Fresh, dark, gripping, emotionally deep and erotically charged.
That's how I would describe The Contract by Natalie Dae. It is romantic suspense with a...moreFresh, dark, gripping, emotionally deep and erotically charged.
That's how I would describe The Contract by Natalie Dae. It is romantic suspense with an erotic edge and BDSM. A coming of age and self-discovery story as much as a suspenseful love story.
The first person POV drew me right into the heroine's feelings and thoughts. I felt like I was living her experiences in the moment. An attempt to reach out for her dreams in the most harmless way brings the heroine face to face with an evil element that will shadow her every move and bring her right to the edge of human ability to endure.
Master Michael is sexy, powerful in his own right and determined to protect Lisa with every breath he draws. He also strives to bring out the very best that she is capable of giving. He uses their sexual interaction to empower her.
It is a story of two people coming together in the face of danger and forming a unique bond. This book is refreshing and different. Gritty and ominous yet filled with burgeoning hope that flowers into a new start and a happy ending.(less)
I don't read many contemporary romances for pleasure but the cover of this book kept drawing my eye. :)
I couldn’t devour this story quickly enough. T...moreI don't read many contemporary romances for pleasure but the cover of this book kept drawing my eye. :)
I couldn’t devour this story quickly enough. Then I read it again, more slowly, and savored every word. I am probably going to read it a third time. It is one hot lusty temptation of a novel. But it is more than just a sexy story. The characters touched me deeply. Her Mom, her Dad, James, the security guards, everyone just come to life. It is like watching a movie unfold. Ty is sexy, dangerous, sweet, tender all at once. The blurb is correct. Penny is one lucky girl. It’s very erotic, yes, but it is also touchingly romantic in a natural way. I felt every moment, every heartbeat of their attraction and growing affection. And the ending was perfect. I LOVED it! (less)
Kiru Taye paints her story world in lush living color. One can just smell the coconut and mango. One can feel the hot breezes blowing through the palm...moreKiru Taye paints her story world in lush living color. One can just smell the coconut and mango. One can feel the hot breezes blowing through the palms and cooling waters. The story has wonderful historical feel and well-drawn characters. His Treasure is primarily the story of Obinna and Adaku learning to overcome the preconceptions that have kept them apart. It’s a compelling character-driven story that held my interest and had me rooting for the Adaku and Obinna to find their HEA from the very first.
Adaku was the first daughter of her father, a royal advisor. She grew up in the royal court, cherished and a bit spoiled. She didn’t deserve the hole-in-the-corner way the prince treated her. Compromised by the prince and forced to marry a man she doesn’t love or even want, she’s understandably defiant and reluctant.
This would be a hard situation for any man to cope with. Obinna is a man in love. He was ready to give up everything he owned to possess the unique beauty that Adaku is. He is prepared to be patient but will not be a pushover. He’s a quiet, strong hero who is not afraid to show his sensitive side and to give his wife time to adjust. His longing is one of the most poignant parts of the story. (view spoiler)[When they do come together, the love scenes are full of emotion and sensual. The sexual language is direct but fits well with mainstream romance. Adaku and Obinna find deep loving intimacy through the exploration of their sexual attraction to each other.
However, they live in a culture where the duty to bear children is stressed and a man may take more than one wife. And Obinna is handsome, wealthy and kind. He’s a desirable prospective husband and the experienced widows notice him. Will Adaku’s stubbornness force her to wait too long to reach out to the man she has married? As time passes, cultural and social forces threaten the bond that builds between the newlyweds. It may be too late to change things, no matter what Adaku and Obinna want. (hide spoiler)]
Kiru Taye builds the story to a dramatic and satisfying HEA. I thoroughly enjoyed this journey to an exotic time and place and the chance to share Obinna and Adaku’s story.
When a Rose Blooms is a lovely, haunting short story. It starts off deeply in Nathaniel’s perspective and stays there. I was instantly captivated and...moreWhen a Rose Blooms is a lovely, haunting short story. It starts off deeply in Nathaniel’s perspective and stays there. I was instantly captivated and sucked right into his pain and felt his emotions as my own. If you enjoy very character driven, deeply emotional stories then I highly recommend this one. (less)
A Knight of Passion is one of those stories that just sweeps you away from the start. This is a very plot centered story with a strong external threat...moreA Knight of Passion is one of those stories that just sweeps you away from the start. This is a very plot centered story with a strong external threat. The characterization is still very deep. I fell in love with the hero and heroine and cheered them on every step of the way.
Lady Riana Ellis is a heroine in every sense of the word. She gives up her very soul to save the lives of those she loves. She has also given up all hope in happiness or safety for herself in this earthly life. Then she meets the man who has the power to change everything, Sir Bryant Cullen. Immediately, he senses Riana’s character. He knows despite the fact that she must play at being a whore for the Duchess of Arundel’s pleasure, this is a true lady whose every move is fired by determination, courage and loyalty. He knows she is a rose beyond compare and he vows to possess her completely and protect her forever.
But Riana has a problem trusting that anyone could give so completely of themselves to her without some other more sinister motive. The conflict between the couple centers around learning to trust each other. Even as they struggle to overcome their own conflicts, their enemies are closing in on them. They must pull together and fight as a team or risk losing everything.
This story is full of romance and high adventure while also being extremely erotic. It has a deep feeling of being really back there in the days of knights and their damsels, when honor meant everything. Scott’s prose is beautiful and easy to read. I LOVED this story and can’t wait to get started reading Tarah Scott’s new release Lord Keeper. (less)
Did you ever make a really huge mistake that you regretted like forever? Well, this is Tucker’s problem. He thought he knew it all and had a grip on w...moreDid you ever make a really huge mistake that you regretted like forever? Well, this is Tucker’s problem. He thought he knew it all and had a grip on what was best for him in his life. He made the decision to turn away from Megan and go for the gusto and glory of stardom. But as it turns out, Megan was the best thing that ever happened to him and life just wasn’t the same after his wilful decision. So how can he atone for the past and prove to her that he is the one for her and will be devoted to her from now on? Wow, a really tall order for a man like Tucker. And the story that follows makes for an exciting, sexy read.
I liked Tucker. He’s gritty and real. Strong willed and sexy. He is not a cardboard character by any means. Megan is strong on the outside and vulnerable on the inside. She’s determined to live life by her own desires. She’s a little in conflict with herself because one of those desires just happens to center around the man who let her down in the past.
They share kinky desires but this isn’t just another BDSM story with rigid rules and protocols. Tucker and Megan create their own games and their own fun and their coming together is smoking hot.
Wendi writes so well, she puts you right up there near the track and you can smell the fuel burning, hear the tires squealing and feel the vibrating pulse of the engines roaring. Check this story out. It will get your pulses racing. (less)
I really fell in love with Jaden and her struggle to overcome her past and find her way in the present. Marlon is just the right man for her, protecti...moreI really fell in love with Jaden and her struggle to overcome her past and find her way in the present. Marlon is just the right man for her, protective, considerate and determined to win her. When they get together, things heat up quick. Tons of sexual tension and steamy erotic action. This is a wonderful, engaging story about love and redemption and what it means to be a part of the circle of life in a community. (less)