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11 May 2016

❤❤ Dual Review of HETCH by River Savage Release Day Blitz + Giveaway ❤❤

Title: HETCH (Men of S.W.A.T. #1)
Author: River Savage
Release Date: May 11, 2016
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verb \ˈsāv\ 

1 a: Keep safe or rescue (someone or something) from harm or danger.

Synonyms: rescue, come to someone's rescue, save someone's life, set free, liberate, deliver, extricate.

Saving lives is the end goal.
It's a responsibility I live with every day, the reason I wear the badge.
Built on a brotherhood that runs deeper than blood, this way of life has become my very existence...

Until Liberty.

I thought I was saving her.

I never expected her to be the one saving me.


They say moments of clarity hit you hard. Like suddenly a deep understanding smacks you in the face. Your vision becomes unclouded, and a truth that’s been out of your reach rushes at you. It’s in that second your perception of reality becomes so clear you can’t begin to describe it.

Some call it beautiful, some say it can be saddening, some even compare it to the moment your drug of choice washes over you, offering a moment of escape.

I wish I could I say my moment of clarity is an epiphany or some kind of life­defining moment that showed me where my messed­up life is going.

No, my moment hits me as the first wave of the orgasm I’ve been chasing the last few minutes washes over me.

“Fuck, woman, wait for me this time.” His voice pulls me from my haze first, reminding me how messed up I am.

Heat covers my body, not from the life­altering orgasm, but from embarrassment.

Without thinking rationally, I throw my vibrator to the floor and freeze, afraid to move, as a low moan pauses on my lips. The thump of my beating heart, almost syncing in perfect rhythm to the throb drumming between my legs.

Jesus, please tell me he didn’t hear me.

“Don’t go shy on me now, babe.” He half chuckles, half growls, and even though there is a wall between us, the words wash over me; Goose bumps prickle my skin as if his warm breath whispered over me.




Slowly, as if by some freak of nature, apartment nine can see me through the wall, I roll off the bed and find myself on all fours.

Really, Liberty?

Fully committed to my actions, I slowly army crawl my way to the nearest exit.

A strong tap on the wall halts my escape followed by, “You still there?” Another wave of humiliation crashes over me when I take stock of my predicament.

If I don’t get out of here fast, I’ll be drowning in so much embarrassment, nothing will resuscitate me.

Unable to form a coherent thought, and not willing to engage with the pervert, I continue to low crawl my way out of my bedroom and into my bathroom. Closing the door, I stand, and quickly walk to the shower. After turning the faucet on, I strip the rest of my clothes off, then step under the spray of the water.

Jesus, that was close.

I have no idea what I was thinking. In fact, I know I wasn’t. Which scares me even more.

I, Liberty Jenson, would never take risks like this. If asked what prompted this change in me, I’d answer with two things.

Apartment nine.

And a self­appointed sex sabbatical.

It all started when I moved into my new apartment. At first, I was excited, ready for a fresh start. After a messy break­up, which included dealing with a douche ex who didn’t know how to keep his dick in his pants, I needed a new place. Somewhere closer to town this time, secure, and most importantly, affordable. However, finding a place close to the city, which was secure enough to make me feel safe and would still leave me enough money left over from my program director’s wage, proved to be a feat. After searching for five weeks, I was about to give up, accept defeat and move in with my mom and dad again. I mean it wasn’t the worst thing that could happen to a single thirty­year­old woman.


Luckily for me, I didn’t have to resort to such desperate measures when this place came up two weeks ago. After a quick walk through, I fell in love with the two bedrooms, one bath, and open kitchen living area. I filled out the paperwork, paid my deposit, a month’s rent in advance, and moved in five days later.

Everything seemed perfect.

That was until I realized how paper­thin the walls were between apartments.

It started out subtle, a sneeze in the early evening on my first night here as I settled into bed. A soft murmur of a man’s voice the third night.

But then came the sex.

The hot, wild, filthy sex.

The fourth night in my new apartment, I was woken to the low moans of what I assumed to be a needy woman.

My face heats up remembering the screams, the grunts. The deep baritone of apartment nine’s voice as he told the ‘bitch’ to keep it quiet.

Unsure what to do, I laid silent, listening to my new neighbor fuck some lucky woman into submission.

I’m not going to lie; I wasn’t turned on by it. I was set alight.

I never thought I would be that kind of person, the kind who got off from listening in on someone get off, but something in the way he spoke to her, something in the way he spoke to all the other women since, stirred a new want in me. Soon I found myself seeking out my room for a chance to hear him.

It was wrong.

So wrong.

But it didn’t stop me from wanting it.

The screams.

The deep grunts of pleasure.

I wanted it all.

I wanted it to be me.

“I’m officially going to hell.” I groan under the water, trying to wash the stupidity off me. Stupid would be the nice way of calling me a fucking idiot. And an idiot is what I am. Especially after tonight.

I read this book almost a whole month ago and I'm just now writing my review. I needed time to digest and sort out my feelings and thoughts for Hetch. To be honest I don't know if I will ever be able to sort them out, but I will say is that I loved the HELL out of this book.

I truly fell in love with the broken man Hetch was. Don't get me wrong, he's HOT, sexy, funny, frustrating, a man in uniform and let's not forget that fact that he is an Alpha male with a capital A.  But there is so much more to him and River did a phenomenal job bringing him to life. I LOVE HETCH! I loved him from the beginning and I loved him at the end even when he pissed me off and when he made me cry.

I loved Liberty, her sass and smart mouth made me smile and chuckle so much. I truly loved seeing the banter in all ways between her and Hetch. As well as with her and her friends. She has such a big heart and it really is amazing to feel how big it is with Rivers writing. She is stubborn as hell and I love it!

There were some mortifying moments in this book that I can't even imagine what I would do if they happened to me. River did a fantastic job making me shake my head with a grin, thinking how in the hell did she come up with something so embarrassing. Lol

 BUT then the tears came.... I mean the ugly cry kind of tears. I can't even explain how I really felt when they were rolling down my cheeks. Something bad happened and even now trying to explain how I felt is making me cry.  But let me tell you this, I would read it again in a heartbeat and go through those feelings that were making me bawl again and again.

River is so great with words, amazing with drawing you into the story line and making you feel exactly every emotion every character goes through. I was at the edge of my seat the ENTIRE time I was reading. I had the biggest grin on my face for most of the story and I bawled as if what was happening was happening to me personal.

I'm trying not to give any spoilers, but I do want to say that if you have read any of The Knights Rebels books, please know that this is so different in such an amazing way. You need to read Hetch, you need to experience the emotional roller coaster that River has created. It truly is a masterpiece. And please do not mistake that comment as though I did not thoroughly love The Knights Rebels. I love them in so many different ways.

Please buy Hetch and experience another side of THE River Savage. This  WILL be one of my top 5 favorite for 2016. River.. Thank you for creating Hetch, for keeping us readers on our toes, and for dishing out another 5 star read!!!

Good God Almighty River. I have one of those headaches you get from holding all these massive emotions inside, cause I just don't wanna let them out. You have really pulled out all the feels on this one. And let me tell you, feel we do. I've giggled. I've gotten mad. I've been worried. I've been pissed. I got scared. I was crying.. More than once. And of course I was hot. I think that this has some of the hottest sex scenes you've written, yet. 

There was just something about Hetch and his alpha male, take control attitude that I just absolutely loved. I top of my list am obsessed with alpha males who are strong lead Hero's, yes they still cherish and care for their woman, and don't ever disrespect her with word or actions. And Hetch, he is ALL OF THOSE THINGS. 

Let's not also forget Liberty with her huge heart and need to sass Hetch all the time. Their banter cracked me up. But I think what got me the most was how she was with Mitch, and that one night with Hetch.  I wanna stand up and point a finger and yell "this, this is how you write a strong female lead." Nailed it. 

I know you heard another man's name in there. Dony get your panties in  twist. There are so many secondary characters in this story you will fall in love with. And some that may make you want to crawl in your kindle, smack them upside the head,  and run their foot over with a car- repeatedly. Yeah... I rrrrrrrrrrrfeally don't like that person. But again, this attests to my first statement--> THE FEELS!! 

I thought this was a really good book. Really good. I want more Men of SWAT! 

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About the Author

River Savage is the Author of the Knights Rebels MC Series. She released her debut novel, Incandescent, in August 2014. 

An avid reader of romance and erotic novels, her love for books and reading fueled her passion for writing. Reading no longer sated her addiction, so she started writing in secret. She never imagined that her dream of publishing a novel would ever be achievable. 

With a soft spot for an alpha male and a snarky sassy woman, Kadence and Nix were born. 

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