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Review: The Billionaire Bad Boys Club by Emma Holly

Emma HollyTitle: The Billionaire Bad Boys Club
Author:  Emma Holly
Source: Bought/Nookbook

Self-made billionaires Zane and Trey have been a club of two since they were eighteen. They’ve done everything together: play football, fall in love, even get smacked around by their dads. The only thing they haven’t tried is seducing the same woman. Rebecca learned early on not to trust anyone. She raised her brothers by herself—with no adult being the wiser. Her knack for cooking kept a roof over the twins’ heads. Now she’s damned if it won’t pay their way through Harvard as well. Add in running Trey’s latest restaurant, and her plate is way too full for romance. That’s an attitude the bad boys intend to change. Zane and Trey have set their sights on the sexy chef. When their hearts enter the equation and they both fall for her, this committed twosome faces their hardest test of all! Adult-content rating: This book contains content considered unsuitable for young readers 17 and under, and which may be offensive to some readers of all ages.

My Review

 Emma Holly did a great job on the creation of the "Bad Boys Club".  The owners were amazing each with their own difficulties to get past.  No man should be without flaws though sometimes I think Channing Tatum is.  Trey grew up being taught that sex was not something good Christian people did, while Zane has a problem letting people see the him that loves his partner in the business.

Then there is Rebecca, the girl who gave up he won life to raise he younger brothers at sixteen.  This is something that shocked me, though you do see things like this on Lifetime Movie Network where teenagers raise their younger siblings while avoiding the law that would put them in foster care.  I loved Rebecca, she is very head strong, and I like these female characters that have worked hard for everything they have got and do not want a man to come in an ruin it all.  Though Rebecca is very attracted to Trey to begin with because she wants to work at his new restaurant she does not want to get involved with him, harder than it looks for her and for him.  But Zane on the other hand who is a "silent" partner is a lot easier to get involved with but harder to trust.

But will this couple make it when you add into the mix a jealous on/off girlfriend of Zane's who does not like the fact that she has believed him to be proposing and instead he is sleeping with not only Rebecca but also Trey even though they have been going out and being seen with each other?  I will admit I love my romance/erotica to have a little bit of a twist, I do not like it to only be just about the romance.  I like to see some internal struggle as well as some outside conflict and Emma Holly has brought it full force with these two.

My Rating  A+

Follow Friday #2

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Feature and Follow-a great way to *meet* new blogging buddies and gain new followers! It is hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read

Q:  What is the last book that kept you up late into the night just to finish it?

Well the book is what kept me from posting this when posted the Feature and Follow, but I am currently really into The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shepherd.  My goal is to finish it tonight or early tomorrow, but I was up until 4am reading it this morning.

Waiting on Wednesday #2

I have loved Meg Cabot since I was in Jr/HS and I read the Princess Diaries Series.  Though I will admit I watched the movie before I read the books, this was one of those series that got be back into reading.  So her writing always just pulls me int when I see her name as the author of the book.

Meg Cabot
TITLE: Awaken (Abandon Trilogy #3)
AUTHOR: Meg Cabot
Death has her in his clutches. She doesn’t want him to let go.
Seventeen-year-old Pierce Oliviera knew by accepting the love of John Hayden, she’d be forced to live forever in the one place she’s always dreaded most: the Underworld. The sacrifice seemed worth it, though, because it meant she could be with the boy she loves.
But now her happiness — and safety — are threatened, all because the Furies have discovered that John has broken one of their strictest rules: He revived a human soul.
If the balance between life and death isn’t fixed, both the Underworld and Pierce’s home back on earth will be wiped away. But there’s only one way to restore order. Someone has to die.

What are you waiting to be published?  What are you just waiting to have the money to buy or waiting for the library to get returned?

Review: The Marriage Bargain by Jennifer Probst

Title:  The Marriage Bargain
Author:  Jennifer Probst
Source:  E-book Copy won in Giveaway via author, but I also own 1 copy which you can still win until 1/24/13

A marriage in name only...
To save her family home, impulsive bookstore owner, Alexa Maria McKenzie, casts a love spell. But she never planned on conjuring up her best friend's older brother—the powerful man who once shattered her heart.
Billionaire Nicholas Ryan doesn’t believe in marriage, but in order to inherit his father’s corporation, he needs a wife and needs one fast. When he discovers his sister’s childhood friend is in dire financial straits, he offers Alexa a bold proposition.
A marriage in name only with certain rules: avoid entanglement. Keep things all business. Do not fall in love. The arrangement is only for a year so the rules shouldn’t be that hard to follow, right?
Except fate has a way of upsetting the best-laid plans…

Alexa needs the money to save her family home.
Nick needs a wife so that he can keep his uncle's company under the terms of the will.
So Maggie has the solution fro them both.

Maggie is Alexa's best friend, so when she comes to visit to find Alexa casting a love spell for the perfect man she sees the solution to both Alexa's money problem and Nick's wife needs.  The only thing these two have very different ideas of what the perfect spouse is.  Compromise becomes the thing between two of them, not that there is anything easy about this.  They are both set in their ways.  Alexa is independent and head strong, and that means doing things that will aggravate Nick.

Can these two reach the ultimate compromise and make their marriage work on more than paper, or will the lines of trust never be crossed?

I love this story and I really loved the antics of Alexa when Nick made her mad.  They made me laugh many times, bringing home all the dogs from the shelter and buying a tank full of fish to give is one fish company were just great (and something I would think about doing).  Then there is the chemistry between Nick and Alexa and it was HOT.

The list that these two have are great so I think we need to compare the two and see the differences.
Alexa's List (Go read the book for Maggies Opinions on Everything)
1.  A Mets Fan
2.  Loves Books arts and Poetry
3.  Believes in Monogamy
4.  Wants Children
5.  Knows how to Communicate with a woman
6.  Loves animals
7.  Has a Moral Code of Ethics and Believes in Honesty
8.  A Good Lover
9.  Has a Strong Sense of Family
10.  Needs $150,000 available cash

Nick's List
1.  A woman who does not love me
2.  A woman I do not desire to Sleep with
3.  A woman who does not have a big family
4.  A woman who does not have any animals
5.  A woman who does not want any children
6.  A woman who has an independent career
7.  A woman who will view the relationship as a business venture
8.  A woman who is not overly emotional or impulsive
9.  A woman I can trust

Just looking at the two separate lists you know these two together are going to be great.

So I want to say that this book needs to go on many romance lovers MUST READ list if they have not already read it.


Review: Model Spy by Shannon Greenland

Title: Model Spy (The Specialists #1)
Author:  Shannon Greenland
Source:  Nook Book

Teen genius Kelly James is in a lot of hot water. A whiz with computers, she agreed to help her college RA, David, uncover some top-secret information. After all, she doesn't have many friends and David has always been nice to her. It doesn't hurt that he's supercute and irresistible, too. All she has to do is hack into the government's main computer system. But a few hours later, her whole life changes. She is caught and taken in for questioning, only this isn't your run-of-the-mill arrest. Rather than serve a juvenile detention sentence, she accepts the option to change her name and enlist in a secret government spy agency that trains teen agents to go undercover. As if that wasn't overwhelming enough, she discovers that David works for this agency as well! And before she even begins to understand what is going on, she's sent on her first mission as an undercover model. And who better to partner with than David himself!

Model Spy (The Specialists, #1)

I am going to start this review by saying that this book had been on my paperback swap wish list for over one year, and now that it is available as an eBook I could not be happier, and I was not disappointed in the book.

Kelly James is in trouble with the law, when she gets taken in by The Specialists, all because of a boy.  The first guy who had ever had in interest in the freaky genius   So when he asked her to find information on his dad in the government file she did try to find the information.  Now to stay out of jail Thomas Liba "TL" the leader of The Specialists program offers her the chance to disappear and become Kelly Spree.  Accepting the terms with no where else to go, no living family, Kelly joins "The Specialists".

Upon arriving at her new home and being introduced to her now "family", she finds that David had set her up to get in trouble, and he is also a member of The Specialists, and she was his first assignment.  Now known as the resident Genius Girl, GiGi is on her own first assignment with David.  The sparks are flying, at least on her side, it seems that David has no interest in her as more than what could be assumed a "little sister."

The there is the mystery of the whole book, where is David's dad really since he is not dead like the rest of The Specialist's parents are, he was just raised by TL and grew up learning everything of The Specialist program.  So when they have a lock on where David's dad is possibly being held, they need GiGi's hacking skills since the government files she was hacking into were designed by David's dad.  Will they find David's dad in time or will they lose their chance forever?

Now I will admit I am really looking forward to getting my hands on copies of Down to the Wire, Native Tongue and Fight to the Finish (I already have The Winning Element) and seeing how the relationship between GiGi and David plays out but I am also looking forward to getting to know GiGi's new family/friends.

Greenland did a good job of giving a diversity to the group that makes up The Specialists and  making them alike in the little way that the only family they have is this one they are building together.  Kelly (GiGi) is a computer genius with an IQ of over 190, Molly (Bruiser) who is a Martial Arts Specialists who was running an underground fighting ring, Darren (Parrot) is an linguistics expert who can speak 16 different languages, Joe (Mystic) who is clairvoyant and sees objects beyond natural vision (I can not wait to see what he can do later on), Priscilla (Beaker) who can mix chemicals together, and Frankie (Wirenut) who is good with alarm and security systems.  These characters look like they will be great on their own as well as a team and the times you see them all interacting is great.

I really enjoyed this book, though I know there are plenty of spy teen books out there now, this is one that I wanted to read, maybe it was the pink cover or maybe it was that no matter how hard I looked I could not find a copy.


Happy Endings Giveaway Hop - The Marriage Bargain

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Jennifer Probst

Lets start  by admitting that I just started back to school and my Facebook account is attached to my SCHOOL E-Mail. So when I win something via Rafflecopter it sometimes gets lost in the mix and this book is one of the ones that got lost in the mix back in MARCH.  They sent me the epub file to the book which can be put on my nook so I now have a copy in Paperback that I bought to read back about two weeks ago.  So to share the love that I won my copy, I am giving this copy that I bought away to one of you lucky followers or hoppers.  Don't forget to follow the links of other book giveaways in the list below the entry form and good luck to each of you.

What you can win here: The Marriage Bargain by Jennifer Probst
Number of winners: 1 Lucky Winner
Open to (INT, US or US/CAN): US only sorry, I will be mailing this book and I have never shipped International before (once I read all the rules on international shipping and what has to be done I will start opening my shipping to International)
How to enter:  Just follow the easy steps of the rafflecopter below.

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Follow Friday 1/18/13

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Never really have thought about this question before, I never read for the Villain in the book.  Though when I was reading Harry Potter I loved Draco and Snape, but I do not read just for the Villian.  So personally I do not know who I would chose today as my favorite.

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Waiting on Wednesday #1

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Title:  Hitched!
Author:  Jessica Hart
Publisher: Harlequin KISS
Release Date: January 22, 2013

Planning the most talked about wedding of the year is enough to make engineer Frith Taylor break out in a cold sweat. She's used to construction sites, not wedding fairs! But estate manager George Challoner's offer of help is one that's too good to resist.

George may be the rebel of the prestigious Challoner family, but his insanely good looks are giving Frith wedding fever! Charm personified, he's making her feel things she hasn't dared feel before. Maybe her little sister's wedding won't be the only one Frith's planning…?

 Title:  The Downfall of a Good Girl
Author: Kimberly Lang
Publisher: Harlequin KISS
Release Date: January 22, 2013

"Why would you decide to seduce me? And why now after all these years?"

Southern debutante Vivienne LaBlanc can't believe bad-boy rock star Connor Mansfield is back in town for the New Orleans annual Saints and Sinners pageant. He has a reputation as wicked as his devilish smile, and Vivi has no intention of becoming one of his latest groupies!

He once crushed her high school heart, so playing the saint to Connor's sinner should be easy. But how can Vivi get those less than angelic thoughts out of her head—especially when Connor's so good at tempting her to be bad?

Title:  How to get Over Your Ex
Author:  Nikki Logan
Publisher: Harlequin KISS
Release Date: January 22, 2013

Being rejected is one thing. Being rejected live on radio takes it to a whole new level!
After her on-air proposal is turned down by her commitment-phobe boyfriend, Georgia Stone must learn to survive singledom. Unfortunately, thanks to a clause in her contract, she has to do it under the watchful gaze of brooding radio producer Zander Rush.
And so begins the Year of Georgia! Lurching from salsa classes to spy school, Georgia discovers a taste for adventure. Her biggest thrill so far? Flirting with danger—aka the enigmatic Zander. But admitting she's ready for more than just a fling…? Definitely Georgia's scariest challenge yet!

Title:  The One That Got Away
Author:  Kelly Hunter
Publisher: Harlequin KISS
Release Date: January 22, 2013
The man who's always left her wanting more!
Good job? Tick. Newly purchased apartment? Tick. Evie's life is on a pretty even keel at the moment. The only thing missing? A man with an edge to keep things interesting.
Enter Logan Black. Tortured, distant and sexy, Logan has edge written all over him. He's also the man who tipped Evie over the edge a few years back—she gave him everything, but he didn't know when to stop taking.
Leaving Logan was the hardest thing Evie's ever done. Until now. Because Logan's back, the chemistry is as blistering as ever and this time he's not going anywhere….

Giveaway: Romance at Random's #ROFLOL

 Certain to appeal to fans of Janet Evanovich, Jennifer Crusie, and Katie MacAlister, Elise Sax’s hilarious series debut introduces matchmaker-in-training Gladie Burger, who stumbles into a dangerous quagmire of murder and red-hot romance.
Three months has been Gladie Burger’s limit when it comes to staying in one place: She’s always been a temp agency kind of girl, ever ready to move on. That’s why Gladie is more than a little skeptical when her eccentric Grandma Zelda recruits her to the family business in the quaint small town of Cannes, California. Gladie is also highly unqualified: Her beloved grandmother’s business is matchmaking, and Gladie has a terrible track record with romance. Still, despite evidence to the contrary, Zelda is convinced that her granddaughter has “the gift.” But when the going gets tough, Gladie wonders if this gift has a return policy.
When Zelda’s neighbor drops dead in his kitchen, Gladie is swept into his bizarre family’s drama. Despite warnings from the (distractingly gorgeous) chief of police to steer clear of his investigation, Gladie is out to prove that her neighbor’s death was murder. It’s not too long before she’s in way over her head—with the hunky police chief, a dysfunctional family full of possible killers, and yet another mysterious and handsome man, whose attentions she’s unable to ignore. Gladie is clearly being pursued—either by true love or by a murderer. Who will catch her first?


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Books N Bloggers Swap

So I am particpating in the Books 'n' Bloggers Swap hosted by Chaotic Goddess Swaps.  This is the first time I have ever participated in a Swap like this and I am looking forward to seeing what I receive.

How it works:
You purchase 3 books for your partner.  One book you love, one book you haven't read but think they'll like, and one book from their wishlist which will be provided to you.  Then you ship them off, and your partner does the same for you!

Books can be used, new, hardcover, paperback, or even ebook format (if your partner has an eReader) but must be in good condition.

I am excited and I can not wait to see what I receive and why they chose the books.

REVIEW: The Billionaire's Pregnant Mistress by Lucy Monroe

Lucy MonroeTitle: The Billionaire's Pregnant Mistress
Author: Lucy Monroe
Source: Barnes and Noble Nook Book

When Greek billionaire Dimitri Petronides is forced to give up Xandra Fortune, his beautiful mistress, he's certain she won't be too distraught. For all the intense passion they've shared she's never let him into her heart, and such a commitment-shy woman could never be his wife... 
But after their split, Dimitri discovers that Xandra Fortune is not who he thought she was - and she is also pregnant with his child. Now he has to track her down and claim his mistress as his wife!
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The Billionaire's Pregnant Mistress

Its the classic love story:
Girl lives in sin with boy
Girl gets pregnant by boy
Girl realizes she loves boy
Boy leaves girl to marry acceptable girl
Girl disappears
Boy regrets decision.

When Xandra Fortune finds out that she is pregnant and the father of the baby went and got engaged to what he claims to be the "right sort" of girl, she decides it is time to go back to being Alexandra Dupree and go home to her mother, who believes she is ruining the family, and her sister.

Living the life of "Xandra Fortune" had been great when she could be a fashion model in France but with a child on the way and being a single parent there would be no way to continue her lifestyle.  Plus her family, who she got the job for to begin with did not need her assistance as much.

By the time that Dimitri realized the mistake he had made, "Xandra" was gone from the apartment he had removed her from and from the city.  The only thing Private Detectives could find on "Xandra Fortune" was that she had her belongings shipped to New York.

When they end up at the same party in New York will the sparks fly or will the fact that Alexandra believes Dimitri to be married and can not trust him keep them apart.

Mostly this is like all Harlequin Romance stories and something I love.  A first time together, something that tears them apart and then a happily ever after.  Not to say that they are all the same, that little bit of info that they will get back together is something to make you pull through that hate that they may or may not feel toward each other.  And I love them for those moments where they do not get along.  Lucy Monroe did a good job on this short and sweet Harlequin getting me interested.  There is constantly a question to find the answer too:  Did he get married?  What did he promise his Grandfather?


2013 Book Bingo

  1. Be awesome. If you’re not, this isn’t going to work.
  2. The challenge runs from January 1 to December 31, 2013.
  3. If you want to participate, you can join in any time of the year! Feel free to write up a blog post with the rules linking back to my and Anne’s blog in your sign-up post.
  4. If you read one book for the “1 book” in any category, you can’t change it later on when you read another book to “2 books.” Once a square is crossed off, it’s crossed off for good! (Feel free to print off the scoreboard to keep track!)
  5. Books read for one square are for that square ONLY and cannot be counted towards another category. This is all about reading ALL THE BOOKS.
  6. The FREE SQUARE isn’t really a free square. In order to cross it off, you must read a book by either:
    1. Reading a book picked by another participant, or
    2. Reading a book in a genre picked by another participant.
  7. You can start your board over again, but ONLY if you receive the stamp of awesome by completing a blackout. The “winners” of the challenge will be the ones who achieve the most winning combinations by the end of 2013.
  8. You can feel free to post your reading list for each category, though it’s not a requirement.
  9. Having a blog or writing reviews for books read is not required. So long as you want to have fun, you can participate!
  10. This isn’t a race, but don’t be afraid to rub your reads in the other player’s face. This will be seen as encouragement. Feel free to use the hashtag #2013BookBingo on Twitter!

2013 Audio Book Challenge


  • Flirting-Listen to 6 Audio Books
  • Going Steady- Listen to 12 Audio Books
  • Lover- Listen to 25 Audio Books
  • Married-Listen to more than 25 Audio Books
  • You Define the Relationship- Create your own challenge (choose your own name and level starting as low or going as high as you’d like)
This is a fairly laid back challenge and I want it to be as enjoyable as possible.
  • Audio Books can be any genre
  • You can cross challenges
  • You don’t have to be a blogger to participate. You can tell us about what you are listening to in the comments of the monthly link up.
Official Challenge dates: 1/1/2013-12/31/2013

So my goal is 6 but I want to try for 12 which is one a month.  But personally I just want to complete the 6.

Movie Review: The Decoy Bride

David TennantThe Decoy Bride is another movie which came up on my Netflix watching list (it may have something to do with my Doctor Who watching Marathon back this summer).

This movie stars David Tennant and Kelly Macdonald as Katie and James.  After James's wedding to Lara (Alice Eve) is postponed because a photographer that is obsessed with getting pictures of the weddings get inside the church before the wedding.  So when at the remote location of the new wedding is found by said photographer, Lara disappears leaving them without a bride and a photographer camped outside of the chapel to fool that the wedding actually happened so that hopefully a real wedding can happen without mishap.  To do this they need a decoy bride and this is where Katie comes.

The Decoy Bride was great, I love David Tennant so when I saw he was starring in this movie I knew I was going to end up seeing it and it did not leave me disappointed.  Though this movie did not make that big of an impression when first released, I have fallen in love with the movie in the short time it took to watch it.


REVIEW: Glass Houses by Rachel Caine

Title: Glass Houses
Author: Rachel Caine
Source: Library book

From the author of the popular Weather Warden series comes the debut of an exciting new series set in Morganville, Texas, where you would be well advised to avoid being out after dark.

College freshman Claire Danvers has had enough of her nightmarish dorm situation. When Claire heads off-campus, the imposing old house where she finds a room may not be much better. Her new roommates don't show many signs of life, but they'll have Claire's back when the town's deepest secrets come crawling out, hungry for fresh blood.


Claire is a 16 year old college student, something that is already not easy, but when she makes the mistake of correcting the wrong person being the youngest persons campus has become HELL, and also dangerous.  Seeking safety from the dorms Claire ends up at the home of Michael Glass and his renters, Shane and Eve, where she starts to learn the truth of what is going on in Morganville.  From the vampire's who run the town to the payments (taxes) that each resident, even the unknowing students at the university pay.

In a town where you are protected or not, Claire is trying to protect the ones who took her in when she needed it.

Like in all books, though the hero/heroine stand out in your minds, there is sometimes that friend that you just love and Eve in this book is that character, her Gothic clothing as a way to stick it to the man, or in this case the undead.  She has this need to not be controlled by the vampires in the town, working for who she thinks is a normal human at a coffee shop who has some sort of power over the vampires to protect the humans.  Even though Eve does not like the Vampires in this town with their rules and "protection" she knows that sometimes to save herself and her friends she needs to accept the rules and the protection that is offered even if really she just wants to be free to do as she completely pleases.

The book was a great opening to the series, showing the make of the town while still leaving you with places and people to see in later books.  With a little romance mixed in with the mystery of the town, this book keeps you on the edge of your seat while you wait for the moment that each character admits to their feelings.

Glass Houses (The Morganville Vampires, #1)

100 Books in a Year Reading Challenge 2013!

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  • Timeline: 01 Jan 2013 – 31 Dec 2013
  • Rules: Read 100 books in 2013 (any genre)
  • You don’t have to select your books ahead of time, you can just add them as you go. Also if you do list them upfront you can change them, nothing is set in stone! The books you choose can crossover into other challenges you have on the go.
  • You can join at anytime. All books read in 2013 count towards the challenge regardless of when you sign up.
  • At the beginning of Jan 2013, you will find a link to specific month to add your reviews.
  • Audiobooks are accepted.
  • Only fiction, no non-fiction.
  • This challenge can crossover to other challenges.


The 2013 Literary Exploration Reading Challenge

For the Challenge over at I have decided to Challenge myself to go for the INSANE level of 36 books.  Below you will see a list of the genres that the books need to come from, so let the reading begin.

Insane Challenge
  1. Adventure
  2. Auto-Biography/Biography
  3. Chick-Lit
  4. Childrens Book
  5. Classics
  6. Cyberpunk
  7. Drama
  8. Dystopian
  9. Educational
  10. Erotica
  11. Espionage
  12. Fantasy
  13. Graphic Novels
  14. Gothic
  15. Hard-Boiled
  16. Historical Fiction
  17. Horror
  18. Humour
  19. Literary Fiction
  20. Magical Realism
  21. Mystery
  22. Noir
  23. Non Fiction
  24. Paranormal
  25. Philosophical
  26. Poetry
  27. Post-Apocalyptic
  28. Romance
  29. Science Fiction
  30. Steampunk
  31. Supernatural
  32. Thriller
  33. True Crime
  34. Urban Fantasy
  35. Victorian
  36. Young Adult

Movie Review: A Warrior's Heart

A Warrior's Heart came up on my watch list on my Netflix account and I will admit that I was iffy on watching it mostly because it is a sports movie, something that I sometimes enjoy (Remember the Titans) but I do not always come to like them all.

Now I will go ahead and say early on this movie starts two Twilight Stars, not just one.  We have Kellan Lutz and Ashley Greene, two of my favorite actors in the Twilight Series.  Ashley Greene stars as Brooklyn the daughter of the Lacrosse coach at Conor Sullivan's new school he has transferred too.  Conor has a problem sharing the spotlight in a "team" sport and likes to be the one leading the plays.  But when his father is killed in action Conor takes to destruction to school property, getting himself arrested.

Taken to tear down a old building by one of his fathers old military buddies for his transgressions and to help him clean up his act, he ends up on the native reservation in their version of Juvenile Detention.  This is where Conor learns the true meaning of Lacrosse and the fact that it is the sport of a true warrior where the Native Americans are concerned.

This movie was great and it has some great moments by Lutz and Greene.  But lets not forget about the other actors who you see in this movie.  Chord Overstreet who you may know as "Trouty Mouth" on Glee is one of the Lacrosse players on Conor's team.  Gabrielle Anwar from Burn Notice plays Conor's mom.

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Review: Master of Submission by Jan Bowles

Title: Maser of Submission
Author: Jan Bowles
Source: Kindle
Thirty-year-old English lawyer Emma Parkes believes Club Submission holds the key to her best friend's disappearance. Well out of her comfort zone, Emma's eyes are opened wide when she observes the Masters of Submission at work. They're so confident and sexually arousing—especially beautiful blue-eyed Master Zane.

Submission member and Dom Zane Anders frequently enjoys all the club has to offer. The wealthy, forty-year-old diamond importer has everything he could possibly need—everything except for love. A natural dominant, he's not looking for a permanent submissive in his life. But perhaps he'll make an exception for the stunning lawyer from London.

When Club Submission is plunged into a high-profile murder investigation, its very existence is put in jeopardy.

Can Emma unlock the truth, or will the devastatingly handsome Zane Anders, a Master of Submission, unlock her deepest sexual desires, instead?
For straight-laced English woman Emma, Club Submission is really the last place she would have ever went but it might just have led her on the adventure of a lifetime while looking for her best Chloe.  With just e-mails exchanged with one "Orion" Emma is lost in the last place she knew Chloe to have gone. 
Master Zane Anders was easily drawn to the blonde that looked as if she had never been into a BDSM club before, and knew that breaking her into the scene would be something he would thoroughly enjoy doing.  And when she follows him home he is even more shocked but mostly because he thinks she is a reporter trying to get a story on the club and its members not that she is looking for her missing friend who she just "knows" something has happened too.  Next thing he knows is he is being questioned about his relationship to member "Giselle" who is actually Emma's friend Chloe. 
Can the mystery of Chloe Watts be solved before the Strong brothers have to close Club Submission for good since the police think the club has everything to do with the disappearance. 
Personally I have fallen in love with this series with just the first book and I have instantly added the other books to my Kindle Wish List.  But I have a feeling I will be buying them before I get them gifted to me.  I am looking forward to reading the next books in the series as well as other books by Jan Bowles that I own or put on my wish list

Rating: A

Master of Submission (Masters of Submission #1)