Cat’s Meow~~Beyond the Ghosts~~A Legacy Falls Novella @JodyPardo

Title: Beyond The Ghosts 
Author : Jody Pardo 
Genre: Military, Romance 
 

First Sergeant Peter Toledo returns home to Legacy Falls after last deployment to his hometown where time has stood still. He is faced with a decision to re-enlist in the Army or retired well decorated and return to civilian life. 

Christina walks into his life with her sweet smile and Southern charm and a world of possibilities and what ifs begin to come into play as she steals his heart. 
First, he must exorcise his demons and deal with tragedy too close to home before he lets her into his life. 
Together, maybe they can live beyond the ghosts.

4 Meows
Peter has come home  to visit his family. It has a been a very long time and he isn’t sure if he is staying or going back. He has a month to decide.
Beyond the Ghosts is a very good short story.  I loved Peter and his family. The characters are amazing, the storyline is interesting and I wanted more. It stopped abruptly and I could have read  for hours longer.
If you like military romance you will love this.
 
 
Jody Pardo was born and raised in New York City and is the only child of an English professor. After 9/11/2001 and a line-of-duty injury, she left her role as an EMT with FDNY-EMS for a quieter life. She pursued Bachelor’s degrees in Molecular Biosciences and English. Her love of books and introduction to the Indie book world led to many wonderful friendships, and the drive to write and publish was ignited. Jody loves to travel and meet new people, and has lived in five states and visited 48 out of 50 US states. Known for her goofy selfies and love for peanut butter, she is easily swayed to dares and shenanigans.
 
Now a resident of Oklahoma, Jody is an elementary school teacher and a single mom to her daughter, Ariel Elizabeth, and her cat, Bullet.

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TITLE: MAN OF HONOR
AUTHOR: DIANA GARDIN
GENRE: ROMANCE 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The best rules are the ones worth breaking . . .
 
After his mother’s funeral, ex-Army Ranger Drake Sullivan wants only to disappear and drown his sorrows in whiskey. Then he sees her: Mea Jones. An untamed, sexy-as-hell whirlwind of energy. A few years ago, she showed him the best-and hottest-night of his life, then walked away without a backward glance. But he’s never stopped wanting more.
 
When it comes to guys, Mea has rules. One night. No dating. Whatever it takes to have control and keep it. With Drake, it’s all heat and hurt and hunger, and pretty much the opposite of control. And that makes him dangerous as hell. Mea has her own demons, and falling in love-or even in lust-is strictly a no-go proposition. But she soon finds out Drake is incredibly single-minded when it comes to getting what he wants. And he’s determined to be the exception to all her rules.
 
Reader advisory: The heroine’s past deals with dark elements some readers may find disturbing. Recommended for mature audiences only.
 
 
 
 
My Review
4 Meows 5 purrs
Drake is a man with a dark past. He keeps it hidden inside, yet it eats him up after his mother dies.
Mea has an even darker past and never lets a man in her life. Until she met Drake. One night three years ago he broke a rule… yet three years later she has to face him again since she is best friends with Berkely and He is best friends with Dare and they are both working together on the wedding. Then she finds out she never told him the rules, so she gives him a second chance.

I loved Drake. I love a dark, brooding man( and loved the cover). I loved how he was so devoted to Mea and protective. I liked Mea as well. I loved the contrast between her and Drake her being Tiny but so strong and confident…A real survivor from her past and not a whiny victim.

The story does have some dark parts in Meas past so there could be emotional triggers. It was hard for me at first, but I was invested in the characters, so I pushed through. I am glad I did.
Man Of Honor is book three in the Battle Scars series. It does stand alone, but I think it would be better read in order. I plan to get the other two books.

If you like ex-military men, Mechanics, Dark Brooding men, strong women and some scorching sex I think you will like this.


 
Her voice voice has gone all low and husky, and my dick instantly jerks to attention like it’s responding to a signal that only she knows. “Yeah?” The thudding of my heart is heavy, harsh, and violent.
She breathes out. “Yeah.”
She lifts her eyes, big, warm, and beautiful to meet mine. I’m hypnotized for a minute, just staring into them while she stares right back. With an uncontrollable surge of need, my body moves into autopilot and I just react.
I tug her wrist, pulling her off the back of the bike. When she’s standing beside me, a quick gasp escapes her as I pull her to straddle my lap.
And then she’s mine.
Her lips are mine, her mouth belongs to me.
And I pillage.
And I plunder.
At the insistent urge of my tongue, she opens to me with a moan. I pull back for a second.
“Sexiest sound I ever heard, baby.” I don’t want to scare her, but I can’t do much more than growl at this moment.
Claiming her lips again, I taste her and she’s perfect. Fucking perfect. She presses against me, forcing me to go deeper, to kiss her harder. When she grinds her hips against my rock-hard cock, I can’t take it anymore. Her hands sift through my hair. Rough, rough, rough.
I wrench away from her devilish mouth and grab her ass. The fact that any other rider could come along at any moment only amps me up, not slows me down. I lift her up, and when I plunge her back down on top of me she clamps down on her bottom lip with her teeth and drops her head into my shoulder.
“Drake,” she whispers. Harsh, harsh, harsh.
Then she bites down hard on my shoulder.

 


 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Diana Gardin was born and raised combing the coasts of Southeastern Virginia. She is now a happy resident of South Carolina as she married into an enormous Carolina-rooted family. She loves the beach, and even more than that she loves to read while sitting on the beach.
While writing was always a passion of Diana’s, she enrolled in college to become an elementary-school teacher. After eight years of teaching in both Virginia and South Carolina, she decided to stay at home with her first child. This decision is what opened her eyes to the fact that she still very much loved to write, and her first novel was born. Diana is the author of several works of New Adult Romance, including The Ashes Series, The Nelson Island Series, and the Battle Scars Series.

 
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