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Nov 8 2015 10:00am

Leveled By Jay Crownover as a Reader Reads Her First Male/Male

Leveled by Jay Crownover

Leveled by Jay Crownover has popped my male/male cherry! As my first book in this realm, I had a few pre-conceived notions going in but, they were blown them out of the water. Leveled is a bridge between the Marked Men series and the new spin-off, Saints of Denver. Lando and Dom are characters that have had small story lines in the background of the Marked Men series and that are now getting a very well-deserved story. I especially wanted Lando to have an HEA after his heartbreaking past. For those of you that don’t remember, Lando is the ex-boyfriend of Remy (Rule’s twin) and Dom is Royal’s best friend. 

I had a picture in my mind of what both of these characters were like going into the story. Lando is the physical therapist who agrees to take on Dom’s case. Dom is still recovering from the injuries he acquired while on the force. His rehabilitation isn’t going as well as it should and Lando swoops in to the rescue. I was pleasantly surprised with the characters, Lando is a tough, smart, quietly assertive man, who knows what he wants and has a plan. Dom is aggressive and more of a wears his heart on his sleeve kind of person. Right from the beginning, sexual tension oozed between the two. It was like being caught in a hurricane of lust.

“There was more than a spark when our palms touched. There was an electrical current that blazed a fiery trail all the way up my injured arm and made my spine tingle at the contact. I held his pale gaze and searched openly for any sign that he felt it, felt something.”

[Let this one pop your male/male cherry ...]

Oct 29 2015 11:00am

Double, Double, Secrets, and Trouble: New Adult Best Bets for October 2015

Wrong by Jana AstonOctober’s New Adult picks brings on a lot of strong characters. From struggling to find a new career to fighting pasts that don’t seem to go away, these characters show us emotions on a grand scale. With secrets that rear their ugly heads, I found that each of the stories in this month showed us different ways to show strength. Whether it be, fighting for your rights (not just to party) or showing us that you CAN make your own future regardless of your past, these stories, hit all the right marks. 

Wrong by Jana Aston is a rom-com that keeps the laughs rolling. Sophie always falls for the wrong guy and she keeps the record going by falling in serious like with her regular coffee shop customer. Sounds fine? Turns out he’s her new gynecologist. However, Luke is the man of her dreams and their road to HEA is filled with hilarious moments and lots of steamy connections.

Chaser by Staci Hart falls under the-don’t-date-my-little-sister genre. Cooper didn’t think about Maggie as anything other than his best friend’s sister, until the night of her wedding. Cooper’s playboy reputation precedes him leading to some trouble. But, Maggie might be the one to make him change it all.


Oct 25 2015 1:00pm

Creepy and Kooky Kinky: Morticia and Gomez Addams as Healthy Portrayal of Kink

A tender moment between Morticia and Gomez in the Addams Family MovieWith Halloween fast approaching, what better time than now to talk about one of my favorite creepy couples, Gomez and Morticia Addams. From the popular tv and film franchise, and with many other adaptations in between, The Addams Family one of my favorite shows/movies to watch. With their obsession with all things macabre, dark, and the color black, they weren’t the norm compared to other family sitcoms. I am obsessed with the family’s dark, tongue-in-cheek humor and the love between Gomez and Morticia.

With their Gothic horror-movie-type-family you would think their interactions would be stiff and stilted but, that’s not the case. Gomez and Morticia Addams are the iconic goth couple but I think their marriage transcends stereotypes. They are one of the first couples to explore their sexuality in pop culture. The movie may have had a family rating but there was an eroticism implied that made it much more than just another cookie cutter movie.  

[It made it perfect...]

Oct 6 2015 3:30pm

First Look: Katie Ashley’s Redemption Road (October 6, 2015)

Redemption Road by Katie Ashley

Katie Ashley
Redemption Road (Vicious Cycle #2)
Signet / October 6, 2015 / $15.00 print, $5.99 digital

The New York Times bestselling author of Vicious Cycle plunges readers into a world of danger and desire in her newest in the Vicious Cycle motorcycle club romance series. 

Looking for a walk on the wild side, Annabel Percy, the daughter of a powerful politician, gives in to an attraction to a sexy biker she meets one night. But she finds herself living a nightmare when she’s kidnapped and transported into a hell on earth she never could have imagined.

Born and bred into the Hells Raiders MC, Nathaniel “Reverend” Malloy lives and dies for his brothers. But when he becomes the unexpected savior of a rival club’s captive, Rev makes it his personal mission to nurse Annabel back to health—and to shelter her from the nightmares that torment her.

Once Annabel heals, she’s stunned to realize she is falling for the seductive man who saved her. Faced with their impossible attraction, can she accept the life he leads, or will Rev walk away from the only life he’s ever known for the woman he was never supposed to love?


“The worst of circumstances had brought us together, but some of the greatest loves in the world were born of tragedy.”

Katie Ashley returns to the dark world of Hell Raiders MC with Nathanial ”Reverend” Malloy, the president of the MC. Rev was first introduced in Vicious Cycle however, this book can be read as a standalone. Katie Ashley once again hits it out of the park by bringing on the dark and gritty view of the MC. She is taking us down the twisting road of trying to turn the MC into a club that sit on the legal side of things. However, before they can move towards that, Rev takes on a mission that could decidedly throw all of their work away.

[An alpha man with a soft spot ...]

Sep 28 2015 1:00pm

Fall by Chance: New Adult Romance Best Bets for September 2015

Fighting Wrath by Jennifer Miller

This month’s New Adult reads range in setting but one thing is the same, they all took a chance on something bigger than themselves. They took a leap into the unknown and whether it be in a strict religious community or a football stadium, they managed to carve out a new beginning with love.

Fighting Wrath by Jennifer Miller is the second in her Deadly Sins series but, can be read as a standalone. Tyson is dealing with residual anger from his childhood and he’s turned to underground fighting to let it out. He meets Sydney at the local bookstore that he takes his niece to for story time (swoon). Their attraction is instant and their relationship blossoms but, secrets threaten to tear it apart. Will they fight for their happy ending or will their secrets prove to be too much?

Sins of Sevin by Penelope Ward is a forbidden romance. Sevin has been raised in a strict religious family and has always felt as though he’s been suffocated by it. However, tragedy forces him to reevaluate and he’s soon courting his future wife but, it’s the wrong sister. The pull to Evangeline can’t be ignored but with family values, relationships and religion in the way, will they get the ending they deserve? This book pulled me in all different directions! THE FEELS!

[Falling for these New Adult Best Bets ...]

Sep 8 2015 8:30am

What’s in the Box!?: “Box” Sets for Book Lovers

Book subscription boxes seem to be all the rage right now. So I’ve been on the hunt for fun book boxes and I’ve come across some pretty spectacular items. So far, I’ve only signed up for three of these because I couldn’t make up my mind! So I’ll describe the three boxes I actually subscribe to and other boxes that I’ve heard about.

BookWorm Box

BookWorm Box:
Items: Signed books and swag
Reaction: Slightly Apprehensive but then AWESOMENESS

I first came across subscription book boxes when I was introduced to Colleen Hoover’s, Bookworm Box. Proceeds from this box go to charity and they’ve raised thousands of dollars so far. This box feeds into my signed book desiring heart and has been steadily adding to my paperback horde. It contains two signed (not personalized) books, various swag from different authors and (my favorite) a bookworm pen. Seriously, it’s my favorite pen and has the best ink. Each month the books received in the box are a surprise and waiting to see what I get usually require a glass of wine after. Kidding, the wine is a life requirement. But it’s a lot of fun waiting to see what you get.

[Are you a book box subscriber?]

Aug 28 2015 10:00am

No Judgment: New Adult Romance Best Bets for August 2015

Souls Unfractured by Tillie Cole

The New Adult August favorites that burned up my kindle were fast-paced reads that gave me a lot to think about. These heroes and heroines are much more than what they appear to be. From opposites, to hiding behind stereotypes, they prove the age-old saying, don’t judge a book by its cover.

Souls Unfractured by Tillie Cole is the story of Maddie and Flame. I’ve been waiting for this book and it was so worth the wait! Flame is part of the “psycho-trio” and he’s extremely twisted. Maddie is part of the original Cursed ones from her cult and has been slow to integrate into the outside world. Maddie and Flame need and help each other in forming better relationships with others and themselves. Their story is beautiful, poignant but extremely dark. Flame might seem like a twisted individual on the outside but he hides many mysteries that Maddie can only bring to light.

Better When He’s Brave by Jay Crownover is the story of good (and hot) cop Titus matched with Reeve, a girl who has lived on the wild side. Titus has always thought the world was black and white but Reeve destroys this manner of thinking. On the surface, Reeve is a criminal —she’s made these bad choices to avenge her sister. When Titus needs help bringing down the newest threat to the Point, Reeve is the last person he wants to depend on. However, Reeve is the key to stopping the threat and close quarters might prove there’s more than a spark there.

[Apologize for nothing. You are still young...]

Aug 11 2015 10:15am

Beyond the Brawn: 5 Things to Love About John Cena, Beyond His Muscles

John Cena from WWE

I’m not afraid to say it, but I had no clue who John Cena was before Total Divas.

I know, I know, I mean I don’t completely live under a rock. I had noticed him on the occasional WWE commercial but he really captured my attention on Total Divas, a WWE reality TV show that features many of the women. With his muscles stacked on muscles and his ability to pile drive wrestlers through tables, I figured he was a bro’s bro. However, much to my pleasant surprise he’s so much more than that!

John Cena and Beer gif
Via bellatwins

Allow me to explain myself. He has a different side that’s hilarious, charming and pretty awesome.   He’s been branching off into other projects outside of wrestling, such as different movie roles, fitness plans that he’s heading, appearing on Total Divas which has assisted in garnering attention and attracting a new fan base. For those of you were just as ill informed as I was, here are some reasons why John Cena is more than just muscles (and some moments when he really cracked me up).

[Who knew the WWE turned out great hot commodity...]

Aug 9 2015 9:00am

First Look: Bella Jewel’s Hard to Fight (August 11, 2015)

Hard to Fight by Bella Jewel

Bella Jewel
Hard to Fight (Alpha's Heart #1)
St. Martin's Press / August 11, 2015 / $3.99 digital

Grace is a bounty hunter who wants to be taken seriously, but her boss refuses to believe that a woman can bring down a dangerous criminal. She finally gets a chance to prove herself when she's given the case of a lifetime: capture Raide Knox and bring him to justice.

Raide is a dangerous fugitive on the run...and the sexiest man Grace has ever met. Catching Raide won't be easy. He's not the kind of man to go down without a fight. Raide is more intense and frustrating than any man she's ever had to deal with, and the instantaneous attraction that sparks between them is undeniable. One thing is for sure...it's going to be a case they will never forget.

**Hard To Fight is a full-length standalone romance with a HEA**

Hard to Fight by Bella Jewel is the start of a new series, Alpha’s Heart. Raide Knox, our main character has previously appeared in some of Bella’s other books but no worries this can be read as a complete standalone. He was always described as a dark, gorgeous character that is on the run. He’s jumped bail and always has to stay ahead of the game. Jokingly, it was said that a woman would be the one to bring him down and what a woman Grace is.

[She's out to capture his heart with her bounty hunter skills...]

Jul 28 2015 10:00am

Out of the Zone: New Adult Best Bets for July 2015

When You’re Back by Abbi Glines

This month’s round up includes some pretty hot badasses of new adult that can break down barriers whether it be emotional or even, the friend zone. Being stuck in the proverbial friend zone can be the absolutely worst but, these men show that you can be nice and friendly while maintaining their alpha selves.

When You’re Back by Abbi Glines is the second in the Mase and Reese story but the 12th Rosemary Beach novel. I can’t believe there’s so many and I’ve read them all — think the OC meets the South in this series, as it heats up. What happens when Mase and Reese reunite and there’s a lot more obstacles in their path than they originally thought? Will their fairy tale romance come to an end?

Fighting Shadows by Aly Martinez is a fight to the finish. Ash Mabie shines throughout the story with her resilience, and pure joy at experiencing life. Flint is drowning in his bitterness over his condition, lost love and struggling to keep it together. When they meet, sparks fly but is it enough to bring Flint out of the darkness?

[A different kind of love...]

Jul 24 2015 1:00pm

Second Chances in a Small Town: Laura Trentham’s Caught Up in the Touch

Caught Up in the Touch by Laura Trentham

“Unlike his cousin, he’d never fought the ties that bound him to Falcon. He’d gone away to college, but his heart ached for home like a tree cut off from its nourishing roots.”

Small town reads are one of my favorite tropes. It’s the sense of community and family in each one that can make this “setting”, into an actual character that lives and breathes. This can be said of the town of Falcon, the setting of Laura Trentham's Caught Up In the Touch.

The premise of Caught Up In the Touch is one of second chances, at love and remaking their lives on their terms, for both characters. Jessica Montgomery heads to Falcon to try to recruit Logan Wilde for her father’s company. When she lands in Falcon, a series of events unfold that forces her to stay longer than expected, and she’s charmed by the magic of the town. Jessica has been struggling under her father’s thumb and the people, especially Logan, fill her with a peace that she has been missing.

[Taking some time away helps to open the heart...]

Jul 6 2015 1:00pm

Show Me, Don’t Tell Me!: Kristen Ashley’s Eddie Says “I Love You” His Way

Rock Chick Rescue by Kristen Ashley

After a post on Heroes and Heartbreakers on not saying “I love you” in romance novels, I got to thinking about one of my favorite series, Rock Chick by Kristen Ashley. It’s a series of standalone novels with strong heroines and alpha heroes, all interconnected and all have incredible stories. If you haven’t read Kristen Ashley, a) what are you waiting for b) start here, as you’ll see these characters pop up in many of her other books.

Rock Chick Rescue, the second book in the series, had that nonverbal “I love you,” but, surprisingly, I didn’t even notice. Rock Chick Rescue is the story of Jet and Eddie—he’s as alpha as they come, as are most of Ashley's heroes. He’s not verbose, nor does he play games, he gives it to you straight. So when Jet catches Eddie’s attention, he does it in a typical hot bunch fashion. He’s a man of action.

He pushed me against the truck, his body came up against mine and he kissed, full on tongue. When he lifted his head, he had an arm wrapped around the middle of my back, his fingertips resting nearly at the side of my breasts and the other hand resting on my hip.

“What was that?” Dammit, I was breathy again.

“Just wanted to say I like what you’re wearing.”

“You could have just said it.”

“Preferred to show it.”

I had to admit, I preferred it too.

[Sometimes “I love you” is all you need...]

Jun 29 2015 10:30am

The Summer’s Gonna Blaze: New Adult Best Bets for June 2015

Burn by Allie Juliette Mousseau

New Adult June is the start of summer! This month’s picks are sure to raise the temperature. Whether it’s a second chance story or characters that hit you right in the gut, these picks make you want to stretch right out and read away.

Burn by Allie Juliette Mousseau is a second chance romance story that brings on the feels. The second book in a standalone series, the premise is around men who forged a strong brotherhood, after extremely painful pasts. Liam and Quinn fell in love when they were teenagers, one night tears it all apart, and circumstances bring them together again, years later. Can the years they were apart wipe away the memories of that one devastating night? My emotions were all over the place and I couldn’t put it down!

Beautiful Sacrifice by Jamie McGuire is the third book in the Maddox Brothers series. Taylor Maddox knows what he wants and goes after it. Using that familiar Maddox charm, this hotshot firefighter uses his skills to befriend Falyn, the girl who keeps him at arm’s length. What ensues is a slow burn that erupts into a blaze.

[More New Adult Best Bets for June 2015...]

Jun 26 2015 8:30am

First Look: Kristen Ashley’s Ride Steady (June 30, 2015)

Ride Steady by Kristen Ashley

Kristen Ashley
Ride Steady (Chaos #3)
Grand Central Publishing / June 30, 2015 / $8.00 print, $3.99 digital

The ride of her life . . .
Once upon a time, Carissa Teodoro believed in happy endings. Money, marriage, motherhood: everything came easy—-until she woke up to the ugly truth about her Prince Charming. Now a struggling, single mom and stranded by a flat tire, Carissa's pondering her mistakes when a vaguely familiar knight rides to her rescue on a ton of horsepower.

Climb on and hold tight . . .
In high school, Carson Steele was a bad boy loner who put Carissa on a pedestal where she stayed far beyond his reach. Today, he's the hard-bodied biker known only as Joker, and from the way Carissa's acting, it's clear she's falling fast. While catching her is irresistible, knowing what to do with her is a different story. A good girl like Carissa is the least likely fit with the Chaos Motorcycle Club. Too bad holding back is so damned hard. Now, as Joker's secrets are revealed and an outside threat endangers the club, Joker must decide whether to ride steady with Carissa—-or ride away forever . . .

“My take is, she lost a sister, a mother, her ex is a fucking with her head, and she still puts on a pretty dress, walks right into a biker compound with a homemade pie and looks at Joker not like he rides astride a Harley but does it on a white horse.”

[He is a biker and she was homecoming queen...]

Jun 15 2015 1:15pm

Game of Thrones 5x10 Heart-to-Heart: Blood on the Snow

GOT 5x10 Jon and Samwell

This post contains SPOILERS for all aired episodes of Game of Thrones' season finale, including last night's Season 5, Episode 10, “Mother's Mercy.” Enjoy!

GOT 5x10 Jon and Samwell Captain's Log

Show/Episode: Game of Thrones Season 5, Episode 10, “Mother's Mercy”

Ship(s): Jon Snow/Samwell Tarly

This week’s season finale promised a punch and a lot of WTF’s. I felt like this season was an endless labyrinth with no end in sight and with that ending, it doesn’t looke we’re getting any answers soon. The theories have been running amok, especially as we’re separating from the books.

After last week’s horrific sacrifice, Stannis is ready to reap from the results, but that’s not what happens. Half of his army has deserted him and his wife commits suicide. It appears as though the snow is melting, but this can’t make a positive dent in the deterioration of his army. However, he’s still not giving up on Winterfell and is taking the men he has and marching on. Melisandre promises she’s seen the Bolton flags burning. Brienne of Tarth and Podrick make their return when they spy the Bolton flags.  They rush to Sansa’s aid, but Brienne has a mission first.

Stannis’ desire for an easy siege is waylaid when he sees the man power the Bolton’s army has. Regardless, Stannis has lost everything and is more than willing to go down in the fight. Moral of the story: don’t put all your eggs on one fiery pyre. Brienne finally gets her revenge for Renly and beheads Stannis.

[Oh my! Things are heating up...]

Jun 1 2015 12:00pm

First Look: Katie Ashley’s Vicious Cycle (June 2, 2015)

Vicious Cycle by Katie Ashley

Katie Ashley
Vicious Cycle (Vicious Cycle #1)
Signet / June 2, 2015 / $15.00 print, $5.99 digital

New York Times bestselling author Katie Ashley revs up the danger and sexual tension in her brand-new Vicious Cycle romance series.

Deacon Malloy’s life is dedicated to the Hells Raiders motorcycle club. Tough, hard, and fast with his fists, he serves the group as sergeant at arms. But his devil-may-care approach to life is thrown for a loop when the five-year-old daughter he never knew existed lands on the club steps.

Alexandra Evans is devoted to all her students—but there’s always been something about Willow Malloy that tugs at her heart. There’s an aura of sadness about her, a girl in need of all the love Alexandra can give. When Willow stops coming to school, Alexandra’s search leads to a clubhouse full of bikers…and a father hell-bent on keeping his daughter always within sight.

The moment Deacon sees Alexandra, he has to have her in his bed—and he’s never met a woman yet who couldn’t be persuaded. No matter how attracted she is to Deacon, Alexandra refuses to be just another conquest. But it’s Deacon himself who could be seduced—into a brighter future for himself, his daughter, and the woman he’s falling for against all odds.

The first in a new series by Katie Ashley shows a new side to her writing. This is a high octane, intense, gritty view into the heart of an MC set in a small town. The story opens with Willow, a little girl. Willow is the young daughter of the Hell’s Raiders MC sergeant at arms, who has no idea she’s his. When shit hits the fan, the truth is revealed.

Deacon isn’t ready for a kid, much less a precocious, young daughter. When danger lands at their door again, he pulls her from school. However, Alexandra, her teacher, took a special interest in Willow and ends up looking for her. This leads her right to Deacon, a sexy alpha male that rocks her quiet lifestyle.

[A tearjerker for fans...]

Jun 1 2015 10:22am

Game of Thrones 5x08 Heart-to-Heart: White Flag

Jon Snow and Tormund in Game of Thrones 5x08

Show/Episode: Game of Thrones Season 5, Episode 8, “Hardhome”
Ship(s): Tormund/Jon Snow (bromance), with mentions to Jorah/Daenarys

Tormund and Jon Snow Captain's Log for Game of Thrones 5x08

This post contains SPOILERS for all aired episodes of Game of Thrones, including last night's Season 5, Episode 8, “Hardhome.” Enjoy!

Last week’s episode set up a lot of major changes for the final three episodes of the season. With Cersei imprisoned, Daenerys and Tyrion finally meeting in the fighting pit, the last episodes were sure to rock the GoT boat. I’m also loving what Daenerys is wearing, that white dress!

The episode opens with Tyrion making his case as to why Daenerys needs him on her side. As always, Tyrion’s suave way with words proves to be his selling point. Daenerys' first order of business, what to do with Ser Jorah.  As matter of fact as he can, Tyrion states she cannot have him by her side as he’s a living example of treason, but Jorah does worship and love her. So instead of fulfilling her promise to kill him, she banishes him from the city. As he walks away, the greyscale has made his mark on his arm, surely this won’t be the last we see of him. Of course, Jorah loves Daenerys and will do whatever he needs to do to be by her side.

[We have that hunch too...]

May 29 2015 10:00am

Thrill Me, Shock Me, Jock Me: New Adult Best Bets for May 2015

Kissing Madeline by Lex Martin

This month rocks the jocks with a plethora of sports-themed books. However, not to be outdone action-packed romances with fast-paced plots are also rounding out the May reads.  These books are sure to be a hit on any book shelf.

Kissing Madeline by Lex Martin was a fun, great read. Madeline has recently broken up with her cheating boyfriend—she vows to never date a jock again. But when her new neighbor, Daren recently drafted, keeps crossing her path, this is easier said than done. Their chemistry is white-hot and when they agree to a no-strings relationship, will they able to keep their feelings under wraps?

The Mistake by Elle Kennedy is the second in the Off Campus series. Filled with her trademark snark and humor, Kennedy tells the story of Grace and Logan, an addictive couple to read. Be prepared to get nothing done while reading this book.

All Played Out by Cora Carmack teams Torres and Nell. When Nell decides to enlist the help of partying expert, Torres to help her experience normal college living, she gets more than she bargained for. This experimental list might just lead her to a new journey and relationship.

[More New Adult Best Best for May 2015...]

May 18 2015 1:00pm

Game of Thrones 5x06 Heart-to-Heart: Game of Faces

Game of Thrones 5x06 Jamie and Bronn

This post contains SPOILERS and speculation from all aired episodes of Game of Thrones, including last night’s Season 5, Episode 6, “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken.” Enjoy!

Game of Thrones 5x06 Jaime/Bronn Captain's Log

Show/Episode: Game of Thrones Season 5, Episode 6, “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken”

Ship: Jaime/Bronn

Game of Thrones open with the story of Arya. Due to the length of her hair and her new height, it looks like some time has passed with her at the Black annd White Hall. She’s beginning to question her training. Why is she still cleaning corpses and why is she sleeping on a bed of stone—okay, that’s actually my question because that looks like it hurts? She’s desperate to begin the game of faces. The young girl, Waif—who is so annoying—asks her who are you, in response to Arya’s inquiry. Waif gives her back-story and asks is it a lie, am I lying? Which gives Arya food for thought. Jaqen wakes Arya in the middle of the night and asks who are you? She attempts the girl’s tactic and states her life story. Jaqen lashes her with the whip for her wrong answer. She’s over this game and her patience is wearing thin. Cut to Arya cleaning in the hall, this training so far is composed of a lot of cleaning. A young, ill girl is brought in by her father; she suffers everyday and the father has no idea who else to do with her. Arya lies to her and in a cold, calculating move tells the girl that she was also sick and drank from the water to heal. When the young girl dies, Jaqen watches silently. Jaqen leads Arya to a hall filled with many faces. This is what they do to the corpses. They keep the faces. Arya is no ready to be no one but, is now ready to become someone else. And isn’t that what GoT has been about. Playing the game and becoming who you need to be in order to win?

Tyrion and Jorah are still on their own journey together. Tyrion delivers the sad news that Jorah’s father died at the wall and their small moment of bonding is immediately ended. Jorah moves on and appears to be stoic in the wake of the news. As they continue their pace, they’re captured by a ragtime group of misfits who, want to sell Tyrion’s penis. It seems that a dwarf’s penis has magic and I’m pretty Tyrion could have used that in a line or two, lol. Jorah and Tyrion convince them they’re better as fighters and instead will be taken to the pits.

[Could things get any worse?]

May 4 2015 2:00pm

Game of Thrones 5x04 Heart-to-Heart: Killing Me Softly

Jamie and Bronn in Game of ThronesThis post contains SPOILERS and speculation from all aired episodes of Game of Thrones, including last night’s Season 5, Episode 4, “Sons of the Harpy.” Enjoy!

Game of Thrones 5x04 Captain's LogShow/Episode: Game of Thrones 5x04, “Sons of the Harpy”
Ship(s): Bronn and Jaime (bromance), with mentions to Jon/Ygritte

Warning! This episode is one of the most Game of Thrones-y epsiodes we’ve had in a while, lots of blood, lots of gore, and, of course, the death of a beloved character (at least by me). Beware Spoilers follow.

Opening with the return of Jorah Mormont, it appears he’s captured our favorite imp, Tyrion. As typical Tyrion, he won’t be quiet even when gagged. As he pieces together Jorah’s plan to hand him over to the true queen Daenerys. Jorah realizes there’s only one way to keep him quiet and knocks him unconscious. While it gave me a bit of jolt to see Jorah back I’m glad to see he’s still trying to fight his way back to Daenerys, you can’t find that time of loyalty these days. He’s semi-creepy, but you can’t help but love him for it.

Jaime is headed to the Sapphire Isle on a merchant ship. THE bromance is back, Jaime and Bronn discuss his plans to rescue to the princess. Bronn doesn’t understand why he has to rescue the princess—obviously he hasn’t put the puzzle pieces together. When he brings up Tyrion, Bronn asks him to pass on a greeting from him. Unexpectedly, Jaime replies he’ll split him in two if he sees him and then will pass on his greeting.  Which makes me sad, I was all for these two repairing their relationship but that’s obviously not happening.

[There's always trouble...]