Let me start by once again repeating I don't like 1st person narration. The 1st person point is to make the reader feel more connected to the characteLet me start by once again repeating I don't like 1st person narration. The 1st person point is to make the reader feel more connected to the character. However, I rarely find a believeable 1st person character, and this book was no exception.
Josie has just turned 13, but acts and thinks like she's 16 yo or more. At a first read, her mom seems like a beaten wife, and her stepfather the wife beater.
Josie develops a friendship with a popular girl, which I think the author wanted to use as a hook to how Josie is kidnapped. IMO there were other ways for it to happen. It could have happened at the first page and I would have been hooked from there. I wasn't. The story was all over the place. There were various knots the author didn't manage to untangle. Me, as a perso do not wish to see a child kidnapped or raped, but the way it was put into the story, I just didn't buy that it happened.
The motive behind the kidnapping an raping was hinted, but not really discussed, and I would have liked to see the story from the kidnapper POV. Has he done it for money? For fun? Because he is sick? The premise of this book was not bad, tghe story just didn't live it up to it. I wasn't thrilled, or afraid, or reading at the edge of my seat. I was merey reading words that didn't quite were a sentence, and weren't quite a book either.
Her Billionaires is the story of plus size analyst girl, Laura, firefighter Dylan and ski instructor Mike. Mike and Dylan were in a threesome relationship for about 10 years, and less than 2 years ago, their wife died from lymphoma, leaving them both her money. 1.1 billion dollars, and an anual income of about 50 millions. (Pretty cheap) They haven't learned to navigate the "rich" world, and are still clinging to what they know and pretty much hiding their fortune.
Trying to find a man is hard for Laura. So she decides to join a online dating site to try and find a man. She soons find herself being "courted" by Dylan, and afterwards Mike. Their story is full of misunderstandings and it happens too fast. From 0 to 60 they are amost in love, and then lapses of time happens, a week, a month 3 months... I could live with less FSoG references. (Seriously, DON'T be that author! FSoG was BAD enough already) I can remember at least 5 references, and I'm sure that's not all. There are some issues I just shruged or I wouldn't finish it. She just meet someone online, goes on a date with him, on the same day, and from there to his place to have sex. He could be a maniac for christ sakes! Don't be that stupid, stupid lonely girl who goes out with some random online guy, and then go to his place, and think it's safe because he's hot... Just DON'T. Go watch some Criminal Minds!
The book wasn't all bad, but it wasn't all good either. There were issues. In the end I finished mostly because it was for a challenge and I had no time to read another book.´
On a last note, the cover really bothered me. The series title says: BBW Menage. And the girl on the cover looks pretty skinny to me. Cover is not all, but it can make or break a book. ...more
Taking in account I haven’t read the first one in this series, I didn’t really know what I was in for when I started Fire Inside. That said. Let’s getTaking in account I haven’t read the first one in this series, I didn’t really know what I was in for when I started Fire Inside. That said. Let’s get down and dirty;
The Main Characters: Hop: He’s a loyal Chaos Brother. He knows his ground, and that he will do everything to protect not only the MC family, but those around it. Those like Lanie. Hop’s got two kids and a crazy ex-wife.
Lanie: Since I didn’t read the first book, I didn’t get why everybody referred to her as crazy. She was annoying sometimes. She’s also loyal, but feels guilty for what she put her best friend through 7 years ago. Her family is fucked up, and it messes with her mind sometimes. Alcoholic mom, cheater dad.
Chaos MC: I entered this book thinking I was reading Sons of Anarchy and was, not exactly disappointed, but I expected more in terms of the MC. There are some MC bond moments, and how they do anything it takes to protect the Chaos famil.
The writing: I almost gave this book up before chapter 2. At first, at Hop’s parts we got things in 3rd person, but when we were in Lanie’s head, it was 1st person, and that was freaking madly annoying. I didn’t liked Lanie at the beginning. Didn’t liked her in the middle, but toward the end she somehow got some backbone and I started liking her. The 1st person still bothered me though; it wasn’t so bad as in the beginning. I think there was too much BS before they got the core of the story. The part that I was reading because it was interesting, and not because I got the ARC. Sometimes I felt like I was reading an so talked-about trilogy that I won’t bother naming it.
The Language: I totally need a Hop dictionary! Most of the time I couldn’t get what he was saying, and at other times I was cracking up so bad I didn’t even care. He ate nouns, pronouns, and sometimes verbs and adjectives! It was crazy
The Good: When feelings got involved! It felt real and made the book worth! They had problems, but it felt real, and I really liked.
The Bad: I had some trouble with the 1st person, since I’m not a fan of it. The way Lanie thought at the beginning drove me about insane. I seriously wanted to throw her off of a cliff so she would just shut up. She would find a word and form 4, 5 phrases with it. This is a pet peeve for me, and around chapter 2, I browsed through goodreads and 98% of the reviews were 4 or 5 Stars and it mind boggled me. I liked toward the end, but it took me a while.
All in all, I had a good time reading the book, when I felt connected to it. Some parts were just too much and I wouldn’t have minded deleted off the book. I had double feelings about this story, and at parts I felt like I would never read this author again, and at others I thought I would totally read other works by this writer.
*** I received this as an ARC from Netgalley.com in exchange of an honest review. ...more
This book had so much potential to be a great book, instead it was just flat out boring. I think I entered in the middle of a series, even though I haThis book had so much potential to be a great book, instead it was just flat out boring. I think I entered in the middle of a series, even though I had no problem understanding the story. Paul & Andy are a couple for 2 years now, and they have fallen on the so dreaded "married" routine. They don't talk, sex is meaningless, and they're drifting apart more and more. After a getaway to try to lit the old spark, they find Zach at the side of the road. I did not liked Zach. He went to LA, because he thought he could be the next great new shit at Hollywood. He soon discovered he was not alone. So, to keep food in his mouth and a roof over his head, he trades sex for shelter. He worked as stripper, and even tried his hand at porn. What I didn't liked about him, was the fact that he didn't want to change. He wanted to keep on living off other guys, and shaking his moneymaker at some stage, than to try something else. The story was paced too fast for me to believe that after a few days they were all in trio-HappyLand. Had this book been longer, and better paced, it would be a GREAT read. Too bad it wasn't...more
Oh God, my eyes are burning! (From laughing alright)
This has to be one of the most cheesy books I've read lately. Okay, some Daddy's little girl booksOh God, my eyes are burning! (From laughing alright)
This has to be one of the most cheesy books I've read lately. Okay, some Daddy's little girl books are really good and I enjoy them, Touch Me, Daddy however wasn't one of them.
This tells the story of Stephanie, she was adopted when she was 16 years old, and now she's 18 and has a crush on her daddy. Daddy, err, Rick and his wife Sarah, are on a bit of a strain, since she's green with jealousy because of Steph, the young virgin with the big boobs and hot body.
The jump between a father-daughter relationship to "Your little girl wants your cock. All of it shoved in deep." was too much too soon for me. Very meh, here I'm again with porn flick.
It was a fast read and helped me to have a laugh, so I'd recommend for this reason.
I feel cheated by this book. I was expecting so much more and then it's over and I stare at the screen and ask myself... That's IT? It's over as in OvI feel cheated by this book. I was expecting so much more and then it's over and I stare at the screen and ask myself... That's IT? It's over as in Over? Where the hell is the story? All it needed was one day, some mud and a stolen pond to fall in love - or in a bed - I guess. Huh. I know now why this series has never held any appeal to me.
It never fails to amuse me when oral virgins deep throat the biggest cocks they've ever had on their first try. 'Cuz it's just so easy. *snicker*...more
Gettin' Lucky was too melodramatic for my tastes. Marcy's the kind of character I hate most in books. She not just didn't fought1.5
Man... was that bad!
Gettin' Lucky was too melodramatic for my tastes. Marcy's the kind of character I hate most in books. She not just didn't fought for her man, she made him go without even telling him why. She took the saying Once burned twice shy above and beyond. Lucky is this whole lot of... Nothing. Why he even liked Marcy is a mistery to me. I felt absolute no connection with any of the them, and the main couple IMO lacked chemistry. The ménage didn't convince me either. I like the idea of twins (Hell yeah!) but in this book made me roll my eyes. (BTW I love when (semi)anal virgins try anal sex for the first time in e ménage. Seriously. Lol)...more
Bound for Pleasure by Ann Mayburn is a (very) short light BDSM story. Normally I'd go for longer books, but this one had me interested by the synopsisBound for Pleasure by Ann Mayburn is a (very) short light BDSM story. Normally I'd go for longer books, but this one had me interested by the synopsis since the beginning, and for the theme: Female Domination.
*Tycen: Football player, and widowed. He's a submissive 'in the closet'. Since his wife died a couple years ago, he can't find a connection with a woman, in a vanilla relationship, or not. He needs the subspace that submission gives to him.
*Lara: She's sent to be Tycen's domme for the night. She's also lost someone she loved -her lover and submissive- and couldn't yet find that special kind of submissive to feel her needs. One that wants to be more than a doormat to her.
*Harvey: Harvey is a paparazzi just read to destroy Tycen's life. He wants to find dirty on the football's player reputation at any cost. He'll do whatever it takes to make the good guy look bad.
Plot: I liked the pace Ann Mayburn set to this short story. It doesn't drag or rush. Which is great for a short story. Tycen's waiting to meet Madame Eve, who's going help him get to subspace, and submit for the night. He's disappointed when she's late, and figure it won't work. When he get to his hotel suit, he's deliciously surprised by Lara's presence. She sets the way it's going to be, and he submits with no doubts. While they're having their wicked way in the bedroom. Harvey's trying to get to them, so he can dirty Tycen's reputation.
My opinion: The story didn't do much for me. I was expecting something more... More? I'm also wandering if Tycen reached the subspace he wanted since the beginning. I've seen some typing/writing mistakes that for a short story it shouldn't be there. In overall, it was a weak book. I really hope this to be a sequel for a whole book about Tycen and Lara....more
The premise is very cool. The men of the Dantes family, when they found their soul mate, they feel the Inferno (Hell). And if they don't stay togetherThe premise is very cool. The men of the Dantes family, when they found their soul mate, they feel the Inferno (Hell). And if they don't stay together with the person they love, they'll suffer forever. I've NEVER, NEVER, NEVER, NEVER read a man that can make so many mistakes, and still think he's right. And when she did something stupid on her own, he treated her like shit. I was like C'moooooon!! You kidding me?? in half of the book. He was an ass, and she was an idiot. I gave 2 stars because the book could be good, and there's some parts that I liked, but I only could think about slap those two upside the head. I'll in the future read the rest of the series (Just more 7 books lol). But I don't think it'll be soon! ...more
I'm feeling like the odd woman out. I guess 90% of the reviews have a 5 stars rating. Okay, this book did NOT work for me at all. It wasn't the BDSM (I'm feeling like the odd woman out. I guess 90% of the reviews have a 5 stars rating. Okay, this book did NOT work for me at all. It wasn't the BDSM (Or the lack of it), or how BDSM was the bad guy in here. What troubled me most was the characters. I wanted to smack both of them upside the head at each page I turned, and tell tem to grow the fuck up. I read this a few time ago, and I forgot to update in GR. It was that bad.
Full review to come later... You know, when pigs fly....more
That was... plain bad. Didn't liked the plot. I was expecting more, since I loved #1 & #2 from the Fixed series. The only good thing, was the sex. YThat was... plain bad. Didn't liked the plot. I was expecting more, since I loved #1 & #2 from the Fixed series. The only good thing, was the sex. Yeah, true. Fae? Fairy world? Oh damn, I just don get it. Gimme a hot vamp, and I'll be happy. But a fae? Seriously? And lemme just say. It's *impossible* to feel a d*ck in your throat, when it's fucking your p*ssy. JUST saying!...more
The plot wasn't strong enough, (even more in such limited pages) and the characters had their roll-eyes momentBottoms Up was a bit of disappointment.
The plot wasn't strong enough, (even more in such limited pages) and the characters had their roll-eyes moments (lots of them).
Sometimes Erotica and Love should NOT be mixed AT ALL. I would have liked more if there were NO love in the picture. Sorry to say, but I don't believe in "I love you" statements between people with one week relationships.
I think Johnny was a weak Dom, and the reason why he was a dominant was laughable. To dominate other, you need to first dominate yourself. The other person is trusting you to take care of her, being that through pleasure or pain or both. He didn't convinced me. He was known in his bar for being a very rigid Dom. I did not see that. He was kinda sweet at the beginning, and a bit of an ass in the middle.
Destiny is a dominant woman with hidden submissive desires. She's been honing her domme skills for some years, and then suddenly she's under Master Johnny mastery. It looks like she was a sub her whole life, she just hadn't noticed that little detail herself. I liked her attitude though, when Johnny failed her as her Dom. The fact that she faced him earned my respect.
I'll rate a 2(2.5) Stars , because even with a poor plot, and not great characters, the sex was very hot and had me squirming in my seat ;)...more
Hard to explain, hard to rate, hard to review it. I've been reading this book for the last 7 hours (08:21am now) and I can't hardly think let alone doHard to explain, hard to rate, hard to review it. I've been reading this book for the last 7 hours (08:21am now) and I can't hardly think let alone do a review. Gonna sleep and try to forget ths whole book....more