Monday, April 6, 2015

Blog Tour Review!- Zeke (The Powers That Be #2) by Harper Bentley

Title:  Zeke (The Powers That Be #2)
Author:  Harper Bentley
Publication Date: March 31st 2015 by HB
Plot:   Zeke Powers should’ve come with a warning label. 

He was hot. 

He was sexy. 

And he was a bad boy through and through.

The things he said to me had me blushing and my toes curling.

But he was someone I totally didn’t need walking into my life, screwing up the plans I’d made and turning my world upside down.

Although I’d been living a no-frills, no-fun existence, I felt it was necessary to get where I was going. Keep your eye on the prize and all that.

But Zeke was determined to prove to me that what I desired most—him—was just what I needed.

New adult. Not recommended for readers under 17.

 My Review 

☆ I received an ARC copy via Southern Belle Promotions in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! ☆


Zeke follows Gable’s big brother, Ezekiel “Zeke” Powers and ladylove Scarlett O’Rourke.

Scarlett is an understandable and sympathetic heroine, as she represents many of us with bad luck on our side trying to make it through work and school.

With an absent mom, a dad always on the road for work, and a grandmother getting up there on age and living on her scant social security checks; Scarlett has had to take some time off of school just to help support her family while acting as a surrogate mother and sister to her teenage brother.

Now back in school and working at a local Breakfast Bar, she meets football goldenboy, Zeke, who has a keen eye on her and is relentless in pursuing her.

Only catch is—is that Scarlett does NOT date. Not after being burned before and all that she has going for her on her neverending plate.

Can Zeke break down Scarlett’s walls and convince her to give him?…them?.. a chance?

And Scarlett. Can Scarlett muster all of her insecurities and let them go to pave way for love? For a future? And ignore all traces of self doubt.

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Zeke was an all around likable read that I read straight through in one sitting.

As the eldest Power brother, I was super excited to dive into Zeke’s story and to dive into big brother sir’s love life and everything outside.

While I did find him smexy and totally the ultimate alpha male boyfriend that I’d love to have and smother, I also did wish that he had a more defined personality and was fleshed out more throughout. I didn’t exactly feel as if I could grasp who Zeke was, not to mention, I just couldn’t get my head around how he handled situations with Scarlett, his ex, and his female admirers.

As for Scarlett, I will once again summarize her as being “understandable” and “sympathetic” as she truly was. Dealt with the hand of cards she’s been given in her short life, I could comprehend why she was timid, afraid, and cautious to let down her guard to anyone, in fear of that they may let her down or leave.

My only qualms with her fell into the aspects that I felt her character to feel weak and wishy-washy at times, and make a humongous deal over situations that she jumped to hasty conclusions over.

Like I said before, I got her plights and her conditioning. I did. But sometimes she was a bit dramatic, indecisive and pretty vapid. Made me think her personality was not all that there at times.

Otherwise, I thought her and Zeke matched perfectly as both are rather passionate, hot-headed individuals whose fates are entwined by a series of “encounters” and how they’re forever changed by one another.

I’m now hoping for Ryker’s story to be next and hopefully Loch’s will follow simultaneously right after. Gah, I am so, so excited for this! You wouldn’t even believe how much! Hehe.

Anyway, a good follow up to Gable! And bring on more Power men hotties! ♥

My Rating:

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 The Powers That Be series 

Gable Cover


 About the Author 

Harper Bentley has taught high school English for 22 years. Although she’s managed to maintain her sanity regardless of her career choice, jumping into the world of publishing her own books goes to show that she might be closer to the ledge than was previously thought. 

After traveling the nation in her younger years as a military brat, having lived in Alaska, Washington State and California, she now resides in Oklahoma with her teenage daughter, two dogs and one cat, happily writing stories that she hopes her readers will enjoy.

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