Series Book Review, Giveaway: Carolina Bad Boys by Rie Warren


 by Rie Warren

 Stone: At Your Service (Book #1)

Hell on wheels meets Hell in high heels.Bad boy mechanic Josh Stone likes to get his hands dirty any way he can—the filthier, the better. Ever since his wife walked out on him and their young son, he’s only had room in his heart for two loves: the kid and cars.Roped into playing his best buddy’s gay boyfriend during a romance writers convention, the player meets the girl who’s gonna rock his world.LeeleeSongchild. Shy, bashful, beautifulLeelee who blushes at the drop of a hat yetwrites hardcore smut to rival Josh’s backlist of Penthouse Forum.The only problem is his hands are tied. Josh can’t stab his old friend/fake lover in the back even though all he wants to do is take luscious Leelee to bed, and maybe, love her. When the truth comes out, all hell breaks loose.

Too bad romance is just for books.

Love in the Fast Lane (Book #2)

love in the fast lane
New York Times bestselling paranormal author, Nicky—Nick—Love is anything but successful in love. For years he’s lost himself in his writing career, but now he’s ready to get back to his rebel-boy roots. While restoring a motorcycle at Stone’s Auto Service, he meets the Wildcat of his dreams. She’s a shock to the system for the romance writer who doesn’t remember a damn thing about wooing a woman.
Cool-as-ice, Catarina “Wildcat” Steele is utterly untouchable until Nicky ignites a spark she can’t control. Their electric attraction explodes as Nicky pursues her, but he comes bearing the baggage of a family tragedy he’s hidden from everyone. He knows love has no guarantees.
Their passionate romance falls apart when Nicky discovers Cat’s secret rivals his own. The truth about her past reopens Nicky’s raw wounds and awakens a ghost he never laid to rest. He doesn’t know how to have Cat, and now he can’t trust her. Will they be torn apart . . . or tamed by love?



Steele: Into Your Heart (Book #3)


Brodie Steele is a badass MC dude. Ashe Kingston is a sexy police officer with an attitude. Their bad blood runs deep. But after they hook up at a wild biker week, can they keep their pact? What happens at Bike Week stays at Bike Week. Yeah, right.Riding out the rough years following a family tragedy, Brodie is still trying to put his life back together when he finds something he never expected with Ashe. She annoys the ever lovin’ hell out of him, and turns him on so much he can’t see straight. He keeps coming back for more. Ashe isn’t just a hard-nosed police officer. And she wants no part of Brodie outside of their no-strings-attached fling. There’s no way he’s settling-down material but he’s hard to resist with his inked sleeves and rebellious ways, not to mention piercings in places that make Ashe melt. Brodie Steele is dangerous, delicious, and suddenly determined to have her. If there’s anything more risky than laying his heart on the line for this sexy woman, it’s Ashe’s job. It puts her life in danger in a way he can’t possibly protect her from. Can their hot bond win out over the bad blood of years past? Or will Ashe be taken from Brodie before she lets him into her heart?




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My Rating:

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Favorite Quotes:

Stone: At Your Service:

“I settled next to him, watching him closely in case crazy was catching.”

“LeeLee was a slob.  Either that or she had some kind of personality disorder where she needed to see all of her belongings at once.”

“She was flustered, flabbergasted, and a bunch more f words I didn’t need to elaborate one.”

Love: In the Fast Lane

“Oh hon, my bite is so much worse than my bark.  You don’t even want to know.”

“As I drew back, the peaceful feeling spread to something else.  It rearranged my heart.”

“Cat’s smile was saccharine sweet over a healthy dose of pure poison.”

“Next came the bouquet toss.  It wasn’t pretty.  The women jostled like field hockey players, all elbows, kicks, and jabs.”

“Absolution came just like that, with quiet words and small touches so unlike the fireball of attraction that had slammed us together from the first moment we meet.”

Steele: Into Your Heart

“I want breakfasts, and fights, and finding out how annoying you can really be.”

“She frowned at me as if I’d grown two heads.  The only extra head I’d grown was the one threatening to teepee my jeans.”

“Rayce’s husky laugh could probably give Cialis a run for its money in boner-inducing material.”


My Review:

These books are so steamy and sensual, I believe I may have broken the record for lady boners.  Each book in the series focuses on a different couple – and they all sizzled from beginning to end.  I am Rie Warren’s newest fan-girl – she has mad skills!   Her characters are scary looking, yet witty, smart, broken, clever, and beguiling.  I vacillated between smirking due to the humor, and gasping and fanning myself due to the steamy sensual scenes.  The writing is unfailingly entertaining and fascinating, the banter between the characters is witty and sly. Each book was well-written and absorbing.  Stone At Your Service was the most humorous and fun.  The love story for Love in the Fast Lane was more volatile, yet the story line for Steele: Into Your Heart was more emotional and suspenseful than the first two books, as the characters experienced a full range of emotional events with considerable ups and down, gains and losses, grief and joy.  I was deeply entrenched in the story from the onset, and felt my heart pound numerous times, and for a variety of different reasons.  I had many more favorite quotes marked, but had to narrow down the list as to what would get past the censors.  These books are smokin’ hot, I recommend keeping an ample supply of cool drinks within reach to prevent dehydration.

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The bigger they are, the harder they fall.


Coming summer 2015.



Author Bio 


Rie is the badass, sassafras author of Sugar Daddy and the Don’t Tell series–a breakthrough trilogy that crosses traditional publishing boundaries beginning with In His Command. Her latest endeavor, the Carolina Bad Boys series, is fun, hot, and southern-sexy.


A Yankee transplant who has traveled the world, Rie started out a writer—causing her college professor to blush over her erotic poetry without one ounce of shame. Not much has changed. She swapped pen for paintbrushes and followed her other love during her twenties. From art school to marriage to children and many a wild and wonderful journey in between, Rie has come home to her calling. Her work has been called edgy, daring, and some of the sexiest smut around.


You can connect with Rie via the social media hangouts listed on her website She is represented by Saritza Hernandez, Corvisiero





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