Review – The Song Book of Benny Lament

“So many people really wanted us to succeed. They wanted us to be heard. Against all the odds.”

WOW! Amy Harmon has created an unforgettably moving and meaningful masterpiece! I was magically thrust into the swinging sixties, feeling the vibes of the Motown music scene and the toughness of the mafia world, as I had a front row seat to history being made. Harmon deftly balances the suspense and the love story in The Song Book of Benny Lament.

Written with sensitivity and soul, and woven in history, this life-changing love story touched my heart. After just a few pages, I knew that this love story was special, one of cultural and historical evolution and inspiration, one that would change me. Change me … it did.

The Song Book of Benny Lament is a stunning tale of interracial and indestructible love, of sacrifice and faith, and of a musician and his singing muse who together move mountains while making music. Woodstock. Motown. Kennedy. The Cold War. The Civil Rights Act. I felt immediately transported to an era before my time with pages seeping in stirring suspense, soul-searing music, cultural richness and historical change. Harmon not only pulled at my emotions, but educated and enriched me through this life-altering romance.

“I dreamed about you before you ever came along.”

The characters are well-developed and have a depth that makes the reader fully invested in their actions and relationships. Through Harmon’s writing, I got a feel for Benny and Esther and everything they went through in this era. It was easy to forge a strong connection with this hero and heroine who are smart, beautiful, and brave beyond their time. Just magical together.

Imbued with vivid, nostalgic, well-researched 1960s history and rich culture while written with enormous sensitivity and heart, this romance transformed me. These characters and this story make a difference while this heartfelt, revolutionary romance embodies the passion, power, and perseverance that changes the world. I felt the emotionally-intense and impact-wielding words through tears etched in my eyes, treasuring every page.

“If you want people to change, you have to show them what it looks like.”

I wholeheartedly loved The Song Book of Benny Lament, one of the best books I’ve ever read, a moving masterpiece that transcends time. I don’t know if any review I write will do Benny and Esthers’ journey justice. All I know is that days later, I still feel this romance and all the emotions it elicited. The Song Book of Benny Lament is still inside me, a love story I’ll treasure and feel forever.

A top 2021 and forever romance worth all the stars!!!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ soul singing stars

Goodreads review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3878614512

From the bestselling author of What the Wind Knows and From Sand and Ash comes a powerful love story about a musical duo who put everything on the line to be together.

New York, 1960: For Benny Lament, music is his entire life. With his father’s deep ties to the mob, the Bronx piano man has learned that love and family can get you in trouble. So he keeps to himself, writing songs for other musicians, avoiding the spotlight…until the night his father brings him to see Esther Mine sing.

Esther is a petite powerhouse with a gorgeous voice. And when Benny writes a hit song and performs it with her, their collaboration thrusts the duo onto the national stage…and stirs up old issues and new scrutiny that the mob—and Benny—would rather avoid.

It would be easier to walk away. But the music and the woman are too hard for the piano man to resist. Benny’s songs and Esther’s vocals are an explosive combination, a sound that fans can’t get enough of. But though America might love the music they make together, some people aren’t ready for Benny Lament and Esther Mine on—or off—the stage.

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Review – Truly by Carmel Rhodes

Words are powerful. They have the power to break … bleed … bond … bring one up or down .. becoming so many things that make the reader feel. Words … I can’t help but feel the words in stories I read. And I felt every word of Carmel Rhodes’ words in Truly that unequivocally wowed me. I was a goner for Rhodes’ prose, a potent mix of passion, beauty, wisdom, and all the angst that makes a YA romance shine. Oh does Truly shine.

Truly is a tale where you’ll feel every word. Every word means everything—passion and power—the kind of powerful prose that hits straight to the heart, bates your breath, singes your soul, and makes you fall in love so hard and so fast. An entrancing tale that you won’t want to release from your clutches until you know these characters get their happily ever after experiencing some hell.

If I’m there, his hands are on me, dictating my every move. It’s like he’s the sun, and I’m trapped in his orbit. I often worry about flying too close, then I remember he’s already burned me.

Broken sees broken and Truly and Noah are two shattered souls who together are whole. Stunning inside and out, Truly is a marvel with spirit and sass, but it’s strength that shines the most. A heady and hot mix of darkness and light with a deliciously dominate mouth and mind, Noah is a force that you’ll both hate and love, a complicated hero. The hot and cold … the fire and ice … the combustion that burns … their impactful pasts … their feelings … I loved them so much! Together, this hero and heroine heal each other’s scars, growing together, and I felt every emotion while experiencing their moving journey.

“I want you to kiss me until I forget how to breathe without you.”

Carmel Rhodes has crafted a complex hero and heroine who have come together in the messiest, but most meaningful of ways. I was so consumed by these characters … deeply entangled in this intense and emotional story that took over my head and heart. This romance rages with the most addictive angst, a heady high that hit me everywhere. My heart was racing out of my chest … I was aflame from this book that burns in brazenness, brokenness, and beauty.

I don’t know if this review can reflect the impact felt while reading Truly, a truly magnetic and meaningful tale that Carmel Rhodes beautifully brings to life. If I had to pick one word to describe Truly, it would be worthy. Oh my is Truly worthy. This coming-of-age saga brings battles to life and slays demons, the kind of heartfelt creation that takes and leaves pieces of hearts and souls inside its story, touching readers everywhere. An epic love-hate romance that’s scorching, swoon-worthy, soulful, and significant, a story that stays for a lifetime.

We’re so close it’s like we’re fused; two atoms colliding, forever changed.

Every dark romance and young adult story lover MUST meet and feel Truly.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ truly worthy stars

Goodreads review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3861627836

The summer after senior year was supposed to be the best summer of my life.⁣⁣⁣
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It was supposed to be full of adventure and self-discovery and making love under the stars.⁣⁣⁣
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It was supposed to be about losing myself and finding my way.⁣⁣⁣
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Only, it wasn’t supposed to start like this.⁣⁣⁣
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I wasn’t supposed to go to that party.⁣⁣⁣
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He wasn’t supposed to notice me.⁣⁣⁣
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The hot jock with the trust fund and chip on his shoulder.⁣⁣⁣
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My ex-boyfriend’s half-brother.⁣⁣⁣
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Noah Tedesco is so far out of my league he might as well be playing a different game.⁣⁣⁣
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Noah wasn’t supposed to look twice at a girl like me, but he did.⁣⁣⁣
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Now that I’m on his radar, my life will never be the same.⁣⁣⁣
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Truly is a dark, coming of age romance that explores themes like NON-CON DUB-CON, and happily ever after.

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Review – Bad Saint by Monica James

Bad Saint by Monica James
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Just WOW!!! Where has Monica James been hiding all my life? I finally met this author’s words and again WOW. I was BLOWN AWAY by this author’s superb story-telling. BAD SAINT is a book I dove into blindly, but one that became my drug. I was ENAMORED from the first page—UTTERLY CONSUMED with every word that I devoured like crack. I couldn’t get enough hits of this heady and heart-pounding delight.

Two broken hearts longing to be whole.
Two souls that are dead apart but alive together.
Two soulmates fighting for freedom, hand-in-hand, as they battle demons through the darkness.
Willow and Saint, angel and devil who must battle hell together.

Saint and Willows’ chemistry is UNDENIABLE. One look is all it takes for their electricity to detonate. I felt it through the pages, this combustible chemistry that MELTED ME.

“You belong to me, and you hate yourself for it.”

Deliciously dark, pulse-pounding, and sinfully sexy, Bad Saint is an adrenaline rush from beginning to end. A irresistibly riveting roller coaster ride of tantalizing tension, terrifying thrills and touching tenderness that’s the sweetest torture. A can’t-put-it down delight that will leave you aching for more.

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 deliciously dark stars

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I was kidnapped on my honeymoon by three masked men.

Blindfolded.
Bound.
Destination unknown.

I was told to stay silent and abide by their rules. But they didn’t realize I wasn’t a victim…not anymore.

The open sea was my backdrop for nine torturous days. During that time, glimmers of my fate were revealed by a man with the mysterious chartreuse-colored eyes. He should have scared me, but he didn’t.

He intrigued me. And I intrigued him.

He punished me when I didn’t listen, which was every single day. But beneath his cruelty, I sensed he was guarding a grave secret.

I was sold. 
And in a game of poker, no less. 

My buyer? A Russian mobster who likes to collect pretty things. Now that I know the truth, I only have one choice.

Sink or swim.

And when one fateful night presents me the opportunity, I take it. I just never anticipated my actions would leave me shipwrecked with my kidnapper.

He needs me alive. I want him dead.

But as days turn into weeks, one thing becomes clear—I should hate him…but I don’t.

My name is Willow.
His name is Saint.

Ironic, isn’t it? He bears a name that denotes nothing but holiness yet delivers nothing but hell. However, if this is hell on earth…God, save my soul.

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Review – Sugar and Gold by Emma Scott

Sugar & Gold by Emma Scott
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I knew I had to begin 2020 with a book by one of my beloved authors and humans, Emma Scott. Sugar and Gold, the second story in the Dreamcatcher duet, is a love story woven with magic that dances among dreams. A book of beauty meets broken. Beauty among the broken characters that help each other heal. Beauty in the spiritual element that strikes straight to the soul. Beauty in the broken with a hero and heroine who are kindred spirits with beautiful hearts—fated together in the most magical and meaningful of ways.

Emma Scott weaves an irresistible tale of love, friendship, and self acceptance that’s wholly original and heartfelt. A tale that touches the heart and soothe the soul. Sugar and Gold stole my heart. This is one soul-striking and significant story that shines. A story that is sweet like sugar and shiny like gold.

“I’ll keep loving you long after this life.”

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 pink and gold stars

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Nikolai Alexei Young was born with a special gift…one he’d do anything to lose. The heart and soul of every person he comes into contact with is an open book to his heightened senses. Colorful emotions, whispers of thoughts, the sour tastes of old memories…He feels them all. The sci-fi books would call him an empath. For Nikolai, his ability has made him an exile. He roams the U.S. alone, avoiding the glut of life in big cities, and using his innate talents to win money in underground poker games. Just enough to keep going, one town to the next. He has no hope that his life can be anything else, until he meets her… 

At nineteen, Fiona Starling was trapped in an ugly, desperate situation until she freed herself the only way she knew how. Now three years later, living outside Savannah, Georgia, she is rebuilding her life on her own terms; seizing every moment and saving every penny so that she might fulfill her dream of moving to the raw wilderness of Costa Rica. But behind her carefree smile beats the heart of a lonely young woman haunted by her past, until a chance encounter with a tattooed stranger changes everything… 

Fiona takes Nikolai under her roof for three sultry nights, waiting out the rain of a summer storm. She grows more and more fascinated by this brooding stranger with whom she shares an intense physical connection—a connection so strong, she wonders if there is something between them beyond lust and passion. Nikolai is shocked to discover that Fiona calms the raging turmoil in his heart. She alone silences the din of other people’s lives, and envelops him in the sweet beauty of her inner self. Every moment he’s with her—every touch of her skin—brings him closer to the peace that’s been eluding him his entire life. 

But Fiona harbors secrets that she is too terrified to reveal. After Nikolai confesses his unique ability, she is caught between wanting to believe him and fearing he’ll eventually unearth her own dark past. When the unthinkable happens, Fiona’s plans come crashing down, and Nikolai discovers his hated ability might be the only thing that can save the woman he loves. 

Sugar & Gold is a STANDALONE new adult romance with shades of the paranormal. Intended for readers 18 and up.

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Review- Last Call In Wonderland by Rob Browatzke

5 out of 5 stars

Wow! What an amazing read. I love multiple perspectives, but it’s hard to nail that. In my opinion, this author did that perfectly. Wonderland is definitely a place I want to go.

The author did an amazing job of pulling you into the story and making you feel like you’re in a hypnotic trance. I loved the vulnerability and all the feels. This book is what I call UNPUTDOWNABLE!!!


Book Title: Last Call in Wonderland

Author: Rob Browatzke

Publisher: Self-Published

Cover Artist: Alexandria Corza

Release Date: August 4, 2019

Genre/s: Contemporary gay fiction

Length: 62 000 words/330 pages

It is a standalone story.

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Blurb

Wonderland is the hottest club in River City, but it’s time to close. It’s a different world now, and club owner Chester doesn’t see Wonderland having a place in it. What will that mean for resident bartender and hotty bottom Brandon Sweet? Or for headliner, the Queen of Hearts? Or customers like Jesse and Colton, whose open relationship and threeways are the stuff of legend? This group of friends navigate the changes in their lives until one night when everything changes for good.

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Excerpt

Brandon Sweet’s first thought on waking up was this isn’t my room.

His second thought was oh god, who is this?

He rolled over, facing away from the stranger next to him, in this strange bed in a strange room. He hadn’t even had that much to drink really. At least, not compared to a weekend night.

It’s the tequila, he thought. I need to stop with the tequila.

“Morning,” the twink next to him said with a moan.

Brandon rolled back over and took him in: brown curls and blue eyes and a smooth slender torso with just a whisp of hair on abs that disappeared into the white sheets tangled around his waist. Whoever he was, he was certainly Brandon’s type.

“Morning,” Brandon said, sitting up in bed, letting the sheet drop to his lap. He looked down at his own body, comparing it to the twink beside him. Not bad, for thirty-one, but oh, to be twenty-one again! When he was twenty-one, he could’ve handled twice the tequila he’d had last night, and woken with half the headache. He knew he could have, because he had done just that. Week in, week out, for a decade.

Too early for that train of thought, he told himself.

“I had a really good time last night,” Twink said.

“Me too, me too. Hey, where’s my phone?” He looked on the floor for his clothes.

“Other room. You stripped off as soon as we got here,” Twink said with a smile. “So hot.”

“Hey, what can I say? I know what I want.” Don’t know your name, mind you, but I do remember how badly I wanted to get laid.

He did love a good Thursday night fuck.

“I can’t believe I finally got to fuck THE Brandon Sweet.”

Brandon smiled at him as he stood up. “Hope it was everything you expected.”

Twink reached across the bed to run his hand over Brandon’s abs. “And more!”

Brandon smiled again. “I’m going to get dressed then. Work night.”

“I’ll walk you out.” The twink stood up and yes, Brandon remembered that impressive appendage. Young, hung, and hard – check, check, check.

Had they gone to Brandon’s last night, if he’d woken up with home turf comfort, he’d be pushing Twink back into the bed and climbing aboard to go again. Here though, in a room he didn’t know, with a guy he didn’t know, he suddenly felt vulnerable.

Once he’d slid back into underwear and jeans, it was a bit better. But his phone had 3% power, 32 notifications and it was halfway through the afternoon. He had to get home.

“Hey, my phone’s dead. Can you call an Uber for me?” He hated to ask but…

“Really?” Twink asked. “You said last night you only live a couple blocks away.”

That rang no bells, but Brandon was professional. “Oh yeah, I remember now,” he said, pulling his shirt over his head. “Will you be out later?”

“It’s Friday,” Twink said. “Of course.”

As Twink walked him to the door, Brandon took in the apartment, trying to find something to jog his memory. It was simple, sparse, and wholly unfamiliar. Luckily, as he bent down to tie his Converse, he happened to glance at the fridge, where a photo radar ticket was held by a magnet. With his name in black and white.

“Ok, well, I’ll see you later then, Billy,” he said.

Twink laughed. “You don’t know my name, do you?” he asked. “Billy’s my roommate.”

Fuck. Brandon swallowed and smiled. “Sorry. Tequila. What was it again?”

“Derek.” Twink grabbed Brandon by the belt and pulled him closer, taking his hand and guiding it down. “You’ll remember this at least,” he said.

Brandon smiled again, kissed Derek’s cheek, and bolted out the door.

About the Author

Rob Browatzke has been writing for as long as he can remember, and is pretty darn excited for someone else to be reading his stuff finally! When it comes to gay bars and booze and drugs and drama, he knows what he’s talking about. He came out in the mid-90s, and liquor and drama went hand in hand. He has 20+ years of experience working in gay clubs in Edmonton, Alberta, and his current Wonderlounge is every bit as amazing as Alex’s Wonderland. Rob is now 8+ years clean and sober, although there’s still a bit of drama once in a while, for old times’ sake.

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Review- This Is Love by Natasha Madison

5 out of 5 stars

I’m so swooning and have the biggest book hangover. I’ve been reading Natasha’s book since the very first book,and they just get better and better, even though the very first book was 6 stars.

I’ve completely fallen head over heels for Mark and Vivienne. They are both headstrong main characters. Vivienne insists that it’s one night only, no strings attached, but she can’t stay away. Mark is super private and realizes he is falling in love with Vivienne but,he must make her realize that they can’t fight it.

With a roller coaster ride of emotions, these two keep you on the edge of your seat,and turning pages so fast. I absolutely loved every second of this book,and I’m confident you will too!!

THIS IS LOVE

This Is Series Book 3

By Natasha Madison

Release Day: Sept 3

From the best selling series, Something So comes the spin-off series This is…

Vivienne
Never fall in love.
That was my motto, and I was sticking to it.
Having my heart broken once was enough, and I never wanted to do it again.
He was supposed to be a one-night stand, the only thing I do.
One rule shouldn’t be so hard to follow, but then I went back for seconds, then thirds.

After that, I lost count of the number of times I lost myself in his arms.
When I wasn’t paying attention, my guard slipped.

Mark
They call me Private Mark for a reason—my whole life is a secret.
For two years, we danced around each other until I got her right where I wanted her … under me.
Now that I had her, I wasn’t letting her go. I thought we were on the same page.
I thought we were building something great.

Boy, was I ever wrong.

I had no idea that while I was falling in love, she was trying to convince herself we were temporary.
She thought I’d walk away.
She was wrong.
Now it’s time to convince her she wants us too and to show her that the crazy, wild thing we have … This Is Love.


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Review- Breathless by Helen Hardt

I want to give this book 1000 stars! Helen has had my heart and soul since page 1 of book 1 in this series. I am captive to the best series that ever existed! Nothing can even come close to the perfection of this series. Then Helen ups the ante, and we’re getting at least 3 more books. Can I tell you how much my heart raced when I received Breathless?

This book is meant to be cherished. I didn’t want it to end,so I tried to read it slowly but failed. I couldn’t put it down. Absolutely UNPUTDOWNABLE! I also couldn’t turn the pages quick enough. Being back in the presence of the Steele family plus Bryce had my heart skipping beats and my brain working overtime to take in every word that I read.

This story is truly unforgettable. We get into Marjorie’s story and watch her and Bryce with undeniable smoking hot chemistry. I’m really not going into any story lines here because we know how Helen loves to throw curveballs. She throws curveballs like a professional pitcher in this one. All I can say is strap in for one heck of a ride and be prepared for the cliffhanger of the century. Helen Hardt has once again hit perfection!

Breathless (Steel Brothers Saga #10)

by #1 New York Times Bestselling author Helen Hardt

Marjorie Steel, sister of Talon, Jonah, and Ryan, takes centre stage in Breathless. Marjorie’s story promises to deliver even more heat and surprises.

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Synopsis

Marjorie Steel is still healing from the events of the past year, and she’s happy to put her plans to study culinary arts on hold to help her best friend deal with a difficult pregnancy and two recently adopted troubled boys. The fact that Bryce Simpson spends a lot of time at the Steel Ranch is a benefit, and she’s ready to see if her attraction to him might be something more.

Bryce wants to do a hard day’s work on the ranch. Once his muscles give out and he collapses from exhaustion, maybe he’ll stop torturing himself over his late father’s horrific double life. The Steels have a different idea. They ask Bryce to take an executive position complete with a profit share. As he has a young son and widowed mother to support, it’s an offer he can’t refuse. The only catch is Marjorie. She’s beautiful, smart, feisty, and her kisses set him on fire. But he’s an empty shell with nothing to offer her, and she deserves the world.

As the sins of his father continue to haunt him, Bryce learns the horrors of the past may not yet be buried.

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#1 New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Helen Hardt’s passion for the written word began with the books her mother read to her at bedtime. She wrote her first story at age six and hasn’t stopped since. In addition to being an award winning author of contemporary and historical romance and erotica, she’s a mother, a black belt in Taekwondo, a grammar geek, an appreciator of fine red wine, and a lover of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream.

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Review- Smut University by Kahlen Aymes

5 out of 5 stars

I’m used to Kahlen’s absolutely amazing writing. Im used to a long novel that owns my heart and soul. She still has my favorite book of all time. I am however, not used to a quick HOT AS HECK read. She did it like a boss. I love how she branched out there and tried something different, and absolutely slayed it.

This book had me looking over my shoulder making sure no one behind me saw the naughtiness I was reading. I really don’t care,but I don’t think my son would want to see that. Lol. I’m not going to detail anything because it would give away the story. Only thing I will say is put the hottest Male romance author who is also a professor of writing sex in stories and an aspiring romance student that is super talented…. enough to bring the mighty professor to his knees! I can’t wait for more. What an amazing new series Kahlen has started.

Smut University

by USA Today bestselling author Kahlen Aymes.

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Genre: Contemporary Romance

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35k word Novella (part 1 in the series)

Welcome to SMUT UNIVERSITY!

The Art of Sex… In Writing.

The name alone would have made it the most sought-after writing course at Columbia, but it didn’t hurt that the professor was smoking hot!

Addison Tomms was an aspiring romance novelist and senior Creative Writing Major at the prestigious Ivy League university. The class was packed and judging by the tongues wagging and the obvious swooning by the male and female student body alike, she figured she was one, in maybe a hundred, serious writing students in the auditorium.

Addy knew Dr. Jackson Michaels was a New York Times bestseller many times over, and secretly, she devoured his books. His love scenes set the pages, and her body, on fire. It was no secret that the associate professor teaching the course was sexy… but was he as really as sexy as his words?

Addison had her answer on the very first day of class when the handsome Dr. Michaels taunted and teased his students with what the class actually entailed; all watching with mouths agape. He was a thousand percent more stunning in person than the television entertainment interviews she’d seen or any of the photos that she and her best friend, Michelle, had spent hours searching online.

Something stirred deep inside her when his sensual eyes raked over her because she’d been the only one brave enough to answer his first question. Her reaction was physical; his gaze felt as if he’d actually touched her, and she was more and more intrigued.

Addy knew this man would rock her world… but it wouldn’t just be between the pages.

SMUT UNIVERSITY (Part One) Excerpt

His eyes locked with mine. “Miss Tomms,” he said my name without asking who I was. A shiver ran through me that he remembered; like it foreshadowed some earth-shattering scene about to come. Those intense eyes framed by incredibly dark lashes. The strong jaw. The broad, muscular shoulders. God, that face. That f*cking sex hair. Up close it was criminal how incredibly sexy he was. He was utterly stunning.

My breath left me in a soft rush, and I sucked in another so I could speak. “Dr. Michaels,” I acknowledged with a small nod.

He had a file box in front of him that held the graded papers separated alphabetically by dividers. He reached in and slowly pulled mine out. Maybe this weird tradition he had of insisting the first assignment was printed out was his way to bring his students face-to face in order to press upon us just how intimidating he actually was. And, he was.

There was admiration in his eyes as they roamed over my face and hair, lingering on my mouth. I couldn’t help looking at his. His lips were as perfect as the rest of him, the lower one full and begging to be bitten. I cleared my throat. I felt like helpless prey; paralyzed by a mixture of fear and adulation; the venom of his incredible eyes and his scent. Whether it was his will to eat me alive or seduce me, it was certain that I would succumb to either in that moment. My heart thrummed inside my chest, blood rushing in my ears, wetness pooling between my legs. Oh, God, my legs went weak and I struggled to stand.

His long fingers bent the stack of stapled paper so that the grade was hidden from view when he held it out to me. I held the book bag to me with one arm and reached for the document with the other hand.

He pulled it back for a second, denying it to me, his brilliant eyes still burning, but now teasing into mine. I cocked one eyebrow in question and a hint of a smile graced his luscious mouth. “I’d like to see you in my office, tomorrow. I have office hours from four to six. Does that work?”

My mind was racing; wondering at the reason behind his request at the same time as my heart fell into the pit of my stomach. Did I totally screw up the assignment? I felt like I was about to throw up and wished the earth would open up and swallow me.

He cleared his throat. “Miss Tomms? Does that work for you?”

“Ummm,” I stammered. “Yes, professor. See you then.”

“Excellent.” He handed me the paper, his eyes still not breaking contact. I felt like I was falling into the deepest end of the ocean, drowning and only he could save me. I was in trouble.

“Yes, sir.”

My heart felt as if it would fly from my aching chest as I took the paper and turned, concentrating on walking without rushing to the far left of the room, taking the side stairs up to the marble lobby and then walking out of the building. I wanted to look at the grade as I clutched the still folded assignment in my hand, but something inside me hesitated. My heart felt like it would explode as I opened the folded pages and then, in astonishment flipped through the rest. There was no grade. No editorial mark-ups. Nothing.

“What the f*ck?” I exclaimed.

Meet the Author

Kahlen is a USA Today Bestselling author, who writes sizzling hot, deeply moving romantic fiction in New Adult/Erotica/Adult Contemporary, Her books have been on several bestseller lists including Amazon, Publisher’s Weekly, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, and USA Today.

While all of her stories are sensual, hot, full of love, romance and angst, readers should expect fresh plots, compelling characters and an abundance of steamy scenes on each series/story. NO COOKIE-CUTTERS Allowed!

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