Thursday, June 22, 2017

[Amazon Review Tour] Rough and Ready by Hayley Faiman

Title: Rough and Ready
Series: Notorious Devils MC #5
Author: Hayley Faiman
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: June 16, 2017
Cover Designer: Pink Ink Designs

Cleo Hill is a married woman, in love with a man she's never really known—her husband, whom she hasn't seen in eleven years.
Paxton "Torch" Hill is a Notorious Devil, a man who's been wrestling with his personal demons since before he knew the horrors of war.
When a threat against his club means danger could be lurking around his estranged wife's door, Paxton is determined to protect her. Yet, one look at the woman he left behind, and he knows his plans are about to change. 
The past is not an easy thing to forget, especially not for a woman scorned. While Cleo isn't the innocent catch he once knew, there's something about that rough and ready man she's not sure she can deny.
After all—they promised each other forever. 
*Recommended for readers 18+ due to Language, Sexual Content, and Violence

Tammy Cole - “This was one of the best second chance love story I've ever read. I honestly couldn't stop reading this. I can't wait to read the next book in this series!!” She’s a Lip Biter - “This is the first book by this author that I have read or devoured! It won't be the last by a long shot!” Alpha Book Club - “The author kept me on the edge of my seat from start to finish. Let me tell you, emotional rollercoaster. It was up and down, forward and backward.”

5 Stars from Brianna!

When I pick up a Hayley Faiman book, I've come to expect a few things.... insane heat, crazy angst, loads of drama, page gripping suspense, damaged characters, and irresistible heroes that make you want to slap then ravage them. So far her gritty and raw Notorious Devils MC series has lived up to each and every one of those expectations.

But this book.... totally surpassed them and some... giving me the best of this series to date!

Rough and Ready was an incredible book in the most twisted ways. Ugly. Dirty. Steamy. Intense. Passionate. Heart-pounding. Yet completely beautifully in the most broken ways. Paxton "Torch" and Cleo's story was perfectly executed in a way that is indescribable quite honestly but was just.... everything.

Their love story never truly stopped... just paused.

A second chance to clear up the past and get their happy ending.

I know what I'm getting into with this author each and every time but like a drug she has me addicted to what will come next. Sure this isn't my usual cuppa tea and she always pushes my boundaries.... making me cross lines that leave me squirmy yet glued to those pages.... I never regret the journey once it is over.

If you life suspense, angst, drama, and loads of heat then give Hayley a try.... you definitely won't regret it.

I highly recommend this book and series.


4 Stars from Tiffany!


I. Am. Torn.

And I want to cause slight pain to Hayley Faiman for creating such a frustrating character. From one chapter to the next I didn't know if I loved or hated this guy. Honestly, this entire series has been hit or miss for me, mostly hit, but sometimes I'm not sure about these bikers proclivities. Now with Torch/Paxton, it was the most difficult decision by far.

We've met Torch over the years and knew there was something amiss about him. We knew he was ex-military and carried a pretty big chip on his shoulder from his past. He is a loyal brother to the club and helps keep an eye on the Old Ladies. The only lady he hasn't been taking care of is his own.

"Those demons aren't simply feelings, Torch. They're living, breathing things. If you're not careful, they will grow inside of you and kill the remainder of the man you once were."

Wise words. Ones that sooner or later Torch needs to abide by. He's gone eleven long years without the love of his life. He's a bitter man. A man that doesn't think he's good enough for her anymore. At twenty and eighteen, thier love was all he needed, once he came back, he was afraid of himself around her.

"Paxton Hill is going to obliterate me."

Cleo stands no chance against the bossy, yet charming Paxton "Torch" Hill. She's loved him since she was eighteen and the eleven years past hasn't done much change that fact. No matter how much she tries to convince herself that he isn't what she needs in her life, she falls right back in.

Okay, so round and round we go with these two. Like the hypocritical brothers, Pax can't handle that Celo tried to move on from him with others, even though he's been with all kinds of dirty club whores. That is the one thing the really bothers me in these books, the double standard of these bikers. Annoying.

Cleo tries to hold strong, but eventually gives in. Similar to the previous relationships, learning the life of the MC isn't easy and poor Cleo is thrown head first into the crap pile. No matter how many times Torch says he's going to protect her, we all know how it's going to end.

The book is well written and these two solve most of thier problems with some steamy sex. Another thing that didn't thrill me about Pax, the way he went about "things". To each his own I suppose. Either way, this was an awesome addition to the series and we delved a bit further with the whole cartel mess and of course other stuff. Bring on the next one!


5 Stars from Renee!


I was pulled right into this story. This story contains heartbreak, pain, secrets, danger, and suspense. 

If you have not read the below I would recommend reading those books(s) first:

Rough and Rowdy (Notorious Devils MC, #1)
Rough and Raw (Notorious Devils MC, #2)
Rough and Rugged (Notorious Devils MC #3)
Rough and Ruthless (Notorious Devils MC #4)

This is Cleo and Torch‘s story. Cleo is in love with her husband who she has not seen in eleven years. Torch has not seen his wife but when danger threatens her he knows he is going to protect her. But one look and he knows protecting her is not going to be enough. He needs to have her as his for now and the future. But does she want him? Can he make her see that even without the danger he wants her? Can he get her to believe that this time he is going to keep her forever? Or has she already moved on?

I loved these characters and the side characters. I felt I could connect with the characters and the story was a great read. 

I highly recommend this book and can’t wait for the next story from this author.

32 years young... born and raised in California, did a stint in Oregon only to return to the Golden State. Lived that life a while until the Lone Star State called to us, Hill Country, Texas is where we call home, where our boots rest and loving that country life. Living the life with one bearded power pole climbing husband, two little boys that are full of energy and drive us crazy plus a chocolate lab named Optimus Prime.

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