Tuesday, April 11, 2017

New Release & Review!!! Brutal-- Jenika Snow!!!

Just in case you haven't seen one of the one million and eighteen times that I have proclaimed my love for this series, let me do it one more time..... I freaking LOVE this series!!!!!!! So, so hard. It is more than amazing, and every new book in it, makes me fall that much more in love with these wonderful characters.
Axel is more than words, for sure. A force beyond nature in his devotion and love for Roxie. Something that you so rarely see anymore in stories, but a man who has stayed pure for the one woman that his heart wants. He has spent years longing for one woman, and he is determined that if he cannot have her- he will have no other. 
As for Roxie, she's spent those same years standing by Axel's side as his largest source of support, and his biggest cheerleader, as he makes his way into the boxing world. As deep as Axel's devotion is to Roxie, her is right back- because she stands silently by while throngs of women throw themselves at him. What makes it better though, is that he never so much as glances another's way- he only has eyes for his girl.
The buildup for these two finally coming together was intense and perfectly written, as the alternating points of view give us a great insight into the feelings of each character, and the emotions that each are going through while dealing with the realization that they are finally ready to reveal their feelings. This is something that I love for authors to do- give us the male prospective too!! I wanna know what's tumbling around that brains of theirs, and Jenika does this perfectly here.
All in all, this is an excellent addition to the Real Man Series, and only makes me want the next one (gosh, please let there be a next one), all the more!! I seriously crave these books, so without a doubt- Brutal is a 5 star read!!!


He’s loved her his entire life.


She’s my best friend, my everything.
She’s been the girl I’ve loved since I knew what that meant.
I box—fight bloody—for a living, and at every fight she’s there, cheering me on, being mine whether she knows it or not.
I’ve never been with a woman because for me she’s it. Roxie is the only one I’ll ever want.
Enough time has passed. It’s time I told Roxie how I feel, because there’s no way I can hold in my feelings any longer.


I want to think the looks, the possessiveness that comes from him means he wants me the same way I want him. He’s been in my life for longer than I can remember, and I never want that to change.
I’ll be with him until the end. My love for him runs so deep, so strong I can’t breathe at times.
I watch as he pushes other girls away, his gaze locked on mine as if he’s trying to tell me there isn’t anyone else for him.
But I’m afraid to turn our relationship from friends to lovers. I’m afraid of crossing that line that could ruin what we have.

Warning: This is a super sweet friends-to-lovers story. Don’t worry; it still has that OTT alpha hero who’s head over heels in love with his woman and caveman to a fault. Grab some ice, because it’s going to get hot in here!


I was harder than a fucking steel rod. My cock jammed against my zipper, demanding to be free, to be buried within the tight, hot body of Roxie. I scrubbed a hand over my face, trying to stay calm, to be collected.
But the way she’d looked at me. The way she’d reacted.
She’d been turned on. I’d seen it, hell, fucking felt it. The air had heated, my entire body had become tense, and my cock had gotten harder than it ever had before. All because she’d looked at me like she wanted me.
I’d had to get up and leave, get some air, some space. I wanted to tell her, and I would. I’d tell her how much I loved her, that she was mine even before she knew it. I couldn’t stand to think about her with another man.
God, I’d saved myself for her, because no other woman did it for me. No other female would ever do it for me. Roxie was mine, and it was now or never. I’d waited long enough to tell her that we belonged together.
I took one more swig from my beer, set it on the coffee table, and turned to face her. She was watching me, her face looking so fucking perfect, her gaze locked on mine. She was nervous, I could tell. I could see it in the way her pulse beat wildly at the base of her neck, and the way her chest rose and fell harshly.
And just when I was about to open my heart to the girl I was madly, deeply in love with, she cleared her throat and started talking first.
“I don’t want things to get weird, but I have to say something.”
My body tensed. I expected the worst, expected her to know how I felt from the way I’d acted just moments ago. I assumed she’d say nothing could ever happen between us, even though I’d seen that she was worked up, aroused.
She was silent for a second, clearly in her thoughts. And then when she looked at me, her eyes so big, so round and expressive, I braced myself.
“I love you, Axel. God, I love you so much it hurts.” She let out this breath, as though she’d been holding it in.
The air left my lungs like I’d been sucker punched in the gut. I couldn’t even move, let alone form a coherent word.

Jenika Snow is a USA Today Bestselling Author that lives in the northwest with her husband and their two daughters. Before she started writing full-time she worked as a nurse.

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