I’ve read an excerpt to this story and found it hot enoughThis review was originally written for Hearts on Fire Reviews and can also be found there.
I’ve read an excerpt to this story and found it hot enough to actually read the whole book. I don’t usually read this combination, or any containing a woman in the mix lately, but there was something about two brothers wanting the same woman and her being so brave to bare her body as well as her soul for a chance and forgiveness.
Nikki is out of a job and money after her ex-husband ended up in jail and there were doubts about her involvement. The only chance she sees for getting her parents out of debt and surviving herself is to beg for a job.
Connor and Mitch are two brothers who’d had it rough in life and were only able to depend on each other. They were in love with Nikki fifteen years ago until she hurt them and left them to the mercy of her new-found and cruel friends. Now she needs their help and asks for a job in their gentlemen’s club.
While Mitch is the more forgiving of the two, Connor doesn’t trust as easily again, and Nikki is put through serving as well as making of a film before her two men manage to reconcile the past with the present and the people all of them used to be to those they are now.
There is no doubt that this is a hot read. Most of the sexual combinations are tried out and written explicitly to the joy of us pervy readers. But at the end of it, there isn’t much else to the story. Nikki is seeking forgiveness as well as a job, Mitch is willing to give it while Connor is not. That is the whole base of the story and the rest is sex. It is really well written and emotions do run high in certain situations. I particularly liked the scene from the excerpt, while everything was still really new and the tension was crackling. But sex didn’t bring me any closer to the character’s motivations, to explanations as well as the ultimate workings of their relationship. They do get there eventually, but I needed to know how they worked together when you removed the sexual aspect of their relationship, and that was never given.
Sinfully Wicked is a really good erotic read that will make your heart beat faster and probably leave you weak at the knees. Especially if you’re not used to reading such explicit content. But for someone like me, who finds this pretty much vanilla, without the solid non-sexual base, it wasn’t quite enough. So three stars, but a steamy recommendation for those of you who still like it straight....more
Reading about Katherine with her wonderful sense of humor aThis review was originally written for Hearts on Fire Reviews and can also be found there.
Reading about Katherine with her wonderful sense of humor and obsessive interest in her boss was very amusing and relaxing for the most part of this book. I liked the way she saw the world and the way the story moved.
Katherine is a young woman without a job and with bills to pay. Searching desperately for a way to get some quick money, she answers an ad for a job and surprisingly enough is hired the next day. The pay is three times the amount she expected and her boss also buys a car, saying it is a company vehicle but actually wanting to maintain the well standing image of his business. It’s a big difference from being hungry and driving a mediocre car, to actually being able to buy clothes and driving a Mercedes, so despite having questions, Katherine keeps quiet.
It doesn’t take her long to develop feelings for her boss, but reading his reactions is harder than feeling the emotions of a block of ice. Still, she is not one to give up getting to know him better, she just hopes she will be able to ignore her fast growing feelings.
Pieter Van Rijn is a rich businessman with a hard demeanor but a warm heart. He has been hurt before and isn’t willing to risk his feelings again. Instead he goes from one mindless fling into another and has a certain reputation in his circles despite being discreet.
I quite liked this story almost to the very end. It was interesting and funny, with a good plot and likeable characters. The way everything developed at a slow pace suited me, but what pulled me in the first place was the age difference between the characters. Katherine was twenty four while Pieter in his forties. I expected there to be at least a mention of that fact, but nothing came of it.
Instead, from a slow build the whole story was concluded in the last twenty pages, and quite unrealistically I might add. I felt like I had skipped another twenty pages somewhere in between because it just didn’t make sense to me that they could jump from a business relationship into undying love. I felt that I haven’t gotten to know the characters very well by that point, especially Pieter, and considering his past, that jump was just hard to accept.
The book seemed very unfinished to me, as if the author at one point said – I’ve had enough, I have to bring this to an end – and the next thing you know, from an indecisive future you can hear the wedding bells. For that reason my rating dropped from four stars to three and I will need some time to get over my disappointment. Without meaning to be insulting, I have to say the cover for this book really made me uncomfortable and just based on it, personally I never would have picked it as something I would have any desire to read. That just tells you how you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, because this is a solid book and a good romance.
This book had the potential to be great. Strong characters,This review was originally written for Hearts on Fire Reviews and can also be found there.
This book had the potential to be great. Strong characters, solid plot and enough steam to fog the windows are what won me over at the beginning.
May is an administrative assistant to Win, a boss who she hates, but underneath the whole camouflage they both carry an attraction toward each other. Through a series of events this interesting story turns into a BDSM infused plot with an abundance of sex.
At the beginning of this book I really liked both Win and May. They had character, certain strength and a witty tongue. I read with delight and was especially intrigued when May found her other occupation. While that started with bite and some hot scenes it soon turned into a very different sort of story.
Win’s dominance and May’s submission were unconvincing at best. In fact, the roles they played at first at The Oh Club suited them much better, or at least seemed more genuine. Certain sex scenes were unrealistic and while they constantly talked about trust, both of them kept more secrets than was healthy and neither of them actually knew what they were doing. No matter how highly Win thought of himself, his experience was gained next to a mentor who’s actions were wrong, and by putting himself into a submissive role he came off as an insecure Dom who forced his dominance through unthought through actions.
From an interesting beginning with plenty of funny situations and personality displays and an almost five star rating, this book dropped to too much sex between unconvincing characters with unnecessary plot additions and a two star rating. At the end of it, three was the best I could do.
Sometimes, what we want and what happens just doesn’t add uThis review was originally written for Hearts on Fire Reviews and can also be found there.
Sometimes, what we want and what happens just doesn’t add up. I was intrigued enough by the blurb to request this book, and the beginning of it actually made me happy I did. The rest – not so much.
Eden has her whole world crashing around her. First by the declaration of her fiancé of ten years how he wants to be a woman and is in love with a man. Then she gets fired from her job and her cat dies. But just to sweeten the deal, she also gets framed for the murder of her ex-boss’ wife.
Her loyal friends run to the rescue and promptly get her out of town and into the hands of Jasper, a PI who sometimes hides innocent fugitives from the hand of the law.
There were a few things that didn’t work for me in this book. While Eden was presented as this strong woman with a sharp tongue, I didn’t see much of that because mostly she was filled with insecurities, having one break down or another.
Her relationship with Jasper is love at first sight, which isn’t my favorite thing but I do like it when done right. In this book it felt pretty fake, with minimum conversations, barely any contact other than the sexual kind between the two main characters. When it came to sex, it was written well, but just disregarding protection and risking pregnancy after knowing someone for just a week is pretty irresponsible in my book.
The mystery part of the story I found to be weak and unrealistic. The time line was all over the place and the constant repetition of facts with only half a page in between was tiring.
I’m sorry to say that this book didn’t live up to my expectations, but others could find it to be just the thing they need. ...more
What attracted me first to this book were motorcycles. ImmThis review was originally written for Hearts on Fire Reviews and can also be found there.
What attracted me first to this book were motorcycles. Immediately I saw wild tattooed men, a bad boy getting the girl and judgmental society proved wrong by the main protagonists.
While all of the above was included in the story, the plot went a bit differently.
It all starts with Marley leaving her sister’s son, Peter, a boy she raised from the first months of his life, in order to go work at a motorcycle rally for ten days and earn some money. While her gig, painting leathers, has become a sort of a yearly occurrence, she is still afraid of men gathered at such places and wishes she could avoid it altogether.
But then somehow things turn for the worst. She meets a man who is everything she’s afraid of, but the spark between them is burning like the strongest flame. Her sister reappears for a little while with her past sins following faithfully behind, and the ghost of Marley’s father, who may or may not be dead, keeps stirring up trouble.
The plot of this book happens in just a few days, but I swear I had a feeling months had passed. Both characters made me smile and made me care, and although I’m not a fan of mysteries, this plot revolving around one didn’t bother me much. Despite the questions about disappearance, murder, killer, the main couple stayed in focus and that is something I want in a romance.
Marley and Luke were pretty much the opposites. She, with her innocent appearance, behavior and approach, and him with his wild temper, stormy past and possessive nature, made quite a couple. But what I loved the most were the details. A scene with a storm and a motorcycle, and argument between Luke and Peter, Marley drunk… The details made this book into an adventure but the descriptions made it real.
In the second part of the book, Marley’s distrust annoyed me, and it was the only time I considered rating this with four stars. But in the end, with her past, I understood her point of view and decided to keep the five this book deserves. ...more