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Book Review: ‘Badass in My Bed #3’ by Rae Lynn Blaise

Badass in my Bed 3

Title: Badass in My Bed #3

Published: 28th July 2015

Publisher: Bigger On The Inside

Author: Rae Lynn Blaise

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Twitter: @raelynnblaise

Synopsis:

Both of our secrets have exploded into the open, but I’m afraid I’ve lost Dylan forever.

It wasn’t supposed to be like this—I wasn’t supposed to develop feelings for my one-night stand. Now I have to choose between my future and my heart.

Finding the courage to be my own badass just might kill me.

Review:

Goes down as another off my 2016 Bookworm Bingo Challenge – The Third book in a series. So we finally find out what deal Rachel made to get into the symphony. Agreeing to marry the director Blaine. The look on Dylan’s face is just heartbreaking. After making a grand gesture of turning up at an event he knew she’d be bored at, leaving one of his own, you wouldn’t think anything could be so cruel.

Rachel is beyond torn. The moment she sees Dylan she is hit with the realisation that she is in love with him and then its like a train wreck happening in slow motion around her with what’s to come. She has made her bed and now she must lie in it, even if it kills her a little inside.

The thought that she has hurt Dylan makes her go after him after Blaine revealed their engagement. When they are face to face he demands answers to which she can only give part truths for. Dylan leaves in a cloud of hurt and anger and Rachel leaves with a broken soul. She knows she need to tell him the truth but doesn’t know where to start. Its not until she calls her friend Alex in broken tears that we find out she signed a contract forbidding her from speaking about the terms of it.

Love her friend Alex’s sharp tongue though when she starts laying into Blaine’s actions. He completely manipulated Rachel with getting her to agree to marry him and when you find out the other clauses you will want to punch him in the face for getting her to sign. Rachel tries to convince her friend that it’s as much her fault for signing, as it is his. At the time she would have done just about anything to get into the symphony. If for no other reason than just to make her good for nothing father happy – talk about daddy issues.

Rachel resolves to telling Dylan the truth, whether he wants to hear it or not, so goes out to his place in LA to confront him. Which she only found by stalking the net; her sleuth skills are improving. She is confronted though by a very angry Dylan, who does everything in his power to make her feel small and insignificant in his presence. Just as she is about to run out the door though he slams it shut pinning her between it and him. You can feel the sexual tension rushing off him towards her. He tried to force himself from her by leaving but they are like magnets – they will always have a pull towards each other.

Angry sex in book two was hot but holy hell this is so much hotter. He first off doesn’t care about the reason she is there; he just has to have her. After the hot angry sex though, which Rachel can’t decide if she likes more or not than their usually sexual antics, she tells him everything. He can’t believe she would think so little of herself to get roped into a situation like that. His first plan of action to help is to take her away from it all. Rachel is beyond tempted by his offer and if only he had told her he loved her then she would have. Instead it ends with them making love as part of a goodbye. Trying to memorise every last detail of each other before she goes back to the deal she made with the devil.

Which is the part where one bit of writing that stood out for me:

Nothing about this is sex. We’re making love. If our touches could talk, poetry would be filling the air. Mine and his. A thousand beautiful words live in his eyes, even if his lips are silent.

You are willing Dylan to step up and admit how he really feels and also for Rachel to figure out what she really wants. Dylan does tend to do romantic gestures with his music though. They both do in a way. They express themselves through their melodies and tell the other just what they are thinking and feeling when there lips stay quite. Rachel has a choice to make about how she wants her life to be. Regrets are something that both her and Dylan share and they have to overcome them if they want their true HEA.

The connection between Dylan and Rachel has been great throughout the whole series. A simple twist of fate changed their lives for the better. I am so glad that Rachel wanted to have a wild send off in Chicago because that ended up being the true start to the rest of her lust filled life with her badass rocker Dylan.

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5 out of 5 stars

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Book Review: ‘Badass in My Bed #2’ by Rae Lynn Blaise

Badass in my bed 2

Title: Badass in My Bed #2

Published: 14th July 2015

Publisher: Bigger On The Inside

Author: Rae Lynn Blaise

Facebook Author Page: www.facebook.com/authorraelynnblaise

Facebook: www.facebook.com/raelynn.blaise

Twitter: @raelynnblaise

Synopsis:

It’s been two weeks since Dylan St. John entered my life in a firestorm of lust and passion. Now I know his secret – he’s a beloved, badass rock star.

His band is playing in Boston tonight, and I have tickets to his show. I wonder if I’ll be able to tell when I see him if he’s been reliving our every moment the way I have. Or maybe I was just another distraction.

And if he sees me, I wonder if he’ll be able to tell that he’s not the only one with a secret.

Review:

The first one in this series will have you fanning yourself down but this one, OMG you will need a cold shower to calm down after. Rae Lynn Blaise seriously knows how to write some hot stuff. Goes down as another off my 2016 Bookworm Bingo Challenge – A book from your Goodreads ‘to-read’ list – and I’m so glad I did.

With how the book starts you will be forgiven for thinking Rachel is doing something else entirely. Smutty minds will go there straight away I guarantee it. But alas it is all innocent – well not with Rachel’s thoughts but her actions are. After finding out who Dylan really is Rachel has tried to find out everything she can about him and his music from his band Fallen Angels. It’s the only way she can still feel some kind of connection to him. After two weeks she thought he would have been out of her mind by now, but no such luck, he’s in there for good.

At rehearsals for the symphony she now has a chair in while talking to a fellow cellist Rachel notices he has dropped something. After picking it up she just happens to see it’s a ticket for Dylan’s band Fallen Angels playing that very night. After having a very dynamic and energetic conversation about the band that they both seem to love he says that he actually has a spare ticket if she wanted to come along. This seems like fate and before she talks herself out of it she jumps at the chance to see Dylan again, if only from a distance.

Chance would have it that their tickets are right near the front of the stage so there is a very good chance Dylan might see her. Rachel can’t decide if she is happy about this or not. She wants to see him and even went as far as the wear the scarf that he used to tie her up with but now she is there she’s nervous about the fact he might not even remember her. When he sings a new song called Tilt though he seems to find her in the crowd. This has her holding her breath as he sings seemingly to her before glancing away to sing to others in the crowd. It doesn’t take long to figure out that he did see her as her and her new friend get asked to go back stage to meet the band. When she gets face to face with Dylan though she is in for a shock as he acts like he doesn’t even know her, no recollection, nothing. After feeling hurt, or more to the point slightly crushed that clearly he meant more to her than she did to him, she goes hunting for him for answers after the hall is clear. Only he seems to find her first by grabbing her and pulling her into his dressing room. Oh the pleasure he can give with just his fingers – wow. One demand and she is putty in his hands all over again, willing to do anything, even go back to his hotel room to which he just put the key card to down her bra.

Now Dylan was hot before but when he is angry, man alive he is on another level. Rachel isn’t sure what he is mad at to begin with but is loving everything he is doing to her all the same so isn’t going to complain anytime soon. Turns out that Dylan thinks she was playing him all along when they first met and is really hurt that she lied. He is also slightly mad that she came to his concert with another guy. Glad she has a backbone at this stage as she’s right in there telling him how it is and that no she didn’t know who is was back then. Very good answer as it turns him back to being a calmer, but no less hot, version of himself. A version she is getting used to too much. The connection again between them is unbelievably hot. After only a very short amount of time they have found that they sync in more ways than just the bedroom – dressing room, stage, taxi’s, wherever they can really so you get the idea.

Rachel knows she should stay away as they can have no real future but can’t seem to make herself do it. He has become a part of her and its killing her to think that he may only view her as a passing fancy. With how he is with her though you know he sees her as more so she shouldn’t think it, let alone feel it.

I loved the scene where they are on the stage (where she plays with the symphony) playing music together. The melody they play just builds and builds and for them it’s like musical foreplay, the notes caressing their skin. It’s what starts the fun between them before they get their hands on each other. Who would have thought being ‘conducted’ by Dylan would be so hot.

Two people with such different live crossing paths like fate has its own plan. Clearly made for each other but when a secret Rachel has kept hidden from Dylan gets revealed everything they had comes crashing down around her and she fears she has lost him for good.

OMG the look on his face at the end is heartbreaking. After such a romantic gesture you will want to slap Rachel silly for the mess she has gotten herself into. Had a feeling it might be something like this and can only hope she changes her mind and takes the path that is really meant for her – the one that includes Dylan. Great cliff hanger ending that will guarantee you will go straight onto the next one.

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5 out of 5 stars

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