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Taking Shelter by BJ Bentley Review

Welcome to Medicine Wheel, Montana.

Would her first love still want her after she’d slept with the enemy?

Pretty and popular, Emma Jean was the belle of the ball in high school, but while waiting for her prince to make a move, she fell in love with the beast. 

Beaten down, battered, and broken, Emma Jean has finally had enough.
Cutting the ties that bind won’t be easy, especially when the enemy comes looking for her. 

Noah fell in love with his sister’s best friend in high school, but his hesitation cost him, and he lost his first love to a monster.

Determined to keep her safe, can he prove to her that belonging to him means peace instead of pain and love instead of fear?

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From her Amazon: I’m a psychic medium, romance author, and cat mom. I shamelessly based my character, Sabrina Rhodes, on myself (write what you know, and all that.) Weaknesses include alpha males and badass babes.
The Intuitive series is a collection of rom-com novellas, and I’m also working on a full-length dark romance novel.
I’m very active on social media, so feel free to stalk me! (Please stalk me, this is a cry for attention.)
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Love is a fickle thing. It’s hard work, and it’s a lot of work. Sometimes, we find someone we think is worthy of our love. We put so much time and devotion into this person, we can ignore the signs. We may see that darkness in them, but we believe we can fix someone, help them get better; We can be the person that chases away the clouds from their eyes. Be the light to their dark. And then they change. Something in them flips. The person we fell in love with wholeheartedly is someone different, and scary.

This is what happened to Emma Jean. She long ago fell in love with the football superstar. She pushed her feelings for long time crush Noah away, and went on a date that sealed her fate. Almost seven years later, she escaped the hell that had become her life before she even realized what was happening. What once was love became bitter hatred and fear.

Noah has long harbored feelings for his Sunshine. At one time, he believed he’d have his chance when Cody showed his true nature, but by then it was too late for his Emma and their love. Seven years later, he never let that love go. Never found someone who could encompass the love he felt for Emma. When the opportunity presents itself to not only save Emma from her hell, but also give their chemistry a chance to blossom, Noah takes it.

Emma has a long road ahead of her. Not only does she need to learn to love herself, she has to discover who she is. The path she was on long ago was deviated, so what did she do with her path suddenly wide open again? Her friends don’t let her hide, and neither does Noah. But does loving Noah mean losing herself? Again?

Noah’s road is more like a mountain to climb. He has to show Noah she’s worthy of love from those surrounding her, as well as worthy of being the woman she would have been had Cody not lured her into his clutches. He’s a determined alpha, possessive, but understanding of her plight. He may be a crazed man when it comes to his girl, but he knows she needs her independence, and doesn’t try to put her in the “victim” box.

This book was emotional, with the same blending of past and present the first in the series, Coming Home, had. It was full of sweet, tender moments, as well as ones that allowed Emma Jean to take back her life and sexuality.

This was four stars instead of five for me because ultimately, I would have liked to have seen more of Emma’s past with Cody. She had no money, no job, no way to get out. But why did she fall in love with him? What drew her in? We saw few of the interactions between the couple, but I felt left out of Emma’s personal bubble and I wanted more of it.

Though that’s really no different from any other book. I always want more, and a book with a woman who suffered from abuse? You could write a whole book just on that.

Coming Home by BJ Bentley Review

arcblurbcominghomeWelcome to the small town of Medicine Wheel, Montana.

Five years ago, Tally and Luke were dreaming of a future with the world at their feet.
Until Luke left Tally behind to join the Army.
With her heart broken the day he left and shattered the day he died, Tally was forced to suffer yet another unimaginable loss.
Left behind, she has had to raise her son and run the family ranch on her own.

Tally’s gotten used to shouldering burdens alone, and she’s comfortable in her routine.
But her world is about to be turned inside out.
Because Luke’s alive.
Now back in Medicine Wheel and determined to reclaim Tally, Luke is surprised to learn that she isn’t the only one he left behind.
Can Luke secure the family he’s always wanted with the woman he left behind and the son he didn’t know he had?
Or will the demons of the past succeed in tearing their family apart for good?

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aboutheauthor36828555_219592792013169_1340683108122361856_nFrom her Amazon: I’m a psychic medium, romance author, and cat mom. I shamelessly based my character, Sabrina Rhodes, on myself (write what you know, and all that.) Weaknesses include alpha males and badass babes.
The Intuitive series is a collection of rom-com novellas, and I’m also working on a full-length dark romance novel.
I’m very active on social media, so feel free to stalk me! (Please stalk me, this is a cry for attention.)
Follow me!

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I’m not one for second chance novels- I like the ones where they meet and BOOM they’re together forever. I’m ok with a book being emotional, but the idea that something happened to make soul mates break up and potentially have to forgive something unforgivable (to me) isn’t something I usually go for. It’s not a hard stop for me, it doesn’t make me NOT like it automatically; however it is very difficult for me to really get into it.

That being said… HOLY CRAP this book is good. It’s got angst, love, secret babies, teenage drama and more. Yes, yes I said MORE. Not only is this book different from what I’ve read so far of BJ (and I’ve read it all girl), but this book drew me in on every level. I was entranced from the first page, and left smiling by the last.

While there was stuff I wish was resolved, at the end of the day, this novel sent me on a second chance kick. Though nothing will be like this. Add young love with leaving for the military, plus some hidden pregnancies and a dead man coming back to life with some serious PTSD and you’ve got an action packed novel that DE-LIV-ERS.

If you’ve read the Syndicate Series than you know BJ has these amazingly steamy sex scenes that leave you sitting next to a fan, and just because there are more emotional scenes in Coming Home doesn’t mean the love making isn’t just as amazing. And that’s because Tally and Luke are so connected, and have been since they met at a young age, that it’s so much more intense.

BJ gave me just enough, just enough, foreshadowing as well, that had me literally salivating for the next installment of the Medicine Wheel.

GURL I NEED MORE.

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