I adored the H/h and their dazzlingly witty, sexy banter and snarky, steamy interactions, and the first 45-50% or so of5 stars – Contemporary Romance
I adored the H/h and their dazzlingly witty, sexy banter and snarky, steamy interactions, and the first 45-50% or so of the book was absolutely fantastic. Then it took a seriously twisty turn that I didn’t like when the hero finds out his (view spoiler)[bitchy, snobby, lying, cheating ex-fiancée’s adorable daughter is actually his. The conniving ex trying to manipulate and get him back and the whole suddenly I’m a father plotline (hide spoiler)]nearly took over and derailed the story and the romance, but luckily things got back on track.
I just loved the H/h together, and their playful Dear Ida advice column exchanges were particularly delightful and utter perfection and really made the book standout for me. The ending was sweet, fabulous, and hilarious (view spoiler)[(Graham’s Poopface in Manhattan Dear Ida email made me laugh out loud) (hide spoiler)] and left a big, fat satisfied smile on my face. So overall, this was a very enjoyable read!
Loved this one! A fun, fabulous, and steamy enemies to lovers romance featuring a seemingly uptight, controlled, nerdy,5 stars – Contemporary Romance
Loved this one! A fun, fabulous, and steamy enemies to lovers romance featuring a seemingly uptight, controlled, nerdy, health nut, marathon-running forensic anthropologist/professor and an independent, curvaceous, bombshell, cupcake-loving small-town baker/bakery owner who drive each other crazy but discover they have explosive chemistry when they’re forced to spend more time together due to their mutual family ties and friendships. Boy oh boy was James and his (view spoiler)[dirty talking, dominant bedroom ways (hide spoiler)] an unexpected, hot surprise! Yowza! James and Gracie made a fun, sexy couple, and the secondary characters were great and really added to the story. A very entertaining 5 stars!...more
Loved it! This is my favorite of the series so far. Reece is such an amazing, unforgettabl4 ½ stars – Contemporary Romance/New Adult/Romantic Suspense
Loved it! This is my favorite of the series so far. Reece is such an amazing, unforgettable, husband-worthy hero! 4 ½ - Utterly yummy Reece really made me swoon - stars!
“Remember everything I said in the bedroom? I’m scared, too. And there are times I question what I deserve, but we’re in this together. So fall with me,” he said, smoothing his thumbs along my cheekbones. “Let yourself go and fall with me, and baby, I will catch you. I will get you through this. You just got to take that risk.”
Nina Lane’s Spiral of Bliss series was one of my favorites of last year. So I was ecstatic about this spin-off s4 ½ stars – Contemporary/Erotic Romance
Nina Lane’s Spiral of Bliss series was one of my favorites of last year. So I was ecstatic about this spin-off standalone novel featuring Dean’s best friend, Kelsey, and brother, Archer. Break the Sky is an emotional, passionate erotic contemporary that I highly enjoyed, and it mostly satisfied my sky high expectations. I did have some quibbles though, mainly with the heroine and how much the story seemed to focus on her.
If I was rating this for the hero, it would get a big, gooey, decadent 5++ stars. I loved Archer! He’s such a complex, captivating, sexy romantic lead. I loved his enigmatic, bad boy persona, rough edges, boyish humor, sweet, caring, gentle side, vulnerability, and strength, and he is one seriously hot, yummy dirty talker and dominate lover! Whew!Yowza! But it seemed like he was always the one pursuing, challenging, giving, and accepting and also constantly taking all of Kelsey’s sh*t.
I really liked Kelsey in the previous Spiral of Bliss books, but she grated on my nerves in this. She spent way too much time in her head. Everything was always about her. (view spoiler)[She often lashed out at Archer and seemed ashamed of him and the way he made her feel. I expected Kelsey to want to know more about him and his artistic side, stand up for him with Dean and others, and fight harder for him and their relationship. (hide spoiler)] I felt like Archer got somewhat shortchanged, and I wanted more and better for him, I guess. I just needed MORE ARCHER!!!!
Still, Break the Sky is one of the best erotic romances I’ve read so far this year with sensual, memorable, scorching hot love scenes and an unforgettable, totally swoon-worthy hero. 4 ½ stars!
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I liked this, but I hated the hero’s bitter, crazed mother and the way she and others in the town treated3-3 ½ stars – Contemporary/Small Town Romance
I liked this, but I hated the hero’s bitter, crazed mother and the way she and others in the town treated the heroine. I spent way too much of the book frustrated that the heroine didn’t stand up for herself, and the hero didn’t really defend her honor to my satisfaction, either. At least there was some super steamy, fun, sexy times between the H/h to keep my interest....more
4 stars – Contemporary/New Adult/Rock Star Romance
I really enjoyed this one! Jimmy is such a yummy, complex, narcissistic, tortured, broodylicious ba4 ½ stars – Contemporary/New Adult/Rock Star Romance
I really enjoyed this one! Jimmy is such a yummy, complex, narcissistic, tortured, broodylicious bad boy asshat and Lena is quirky, genuine, amusing, and snarky, and they were just so much darn fun together! I really, badly wanted Jimmy’s POV and for him to appreciate Lena more and (view spoiler)[realize and admit his feelings a lot sooner. (hide spoiler)] I also felt like there needed to be more time spent on them as an actual “couple”. The ending and epilogue just didn’t quite satisfy in that regard. Still, it’s a great read and my favorite of the series! And hopefully we’ll get to see more of Lena and Jimmy together in Ben’s book, Deep....more