I really want to give this one a higher rating as I loved most of it! I adore mcKenna's writting style her characters have great depth and she can creI really want to give this one a higher rating as I loved most of it! I adore mcKenna's writting style her characters have great depth and she can create a fantastic stories in the most unlikely of places in the most unlikely of characters.
This one started so strong with the love letters, but the second half did have a few issues. It sort of became less of the romance between the characters and more about the anxiety of Eric landed in jail again. I didnt even somuch as have a problem with how he ended up there or even his lack of remorse bc sometimes someone just deserves it but Logan just kept hammering at him that this one point pretty much drove the entire second half of the book. My other issue is there is no solid conclusion to the book. If I knew there would be a follow up I'm not so sure I would mind but I have no idea if there is going to be a follow up. We just invested so much time into these characters and its left open ended. I want to know what happens with these two... There are certain things I want some conclusion too I wont mention them because I dont want to spoil anything but its just like bam story ended and you start clicking along to see if that is really it?! No more pages?! She did this with Unbound too and it made me unhappy then too.
Otherwise I liked the characters, I didnt even mind so much that Eric wasn't very aggressive in the bedroom more of a pleaser esp after he explained why. Some men are just pleasers and they get off on getting their lady off, I'm ok with that. lol I never really saw Eric as a hardened criminal so it wasn't a hard jump for Logan to fall for this man. I prob would have too. Logan while hammered onto one thing over and over again is a loyal loving person and she really does care for her man. I liked how she gives people chances and kept an open mind.
Loved it! Everything I've come to expect from a Cara McKenna novel. Well done! And man do I love Irish Hotties. Makes me want to buy a plane ticket toLoved it! Everything I've come to expect from a Cara McKenna novel. Well done! And man do I love Irish Hotties. Makes me want to buy a plane ticket to see if I can get my own Irish fling. lol ...more
If I had to describe No Ifs, Ands, or Bears About It by Celia Kyle in two words it would be Fun and Entertaining. The few books I’ve read by Kyle haveIf I had to describe No Ifs, Ands, or Bears About It by Celia Kyle in two words it would be Fun and Entertaining. The few books I’ve read by Kyle have tended towards the steamy, this one is less so but still has plenty of sexual tension to keep her erotica fans happy. I quite enjoyed both Mia and Ty, Mia is part werebear but has never been able to shift. She thinks its because she is only a quarter bear but there may be secrets In her past that may change everything. Ty is the Itan or basically the Alpha of the bears in his town. As to be expected he is very protective of anyone he considers part of his clan, and since Mia moved to his town she is his! The mating instinct is strong between these two. Ty he rolls with it, but not so much Mia. As it should be she wants a man that is going to put a little bit of work into wooing her. Ty he knows they are mates so he expects Mia to fall in line, but he’s in for a surprise when she resists the mating. Mia is sassy and very protective she doesn’t take any shit and she loves her dad. How can you not love her? Ty for an Alpha is pretty easy going until something happens when it is no longer time to be easy going. He’s willing to do anything for his mate and his pack, including die and it just may come to that as everything he cares about is threatened. Rating: 4
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Misbehaving by Tiffany is a funny, fun romp back into Reisz’s wonderful twisted imagination. Here we have Bea wReviewed for Where the Night Kind Roam:
Misbehaving by Tiffany is a funny, fun romp back into Reisz’s wonderful twisted imagination. Here we have Bea who freelance writes for a sex blog, last minute she is handed a sex position manual for review for while she is at her little sister’s wedding and *gasp* she doesn’t have anyone to test the positions with. Enter Ben, Ben and Bea had a non-sexual thing in college and the one time Bea approached him to make it sexual he turned her down and she’s never quite forgotten the rejection and Ben has never quite gotten over Bea but he wasn’t ready for her. Now years later both realize they are still attracted to each other and each is free to experience with a sex position manual. It’s supposed to be no strings attached but with each new position new feels are brought to the surface.
I’ve always enjoyed Tiffany Reisz’s sense of humor but I’ve forgotten how much. The antics of Ben and Bea will have you cracking up but it ends up being the brother in law and bell hop that end up quite the scene stealers with their hilarious quips. We are used to the darker side of humor with Reisz from the Original Sinners Series, but this is pure fun. Reisz does rom-com with just as much enthusiasm as she does the darker humor with OS. Bea and Ben take us on a fun filled sexual journey that starts with their bodies and ends with their hearts. I thrilled enjoyed this short Red Hot Cosmo read and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to anyone looking for a steamy funny read.
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Great conclusion to this story, I was afraid it was going to drag out for another book but 2 books was perfect. Hayden and Tenley are more tRating 4.5
Great conclusion to this story, I was afraid it was going to drag out for another book but 2 books was perfect. Hayden and Tenley are more then a little bit obsessive compulsive with each other but with all of their losses I guess its to be expected or at least understandable. I expected for it to drive me crazy but it just sort of fit for these two. They just sort of fit. I really enjoyed these books and will look forward to whatever this author puts out next. Full review to come closer to release. ...more
Clipped Wings by Helena Hunting is the first full length in a new series about two seriously damaged individualsReviewed for:Where the Night Kind Roam
Clipped Wings by Helena Hunting is the first full length in a new series about two seriously damaged individuals that find each other and if they can get past their guilt they might begin to find some solace in each other. Tenley survived something so traumatic she had to move to get a fresh start and even then she wakes screaming so loud her neighbor can hear her. Most of the time she is quite and timid and her guilt eats at her but then she meets Hayden. Hayden changes her world! She meets someone who is just as damaged as she is that helps her forget if even for a minute all that she lost. In the moments she finds a bit of who she used to be with flashes of defiance and spunk. Hayden has a rough past; his own guilt eats at him. For years he went on a binge of self-destructive behavior, women, alcohol and drugs. He’s finally been able to clean himself up and concentrate on his shop and his art and then Tenley starts working across the street at his aunts shop and suddenly he finds himself semi-stalking his new neighbor. Instead of his “stalking” being creepy it’s kind of endearing. His stalking mainly consists of paying attention to when she works and mass quantities of coffee purchasing at the coffee shop attached to his aunt’s store. Hayden racks his brain trying to figure out how to capture the timid Tenley’s attention. He can sense that there is more to her then is shown on the surface and he is more intrigued with her then he has ever been in his life. Hayden is a bit of a throwback, he can be possessive and displays some caveman tendencies when it comes to Tenley. It’s more of his insecurities then anything, as if he lets her out of his grasp she’ll disappear into the ether. Hayden also has a few quirks, including some mild OCD. I wish I could find a dude that cleaned up after me! I hate to clean, so his need to clean sounds like a win win too me! LOL. I love little quirks in a character. It’s the quirks that make them more real, more human. Hayden and Tenley’s relationship starts a little slow. Mostly them circling around each other but when it happens it’s explosive. The sexual chemistry is off the charts but it’s not all just sex with these two. Maybe because of their pasts but they hit the ground running but they both have past and both their pasts come back to bite them both in the arses throughout the book. When they manage to get past one hurdle a massive curve ball is thrown their way and their relationship may not be able to survive it. I was completely absorbed in this story and could not put the book down. I honestly did not think this book was going to pull me in like it did but something just hooked me, I’m not even sure what exactly it was that snagged me but damn I was in it to win it. This book ends on a bit of a cliffhanger and you are left wanting more of Tenley and Hayden! I was seriously stalking NetGalley and Edelweiss hoping the second books popped up sooner rather than later, so I’m so glad it did. My recommendation, wait until they are both out so you can read them back to back, because if you get hooked you are going to want Inked Armor right away!
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Kaleidoscope by Kristen Ashley is the sixth book in the Colorado Mountain Series featuring people in quaint mounReviewed for:Where the Night Kind Roam
Kaleidoscope by Kristen Ashley is the sixth book in the Colorado Mountain Series featuring people in quaint mountain towns in Colorado where there are a rash of bad things happening. This time it is a string of burglaries where someone is getting high school students to commit the thefts. Emme’s boyfriend is the prime suspect. Deck is brought onto the case, he is a brilliant PI who can charge exuberant prices for his services but once he sees that his Emme (whom he hasn’t seen in nine years) is involved he wades right into the case. His motivation, to get Emme clear of the douche she is dating and claim her for his own like he should have done nine years ago.
Let me just start really quick by saying I love friends to lovers. There is just something so rea about it, there is history and it makes falling in love quickly much easier to swallow and there is a unique affection and knowing there that is hard to capture any other way. In typical Kristen Ashley fashion we have an Uber Alpha Male and a sassy can hold her own against an Alpha Male. This combo never seems to get old for me, I like a man’s man and I like a female that won’t let her man push her around even if he is sexy while he’s doing it. Deck is a man who knows what he wants and he is not letting anyone get in his way of getting it, not Emme’s soon to be ex-boyfriend and certainly not Emme herself. Emme has some issues, she has a childhood trauma that she thought she was over but slowly it is occurring to her that maybe she’s not so over it. When she gets too close he starts disconnecting with the person that is getting too close. Deck is getting, close, very close, and it terrifies her but he just keeps on battering at her walls. I like how Deck keeps at her, he doesn’t let her fears dissuade him and he is there for her. A few of his techniques are less the tactful but I guess they are effective. I think I had a couple of “did he really just say that, yes, yes he did” moments but Deck gets us through them by saying some super sweet right after his verbal tirade. Emme loses her way a few times, but she eventually finds her way. She has a lot of stuff to work through her mind and goes off a few times but I liked her all the more for it. She was pretty real and down to earth despite everything. And if she has a few loner tendencies, I can relate. The whole ex-boyfriend, burglaries plot line isn’t as strong as some of Ashley’s previous books and was just kind of a means to an end but the romance was definitely worth it. Overall, it was a good read. Not one of Ashley’s best but a solid read.
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Yet again a insecure whinny BBW female. Whatwawa cry me a river your curvy so of course no guy except a loser could like you... blah blah blah... overYet again a insecure whinny BBW female. Whatwawa cry me a river your curvy so of course no guy except a loser could like you... blah blah blah... over it. And come on a sexy werebear as a match maker?! Seriously thats the best you could come up with for a job for an were? maybe if it was a deliberatly humorous book, but its not! Way to emasculate your were. Wasn't a big fan of this one. Prob the only reason i finished it was because it was short and read most of it while on a treadmill. ...more
Castle Hill by Samantha Young takes us back to Joss and Braden as a sneak peek into their lives post On DublinReviewed For: Where the Night Kind Roam
Castle Hill by Samantha Young takes us back to Joss and Braden as a sneak peek into their lives post On Dublin Street. It is a novella but it packs quite a lot in, in few pages. The proposal is pretty much perfect for these two and then we fast forward to the wedding and on to the Honeymoon. As with On Dublin Street, Castle Hill is quite steamy, Joss and Braden certainly don’t lack anything in the chemistry department. Emotionally, they are doing a lot better. Joss has come a long way with dealing with her abandonment issues. She does still have her moments, but she has gotten a lot better at working them through, which is really nice to see. For all the sexy times we see in this book, it is still emotionally charged. Joss has become better at expressing her feeling to Braden so we get some definite “Aw” moments… Braden is just as sweet as always, at least in the beginning.. This wouldn’t be Joss and Braden if there isn’t at least a little conflict. There is a misunderstanding on epic proportions, which leaves Joss emotionally battered. You may even tear up a little bit at some point in this story. Although, its pretty short, under 100 pages I think there is a lot to love about this book. To be honest I wasn’t even going to read this book, I didn’t think I had time but then I decided eh why not, it’s a novella. If I hadn’t read this novella I would have missed out. I think I even liked it more then I liked On Dublin Street, which is saying something because I quite liked On Dublin Street. If you read On Dublin Street, you definitely must read Castle Hill. If you haven’t read this series at all, if I were you, I’d give it a whirl. It’s pretty good.
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I'm definitely all in, it was steamy as all get out. our heroine has a bit of a self esteem issue but it's not to bad. my only thing is I really disliI'm definitely all in, it was steamy as all get out. our heroine has a bit of a self esteem issue but it's not to bad. my only thing is I really dislike these chronicles or installments it annoys that crap out of me. why not just save it up and release it as one full length book and not draw it out into three plus 90 page installments what is this a TV show?...more
So here we go again an insecure BBW female that doesn’t think she deserves a good looking man just because sheReviewed for: Where the Night Kind Roam
So here we go again an insecure BBW female that doesn’t think she deserves a good looking man just because she has some curves. Why can we not have a curvy girl that rocks her curves and loves it? Seriously?! Why not why does almost every bigger female we read about have to be so down on themselves? So basically we have Rose our innocent virgin who has never had a relationship because shes on the bigger side because of course there could never be a guy that likes a girl that rocks her curves.. that just doesn’t exist until she walks into a shifter bar. Then she is the most popular girl in the bar. McQuade is a bad ass shifter, an enforcer for his pack. He’s not that comfortable with the idea of belonging to something, he’s more of the lone wolf time but he felt it was time to rejoin a pack and the pack he joined is pretty laid back and lets him do himself. He’s out at a bar looking for a “good time” when the innocent Rose walks into the bar and suddenly the tension in the shifter bar is off the chain. Normally that would been fine with McQuade but this time he wants the fair Rose for himself and he’s even willing to battle a bar for her. The sexual tension between Rose and McQuade is hot hot hot! These two have a blazing chemistry but McQuade is determined to avoid Rose and deny that he may be feeling a mating bond with Rose. But when Roses life is in danger he can no longer deny his instinct to protect his mate. Once they stopped fighting the attraction things moved along at a rapid pace. They were in sync with each other and truly seemed compatible. McQuade was sexy and sweet once he got past his growly avoidance phase. I wouldn’t have thrown him out of bed. Rose when she started to not be so hung up on her weight was actually likable. I ended up for the most part enjoying the book. The story itself wasn’t very flushed out but in all fairness it was pretty short. The whole plot line with her sister and the lion shifter was just kind of cut short with no real explanation. I guess it just gave a reason for Rose and McQuade to really get together and then stopped being useful so it came to an abrupt end. I did really enjoy McQuade’s best friend, his name is alluding me right now; but he was funny and kind hearted. If he ever gets a book, I’ll probably read it since I liked him so much.
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Bear Necessities by Dana Marie Bell is the first book in the Halle Shifters series which is a spin off from theReviewed for: Where the Night Kind Roam
Bear Necessities by Dana Marie Bell is the first book in the Halle Shifters series which is a spin off from the Halle Pumas series. I picked this up on a whim because I was in the mood for some shifters, the cover model is smoking hot and it promised me bad ass bear and female tattoo artist. I was pretty much sold on those two facts alone. Having never read this author before I wasn’t sure if I would like it going in but I had high hopes. I am really glad that I was not let down! I ended up loving it.
Tabby is a wolf yes, that is correct, a wolf with a nickname of Tabby. Well anyway she landed in Halle about a year ago, she had been living as a wolf for approximately 8 years out in the wild. Her old pack Alpha had Outcast her and no one even her own parents would stand for her. I really felt for her in this, I mean her own parents?! That’s pretty F’d up. So basically she has not been feeling the love all these years, it didn’t help that growing up she was considered different because she liked to dye her hair and wasn’t a conformist. In her old pack that was not looked upon favorably. Pobrecita. Finally, she is making a home for herself, she has friends that understand her and while she doesn’t have an actual pack at least the Pumas don’t give her a hard time. Secretly she logs to belong to a pack again, to feel that closeness. When Bunny walks into her shop she knows immediately without even seeing him that she has found her mate. Her nerves in meeting Bunny are pretty cute, even though he’s her mate and rejection isn’t happening she still has first date nerves. It’s cute. Tabby knows that with a mate she will never be alone again and will have someone at her back, always; which after the last 8 years really speaks to her. Too bad their first date takes a deadly turn. Bunny fights his very nature, his bear is more aggressive than most. He has been struggling for years to keep it under control. He’s a fierce yoga practicing bear whose unfortunate nickname is Bunny. Hey don’t judge him! At least he didn’t give it to himself! LOL He is surprisingly good natured and humorous, but also fiercely protective. To protect his mate he may have to unleash the very bear he has been working to repress for years…
The story is fast paced with lots of intrigue to keep the story line moving along quite nicely. It turns out to be a quick read that I couldn’t put down. I read it all in one sitting and stayed up late reading. By the time I was done I was really looking forward to the next book in the series. There a some good sexy times in this one, it’s not super steamy but it is definitely enough to keep things interesting. The side characters also add a fun element to this book. Bunny’s cousins are fun to get to know and Tabby’s ladies keep the men folk on their toes. The ladies in this book are no wilting flowers but fiercely protective. I definitely enjoyed this book beginning to end and would recommend It to paranormal romance lovers especially if you like a good shifter story.
The Professional Part Three by Kresley Cole is the third and final part (at least as far as I know) of SevastyaReviewed for: Where the Night Kind Roam
The Professional Part Three by Kresley Cole is the third and final part (at least as far as I know) of Sevastyan and Natalie’s story. I don’t think this is the last we will see of this series as a couple of things are revealed in this installment that can mean possibly a couple of new match ups. At least that’s what I am hoping for anyway! Sevastyan’s mysterious connection and helper pops up in this book and he’s just as dark and broody as Sevastyan and I definitely wasn’t to see more of him, maybe a possible match up with Natalie’s feisty friend Jess?
In this book we leave off right where we left off in part two and holy ish this book is freak’n knock your socks off hot! Kresley Cole does not hold back in this installment. Sevastyan doesn’t ease Natalie into the BDSM lifestyle. Where we leave off K. Cole has us walking into an uber rich fantasy playground sex club in the heart of Paris. Sevastyan and Natalie have a private (or is it) room with all of the goodies. He tests her resolve and is surprised just how much she really wants him, he expects to scare her off (again) and yet again she surprises him with her desires. With Natalie strung up and bound Sevastyan takes her to the very heights only to drop her the next day. Natalie and Sevastyan while burn up the sheets at night, they have a very strained relationship by day. Natalie is determined to have all of Sevastyan and won’t give herself freely until she does. Sevastyan can’t give all of himself to Natalie with his past still effecting his present and future. Natalie does not give up; however, this girl has some moxy! She has no problem standing up to her man, regardless of how deadly he is. Throughout these three parts we get to watch the battle of wills, and my money has been on Natalie from the get go, I think her will is even stronger than Sevastyan’s and that is saying something. Sevastyan has done nothing but battle through life, through his childhood, through life on the streets, life in the mafia. Now, he has his greatest wish in front of him and he’s battling to keep her, but, he can see he’s losing the war with Natalie and its killing him. A little bit of a red head is bringing him to his knees and he doesn’t know what to do. He shows Natalie how much he cares the only way he knows how, with his body, but it’s not enough.
This installment is hotter than the first two which is saying a lot considering just how steamy the first two are. Natalie and Sevastyan don’t lack in the sexual chemistry department, but they struggle in the communication department. I loved Natalie and Sevastyan as characters both separate and together. I loved their stories and what brought them together. Cole never fails to pull me into the story and feel for the characters. My only issue with this installment is that the ending felt a bit rushed, the big reveal into Sevastyan’s past and the resulting actions came very late into this installment and was kind of like puff here it is and now all is fixed. I just think I expected a little bit more. I wasn’t disappointed by any means, but I felt like the reveal maybe should have happened a little bit sooner or more after the reveal. In any event I thoroughly enjoyed this installment and this book as a whole. For those who were waiting for all three installments to come out before you started reading, it is now safe to lose yourself in this highly erotic and wildly entertaining series. Enjoy! I know I did!
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The Professional Part One by Kresley Cole was different than I expected. I’m not even sure what I expected butReviewed for: Where the Night Kind Roam
The Professional Part One by Kresley Cole was different than I expected. I’m not even sure what I expected but when I first heard of this series by my favorite author all I really remember is mafia hitman and former prize fighter (I never read the blurb beyond the original announcement) and I have to admit I was kinda… ehhhh we will have to see on this one, plus I wasn’t too thrilled it’s in installments. I am so mad at myself for even doubting Kresley Cole! I promise it will never happen again! I’m still not happy this series is in installments but that is because of course its cut off at a particularly good part and damnit I want to know what happens next and in typical fashion I don’t want to wait!
So I expected to not really to be too thrilled with the hitman part of this book, but I have to admit K. Cole did a really good job with Sevastyan. He’s all dark, brooding, loyal, mysterious and of course loves his control! He is extremely loyal to his boss who is more like a father and in extension to Natalie, but his attraction to Natalie while not forbidden holds some serious consequences. He is not one to act on impulse, but Natalie is a temptation he may not be able to deny, to hell with the consequences. Natalie was also a nice surprise; here we have another virgin alert… However, she is no blushing innocent. She has a great sense of humor (enter trademark K.C. humor here) an arsenal of “toys”, watches porn, drinks like the 20 something she is and her moral compass can be a bit flexible. She decides she wants Sevastyan and goes after him like a vet rather than the technical virgin she is. While she might not have “gone all the way” that never really stopped her from doing research. She was just waiting to feel an all-encompassing passion, which she has finally found with her father’s right hand man. She kind of reminds me of Sabine from the IAD series but not as brash.
When Natalie is swept from her boring existence in Nebraska into her father’s world in Russia she sees the shades of gray. I really expected Natalie to be much more appalled by her new fathers “business” but she really took it all in stride. I really think Cole did the right thing in setting this in another country. So basically all American Mafia preconceived notions get to be thrown out the window without any guilt. Well played Cole, well played… Natalie’s father turns out to be really enjoyable and likeable. Who knew!?
Since this is erotica, I feel like I would be remiss if I don’t even mention the steam factor in this book which is off the chain. The force of the pull between Sevastyan and Natalie is all consuming and as the reader you can definitely feel it. On the outside these two seem like complete opposites, the soft, sweet kind hearted virgin versus the hard, edgy, dangerous, experienced man. Both are seething in their attraction to each other, each feel an all-consuming need to be physical. Though Natalie has no problem going after Sevastyan, she doesn’t realize the consequences like Sevastyan does. She’s new to the feelings of lust and desire that Sevastyan brings about in her; she doesn’t particularly care what getting sexually involved with Sevastyan would mean for both her and him in this new found world she is in. She just knows she has never felt this way before and she wants to hand in her V-card and she wants to hand it to Sevastyan and is definitely not shy about trying to make that happen. Sevastyan understands what getting into a sexual relationship would mean, so he does his best to avoid the temptation that is Natalie, but it doesn’t go so well. First he attempts to scare her off with his sexuality, but that just backfired and ended up being one of the most intense moments he ever experienced. His dominance was supposed to scare her, but she just ended up loving it! It wasn’t supposed to be this way…
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