I got this as a free read and frankly I don't know what I feel after reading it. Huh seems appropriate.
I am definitely confused by Matt's methods of pI got this as a free read and frankly I don't know what I feel after reading it. Huh seems appropriate.
I am definitely confused by Matt's methods of proclaiming his love for Savannah. Seems he went way over the top and literally kept Savannah up in the air and definitely on the sexual edge. Wow what a crazy contraption they rigged up to sexually arouse and/or torment the girl not to mention all the time and effort to set the scene.
I can't deny that she was the beneficiary of a lot of male loving and attention including toys and many orgasms courtesy of multiple partners.
Seems to me Matt could of just taken her out for a nice dinner and movie if he wanted to pursue a deeper relationship with Savannah since he so obviously loved her? Seems like it would have been a lot less trouble...if not quite as fun for all involved....more
I’m gonna try and Texas two-step my way through this review.
It’s hard to write a review for a book that just doesn’t do it for you and you can’t pinpI’m gonna try and Texas two-step my way through this review.
It’s hard to write a review for a book that just doesn’t do it for you and you can’t pinpoint why? I didn’t hate it, but didn’t love it. If I had to accurately describe my feelings...I tolerated it.
I liked the cover and the premise sounded promising. I should have felt sorry for the heroine, but I didn’t. I should have swooned at manly men Dillon and Brett, but I didn’t. Sometimes you just don’t make the connection. Doesn’t mean it won’t work for you. Lots of people liked Texas Tangle so you may too. After all we all can’t like the same food, men or books. That’s what makes the world go round. I did like Merlin the donkey.
Nikki Kimball has definitely been dealt a raw deal. She’s newly divorced trying to make a go of running a horse breeding ranch. She’s got a douche of an ex-husband who cheated on her, her parents treat her no better than dirt on the bottom of their shoes (I really hated them) and a brother who she’s helping by letting him live at her ranch while he’s on probation - HE is the king of the douche bags; A-hole with a capital A. Nikki’s the poster child for bad luck when her house is burgled and everything gets stolen, her credit is ruined and her bank accounts emptied. Huh that's family for ya.
Then along comes white knight and neighbor Dillon Barrett and his best friend and foster brother Brett Anderson riding in on their white stallions - ok they were just driving trucks - to save the damsel in distress. Dillon and Brett are as close as any two blood brothers can be and when all three attended high school together 10 years ago both Dillon and Brett had a "thing" for Nikki, but neither followed through on asking her out and lost the opportunity when she ended up preggers and married to her douchey ex-husband. He who hesitates loses the girl boys!
So now years later, just when it seems like Nikki's life can’t get any worse, it’s like she’s been gifted with these two hunky guys served up to her on a silver platter and now she's supposed to choose between them...or not.
I found it interesting that after almost ruining the brother bond between Dillon and Brett when they were in high school when Brett and Nikki shared a kiss - now they're just going to let bye-gones be bye-gones like nothing happened and share her in and out of bed? Or better yet one of them will be the bigger man and step aside so the other one can have a go at a relationship with her. Nope back to option #1 - they are going to live like one big happy family. Everybody into the bed!
This book just wasn’t for me but that doesn’t mean much. I'm not going to claim that I read or like a lot of ménage stories. I've read them but they are not my read of choice. Texas Tangle does have lots of tangling in the sheets, on the kitchen table, in the front seat of a Jeep but one of the threesome scenes had a particular scenario that had me going whaaaaat? Did he really just asked her to stimulate that? Never read that request in a book before. It kind of had a WTF factor for me.
I read this book as part of the TBR Challenge hosted by Super Wendy and I finished it. Unfortunately it just wasn't my cup of apple cidar.
Give me a sexy sports romance story any day and all is good with my world.
I’ve read the other 2 books in the series and was excited to see Be3.5 Stars
Give me a sexy sports romance story any day and all is good with my world.
I’ve read the other 2 books in the series and was excited to see Bella Andre had a new addition to the Outlaw series. The cover immediately reminded me of another football sports book I read recently (The Perfect Play by Jaci Burton - gotta love those hunky ab-fabulous covers).
What happens in Vegas baby!!! Cole Taylor really wants to fulfil the wishes of his dying Grandmother who raised him. She wants to see him married and settled to a “good girl”. That’s going to be a tough request to fill considering Cole is a famous, football star for the San Francisco Outlaws. There may be lots of bad girls lined up around the block for this bad boy, but he needs to find a "good girl" to marry and introduce to Grandma.
First grade teacher Anna Davis is in Vegas for her sister’s wedding. She’s kind of the odd duck in her family, she has a few self esteem issues, is boring and predicable and just looking for the right moment to break out of her shell. Well hello Vegas because Anna’s about to take a gigantic leap outside her comfort zone.
Their eyes meet across a crowded room and with only the brush of her fingertips against his knuckles Cole feels an unbelievable shock of attraction for the innocent brunette at the bar. He also knows immediately knows she’s the “good girl” he’s been looking for. Before either can say “I Do” Cole and Anna are united in Holy Matrimony. I knew why Cole was marrying Anna but since she wasn’t aware of Cole’s full intentions (and had no idea he was a famous football player) I had a harder time believing she would marry a complete stranger - no matter how gorgeous or persuasive he was. So it seemed a bit far-fetched that these 2 would immediately jump into the wedding frying pan, but I went with it. On a side note I was having a he’s too stupid to live moment thinking that given Cole was a famous, wealthy football player, he would consider marrying someone without a pre-nup. Guess he wouldn’t be the first guy to do so?
All I can say is WOW - what a honeymoon. Given that these two barely knew each other a couple of hours, there was nooooo holding back in the bedroom on the wedding night. Cole pushed Anna to her limits and she discovered a whole knew appreciation for her sexuality. Cole kind of reminded me a randy, never had sex before 14 year old boy. He couldn’t get enough of Anna and he was almost too overpowering in his sexual prowess - he could have dialled it down a notch or two given Anna’s innocence. I guess it was a good thing Anna discovered her inner sexpot in a hurry. There are some - no make that a lot of scorching hot sex scenes between these two.
Once Cole revealed his true intentions about his true need for a wife - Anna of course felt betrayed but is then guilted into playing the role of loving and devoted wife to appease a dying woman’s wishes.
Once they return to “normal” life, Anna realizes just how hard it’s going to be to perpetrate the lie of being married to Cole. Anna really is a good girl and having to lie to family, friends and co-workers is not something that comes naturally to her. In addition being in the spotlight of the paparazzi would be hard for anyone to get used to especially when Anna finds herself falling deeply in love for real with her husband - knowing that to him their marriage is a sham and a charade they are playing for the benefit of his grandmother.
One thing that really made me roll my eyes in disbelief was when Anna attended her first ever football game and after watching about half the game - she felt she’d grasped the rules. Oh really? About football? Ummmm I don’t think so. I’m not a huge football fan, but I’ve been watching it for years and I don’t know that I could feel confident about knowing the rules after many years let alone half a game. It’s a little thing, but it struck a nerve with me.
There’s lots to like about Game for Love and really you don’t have to enjoy football or sports to enjoy this book. It’s a love story that starts out under false pretences, with an intense amazing attraction between Cole and Anna and in the end there is a happy ending for everyone. ...more
Tempted to Rebel continues with Zack and Devon taking the next step in their relationship. Although Zach tries to warn Devon about his darke 3.5 stars
Tempted to Rebel continues with Zack and Devon taking the next step in their relationship. Although Zach tries to warn Devon about his darker tendencies when it comes to sex and that vanilla sex doesn’t satisfy his need to control it doesn’t scare her off and only peaks her interest. Very smexy times ahead.
Zach totally has Devon under his sexual spell and what a naughty boss making Devon “suffer” and leaving her on edge all day at work with his little surprise he forced on her in the previous instalment.
“Delayed gratification can bring you to heights of pleasure that you never dared imagine Miss Reid.” Mmmmm is that a promise or a threat? Either way Zach delivered in spades.
And right at the end we see a tiny, tiny glimpse that Zach has some even darker demons driving him. ...more
The action starts out fast and furious (mmmm I sense a movie title in there somewhere), a bank robbery in progress, people cowering on the floor, liveThe action starts out fast and furious (mmmm I sense a movie title in there somewhere), a bank robbery in progress, people cowering on the floor, lives being threatened by the likes of Hook Nose, Black Hair and Red Shoes. Not exactly the place to be scoping out your next potential date, but it’s hard for Matt O’Connor to resist the beautiful blonde lying on the floor next to him as they share a snarky, running commentary on the ineptitude of the idiots robbing the bank.
With the crisis averted, Matt decides to make a move on his snark-alicous partner-in-crime and ask her out for dinner. When she appears to think it over before stamping “Denied” on his forehead, Matt is dumbfounded, literally in shock - Who the hell mulls over going out on a date with him? With a sympathetic grin and a sassy wave, Savannah Harte leaves Matt O‘Connor in her wake to nurse his wounded ego. You go girl!
Big, bad-ass, bald, commitment-phob, Navy SEAL Matt O’Connor finally meets the one girl who doesn’t want a relationship. He’s been a man-slut for years and in his own words “if he were counting notches on his belt - he would need 10 of them.” It seemed kind of like poetic justice then that Savannah Harte, owner of her own florist business Harte to Harte was the first girl to put the unflappable Matt off his game.
Savannah should have been the girl of Matt's dreams...she just wanted to have sex with him and then when she got bored with him as she inevitably would, she would just send him on his merry way with no regrets. But the more serious Matt got about having a real relationship with Savannah, the more she was determined to keep things between them all about the S-E-X.
This is my first Elle Kennedy book and although it’s the sixth book in the series, I had no issue picking up this series midstream. There are mentions of characters I’m going to take a major leap and assume are from previous books, but they had no real bearing on this story.
This was a fast, easy, sexy read as this commitment challenged duo tried to get past their fears and give love a chance to bloom.
I will definitely be checking out some of the other Men in Uniform stories in the series. ...more
Their hands reach across the grocery shelf at the exact same moment, the prize within their grasp...it’s the only box left on the shelf and over a boxTheir hands reach across the grocery shelf at the exact same moment, the prize within their grasp...it’s the only box left on the shelf and over a box of caramel corn - a friendship is born.
A Little Bit Naughty is your typical friends to lovers story. I got the feeling Amanda and Leo had been “best buds” for years and my only question was why? These two obviously had chemistry and real feelings for each other.
Amanda and Leo spend more platonic time together than most couples in a relationship. Lunches two to three times a week, going to the movies, out to dinner, he calls her sweetheart and touches her at every opportunity. And then there is their shared love of caramel corn. If that isn’t a match made in heaven I don’t know what is.
Again why are these two just friends? I guess they just needed the right incentive to take their relationship to the next level. And what better excuse then the fake fiancé ruse.
Amanda’s got the upcoming dreaded family reunion she doesn’t want to attend alone where she will be subjected to the usual questions and concerns from her family about her *gasp* lack of a boyfriend. Leo the ever gallant BFF offers to attend with her as her “pretend boyfriend”. Amanda has real misgivings about their ability to carry off the charade in front of her family for a weekend, but she can’t forget the feel of the bulge in Leo’s pants when they practice fake kissing. *Whispers* he’s hung don’t you know.
Sharing a cabin offers all kinds of sexy opportunities for Leo and Amanda to get down and dirty and they do over and over again. They discover quite quickly that they are indeed compatible in and out of bed…and they like it.
I think in the future they’ll be sharing a lot more than caramel corn together and more importantly Amanda will no longer be attending the family reunion solo.
Trust in Me definitely contains some dark subject matter. I like my erotica light and sexy or at least not a total degrading and humiliating experiencTrust in Me definitely contains some dark subject matter. I like my erotica light and sexy or at least not a total degrading and humiliating experience for the heroine. There are some cringe worthy scenes that made my skin crawl and still I felt compelled to find out how many more horrors Mia would be forced to endure. I think I'll go find something light and fluffy to cleanse my reading pallet. Some imagines need to be erased.
It was a quick read but the ending felt rushed and some aspects of the storyline left unresolved....more
I love sports-themed stories (I'm still holding out hope one day an author will write about a sexy te 3 1/2 Stars
The cover definitely gets 5+++ stars.
I love sports-themed stories (I'm still holding out hope one day an author will write about a sexy tennis player *waiting*), so it was a no brainer that I would be reading The Perfect Play and with this cover as a tease - who could not pick up this book?
The Perfect Play is the story I’m sure every women fantasizes about happening to them. Personally I think you have a better chance of being struck by lightning, but it never hurts to dream. Just the though of being within licking distance of that cover model in real life is enough to make all the girly parts tingle.
Average, every day, 30 year old single mom with a 15 year old son meets gorgeous, hunky, starting NFL quarterback and they begin a hot, hot, HAWT sexy affair. Yes there is sex, lots and lots of sex. You go girl! We will all live vicariously through you.
Mick Riley is instantly attracted to event Planner Tara Lincoln and pursues her for a relationship even though they are the most unlikely of couples. He’s used to going to movie premieres with young Hollywood starlets on his arm (all in the name of publicity of course), groupies throwing themselves at him and yet Mick wasn’t portrayed as a playboy at all. His actual lack of being a “bad boy” seemed a bit out of character for what I imagined a single, gorgeous (see cover again - yummy) starring NFL quarterback to be. Maybe it was more understandable since Mick was more mature at thirty, nearing the later stages of his career and looking for more than the next one night stand. Also he was really close with his family who seemed to keep him grounded. His piece of work publicist Liz on the other hand was 100% against his seeing Tara and tried on more than one occasion to sink their relationship. Liz’s interference cost her big time, but fear not we haven’t seen the last of her. It will be interesting to see how Jaci Burton redeems Liz in the next book in the series Changing the Game about Mick’s brother Gavin.
Although The Perfect Play essentially revolves around the world of football, there is a lot more than just sports to this story. ...more
So I was looking forward to Delicious. It didn't take me long to realize this was probably not the most appropriate book to be reading at the gym?!? GSo I was looking forward to Delicious. It didn't take me long to realize this was probably not the most appropriate book to be reading at the gym?!? Good thing I had my book cover on it....Yikes!
Hot shot chef Luc Traverson broke the golden rule all readers know: Never judge a book by its cover. In this case that book is Alyssa Devereaux, former exotic dancer turned strip club/restaurant owner.
I did not like Luc at the start of this book. I found him to be a judgemental, hypocritical walking hard-on. Whatever his reasons, Luc thinks Alyssa is beneath his station in life because she’s a stripper and therefore she must sleep around. At this point in his life Luc is looking for a good little woman to marry and bare his children and Alyssa just doesn’t measure up to his standards. That doesn’t stop him from constantly sporting a raging hard-on or constantly thinking about having sex with Alyssa every second of the day. Oh ya and he somehow manages to conveniently forget about the little school teacher Emily he’s been dating back home and is thinking about proposing to.
Alyssa is not the person Luc perceives her to be. She’s survived a traumatic childhood, she’s come a long way and she’s made a name for herself. Alyssa’s got her own version of a hard-on for the sexy chef. Ever since Luc and Alyssa had a one night stand three months previously, she’s never been able to forget the way Luc rocked her world.
These two were actually a good match for each other. They played the she loves me, he loves me not; she hates me, he hates me too song throughout the entire book. Their mixed feelings for each other aside, that didn’t prevent them from going at it like bunnies whenever they were in spitting distance of each other. Very hot, energetic bunnies!
During the second half of the book, the action gears up as Alyssa is being targeted by a stalker – or two or three. No surprises though who the bad guy(s) are. Three stalkers may have been one too many.