Monday, August 27, 2018

Book Tour for Riding the Edge by Janine Infante Bosco (Review & GIVEAWAY)

It’s an emotionally intense tale readers will find in this unforgettable journey of the men and women of the Satan’s Knights.  Keep reading to get a tempting taste of Riding the Edge by Janine Infante Bosco, along with my impressions of it, then add it to your bookshelf.  In honor of this next installment in the gritty and heart-wrenching series make sure to fill out the form below for the chance to win a mystery gift featuring goodies from the books in this series too!

Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, something extraordinary comes along that knocks you on your ass...
I’m a simple man with simple values. You either love me or you hate me, but the ones who need me, always got me. I’m the self-proclaimed Wolf of the Satan’s Knights MC, the beast who will fight his way out of any dark alley to defend your honor. The brother you call upon when you’ve lost your faith in humanity.
However, secrets and lies are the cancer of a man’s soul. Exposed, they will eat away all that is good and leave nothing but destruction in their wake. They’ll prove the best intentions sometimes fail and leave you questioning your life’s choices.
Now, searching for a purpose, I find myself facing the ride of my existence with a woman just as jaded as me. As she fights the biggest battle of her life, I want to be the man who stands by her side. The man who ain’t afraid to ride the edge of misery because he knows there is something beautiful on the other side...
I’ve prevailed against the mob, a deadbeat ex-husband and the woes of being a single mother. While someone else may have wished for a different life, I believe I’m stronger for everything I’ve endured. I’m someone who speaks her mind and fights for what is right. A woman who will smack you upside the head with a frying pan and ask questions later.
Terrified of love, I’m an otherwise fearless woman.
Until a doctor solemnly diagnoses me and my strength falters.
Now as fear engulfs me, an unexpected man dressed in leather, holds out his hand.
As a woman who never needed anyone, I suddenly need him.
His assurance.
His strength.
His love


Stretching my aching body against the cool satin sheets, my eyes flutter open. Flashes of the night before come rushing over me causing my body to heat as I turn to my side and find Al naked in my bed. Indulgently, I let my eyes rake over him, taking in every inch of his masculine body—a body I worshiped last night. Bringing my hand to my mouth, I cover the gasp as I recall the blowjob I gave him after we had sex twice and he went down on me again. If I try hard enough, I bet I can recall the coarse hairs of his beard brushing against my thighs as his tongue dove deep inside me, enticing the most profound orgasm I’ve ever experienced. It’s no wonder I got down on my knees after that.
“You always wake up like this?”
Startled by his voice, I lift my eyes to his face and watch as he lazily rubs his hands over his beard.
“Like what?”
“Looking so fucking pretty.”
If I wasn’t sure Al was a smooth talker that would confirm any suspicion. I never washed the makeup from my face last night which means my mascara is probably smeared across my face and I’m going to need an entire bottle of conditioner to get all the knots out of my hair.
C’mere,” he orders huskily.
Tucking the sheet around my still naked body, I inch closer.
“Lose the sheet, Lady,” he demands.
“I never go to sleep naked,” I explain, feebly loosening my hold on the sheet. It drops to my waist, exposing my swollen breasts and the morning chill awakens my nipples. Reaching out, he rolls my erect nipple between his fingers and meets my gaze with an explicit hunger radiating from his eyes.
“You ever have a man fuck you all night?”
“Good to know you’re just as crass in the morning as you are at night.”
“Why don’t you come sit on my face and we’ll test your theory?”
Contemplating his offer, I throw my leg over his body and straddle him.
“A little higher,” he murmurs.
“Maybe I don’t want your mouth.”
“Oh, no?”
“Maybe I want—“
My words trail at the sound of my alarm clock. Glancing at the end table, I stare at the red flashing numbers and the temporary high I was feeling a moment ago comes crashing down as the reason for the alarm dawns on me. Climbing off Al, I hit the alarm clock with a bit more force than necessary and swing my legs over the bed.
“Whoa, where’s the fire?” he questions as I pull open the top drawer of my nightstand and grab a pair of panties.
“I told you I had an appointment today,” I answer, pulling the cotton over my hips. Padding around my room topless, I search for my robe when I hear the doorbell.
“You expecting someone to take you to this so-called appointment?”
Abruptly, I snap my attention towards him.
“What’s that supposed to mean?”
“I don’t know, Lady, one minute you’re ready to ride my cock, the next you’re scrambling around the room like you got caught with your hand in the cookie jar,” he says roughly, tossing the sheets from his body.
“If you’re insinuating—“
The bell sounds again and this time it’s accompanied by a loud knock. Bending down to retrieve his jeans, he pulls them up his legs in a hurry.
“Where are you going?” I call out as he starts to walk out of the bedroom, buttoning his jeans.
“To see who the fuck is knocking on your door at eight in the morning,” he replies, disappearing into the hallway.
“Shit,” I hiss, sweeping my gaze around the room. “Where the fuck is my robe?”
Remembering I had it on before I took my shower yesterday, I hurry into the bathroom. Taking it off the hook on the back of the door, I shove my arms through the silk robe and quickly tie the sash around my waist as I make my way towards the front of the house.
“Fuck,” Al grunts, standing in front of the door, peering through the peephole. “It’s your son.”
My eyes widen as I glance down at myself and pull the robe tighter around my body. For a moment I wonder why Anthony’s here at this hour, then I realize if he sees Al half naked in my living room and me looking like a three-dollar hooker, it won’t matter much.
Turning around, Al runs his fingers through his hair.
“He ain’t going anywhere, Lady, so, you need to decide how we’re going to play this.”
“Are you out of your mind?” I hiss. “He can’t find you here.”
“Ma! Open up the door.”
Dashing towards Al I grab his hand and pull him back.
“You need to leave,” I whisper roughly.
“And how the fuck should I do that if the only way out is that door,” he says, jutting his thumb over his shoulder.
“The window,” I blurt. “Grab the rest of your clothes from the kitchen and use the one in my bedroom.”
“Are you out of your mind? I am not climbing out the window,” he growls.
“It’s ground level,” I argue.
“Ma, if you don’t open the fucking door, I’ll break it down.”
Looking over my shoulder and back, I close the distance between Al and I, wrapping my arms around his neck.
“You ever walk in on your mother after she spent the entire night being fucked by one of your…” My voice trails off as I realize Anthony considers Al an acquaintance. My arms fall from his neck and I cover my mouth.
“Oh my God, he considers you a friend.”
Hold the phone, Lady, Bianci and I are not friends.”
“Then what are you?”
“Fuck if I know what to call it but we’re nothing like fucking Fred and Ricky.”
“Are you referencing I Love Lucy, right now?”
“Jesus Christ, you should probably cut that fucking cord, Lady,” he growls.




The moment I start reading one of Ms. Bosco’s books I know that I’m going to be put through the emotional wringer and be left a teary-eyed mess.  This installment did all that and more by depicting the personal journey its characters took along with redefining the Satan’s Knights as being “Property of Parrish” is reaffirmed.

Wolf has been a member of the Satan’s Knights from the very beginning, standing alongside Jack Parrish in a bond stronger than brothers.  He was supportive in helping him fight his mental demons and sacrificed much to see Jack’s vision become a reality.  If Jack is the soul of the Club, Wolf is its heart as he’s given his all when tragedy has befallen each and every one of his brothers. He’s older and wiser now though, more seasoned as to what’s important, and he’s come to a sad realization that all he has is the Club.  With each of his brothers finding their own HEAs he’s come to want that for himself, especially after an emotional betrayal by his brothers that has far-reaching consequences and has him doubting his place in the Club.  Wolf has had few interactions with the classy and cool Maria Bianci, but they’ve left an indelible mark on his soul and has him setting out to woo her as only a bad boy biker can do.  Theirs is a scorching connection full of naughty banter and exuding tons of sexual tension. Wolf holds nothing back in making her his.  His honesty in acknowledging their differences while reaffirming his devotion to her endeared him to me.  When her very life was on the line he was by her side, fighting alongside her to beat the odds, all while strengthening her self-esteem that’s being weighed down by her diagnosis.  Wolf’s an older hero but no less sexy!  I loved his naughty side and was equally drawn to his kind heart that was often on display.  Even with the Club facing its biggest crisis he never left her side, he wore his heart on his sleeve in his scenes with Maria and it had me cheering the two of them on as they dealt with some very heavy issues.

Maria’s been unlucky in love after joining herself to a bad man at an early age. She soon found herself abandoned and struggling to survive, with the only bright spot her children.  Through the years she’s hardened herself to love, never wanting to be weak or reliant on any man.  She’s quite content to take care of herself and her feisty demeanor and sassy banter had me smiling. Though she’s sworn off bad men, she can’t help but be drawn to Wolf once he makes his intentions known.  Though there’s many reasons why she shouldn’t be with him, he presents her with many more reasons why they’re perfect together and I couldn’t agree more.  My heart broke for Maria when she received a life-altering diagnosis, a diagnosis that was vividly depicted in both the medical journey as well as Maria’s emotions regarding the changes her body was going through.  These scenes had a personal feel to them and it brought a tear to my eye.  For so long Maria saw leaning on someone else as a weakness, but in the biggest fight of her life she was happy to have Wolf by her side. Maria was an immensely appealing heroine, more mature but no less wanting to be desired by a man.  Her role as mother was nicely balanced with that of sex kitten in scenes that were sweet and sexy and showed that older couples are just as capable of setting the pages on fire.  She was strong-willed, hiding her momentary tears, and this dichotomy made me like her even more as she too always tried to protect others.

This book consumed me from the very start as a sense of foreboding hung over the story from the first page to the last.  While Wolf was supporting Maria during her battle, his Club was going through some painful changes of its own. Jack’s mental illness is worsening, the medicines are not working, and his questionable actions have caught up to the Club and leave the brothers facing some tough decisions.  Blackie too is dealing with his own demons with the ramifications causing the Club even bigger problems in heartbreaking scenes late in the story.  Even in the Club’s darkest moments though they’ll be reminded of what “Property of Parrish” really means and it will be a mantra readers will remember as they wait for the next powerful installment.  On a whole this was an intensely emotional read, beautifully balancing love between a couple and love of a brotherhood.  Both require a lot of sacrifice, but in the end both are character defining.  Many moments in this book made me cry, but by the end I still had hope despite all that’s come before.  Though he’s battered and bruised I still believe in Jack Parrish and look forward to his final story being told next.  Readers who haven’t yet read this series need to start now as they’re missing out on something special!

My rating for this is an A+

*I got this book from the author for review in exchange for my honest opinion.




***MEET & GREET WITH MS. BOSCO.....Come meet Janine Infante Bosco and model, Joe Adams at the "Tempted & Tantalizing Author Event" in Staten Island, New York this October! Go HERE for more information.***


Janine Infante Bosco lives in New York City, she has always loved reading and writing. When she was thirteen, she began to write her own stories and her passion for writing took off as the years went on. At eighteen, she even wrote a full screenplay with dreams of one day becoming a member of the Screen Actors Guild.
Janine writes emotionally charged novels with an emphasis on family bonds, strong willed female characters, and alpha male men who will do anything for the women they love. She loves to interact with fans and fellow avid romance readers like herself.
She is proud of her success as an author and the friendships she’s made in the book community but her greatest accomplishment to date would be her two sons Joseph and Paul.


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