Thursday, 20 July 2017

Review: Swink (Landry Family #5) By Adriana Locke

*****5 STARS*****

I have loved this series from the start and I'm gutted that this is the last in the series of the wonderful Landry family. I really hope that we will get more in the future because this feels like the time they took Dallas off air.

I was interested to see how this story panned out as it wasn't about one of the Landry boys but their little sister yet Adriana delivers as I'd expect with a lovely story filled with the hot sexy encounters that we have come to love. And a fitting match for the Landry men in the shape of Dom, a regular guy compared to the Landry clan.

Swink/Cam is the baby of the Landry family and is struggling to find her own place in life and the Landry dynasty. Dom is everything that is opposite to Cam, her upbringing and family but he is perfect. They have a number of issues to work through mainly the idea that they are too polar opposite to work. Yet the chemistry between them is blazing off the pages so much that you are desperately championing for them to put all the differences aside. I loved seeing another side to Cam and how she went about getting her man.

There are the usual catch ups with the Landry clan which are always my favourite part of these books and I sit smiling while reading the banter between them and at the obvious love they have for each other. I love how they take the respective partners into the family fold without question and how they took to Dom had my cheeks hurting.

If you haven't read the Landry series yet then I can't recommend it highly enough and your enjoyment of this book will be far greater for getting to know the whole family and the way they connect.

I'm excited to see how the remaining Landry, Sienna, takes us off in a new direction with a brand new series, The Gibson Boys and what those boys have to offer.

Reviewed by Vikki Ryan 

I’m that guy.

Camilla Landry rustles against me, the silky fabric of her overpriced lingerie slipping along my bruised rib. The porcelain perfection of her skin is even more innocent against the colorful ink dotting my own. It’s demure meets damaged, pampered meets punctured. 

So, yeah, it’s obvious I’m that guy. Dominic Hughes. Her attempt at rebellion. Her bid to see what the other side of the tracks feel like. I’m okay with being used because, from where I’m sitting, the other side of the tracks have never looked so good. 

Review: Unconventional by Isabel Love

****4.5 STARS****

Quinn is over men after her divorce. She has zero desire for another relationship with one unless it only involves some quality time spent in bed. Lucky for her, her friend Charlie also doesn't want a relationship and happens to be excellent in bed. They have an easy casual friends with benefits arrangement that suits both just fine. When Quinn accidentally stumbles onto Charlie with another woman, she finds herself surprisingly turned on. This new kinky revelation opens up a whole host of new sexual options for the duo and soon dirty talk, sexting and threesomes are at the top of the menu. Nothing could ruin the great thing they have going except pesky emotional attachments. Good thing neither want a relationship...right?

This was a smut filled read that I enjoyed quite a lot. The first portion of the book focused more on the sex than character development, but I enjoyed Quinn and Charlie and enjoyed being in the sexy ride along with them.

Happily ever after - what a joke! I tried that once and ended up divorced. 
Now, I only want one thing from men. 
Charlie Nelson is good at giving me that one thing. Really, really good.

So good, in fact, I discovered a new side of myself. 
I never knew I liked to watch until I saw his talented hands touching someone else. 
I never knew I liked to be watched until I felt his searing gaze on me.

Maybe happily ever after isn’t always a white picket fence, wedding bells, and 2.5 kids. 
Maybe it's something a bit more...unconventional.

*Warning: this book contains dirty talk and threesomes. 
Intended for readers over 18 years of age. 

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Review: Stubborn As A Mule (Sex and Sweet Tea #2) by Juliette Poe

****3.5 STARS****

This is the second book in Juliette Poe's Sex and Sweet Tea series and while I loved the first book, this one didn't quite keep my attention. It was slow going and I really struggled with finishing it. Sawyer Bennett writing as Juliette Poe has a much lighter, romantic comedy feel to her words than her usual raunchy contemporary romance vibe. Stubborn as a Mule had a sweet, southern charm to it and other than it being slow to get into, it was quite enjoyable to read.

Lowe Mancinkus is a rough around the edges southerner who has charm and wit in spades. He gets all fired up when a fancy New Yorker comes into town and purchases a historic home that has been in his family for ages. He can't stand that the home isn't in his family anymore. He does everything he can think of to make her leave town and never come back but Melinda (Mely) Rothschild has different plans. She fights hard for what she wants and what she wants is the historic Mainer House.

Mely is feisty, sassy, funny, and smart and I loved her passion. Mely and Lowe are both stubborn and passionate and fight for what they love the camaraderie and witty banter between these two was downright hysterical at times. I enjoyed watching these two go from enemies to lovers. I had a smile and laughed my way through this whole book and I'm excited to see what the next book will bring.

Reviewed by Ashley Ziegler

Down in Whynot, NC, there are three things that hold true: 1) life moves just a little bit slower, 2) family means everything, and 3) you don’t mess with history. 

When his family decides to sell a home that’s been part of their history for over a century, Lowe Mancinkus is madder than a hornet. To add insult to injury, the woman who purchased it is some fancy pants, city girl looking to fix it up and sell it off. Doesn’t matter that she’s sexy as hell or that just being near her gets his blood racing like never before. That home belongs to his family, or at least it did until she came to town.

Well that just won’t do, now will it?

From the moment that she laid eyes on the historical home in rural North Carolina, Melinda Rothschild knew Mainer House was something special. The perfect escape from life in New York City, Melinda signed the papers and set to work restoring the house to its natural beauty. That is until an angry Lowe showed up on her doorstep one day. With a scowl on his handsome, chiseled face. And a shotgun in his strong, muscular arms.

Is it getting hot in here?

Melinda’s about to get a lesson on life in the south, but Lowe is about to learn a lesson of his own – this city girl doesn’t back down from a fight.

Review: Bad Boss by Clarissa Wild

****4 STARS****

I love a smutty book that doesn't take itself too seriously. Bad Boss perfectly fits into that category. It gets pretty ridiculous at times, but only in the very best ways. I laughed continuously and has a tremendously good time reading this smutty, over the top gem.

TJ is a CEO with money, power and a fetish for used panties. Those qualities may turn women off, but he has the large package needed (yes, that kind of package) to keep women happy. In the midst of interviews for a new intern, he realizes one of the candidates is the former owner of his newly acquired panties. He should not even consider hiring her. One shouldn't mix business with pleasure and if he hired Lesley there would definitely be pleasure involved!

TJ and Lesley were so much fun together! I loved Lesley's spunk and sheer force of will. If you're looking for a sexy, over the top, funny read, you will be very pleased with Bad Boss!

Reviewed by Rosemary Feil 

What do men want more than anything? Money and women.
As the CEO of one of the biggest companies in the city, I am one lucky man.
Everyone wants a taste of what I’ve got to offer, and it’s massive. Girls fight over me in droves.
In my fantasy, of course. I had to make some sacrifices to get to the top.
To protect myself and the company, I always have to hide my dirty little secret…
I’m a panty sniffer.
What? A man has needs. Mine are just a bit more… outrageous. Instead of dating, I hoard panties.
Except it’s about to blow up in my face.
Because a beautiful girl just showed up for a job interview … the same girl I just bought a pair of panties from anonymously…
And what do I do?
I let my junk do the thinking, and hire her as my intern.

Author’s note: Don’t take it too hard, it’s just a book, not a big D. But this guy does have one. I’m not kidding. His schlong is huge and his ego is too, so beware. And as always … if you don’t like slapstick jokes and corny romance, don’t bother to read.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Review: Firefly (Redemption #2) By Molly McAdams

*****5 STARS*****

I'm completely addicted to this series. The Redemption series is unlike any book Molly has written in the past. Firefly is an intense, suspenseful, angsty, and dark read that will have you at the edge of your seat wondering what will happen next. The writing is flawless with great flow and even poetic at times. I was captivated the whole way through and didn't put this book down for anything. I completely devoured this book in a matter of hours; it was that good!!

Lily is the Princess of the Irish-American mob known as the Holloways and Dare is the Boss of their rival mob, The Borellos. Lily & Dare's love is intoxicating, intense, sweet, and so beautiful These two make an unlikely pair but they couldn't be more perfect for one another. Their romance is unlike any other I've read in awhile. These two are star crossed lovers that you can't help but to root for them to get a happy ending because they both don't have a lot of happy in their lives. Kieran, on the other hand, I wanted to strangle!! I get that all he wanted to do was save and protect Lily at all costs but I don't know how he couldn't see that he was losing her in the process. I'm still quite excited to read his story next though.

Firefly is filled with twists and turns that will take you through a rollercoaster of emotions. Molly will once again give you the ultimate book hangover and give you a story so emotional and real that you feel like you are living it. These characters will break your heart and you will feel every single emotion that they feel so maybe have a box of tissues by your side for this one. I DARE you to one-click this book right now because I promise you won't regret it.

Reviewed by Ashley Ziegler 

The next captivating installment in New York Times bestselling author Molly McAdams’s Redemption series.

As the Princess of the Irish-American Mob, there’s no shortage of men ready to help guard and protect me. To slowly suffocate me to the point of seeking freedom—a place where I can breathe.

Kieran Hayes has been saving me for as long as I can remember. It’s in his blood, and one of the many reasons I fell in love with him. Until my favorite trait became his biggest flaw, making me resent the man I love. An unwavering warrior, his love for me has been shrouded by those instincts.

Save Lily. Protect Lily. Hide Lily. Cage Lily.

What I wasn’t prepared for was Dare—the man who would set my world on fire with just one touch. He saw straight through to my soul, as though he knew I was desperate for freedom, and silently demanded my heart from the beginning.

And I didn’t expect Dare to be Demitri Borello—the reason for so many deaths in my family. A man who will take my life the moment he finds out who I am.

Despite it all, I’ll love him until that moment comes.

A fire will die if there is no oxygen for it to consume. Ours is rapidly stealing every last breath we can sacrifice to it.

Review: Eyes On You ( Blasphemy 2.5) by Laura Kaye

****4 STARS****

Laura Kaye eternal us to Club Blasphemy with this sexy novella. Wolf, one of the 12 Masters at Club Blasphemy is bored. Nothing seems to interest him or get his blood pumping and he is worried this fact is starting to become obvious at the club. That all changes when he lays eyes on Olivia across a restaurant and rescues her from a really bad date.

Olivia has revamped her life. She gave up her job as a lawyer to open her own flower shop and left her cheating fiancé. If only her bad memories were as easy to leave behind. It may be three years later, but she still remembers the way her fiancé belittled her desires when she shared them with him. It left her feeling dirty and embarrassed. When she literally runs into Wolf, she takes him up on his offer to save her from a disastrous date and is surprised by the chemistry they share.

Soon Wolf and Liv have a passionate weekend one night stand. When Wolf discovers Liv's exhibitionist desires it calls to his voyeuristic nature. One weekend is definitely not enough. He wants Olivia in his life and in his club. As tempting as it is for her to give into he hidden desires, she isn't sure she's brave enough to face rejection again.

I really love this series and Wolf and Liv were so fun and endearing. As we get each new Master's story, it makes me even more excited to read about all the ones still to come!

Reviewed by Rosemary Feil 

She wants to explore her true desires, and he wants to watch…

When a sexy stranger asks Wolf Henrikson to rescue her from a bad date, he never expected to want the woman for himself. But their playful conversation turns into a scorching one-night stand that reveals the shy beauty gets off on the idea of being seen, even if she’s a little scared of it, too. And Wolf loves to watch.

In the wake of discovering her fiancé’s infidelity, florist Olivia Foster never expected to find someone who not only understood her wildest, darkest fantasies, but would bring them to life. As Wolf introduces her to his world at the play club, Blasphemy, Liv finds herself tempted to explore submission and exhibitionism with the hard-bodied Dom even as she’s scared to trust again.

But Wolf is a master of getting what he wants—and he’s got his eyes set on her…

Review: The Iron Tiara (A Nine Minutes Spin Off) by Beth Flynn

****4 STARS****

If you haven't read Beth Flynn's Nine Minutes trilogy, I really think you should before starting this book. There's quite a bit of crossover and I would classify some of those things as spoilers. I read and loved the Nine Minutes books. They're great stories that tie together beautifully. Reading these three books first will give you a better insight when you start The Iron Tiara.

This spin-off novel is well written and engaging. It holds your attention through all the twists and turns. For me, the characters themselves are the best parts of Beth Flynn's books. She seems to so effortlessly bring them to life, making them almost palpable.

Bear is an exceptional character. He is true to himself and unapologetic for his actions. He's lethally notorious and widely feared. As his character develops, the target of his loyalty may be changing and being protective is something relatively new to the fierce man.

Christy is not what she seems and is much deeper than she first appears. There is definitely more than meets the eye with her.

So on to my only criticism... 
Now I realise that I've just raved about the characters but this is a double edge sword. My criticism is that there are so many sub-characters that are instantly compelling and easily draw you in. My issue here is that they could have "appeared" and enticed us but then had their own books. As it is, I felt like I was given their entire story compressed into a sub-characters' small part in this book instead. I am left feeling like I know their story but was cheated of the indepth details. 
I really cannot explain this feeling more adequately, without including a spoiler and of course this is only my humble opinion.

I must stress though that this book is definitely worth reading! It's stormy, passionate and the characters intense.

*Read the Nine Minutes trilogy first though... 

Reviewed by Vivienne Kauffer

Anthony Bear and Christy Chapman are from two completely different worlds.

Anthony's the leader of a motorcycle gang that terrorizes Florida’s West Coast. As a child, he ran away from his family and the Cherokee Indian Reservation to enter a life of crime. As an adult, he leads a multifaceted life managing his two businesses—his legitimate landscaping venture, and his loan shark and underworld dealings. Driven by anger and betrayal, Anthony begins the hunt for Christy’s father, Van Chapman, after he runs out on a loan.

Christy’s privileged life is not as it seems. She has kept painful family secrets and hidden some of her own. She’s determined to find out the truth and expose Van, but her search delivers her right into Anthony Bear’s hands, adding kidnapping to his list of crimes.

Their worlds are as contrasting as the color of their skin. The only thing they seem to have in common is their mutual disdain for Van Chapman…and each other.

They couldn’t be more wrong.