ARC Review: Still by Kennedy Ryan

September 28, 2017

Still by Kennedy Ryan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Grip #2
Release - September 24, 2017
Genre - Contemporary Romance
Trope - brother's best friend
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 4 out of 5
Length - 390 pages
Review of the prequel, Flow
Review of book 1, Grip

I'll be there.
Through thick and thin.
Ride or die.
You can count on me.

The promises people make. The vows we take.
Assumptions of the heart.

Emotion tells us how we feel, but life... life has a way of plunging us in boiling water, burning away our illusions, testing our faith, trying our convictions.
Love floating is a butterfly, but love tested is an anchor.

For Grip and Bristol
Love started at the top of the world
On a Ferris wheel under the stars
But when that love is tested, will they fly or fall?

ARC Review: Caged by Clarissa Wild

Caged by Clarissa Wild
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone - Savage Men #1
Release - September 21, 2017
Genre - Dark Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 4.5 out of 5
Length - 507 pages

They call me savage. An untamed beast.
I was born in the cage. Born to fight. Born to carry its name.
Locked away, I’ve spent years waiting for my mate.
I'm pent up with need. Brimming with desire.
All I want is her... That beautiful girl from the picture on my prison wall.
Now she’s finally here, sharing a cell.
So close. So hard to resist.
But one thing’s for sure…
Even if she doesn’t know it yet, she’s already mine.

This book contains both CAGED and UNCAGED, originally meant as a duet.

Note: This STANDALONE novel contains disturbing content that may be offensive to some readers.

Review: The Learning Hours by Sara Ney

September 27, 2017

The Learning Hours by Sara Ney
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Standalone - How to Date a Douchebag #3
Release - September 26, 2017
Genre - NA Contemporary Friends-to-lovers Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 4 out of 5
Length - 398 pages

He's not a douchebag; but that doesn't stop his friends from turning him into one.

MY FRIENDS WANT ME TO GET LAID.

So much so that they plastered my ugly mug all over campus, in bold printed letters:

Are you the lucky lady who's going to break our roommate's cherry?
Him: socially awkward man with average-sized penis looking for willing sexual partner. You: must have a pulse. He will reciprakate with oral. Text him at: 555-254-5551

The morons can't even spell. And the texts I've been receiving are what wet dreams are made of. But I'm not like these douchebags, no matter how hard they try to turn me into one.

THIS ISN'T THE KIND OF ATTENTION I WANT.

One text stands out from hundreds. One number I can't bring myself to block. She seems different. Hotter, even in black and white.

However, after seeing her in person, I know she's not the girl for me. But my friends won't let up--they just don't get it. Douchebags or not, there's one thing they'll never understand: GIRLS DON'T WANT ME.

Especially her.

Review: Hot Stuff by Kim Karr

September 25, 2017

Hot Stuff by Kim Karr
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Standalone - Sexy Jerk World #3
Release - September 27, 2017
Genre - Contemporary Sports Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 4 out of 5
Length - 312 pages

He's the newly drafted quarterback.
Hot. Arrogant. Too sexy for words.
Ready to score.

I'm an athletic intern, and the coach's daughter.
Driven. Determined. Prepared to conquer the world.
Completely off-limits.

The NFL is full of rules. Rules I've never broken. Never challenged. Never even scratched--until the day Lucas Carrington crashes into my life with his hard body and I-don't-give-a-f*ck attitude.

After I almost injure my father's star player, I volunteer to make sure he's in top shape. At first, it's hell. I don't like his cockiness, his easy smile. Don't like the way he oozes sex. Or how his penetrating eyes follow me everywhere.

That doesn't stop me from wanting him. He's meant to be a distraction--something to occupy my mind for these precious few remaining hot summer nights before I'm forced to leave football behind forever.

I know what we're doing will lead nowhere good. I know we're crossing the line. And I know my father will never understand.

None of that matters.

But maybe it should.

Rules aren't meant to be broken.

Or are they?

Review: Master of My Body by Marissa Honeycutt

September 23, 2017

Master of My Body by Marissa Honeycutt
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Finding Sabrina #1
Release - August 24, 2017
Genre - Dark Paranormal Romance
Mutliple POV - 3rd person
Heat - Messed Up!!
Length - 148 pages

Two thousand years ago, a great evil was banished from the human realm. Vamar Thilduri would never again be able to possess such great and unearthly power.

Or so it was thought...

After years of preparation, Vamar has returned and his plans are progressing as expected. His tool of choice? A girl who will be the most powerful being in the world.

Sabrina Mansfield has no idea who or what she is. She only knows her life-long dream is to become a professional ballerina. Attending a summer dance camp in Boston is the first of many steps along that path. But everything changes the moment she meets the gaze of a handsome soldier across the stage.

Christopher “Chase” Ralston, a recent graduate of West Point Military Academy, expected to spend his short summer leave visiting with family and friends. Love is the last thing on his mind, but a glimpse of a young woman has him questioning his desire to remain single.
The bond between them is unexpected, and becoming more seems inevitable—until Sabrina returns home to find her world torn apart.

Monsters are real.
Nightmares come true.
And love is nothing more than a dream.

Review: The Queen by Skye Warren

The Queen by Skye Warren
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Masterpiece Duet #2
Release - September 19, 2017
Genre - Dark Romance
Heroine POV - 1st person
Heat - 3 out of 5
Length - 294 pages

I have one chance at a new life. A college education. A future outside of Tanglewood's dark walls. For a breathless moment it seems like I might actually escape.

Then I get a phone call from home.

Damon Scott is my own personal dragon, the fight I've always lost, the secret hope of my heart. And he needs my help right now. Only my mind can solve the puzzle. Only my presence can keep him sane as the city fights against him.

Only my heart can unlock a man with such a tragic past.

This is my final gamble, with everything at stake. One last game to win a future for both of us.

And a love strong enough to break the city apart.

Review: The King by Skye Warren

The King by Skye Warren
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Masterpiece Duet #1
Release - June 27, 2017
Genre - Dark Romance
Heroine POV - 1st person
Length - 308 pages
Review of The Prince

The highest stakes...

My father gambles every night, falling deeper and deeper into debt. When he hits the bottom, he places a new bet: his daughter. I'm his entry bet to the biggest underground poker game.

Every kind of danger circles the velvet-covered table, but only one man makes me tremble.

A trailer park princess.

The son of a criminal king.

We don't belong together, but I'm caught in a twisted game.

His eyes meet mine with dark promise. And when he puts down his cards, I know I'm going to lose more than my body. I'm going to lose everything.

Review: The Prince by Skye Warren

The Prince by Skye Warren
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Prequel - Masterpiece Duet #0.5
Release - June 14, 2017
Genre - Dark Novella
Heroine POV - 1st person
Length - 78 pages

Penny doesn't dream about a prince coming to save her from the trailer park. She knows better than that.

And the boy she finds hiding in the woods out back is too wild and dangerous to trust. But he may be her only chance at survival.

From New York Times bestselling author Skye Warren comes an emotional new spin-off series. THE PRINCE is a 13,000-word prologue to the new Masterpiece duet.

Find your copy of The Prince here:
Goodreads | Amazon

Review: Unhinged by Natasha Knight

September 22, 2017

Unhinged by Natasha Knight
Release Date: September 25, 2017
Genre: Dark Romance
POV: Dual - 1st person
Heat: 4 out of 5
Type: Standalone

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Unhinged tells the story of subterfuge, betrayal, death, secrets, family loyalty and love. Both Eve and Zach should be dead. A mission gone wrong back in Beirut killed all of Zach’s men and he shouldn’t have survived. But somehow he did and the reasons why are unknown to him… for now. However, he’s out for vengeance and his first stop is with the girl who got away… Eve. He’s a changed man and someone’s gotta pay.

“He’s on a suicide mission. And this thing - his need for vengeance - it owns him.”

This was my first read from this author and I was thoroughly impressed. This story was dark, suspenseful and intense. It gave me exactly what was promised and I will definitely be going back to Natasha Knight for more. So why wasn’t this a 5-star read for me? There were a few discrepancies that, despite my willingness to suspend realistic belief, I couldn’t accept. I’m pretty sure most people will overlook the little things I couldn’t, but I’m a particular person. I will say that I was absolutely hooked from the beginning and I was kept entertained right to the end. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys dark and suspenseful reads.

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Review: Betrayed: Prequel to Unhinged by Natasha Knight

Betrayed by Natasha Knight
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Eve was 15 years old when her parents were murdered. Her older brother, Armen, took over the responsibility of raising her and their brothers. One day her brothers disappear without a trace and the only family she has left is Armen, but he’s found a new purpose in life. He’s become the follower of an evil man named Malik The Butcher, a man the US military is on the hunt to find. Desperate to help and save her brother, Eve turns to the US for assistance. The man who steps up to the plate is Zach, who is a part of special ops and in Beirut with a task force. He hopes to keep her safe while using her to get information to help locate their target. And then everything turns to shit.

Betrayed was the perfect prequel to Unhinged. It spoke to what was to come and set the stage for Eve’s fear and concern for her brother. It gave such a clear picture of the climate of the world Eve had grown up in in Beirut. And Zach was shown as the honorable and intelligent soldier that was willing to do anything to help her. I highly recommend that readers read this before diving into Unhinged so that they can get the backstory for these characters.

Review: Rock Me by Carly Phillips

September 19, 2017

Rock Me
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone - Bodyguard Bad Boys #1
Release - September 19, 2017
Genre - Contemporary Second Chance Romance
Dual POV - 3rd person
Heat - 4 out of 5

Bodyguard Bad Boys… Sexy, Hot, and oh so protective!

A pop star in danger.

Her reluctant bodyguard.

A past they can’t deny.

Summer Michelle is on the verge of ultimate fame.

Ben Hollander has sworn off mixing business with pleasure.

But keeping his hands off of the sexy songstress is easier said than done and once the threat is neutralized, will she choose fame over love?

Review: Things Liars Fake by Sara Ney

Things Liars Fake by Sara NeyMy rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone - #ThreeLittleLies #3
Release - February 2, 2016
Genre - NA Contemporary Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 3.5 out of 5
Length - 168 pages

What if…

Someone you barely knew asked you for a favor.

What if…

They needed you to be something you weren’t, in exchange for nothing. Unless you count a mouth full of lies and a half-broken heart. Faker. Pretender. Liar. There are worse things to be called.

So would you do it? Would you?

Daphne Winthrop did.

And you’re about to find out what happens in the end.

Review: Drawn to Him: A Romance Collection

Drawn to Him
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Anthology
Release - September 19, 2017
Length - 595 pages

There are some men who make you helpless.

You know the kind. They steal the breath from your lungs and make your heart beat a little faster with a single look. You can’t stop staring, but the moment they pin those gorgeous eyes on you, you’re done for.

The kind that’s too hard to resist.

This is a collection of men just like that.

Handsome, confident and all for you.

DRAWN TO HIM is a collection of eight exclusive never-before-seen novellas you can't resist, complete with HEAs. They have all the book feels and angst you've been wanting.

Review: Dirty Dealings by A.J. Adams

Dirty Dealings by AJ Adams
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone - Zeta Cartel #3
Release - June 27, 2016
Genre - Romantic Suspense
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 2.5 out of 5
Length - 312 pages

I could’ve fucking strangled her. She knew it too because she stepped away quickly. “Touch me and I’ll have you!” she snarled.
“Bruja mala leche! What the fuck do you think you’re playing at! You can’t push me around!”
“Sure I can.” Her eyes were slate grey, the same colour as the sky, and just as cold. “I need help, and you’re going to give it.”
“What the hell are you talking about?”
“I’ve got a situation. I need someone who isn’t afraid of murder and mayhem.”
I should have charmed her, offered to help and maybe it would have settled it, but I was too mad to even consider it. “Help you? Over my dead fucking body!”
She shrugged. “We can do it that way, too.” She took out her phone. “I’ll call you soon, hopefully within the hour. If you still refuse, I call Smith.” The eyes were hard. “I’d rather not shop you, because I hate that bastard, but I will if you make me.”
I gave her my number. I mean, I wanted to kill her, but in London they notice things like bodies in the street. Especially if you’re careless enough to do it in broad daylight next to a cop shop.

Quique is having a bad time. Back in Mexico his marriage has fallen apart and his wife has made him a laughing stock by cheating on him. Now he’s in London and finding himself out of his depth with a complex commercial deal. To make things worse, Natalia Truelove, a chef and pub manager, is blackmailing him. Quique is ready to commit murder and he’s pretty sure who his first victim will be.

Warning: Dirty Dealings contains strong adult language and themes as well as graphic violence and fully depicted love scenes.

Review: Complications on Ice by S.R. Grey

September 17, 2017

Complications on Ice by SR Grey
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone - Boys of Winter #3
Release - September 18, 2017
Genre - Contemporary Sports Romance
Trope - single parent
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 3 out of 5
Length - 270 pages

Fun-loving professional hockey player Benjamin “Benny” Perry is all about scoring, both on and off the ice. With his good looks and easygoing personality, women flock to him, which is great. It keeps things the way this Las Vegas Wolves forward likes—uncomplicated.

Too bad that’s all about to change.

When Benny decides to get back at his coach by pursuing his daughter, Eliza, who’s just returned to town under mysterious circumstances, complications abound. What begins as a simple conquest becomes anything but when Benny starts to really fall for Eliza.

But something is up.

Though Eliza seems to be as into him as he is to her, Benny senses she’s hiding something.

Or maybe she’s hiding someone.

Benny would never guess Eliza is hiding a baby—her baby. But it doesn’t end there. The father of her child just happens to be a hockey player too. And he’s Benny’s biggest nemesis.

Now he’s joining the team. Talk about complicated!

Review: Seducing His Student by London Hale

Seducing His Student by London Hale
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone
Release - September 18, 2017
Genre - Contemporary Student/Teacher Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 4 out of 5
Length - 81 pages

The last thing a newly hired dean should be doing is one of his students…

Dirty flirting with the unbelievably hot barista at Bundt & Grind café is not how Elliott Goodridge should be spending his time. Temperance Falls College hired him to counteract a scandal—not burn through his paychecks on overpriced coffee with a side of impure thoughts.

For the amount of time college student Samantha Monroe spends fantasizing about the new guy in town, she should know more than just his name. But despite putting out all kinds of signs that she's down for, well, putting out, Elliott hasn't made a move. Yet.

By the time the truth is revealed, it's too late to stop the charge between them. Sparks fly, but so do rumors. For Elliott, a day without his hands on Sam is too long—and two orgasm-free weeks until graduation is flat-out impossible.

Review: Dad's Best Friend: A Billionaire and Virgin Secret Baby Romance by Amy Brent

September 16, 2017

Dad's Best Friend by Amy Brent
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Standalone
Release - September 16, 2017
Genre - Contemporary Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 3 out of 5
Length - 560 pages

I'll work for my dad's best friend but only if he teaches me everything.
He showed up with a $10,000 check to my party.
"For you, gorgeous," he says, kissing me on the cheek.
I'll never forget how his soft lips felt.
I can still smell that s*xy cologne.
He's my dad's hot best friend.
And when he hires me as his assistant, I decide he has to be my first.
*
I know the rules: Never fall for your employees.
And especially never think about f*cking Violet.
She's my best friend's daughter.
He trusted me to protect her from other men.
And I am jacking off in the shower thinking of her.
I'm the one staring at her taut curves.
I'm enjoying her company more than I should.
Well, I can sense trouble coming.
But first, I want to make her come.

Review: Beauty by Mary Catherine Gebhard

September 15, 2017

Beauty by Mary Catherine Gebhard
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Hate Story Duet #2
Release - September 21, 2017
Genre - Mafia Romance
Dual POV - Hero ~ 3rd person/Heroine ~ 1st person
Heat - 4 out of 5
Length - 540 pages

Once upon a time, I thought love was a fairytale.

My prince was a Beast with blood on his hands and ice in his veins. My family offered to save me. The only price: leaving the tattered pieces of my heart behind.

Our love was irrational. Cruel. Unforgiving. Nothing like the storybooks said it should be—but it was perfect.

The longer we were apart, the more I lost myself. He was vicious and domineering, but I craved the submission. Together we were destructive, but I was addicted to the devastation. Still, I thought titles mattered. To my family I was princess, and to the Beast I was slave. I was too naïve to understand that even though he’d been my captor, he’d broken the shackles on my soul.

Once upon a time, I thought love meant happily ever after.

Now I know better.

Beauty is the final book in the Hate Story duet. About what it means to fall in love with the person who has absolutely destroyed you, it contains disturbing and graphic situations that may be a trigger for some.

Review: Beast by Mary Catherine Gebhard

Beast by Mary Catherine Gebhard
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Hate Story #1
Release - March 14, 2017
Genre - Mafia Romance
Dual POV - Hero ~ 3rd person/Heroine ~ 1st person
Heat - 4 out of 5
Length - 572 pages

Once upon a time, I thought love was a fairytale.

I thought selling myself to a mafia boss was noble. So what if they called him the Beast? I grew up in rags, and he would lift me to riches. All I had to do was give him my soul.

He was punishing. Insatiable. Captivating. Nothing like I expected him to be. Each day my reality blurred, leaving me wondering if I was slave or princess.

The longer I stayed, the more I lost myself to him. Even after every cruelty the Beast visited upon me, I longed for his touch. Even after every savage word he spoke, I begged for his lips. I thought the worst thing he could take was my body. I was too naïve to guard my heart.

Once upon a time, I thought love was a fairytale.

Now I know better than to speak of happily ever afters.

Beast is the first book in the Hate Story duet. About what it means to fall in love with the person who has absolutely destroyed you, it contains disturbing and graphic situations that may be a trigger for some.

Review: Going Down by Simone Sowood & Lulu Pratt

September 14, 2017

Going Down by Simone Sowood & Lulu Pratt
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone - Going Down #1
Release - September 11, 2017
Genre - Contemporary Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 3 out of 5

Some people have a bucket list, I have a f*ck-it list

When a brochure arrives at my mansion, the woman on the cover goes straight to the top.
Luscious curves and a sweet smile - she's exactly my type.
But she’s only interested in selling me stuff.
That’s fine, I’m no stranger to the chase and I always capture my prey.
After one touch, my list goes out the window.
She’s all I can think about.
Until I find out the whole thing's a set up.

*** A steamy STANDALONE contemporary romance with no cliffhanger, no cheating, and a guaranteed happily-ever-after.***

Review: For Cesare by Soraya Naomi

For Cesare by Soraya Naomi
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone - Chicago Syndicate #0.5
Release - September 16, 2017
Genre - Mafia Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 4 out of 5
Length - 61 pages

He’s wealthy and ruthless.
She’s poor and alone.

Cesare is the underboss of the notorious Italian mafia, the New York Syndicate.
Kinsey is his best friend from childhood, and the one woman he has never forgotten.

Life has pulled them apart, yet an impending mafia war is pushing them back together.
But maybe it’s too late for a second chance once Cesare discovers Kinsey’s current secret?

This novella is an introduction into the anarchic Syndicate world. For full-length illicit and forbidden love stories, read the best-selling Chicago Syndicate series by Soraya Naomi.

Review: Foreplay with the Boss by Cynthia Page

September 12, 2017

Foreplay with the Boss by Cynthia Page
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone - The Cocky Billionaires of Boston
Release - September 15, 2017
Genre - Contemporary Office Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 4 out of 5
Length - 247 pages

My boss is teaching me to be bolder in the boardroom…and the bedroom.

I’m not bold enough to take over my father’s company, but I’ve sworn to do whatever it takes to learn. Even if it means working for Jameson Stone, the billionaire CEO of Craze Advertising, who’s as hard and unmovable as his name implies. He tells me to demand what I want instead of backing down, something I’ve always struggled with—in the boardroom and the bedroom. There are things I want to try, things I’ve only read in my romance novels, but have been too afraid to ask for.

When my boldness lessons turn into foreplay lessons, it’s nearly impossible not to fall, and if I’m not careful, I’ll end up losing everything I’ve worked for to a man who’ll always choose business over me.

Review: Dirty Little Secret by Kendall Ryan

September 10, 2017

Dirty Little Secret by Kendall Ryan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Forbidden Desires #1
Release - September 14, 2017
Genre - Contemporary Romance
Mutiple POV - 1st person
Heat - 4 out of 5
Length - 300 pages

She’s much too innocent for me, but that doesn’t stop me from wanting the sweet, young librarian. I’m dominating and possessive, and my control streak runs a mile wide.

The way she looks at me—like I’m one of the heroes in the books she loves, like I’m broken, and she wants to be the one to piece me back together—it only complicates things further. I’m nobody’s hero.

But there’s no denying my tragic past reads like one of her favorite literary classics. It’s raw. Visceral. Captivating. And together, we’re a perfect mess.

How can I resist when the sexual sparks zapping between us set me on fire? The need to control, and claim her force my walls to come tumbling down, but when she learns about my dirty little secret, will my world come crashing down with it?

Find your copy of Dirty Little Secret here:
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Review: The Outskirts by T.M. Frazier

September 09, 2017

The Outskirts by TM Frazier
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
The Outskirts Duet #1
Release - September 10, 2017
Genre - Contemporary Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 4 out of 5
Length - 298 pages

The swamp is about to get a whole lot HOTTER.

After a tragedy, Finn Hollis escapes
into the swamp to be alone.
That is until Sawyer Dixon shows up,
all SCORCHING HOT innocence,
claiming she owns the land less than
fifty feet from his front door.

Sawyer gets under his SKIN, but even worse?
She makes him CRAVE things.
Things Finn hasn’t thought about in a very VERY long time.

Finn WANTS Sawyer gone.
Almost as much as he wants her in his BED.

Review: Auctioned to the Billionaire: A Billionaire and a Virgin Romance by Kira Bloom

September 08, 2017

Auctioned to the Billionaire by Kira Bloom
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Standalone
Release - August 20, 2017
Genre - Contemporary Romance
Length - 124 pages

Felicity

I've got one month to come up with enough to help my impulsive father pay off his debt to the Cades.
Twenty thousand dollars in thirty days.
My roommate has a plan--scratch that, she's already followed through with her plan.
Auction off my V-card.
It's a tale as old as time, but there's just one problem: Jackson Cade just placed the winning bid ... of 200,000 dollars.
And there are no refunds.

Review: Knocked Up by Nikki Chase

Knocked Up by Nikki Chase
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Standalone
Release - August 4, 2017
Genre - Contemporary Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 4 out of 5
Length - 548 pages

Heath was a self-made billionaire who had been burned by his ex-wife/gold digger and was determined not to fall for those types of tricks again. Very close to his parents, he figured the love they shared wasn’t in the cards for him. Kat had never really had a family and was trying to make ends meet while helping out the only family she’s ever known. When Heath wanted to make his dying father’s wish come true (a grandchild), he couldn’t think of anyone he’d rather make a baby with then his sexy and increasingly irresistible personal assistant, Kat. And as Kat had always dreamed of being a successful romance author, Heath’s offer was one she found she couldn’t refuse.

I’ve never read anything by Nikki Chase before and was pleasantly surprised by how well-written this story was. The characters, although not incredibly realistic, were very easy to like. And those sex scenes were scorching! I got this book through Kindle Unlimited and it included tons of bonus content. There were previews for a couple of the author’s other books, which I’ll be reading, and she even gave us another story, Single Dad’s Fake Bride, which was also well-written and enjoyable. So that’s two books for the cost of one by a new author that served as a fine introduction to her work.

Review: Sweet Sacrifice by L.D. Rose

September 07, 2017

Sweet Sacrifice by LD Rose
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Standalone
Release - September 13, 2017
Genre - Paranormal Romance
Dual POV - 3rd person
Heat - 3.5 out of 5
Length - 153 pages

Heaven is hell without her...

Former Navy SEAL Sebastian “Bash” Lockard died in Afghanistan after leaping on a grenade to save his comrades. Little did he know his act of heroism would grant him a ticket into Heaven’s elite army as one of the few and powerful Archangels. Struggling with his new existence, Bash still retains his human memories, leaving behind a wife he loves with all of his heart. Although he’s forbidden to see her, he can’t resist her lure, or the mortal desires he harbors for her.

As a young widow and nurse, Irene Lockard still mourns her husband two years after his untimely death. His absence is everywhere, and when her best friend weds, she hits an emotional rock bottom. As if summoned from the skies above, Sebastian appears before her, and they share an unforgettable night. But when he once again vanishes, she wonders if she’s truly gone mad with grief.

The only way Sebastian can remain with Irene is if he makes the ultimate sacrifice. But will she overcome her fear of losing him again to another war?

Review: Forget Me Not by Willow Winters

Forget Me Not by Willow Winters
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone - Forget Me Not #1
Release - September 12, 2017
Genre - Contemporary, slightly dark, Romance
Multiple POV - 1st person
Heat - 3 out of 5
Length - 268 pages

I fell in love with a boy a long time ago.

I was only a small girl. Scared and frightened, I was taken from my home and held against my will. His father hurt me, but he protected me and kept me safe as best he could.

Until I left him.

I ran the first chance I got and even though I knew he wasn’t behind me, I didn’t stop. The branches lashed out at me, punishing me for leaving him in the hands of a monster.

I’ve never felt such guilt in my life.

Review: Alpha's Temptation by Renee Rose & Lee Savino

September 06, 2017

Alpha's Temptation by Renee Rose & Lee Savino
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Standalone - Bad Boy Alphas #1
Release - July 20, 2017
Genre - Paranormal Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 4.5 out of 5
Length - 274 pages

MINE TO PROTECT. MINE TO PUNISH. MINE.
I’m a lone wolf, and I like it that way. Banished from my birth pack after a bloodbath, I never wanted a mate.

Then I meet Kylie. My temptation. We’re trapped in an elevator together, and her panic almost makes her pass out in my arms. She’s strong, but broken. And she’s hiding something.

My wolf wants to claim her. But she’s human, and her delicate flesh won't survive a wolf's mark.

I'm too dangerous. I should stay away. But when I discover she's the hacker who nearly took down my company, I demand she submit to my punishment. And she will.

Kylie belongs to me.

Publisher’s Note: Alpha’s Temptation is a stand-alone book in the Bad Boy Alphas series. HEA guaranteed, no cheating. This book contains a hot, demanding alpha wolf with a penchant for protecting and dominating his female. If such material offends you, do not buy this book.

Review: Things Liars Hide by Sara Ney

September 05, 2017

Things Liars Hide by Sara Ney
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Standalone - #ThreeLittleLies #2
Release - November 16, 2015
Genre - Contemporary Enemies-to-lovers Romance
Length - 165 pages

Secrets, secrets, everybody has them...
Tabitha Thompson is many things, but a liar isn't one of them. Unless you count the sexy secret she's spent a year hiding from everyone: her friends, her family. The secret she never counted on anyone discovering...

One chance encounter.

One clumsy mistake.

One sexy discovery.

Now, only Collin Keller stands in the way of her secret--and everyone else. And he just may be the one who ruins it all...

Tabitha Thompson, you secretive little sneak...

This novella is intended for those 17+ and older: Contains foul language, cursing, and sexual content. PLEASE NOTE: This book is told through alternating POV and social media content in the form of Texts, Emails and Book within a Book...

Review: Things Liars Say by Sara Ney

Things Liars Say by Sara Ney
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Standalone - #ThreeLittleLies #1
Release - July 30, 2015
Genre - Contemporary Romance
Length - 191 pages

Lies, lies, lies; everybody tells them....

Greyson Keller didn't intend to lie; it just came out that way. So when the object of that lie shows up on her doorstep, she is confused, shocked, and embarrassed.

Calvin Thompson is an Ivy Leaguer, attending University over an hour away, playing rugby and basically not giving a crap. So imagine his surprise when some guy named Greyson begins rumors online that they're dating -- the only logical solution is to drive an hour and confront him...

Be there when Greyson and Cal finally meet face-to-face because.
Sparks. Will. Fly.

Yes, sparks fly. That's why this book is intended for those 17+
Foul language, and sexual content.

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Review: Wild Thing by Liberty Laine

Wild Thing by Liberty Laine
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone
Release - September 4, 2017
Genre - Erotic Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 4 out of 5
Length - 81 pages

I've waited my whole life to catch her. They call her a criminal. A con-woman. A thief and too wild for her own good. But me? I just call her mine. -Officer Nathan Trent.

He's one of the good guys. Honorable. Reliable. I’ve loved him since we were kids. But there's no way I’ll let my wild ways tarnish his squeaky clean reputation. No matter how badly I wish he was mine. -Tillie Coletrain

Warning: This novella is chock full of sexy times, ridiculous shenanigans, and surprise weddings. You’re welcome.

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Review: Violent Desires: A Dark Billionaire Romance by Linnea May

Violent Desires by Linnea May
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone - Violent #4
Release - August 27, 2017
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 5 out of 5
Length - 249 pages

I want real fear. Real submission.

She’s giving me all that, and taking so much more.

I’m the last son. The one who doesn’t matter. I was never meant to inherit my family’s wealth, but my brother’s gutless betrayal left me as the only one still holding a fortune.

Now, with money to my name and the looks to match, women see me. They want me.

But they don’t know me.

I savor a very specific kind of leisure pursuit. I buy women to lock them up and make them submit to my will.

But this time, I want the real thing. Real fear, real submission. Someone special, who doesn’t play a role.

Someone like her.

A luscious lamb, curves all in the right places, and eyes so deep, I’ve lost myself in them before we even exchanged a single word.

She doesn’t know what’s coming. She doesn’t know that she’s going to be mine, my captive, my submissive, my possession. For as long as I please.

But something is wrong with her. She’s twisted, with a soul just as broken as mine.

She’s not playing by the rules, and that makes me want her that much more.

Review: Carnal by Simone Sowood

September 03, 2017

Carnal by Simone Sowood
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone
Release - September 8, 2017
Genre - Contemporary Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 4 out of 5

I don’t know what made me go to him that night.
Steel, the pierced drifter with the neck tattoo.
Mostly I wanted to hurt my reputation.
He could take my virginity and I’d go home, ruined.
I never thought he’d say no.

*** A steamy STANDALONE contemporary romance with a sizzling hot alpha. No cliffhanger, no cheating, and a guaranteed happily-ever-after. Please note Carnal was originally published as Carny***

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ARC Review: Cain by Crimson Syn

Cain by Crimson Syn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone - Hellbound Lovers MC #4
Release - September 3, 2017
Genre - Erotic MC Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 5 out of 5
Length - 159 pages

Sophia Moreno is a mystery wrapped up in a gorgeous package.
She’s soft and sweet, but there’s something hidden in the depths of her green eyes.
From the first instant my eyes held hers, I claimed her as mine.
When I finally have my hands on her, she’ll know I’m not one to play games with.
I’ll torture her into ecstasy until she’s screaming for me to take her,
Because the god she’ll worship is one kinky mother fucker.

Cain Scardino is a wild man with a dominant streak
And I’m more than willing to hand myself over to his sensually erotic instructions
He’s a sexual god with a wicked taste for the taboo
But what Cain doesn’t know is that I yearn to succumb to his dark desires.
As he tightens his ropes on my body, he also secures them around my heart.
He’s the only man who could take me so completely
And I’ll do anything to be tied down by him.

Review: The Real Thing by Melissa Foster

The Real Thing by Melissa Foster
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone - Sugar Lake #1
Release - September 5, 2017
Genre - Contemporary Romance
Trope - best friend's sibling
Dual POV - 3rd person
Heat - 3 out of 5
Length - 288 pages

This sassy, spirited baker is fine with heat—but is her fake fiancé too hot to handle?

Bakery owner Willow Dalton’s friendship with Zane Walker has always been a bit complicated. Now a scrumptiously hot A-list actor, Zane’s always had a reputation as player. He’s arrogant, and he’s definitely not boyfriend material. Sure, he did Willow a favor by agreeing to take her virginity before college, but is that reason enough to go along with a fake engagement a decade later—even if it comes with a real diamond ring?

Zane should have known better. Nothing involving Willow has ever been easy. Still, he knows her better than anyone, and becoming America’s hottest new leading man means cleaning up his reputation. An “engagement” to curvy, sass-mouthed Willow is the perfect PR move . . . provided no one gets hurt.

Now Zane and Willow’s little white lie has turned into an irresistible recipe for sweet temptation. And soon no one will be able to tell the difference between their fake engagement or the real thing—including them.