Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Review: Bite Me by Shelly Laurenston




Summary: Livy Kowalski has no time for idiots. When you shapeshift into a honey badger, getting through life’s irritants is a finely honed skill. Until she gets stuck housing her nutso cousin and dealing with her dad’s untimely and unexplained demise.

That’s where Vic Barinov comes in—or his house does. Vic can’t step outside without coming back to find Livy devouring his honey stash and getting the TV remote sticky. It gets his animal instincts all riled up. But he’ll have to woo her at high speed: all hell is breaking loose, and Livy is leading the charge



My Thoughts: 
In my experience any book that Laurenston writes is going to be fabulous, but this one is truly one of her best. In this series there is the expectation that the book will have some extremely funny moments, some new love, and some ass kicking. What I loved about this book was that it seemed to take all of those expectations and surpass them without even trying.

You will laugh out loud when you read this book, so it is best not to read it at work (like I tried to do) because you will only embarrass yourself. Livy is HILARIOUS! I don't think I have laughed this hard since Blayne's book. Just some of her thoughts were enough to make me chuckle. 

I was happy to see more of a progression in the big story line of the series. I won't go into too much detail because I don't want to spoil it for anyone, but I feel like we finally got some answers as to what was happening with the dead shifters. Thank goodness because the last book did very little to move the story along. Now my only question is will there be another one because I still have questions, and still kind of confused as to the involvement of some of the characters. 

On a side note, the Honey badgers are officially my favorite!

If you have not read any of the books in this series, I do not recommend starting with this one. You will be confused! Start with the first book so that you can understand what bigger story line I am talking about!

To summarize, I loved it. This book will go on that pretty shelf that I keep all my favorites on. :)


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About the Author:
Originally from Long Island, New York, Shelly Laurenston has resigned herself to West Coast living which involves healthy food, mostly sunny days, and lots of guys not wearing shirts when they really should be. Shelly Laurenston is also The New York Times Bestselling author G.A. Aiken, creator of the Dragon Kin series. For more info on G.A.'s dangerously and arrogantly sexy dragons, check out her website at www.gaaiken.com. 

Friday, December 20, 2013

Cover Reveal: Seducing Lauren by Kristen Proby


We are pleased to be able to share the cover for Kristen Proby's SEDUCING LAUREN. SEDUCING LAUREN is a sexy Contemporary Erotic Romance novel releasing August 19, 2014! It is the second book in Kristen’s Love Under The Big Sky Series, published by Pocket Books (an imprint of Simon & Schuster). The first book in the series, LOVING CARA, is due to be released January 21st!!!



SEDUCING LAUREN
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ABOUT SEDUCING LAUREN:


In the second book in the Love Under the Big Sky series from this USA TODAY bestselling author of the With Me in Seattle series, life in Montana gets spicy when a woman and her divorce lawyer sign off the papers—and sign on to love.
Now that his best friend, Josh, has happily settled down with his true love on a Montana ranch, small-town lawyer Ty Sullivan starts thinking that maybe single life isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. And when Lauren Cunningham’s no-good ex-husband comes after her for an unexpected trust fund, Ty steps in to protect her. But soon he can’t help but think of her as more than a client. Lauren’s in no mood to jump into another relationship, so how can Ty convince her that her mistake wasn’t getting married, but marrying the wrong guy?




Author
photoABOUT KRISTEN PROBY:

KRISTEN PROBY is the USA Today bestselling author of the popular With Me in Seattle series. She has a passion for a good love story and strong characters who love humor and have a strong sense of loyalty and family. Her men are the alpha type—fiercely protective and a bit bossy—and her ladies are fun, strong, and not afraid to stand up for themselves. Kristen spends her days with her muse in the Pacific Northwest. She enjoys coffee, chocolate, and sunshine. And naps. Visit her at KristenProby.com.



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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Review: Sex Love Repeat by Alessandra Torre


Summary: 
I love two men. I screw two men. I am in a relationship with them both, and they are both aware there is another. That is all they need to know, that is all I let them know. They don’t need to know a name; they don’t need to know anything but that they are not alone in my heart. 

They have accepted the situation. Stewart, because his life is too busy for the sort of obligations that are required in a relationship. Paul, because he loves me too much to tell me no. And because my sexual appetite is such that one man has trouble keeping up. 

So we exist, two parallel relationships, each running their own course, with no need for intersection or conflict. It works for us, for them, and for me. I don’t expect it to be a long-term situation. I know there is an expiration date on the easy perfection of our lives. 

I should have paid more attention, should have looked around and noticed the woman who watched it all. She sat in the background and waited, tried to figure me out. Saw my two relationships, the love between us, and the moment that it all fell apart. 

She hates me. 
I don’t even know she exists. 
She loves them. I love them. 
And they love me. 

EVERYTHING else hangs in the balance.



My Thoughts:

***I received a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review***

I was so excited to receive this book! The summary sounded right up my alley and I could not wait to get started. Madison is the type of female character I love! She is strong, sexy, and comfortable in her own skin. She has no problem wanting and liking sex. Why should boys get to have all the fun?  :)

At the beginning of the book, I had no idea how it was going to develop. Will it finish as a menage? Will one man step down? Will she loose them both? Am I going to be annoyed with a love triangle?To many feels!!!!

I loved the relationship that Madison has developed with both Stewart and Paul. While they both obviously see to her physical needs, they both also give her something the other one cannot. Stewart is more the demanding and controlling type of man. Paul, while still possessive and you can tell at times he struggles with letting Madison go to Stewart, is much more affectionate and is able to spend more time with her. She loves them both. At first I didn't understand how, but luckily Ms. Torre took us back to the beginning where it all started so that we could see how Madison's love progressed for each man.

That "she" mentioned in the blurb? Did not see that one coming. Off all of the people to fall in love with, and the Universe chose those two? Must be fate! :)

The only thing that kept this from being a five star read was the ending. Don't get me wrong, it seems everyone gets their HEA.....but I'm selfish and I wanted more. I felt it just came together too quickly and much too clean. There was some angst, but right as you started to feel it...it disappeared. Don't short me on my feels! 

Overall this is a great read and I loved how original it felt. It is rare to get a book that does not remind you of another. Great job Ms. Torre.  :)

My Rating: 4 Stars!


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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Feature & Follow



Q: What’s your favorite Thanksgiving Day food? If you’re not American or Canadian, what is your favorite holiday food?


My favorite Thanksgiving Day food would have to be stuffing. I love the turkey, the potatoes, yams, and rolls, but there is just something about the stuffing that is just perfect! If I had it my way I would have it more often, but then I would probably get tired of it. :(

What is your favorite Thanksgiving Day food?


Review: Unforgiven by Elizabeth Finn

Summary:
A mistake made long ago…

Pain buried so deep…

When Bailey Trent returns home to her small little Ozark mountain town after being away for nearly six years, she knows she’ll face the ghosts of her past. It does not mean she’s prepared to come face to face with the cruelest of those memories.

Darren Cory’s life is a shell of what it once was, and when he’s forced to endure the cause of his agony, hatred abounds quickly. But hating Bailey destroys him too.

Can Darren find a way to move past the pain and forgive the woman he once cared so much for before his anger consumes them both? Or will he drag them into the hell of an unforgiven past.





My Thoughts:


****Warning! This review contains spoilers! If you have not read this book, do NOT read this review!******

One choice. One decision. One mistake. That is all it takes to loose everything you have and everything you had hoped for. 

Bailey represents many young adults who decide to get behind the wheel intoxicated. She didn't think she was that drunk. She didn't think that anyone would get hurt. She certainly never meant to mess up her life so badly, but unfortunately sometimes our decisions have consequences that we never foresee.

Bailey has just gotten out of jail. She is trying to pick up the pieces of her life and trying to start over. That is easier said than done. Not only does she have to deal with her own guilt over killing her best friend, but it seems everyone in town would be more than happy to never see her again. She has the support of her mother and her friend Michelle, but that is where the love for her ends.

Darren is the brother of the best friend she killed, and also the man she loved. Darren, bless his heart, is confused, angry, and feels betrayed. He trusted Bailey, and even though his own sister was drunk that night as well, he has no sympathy for Bailey at all. In fact, his hatred has begun to control his every thought. Emotions he thought he had buried a long time ago have decided to make an appearance. Even worse, he finds that he is still attracted to Bailey. 

This story is about working through the hardships that come with life and coming out on the side of forgiveness. How do you forgive someone when they took away someone you love? How can you still love that person that you hate with everything you have?

This story made me cry. Not just once, but multiple times. All Bailey wants is to go back in time and she can't. She just wants someone to understand and love her for her mistakes. She wishes she could even forgive herself. Darren wants her out of his life, but can't make it without her. This is a roller coaster of a ride that will have you on the edge of your seat the whole time. There is nothing dull about this book and I dare anyone to read it without crying. 

Elizabeth Finn did a wonderful job of capturing the emotion and the hardship of making that one bad decision. I cannot wait to see what she will write next!

My Rating: 5 Stars!


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About the Author:
Elizabeth Finn is an Iowa native, where she lives with her husband and son. Elizabeth loves all things romance and enjoys immersing herself in the world of writing contemporary erotic romance stories. Look for more to come from Elizabeth Finn.

Visit Elizabeth at ElizabethFinnFiction.com, Facebook.com/ElizabethFinnFiction or email to ElizabethFinn77@gmail.com. She would love to hear from you!




Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Review: Reaper's Property by Joanna Wylde


Summary:
Marie doesn’t need a complication like Horse. The massive, tattooed, badass biker who shows up at her brother’s house one afternoon doesn’t agree. He wants Marie on his bike and in his bed. Now.

But Marie just left her abusive jerk of an ex-husband and she’s not looking for a new man. Especially one like Horse—she doesn’t know his real name or where he lives, she’s ninety percent certain he’s a criminal and that the “business” he talks with her brother isn’t website design. She needs him out of her life, which would be a snap if he’d just stop giving her mind-blowing orgasms.

Horse is part of the Reapers Motorcycle Club, and when he wants something, he takes it. What he wants is Marie, but she’s not interested in becoming “property of”.

Then her brother steals from the club. Marie can save him by giving Horse what he wants—at home, in public, on his bike… If she’s a very, very good girl, she’ll get lots more of those orgasms only he can offer, and he’ll let her brother live.
Maybe.

A Romantica® contemporary erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave


My Thoughts:
This is the first book I have had the pleasure of reading from this author, and I can honestly say that I am now and forever a fan. Reaper's Property is not some fairy tale story where the princess is protected, dumb, and weak. This book dwells into real life. Where the prince isn't always a good guy and nothing is perfect. 

I liked how in the beginning of the book, the chapters would flip back and forth between the past and present to give us a better idea of what had led up to the starting point of the book. I also liked seeing things from both Horse's POV and Marie's. Without both, it would be really hard to understand both of the characters. Some of their actions don't make sense until they later reflect upon them. 

Marie is a fighter. She has finally left her husband and has moved in with her brother, Jeff. It is not the best of circumstances, but at least she is safe and happy. That is until the Reaper's show up. Marie's brother is a piece of work. While I honestly believe he cares about his sister, some of his decisions are just plain stupid.  I wanted to reach into the book and shake him, because Jeff has done something so stupid that it's about to cost him his life. He stole from a Motorcycle Club. And not just any club, but the Reapers. 

Horse is an alpha male who also rides a motorcycle. Yum! Even better, he is in the Reaper's. *Swoon* He is possessive, rude, and can be a real asshole but he also has a soft side that makes it hard not to love him. From the moment he meets Marie, he knows that she will be his. (In his alpha "all knowing" way) Unfortunately for him, Marie has other plans. Horse always gets what he wants though so when the opportunity presents itself to just take Marie, he does. He offers her a deal. Her willingly coming with him and to his bed, and they won't kill her brother. 

I loved the chemistry between Horse and Marie. They are both so stubborn and set in their ways. They both had to struggle to understand each other and Marie had to come to terms with the way of the MC. Very steamy read, and I don't think anyone's ovaries will ever be the same.  

By the end of the book I was in shock by all the twists and turns! I did not see the ending coming. I had some suspicions, but I did not think it would end like that. :( The good part that came out of it was Horse and Marie. :)

This book is a must read for all who love a bad boy, alpha male who is possessive, talks dirty, and isn't afraid to take what he thinks is his. I cannot wait to read the next book in the series!

My Rating: 5 Stars!



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Friday, May 24, 2013

Review: Rock Chick by Kristen Ashley

Summary:
Indy Savage, cop's daughter, rock chick and used bookstore owner, has been in love with Lee Nightingale, once bad boy, now the man behind Nightingale Investigations, since she was five years old. No matter what ingenious schemes Indy used to capture his attention, Lee never showed an interest and Indy finally gave up. Now Indy's employee, Rosie, has lost a bag of diamonds and bad guys are shooting at him. When Indy gets involved, Lee is forced to help. Complicating matters, Lee has decided he's interested, Indy's decided she's not. But she can't seem to keep Lee out of her life when she's repeatedly stun gunned, kidnapped and there are car bombs exploding (not to mention she's finding dead bodies).

Indy's best bet is to solve the mystery of the diamonds before Lee. Lee's challenge is to keep Indy alive and, at the same time, win back her heart.


My Thoughts:
Holy cow where to start with this one?!?!?!? I have always been a Kristen Ashley fan but for some reason I always put off reading the Rock Chick series. No I don't have a brain tumor or anything, I have no explanation for my idiocy! To put it short and sweet like, I loved this book. 

Indy is officially my favorite female character of all time. No one does it like a Rock Chick! :) There was some backstory at the beginning that I was really glad was there. INdy's narative helped us readers catch up to where she is in life and where she isn't with Lee. :( Indy is a no nonsense type of woman who does not take sh*t from anyone. She speaks her mind, rocks out in killer clothes, and lives life like she wants to. And I was very very glad she decided to sleep in Lee's bed that night. :)

Lee is the ultimate book boyfriend. He has his own private investigation business, or whatever it is he does (as he can be kind of scary with his knowledge and nohow sometimes) and Indy has landed smack dab in the middle of the situation with his latest client. Lee decides that he has waited enough for Indy and decides to make her his own. Indy isn't too sure about this but Lee obviously has his ways of convincing her. :)

I loved all of the shinanigans that Indy and Ally get into. Between car bombs and kidnappings, there is not one dull moment in this book! I know it might have come out a while ago but I would recommend this book to everyone looking for a good laugh and lots of adventure!!!

My Rating: 5 Stars!



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About the Author:
Kristen Ashley was born in Gary, Indiana, USA. She nearly killed her mother and herself making it into the world, seeing as she had the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck (already attempting to accessorise and she hadn't taken her first breath!).

Kristen grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana but has lived in Denver, Colorado and the West Country of England. Thus she has been blessed to have friends and family around the globe. Her posse is loopy (to say the least) but loopy is good when you want to write.

Kristen was raised in a house with a large and multi-generational family. They lived on a very small farm in a small town in the heartland and existed amongst the strains of Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon and Whitesnake (and the wardrobes that matched).

Needless to say, growing up in a house full of music, clothes and love was a good way to grow up.


And as she keeps growing up, it keeps getting better