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{Review} Reining Her In

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Reining Her In by Dani Wyatt
Read January 2017
3 Stars

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Synopsis

Reed
I’d come to accept the predictable routine of my life until I saw her ass in those riding pants. Constance Montgomery…damn, with her legs spread on the leather of the saddle has my mouth watering and things inside me shift. Seems my program is about to change. All the years of indifference to any female form all come tumbling down. My hard rule to never get involved with a student is about to be broken. With her.

Constance
Reed Sawyer is at the top of his game. An elite equestrian trainer with looks to kill and he’s staring straight at me. Only, he’s not my trainer because my parents make all those decisions. I’m tired of being under my parent’s thumb. Maybe it’s time I pushed the envelope a little. And Reed Sawyer looks like just the right wall to start pushing on.

A naïve, sheltered girl. A brooding, perfectionist with years of pent up need. The sparks fly. The walls come down. Hot lessons are learned.

Review

I enjoyed this story and the authors different take on the whole student/teacher romance. The author has created beautiful characters with Reed and Constance and I really liked them as a couple. Even the secondary characters were great, well most of them. One of them just ticked me the wrong way and now I know why.

While this story is short, it still packs a punch in all the right places.

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{Review} Under Construction

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Under Construction by Aria Cole
Read January 2017
3 stars

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Synopsis

When Paige Brennan moves into her new apartment she doesn’t expect it to come with the neighbor from hell. His late night antics keep her up all hours, with every knock and bang made worse by their shared bedroom wall. When Paige finally bumps into the noisy night owl, she’s determined to give him a piece of her mind, even if his broad shoulders and rogue grin leave her hot under the collar.

Stone Garrett is obsessed by the beauty next door, her smart mouth and dangerous curves driving him to distraction. She’s way out of his league but he’s hellbent on proving he can be everything she needs and more. Passions boil over after another late night exchange ends with Stone’s hand down his pretty new neighbor’s impossibly short sleep shorts. But does love exist beyond their shared bedroom wall? Or are they destined to only be an unforgettable one-night stand?

Review

After reading this book I will never be able to look at a construction worker the same way. Stone was one dirty talking alpha male and was determined to get everything his way, including his neighbour Paige. I loved Stone and Paige together. Their relationship was so sweet, yet so hot at the same time.

This story is insta-love in abounds and oh so hot and goody. The perfect quickie read to fill in an hour.

{Review} Steel Bars

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Steel bars by Diana Naekrsz
Read October 2016
3 stars

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Synopsis

Yakaterinka Rukovsky, or Russia, as he called her, was perfect and a hundred times better in the net than Jake Holliday could ever hope to be. For the past two years, she had stolen the spotlight from him. But this year, his last year of college, he intended to steal it back from her so that he could have his chance at the NHL.

Getting her to quit college was Jake’s only hope. And he would have if it wasn’t for what happened the weekend before the season began. After what happened that night, Jake was left with two choices: either keep the truth to himself or confess everything, and ruin any chance he had at the NHL.

The more that Jake got to know Russia, the more he realized that he might have to sacrifice his own hopes and dreams of a better life for her. How could Jake keep the truth of what happened that night from her when he was falling in love with her?

Review

I was really enjoying this book until the end. The story sucked me in and I couldn’t get through it fast enough. But the ending just left me confused and angry. I want to know what happened between Jake and Russia from the end of the story to 5 years into the future. I mean why did she do what she did? Why give it all up after everything that she had been through? Why not hear Jake out? I thought their love was like no other and then she leaves without a word. WTF? Seriously.

Then they meet in the future and bamn, end of story again. I feel like this story is unresolved for me. After been drawn in I want to know if they can even resolve their issues. There is something that she mentions when she sees Jake after 5 years and now I’m left wondering what happened in those years.

NB: I have now discovered that there will be a second part this story. Hopefully some of my questions will now be answered

{Review} Her Dirty Professor

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Her Dirty Professor by Penny Wylder
Read October 2016
3 stars

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Synopsis

It was the stupidest dare I’d ever taken in my life.

I wish I could blame alcohol—I wish I could blame anything but my own damn curiosity.

But when everyone kept saying that Loche Johnson has literally THE biggest… well, “Johnson” of any professor at our college, that he used to do porn and there’s a birthmark on his hip that proved it, I got skeptical. My friends pressed me to ask him. So I sacked up and did.

The rumors are true—porn star Johnson is real. I was just supposed to look, but then he gave me his infuriatingly cocky smirk and said that girls like me couldn’t handle guys like him.

Girls like ME?

We shouldn’t have slept together. And it should NOT have been amazing.

Now he keeps teasing me—in class, on campus, like he doesn’t care if we get found out. If anyone learns we hooked up, I’ll lose my scholarship. I’ll lose everything I worked so hard for.

I won the dare.

I’m not sure it was worth it.

Review

I really wanted to like this story more, but I felt that some parts just moved to quickly for me. One minute they were student/teacher and the next they were in a relationship. Did I miss something? I wanted a bit more fleshing out in their relationship to make it a little bit more believable for me.

Overall an enjoyable read and will be reading more from this author.

{Review} JailBait

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JailBait by Jessa Kane
Read September 2016
3 Stars

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Synopsis

There’s a moment in every man’s life when he senses his downfall. Sees it hurtling straight at him like a goddamn torpedo. Maybe it’s a bad poker bet, a wrong turn in a terrible neighborhood, or one line of coke too many.

Mine is a redhead.

I advertised for a magician’s assistant and this sweet, little thing walked in the door. But I ain’t no magician. I need my redhead for far more nefarious purposes. Imagine my surprise when she comes along willingly, in need of a protector. And I’m the only man for the job, because I will kill to keep her safe…and in my bed where she belongs.

Review

If you want something that is quick and easy to read with an over the top alpha and a young heroine; then look no further than Jailbait.

Yes this story is a bit on the taboo side with an older hero and younger heroine. How young, well the best thing the author never tells you and you’re left hanging. But you get a general idea of how old she could be.

What it lacks in story and length, it sure makes up for in hot and steamy love scenes. Hello sex in the forest while on the run from the law… *fans self*

{Review} Tempting The Law

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Tempting The Law by Alexa Riley
Read September 2016
3 stars

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Synopsis

Eden literally fell into Coen’s arms as he rescued her, and she has belonged to him ever since that day. She has sent him an invitation to her graduation and he’s obliged to go… Right?

Coen has always been Eden’s knight in shining armor, and now she needs him more than ever. Will he come and rescue her one final time?

Review

Talk about insta-love! This one was a bit too quick for me but I still enjoyed it overall. I really liked the story and the characters in this one. Coen and Eden were perfect for each other. As always, it was over before I wanted it to be.

If I ever need a quick and hot read I know that Alexa Riley will be here to fill that need.

{Review} One Dom To Love (The Doms Of Her Life #1)

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One Dom to Love by Shayle Black, Jenna Jacob & Isabelle Lapearl
The Doms of Her Life #1
Read August 2016
3 stars

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Synopsis

Raine Kendall has been in love with her boss, Macen Hammerman, for years. Determined to make the man notice that she’s a grown woman with desires and needs, she pours out her heart and offers her body to him—only to be crushingly rejected. But when his friend, very single, very sexy Liam O’Neill watches the other Dom refuse to act on his obvious feelings for Raine, he resolves to step in and do whatever it takes to help Hammer find happiness again, even rousing his friend’s possessive instincts by making the girl a proposition too tempting to refuse. But he never imagines that he’ll end up falling for her himself.

Hammer has buried his lust for Raine for years. After rescuing the budding runaway from an alley behind his exclusive BDSM Dungeon, he has come to covet the pretty submissive. But tragedy has taught him that he can never be what she needs. So he watches over her while struggling to keep his distance. Liam’s crafty plan blindsides Hammer, especially when he sees how determined his friend is to possess Raine for his own. Hammer isn’t ready to give the lovely submissive over to any other Dom, but can he heal from his past and fight for her? Or will he lose Raine if she truly gives herself—heart, body, and soul—to Liam?

Series Reading Order

#1 One Dom To Love
#2 The Young and the Submissive
#3 The Bold and the Dominant
#4 The Edge of Dominance

Review

One dom to love was a very interesting story and didn’t go the way that I expected it to. But in some ways I’m grateful for that. It’s not very exciting if I discover the big ‘secret’ right at the start of the story.

For the first book in the series there was lots of character development and back story to keep the reader guessing. But in some points along the way I was wishing for just a little bit more of the characters past to better understand their decisions. It would have also helped to know who’s point of view I was following. At the start it was a bit confusing but I got there in the end.

That being said, I can’t wait to read the next book to find out more.

{Review} Panty Dropper (Reckless #2)

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Panty Dropper by Jade Sinner
Reckless #2
Read July 2016
3 stars

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Synopsis

A one-night stand. That’s all Ashlyn Shepherd is to me.
I’ve spent the last five years trying to convince myself that statement is true.
But saying it doesn’t make it so.

She’s the one who slipped away in the middle of the night. The one who—after only one night together—took my heart when she left. Literally, she’s the one who got away.

I hate the way she consumes my every thought, even after all this time.
I hate the way I dream of her every night.
I hate the way I look for her in every crowd.
But mostly I hate how I can’t forget her. Not even a little bit.

We were separated by cruel circumstances and now fate has returned her to me. But everything has changed. She isn’t that carefree girl I met five years ago.

I see so much pain behind her eyes. So much uncertainty. But one thing remains unchanged.
I still want her.

She. Will. Be. Mine.

Series Reading Order

#1 Cherry Popper ~ my review
#2 Panty Dropper
#3 Candy Licker
#4 Sixty-Niner

Review

I enjoyed this book more than the first book in the series, but I still felt like there was something missing from the story. I think I was enjoying it so much, that I want to know more about the characters. Their story was over just as I was beginning to fall in love with them.

Panty Dropper is Ryan and Ash’s story. Ryan is the older brother of Emma from the first book, and she also makes a brief appearance at the start. It was nice to see that she is still happy. Ryan comes across as one strong alpha male and likes to get everything that he sets his sights on, this includes Ash. Although despite this, I liked how Ash didn’t just bend to his will so easily.

In the end Ryan and Ash make one very cute and happy couple.

{Review} Cherry Popper (Reckless #1)

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Cherry Popper by Jade Sinner
Reckless #1
Read June 2016
3 stars

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Synopsis

My best friend’s little sister. That’s all Emma Briggs is to me.
I keep trying to convince myself that statement is true but it’s a lie.

It’s her face I see every time I close my eyes.
It’s her touch I yearn to feel.
It’s her lips I long to kiss.
It’s her cherry I want to pop.

We were separated by time and distance, but now she’s back in my life. And everything has changed.
Every. Thing.

She’s no longer that kid tagging along behind me. The special bond I’ve shared with her–for as long as I can remember–has become something so different. Something so forbidden. Something so hot.

Desire is telling me to do it–to pop her cherry. It would be so easy to give in and take her because she’ll feel so good.

My best friend’s little sister is all grown up. And I want her.
She. Will. Be. Mine.

Series Reading Order

#1 Cherry Popper
#2 Panty Dropper
#3 Candy Licker
#4 Sixty-Niner

Review

I’m a little bit on the fence with this book. On one hand i did enjoy it, but there are just some things that were missing for me to really love it. I was really drawn in by the synopsis however I was expecting something I little but different from the story.

Ben and Emma’s story didn’t really feel as forbidden as it could have been. Sure they were snicking around but there was no real ‘I wonder if they are going to get caught’ moment. I big getting caught moment just wasn’t there for me. It just seems second nature in these types of stories.

Also I felt like we never really got to know what their friends thought of their relationship or what Emma’s parents thought. They were worried about what would happen when everyone found out but the other characters opinions were never heard. I believe it would have added more depth to the plot.

Overall an enjoyable and quick read.

{Review} Thief (Breading #3)

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Thief by Alexa Riley
Breeding #3
Read May 2016
3 stars

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Synopsis

Sean Sparrow has one more job to pull: break into the bank, steal what he was hired to take, and get out. He plans everything to the very last detail, sure of success… until he sees Tessa.

Tessa Martin lives a humdrum life. With a boring job and a crappy roommate, she’s sure there must be more to life than this. She’s not prepared for the muscle-bound bearded man who walks into her life, offering her everything she’s ever wanted.

When Sean breaks down all of Tessa’s walls, she has no choice but to fall hard and fast. But when the truth comes out, and Sean is fully revealed to her, will their instalove be enough to hold them together?

Warning: This book hero is over- the-top obsessed, totally head over heels in love, and desperate to make babies with the heroine ASAP. If you want a fun read with SUPER hot steam, Kindle-melting love, and a beard to rub between thighs, then this book is for you.

Series Reading Order

#1 Coach
#2 Mechanic
#3 Thief

Review

I really enjoyed this story and it was a quick hot read.

The chemistry between the main characters was hot and kindle melting worth. My only trouble was that I still don’t know what Sean saw in Tessa. She just didn’t stand out as anything special to me and I couldn’t really connect with her. I don’t know what it was but I just couldn’t connect with her in some level.

Overall thou it was an enjoyable read and then I’ll have to go back and read the first two books in the series.