is the Vice President and proud of that.

Denise is a single mother who had twins at a young age and has struggled ever since.  She is in financial strife and takes on an extra shift at work to cover for Liam’s sister, a decision that changes her life forever.

Liam feels a fierce protection over Denise from the moment they meet.  I loved that about him.  He always tried to do the right thing by her.  He opens up his home and his life to her and her kids.  It’s really heart-warming to read.

There are plenty of twists and turns in this story - it will keep you guessing.  Be prepared for action and suspense and plenty of steam!  There are also some truly horrible and scary moments in this book too that will keep you turning those pages.
Denise gives Liam the peace he needed, but didn't know he wanted, in his life.  I loved this story!  And the ending was perfect!








Out of Darkness

Meredith, the young, career-driven reporter we met in Meant to Be is no longer.  In her place is Meredith the rape victim.  This book starts off in a very dark place.  It is raw and gritty.  The rape that Meredith endured was horrific and recovering from that is not easy.

Luckily she has a fierce protector in Tyler.  He is a badass but at the same time he is hiding a heart of gold.  He keeps Meredith safe, while giving her time to adjust and work through her demons.  I love that he gave up her bed and a good night’s sleep for her time and time again, just to make sure she was okay.

I love Tyler!  He is my favourite out of Laramie’s men!  He is a warrior and he cares so deeply for Meredith, which is something he’s never had before.  He is also sexy as hell and has a wicked sense of humour!  Who wouldn’t want a giant of a guy like Tyler looking out for them?  He is the definition of the ‘knight in shining armour.’

I thoroughly enjoyed uncovering Tyler’s past and watching the relationship between Tyler and Meredith grow.  This book was even HOTTER than the first one.  Plenty of twists and turns to keep you guessing.  Loved it!








Losing Control

First off, I’ve got to say, Jagger Stone is a wicked biker/rock star name!  Jagger has the swagger and the hotness that all the girls’ want a piece of - He can sing, he’s tough and he is extremely good looking.  He also only has eyes for Bianca.  I found him to be a bit of contradiction, on the one hand he was good with the ladies but on the other he had trouble asking Bianca out.  I guess this was because she was different - even if he didn't realise it right away.

Bianca is focused and driven, wanting nothing more than to achieve her teaching degree and get her life started.  But she is also lonely and broke.  So she takes Jagger up on his offer of dating while she pays of her car repairs and she is surprised by him.  Jagger is so much more than she ever gave him credit for.  Their attraction is a slow burning one, but when they do get together – WOW!

Of course this wouldn't be a Heaven Hill book without drama and action, mystery, intrigue and kick-ass bad boy moments.  I loved it!  And I loved Jagger, but Tyler is still the one for me.





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What I love most about this series is that you get to re-visit with each character in every book.  Each book ends with a hint of what to expect from the next one without having a cliffhanger.  I highly recommend you get on board with this series, particularly if you are a fan of Sons of Anarchy.  I cannot wait for the next instalment!



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