Wednesday, September 24, 2014

S.K. Logsdon

Stricken Desire, Stricken Unveild, Stricken Trust, Stricken Resolve, Lex

Stricken Desires (Stricken Rock #1) by S.K Logsdon

Innocent, twenty-four year old Emily Bronwyn is thrown into the world of Rock N Roll. When her best friend Stacy calls upon her to help him co-manage Stricken’s, music tour. It doesn't take long for her to bump heads with the hottest rock star on the planet. Stricken’s lead singer Johnathan Striker who’s most famous for being a womanizing male whore. But what he doesn't realize is, he’s just met his match. When Emily refuses to tolerate his mouthy antics or bed him. Even though it’s hard to resist the charms of such a handsome and infuriating man.
Returning home to Indiana during a short tour break, Emily gets shoved into a different life she never thought possible. Passion is the new driver in her life and her innocence is officially a thing of the past. What will she do now? But embrace the new cards she’s been dealt.

Caution: This book contains heavy adult sexual content, profanity and bisexuality. For audiences 18+

Manda's 3 Star Review:

Emily Bronwyn would do anything for her best friend Stacy, so when he calls her and asks her to help him co-manage the rock bad Sticken's music tour she jumps at the chance. Emily finds herself thrown into a world of wild and mouthy rock stars the worst of all the bands lead singer Johnathan Striker. Refusing to back down to him she is determined to prove herself but resisting the rockers charms maybe harder than she thought. After a short tour break completely changes her life Emily is now forced to face a life she never imagined she would have.

I had a hard time connecting with this book in the beginning. I love rock star bad boy books but I kind of felt like this one was going in multiple directions at once. The main characters would make a declaration and then almost immediately do the opposite. I felt like everything jumped around but by the end of the book I was invested in what happens next. It was enough to keep me interested and ready to read the next book in the series.

Stricken Unveiled (Stricken Rock #2) by S.K Logsdon

After Emily places Johnathan in rehab. A discovery is unveiled throwing a disastrous curve ball her way. Emily’s world is turned upside down and the only people she can rely on are her friends. Rocker Johnathan, the man who claims to love her is pushing the limits. And just when she thinks life is coasting along peacefully, he breaks her heart once more. Will they ever get past this?
Book Two: Stricken Rock Series (A Story based around Emily & Claire.)
Caution: This book contains heavy adult sexual content, profanity, bisexuality and lesbianism. For ages 18+
Next- Stricken Trust #3 of the Stricken Rock series 

***Who Picked This? Book Blog was given an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review***

***This is the second book in the series and WILL contain spoilers from book one.  We suggest reading book one prior to reading this review***

Manda's 3 Star Review:
Once again Johnathan is playing games and breaking Emily's heart. She loves Johnathan and will forever share a connection to him but can they really have the relationship she wants and the one he says he wants.

I don't know what to think of this story. I can't seem to put it down but at the same time it makes me so angry. Johnathan is a terrible character and the more I read about him the more terrible he is. The further along I get the more I think to myself if Emily stays with him she is an idiot. I can't see where he could do anything to redeem himself at this point. I have no idea where this series is going to go but I will be there to find out. As angry as I am at the story I can't stop reading it. All of the relationships in this book seem very one sided including Emily and Claire. It always seems one person is trying for more than the other. Looking forward to the next book so I can maybe figure some of this out. Good series that keeps you interested!

My 4 Star Review!!

After Emily leaves Johnathan in rehab she is struggling keeping her emotions in check due to being 12 weeks pregnant with Johnathan’s twins.  While Johnathan is away Emily reconnects with Claire, an ubér hot ad executive who just happens to be a lesbian and have feelings for Emily.  Emily and Claire set off on a journey of sexual exploration and awakening.  Claire must leave to go to New York on business around the time Emily is getting Johnathan out of rehab and after some extreme lies and truths come out, Emily is left alone with no one but James her body guard to help her.  Emily is faced with some life altering choices to make yet again in this amazing second book in the Stricken series. 

I have a serious love hate relationship with this series!  I absolutely get sucked into it and cannot stop reading, but I literally want to throw my kindle across the room multiple times each chapter.   On my review from the first book I said, “Emily is the type of heroine I love.  She has a smart and sassy attitude; she takes no crap from anyone and has a level head on her shoulders.  She can be bossy and demanding at times, but also shows her ability to be caring and humble” all that is so true and then some! I can’t imagine dealing with the crap she has to put up with when it comes to Johnathan.  

I have read books where there are characters that you want to hate but you can also relate to why they are that way, but Johnathan is not that type of person.  I can honestly say there is nothing I like about this character.  He is a complete jerk. With that being said, I still loved this book and encourage people to read this series.  You will defiantly laugh out loud with it, get all hot and bothered, and probably get teary eyed as well. 


Stricken Trust (Stricken Rock #3) by S.K Logsdon

It’s vacation time for Emily after all the anguish Johnathan’s dumped on her. Spending two weeks in the mountains of Colorado with James, Stacy and Kyle comes as a much needed relief. Until a deep dark secret is revealed, leading her down a path she’s most eager to follow. Once returning home to LA, Johnathan gives Emily an amazing present, can she accept what he’s offering? Or will the past few weeks of realization be enough to change her forever?

Caution: The book contains heavy adult sexual content & profanity. For ages 18+
Stay tuned for Book #4 and Emily’s Happily Ever After.

***Who Picked This? Book Blog was given an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review***

Manda's 4 Star Review:

Needing a vacation Emily heads to the mountains with her friends for some down time. Away from the stress of Johnathan and being separated from Claire Emily finds herself relaxing and letting go. While she spends most of her time with her bodyguard and best friend James she finds herself growing closer to him. She can't believe how this wonderful man could be alone. As they grow closer he reveals why he is alone and Emily finds that she wants nothing more than to make him feel worthy of a good woman. When vacation is over Emily and James return to find Johnathan has a surprise but is it really something Emily wants or is it too late for Johnathan.

FINALLY!!! Ok, so I have been so confused and angry at the first two books but now everything makes sense! Love this part of the story I finally feel like things are heading in the right direction for Emily. Having James in her life as her friend and bodyguard has really changed everything. I LOVE James! What a fantastic character and the story is getting better and better. Cannot wait for the next book. I need to know what happens now! Definitely the best of the 3 books.
My 5 Star Review!!

After things in LA get way too stressful for Emily to handle, she decides to take a vacation with her best friend and body guard James.  Being away from all the crap Johnathan has put Emily through and being separated from her previous best friend Stacey and her girlfriend Claire, Emily finds herself turning more towards the comfort of James.  She learns more about him and finds feelings that were hidden deep within her.  Following a truly relaxing vacation, Emily returns to LA, Johnathan, and all the other stress that is included there and finds Johnathan stepping his game up to try and win Emily back.  Emily must make a choice about Johnathon, but is it too late for Emily and him? 

Reading books one and two made me angry, confused, and honestly a little hostile but SK is a complete genius.  I loved every minute of this book and am seriously counting down until the time for the fourth and final book to be released.  In this book, we learn much more about James and who he is, and I must say he is pretty amazing.  He was there for Emily throughout everything anyone has done for her, and is a genuinely a great individual. 


Spending weeks in the hospital, recovering from surgery, Emily’s awaiting the next chapter in her life. But when a tragic loss emerges, consuming her, life changes as she knows it. Can she overcome something of this magnitude? Or will she finally hit the breaking point, losing herself in the process?
Johnathan is confused, unable to decide what he wants or who he wants. When Emily’s pain becomes his own, it’s finally time for him to reflect on his life. What will he do? How will he provide for the one woman, who’s captured his heart from the moment he laid eyes upon her?

James has found the love of his life. But will their love finally be enough? Can it withstand the test of time? Or was it, like so many other things in life, only a brief glimpse of what true happiness feels like.

In this final Stricken Rock novel you will hear from three of your favorite characters and how they survive loss, love and unexpected circumstances. In the end, resolving what they've been fighting to achieve—true happiness or something that resembles it.
Caution: This book contains heavy adult sexual content, profanity and BDSM. For ages 18+ 

Manda's 3 Star Review:

After spending weeks in the hospital things are finally almost perfect for Emily. Engaged to the man of her dreams, and about to welcome her children into the world she is happier than she could of imagined. Even Jonathan's crazyness can't bring her down. Just when things are at their most perfect the unthinkable happens leaving Emily heartbroken. Jonathan is determined to prove to Emily he is the man she can depend on and the one she should be spending her life with. The only problem is Cammie. He loves Emily but she just can't seem to let Cammie go. 

Did not see that coming! This story takes a turn that I did not anticipate. I liked that it went in a different direction than most books in this genre would have. Great job to S.K Logsdon for writing a story that keeps you pulled in and unable to put it down. I have really enjoyed the twists and turns in this series. However, I have said this from the very beginning and I will say it again I just don't like Jonathan. Making this my least favorite book of the series. Even up to the very end I just couldn't find anything about him that didn't make me angry. With that said the series as a whole is one that I enjoyed and was unable to put down.

Mag’s 2 Star Review:

In the last installment of Sticken Rock series, Emily finds herself coming back to LA trying to figure out what to do about James and Johnathan.  While trying to carry her twins to full term, Emily is thrown into more emotional struggle than she has ever had before. 

I was really torn while reading this book.  I came off an extremely emotional high with book three and then was extremely let down with book four.  I think for me personally, I was just over Jonathan and his drama as a person.  I wouldn’t hold this book again the series though; I just wouldn’t read the last book again.

Note: This is a story of finding oneself, through the horrors and pains of life. This isn't just a story about love. It's a story about anguish. This is a story about Lex's journey to acceptance. 

Not for Close minded people.


Keagan isn't your typical woman. Her past has left her broken and afraid, yet she remains bold and successful. As a result of her painful past, love has never come easy; therefore, she’s convinced herself to spend her entire adult life staying busy working at her own company--that is, until her best friend Roni persuades her to give online dating a try. When she concedes, Lex quickly discovers that the world of online dating is nothing like she's ever dreamed. The mysterious charm of her online crush leaves her reluctant and afraid to let love in. As two more men enter her life outside of the online dating world, she's left confused and overwhelmed. Who will she chose? With the deep scars and raw truths her past contains, is anyone capable of accepting the real woman trapped inside, or will she remain alone forever?

Caution: This book contains heavy adult sexual context, which may include LGBT scenes. Some heavy emotional scenarios, including ones of abuse, might be difficult to read. For ages 18+

Manda's 3 Star Review

Wow! What can I say about this book. Completely not what I expected. S.K Logsdon has completely caught me off guard with this one. So many twists and surprises in this book that will leave you stunned. Definitely the first book that I have read with this story line. Great job S.K Logsdon for bringing something new to the table. Not much I can say about this book without giving something away, but I will say I liked all the characters and thought they were well written. Lex is a strong character who is determined to be successful and is less worried about finding a man in her life. Her best friend knows she is lonely and wants nothing more for her than to be happy, so she forces her to start an online dating profile. Lex has a past filled with pain and is having trouble trusting, but through this online profile she meets Suit Master. He seems to good to be true and she figures he is. While trying to get to know her online friend another man comes into her life. This one is a cocky lawyer who infuriates her but she can't seem to escape him. Lex has to decide if she can trust them enough to let them in or if she is destined to be alone. Again good job to the author for bringing something new to the table. This book may not be for everyone but S.K Logsdon has done a great job creating these characters.

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