I have to admit I was both excited and scared to read RULED. Excited because I do look forward to what will happen next in the series, but scared bec
I have to admit I was both excited and scared to read RULED. Excited because I do look forward to what will happen next in the series, but scared because I don’t think the previous books met all my expectations. Call me crazy but yes too much sex and not enough in plot advancement was making me drag my feet on starting this one. Once I started, though, I quickly realized this would be different.
First of all let’s talk about the characters. I absolutely adore all three main characters. Reese is a pretty kick ass chick and she has to be to lead her Outlaw people. She’s made a lot of personal sacrifices in her role and she knows she must continue to make tough decisions. The weight of that responsibility is heavy on her shoulders and I thought she was such a well rounded character. Not all tough all the time, but not weak at any moment. She came across strong even in those moments when she was more vulnerable. The one person that she let that guard down with was Sloan. Her right hand man of many years. I can’t even begin to tell you how much I love him. That strong and solid presence in her life, but also that brutally strong and dominant male that keeps himself leashed. All that contained power that only explodes at precise times was doing all kinds of things to me.
And obviously we have the third man of this relationship. I’ve wanted Rylan to get an HEA from the first time he shows up in CLAIMED. He’s such a wild, passionate and loving guy. Carefree as he may seem, others don’t see him having any depth but it’s there, safely guarded. The dynamics of his relationship with Reese were perfect in bringing out some parts of him, but adding in his relationship with Sloan was the key to making this all work for me. I found that as a couple, I didn’t think Reese and Rylan could make it 100%, but when you add Sloan to the mix they stand strong and perfectly balanced.
But the one thing I had found missing before in this series was and exploration of the full potential of the world. I think we finally got it. The potential I had seen all along in the series of blending the right amount of off the charts sexual chemistry and the dangers and action of the outlaw world has finally come to fruition in RULED. This is by far my favorite book in the series! We are finally making strides in the war against the Council, key players are moved into place and strategies are moving forward. And all that doesn’t mean we are losing anything in the erotic factor. Word of caution, RULED is sizzling hot! The connection between each of these characters, whether they are interacting as two or three, comes through with every word and every action. It strengthens with each sex scene, as it does with each battle. I couldn’t have asked for more.
Of course, that just means I’m now anxiously awaiting the next book in the series and dying to know who it will be that gets his HEA next. I, for one, would love to see it be Dominick!...more
After reading some m/m scenes in the Killer Instincts series by Elle Kennedy (and holly wow!!!!) I HAD to jump on this one as soon as I saw it was ha
After reading some m/m scenes in the Killer Instincts series by Elle Kennedy (and holly wow!!!!) I HAD to jump on this one as soon as I saw it was happening. I have never read anything by Sarina Bowen before (and that’s about to change) but I was intrigued to see the dynamic of Elle writing with her. I am always intrigued to see in what ways an author’s voice can change a bit with every different story they write.
But let’s to the meat of things, shall we? :) For starters….. YOU NEED TO GET THIS BOOK! I devoured it, literally. I couldn’t get enough of this story. The characters, the bit of drama, the romance. Acckkk! I absolutely loved these two.
So Jamie and Ryan were best buddies at hockey camp growing up. They only saw each other during those summers but quickly became best friends. As the years went by, the friendship developed into something stronger at least for one of them. Now they are done with college and both of them have good possibilities of playing professional hockey and they are once again face to face with each other. All those feelings come rushing back to the surface and you definitely want to be there to see those sparks fly!
If you’re scared about this being m/m and you haven’t dipped your reading toes into the genre then I would say this is the PERFECT place to start. It’s such a sweet Gay-For-You romance, very character driven and it has such a wonderful story line. You will easily fall for both of these guys and be rooting for their HEA desperately by the end of the story.
Now let’s leave the sweet aside because this is also extremely HOT! Like handle with care….hot! You won’t be disappointed with the steam on this one. I’ve read some hot m/m before but these ladies can do it well and with the best of them. I sometimes find that some authors write m/m scenes as if they are just replacing a woman in that role. This is not the case with this book. Perfectly executed.
But ultimately, this is such a wonderful read for me because I just came to quickly care for Jamie as well as Ryan. I was invested in both of their lives. They are both dealing with different issues, coming to terms with where their lives are going. Making tough decisions not only about their sexuality (since Jamie is straight up to this point), but also dealing with the people around them and the prejudice still felt in today’s society. All around this is a wonderful story and I can’t recommend it enough.
New book by Roni Loren? Yes, please! I had no doubt that this new series was going to be everything I’ve come to expect from her. It had me4.5 stars
New book by Roni Loren? Yes, please! I had no doubt that this new series was going to be everything I’ve come to expect from her. It had me from the first line.
I really enjoyed how the author takes the time to tell us the story of how Marin and Donovan met in college and how their relationship developed. The parts told during that time have a different feel, that almost feels new adult in the way it’s written, versus the adult parts now nine years later. It was interesting that I could see a change in narration based on the maturity level of the characters. This is only for a few chapters and I think it sets up their romance and their chemistry perfectly to give the basis of their explosive relationship almost from the start when they reconnect.
I’m always a sucker for second chance at love stories, and there is some talk about finding The One and being fated to someone not being possible because as sex therapists they’ve become a bit jaded. And on the other than you have the true scenario of Donovan being that fated one true and only love for Marin from the very start. That part was beautiful.
I absolutely adored both main characters, and even the side characters! Donovan being the tortured hero that needs control, loves to role play and talk dirty trying to corrupt prim and proper Marin was a lot of fun to watch. They complemented each other perfectly. She wanted to explore, he wanted to teach her. Almost nothing is off limits and there are some HAWT sex scenes that I will forever remember (and all my UTC girls will as well because I kept texting them about it). There may or may not have been some whimpering involved.
This book has left me excited to see where this series goes. It has just enough of the technical aspect of the subject matter being at a therapy center, and in this case focusing on sex therapy. But that didn’t overwhelm the storyline, the romance and the of course, the sex.
OFF THE CLOCK is a slow sensual seduction. Guaranteed to not let you go until you finish that last page. Ms. Loren has a way of telling a story that sucks you in and has you turning the pages no matter what.
There is a short story at the end of this book as well and I was so happy to see it featuring characters that we met in the book as patients (it was a welcome bonus!) I’m dying for the next one, can’t wait to explore all the characters at The Grove.
“I wouldn’t mind being used by you, Marin.”
“I could make you shameless, Rush.”
“Any way I want. That’s how I’m going to fuck you, Rush.”
“Shameless. Who could’ve imagined?” “You made me that way.”...more
Roni Loren really can do no wrong. There is something about the way she makes you fall in love with her characters that blows me away every4.5 stars
Roni Loren really can do no wrong. There is something about the way she makes you fall in love with her characters that blows me away every time. No matter the heat level of the story. YOURS ALL ALONG was very different than a lot of her books. It’s a bit more bittersweet in a way and not as scorching hot as some of her other books. But I fell for Hunter and Devon from page 1 and couldn’t wait to see them get their HEA.
Meet Hunter. He’s engaged to a beauty queen, comes from an influential political family and is also a baseball superstar. But is he getting cold feet or realizing that what he wanted all along is now completely out of his reach? No one knows he has been in love with his best friend from college, and has stayed in love with him even when he hasn’t seen him in four years. Every one thinks he’s completely straight. Until his fiance sends him to find Devon and ask him to be his best man. Things can only spark up from there!
I usually tend to enjoy stories that are told step by step in two different timelines, and in YOURS ALL ALONG I enjoyed the hell out of that. We slowly meet both characters, what makes them tick, what got them to that point. It was a beautiful way to get to know the characters and it only made me burn to see them happy together. Their chemistry, their friendship, their banter, their connection. Everything about these two draws you in. They are so comfortable and complement each other so well.
Did I mention how much I love second chance romances? THIS was an amazing story of second chance at love. Because I couldn’t help but want them get that closure for how things turned out in the past, and get to be happy like they never could backthen. Beautiful job. Ms. Loren! I wasn’t expecting anything less....more
I was really looking forward to this story because I’ve been intrigued by Gibson and I wanted to explore more of the Domme psyche in this series. I f
I was really looking forward to this story because I’ve been intrigued by Gibson and I wanted to explore more of the Domme psyche in this series. I find it a bit fascinating to see the switch of power and often very hot!
BREAK ME DOWN is no exception to that rule. Although I would’ve enjoyed seeing their story explored in more detail in a full length novel instead of a novella, I think Ms. Loren did an amazing job at making their dynamics work both in and out of the bedroom.
Both Sam and Gibson have a lot in their past that truly shaped them into who they are today. And those pasts can be what stops them from being together. Sam won’t hide her dominant nature anymore and Gibson has it ingrained in him that to submit would make him weak and after what he’s gone through, he can’t be weak. This novella explores them getting over those hurdles and battling their own demons to get their HEA. Because the pull is too much, and their chemistry too big to deny.
I always sound like I repeat myself when it comes to this author, and in a way I am. With every story that Ms. Loren writes I fall more in love. She’s one of my top go to erotic romance authors because her stories are always guaranteed to be extremely hot but that in no way takes away from the storyline, which is full of juicy and emotional layers that need to be peeled back slowly. I cannot recommend this series enough. And BREAK ME DOWN does not disappoint.
“So this was what a gazelle must feel like when a starved lion caught sight of her.”
“Wed on’t judge because we’re two jagged pieces that smooth out when we’re together. It fits. It’s right.”
“And you know why I want you so much, why I couldn’t move on? Because you’re strong and sexy and smart. And cocky as shit. And you make me laugh.” She laid her hand on his chest. “And because there’s nothing that turns me on more than a guy who’s tough enough and confident enough to give up control to me. I am a dirty and twisted and filthy-minded mofo. I want to hurt you. I want to make you beg. I want to take over your body and make every part of it my own. To see you desperate and coming like you were tonight. Primal and messy and lost to it. I want to push your edges and explore my own. And I want you to be able to love it, too. During and after.”
“The moment was perfect. And beautiful. And all too fleeting. Hello. Good-bye. And as they settled next to each other in bed a while later, sleepy and sore and somber, she couldn’t say a thing. What was left to be said? Everything. Nothing.”...more
I will probably just start sounding like a broken record when it comes to this series, but I don’t really care. I absolutely LOVE it! Roni Loren know
I will probably just start sounding like a broken record when it comes to this series, but I don’t really care. I absolutely LOVE it! Roni Loren knows exactly what she needs to give fans and Pike’s book is proof of that. We’ve all been dying to read more about the hot rocker we met in NOT UNTIL YOU and let me tell you…. the wait is so worth it.
CALL ON ME is different in some aspects from the other books in this series. There’s less focus on BDSM and The Ranch and more focus on just this great relationship between Pike and Oakley. Oakley used to be in a pop group but that left a bad taste in her mouth and she’s been living hiding from that truth ever since she got out. All she’s been focusing on is doing her best at providing for her autistic daughter. And that has meant taking on two jobs. During the day she works at a center for under privileged children and at night she’s a phone sex operator. Everything was fine until Pike walked through the door of her day job and was assigned to work with her on a music project for the kids.
Sparks fly, and I self-combusted. CALL ON ME should come with the warning of “be careful while handling because it will burn your fingers off!” Every time I finish a book in this series I say it’s my favorite and the hottest. Well it is! Again! :) Pike and Oakley have the best chemistry I’ve read in a while. But then again, Ms. Loren is always good at delivering that. When I finished reading this book I had completely forgotten everything else I had read for months before. You ask me what to recommend and it would be this.
But I don’t want to go on and on about how hot this is because there’s so much more to this story than just that! This book was fun and playful but also emotional. The balance of it all was key in delivering this well rounded and completely satisfying book. I couldn’t have asked for anything more.
Love rock star romances? Read this. Love deep stories with a lot of heart? Read this. Want a book that will leave you panting? Read this. Bottom line….READ THIS! It’s that good!...more
I felt like a little kid opening this book, I was so excited. Don’t you love it when there’s that one couple you’ve been wanting to see together and
I felt like a little kid opening this book, I was so excited. Don’t you love it when there’s that one couple you’ve been wanting to see together and then it’s finally that time. I might’ve done a happy dance when I read the blurb for this book! I’ve waiting, literally, since book one! Starving for any second of interactions between Noelle and Jim. Trying to put out of my mind the fact that she was playing around with someone else. These two just HAD to happen. But then there’s the nervous side of me that was sooooo worried about my expectations. Too high? Would it disappoint me?
MIDNIGHT ACTION is my favorite book in this series to date and it exceeded all my expectations! It delivered on everything I knew was there and everything I had no clue could be. What an incredibly deep and emotional book. Just as it’s action packed, with an intriguing storyline that will keep you on your toes, this book was a heart breaking emotional journey through Noelle and Jim’s past. Neither one of those stories was easy. And the author did an amazing job at telling the story in flashbacks that blended perfectly with the current plot.
utc-top-pickDid I mention how much chemistry Noelle and Jim have always had? I think if they are in the room together, their sparks would burn you. But their history has brought them to a place of hate. And that hate runs deep. And is there ever anything better than straight up, angry, hateful f*cking? Gosh I feel like I need a cigarette (or two) after that….and I don’t smoke! This book embodied raw sexual chemistry and then took it up a few notches. Be careful when handling it, because you might get scorched!
I know I always focus on the alpha male, and yes Jim Morgan is THAT alpha male you want. But I think more impressive for me was Noelle. I’ve always loved her character because she’s kick ass and ruthless. Don’t mess with her because she may not have a heart left. And I was moved by her story. She’s gone through so much betrayal in her life that I understand where she’s been coming from. And I’m happy that she’s gotten her HEA.
With the side stories in this book, I can say I’m so excited for two of them! Liam&Sully (yes, this book had some minor m/m) and Sean&Bailey. I’m especially anxious for Sean & Bailey and I know it’s next. I think Sean better watch his balls from now!
If you are looking for an edge of your seat romantic suspense series to read, but you also wants lots of steam, then this is it for you. The Killer Instincts series is all about alpha males, kick ass women and the adrenaline filled lives they lead.
I absolutely LOVE revisiting couples that we've already fallen in love with in a series. FOREVER STARTS TONIGHT brings us back to Jace, Evan and Andr
I absolutely LOVE revisiting couples that we've already fallen in love with in a series. FOREVER STARTS TONIGHT brings us back to Jace, Evan and Andre and shows that a permanent triad has its own special set of complications. And that it will take commitment and effort to make things work. Their road to a HEA is harder than most couples because of juggling the inner dynamics of their triad, as well as what others perceive of their relationship.
Feelings can be a touchy thing. This book goes to show you that. And maybe what you always assumed you didn't want or need becomes a priority. As you may be aware, I'm a fan of the series, and have come to care for these characters! It was refreshing to see them be strong through the struggles of life. There are many important issues at hand in this book, and even when facing uncertainty they pulled through and didn't stray. If there's something I hate is unnecessary drama and lack of communication. Ms. Loren managed to share this story without falling into the easy traps where this could've happened.
I feel that after FOREVER STARTS TONIGHT there is a true happily ever after in their future.
These three are still one of my faves. Well, I do love them all. I'm somewhat of a Roni Loren addict. But stories like this is exactly why. They go past being just a hot way to spend the time. They move you, connect with you. And she always does right by her characters. Another job very well done with this one!
When I first heard about Ms. Singh's decision to go back to contemporary romance, my first thought was "She can do no wrong, I'm in!" And I'3.5 Stars
When I first heard about Ms. Singh's decision to go back to contemporary romance, my first thought was "She can do no wrong, I'm in!" And I'm happy to report that I enjoyed ROCK ADDICTION a lot!
Ms. Singh writes amazing characters, there's no doubt about it. From heroes that you can't help but want and love, to heroines that make you cheer them on. Fox was all that and more for me. He's sexy and badass. I love a man who is determined and knows what he wants. And he wants Molly almost with a single-minded focus and goes after her. Then with that same focus he works to keep her. I am a sucker for all that intensity!
Then there's Molly. She's a bit less confident than I usually like but she manages to grow into her own throughout the book. From not wanting a relationship with someone in the public eye like a rock star to being strong enough to withstand the craziness that their life together will be, full of fans and paparazzi. She's just a heroine you can easily relate to!
Molly and Fox are definitely hot together. They have great chemistry and maybe that's what got me to overcome the insta-love. Fox is a dirty talker, and he likes to make Molly forget about any issues by having sex. There is plenty of sexy times, all very sensual. But maybe a bit too much of it. But even when it's not all about sex, these two are fun to read about. This is one of the things Ms. Singh does best. She can make any story work and make me believe.
ROCK ADDICTION is sweet and very sexy, even if predictable. I loved that we didn't get any unnecessary drama and that once Fox sets his sights on Molly he stays true to her. I found by the end that was important to me. Fans be warned, this is not your typical Singh writing style. And not because of the genre change. More on the way she tells this story.
This sets the perfect backdrop for the series. Not only does it give us a great romance, but it lays out the groundwork that has me already anxious to read at least the next 3 books! Talk about creating an addition. I love all the men of Schoolboy Choir!
I always love a Roni Loren book but NOTHING BETWEEN US was A-Ma-Zing. It’s probably one of my favorite books in this series, and that’s a tall order
I always love a Roni Loren book but NOTHING BETWEEN US was A-Ma-Zing. It’s probably one of my favorite books in this series, and that’s a tall order because I love every single one! Roni Loren has such a talent for telling stories that it captivates me. And this was an unexpected one. I wanted to read Colby’s book but I wasn’t anxious for it.
We’ve met Colby throughout the series, and we always see him as the third, or the big bad Dom. But there are so many layers to Colby to peel back in this book. I love how complex he is and I’m so happy he gets exactly this HEA because it fills in all the spots he needs. He needed this triad relationship, and he deserved to be happy.
I always feel that writing a permanent menage story can be tricky because you really have to feel a sense of connection between all three, but at the same time that same connection should be individual as well. And I rarely see that done as well as Ms. Loren did in this book. There is a thread that binds them together and the chemistry when they are together is off the charts. But at the same time when it’s just two of them, it tugs at your heart just the same. Excellent job!
Keats was Colby’s student years ago, and back then he was coming to terms with the fact that he was attracted to Colby. Discovering this notion that he may be gay, experiencing the rejection and ridicule of his own father, and Colby’s rejection, was too much for Keats and he ran away. Colby has always carried the guilt that Keats may be dead because of how he handled the situation, that maybe he could’ve done more for him. So I especially loved the fact that this reunion happens, and that Keats gets a second chance to get the man he loves and idolizes. And don’t confuse anything I just said with lack of strength. Keats is total alpha male, he just melts for one man.
Then there’s Georgia. She’s Colby’s neighbor, a writer, and a woman that’s been hurt by her past. Her ex-boyfriend went psycho stalker on her and killed her sister and friend. All because he was the only one that could have her. While he’s in jail and she awaits going back for the trial, she’s been just hiding out inside of her house. And spying on her neighbor’s sexcapades through her window. Colby and Keats together are exactly what she needed to come out of her shell and accept who she is, what she likes.
NOTHING BETWEEN US is intensely emotional and brings the heat to a whole new level. There are so many taboos broken and limits pushed. And as a reader of erotic romance, I couldn’t ask for more! Student/teacher relationships, voyeurism, exhibitionism, a triad, a sadist. There were so many elements to this book that that go much deeper than the superficial or just sex. Now don’t get me wrong, the sex is BEYOND hot. But the storytelling is what will keep you wanting more of Roni Loren.
Are you still not reading this series? You need to!
CROSSING THE LINE might be by far my favorite Cosmo Red Hot Read. It was unexpected in many ways. And yes, that usually happens when you don’t even t
CROSSING THE LINE might be by far my favorite Cosmo Red Hot Read. It was unexpected in many ways. And yes, that usually happens when you don’t even take a look at the blurb. I just saw “Ohhh shiny new Megan Hart story! Must read now!
As always this was unconventional, and it also features a strong heroine, daring in ways that might shock some people. But unafraid to test the limits and the lines to see if she can get what she wants.
Caitlyn has been working at a celebrity PR firm for just a short while. And that whole time she’s had the hots for the owner of the firm, Jamison. When the opportunity comes for her to work closely with her sexy boss, she takes full advantage of it and tries to cross lines. Work lines and sexual lines. Caitlyn likes control, and Jamison might just realize that he likes to give it up only when it comes to sex.
I love seeing a heroine taking control. Caitlyn is not necessarily experienced but she’s confident. And that in and of itself is attractive. She demands attention. And that was beyond sexy! Jamison on the other hand is all about alpha and dominant, and it was so enthralling to see him coming to his knees to fulfill Caitlyn’s every desire.
CROSSING THE LINES is sizzling hot! A quick read that will warm you up. It’s fun,sexy and fearless. Just what I was expecting in a Cosmo Red Hot Read. Megan Hart hit it perfectly!
As we slowly get to know the characters better in this second installment of the Every Part of You serial, I’m finding that I understand bet3.5 stars
As we slowly get to know the characters better in this second installment of the Every Part of You serial, I’m finding that I understand better some of the things I was questioning in the first part. Simone knows very well what she wants and goes after it, in a way, unapologetically. Elliott on the other hand is running away from who he is. And I can’t wait to figure out the reason why.
Being that this installment is only about 50 pages I wouldn’t want to ruin it by telling you what happens. Just know that things start off where they left off in the first one. They get better, they have set backs.
RESISTS ME gives us some answers and it definitely turns up the heat. But it also opens up this story to the more emotional and deep storyline I was expecting to see from Ms. Hart. There is no doubt Simone and Elliott can be explosive together, but also there’s no doubt there will still be a lot of demons to slay. I expect the rest of this story will be heat, healing and self realization. I cannot wait!
I do wish this installment would’ve ended in a more gripping cliffhanger, though. Yeah, I know. Crazy of me to ask.
Rule Breaker has been the reluctant breed. He swore he would never take a mate and run far away from Mating Heat as possible after seeing he3.5 stars
Rule Breaker has been the reluctant breed. He swore he would never take a mate and run far away from Mating Heat as possible after seeing her mother dissected by scientists that were trying to understand that phenomena. He’s always extremely cautious when he’s around a female, and he’s been extra cautious around Gypsy. He’s known her since she was 15 and he rescued her from a Coyote Breed that almost raped and killed her, but who did take her brother’s life. He’s been secretly watching over her since.
I’ve had a fascination with Jonas’s men for a while. Probably because to work for that ruthless man you must be pretty damn kick ass yourself. And just as I enjoyed LAWE’S JUSTICE, I enjoyed RULE BREAKER quite well. I still don’t think this series has recaptured the interest that I had in the earlier books, but the stories are sort of more complex now and I think we finally got some answers (even if it felt in a rushed way) in RULE BREAKER.
As for his mate, Gypsy…Well she was just ok for me. I liked the fact that she was fierce enough to try and spy and gather info and do the things she was secretly doing while covering it up as being a party girl. Not a wilting flower for sure, but yet again, a virgin heroine by Ms. Leigh.
But when it comes to the sexual chemistry between Gypsy and Rule, well…. Lora Leigh can write a sex scene like no other! If you are looking for heat, then prepare to be burned because Rule and Gypsy are hot!
There are so many other elements to this story that were of interest to me though, the side characters especially. I kept wanting glances of Dog and… Dane. Dane, my love, you broke my heart. From what I’ve seen he’s not supposed to get his own book, but he needs an HEA. Please! And then there was a brief moment of Cassie and a different side of her life we don’t usually get to see. My heart broke for her as well and the life she’s had to lead.
When I talk about side characters I can’t leave out Gideon! Who he is, what he’s done. I can’t wait to delve deeper into all that and keep discovering new things about him.
This book filled with a lot of unnecessary information though. Things were dragged on and excessive detail was given were it wasn’t really needed. It might’ve been cut by at least a third and maintained the story going.
Although I don’t think this is the strongest book in the series, it was a great stepping stone for what’s to come and to close out some older chapters that have been lingering around for a bit too long. I’m actually excited to see what comes next.
BARE KNUCKLE marks the end of the Vegas Top Guns series. I have to admit I am sad to see it end. This is a smoking hot series and I’ve loved every se
BARE KNUCKLE marks the end of the Vegas Top Guns series. I have to admit I am sad to see it end. This is a smoking hot series and I’ve loved every second of it because it’s always new and over the top. It goes places where other erotic romances are scared to go sometimes.
Even though this installment is not as kinky as the past few books in the series, BARE KNUCKLE still holds a lot of appeal to me. I loved this particular kink! Eric “Kisser” is technically a voyeur and he expresses that by taking erotic pictures of women he’s been with, and some he hasn’t. Trish complements him perfectly because she’s an exhibitionist and revels in the fact that he’s taking pictures of video of her.
“Turn the viewfinder to me. I want to see the moment I swallow your come.”
Eric is just a bit uptight in this. He has recovered from his accident but he has a lot of hang ups. He has his scars and women are not flocking to him the way they used to before. His brother is in rehab and he’s back to moonlighting as a fighter to make extra money to pay for that. He immediately catches the attention of Trish, who is starting out as a ring girl. Trish has her own issues, coming from a broken family where her mother has always used her. She’s trying to make it in Vegas but after so many years, it’s not working out for her.
I really liked his intensity and all his leashed issues. He has such a good heart and at times doesn’t know how to handle those feelings and prefers to keep them bottled up. Trish on the other hand I wasn’t too sold on and I think my few issues with her were the reason why this wasn’t a 5 star read for me. She’s a bit too materialistic and self centered. I just didn’t agree with a lot of her reasoning. And there’s the fact that she threw in her ex-girlfriend in for a threesome that was really all about her. I wanted to see more of her taking care of Eric and including him, letting him in.
Still as hot as I’ve always expected from this series, BARE KNUCKLE will sizzle the panties right off of you!
Before I committed myself to reading this series earlier this year, I kept thinking that all the fangirl reviews were probably all hype. I mean, it’s
Before I committed myself to reading this series earlier this year, I kept thinking that all the fangirl reviews were probably all hype. I mean, it’s not possible to gush over every single book and be so in love with a character, right? After experiencing the addiction, I can only just be one more of those fangirls. Squeeing and oohhhhhing and aahhhhhing.
Karina Halle gave us an amazing treat with COME ALIVE. For all of us starving Dex lovers, this was PERFECT! All Dex, all the time. I was on Dex overload. Well, actually not because there is no such thing. But experiencing this book from his perspective was different and amazing. I love being in his screwed up head!
As I’ve said time and time again, this series just gets better and better with each book and I really don’t know how Karina Halle does it. COME ALIVE tops all the others! While Dex & Perry are together, their relationship isn’t on solid ground. There are important reasons why they shouldn’t be together. And things are starting to be more about them, their powers and their mission than just about filming the show. But the show takes them to NOLA.
If there’s one thing that I’ve always enjoyed about this series is how Ms. Halle keeps things interesting by changing the big bad in each book. And in NOLA she does to zombies in her own creepy way mixed in with all the voodoo feel of the setting. Loved it!
I won’t give any spoilers but Dex & Perry have decisions to make about their future and about what’s to come in their relationship, if there is to be one. But they also have to know how to protect themselves to face their future, their fate.
Maximus comes back in this book, NOLA is his home front, and we find out more about his past and his love. I couldn’t help but sympathize. He added a great dynamic to the show though and I was happy that we got to see that side of him.
Oh and be warned! It is possible to fall in love with Dex even more. I just did! Now would it be really greedy to ask for a novella based on COME ALIVE from Perry’s POV? I need more. More! MORE!!!!! Never satisfied, even when I am.
“You’re my home, Perry. And I will be yours.”
…death by relaxation, preceded by death by pussy.
“What a bunch of fucked up, lovelorn, ghost-seeing shitburgers we are,” I said. Fuck. I needed to get out of the room before I started having my period....more
Eden is a farm girl who has moved to NY to follow her dream of becoming an actress. She’s been doing well at that, has a set of friends and her life
Eden is a farm girl who has moved to NY to follow her dream of becoming an actress. She’s been doing well at that, has a set of friends and her life is on track. Except she has the biggest crush on her sexy next door neighbor, Jay. Jay is a cop, all rough and rugged, and only sees her as a friend. Or so she thinks.
He usually rehearses scenes with her and her friends give her the bright idea to write her own script for him to rehearse with her and see what happens. And suddenly sweet, innocent Eden is not so sweet anymore.
Normally I don’t like the premise of the hero thinking that he’s doing what’s best for the heroine by staying away because she couldn’t handle his lifestyle. But for the 50 some pages it took for me to read this story, I didn’t care. It was done so perfectly!
Eden took charge of the situation and kept pushing all of Jay’s buttons to the point that he couldn’t resist anymore. And then things went lava temperature hot.
But hotness factor aside, and you should read this if you are looking for that, this was also a story of two people who had grown into good friends. Almost always a step in the right direction for me with short stories. I was not a fan of Jay thinking that if he got in a relationship with sweet little Eden she would want him to get a desk job and he couldn’t handle that. Assumptions. HATE THEM!
HOLD ME DOWN HARD is a quick and extremely hot ride, that might cause whimpering and hot flashes. Be warned to try and not read it in public.
I have gone through a lot of stages and emotions with Raven in this series. She started out as a very standoffish character for me. She’
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I have gone through a lot of stages and emotions with Raven in this series. She started out as a very standoffish character for me. She’s troubled and at the beginning of the series I couldn’t care less what her issues were I just wanted her bitchiness to go away and stop causing problems. But as time went by I started to soften up a bit, just as she did as well, and wanted to see her get an HEA and some healing. That being said, I’ve waited years for it! As soon as I could get my paws on this, I dropped everything else.
And Ms. Dane did not disappoint me. I felt an immediate connection to DRAWN TOGETHER. The chemistry and just perfect pairing of Raven and Jonah was magical. Jonah is everything Raven has needed to help her come out of her shell with enough of a stern attitude to keep Raven from acting out. They were truly meant for each other.
I also loved seeing that Raven was able to shake up an otherwise methodical life that Jonah thought was all he had to live. He’s lived by society and his family’s expectations for a long time and has suppressed a part of him. I have to admit that Jonah might’ve shot up to my list of fave heroes in this series. Maybe not more than Brody yet. But I think a re-read of the whole series is due now so I can make an informed opinion, since it’s been so long. Jonah is a very alpha man but tender and not pushy when the situation didn’t merit it. He’s actually the type of dominant hero you wish to have for yourself in real life! Gahhhh!
But I think that not only are you going to fall in love with Jonah, you’re going to fall in love with Raven. I connected with her in this book more so than I thought I would.
It was a little bittersweet to read this book because we are coming to the end of the Brown Siblings. One of my favorite series and I’ll miss seeing all the characters. I care for each and every one of them! Ms. Dane did a wonderful job at giving us a glimpse of all of them in this book and updating us on what’s going on in their lives.
DRAWN TOGETHER is a highly anticipated book that lives up to all my expectations!
I loved the concept of this series when I read the first book, HIGH RISK, and of course it was hot as hell. But I was anxiously awaiting to read abou
I loved the concept of this series when I read the first book, HIGH RISK, and of course it was hot as hell. But I was anxiously awaiting to read about this couple. Alisha and Devon were always bickering and you could just tell once they gave in to their desires they would sizzle.
And sizzle they did! HIGH PASSION is full of adrenaline and chemistry. Alisha and Devon were melting the pages (and me!) but also melting my heart. This book was truly perfect! Everything I wanted for them and from them. The story kept me on my toes and turning the pages.
Alisha has a secret. Who she is and where she comes from. And that all catches up with her in HIGH PASSION. She has to deal with her sense of inadequacy that her father always leaves her with because she’s not living up to the society standards he wants for her. Instead she’s risking her life climbing and rescuing people, living in a small apartment in a small town.
Devon has decided it’s time that he confronts the passion they’ve had between them. It was long overdue. Little did he know it’s always been more than that. Alisha challenges him to be better, and he’s been rising to that challenge for years. They both admire each other and drive each other forward.
I enjoyed the suspense element in this book. It wasn’t over the top but kept things interesting with just the right amount of romance and suspense.
HIGH PASSION was one of my recommended reads from what I read last month and I highly encourage you to take a look. One of my favorite Vivian Arend books!
“I’m seeing stars.” Devon chuckled. “I left the stars a few hundred miles back. I’m into the outer reaches of the galaxy already.”
If there is one thing that I can tell you about this series is that there's a lot of kinky f*ckery and it'sThis review was posted at Under the Covers
If there is one thing that I can tell you about this series is that there's a lot of kinky f*ckery and it's hot as hell!!! I was actually very excited about the two male characters in this book, both sexy and kinky hockey players. I can't say the same about the heroine.
We first met Jami as Richter's daughter in the previous book. Very troubled, not accepting of his father's life and choices, and to put it simply...a rebel. Although for most of this book I thought she was doing a lot better, incredibly so, I find that her HEA would've benefited from being written later in the series. Why? Because I still found her a bit immature and whiny at times and I think that's because of her age and that she just came out of what happened to her in the previous book.
That being said, I would've gladly taken her place! She has great chemistry with both Luke and Sebastian individually. I always love when authors take their time to develop the individual relationships in a permanent menage relationship. And Ms. Sommerland always delivers on that! And just how they each have a relationship with Jami, which is the reason they all come together, there is also a beautiful and deep relationship between Luke and Sebastian. I was left wondering if Sebastian's connection to Luke wasn't too strong and overpowering of his love for Jami. But I guess the balance was there most of the time.
Sebastian is all tall, dark and Dom. This is THE man that will leave you biting your lip and panting for more. His presence is commanding but he's also very caring of those he loves and others that have gone through what he has.
Luke was the lost soul in this story, which made me sad because I never thought that's where his character would fall to. I've always seen him as the happy and good humored one of the bunch. I have to admit when he first did his scene with Chicklet I almost wanted to see them explore that relationship because it was pretty hot. Luke is a Dom but he also needs to give up control. Sebastian fit into that perfectly and it was very real to see them, especially Luke, struggle with what his mind and body where saying.
Then there's the rest of the crew! Silver is pregnant and even gives birth in this book and that was just great to see. Sloan is also going through stuff in his personal life and even his relationship, so some of their issues come back to be dealt with. I love to see the new and old always woven in the story because we want to know what's going on in their lives.
Overall, this BDSM book is not for the faint of heart. It'll make you tingle in ways you didn't think were possible! I can't wait for the next installment about the kinkiest hockey team EVER!
Everytime I read a Mackenzie McKade book I reaffirm the fact that I think she can write an amazingly hot story, she can bring to life the characters and she can also deliver a story I am interested in reading and connect with. Even though the scenarios that she comes up with would be the farthest for me to relate to.
So picture this...hot, rich cowboy who runs his own operation. Most eligible bachelor in town and all that. With a kinky reputation for liking some threesome action, being really good in bed and maybe even being into some tying up and spanking. On top of that, he's gorgeous. That could be intimidating for anyone, but especially for city girl Tess, who moved from California after her parents death to follow her brothers dream of owning a farm. She is now left responsible for three siblings and not much time or space to be wild and young and free. Except for when wild and young and free comes knocking.
How can you really go wrong with a cowboy that is totally alpha, can give you some kink but is possessive and jealous (mine!!!!!) and who actually falls hard for a woman that is not all glitz and glamour but that has some substance? Well, you can't! Clancy Wiseman is my type of guy from beginning to end and everything in between. Bad boy but sweet, domineering but understanding.
Tess is, aside from a very lucky girl, playful. She's had a lot dumped on her lap and she's given up a lot to be where she is today. Her family, her siblings, come above all else, including herself. She's strong in her everyday life so it was nice to see her loosen up and see how Clancy got through those walls.
Then there's their third. Mmmmmmm..... Sexy and fun, knowing his limits from the get go, and then helping them along. Just perfect. Can't wait to read his book, because I'm sure we will get it, right?
This just makes me mad because, although I did read the first book in this series, which was a great Holiday menage story, I didn't read book two. And that was where Clancy got introduced by being the third in that relationship. I definitely want to go back and read that because I feel there was a great connection between the chracters from that book and Clancy and we got to see a bit of that in this book as well.
I can’t tell you how excited I was to crack open this book! I really enjoyed book one in this series and the character I fell in love with was Jace.
I can’t tell you how excited I was to crack open this book! I really enjoyed book one in this series and the character I fell in love with was Jace. The overbearing brother who shares his women with his best friend. And then I started reading FEVER and…wondered what happened?
Let me start by saying a big reason why I thought this was just an okay read was the heroine. I wasn’t too excited about her from the very beginning. She’s not very strong in general and to pair her with such a domineering man, well he steamrolled right over her sometimes. I think he needed someone that would’ve been able to challenge him more, like Mia did for Gabe, not a delicate flower. Plus there’s the fact that I never really get over the fact that I’m not sure what her motivation for being with Jace really was. See Bethany is a little down on her luck, has been her whole life, and has learned to live on the streets and in shelters. Then in swoops multi-millionaire Jace and tries to save the day. Not doing the best things for me.
But not only was the heroine not my type, Jace turned into a bit of an a$$…you know what I mean. He doesn’t listen to reason when his best friend Ash tries to protect him. He acts like a douche to EVERYONE around him in this book, for a good part of the story! Including one instance with Ash and Bethany where I almost wanted to reach across the pages and slap him silly. What happened to the man I fell in love with in RUSH?
But all that aside, the story in general is ok. There’s some intrigue, generated mainly by Bethany’s “brother” who is not really her blood brother, more like a foster brother. He gets in with some bad people and their way of getting back at him is through Bethany so Jace has to step in and protect her.
The book is sensual as usual with a Maya Banks read and Jace was hot, of course, but… I think I just expected more. At the very least I expect Jace to show up, not his alter ego.
I don’t think I can even say this book made me excited to read about Ash, but I’ll make myself remember that he was hot in RUSH and that he was at times the voice of reason and the strong but sensitive lead in this book, who got the sour end of the stick where his best friend was concerned, and then I’ll be all excited and prepared to read his story.
Sounds a bit like I didn’t like it, I did, it was enjoyable, just not as strong of an addition in this series as I would’ve liked.
When Maya Banks sets out to write a hot story, she delivers on all counts. Forget the Fifty Shades of Messed Up, what you need to be reading is about Mr. Gabe Hamilton, and friends.
What a hot hunk of man Gabe is. He is the ideal fantasy for anyone who likes the tall, rich and powerful hero. This may have been exploited a bit much for my taste lately, but I think Ms. Banks has it dead right. You can’t help but want Gabe, even though he’s arrogant and always thinking about himself. And my favorite…he’s a grown man. Sexy, assertive, intense…sex on legs.
Gabe is partners with Jace and Ash in a very successful business. He’s had a crush on Jace’s little sister, Mia, for many years but never acted on it. After a nasty divorce that has left him broken relationship-wise, and taking advantage that Jace is not in town, he makes Mia a proposition. To come work for him as his assistant but handle more than his paperwork. He doesn’t want any emotions involved, which is why he makes her sign his well known contract.
Mia is a great heroine. I applauded her behavior in more than one occasion and it was refreshing to see a heroine in this type of book that’s not a sitting wallflower, a woman who has her own thoughts and opinions and they don’t necessarily revolve around making Gabe happy and bowing down to his every request. She stands her ground when it’s necessary.
Their relationship starts out a sexual thing that they both wanted to get out of their systems, but they slowly find that they’ve been in love with each other for a while. It just needed the right buttons to be pushed for it to all come to the surface. And when it comes to the steam factor….be ready to get burned! This book is sizzling hot!
The one thing that’s original about this series is that each book will feature a different couple. Thank you Ms. Banks! We go back to the roots of the Sweet series, where she introduces a group of friends or family members and we get to find out all the kinky things they get into. This series is like that. It adds another level to the story that I find lacking in a series that follows the same couple throughout Book one is about Gabe and Mia. Book two will be about Mia’s brother Jace. And book three will be the third BFF Ash.
Fans of Sylvia Day’s BARED TO YOU have to make it a priority to read RUSH. I think this trilogy will just leave us breathless. And as I sit here, I’m waiting extremely impatiently to read Jace’s story.
“I can’t go easy, Mia,” he said, his voice strained and edgy. “I want to be inside you more than I want to breathe right now. I have to have you. Now.”
“Eyes,” he snapped. “On me, Mia. Always on me. You don’t come with your eyes closed. I want to see everything you have when I’m inside you. You don’t ever shut me out.”