Sunday, April 3, 2016

Cassandra's Review of Punishing Me by Cat Mason ~ BLOG TOUR ~

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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I started the Shaft on Tour series a few months back, and the characters quickly grew on me. The sixth book, Punishing Me, brought a lot of closure to the series. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing how all of my favorite Shaft characters were doing and reading about how their lives were growing and changing. Admittedly, I went into this one unsure I was going to like Ireland and Mack as a couple. Ireland was painted as being wild and angry in the last book. Mack was quite the man-whore, and the glimpse I had of his past with Ireland from Fighting Me, had me doubting I’d be able to see him as a potential love interest for anyone. Punishing Me turned out to be a fun and sexy five star read, and I ended up absolutely loving Mack and Ireland.

Mack’s interactions with the spunky six-year old Jasmine were fun and heartwarming. Who doesn’t love a man who’ll play princesses to make a little girl smile? Mack has been the butt of many jokes in previous books, and he didn’t come across as the sexy type to me. This book showed more of Mack and made me see him as a sweet and sexy guy. He was dominant with Ireland without being domineering. While he made plenty of mistakes in wooing Ireland, in the end, Mack won her heart as I’m sure he will do to anyone reading this book.

Ireland’s wild behavior stems from her past—both with Mack and with her parents. She grew up being mostly ignored by her parents while dreaming of someone who would love her and not leave. When Mack crushed her heart at the tender age of seventeen, Ireland was left bitter and angry. Despite her rough exterior, and her snarky comments, Ireland has a soft side. Much like with Mack, Jasmine really helped me see the best in Ireland. I ended up enjoying  Ireland’s feisty attitude and feeling she was a great match for Mack.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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About The Author


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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