ARC Review & Giveaway: Give Me Grace: Kate McCarthy

Give Me Grace (Give Me #3)

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Casey Daniels has a past forged in Hell. Despite the friends, the endless supply of women, and the muscle car he spent years restoring, it still eats away at him.

Grace Paterson is in Sydney as a temporary bassist for Jamieson, the band Casey handles security for. She’s also infuriating, off-limits, and completely irresistible.

A deal is struck, and despite their intense and powerful connection, both think it will be easy to walk away. But life can be more ruthless than either of them ever imagined. Not only does Grace have a secret she’s desperate to keep, Casey has questions from his past that he’s willing to do anything to get answers for. 

It’s not until someone wants one of them dead that Casey realises his love for Grace is the one thing he could never walk away from. 

In a story of revenge, betrayal, secrets, and love, Casey will need to reconcile his past with his present, before the future he never knew he wanted is snatched away. 

(Just an FYI I am about to get real gushy)

Welcome to the riveting and delectable Casey Daniels ladies and gents…

"I want a kiss," I told her quietly. "A kiss?" Grace said the word so loud she may as well have shouted it..."So how 'bout it?" “How 'bout it? Wow. What an irresistible offer." She tapped a finger against her lips, pretending to think about it. "But I'm going to have to decline." "Are you sure, Grace? Because I didn't say where I wanted to kiss you." I glanced meaningfully between her thighs before meeting her eyes. "And I'm good with my tongue."

*Insert the I Volunteer meme…* 

Can we say sexy. as. fuck. And this isn’t even Casey at his best! Forget fanning yourself, I highly suggest sitting in front of a fan for this book. 

Casey lived up to every single expectation I had for him and then some! There truly is nothing like watching a broken, cocky bad boy with a side of vulnerability fall flat on his face when he meets his match. Casey Daniels is an enigma—a man of many layers. His character holds such a deep rich depth. A depth Kate only teased us with in previous books. I believe by the end of his story Casey will be leaving behind a trail of damp panties and broken hearts. I seriously can’t wait for everyone to experience him.

I gotta be honest though, as much as I was dying for Casey’s story, I was also nervous. Not because I doubted Kate would do him justice, but because I feared that his heroine wouldn’t live up to my exceptionally high expectations. I feared I would hate her and she would ruin Casey for me. I was really freaked out as I have been obsessing over Casey Daniels (and when I say obsessing, I mean OBSESSING) from the moment I was introduced to him and Kate’s writing at the beginning of last year. HE was the character who hooked me to this author’s writing and had me coming back for more in Travis’ book. My love for this man is crazy and knows no bounds. No matter how hard I tried, I just couldn’t bring myself to imagine any chick being what I deemed Casey worthy. Seriously, in my mind there would never be a heroine who would ever earn my blessing to call “my man” her soul mate, and I didn’t hesitate to let Kate know she could sure try but even her best wouldn’t pass the test. 

Um…holy hell did Kate and Grace make me eat my words. She shoved them down my throat with a take that bitch, you were saying…

I struggled with Grace some in the beginning; however, she came out fighting hella fierce and made me fall so hard for her character. With each turn of the page, each passing chapter, she embedded herself in my heart. By the last word on the last page, I was more in love with Grace than Casey was. Our heroine is bold and sassy, but most of all she has an inner strength most of us only wish we could contain. Move on over Casey you got some hardcore competition, babe. Your girl has surpassed you in the badass category. Grace rocked my socks, landing herself the top spot for my all-time favorite book heroine. Be prepared to laugh and giggle with her, cry big snotty tears with her, break with her, and fall so hard in love with her that you’ll wish she was real enough to be your bestie. Grace Paterson was PURE PERFECTION for our bad boy with a dark and heart breaking past.

Casey and Grace never failed to captivate, entertain, and evoke a myriad of emotions. They were an exquisite combination of love, steaminess (omg. the. steam.), twists, heartache, friendship and adventure. This couple will have you giggling over their witty banter; fanning yourself over their teasing words, touches, and glances; grabbing your BOB or significant other; screaming at your e-reader; and so much more. Casey Daniels and Grace Paterson were an intense, crazy combination of heaven and hell. 

Kate McCarthy did it once again, showing me exactly why she sits high on the top of my favorite authors list. She is one author I do not need to read a blurb or synopsis for. I have no doubt that when I snag one of her books I will be in for one hell of a treat.

Thank you, Kate McCarthy, for a complementary Beta Copy of Give Me Grace.
Give Me Love (book 1)

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Evie Jamieson, a former wild child, is not only a headstrong, smart-mouthed trouble magnet, she is also a lead singer with a plan. That plan involves relocating her band, including her two best friends guitarist Henry and band manager Mac, to Sydney to kick off their dreams of hitting the big time. 

Jared Valentine is the older brother of Evie's best friend Mac and also the man determined to make Evie his. They strike up a long distance friendship which suits Evie because she's determined to avoid the distraction of love, not only because it doesn't fit in with her plan but because twice in the past it has left her for dead. Moving to Sydney however, has put her directly in Jared's path and he has decided it's the perfect opportunity to make his play.

Unfortunately Jared, co-owner in a business that 'consults' in dangerous hostage and kidnapping situations, makes an enemy who's determined to enact revenge. When this enemy puts Evie in his sights, Jared not only has a fight on his hands to make her his own, but also to keep her alive.

Is accepting the love he's so desperate to give worth the risk to both her heart...and her life?


Give Me Strength (Book 2)

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Quinn Salisbury doesn’t think she’s cut out for this whole living thing. Even as a young girl she struggled. Just when she thinks she’s found a way to leave her violent past behind her, the only thing that’s kept her going is ripped away, leaving her damaged and heartbroken.

Four years later, she is slowly rebuilding her life and lands a job as an assistant band manager to Jamieson, the hot new Australian act climbing their way to the top of the charts. There she meets Travis Valentine, the charismatic older brother of her boss, Mac.

From his commanding charm to his confidence and passion, Travis is everything Quinn believes is too good for her, and despite her apprehension, she finds their attraction undeniable and intense.

When her past resurfaces, it complicates their relationship. Instead of reaching out for help, Quinn pushes Travis away, until a staggering secret is revealed that leaves her fighting for her very life.

Torn between running and opening her heart to the man determined to have her, can Quinn find the strength within herself to fight for her future?
Kate McCarthy


Kate McCarthy grew up in a small town outside of Port Macquarie, Australia. Raised in a house just a short walk to the beach, Kate enjoyed the peaceful, relaxed atmosphere and friendships that come from being raised in a friendly, small town area.

She now resides in Brisbane, Australia, a city in the state of Queensland where she works as an accountant, along with a sideline wedding cake business and her writing.

She is married with two children, has two dogs and house in the suburbs, and a pile of friends and family dotted all over the country that help keep her sane.

When she’s not busy running after naughty kids, filthy dogs, crunching numbers, piping buttercream and writing books, you can find her curled up in bed in the early hours of the morning reading new books and re-reading old favourites. Her favourite books are the Black Dagger Brotherhood series by J.R. Ward in which she longs to eventually join the brotherhood and change her name to Phierce Mutha.
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