I am a cover junkie and the first thing that caught my attention was the sexy cover for After Hours. I had...moreRating: 4 Stars - Loved It
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I am a cover junkie and the first thing that caught my attention was the sexy cover for After Hours. I had no problems visualizing Kelly with his smooth hard abs and massive arms.
After reading Willing Victim (5 star Read) had to dive into After Hours ASAP. I was not disappointed. I did feel like the story started off slow in the begging but at the same time interesting as the setting is set in a Psych ward. Different as I never read a romance like this before. The title After Hours fits perfect. There is no way I would be able to have any kind of relationship with Kelly and work with him. Kelly does not play fair when it comes to after hour.
He put his lips to my ear. "Ride my c***. Wreck yourself. Feel how f****** hard you make me, and remember it every goddam time we pass each other on the ward."
Kelly is the alpha male as a hero can get. He is bossy, his way or the highway.
"I told you no." I said plainly aiming my self towards the steps. "And I'm telling you get in."
He has no patience when things do not go his way. He works forty to fifty hours a week at everybody's beck and call. When he is off, he wants what he wants, they way he wants its. He is honest and would never hit or yell at a woman in an argument. His flirting is refreshing than I have ever read before.
"This is your room, so I'm letting you get your way-"Letting me? "Come by my place some weekend and maybe I'll show you mine." "Your way doesn't sound like it takes no for an answer." "Your welcome to find out. "Good night"
He is a sexy-dominate- dirty talker that a cold shower is needed after ready.
"You feel that? Another inch drove inside. "Feel that c***? Feel what you do to me?
Loved Erin as she has a backbone and the love she has for her sister. My heart did break for her as what she has to go through with her family. They are perfect for each other since they have so much in common on how their past has made them who they are today.
Cara McKenna writing voice and heroes have for sure caught my attention.
ARC provided by publisher, PENGUIN GROUP Berkley, NAL / Signet Romance, DAW at NetGalley for an honest review.
The cover alone caught my attention. Sexy and eye catching. First Temptation starts off with great action...moreRating: 3 Stars - Liked It
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The cover alone caught my attention. Sexy and eye catching. First Temptation starts off with great action with a kick butt heroine Zoe. Loved how it started and how her and Taft first meet. I was not big on the insta-love but like a lot of novella's that is what happens sometimes. It is a hot fan your self and enjoyable read. I did like Joan Swan writing voice and writing style but I was hoping to be more wowed with Zoe and Taft relationship. I do already have a few of her other novels that I will be trying.
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Is there anything Kresley Cole can not write about. Instantly became a fan girl with her Paranormal Romance series Immortals After Da...moreSpoil Free Review
Is there anything Kresley Cole can not write about. Instantly became a fan girl with her Paranormal Romance series Immortals After Dark. She has wowed readers with her Historical Romance series Sutherland Brothers , Highlander series MacCarrick Brothers and Young Adult series The Arcana Chronicles now she has ventured into Erotic Romance with The Game Maker series and nailed it.
Perfect timing as I was in need of a good new author in a Mafia theme Romance. Been searching and digging to get this Mafia theme itch and well known author Kresley Cole's The Professional scratched it with a well written novel and a specific wicked-sexy dominate-arrogant-alpha male-Tattoo Mafia Enforcer hero, Aleksandr "The Siberian" Sevastyan. He is cold and hot and in know means like to be teased. He is one who acts on his promises. He is a bit jealous and possessive when it come to Natalie, he might not like it, but she is his. He also can be bit on the tender side, not really with words but more so with his actions. He likes to dominate in the bedroom as he is not one for surprises.
Natalie is his biggest surprise yet and she is not one to hold back and play fair. Neither is Aleksandr with his dirty talking mouth and WOW does he know how to use his mouth. Alexsandr has met his match when it comes to Natalie. Loved her inner thinking as she had me giggling a few times on what she had in store for him and his wicked teasing ways. Love the banter between them and Kresley Cole is to date the Queen of sexually teasing. The professional is one scorcher-panty-changing read that will leave you hot and bothered on so many levels. You will be right there with Natalie screaming for release and plotting some kind of payback.
Thank you Kresley Cole and Pocket Star publishing for a well done cover that is wickedly delicious and not just an object. It might not be a shirtless or sexy hunk on the cover but love that it has the heroes semi face. Goes really well with the Mafia Theme Romance. If I was not already a Kresely Cole Fan girl, the cover alone would catch my attention enough to have to check out the synopsis.
It is hard to find a good serial series. Too many authors like to shorten their serial where there is not enough to get a feel of the characters or right away rush their relationship with insta love. The Professional is perfect and it is how I love my reads, good length, no insta love but two characters that are infatuated with each other and look forward to when they will fall in love. Love that Kresley Cole stayed true to her writing style. She was able to bring an erotic tale with humor. I for one am a huge cliffhanger fan. Love the anticipation for the next novel. Kresley Cole wrote the best jaw-dropping cliffhanger of all time. I am still in shock, can not stop thinking about The Professional and on how it ended. Kresley Cole that ending is wrong on so many levels and that is why I love it and am a huge fan girl of yours. Freakin Brilliant. You all know what I will be buying on Jan. 6, 2014 and a great way to start of the New Year, The Professional: Part 2 (The Game Maker 0.2).
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I am torn as I am a huge Kristen Ashley fan but Jagged was a disappointment. Right from the start I could not conne...moreRating: 2 Star-Ok
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I am torn as I am a huge Kristen Ashley fan but Jagged was a disappointment. Right from the start I could not connect with the characters. Jagged is full of telling and no showing that leads to no chemistry between the characters and the sex scenes flat. Had to put Jagged down many times and was very hard to pick back up. Scenes felt like they were thrown in, some scenes were just nonsense rambling and lots of scenes felt pushed.
Jagged is shorter than Kristen Ashley older novels and love that it is like this, but it missed it mark having the novel fleshed out nicely. Where did all the sexy alpha males go that are so well fleshed out through her novels? I love her unique writing style and absolutely love her alpha male heroes and the twist and turns that come with them. She is also known for her corky sidekicks with woman friends and for me they usually work and think they work for me because I am already in love with the alpha male hero by then and so engrossed in the story. In Jagged I would of rather of have less of them and more of a fleshed out alpha male hero.
She is known for sometimes having silly nicknames but Cookie and Ham to date are the worse. Graham Reece is a very sexy name for a hero and I would of rather have his nickname be Reece than Ham.
In Jagged and her Chaos series I notice each Chapter starts off with 5 months later, 3 weeks later, 2 days later etc. I am not liking the time line with each chapter.
Kristen Ashley is the Queen of best epilogues and yes some are more my favorite than others but readers do not get this in Jagged. How it continues with Graham and Zara HEA is sweet but felt a little coded and would of loved to have a real epilogue that I have come to love when finishing a Kristen Ashley novel.
I love the idea of the plot but the execution was not happening. Jagged was very close to becoming a DNF for me but I held on hoping something would wow me and a few times Reece became sexy and would say something smart mouth like her older heroes would do and then that would be it. So for the 2 stars-ok rating Jagged had so much potential to be a good intense read with a sometimes sexy alpha male hero just itching to come out.
I still have many books to read in Colorado Mountain and Burg series and look forward to reading them. Even though Jagged was an Ok read for me I still get excited when Kristen Ashley has a new book release. I look forward to reading Kaleidoscope (Colorado Mountain #6).
ARC provided by Publisher, Forever (Grand Central Publishing) at NetGalley for an honest review.
Other books in series with my ratings: The Gamble (#1) Sweet Dreams (#2) - 5 Lady Luck (#3) Breathe (#4)
It breaks my heart but I was not able to get into Cage. I fell in love with Cage and his alpha male hotness in Axel (Corps Security #1) (Rating - 5...moreDNF
It breaks my heart but I was not able to get into Cage. I fell in love with Cage and his alpha male hotness in Axel (Corps Security #1) (Rating - 5 star). Was looking forward to his story but was very disappointed. I could not connect with the story line as nothing wow me in the beginning. I did not like where it was going and the characters and writing style was nothing like Axel. Cage, Isabelle and Axel personalities were nothing like they were in Axel. I found it off that Axel would talk about another woman breasts and even was more off is Cage who was so over protected of Axel wife Isabelle who is also his best friend would allow it. I understand that these are men having their manly talk but these were not the same men I read in Axel. Right from the beginning I felt the novel was rushed and pushed to make things happen. I was going to push through it and hope things got better but sadly nothing was flowing right and at this moment it will sit on my DNF shelf. Who knows maybe one day I will try and give it another go at it. Not sure If I will continue with this series as I rather wait a long time to have a well fleshed out novel than have a rushed thrown together novel.(less)
Breaking Nova is my first read by Jessica Sorensen and to be honest I really had a hard time connecting with Nova and Quinton. I set...moreSpoil Free Review
Breaking Nova is my first read by Jessica Sorensen and to be honest I really had a hard time connecting with Nova and Quinton. I set this novel down many times as I could not get into the writing style. Breaking Nova starts out flat for me as almost every paragraph starts with "I, I'm, We, She, Her, He, His" etc.
It starts off in the prologue with both Nova and Quinton incidents that made them the way they are today. They are both Broken, Confused and Lost characters. About 40% into Breaking Nova is when I finally started to feel a little connection with them. That is when the flashbacks start happening and readers get to visualize what really happened. The flashbacks are well written and wish the story was written in that way, more visual and with depth. Quinton uses drugs as an escape from his incident. After reading his first flashback who could blame him for turning to drugs as an out. It was painful and my heart broke for him.
Now for Nova one thing I wanted so badly was for her to click on that "file" she has saved from her incident. Do not want to give any spoilers but if you read Breaking Nova then you will understand what I am talking about. That "File" broke my heart.
Breaking Nova is a dark novel dealing with the affects of tragedy. It is not faint for the heart or a HEA read. I have a few of my downs with the novel but I loved the direction it was going towards the end. Book 2 is for sure on my To-Buy-list come February.
ARC provided by publisher Forever (Grand Central Publishing) at Netgalley for an honest review.