HELLO FRIENDS, I HAVE RECENTLY DISCOVERED A NEW (TO ME) AUTHOR THAT IS SO AWESOME I CAN'T STAND IT! I HAVE READ BOOK AFTER BOOK OF AVRIL ASHTON'S AND THEY JUST KEEP GETTING BETTER! BELOW I WILL PUT ALL THE BOOKS I HAVE READ ALONG WITH COVERS AND BLURBS SO LET'S GET STARTED!
I HAVE TO GIVE ALL THESE BOOKS THE SAME RATING:
THE 5 GUNS AND HEARTS RATING :)
I DID THIS RATING BECAUSE THIS IS A COMMON THEME IN ALL OF THIS BRILLIANT AUTHORS BOOKS ( AT LEAST THE ONES I HAVE READ :p) BELOW ARE THE BOOKS AND BLURBS! CLICK ON THE BOOK COVERS FOR THE AMAZON LINKS!
WATCH ME BREAK YOU: RUN THIS TOWN 1:
THIS BOOK IS FREAKIN AMAZING, THE DANGER AND THE NEED ALONE KEEP YOU COMING BACK FOR MORE WITH THESE TWO GUYS!
Men. Women. Drugs. Dima Zhirkov’s favorite things. Add in the element of danger and he should be right as rain. But not today. It’s not working, hasn’t for a long time. He’s grasping at the flimsiest of straws to prove he’s indeed strong enough to run his streets. Until he sets eyes on him. In the midst of a room full of strangers, Dima is drawn to a man as cold and dangerous as he’s beautiful. Captivated, Dima embarks on a ruthless campaign to get his new toy into bed.
Here comes the danger…
Xavier "X" Storm is content to pull the strings while someone else handles the day to day dealings of his gang, The Rude Boys. He’s after what Dima holds closest—the Coney Island streets. He contracts out the job of killing the Russian, except Dima isn’t that easy to kill. When he suddenly shows up in X’s path, tempting him to indulge in the dirtiest play, he finds Dima isn’t all that easy to shake, either. His cocky attitude and rough submission tempts X to go where he’d vowed to never return, and they plunge head first into an affair fueled by possessive obsession.
Run for cover.
Sex and pain Dima can handle, and X delivers the most depraved kind. Their connection is explosive, their games addictive, but Dima can end it whenever he wishes. He doesn’t see that X is breaking him down, giving Dima everything he wants and even more than he ever thought to need. By the time he realizes who X is and what he wants, Dima is raw and bullet riddled. It’s run or fight. And Dima doesn’t back down. Neither does X.
WATCH ME BODY YOU: RUN THIS TOWN BOOK 2:
WHEN YOU FINISH BOOK ONE YOU WILL BE EAGER TO FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENS WITH ISRAEL AND REGGIE, WELL THIS BOOK ANSWERS YOUR QUESTIONS IN SPECTACULAR FASHION!
Denial only lasts so long…eventually the heart wins out.
What if loving him…
After recent events that had his life flashing before his eyes, Israel Storm is re-evaluating everything. His friends. His priorities. What’s not going to change is the deep connection he’s developed with Reggie Turner. They’re comfortable with each other, partners in crime with no qualms about sharing women. Whatever Is needs, Reggie is the one he calls. Their bond can survive anything. But maybe not the kiss Reggie plants on him out of nowhere.
…Means losing him?
Despite what Is thinks, that kiss came from somewhere. An un-named current has been flowing between them for months. Reggie doesn’t bat for his own team, but the more time he spends with Is, seeing past the rough façade of the man leading The Rude Boys, the more Reggie loses sight of labels and where he fits. All he knows is there’s something there, something Is will never acknowledge. One kiss leads to a punch that lands Reggie in the ER, and sends Is digging through his darkest memories in search of himself.
Friendship is all that’s left if they bury the truth. If they ignore the pull that makes it impossible to do anything other than fight each other. But denials can be exhausting and hiding isn’t working, not when everyone can clearly see your heart’s desire. An enemy is out to make an example of Is, and his weapon of choice will leave this Rude Boy bloodied…and bodied.
WATCH ME UNMASK YOU: RUN THIS TOWN BOOK 3:
OH MAN THIS BOOK COULDN'T BE BETTER, THE WAY THIS AUTHOR MAKES HER CHARACTERS GO THROUGH HELL TO FIND THEIR HEAVEN IS SOMETIMES STRESSFUL BUT ALWAYS REWARDING :)
With one tug the thread unravels, and a world built on lies will come tumbling down
Too many bodies. Rivers of blood. Elias Kote sees them all in his sleep. Only the love of his husband and daughter keeps him alive and fighting. This contract killer is exhausted and weighed down with all the lies he tells every day. Who he is. What he does. How he came to have all he has. Elias can attest to nothing remaining hidden forever, but his secrets, when they do drop, shatters everything. Everyone. And leaves him scrambling to make his family whole again.
Ten years together. Three legally wed. One with their daughter. And in one night Lucky Mousasi’s world just…stops. What he thought was a random home invasion turns into way more. Masked men not only brutalize him, but they come armed with knowledge about Lucky, his husband, and the life he thought he knew. It seems nothing is coincidental, certainly not meeting and falling in love with Elias. Bruised, battered, heart ripped open, Lucky walks away.
An intimate rival will stop at nothing to neutralize the threat Elias poses, and the life he built out of guilt and desperation becomes collateral damage. When Lucky takes their daughter and disappears, Elias goes on a rampage. He will get his family back, but first he’s on an elimination mission. One bullet at a time.
WATCH ME SAVE YOU: RUN THIS TOWN 4:
OMG WHEN YOU GET TO THIS POINT IN THE SERIES, YOU WILL BE CLIMBING THE WALLS FOR A HEA FOR TEK AND QUINN, AND IN THIS BOOK YOU JUST MAY GET IT IN A FABULOUS WAY!
Is love enough to pull two drowning men back from the edge of darkness?
No one will love you. Tek Ng has heard that statement his entire life, and after all he’s been through, he believes it. The tortured reality of who he is wars with everything else in his world. He’s got a fiancée he doesn’t want, a family legacy he wants to escape, and unrequited love so unavoidable he descends into sexual depravity with the last person he should. Tek is drowning, but he’s not sure he wants to be saved.
Quinn Storm hides in his quiet house, afraid of his shadow and his memories. At one time he had a husband and a life, but that was snatched away in a violent attack. Hardly daring to live, Quinn is alive only because he’s too scared to end it all himself. He’s drowning and wants no chance at being saved.
A favor for a friend brings these two men together just in time for Tek to watch Quinn unravel. Quinn quickly becomes the most important thing in Tek’s life, but can he trust Quinn to love him once he realizes what Tek is hiding? Just as they reach for each other, their reprieve is shattered by Tek’s demons, leaving Quinn with the realization that he’s not the only one in need of saving.
ALL THESE HIDDEN SCARS: A LOOSE ENDS PREQUEL:
SULLIVAN IS A TORMENTED MAN, HAS HE MET THE MAN THAT COULD MAKE ALL HIS DEMONS GO AWAY IN CARTER? BOY WILL YOU BE ENTHRALLED WITH THIS ONE!
When I leave, I never return the same
Pretending came far too easily for Sullivan Black. One of the reasons he rejected his privileged family and joined the FBI. But those dangerous assignments take something from him every time, leaving him a mess, unfamiliar even to himself. As he struggles to shed the skin of his latest op, he finds solace in the most random of places.
Bar manager, Carter Renault’s only intention was to escort the lonely stranger out of his place before he locked up. Yet somehow they end up in an alley, Carter’s pants around his ankles. Their encounter is intense. A onetime thing. Except months later Sullivan is sneaking through Carter’s window, appearing and disappearing at random. The blistering-hot sex doesn’t hide the obvious torment Sullivan is going through, but Carter doesn’t want to be caught in the middle.
Just when he thinks he’s seen the end of that undercover life, Sullivan gets pulled back in. But this time, his identity is no longer a secret, and the aggressive need he has for Carter could get the other man killed. To set everything right, Sullivan has to face the one man he loves and hates in equal measure… his twin.
SCARS AND SECRETS: LOOSE ENDS 1:
DONOVAN'S STORY IS HEARTBREAKING, AND YOU FEEL HIS PAIN AND HOPE FOR THE HAPPY ENDING THAT HE AND LEVI DESERVE!
After an undercover assignment that changed his life forever, FBI agent Donovan Cintron is barely hanging on to sanity. His new mission is to forget, by any means necessary, so he tries his hardest. Pills. Booze. The warm bodies that never quite measure up to what he’d had. What he’d lost. It’s almost a relief when he learns his identity might be compromised—except he’s not the only one exposed. So is the husband he hasn’t stopped needing all these years later. He’d been aching to die, but for Levi Nieto, Donovan will live. To protect. To regret. To remember.
The realization that everything he loved was a farce sent Levi Nieto spinning out of control, and running away from the memories. Now Donovan is back in his life, still fully entrenched in darkness. Their physical connection is one thing, but the truth of who they are to each other remains trapped among the anger, violence and lies suffocating them. Fixing what’s broken will take more than each man exposing his scars. Secrets—and blood—must be spilled.
SCARS AND RUIN: LOOSE ENDS 2:
THIS BOOK IS RAW AND DIRTY AND OH SO GOOD! THIS AUTHOR HAS A WAY OF LETTING HER CHARACTERS HAVE AN EDGE THAT YOU COULD BOTH LOVE AND HATE. YOU ALWAYS END UP ROOTING FOR AND LOVING THEM THOUGH, AVRIL ASHTON IS JUST THAT GOOD!
The man known as Dutch is fine with being hated and feared. He keeps his mask on and his secrets close. There’s only one person who reaches past all that to who he used to be before the job hit too close to home. Sacrifices must be made, and Dutch steps up do just that. He’ll gladly pay the price to make sure Varun Patel is safe.
Loyalty to family expects it. His heart demands it.
And Patel rejects it.
Half of Varun Patel’s life resides in broken shadows he’d rather not remember. The other half is taken up by a man whose words push him away while his actions hold Patel close. Patel can’t forget the one night he spent in Dane Hutchins’ arms. The night promises were made. The night promises were broken.
If it were up to Dutch, Patel won’t ever know the bargains struck in his name. He won’t ever know the memory of them keeps Dutch fighting in his bleakest moments. But Dutch should’ve known that in the lonely hours, Patel would come for him.
And when that time arrives, there’s no saying no. There’s only the inevitable.
Love amid the ruins.
THIS ONE WAS JUST RELEASED IN MAY, AND I WILL HAVE TO ADMIT I DIDN'T THINK I WOULD LIKE THIS ONE AS MUCH, BECAUSE BOTH OF THESE MEN ARE DARK AND BLOODSTAINED, BUT I HAVE TO ADMIT IT IS NOW MY FAVORITE AVRIL ASHTON BOOK SO FAR! FOR THESE TWO MEN TO FIND FOREVER IS SO FAR BEYOND THE REALM OF NORMAL THAT IT WORKS AND THEN SOME!
A clash of wills between predators…
He’s been living underground for a long time, but the only thing guaranteed to bring Daniel Nieto back to the surface is the identity of his wife’s killer. With the whisper of one name, he puts it all on the line for vengeance. He’s got plans for Stavros Konstantinou.
The title of monster fits too well for Stavros to want to be anything other than what he is. Time spent in Daniel Nieto’s dungeon, chained and tortured, will never change that. Starved of food, sunlight and freedom, he waits for an opening to turn the tables on the only man who’s ever come close enough to scare him.
Somewhere between the slide of knife against skin, and the drip of blood on cold concrete, things change. Grief and hatred collide with lust and obsession, and this time Daniel and Stavros are on the same side. This time, they’re fighting a losing battle against a connection forged by much more than a love of violence and bloodshed.
In a war this bloodied, what do you do when the bodies start hitting the floor?
**Warning: Gun play, knife play, blood play, breath play. Non Con, Dub Con. Water sports. Triggers**
THIS ISN'T ALL OF AVRIL'S BOOKS BY A LONG SHOT, BUT THIS IS ALL I HAVE READ SO FAR, YOU CAN BET I WILL BE READING MORE THOUGH! HERE IS A LOOK AT THE UPCOMING KISS YOUR SCARS: LOOSE ENDS 3! I AM SO EXCITED ABOUT RENZO AND LOW'S STORY!!!!
BELOW IS A BIO AND SOCIAL LINKS FOR AVRIL! LOOK HER UP AND CHECK OUT HER OTHER WORK, I KNOW I WILL!
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THANKS FOR JOINING ME FOR THIS AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT GUYS, GRAB THESE BOOKS BECAUSE THEY ARE AMAZING AND I KNOW YOU WILL LOVE THEM JUST LIKE I DID!