Review – Casanova by Emma Hart 

Casanova by Emma Hart

EMMA HART. 

See that name. Memorise it. Read her books. Learn her words. LOVE her words. Because I guarantee that you will, LOVE EVERYTHING about this woman and her books.

I started Casanova with one thing in mind. DON’T FALL FOR THE ASSHOLE. I’m typically this person in real life so I thought okay, be strong. Try and reject a Hart Hero. (Trust me that ain’t no easy feat).

Let me tell you I got to 15% and I knew I was slipping. 

By 24% I was almost there. 

By 52% I had FAILED and LOVED this guy immensely. 

The way Emma writes her Hero’s is with carnal, raw, perfection. Honestly, I cannot find a negative thing to say about him. His cocky, dirty, sinful, arrogance gave me tingles. His swoony, delicious goodness gave me butterflies. He ultimately became my FAVOURITE HART HERO. I COULD NOT get enough. 

As always, Emma wrote one amazing heroine. Without a doubt, there is no one better than Emma Hart, that writes a female character so strongly. All of Emma’s heroines are sexy, sassy, classy and know how to bring men to their knees. Lani has now become my favourite Hart heroine. She was so much fun. I loved her. 

What you get with Casanova though is so much more. Emma has seriously nailed the best friends to enemies to lovers trope with this one. She’s meshed love and hate together so fluidly that you cannot help but FEEL as the power of the words flows through your whole body. 
Strip back the ridiculously HOT cover, strip back the asshole, strip back the sassy brunette and what you get is a freaking amazing love story. Lani and Brett alone MAKE this book. Everything else, the secondary characters, which were fantastic, the crazy relatives, that were hilarious, are all just a big bonus. 

What I didn’t expect was to be so utterly consumed by everything Lani and Brett. They made me so emotional, that beautiful, breathtaking, angsty kind of emotional though. They made me HOT, like fan me down right now kinda hot. They made me laugh out loud. They pissed me off. And cry, dude, I cried. This book has it all, I kid you not, it HAS IT ALL. 

Casanova captivates, it consumes, it catapults itself into the heart, mind, body and soul and cements itself there. 
It’s my favourite Hart book to date. No amount of stars will ever cover this. EVER.

Once upon a time, I loved him.

He broke me and he didn’t even know it.

I ran from him.

He didn’t chase me.

He never needed to, because he knew I’d come back.

He was right.

Death brought me home to him.

Brett Walker.

Drop dead gorgeous and filthy-mouthed with a smile that turns saints to sinners.

A casanova to his core.

My ex-best friend.

And the bad boy whose reputation precedes him—the same reputation I’m tasked with turning to gold… Or so they think.

Revenge is a dish best served cold, after all…

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Review – Friction by Emily Snow

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Friction by Emily Snow

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

There is a certain excitement that comes with the unknown…the unexpected. Trying something new is a risk but reward, a challenge and adventure. The giddy delight I get when I meet a new or new-to-me author’s words is BOOKWORM BLISS! That rush during that initial read is off-the-charts incredible! I met my first book by Emily Snow after being a Snow stalker for a while, and it was incredible indeed! Friction is a heart-stopping sexy friends-to-boss-to lovers romance that bleeds angst and amusement, leaving you melting for more!

I fell in INSTANT LOVE with Friction that gripped me hard, holding me in its clutches, holding me captive, holding me…OWNING ME. The witty and wondrous writing—full of delicious inner thoughts, playful banter, and heat that burned up this book—was pure intoxication. I could not put this fierce and flaming tale down. Alluring. Amusing. All-consuming. I WAS ALL IN!

Beautiful dark-haired and hazel-eyed Lucy Williams has had a storm of bad luck, a cheating husband and then failed marriage, job losses, and the return to living with her mother. Her personal life is heading towards cat lady central. Lucy needs a good dose of lady luck.

Luck finally lands in the smart and sassy Lucy’s lap when she lands a new job at a company selling unique products. The owner and her boss happens to be her high school fantasy, Jace Exley. Sex-on-a-stick Jace is dark-haired, blue-eyed, inked, and muscular…an Adonis. 

“As of a few minutes ago, Jace Exley – former underachiever and object of my school girl fantasies – is my boss. And boss-related filthiness is at the top rung of unprofessionalism.”

One look from Jace is an instant thigh clencher. One touch is both heaven and hell.

“It’s not fair that the slightest touch from this man has the power to electrify my heart and body and mind.”

Lucy doesn’t want to crush on her hot boss and former school crush but she can’t fight that fire-hot attraction that surrounds them like an aura. Little does Lucy know that her boss has a heavy dose of Lucy lust. When boss and worker with off-the-charts chemistry collide or more like combust, it’s a frenzy of forbidden fireworks.

“The kiss catches me off guard. It’s bruising, almost punishing, as he spreads my lips apart with his tongue…He tastes as good as he smells, and I find myself unable to quit him or this.”

That kiss is molten lava, which melted me from head to toe. Jace’s dirty and delicious mouth melted me even more. Jace loves to get a rise out of the more conservative, cool, and collected Lucy, and oh is it HOT!

“Lucy, seeing your lips wrap around the word f**k makes me want to put my c**k in every hole in your body.”

Holy mother of molten heat! The heat, oh did it soar off the pages right to my body, sending it to such a scorching level that I contemplated a cold shower break.

“You can’t have me or don’t want to?”

Lines are blurred as the employee and friends-only relationships get rocky with this electricity too strong to fight. Friction is fierce and the forbidden is one titanic temptation. Will the former high school crushes forgo the employee-boss relationship and finally make a love connection?

Friction has THE CLICK—that connection to the characters and everything about the story from inside out—where I could not help but fall fast and furiously IN LOVE with the captivating characters, the combustible chemistry, the amusing and burning banter, the angst, the flawless writing, and more…JUST EVERYTHING! This story is sheer brilliance from beginning to end. New-to-me author, Emily Snow, delivered big time and completely WOWED ME. I’m forever team Snow all the way!

A fire-hot, funny, and forbidden romance, Friction is PURE INTOXICATION. Body blazing. Thighs trembling. Soul swooning. I could not get enough this fiery and fierce Friction that burned every part of me. I LOVED this raw, romantic, and refreshingly real read! Friction was unputdownable! I can still feel this fabulous Friction thrashing through me.

★★★★★ fiery friction-filled stars

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Former overachiever Lucy WillIams sucks at adulting.

Recent divorce, check.

Pending lawsuit, check.

A move back to Boston to live with her mother, triple check.

It can’t get much worse, right?

When she starts her new marketing job at EXtreme Effects, she’s positive shit’s stopped hitting the fan. Sure, what she’s advertising is a little … unorthodox, but it pays the bills. And since she’s seconds away from becoming Lucy Williams: Wednesday Night Bingo Enthusiast, she needs money to get the hell out of her mother’s house.

The only problem is her boss, Mr. Extreme himself: Jace Exley. He’s everything any sane woman dreams of—alpha, successful, ridiculously gorgeous. He’s also Lucy’s worst nightmare. Because like every overachiever, she has that underachiever she brushed off. The slacker who, once upon a time ago, was the object of her dirtiest schoolgirl fantasies.

Jace Exley—with his sarcastic smirk and delicious accent—just happens to be that guy.

And the friction between them?

Well, that’s the only adulting Lucy seems to be winning at…

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Review – Entice Me by J. Kenner

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Entice Me by J. Kenner

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I first fell in love three years ago with the seductive, steamy, sweet, and suspenseful Stark trilogy by J. Kenner that started with Release Me and has spun into a series of stories that own me. Damien and Nikki held onto my heart then and never stopped mesmerizing and melting me. I’ll never get enough of these characters and series that have become me. Achingly addictive, sinfully sexy, and blissfully beautiful, Entice Me kisses all of your senses and leaves you panting for more.

Enthralled to be reunited with my favorite J. Kenner couple and series, I sunk myself into Entice Me and never surfaced for air until the end. I was quickly captivated and claimed as I clamored for more. Entice Me was sprinkled the sweetest touches of deja vous that was UTTERLY DREAMY. INSANELY SATISFYING. The Starks stamped themselves all over me, imprinting me with their modern day Cinderella tale of a love story, imprinting me to every emotion, imprinting me everywhere. I WAS ALL IN.

It didn’t take long before my body was on fire and my emotions were fine-tuned with everything Nikki and Damien. Sinfully sexy Damien treats Nikki like a goddess, worshiping her inside and out. She is his princess and he is her prince who continues to rescue her—the light to her dark—and give her the world. Their chemistry is magnetic as their bodies are attuned to each other so closely that they are one. One heartbeat for long-lasting love. One team. One forever.

I melted as these beautiful words show just how powerful Nikki and Damien’s bond is, a forever love.

“I can’t help but wonder if there will ever be a time when I’ll no longer have such a deep, sensual, visceral reaction to nothing more than the sight of him.”

The slow burn blazed into an inferno. I burned inside as these scorching words of love and lust between Damien and Nikki caught my body and heart on fire. Nikki craves her husband’s touch even after being together for several years with a passion that has never died.

“There’s never a moment when I don’t crave this man, but right now…I think I will die if I can’t touch him. Can’t taste him.”

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HOLY HOT!!! Damien still knows how to entice his wife, and pleasure her inside and out, and I LOVE IT!

“Is this what you need? Should I take you like this? Hard and fast and with no warning?”

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Oh did Mr. Stark make me swoon, his sexy, seductive, and soul-filled words sent me on a ship to Swoon Land where I sunk under his spell. Damien is PURE PERFECTION. I was OWNED by Damien. I WAS OWNED BY ENTICE ME .

“Nikki, god, Nikki. The way you respond to me. Do you know? Do you really understand? Everything I have. Everything I am, pales in comparison to the way I feel about you.”

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J. Kenner mixed up the sweetness, smolder, and swoon with a touch of suspense, and oh did I LOVE THIS SPELLBINDING STORY SO MUCH! Nikki and Damien are going to, once again, channel their strength and love to battle the past that continues to toy with this close-knit couple, haunting them. Together, they are fierce. One battle. One team. One forever.

“You’re not alone. I’m right there with you, baby. If there are ghosts, we’ll fight them together. And I promise you, we’ll win.”

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Entice Me was both a peek into the past of the phenomenal Stark series and a flash into the future—a love story that has spanned the test of time and tragedy. Like the Stark series, Nikki and Damien’s intoxicating and incredible love story is always beside me, in the back of my mind, no matter how many books separate me from everything Stark. I loved this story and love this series, so scorching and sweet.

Entice Me grasped my heart and soul. Like a sweet and smoldering kiss, Entice Me melted me from head to toe. This tale is a testament to love. Entice me…yes this tender and thrilling tale did entice me…so much. I can’t wait to anchor myself to Anchor Me next, a full novel! I’m still basking in the warm glow of everything Damien and Nikki.

5 enticing, exquisite, and explosive Stark stars

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From New York Times bestselling author J. Kenner comes a sensually seductive novella starring fan favorites Damien Stark and his wife, Nikki Fairchild.

Includes a special preview of Anchor Me, the highly anticipated fourth full-length novel featuring Nikki & Damien as they begin the next chapter in their life together.

I didn’t understand passion until I met Damien, the man who turned my world upside down and swept me off my feet.

And though our life together feels perfect, we can’t escape our secrets–and the danger that continually threatens to surface.

But for one night, I seek a respite. A birthday wish for my husband, my lover, my friend—one absolutely perfect night.

It is my most ardent wish.

And I only hope that it will come true…

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He bends down so that his lips graze my ear. “Dance for me, baby. Right now.”
”Is that what you want?” I ask. “To watch me dance? Because I have something else in mind.”
His brow rises. “Do you?”
“Mmm,” I say, then start humming as I pull out my phone and find my current favorite song on my workout playlist. A little fast. A little raunchy. A lot fun. I click the button to send it through our sound system, and when the music starts, I press my hand to Damien’s chest and jauntily strut forward, forcing him backward to the padded bench that is intended as a place to sit and wait for the elevator. Right now, I have a different purpose in mind.
“I’ll dance,” I say, doing a shimmy and pulling off my T-shirt in the process. “I’ll even do a stripper dance,” I add. “But I don’t do solo shows. I require full participation.”
“Do you?”
“Absolutely,” I say, turning around so that my back is to him as I shake and shimmy in time with the music and very, very slowly ease my skirt off.
When I turn around, I’m dressed only in my bra and panties, and though I should feel silly, I don’t. Maybe it’s the alcohol. Maybe it’s the lingering high from fucking him in the limo. Maybe it’s the heated way that he’s watching my every move.
Maybe it’s the simple fact that I love my husband.
Whatever the reason, I’m enjoying showing off, turning him on and getting turned on in the process. And as I think that, I slide one hand over my bra and the other down my abdomen to cup myself over my panties.
I have my eyes closed, and the music’s loud, but I still hear Damien’s sharp intake of breath. I figure that’s as good a cue as any, and I open my eyes and strut toward him, then reach out a hand to pull him up.
He complies, amused, and I do my own version of a pole dance, with Damien playing the role of my pole. Up and down, stroking and teasing, shimmying and shaking. It’s a little erotic and a little silly, and by the time I have my bra off and am about to step out of my panties, I’m both desperately wet and giggling furiously.
I bend over to untangle my panties from around my ankle, and when I do, my giggles turn to squeals as Damien scoops me up and tosses me over his shoulder. I pound uselessly on his back, then cry out when he pitches me unceremoniously onto the bed.
“What are you–?”
“Shhh.” He puts his finger over his mouth, then strips off his own clothes. And though he doesn’t add any dance moves, I can’t deny that I enjoy the show.
Slowly, he eases onto the bed and straddles me. “I liked your dance,” he says. “I like even more that you did it because I told you I wanted it.”
“Anything you want,” I whisper, my voice throaty. “You know that.”
“I want you,” he says, then brushes a kiss over my lips.

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J.Kenner (aka Julie Kenner) is the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal and #1 International bestselling author of over seventy novels, novellas and short stories in a variety of genres.

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Though known primarily for her award-winning and international bestselling erotic romances (including the Stark and Most Wanted series) that have reached as high as #2 on the New York Times bestseller list, JK has been writing full time for over a decade in a variety of genres including paranormal and contemporary romance, “chicklit” suspense, urban fantasy,  and paranormal mommy lit.

JK has been praised by Publishers Weekly as an author with a “flair for dialogue and eccentric characterizations” and by RT Bookclub for having “cornered the market on sinfully attractive, dominant antiheroes and the women who swoon for them.” A five time finalist for Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA award, JK took home the first RITA trophy awarded in the category of erotic romance in 2014 for her novel, Claim Me (book 2 of her Stark Trilogy). Her Demon Hunting Soccer Mom series (as Julie Kenner) is currently in development with AwesomenessTV/Awestruck.

Her books have sold over three million  copies and are published in over twenty languages.

In her previous career as an attorney, JK worked as a clerk on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and practiced primarily civil, entertainment and First Amendment litigation in Los Angeles and Irvine, California, as well as in Austin, Texas.  She currently lives in Central Texas, with her husband, two daughters, and two rather spastic cats.

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Review – Southern Desire by Kaylee Ryan

4.5 heart warming, beautiful stars!

Southern Desire is the PERFECT name for this book because through it all Kaylee burns her readers with tension, desire, heat, passion and love. This beautiful story of pain and heartache and finding “the one” warmed my heart and soul thoroughly. 

From the prologue alone Kaylee had me in tears. Kaylee has an ability to fully capture her readers and deliver everything with clarity. The pain and hurt of the scene is evident from the words used. What Kaylee is oh, so, good at it, is taking that pain and using it to produce the most beautiful kinda love. 

As always, Kaylee’s hero was so damn perfect. I mean, HOLY HOT.  His dirty mouth, mixed with his sinful, swoony, goodness just left me feeling like a pile of goo. And let’s just say, I see why Whitney is his ‘one’. 

This whole beautiful, blissful package that is Southern Desire, was a joy to read!

After experiencing heartache and loss, Whitney decides it’s time to move on and leave the past behind, while keeping the pain with her. Finding her way to Kentucky to be with family, she’s finally settling and feeling some happiness. She meets Aaron and he’s slowly showing her how to live again. But, what Aaron doesn’t know, is the deep secret she’s keeping from him.

Aaron doesn’t believe in spending time with women he doesn’t see a future with. Love, to him was black and white, until Whitney found her way into his life.

She’s his one and he’s her strength.

The overshadowing secret plaguing Whitney’s mind drivers her away, leaving Aaron and everyone she met behind. 

Will Aaron find his way to Whitney again? 

Or was their love something that most people desired and never found?

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Review – Ruthless by Gina Maxwell

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Ruthless by Gina L. Maxwell

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

You’re the predator right up until you’re the prey.

Gina Maxwell’s latest heart-thrashing romance, Ruthless, was the predator and I was the prey. This scintillating and spellbinding story pounced on me, holding me in its clutches, where I could do nothing but submit to this UTTER BOOK BLISS that was Ruthless. Ruthless is a scintillating and scorching romance that burns the body and seduces the soul.

I fell in INSTANT LOVE with Ruthless, an achingly addictive love story that held me hard…captivating me…consuming me…claiming me. Ruthless quickly staked its claim; this story unequivocally OWNED ME. I bled in angst. I burned in need. I was engulfed in flames, a fire that sparked into a full inferno. I could not put this fierce and flaming tale down. Alluring. Amusing. Angst-ridden. All-consuming. I WAS ALL IN!

I knew I would love the blonde, blue-eyed, and long-legged Addison ‘Addie’ Paige when I met her in the previous book, Shameless. Addie is one of my favorite heroines ever!!! Beautiful, brainy, and badass, Addie is a hero with whom I identified immediately. She throws down sass like a fighter in the ring, and oh was she hilarious! My inner honey badger definitely approved!


“I’m like a f**king honey badger. Everyone knows honey badgers don’t give a s**t, and neither do I. Because if you tell me I can’t have something I want, I’ll only fight that much harder to get it.”

Addie has big lady balls and she knows how to use them! She knows what she wants and goes after it…or him. The he in the oh-so-hot equation is the cobra she wants to lure, Roman ‘Ruthless’ Reeves the best friend of her best friend’s boyfriend. Roman looks like a Roman god with his tall and chiseled body made of pure muscle, pierced in the right places, and sky blue eyes with black, and bed-head hair. A laced up law firm owner by day, Roman, and hot, pierced, bad boy at night, Ruthless. This beast doesn’t stand a chance against the ball crusher, honey badger, Addie…or does he?!? 

“You’re manipulation game is strong. I’m impressed.”

One point: Roman

“Ooh, you’re good. Then again, so am I, because here you are. Maybe you came out here because you want me as much as I want you.”

One point: Addie

“Don’t flatter yourself, sweetheart.”

One point: Roman

“Oh, baby boy. I don’t need to flatter myself. Your c**k is doing a great job of that all by itself.”

10 points to Addie for the win!!!

Roman fires off shots but Addie fires back in blazing banter. Their banter sizzled off the pages, and oh was it a HIGH! A blurred line lingers between predator and prey. The mix of sass and smolder was pure intoxication. 

“This woman is driving me insane. The wildcat actually taunted me then strutted away like there’d be no repercussions. My instinct is to give chase, to dominate my prey until it submits beneath me, is overwhelming. And Addison is about to learn what happens when you rouse the sleeping beast.”

The more the honey badger taunts the lion, the more he wants to play. This honey badger may have finally met her match, a lion who seizes the control she usually carries. It’s too bad that Roman is Addie’s boss and she’s the forbidden fruit he wants to taste. 

“There’s a voice in my head urging me to let go, and a big part of me that desperately wants to. I want to fall with this man who’s dominated my fantasies for months…All I have to do is be brave enough to trust that he’ll be there to catch me…and let go.”

Addie wants to cede control and let this beast have his way with the beauty, this boss who blazes her body across the room, the man who was hers for one night of the hottest sex of her life before she worked for him. Forbidden fruit be damned. 

“I feast on her p***y like a condemned man with his last meal and watch with depraved satisfaction as rapture devours the last of her inhibitions.”

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I. WAS. ON. FIRE. Roman’s dirty talk scorched me from head to toe even more. The heat set me ablaze, as I burned along with this sensual and seductive story. The forbidden fanned those flames of fire, sparking even more desire. Ruthless attacked me, as I tried to control my clenching thighs, pounding pulse, racing heart, and burning body. Oh my thighs was Ruthless OFF-THE-CHARTS HOT!!! 

“I realize that Roman hadn’t merely touched my soul…he’d claimed it for himself.”

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Their friendship has caught on fire, feelings loom, and the honey badger and the lion who have forever fought off love, may be helpless to its power. 

“I gave into the blue-green depths of her eyes, drop my defenses, and as we crash over the edge together, I offer her the only thing I have left to give. My soul.”

Smolder turned into SWOON as my head found its way into the clouds, my body that blazed before now floated on air. Oh did Roman POSSESS ME!!! This amazing alpha made me swoon and smolder. This man is pure perfection. I was owned by Roman. I was owned by Ruthless.

“The honey badger has been in hibernation for quite some time now, and at this rate, I’m not sure if she’ll ever be back.”

Will one of these predators or both become prey? Will both the honey badger and the lion relinquish control in the name of love?

Raw and ruthless…smolder and soul. Ruthless, oh what a sweet surprise you were! While I expected Ruthless to turn me into a minx, I did not expect the assault on my heart that happened when this sexy and soulful story stirred up the feels, a surprise storm of sensations. I LOVED THIS STORY SO MUCH!!!

Ruthless sizzles and slays in a seductive story of forbidden love that is PURE PERFECTION. The entertaining and enticing writing along with powerful metaphors were INCREDIBLE. The delicious and dirty talk along with combustible chemistry of the characters were HOT. The banter and angst were ADDICTIVE. The penetrating passion was INTENSE and INTOXICATING.

Ruthless was my anguish…my ache…my addiction. Ruthless was my drug and I could not get a big enough hit. I left this story wanting more…needing more. Ruthless…that it was as you don’t stand a chance not falling in love with this combustible and consuming book that Gina Maxwell penned to perfection and so brilliantly brought to life.

★★★★★ raw and ruthless stars

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People call me Ruthless for a reason.

Whether I’m in the court room or in the bedroom, my reputation is well-earned. I’m either working hard, working out, or working my way into some woman’s panties. But none of them share my particular kink, and I walk away feeling unsatisfied.

Until I met her.

She’s a friend of a friend, which makes her off-limits in my book. But then temptation had me by the balls and I had her up against a wall. She literally fucked my world off its axis, but it can’t happen again.

My plan was avoidance, but that got blown to shit when my firm hired her as a new junior attorney. Now I’m her boss, and I’m supposed to act like I don’t want to bend her over my desk every five minutes.

But I’ve never held myself back with anything before, so consequences be damned, it’s time to show her how damn good it feels…to be ruthless.  

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Review – Love In Lingerie by Alessandra Torre 

Alessandra Torre I BOW DOWN TO YOU!!! I cannot even begin to tell you how FUCKING AMAZING Love In Lingerie is. I mean I’ll try but hot damn, NOTHING, I repeat NOTHING, I say will do this book justice. 

I’m that lost for words, I don’t know what to discuss first. I sit here now, my heart in my throat, my blood pumping insanely hard with massive stars in my eyes. Alessandra Torre took me to a DIFFERENT WORLD with this book. I never imagined that Love In Lingerie would be THIS. I mean don’t get me wrong I expected heat, rawness and intensity but what I didn’t expect was the EPIC FEELS that just surged out of me while reading, burnt through me while reading, tugged at the DEPTHS OF MY SOUL while reading. 

EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING was right. So utterly perfect. So CONSUMING.

Love in Lingerie is fire and ice, a deep, delectable push and pull through give and take, lust and love, dominance and submission, and not even in the way you’d think.

Alessandra’s portrayal of ‘him’ and ‘her’ was written so fluidly, so flawlessly, so exciting. As individuals they were classy, captivating characters that you cannot help but fall for, from her strong, sexy persona to his deliciously, dirty, masculine rawness, I fell hard and fast.

Though together, together was when the magic happened. Together they oozed connection, one that you felt deep in your bones. Together they had a chemistry so fierce. Together they crackled like a burning flame, so hot and so bright. Together they BLEW ME AWAY.

As a lover of the ‘friends to lovers’ trope, Love In Lingerie was like a drug. An inescapable high that I wanted, needed, craved and drowned in. There are NO WORDS to fully describe how perfectly this trope was done. Alessandra NAILED it. I felt it, I lived it, I LOVED IT! The relationship, the dynamic, the intensity, the worry, the heartbreak, the good, the bad and the ugly, all done to perfection. 
I honestly think I could sit here all day and tell you how utterly amazing Love In Lingerie was, IS. But I also urge you to dive into this book, putting everything else aside and just going along for the ride. Because you WILL lose yourself, you WILL fall in love, you will NEVER want it to end, you WILL want to devour it and go slow all at the same time. But most of all, past everything else you WILL feel nothing but PURE BOOKWORM BLISS when you have finished.

I hired her to fix my company, to bring Marks Lingerie back to life. I didn’t expect her to become my friend. I didn’t expect to fall in love with her.
The first rule of business is to never touch your employees. I think there is another rule about not falling for your best friend—a rule against imagining the curves of her body, or the way her breathing would change if I pulled down her panties and unzipped my pants.

Now, I can’t wait any longer. I’m tossing out the rules.

Damn the company.

Damn our friendship.

Damn my fears.

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Review – Worth The Wait by Claudia Connor

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I have told Claudia many, many times that finding her TOTALLY by accident and buying Worth The Fall on a whim was the one of the best impulse buys I have ever done. I have been blown away by her talent and by far, she is one of the classiest authors I have had the honor to know and support. The McKinney Brothers are so incredibly swoonworthy. Honorable, hard working guys… the series without fail is one of my all time favorites. Now, she’s given us Nick Walker and wow. Just plain wow!

We met Nick Walker in Stephen’s book, Worth The Risk. The tough as nails older brother of Hannah Walker. He was fiercely protective of his baby sister having given up much of his life to raise her after the tragic death of their parents. But Nick was more than brother – he was father, provider and best friend. He wasn’t always hard hearted. An even more horrible event happens under his watch to his beloved sister. It changes the course of his life in so many ways, the biggest being the loss of his true love… the girl he simply couldn’t let go. His Mia.

This story was told in the most amazing flashbooks. We see the beginning of their relationship – the young hot love between the 19 year old Nick and the 17 year old Mia. We see their love blossom, grow and expand over 24 years. The good times, the great times… the tragic events and the heartbreaking loss of a special bond between two incredible people… a bond that survived college, medical school, the FBI academy – even time and distance – severed by guilt, pain and fear.

The emotions in this amazing story! I laughed, cried… absolutely SOBBED. The revelations of 24 years. The heartbreak that took on a life of its own when Nick couldn’t seem to reach Mia through his own pain. The losses and unbelievable hurts that Mia had to face alone. The crazy family dynamics. This was one twisty, topsy turvy absolutely wonderful roller coaster ride from the first page to the very last word. Nick made me swoon and clutch at my heart with his beautiful words, his protective nature, and his undeniable sexy ways. Mia is so strong, so beautiful… the perfect compliment to this man. Determined and independent but a nuturing soul who gave the Walkers peace in the storm of grief. She is by far one of my favorite heroines of all time.

This was just the most moving second chance romance I have read in quite some time. It was stunning and so satisfying. I closed my kindle cheering for Nick and Mia! Cheering and wiping my face! Watching them find not only their love again but coming to terms with all the pains of the past and time lost was soul warming. Claudia gave us a story that is engaging, delightful and thought provoking. So well worth the sleepy eyes and several cups of coffee that I had the morning after I finished. An absolute MUST READ for any McKinney Brothers fan!

FANTASTIC, Claudia!

Five Worth The Wait Stars!

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He broke her heart. When he finds out just how badly, it will break his too.

Nick Walker found the love of his life when he was just nineteen.

Found her.
Loved her.
Lost her.

It’s been ten years since Nick watched the only woman he ever loved walk out of his life. Now this FBI Special Agent will do anything to win her back.

But it won’t be easy…

Mia’s heart was shattered by Nick. They’ll have to face their painful past if they want a future, including Mia’s own secret about that day it all fell apart.

Do you believe in second chances?

***Every title by Claudia Connor is a Contemporary Romance and a full stand alone novel. No cheating, no love triangle, no cliff hanger.

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~twenty-four years ago

Nick pressed two fingers into the sleep deprived headache pounding in his temple and tried to concentrate on professor Jenkins’s explanation of ideal gas law. He circled a line of notes, ignored the knock on the auditorium door until he heard the familiar cry. Hannah, who he’d left in the university daycare two hours ago.

The high pitched wail wasn’t his two year old sister’s hurt cry. It was her scared cry with a touch of pissed off. In the six months since their parents’ death, he’d learned to tell the difference. He’d learned a lot of things. Like if he didn’t take her to the bathroom, she’d likely wait too long and have an accident. Like green beans made her throw up, but she’d eat them if he told her to. And she would never, ever go to sleep without Mr. Bunny.

He was up, out of his seat, and halfway down the auditorium stairs before his professor laid his pen down.

Nick’s eyes narrowed on the young blonde in an oversized sweatshirt with silk greek letters sewn on the front. She held a sobbing Hannah dressed in the sunny yellow sundress he’d picked out that morning. She hadn’t been crying when he left her. Now her eyes were red and snot mixed with tears dripped into her mouth. Hannah lunged for him. His arms engulfed her small body and his heart squeezed like it always did when she held onto him.

“I stay you,” Hannah said. Each word tumbled out of her with a jerk of her tiny shoulders.

“What happened to her?”

“Nothing happened to her. She hasn’t stopped screaming for the past hour and she bit three people. We can’t keep her like that.”

Several responses came to mind.

She’s just a baby. 

She missed her nap.

And the loudest of all, it was my fault for leaving her.

Hannah raised her head to look at him, giant tears hanging from golden lashes. “I bite.”

“Well. At least she’s honest.” Professor Jenkins turned his questioning eyes to Nick. “She yours?”

He hesitated, but only a second. “My sister. But yes, she’s mine.” And at that moment she became even more his, which seemed to be the case every day. Every day, a little more his.

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Claudia Connor is the author of the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling series, The McKinney Brothers. Her debut novel, WORTH THE FALL, hit the New York Times Bestsellers list in 2014 and received numerous Best Contemporary Romance of 2014 accolades.

Claudia attended Auburn University, where she received her undergraduate and master’s degrees in early childhood education. After teaching kindergarten and first grade for ten years, she retired to be a full-time mom to her three daughters. Always a lover of books, and always one to have stories playing in her mind, she decided to try her hand at writing. It took seven years to finish her first novel and a new love was born.

Claudia lives near Memphis, Tennessee with her husband, three daughters, two cats, and a singer-songwriter Siberian Husky. She continues to write warm, heartfelt, and emotional romances with a bit of steam, a lot of family and always a happily ever after.

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Review- Clam Jam by RC Boldt 


My Rating is 5 out of 5 stars

This book was so much more than a romantic comedy. I knew it was going to be a good book because, hello, its RC Boldt. This woman is so talented that I just can’t wait to read the next book. I started off laughing my a** off, but quickly progressed to finding myself so immersed that I didn’t put this book down once. I read from beginning to end in one sitting. One minute I’m laughing so hard, then I’m crying emotional tears, then back to laughing so hard I cried. This book was definitely perfect in every way. 


Maggie comes home from work early one day to find her fiancee sleeping with another woman in their bed. She kicks him to the curb immediately. She then finds herself needing a new roommate because her rent is so pricy. She is determined that it has to be a gay man because she wants nothing to do with men right now and she definitely doesn’t want a catty female either. So when she lays eyes on Ryland, she is cursing herself inwardly, until he figures out what’s going on and plays the gay card.


Ryland just knows she’s the one. He will stop.at nothing to have her, even pretending to be gay to get close. He has no clue how bad this plan will backfire in the end. When Maggie decides she is ready to Date again, he takes it upon himself to be a CLAM JAMMER. How dare he. LMAO. This is where it gets even more hilarious.


This book made my night. I can’t wait for it to be released to the world. You all will definitely fall in love just like I did.



“Clam Jam”

Definition: the female equivalent of a cock block.

Example: You’re chatting with a guy you’re interested in and your friend comes along and lays claim to him. 
Maggie

That’s my life—except it’s worse. My friend who keeps “jamming” me is my gay roommate and if that isn’t a W.T.F. moment, I’m not sure what is.
Fact: He went home with three—yes, three—of the guys I had been so sure were into me.
Fact: He’s really pissing me off. I mean, hello? I’m trying to get back in the saddle, but I’ll never manage to get a boyfriend before the age of fifty if he keeps this up.
Fact: Secretly, I wonder what it would be like if he weren’t gay. Why do all the hot, sweet, tender-hearted guys have to be gay?
Fact: My gay-dar needs a serious tune-up.
Ry

The day I interviewed for the room to rent, everything changed. I knew I had met “the girl”, except there was one small problem: she didn’t want anything to do with men. I recognized a top-notch force field when I saw one. She’d been burned badly and didn’t want to deal with a heterosexual guy as a roommate. I could’ve turned around and found another place to live, but I wanted to live there—with her.
So I had to go “undercover”. 
Fact: I’m in love with my roommate.
Fact: I’m a likely candidate for carpal tunnel surgery since all the action I’ve had for the past year has been my hand.
Fact: She’s going to hate me if I come clean now.
Fact: I’m not giving up. Which means, I’ll just have to continue to run defense until I figure out a way to get Maggie to see the “real” me. 
The me that loves her.
The me that would never do her wrong.
Until then, I’ll keep running off every guy who shows any interest.  
Until then, I’ll continue to Clam Jam.

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Review – Safe Bet by Monica Murphy

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The best love story is when you fall in love with the most unexpected person at the most unexpected time.

Love found me in the sweet, sexy, and spellbinding sports romance, Safe Bet, by Monica Murphy. I lost myself in this Safe Bet, a romantic tale that hit my heart like a fast-thrown pass and made my soul swoon like a sappy smile. Safe Bet caught me like a football and claimed like a touchdown. The tender and touching tale grabbed me from the start, wrapping itself around my heart, where I did not want to surface for air until the very end.

Beautiful, blonde, blue-eyed, and curvy Sydney Walker can’t afford to compromise her first job ever, nanny for the family of San Francisco Forty-Niners famous quarterback, Drew Callihan. Even if his friend, Wade, is easy on the eyes and easy to talk to…easy to like…but hard not to lust after with that body of a sculpted god.

I fell in insta-love with Wade Knox, Wide Receiver for the San Francisco Forty-Niners, with his dark hair, dark eyes, tall and muscular body, dirty mouth, and charming personality. Oh was he the perfect catch. ALL ALPHA. PURE PERFECTION!

Sydney’s new life is perfect, she is finally making something of herself as she’s a good nanny to two adorable children, loves the family, and the hordes of football player hotness that parade through the house like a pageant of players. Then the media mistakes her for having an affair with her boss, Drew. Sydney and the Callihans need a quick distraction…a fake boyfriend. What better man to fake Sydney’s week-long date than the Callihan’s family friend, Wade, and hot player she’s been eye stalking for weeks?

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“The man has such a perfect body he probably makes angels weep with joy.”

Wade is up for the challenge too. Pretending to be the boyfriend of the Callihan’s hot nanny is cake; there is no pretending the attraction he has for the hot blonde. No problem at all.

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“She has pretty blue eyes and a full mouth that’s made for kissing.”

One week to fake it until they make it or convince the media that what Sydney and Wade have is real.

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“Can we really pull this off? Can we really convince the media—the world—that we’re madly in love and only have eyes for each other?”

The chemistry is electric so no faking that part. A week of pretend, and then back to normal.

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“I silence her. With my lips. And holy hell, this girl tastes like absolute heaven, just like I knew she would.”

There is nothing fake about Sydney and Wade’s chemistry that is electric like the buzz in the air during a sold-out football game. A slow burn sizzled through the story as the build-up brought on butterflies that fluttered with feels, my heart fluttering too. Wade and Sydney’s passion pounded from the pages straight to me. Oh did I FEEL THAT RUSH!

“His smile is big and aimed right at me…that smile rivals a thousand bright suns and makes me weak.”

Oh. My. SWOON. The sweetness oozed off the pages straight to my heart.

“She’s imprinted herself all over me.”

This story, Safe Bet, imprinted itself all over me…stamping itself into my soul and hurling itself into my heart.

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“I matter to him.”

Lines are blurred. Feelings are forming. What begins as a game starts to become and feel real.

“We’re in a fake relationship. This is all…bogus. So why doesn’t it feel bogus?”

Safe Bet is sugar and spice, and everything nice. I SWOONED HARD, my soul soared high, and my heart was hit like a football over this sweet and smoldering story. I LOVED this raw, romantic, and refreshingly real read! Monica Murphy dropped a tender and terrific touchdown of a romance with Safe Bet, a blissful book that I tackled hard like a football. It’s a safe bet that readers will fall in love with this romance.

★★★★ tender terrific touchdown stars 

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Sydney Walker’s new job is perfect. As the live-in nanny to the most famous quarterback in the NFL and his beautiful wife, she couldn’t have it any better. Their kids are adorable. Her bosses are more than generous. Plus, there are hot football players at the house all the time. Life can’t get much better than this.

Until her life turns into an absolute nightmare. The media is abuzz with rumors that she and her boss Drew Callahan are having a torrid affair. Everyone knows the truth—except the public. So Drew’s wife Fable comes up with the perfect idea.

She creates a fake relationship between Sydney and one of the rookie players on Drew’s team. Wade Knox is forever indebted to Drew and Fable and readily agrees to the set up. Pretending to be in a romantic relationship with the hot nanny for a week—how hard can it be?

Crazy how it only takes one week for two people to fall head over heels in love…

(This mash-up new adult romance features characters from both the One Week Girlfriend series and The Rules series.)

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She is a wife and a mother of three who lives in central California on fourteen acres in the middle of nowhere along with their one dog and too many cats. A self-confessed workaholic, when she’s not writing, she’s reading or hanging out with her husband and kids. She’s a firm believer in happy endings, though she will admit to putting her characters through angst-filled moments before they finally get that hard won HEA.

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Review Fractured Breaths by Zoey Derrick



My rating is 6 stars.
Wow Zoey. Way to knock it out of the park again!! This book was incredible, but that’s what I’ve come to expect from anything she writes. This book tackles deep seated issues that revolve around mafia, sex trafficking, prostitution, and violence. It had a different feel to it than the other books I’ve read by Zoey. It was nothing short of spectacular.


We met Becca in Irresistibly Undeniable, and we got a glimpse that her life was unstable. We just had no idea how bad it truly was. This poor girl has been through so much in her 27 years on earth. That doesn’t stop her though. She has no problem telling you like it is, which I thoroughly enjoy. she is sassy and spunky, and just a girl that needs someone in life to love her. She finds all that in more with Bryan Hayes, the hottest country singer around.


Bryan was dragged into a strip club where he meets Becca as she is stripping. He feels an unexplainable attraction to her. He has no idea what kind if baggage she carrying around though. Can he be her rock or will she has continue to have Fractured Breaths??


I breathe in.


I breathe out.


I eat, sleep and breathe.


I’m surviving.


I’m a survivor.


I’ll do whatever it takes to keep my life moving forward.


I shouldn’t want to. I should want to be buried in the ground somewhere. I’m stronger than that, better than that. Right?


My name is Becca Carpenter and no one really knows who I am. Becca Carpenter isn’t even my real name.


I slink in and out of the shadows because it’s the only way I know I’ll survive.


They’re after me. One day, they’ll find me.


Life takes a turn for the better, but I never expected to find a calm happiness in Phoenix, Arizona. But like everything else, I’ve destroyed that bliss, and my best friend. It’s what I do, how I survive.


Falling in love with a man in the spotlight is definitely not in the cards of my life’s story.


But Bryan Hayes, country music’s biggest superstar, has other ideas about my past. The only problem is he can’t see I’m not the person I pretend to be. He wants me, but will the secrets of my past destroy him?


God knows, it’s killing me.


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