13 August 2013

{Review} Bikers and Pearls by Vicki Wilkerson

Bikers and Pearls (Summerbrook, #1)

3 stars!!


Who said tempting a sweet Southern belle would be easy?

When rebel biker Bullworth Clayton gets tangled up with pastel-and-pearls-clad April Church, sparks fly. Sure, April would clearly rather work with anyone else, but if teaming up with Bull means a successful charity event for a sick little boy they both care about, then so be it.

April is baffled at how drawn she is to the leather-wearing, tattooed Bull—he just doesn’t fit with her simple, safe, country-club life. And as much as the handsomely rugged man tempts her, she still can’t shake the images of the tragic motorcycle accident from her past, which left her scarred and her father broken.

Bull tempts her to don a pair of leather pants and go for a ride with him, while April desperately tries to resist her attraction to the wild side and keep her exploits hidden from her small town. Will they be able to navigate their differences and find a middle road to love?

My Review

Bikers and Pearls tells a story about two very different individuals, coming together to save a young boy's life and ultimately falling in love with each other.
“No, April. Your love is a miracle—my miracle.”
April Church and Bullworth Clayton couldn't be any more different from each other. She's a Ann Taylor, pastel-and-pearls girl who plays it safe, all the time, while he's a long-haired, leather-clad, Harley riding man. April, due to some unfortunate event in her past, hates motorcycles. Bull, cherishes them. They came from different backgrounds and wouldn't have met if it hadn't been for a special little boy who needed both of them.

April Church, to be honest, was a very hard character for me to like. I understand her trauma but sometimes, it felt like her attitude towards Bull and others like him has nothing to do with trauma. It has to do with her being a shallow snob. Her biggest ambition in life was to become part of the League of Ladies. She sees the opportunity to add points to her resume by helping Ben. Don't get me wrong. She's sweet, cute and nice, not just with bikers or anyone who isn't like her.

She almost ruined the book for me because I found her too shallow and having so many hang-ups, it wasn't fun reading about it. Thank god for Bull.

Bull is strong, caring and loyal. And oh, did I mention he's hot? He had a troubled childhood, joined a notorious motorcycle, left that gang and established himself as a legit businessman. I really liked him even though people were prejudice towards him, he remained loyal and loving.

It took a lot of convincing and a lot of introspection on April's part to finally let Bull in. She realized her mistakes and realized that she's not living her life to the fullest. When April finally got things in her sorted out, it became a sweet read for me. It realistic and sweet.

This book is clean, meaning no explicit sex and Bull, being a biker and all, doesn't really cuss. If you like your bikers that runs toward the "Deuce" end of the spectrum, then this book isn't for you. But if you like clean and sweet romance, read this book.

*ARC Provided by Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review.

{Cover Reveal} Loving Cara by Kristen Proby



In her sizzling new series, USA Today bestselling author Kristen Proby sets the stage for a passionate reunion under the breathtaking Montana sky.

Cara Donovan’s summer tutoring job is turning out to be a challenge—and not just because of her troubled twelve-year-old student. It’s his uncle Josh who’s the real problem. If problem is the word for an irresistibly cocky, muscle-bound rancher with a taste for tight Levi’s and shameless flirtation. . . .

Cara is nothing like the wallflower Josh King remembers good-naturedly teasing in high school. This Cara is gorgeous, confident, fun. From the moment the fiery teacher steps foot on his family’s Lazy K Ranch, the stubborn playboy is determined to corral her. So what happens when his luscious lover takes over the reins?

The first in a steamy trilogy, Kristen Proby’s enthralling novel is filled to the brim with one hardworking family’s triumphs and challenges, all the wild adventure of the modern West, and a whole lot of titillating fun.



“Where are your jeans?” Josh asks as he meets me at my car the following morning.

“These are jeans.” I pull my tote bag out of the car and walk toward the front door of his house. “Is Seth here yet?”

“No, he’ll be a few minutes. I have him feeding the dogs at the big house.”


“Those are not jeans.” He’s scowling down at my denim shorts like they’re the devil incarnate.

“They’re denim.”

He narrows his chocolate eyes at me, but I see the humor there, and the butterflies take up residence in my belly again.

I love riling this guy up.

“Fine, they’ll have to do. Go ahead and get settled, Seth will be here in a minute. I have to ride out with a few of the guys to repair a fence, so I’ll see you at lunch time.” He pulls on some gloves and settles his green baseball cap on his head backwards again.

“You don’t wear cowboy hats?” I ask without thinking.

“Not usually. I have one, if you’d rather I wear it.” He smirks.

“No, just curious,” I mumble and head toward the house.

“Don’t leave before I get back. I have plans for you.”

He grins wide, winks, and saunters off toward the massive barn that sits between his house and the big house.

Well, isn’t that view nice? His Levi’s hug his ass perfectly and sit low on his hips, and as he walks I can see his buttocks and thighs flex.

Dear God, I’m lusting after a rancher.

About Kristen Proby

KRISTEN PROBY is the USA Today bestselling author of the popular With Me in Seattle series. She has a passion for a good love story and strong characters who love humor and have a strong sense of loyalty and family. Her men are the alpha type—fiercely protective and a bit bossy—and her ladies are fun, strong, and not afraid to stand up for themselves. Kristen spends her days with her muse in the Pacific Northwest. She enjoys coffee, chocolate, and sunshine. And naps. Visit her at KristenProby.com