Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Book Review: Punishing Me - Shaft On Tour, Book #6 by Cat Mason

Punishing Me, Shaft On Tour, Book 6
By Cat Mason
  Release Date: April 2, 2016

Book Blurb

Being the new bassist for Shaft is a dream come true for Ireland Tyler. Sold out stadiums and screaming fans are just bonuses to being able to play music she loves. The only downside is it brings her face to face with a blast from her past and her only regret: Dominick Bradford.

The second in command of security for the band may go by Mack now, but all Ireland sees is the boy who used her and left her broken hearted when they were just seventeen years old. Could this be her chance at revenge after all these years, or will it cause old feelings to rise to the surface and cost more than she is prepared to give?

Mack has been the number two and the butt of most jokes for as long as he can remember. When he is suddenly thrust into the top dog position he is determined to prove he has what it takes to run the security team during the last leg of the tour.

The only thing he didn’t count on was Ireland Tyler.

The wild and crazy bassist is far from the sweet and naïve girl he met all those years ago and it has him wondering how well he really knew her at all. Will Mack be able to resist her and do his job, or will he be consumed by the flames and be the one left wanting more this time?

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My Rating:

Favorite Quotes:

“This is one of those moments the movies and books won’t be telling you about.  They don’t tell you about the sharp stings of rejection and betrayal after you have laid your heart bare to someone who only pretended to care about you to get in your pants.  Another thing they don’t mention is that, just like your first kiss and first love, you’ll never forget your first heartbreak.”

“That’s the thing about music.  It has the power to transport you to the place you were when you first heard that song.  Your senses tie to that bar, that lyrical genius, catchy tune, or even annoying as hell jingle on television, and you can’t forget it even if you tried.”

“Dominick has always had a way with getting under my skin.  I like to compare him to a rash one would get from a shady toilet seat.  He leaves me irritated and desperate for a shower.”

“Cross my heart and hope for fries,”

“If your lippers had zippers, I could shut you up,”

“Now, you want to talk?  Hmm, I wonder if Satan has mittens for when Hell freezes over.”

My Review:

Punishing Me brings the story full circle with the highly successful band having achieved success and made the big time, with all band members and most of their inner circle having found their HEA and hitting their stride.  All seems under control until a new member is added to the mix, one who appears destined to stir up more chaos and scandal than even Hunter’s early days had provided.  Ireland fits the band’s sound but is a saucy, sassy, and prickly hellion that just also happened to have an unfortunate teen-aged history with the group’s perennial screw up and butt of most of their jokes. The plot swings on a pendulum of humorous to angsty, but is unfailingly entertaining and as spicy as Henry’s favorite hot sauce.  After reading all six books in this series consecutively this week, I am going to miss Ms. Mason and her Shafters like a departed family member. 

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Cat Mason is a thirty year old, married mother of three. When she isn't writing; she is spending time with her kiddos or reading. She was born and raised outside of St. Louis, Missouri, just over the Mississippi River in Granite City, Illinois. Cat writes romance of all kinds with twists of humor.

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