5 'Smoking HOT & Funny' stars! BEST 99 CENTS I'VE SPENT IN A LONG TIME!
The story was short (80 pages?), but so tightly packed with a lot of great...more 5 'Smoking HOT & Funny' stars! BEST 99 CENTS I'VE SPENT IN A LONG TIME!
The story was short (80 pages?), but so tightly packed with a lot of great, yummy and sexy romance. I loved it, can't wait to see where this serial goes.
JUST ONE NIGHT is part 1 of a new erotic m/f adult romance serial by new-to-me author Elle Casey. This is not an NA/YA romance (a genre this author is known for), as the H/h are in their mid/late 30's. It is super HOT and charged with a lot of sexual tension and burning chemistry!
In this episode, William and Jennifer meet and proceed to burn up the sheets under the agreement of a one-night only affair. It had a Cinderella twist as these two attend a high-dollar charity ball, which I loved. What they didn't expect was connecting so well on an emotional level, and setting their hearts on fire wanting MORE.
In case you are wondering, it does NOT have BDSM, menage, anal or other more extreme erotic kinkiness (at least, not in this book!) It was just good old-fashion dirty smut. ;-)
William is my kind of hero! He is a super HOT, sexy, funny British guy who I adored! His wit was pure British, and his prowess is my kind of hot and sexy!! Best yet, he doesn't suffer from 'Asshole syndrome', which is becoming far too common in today's romance books. He is simply a great guy who goes after what he wants, he doesn't have a load of personal baggage, and he really, REALLY knows how to treat a lady right.
Jennifer was just as wonderful. She is a smart and down-to-earth heroine who is finding a new sexuality about her self. She is no doormat heroine either! Yeah!! (Another trope which is becoming far too common!)
These two meet under the oddest of circumstances. While personal ads in romance books have been done to death, I really enjoyed the spin we get on this one. William answers her ad, which Jennifer was very reluctant to post, only because his secretary prodded him to do so. Their first conversation was a crack up, and really set the tone and chemistry for these two.
This is a serial, so don't expect the HEA just yet. But I have no doubt that these two will get an awesome HEA when the time comes. It ends in a really good place, and will leave you both satisfied and wanting more.
The writing: One thing I really enjoyed most about this book was the authors writing voice, especially since she does a lot of 'show me' and allows her characters to tell the story. (LOVE THAT!) The dialogue between William and Jennifer felt real, and I never questioned the genuineness of their attraction. It was told in 3rd person, and we get alternating POVs from both William and Jennifer.
***Before you discount this serial, know this: I too am not fan of serial episode books because you have to buy each book by the episode. But I am so glad I did with this one, and I should warn you that you might miss out if you skip over this serial. If there ever was an exception this might just be that series. Was the 80 pages for this 'chapter' worth the .99 cents I spent? Yes, absolutely.***
According to the author's blog, new books will come out every two to three weeks.
A big thanks to my friend J for the recommendation! I wouldn't have found this series otherwise.(less)
More hot and sexy Navy SEAL heroes?! Oh, bring it on!!
Wild Hearts is a short story that introduces us to the main characters in Tina Wainscott's new...more More hot and sexy Navy SEAL heroes?! Oh, bring it on!!
Wild Hearts is a short story that introduces us to the main characters in Tina Wainscott's new romance suspense series, Justice Alliance, and teases readers with a bit about each of these super-hot adrenaline-junkie heroes.
This is not a romance story, but it was a fun look at a 'defuckle' mission in Mexico that made an elite group of Navy SEALs decide to join a private security firm Justiss Alliance, which sets up the background to the series.
I am now off to read book one is this series Wild on You.
A fun light romance with a lot of heart. The story made me smile, but the low steam factor left me wanting a bit more.
Still, this was surprisingly goo...moreA fun light romance with a lot of heart. The story made me smile, but the low steam factor left me wanting a bit more.
Still, this was surprisingly good. When I first got this ARC I half expected it to be yet another knock-off of Fifty Shades of Grey, capitalizing on the billionaire hero. I am happy to say that is not what I got, but I wouldn't of minded some additional angst and steam. In fact, this was a fairly clean romance (think fade-to-black love scenes) and without all of the four letter words used for the purpose of shock value.
Leo and two of his friends makes a bet with their buddy Miles, which binds this new trilogy of novella romances. Can they all find love? In THE FIRESIDE INN Leo soon meets a smart and feisty librarian Serena, who I adored. He needs her help to select a love poem for a poetry reading he will give at Mile's upcoming wedding, but he hides a secret about himself he really doesn't want the world to learn.
I am not a fan of fade-to-black sex scenes, and I do think this story could have been strengthened with a few choice scenes, but by the end I was still sold on this romance. Sadly, it didn't start off that way. Unfortunately, the romance between Leo and Serena started off completely unbelievable -- I literally had to skip back a page or two and re-read to see if I missed something in the build up to their first kiss. Nope. It was the fastest I have seen 'hello' go to 'hot smooching' in a long, long time. But the pacing that followed was far more believable, and I found myself really enjoying this story. The ending ends on a high note, and it made me swoon and sigh over Leo.
This was my first read by Lily Everett, and if I could describe her writing style in one word I would have to use the word 'sparkle'. She has a great writing voice that was captivating and entertaining. Her words were poetic at times, ironic since the story in this book focused on a British hero (Leo) having to find a love poem to read at his friends wedding.
I especially loved how the author paired a librarian with a man with a reading disability, it made the connection these two ultimately had feel all the more real. The hero Leo is British, and the author did a great job capturing the distinctive humor and dialect.
In the end, I really enjoyed this one. I think it would have benefited if it was a longer story as it felt rushed, especially in the beginning. I also wished there wasn't the 'fade-to-black' sex scenes, but that is my personal preference. It started off rough and I wasn't sure I was going to be sold on the romance, but by the end I was. The writing was the best part as it pulled me in and kept me glued to the story, and I now find myself very interested in reading the story of his two friends.
This is a stand-alone read despite it being a spin-off from another series (which I did not read).
4.5 stars. I LOVED the steam factor (HOT!!!!) but I especially LOVED the H/h. Try Me was great steamy erotica novella with a rock-star and a good girl...more 4.5 stars. I LOVED the steam factor (HOT!!!!) but I especially LOVED the H/h. Try Me was great steamy erotica novella with a rock-star and a good girl.
The Story Melanie doesn't get the appeal of rock-stars, tattoos, piercings, and all that 'freakish' behavior, but her BFF Nikki is obsessed with it. So when her friend drags her back stage at a Sole Regret concert, only to abandon her when she hooks up with the lead singer, Melanie tries to quietly sit and wait for her friend to return. But when she befriends a 'normal' guy who at first-glance appears to be sans all that freakish shit, she finds herself pleasantly attracted to him.
Gabe is Sole Regrets drummer, aka 'Force'. He is enchanted by the beauty he just met as she doesn't even recognize him! So when he reveals a mohawk with head tats beneath his hat, and tats and piercings beneath his clothes, Melanie may just change her mind about freakish men.
My Thoughts Wow, Gabe and Melanie are my kind of H/h in a romance. For such a short novella, I was surprised how deeply I liked and connected with them. I enjoyed their honesty with each other, loved seeing who they are beneath the personas, and thought their sex scenes were smokin' hot. (BTW, this an m/f erotica, no ménage)
I don't read a lot of erotica, but I really like how this author incorporates hot sex with a solid, likable story and interesting characters. For a novella length story, this was an impressive bit of erotica.
I have no idea if this is going to be a new series, but I would love to read more about the band members and see what Gabe and Melanie were able to make of their budding relationship.(less)
This is a short (10-15 pages?) story meant to poke fun at the Fifty series, but the humor wasn't there nor was there much parody t...moreTwo words: not funny
This is a short (10-15 pages?) story meant to poke fun at the Fifty series, but the humor wasn't there nor was there much parody to Fifty Shades of Grey. Not worth the .99 cents, IMHO. There are some good parody stories out there. Fifty-one Shades: A Parody is much better and it is free! (less)
A light BDSM erotica short story with an older woman and younger man. She's never been a sub, and he has a thing for being a dom. This had some pretty...moreA light BDSM erotica short story with an older woman and younger man. She's never been a sub, and he has a thing for being a dom. This had some pretty good chemistry and sizzle for only being about 10-15 pages. (less)
A cute romantic tale of two people meeting and finding some hot attraction.
This veeeerrrrry short book would actually make a great chapter 1 to a ful...moreA cute romantic tale of two people meeting and finding some hot attraction.
This veeeerrrrry short book would actually make a great chapter 1 to a full size book. In these six short pages I already fell in love with the small Montana town, and the H/h had much to like too. You could feel the heat building, but sadly that is where the story ends. Very cute though. The author has a nice writing voice, I could read more by her. :-)(less)
Cute unrequited love story, but with an eye-rolling ending.
Tempting The Best Man was a lite, cute sexy short story about unrequited love. Predictable?...more Cute unrequited love story, but with an eye-rolling ending.
Tempting The Best Man was a lite, cute sexy short story about unrequited love. Predictable? Yes. Original? Heck no. A fun read? For a light beach read, absolutely.
Madison (Maddie) has had a crush on Chase since she was a little girl. Chase is her brother Mitch's best friend, and now his best man in his upcoming wedding. He believes Maddie is too good for him, and off limits since she's the sister of his best friends. But things heat up at Mitch's wedding, and he finds himself struggling to keep his hands to himself.
I really did enjoy this little story. It had a good dose of steamy tension, and I didn't mind all of the contrived 'alone time' scenes. My only issue came toward the end. The 'big misunderstanding' was an eye-roller with too much over-acting drama, and their lack of being able to act like adults at this stage of their 'friendship' took this down from a 4-star to a 3-star. I do recommend it as a light beach read with a good dose of steam, just don't take the characters all that serious. (less)
A great short m/m historical romance with some hot steamy parts, but best of all a touching and heartfelt romance.
Ben had never had a male lover befo...moreA great short m/m historical romance with some hot steamy parts, but best of all a touching and heartfelt romance.
Ben had never had a male lover before and wants to understand once and for all if he really is attracted to men. In fantasy, yes. In reality? He didn't know. Shortly after meeting at a gambling club frequented by men seeking men, they begin what should have been a one night only affair.
One night together turned into another, but Cavin's secret life as a thief keeps him from returning to Ben again. Ashamed of who he has become for the sake of survival, Cavin decides to put his criminal life behind him but finds it very difficult. Meanwhile, Ben longs for more of Cavin.
I enjoyed this one quite a bit, and it had the right amount of steam for me! It was sensual, steamy and heartfelt. I connected with Ben and Cavin, and was so happy they found each other. Two very likable and deserving guys. Cavin and Ben come from two very different worlds, but together they were very much alike in their desires.
My only quiver comes toward the end, it was a bit of stretch for me, but since this wasn't an m/f historical romance one couldn't expect these two to end with a similar type ending. Still, I enjoyed it and I now see why so many m/m fans LOVE Ava March's books. The lady can write romance! (view spoiler)[ I couldn't help but wondering how well a similar ending in an m/f historical romance would go over. My guess, not well! Cavin ends up working for Ben as domestic help, his Cook, while Ben continued to socialize around the Ton. These two will never be equals of course, but employee/employer seemed a lot to mix with an HEA. Still, Cavin does get a much better life, and they have each other, which is probably the best to expect given the historical time period of this story. But I couldn't help but wonder how well fans would balk at a similar ending if it was in an m/f historical romances. Thank God times have changed, and everyone gets a chance at a better HEA these days. (hide spoiler)]
How does she keep coming up with these amazing heroes???!!! I. LOVED. NATE! Wow, what a great story that really goes for the heart.
Skin Deep is not j...moreHow does she keep coming up with these amazing heroes???!!! I. LOVED. NATE! Wow, what a great story that really goes for the heart.
Skin Deep is not just a quicky story with some smoking heat (and there is that too!!), but an emotionally charged romance between two people healing their deep scars. I loved the tenderness, understanding, and acceptance between them. sigh
I had forgotten much of Megan's story from Unlawful Contact, but we eventually learn all we need to know as her past is slowly revealed. (you don't need to read Unlawful Contact first, this works great as a stand-alone read too).
10 or so boring ass pages. The authors writing voice has potential, but it didnt shine in this wee little story. A woman gets drunk, kind of embarrass...more10 or so boring ass pages. The authors writing voice has potential, but it didnt shine in this wee little story. A woman gets drunk, kind of embarrasses herself, sort of insults a nerdy coworker after a lackluster kiss, then he comes around the next day with a weak endearment and then she assumes he is hers now. Boring. (less)
This ended up being a great little urban fantasy thriller tale of good vs. evil set in an old dark and mysterious little town in the Montana mountains...moreThis ended up being a great little urban fantasy thriller tale of good vs. evil set in an old dark and mysterious little town in the Montana mountains. It had some fantastic world building, great writing, and some very interesting characters, but don't expect a steamy romance. At least not yet. This story read more like a prequel, so I hope there is more to come!
Something is not right in the small town Nathan calls home. A former minister who believes God is to blame for his woes, he is still mourning the tragic and sudden loss of his dead wife and unborn child a few years ago. But today he is experiencing strange phenomenons and occurrences wherever he goes. Swarms of crows are showing up everywhere, plus other odd occurrences and strange behavior among the town folks.
Trying to make sense of what is happening to the town, he finds himself at the center of it all. Unbeknown to him, he was born a nephilim -- a son of a fallen angel.
In the midst of the chaos raining on the small town are two opposite women pulling for his attention. There is Rachel, a sweet innocent single lady who bakes and would make the perfect wife for Nathan. And then there is Eva, a mysterious beauty who rides a motorcycle, dresses in black leather, and makes Nathan desire her like he's never desired another woman.
As I said earlier, this particular story is not a romance. It's more of a prequel, so I sure hope there is more to come. I tried to find more info on the authors web site, but I couldn't find anything. This may be a stand-alone book, who knows.
If the series continues, and I hope it does, there is a strong potential of this UF thriller/mystery turning into steamy romance. Nathan and Eva are meant to be together, they are soul mates from the same dark world so their story could still be told. I do hope the author writes more of this series as she created a fascinating urban fantasy dark world that I'd love to explore further.
Yikes. It read like a bad soap opera skit just minus the evil twins. Lets see... we have a door mat heroine who can't think for herself, a dead husban...moreYikes. It read like a bad soap opera skit just minus the evil twins. Lets see... we have a door mat heroine who can't think for herself, a dead husband who was blackmailed into marrying her, a hot-ex suddenly back from who knows where (but hey, he's now rich!), and a maniacal controlling dad who fakes heart attacks. Plus there are secret babies, murder, affairs, blackmail, lies and some seriously cheezy lines!
Just had to share some of the great dialogue :-)
Ooooooh, more secrets!
“Philip Jordan murdered your mother!” The force of his words nearly knocked her over. “He didn’t do it himself, but it was the same thing! She died trying to abort his baby!”
Or this great line even though the H/h have barely spoken three words in three YEARS:
"I want you so much, I ache, and I can’t hold myself in check much longer.”
“Then don’t send me away,” she pleaded. “Take me with you. We can be married right away. I don’t give a damn what happened in the past, or what our parents did wrong. That was their life, not ours. I only know I lost you once, and I don’t want to lose you again.”
Blackmail and secret babies!
“You’ve got that one wrong. It was you who scraped the bottom of the barrel when you brought Steven into my life and literally forced me to marry him. He was your little prize package, all tied up with pretty pink ribbons. Only those ribbons had strings tied to another woman and a child – Steven’s child!”
I give this one two stars because the author did a great job formatting and editing the book, my issue was the story itself. Fans of soap operas with bad acting may actually enjoy this one. (less)