One Night of Scandal is a sinfully sexy frienemies to lovers story that you won't want to miss!
Darcy Grant is looking for one night of passion after aOne Night of Scandal is a sinfully sexy frienemies to lovers story that you won't want to miss!
Darcy Grant is looking for one night of passion after a disappointing break-up, the last place she expected to find it though was in the arms of her ex's best friend... Reed Miller is part owner of the night club, Sin, with his two friends and fellow ex-MMA fighters. He has watched Darcy from afar since she first stepped into the club on the arm of his best friend, AJ. Knowing she was off limits from the start, Reed kept Darcy at a distance with a cold demeanor. Now that she's single though, Reed valiantly tries to keep his attraction in check but the temptation proves to be too much. Will one night be enough or will Reed end up fighting for more?
There was no denying the sexual tension between Darcy and Reed in the first After Hours book, One Night of Sin. And in One Night of Scandal that tension is only amped up more. Reed and Darcy fight a powerful attraction, combustible chemistry, preconceived assumptions, and the guilt of being together and possibly hurting AJ. The story was intriguing and provocative with characters that I loved. Reed's dirty talk was smokin' hot and Darcy really never stood a chance against him. I am sooo looking forward to AJ's story, he more then deserves a HEA!
This is only the third book that I have read from author, Elle Kennedy, but she has proved so far to write engaging and sizzling hot romances. I can't wait to read more from her and the After Hours series! One Night of Scandal can be read as a stand-alone but you really don't want to miss Gage's story so be sure to pick up One Night of Sin as well! ...more
Bang Bang is no less then what I have come to expect from the awesomeness that is Rachel Van Dyken!
Amy is a member of the De Lange family. A family dBang Bang is no less then what I have come to expect from the awesomeness that is Rachel Van Dyken!
Amy is a member of the De Lange family. A family detested in it's own mafia cirque. And her father is one of the worst. Always looking for a quick buck and not afraid to take his anger out on his daughter or his wife if he can't find it. Amy's only asylum is in the arms of her best friend and neighbor, Axton. But that all changes one bullet riddled night when she learns that the young man she thought she knew better then anyone turns out to be a member of a revered mafia family...her family's enemy. And he died trying to protect her. Now, five years later, Amy is desperate and abashed at what her future holds when a ghost from the past arrives like a blackened knight. He only wants one thing. Her. But there are others that want something only she has and they're all too willing to risk her life to get it.
Action, suspense, humor and amour - Bang Bang delivers it all in a fast-paced novella that shouldn't be missed. Fans of the Eagle Elite series, Axton and Amy's story is a must-read. New readers, Bang Bang makes a wonderful novella to dip your toes into Rachel Van Dyken's incredibly compelling mafia world with. Welcome to the family! All the characters that I have come to love in this series make an appearance and the dialogue between some of these boys had me rolling. I was left wanting more from this dynamic group of characters and I cannot wait for the next installment in the series. Well written but not as steamy as what I have come to expect from these sexy mafia members. All in all though; a terrific novella with new characters that I loved and look forward to seeing more of and a great introduction to the Family for new readers. ...more
Nalini Singh explodes onto the rock-n-roll contemporary romance scene with her new self-published title, Rock Addiction!
Molly Webster knows all aboutNalini Singh explodes onto the rock-n-roll contemporary romance scene with her new self-published title, Rock Addiction!
Molly Webster knows all about being in the public eye and never wants to experience that spotlight again. So when hot rock star, Zachary Fox, catches her eye Molly is uneasy about returning the attention. But she can't seem to help herself. When Fox requests a ride home from a party, Molly knows that she should say no. Any association with Fox threatens to hurtle her fears from the past straight to the present. She's been good for so long though, the temptation to let go for just one night is too great. But when one night turns into one month of passion and pleasure, can Molly keep her heart separate from her body? And will Fox let her?
I didn't even read the blurb for Rock Addiction when I saw it available on NetGalley after seeing Singh's newsletter announcing the upcoming release. All I saw was "Nalini Singh" over a sexy rock star cover and I was sold! Set in Singh's home of New Zealand, a place that I have always wanted to visit, she brings the beautiful country to life on the pages with her eloquent writing style.
Though Rock Addiction is a totally different direction then Singh's paranormal romances, you can still feel the heart she puts behind every book with her writing. Bad boy Zachery Fox, lead singer of School Boy Choir, is a strong, determined character that knows exactly what he wants. He doesn't plays games, he goes after it. I really loved him from the get-go. He is also a very naughty little rock star. *wink, wink* The chemistry between him and Molly burst from the pages. At the beginning, I will admit that Fox and Molly's relationship was purely sexual. And boy was it hot. However, this caused a bit of an emotional disconnect for me but as the story progressed so did the connection between the two and this is when I really started to get lost in the story and never want to leave. You know Fox wants more but Molly is resistant to anything deeper. Molly was a sweet character and someone I think that readers can easily relate to. I liked her ability to communicate her feelings with Fox and vice versa even though she was understandably reluctant at first. The secondary characters were enjoyable to read about as well and Rock Addiction laid down the foundation for the rest of the series and characters, and I am excited to see where they go from here.
Bottom line: Rock Addiction was a sexy and enticing foray into the contemporary romance world for Nalini Singh and I am looking forward to more from this talented and diverse author! ...more
Another fabulous read from author, Lexi Ryan, filled with mystery, drama, and plenty of romance! I'll admit, was a little skeptical coming into this sAnother fabulous read from author, Lexi Ryan, filled with mystery, drama, and plenty of romance! I'll admit, was a little skeptical coming into this story because for some reason the prequel (Something Wild - FREE) just did not jive for me. But I ended up loving Something Reckless, and I couldn't put it down!
Lizzy Thompson was humiliatingly rejected by her teenage crush. In the years since though she's had a few chance hook-ups with Sam Bradshaw that didn't end up much better. And no matter how much she's tried to keep her heart guarded, he always ends up stealing it from her. But last summer's mistake might have ruined any chance she has with him in the long term...until tink24 meets riverrate69. The understanding, dirty-talking Something Real user who wants to tie her up can be no one in their small town of New Hope other Sam. So meeting in person after months of on-line chatting shouldn't be a big deal. But what if Lizzy is wrong about the man she has been exchanging sexy messages with?
Missed chances, demons from the past, familial intrusions...there always seems to be some bump in the road to true love for Sam and Lizzy. Frustrating and heart-breaking but equally hot and sexy, Something Reckless will have you eagerly and nervously turning the pages to see what perils await this would-be couple next. But there is no denying that true love is where their journey should end. However, author Lexi Ryan doesn't make it easy for these two. Oh no. With a plot teeming with twists and turns, and expertly brought to life, I couldn't help but want these two to just leave the past in the past and openly communicate their true feelings for each other so that they could reach that happily-ever-after. If I could jump into the pages and give them that little extra push I would. I guess it wouldn't be much of a story though if there wasn't some drawn out, heart-pounding conflict. ☺
Pieces of mystery were weaved into the plot with plenty of angst and lust to keep me glued to the story. Though the big twist wasn't a surprise for me, I couldn't believe when I reached the last page and looked down to see, 'The End'. The story flew by! I really enjoy all of the characters of New Hope and each were knit into the story, which I loved. Sam and Lizzy have a soul deep connection and sizzling chemistry that was undeniable. March can't come soon enough, and I'm on pins and needles waiting to see what happens next. I expect loads of drama, heart ache, frustration, and more spine tingling romance! Another fabulous read from author, Lexi Ryan. A must-have on your reading list! ...more
I'm not sure what to say about this one... THE LAST BOYFRIEND just did not deliver for me. I could not connect with the characters at all and the entiI'm not sure what to say about this one... THE LAST BOYFRIEND just did not deliver for me. I could not connect with the characters at all and the entire booked lacked substance. The male protagonist, Zane, was a dick and had zero character development until the last few sentences of the book where he all of the sudden went from 'I don't do girlfriends, relationships or love' to all hearts, flowers and I love you's. All of this with literally, a turn of the page and no reasoning behind it.
All of the characters seemed to be bipolar actually, running from hot to cold with the drop of a hat. The female protagonist, Lucky, was naive and incredibly unbelievable in her actions. The leading characters feelings and inner workings, especially Zane's, could have really used some major expanding on. Neither of them were fleshed out well and there was nothing for me to grab onto as a reader. The story-line seemed rushed in a lot of areas as well, the character development being only one.
The only good thing I can say about THE LAST BOYFRIEND is at least it was a kindle freebie and I didn't pay for it. :(...more
Dangerous Territory is a dazzling start to a promising new military romance series!
After loosing her friend in the Sand, Grace Grainger wants one nighDangerous Territory is a dazzling start to a promising new military romance series!
After loosing her friend in the Sand, Grace Grainger wants one night to just forget it all. The sexy stranger she meets at the Four Seasons bar promises just that, but even after three years Grace can't forget that sizzling night she spent with him. And he might have played in her fantasies many times since then but never in her wildest dreams did she ever expect to see him again, let alone in a firefight in the middle of Afghanistan. But she does, and Air Force Master Sergeant Josh Travers doesn't seem impressed by her status of an embedded journalist and his job of having to rescue her. Taking refuge in a cave from the Taliban, Josh and Grace quickly realize that the chemistry they shared three years ago is just as explosive. But danger surrounds them and romance and a possible future should be the last thing on their minds. But the heart doesn't stop it's wanting even with bullets reining down on them...
Fans of Jessica Scott and Catherine Mann are sure to fall in love with Emmy Curtis' debut series, Alpha Ops! Loaded with danger and passion, Dangerous Territory, was a gripping story wrapped in a novella-sized package. Detailed world-building, captivating characters, and a plot that flowed nicely made for a well balanced story and a great introduction to the series and it's characters. You won't even realize that you're reading a novella length book until you reach the end!
An impressive debut for author, Emmy Curtis, and I look forward to more from these sexy alpha military men! ...more
Tempting Her Best Friend is a short, sizzling, and satisfying novella from knock-out author, Gina L. Maxwell, perfect for readers looking for a romantTempting Her Best Friend is a short, sizzling, and satisfying novella from knock-out author, Gina L. Maxwell, perfect for readers looking for a romantic morsel.
Alyssa Miller has a plan to get her best friend, neighbor, and secret love of her life to finally kick the hussies to the curb and see the blonde bombshell sitting right next-door with one sinful weekend in Vegas. But with a few careless words from Dillon Alexander, her hopes are shattered so Aly forms a new plan. Plan get-over-Dillon-and-into-bed-with-a-sexy-cover-model at the romance book convention she's attending instead. After all, a girl has needs. But when Dillon realizes Aly's plan, he knows that he can't let her go through with it. After all, what's more convenient then a friend-with-benefits right next-door for all her 'needs'? When Dillon finally convinces Aly to let him be her man for the weekend though he didn't expect to crave so much more from her...but does Aly feel the same? Or will her fears of repeating their parent's mistakes bar her from a future of love with her best friend?
With a cast of supporting characters and crazy antics that will have you giggling, Tempting Her Best Friend was a nice, refreshing read in the midst of angst filled romances with coiling plots. With the sweet romantic trope of best friends turned lovers and a long history of friendship between Alyssa and Dillon, their progression into some fabulously heated hotel sex was natural and did I mention hawt? Hawt! Tempting Her Best Friend is a light contemporary romance, perfect for those warm summer's end evenings, that has just enough fun and humor weaved into it's romance to leave you smiling at the end....more
One Night of Sin is a wickedly sexy story from Entangled's Brazen line that features an ex-MMA fighter with a rough past that he can't seem to shake aOne Night of Sin is a wickedly sexy story from Entangled's Brazen line that features an ex-MMA fighter with a rough past that he can't seem to shake and a woman who after taking a ride on the wild side, never wants to get off!
Skyler Thompson is on a date with another man when she first notices Gage Holt. An unexpected meeting in an alley is all it takes for good girl, Skyler, to find her inner bad girl. But Gage is resistant. He knows Sky ins't a one-night-stand kind of girl and deserves far better then him. However, Sky is determined to show him that she is far from innocent and can have a no-strings relationship with him. The last thing she expected was to fall for him the more she got to know him. Because under that gruff fighter appearance is a man that will go to any length to protect those he loves, even if that means sacrificing himself. When Sky's unable to hide her growing feelings any longer will Gage run for the hills or will he battle the demons of his past for a chance at love?
One Night of Sin was a wonderfully entertaining chance-meeting love story. Gage and Skyler had a combustible chemistry from the first meeting that never let up. Together these two lit up the pages! I loved Skyler's determination to go after what she wanted, and what she wanted was Gage. And what women in their right mind wouldn't? Big, sexy, intense, alpha MMA fighter - yes please! The story was fast-paced and flowed well for it's novella length. Definitely a hot little quickie that I'd recommend picking up! ...more
This book, oy, this book. Suffice it to say, it was just not for me. I've never rated a book one star before but I suppose there is a first time for eThis book, oy, this book. Suffice it to say, it was just not for me. I've never rated a book one star before but I suppose there is a first time for everything...I wish I could just leave it at that but I think it's only fair to state why this book did not work for me.
Lauren Peters has been crushing on her twin brother's best friend and business partner, Mack Hansen for years. He is her go-to fantasy man but that's all he's ever been, a fantasy. When her brother and sister-in-law go missing though and presumed dead, the fate of their infant daughter is in the air. Mack and Lauren must marry in order to gain custody of her niece. But Lauren knows that it will be a marriage in name only. The playboy millionaire would never settle down, especially with the likes of her. And even if he did, she could never give him a family. So Lauren just has to keep her feelings in check until they can gain a separation and divorce. Easy in theory, until her new husband wants to have a wedding night and many more after...
The Tycoon's Convenient Bride... and Baby had so much potential for a fabulous story. Hidden crushes... circumstances pushing the sexy couple together. Unfortunately it did not deliver. The story was rife with misconceptions and a lack of honest communication. Lauren was crushing on Mack but thought he was all business and not looking for a real marriage. Her feelings constantly waffled back and forth between living in the moment and enjoy Mack while she could to not wanting to take the risk and pushing him away. While Mack was much the same, crushing on Lauren but not wanting a commitment to not being able to envision a future without her. Of course, neither of them would even hint to their true feelings out loud so each assumed the worst in each other. The same insecurities were harped on with every page until I wanted to yell at the pages, "YES! I know you can't have children. YES! I know you're mom left your dad! YES! I know you really like each other but think it's not reciprocated!"
While all of this emotional ping-ponging was happening with our main characters, there is also the fact that two people are missing. Mack presumes, from a brief and incomplete message, that Joe and Marisol are faking their deaths to allude a criminal Joe got mixed up with. Neither Lauren or Mack though try to confirm that this is true or even try to look for the missing couple. It was all very strange and unrealistic behavior. The phrasing during intimate scenes was also a bit off. While reading one particular scene I turned to my Hubs and asked him, "If I asked you to 'take me' would that be weird?" and his reply was, "What? Like take you to the store?" Exactly... I kept trudging through the story though hoping that these two would finally have an honest conversation and some real communication. After all, how can there be a HEA for them without the ability to communicate? And that did eventually happen...with a single page and then a short epilogue that wrapped the story up way too quickly and neatly. Oy. All in all, there was just no substance to the story for me to latch on to and enjoy. There is nothing that I can say that I enjoyed about The Tycoon's Convenient Bride... and Baby which is disappointing, especially since it is an Entangled novel. Such a shame too with such a magnificent cover! ...more
A sweet and sexy start to what promises to be a sizzling new series from all-star author, Lori Foster!
Gage “Savage” Ringer is returning home after beiA sweet and sexy start to what promises to be a sizzling new series from all-star author, Lori Foster!
Gage “Savage” Ringer is returning home after being disqualified from an upcoming fight due to an injury he obtained while training. Disappointed and more then a little bit resentful, he is at the local rec center where many of his friends and fellow fighters train to watch another friend and fighter headline a fight for the night in Japan. A fight he was suppose to be at. There is only one shiny light in Gage's darkness right now and that is Harper Gates. Hopefully he didn't destroy any chance he had with her though when he left for months to train, months that he didn't exchange one word with her...
I have yet to read Ms. Foster's SBC Fighters but I know that she is a big fan of MMA and so am I, so I was excited when I saw first, No Limits (book #1), and then Hard Knocks pop up on NetGalley. From what I could tell while reading Hard Knocks, Ultimate is a loose spin-off from the SBC and also has threads to the Love Undercover series.
The novella introduces a cast of fighters, giving readers little insights into them and their dynamics, and ultimately setting up the Ultimate series. This is balanced out well with the romantic aspects of the story in which we meet Harper and Gage. Their wasn't a lot of back story given for the couple but we know that they have a past relationship that while it may not have had the chance to develop into anything sexual, the potential and the feelings where there. Harper always knew this but it took Gage being away for a few months for it to sink in with him. Now he has one night to convince Harper that his feelings run deep and as a MMA fighter, giving up is not an option. While short, the story is packed with enough sexual tension and searing passion to curl your toes. I really hope that we get to see how their relationship develops further in future novels.
Bottom-line; Hard Knocks was a great introduction to a series that I expect great things from. I am looking forward to Cannon's story in No Limits and the rest of the crazy and kinky fighters we met in Hard Knocks. ...more