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{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.

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{Review} Bad Teacher

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Bad Teacher by Clarissa Wild
Read July 2016
4 stars

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Synopsis

My name is Thomas and I’m always hard.
No really, that’s my last name. Thomas Hard, the pleasure is all mine … literally.
I can’t help it that my name suits me well.
You know what else suits me well? That girl sitting across the bar, with her lips right where I tell them to be. I want her, and when I want something, it’s gonna be mine.
One night. No names. No phone numbers. Just me, her, and pure pleasure.
Except, that one girl turns out to be the biggest mistake of my life.
Why?
Because I broke my cardinal rule …
Never b*ng a student.

Review

There are not many student/teacher romances that they capture my attention, however Bad Teacher was anything but bad. I really liked this story. There was something about the characters that really draw me in and I was totally sucked into their world.

Thomas Hard was one really interesting professor. If I had teachers like that, I’m sure I would have attended all my classes. He had this mystery about him and when he past was revealed I was little shocked. There were hints along the way but nothing prepared me for his truth.

I was a little unsure about Haliey at the start, but I soon grew to love here.

I was very happy with how the author handled the end of the story after the truth had been revealed and that the main characters got a happy ending.

{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} 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.

{Review} Dirty Girl (Dirty Girl Duet #1)

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Dirty Girl by Meghan March
Dirty Girl Duet #1
Read May 2016
4 stars

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Synopsis

From USA Today bestselling author Meghan March comes a sexy new spin-off duet from the Dirty Billionaire Trilogy. Are you ready to get dirty again?

Desperately seeking rich, famous, single guy with a giant cock to make my lying, cheating, should’ve-been-born-dickless ex-boyfriend realize what he’s just lost.
Oh, and I give great head. Just sayin’.

No man in his right mind would answer that ad.
Except thousands did.
My name is Greer Karas, and I should never be allowed near another bottle of booze again. Because when I drink, my friend and I do stupid things. Like take a page out of my older brother Creighton’s playbook and post something completely asinine on the Internet. Waking up with a giant hangover to find my humiliating personal ad has gone viral is not my finest moment.
Cue my look of shock when one of Hollywood’s hottest new bad boys, Cavanaugh Westman, comes knocking at my door and drops his pants to prove that he does indeed have a giant cock.
What he doesn’t have is an explanation for why he disappeared from my life without a word three years ago, only to show up on the big screen two years later, killing bad guys in action flicks.
Now he wants me again.
What the hell do I do now?

Series Reading Order

#1 Dirty Girl
#2 Dirty Love

Review

OMG!!! You can’t end it like that. What am I suppose to do til I can get my hands on the next one? The wait it going to kill me. *rant over*

I really enjoyed the Dirty Billionaire series, but Meghan has really stepped it up with Dirty Girl. It just has more of everything that I loved about that series and something else. While you don’t have to have read Dirty Billionaire to enjoy this series, the main character in Dirty Girl is the sister of Billionaire Cray Karas. It might just give you more of an idea of their relationship and a few other things that are not explained fully in this story.

But seriously, if you love second chance romances that has lots of fireworks then you should totally read this. As so as I saw the covers I couldn’t wait to read this series. And then that blurb. It mad me laugh and what to know more. There is just something so additive about Meghan’s writing that I’m instantly draw into the story, that it’s over before I’ve even realized it.

I’m in love with the characters and the story and can’t wait to see what will happen next. Please hurry along I need Dirty Love now.

{Review} Sincerely, Carter (Sincerely Carter #1)

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Sincerely, Carter By Whitney G
Sincerely Carter #1
Read April 2016
4 stars

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Synopsis

Just friends.
We’re just friends.
No, really. She’s just my best friend…

Arizona Turner has been my best friend since fourth grade, even when we “hated” each other. We’ve been there for one another through first kisses, first “times,” and we’ve been each other’s constant when good relationships turned bad. (We even went to colleges that were minutes away from each other…)

Throughout the years, and despite what anyone says, we’ve never crossed the line.

Never thought about it.
Never wanted to.

Until one night changed everything.
At least, it should’ve …

Just friends.
We’re just friends.
I’m only saying this until I figure out if she’s still “just” my best friend…

Series Reading Order

#1 Sincerely, Carter
#1.5 Sincerely, Arizona

Review

Sincerely, Carter has to be one of the best friends to lovers stories that I have read in a long time. The chemisty between the two Carter and Ari was just perfect and I couldn’t help but be drawn into their lives.

They start of hating each other, which soon becomes the longest friendship that they have ever had. Most people that they know that understand how they haven’t slept together. They keep saying that they are ‘just friends’ and don’t see each other as anything more. Until they don’t and then and fun really begins.

I loved reading about how they struggle with their true feelings for one another. It made them feel real. Also the dual POV really helped in understand how each of them felt.

I’m happy that they became something more than ‘just friends’.

{Review} The Ambassador & Me (The Ambassador Trilogy #1)

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The Ambassador & Me by Mia Villano
The Ambassador Trilogy #1
Read March 2016
4 stars

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Synopsis

“It is a pleasure to meet you, Ambassador. I’m Isabella Piori, your Attaché’s new assistant.”
“Is that right?” This man riveted me. I was in a trance. He was raw sex in a tux and nothing like I had ever seen before.
He entered my life like an unexpected storm out of nowhere. I couldn’t help myself and I didn’t want to. He was beautiful, rustic, and confident. There was something between us when our eyes locked onto each other. It was electrifying. I had never wanted anything so much in my life.
His love changed me and made me stronger. He made me realize that my life could be so more. But it hurt. I hurt. I became someone else.

Series Reading Order

#1 The Ambassador & Me
#2 Paris, The Ambassador & Me
#3 My Sweet Isabella

Review

I don’t read many political romances but this one sounded really interesting so I thought I would give it a go. I’m glad that I did.

Fabrice and Isabella’s story is so beautifully told by the author. As so as I started I was sucked into their world and their lives. The author has created a great story with excellent character developed. Plus there are some great secondary character too.

Fabrice and Isabella’s story started out as a forbidden office romance but grows into something much more. Trying to keep their relationship a secret from everyone is the biggest thing of all. His the new French ambassador and she’s just an office assistant. Plus she’s Italian and if her family find her she’s dating a French man, who is also a lot older than her, well you can guess what might happen. Then there is the ‘ex-girlfriend’ who is out to try to win Fabrice back. Yet they are still determined to keep their relationship strong.

I can’t wait to read the next book to find out where they will go from here.

{Review} Marked In Flesh (The Others #4)

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Marked In Flesh by Anne Bishop
The Others #4
Read March 2016
5 stars

Synopsis

For centuries, the Others and humans have lived side by side in uneasy peace. But when humankind oversteps its bounds, the Others will have to decide how much humanity they’re willing to tolerate—both within themselves and within their community…

Since the Others allied themselves with the cassandra sangue, the fragile yet powerful human blood prophets who were being exploited by their own kind, the delicate dynamic between humans and Others changed. Some, like Simon Wolfgard, wolf shifter and leader of the Lakeside Courtyard, and blood prophet Meg Corbyn, see the new, closer companionship as beneficial—both personally and practically.

But not everyone is convinced. A group of radical humans is seeking to usurp land through a series of violent attacks on the Others. What they don’t realize is that there are older and more dangerous forces than shifters and vampires protecting the land that belongs to the Others—and those forces are willing to do whatever is necessary to protect what is theirs…

Series Reading Order

#1 Written In Red ~ my review
#2 Murder of Crows ~ my review
#3 Vision in Silver ~ my review
#4 Marked in Flesh
#5 TBA

Review

After the ending of the last book I couldn’t wait to get my paws on Marked In Flesh. The wait between books is just too long, but it was oh so worth it in the end. As soon as I started this book I was sucked back into the world of The Others and the human pack like no time had passed between the release of Vision In Silver and Marked In Flesh.

Anne Bishop really has a way with words and this story in no different. There is just something so captivating about the characters she creates and the world that she builds around them. As a reader, I feel as if I’m really there with the characters going through everything that they are going through at the same time.

Marked in Flesh starts out a little differently to the rest of the books in the series so far. There are a lot of POVs to consider and while it may be a little confusing as to who is say what and when, but it all makes sense the more you read. I loved reading about how different characters were reacting to the events around them. It really opened my eyes the world that Ms Bishop has created for The Others.

“We will give you some time to decide how much human the terra indigene will keep”

This books also focuses more heavily on The Others and Humans First and Last movement. The struggle between the two has hit an ultimate peak and the consequence from the actions of the HFL were felt by both sides when the Elders decided to take matters into their own hands.

After the way the last book ended I was really excited to see where Meg and Simon’s relationship would go. However with everything else that was going on, I felt that they had very little on page time together. I really wanted to see more of them. Just when I thought something major was going to happen and it didn’t, I think my heart gave out. You can do this to me. It is so unfair. I’m living for the next book. Please hurry I must find out what happens next.

PS. For some strange reason when I finished reading Marked in Flesh the first thing that came to mind was the song ‘Colours of the Wind’ from Disney’s Pocahontas. As strange as it may seem, there are lyrics in there that relate very well to this story.

{Review} Better When It Hurts (Stripped #2)

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Better When It Hurts By Skye Warren
Stripped #2
Read January 2016
3 stars

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Synopsis

A forbidden romance about pain that binds us together…
Five years ago we lived in the same house. He was the ultimate bad boy.
And my foster brother.
Now he’s back. Tougher, harder, meaner. All of it aimed at me, because I was the one who sent him away. It’s payback time. He wants his pound of flesh, and I am helpless to say no.

Series Reading Order

#0.5 Tough Love
#1 Love The Way You Lie
#2 Better When It Hurts
#2.5 Even Better
#3 Pretty When You Cry
#3.5 Caught For Christmas

Review

I don’t really know what to make of this book. I enjoyed the story and the plot, the characters struggles to overcome their past differences but I just couldn’t get into it so much as I was hoping for.

The main thing was that I just couldn’t connect with the heroine, Lola. There was just something about her that just wasn’t working for me. I was really wishing she would decided about who she wanted to be. At the start of the book she came across as a strong woman who has conquered her past and then the next chapter she is scared little Hannah again. It some parts it was hard to follow which personality she really wanted to be.

I did enjoy Blue. He was a little different to some other characters. But sometimes I was wishing he would date someone else. It felt like he wasn’t getting his equal in Hannah. I guess you can’t choose who you love in the end.

I’m happy that they finally got together, but maybe not happy with how they went about it.

{Review} Dirty Together (Dirty Billionaire #3)

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Dirty Together by Meghan March
Dirty Billionaire #3
Read January 2016
4 Stars

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Synopsis

My wife.

I love saying those words.

She’s mine, and if she thinks I’m going to let her run without tracking her down and bringing her back to where she belongs—with me—then she’s about to be introduced to a new reality.

Because I’ll fight dirty to give her the happily ever after she deserves.

Series Reading Order

#1 Dirty Billionaire ~ my review
#2 Dirty Pleasures ~ my review
#3 Dirty Together

Review

This is a perfect ending to the Dirty Billionaire trilogy. It just wrapped everything up in a nice neat little package.

After another cliffhanger from the previous book, I just couldn’t wait to dive right into this one. It was a bit rough for Creighton and Holly at the start. But they slowly started to work things out. Only to have their high brought down again. I swear the world just doesn’t want them to be together. I was happy to see that they decided to hit the storm head on instead of going their separate ways. I untied front always scares people more.

However I wasn’t expecting that nice little surprise in the story line. Well done by the author. I didn’t see that coming and because of it, some things make so much more sense.

Overall I enjoyed this series and can’t wait to read more from this author.