Requested Review: Outspoken Angel By Mia Dymond

Format: E-book
Read with: iBooks for iPad/iPhone
Length: Novel
Genre: Contemporary Romantic Suspense
Series: SEALS Inc., Book 2
Publisher: Self Published
Hero: Maximilian Sterling
Heroine: Cameron Michelle Tremaine
Sensuality: 3.5
Date of Publication: September 19, 2011
Started On: November 14, 2011
Finished On: November 15, 2011

Outspoken Angel, book 2 in the SEALs Inc. series turned out to be as awesome as I had envisioned it to be; as fabulous as the drool-worthy cover this one carries. You cannot read Leather, Lace and Rock-n-Roll, the 1st book in the series without absolutely dying to read Cameron and Max’s story, which is the reason why I ended up gobbling up their story right afterwards.

42 year old Maximilian Sterling is a retired SEAL and the owner of the top-notch security company SEALs Inc. Having spent years in the military had honed him into a well-oiled machine, someone who likes order in all aspects of his life and someone who is leery of emotions. When Max butts heads with the too sexy for her own good Cameron Michelle Tremaine who is his opposite in each and every single way, Max has a feeling that life as he had known it is about to come crashing down at his feet.

Cameron has led the sort of childhood where the importance of keeping up the family name and appearances has been drummed into her from early on. Now an interior designer and an independent working woman, it is no wonder that Cameron rebels at the very thought of another man controlling her life and her actions and that is why she continues to deny her sizzling hot attraction when it comes to Max who sets her senses afire just by that hard toned body of his alone.

Though Max tries his damnedest to steer clear of Cameron and the bulldozing effect she has on his life and emotions, all bets are off when Cameron starts receiving threats and gets stalked within an inch of her life. Max swears upon his life that he would protect her to his very last breathe and moves in with Cameron just so he can provide her with the 24/7 protection that she needs.

Any true fan of romance can guess what would happen next when the gruff and tough Max faces off with the quirky and slightly out of control Cameron in her own turf and that is exactly what happens as bit by bit and chunk by chunk Max finds his resolve & control chipped away until all he can think about and dream about is Cameron under him and over him and in anyway that involves both of them sated, sweaty and too tired to think of anything else!

Maximilian Sterling is such a deliciously tough hero on the outside and a softie on the inside. He is the type of hero you can rely on to keep you safe from the demons that rage on the outside as well as the inside and he just totally won me over with his sweet and tender nature that comes out to play when Cameron needs it the most.

Cameron is the sort of heroine that makes one smile when reading about her. She is smart, sassy and has a mouth that would tempt a man to kiss it close for all the innuendos that she so finely dishes out. When it comes to Max, though Cameron has her misgivings about him, she still cannot deny the fact that she is more turned on by Max than with anyone else in her life. When Max is around, all Cameron can focus on is how fine he looks from his bald head to all those well defined abs and how it would feel to just give into the desire that has reared its head between them right from the very start.

As the danger escalates, so does the desire between Max and Cameron which reaches its fevered pitch on which Mia delivers so fabulously on. I loved the moments of passion between Max and Cameron; again Max hitting all those buttons that begs to be pushed spot on. And I find it refreshing that Mia doesn’t waste any time when it comes to professing the feelings between the two lead characters, no playing coy waiting for the other to come out and say it; which is what happens in Outspoken Angel as well.

Romantic suspense with elements of humor, sassy banter and a tough and tender hero that just about took my breathe away; Outspoken Angel is highly recommended for fans of the genre!

Favorite Quotes

He pulled her to him and walked her backwards to the bed. Gently, he laid her back, and came down over her to unclasp the catch of her bra with one flick of a finger.
“Cameron baby,” he whispered, “the angels are about to sing.”

Max smoothed Cameron’s curls from her forehead and placed a feather light kiss there before he rolled beside her. While his heart beat a jungle rhythm, his soul remained rooted firmly inside hers.

Being the dutiful soldier he was, he didn’t waste energy on trivial matters. If something needed to be done, he did it. If something needed to be said, he said it. Honestly, bluntly and finally. And he loved her. Just because. No explanation necessary. Consequences be damned.

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Requested Review: Leather, Lace and Rock-n-Roll By Mia Dymond

Format: E-book
Read with: iBooks for iPad
Length: Novel
Genre: Contemporary Romantic Suspense
Series: SEALS Inc., Book 1
Publisher: Self Published
Hero: Jayden Hawke
Heroine: Rachel Newberry
Sensuality: 3.5
Date of Publication: September 8, 2011
Started On: November 13, 2011
Finished On: November 14, 2011

When Mia Dymond approached me with a request for review, it was Outspoken Angel, the next book in the series that actually caught my eye. Little did I know that book 1;  Leather, Lace and Rock-n-Roll would turn out to be such a fabulous read and that in order for one to enjoy the second book to the max, one certainly has to read book 1 first to become truly invested in the wonderful, quirky characters that Mia has created in this series.

Rachel Newberry is an architect, sought out by the mega-rich and constantly in high demand and uber busy, which suites her just fine. The one thing she has learnt from her painful and humiliating past is to never take her professional reputation for granted, and that is one reason why Rachel remains always in control of her emotions, especially when it comes to the opposite sex.

When Cameron, her best friend urges her to let go and attend the Jaydon Hawke concert, little does Rachel know that she is skillfully being lured by a group of Navy SEALS who are undercover and hunting down a terrorist with whom Rachel is suspected to be involved.

From the moment that Jayden meets Rachel, the attraction that simmers between them lights up the pages, drawing the reader into a world of sensual haze whenever they are together. Rachel is more than reluctant to get involved with a rock star who has hundreds of screaming and wanton women after him at each corner of the world.

For Jayden, Rachel is a lure that he cannot deny, his mission be damned. Having never had to work for a woman’s affections before, Rachel certainly throws him into a loop wondering what it is that he has to do in order to win her trust and affection. And when Rachel becomes the target of vicious attacks, all bets are off and Jayden is prepared to do everything in his power to keep her safe and in his life for all time to come.

Leather, Lace and Rock-n-Roll is such a great read and I am surprised that more people aren’t aware of its existence. Multi-faceted characters lend this story a richness that makes this such a compelling read, the heat and sensuality between Jayden and Rachel of the scorching variety; just the panty-melting kind.

Cameron’s character is one that really drew me in, and Max who is the head of the operation who constantly butts heads with Cameron just made me smile and at times laugh out loud with the sassy banter between them.

Leather, Lace and Rock-n-Roll is a diamond of a novel, with its hidden layers and multiple facets that just makes for an unbeatable reading experience. There is plenty of humor in the story, Rachel whose serious nature misleads one to think that she wouldn’t know what to do even if a joke comes and slaps her on her forehead. But the underlying sense of humor she has makes for one of the best parts of her character.

Rachel is quite vulnerable, especially when it comes to Jayden because she doesn’t think she is the kind of beauty that people would expect someone like Jayden to have in his life. How Jayden proves her deliciously wrong at every turn was what made him such a compelling and sexy hero.

Though I loved many aspects of the story, there were certain bits that could have really made this into an all out fantastic one. I would have loved to know more about Jayden for instance, his history and how he came about and his life before he became a SEAL/rock star. And though I felt that Rachel catapulted a bit too easily towards the end, Jayden does make up for everything in the best way possible.

Recommended highly for those who love romance, humor, and bits of suspense together with huge hunks of male leads in their stories and sassy banter throughout. Loved this from start to finish and cannot wait to dig into Cameron and Max’s story which is beckoning me from my bookshelves even as I write down my review.

Favorite Quotes

Rachel returned to the circle of his arms and thought she might possibly combust. Even the summer night breeze that moved the silk against her torso couldn’t cool her. Braced against her car in the moonlight with his shirt fully open this time, Hawke posed as her own personal Adonis, poised for her touch.

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[xrr rating=4.25/5] 

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