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{Review} Hitched: Volume One (Imperfect Love #1)

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Hitched: Volume One by Kendall Ryan
Imperfect Love #1
Read July 2016
4 stars

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Synopsis

Marry the girl I’ve had a crush on my whole life? Check.

Inherit a hundred-billion-dollar company? Check.

Produce an heir… Wait, what?

I have ninety days to knock up my brand-new fake wife. There’s only one problem—she hates my guts.

And in the fine print of the contract? The requirement that we produce an heir.

She can’t stand to be in the same room with me. Says she’ll never be in my bed. But I’ve never backed down from a challenge and I’m not about to start now.

Mark my words—I’ll have her begging for me, and it won’t take ninety days.

Series Reading Order

#1 Hitched: Volume One
#2 Hitched: Volume Two
#3 Hitched: Volume Three

Review

Wow, oh wow! This was one roller coaster of a read and I enjoyed every minute of it and I didn’t want it to end. I was expecting something totally different for the story based on reading the blurb. More a long the lines of playboy wins over the girl just to get what he wants. What I got was so much more than that. And I’m glad for it. I love a surprise when I’m reading.

I found myself falling in love with the characters and the story so easily, that time just flew by and before I knew it I had finished the story. I should have known that there would be a cliffhanger but this one… Oh its really left me stumped as to where the author is going to go next.

Bring on the next volume like stat…

{Review} Cash Remington And The Missing Heiress (Sexy Dreadfuls #1)

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Cashing Remington And The Missing Heiress by Celia Aaron
Sexy Dreadfuls #1
Read May 2016
4 stars

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Synopsis

I’m the best operator in the entire agency. The plum assignments—always mine. So when an American heiress goes missing, I’m the guy they call to get her back. Rescuing Collette Stanford is my mission. What I do to her after that is purely up to me, as long as she makes it back to the States in one piece. I’ll kill the bad guys, get the girl, and get a little taste of what the heiress has to offer. None of this is negotiable. I’m Cash Remington, and I never miss.

Content Warning: This standalone novella stars an alpha male who never misses. It’s full of sex and violence. It’s an erotic adventure, not a romance, and is not “safe.” If you’re cool with these caveats, enjoy!

Series Reading Order

#1 Cash Remington and the Missing Heiress
#2 Cash Remington and the Rum Run

Review

Right from the get go this book is off to a flying straight; no lead up to the action. The first paragraph has Cash sky diving into enemy territory on his mission to save a missing heiress. And from there is never stops. Page after pages is filled with action. And let’s not forget the heat between the main characters. Yes, it’s pretty hot.

I did like the twist in the story from the author. I was waiting for something, but I wasn’t expecting that.

If you like romance stories with plenty of action in and out of the bedroom then I would recommend that you give this series a go.

{Review} Player (Taboo Short #2)

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Player by Sam Crescent and Jenika Snow
Taboo Shorts #2
Read November 2015
2 stars

Synopsis

Charlotte

He’s an arrogant bastard, a manwhore, and a guy I’m forced to live with because my mother married his father. A part of me hates Derek because of the way he flaunts himself, because he doesn’t seem to care that he uses women like they are nothing more than a body to warm his bed for a few hours. But what I hate even more is the fact that I want him. The more he teases me, brushes up against me as we pass each other, and slips in dirty innuendos during our conversations, the more I want to slap him, and then give myself to him like so many other women have done.

Derek

I know Charlotte hates me, loathes me, and thinks I’m a player, but what she might not know is that those little touches I give her, those filthy little slips in the conversation that have her blushing and getting embarrassed, turn me on like a fiend. I never said I was a good guy, and that I didn’t sleep around back in the day, because I did. But I’ve never wanted anyone the way I want her. My past is tainted, but how surprised would she be if she found out I haven’t been with anyone in longer than I cared to admit? How shocked would Charlotte be if I admitted I’ve stayed away from other girls because I want her that badly?

Series Reading Order

#1 Teacher’s Pet
#2 Player

Review

I was really getting into this; and ya it is very predictable but the writing style keep me reading til the end. However the ending felt to rushed to me. There was a bit a build up between the main characters and the tension between them felt real and then once they had slept together everything was all hearts and flowers and they lived happily ever after.

Guess I was just looking for something a little more after they finally gave into their feelings.

{Review} My Dutch Billionaire: Part One (My Dutch Billionaire #1)

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My Dutch Billionaire: Part One by Marian Tee
My Dutch Billionaire #1
Read October 2015
3 stars

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Synopsis

I was fourteen, he was twenty-eight.
I was a failure and the black sheep in my family.
He was the Dutch billionaire every girl wanted to marry.
I wanted him to be mine, but he was dating my older sister.
And so I tried to forget.
I tried to stop loving him.
I tried, but it just kept hurting until I realized that nothing would work.
Nothing…except learning how to live without Willem de Konigh.

This is Book 1 of Willem and Serenity’s love story.

Series Reading Order

#1 My Dutch Billionaire: Part One
#2 My Dutch Billionaire: Part Two
#3 My Dutch Billionaire: Part Three

Review

This is a great start to this series. I was drawn in instantly to the characters and the story line. Yes it is a little taboo, but that’s what made me want to read it even more. Plus I’m digging the cover; no half naked men for a change. Ya!

I really liked Serenity and she showed a lot of determination for someone so young and for what she has already been through. It would have taken taken a great amount of self courage to do what she did, and then have to rebuild her life again in a new place.

Willem, on the other hand was a mixed bag for me. Some spots he was a real gentleman and other times I just wanted to punch him for been so blind to the truth. Even his sisters could see what was happening.

The dual POV was another enjoyable aspect, even if it was a little hard to follow who’s was who’s sometimes. There are also a few time jumps in this story; while not hard to follow I did have to be weary about them. I didn’t like the authors’ overuse of the words ‘dutch billionaire’. I just started to get on my nerves a little.

Oh! But that ending! OMG! How could he just do that after all this time?! Book 2 here I come…

{Review} Cousins (Cousins #1)

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Cousins by Lisa Lang Blakeney
Cousins #1
Read August 2015
4 Stars

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Synopsis

Our passion is incredibly intense. The connection between us borders on the possessive. Our feelings are absolutely forbidden. We’re cousins…The question now is…what the f*ck are we going to do about it?

After Elizabeth Hill is brutally attacked in her apartment by an intruder and then unceremoniously dumped by her ex-boyfriend, she moves in with her wealthy aunt and uncle who assign her older cousin the task of keeping an eye out for her. All she remembers about her cousin Roman is that he was the moody mean boy who played a cruel trick on her when she was just six years old; but soon learns that he is now a complex and multi-layered man who has the ability to protect her, ignite her, and challenge her like no one ever has before.

Wealthy Roman Masterson makes his fortune by fixing celebrity problems for big money and by any means necessary. He is a foul-mouthed, bad-tempered, manwhore who doesn’t have the time or inclination to babysit a gullible little brat from the suburbs…until he unknowingly spots her in the middle of a crowded dance floor and decides right then and there to claim every one of her orgasms from that moment on. Little does he know that the woman he’s laid claim to is his…cousin.

Content Warning: Contains adult themes, explicit love scenes, and harsh language. It is only appropriate for adult readers age 18+.

Disclaimer: All characters in the book are 18+ years of age, non-blood related, and all sexual acts are consensual.

Series Reading Order

#1 Cousins
#2 TBA

I’m beginning to hate when she calls me by my first name. I’m starting to see what when she says it, it isn’t a good sign. Masterson is the man she met a few weeks ago in the club…. Roman is the name of her fucking cousin.

Review

Oh man I was really getting into this book and then the author had to go and through in that cliff hanger. Oh I should have seen it coming. I mean I knew when I started this book that there was going to be another one. But really stopping it there, that’s just cruel.

So yes this book is about two cousins that have an attraction to each other and decide to act on it. However they are not ‘blood’ related and the cousin thing didn’t really put me off that much. I have read way more taboo books than this one. If you want to start out reading some taboo books then maybe this is the one for you.

I actually liked Elizabeth and Roman together; they just seemed to click really nicely. Thou it was funny watching them think about each as strangers before they found out who the other really was. The dual POV worked really well for this story. I would have liked more from Roman, but otherwise I really enjoyed this book.

Can’t wait to get the next one now.

{Review} Pleasured By You (Love In The City #3)

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Pleasured By You by Steph Nuss
Love in the City #3
Read March 2015
4 stars

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Synopsis:

One night of pleasure turns into a summer full of lust.

Fletcher Haney owns several businesses all over New York City, gaining him access to tons of beautiful women. He has no intentions of stopping his womanizing ways, until he sees her again.

She’s the ultimate heartbreaker he can’t forget.

Pastry chef bombshell, Bayler Jennings knows she can have any guy she wants, but when her only memorable one-night stand confronts her, she breaks all of her rules.

He’s the love ‘em and leave ‘em flavor she craves.

But as the seasons change, this two-of-a-kind pair fights falling in love in the city, and they’ll soon realize that with pleasure always comes pain.

Series Reading Order:
standalone series with interconnected characters

#1 Wanted by You ~ my review
#2 Fantasized by You ~ my review
#3 Pleasured by You
#4 Cherished by You
#5 Surprised by You
#6 Challenged by You
#7 Inspired by You
#8 Changed by You

Review:

Reading this series is like returning to a group of old friends that you haven’t seen in a long time. After finished reading the previous book in the series, I couldn’t wait to read the next one.

Fletcher and Bayler’s story was really enjoyable. They were really well matched and were perfect for each other. Both are scared of commmiting to a relationship so they come up with their own rules to label their ‘relationship’. Just when everything seems to be going perfectly, they start to have ‘real’ feelings for each other and both are too scared to tell the other for fear of losing each other and what they have together.

Men are always going to look at women, but the only ones we truly see are the ones we love

While I felt some of the story was a little flat and was not really needed, it was still an enjoyable read and everything flowed smoothly.

Again this story is a flow on from the events in the first book in the series, so it was good to see all the characters from the first two book again. They had more to the story line and you get to see them develop more. While this story can be read as a standalone, it is more enjoyable to read the book in order.

Can’t wait for the next one in the series and to see how the rest of the group fall in love in the city.

{Review} Naughty King (A Sexy Manhattan Fairytale #1)

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Naughty King by Michelle A. Valentine
A Sexy Manhattan Fairytale #1
Read March 2015
5 Stars

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Synopsis:

The King Always Gets His Way.

Women, business, pleasure: When I want it, I get it.
I’m never denied.
Including her.
I will break her.
I will show her who the king of this city really is.
The Feisty Princess of Manhattan will learn I am not a man that can be tempted.
No matter how damn bad I want her in my bed.

Series Reading Order:

#1 Naughty King
#2 Feisty Princesses

Review:

Oh man! What can I say that will do this book justice. I just don’t have the words. Everything about this book is spot on. Nothing was out of place and I loved everything about it.

Alexandra, the naughty king, is one determined guy who goes after everything that he wants. Failure doesn’t seem to be an option for him.

However Margo, the feisty princess, is exactly the same. Nothing stands in her way and she is determined to stand up to Alexandra and not be the ‘doormats’ that he is use to dealing with.

When these two clash, man was there fireworks going off everywhere. I loved reading all of their exchanges. It was just so entertaining.

Plot, story line and secondary characters were also great. Can’t wait to see more from everyone and is waiting to find out were everything will go from here.

Oh and that ending. It’s going to kill me til I can get my hands on the next installment.

{Review} The Billionaire Bargain (The Billionaire Bargain #1)

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The Billionaire Bargain: Part 1 by Lila Monroe
The Billionaire Bargain #1
Read February 2015
3 stars

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Synopsis:

Sexy Australian billionaire Grant Devlin is ruining my life. He exercises shirtless in his office, is notorious for his lunchtime hook-ups, he even yawns sexily. If I didn’t need this job so bad, I’d take his black Amex and tell him where to swipe it.

He doesn’t even know I exist, but why would he? He jets off to Paris with supermodels, I spend Friday nights with Netflix and a chunk of Pepperidge Farm frozen cake—waiting for his call. Because every time he crashes his yacht, or blows $500k on a single roulette spin in Monte Carlo, I’m the PR girl who has to clean up his mess.

But this time, it’s going to take more than just a fat charity donation. This time, the whole company is on the line. He needs to show investors that he’s settling down, and Step #1 is pretending to date a nice, stable girl until people forget about what happened with the Playboy Bunnies backstage at the Oscars.

My plan is perfect, except for one thing:

He picks me.

Series Reading Order:

#1 The Billionaire Bargain
#2 The Billionaire Bargain 2
#3 The Billionaire Bargain 3

Review:

The Billionaire Bargain was a good start to a new series and while I felt it was a little slow to start off and get going, it did pick up towards the end. Clearly the pace must of changed to my liking if I ended up finishing the story.

Both of the main characters, Grant and Lacey, were really great together. They sure did have their moments. Some of the exchanges and conversations sure left a smile on my face.

However some parts felt a little forced or were a bit predictable that I just wanted to skip over them all together. Could I do without reading them? Maybe, but I still read them anyway just in case I missed some small details for later in the story.

I will be checking out the next part. There is no way you can end of the story there and not find out what happens next.

{Release Blitz} Worth The Risk

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Title: Worth the Risk
Series: The McKinney Brothers #2
Author: Claudia Connor
Publisher: Loveswept
Release Date:  February 3, 2015 

SYNOPSIS

New York Times bestselling author Claudia Connor follows up her heartfelt debut, Worth the Fall, with a novel about Matt’s brother, Stephen—and when a McKinney brother falls in love, powerful emotion and overwhelming desire are never far behind.

Two hearts locked away . . . Hannah Walker spends her days coaching children through injury and trauma, one therapeutic horseback ride at a time. She knows all too well how violence can change a child and leave scars that never heal. It’s easy for her to relate to the kids; what isn’t easy is the thought of facing her own harrowing past.

Millionaire playboy Stephen McKinney could use a little coaching himself. Five years ago he encountered his most horrible nightmare—and the nightmare won. No matter what he achieves, nothing can make up for that awful night . . . or so he believes.

Both desperate for a second chance . . . Stephen is used to getting what he wants. And he wants Hannah. So when she turns him down, he’s intrigued. What he doesn’t know is that her secrets will lead him to a place he never wanted to go again . . . to a side of himself he’s tried to forget . . . a side that would scare Hannah away from ever loving him. Now his only chance to win her trust is to bare his soul, risking everything he tried so hard to protect.

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AUTHOR BIO

New York Times bestselling author Claudia Connor attended Auburn University, where she received her undergraduate and masters degrees in early childhood education, and completed her studies in Sawbridgeworth, England. Always a lover of happy endings, she enjoys movies, reading, and spending her days putting on paper the stories in her head. She lives near Memphis, Tennessee, with her husband and three daughters.

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{Review} ‘Til Death Vol 1 (‘Til Death #1)

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Til Death Vol 1 by Bella Jewel
‘Til Death #1
Read January 2015
5 Stars

Review:

I finished reading this and had no words. There is just no way to describe the what I was feeling when I finished this book.

I so wanted to hate Marcus while reading this, yet at the same time I keep reading to see if he would become more human and loving, even just a little bit.

Katia, I felt so sorry for her. I was wondering how she could stay with a man like Marcus. But then love makes you do crazy things. The things that he does to her, the way she doubts herself, all for a man who may or may not love her. God it was so frustrating, in a good way.

Things were just starting to look good for Katia and Marcus and I was like ‘yes this could finally be changing’ and then bam ‘so did not see that coming’

Bella Jewel has written an incredible book that has kept me glued to the pages. Vol 2 cannot come soon enough for me