An dark look at mail order brides and the consequences of such practices. I wouldn't classify this as romance. A love story, maybe, or a cautionary taAn dark look at mail order brides and the consequences of such practices. I wouldn't classify this as romance. A love story, maybe, or a cautionary tale...perhaps womens fiction, but not a romance in the definition of the genre.
I made it 40% and had to give up. A confusing story that had a lot going on but wasn't actually going anywhere. DNF-will post thoughts in Sept reviewsI made it 40% and had to give up. A confusing story that had a lot going on but wasn't actually going anywhere. DNF-will post thoughts in Sept reviews. ...more
Anything But Broken by Joelle Knox (aka Kit Rocha aka Moira Rogers) is an NA romance contemporary that deals with little sister crush, second chan3.5
Anything But Broken by Joelle Knox (aka Kit Rocha aka Moira Rogers) is an NA romance contemporary that deals with little sister crush, second chances, and some serious subject matters. Two strong well developed and likable protagonists build a sweet and sexy romance while discovering some uncomfortable truths about one another, themselves, and their combined pasts. Angsty, broody, and wonderfully romantic with some delightful supporting characters whose humor and support adds some lovely lighthearted moments to break the serious overtones. All in all enjoyable NA, I did have a couple of issues. One, I found Hannah hard to relate to for most of the book. Knox did such a good job showing the readers how emotionally disconnected Hannah was I never felt we really got to see the real Hannah till almost the end. Also, I felt the ending came hard and fast with too little resolution for the serious of this couple's issues. I am looking forward to the next book as this looks to be the start of another winning series for this dynamic and prolific writing duo.
A shy young woman makes up a suitor to thwart her family's matchmaking schemes but never imagines the lengths she will have to go to keep up4.5 stars
A shy young woman makes up a suitor to thwart her family's matchmaking schemes but never imagines the lengths she will have to go to keep up the charade until her make believe fiance shows up to claim his "bride."
Let the games begin.
When a Scot Ties the Knot is an absolute delight and fans will definitely cheer this humorous, sexy, and emotionally fulfilling marriage of convenience tale between a shy heroine and a war weary veteran. ...more
I was super excited when Molly Harper told me at CMC2015 she was co authoring a new pnr series based on a Russian mob family who just happen to be wolf shifters. So I stalked her until I got a copy. GO ME! A strong, intelligent, sexually free alpha heroine takes the stage front and center as she fights to save the family business from her insane brother and her right to live and love on her own terms in a world where women are nothing more than pretty decorations. Humor and horror go hand in hand as Conrad and Corona build an engaging world that straddles the line between the mundane and the supernatural. Dynamic characters and witty dialogue keep the story moving along at a steady pace. Overall, I enjoyed though there were issues that stood out for me. A bit too much repetition (heroine constantly repeats that she can’t be with the hero due to his family) and there are some plot holes that defied explanation. Regardless, I look forward to reading more of this world.
Fans will love Sinclair's lastest offering involving two long standing characters whose sexual appetites are at opposite ends of the specturm. SensualFans will love Sinclair's lastest offering involving two long standing characters whose sexual appetites are at opposite ends of the specturm. Sensual and emotionally charged, Sinclair digs beneath the typical D/s storyline to showcase the mental and emotional makeup of a couple whose choices in lifestyle are more of a way to hide then truly live. The tempestuous and erotic push and pull of what they want and what they are both willing to give offers readers a unique view into the world of sadism and the joys one can receive when they give up their most precious gift of all...control.
I disliked the first book in this series but decided to give it another shot because the blurb intrigued me. I should have listen**spoiler alert** DNF
I disliked the first book in this series but decided to give it another shot because the blurb intrigued me. I should have listened to my gut. The heroine annoyed me. Seriously annoyed me. Again we have a heroine who is so over the top emo with a strong NA feel. My first hint I may not like is when the heroine admits in the beginning she's playing the hero in order to get him to fall in love with her. From there it's all downhill. She instigates herself into his life, his family's life, ect...doing things she KNOWS he'll hate to prove she is the one for him. The scene that broke me is when it's discovered what she did (lied and manipulated him) and rather then truly apologise, she shifts the blame on the hero. Meh. I'm done.
Favorite Quote: “I saw you, you know. Everywhere I looked.”
Avery Dare lives a quiet life as a popular vlogger. Though she never forgot her first love, Grey Kingston, she knows his fame and lifestyle was never for her. When she receives a ticket backstage for one of his concerts, she attends only to see him wrapped up in a crowd of groupies, proving what she always thought.
Grey Kingston left home at eighteen to fulfill his dream of being a rock star. Now seven years later, he is at the top of his game as lead guitarist and singer for the band, Tangled Royal. He has everything he could he want-fame, money, and all the women he can handle-but not the girl he left behind. Tired and ready for a change, Gray heads back to Miami, hoping he can convince Avery to forgive him and give him another chance.
As Grey weaves his magic once again around Avery and their love for one reignites, there are those out there who don’t want them together. With the paparazzi circling and a stalker starts threatening Avery, she wonders if their love for one another can survive the fishbowl Grey seems to live in.
Dare to Rock is a short steamy second chance romance about a rock star and the girl he left behind. Number seven in Phillips’s Dare To Love series, each book can be read as a stand alone. This series follows the Dare family. The Dares’ are a group of siblings whose father carried on a secret affair for years and fathered four additional children with his mistress. YIKES. This installment is Avery Dare’s story. Avery was particularly hurt by her father’s deception because not only was she forced to deal with the cruelty of the world over the affair at a young age, but her father also asked her to donate bone marrow to one of her step siblings who was dying from cancer, reinforcing that her father loved his new family more than her.
I liked Dare To Rock overall even with it’s formulaic storyline. Phillips’s is a talented writer whose sexy romance contemporary entertains. Engaging characters and dialogue, along with a small suspenseful subplot, keeps the story running fast and smooth though I did feel we were dropped right down in the middle with not much to cling to as the story starts. Avery and Grey’s relationship picks right back up where it left off with little fanfare or conflict. We aren’t given an in depth look at their romance as teenagers nor do we get to see the results they suffered when Grey left. In fact, we barely see or hear anything of what happened to them (emotionally) in those years apart so I never got a good feel for how they were compared to now. Also, while I definitely felt the chemistry between them, I was a little more weary of what kept the attraction alive for seven years of no contact and how easily it was for them to fall back into it.
The sexual aspects of the romance are loud and proud as Grey is dominant dirty talker who loves to show Avery just how much he wants her. Which is all the time. :P Avery matches him sexually deed for deed which made for some nice steamy scenes. They are a cute couple whose connection is easily felt.
“He wanted to own her.To claim and possess her, to brand her so when she walked aout the door, she wouldn’t just smell like him, she’d belong to him. And come back to him.”
Avery and Grey’s reconnection blends well with their separate external relationships. I liked that Phillips’s didn’t isolate this couple to the point where nothing and no one else mattered. Avery has a strong relationship with all her siblings and a job that requires her continuous presence. Grey also has issues with his family that needed to be addressed and a career that didn’t just stop when he went home. Phillips’s gives just enough with the secondary characters so that new fan’s interests are peaked to scour Phillips’s backlist while more established fans will be pleased to see what past couples have been up to. The sparks between Erin and Tyler were HAWT and I hope their story comes soon.
The Dare To Love series are the perfect length and heat level to give even the busiest of readers a nice pleasant respite from the demands of everyday life. I recommend the series to everyone who enjoys a short but sweet romance with low level conflict and complementary characters....more
I picked up Red Card because I enjoy sports romances and I had seen some good reviews for the first book in the series. Red Card starts off interestingly enough. An international male soccer star falls hard for a semi pro women’s soccer player. Insta love prevails and I enjoyed seeing how emotionally vocal the hero was in his feeling for the heroine. However my pleasure soon morphed into horror as I got to know the heroine and her sister. Irrational behavior ahoy, these women are crazy. And not in an amusing way. Manipulative and abusive, the heroine and her sister had to be two of the most unlikable characters I’ve come across. The author offers explanations behind their behavior but I felt the reasons were pale and not good enough. They both treated the hero and other important people in their lives horribly. We see the heroine attack the hero physically twice, causing injury, but it is not addressed nor condemned. The heroine’s sister is just as bad with her verbal abuse of her family and the hero. The author attempts to redeem the heroine’s sister in a second chance romance; using grief to force her to change, only for me it wasn’t even enough to consider....more
The third and last installment of Bailey’s Broke and Beautiful series brings us a few classic tropes such as the dreaded friend zone with a healthy dose of class barriers, deceptive first impressions, and an alpha with overly protective issues. As with the first two books in the series, this one follows the same prescribed checklist-boy and girl meet, boy has issues, girl has issues, boy and girl come together for a night and issues explode between them. An engaging blend of laughter, angst, sexual tension, and addicting banter gives us a sugary sweet friends to lovers story with hints of D/s between a rough tattooed construction worker with a marshmallow center and an upper class woman whose innocent passive exterior hides an intelligent and spirited woman who’s ready to take a chance on love....more
Grab some ice and a fan ladies because Pike Ryland is in the house. The 8th installment in the Loving on the Edge series brings us the heat a4.5 stars
Grab some ice and a fan ladies because Pike Ryland is in the house. The 8th installment in the Loving on the Edge series brings us the heat and humor we have come to expect from this author but Loren focus shifts more onto the hero and heroine in this one with a few twists and turns that guarantee you will fall head over heels with this bad boy rocker and the woman and child who steal his heart....more
Sometimes two wrongs do make a right. Sensually wicked delights infuse this romance as two dynamic and damaged protagonists who consider themselves diSometimes two wrongs do make a right. Sensually wicked delights infuse this romance as two dynamic and damaged protagonists who consider themselves disappointments find the peace and acceptance they crave in each others bodies and hearts. A rich plotline only serves to further enhance the erotic overtones....more
Bailey serves up some of the best alpha heroes and Connor Bannon maybe her most alpha to date. Controlling and dominant, his need to always be in contBailey serves up some of the best alpha heroes and Connor Bannon maybe her most alpha to date. Controlling and dominant, his need to always be in control is tested by a fiery woman who will to do whatever it takes to make sure her freedom is never taken away. The sparks soon become a raging inferno as these two snipe, swipe, and dirty talk each other into a romance that burns both their souls....more
Favorite Quote: “The truth always come out eventually.”
One man will do anything to discover the truth behind his brother’s death.
One man will do anything to keep it buried.
The answer lies in the hands of one woman who will be forced to choose which is more important…loyalty or truth.
Abigail Wolff, an investigative journalist, turned in her press pass and resignation when a high profile story she wrote resulted in tragedy. Left bereft and guilt stricken over her actions in the affair, she is now works as a content curator for a health website. When she anonymously receives a packet of unclassified documents in the mail, alleging a military cover up in the death of a soldier, she finds herself poised on the edge of an abyss where she may be forced to betray the people she loves the most in order to find closure for a family she feels deserves the truth.
Kimberly Belle has proven she is no one trick pony with this latest release. As strong and heartbreakingly poignant as her debut, The Last Breathe, The Ones We Trust is a complex and thought-provoking drama that delivers a power filled story built on family and filled with grief, love, trust, betrayal. It asks you how far will you go and how much are you willing to give up in order discover the truth. Well researched and smoothly revealed, Belle expertly pulls all your emotions to the surface as you watch two families deal with the tragedy of losing someone they loved and trying valiantly to discover the reasons why.
The story reveals itself slowly, introducing these dynamic characters and their backstories while laying the groundwork for what’s to come. Two stories intertwine in here-one that serves to reminds Abigail of her past mistakes and one that gives her a chance to redeem herself-if only in her own eyes. One aspect I enjoy in Belle’s writing is the honesty she forces from her characters. While everyone would love to be hero and act above the board, we can’t negate the everyday emotions that make up our humanity. Love, lust, fear, anger, and selfishness exist and will always be a prevalent force no matter the situation we are in. Belle addresses these issues, showing us that it is very easy to be both the hero and villain of our own story.
Abigail is a strong, intelligent, forthright woman whose sense of loyalty and honesty are hardwired in her. An army brat, her father, a three star general, instilled strong values in her from day one of her life. Her determination to find out what happened to the slain soldier, Zach Armstrong, leads her to locate the Armstrong family and show them what she received. Unbeknownst to the family, Abigail not only knew Zach and interviewed him once upon a time, but she knows his brother Gabe as well. Mrs. Armstrong begs Abigail to write Zach’s story and bring the truth out in the open even though Abigail has repeatedly told her she is no longer a journalist. When Gabe comes to her, also asking for her help, Abigail is helpless to fight the tide of curiosity and begins her investigation. Unfortunately, her investigation leads her to her father and signs that he not only knows what really happened to Zach Armstrong…but had a hand in covering it up.
As Abigail works frantically to wipe away the darkness that surrounds Zach’s death, Belle uses her investigation to examine all of Abigail’s relationships and the effects her actions are having on them. How do you co-exist with your family whose goals are at odds with yours? How do you maintain loyalty? Should loyalty to family supersede all? How much is trust freely given and how much is painstakingly earned? Each person in here is forced to examine the motivations behind their actions and answer for them.
While the romance isn’t the main focus, it is a strong, sweetly defiant undercurrent that flows through the story. Family takes on new definitions as Abigail begins to form a romantic attachment to Gabe Armstrong. Grief stricken by the loss his brother and the toll it is taking on his family and himself, Gabe is distrustful of Abigail and is unsure if she is truly here to help or hinder his family’s investigation. His growing attraction to her becomes a source of confusion for him that sharpens under the growing evidence that the military wasn’t honest about his brother’s death.
As the mystery swirls around, drawing in tighter and tighter towards the finale, feelings of sorrow and relief overtakes the reader as we learn exactly what happened and why. The ending is bittersweet but hopeful as Abigail and Gabe learn that the truth is often layered in shades of gray and doesn’t always give us the answers we wanted to hear.
I hit the 48% mark and couldn't go any further. I found Ava's "I am woman hear me roar and be a bitch to everyone" annoying and Dominic on the sliDNF
I hit the 48% mark and couldn't go any further. I found Ava's "I am woman hear me roar and be a bitch to everyone" annoying and Dominic on the slimy side. The dialogue was awkward at times (though Ava's journey's back into her past were well done) and the pacing clunky. I think those who enjoy mob inspired melodramas with lots of sex scenes will enjoy but this one wasn't for me. ...more
Favorite Quote: “I could choose to be miserable or I could choose to be happy. I was going to choose to be happy.”
Isabelle (Iz) Martin has come home to Claremont, NC after leaving Duke University and her boyfriend. Her mother’s death and her father’s depression convinces Iz she is needed at home more than ever. When her father demands she get a job or get out, Isabelle applies at Sawyer’s Auto Repair; owned and operated by the Iron Horseman MC. Isabelle doesn’t care who owns or runs it, however she does care her high school nemesis is a mechanic is there.
Caleb Sawyer is on a fast track to nowhere. A legacy member of the Iron Horseman, he thought his life was all planned out until his girlfriend of five years suddenly announced she has accepted an internship in California. He can’t leave Claremont and she refuses to stay. When he hits rock bottom, he is shocked the person who picks him up is none other than Isabelle Martin. Despite his endless teasing of her in high school, being on Isabelle makes him feel better. She listens without judgement or pity but also doesn’t put up with any of his crap.
After a rocky start, Isabelle and Caleb slowly build a strong friendship that develops into something more as each has something the other wants and needs. But can two completely different people find common ground? Or will the past always come back to stand in their way?
When I was offered Carry Your Heart, I honestly thought I was getting an MC romance. The first few chapters reminded me heavily of SOA fanfic as we get the back story and set to the protagonists and the Iron Horseman. As the story developed, the SOA feeling gradually faded though it still remained in the background. The MC aspect is extremely low-key with the main storyline focused almost exclusively on Caleb and Isabelle. Alternating povs gives us insight into their emotions and actions about the situations they are currently dealing with, without recapping the previous chapter. It becomes a solid contemporary NA romance. This isn’t a stand alone. While no cliffhanger ending, Ryan does warns us this is a trilogy that spans eight years of Isabelle and Caleb’s life.
Caleb is at a low point when he and Isabelle reconnect. His girlfriend is leaving town and he knew nothing of her plans until they were set in concrete. With no time to prepare for what he sees as her betrayal, he spirals down a hole filled with alcohol, drugs, and random women. This inadvertently affects Isabelle as her father is slowly killing himself with alcohol; depressed over his wife’s death. Isabelle’s fears for Caleb going down the same path pushes her to tell him some hard facts about love and loss. Isabelle helps Caleb straighten up which in turn allows Caleb to be there when she needs him most. From that point on, they become each other’s shoulder to lean on and their friendship blossoms into love.
The friends to lovers plot line reveals gradually, allowing us plenty of time to get to know Caleb and Isabelle as individuals and to facilitate their romance. Neither one has ever had a best friend of the opposite sex and Ryan does a wonderful job of bringing their friendship to life. It’s an integral aspect of the story. Smooth writing moves the story along at a steady pace. Lightweight in terms of drama and conflict; self discovery is the theme that permeates the story. Emotionally and physically, the chemistry is there but when it comes to actual sex, the scenes are blurry and vague. As I have a fabulous imagination, this didn’t bother me. :P
An array of secondary characters plump up the story, allowing us to get to know the town, its inhabitants, and the role the Iron Horseman play in it. Here is where the SOA feelings were the strongest. There is much in here to remind you of Charming and the strong hold the MC held on it. I saw Jax, Opie, Gemma, Clay, Wendy, and more in the characterization and storyline dynamics. Ryan does make it her own by keeping her focus mainly on Caleb and Isabelle but I am very curious to see what the next two books in this trilogy holds as the ending hints at an overzealous agent looking into the club and it’s activities.
All in all, Ryan’s debut NA romance is an easy read that doesn’t add ridiculous melodrama or over the top posturing from the men or woman. It has a feel good element to it as you watch this sweet young couple overcome some adversity to find happiness in their lives. Any misunderstandings are dealt with swiftly as this couple knows how to communicate and neither plays games. And, color me shocked, there is no cheating which is almost unheard of for any story revolving around an MC. The only reason I did not rate this higher was the strong SOA similarity. I am hoping that this tapers off and the next book stands on its own two feet. Book two-Carry You With Me-is slated to release in September 2015. I have a feeling that is where the MC will grab a larger part of the storyline.
Favorite Quote: “It’s not going to fit! It’s too big!”
Natalie Reese is a planner. Her whole life is a series of plans, schedules, and to-do lists. Having just turned 30, she has a bucket list of things that must be done now and the number one thing is to lose her virginity. But Natalie isn’t one to go about it in the usual way. No escorts or friends with benefits will do it for her. She doesn’t want the romance or the connection that might form from a sexual interlude. Oh no. She has an agenda. Her plan is to enter therapy and use a sex surrogate to divest her of this pesky problem. No muss. No fuss. Everything is planned perfectly right down to the lie that will get her in the program.
Fate rarely takes us into the direction we want to go…
Dr. Ryan Andrews-a 30 year old sexy, tattooed, intelligent, motorcycle riding soccer player is the bad boy every mama in the world would want you to bring home for supper. Currently working towards his PhD. Ryan’s ex girlfriend got him into the sex surrogate program to help fund his degree. He has secrets that keep him from forming romantic relationships and this job is perfect for him. When he first met Natalie at the local library, he gets a punch of attraction he hasn’t felt in a while, but when he learns she will be one of his clients, he tries to get out of it through no avail. Now stuck together as client and patient, Ryan and Natalie try to keep their attraction at a minimal and follow the rules of the program.
Fate often takes in the direction we need to go…
Ryan and Natalie’s relationship changes from clinical to steamy in very short time but when secrets, miscommunication, and jealous coworkers enter the picture, Natalie and Ryan will have to come clean with one another if they want this relationship to work.
Though listed as book one in a series, The Lessons is touted as a stand alone. Funny, lighthearted, sexy, and a wee bit angsty; Brown does well overall with just a few bumps in the road. Heavily character driven, this quirky heroine and her endearing hero entertain with witty dialogue, engaging internal monologues, and humorous scenes.
The first quarter of the book starts out slowly. I had a hard time understanding who Natalie was and where she was coming from. While I’m all for an OCD list maker (so says the post it note queen of wee little lists) I was confused as to why someone would hire a sex surrogate to lose their virginity to. That’s a lot of work and deception for something that can be down with one phone call and a hundred bucks. As I got to know Natalie better and Brown reveals her backstory, I began to see why she might choose this route. A product of foster care and a whole host of tragedies, Natalie has major trust and emotional issues that for her won’t allow her to choose a relationship that might produce an emotional connection. She honestly feels a professional surrogate will keep it all above board.
“He did not need him to be an Adonis. A pre-screened disease-free surrogate with a penis would do the job well enough…”
The introduction of Ryan as the surrogate and the firming up of the plot line brings the book into better focus. Ryan is delightful. Simply delightful. A beta style hero, he has a charming possessiveness (and dirty mouth) about him that belays his seemingly laid back personality. He has a firm moral stance and professional demeanor that has served him well in the past but meeting Natalie throws him for a loop. He wants her and it really messes with his head and heart. Once we are made aware of his own secrets and tragedies you only grow to like and respect him more.
“My new client was so f*cking hot it was messing with my brain.”
Though the initial setup is decidedly unconventional, Brown builds a believable romance that is appealing sweet, very hot, and dotted with a nice layer of tension. Natalie and Ryan’s romance is fraught with laughter and bittersweet moments as they attempt to navigate their way through this mess they have inadvertently created. I loved watching Natalie discover the joys of sex as she unknowingly falls in love with Ryan. It’s fun to see a character whose first sexual experiences aren’t overly melodramatic or littered with indecisiveness on a physical level. Natalie wants to try it all, discuss it all, and Ryan is 100% on board with it all. I also enjoyed the possessiveness Natalie develops towards her ‘doctor of lurve…’
“Yes, I called him mine. He’d put his mouth on my vagina, and I was a feeling a little territorial about the whole thing. Sue me.”
Overall I enjoyed The Lesson. It’s a quick fast read that hits all the right spots-romance and humor wise. A well developed cast of secondary characters gave the book added depth and more humor to the story and I really hope we see some of them in future installments. I did feel some of the plot devices used to push this couple in the right direction came off a little heavy-handed and manipulative. The external conflict that pushes the miscommunication issue stunned me; especially Ryan’s decision. I was also a little put out that Natalie didn’t seem to think all that much about the risks Ryan was taking for her. Even with the rather fast and anticlimactic resolution, the ending is sweet and fulfilling, wrapping up the story in a predictable but enjoyable manner.
Lust and love go hand in hand when a misunderstanding forces a man to watch the woman he loves walk away. When he finds himself on the receiving end oLust and love go hand in hand when a misunderstanding forces a man to watch the woman he loves walk away. When he finds himself on the receiving end of a second chance, he pulls out all the stops, including revealing a very private part of himself that he needs the heroine to accept in order for them to have their happily ever after....more
Drive Me Wild is part 3 of a 5 part serial by Shari Slade. These edgy, suspenseful, erotic little niblets are an action packed surprise that gives readers a decadent taste of the dark side of Motorcycle Clubs and the bikers who give their undying loyalty to this brotherhood. The serial focuses on Noah, an enforcer with the Devil’s Host MC, and Star, a waitress whose cousin is in deep debt with the MC. In Ride Me Hard (part 1-review here) Noah is sent to collect payment for the debt Star’s cousin owes the club. Unable to locate Harry, Noah takes Star instead. A connection forms between Noah and Star though the connection is littered with lust and fear as Star is unsure in what manner Noah and the club will be extracting her cousin’s debt.
In Break Me In (Part 2-review here) Noah arrives back to the clubhouse with Star for protection only to put her straight into the line of fire as the Devil’s Host president wants his money and Star’s cousin is refusing to tell him where it is. Star learned along time ago that pain is just an emotion. An emotion that can be twisted for pleasure if you can find right person to share it with. When Noah is forced to get the answers his president wants, the results are catastrophic.
Drive Me Wild is the aftermath of Noah’s rebellion. The MC holds their lives in their hands while also deciding if and who they will send to rescue Noah’s sister who has been kidnapped by a rival MC. Star has begun to believe that Noah may actually care for her and while it relieves some of her anxiety…it also relieves the control she has had over her mouth. *wink*
As everyone knows, in an MC you can bad mouth your old man all you want but it had better be in private behind closed doors. Only a united front is shown in front of the MC. Star strikes out verbally to punish Noah for brushing her off and not allowing her to have her say but that’s okay because Noah knows exactly what Star needs.
“We’re alone now, Star. Do you need to cry?”
“Do we have time?”
“For me to give you something to cry about? I think so.”
He bends me over and pushes my face into the bedspread. The thermal weave I’d studied so closely is rough against my cheek. He holds me there with just the weight of his hand fisted in my hair.
“I’m going to spank your ass until it’s all pink and perfect. Until your pussy is soaking wet and you’re sobbing from it. Until you’re wild and raw.” He yanks my skirt up and my panties down in two brisk tugs. “And you’re going to tell me when you’ve had enough crying, understand?”
I nod, the slight movement jerking at my scalp, sending a fresh wash of pleasure down my spine.
“And if you’re really ruined—if your eyes are puffy and your face is swollen, if you’re fucking wrecked, just the way I like—I’ll lick your pussy until you come so hard on my tongue we both see stars. You can do that for me, baby. Can’t you? Let yourself go like that?”
Tears are already leaking from the corners of my eyes. Relief. I shudder with it. “Yes.”
The bed creaks as he settles beside me and then the first crack of palm to ass vibrates through my body. It’s a sharp heat and then it fades. A second crack, lower this time. A third, to the left. They layer together until my ass is all stinging heat and throbbing. I’m crying in earnest now. From the sharpness of the pain, the sweetness of the ache.
He spanks me again and again. On the end of every blow is a reverb that shoots straight to my clit, the pleasure on the other side of torment. I can feel moisture gathering between my lips every time I squirm and sob into the bedspread.
Everything feels swollen and ready. My pussy, my ass, my clit. God, my clit feels so hard I might come just from this. And I cry some more at the thought of not having Noah’s tongue. I’m crying for orgasms I’ll have and orgasms I won’t. I’m crying just for the sake of crying and it feels amazing. I’m nothing but feelings, dancing on the edge of Noah’s touch. Tender and brutal.
“I’m ruined.” I cry out.
But I’m not. Not nearly. I’ve got miles to go before Noah ruins me fully, drives me completely wild, wrecks me. I don’t know if we’ll have enough time together to get that far, but I’m ruined enough to make him happy in this moment.
Slade opens up further about Noah and Star’s childhoods; especially Noah’s. His blue collar upbringing is at odds with his tough exterior only further proving that all walks of life can be seen in an MC. A huge cliffhanger leaves readers rocking back in shock as we learn that not everyone is committed to the cause and sometimes what you see is definitely not what you get.