As a longtime fan of this series, I crack open each book now with high expectations. That can often be the recipe for disaster. But it has never been
As a longtime fan of this series, I crack open each book now with high expectations. That can often be the recipe for disaster. But it has never been the case with the Loving on the Edge series by Roni Loren. Yes, some books are better than others, but there is one thing for certain. She will deliver one well rounded story, packed full of raw emotion and smoldering with sensuality. LOVING YOU EASY did just that.
We have a set of unconventional characters that need to work together. A geek girl that is extremely smart and borderline a hacker working in digital security, often seen as an unattractive tomboy, and two best friends who mean the world to each other but have never crossed the ultimate line to be together. Ren is the sophisticated one of this equation, exuding sex appeal and lots of swagger. He’s also had a rough start in life and was rescued from an early abusive relationship by his now best friend and then neighbor, Hayes Fox. Hayes is the one that spells danger just from looking at him, and the fact he just got out of prison reinforces that image. He’s got the muscles and the broody, dark persona to send your senses tingling.
The three of these unlikely characters worked so well together that I had no reservations in the end about them being able to work it out in the long run. I loved the fact that Ren and Hayes have been friends for so long because the bond between was already very strong. And the fact that Hayes also has a previous emotional bond to Cora helped me along with that as well. Their chemistry in duos or all three together is off the charts! Seriously combustible chemistry coming off these pages. Be warned, you’re in for some squirming.
But I also enjoyed the fact that the pacing of their sexual relationship is slower than usual. It takes time for this story to set up the pieces where they need to lay and I thoroughly enjoyed that. There’s also the added element of the mystery of who is infiltrating the security at Ren and Hayes company that adds a certain edge to the story. Although these guys are part of The Ranch, it’s not heavily mentioned or featured in this story and as usual with Ms. Loren’s story, you can pick this one up without having read the whole series. But why would you want to miss out on the previous amazing stories? Do yourself a favor and pick up this series!
Roni Loren is one of those few authors that can do it all, again and again. I’m never disappointed with her books and this series is still one of my favorites. Each book is so very different in plot, characters, level and variety of kink. But one thing is for certain, we will explore these characters completely and learn what makes them all tick. And I loved every minute of it in this one. I’m ready for the next one!
“Fantasies of you always had a flavor of force.”...more
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
We have come to the eight book in the Dartmouth Cobras series, and this is one I always look forward to because of each book shows a kinky r3.5 stars
We have come to the eight book in the Dartmouth Cobras series, and this is one I always look forward to because of each book shows a kinky relationship with quite a bit of emotional depth. Even though I need to suspend belief that EVERY member of this hockey team is kinky and bisexual (what are the odds!!!).
I know the blurb doesn’t really say much about who Pischlar ends up with and I kind of want to write this review without giving away any spoilers that the author might not want out there. But I will say this. The m/m relationship that is formed and explored from the very beginning of this book was THE BEST! I loved that push and pull the one character had with coming to terms with what he wanted, how the tables were turned on “Easy” and he had to work to keep his man once he realized there was no denying his feelings and desires. Their chemistry was sizzling and their connection was true.
With every book in this series we come to care more for this whole group of characters. The way Ms. Sommerland connects past characters in the storyline has always been a favorite aspect of mine because it builds that love for the whole group instead of just focusing on the one we are featuring in the current book. LINE BRAWL is no different in that respect, and I loved every bit we get to see of other/past characters. The good and the bad. The way they deal with real things, in real ways. The ways their love and relationships change and evolve. And she does this in a way that makes perfect sense in between the new romance that is developing. That is my absolute favorite thing about this series.
There is one thing that kept annoying me, and quite frankly that is just me not liking a character. But it was a big part of this book and probably why I couldn’t rate this higher because this dislike for her tainted my enjoyment at times. For the sake of not giving spoilers since I’m not sure what’s common knowledge or not, let’s just say I wanted everyone to stop coddling this one girl and leave her on the street to fend for herself. She just took advantage every where she went and everyone kept thinking she deserved another shot. NO SHE DIDN’T! Ughhhhh it made me so mad, I can’t even think about it now. And I’m scared that in the future she may be part of a book and an HEA. I may not be able to cope with that.
LINE BRAWL is hot and emotional. It was fun to visit with the old boys and even more fun to fall in love with Pischlar....more
It feels good to be back in the ACRO world. Why does it ever have to be put on hold? I could read this series forever! I love the X-Men prem3.5 stars
It feels good to be back in the ACRO world. Why does it ever have to be put on hold? I could read this series forever! I love the X-Men premise, the super powers, the battles and the hot sex. What more can we ask for!? I pleasantly surprised to see this book pop up when I least expected. By now it’s been a while since I read the last one and I honestly can’t remember if any of these characters were featured in the previous books. With that in mind, I still managed to enjoy this book a lot.
Tag and Justice have been friends since childhood. Both born from mothers that were experimented on, and both with powers they didn’t know exactly how to control. As they grew up, they grew apart in the paths they chose to lead. Justice went to ACRO and Tag decided to continue solo. This was the wedge in, not only their friendship, but their love affair. However, they’ve never fully gotten over one another. When Tag finds himself in a bind and needs Justice’s help to get out of it alive, deep buried feelings also get stirred. And when that stirring happens, after all the betrayals, it’s simply explosive.
There was less action in this book then I expected. It focuses more on the romantic relationship. Tag and Justice have a lot of years of heart ache to get past, but they seemed to get over their differences pretty quickly. Then you throw Ian into the mix, and I didn’t know where to look first. Ian was the man that picked up the pieces left of Tag after he was broken hearted about Justice going to ACRO and leaving him. But he was also the man responsible for the danger Tag is in now.
The sexual chemistry between these 3 is palpable. I just wish these would’ve been a full length book. I think the forgiveness was rushed. And the setup of this threesome was also rushed. These 3 men had some serious trust issues to get over and that happened to quick for my taste.
It was also nice to revisit with Dev, even if it was for just a second. I miss him and Creed and Annika and I can only hope that in the future these authors will give us more glimpses of them in action! I am left anxiously awaiting the next slice of ACRO I can get.
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!
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!
Finally Travis’ book! He’s had a rough go at it throughout the series and I have fallen in love with him from the very broken beginning. All3.5 stars
Finally Travis’ book! He’s had a rough go at it throughout the series and I have fallen in love with him from the very broken beginning. All that hidden suffering was festering and I couldn’t wait to peel back the layers and get into his mind! He’s been in love with his best friend Cassidy for a while but when he finally made a move Cassidy ran scared. After losing Cassidy, Travis met Ashley and while he really liked her he couldn’t let her into that darker side of him.
Now Ashley is back in town, wanting to stay and maybe rekindling her romance with Travis. She’s asked Travis to let her be his shadow for a bit while she paints and prepares for a gallery show with her art. When he’s sent in his cousin’s Karen’s place to set up camp, Ashley goes with him for the summer. Except he wasn’t expecting to find Cassidy there. All those old feelings come back, and new ones that include both Cassidy and Ashley.
The long wait was worth it because Travis was smoldering! The chemistry between all the characters in this book had steam coming off the pages from the very beginning. But as much as I enjoy a good, hot, sexy read… I never fully immersed myself into ROCKY MOUNTAIN FREEDOM. Maybe it’s my own preconceived ideas because I was never a fan of the heroine, Ashley, from when Travis was dating her in the previous book. Probably that is just the right kind of heroine for him, that would be ok with the scenario that Travis presents which is that of a permanent menage with his guy crush. But I just couldn’t connect with her.
On the other hand, I was all about Travis and Cassidy. You should’ve given me a book about those two hot alpha males ending up as a couple and I would’ve been happier than anything else. Cassidy is the one that takes care of Travis in that deep, emotional level he needs. They are just so hot together and there’s so much angst, the push and pull of Travis getting Cassidy to open up and let him in. I was eating up all those bits we were getting.
I was very happy that the book didn’t end with them deciding to give their triad a go and leaving all the family and society issues aside. Ms. Arend takes us on the journey with them, the dirty looks, the attacks from the community, the discrimination. At the end of the day, their relationship won’t be easy and they will always have things to deal with. But this shows the support of the Coleman family will be there through everything.
Even though I could’ve done with a classier heroine, I still enjoyed this book a lot and I’m anxious for so many other storylines to come! Jesse of course but also Karen. So many possibilities that Vivian Arend isn’t writing fast enough to keep me happy!
What an unlikely couple Mitch and Sam are! They lead completely opposite lives but they are so compatible otherwise. Mitch is older and has lived his
What an unlikely couple Mitch and Sam are! They lead completely opposite lives but they are so compatible otherwise. Mitch is older and has lived his life and explored his likes. Sam just has the burning desire to do so. The first time they meet and what should’ve been a “one night stand” turns into more when they can’t stop thinking about each other.
Mitch is a trucker passing through town with a delivery. He sees Sam, who is just a young college boy working at his uncle’s pharmacy. His parents died and left him in the care of his aunt/uncle and they haven’t been kind to him. I felt for Sam the whole time because he hasn’t had a chance to be truly happy. Yes, he’s a bit whiny. OK a lot sometimes. But that’s something that is to be expected because of his age.
This book is raw and dirty, but also deep and emotional. This book is more than just the physical BDSM. Sam has a need to be used, maybe even like a whore, more so than any actual spanking or rope play. It’s how he deals with those feelings in a world where you’re supposed to have enough self respect not to want that. Don’t get me wrong, the sex is still pretty damn hot! It’s just more intense when you take in the reasoning behind some of the stuff.
The threesome and the whole Randy dynamic… I wasn’t such a big fan. I am a bit confused as to what all went down between Mitch and Randy in the past and what their relationship really was. I get that it never worked out that way but it was still just a bit fuzzy. I would’ve probably liked better a random threesome with less of the emotional attachments. However, again, it was still hot.
I loved seeing Mitch and Sam opening up as their travels together continued. And they got to a point where they knew they could make something work. And work it will take!
WOW! This is the book of unexpected events. DELAYED PENALTY had a lot of twists and took me on an emotional rollercoaster. Anytime we deal w4.5 Stars
WOW! This is the book of unexpected events. DELAYED PENALTY had a lot of twists and took me on an emotional rollercoaster. Anytime we deal with damaged characters you know it’ll be an emotionally draining story, but surprisingly, I didn’t get that much angst because of Akira. There was so much more to this story. I think the author does a stellar job with giving us everything we want from our main characters, while expanding on quite a few of our old favorites and intriguing us in the future of the series. I’m totally hooked!
First of all, there’s Akira, Ford and Cort. I was so scared about this combination because I’ll be honest I haven’t been a Ford fan. But Akira has really come out of her shell and there’s a lot about Ford that we didn’t see before. He truly cares for her! Then there’s Ford’s relationship with Cort. They’re both so intense. Their life-long friendship between them makes them work that much better. I think they were a great pairing, full of intensity but also tenderness.
But as much as I enjoyed their story, I was a sucker for two of the side stories. Vanek is a train wreck. And a train wreck I need to see more of. Desperately. Throwing Raif in that mix left me wanting more.
Then there’s Landon/Dean/Silver. I was troubled with how things were with them in the previous book and this is the story that brings them back together. I ABSOLUTELY LOVED THAT! But it’s also the story that takes their relationship to another level. I am so excited about that I have to confess I may have re-read those scenes.
But this book isn’t all roses. I won’t tell you in detail what happens, but we do lose someone. And yes, it’s hard and it’s felt throughout the team. I was so shocked about the turn of events. I do find that storyline in the end closes the chapter of the ongoing bad guy we’ve had in the series. I am actually excited to see where the series continues from here and I’m very anxious to get more Vanek. Like….yesterday!
Oh my heart! I’ve been a little in love with Kade for a while and I was anxious to see what the author would do with his book. And you know4.5 stars
Oh my heart! I’ve been a little in love with Kade for a while and I was anxious to see what the author would do with his book. And you know when you are so invested in that particular character that you get a little scared? Well, I was scared to read this and that it wouldn’t be what I anticipated.
And guess what? It wasn’t. And I say that in the BEST sense of that word. Kade’s story was night and day what I thought we would get but it was so perfect FOR HIM. Everything about him made sense. I loved that this book brings back Kade’s first love. And I absolutely loved how the author told the story. It goes back and forth between present day and high school days and it slowly tells both stories. The developing connection between Kade and Tessa now was explosive and intense. But the connection they had as teenagers was just as powerful. It was the perfect complement to the story!
But Kade and Tessa’s past wasn’t always roses and pretty pink bows. This was a pretty heartbreaking story. I did not expect this at all for Kade, the confident Dom that I’ve always drooled over. Knowing where he came from and what he overcame only makes me see him as a stronger man and look up to him that much more.
I seem to repeat myself when it comes to talking about this series but every installment is either just as good or better than the last.It never disappoints! Five books in and a few novellas and this series is still going as strong as ever! If you’re not reading Roni Loren you must change that now.
Lauren Dane is back visiting the Cascadia Wolves! Although we’ve never really left them 100%. We had some De La Vega Cats stories and of course, the
Lauren Dane is back visiting the Cascadia Wolves! Although we’ve never really left them 100%. We had some De La Vega Cats stories and of course, the Bound by Magick series expands on this same world. But we are finally back on familiar ground, while still taking into consideration the events in the books of those spin off series.
UNCONDITIONAL mixes the wolves and the witches. That was the first thing I was extremely excited about while reading this book. I love when the couple has a witch and a shifter, they’re my favorite kind in this series. But not only do we have a great pairing, we also have a second chance at love story. And Ms. Dane is so good at those!
Michelle and Josh were high school sweethearts. Human high school sweethearts. Until Josh just up and disappeared leaving Michelle high and dry to go on with her life without an explanation for his sudden change of plans. What neither of them knew was that this supernatural world they were just entering into, on their own, would bring them back together.
Josh was bitten and turned into a werewolf and Michelle was always a witch, just one that didn’t know what she was nor did she know her potential. She is now a cop and Josh is an enforcer. It was enjoyable to see Michelle slowly learning about her magic and what she could actually do, even push herself to do things she didn’t think she could get to. And then there’s Josh. He was all alpha male and completely delicious. Just the way I like ‘em. And while he was dealing with his protectiveness and wanting to keep Michelle out of danger, he was also good at giving her the trust and space she needed to still be herself and do what she wants.
I loved seeing the rekindling of their relationship. How their feelings quickly fell back into place. They had an ease being around each other, a certain level of comfort. They knew what the other wanted. It felt like slipping under a comfy blanket. They were just perfect for each other. They’ve both changed so much but they are still perfectly compatible. And throw in the fact that Michelle is his mate…Josh made out 100% on this one. He gets a second chance with the one and only woman he loved and he gets to keep her forever this time.
The plot continues to thicken when witches are being hunted and killed. The witch higher ups as well as the National Pack are getting involved in this one as well and the final struggle is left open ended. I was expecting a bit more of a resolution on that but there is too much to wrap it all up with a neat bow in one book. I am anxious to see where these characters will go next.
For new readers, I wouldn’t recommend you start here. It may be a decent read as a standalone but I do think you would understand more of what’s going on if you read in order. And by reading in order I mean including the spin off series.
This is the big “first time” part. First time Pike/Foster/Cela are together, but also Cela’s first time. Except she doesn’t really tell them she’s tr
This is the big “first time” part. First time Pike/Foster/Cela are together, but also Cela’s first time. Except she doesn’t really tell them she’s trying to get rid of her V card. She just wants to do something out of character and have one night of wild fun before going back to her boring life in her small town.
Although Foster wasn’t planning on showing Cela some of his darker likes, he can’t help but let some of it come out.
I am really liking the connection between Cela and Pike and this part pretty much cements that. However, I thought Pike being there was a bit awkward and maybe not the awesome first threesome I was expecting. It was more about Foster and Cela as a couple even though that’s not how the night started off.
I am anxious to see more of Foster’s Dom side coming out because he is oh so sexy!
Now that the first time is out of the way, I can’t wait to see where they’ll go from there. I need part III already!
Wow! What can I say? I knew I was going to love this, I just didn’t know how much and how deep it would be. Ms. James blew me away with these stories
Wow! What can I say? I knew I was going to love this, I just didn’t know how much and how deep it would be. Ms. James blew me away with these stories! I think I could read about the McKays forever! As I was reading this book and chatting with a friend, I noticed I had a lot of *THUD* moments while reading. I guess, as she cleverly mentioned, this is an uber-THUD book. That alone should help make your decision on getting it. THIS IS MUST READ!
King of Hearts – 4 Feathers
I had already read this story last year in the GUNS AND ROSES anthology. A bad day in the life of Cam McKay as a cop. He’s called in to the scene of a murder/suicide on Valentine’s Day. He went to school with the husband. They seemed like such a happy couple just days before. Cam has to deal with the parents, the investigation, and the fact that the reason why this all might’ve happened is because the husband never recovered mentally after coming back from war. A lot of the issues hit home for Cam. But at the end of the day when he gets to go home, the love of his family pulls him through.
Rough Road – 5 Feathers
Holy hell let the waterworks begin. This story was so emotional because it centers on the problems that Chassie, Edward and Trevor face in their everyday lives while trying to lead their alternative lifestyle in a small town, full of close minded people. These things will take a toll on all of them, and that includes children. In just a few pages it managed to show so much of their daily lives and their emotions. Their bond as a family, and their bond as a triad. Chassie, Ed and Trevor are still orgasmicly good! HOT HOT HOT! But not only do they still work after all these years together, and still love and respect each other, but they stand together against anything they have to face. Head on and strong. And the McKays made it a point to remind them that family sticks together. Yeah, I got a bit teary eyed to see the massive support and love that came through with this story. It reminded me of everything that I love about this series.
“Sweet words won’t get you sweet lovin’, my man.” Edgard kissed him hard and snatched the lube. “Hands and knees.”
All Knocked Up – 5 Feathers
Jack and Keely have always been a favorite couple of mine. Jack has also been on my top five men of this series even though he’s not a McKay. In good Jack and Keely fashion, this story made me both love and hate both. Keely is pregnant and lets just say a tad touchy and scary. Jack hasn’t been handling that the best way possible. ALL KNOCKED UP takes us on a ride through Keely’s three pregnancies, the ups and downs. The happy and the scary. And the freaking HOT. Another one that tugged at the strings of my heart. I got the unexpected with this story.
“Jack grabbed a handful of her hair and tugged her head back. “Behave. My way. Or no way. Understand?”
I have always thought the general idea of this series is wonderful and refreshing. We have the search and rescue world, which is not as popu3.5 stars
I have always thought the general idea of this series is wonderful and refreshing. We have the search and rescue world, which is not as popular is romance books, and that can give a good boost to the interest of the story. HIGH SEDUCTION is full of adrenaline of all varieties! Some I wasn’t quite expecting.
Erin has been part of the Lifeline search and rescue crew for a while. She’s a great chopper pilot and loves the new life she’s built for herself in Banff. Except that her past has come to shake things up. Specifically the man she ran from years ago. I love second chance at romance stories!
Timothy is a paramedic and the one man Erin had a serious relationship with in college. They were young, they were both exploring their wants and desires. Which happen to include BDSM then, and some of it had sent Erin running scared. Now Tim wants her back and he’s willing to do anything he can to get her.
I wasn’t expecting the BDSM aspect of this book. Ms. Arend, as usual, can deliver a pretty hot story. But even with all the background information on them as a couple before, and the fact they were taking things slow…. It just didn’t feel like it developed enough for me to see where they ended up so quickly. Trust being a major aspect of a BDSM relationship, I was hoping to see more of that developing.
However, I enjoyed the plot a lot with the twists and turns and all the action! It definitely amped that up from the previous book. I just couldn’t connect with some of the elements in this story as much as I would’ve liked. All that aside, this was still a very enjoyable read. Ms. Arend always delivers top quality writing and entertaining, even though I don’t think this is the best by her.
I am, as always, anxious to see where this series will go next and hopefully we will see more of Timothy’s friend.
I’ve come to have some expectations from the Dartmouth Cobras: extremely hot and emotional BDSM. And although OFFSIDE delivered on those counts, it w
I’ve come to have some expectations from the Dartmouth Cobras: extremely hot and emotional BDSM. And although OFFSIDE delivered on those counts, it was a very different book from the reset in the series.
Rebecca Bower is Landon’s sister (DEFENSIVE ZONE) and who had also been called in and hired to help with the teams PR. See, the Cobras seem to all have a reputation for being bad boys and there’s always one or two in major need of a revamp.
Zach and Scott had their first encounter in BREAKAWAY, after Scott didn’t think he would be interested in a relationship because it’s just not in him to give. While Zach does have feelings for Scott and has publicly come out as gay. But all of that changes when they are both attracted to Rebecca but it’s actually Zach who pursues a relationship with her, as her Dom and her lover.
I liked the fact that Rebecca wasn’t a BDSM virgin, even though her ideas where a bit warped about the lifestyle. It was then in Zach’s hands to teach her what a real Dom could do for her, until she learned to let go.
Scott has his own set of issues and it’s not surprising how he’s ended up after what he had to go through. I am not sure he was ready for that quick change and I expect to probably see him struggle, but I think the combination of Becky and Zach is a good one to help him through.
I was a bit disappointed when there was a small hint at maybe Carter being shared and then it never happened….Could it possibly be in a future book? Please pretty please? I kept turning the pages expecting to read that scene, and then it never came.
I think where this could’ve been a bit better was that we were trying to follow several storylines and that took away from the main couple just a bit for me. Not that I didn’t enjoy those other storylines, because I’ve come to care for the older characters. I’m very intrigued to see what happens with Dominic and I hope that he doesn’t end in another relationship where his woman is in love with another man. I think he deserves top spot now, and of course his scenes might’ve been the hottest in the book for me.
And then there’s Silver. She was pregnant, she had the baby, and then what happened? I was glad to see some good resolution for her towards the end and I’m anxious to see what happens next.
OFFSIDE was an extremely sexy but also unexpected in some ways. I think Ms. Sommerland is doing a great job at keeping me on my toes, not knowing what she has up her sleeve next. And I can’t wait for more.
JUST WHAT SHE WANTS is a different type of 1Night Stand than I’m used to, and that’s a good thing. The arranging for this one night stand wa
JUST WHAT SHE WANTS is a different type of 1Night Stand than I’m used to, and that’s a good thing. The arranging for this one night stand was done sort of behind the scenes and the main characters were not aware of the setup. That was refreshing in reading this series and got major points with me!
That being said, this is my first time reading this author and I’ve been wanting to try her for a while. Even though short stories can be hard to convey a realistic connection, I think this novella does a pretty good job at it.
We have Kyle and Marc who are a couple but have been looking for a woman to complete their lives. They are both in charge of running a pleasure resort in Orlando, FL. Kyle has gone through a troubled past, the death of a loved one, an accident that left him crippled and also closed off his emotions.
Then in comes Indiana Jones from London, ready to have a wild and adventurous vacation. Ha! Yeah, I’m not kidding about the name. Indie has a great personality and is just a tad naive but knows when to jump on an opportunity when it’s presented.
The story was great and the sex of course was very sexy, however I think I could’ve done with more of the getting to know each other that we just didn’t have time for because it’s a short story.
Nevertheless, this is one hot and spicy novella, sure to warm up your evening or lunch hour. :)
What a refreshing take on the kinky millionaire. Daniel Baker has it all and then some. He’s never been able to dominate his fiance, dancer Naya Orti
What a refreshing take on the kinky millionaire. Daniel Baker has it all and then some. He’s never been able to dominate his fiance, dancer Naya Ortiz, and for a long time they’ve had other women that can give her the pain she needs. But when Naya gets a new job at Club Devant, and is confronted with Remy (remember him from the first book?) she realizes she needs more from than what her Domme’s give her. And that sexy cajun is exactly it.
Daniel soon discovers things about himself he wasn’t even that aware of. Turns out he’s a sub, and bisexual. But with Remy’s history and his previous experiences being with another couple, things might get dicey.
Remy was even sexier that in the previous book! I have a thing for that sexy cajun thing and when you combine that with his Dom side…panty melting! I wasn’t 100% a fan of Naya but for the most part I liked her. I was actually a lot more interested in the dynamics between Daniel and Remy. I think there’s still plenty of walls those two have to break because they are the complex ones. Job well done with them!
Chains and Canes is kinky goodness! Another winner by the awesome writing duo that is Katie Porter! I definitely enjoyed this story more than the first one and I’m looking forward to more from this series. I love the setting!
I love this series! The stories are the perfect quick pick me up that I need sometimes to get me out of a reading funk. They’re packed full of hotnes
I love this series! The stories are the perfect quick pick me up that I need sometimes to get me out of a reading funk. They’re packed full of hotness, the characters are always fun and the scenarios are crazy. What more can I ask for?
First of all, let me just say that although this is book # 3 in the series, it can totally be read as a standalone. Actually, the way I see this series is that if you read book one, you should read book two. And then if you read book three, you’ll want to read book four. They go in pairs. Why? Because it’s basically a country swap.
Amy is a teacher from Australia looking to get out of the boredom of her daily life and see the world. Harper is her online BFF from Chicago. They’ve never met but they’ve shared a true connection. Now they decide to swap houses. Amy flies in to Chicago to spend a week at Harper’s house, and Harper is supposed to take Amy’s place in Australia. This book focuses on Amy.
But Amy is in for a hot surprise when she gets an extra bonus while staying at Harper’s house. That is Harper’s hot and Dominant brother, Andrew. He had no clue what his sister had planned or who Amy is. But after one night of fun, he’s not about to let her just leave his bed.
If you are reading this for the true aspect of a BDSM relationship, then you’re not going to enjoy it as much. Although Amy and Andrew play with BDSM, Amy never really came across as a submissive. But that’s part of her charm, she’s feisty and demanding even when she’s enjoying a bit of dominance (or maybe a lot). I loved her personality, and how she was always up for anything in this adventure. She was really living life to the fullest for that one week she thought would be just a memory. Kuddos to her!
And then there’s Andrew. He was extremely sexy, especially when he kept trying to nail Amy to any flat surface. The boy has some stamina! He was a very interesting hero for me. He’s traveled, seen the world, doesn’t think his lifestyle is conducive for a relationship. He’s also tired of the typical submissives that always leave him wanting something else. Amy was the perfect spice to add to his life. And I love that he doesn’t shy away from that attraction because of who she is.
I can’t wait to see what trouble Harper got involved in Australia with some hot brothers from down under. Bring on the next book!
ILLICIT is my first dabble into Opal Carew. I’ve had this author on my never ending TBR for a long time but for one reason or another I never picked
ILLICIT is my first dabble into Opal Carew. I’ve had this author on my never ending TBR for a long time but for one reason or another I never picked up a book. So this one fell on my lap and I was very excited to try the author, plus I thought the blurb sounded interesting.
Here’s what I quickly realized, and it may just be specific to how I feel about this book. It’s completely centered around sex, and I think the sex was overwhelming the story. I’m not sure if her other books are like that as well, but I think it was a bit too much. *gasp* Yes, I just said that.
Quite frankly, all I can tell you about the storyline is that Lindsay has just gone through a bad breakup and her luck suddenly takes a good turn when she runs into three, yes three, gorgeous men that want to spend a wild weekend with her. They’ve done this often with other girls without forming any attachments. See, the three gorgeous men are in a relationship with each other. They are already a permanent triad. But after spending the weekend with Lyndsay, turns out they all want more. But not all of them are ready to go after that.
The idea was there and could’ve been great, but the characters were a bit two dimensional for me. I think each one had a lot of possibilities we could have dug a little deeper into and maybe that could’ve replaced a couple of sex scenes. LOL
Nevertheless, the book kept me interested enough. I still don’t know how I feel about the fact that we get a psychic connection thrown in unexpectedly, and this is a lot more prominent towards the end. I don’t know if I like that or not…
If you are looking for a steaming hot read, then look no further. This book will satisfy any kink and craving you might have and then some you weren’t expecting.
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.
I am slowly making my way through the stories in the THREE'S COMPANY anthology with Lorelei James, Jayne RyThis review was posted at Under the Covers
I am slowly making my way through the stories in the THREE'S COMPANY anthology with Lorelei James, Jayne Rylon and Jess Dee. The stories are definitely hot and this one started out just as hot, with some really smoking sex on the hood of a sports car, even though it was two complete strangers.
Alexa's world was thoroughly rocked by that encounter so when she walks in a work meeting and sees that stranger is the man she has to present to, she is, to say the least, shaken. But he doesn't remember her! Aren't twin stories fun?
But after Alexa, Justin and Jason decide to have some group fun, I felt that I lost some of the connection to the characters and the story. And don't get me wrong, it's very hot and in a lot of cases twin menages work very well for me. However, I think I usually like to see more development on the backstory of how they could both fall in love with the same woman. This was where something had to give with this story because the suspense element took up some word count as well.
Did I mention that Justin and Jason are uber rich and the business presentation she came to them with is now maybe what's putting her life in danger? Of course they have the resources to keep her safe and while keeping her safe....things quickly heat up....more
*sigh* You should be able to hear my satisfaction all the way across the screen. I was pleasantly surprisedThis review was posted at Under the Covers
*sigh* You should be able to hear my satisfaction all the way across the screen. I was pleasantly surprised with this book. First, because when an author becomes a favorite of mine I tend to stop reading blurbs and when I saw the name of the series was Club Devant immediately I thought BDSM. Surprise # 1, Club Devant is a burlesque club in New York City. Sexy….dancing. Surprise # 2, the main theme of this book and the hero/heroine revolves around dancing. Love!
Lizzie and Dima have known each other since they were young. Both children of dancers, they were steered in that direction from an early age and they went down that road together. Until they both realized that ballet and any kind of stuffy dancing wasn’t for them. And they became 3-time international Latin ballroom champions. No other couple had better chemistry and moves than Lizzie and Dima. Until he let her fall during a show and she tore her ACL. Now while she’s recovering, Dima decides things will change between them. He’s always wanted her and now he will have her. So he starts dancing at Club Devant and expanding his repertoire of moves. Sexier, edgier. Free. He wants that with Lizzie, not going back on the road.
I love the idea of best friends since childhood, and the fact that they grew up so close together they were integral to the other person. They both have similar backgrounds. They both have similar goals for the future, even though they don’t see that yet. And they are both so attracted to each other it drips off the pages!
Now, lets not put anything down. Each aspect of this story was hot. Lizzie and Dima together were crazy and smokingly amazing. Yes, sparks flying, panting, the whole nine yards. And then there’s Lizzie and Paul… ‘cuz I have a soft spot for a good looking big cowboy. And we can’t leave behind Paul and Dima, just purrrrrrr. Lets just say that in the heat department, this book will leave you looking for the nearest ice bucket. Have I mentioned how sexy it is when Dima’s accent gets heavier when he’s aroused or excited?
But the story was good too. Most of the background between Lizzie and Dima is already there. You are rooting for them from the very beginning. But their connection to Paul was nice as well. I find that it worked well, for the time it was there.
I am definitely looking forward to more burlesque dancing at Club Devant. It’s new, different and refreshing. It pushed all my buttons and then some. I can’t wait to get more!
Favorite Author, Lorelei James. Check Hot menage story. Check Second chance at love romance. Check
What more can I ask for? Really? I got this short story because, quite frankly, I forgot that Lorelei James was in a very hot menage anthology that I wanted to read. Then I started hearing about her upcoming October 2 title BALLROOM BLITZ, which is a character from this story, and I just had to catch up.
I think this just proves that Lorelei James can write an awesome romance, sexy as hell and panty-melting erotic....without cowboys. *gasp* Yes, you read that right. No cowboys in sight in this wicked garden.
Eden, the teenager, wanted to loose her virginity to Billy. She loved him then. But he didn't think he deserved such a gift or such love and he ran. They both went on with their lives and now Billy comes back into town on business and runs right into Eden, business and personal.
What they couldn't have then, they have now. Their chemistry was sizzling, but their love for each other was as well. I could tell they were meant to be together and complemented each other perfectly. And just when you think there's nothing else that could make this any better, Jon White Feather comes along.
He's a Native American rocker, a celebrity, and Eden's booty call. That all makes for some hot, threesome moments.
For a short story, I think the characters are well developed enough that you can still believe their love for each other. Whether it's Billy and Eden or Eden and Jon. It all made sense and connected. And I can't help but to be more than ready to read Jon's story....more
The wait between when we get a novel from Megan Hart is terrible for me, so when I saw that she was releasing this book I did my "hell-yeah-we-are-getting-a-MH-book" happy dance. Quite frankly, I hardly ever read the blurbs and I stay away from any spoilers or excerpts because I want the book to speak to me. Megan Hart's writing is one of those rare voices that can tell a a sad and oftentimes hard story beautifully. It sucks you in and grabs you because you have to know what happens, how it ends. THE SPACE BETWEEN US was no different. I couldn't put the book down even when I thought the storyline was going places I didn't think I wanted to go.
I'll be honest here and say that I was not too thrilled to find out this book had a f/f/m menage. I don't read f/f and I wasn't sure if I wanted to but I trust the author so I just went with it. Our heroine, Tesla, has had a rough life. Nothing ordinary or normal, more like crazy and sometimes wild. Even though she doesn't see herself as wild. Her parents were I guess swingers and, during the summers, they would take her and her brother, Captain, to a type of sex commune, The Compound. There kids were even encouraged to explore and learn sexualy, either by themselves or with other kids. She also met Vic there, who happened to be the rock to support her and get her out of that situation. They bonded and a sort of love formed, even though he was older than her and they never really had sex.
Fast forward and now she's living with Vic. Vic is married and has two kids and another on the way. Tesla is in her mid twenties and works at a coffee shop (the same one where Johnny from COLLIDE goes to get his coffee). She has a sort of crush on one of the customers, Meredith. Meredith wants to be Tesla, she wants to be wild and free, to experience things. So, she asked Tesla to have sex with her husband. That slowly develops into Tesla, Meredith and Charlie being a part of a threesome. And then the reality of that sets in.
I did not like Meredith. I know her character is meant to be the way she is but I thought she was a bit of a lost soul and wanted to slap her around and smack some sense into her most of the time.
Tesla on the other hand, you can't help but feel for her. You get her present story but also some of her past. And now she has to deal with a lot of changes and different emotions. This book was really the evolution of Tesla for me, from what she had to live through, her teenage years to now. Her conflicting relationships with her family and that is in big part Vic, who has always been there for her. With Meredith and her attraction to her but also her attraction to Charlie. Changes and emotions and pain.
And then there's Charlie who seemed to be the glue holding everything together. The things he did and how he knew just what to say to make Tesla, and even Meredith, feel comfortable and happy. How he went out of his way so that everyone would be happy. He felt real if not the ideal of an alpha male we are so used to read about.
I enjoyed the few cameo appearances in this book by Johnny from COLLIDE and most of all Sadie and Joe from BROKEN. Sadie is now pregnant and Joe is still in love and devoted to her. So nice to see them and know what they are doing.
I kept waiting for the waterworks to start, because I always cry when I read a book by this author, but I have to say the tear jerker factor in this one was lower than others. I did still cry at the end. And I was happy at the end, although I guess I would've wanted to have more, maybe even one more chapter or an epilogue.
"I would bang that man like a screen door in a hurricane."
"Can't say I've buffed my muffin over it or anything."
I’m not sure why I have been slacking on this series, I remember buying this ebook as soon as it came out! I have a thing for a good romanti3.5 Stars
I’m not sure why I have been slacking on this series, I remember buying this ebook as soon as it came out! I have a thing for a good romantic suspense and Lexi Blake mixes that with some pretty hot sex! What could be better? Nevertheless, here I am, a million books behind this series and getting excited all over again to go back in.
THE MEN WITH THE GOLDEN CUFFS as you would expect by the name is a permanent menage story. In this case this works well because Adam and Jacob are already a unit. Not together themselves, but they’ve always shared their women and have a common goal in mind. To find the one woman they can both love and that can complement their relationship.
They work as a team for McKay-Taggert security and they end up taking a case of an author who needs protection from some pretty serious threats. The mystery of who is behind that (or is this all a PR plot fabricated by the author herself) is still a nagging issue for the men, but on the forefront is the fact they both think she is the perfect submissive for them.
Serena writes about BDSM and submission, but she hasn’t lived it herself. Her ex-husband always put her down for her books and she hasn’t given in to her true nature and admitted these are things she wants for herself, not just her characters. This is where I struggled. Serena herself. I wasn’t sold on her completely, she’s not the most assertive character and she might’ve gotten on my nerves a bit.
Adam and Jacob on the other hand were a perfect complement to each other in their roles of this menage. One is the strict and serious Dom, the other the more caring and sweet. But both are equally pushy and decisive when it comes to getting in Serena’s bed.
A snake, some bad letters and a dead body later we get our resolution. I have to say it wasn’t the most complicated mystery to uncover and I had this plot figured out pretty fast, although I did have some minor surprises in the end.
All in all, this was quite an enjoyable read and it reminds me that I love to read this type of erotic romance, with a bit of an edge. Even though I can’t say they were my favorite characters I do find that I enjoy their agency enough to want all those sexy men to see an HEA. I can’t wait to delve more into the series as I’ve heard the books get better as we go forward....more
Obviously I knew by looking at this cover that there was going to be some crazy hotness in this book. The general story could be any girls dream. Hot construction crew next door remodeling a house, you've been drooling over not just one but all of them. Turns out while they take breaks they "relieve" the stress from work by having sex, and if there just isn't a woman around, that's not a problem. They can take care of each other.
Then enter Kate. She's a little shy to start but she quickly jumps on that bandwagon. A lot quicker than I would've thought considering the amount of guys she was taking on. Because really, sometimes one isn't enough, and just two can be boring.
I'll admit that at times I was a bit confused as to who's thing was going where (hey, there's too many to keep track of!) but every sex scene was hot! And for such a short story, there was a lot of it!
But then there is also romance. Although she is with the whole crew there was an attraction and connection with Mike. I felt that wasn't developed as much, especially being a short story that can be hard. But I did like Mike. He's very alpha, as most of the guys.
I am looking forward to continuing this series because this crew and their powertools are just HOT!...more