Thursday, 7 April 2016

Lay It Down - Carina Adams - Release Blitz


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The Bastards MC Series Boxed contains the first two books in the series - Always Been Mine and Honey Whiskey

Josephine Walker:
My carefully constructed, picture perfect life is crumbling around me. For the first time in fifteen years, I don't know who I want to be.

I need to find me.

I'm done playing it safe, done caring what others think. I want wild and crazy. And, as much as I try to ignore it, I want Matt to see me as more than just his best friend.

Matty Murphy:
The Bastards live in a world most don't understand. We follow our own rules, only accountable to each other, the innocents we protect, and the people we couldn't save. Each of us wears a mask, hiding behind a polite smile and a respectable job, covering the monsters inside. I made peace with who I was a long time ago. I have no regrets.

Except one.

Jo Walker. I'm not letting her go without a fight.


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“I’ve had dreams like this.” He pushed himself off the door and swaggered toward me. “Where you come here, take off all your clothes, and tease me. I always wake up before I get to touch you.”
He ran fingers along my collarbone lightly, as if to make sure I was real. The fingers trailed down my chest, between my breasts, over my stomach, and onto my hip. He stood so close that I could feel his breath on my face while he looked over every inch of me, and I fought the instinct to cover myself and hide. There was a lot more meat on my body than there had been last summer. I’d let the irritation of the divorce and the stress of losing Matty get to me, and I’d packed on an extra fifteen-ish pounds. I was curvier than I’d been in a long time, and a lot more woman than I was sure he was used to.
His eyes met mine, watching me carefully for a few minutes. “You are so fuckin’ beautiful, and you don’t even know it, do you?” His voice was low, practically a whisper. He reached out his other hand and, following the same trail slowly, ended up on my other hip. “Joes?”
He bit his bottom lip as his eyes met mine again, and I knew he was asking if I was sure I wanted this. I nodded.
He picked me up, and my back hit the wall before I even realized we’d moved. His hands skimmed down my hips, onto my ass, then to the undersides of my thighs, pulling me as close to him as I could get while he was still fully clothed. I wrapped my legs around his waist, desperate for contact. His mouth moved up my neck, his tongue drawing a line and his lips blowing on it, his beard tickling me—the combination sent shivers down my spine and made my muscles clench.
I tangled my fingers in his hair, trying to pull his head back, needing to kiss his lips. He was stronger though, and he continued his tantalizing journey—lapping, blowing, and sometimes nibbling—up to my ear and back down the front of my neck. Helpless to do anything else, I rocked my center against his jeans, the denim providing just enough friction to make me moan.
He ran the tip of his nose back up my neck, onto my face, and his mouth closed over mine, claiming me. All too soon, he pulled away, releasing me and backing up. My feet weren’t ready to hold me, and I leaned against the wall, confused.
He grinned as he looked me over once more. “Fucking amazing.”




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Carina Adams has been writing and creating characters for as long as she can remember, allowing her to fall in love with the next man of her dreams with every new story.
Thankfully, fate stepped in and granted her the ultimate wish - a life full of men. Carina lives in a picturesque New England town with her husband, the man who ruined the thought of all others, and two amazing sons who always keep her on her toes.
Carina received her MBA in May, but would much rather play with her imaginary friends (the voices in her head) than work her 8 to 5. When she isn’t trying to juggle being a working mom with karate and football practices, surprising her children with her sci-fi movie knowledge, or writing, you can find her with her nose pressed against her kindle, laughing with friends, or living life vicariously as her Derby Girl persona, Writers Block.
Carina is the author the of Bastards MC series and best selling Forever Red. She is currently writing Out of The Blue, the follow up to Forever Red. She loves to hear feedback from her readers, no matter what type. You can email her at:
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The Lay It Down box set contains two books - Always Be Mine & Honey Whiskey.  
I love an MC series, this was slightly different to your normal MC.  The first book Always Be Mine, gives a background story to the friendship of Joey and Matty.  I thoroughly enjoyed this story although the focus was not on the MC club, it was more in the background.  This book has a love triangle, which is not the sort of story I tend to read usually.  I'm so glad I read this book though.  Carina has a way of making the characters come to life as you read and you become thoroughly invested in them.  This book is a friends to lovers story, and has a focus on loving someone even with all their insecurities and faults. It is a very intense story full of romance, drama and angst.   

The second book Honey Whiskey the Bastards MC plays a much larger part.  I loved the second book, the alternating point of views made for a really interesting read.  The bastards are protectors, although a 1% club they don't deal in illegal arms, drugs or prostitution. They are protectors: 
"If they knew about us, about what we would do to them when we found them, then more abusers would turn themselves in.  I hoped one day, even in a blind rage, the name Bastards would halt a batterer's fists.  Until that day, we'd hunt them down like the animals they were.  And I would enjoy the fear in their eyes when they realized what was about to happen."

All the questions that were left unanswered in Always Be Mine, are revealed in this book. I fell in love with several of the alpha males portrayed in this book.  This story has a bit of everything, romance, suspense and angst.  The characters were great I really hope Carina Adams writes more of the stories of the members of the MC.  I would love to read Rocker, Tank, Dean and Tiny's stories. 

Carina Adams writes a really entertaining book, I was both laughing out loud and crying at points in these books and they were really hard to put down. 

The only thing i found difficult was the way in which the Boston accent was written phonetically (brothah, nevah) I often had to think a bit more what the word was as i was reading. 
Overall I would give Always Be Mine 4 stars and Honey Whiskey 5 stars. 




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