Review- Dirty Thief by Tia Louise


When you pick up a Tia Louise book, you know you will be reading an action packed read that is filled with heat. I love how she just jumps right into steamy scenes right away. I was so Happy to get another book in this series. While you dont have to read the other books in this series, I highly recommend you do because they are incredible.


Everything is going great at the palace until Ava’s past creeps in and we then go on the rollercoaster ride. I suggest you buckle up and get ready for the ride.

Dirty Thief, an all new sexy and scandalous installment in the Dirty Players Series by Tia Louise is now LIVE!

DIRTY * SEXY * SCANDALOUS

What do you get when you mix a brooding king with a sexy pickpocket? Not your usual fairy tale.

Ava Wilder is beautiful, she lives in a pink castle, and she’s a thief. Rowan Westringham Tate loves power, speed, and Ava.

Their romance is straight out of an erotic Cinderella story, until the one man Ava is running from shows up to claim what she stole—or to claim her.

Now Ava might be forced to take another thing to protect her happily ever after… A life.



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I’m just about to text Rowan back when the door opens, and he’s standing in the entrance. His face is unreadable. He doesn’t enter. He only waits looking like the most gorgeous thing I’ve ever seen in a dark suit and tie. He’s still wearing the glasses he’ll occasionally put on when he’s reading, and I rise out of my chair, closing the laptop before I go to him.

“I’m sorry,”I say, reaching out for his hand.

He takes mine and raises it to his lips before pulling me closer.

“What’s troubling you, Ava?”

I look down at my shoes, awkwardness filling my stomach.

“You didn’t have tocome all the way over here.”

“Why are you having second thoughts about the baby?”

I take a deep breath and sigh, lifting my eyes to his.

“It just seems like everything is in such chaos. What makes us want to bring a child into this mess?”

His dark eyes soften as they hold mine, but he doesn’t answer immediately. I love that he doesn’t pat me on the head and tell me to stop being ridiculous. He takes my fears seriously.

“It’s our royal duty,”he finally says.

Now I’m frowning.

“That’s your only reason?”

“No…”

He touches the side of my cheek with his thumb, and I wait.

“I’d also like to see what happens when we take half of you and mix it with half of me.”

My frown softens a little.

“I have dreamed of our babies.”

I remember my chubby, dark-haired daydreams.

“I expect we’ll have an overly analytical, extremely controlled little leader,” he says,and I sigh and nod. “Or a thief who steals cars and races them away.”

“Rowan!”

I push his arm, ready to storm across the room.



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About the Author:

“Queen of Hot Romance”; Award-winning, International Bestselling author of the ONE TO HOLD series.

Her debut adult romance ONE TO HOLD was a 2014 “Lady Boner” award-winner, #1 in Military Romance, and a Top 20 Contemporary Romance novel for several months. ONE TO KEEP, #2 in the series of stand-alone novels, followed the same course, with the remaining performing equally well.

From being a “Readers’ Choice” nominee two years running, to picking up USA Today “Happily Ever After” nods, nothing makes her happier than communicating with fans and weaving new tales into the Alexander-Knight world of stories.

A former journalist, Louise lives in the center of the U.S.A. with her lovely family and one grumpy cat. There, she dreams up stories she hopes are engaging, hot, and sexy, and that cause readers rethink common public locations…

It’s possible she has a slight truffle addiction.

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Review – Mister Moneybags by Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland

Mister Moneybags by Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland

When you begin a Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland collaboration you should totally ensure that you have NOTHING to do. Nothing to disturb you. Because these two have an uncanny way of dragging readers SO, SO deep into a story and NEVER LETTING GO. 

Since the very first collaboration “Cocky Bastard” I have loved Penelope and Vi working together. Each and every book they release always lands itself as a top favourite of mine. I get swept away, literally transported to another world. A world where I can just laugh out loud, swoon, feel and love. 

With Mister Moneybags I pretty much fell in love by 10%. I mean you can forget butterflies. I had bald eagles take flight in my tummy!! I’m talking BAT SHIT CRAZY bald eagles. The kind that cause the BEST tummy fizzles and flips. I was easily captivated, my heart pounded and my skin tingled. Everything in me lit up and I knew I was reading a WINNER. 

Bianca & Dex are infectious. Their story genius. I have to give Penelope & Vi such a big shout out here for how they played out the relationship, I daren’t say too much so not to spoil anything but I felt the EXACT SAME things as Bianca did with her heroes and I knew who he was all along! It was incredibly easy to get sucked into our characters in Mister Moneybags. Incredibly easy to fall in love with them. They oozed chemistry. The simmering underlying tension between them was electrifying. 

There is no doubt in my mind that Dex is my FAVE Ward & Keeland hero. I just felt like I was floating THE WHOLE TIME. High. Addicted. Overtaken. From him, his words, his craziness and his passion. EVERY DAMN THING. 
Mister Moneybags is charming, captivating, all consuming. A stunning masterpiece and a top, TOP read of 2017.

A new standalone from New York Times bestselling authors Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward. 

I met Bianca in an elevator.

She was on her way to interview me when we got stuck.

The beautiful, raven-haired reporter assumed I was a delivery guy because of the way I was dressed.

She had no clue I was really Dex Truitt, the wealthy, successful businessman she’d dubbed “Mister Moneybags”—her afternoon appointment.

Bianca told me how much she hated Dex’s type—snobby, over educated, silver- spooned men who didn’t appreciate the simple things in life.

So, after the elevator finally started moving again, I cancelled the interview and let her believe I was someone I wasn’t—a bike messenger named Jay. I loved the way she looked at the fake me and didn’t want it to end.

I began dating her as “Jay”—all the while letting her interview the real me over email.

I didn’t expect that our chemistry online would be just as hot. 

I didn’t expect the mess I’d gotten myself into.

I didn’t expect that Jay and Dex would fall in love with her.

And she was falling for two men. 

Only, both men were me. 

And when she found out, we were both going to lose her.

Nothing could have prepared me for that day. And I certainly wasn’t prepared for what came after.

All good things must come to an end, right?

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

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Review- Save Me by Tia Louise

My rating is 5 out 5 stars

Tia Louise knocks yet another one out of the park. She packed quite the action packed punch into this novella. I love strong heroines and Jessa is definitely a force to be reckoned with.


As a trained assassin, Jessa has a dangerous job, but she graduated top of her class and is kicking *** and taking names. The day she is about to kill the man she has infilatrated for 6 months, in come Mace.
Jessa has kill orders but Mace has orders to detain and send to prison for life. He move in just at the right time, saving Jessa’s life and they Instantly fall in love. 
They decide to leave and start their own company to take out the bad guys. A mission goes wrong and the past comes back to haunt them. Don’t worry, you get your HEA and so much more.  Oh, and did I mention that as usual Tia’s book are super hot, this one included.

Save Me, an all new story in Fiona Davenport’s KINDLE WORLD by Tia Louise is now LIVE!
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Publication Date: March 14th, 2017

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Jessa Steel shoots to kill.

She does not fall in love.

She does not get captured.
Mason “Mace” Moscaretti can retrieve the worst of the worst.

No capo or drug lord is too clever to escape him.

When he meets Jessa embedded deep with a Columbian target, he’s determined to capture her heart and walk away from active duty.
And he does.
Six years later, Jessa and Mace are happily married, burning up the bedroom, and ready to start making babies when a job arises Jessa can’t resist. What she doesn’t know is this client won’t stop until they’re both dead.
SAVE ME is a white-hot panty-melter in the Fiona Davenport “Sex, Vows, and Babies” Kindle World. Prepare for frequent panty changes, frantic clicking, and rapid breathing until the end. For mature readers only. 

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“Queen of Hot Romance”; Award-winning, International Bestselling author of the ONE TO HOLD series. 
Her debut adult romance ONE TO HOLD was a 2014 “Lady Boner” award-winner, #1 in Military Romance, and a Top 20 Contemporary Romance novel for several months. ONE TO KEEP, #2 in the series of stand-alone novels, followed the same course, with the remaining performing equally well.
From being a “Readers’ Choice” nominee two years running, to picking up USA Today “Happily Ever After” nods, nothing makes her happier than communicating with fans and weaving new tales into the Alexander-Knight world of stories.
A former journalist, Louise lives in the center of the U.S.A. with her lovely family and one grumpy cat. There, she dreams up stories she hopes are engaging, hot, and sexy, and that cause readers rethink common public locations…
It’s possible she has a slight truffle addiction.
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Review – Cole by Tijan

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Cole by Tijan

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I’ve had to do a lot of things I don’t like to do. But I’m not as black as I’m painted. I’m human. I’ve got a heart in me. ~Al Capone

I just devoured Cole by Tijan Meyer in one sitting!!! Cole was INSTA-LOVE!!! I could not stop reading. My heart is still beating out of my chest. My pulse is still pounding. This story is still spinning around in my head. What an ADRENALINE RUSH!!! Cole is a roller coaster of a mafia romance, a hypnotizing and heart-racing ride of BREATHLESS BLISS!!!

The first few pages packed a punch to the gut where I knew Cole would be a hard-fought tale, one where hell would happen before happiness. My heart was GRABBED and STABBED. I was immediately in this story’s clutches as I was CAPTIVATED, CONSUMED, and CLAIMED. Mind racing. Heart beating out of my chest. Eyes wide in anticipation, ready to flood with tears. I FELL HARD AND FAST, I FELL IN LOVE WITH COLE IMMEDIATEY.

I was EXCITED and ON EDGE as Cole pushed me to the edge, pummeling my heart and searing my soul, as it transported me to a dark mafia world where I was held in suspense, swimming in a stupor. This story seduced me, word by word, weaving me into its spell. Cole bled into me, as I was bound to Cole and didn’t want to break free. Cole was already my adrenaline…my angst…my ache…MY ALL!!!

Beautiful and blonde, Addison, has been through hell and is taking life one day at a time, trying to keep her demons at bay.

Addison is not interested in dating, as she is still in survival mode. Life is pretty grey. Grey until Addison spots a gorgeous, powerful-looking man one night. A man who impacted her without words. A man she knew, perhaps her destiny, would change her life. 

This man, whoever he was, whatever kind of man he was, could affect me like no other in my life. Something had happened here, and I had a feeling everything was going to change. I just didn’t know if it would be for the better or the worse.

Another chance meeting and Addison learns that her heart-stopping man is Cole Mauricio. Cole is tall, dark, and handsome…and oh-so-dangerous. A powerful man whose power I felt through the pages. Cole is PURE PERFECTION!!! 

He was beautiful, like a fallen angel, but so lethal at the same time.

These beautiful words imprinted themselves on my heart, soaring all the way to my soul.
It’s instant chemistry, so combustible between Cole and Addison…so much more. 

“Do you know how beautiful you are?”

My heart skipped a beat. I couldn’t talk.

My heart skipped a beat too as these words were MAGICAL, MELTING ME. Cole tries to stay away from the beauty who has worked her way into his hardened heart after a few encounters, a few meetings that have changed his world though he doesn’t want Addison in his dark world. 

He stared into me, and for a moment, I felt like I got a glimpse of the real Cole. He was dangerous, mysterious, and mesmerizing, but he was more. Kind. Considerate. I saw a glimmer of someone who cared.

Mr. Mafia doesn’t want Addison sucked into a dark hole filled with danger and demons who won’t go away, but Addison is fighting demons of her own and Cole is the color to her grey days. 

“My life I can’t talk about, but this—you coming to me—is like a breath of oxygen. I can breathe again. Something pure among so much tainted.”

Together, they can help each other heal. Together, they can slay those demons. Together, they can be everything. 

“I’m going to help you become Addison once more. Just you. Just me. No one else.”

And then, his mouth touched mine, gently, tenderly, he did as he’d promised.

Cole will protect Addison at all costs, even if it means killing for her. 

Because of her, I knew I’d be more brutal. The need to kill was stronger than it had ever been.

When their worlds collide, it may be hard to stay together without falling apart. 

I should’ve run. I didn’t. I should’ve hidden. I didn’t. I should’ve cried. I couldn’t. I should’ve raged, thrown something. My hands never left my side. I should’ve done something, anything.

I LOVED COLE!!! Powerful…penetrating…PERFECTION. I was HIGH ON THIS BOOK, my addiction. Cole was my drug, and I could not get enough of this FIX.

Cole is a thrilling, twisty, and tender tale that made my pulse pound and my heart beat out of my chest!!! I felt the current of Cole flow through me, CRUSHING ME. I knew Cole would break me, shatter my heart into pieces, and that it did. Cole BROKE ME IN THE BEST WAY!

INTOXICATING, INTENSE, and INCREDIBLE, Cole is not just a book; it is SO MUCH MORE! Cole is a pulse-pounding and heart-racing mafia meets romance—a vibrant movie that played in my head—where I felt every word leap to life, my heart leaping to life too. My heart is still stuck in this mesmerizing and magnetic mafia romance, so thrilling yet tender, where it may stay forever.

It’s not a mafia story. It’s a love story.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 thrilling and tender stars

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I shouldn’t have remembered him.
He was just a guy who walked through a restaurant. I didn’t know his name. We never made eye contact. There was no connection between us at all.
But I could feel him.
The tingle down my spine. The command in his presence. The snap of tension in the air around him. That was the first time I saw him, and I was captivated.
The second time was different.
He was in the mysterious back elevator of my apartment building. Our eyes met for a fleeting second before the doors closed, and I was staggered. My breath was robbed. My senses on high alert. My body hummed.
That was just the beginning.
He was the leader of the mafia. I was about to fall in love with him, and his name…
Cole Mauricio

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I didn’t begin writing until after undergraduate college. There’d been storylines and characters in my head all my life, but it came to a boiling point one day and I HAD to get them out of me. So the computer was booted up and I FINALLY felt it click. Writing is what I needed to do. After that, I had to teach myself how to write. I can’t blame my teachers for not teaching me all those years in school. It was my fault. I was one of the students that was wishing I was anywhere but at school! So after that day, it took me lots of work until I was able to put together something that resembled a novel. I’m hoping I got it right since someone must be reading this profile! And I hope you keep enjoying my future stories.

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Review – Ego Maniac by Vi Keeland 

You know what’s amazing? In the alphabet there are 26 letters. Those 26 letters get mashed about or organised, which ever way you look at it and form words. Words then form sentences. They form paragraphs. They form stories. In fact they form everything. Think about it, there is always a word for whatever you’re feeling, experiencing, seeing. Whether you can think of that word straight away or you have to sit with your feelings there is always a word. Formed simply, from those 26 letters. I’ve sat a while and tried to think of the best word, the one word that will capture everything I want to say. I’ve tried mashing and organising those 26 letters into something, anything. And the only thing I can come up with is PHENOMENAL

My skin, my blood, my heart and soul are ALIVE. From around 19% when the tingles started to now, while I sit here with tears streaming down my face, I feel ALIVE. Ego Maniac was perfectly poignant, breathtakingly beautiful and sinfully sexy.

Just before hitting the halfway mark I realised that this book was my new Vi Keeland favourite. Every time I read a new Vi book I sit and say “Oh this is my favourite Vi Keeland book yet”, but the thing is Vi’s books get better and better each and every time, how can it not become my favourite?

CONSUMED. With love. That’s what I am. CAPTIVATED by a stunning, raw, powerful read. BUZZING from head to toe, NEEDY, from some of the most SPECTACULAR feels, probably ever. I have fallen HEAD OVER HEELS IN LOVE with Drew Jagger. The six foot two and a half, two hundred and five pounds ego Maniac pushed all my buttons, stole my breath and overtook all my senses. The cocky, arrogance oozed from Drew and I inhaled every last drop of it.

Drew Jagger can literally show me his moves ANY DAY of the week. He can also sweet talk me any which way. I’m pretty sure my knees went weak as often as Emerie’s. 

Speaking of Emerie, the sexy, sassy redhead is now my favourite Vi Keeland heroine. She made me laugh, she made me feel. I believed every single ounce of her charm and connection to Drew. And my gosh, that connection. HOT, RAW, PASSIONATE. I felt every sizzle, every spark, every intense pull. 

It took me 5 hours to devour Ego Maniac, and if you ask me that was way too short. I hit the end way too soon, I could easily stay in the world of Drew and Emerie forever. Because somewhere between the fighting and the clothes-ripping angry sex, I have fallen madly in love with an Ego Maniac and his fiery, Oklahoma girl. And it turned out to be exactly what I needed.

Fantastic and FLAWLESS. Ego Maniac brings all the feels and more. No amount of stars will EVER correctly rate this novel.

A new standalone novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Vi Keeland.

The night I met Drew Jagger, he’d just broken into my new Park Avenue office. 

I dialed 9-1-1 before proceeding to attack him with my fancy new Krav Maga skills. 

He quickly restrained me, then chuckled, finding my attempted assault amusing.   

Of course, my intruder had to be arrogant. 

Only, turned out, he wasn’t an intruder at all.   

Drew was the rightful occupant of my new office.  He’d been on vacation while his posh space was renovated. 

Which was how a scammer got away with leasing me office space that wasn’t really available for rent.   

I was swindled out of ten grand. 

The next day, after hours at the police station, Drew took pity on me and made me an offer I couldn’t refuse.  In exchange for answering his phones while his secretary was out, he’d let me stay until I found a new place. 

I probably should have acted grateful and kept my mouth shut when I overheard the advice he was spewing to his clients.  But I couldn’t help giving him a piece of my mind.  

I never expected my body to react every time we argued.  Especially when that was all we seemed to be able to do. 

The two of us were complete opposites. Drew was a bitter, angry, gorgeous-as-all-hell, destroyer of relationships.  And my job was to help people save their marriages.  

The only thing the two of us had in common was the space we were sharing. 

And an attraction that was getting harder to deny by the day. 

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Review – Playboy Pilot by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“The end.”

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

Money or love? Which would you choose?

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

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

I needed to go far away to think it through.

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

Then, he left.

I thought I’d never see him again.

But fate had other plans.

Surprise! He was the pilot of my flight.

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

Carter was dangerous and always on the move.

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

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

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

I didn’t know what to believe.

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

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

All good things must come to an end, right?

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

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Review – Can’t Touch This by Tess Hunter

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“Sometimes love happens when you least expect. You can’t prepare for it, you can’t be ready. It just happens.” ~Unknown

Love lands on you when you least expect it; you’re not prepared for your life to be altered or your path to change its destination. Sometimes stories cross your path and give you great pleasure when you aren’t expecting them where their releases may be ones of surprise. These stories start as surprises but buried beneath the writing they become the best books and unexpected pieces of pleasure.

Pepper Winters, writing as Tess Hunter, surprises the book world with a bang in the form of Can’t Touch This, soaring in her rom-com debut with a heated, humorous, and heartwarming story of unexpected love. A story that scorched me from head to toe. A story that made my soul soar and my heart happy. A story that stole every part of me.

The inside cover page already had me giggling with the caveat that is not Pepper Winters but so Pepper at the same time.

“Don’t worry. It’s the same person doing strange things as all authors are prone to do. Just sit back and hopefully enjoy…” 

When this book landed in my lap as a sensational surprise, I dropped everything to devour Can’t Touch This because Pepper Winters’ writing always speaks to my soul, making it soar to destinations unknown. Written on a whim as medicine to soothe the soul after a great loss, I felt Tess Hunters’ emotions escape from Can’t Touch This to me: angst to awe and humor to heart.

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The cover for Can’t Touch this had me drooling where I knew instantly that this book would be different and daring, a unique and out-of-the-box story for one of my favorite authors. Oh did the cover make me want to touch this…a lot. I knew the heat and humor would pour off the pages…and oh did it steam up my kindle and make me light up in laughter. What I didn’t expect is how Can’t Touch This would touch my heart.

Oh did the blurb make me want to touch Can’t Touch This even harder with the first few lines that zapped electricity from the pages to other places.

“I don’t’ really want to touch it. I really, really don’t. He’s egotistical, crass, and my patient’s owner – which makes him totally off limits.”

Hook. Line. Sinker. I was already caught before I read the story, which I already knew would be incredible. Spoiler Alert: Can’t Touch This is so intoxicating and so incredible.

Can’t Touch This took me in its clutches from the very first page, capturing me, claiming me; I was ALL IN. Where Pepper Winters’ other books are drenched in darkness, this one by her other alias, Tess Hunter, is bathed in brightness. I did not have to pause while reading to reign in my emotions left dangling in the darkness like in this authors’ other stories. I devoured Can’t Touch This like a hungry lioness, ready to pounce on the pages like my next meal or the air I needed to breathe.

Vesper ‘Ves’ Fairfax is a beautiful blonde, blue-eyed, and long-legged veterinarian who dedicates her life to her four-legged friends and her human bestie, Polly, leaving no time for the male two-legged species. No time except for the one who keeps bringing a parade of injured dogs to her vet, harassing her, and looking at her like he wants her for dinner.

“Her blonde curls, slightly upturned nose, and damn pixie features meant my cock wanted to visit just as much as doing the right thing by the dogs I cared for.”

Ryan Carson with his hazel eyes, dark tousled hair, and tall and muscular body was sex-on-a-stick. An Adonis who happens to love animals, especially the two-legged vet that he and his rescue dogs must see.

Not even 10 percent into this story, the humor and heat had me eating up the pages.

“I didn’t mean I wouldn’t touch him. Just not that hot dog in your pants that you keep referring to.”


“Hot dog? I’d say it’s more like a giant salami…You can squeeze my salami if you want.”

I’m pooling in a mixture of laughter and lust, still in disbelief that the Queen of Darkness is now the Queen of Comedy. I FELL IN LOVE FAST AND FURIOUSLY after just a few pages.

While Ryan is heated and humorous, the vet has a hot and hilarious streak too where I laughed just as hard.

“He cupped the delicate meat and veg between his legs. It wasn’t just snack size, either. It was banquet – need to go back for seconds and possibly thirds – size. Damn him. Damn his sexy face and alluring cock.”

I may or may not had to fan myself off a few times from these steamy lines that lit me up like a fire scorching below. Oh how has this dirty-talking delight of a man with a heart of gold worn out the beautiful vet, enticing her with thoughts of his salacious salami so she’ll bite and go on a date.

“I liked him. And there was no room in my colour-coded diary for a dirty talker, pooch lover, and gorgeously handsome man. Even if I did want to touch it.”

Ves doesn’t want to like the infuriating man who turns her on at work, but she can’t help what her traitorous body feels. Her brain also can’t help but process every dirty word and look that makes her want to pounce on Ryan like a cat in heat. Temptation never looked so good.

“This wasn’t just a first kiss. This was something explosive. This was dangerous, and it brought things out of me I didn’t know existed.”

The chemistry between this captivating couple – between these pages – ignited like wildfire, burning from the pages to me.

“Now I truly see you.”

Oh how my sweat turned into SWOON. I SWOONED HARD over this unexpected story. I swooned over this unexpected couple. Can’t Touch This didn’t just smoke the story and me with heat; it hit my heart with a bigger impact than I imagined. One laced in lust where love threatened to seep through, one sweet surprise that I didn’t see coming.

“We were both breathless as we slowly returned from heaven, floating back to earth. We stared into each other’s eyes and there was so much to say, so much to ask.”

Sex with no strings is easy…uncomplicated. What happens when those strings start to entangle the hearts, throwing emotions into the mix to make a sudden mess?

“This game we were playing had suddenly become endlessly dangerous.”

I FELL IN LOVE with Can’t Touch This, fast and furiously. Sweet and spicy, witty and wonderful, I LOVED this story so much! Can’t Touch This touched every part of me as this unexpected romance blazed my body, lit me up in laughter, and hitched itself to my heart in a story that made my soul soar. Explosive and entertaining like fireworks, and emotionally-intertwined like first love, Can’t Touch Left this left me aching for more.

Pepper Winters as Tess Hunter dropped a bomb of book bliss – a detonation I did not see coming – with her debut, a spellbinding story that rules the romantic comedy genre LIKE A BOSS. The Queen of Darkness is now also The Queen of Comedy and The Queen of Involuntary Thigh Clenches because WOW. Just WOW! I am indebted to Peppers’ light books as I am the dark, the entertaining as well as the emotional, and all that touch me – whether tenderly or tenaciously, hard or soft, happy or sad. Whether writing as Pepper Winters or Tess Hunter, I’m indebted to this authors’ treasured stories for life as they all make my soul soar and heart happy.

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5 hot, humorous, and heart-hitting stars

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I don’t want to touch it.
I really, really don’t.
He’s egotistical, crass, and my patient’s owner–which makes him totally off limits.
Yep, that’s right. He owns the wiener I’m currently working on.
A wiener dog–get your dirty mind out of the gutter.
I’ve also worked on his Spoodle, his Cocker-shitzu, and a Cheagle–don’t ask. (And no, it’s not a sexual position).
It doesn’t help that he also represents most of my joint-owned veterinary practice’s small clientele. We’d only just opened the doors a few months ago, and in he strode with a yelping Taco Terrier. One haughty look at our sparkling new facilities, he’d demanded royal treatment, even though I was currently finger deep up a squalling tom cat.
Ever since then, he expects me to serve him.
Any time. All the time.
Him and his revolving zoo of dogs.
One of these days, I’m going to swat him for being such a pompous ass but I can’t deny the way he handles his charges makes me want to see past the ‘do as I say and don’t ask questions’ barking exterior.
But then last week…he caught me staring at his um, cough, package.
His bossy commands switched to a cocky smirk.
He gave me permission to do something I promised myself I would never ever do.
I can touch it.
If I want…

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Review – Anti-Stepbrother by Tijan

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Anti-Stepbrother by Tijan

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

LOVE IS FRIENDSHIP THAT HAS CAUGHT FIRE. ~Ann Landers

Sometimes when you least expect it, love throws a curveball your way. It sneaks up on you and steals your heart and soul, brandishing you to its power with a force as strong as the sun. Books are like love; we get lost in them. We feel them. We experience them. We are under their spell. Stories seize us unpredictably as love does, becoming much more. Anti-Stepbrother by Tijan stole my heart and soul like the power of love, crashing into me with a force I never saw coming, but one that made me splendidly succumb to this story over and over again.

From the first few pages, Anti-Stepbrother intoxicated me where I was immersed into the college world. These charismatic characters quickly became my classmates and my friends. As my college days flashed before my eyes, I was thrusted back to a care-free time of university life with classes, books, frat parties, and first time love. I lived and breathed this book as Anti-Stepbrother seeped into me, extracting every emotion, stealing every piece of me.

The story started out slow but a burn built that beckoned me right into the flames as my heart caught fire, a slow burn seeping into my soul. My emotions were heightened, swirling around in my head like a hurricane, waiting to hit where they would flood…all over me.

Beautiful Summer Stoltz has lusted after her stepbrother, Kevin, ever since her father married his mother and they moved into his house. One of the most popular guys on campus, Kevin filtered through girlfriends like water. Summer chased Kevin to college, hoping to be his permanent princess. Instead, Kevin’s enemy, a tough and gorgeous guy who was more popular on campus than Kevin, caught her eye and Summer could not stop looking at the beautiful distraction named Caden Banks.

“I’d always had Kevin on a pedestal, and for the first time, he looked less than. He now stood against a guy who seemed more male in almost every way.”

I LOVE CADEN! Caden Banks is all man. Tall, tattooed, muscular, genuine, and intense in every way that people stay out of his way.

Summer doesn’t like the cocky Caden at first though can’t dislike him either as her emotions run rampant.

“I hated him. No. I only wish I did.”

Somehow, in harmony over what a douche Summer’s stepbrother Kevin is, an odd alliance and friendship form between the lower-classman, Summer, and the upper-classman, Caden. One is shy, inexperienced and awkward. The other is confident and candid. Together…they work.

“I’d come to this event a nobody, but suddenly, with the acknowledgment that Caden Banks knew me, I knew I wouldn’t be a nobody for long.”

I wanted to scoop Summer up into a hug as her self-confidence needed a big boost. Cayden and Summer become fast friends, hanging out together all the time and sparking interest on campus. Suddenly, Summer is significant.

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Summer is more reserved at first and appears meek, but Caden is the sun that makes her sprout, helping Summer growing from lamb to lioness. As Summer and Caden become closer, their friendship walks the line of love, confusing what they are…what they can be. That attraction brewing between them is building into something bigger.

“I looked at him and knew my emotions were shining through. If he’d glanced back at me, he would’ve seen everything I felt.”

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Chemistry charges like a bull, hitting Summer and Caden with a sudden urge, forcing them out of the friend zone. 

“I don’t know who started it, but it didn’t matter because we were kissing. His mouth was on mine. I was underneath him. I wanted to be more than underneath. I wanted to be with all of him…I just wanted to take his hurt away.”

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These beautiful and bare words cut straight into me like a knife. My emotions were scattered all over the pages.

“She calmed me. She quieted me. She made the anger go away.”

Caden is broken but Summer is the glue helping repair his shattered soul.

“I wasn’t the sun. I was just reprieve in the darkness.”

As Summer and Caden get closer, the past strikes hard like lightning, threatening their new-found friendship and budding love.

“He delivered a bomb to me and stepped back as it detonated. I felt wrecked, but could only nod, because in that moment, I would’ve have given him anything.”

The wreckage ruined me; my heart shattered as I hoped for healing and happiness. Hoping for Summer and Caden to heal each other. Praying that the dark knight and his princess would ride off into the sunset together.

“I broke for someone who couldn’t break.”

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Anti-Stepbrother broke me with a heavy hit to my heart where my tears bled onto the pages. Happy tears. Heartbreaking tears. Hopeful tears. The beauty in these words warmed my body and soul; I felt every word I read. Words that reached inside and grabbed my heart hard, tugging it the whole way where it stayed stuck in this story.

Tijan RUINED ME with Anti-Stepbrother in THE BEST WAY!!! Caden has my heart…THIS MAN IS EVERYTHING. THIS STORY IS EVERYTHING. My head was full of swoony sensations and so much goodness! I had not read a college romance that hit me that hard since Jamie McGuire’s Beautiful Disaster.

I did not expect to fall in insta-love with Anti-Stepbrother but I did. I did not expect this sweet and swoony story, Anti-Stepbrother, to shoot stars into my eyes and daggers in my heart but oh it did. I did not expect much of anything but got everything. Every tear. Every smile. Every laugh. Every gasp. Every beat of my heart. Anti-Stepbrother stole them all.

Anti-Stepbrother dug itself into my heart, penetrating it profusely and poignantly. I fell in love with this soul-searing story over and over again. I did not want to be done with my Anti-Stepbrother in a story I felt had only begun, one where the feels will remain long after the last page.

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5 devastatingly beautiful stars 

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He told me to ‘settle, girl.’
He asked if ‘something was wrong with me?’
He said I was an ‘easy target.’
That was within minutes when I first met Caden Banks.
I labeled him an *sshole, but he was more than that. Arrogant. Smug. Alpha.

He was also to-die-for gorgeous, and my stepbrother’s fraternity brother.

Okay, yes I was a little naive, a tad bit socially awkward, and the smallest amount of stalker-ish, but if Caden Banks thought he could tell me what to do, he had another thing coming.

I came to college with daydreams about being with my stepbrother, but what if I fell for the anti-stepbrother instead?

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Review – Bossman by Vi Keeland

So I got to 22% and I KNEW that Bossman was a 5 star read. No doubt about it. At 22% I could have ended there and said it was one of my top books of the year! Now 22% may seem a bit premature to some and I know some people will think “yeah right whatever” but after reading 22% I couldn’t imagine NOT finishing this book, I was hooked, 100% in. Obviously, I continued and OH EM GEE I am just so HAPPY with this book!! I’m currently sat, minutes after finishing with a stupid grin on my face and tears in my eyes!

In true Vi Keeland fashion this book follows one sexy, cocky hero and his sassy female counterpart. The dynamic between Chase and Reese is utter perfection! They are electric. I’m pretty sure their connection is one of the strongest I’ve read, I felt EVERY little ping of want, need and lust. I felt every burn of tension and love. Added together they are an inferno. And I happily bathed in their flame.

What really sets this book alight though is the story line. Yes we have a woman getting with her Boss and a witty, sexy adventure to get them there. But it’s the characters back story that really ADDS everything to Bossman. 

Vi’s story telling is second to none. Literally so strong. Bossman is mainly told from Reese’s point of view but the chapters we get from Chase are so intense it honestly made my heart skip a beat. The intrigue and suspense that builds through this story is what held me most captive. It built up to a truly powerful crescendo that was executed seamlessly. My heart hurt and my breath caught. I was sucker punched with FEELS and it’s was the best thing ever! 

Bossman from start to finish is a beautiful, breath taking read that not only made me grin like a Cheshire cat, burn up hotter than a flame and laugh but it also made me swoon, fall in love and FEEL! I keep saying it, I’ve said it about every Vi Keeland book I’ve read – this is most probably Vi’s best book to date. Every single time the writing gets more seamless, the words flow more intricately and the story even better, each and every time Vi tops her previous work of art and this one is now my favourite! I am blissfully happy after reading this book. It’s a top read of 2016 for sure!!

5 insanely HUGE stars!!!

The first time I met Chase Parker, I didn’t exactly make a good impression.

I was hiding in the bathroom hallway of a restaurant, leaving a message for my best friend to save me from my awful date.

He overheard and told me I was a bitch, then proceeded to offer me some dating advice.

So I told him to mind his own damn business―his own tall, gorgeous, full-of-himself damn business―and went back to my miserable date.

When he walked by my table, he smirked, and I watched his arrogant, sexy ass walk back to his date.

I couldn’t help but sneak hidden glances at the condescending jerk on the other side of the room. Of course, he caught me on more than one occasion, and winked.

When the gorgeous stranger and his equally hot date suddenly appeared at our table, I thought he was going to rat me out.

But instead, he pretended we knew each other and joined us―telling elaborate, embarrassing stories about our fake childhood.

My date suddenly went from boring to bizarrely exciting.

When it was over and we parted ways, I thought about him more than I would ever admit, even though I knew I’d never see him again.

I mean, what were the chances I’d run into him again in a city with eight million people?Then again…

What were the chances a month later he’d wind up being my new sexy boss?


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Review – You & Me by Veronica Larsen

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OMG!!! I loved this! So much! I have only one problem, it’s just not long enough!! I want more! I absolutely adored this super sexy, quick read!

As a huge fan of Veronica Larsen’s books I was really excited to see her release these fun, bitesized romances. These short reads seem to be more and more popular at the minute and this one is definitely one of my favourites!

Samantha and Jackson are incredible! From the first meeting a fierce connection sparks that infiltrated me as the reader.
The chase that happens between these two is seriously seductive. Seriously HOT.

Know what I loved most about this? It thrilled my inner Greys Anatomy Geek. For a book to incorporate super sexy romance and a dirty, delicious Doctor I felt like I was in heaven!

As I said at the start of my review, my only problem was that was just not long enough. I NEED more of this delicious, sinful story. More of the fierce, funny banter that lights up this story. More of the red hot romance that sparks the hottest flame from these two. Just more!
I loved these characters, I loved this book, I loved Veronica’s words and emotions that make up her books. I loved it ALL.

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4.5 sexy, perfect for summer stars!

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It all started in the pouring rain. His wet shirt plastered to his hard body. My drenched hair strewn across my face. 

We bantered. He held the door. I found out his name.

And for a half a second, I fell hard.

Then the record stopped. Forget his quick wit, those biceps, and insanely disarming clear blue eyes. The sexy sonofabitch proved he’d be just another mistake. 

But Jackson won’t give up that easily. He’s determined to show me that opposites can not only attract, they can ignite.

Can he and I become an us? Or did any chance we had at a future already get washed away?

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