Sunday, June 26, 2016
Reviews to the first four books in the Copperline series by: Sibylla Matilde
She was the most beautiful girl I'd ever seen. Pure class. Old money. I never stood a chance... until she broke up with her dickhead of a boyfriend and went off the rails.Brannon Forrester doesn't expect much from life. He coasts through aimlessly. No real ties. Nothing to hold him back. Hanging out with his best friend, lead singer of a local bar band, he lives for pleasure, out of the spotlight but with all the excess of the band's small-town fame. After all, why should he be good when the only woman he really wants will never give him the time of day?
Then, one night at an after party, Sophie Buchanan walks through the door. In an attempt to throw caution to the wind and dream out loud, she looks to him as a guide to the wild side. As someone who can show her all the excitement and recklessness her world has been missing. He plunges her into a reality of fervent passion... and heartbreaking betrayal.
Their roles have been set. He has only ever been a good time. She has only ever been a pretty face. It would be insane for them to fall in love. But when emotion complicates lust, can the caution of the mind suppress the will of the heart?
My Review (copy provided)
I'm still trying to cool down after this book. Wow! I love how the book is told strictly from the males perspective. There were times I would have loved to get into Sophie's head but the fact I didn't left us readers to imagine a little more and I love that. So this book isn't your typical manwhore bad boy meets good virgin girl and she changes him and he changes her. Nope this book has a lot more to it. For one Mr. manwhore bad boy is smitten for the get go. For two Ms. good girl isn't as good as she seems.
Sophie has just broken up with her long term boyfriend and is looking for something fun, a one night stand with no complications, so when she see's Brannon at a party he is the perfect candidate to make her feel good and make her forget. Little does she know Brannon has seen her from a far and knows exactly who she is and has lusted over her for some time now.
This book was really good and man Sophie was not such a good girl, Brannon leads her on an adventure to carry on her wildest fantasies. While helping her come to terms with the person she is Brannon develops feelings for Sophie, but their two lives don't mesh and her family would never accept Brannon.
This is the first book in the series and man was it HOT. I can't wait to get into the other bad boys of the Copperline series.
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“She is the forbidden fruit. The one girl I want and the one I can never have. Never mind that I saw her first. That I met her first. That I wanted her first.”
Denny Byrne is Dublin-born, but found his life and his music in the Rocky Mountains. He arrived in Montana on a student visa where he met the rest of his band, the Bangin' Mofos... and where he met Felicity Williams.
She was so very tempting, but just young enough to be untouchable. Their brief encounter tortured him for months, only to leave him bereft when a friend swooped in to claim her. But a traitorous envy consumed him. A hunger that never faded. An overwhelming ache that caused Denny to pull away just when his friend needed him the most.
After four years of denial, 'Fliss' is once again before him. In a moment of weakness, she relies on him in a way he’s always coveted, but never expected. Hardened by tragedy and wary of his assistance, she forces his hand, causing Denny's control to slip.
Contrition and conscience have kept them apart for far too long. But when a simple agreement is eclipsed by an undeniable yearning, can he let go of the past and finally seize what has always really been his to take?
My Review (copy provided)
I loved Denny from book one and was so excited to get into a book about him. I'm a sucker for accents and an Irish accent at that is fan worthy. Felcity and Denny have a history hardly anyone knows about but when a tragedy happens between friends it pulls them together only to tear them further apart.
Years have passed since Felicity and Denny have seen each other but on a flight they run into each other and Denny's caring for her brings on so much confusion for Felicty. He has only been cruel to her for the past so many years and this new Denny is different.
While in Ireland they become close and all their old feelings resurface. They have a lot to get through and a lot to admit to themselves at each other before they can make anything work.
Wow this book had a lot of ups and downs, a lot of steam and a lot of me yelling at the two to get their heads on straight and come to terms with what's right in front of them. I loved the chemistry between the two and thought they complimented each other well. There were times I wanted to slap some sense into the two of them because they were so stubborn.
If you want a hot and easy read with a lot of angst I recommend this one. It can be read as a standalone but it is the second book in the series.
HEA? (3)<<<click here if you want to know.
Life is like an easy little lick, a signature flourish of my drumsticks to make a song my own. Something I can do in my sleep. Effortless and smooth. No drama... until I met her.
Cody Driscoll cruises through life with a constant, steady beat. Mechanic by day, he’s the drummer for the Bangin’ Mofos at the Copperline Bar by night. Tearing it up on the drums provides an outlet, a release that soothes the stress of the world around him.
But when the withdrawn and reticent Ilsa starts working at the Copperline, Cody catches a glimpse of something nobody else seems to see - a beautiful, tenuous heart. Someone to shelter and shield. Her loneliness strikes a chord that resonates through his soul, no matter how much she tries to push him away.
As her past comes to light, the promise of their love unravels. Cody realizes the extent of her tangled and tumultuous fear. Her secrets test his conscience, and he stumbles, unsure how to make sense of his stubborn honor in a world that isn’t always black and white.
The pulse of life can shift in the blink of an eye, and ugly fallout can bring a man to his knees. But can the lies that break him make him stronger?
My Review: (copy provided)
Where the heck was I when these books came out? I love rockstar romances! So I think Cody has been my favorite so far. Oh my god I love him! He is so sweet, sexy and smart, except everyone view him as the dumb drummer he doesn't get any credit for how smart he really is or what an incredible person he is. Ilsa studies him from afar and see's all of this. It angers her how people treat him until she finally speaks up.
Cody has been studying Ilsa from a far too, she is not the typical barmaid she is beautiful in a natural and understated way. She doesn't attract much attention but she sure has attracted Cody's.
Ilsa has secrets and can't get involved in a relationship but with the push of Cody she is letting her guard down. Cody is determined to find out what her secrets are and help her. All while Ilsa's boss (Doug) and owner of the Copperline has made it clear that all hands are off of her.
Cody can't deny the pull to her and will not listen to Doug. Will they be able to make a relationship work with all the secrets?
I love bad boys but there is something about the good boy that is so hot, especially when he is a good boy that likes to do bad things. ;)
I think you will love Cody and Ilsa's story.
HEA? (1)<<<click here if you want to know.
“A fleeting weakness, a tenuous moment wrought of pain and remorse that I wanted burned into my skin, never to forget. Yet, when she touched me, it all vanished... like an evanescent ink.”
Drew Massey’s life is suddenly turned upside down. On the heels of a crippling breakup, he is determined to learn his lesson. Never trust. Never love. Never open up to that kind of pain again. In the midst of creating a permanent reminder of his vow, he is interrupted by the one person who has the power to heal his heart.
At first glance, Raven Pelletier exudes confidence and independence. She’s tough as nails and willing to help Drew put his demons to rest by offering him a delicious distraction with a no-strings-attached physical release of the persistent bitterness that remains.
Yet somehow, the need for her seeps through. The taste of her lingers. Everything about her teases and tempts him to go a little farther and get a little deeper. It drives his passion until he realizes the very thing that alleviates the ache may actually shred his soul in the end.
It was supposed to be easy. It was supposed to be temporary. It was never supposed to mean a thing… but the freedom from pain is so intoxicating, how can he ever let her go?
My Review: (Copy provided)
Awww Drew! I feel like I'm cheating on Cody because man Drew had me tearing up a few times, I feel in love with him. Oh my god I can't tell you how awesome this book was. The chemistry between Raven and him was scorching and feeling Drew's emotions through his eyes was what really helped me get a feel for him. I really do love how all these books are told through the guys perspective. It makes me as a woman really relate to the man.
Raven has had a secret crush on Drew her boss for some time but when she finds him completely broken she decides to step up and try to make him happy. What can she do to make him hurt less, make him forget? You guessed it, keep him occupied. ;)
Raven has her own issues, feeling like she can't be loved, feeling she isn't worthy of it. Will Drew be able to help her feel loved and will she make Drew forget Maggie?
Both Raven and Drew are broken and both need to heal. Will they be able to do it together?
I didn't like Maggie and I knew from the previous books something was up with her. I wasn't sure how Drew would handle the breakup, I wasn't sure how he would handle Raven. There were a lot of ups and downs in this book but it was so good. I love the push and pull between the two. Another great book in this series!
HEA? (2)<<<click here if you want to know.
Next up and what I'm currently reading... review to come.