Thursday, September 17, 2015

Blog Tour and Review ~ Carolina Bad Boys Box Set by Rie Warren

Let me start by saying that I love the way that Rie Warren links all of her books back to each other.  Each book is a stand alone masterpiece, but each tie together so beautifully and give you a bigger picture, a look at the life and love of the characters that become so  much a part of your family.  I started with her Bad Boys of Retribution MC Series, the spin off of the Caroline Bad Boys Series, and fell in love with the characters.  I am excited to share my thoughts and review on this wonderful box set and of the first 3 Carolina Bad Boys Books.

Carolina Bad Boys Box Set (Alpha Male Romance)

Enter the steamy southern world of Carolina Bad Boys, the books that got readers hooked on hot sex, killer banter, and unexpected twists.


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Hell on wheels meets hell in high heels . . .

Macho mechanic Josh Stone likes to get his hands dirty any way he can. Ever since his wife walked out on him and their young son, he’s only had room for two loves: the kid and cars.

While pretending to be his best buddy’s gay lover during a romance writers convention, the player meets the girl who’s gonna rock his world. Leelee Songchild. She blushes at the drop of a hat yet writes hardcore smut to rival Penthouse Forum. To Josh she’s a killer combination. But when the truth comes out all hell breaks loose.

Too bad romance is just for books.

Although Stone At Your Service, Carolina Bad Boys Book 1 is not really a true MC book is the start of an adventure that will introduce you the rest of the characters in this series and start you on one wild ride.  This is Josh and Leelee's story.

Josh Stone is a mechanic, father to little JJ (Joshua James) and best friend of Nick Love, paranormal romance writer.  He is honest, and hot, and loyal to a fault.  Josh has sworn off love after his ex-wife walked out on him and little JJ.  Josh is only out for a good time, no strings sex, no entanglement, not getting his heart broken or risking more hurt to little JJ.  When his best friend Nick asks him to pose as his gay lover to help Nick keep up appearances at that Romance Writers week, Josh agrees.  Now ya need to know that neither hottie is really gay, but Nick has a rep to protect and Josh will do what he can to help his pal, but what he did not count on was the beautiful, sexy, stunning Leelee Songchild

Leelee has been burned before, Left weeks before her wedding by a fiance that turned out to be gay, she has sworn off love.  She is a first time Indie Romance hit.  New to the group of Nicky Love's romance writer hen friends, Leelee is immediately taken with the hot, sexy, stud muffin that is Josh Stone.  But he is gay, and she will not be taken for a fool.

When sparks start flying between Josh and Leelee, when they keep getting pushed together, they give into the passion that is building between them.  But Josh can't tell Leelee the truth just yet, and Leelee feels weak and hurt that she has given in.  When a pushy publisher, threatens and stalks Leelee, Josh, Nicky, the Hens, and the Writers Widows will stop at nothing to protect Leelee,

The story had humor with the situations that Josh, Nicky, "The Hens", Josh's crew at the garage, and the Widows get into made me roll.  Little JJ was so sweet and funny.  He drove Josh to have heart palpitations and made him smile.  The connection between Leelee and Josh was HOT HOT HOT!  In the end, these two find a BEAUTIFUL HEA.  I give this story 4.5 super stars.

In the fast lane . . .

 New York Times bestselling paranormal author, Nicky—Nick—Love is anything but successful in love. This super hot alpha male’s been too busy running from his past and a pack of rabid female fans. Everything comes to a head when he meets the Wildcat of his dreams.
 Cool-as-ice Catarina “Wildcat” Steele is utterly untouchable until Nicky ignites a spark she can’t control. Their electric attraction explodes as Nicky pursues her, but he comes bearing the baggage of a family tragedy he’s hidden from everyone. Their passionate romance falls apart when Nicky discovers Cat’s secret rivals his own.
 Will they be torn apart . . . or tamed by love?

In Love in the Fast Lane, Caroline Bad Boys Book 2, we are again visited by friends and family from Stone's book,   We are introduced to our first taste of the Retribution MC, we meet new characters, same funny and light hearted love and laughter, along with angst and a beautiful HEA.  This is Nick and Cat's story.

Nick Love is a paranomal romance writer, best friend of Josh Stone, Uncle Wicky to little JJ, has loyal fans, friends with the other "Hens" romance writers.  He was left by his parents at the age of 16 after his older brother, Danial, OD'ed.  Raised by his beloved Mimi, Nick is not looking for love.  A good time, a little nookie, but nothing serious.  That is until he feasts his eyes on the sexy, wildcat know as Cat Steele.

Cat Steele, co-owner of Chrome and Steele, along with her brothers Brodie and Boomer.  Cat has a dark past, secrets that she wants to remain hidden.  Living with demons every day, Cat does her best to make it day by day.  When the handsome Nick Love has her turning her head for a second look, it could cause Cat's carefully constructed world to turn on its side.

When the secrets that Cat has tried so hard to hide, the guilt and hurt that she has tried to move past come back full force, it will cause problems for Nick and Cat.  With the help of Cat't brothers, Josh, Leelee and the gang at Stones garage, these two love birds might just be able to take flight.

I loved the connection between Nick and Cat. Their lives are so very parallel to each other.  The secrets and the past that might just pull them apart, in the end, draw them closer.  They understand each other in a way that no one else can.  Both fighting demons, they find comfort and acceptance in each other.  The chemistry between them was RED HOT and the humor of the Steele brother, Josh, the Hens, the garage gang and little JJ was so up lifting.  I truly enjoyed this story and give it 5 super stars.

What happens at Bike Week stays at Bike Week . . .

Brodie Steele is a badass biker dude. Ashe Kingston is a hot cop with one helluva a ’tude. Their bad blood runs deep but their attraction runs too hot too handle. They make a pact. Sex. No strings attached. One week only. What happens at Bike Week stays at Bike Week. Yeah, right.

Ashe annoys the ever lovin’ hell out of Brodie and turns him on so much he can’t see straight. He keeps coming back for more. Ashe wants no part of Brodie outside of their no-strings-attached fling. But he’s hard to resist with his inked sleeves and rebellious ways, not to mention piercings in places that make Ashe melt. Brodie Steele is dangerous, delicious, and suddenly determined to have her.

Can their hot bond win out over the bad blood of years past? Or will Ashe be taken from Brodie before she lets him into her heart?

In Steele, into your Heart, Carolina Bad Boys Book 3, we get a in depth look into the Retribution MC.  We get to visit the characters from the last 2 books, including some of the characters like Hunter and Cole from the new spin off series.  With ever book, it is like coming home to the comfort of family and friends.  This is Brodie and Ashe's story.

Brodie Steele, big, bad Biker, VP of Retribution MC, and co-owner of Chrome and Steele, along with his brother Boomer and sister Cat.  Away from home for Bike Week, Brodie is looking for a good time, some tail, no commitments and no old lady.  That all changes when the hot little number on the dance floor that catches his eye is none other than Mount Pleasant Police Office Ashe Kingston, the woman that arrested his sister years ago, the woman that he is suppose to despise and the one woman that he wants more than his next breath.

Ashe has had a thing for Brodie since way back in High School.  Now that they are both here at Bike Week, Ashe comes up with the plan that what happens at Bike Week stays at Bike Week.  Spending time with Brodie could be the best and worst thing that every happened to Ashe's orderly life, but he is worth the risk.

Back in reality, Brodie and Ashe dance around the attraction building around them.  But when Ashe makes detective and her first assignment is to investigate the Retribution MC, she will have to watch her step.  When things go south, it will take Brodie, Boomer, Cole, Hunter and the rest of the MC to get to Ashe before time runs out.

I love the humor, the angst, the thrill of the story.  What is so wonderful about these stories is that they keep you hooked on every word.  The characters start to feel like family and just kind of welcome you in.  I love that we get to visit the favorites from the other books as well.  Brodie and Cat were electric in this book.  Both were hot, gave as good as they got and held nothing back.  With Nick, Boomer, Josh, the garage guys, the "Hens", Ashe's daughter Cara, little JJ and the rest of the gang in tow, this book make me laugh, made me cry, and by the end I was cheering for these beloved characters.  I look forward to Boomers book and give this amazing story 5 sexy stars

Series warning: Warning: Graphic sex, graphic action, graphic language. Triple X caution.

~Carolina Bad Boys continues November 2015 with Chrome.

~The Bad Boys of Retribution MC spinoff series is complete with four books: Hunter, Kinkaid, Bo, and Coletrane!

~Also in the Carolina Bad Boys series: Ride, In Between the Covers. The book within the book from Stone.


With a Heart Forged in Steele

Boomer Steele is big. He’s bad. He’s the Retribution MC pres. He’s been dealt the worst hand imaginable and bears the scars inside and out. Not that anyone knows it. He’s watched his younger brother and sister hook up and hitch up with the loves of their lives, and now he’s the last Steele standing alone. Maybe he should keep it that way.

 Then one feisty honey makes him feel, gets in his grill, pisses him off.

She goes by the name of Rayce. And that’s exactly what she does on her motocross bike when she’s not busy getting her hands dirty with her fellow grease monkeys as the only female mechanic at Stone’s Garage. She’s into fixing bikes, racing hers, and making Boomer’s life a living hell just for the fun of it. Oh, and she hates being treated like a girl.

Sparks flying? That’s an understatement where these two are concerned. Yet when Rayce needs a place to live, and Boomer offers her a room in his house, their unquenchable attraction wins out over antagonism. Sometimes. Rayce’s crappy upbringing makes her think love is for stupid fools asking for heartbreak. She’s not willing to go there for any man. 
Not even Boomer Steele.

The bigger they are, the harder they fall.


Author Bio

Rie is the badass, sassafras author of Sugar Daddy and the Don’t Tell series–a breakthrough trilogy that crosses traditional publishing boundaries beginning with In His Command. Her latest endeavors include the Carolina Bad Boys, a fun, hot, and southern-sexy series.

A Yankee transplant who has traveled the world, Rie started out a writer—causing her college professor to blush over her erotic poetry without one ounce of shame. Not much has changed. She swapped pen for paintbrushes and followed her other love during her twenties. From art school to marriage to children and many a wild and wonderful journey in between, Rie has come home to her calling. Her work has been called edgy, daring, and some of the sexiest smut around.

You can connect with Rie via the social media hangouts listed on her website She is represented by Saritza Hernandez, Corvisiero Literary Agency.

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