Monday, August 11, 2014

The Scarab Beetle Series by C.L. Stone with 5 Star Reviews

Kayli Winchester is a dirt-poor girl living out of a hotel, forced to be the parent for a drunken father and teenage brother who she’s desperate to keep in school. The only way she scrapes by is to utilize her one skill: pickpocketing. But even though she’s a thief she has a moral code: no kids or old ladies, only targets who can defend themselves. Not that they see her coming…

Thinking she’s been working under the radar, Kayli has no idea The Academy has been watching and taking notice. Now a team that needs her skill has offered her a way out of her predicament and it’s her last chance: work with them, or face jail time. Kayli resists at first, but slowly the boys reveal they can be trusted. With Marc, the straight man, Raven, the bad-boy Russian, Corey and Brandon the twins as different as night and day, and Axel their stoic leader, there’s a lot Kayli can learn from these Academy guys about living on the edge of the law. If only she can stay on the good side instead of the bad.

Especially when the job they offer her is more than any of them bargained for. After it’s done, the hunters have become the hunted and their target is now after Kayli. The Academy boys do their best to keep her hidden, but a thief like Kayli will never sit still for long.

Meet an all-new Academy team in Thief, the beginning of the Scarab Beetle series.

Warning: This is a new adult series. Readers of the other Academy series may need some caution as this series will contain mature sexual and violent situations and themes.
***** 5 STAR REVIEW *****

Thief (The Scarab Beetle #1)Thief by C.L. Stone

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Welcome to Sergeant Jasper where we have some more older Hot looking Academy guys to take care of your needs! I want to be adopted to these guys ;)

***Kaylie: Raven's little thief, Wil's older sister from the Academy sisters

♥Marc: Her echo. The past doesn't define him.
Kayli's soul mate or all the guys her soul mates?? I didn't know if it was like the Academy series, if she had to be with all the guys like Sang does to be able to join the group.....we will see.....that would be so hot....!! Just saying

"Why did it have to be you?" he breathed out as he whispered against my face. "I was hunting a thief, and I found a beautiful wreck."

♥ Blake Coalter: Worthy opponent.
Still very curious of him and want to know a little more....some hot scenes with Kayli

♥ Raven: The Fierce Bear, or you can always use Raven's choice of words, too. Professional Russian

"What's this?" Before I could answer, he had the box open and picked out a piece of truffle. He sniffed it, and took a bite. "Not bad," he said, licking his lips. "Hey," I said. "Save me one."

"Kto ne uspel - tot opozdal," he said. "Huh?" "You snooze, you lose," Marc said. "Give her the box, Raven." "Don't worry. I'm just carrying it for her. It's not my type. I prefer a steak." He smirked as he passed by me. "Or a nice bite of a good-looking bird."

♥ Corey: Innocence that masks his brilliance.
Loved Corey and his nerdling phrases. Him and Kaylie hit it off up front. Too bad he has a secret, hope that it isn't true though.

♥ Brandon: Passion from pain.
Corey's twin with the pain in his sad eyes but also Kaylie's amazing kiss later ;)

♥ Axel: The calm that hides a storm.
The leader of the pack, the Kota to the group.....I would definitely like to get to more of him as a science geek!

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Worse than a thief, is a liar.  Kayli Winchester can finally let go of her thieving past and for once walk on the right side of the law. She’s had enough of the hustle and is determined to become the good girl.

But her brother, Wil, is still missing. On the hunt for him, she discovers something worse than a missing sibling: Marc, Raven, Axel, Corey and Brandon. These aren’t just scoundrels with hearts of gold. They’re flat out criminals. But they’re criminals who need her.

In a ruse to draw them away from her brother and learn more about this so-called Academy, Kayli joins them on a mission to Florida in search of a missing little girl. Kayli will do anything to make sure her brother is safe. She’ll find their leader. She’ll discover their intentions. She’ll infiltrate their ranks. And if they try to threaten her brother or herself, she’ll burn them all.

But when these five hot Academy teammates all contend for her heart, her resistance starts to crumble.  Maybe she wasn’t meant to be the good girl, anyway.


Liar (The Scarab Beetle, #2)Liar by C.L. Stone

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

"I was a thief with a rogue group of criminals that I didn't know at all."

I am so torn between the younger 9 Academy guys versus the 5 older Academy guys plus Blake Coalter. I will take all 15 please! I just finished my ARC of Liar from her Scarab Beetle Series and so swooning over these guys!

Liar is all about Kayli trying to figure out if the Academy is all about lies and betrayals more than helping her truly find out information about her brother Wil.

"I felt that now. It was the feeling you have when you are about to pull a daredevil stunt. Excited, anxious, a little thrill of nerves all binding up into the pit of your stomach right before you take the leap."

"I shouldn't have agreed to this party at all. I pressed my face into the leather seat, dying on the inside."

We will get to know more of the guys names/last names and find out more how the guys got involved with the Academy. There will be lots of stolen kisses from all the guys one way or another. Did I mention about lots of hot scenes?

"It as probably the biggest risk, because it was the most honest I was feeling in that moment. All the fears about them welled inside me, and I was on the edge, where I could swim or drown, and I was scared to death of both."

"I think I fell in love at that moment. He was so sympathetic, strong, smart, handsome."

I always go for nerdy/geeky type personalities so Axel and Corey are very close to first pic for me. I think I swooned over Blake just as much as the other guys in this book. He is sure stepping up. I think it would be awesome if he joined the group as well. There was a lot more suspense and edge of your seat moments in this one versus Thief and my favorite so far. Make sure to pay attention because you will get more info on what Wil is doing and a camo appearance of Mr. Blackburne to help lead us into something that may be in the next Academy book.

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Untitled (The Scarab Beetle, #3)Untitled by C.L. Stone

So I have decided to be adopted by all the Academy guys since I cannot choose! I choose all 15, just saying, that is not including Kevin but including Blake!

A sneak peek of Fake will be at the end of Liar so you can get ready for a little taste of what is to come December 15th

I need more swoon-worthy academy rogue group of criminals!


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