Turning Point Review (Kathleen Turner #3) by Tiffany Snow

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After her promotion from law firm Runner to Investigator, Kathleen Turner is learning the ropes of her new job from none other than assassin-for-hire Kade Dennon, a situation her boyfriend Blane Kirk is none too happy about. But the lessons with Kathleen take a back seat when Kade becomes a target. Previously untouchable, his enemies now know of the chink in his armor – his brother’s girlfriend.

And Kade’s not the only thing coming between Kathleen and Blane. From Blane’s inexplicable defense of a man guilty of a horrible crime, to a mysterious stranger from Kathleen’s past, to Kathleen’ risky investigation into human traffickers, the obstacles mount against a relationship that’s just begun to find trust again.

While Blane considers a job offer that would take him back to the front lines in the war on terror, Kathleen is determined to pursue her new career, with or without his approval. Unfortunately, her current case is far more dangerous than anyone knows. Someone close to Blane will go to extreme lengths to split them up, lengths that may prove worse than death for Kathleen.

Kathleen, Blane and Kade must atone for the sins of the past and the present. The fallout will force Kathleen to a turning point…in her career, and her life. (Goodreads)

Where do I start? This book has everything! Let’s start with the visuals…

Kathleen:

Kathleen Turner comes from a long line of famous Turners. Well not really, but her family plays on their last name, with her father being named Ted Turner and her grandmother Tina Turner. Previously employed as a runner for law firm Kirk and Trent, she is now a current investigator working under Kade Dennon.

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Kade:

Kade Dennon has black hair, blue eyes, and looks that kill. Yes literally. As a former FBI agent, Kade currently works as an assassin and he has Kathleen under his tutelage. Kade is also the half brother of Kathleen’s on/again off/again boyfriend Blane. This causes many problems because Kade has his eye on Kathleen….

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Blane:

Blane Kirk is former Navy Seal who is high-power attorney at Kirk and Trent. With dark blonde hair, green eyes, the former playboy Blane is quite the catch. Blane is closed off, overprotective, and set in his ways.

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This series has it all. A loveable heroine, Kathleen is smart, hardworking and vulnerable. Kathleen is my favorite type of heroine. She is strong-willed and brave but knows when to ask for help and I love that about her ❤

Now what keeps me coming back to this series is Kade and Blane. Swooon

I REALLY loved Blane….at first. Now don’t get me wrong I still do, but Kade is killing me….

“Are you sleeping with him?” I choked on my beer. “I can’t believe you just asked me that” I sputtered, my cheeks burning, “That means your not,” he said, and there was no mistaking the satisfaction in his voice. “It’s been six weeks. If Blane hasn’t sealed the deal by now, it’s open season.” I was almost afraid to ask. “Open season on what?” The look in his eyes made my breath catch. “On you.”

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Yes, I totally went there. Kade is sexy, dangerous and the ultimate forbidden fruit. But Kade is much more than looks. He is also protective, sweet, and getting under Kathleen’s skin…

“I look into your eyes and see my soul written there.” I was stunned, listening to words I shouldn’t hear, words he shouldn’t utter. Yet I couldn’t make myself push him away. The agony and adulation in his eyes held me captive. “I want to tell you how i knew from the moment I laid eyes on you that you were destined to be my downfall.”

Now I still love Blane and the moments between him and Kathleen were hot as hell.

“Do you want me inside you, Kat?” he asked his voice rough. I jerked my head in a nod. “Say it. Tell me what you want.” I swallowed, my cheeks burning. “I want you,” I pushed past my dry lips. “Want me to what?” My restraint broke. “Please Blane,” I begged. “I want you inside me.”

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But the sexual tension isn’t the only thing going on in Turning Point. Kathleen is living in a dangerous world and this time she is on the brink of losing everything….

I could NOT put down this book. Fair warning, this book leaves off on a MAJOR cliffhanger. Just when you think there was gonna be some happiness and all that jazz

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If your looking for a thrilling, sexy, jaw dropping series I could not recommend this series more! Make sure to check out Book 1&2 before reading Turning Point.

4 stars*

Book 1 No Turning Back

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Book 2 Turn To Me

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Book 3 Turning Point

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Book 4 Out Of Turn

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The Way Back to Me Blog Tour and Giveaway!

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Lexi Reynolds is facing a game changer. Three years ago, under the insistence of her husband, she walked away from a promising career as a special education specialist with her eyes set on becoming an administrator so that she could be a stay-at-home wife and mother. Now with the demise of her marriage along with her self-esteem and heart, Lexi must face the task of building a new life.

Layla Karsten is not one to sit idly on the side lines. Seeing the crushed spirit of her sister, Lexi, she is bound and determined to push her sister back in life….even if it means tapping into Lexi’s inner slut to do it.

Intended for ages 18 and over. Mature content and language.

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This book is spicy and fun! The misadventures of Lexi and Laya combined with the hot steamy sex scenes kept me from putting this book down. There were too many “did that just really happen” scenes. Loved the book and highly recommend! 

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Wonderfully written first book! Humorous, sexy, and sometimes super steamy! A great read that will leave you wanting more…. Highly recommend!!

December 26, 2012 By maxstonsmom (5 Star Rating)

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ABOUT THIS BOOK:

Release Date:

November 18 2012

Series / Stand Alone: Series (Book #2 to be released early March 2013)

Genre: Erotic and Contemporary Romance

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Excerpt

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His eyes are on fire. He pushes me back through the door and locks it. “Oh, Lexi. You were taking too long in here.” Ordinarily this type of thing would scare the hell out of me, but he makes it seem so fucking hot. I put my hands up in protest, but he grabs them as he pushes me against the restroom wall. Raising my hands above my head with one hand, he strokes my face with the other all the while pressing his body against mine. I can feel that his dick is fully erect and ready for business, which only causes my pussy to become a traitor to my body. “If you don’t want to do this, all you have to do is say no. I’ll walk out of here like nothing happened and I will take you back to your car.” He whispers this in my ear and for some reason I believe him. “What do you say, Lexi? Yes or No?” I can barely hear myself mumble yes. That’s all the good doctor needed to hear.
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Author Bio:

I am a stay-at-home mom for the second year in a row. My three young children keep me on my toes as well as our crazy dog and hamster. Thank goodness I have such a loving and supportive husband!!

Writing has been my secret goal that I put on my bucket list of things to do before I hit 40. As my loving sister pointed out to me last summer, I turn 40 in a few short months. There are definitely things that were on the bucket list that I had to just remove. For instance, I will never be a size 6 again. I removed it from my list by tearing it off and shredding it.

However, writing was one that I just couldn’t bring myself to erase from the list. Knowing this about me, my sister pushed and prodded me to just start writing something…she strongly suggested something with adult content.

So caving to her pressure, I started to write The Way Back To Me. I gradually pulled her into the writing process as she had spent an enormous amount of time reading “mommy porn” and together we completed The Way Back To Me in November 2012. We have already started a sequel that should be ready to go by the end of February 2013.

I am also in the beginning process of another romance novel that I hope to complete by the summer of 2013.

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Review:

This book was funny, sexy and very heartfelt. I get nervous reading erotica these days because the subject matter seems to follow in a similar pattern. Millionaire BDSM dude waltz in and takes away the virginity of some ‘doe-in-headlights’ young woman. The first couple of books I read like that I enjoyed, but when the trend in literature was the same format being re-used and re-hashed, well I grew tired of it. I want to read about real people with real problems trying to find their way in world.

The Way Back to Me was a very refreshing change of pace. The book centers around 39 year old divorcee and mother of 3, Lexi Reynolds. Poor Lexi is still licking her wounds that she suffered at the hands of her ex husbands infidelity. She is lonely and a little lost. I could immediately sympathize and relate to Lexi. She spent so much time building her family and supporting her husband that after they divorced, Lexi was a shell of her former self. No confidence, no career, and no happy ending, It isn’t until her sister, Layla, intervenes that Lexi starts to find the way back to herself.

I love the relationship between Lexi and Layla. They could throw punches one minute and hug and laugh the next. They do not sugarcoat each others problems and are always there for one another. The situations those two get into are hilarious and cringe worthy. There were a couple moments where I was shaking my head and laughing so hard. Especially one moment involving a ‘schooch’ moment. Trust me, read the book. I was in hysterics. Layla forces Lexi to take a look in the mirror and rejoin life again, instead of letting it pass her by. Layla is a sister in the truest sense of the word. She is supportive, honest, and has Lexi’s best interests at heart.

In the midst of Lexi’s new self discovery, she encounters not only one but two sexy, successful men. First, there is retired athlete Patrick Dane. Dane has Greek god looks and the chemistry between him and Lexi is off the charts, but Dane is still dealing with a few ghosts of his own. Second, there is Sebastian Cameron, sexy and domineering surgeon. He is bossy, infuriating but oh sooooo yummy. But is he enough for Lexi? Both are appealing and delicious but I am Team Sebastian here 🙂

And last but not least we are introduced to Lexi’s 3 amazing daughters Sasha, Marie, and Olivia. They are the center of Lexi’s world and I can understand why. They are funny, sweet and the moments Lexi shared with them made me love this story even more. Lexi is a wonderful mother and what I loved most about this book was her trying to find herself in every role in her life; as a single mother, as a career woman, as a lover, and most importantly as herself.

The Way Back to Me was an honest story about real people. I didn’t spend my time reading about impossible fairy tales with unrealistic characters. What I read was one woman’s attempt to figure who she is after her expectations of happily ever after ended, and how she ended up finding herself along the way. I cannot wait for the next book!

4 stars*

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Wounded by Jasinda Wilder Review

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War has taken everything from me. My family. My home. My innocence. In a country blasted by war and wracked by economic hardship, a young orphan girl like me has very few options when it comes to survival. Thus, I do what I must to live, to eat, and I try very hard to not consider the cost to my soul. My heart is empty, and my existence brutal.

The one impossibility in my life is love.

And then I meet HIM.

War is hell. It takes a chunk out of a man’s very soul to do the kinds of things war demands of you. You live with fear, you live with guilt, and you live with nightmares. If you haven’t been through it, there’s no understanding it. War leaves no room for love, no room for tenderness or softness. You gotta be hard, closed off, and ready to fight every moment of every day. Lose focus for a split second, and you’re dead.

Now the only thing that can save me is HER. – Goodreads

Wounded was an interesting read, but for me I feel like it fell short.

The book tells the story of Rania who in order to survive war-torn Iraq she has to become a prostitute. Rania has no one. Her whole family is dead except her brother goes off to join the insurgents. Rania’s is a fighter. I felt horrible for the moments in her life that brought her to prostitution.

“I am not a woman, I am a thing. An object, a servant for their needs. Sex is a tool.”

It was hard to read of some of the situations Rania experienced. There are many cringe-worthy moments and depictions of rape throughout this novel. If that is a hard limit for you as a reader I would suggest skipping this. It was written tastefully and not overly graphic, but it is still hard to read about.

During a shootout between American troops and insurgents, Rania finds Marine Hunter. Badly wounded and knocking on death’s door, Rania rescues Hunter and decides to treat him.

They both learn to communicate and their relationship starts to grow.

“There is so much. I had no fucking clue I could feel this way, this much. It’s like some deep well opened up inside me, and now all the love in all the world is being poured through me into her.”

I liked the idea of them together. Hunter and Rania have both witnessed the horror and destruction of war and find out that despite their differences they are very similar. What I didn’t like was the intimate scenes. Now I LOVE steamy books but knowing the life that Rania has lived and hurt she is,  I just couldn’t get into it. I guess I just felt like the girl needed more than the love of a man to heal her. And Hunter is a good guy and I liked how he felt about Rania, and saw her as more than a prostitute, but I just couldn’t get into it.

The writing I thought was great, and I felt the emotions of both characters. I think had the book been a little longer with more interaction between them, and maybe less of the sexy scenes toward the end I might have liked it better. I guess it was just too dark of novel for me to feel the peace at the end like the characters did.

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