Ever read a book then read some reviews and wondered if you read the same book? Loosing Levi by Morgan Black (The first book in the Lost in Love serie...moreEver read a book then read some reviews and wondered if you read the same book? Loosing Levi by Morgan Black (The first book in the Lost in Love series) was one of those books for me.
I didn't connect with this book at all. I found Victoria a bit selfish and unrealistic and as for Levi, who I think we are meant to think is mysterious comes across as a bit dense and doesn't take peoples feelings into consideration. Their love for each other does show through in this book, but it doesn't feel to me like they are a good match for each other and the only time they do is why they have sex, we all know you can't base a relationship on just that too.
I felt like I was waiting for something to happen throughout the book and in honesty when it did it felt so unrealistic and almost like 'Ideas had been ran out of so let's just do this at the end', it fell flat and I was left sitting there thinking, 'Is that it?'.
I just didn't get on with this book at all, I wanted to give up, I almost skimmed and after finishing and looking at the average ratings for this book wondered if I had somehow read something different to everyone else. Its not often I read a book and don't find anything nice to say about it, but Loosing Levi for me was one of those books and I won't be looking to read other books in the series.
Indecent (Book #1 in the Cage Sessions) by Skylar Cross is a naughty mix of humour and fun. I don't like short, novellas/novelettes as I like more and...moreIndecent (Book #1 in the Cage Sessions) by Skylar Cross is a naughty mix of humour and fun. I don't like short, novellas/novelettes as I like more and believe me when I finished Indecent I definitely wanted more. This book is by no means serious and I think for some may be slightly offensive, however it appealed to my sense of humour.
Annika is a really interesting character. She's down to earth, has a high sex drive (Just look at the opening scenes in the car which I won't spoil for you but left me wondering, 'I wonder if anyone has ever done that before?' and had me literally laughing out load!) and is a fun character to read about. I loved her boss, friend and even her mum. I think I'd been reading way too many serious books lately as it was fun to read about someone so naughty in honesty.
When we get to the interview with the gorgeous, hot and seriously bad Damien you can already see where this book is heading. This isn't a surprises book I don't think, you are expecting things and they do happen (Although some of the characters are a little bit 'unexpected' - Damien's assistant for one - but original!).
I loved the sexual chemistry with Annika and Damien, you literally could feel it (Almost taste it) and its definitely made me want to read more of the series to see where the adventure takes us.
I gave Indecent 3 stars, was more of a 3.5 and I did enjoy it. I literally read this in an hour though, maybe less and I like a little more when reading. I will however be reading the other books shortly as they are on my 'to buy' list on kindle, so look out for the reviews.
If you like a hot, erotica novelette, then check this out!
I really enjoyed Knocked Out By Ty Langston and Alicia Alpon, in fact the reason I didn't give it a higher rating than 3.5 was not the books fault at...moreI really enjoyed Knocked Out By Ty Langston and Alicia Alpon, in fact the reason I didn't give it a higher rating than 3.5 was not the books fault at all. I've never been a huge fan of shorter novels and novellas and when I started reading it didn't realise just how short this book would be. I love details, love hearing about place, scenes, people, their feelings etc.... Shorter novels for me miss out all these details and that's what made me rating lower.
The story of Hayley and Evan is a great romance, I love how their journey goes and takes them. I love the backing stories, Evan's daughter and the family closeness. Hearing about all the MMA fighters was pretty cool too. But again, this is where the book lacked for me as I'd have liked to hear more details. It could have been a 5 star book if it wasn't so damn short.
Even the ending kinda felt like I came to a cliff top and peaked over the edge but didn't run and jump like it most novels, it just stopped dead and I didn't feel that ending worked for me. Yes all the ends were tied up, but I needed more!!!
If you like a contemporary romance with a hot MMA fighter and a straight talking leading lady, then give this a go - just bare in mind it is a very quick read. 3 stars, but as I said it would have been a lot higher had it been a full length novel.
Three Nights With a Rock Star is book 1 in the Half-Life series, jointly wrote by Amber Lin and Shari Slade. Now I don't like writing bad reviews and...moreThree Nights With a Rock Star is book 1 in the Half-Life series, jointly wrote by Amber Lin and Shari Slade. Now I don't like writing bad reviews and if I do I always try and back up why I didn't like certain aspects. As you can see I have given this book 3 stars, but for me it barely got those 3 stars and I almost gave up twice reading this.
Firstly it reads very choppily. I wasn't sure if I was reading a short story at times because of the lack of detail or a full blown novel. I thought Hailey's sister was a selfish cow for not being up front with Hailey in the first place and that niggled me, we found out early on who the father of her unborn baby and it felt like there wasn't a lot left to know. Hailey was just plain annoying for me. I understood her demeanour and why she was the way she was, but seriously she was just so stereotypical! For a new adult book, at times I felt like I was reading mild erotica and other times a mills and boon romance. There wasn't consistency there for me.
Now if you have read any of my previous book reviews you will know I love a hot bad boy, but even Lock our leading man fell a bit short for me. He came across as a bit weird at times which was a turn off - I just didn't connect with him or his relationship with Hailey.
In fact the only interesting part of this book for me was the 3 day contract, although it has been done before (Not exactly the same but the idea).
I didn't hate Three Nights With a Rock Star, but as you can see I didn't love it either. It just fell flat for me and as I said was more of a 2.5 in rating but I have given it 3 (Obviously I'm feeling generous today). I'm sure others out there will love this book, but it just wasn't for me - sorry.
Uncivilized is an unusual book and I'm still a little on the fence about my rating. Sawyer Bennett has wrote an interesting tale similar to 'Tarzan' a...moreUncivilized is an unusual book and I'm still a little on the fence about my rating. Sawyer Bennett has wrote an interesting tale similar to 'Tarzan' although I want to just say similar in the sense that Zach has been bought up in the jungle and raised by a tribe from a young age. I feel in many ways with the exception of the love interest in the original Tarzan books, that's where the similarities end to a degree, although you could say its the erotic equivalent I guess too.
My issues with the book was mostly with the prose its self. At times it felt like the book was wrote in the past, it was very articulate and reminded my of classic writing. But then you would have thrown in the mix the internet, porn and night clubs which made you realise it wasn't in the past and obviously set in the current time. What I'm trying to say is I feel the books writing style didn't always match and this made me feel a little off at times.
The erotic side of the book as in honesty at times (Sexual activities aside) its actually beautifully written with great descriptions etc and makes it feel like its not an adult book at all. That is until Zach starts to discover things in the 'new world' or 'now' then it becomes quite funny - I loved his way of learning more through Google!
To say the sex is hot is an understatement, if you do not like a dominant male do not bother with this book. Zach is our Alpha male in EVERY sense of the word. Moira goes from wishy washy damsel to hot 'I know what I want' woman and this again made me feel off kilter with the book. I know I'm probably reading too much into the book, I know often erotica novels aren't meant to be taken too seriously, but the way the book was wrote gave me mixed feelings and expectations on what I should be expecting.
I did enjoy Uncivilized, at times it is predictable, but is still a good read. I have given it 3 stars, its closer to 3.5 but for me it wasn't a 4. If you like the idea of a truly uncivilized man, then this book could be for you especially if you like some hot sex thrown in with romance too.
I read Relentless Liberation over a day and found it really hard to put down. It is the first book I had read by L.J. Fine and was pleasantly surprise...moreI read Relentless Liberation over a day and found it really hard to put down. It is the first book I had read by L.J. Fine and was pleasantly surprised that the writing style immediately appealed to me.
This book is labeled as an Adult/Romance although I do feel those who like the New Adult genre will probably enjoy it too as it felt to me like it sat in that category. Also, although the sex scenes are hot I didn't really find them 'adult' as some books I've read, so thought I'd mention that before the get go.
The story follows Mina a represent girl with a past. We don't really know a huge amount about her past till half way through the book but everything is answered then and you will get full closure at the end too. I liked Mina, her uncertainties and how she appeared like many of us girls not perfect like our female heroines often do in these book. At times I did want to slap her a little as it was so obvious that Tyler was interested, but am glad she grew as a character throughout the story.
Tyler is our hot bad boy. He's a fighter, he has tats and as cliche as that is becoming with many of these books, this story still felt kinda new. I will say though this book does have the recipe of many New Adult books which is why I felt it fitted into that category.
Relentless Liberation does have a nice build up, although I do feel the climax scene at the end was a little rushed and I'd have liked it spread out a little bit more. Still this did not spoil my enjoyment of the story.
I gave Relentless Liberation 4 stars and would definitely look to further releases by L.J. Fine.
Upside Down is the type of book that comes around occasionally. It literally blew me away and I would like to start by saying Lia Riley has an amazing...moreUpside Down is the type of book that comes around occasionally. It literally blew me away and I would like to start by saying Lia Riley has an amazing talent for writing and explain why I loved this book.
I'm about to get personal regarding myself here a little and this is why I connected so well with Upside Down. If you suffer with anxiety, depression, OCD and phobias, chances are you will really 'get' this book. I understood from the get go about Talia's issues. I've got them myself and not many writers can capture the sheer panic and crazy (And let me say at times you know deep down they are crazy, but still you feel the utmost panic over these feelings) of how it feels living with these conditions. That is why I connected so well. From the WebMD, to the counting, panic, anxiety, going outside... I understood it all. I also loved how Lia wrote about these conditions, I do not know if this is something she has experienced herself but would like to congratulate her on writing it so well - you really understood how it feels and for that I am truly thankful and in love with this book.
Talia is a complex character. Her conditions aside she has gone through a heart wrenching ordeal and as the book progresses you really do see just how bad it has been for her. Going to Australia to escape and find herself to a degree may seem far fetched, yet I truly understood why she did it and if I had the courage to do something similar when I was younger I think I would have done the same.
I liked Bran. Liked how he had his own problems and how he wasn't straight laced. He came across as a bad boy, indifferent at times, yet I still found myself warming to him.
This isn't a straight romance, nor is it a straight adventure. You will read about some beautiful places and scenes which I loved the attention to detail too. But this book does focus a lot on Talia and her conditions, so if you don't like a book that really does delve into mental health I would say to avoid. I loved this book purely because I could relate.
I loved the ending of Upside Down and will continue to read the Off the Map series just to see who the character grow. I gave this book 4.5 stars, not quite 5 and think its a shame Goodreads doesn't let you give half star ratings as 4 doesn't sound enough.
I feel I want to start this review saying I don't really like short stories. However, Lover Unknown by Ellie Kincade is probably the first one I have...moreI feel I want to start this review saying I don't really like short stories. However, Lover Unknown by Ellie Kincade is probably the first one I have read that I loved, then Goodreads Stalked to find when book 2 was coming. This rarely happens with books for me, even rarer with a Adult/Erotica book but can I just say... WOW.
What did it for me with Lover Unknown was the final chapter, not from Hadley's point of view, but a guy. This was totally unexpected and as much as I loved Hadley I literally was like, "Ok, this book is so much more than hot sex". At present writing this review I cannot see anything on a book 2, although this is labeled as a series so I am hoping it will be soon.
Hadley gets an invitation to the elusive Club Q. A club so exclusive only rumours of what happen there are what you know about the club. Its a private club and like Vegas, what happens there, stays there. Club Q had me intrigued and I admit when I started reading about Hadley's visit initially I was thinking I could tell what was going to happen. Admittedly I wasn't completely right or wrong. Being a short story you can read this fairly quickly.
I liked Hadley as a character, felt the sex scene was hot but not smutty (Like porn I mean) and felt a kinship to Hadley (Although could never see me pushing that kind of boundary - but I hope you understand what I mean). I was surprised by Ellie Kincade's writing style. This felt more like a super hot women's fiction short story, yet when the sex happened - Boy did it happen.
I definitely will read more of these books, I just wish there was more information on the series, so please if you do know of when the other books are coming out, drop me a comment as I'd love to know!
The only reason I did not give Lover Unknown (A clever concept I would love to add) 5 stars was that it was a short story and I personally prefer a novel. However, if these books are released closely together and make up a novel, then I could see this being an amazing series. I thoroughly recommend it!
Having read previous series by Priscilla West (Wrecked and Surrender), I just knew I would love Reckless. Her writing style is bold, to the point and...moreHaving read previous series by Priscilla West (Wrecked and Surrender), I just knew I would love Reckless. Her writing style is bold, to the point and no messing, she makes her characters come alive and the boys in these stories are always HOT HOT (And did I say) HOT!
I thoroughly enjoyed the chemistry of Jax and Riley in Reckless. Sometimes it can take you a little time to warm up to how characters enact, yet these 2 just seemed to have that instant 'buzz' which made me want to read more and more about them.
Riley is a really great character. At first you get the impression she's a care free, do first think later kind a girl. Especially from the start of the book when you find her in a dive bar surrounded by people who aren't like her and attracted to the guy on stage. Her actions came across as hasty and out of control. But as you read the book you come to learn about Riley, about how things aren't always as they seem and how she may appear as carefree and straight talking but in reality like many of us, some of this is a front.
Now Jax is another story entirely. He was so hot/cold at times you were left as confused as poor Riley. I think the back/forthness of this book may be a little much for some and say please persevere as the book is really worth it.
In fact the reason I didn't give this 5 stars and it got 4 was because of the ending. I felt the whole climax at the end was a little too much, a little too orchestrated and extremely unrealistic. However, it would not stop me saying to those reading this review to read this book, its a great book and I am waiting patiently for book 2 to release so I can read more.
This is a summer read, there is more to this book than a straight New Adult romance, there is abuse and drama. So, if you are looking for light with rainbows and unicorns, the look away. However, if you are looking for a story with depth, that will play on your heart strings and make you want to help that bad boy, then this is for you! 4 well deserved stars!
The Summer of Jake was a really quick read for me. Its not often you have a book thats such a delight to read that you don't simply want to put it dow...moreThe Summer of Jake was a really quick read for me. Its not often you have a book thats such a delight to read that you don't simply want to put it down, but literally want to consume it. The only problem with books like this, they do end and then you are left thinking, 'What happens next?'
What I loved about this book was the characters. Rachel Bailey really painted a pretty picture of them. I wanted to be friends with Annalise, she is very likeable and even her as a younger teen (The book does switch back and forth so you have some history) made me chuckle yet warm to her more. Its not often I read a book and love both of the leads, but with The Summer of Jake I found just that. Jake is a slightly more complex character I felt, we have a little history behind the way he is, but we also get answers to everything we need to know throughout the book and aren't left wondering where a certain tangent was supposed to lead.
The story has a great pace, I love the back and forth banter, the inner feelings of both Jake and Annalise and how the story panned out in the end. Even though I felt it was slightly unrealistic at the end, sometimes we all want that fantasy and its not to read about it right?
The Summer of Jake is a perfect (Excuse the pun) Summer read! Its not heavy, not filled with sadness, depression and huge amounts of drama like some New Adult books and the romance cocktail between Jake and Annalise is just perfect. I thoroughly recommend this book, it made me laugh, it popped a lump in my throat and made me pleased to read the ending too. I think the only reason I gave this book 4 stars and not 5 as I would have liked a book 2 to see what happens after the end.
Crazy About the Baumgartners by Selena Kitt is an adult/erotica novel. Don't pick this book if you are wanting a naughty romance as it won't deliver,...moreCrazy About the Baumgartners by Selena Kitt is an adult/erotica novel. Don't pick this book if you are wanting a naughty romance as it won't deliver, however if you want to read about some VERY hot erotic situations then this book could be for you.
This book read to me almost in snippets of short erotic adventures, Gretchen is a (I don't like using labels) Bi active girl who has a healthy appetite for sex. I would also like to add she is an au pair (Sounds a bit cliche) and works for Doc and Mrs B (I'm going to keep it as Mrs B as writing Mrs Baumgartner each time is a bit long winded, that and I have an eye infection and can barely see so will probably end up making typos - sorry!). Doc and Mrs B enjoy 3 ways and having extra females in their sex life but also are extremely committed to each other. We follow the story from Gretchen's point of view from working for the Baumgartners, watching them in their sexual escapades and also follow their general lives too (Although this is a minor part of the book I feel and adds to the sexual tension and build ups to the situations).
I feel with most erotica and adult books you really can't read them too seriously, I wouldn't expect to see (Too frequently) the goings on of what happened in this book, it is fantasy but it is also EXTREMELY HOT fantasy. It was a pleasure to read a book that wasn't all men men men and involved women too, in that respect it will appeal to all sexual orientations I feel.
Although the scenes are hot, I felt they were written extremely well by Selena and didn't come across in my opinion as cheap or like watching porn. They were hot, but they were also well described - good on the visual side of things.
I did enjoy Crazy About the Baumgartners by Selena Kitt but I think I either wanted more of a story line and less sex or more sex and less story line - if that makes sense. This book didn't give me enough to love it. If you do like adult erotica, I would definitely recommend it though and say one thing you can be guaranteed of, this book contains so seriously hot action and both men and women will enjoy it I'm sure!
I just couldn't relate to Head Over Heart at all by Olivia Besse. I don't like to give bad reviews on anything and always try and see at least some go...moreI just couldn't relate to Head Over Heart at all by Olivia Besse. I don't like to give bad reviews on anything and always try and see at least some good on something, but this book just went on and on.
The constant clothing descriptions, I love fashion. I've read so many books with excessive clothing descriptions and its something you expect with a book set around a model and the fashion industry, but there is such a thing as too much.
I didn't like Elodie as a character, I couldn't relate too her and didn't feel any empathy towards her, her situations or her life. In fact she wound me up more than anything.
No, the only thing I can say about this book was that I felt it was beautifully written. In the opening chapters in France, the descriptive choices, locations etc where wrote so I could imagine everything and this was continued throughout the book. Olivia does have an amazing way of describing things and that's my positive about this book.
However, this book just wasn't for me and I really struggled reading it. I gave it a 3 (But it is barely a 3) because I liked Olivia's use of language and her writing style, I just didn't like the characters unfortunately and because of that the book didn't work for me.(less)
Beautifully Forgotten is the second book in the Beautifully Damaged series by L.A. Fiore. I personally feel you could read this book without reading t...moreBeautifully Forgotten is the second book in the Beautifully Damaged series by L.A. Fiore. I personally feel you could read this book without reading the first, although I did read Beautifully Damaged first. There is some confusion if you have read Beautifully Damaged as it appears there is an older version which kills off certain characters etc and changes things, so make sure if you do read the first book you read the newer version - just wanted to add that in this review. But, like I said you could read this as a stand alone as it recaps A LOT!
Beautifully Forgotten centres mostly around Lucien and Darcy, although you will also meet other characters in this story. There is lots going on and some things that may seem irrelevant as you read become clearer as you work through the book. I admit there was some interesting twists that I didn't see coming and just from reading these 2 books in the Beautifully Damaged series can see that I like L.A. Fiore's writing style a lot. Its intricate and clever.
Darcy is actually a really lovely character. I felt her pain, her indecisions and her actions (Sometimes before she actually did things) and really enjoyed reading about her. Although this is a work for fiction and reads more like a soap opera at times, it still felt very real reading about what was happening - almost like watching a film at times. Lucien is hot, you will probably want to be the one he whisks off your feet and well, did I say he is hot!? I kept picturing him like a dark haired Eric from True Blood for some reason and that worked for me!
There's is plenty going on with this book and I did struggle putting it down just because I wanted to see what was going to happen next and when I thought everything had happened that could, something else came along! It was a truly enjoyable read.
When I initially read this book I stated it was a 3 star, but I may change my mind to 4. Writing this review I realised just how much I enjoyed it and am happy to say this is 4 star book for me.
I recommend this series and will definitely be looking to read more books by the author.
Recently I seem to be going through a spate of 3.5 ratings, Temptation by Robin Covington is another one of those books which just didn't quite get th...moreRecently I seem to be going through a spate of 3.5 ratings, Temptation by Robin Covington is another one of those books which just didn't quite get the 4 stars. The reason for this was the ending. I'm talking literally about the last few pages.
I really liked Kit as a character. She wasn't your typical star and I liked her depth, her flaws and her issues. I loved that she had her own mind and although she wasn't fully in control was taking her life back. This made me like her as although at times she felt helpless, she really wasn't.
Max is just HOT. If you like tattooed boys who are flirtatious, cheeky and have great personalities not forgetting he's also a fire fighter - well you are going to love Max. He was a great character and truly fun to read about. I loved how the story was told from his point of view as well as Kit's as we really got a good grasp on what was going on in both their minds.
There's action, betrayal, romance and did I mention hot sex? Well, there's that too. In fact I felt that Temptation really did have a bit of everything and it made me enjoy the book more for it. This would have been a solid 4 star books, I just didn't like those last few pages. It really annoyed me and kind of took from my enjoyment. For some of you it may be just the right ending, me... I don't like perfect as life isn't that way.
I gave Temptation by Robin Covington 3.5 stars and recommend it as a great summer read for while you are on your holiday/vacation this year - it will be great for chilling out and reading by the pool.
You Own Me was the first book I'd read by Shiloh Walker, so I didn't know what the writing style would be like. The cover didn't do much for me but at...moreYou Own Me was the first book I'd read by Shiloh Walker, so I didn't know what the writing style would be like. The cover didn't do much for me but at present its a temporary cover and may not be the same when the book is released.
The synopsis interested me. I do like a troubled bad boy and Lizzie sounded fun. Unfortunately I just didn't connect well with Decker at all. I didn't 'want' him which may sound weird but I always feel thats half the pull with these books. Lizzie was fun and I loved her naughty side. What I didn't like was her lack of self confidence. Being a bigger girl myself I wouldn't say I'm over confident but also wouldn't say that I'm completely comfortable with myself either. Lizzie lacked confidence with herself and that really narked me as the story went on.
I loved the addition of the 'website' and found that aspect really fun. Lizzie's boyfriend was a complete and utter dick (Sorry for the bluntness) and what I didn't understand was how Lizzie was towards him earlier in the book. When you have a best friend (I'm engaged to mine and the risk for something more with them is always worth taking - life is short people!) who you have feelings for and are with a complete idiot, well that didn't mesh with me either.
However what made this book a 3.5 almost 4 but not quite, was the story its self. That I did like and although I didn't really love Decker, I did love the chemistry between him and Lizzie. I was unsure why this was classed as an Adult/Erotica book though, yes it was a little harder than some romances but I didn't really see why it was under that classification.
I went into reading Channel 20Something (The first book in the 20Something series) by Amy Patrick expecting your standard recipe for a new adult roman...moreI went into reading Channel 20Something (The first book in the 20Something series) by Amy Patrick expecting your standard recipe for a new adult romance (You know how it is, troubled bad boy, good girl, put them together and voila right?) and was really pleasantly surprised!
Welcome to the story of Heidi and Aric. Firstly let me start by saying Heidi is a great character. Although she's been bought up well and correctly, she is still a very funny, down to earth girl. I loved her when she let her hair down, but also saw aspects in her that I see in myself, where she tries to please everyone but struggles at times to strive for what she wants (Or have the confidence to do it). She's a real character and more than once her antics had me laughing out loud, but also sympathising with her. Yes at times her actions were a little 'crazy' but we all have our mad moments right?
Then we have Aric, hot sexy Sports guy Aric. Let's just take a moment to appreciate how his name rolls off your tongue when you say it... Aric. He's gorgeous, he's smart and also a bit of a joker at times. He also felt like a real character to me and although he had the looks of a God, seemed to not quite fit the mould else where, making him slightly imperfect and more real.
The story has a great pace, it kept me reading and not wanting to put the book down (I read this in 2 sittings). There was just the right amount of ups and downs, not too much drama but enough to keep things interesting and don't even get me started with her fiance or the ex!
I really enjoyed Channel 20Something and definitely will be looking to read the other books in the series. If this one is anything to go by, I can see it being uber popular with the 20 something market and those who enjoy a good New Adult romance with some humour and fun to it!
I gave Channel 20Something 4 stars and recommend it highly!