“Made” by Danielle Slater and Allegra Ryan (Guest Review by Deb Markanton of Xtreme-Delusions.com)

Hi everyone! I am so honored to be a guest reviewer today! Catherine is my blog girl crush/hero for putting together such a fabulous site. Her reviews are always spot on and entertaining. She’s also a very fine writer. Don’t tell anyone, but I’m a teensy bit jealous. When I told her I had just read a very impressive debut book, she invited me to share my thoughts about it.

Made

by Danielle Slater and Allegra Ryan

Series:
Bad Boy Games Book 1

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Genre: Suspense Romance
Release Date: February 11th, 2016
Kindle Price: 0.99
Kindle Unlimited: Yes

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Book Description:

The Bad Boy Games: there’s nothing they won’t do, no line they won’t cross.

BROOKE

When it comes to bad boys, I’m smart enough to look and not touch. When it comes to Nathan, all I want to do is touch. . .

To get my little sister out of trouble, I have to play the game, his twisted game. The worst part? I love it. I didn’t intend things to work out this way. I knew I was in over my head, but some part of me believed in him, that he really would help us.

The whole crazy thing began with a pair of red shoes and a contract. Now he thinks I belong to him. The scary part? He might be right.

NATHAN

Brooke thinks she’s playing to save her sister. The truth? She’s just another pawn running out of time. . .

So what? Her illusions aren’t my issue. She also thinks I’m using her for my own dirty reasons, that I’m just another player. She might be right, but what I want is to move up in the organization and take my rightful seat at the table. I’m smart enough to realize that dream’s likely never going to come true.

Still, the job has its perks, and one of them is that sweet redhead. I’m going to get my fill while I can–because the one thing the bosses can’t take away from me–I play for keeps.

**MADE is a dark, bad boy romance. No cliffhanger, no cheating. Happy ending included**

Deb’s Review: 4 Stars for “Made”

Let me begin by saying I love dark, bad boy romance novels. There’s something delicious about these inevitably gorgeous guys, built like Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who kick ass and take names later. If at all. You just know they’ll flatten any idiot who dares look at you the wrong way. They may or may not be involved in less than legal activities. Believe what you will. But somehow we overlook the fact they fit people with cement shoes for a living. Why? Because these guys also possess a soft creamy center that, once the right woman falls into their lap, transforms them into something extraordinary and swoony. Yes, I said swoony. Don’t get me wrong, they never lose the bad boy. It’s just a whole lot better.

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Blurb:
The Bad Boy Games: there’s nothing they won’t do, no line they won’t cross. BROOKE When it comes to bad boys, I’m smart enough to look and not touch. When it comes to Nathan, all I want to do is touch. . . To get my little sister out of trouble, I have to play the game, his twisted game. The worst part? I love it. I didn’t intend things to work out this way. I knew I was in over my head, but some part of me believed in him, that he really would help us. The whole crazy thing began ...
Bad Boy Games Book 1
Genre: Suspense Romance
Release Date: 2016-02-11
Kindle Price: 0.99
Kindle Unlimited
, the debut novel by Danielle Slater and Allegra Ryan, is one of those swoony bad boy romance novels. At roughly 132 pages it’s technically more of a novella however, in my opinion, it reads like a full length novel. It’s also quite an impressive debut. What impressed me so much? First of all, Ms. Slater and Ms. Ryan write like seasoned authors. The prose is clever, descriptive, and tightly written. There’s no repetitive detritus to wade through. The story is fast paced and flows well. The editing is much better than a lot I’ve encountered lately. And then there is the story and characters. This is a well thought out plot. It’s not perfect, but it’s damn near there. This story makes you use your brain. The characters are interesting, well developed, and compelling. I liked them and wanted to know more about them.

The synopsis paints just enough of the story to get you started. If I divulge too much, it will ruin your fun trying to piece the puzzle together. I will say, the authors are very good at the slight-of-hand trick. They had me focused on one thing, convinced of the direction we were headed only to find out I missed a turn off. Brava, ladies. Made immerses us into the dark, unsettling world of Mafia syndicates; the powerful and entitled men who run them, and the games they play using people as mere pawns. To be exact, our hero and heroine, Nathan and Brooke.

Nathan has spent years putting down the idiots who have made the mistake of trying to cross his boss, Tucker Voss. He’s good at it, and makes no excuses about it. It’s a job. Just recently, Voss pulled Nathan off the road and into his exclusive club, Dominion. Nathan is none too happy about it, and he’s trying to figure out what Voss has up his sleeve. There’s one thing for certain, Tucker Voss doesn’t do random. Nathan will play the role of bouncer for now, but you can bet he’s keeping his eyes focused on what game Voss might be playing.

Brooke is mature and level-headed, having been a parent to her younger sister since the age of 17, after the death of their parents. Brooke agrees to tag along to Dominion with her friend Caylee, who has received an exclusive invitation. Brooke has a gut feeling things aren’t quite on the up and up. She couldn’t be more right. However, Brooke fights her instincts and decides to let her inhibitions go once she sets eyes on the gorgeous, sexy Nathan. It’s only one night, right?

Made alternates between Nathan and Brooke’s point of view. The attraction between these two is instant and the chemistry explosive. Despite the insta-love aspect, I loved this story and I loved Nathan and Brooke. They fit well together, they work well together, and best of all, Brooke is not a whiner. The game they are thrown into has no rules. It’s intense, surprising, and oftentimes confusing. As a matter of fact, I’m still not too clear on a few things. The only objective…get out alive.

Made introduces us to an opulent, over-the-top, often frightening world. It’s a fast read that comes to an even faster conclusion. I was satisfied, but wanted more. Even though this is a standalone, the story will continue with two more books, now in the works; Laid, and Blown. I have been assured these books will feature characters we’ve previously met, and will clear up a few things that had me wondering. All in all, this is a great debut by two very talented writers. I can’t wait for the next book!

Back on Xtreme-Delusions I interviewed the authors of “Made”. Read my Author Spotlight with Danielle Slater and Allegra Ryan

Reviewer Bio:

Deb Markanton - ReviewerDeb Markanton wants to live in a world where bullies are non-existent, people have more respect for this planet, and Game of Thrones asks her to guest star.

Her past lives include: dog walker, massage therapist, production assistant to a textile designer, and visual merchandiser for a major retail company. She currently lives on the Big Island of Hawaii with her (retired) attorney husband, two dogs, two cats, 12 parakeets, and countless geckos who love to scare the crap out of her by skittering out of closets and cabinets.

When she’s not reading and reviewing books, you can find her working outside keeping the jungle at bay on their mango farm, binge watching Netflix, and trying to make the perfect pizza dough.

Her latest project hit the blogosphere in October 2015 when she convinced her friend Jean they needed to start a book review blog. Hence, the birth of Xtreme Delusions. Admittedly, Jean does most of the work while Deb feigns ignorance about all things technical.

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