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{Review} Release Me (Stark Trilogy #1)

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Release Me by J Kenner
Stark Trilogy #1
Read May 2013
5 Stars

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Synopsis:

For fans of “Fifty Shades of Grey” and “Bared to You” comes an erotic, emotionally charged romance between a powerful man who’s never heard “no” and a fiery woman who says “yes” on her own terms.
“He was the one man I couldn’t avoid. And the one man I couldn’t resist. ”
Damien Stark could have his way with any woman. He was sexy, confident, and commanding: Anything he wanted, he got. And what he wanted was me.
Our attraction was unmistakable, almost beyond control, but as much as I ached to be his, I feared the pressures of his demands. Submitting to Damien meant I had to bare the darkest truth about my past–and risk breaking us apart.
But Damien was haunted, too. And as our passion came to obsess us both, his secrets threatened to destroy him–and us–forever.
“Release Me “is an erotic romance intended for mature audiences.

Series Reading Order:

#1 Release Me
#2 Claim Me
#3 Complete Me

Review:

OMG!!! Like how a moth is drawn to the light, I was drawn to this book and was immediately sucked into another world. I never wanted to leave it. The characters are so strong and well scripted. The story line just flows perfectly; it’s like actually watching it play out in front of you. I felt Damien and Nikki’s every emotion along their journey.

“Do you know what passion is?”
I blink, confused.
“Most people think it only means desire. Arousal. Wild abandon. But that’s not all. The word derives from the Latin. It means suffering. Submission. Pain and pleasure, Nikki. Passion.” The flash of heat that burns across his expression is unmistakable. “Do you trust me?”

The only problem is that it was over too soon; or I just read it way too quickly.

One if your a fan of the Crossfire Novels.

{Review} The Awakening and The Struggle (The Vampire Diaries #1 & #2)

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The Awakening and The Struggle by L.J. Smith
The Vampire Diaries #1 & #2
Read April 2013
4 Stars

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Synopsis:

A DEADLY LOVE TRIANGLE

Elena: the golden girl, the leader, the one who can have any boy she wants.

Stefan: brooding and myterious, he seems to be the only one who can resist Elena, even as he struggles to protect her from the horrors that haunt his past.

Damon: sexy, dangerous, and driven by an urge for revenge against Stefan, the brother who betrayed him. Determined to have Elena, he’d kill to possess her.

Collected here in one volume for the first time, volumes one and two of The Vampire Diaries, the tale of two vampire brothers and the beautiful girl torn between them.

Series Reading Order:

#1 The Awakening
#2 The Struggle
#3 The Fury
#4 Dark Reunion

Review:

I have had this in my bookcase for a while now and have only just started to read it. I’m a big fan of the TV show and thought I should read the book one day.
So now I have read the first 2 books in the series and while it is different to the TV, I’m still liking the book

{Review} The Vampire Voss (Regency Draculia #1)

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The Vampire Voss by Colleen Gleason
Regency Draculia #1

Read April 2013
5 Stars

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Synopsis:

Regency London – a dizzying whirl of balls and young ladies pursued by charming men. But the Woodmore sisters are hunted by a more sinister breed: Lucifer’s own.

Voss, also known as Viscount Dewhurst, relishes the sensual pleasures immortality affords. A member the Dracule – a cabal of powerful, secretive noblemen marked with a talisman that reveals their bartered souls – the mercenary Voss has remained carefully neutral … until Angelica.

Angelica Woodmore possess the Sight, an ability invaluable to both sides of a looming war among the Dracule. Her very scent envelops Voss in a scarlet fog of hunger – for her body and her blood. But he is utterly unprepared for the new desire that overcomes him – to protect her.

Now Voss must battle his very nature to be with Angelica … but this vampire never backs down from a fight.

Series Reading Order:
Standalone series with interconnecting characters

#1 The Vampire Voss
#2 The Vampire Dimitri
#3 The Vampire Narcise

Review:

I was hooked from the very first page. Voss and Angelica had such an interesting story and connection, it was hard to put the book down.
Can’t wait to start the next book in the series.

{Review} Beautiful Bastard (Beautiful Bastard #1)

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Beautiful Bastard
Beautiful Bastard #1
Read March 2013
5+ Stars

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Synopsis:

An ambitious intern. A perfectionist executive. And a whole lot of name calling.

Whip-smart, hardworking, and on her way to an MBA, Chloe Mills has only one problem: her boss, Bennett Ryan. He’s exacting, blunt, inconsiderate—and completely irresistible. A Beautiful Bastard.

Bennett has returned to Chicago from France to take a vital role in his family’s massive media business. He never expected that the assistant who’d been helping him from abroad was the gorgeous, innocently provocative—completely infuriating—creature he now has to see every day. Despite the rumors, he’s never been one for a workplace hookup. But Chloe’s so tempting he’s willing to bend the rules—or outright smash them—if it means he can have her. All over the office.

As their appetites for one another increase to a breaking point, Bennett and Chloe must decide exactly what they’re willing to lose in order to win each other.

Originally only available online as The Office by tby789 and garnering over 2 million reads on fanfiction sites, Beautiful Bastard has been extensively updated for re-release.

Series Reading Order:
Standalone series with interconnecting characters

#1 Beautiful Bastard
#1.5 Beautiful Bitch
#2 Beautiful Stranger
#2.5 Beautiful Bombshell
#3 Beautiful Player

Review:

OMG! Finished this in two days and still want more. It was so delicious, I just sunk in and stayed there. There is nothing bad I can say about this book. The story started from the first page and didn’t stop til I closed the book. The main characters were on fire and I love the clever use of different fonts to show both on their view points.
Don’t be fooled by the author; it is actually two different people. Nothing wrong with this, it didn’t stop me.
Will be waiting for the next one now

{Review} Beautiful Creatures (The Caster Chronicles #1)

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Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
Caster Chronicles #1
Read February 2013
4 stars

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Synopsis:

Ethan Wate is haunted by dreams of a girl he’s never met. When Lena Duchannes moves into his small southern town of Gatlin County, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her. And he is determined to uncover the strange connection between them, even if it means uncovering the one secret that could change everything.

Series Reading Order:

#1 Beautiful Creatures
#2 Beautiful Darkness
#2.5 Dream Dark
#3 Beautiful Chaos
#4 Beautiful Redemption

Review:

It took me a while to get started with this book, but once a had there was no stopping me.
I fell in love with the main characters and even some of the minor ones too. Nothing ever seems to go Lena and Ethan way, or does it.
Will be reading to next book to continue on this journey with Ethan and Lena, and their forever changing world.