Series Book Review: Callen by Kemmie Michaels 2

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Book: CALLEN
Series: Second Chance #3
Author: Kemmie Michaels
Genre: adult erotic romantic suspense
Cover Design:Robin Ludwig designs
Hosted by: Francessca’s Romance Reviews

Synopsis

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Violence shaped Callen Reed’s childhood. Special Forces forged his adulthood. When the woman he loves is murdered, revenge should be both simple and necessary. Love, however, opened his heart once, and may also have the potential to save him from the darkness of his grief.

The world lays both love and revenge at his feet. His choice, his consequences.

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My Rating:

4 hearts

 

Favorite Quotes:

Ledger

“Everything I’m qualified to do falls under the category of minimum wage because I have no qualifications other than being conscious.”

“I stare at him wide-eyed, feeling like that speech must have been told in my imagination.  He couldn’t have laid his heart out like that, not for me.  I swear I can’t catch my breath.  His words… his strong body… he’s stolen the air from my lungs.”

“As soon as I had you, I wanted more of you.  I want to make you mine in every way.”

“My world is never so right as when I’m with Ledger.”

Mason

“With a love this basic, this solid, this simplistically true, the pace doesn’t need to be slow or romantic to prove the depth behind the connection.”

“I can’t imagine living life any stronger than loving Sofia, than being loved by her.”

Callen

“I swear I’m strategizing this dinner with the level of planning I employed to overthrow an African warlord.”

“I have been away from myself for far too long.”

“I am near weeping at the sensation of bringing my body and my mind in sync more powerfully than ever.  I never imagined love could be this amazing.”

“I’m not certain which makes more noise: my heart falling from the height he took me, or the sound of Callen falling off the pedestal I’d constructed for him.  Maybe the tears threatening to choke me would be louder.”

“Part of me wants to fast-forward a year to find out how all this will work out.”

 

My Review:

I can boldly declare that I have spent my week with Kemmie Michaels and 791 pages of her sexy men.  Ledger is my favorite as he is a sweet, tender, loving protector.  Then came Mason, who was is smart, yet brash and impulsive, but out for justice and wanting to do the right thing.  And ending with Callen who is grieving and out for vengeance and revenge, and finds betrayal.  Callen’s story is the heaviest read of the three as it is flavored with melancholy and regret.  All three of these stories are based on an obsession and heightened sense of duty and justice.  They do what some might consider awful acts, but do so for a good reason and a big heart.  This has been my first Kemmie experience and I found all three books to be well-written, insightful, entertaining, and deliciously steamy.  With her tactical knowledge, I believe I would be afraid to be on her bad side if I happened to live nearby.   I am anxious to see what happens in the next book.

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About The Author

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Mother of Two Boys…
My husband and I have been married for 17 years and are blessed with two amazing young men. They are 10 and 12 right now, and both are on very different parts of the autism spectrum. I’ve learned so much being their mom and I feel pretty lucky to have become part of a community of loving, understanding people.

If you’d like to meet my oldest son, watch Big Bang Theory and shake hands with Sheldon. Those two are so similar, straight down to the fake laugh when they recognize something is funny.

My youngest cannot be explained. He’s more of an experience, and a joyful one at that.

Romance Novelist…
I’ve always loved to write. I’ve written for newspapers and magazines, also a host of personal projects. Then in December of 2012 I was reading on my first Kindle, gobbling up romances left and right. That’s when I fell in love with Ethan Blackstone, by the way.

I was inspired to sit down and write. Less than one year later I’ve published three books, written another and its sequel novella, and started on two more. Another series popped into my head, as well. Now as of August of 2014, I’m on the verge of publishing book six, with at least five started or specifically planned. Since I’m sure I won’t update this bio for a long time, you’ll have to rely on my Facebook updates to know what’s going on with Kemmie Michaels romances. You can also subscribe to my newsletter for releases, covers, sales, and other news.

…and I LOVE coffee.

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Other books in the series

LEDGER
Second Chance #1

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Amazon UK
Amazon USA

MASON
Second Chance #2

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Amazon UK
Amazon USA

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2 thoughts on “Series Book Review: Callen by Kemmie Michaels

  1. Reply joselynburke May 29,2015 2:15 pm

    Sounds cool, maybe I could try it

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