Friday, September 2, 2022

Book Tour for Spade by Marie James (REVIEW)……

 One night together becomes more in a bumpy and suspenseful tale of friends to lovers.  Keep reading to get a tempting taste of Spade by Marie James, along with my impressions of this 23rd installment in the Cerberus MC series, which will have you wanting to add it to your bookshelf!

So I forgot about the night I spent with Sylvie Davis...big deal.
Listing all of my one-night stands would be impossible.
It’s par for the course for any man who decided early in life they’d rather enjoy a buffet instead of a single entrée.
But now my boss has ordered me to accompany her back to her hometown.
His words: She needs a little help.
Translation: I think you could fall for this girl.
Leave it to the MC president, and every other chump in this club, to think I need help where women are concerned.
They think love is the final answer in this game of life. If you don’t have it you’re losing.
I know they’re wrong, but find myself grateful that I agreed to go.
It doesn’t take long for an ex to come sniffing around.
I say he’s bad news.
She says I’m jealous.
With the vibes I’m getting from this guy, I find myself hoping she’s right.
The alternative is bad for everyone concerned.



After 22 previous books the romance and action is still as fresh and emotionally engaging as ever!  When two people who don't believe in commitment find themselves growing closer together after their one night becomes more, events turn scorching and suspenseful to bind them together and keep readers glued to the pages.  From the first page to the last readers are once again pulled into the world of the Cerberus MC, a world that's becoming increasingly dark and dangerous with each new book.

Dylan "Spade" Pratt is the playboy of the club, the one whose motto is "one and done".  When a recent one night stand returns though his life takes a very different turn...if he can just listen to his heart and embrace the promise of forever she brings him.  Spade's another delicious hero, the kind who's experienced lots of loss in his past and doesn't want to experience more, so he keeps his heart from getting involved.  When Sylvie enters his life though he can't keep from getting involved, especially after meeting her ex who sets off all sorts of warning bells for Spade.  Bits of danger, lots of push/pull, and flashes of jealousy soon lead to steamy encounters that slowly have him wanting more from Sylvie.

Sylvie Davis is a tough and sassy heroine, one who's equally okay with not committing to any one guy.  When being friends with one of the MCs wives has her falling under their protection she's brought back into close quarters with Spade, while dealing with threats from her past, which slowly has her battling her heart for a future with him. Sylvie's a likable heroine, one who easily goes head to head with Spade in a connection that sizzles in erotically-charged encounters that made me blush a time or two.

On a whole this was another winner in the ever evolving, and increasingly darker, Cerberus MC series.  The storyline is going places I never saw coming as the workings of the club and its members is being dug into deeper and more emotionally.  The main couple had a crackling connection with encounters that sizzled, and though I was sometimes frustrated by the push/pull between them, for these two bruised souls it made sense.  I also enjoyed seeing so many of the Cerberus brothers again, seeing the witty and brotherly banter between them all, as well as glimpses of stories to come as there's many sexy brothers left to take center stage.  With this book's thrilling conclusion Ms. James has definitely left readers clamoring for the next installment in a series I wholeheartedly recommend!

My rating for this is an A-/B+

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


Let's see...where to begin...
I'm inching up on the BIG 4-0. The gray hairs are doubling what seems like daily, and the wrinkles and laugh lines are more pronounced than ever.
I have an amazing husband (Married just over 15 years.)
We have two boys we're doing our best to raise as respectful gentlemen.
I have a master's degree in criminal justice which I used to work as a juvenile probation office until deciding to write full- time in June of 2019. So that means there's usually always some criminal/law element to my novels.
If I'm not writing; I'm reading.
My favorite genres recently are bully/reverse harem and enemies to lovers. Maybe I'm reliving my traumatic teen years through the girls who actually end up with the boys. (Not that I would change my history since it's gotten me exactly where I need to be!)
I love coffee. I miss carbs. Music is LIFE. I try not to be too serious.

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