Review – Wicked Dirty by J. Kenner


Wicked Dirty by J. Kenner

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

From my years of devouring this amazing author’s work, I’ve learned several things: A J. Kenner romance is not a story but a SHEER SEDUCTION! As such, this writer’s words always make me sink into her stories. I will ALWAYS ADORE and FOREVER DEVOUR the Starks and their empire of friends and family. I’m devoted to this Stark network of which I’m hopelessly in love.

J. Kenner best summarizes the meaning of the Stark family—and all who cross their path—in her latest sensation, Wicked Dirty:

Honestly, these people are a bit like a puzzle, their lives crossing and overlapping and all of it woven together in a tapestry of friendship and family.

Wicked Dirty CLAIMED and CONSUMED every ounce of me from the very first page. Mind racing. Pulse pounding. Breaths bated. Feels flowing. Eyes wide in anticipation. Heart beating out of my chest. I felt the current of Wicked Dirty flow through me. I was DRUNK on this book that was my fine whiskey, so smooth and spectacular, and could not get enough of this Wicked Dirty drink.

A broken hero and heroine collide, a combustion of chemistry, where barriers are broken and trust is on the line. I LOVED the hero, Lyle, and the heroine, Sugar, both broken and beautiful. 

He touched me—and despite all my defenses, I fell.


Beautiful Sugar is sweet like her name, a strong and sassy heroine who I quickly admired. Desperate times call for desperate measures. Sugar wasn’t looking for a broken Prince Charming, Lyle, to rescue her, but the dark knight wasn’t looking for a damsel either.

Lyle is tall, built, and utterly gorgeous. I LOVED Lyle along with his dirty-talking mouth and huge heart! A Hollywood actor, Lyle, is used to disguising himself, wearing an acting mask like a safety shield.

Until one woman sees beneath the mask…

I feel so twisted up inside. Like I can feel his pain—and there’s so damn much of it.

One woman tests his limits…

“What do I want?”

He traces his fingertip along the neckline of the bodice, making me shiver.

“Isn’t that a loaded question? So much. But I can’t have any of it.”

One woman makes him want and feel…

“I want you, Sugar…I want to lose myself inside your heat, and I want to make you come like you never have before.”


HOLY HOT!!! These deliciously dirty words made me WANTON!

Reality and fantasy collide, and it may be the end for the broken prince and princess….

We’re walking a very thin line, he and I. And I’m not at all sure where pretending ends and reality begins.

Wicked Dirty by Julie Kenner wasn’t quite what I expected: it was SO MUCH MORE!!! This love story thoroughly SEDUCED my body, heart, and soul. I shivered in excitement and smoldered in need, as Wicked Dirty made me BREATHLESS! This book BUZZES with energy, as this is a romance YOU’LL FEEL with each seductive word.

Wicked Dirty is hot, heady, heart-pounding pleasure!!! This story is a sensual slow burn that blazed though me everywhere! I was ENRAPTURED with every enticing word. Wicked Dirty is a diamond that is a little dirty at first glance but oh so FLAWLESS!!! INTENSITY and INTOXICATION merge with PASSION and PLEASURE in Wicked Dirty, a ROMANTIC RUSH you won’t want to end.

One of my new favorites by J. Kenner…PURE PERFECTION!!!

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Sometimes bad isn’t good enough…

On the outside, Lyle Tarpin is a clean-cut Hollywood actor whose star is on the rise. Inside, he’s battling his own demons, shunning relationships and finding solace in the arms of a string of anonymous women paid very well for their discretion.

But when he’s photographed in a compromising position by an over-eager reporter, the only way to save his career is to say that the woman he was with is his fiancée. And now Lyle has to play a very public game with the only woman who’s ever managed to get under his skin.

Struggling waitress Sugar Laine agrees to spend one night with Lyle—but only because she’s desperate to save her family home. She never expects that a night of passion will turn into a pretend engagement … or that the heat between them will blossom into love.

But sometimes love has a price.

And now the only question is—can Lyle and Sugar afford to pay it?



My blood pounds through my body, my heart beating so hard that I can feel the pressure not only against my ribs, but against the wall behind me. My lips are parted, my breath coming in shaky gasps.

He’s only inches away, so close I could reach out and touch that famous, gorgeous face. His eyes, as deep and blue as the summer sky, roam over me. He eases closer, moving slowly, his face reflecting a hunger that sends shivers through me.

Once again, my mind conjures the image of a hungry wolf. Only now I’m thinking that maybe getting eaten wouldn’t be so bad after all.

Besides, I’m here. Might as well enjoy it.

Then, of course, I remember exactly what it is.

Oh, God.

His fingertip brushes my forehead, and I almost jump out of my skin. I meet his eyes, see something that looks like irritation, and want to kick myself. I need to focus, dammit.

“You were somewhere else.” He speaks flatly, as if he’s working to keep all emotion out.

I shake my head, conjuring a lie. “I’m right here.” And then, because I’ve seen movies with call girls, I put my hand flat on his chest, trying to seem seductive. He’s wearing a gray T-shirt, and I can feel his heart beating beneath the planes of his muscled chest.

I read somewhere that he was getting in shape to play a superhero in an upcoming movie. And kudos to whoever’s orchestrating that transformation, because this guy is rock solid.

He’s still looking at me, and I fist my hand in the material of his shirt, needing an anchor against the storm of emotion I see playing out on his face. Desire. Hunger. Longing. Regret.

And pain. I see so much damn pain that I have to fight the urge to cup my palm against his cheek and tell him that whatever it is, it’s going to be okay.

Instead, I simply whisper, “Lyle?”

I’m not sure if it was the wrong thing or the right thing to say, but I know that it was unexpected. And before I can apologize or cover or say anything else at all, he is on me. One hand at my throat, the other hard on my breast. I’m pinned against the wall, helpless, as he claims my mouth again. Wildly. Brutally.

I try to think what I’m supposed to do—try to respond. But I’m trapped. I’m not Sugar. I’m not Laine. I’m not anyone. This isn’t about sex. It’s about pain and need and that storm of horrors I saw on his face. I might as well not even be here. And as his hand squeezes tight on my breast—as his mouth clashes so hard against mine that he draws blood—my only thought is that I shouldn’t have come at all. That this was stupid. Foolish. And that this night is going to leave me scarred.

I squeeze my eyes shut, trying to be what he wants. A warm body. An anonymous female.

But I can’t do it. I can’t do it at all.

All I can be is me. A woman desperate enough to have sex for money. A girl trying anything and everything to save her house. To protect her family’s memory.

I can be that girl.

But I can’t be nothing. I can’t be no one.

And as his hand tightens in my hair—as he kisses me violently—as his body presses hard against mine and I feel the steel of his erection—I know that I’ve made a terrible, horrible, awful mistake.




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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 – Barking Up the Wrong Tree by Juliette Poe

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Barking Up the Wrong Tree by Juliette Poe

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

With each book Juliette Poe brings us in the Sex and Sweet Tea series, I fall more in love!!! Maybe it’s because I lived near the real North Carolina area of this story’s setting but Whynot feels like home. Its residents, these characters that Juliette Poe magically brings to life, feel like family…my family. Juliette Poe transports you to the sweet, small town South where tradition, history, grace, manners, and more rule. Barking Up the Wrong Tree is the perfect light-hearted love story—SASSY and SWEET SOUTHERN GOODNESS!!!

This love story of a Southern gal meets a Yankee guy SWEPT THIS SOUTHERN GAL AWAY!

Beautiful Laken Mancinkus is down-to-earth, a Southern gal full of sweetness and sass! This caring vet has a huge heart but shields it so it doesn’t shatter again. I adored Laken and could be this heroine’s bestie!

“City boy…not sure you belong down here.”

Jake McDaniel is tall, dark, built, and handsome! This former pro football player stands out in the small Southern town, a Yankee with big bucks. Oh did I love Jake!

Laken and Jakes’ paths cross when she comes to his rescue, the vet making a home visit, and its instant fireworks for this couple. 

“You’re flirting with me? I hadn’t caught that.”

“I’ll have to up my game then.”

This Yankee and Southerner MELT when they collide and are MAGICAL together! I felt their chemistry, one palpable connection! 

“I told you we weren’t dating.”

“And I told you it was fine if you keep telling yourself that.”

Jake is determined to break the barrier to Laken’s heart along with other obstacles that stand in their way.

I’m a determined man who always goes for what he wants.

Completely charismatic and charming, Barking Up the Wrong Tree is a captivating read! It’s a little playful and a lot of fun. Refreshing like cold lemonade on a hot summer day, Barking Up the Wrong Tree is sweet Southern romance…no drama…just small town swoon. ENCHANTING and ENDEARING, Barking Up the Wrong Tree is the perfect flirty and feel-good love story that’s smooth and satisfying! 💜

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Things in Whynot, NC have gone to the dogs, and that’s just the way the town’s only veterinarian, Laken Mancinkus, likes it. No matter if she’s up when the rooster crows, or working until the cows come home, Laken never leaves an animal in need. So when a gorgeous Yankee comes begging for help herding some wily goats, Laken is up to the task.

Jake McDaniel is looking for a tax break, and what better way than to take up…farming? This ex-football player turned businessman turned unwitting goat farmer is up to his knees in goat drama. Runaway goats, dehydrated goats, and a baby goat that wants no one other than him, Jake needs more help than he cares to admit. Good thing the sexy veterinarian is right there to coach him on how to be a farmer. The only problem is, Laken’s not looking for anything more than a good time, while Jake is looking for his forever girl.

Will the baby goat, and Laken, be enough to get Jake to stay? Or will he take his tax break and hoof it back to Chicago? One thing is for certain…what happens on the farm doesn’t always stay on the farm.


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A fun-loving southern girl, Juliette knows the allure of sweet tea, small towns, and long summer nights, that some of the best dates end sitting on the front porch swing, and that family is top priority. She brings love in the south to life in her debut series, Sex & Sweet Tea.

When Juliette isn’t delivering the sweetest kind of romance, she’s teaching her southern belle daughter the fine art of fishing, the importance of wearing Chucks, and the endless possibilities of a vivid imagination.





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Review – Dirty Little Secret by Kendall Ryan

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Dirty Little Secret by Kendall Ryan

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Before I began this story, I had to say…Gasp! My name is Karen and I’ve never met the Filthy Beautiful Lies series by Kendall Ryan. Let’s put it this way: I’ve only met Kendall’s rom-coms so I really had no idea to expect from this other delicious side of Kendall.

I dove into Dirty Little Secret, a story about as far away from a rom-com as you could get, and relished my dive into dark territory. I closed out my world and opened up the Dirty Little Secret world where I quickly fell captive to words that made me their prisoner from the first page.

My first thought after inhaling the Prologue:

WHOA!!! Is this the same author who writes those fun and flirty romances?!? I like the dark and dirtier writer Kendall even better. Dark and dirty romance writing fits Kendall Ryan like a glove: oh so perfectly.


From the first page, Dirty Little Secret is a RUSH, a fervor of smolder and smoothness that strikes hard. Pulse-pounding, breath-bating, mind-mesmerizing, heart-hitting, and soul-searing, this STORY STOLE EVERY SENSE and SEDUCED EVERY OUNCE OF ME. Dirty Little Secret pounds hard with a paralyzing intensity, a HEADY and HOT hit of adrenaline straight to the core that POSSESSES ALL THE WAY!!!

With a burst of fate, a hero and heroine collide, embarking on an intensely captivating cat-and-mouse game that is molten-hot and messy.

All ALPHA Gavin Kingsley is gorgeous, commanding, controlled, and oh-so-sexy. He has an animal magnetism that radiates pure power. I did not want to like this mysterious man, but I could not help but fall hard and fast for this bad boy…scorching HOT in every way. Gavin is a god who will OWN EVERY OUNCE OF YOU!!!

Gavin wasn’t a fantasy. He was a nightmare.

Gavin lives for control that is tested when he collides with a beautiful librarian. I LOVED this smart, sexy, and sassy gal who is done being meek and ready to be bold. 

“You want a man to take control, to make you feel wanted, and you want to feel pleasure like you’ve never imagined.”

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Gavin is both sinner and saint, and I could not get enough of this delicious man!!! He exudes sex and sin. I MELTED at his touch through his dominant words. 

“Ride my fingers. Make yourself come.”

This story is SMOLDER and SIN, and I couldn’t SOAK IN THESE SEDUCTIVE WORDS enough. My thighs could not help but clench. My body could not help but blaze. My heart could not help but bleed for this broken and beautiful man. Gavin’s sinfully sexy spell bound me to him where I was helpless to let go.

“Do I frighten you?” he asked, amused.

“Of course not,” I lied.

“Good, because you terrify me, he murmured.”

The connection between this hero and heroine is INTENSE where I felt it through my bones—a shiver through me—a bond with strength in spades. Fire fused with fate. The push and pull had me panting…wanting…needing more. 

If he’d asked, I would have given it to him. Everything.


I was ON EDGE, the energy coursed through me like lighting, fast and furiously. I was POSSESSED. Dirty Little Secret was the predator and I was the prey. Being owned never felt so good!!!

“I never promised you a happy ending.”

Heart-stopping sexy meets seductive suspense in Dirty Little Secret… Kendall Ryan’s BEST BOOK YET!!! Dirty Little Secret is an edge-of-your seat EXPERIENCE, one I could not devour fast enough!!! Kendall Ryan has seriously WOWED ME with her words!!! The plot is possessive and powerful with an invigorating storyline of twists and turns. The characters are captivating with a strong hero and heroine who are combustible together. The writing is intense and incredible, flowing with a heady mix of feels and fire. This romance is SHEER BRILLIANCE from beginning to end!!!

Dirty Little Secret is DELICIOUSLY DOMINANT and SINFULLY SEXY!!! Oh did Dirty Little Secret dominate me!!! This book blazes the body and seduces the senses with an UNPARALLELED INTENSITY felt everywhere. You can’t help but REVEL in the PASSION and POWER that flows from Dirty Little Secret. I can still feel this Dirty Little Secret whispering to me, caressing me everywhere. Dirty Little Secret UNRAVELED ME, this firestorm in words my FUEL. I can’t wait to feel more!!!

I knew this wouldn’t be casual, knew I wouldn’t walk away from this in one piece.

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The start to a sexy new series from New York Times bestselling author, Kendall Ryan…

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

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

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

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

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A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 1.5 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. She’s a traditionally published author with Simon & Schuster and Harper Collins UK, as well as an independently published author. Since she first began self-publishing in 2012, she’s appeared at #1 on Barnes & Noble and iBooks charts around the world. Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than three dozen times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine.

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Review – Second Chances Anthology: One Night by J. Kenner


Second Chances: A Romance Writers of America Collection by J. Kenner

My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

Sometimes you need a quick fix when reading, words you can inhale with lightning speed. You need a tale that is going to tempt you to read further but one that you can quickly gobble up in one sitting. You may need a test drive into new author territory before jumping behind the wheel or you may need more from your favorite author. Anotholgies like Second Chances by the Romance Writers of America are the perfect places to test drive authors’ words before you thrust full throttle into their books.

Part of this sensational second-chance romance anthology is One Night by J. Kenner. There is nothing I love more than a second-chance love story!!! Second-chance romances like One Night are SPECIAL because that past intimacy is MEANINGFUL. One Night, this short second-chance romance, was my KRYPTONITE!

One amazing, unforgettable, perfect night. And then I’d walked away.


J. Kenner brought me so close inside the heroine’s head that Penny felt real, as if I were there with her too. Beautiful Penny had the best one-night stand ever with a gorgeous guy who rocked her world. They shared more than sex; they shared something special. It was a night that felt like fate. One night was all Penny thought she wanted with Blake….until a chance meeting becomes more.

“Forgotten you?”

He moves in again, and the air between us crackles from the electricity we’re generating. He strokes my cheek, and that erotic sensation steals my breath.

“Baby, I remember everything.”


In one night…
I DEVOURED One Night, downing it like a smooth shot of whiskey. Oh did I LOVE this DELECTABLE and DREAMY QUICKIE!

In one night…

In one night…
I fell in fast love with a hero and heroine who quickly captivated me and made their world mine.

In one night…


One Night is INSTANT INTOXICATION, a tale that dazzles fast and furiously. I was SEDUCED with supersonic speed. Packed with promise and potent heat while spliced with sexual innuendos and sensuality, One Night is a short shot of steam fused with feels. Only a masterful writer like J. Kenner can write a taste of romance where you’re left both satisfied and wanting more! This second-chance love story may be short but it SATISFIES ALL THE WAY!

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Do you believe in second chances?

Romance Writers of America® brings together seventeen of today’s hottest authors in an anthology of never-before-published tales that reveal true love always deserves a happy ending.

Follow New York Times best-selling authors J. Kenner and Christina Lauren back to reader-favorite worlds.

New York Times bestseller Alyssa Day sprinkles djinn magic in her humorous paranormal romance, while Rachel Hauck brings the enchantment of the holidays in her New Year’s Eve contemporary love story.

And Liliana Hart delivers thrills and adventure in her hero and heroine’s search for the impossible.

With characters who find love through tough situations, in elegant 1800s ballrooms, with an old friend who shows up when least expected, at a tender age when cliques and homework get in the way of relationships, or after a random encounter in an unlikely setting, Second Chances delivers romance to strike every reader’s fancy.

Plus tales from:
Marilyn Brant
Kerri Carpenter
CiCi Coughlin
Cassandra Dean
Tina Ferraro
Renee Luke
Ariella Moon
Brandi Willis Schreiber
Lizzie Shane
Sharon Sobel
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Review – Dirty Filthy Rich Love by Laurelin Paige

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Dirty Filthy Rich Love by Laurelin Paige

My rating: 6 of 5 stars

Here I sit two days after reading Dirty Filthy Rich Love by Laurelin Paige, SMITTEN, as I am still flying high from this whirlwind of a romance that was my HIGH. Alluring. Arousing. Addicting. Dirty Filthy Rich Love is one INTOXICATING DRUG!!! A splash of suspense, sky-high smolder, a sprinkle of sweetness and swoon, a little angst, and some thrills and chills make up this PERFECT ROMANCE: Dirty Filthy Rich Love. This HEADY HIT was MY perfect romance.

Laurelin Paige wrote the perfect mix of dominant alpha paired with fierce heroine in Dirty Filthy Rich Love, a love story that SEDUCES and SCORCHES like a powerful and passionate kiss. This is a tale that twists around you where you’re fully IMMERSED and highly INTOXICATED. This is a story that steals your mind, body, and soul. There is no other way to read this SINFULLY GOOD romance except to do a deep dive, sinking in until you can only feel the words. You have to go ALL THE WAY IN!!!

Oh Donovan ‘Kiss-Me-Now’ Kincaid…where do I begin?!? There are heroes in romances and then there is Donovan Kincaid: the ULTIMATE HERO who is PURE HEART-POUNDING PERFECTION!!! Donovan is the best mix of dark knight meets super hero, sinner and saint, an insanely hot and intense ALL ALPHA, and the sweet-sigh-inducing PROTECTOR! I couldn’t love his hero hard enough!

Beautiful Sabrina Lind is as smart as she is sexy. This heroine in strength in spades and she won’t let others walk over her. 

“You hold the cards right now, Sabrina,” he said, his nose almost touching mine. “But don’t begin to think I’ve forgotten who’s in charge.”


Sabrina now wields the most power. I loved how she relished and ruled her new role.

“You wanted to know what you are.”


“What you are is mine.”


SWEET SIGH!!! Donovan POSSESSED every part of me!!! His dominating words were a shot of heat straight to my thighs…so alpha and so HOT!!! The chemistry between Donovan and Sabrina is combustible, so electric that it’s a pull neither can fight…so ENTHRALLING! This hero and heroine are MAGICAL together! 

“There are still a thousand ways I intend to make you come, and another hundred thousand I haven’t thought of yet.”


I could not devour Donovan’s dirty and dominant words fast enough…SO INCREDIBLY HOT!!! 

His taste was the best drug, his lips so firm and familiar, it was like going to church.

This story reveals everything in this series’ enticing end. It’s time to lay all cards on the table and uncover secrets and sin so the truth can set this hero and heroine free. Dirty Filthy Rich Love spreads itself wide open and bares it all in one captivating cat and mouse game that must finally end. 

I couldn’t see inside him, but I could feel. He was making me feel everything he felt, and it was raw and jagged and dirty and hard.

Dirty. Filthy. Rich. Love. They all collide in one tantalizing tale that may be a fairytale after all. Dirty Filthy Rich Love is as SOULFUL as it is SCORCHING, so full of heart and the hottest of heat. I was thoroughly SEDUCED by this scintillating story that is simply FLAWLESS!!! Dirty Filthy Rich Love, and its Dirty Duet series, is now one of my ALL-TIME FAVORITE ROMANCES! I LOVED this brilliant book and series so hard!

Laurelin Paige has done it again and written a book that rendered me BREATHLESS and nearly brought me to my knees!!! This wonderful writer is a master at letting readers take a deep dive in characters’ heads, telling their secrets but keeping a sliver of mystery that lingers like a pending storm. With scenes that make you blaze and blush, Laurelin Paige brings you from reader to wanton woman in a frenzied flash. This author writes the most alpha of alphas, so deliciously dominant and dirty! I never thought I’d meet a Laurelin Paige hero as alpha as Hudson, but Donovan delivers it all: the sexy, the swoon, and the seduction!

Deliciously dirty, heart-stopping sexy, and soul-swooning, Dirty Filthy Rich Love DOMINATES. ALL. THE. WAY!!! I could not devour this sinfully sexy romance fast enough. My mind is still stuck in this tale, wrapped up in this mastery of words that wielded themselves straight to my heart like a sword. I am UTTERLY ADDICTED to this scintillating story and series that OWNED ME…so incredibly good! Unwavering. Unputdownable. Unforgettable. Dirty Filthy Rich Love still OWNS every ounce of me.

“I always wanted to be in your world.”

“You are my world.”

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I’ve discovered Donovan Kincaid’s secret.

It’s dirty and filthy and rich – as dirty and filthy and rich as he is – and it haunts me as much as he ever did.

Even after knowing what I know now, I still want to talk to him, to touch him. But there’s an ocean between us, and I’m not sure it can be crossed with something as easy as a phone call or a plane ride.

Yet I’m willing to try.

He doesn’t know this yet, but this time I’m the one with the power. And maybe – just maybe – if the air were cleared and all our secrets bared, there could still be a chance for us.

And this dirty, filthy thing between us might end up being love after all.



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Review – Eye Candy Anthology

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Eye Candy by Tijan

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Sometimes you need a quick fix when reading, especially if you are a busy mama or have a demanding job. You need a tale that is going to tempt you to read further but one that you can quickly gobble up in one sitting. You need a test drive into new author territory before jumping behind the wheel. Anotholgies like Eye Candy are the perfect places to test drive authors’ words before you thrust full throttle into their books.

When you always wish your favorite authors would write a bit more about their beloved characters that you love and then your wish is granted from a genie called the anthology. The Eye Candy anthology, a collection of short stories from many amazing authors in one book, is that glorified quickie we readers sometimes crave….that wham-bam-thank you, sir or ma’am.

As I only met two series out of the five that the Eye Candy anthology features, I read and reviewed those.


Smoldering sex, sweet surprises, endearing moments, Halloween haunts, and friends who are family make up So Much More!  J. Daniels gives readers with more Bama Boys, back to the series of Southern sass, steam and swoon. Each Eye Candy chapter blesses us with a Bama Boy’s point-of-view, an insight into what’s happened since the series stopped.

Ben and Mia return and they are as cute and captivating as ever, especially as parents who still are hot for each other. Their family life is so sweet…so endearing and I loved the sneak peek into their life with littles.

This need—this overwhelming desire to taste and touch and fuck this woman never goes away. Never lessens in the slightest. It’s always there.

Reed and Beth keep the kink in marriage and you have to applaud their Christian Grey creativity. One word: rope! I missed Reed’s deliciously dirty mouth and loved getting a taste.

“Watching you with that rope is driving me crazy. Because I know what you can do with that rope, Reed. I know exactly what you can do with it. And I want that.”

Luke and Tessa are still as feisty as ever and always entertaining couple. I like my alphas a little tarnished and perfectly imperfect, and Luke is all that and more. Tessa always makes me both laugh and gasp in shock…no filter. I LOVE her and still want to be her bestie! 

I shouldn’t get off on riling Tessa up and getting a helluva lot of lip from her, but I do. And she gets off on giving it.

Tully and Riley…the best for last and oh do they have a sweet surprise! Tully is still my favorite Bama boy who is entertaining and endearing to me! 

This is real—the way she’s looking at me. Those big, blue flames burning me up the way they always do.

That ‘darlin,’ a Southern gal’s kryptonite, gets me every time. 

“We were always meant for this, darlin’.”

That Tully charm is twisted around me and I’ll never let it go. I’ll never want to let go of the Bama Boys.


Heat, humor, and heart make up one delicious delight as Helena Hunting weaves her writing magic into Getting Down. Cinderella meets superheroes and one villain or two in a fierce and fire-hot fairytale that leaves you wanting more. You’ll end this taste of a treat needing the next novel by Helena Hunting, Hooking Up, to satisfy the ache that Getting Down leaves.

The chemistry continues to combust between Bancroft ‘Bane’ and Ruby! These two were created for each other. I loved them both so much! 

Serious Bancroft makes me want to get naked. All versions of Bane make me want to get naked, but when he’s all scowly and furrowed brow it makes my lady parts want attention.

Ruby channeled her inner Violet and I was in HUMOR HEAVEN! 

“Naughty girl.” He drags a knuckle along my slit. “You’re ready for my cock right now, aren’t you.”


Holy hot! Bane’s deliciously dirty words turned me into wanton woman.

Throw Ruby’s bestie, Amie, along with Bancroft’s cousin, Armstrong, and his brother, Lexington, into the mix and things quickly get interesting and oh-so-more intoxicating! Getting Down bleeds angst along with humor and heart!

I turn away from Lexington so I don’t succumb to the urge to look at his abs again.

A taste of Bane’s brother, Lex, left me wanting a bigger bite. I also can’t wait for Amie’s story as that bit of fire she showed in Getting Down made me want to see more of Amie’s flames.

I LOVED getting down with GETTING DOWN, which lit me up in laughter, blazed my body, and shot sparks to my heart and soul!!! Packed with humor, heat, and heart, Getting Down is a rom-com that delivers it all!

Eye Candy is full of tricks and this perfect treat SATISFIES EVERYWHERE! This anthology is a compilation of character favorites, beloved heroes and heroines who feel like family. Eye Candy is the sweetest reunion; it feels like coming home. Like the finest chocolate, Eye Candy is an ADDICTION where you’ll ache for MORE!


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A frightfully good time! Dive into these Halloween novellas from bestselling authors Tijan, J. Daniels, Helena Hunting, Bella Jewel and Tara Sivec. Featuring stories set in the worlds of their popular series.

Eye Candy by Tijan, J. Daniels, Helena Hunting, Bella Jewel and Tara Sivec

Publishing Date:  September 5th, 2017

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Tijan’s Fallen Crest crew are back for a weekend of mischief that takes a sinister turn; all four couples from J. Daniels’ Alabama Summer series gear up for Halloween in their own sexy ways, with a special surprise at the end; Helena Hunting’s characters from Shacking Up plan a Halloween gala that features a few ghouls and witches; Bella Jewel brings the chills and thrills in her suspenseful take on Halloween night; and Tara Sivec gathers the Holiday family together one last time as they try to make this ghostly holiday one to remember—or one they’d rather forget…

Cozy up with a mug of hot cider on a dark night and fall under the spell of this Halloween anthology!


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Tijan is a New York Times Bestselling author of the Carter Reed Series, the Fallen Crest Series, and the Broken and Screwed Series among others. She lives in north Minnesota.

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of PUCKED, Helena Hunting lives on the outskirts of Toronto. She writes contemporary romance ranging from new adult angst to romantic sports comedy.

Tara Sivec is a USA Today best-selling author and the Best Indie Author in the Indie Romance Convention Reader’s Choice Awards in 2014. She lives in Ohio with her husband and two children.

Daniels is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Sweet Addiction series, the Alabama Summer series, and the Dirty Deeds series. J grew up in Baltimore and resides in Maryland with her family.

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Review – Most Valuable Playboy by Lauren Blakely

Most Valuable Playboy by Lauren Blakely

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Love found me when I became one with The Most Valuable Playboy by Lauren Blakely, a deliciously dreamy love story that soared straight to my soul.

Maybe it’s because I LOVE FOOTBALL and watch it obsessively.

Maybe it’s because I LOVE SPORTS ROMANCES, my favorite romance genre next to rocker reads.

Maybe because childhood friends-to-lovers romances are my weakness…my kryptonite.

Maybe it’s because I need to lose myself completely in stories, feeling every word.

No…not maybe at all…but YES!!! YES to all of these and more! Lauren Blakely wrote SO MUCH MORE than a sports meets friends-to-lovers romance!!!The Most Valuable Playboy is a love story of HAPPY FEELS and FATE, a romance of DREAMS and DESTINY. This book is BLISS, and it wholeheartedly CAPTIVATED ME, calling to my heart and soul, CONSUMING ME from beginning to end. Football + fake relationship + childhood friends-to-lovers romance = one trifecta of a TOUCHDOWN!

My first thought while reading The Most Valuable Playboy: This is really a guy writing this book as the perspective is on point. Lauren Blakely SLAYS the MALE POINT-OF-VIEW (POV) like a boss, nailing it like a playboy quarterback to the cheerleading squad. I didn’t even miss the female POV as Lauren Blakely wove enough dialogue into the story to bring depth to both the hero and heroine.

Cooper is an up-and-coming NFL quarterback, a player on and off the field. Gorgeous with sun-kissed brown hair and bright brown eyes, tall, chiseled, and cut…beautiful inside and out. Hot Cooper is also a dirty talker who delivers the big Os with ease. I LOVED this hero!!!!

Beautiful dark-haired and dark-eyed Violet is Cooper’s childhood friend. Sassy, sexy, strong and smart, Violet is gal who could so be my bestie. I ADORED this heroine!

Friends…staying the friend zone is easy until they have to fake a relationship to help Cooper’s career. Then the game gets tough as lines are blurred…

“What are we doing?” she asks.

I bring my face nearer, my forehead touching hers.


Then we kiss, and it’s the first kiss that belongs to us.

That kiss, so sweet and delicate, was EVERYTHING!!! I could not help but smile, as this kiss lifted me up to the clouds, swooning all the way. The chemistry between Cooper and Violet is a play they can’t fake.

She’s doing a everything to me—hitting me everywhere—mind, body, and straight in the heart with an arrow I’m not even sure she knows she’s aiming in that direction.

Is there anything sweeter than a friends-to-lovers romance?!? The Most Valuable Playboy is SWEETNESS MEETS SMOLDER, a friends-to-lovers romance oozing with passion and promise.The Most Valuable Playboy and its hero quarterback with a huge heart held my heart the whole time reading. I don’t think I could love Cooper any more as this PERFECT Prince Charming POSSESSED ME!!! Cooper and Violet together were MAGICAL!

Lauren Blakey has woven her magic wand of rom-com again, sucking readers into a vortex of involuntary thigh-clenches, swoon-filled sighs, and school-girl giggles. The Most Valuable Playboy is a SWEET SIGH of a sports romance that burns with desire and drips with honey where you’ll fall in love before the first quarter is over. Oh did I FALL HARD! I was INSPIRED as I felt the Vince vibe, the motivation of NFL coaching legend, Vince Lombardi. I found myself with tears in my eyes—not the sad kind but the feel-good, gushy kind. I found myself in love. Fire-hot, flirty, funny, enchanting, and endearing…this tale is one tender-loving TOUCHDOWN!!! I LOVED THIS MVP!

“”Do you feel it?”

She has to feel it, too. She has to know. She has to get it.

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Hands down, my favorite thing in the world is to score. Touchdowns.

Don’t let the fact that I’m the leading pick in the Most Valuable Playboy charity auction fool you. These days, I’m only a player on the field. I’ve kept my pants zipped all season long — and it has been long — because nothing’s more important than leading my team to victory every week. Except maybe escaping from the team owner’s recently-widowed and handsy-as-hell sister who’s dead set on winning more than a date with me.

Enter Violet and a well-placed Hail Mary.

She’s my best friend’s sister with a smile as sweet as cherry pie and a mind that runs quicker than the 40-yard-dash. After Violet saves the day with the highest bid, I don’t even give her a two-minute warning before I kiss her in front of the whole crowd and then announce that she’s my girlfriend. Which would be fine except my agent tells me we have to keep up the act while he’s negotiating my contract. 

Violet takes one for the team and pretends to be mine, but our boyfriend-girlfriend scrimmage quickly turns into a full contact sport, and I want it to go into overtime. The problem is — I’ve been riding the bench for years. 

How can a guy like me, who finally has a chance to prove his worth on the field, convince the girl she’s most valuable to his heart?

Always a bridesmaid.

No Action Armstrong.

Ball Cap Boy.

Mr. Clean.

The Unused Insurance Plan.

Oh wait. Here’s one more, a personal fave.

Best Butt in the NFL.

Those are just some of the nicknames I’ve been given in the last few years. They don’t bug me. Not one bit. They’ve all been true, especially that last one. You should see my ass. You can bounce a quarter off my cheeks.

Here’s the thing—when you spend the first three years of your career warming the bench for the best player in the league, you can’t get a chip on your shoulder. You have to stay sharp and be ready for that moment when you swap out a ball cap for a helmet and get your pants dirty.

My time has finally come this season, and so far, we’re winning.

But tonight isn’t about what happens between the opening kickoff and the end of the fourth quarter.

Tonight is about the one game I’ve always dominated.

For the last few years, I’ve been the highest ticket item in the players’ annual charity auction, and I can’t help enjoying that. Because the guy I’ve backed up has been called a lot of things—a legend, the greatest ever, a titan of the game—but the one I most enjoy is “second-best-looking quarterback on the Renegades.”

Hey, I didn’t give him that name. The media did, deciding the dude who play second-string—me—had a prettier face. Before this season, I’d seen a grand total of 120 minutes of playing time in my first three years, but I’ve taken home the top honors in the charity auction, where some of the loveliest ladies come to bid on the players they want to take out for a night on the town.

Ah, the memories of those dates have warmed my heart, and other parts, on the sidelines when the games were dull. Evenings in limos, testing the strength of the leather backseat, nights in hotels that lasted way past dawn, mutually and blissfully ignoring the no physical contact between the winner and the player rule.

Yeah, I’ve enjoyed the fuck out of being paraded on stage in front of hundreds of women, their slender arms lifted in the air, raising their bids higher on me than all the other guys. It’s been my one chance to shine, even to stand out.

Those days are behind me, though, now that I’m finally leading the team down the field every single Sunday. I still expect to rake in top dollar for the charity I gladly support, but this time, I won’t be living it up and letting loose after hours. I have a reputation to protect, and a season on the line.

The trouble is, the woman who has her eyes on me at the Most Valuable Playboy charity auction wants my full enchilada, and it’s not on the menu anymore.

Guess that means it’s time to call an audible on the line of scrimmage.



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Review – Bait by Jade West


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Bait is a must read!

Dark and twisted. There was no putting this down once I started. Jade has written some of the dirtiest, kinkiest books I have ever read. But with this story, she has truly shown some incredible talent. Bait had me turned around, flabbergasted and craving more with each turn of the page. Leo and Abigail’s tale is not one for the faint of heart. This book will either draw you in completely or have you running as far away as possible. I chose to fall in with my mind and heart wide open, both feet totally jumping in for one of the best reads of the year.

Leo and Abigail both have a past filled with horrible losses. Both have an empty place in their hearts that can only seem to be filled by fulfilling their darkest needs. One desires to be prey. The other to be the predator. Abigail ran from the pain of her past but has always dreamed that she is being chased by the dark monster, one who uses her for his own dark desires once she is caught. Abigail believes that until she has the wish fulfilled she can’t move forward and sets a plan in motion to make her nightmare a reality. Leo, the Phoenix, is a single father with a child that refuses to speak after the loss of his mother, a brother who is a thorn in his side and a demon inside him. He is the dark monster. A past filled with angry unanswered questions has made him so. A chance meeting online with Abigail will change the course of his life in ways that he never dreamed.

Leo is big, tatted… just a beautiful man wanting to take care of his son, his sister and his business. He’s never been able to let go of the past, and he has the scars on the outside to prove it. Abigail is fragile and torn a part after her image of love and family was scattered into a million pieces. Her heart and mind have been damaged. I saw Abigail trying to get through the day, faking her way through her life until she could finally feel something. The emotions between these two are so real, so heartbreakingly close to the surface. Their story, their coming together so enthralled and captured me.

This is a fantasy unlike any that I have read in a very long time. It was brilliantly written, breathtaking and exciting. There was no staying away from this story. I had to see it through to the end. This was Jade West at her best. I was blindsided by how much I enjoyed this suspenseful, heart pounding tale of two people and their desire to find peace in the chaos, fulfillment in the emptiness of their pain and resolution so that they could move forward together. An amazingly powerful read! Absolutely stunning!

Six Dark Love Stars!




A stranger online. Dark hair and even darker eyes that knew my dirty desires before I did.
A fantasy that should never be spoken. But he pulled the confession from me.
And now he’s coming for me.
Rough. Dirty. Dangerous.
It’s supposed to be one night to get me off and make me forget.
He’ll make me his and I’ll pretend I don’t want him to.
I’ll run and he’ll chase.
Because I asked him for this.
I begged him for this.

Tonight, in the darkness, he’s the hunter.
And I’m the bait.

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Jade has increasingly little to say about herself as time goes on, other than the fact she is an author, but she’s plenty happy with this. Living in imaginary realities and having a legitimate excuse for it is really all she’s ever wanted.

Jade is as dirty as you’d expect from her novels, and talking smut makes her smile.
She lives in the Herefordshire countryside with a couple of hounds and a guy who’s able to cope with her inherent weirdness.

She has a red living room, decorated with far more zebra print than most people could bear, and fights a constant battle with her addiction to Coca-Cola.

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Review – Auctioned To The Billionaire by Kira Bloom

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What words to use to describe Jackson Cade? Bossy, arrogant… a total jerk. Demanding, foul mouthed and brutally honest. I absolutely loved him! With a capital L!

Felicity York dearly loves her father and the restaurant that he started with his late wife. It is home to her and the people that work for her father depend on them to survive. She will do whatever it takes to save the struggling business, even go groveling to the man that holds her father’s $20,000 debt – Jackson Cade. No matter how she tries to negotiate with the bullheaded pig of a man, he won’t budge and plans to call the debt in. Jackson can’t deny the attraction that he feels for Flick but he has to stick to his guns and run the business better than his filandering father ever could. That means he doesn’t let things slide because of friendship.

My, my, my…. how things can change when Mr. Cade discovers Flick doing what she has to to save her father’s business. One auction and one deal later, thirty days in Mr. Cade’s company will definitely be a challenge and a game changer for Felicity as well.

Jackson Cade is… well, wow. Totally alpha, commanding and dirty. He’s absolutely divine! Sweet when I least expected him to be. The man is as passionate about his business as he is about Felicity. She’s his – no one else’s – and he sets out to make her understand this. Flick is as brave as she is beautiful. Selfless and loyal to a fault with an indepedent streak a mile wide. I admired her strength and her ability to stand up for herself and what she wanted. She is such a positive influence on Jackson, slowly changing the hardcore businessman into someone that she not only loves but likes. These two together are sinful, steamy and sultry! Their story made me breathless. More than once I sat back from my kindle and if I smoked, I would have grabbed a lighter and an ashtray.

This was one FANTASTIC debut from Kira Bloom! Auctioned is amazingly written and grabbed me from the beginning. The writing duo have created such great chemistry in this book and strong characters that I wanted to know. When I finished I wanted more from Jackson, Flick and the people around them. I’m excited to see what this duo has next up their sleeve. Wonderful read that I highly recommend!

Five VBay Stars!


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

The moment I saw her on that site, she was mine.
The second she laid eyes on me and realized who I was, she hated me.
Felicity should thank me—I’ve just settled her father’s debt and fucked myself ten times over because I want her.
She claims she’ll never sell out.
She already has.
She asks why I’d pay so much, but it’s fucking obvious.
I wanted to be her first.
She just doesn’t realize I’ll be her last.

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Review – Broken by JL Drake 

6 stars.  🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
JL Drake has just consumed my whole world with this series. I am thanking God that I can move on right away to the next book because this is one of those drop EVERYTHING and read straight through  series. 
 This author caught my attention  when I read her book Trigger.  I knew then that she took up a resident spot on my must read list.  As much as I loved that book,  this one has grabbed  my heart and mind and is holding them captive. 
I’m not going to write about anything that goes on in the story because you will be kept on your toes throughout and I wouldn’t dare ruin that go anyone. All I can say is this is a 6 star must read,  and the good part is you can finish the series because it’s already complete. 
Excuse me while I enjoy an extreme book hangover.

My name is Savannah Miller.

My father is the mayor of New York. One day after my twenty-seventh birthday I was grabbed from behind. A cloth sack was quickly pulled over my head, and I was taken from everything I’d ever known. 

I was beaten, starved, treated like an animal, and forced to live in a room with no windows. With no sense of time and no dignity left I finally gave up hope and made a promise to myself to end it all. Unfortunately, it was going to be a slow process.

Then one night an elite group of US Army soldiers came to my rescue. I was brought to a safe house and given two options:

One—Stay under their protection and follow their rules or…
Two—Leave and be guaranteed to be returned to the savages within a week. 

I chose option one. 

As I work with a therapist and begin processing my hellish ordeal things slowly begin to surface. With the help of new friends and a potential new love I fight to get my life back and make choices that will forever alter my future.

This is my story…




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Bestselling author J. L. Drake was born and raised in Nova Scotia, Canada, later moving to Southern California where she lives with her husband and two children. 

When she’s not writing, she loves to spend time with her family, travelling or just enjoying a night at home. One thing you might notice in her books is her love for the four seasons. Growing up on the east coast of Canada the change in the seasons is in her blood and is often mentioned in her writing. 

An avid reader of James Patterson, J.L. Drake has often found herself inspired by his many stories of mystery and intrigue. 

She hopes you will enjoy her stories as much as she has enjoyed writing them.