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 w...more4.5 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!
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...more
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...more
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...more
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’ve come to have some expectations from the Dartmouth Cobras: extremely hot and emotional BDSM. And although OFFSIDE delivered on those counts, it w...more
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...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 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...more
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...more
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...more
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's...moreThis 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....more
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 Ry...moreThis 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.(less)
*sigh* You should be able to hear my satisfaction all the way across the screen. I was pleasantly surprised...moreThis 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.(less)
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."
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!(less)
This was a pretty short, light and humorous read. Maybe not the type of humor I like to see as it was a bit...moreThis review was posted at Under the Covers
This was a pretty short, light and humorous read. Maybe not the type of humor I like to see as it was a bit more over the top and bordering on "Really? Did he just say/do that?" but it was entertaining for sure. David recently came out of a bad relationship. He was dating a guy who was still in the closet but who was also abusive. He hasn't really dated since, but a couple of Australian volley ball players catch his eye when they are in town.
Gareth and David make a cute couple I just thought everything was done a bit too fast. Gareth's first approach was very forward and after a couple of dates they were talking about love and him moving to the US and leaving his whole life in Australia and his volley ball team behind. That felt like a bit much.
Then there's the threesome. That felt a bit like it was added as an afterthought, although it was hot.
Wow! I was not expecting to enjoy this read as much as I did. First of all the cover was deceiving to me in...moreThis review was posted at Under the Covers
Wow! I was not expecting to enjoy this read as much as I did. First of all the cover was deceiving to me in a way. This is an erotic, paranormal, historical romance story. Although I love the cover, I was not expecting that. I love when genres mix and this one was a combination we don't see too often because the paranormal aspect of the book was the fae and magic. Something I don't get to read enough about and when done right it always intrigues me.
Our heroine Alicia has been under a spell that keeps all her emotions at bay for years. She often thought of as cold and she doesn't even know why she can't feel. And then she is engaged to be married to Lord Edward Carstairs. One of London's most eligible bachelors. He chooses her because he thinks with her being such a cold and aloof woman he can still manage to fulfill his duty.
And his duty is to the supernatural world. Edward is a catalyst, he is the means by which sorcerers can draw power from the earth, he is also a loyal servant of the Crown.
Once they figure out what's been done to Alicia, Edward will help her free herself and feel at the same time finding out why this was done and what she is. Because Alicia is no ordinary human either.
In a strange way this book reminded me a bit of Charlotte Featherstone's LUST, just a bit.It was different, full of action and intrigue and it was very erotic. Enthralling! I just couldn't put it down. I had to read it at any available moment of the day.
I wish I would've known about Ms. Day's books before. There are some couples that make small appearances in this book who have had their books already. THE SEDUCTION OF MIRANDA PROSPER and THE SURRENDER OF LADY JAYNE. I will now go back and read them as I find this world fascinating!
I'm a fool. Edward closed his eyes and held Alicia close. I'm a weakling and a fool, and I will pay, but God help me, I will not give her up yet. Not yet. Not a minute before I must.
I haven't read this series, so I wasn't familiar with the hero and heroine, May and Evan, but they've recent...moreThis review was posted at Under the Covers
I haven't read this series, so I wasn't familiar with the hero and heroine, May and Evan, but they've recently tied the knot and Evan has a little surprise for his wife. He will give her the fantasy she's always had FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY. So he brings in Rome to be a third. And of course, not just will she get a menage, but these guys are both Doms.
So the setup was great, especially for a hot short story. I liked the characters individually a lot, there was a lot of build up and then...it didn't blow me away. I don't know if I would've felt different having read the previous book, however I don't think it was a connection problem for me. It was just that the sex scenes were just ok.
In a short story of only 54 pages centering around Doms and sex I guess I had higher expectations from it. Evan and Rome were just ok at it. *shrugs*
Nonetheless, I will go back and read the rest of the series and get to know the Harmless characters.(less)
I loved the setup of this story and the world. Demons and humans and angels. Natalia has been living as a hu...moreThis review was posted at Under the Covers
I loved the setup of this story and the world. Demons and humans and angels. Natalia has been living as a human without knowing she is actually the daughter of Asmodeus, High Prince of Hell and Keeper of Lust. Asmodeus, as well as his minions, have certain urges and his daughter is awakening to her own base urges, while in the mortal world, without any guidance.
Asmodeus is fighting Belal, Keeper of Sloth, who wants to take over the mortal world. The key to stopping him will be his half-demon daughter. So he sends his trusted guards, Raum, to help her and at the same time put a stop to Belal.
We obviously have Natalia, who is a very likeable heroine. She is struggling with her desires and her attraction to not only one but two men, as well as her blood thirst. Raum is a sexy as all hell (pun intended) demon. HOT HOT HOT. I even liked Gregor in all his bad boy glory and how they all fell in love and connected.
I think what I liked the most about this story is the fact that the author decided to make this historical, I think it adds another level of taboo to Natalia's awakening and made the story even more interesting.
I am definitely looking forward to reading the next installment in this series! I can't wait.(less)
How would you describe OURS TO LOVE in three words?
Annie: Wicked, Slow-burning, Sensual.
Francesca: Unexpected. Sexy.
Readers are familiar with Xander, but Javier, his brother is a newer character. What did you think of Javier?
Annie: I thought Javier was an interesting character. Right from the beginning of the book, we get a lot of information on his past and what he had endured already. He’s a bit of a tortured hero, so I could tell that Black had a lot of fun with his character. He was so different in personality from Xander, but I also thought they complement each other well. Together, they were almost like a ying and a yang – the perfect balance of men.
Francesca: First of all, I wasn’t happy that his dead ex wife never came back from the dead. I mean, she had an awesome name I kept wishing she wasn’t the bitch that tore his heart out. Once I got past that, I actually liked Javier maybe even a bit more than Xander. And that’s not what I was expecting because coming into this book I was all about my crush on Xander. But there’s something to be said for the tall, dark and brooding hero who is in control about most aspects of his life but let emotions run deep and sometimes take over.
Threesome relationships are quite difficult to write. Did you feel that Black did a good job of creating a strong relationship between London, Xander and Javier?
Annie: I thought Black spent a lot of time on building that trust between London, Xander and Javier. There were no shortcuts taken here and that was very important in forming a strong relationship amongst them all. London has a dark past and isn’t comfortable with the scars she has. So Xander and Javier really had to take their time to allow her to adjust to them physically as well as emotionally.
Francesca: As Annie said, there is a bit of time spent on the building of trust, and that was extremely necessary. Actually, I would’ve wanted even longer than it was because I still had some problems letting go and believing the trust was there.
On a scale to one to ten, how would you rate the steaminess?
Annie: Well, considering that you have two hot brothers I’d say that would put this book in the 7 or 8 range. You really can’t go wrong with a threesome and BDSM thrown in.
Francesca: I’m going to have to go with a range of 6-8. Yes, it was hot. And yes, there’s a threesome with two hot brothers. But I also had times when I was a bit pissed at what the brothers were doing that might’ve thrown me for a bit of a curve.
What were your final thoughts to OURS TO LOVE?
Annie: OURS TO LOVE is a slow-burning, sensual read that deals with darker issues than we’ve seen before in the series. It still has that touch of suspense that I love and expect and there is no question that Black can pen scorching hot sex scenes. Though not my favorite of the series, I still love returning to this world again and again.
This is an extremely short but very hot story. It's all about BDSM fantasies. We find ourselves in a club (P...moreThis review was posted at Under the Covers
This is an extremely short but very hot story. It's all about BDSM fantasies. We find ourselves in a club (Purgatory) and Katie is observing one of her favorite things being performed by one of her favorite men.
There are ropes and two extremely hot men that know very well how to use them, on others and on her. As teasers go I think this was great to whet your appetite for what I'm hoping will be a sexy series and another hot club to get lost in.
I won't get into the details of the story because I don't want to ruin it for anyone, especially being so short. But I will mention that I DID NOT expect the ending. Whaaattttt?!?!!? LOL
Definetely need to read more of this series!(less)
Holy F****G S**T this book is thigh-clenchingly HAWT!!! End of review. LOL Yes, sorry for the cursing I just...moreThis review was posted at Under the Covers
Holy F****G S**T this book is thigh-clenchingly HAWT!!! End of review. LOL Yes, sorry for the cursing I just had to get that off my chest. WOW! It's sci-fi erotica, but even if you don't read sci-fi and you want something hot you have got to get this book. *shivers*
Prince Devnar is captured on another planet while he was supposed to be on a rescue mission. He was betrayed by one of his own and he is now being "trained" by a Breaker so he can become the queens pleasure toy.
Melania gets the job as his breaker. Breakers are not supposed to get aroused, are not supposed to get attached. But Melania's conditioning is failing and her connection with Devnar is instant, and ohhhhh boy so hot!
In the middle of all that they have to find a way to help Devnar and his crew escape and defeat the Queen.
Melania is a bit broken herself, I loved seeing her vulnerable side. Devnar seemed to be the perfect other half for her. And once they bonded, their relationship became that much stronger.
Some of my favorite quotes:
“Because you aren’t mine.” Her breath came out in a soft sob. “Because you will belong to the empress, and I cannot have you. I’m so alone, and I cannot have you.” He froze above her, and to her shame, she felt tears welling in her eyes.
"You are mine to play with," she whispered against his chest, her lips trailing over his skin. "I will give you pleasure like you never imagined. All I ask in return is your complete obedience. Let yourself go; let me make the decisions. The only thing I want you to do is feel."(less)
This story definitely hit the mark on the sexy scale, and if you are looking for a quick and hot story to ei...moreThis review was posted at Under the Covers
This story definitely hit the mark on the sexy scale, and if you are looking for a quick and hot story to either cleanse your palate in between other genres or heavier stories, then yes, this story can fit that bill. But if you are looking for an emotional connection between the characters as well, then maybe this was just a bit lacking in that department.
See, Emily has the hots for her two neighbors, Robert and Jason. While she’s spying on them getting hot and heavy, she ends up right in the middle of a hot mandwich. But what I didn’t really get is how we got there. I mean, yes the immediate mechanics of it worked really well and the sex was off the charts hot, but the back story of why these guys wanted her to be part of their relationship were lost to me.
I guess this is something that could’ve worked better as a longer story, but if you are just looking for something hot, then this is it.(less)
Oh Erin, Todd and Ben...how I've missed you! LAID OPEN is a snippet into the lives of three of my favorite...moreThis review was posted at Under the Covers
Oh Erin, Todd and Ben...how I've missed you! LAID OPEN is a snippet into the lives of three of my favorite characters. We saw them meet and fall in love, then we saw them grow as their relationship became stronger. They even had a baby. And when little ones come into the picture, there's less time to focus on the grown up relationship. Especially with some of the more extreme requirements these three have.
So they are going to Fiji. And I can really just summarize this review by telling you O.M.G. that was freaking HAWT!!! In such a short amount of time this novella had me burning up. Todd and Ben are a lot more comfortable around each other and with each other. They have all adjusted to each other.
Things are not always perfect and there is a little bit of conflict, but it shows how vulnerable they still are. How human they are. And for the record, Erin is a lucky bitch and I'm jealous as hell.
I do believe this puts a good ending to the Brown Siblings series and it makes me even more anxious to continue the Delicious series.(less)