Review – Fighting to Be Free by Kirsty Moseley


Fighting to Be Free by Kirsty Moseley


My rating: 5 of 5 stars

When life deals you a bad hand, just keep playing. Tomorrow you might be wearing a smile and holding all four aces. ~Susan Gale

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Sometimes life deals you the worst hand. Blow after blow. Letdown after letdown. Heartache after heartache. You’re in a hole of despair so deep that you may never break free unless you fight for that freedom, releasing the chains that bind you. Fighting to Be Free is a tale of guts and glory that grips your heart, sinking itself into your soul, where you can’t help but feel everything.

Fighting to Be Free started out slow but a burn built that beckoned me right into the flames as my heart caught fire, struggling to get free. This story’s slow burn seeped into my soul. Fighting to Be Free fought with me. Hot and cold. Dark and light. Tough and tender. Amplified, my emotions were entangled, engulfing me. The feels flowed me like waves, crashing hard and fast…all over me.

I only had to read the synopsis to know that Fighting to Be Free would entangle my emotions, wrapping this story around my soul…and that it did. The first page packed a punch to the gut where I knew Fighting to Be Free would be a hard-fought tale, one perhaps where hell would happen before happiness. Instantly, I was cast into this story’s clutches…captivated…claimed. I knew this broken boy who was indeed fighting to be free would break me.

Dark-eyed, dark-haired, and muscular 18-year-old Jamie Cole has just been released from juvenile detention after two long years for a crime that is rather…complicated. He has had to grow up fast at a young age, wiser than his teenage years. His focus is to start a new life, build something from nothing.

“This was my second shot, my chance to come out of the darkness and into the light. With every cell in my body I was planning on fighting to be free of this life, even if it killed me.”


Jamie doesn’t need any distractions, especially a young woman.

“I couldn’t take my eyes off of her; I’d never wanted a girl more in my life.”


Beautiful red-haired and blue-eyed Ellie Pearce just dumped one piece of pathetic baggage, her first and only boyfriend of two years that became stifling like a straightjacket. Out on the town with her friends at a dance club, her mission is to let loose and have fun for the first time in her life. Until one young man across the room captured her with just a look, a look that morphs into more.

“His mouth claimed mine in a kiss that was so hot I was surprised we weren’t both on fire.”

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The chemistry ignites like an inferno, blazing a ring of fire around the broken boy fighting to be free and the girl who wants to be his lifeline. Jamie was supposed to be Ellie’s one night of fun, one night of throwing caution to the wind. Jamie was not supposed to be the boy making her fall, the boy who would likely break her heart. Jamie and Ellie are kindred spirits. One light, one dark. One soft, one hard. One young man who melted every piece me.

My heart broke for this broken boy—forced to fight and forced to commit crimes—who didn’t think he’s worthy of love and a life to live free from the chains of the past. Jamie hit my heart hard as I felt his heart escape under his hardened exterior, melting and mesmerizing me. I was in awe at this amazing man trying to rise from nothing but slowing becoming everything. This broken but beautiful soul stole my soul.

“I know that I’m not good enough for you—you deserve so much better than me.”

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Fighting to Be Free by Kirsty Moseley is a spellbinding and soul-searing story of Fight Club meets The Fast and the Furious, a story that is hard yet soft, tough yet tender, and dark yet light. I fell in LOVE, HARD AND HOPELESSLY, with the heart-hitting Fighting to Be Free. This devastatingly beautiful and brilliant book broke me in the best way. THIS STORY IS EVERYTHING.

Fighting to Be Free flung itself at me, hitting my heart…hijacking it…hijacking me. I felt every word I read as these pages, like a fighter to the mat, pounded into me. The feels…I fought them. They fought me. Those feels flowed as did my tears—fast and furiously—as I hoped for happiness. Intense and intoxicating, I could not help but FEEL Fighting to Be Free, a story that still owns my heart that may never break free.


★★★★★ tough and tender stars

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Jamie Cole has just been released from juvenile detention. Determined to go straight, he tried to cut ties with crime boss, Brett Reye, who has no intention of letting him go. Jamie’s life is already more complicated than it needs to be, yet when he meets a beautiful stranger at a bar, Jamie knows he’s in over his head.

Ellie Pearce has just gotten out of a terrible relationship and isn’t looking for anything serious…until she meets Jamie. Their attraction is overwhelming and intense—Ellie can’t seem to shake her growing feelings for him, even though she’s trying to keep it casual.

But when fate goes horribly wrong and Jamie’s family is faced with ruin, he’s forced to strike a deal with Brett. Despite his struggles, he wants nothing more than a future with Ellie. That’s until Ellie finds out that he’s been hiding more from her than she could ever imagine…


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Review – Unstable by SE Hall



You can put up a front… but destiny already has your back.

From first glance, I believed this book was going to be a hot and heavy love triangle. I was ready for the angst of star crossed lovers, the agony of being separated from one’s truest love. This was truly unlike anything that I expected. This was the story of a young woman already in tremendous pain facing yet more pain as she returns to the one place that she ever planned to return to. She goes home to Ashfall to say goodbye to her beloved mother and to finally face her past. That past includes the boy on the farm next door who has grown into the man running that farm and wanting more from that girl than she’s ready to give.

Henley Gene Calvert was a twin. She, her sister Hadley and her mother were a team that survived through the hardest of times – only to be divided by a tragic loss. Henley left home and stayed away for eight years, severing her ties and trying to regain her sanity. But yet another death brings her back, only now she has to face not only her past but make decisions for the farm her mother has left her. Then we meet Gatlin. He’s been her mother’s farmhand and is determined to see Henley stand on her own and become the woman she was meant to be – strong, resilient, ready to be in control. They become friends… He becomes the one that she can depend on. But there’s someone else who wants to be her support too.

Keaton Cash has always had his eye on Henley. He watched her walk away and feared that he would never have the chance to let her know how he truly felt about her. He’s Just as determined to have her in his life as she is to ignore him. And once this alpha (oh so sexy alpha) cowboy makes up his mind to have Henley Calvert, nothing stops him – not even Henley herself.

The more of this story I read, the more it snared me. Henley’s struggle to accept her losses, accept her pain and find forgiveness was so heartbreaking. So much anguish. So much hurt. Eight years of suffering alone… my soul hurt for her. The friendship she has with Gatlin is so strong and helps to build her confidence and her belief that she can survive. But it’s her relationship with Keaton that is so incredible. Watching their relationship turn so fully on its axis. The long simmering chemistry between them and the obvious fact that they have loved each other for so much longer than Henny Penny is willing to admit to.

Beautifully written. I found myself laughing so hard and then crying much harder. I was so sucked in and so invested in Henley, Gatlin and Keaton. I couldn’t help but care and hope for a joyful ending for all involved. Unstable is such a moving tribute to the power of forgiveness, finding a path to embrace the past and forging ahead to accept all the future holds – pains and all. Even the twists and turns that we never see coming.

Incredibly well done, Stephanie!

5 Amazing Stars!




After eight years, Henley Calvert is headed home. Back to the family farm and small town she left behind, never to be thought of again.

Too much regret and shame to bear.

But she’s the only one left to see to her family’s legacy, so she must return to Ashfall and face all the ghosts that haunt her.


Gatlin Holt, the family farmhand, awaits her arrival, and lends a hand—in more ways than one. He reacquaints Henley with the lay of the land while helping her heal her soul with a new outlook on life.

Yet every time she thinks some peace may be within reach, Henley hits another roadblock. The biggest of which is Keaton Cash—her childhood nemesis who owns the farm next door.


And no, it’s not a love triangle. That’s impossible when Henley’s heart is closed, incapable of love.

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Review – Sex Machine by Marie Force


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I almost passed on Sex Machine. Almost. I didn’t have time for another arc. I was just too busy. But there was just something about this book that called to me. I just had a feeling that this book would be the one that would shake up the same old, same old. Marie has always written some amazing stories. And I must say that I have been so very fortunate to be a fan. She’s taken me to the families of Gansett Island… to the halls of Congress in the Fatals. I’ve been to Vermont with the Green Mountain series, even ventured into the naughtier side with Quantum. All have been amazing. But never and I mean, NEVER, have I enjoyed a Marie Force story more than Sex Machine. It is by far her BEST BOOK YET.

From the opening line, Marie lays down the gauntlet and lets the reader know this book is going to burn in the best way. Straight from Honey Carmichael’s mouth to Blake Dempsey’s ears: I want you to fuck me. It only gets steamier and sexier from there. Honey and Blake have known each other all their lives. They grew up together, went to school together… had the same circle of friends. Even suffered through the same tragic loss that took away Blake’s girlfriend, Jordan. She watched him suffer and blame himself. He turned into a shell of man, looking only for one night stands and nothing lasting. He garners a reputation for his impressive… skills. And after all this time and all the empty nights, Honey just wants to know if the rumors are true.

Blake feels empty, lost and guilty. It’s his fault that Jordan is gone. His focus must be his business. He has nothing to give anyone but a few fleeting moments of hot sex. He’s heard the rumors. He knows what everyone thinks – he’s nothing but a sex machine but he’s damn good at it. His friends worry and he knows that. But Honey is different. She’s the only one that can reach him. She’s the only one that he wants more time with, more everything with. She’s the only one that understand the pain of being alone.

They both have a past filled with loneliness, sadness… unspeakable loss and heartbreak. Watching these two build a love life was incredible. It was easy to do – they were always friends first. Yes, they have a red hot sex life. Blake certainly rocks Honey’s world…. he certainly left ME stunned. But this story goes so much further than what is going on between the sheets. This story is about forgiveness, letting go of a soul shattering trauma and finding the strength to begin again with someone who truly understands.

I cannot begin to say how very much I loved this book. I was drawn in from the very first page. The first 25% is so steamy, so breath taking. Unbelievably hot. This story shows Marie’s incredible versatility. This is no sweet romance. It deals with some heartbreaking issues with class and grace. This book is raw and demanding. I laughed as much as I swooned and rooted for Blake and Honey even when it looked like the past would never let them go. As I read the last lines, I was overjoyed with this awesomeness. It is a truly remarkable book and boy, am I glad that I didn’t pass on reading it.

Absolutely fantastic!

5 Honey Bunches of Oats (you’ll have to read it to understand) Stars!




Marie’s first standalone title in five years!
He’s good for one thing and one thing only—and she wants it bad.
Honey Carmichael has never had a decent orgasm, and she’s out to change that with the one man in town known for his superior skill between the sheets.

Blake Dempsey is happy to help Honey with her “problem” as long as she knows he’s only interested in sex. His heart was broken when his high school girlfriend was killed in the car he was driving, and he has nothing to offer other than more orgasms than Honey can handle.

Which is just fine with her—until fantastic orgasms aren’t enough anymore for either of them and unexpected feelings turn hot sex into messy entanglement—and that most definitely wasn’t in the plans.

But you know what they say about plans…

A sexy, dirty stand-alone romance intended for MATURE audiences. If you can’t take the heat in Blake’s bedroom, stay out or you might get burned. You’ve been warned!

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Marie Force is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 50 contemporary romances, including the Gansett Island Series, which has sold more than 2.3 million books, and the Fatal Series from Harlequin Books, which has sold more than 1.2 million books. In addition, she is the author of the Green Mountain Series as well as the erotic romance Quantum Series, written under the slightly modified name of M.S. Force. All together, her books have sold more than 5 million copies worldwide!

Her goals in life are simple—to finish raising two happy, healthy, productive young adults, to keep writing books for as long as she possibly can and to never be on a flight that makes the news.

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Review – Silver by K.A. Linde

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Silver by K.A. Linde


My rating: 5 of 5 stars

If you’re lucky enough to get a second chance at something, don’t waste it. ~Unknown

Have you ever read a story that sinks itself into your soul from the start? Have you met a story that should be a soap opera because it’s that addicting—where you are so transfixed that you don’t want to stop turning the pages? Silver by K.A. Linde stole every piece of me in one incredible and intoxicating date of delicious drama. Silver struck me like lightning—hard and fast—where I was glued to this gem from its brilliant beginning to enticing end.

I only had to read a few pages before I knew that Silver was my new favorite story in this series, replacing Diamonds. Gasp!!! I know, right?!? Silver is my top gem in the All That Glitters saga. TOP GEM. I’ll give you THREE WORDS as to why Silver is the best book in this series for me: SECOND-CHANCE ROMANCE. Second-chance romances are my go-to gems and Silver by K.A. Linde is my new kryptonite.

A second-chance is so many things: a chance to start fresh, a chance to right those wrongs, a chance to find happiness, and, perhaps, a last chance. There is something special about second-chance love. Friendship that forms into something more. That slow burn of desire. The intimate knowledge of one another. Silver is that special second-chance love story that’s anchored by angst but laced with sweetness, steam, and swoon. Silver captivated and claimed me over and over again.

Stacia Palmer made her appearance as Bryna’s best friend in Diamonds, the first story in this sensational series. Beautiful, blonde, and blue-eyed, Stacia is a gold digger like Bryna was.

“To some, her dream of becoming an NFL quarterback’s wife had seemed outlandish…Stacia hadn’t ever wanted something more in her life. Until today. Now, she wanted something else.”

I walked into this story not a Stacia fan at all. The jersey-chasing gold digger seemed so shallow with not much under the surface. This young woman slept through her way of quarterbacks; a ball bunny. I deemed Stacia weak with her sole ambition of being an NFL quarterback’s wife though she was going to college to obtain her own degree.

Then K.A. wove her magic, morphing characters like Stacia that you can’t stand into ones that you can’t help but love. I WAS WON OVER FAST AND FURIOUSLY. K.A. Linde proved me wrong in thinking that Stacia was just smoke and mirrors; this captivating character captured my heart at less than five percent into Silver. Stacia soared into the spot of my favorite female of K.A. Linde’s in this sparkling series. I liked—no LOVED—this new Stacia.

Silver also spun me around by making me FALL IN LOVE TWICE. Pace Larson, Stacia’s previous love, is now her annoyance. With his golden hair and blue eyes, and tall and muscular build that makes women forget their own names, Pace is panty-melting HOT. He is also still hot for Stacia. I LIKED PACE BEFORE; I LOVED HIM NOW.

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Pace is sick of playing the field…sick of playing games. Pace throws Stacia off her game, making her question her ill feelings towards him. Her attraction to this devastatingly beautiful man has never vanished. It’s time to finally claim the woman of his dreams, catch her and make her fall. Oh is Stacia starting to fall under Pace’s persuasive spell.

“God, is everything a joke to you?”

“Not everything.”

“Feels like it. I feel like a joke to you.”

“Most things, Pink, but not you. Never you.”

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The push and pull between Stacia and Pace was utterly intoxicating yet infuriating too. I wanted to push this quarreling couple together. Back and forth the pendulum swayed between them as Stacia and Pace would almost reconnect, then havoc would happen, breaking their almost-bond.

“Why do you have to do this, Pace? Why do you insist on forcing yourself into my life?”

“I already told you why. You can’t escape me. You can keep trying to run, but we’ll end up back together.”

That kiss Pace unexpectedly showered on Stacia was little in magnitude but big in meaning. That kiss was Pace persuading Stacia with all his power to make her his again.

“I just wanted to remind you who you belong to. Don’t forget it.”

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OH. MY. SIZZLE AND SWOON. Pace is all-alpha and it’s insanely intense where I nearly fanned myself. I loved his determination as much as his domineering talk that warmed my body from head to toe. Pace’s dominance is as hot as the man himself.

“If I don’t stand up for myself, who is going to?”

“I am.”


“Me, Stacia. I am. Like I always have been.”

My heart broke yet danced at the same time. Pace has toyed with Stacia’s emotions like a back-and-forth ball game. I wanted Stacia to give this starring quarterback a second chance, letting him score the touchdown of a lifetime. First love. First heartbreak. First sorrow. A love that never dies. Can the heart, once broken, trust again?

Diamonds and Gold were swathed in scandal and sin.
Emeralds and Platinum were real and reeked of redemption.
Silver was the shooting star; the second-chance love story that shone greater than the other gems.

There are not many stories and series where you see the characters evolve from ones you can’t stand to ones you can’t help but love. K.A. Linde is a magician at turning characters you love to hate into ones you just love. I came into Silver as anti-Stacy and slightly anti-Pace, but left loving these compelling and captivating characters like never before. I could not help but root for both of them to rekindle that passion where it would permeate to love.

I was drunk on this second-chance romance that sizzled with sweetness and swoon yet bled angst. Silver shone bright and flared in feels. My heart was hit with a hybrid of happiness and hurt. My soul soared and swooned. I lost myself in Silver as this spellbinding story grabbed me, wrapping itself around my heart, where I did not want to surface until the very end.

Silver is not just a story filled with swoon, sex, and shame. It’s so much MORE. Silver is about second chances—changing your life and being your best self. Silver is a story of heartbreak and healing—with highs and lows—where my feels flung like a football down the field, and I FELL IN INSTA-LOVE.

This gem glitters in greatness. Achingly addicting like a soap opera, I left this super star of a story wanting more…needing more. Silver struck me hard and fast, and I knew from the start that it the cheapest gem in price would be the greatest one in value.


★★★★★ Shiny Silver Stars

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Stacia Palmer had one goal in life–to become an NFL quarterback’s wife.

For the past three years, she’s seduced her way through the university’s football line-up. But when she finally has a quarterback fresh off the draft, Stacia experiences a shocking change of heart. One that sends her back to the place she never thought she’d return to.


Once there, she finds that no one believes her. Least of all Pace Larson, her sexy on-again off-again ex who has never quite gotten over her leaving him for someone else. Of course, he’s now the starting quarterback and determined to claim her as his prize.

But can Stacia give him a second chance when he’s toyed with her emotions into the fourth quarter? Or will they run out of time?


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Review – Playboy Pilot by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward



Playboy Pilot is PHENOMENAL! One word is all it takes to describe this book and THAT IS IT!

Each and every time I pick up a book by Penelope or Vi I get swept away on a “Magical Mystery Tour”. But when those two “Come Together” something EPIC happens.. “In My Life” I’ve read all of Vi and Penelope’s published books apart and together. They are both some of my ULTIMATE fave authors and I honestly don’t think there is a better author duo out there. In fact I know there isn’t. Penelope and Vi gel like no other, their books are smooth, their stories memorable. Playboy Pilot was ALL THE THINGS I wanted and MORE.

So let’s “Get Back” to the start shall we? Because what a start it was. I mean who doesn’t love a cocky, sexy, intense man and a spunky, sassy woman to really get under his skin? “Every Little Thing” about Carter and Kendall is amazing. “I’m In LOVE” with them and all they are!

If it’s possible to ever die from swooning I SWEAR I’d be a goner right now. “Do You Want To Know A Secret”? Carter Clynes has “All My Loving.” “I Should Have Known Better” than to think Vi and Penelope wouldn’t write a super delicious man but in all honesty I wondered how they write one better than Graham? And while they are both so different, we all have our faves and Carter is now MY FAVE!

Kendall Sparks is an AMAZING female lead “And I Love Her.” Her change and development through Playboy Pilot was an adventure in itself that was written so perfectly I couldn’t help not loving her.

So many times during this book I was “Flying” feeling “Free As A Bird” as I rode out the total utter bliss of all things Playboy Pilot. And I “Dig It”, I totally love that feeling of butterflies, that stir up anticipation as the build up starts. I love that heart pounding feeling of sitting back and letting the words flow through you as you watch characters you’re fully invested in fall in love. I also love those little moments, the ones that PACK ALL THE FEELS. You know the ones that hit you right in the gut? It can be something as simple as a ridiculously swoony sentence or something that pulls the world from right under your feet. Playboy Pilot has it all! If you’re like me, you’ll devour it. Because there is NO OTHER OPTION when you pick up this book. If you’re like me, you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll swoon, you’ll burn up and you’ll LOVE!

So “You Know What To Do” BUY THIS BOOK! Because “All You Need Is Love” a Playboy Pilot kinda love. Carter Clynes “You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me.”

“The end.”



From the New York Times bestselling authors of Stuck-Up Suit and Cocky Bastard, comes a sexy new standalone novel.

Money or love? Which would you choose?

You probably just answered the question in your head thinking it’s an easy decision.

For me, it’s not. Did I mention it’s a lot of money? A hell of a lot.

I needed to go far away to think it through.

As I embarked on an impulsive trip, I hit a detour when I met sexy Carter in the airport lounge. We struck up a heated conversation.

Then, he left.

I thought I’d never see him again.

But fate had other plans.

Surprise! He was the pilot of my flight.

The bigger surprise was the adventure that followed after the plane landed.

Carter was dangerous and always on the move.

Even though our connection was magnetic, I knew it was only temporary.

He would give me tickets, and I would follow him around the world to exotic places.

A bevy of flight attendant exes and rumors about Carter’s reputation were never far behind.

I didn’t know what to believe.

But I was addicted. Nothing else mattered anymore. And I was going to get hurt. Because a part of me wanted to be the one to finally ground the playboy pilot.

At the very least, he was taking me on a thrilling ride.

All good things must come to an end, right?

Except our ending was one I didn’t see coming.


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Review – Sugar Daddies by Jade West


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This book – this story. Jade West has written the most incredible, most emotional love story. I have never read a MMF story and while I have many of her books on my kindle, this is my first read of Jade’s. On either count, it certainly will not be my last. Jade has weaved a story that is sensual, so so sexy but sweet and off the charts romantic. Even now after having read Sugar Daddies a few months ago, I am at a loss on how to put into words how this story moved me and opened me up to see how a relationship like the one Carl, Rick and Katie can be oh so wonderful.

Rick and Carl are very happy together. They have an amazing relationship but are missing the final piece of their family – the one girl that fill the empty hole in their lives. They have been looking for so long and they finally believe that in Katie they have found their missing link. Katie has other plans when she completes the ad the couple have placed looking the right girl. She wants the money the guys are offering to complete her own dreams. It was just sex after all – with lots of stipulations. But still sex. Some of the most incredible earth shattering, soul shaking sex of her life.

Then things change. The relationship between these three change and soon the three find themselves in something that they never expected. Something that can last. Something that fill all the empty places in their lives. They have everything in their grasp – everything is falling into place. Not only do they have an amazing sex life, they have a wonderful love life that they all come to crave and embrace. Then the twists and turns. The emotional roller coaster ride. The sad history that comes to light. Truly some of the best story that I have read in a long time.

This was stunning! After I finished, I wished for more story and longed for another glimpse into Carl, Rick and Katie’s life. This was beautifully written. Screaming hot! Heart warming and hangover inducing. An awesome introduction to Jade West and her brand of naughty! Very well done, Jade!

5 Oh so dirty but still so GOOD Stars!





A sugar daddy website doesn’t seem a sound basis for an A1 life plan, but I’m a small town girl with big dreams, and there’s this one advert, this one crazy advert I can’t stop thinking about…

Two hot guys seeking their Little Miss Right.
Someone who can entertain them, amuse them, fit in with their corporate schedule.
And sex. They want sex.
Lots of sex.
Bonus, right? One major dose of epic win.

Of course, guys like Carl and Rick have their conditions. One being that they come together, or not at all.
Hell, I can live with that.

And there are no skeletons in their designer closet, none that I can find.
Just two hot sugar daddies, with particular tastes, nothing to worry about.

Until Carl and Rick spill the big one, the one that sends the girls running. A whole string of them before me, running to the hills without so much as a backward glance.

Maybe I should run, too. Thanks but no thanks, see you around, guys, nice knowing you.
But I’m already in way too deep for that.

Warning – as with every other Jade West book, reader discretion is highly advised. This novel contains vivid depictions of MMF / MM relationships, and Jade’s characters, as always, have very filthy mouths. Mature readers only, please.






Review – Call Me by Gillian Jones 

Holy mother Hubbard in her cupboard. I just finished Call Me by Gillian Jones and it was SENSATIONAL. Without doubt one of the best student/teacher books I’ve read. Everything about this book is PERFECTION! From the likeable characters, to the all consuming connection that SIZZLES through this book, to the kick ass storyline that is written brilliantly. Call Me is a TOP, TOP September read for me. 

I absolutely loved everything about this book so I honestly don’t know where to start with my review. I probably could talk about it all day and not get bored, Gillian lit up this book with so many good points that electrified this bookworm all the way through. 

Call Me is seriously sexy, SUPER DUPER HOT! Ellie our lead female, who, may I add is absolutely amazing, works as a sex line call worker. Gillian played out Ellie’s role perfectly throughout this whole book, the initial uncertainty was written so well that I felt exactly like Ellie did. But Ellie’s development into her role was what I loved most and the calls were some of the hottest moments of the book. But here is where I must discuss Ace! Firstly, why didn’t I have a teacher like him to ogle at, at school? Everything about Ace is HOT! The initial description we get will give you the best visuals, his POV will make you fall deep in love with him and the sexy parts will leave you breathless, the man is pure, seductive SIN. The connection written between Ellie and Ace is electrifying, you feel it grow and burn with each and every chapter, add in the alter ego phone calls and WOW! Seriously a gym has never sounded so appealing!

What is also great about Call Me though is the underlying message Gillian writes in. All of Gillian’s books have touched on real issues that aren’t always talked about on a wide scale. While Ellie’s job a times in Call Me appears quite fun, Gillian manages to balance the good and bad throughout, keeping things real.

As I said Call Me is now one of my fave student teacher books. It’s light, it’s fun, it’s ridiculously hot and super sexy. There is no big drama but do you know what? It didn’t need it, Call Me is captivating and a huge 5 star read for me!

Some know me as Chanel69. 

But to my friends and family, I’m simply Ellie Hughes. 

A university student who’s in desperate need of money. A lot of money, and fast. 

I’m about to start a new job. 

Three nights a week I’ll be the star in your late night fantasies, bringing your fetishes and fucked up scenarios to life. 

Men will listen to my voice while they get off on their dirtiest desires. 

Truth be told…this job makes me nervous. Regardless of the money, I don’t think I can do it. 

But when he calls I feel an instant connection. 

Over time, he becomes my regular, my friend, and my confidant. 

The problem is…he seems familiar…I think I know who he is.

If I’m right, how will he react when he discovers that I’m Chanel69?

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Review – Fastball by A.M. Hargrove & Terri Laine

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Fastball by Terri E. Laine

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“Life is a baseball game. When you think a fastball is coming, you got to be ready to hit the curve.” ~Jaja Q

Sitting in the stands watching your favorite baseball team play is a high that dives off the diamond straight to you as the energy engulfs the air. The fans are engaged and intently watching the players with baseball greats in tight pants an added bonus. Adrenaline courses through your veins as you hope your team wins. You can’t help but feel alive. Fastball, the new baseball book from A.M. Hargrove and Terri Laine, made me feel alive and oh did I love this rush of a romance!

Fastball began with a blast of heat—a bang to my body—that had my body clenching and my heart racing after just three pages. I was captivated. I was claimed. I was caught. This Fastball swiftly shot me with a dual dose of desire and delight—emotions emerging like a ball knocked out of the park—where every ounce of me was engaged. I WAS ALL IN AND IT WAS AMAZING!!!

Beautiful Gina Ferraro is independent, a bada$$, a bit crass, rides a Harley, and doesn’t do relationships. She is a no-strings-kind-of-gal. When she needs a man, it’s a bang-and-bolt deal. Except one hot night she banged the panty-melting pitcher for the Carolina Cougars, Ryder Wilde, and then bolted. She doesn’t want to still want Ryder but she does.

“We had sex. It was good. I’m not interested in more.”

“You know what I think? I think you want me to f^@k you again because you can’t get enough. I think you’re afraid you might get addicted to my d#@k.”

This short and spicy story has already spellbound me. I could not help but devour every decadent word. The heat poured from these pages straight to me as I melted me into a pool of mush. I fell in insta-love with Ryder; his deliciously dirty mouth was icing on the cake.

“What? I can f^@k you, but I can’t kiss you?”

“Something like that.”

“Not in my world.”

Women throw themselves at Ryder like spiraling baseballs, fast and furiously. He has never wanted to get to know any of them beyond one steamy night. None of these women mattered…until the sassy and sexy Gina turned his life…his world…upside down.

“This will never work.”

“What do I have to do? Screw your brains out until you get it through your thick scull that we are going to do this?”

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BOOM. I’m a goner. I’m in LOVE WITH RYDER. A quarter into the book and my insta-love has turned into mad love. Just like that, my steam turned into swoon as this hot man with a huge heart now made me sigh softly over his sweetness. THIS MAN IS PURE PERFECTION. Ryder is so perfect that Gina thinks he’s too perfect for her.

Ryder knows Gina feels that combustible chemistry surging through them. Gina is strong, witty, natural, beautiful and speaks her mind, and Ryder can’t let her go.

“What do you want from me?”

Gina’s painful past has scorned her, making her seek constant control. Guarding her heart from the pain is the only option for survival.

“I would gift you the stars just to see them twinkle in your eyes because you’re more than this, Gina. More than the sum of your experiences.”

Fastball Teaser.pngI swooned. I cried happy tears and sad tears. This sexy baseball book bled into so much more.

A painful past pours down on Gina like a storm, haunting her head and threatening her future. A relationship may only be a dream as she only knows how to guard her heart; not open it to risk and risk it all.

“The only thing I doubt right now is that I might have let the best man who ever entered my life walk out my door.”

Fastball is a fire-hot and fresh romance full of feels. This sports sensation seduced me from the start with an amusing and addicting storyline, raw and real characters with whom I could not help but fall in insta-love, and a fastball of feels I never expected. I laughed, smiled, and cried both happy and sad tears as my emotions entangled into this tender tale. THIS LOVE STORY IS THE WHOLE PACKAGE.

I FELL IN LOVE WITH FASTBALL. What started as a fun and flirty romance filled with heat became one that hit my heart hard where my feels flowed all over the field. Fastball hit a home run in a story that belongs in the big leagues. I’m not ready for this game to be over.

“You have to hit the fastball to play in the big leagues.” ~Ted Williams


4.5 delicious and dazzling diamonds (because baseball)

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Our relationship starts off like a bad joke.

A gorgeous guy walks into a bar and says to me, “Do you want to F#ck?” and damn if I don’t say yes.

And that should have been it—the punch line.

We never should’ve seen each other again.

Only we do.

Turns out sex on a stick, Ryder Wilde, is more than an orgasm-giver. He’s a player. Not just any either. A Major League Baseball pitcher. And damn, I want to be his catcher.

Except he doesn’t want to play any games or follow my rules:
No relationships.
No falling in love.

Because he’s used to winning … and wants to claim me as his prize.

His mission is to own me, body and soul, no matter how much I push him away.

Powerless to stop him, I can only hope my heart isn’t another casualty of his fastball.


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Review – Wilder by Rebecca Yarros

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Wilder by Rebecca Yarros

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

”In the end we only regret the chances we didn’t take.” ~Unknown

Every day is a new beginning. A chance to love. A chance to live. A chance to dream. A chance to do! We live through our actions. We live through our memories. Sometimes we live through stories. I lived and loved through Wilder, a beautiful and broken love story by Rebecca Yarros, where I went on the emotional adventure of a lifetime—one of hope, heartbreak, and happiness.

I wanted to wait…taking my time to soak up every powerful and poignant word of Wilder. I wanted to rush…tearing through these pages like the adrenaline from this thrilling tale coursed through the story straight to me. After just a few pages, Wilder became my addiction. My ache. My adrenaline. MY ALL.

The story started out slow but a burn built that beckoned me right into the flames as my heart caught fire, a slow burn seeping into my soul, as Wilder bled into me. My emotions were amplified, a fusion of hope, heartbreak, and happiness swirling around in my head like a hurricane, waiting to hit where they would flood…all over this book…all over me.

These characters claimed me, captivated me, and catapulted me into their lives—this dare-devil adventure—where I wanted to free-fall off a cliff into the sea and float away with them and Wilder. This story sunk itself into me fast and furiously. The feels flowed through me in Wilder like waves, crashing over me and into me, highs and lows where I rose and fell like the tide. I lived and breathed this book as Wilder won me over quickly, extracting every emotion, stealing every piece of me.

Paxton ‘Pax’ Wilder is the world’s #1 dare devil, chasing that rush with death-defying stunts that would give Evil Knievel a heart attack. Dark-haired, blue-eyed, tall, muscular, and inked, Wilder with his looks, talent, and money, is every woman’s fantasy including MINE! Panty-melting hot with mad passion for life made me melt for this man!!!

“He wasn’t just hot, he was beautiful.”

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In a last-ditch effort by his father to boost his grades before they impact his stunt show and team, The Renegades, Wilder enlists in a special study program run on a ship where he is assigned a tutor, the beautiful dark-haired and whiskey-eyed, Eleanor ‘Leah’ Baxter, who needs the money and the push out of her comfort zone to take an adventure and live a little.

When the cautious Leah meets the wild, Paxton, a current crashes through the air, circling them like a cloud of dust, an attraction too powerful to ignore. Fire meets ice. Paxton as a Renegade doing death-defying stunts is always on the top of this game. One meeting with Leah, and he’s almost thrown off track.

“Why did I suspect this slip of a woman was going to be my kryptonite?”

Leah doesn’t want to like the panty-melting hot playboy, but his dirty words bring out her inner wanton woman, whether she wants to admit that chemistry crashing through them or not.

“Look at you, up on my pipe.”

“Your pipe is distracting you from class.”

“It always does.”

Paxton is used to a bevy of beauties worshipping him, lining up to spend one night with the legendary Wilder. One night is all he gives. Leah has him rethinking his ‘one-and-done’ mantra. Leah has him forgetting who he was and focusing on who he is…the man he should be…the man who would deserve a kind, caring, and beautiful woman like Leah.

“I was going to have to work for Lea like I did every single stunt, with a plan and a ton of balls. Half-assed got you hurt. It was all-in or watch from the sidelines. I was all-in.”

Already I WAS ALL IN as this story quickly captured me. Leah vows to not mix business with pleasure. Remain Paxton’s tutor…even his friend…but nothing more. Though the force called Wilder may be one hurricane hitting her with a force she may not be able to fight.

“I knew why everyone got sucked in. He was magnetic, hypnotizing. It wasn’t just the body, the face or the tattoos. He made me feel anything was possible, like there was a whole shiny world waiting for me to step inside and explore. He was everything I wasn’t, but he made me feel like I could be.”

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For once, Leah wants to throw caution to the wind and kiss this beautiful and bold man who is making her broken heart beat again.

“The man kissed like he rode—with a single-minded focus that made everything else in the world pale in comparison—and I could only go along for the ride.”

I felt that intense kiss surge from the story straight to me. Oh my wow! Leah has no choice to surrender to this passion that permeates between Paxton and her, pouring off the pages where I felt this passion too. The steam stirred with swoon as I could not stop SWOONING all over this story.

“I want you know that I have you on the same f**king edge you’ve had me dangling on for weeks now, desperate to know how you feel, taste, sound when you’re coming apart.”

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I LOVE PAXTON SO MUCH. This man falls from cliffs and everything high, but his heart and body are racing for this woman who has shaken him up more than any scary stunt. Leah grounds Paxton while he sets her free from the walls she’s built to protect herself from a painful past.

“Everything about you scares the s**t out of me.”

“When are you going to understand that’s where life begins? Right at the edge of that fear.”

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Leah and Paxton are each other’s air. Each other’s heart. Each other’s hope. Each other’s salvation. Leah is almost ready to take that leap, no longer caring if she falls for she knows that Paxton will catch her. Before Leah can leap and finally live, secrets are exposed. The painful past brings smoke, and they veer off course, possibly sending them into a collision before they’ve even begun the journey.

“This was the decimation of my f**king heart.”

My heart was cut in half as it lay bleeding in the aftermath with hope hanging by a thread for happiness. The feels flowed as did my tears—fast and furiously—as I hoped the race for love had a happy ending.

“I was nothing more than the means to his end.”

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Electrifying and enthralling, Wilder is a tale of guts and glory that hit my heart hard, seizing my soul, where I could not help but explode in emotions. This spellbinding and spine-tingling story surged through me like lightning, fast and furiously, where its touch was felt everywhere. OH THE FEELS. My feels were free-falling through this story where I FELT EVERYTHING.

Wilder wielded itself into my heart, hijacking it…hijacking me. I was a prisoner to these passionate pages that pounded that passion straight through me. I was broken. I was breathless. I was branded. I became everything Wilder. Intoxicating and incredible, I could not help but become besotted with this book that blasted my emotions like a cannon, each explosive one making me fall harder and harder for Wilder. I FELL FAST. I FELL HARD. I FELL IN LOVE WITH EVERYTHING WILDER.

I don’t know why I waited so long to meet Rebecca Yarros’ words, but I was a fool to procrastinate. This author is one of my new favorites: those who write from the heart where their hearts are poured into those beautiful and brilliant words. Wilder is not simply a broken and beautiful romance; it’s a story about LIFE AND LIVING. It’s about taking that LEAP OF FAITH…LIVING FOR THE MOMENT…LIVING LIFE NOW. I quickly learned that EVERY WORD MATTERS that Rebecca Yarros writes. Meaningful. Mesmerizing. Magnificent.

Those devastatingly beautiful books that authors pen like paint to a canvas, so vivid and valuable…THOSE ARE THE ONES THAT STEAL MY SOUL AND OWN ME FOR LIFE. Rebecca Yarros is one of those wondrous writers of books that break you, bind you, and brandish themselves to you in a bath of beauty where you’ll remember them forever. Oh did Wilder steal a piece of my soul that may remain stuck in this story forever.

“The best part isn’t the end. It’s what happens in between.”


5 devastatingly beautiful stars

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He’s Paxton Wilder.

Twenty-two-year-old, tattooed, smoking-hot leader of the Renegades.

Five time X Games medalist.

The world is his playground—especially this year—and for the next nine months I’m stuck as his tutor on the Study at Sea program.

He’s too busy staging worldwide stunts for his documentary to get to class.

But if I can’t get him to take academics seriously, I’ll lose my scholarship…if I don’t lose my heart first.

Six unlikely friends on a nine-month cruise with the Study at Sea program will learn that chemistry is more than a subject and the best lessons aren’t taught in the classroom…but in the heart.


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Review – Stroked Long by Meghan Quinn

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Stroked Long by Meghan Quinn


My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“Show me the most damaged parts of your soul, and I will show you how it shines like gold.” ~Nikita Gill

You don’t look for love; it looks for you. Love often surfaces when you least expect it, throwing a curveball your way. It sneaks up on you and steals your heart and soul, where you can’t help but surrender to the serendipity of something spectacular you find when you weren’t even searching. Like love, books brandish you to them with a power you never predicted. Stroked Long by Meghan Quinn struck me hard to the heart with a force I did not see coming where my soul surrendered to the feels that flowed from this spellbinding story.

I dove into this pool of heat, humor, and heart, and barely came up for air as Stroked Long struck me hard, seducing my soul from the very first page. I was utterly immersed and intoxicated as this intense read rapidly captured and claimed every part of me. I expected a typical Meghan Quinn comedy—maybe with lighter laughs than Stroked—but still a comical masterpiece. Stroked Long was nothing like I expected; it was SO MUCH MORE.

It took only a few pages to realize that this Meghan Quinn book dared to be different. Dared to be serious. Dared to be heartbreaking. Dared to be hypnotizing. Damn if Stroked Long didn’t dare to destroy yet mend me. OH DID I FALL IN INSTA-LOVE AS STROKED LONG STROKED ME SO HARD.

Bodi Banks is an Olympic God in spandex: golden-sparked hair, blue eyes, a sensual six-pack, that perfect ‘V,’ and a tall and muscular body that melts panties. Bodi is a swimmer with a body made of sin and a soul that has been through hell.

“There’s a dispute between who’s hotter: Bodi or Reese King. Yes, Reese has the dark smoldering look going for him, but Bodi? There is something about his light brown hair, dark blue eyes, and damaged soul that calls out to me. There’s no contest where I’m concerned.”

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Ruby Hearts, a beautiful blonde and brown-eyed with luscious curves, is the best friend of Bodi’s sister, Eva Banks. She is funny, fierce, flirty, frank, and so free…totally uncensored. I LOVE HER!!!

“So I gave myself a camel toe in front of one of the most decorated Olympic swimmers, that doesn’t mean you had to point it out to him.”

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Ruby is a trip where I wanted to laugh at her and hug her hard at the same time! Tasked with working with Bodi for their newly-formed art foundation, Ruby is instantly captivated by her crush—her fantasy—who is now very real. Though Bodi, as Ruby soon discovers, appears like a beacon of force in the water as one sensational gold-medal swimmer, but is broken inside.

“I choose not to expose others to my demons and insecurities. Who would want that anyway?”

Bodi suffered a horrible tragedy as a child that impacts him every day. His days are performed with precision, planned out with regular routines. This beautiful and broken man has quickly captured my heart, shattering it to pieces as it broke for Bodi.

“I f**king hate everything about me.”

My heart that broke now bled, this man now shattering my soul. This Olympian is closed off to the world, only letting his family inside to see the real Bodi, though Ruby seems to be cracking the surface. Ruby Hearts with her huge heart tries to get Bodi to open up to her—let her inside—so she can share some of that pain that has held him captive to those dastardly demons for so long.

“Why does my heart hurt so much? There is something about Bodi that runs deep in my bones, that causes me to feel the pain he’s feeling, or the panic, or his awkwardness. It’s as if our bodies are spiritually connected.”

Ruby is the light to Bodi’s dark. The color and vibrancy to his grey and dull life. The outgoing to his reserved persona. The warmth to his cool demeanor. The calm to his storm. She is perfect for him if only he would let her inside those walls he’s plastered around himself.

Bodi grants Ruby one sensual, toe-curling kiss, perhaps the kiss ever. 

“I have no ability to speak, not with Bodi gripping me so tenderly, mere moments away from caressing my lips with his. It’s too much. His presence is strong, commanding, dominant. Flat-out intoxicating…Light explodes around me, my stomach bottoms out, and my grip tightens on his shirt as he kisses me.”

That kiss?!? I felt the passion pouring off the pages straight to my soul. Oh did my soul soar to the stars and make me fall even harder for Bodi!

“I want to spend more time with her and that terrifies because more time means more exposure to the true monster I am.”

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Ruby wants more than friends with Bodi, a chance to show him he could be with someone who cares about him. While Ruby sees and adores the real Bodi, she is determined to make Bodi see the light; make Bodi see her.

“I feel lucky then. Because I’m one of the few who gets to see the real you.”

I did not expect this book to be so broken. I did not expect this book to be so beautiful. I did not expect this book to blow my mind. I did not expect to swoon more than snort-laugh in this story. I did not expect for my soul to soar so high. I did not expect my emotions to explode. I did not expect for my heart to be hit so hard, struck by this story. Stroked Long exceeded my expectations, hijacked and hit my heart, and sent my soul soaring where I WAS BLOWN AWAY in Meghan Quinn’s BEST BOOK EVER!!!

Intoxicating and incredible, Stroked is a phenomenal page-turner that penetrated me from beginning to end. I smiled, sweated, shed tears, and swooned through Stroked Long. A roller coaster of a riveting romance filled with feels, anchored in angst and amusement, and laced with love, Stroked Long blew me out of the water! This devastatingly beautiful and brilliant book stole my soul and every other piece of me. I was Stroked Long and I loved every mesmerizing minute where ALL OF THE FEELS WERE FELT BY ALL OF ME. I can’t wait for the final Stroke.

5 soul-stroking stars


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From his dirty-blond hair and breathtaking smile, to the abs from heaven and the irresistible V in his waistline, everything about Bodi Olympic-gold-medalist Banks screams hot piece of @$$.

Yet there’s more.

Dark shadows lurk behind his soulful, serious eyes.

I’m enamored. He’s captured me.

How can running an art foundation with Bodi Banks turns into a slow-burning, epic romance, even though he tries to push me away at every chance? How can I stay away from a broken, routine-driven man whose soul cries to be forgiven for a crime only he believes he committed? Or is that a lie?



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