4.5 Stars! I REALLY enjoyed this book! Latrivia S. Nelson is one of those writers that write real characters. People that you feel you could have a cu4.5 Stars! I REALLY enjoyed this book! Latrivia S. Nelson is one of those writers that write real characters. People that you feel you could have a cup of coffee with.
Highness is no exception. From the moment you realize that Hope is (view spoiler)[ blind (hide spoiler)], you KNOW it's gonna be good. Enter the fish out of water Prince that's taking a sabbatical from the limelight by way of Mississippi and we have lift off!
It must be so wonderful for someone to like you and maybe even love you for who you are on the inside. I swear I heard an audible sigh when the prince realized that he was unknown to her. Hope not being able to see him, turns him on in a big way!
This is a journey of a woman who is trying out every conceivable sexual adventure possible. She doesn't seek it out. It seeks her out. Fantasy by fantThis is a journey of a woman who is trying out every conceivable sexual adventure possible. She doesn't seek it out. It seeks her out. Fantasy by fantasy, situation by situation. She learns a lot about herself sexually along the way.
It's an saucy read to get your engines revving....more
So! For those of you that don't use my shelves as a shorthand review, I'll give it to you straight! 5 GLEAMING STARS!
And here's what I'll sSo! For those of you that don't use my shelves as a shorthand review, I'll give it to you straight! 5 GLEAMING STARS!
And here's what I'll say, straight up. I LOVE Kristen Ashley! She IS my rock star. But in this series, you could read this book as a stand-alone. I loved Knight, it was book one - the others in the series, are not my favorites, but let me defend my 5 star rating of Deacon. (I know all you review judges out there are thinking I'm leading with my heart and have zero brain because only the best of the best should have 5 Star ratings! Well, Duh!)
Love the strong Kristen Ashley heroine, and Cassie is no exception. She's a great mix on smart, strong-minded and determined to live out her dreams. We get her story up front. Her dream, her plans, what she wanted out of life.
Love the KA's Alphas, but Deacon was a different Alpha, more egalitarian, less caveman. Smart, interesting and intriguing, his back-story unfolds throughout the book just perfectly, with appropriate conflict thrown in. Don't get me wrong, he's still an Alpha, just a different one from and KA hero, I've ever read.
Deacon and Cassie are such a good pairing. It fits, it's lovely and raw and charming and guts wrenching and makes your heart soar. Some of the words they say to each other, took my breath away. Honestly. And when's the last time a book did that?
The bedroom, we have some D/s play-(view spoiler)[ with a little bit of switch thrown in the mix! Surprise, surprise! And it is hot as hell! A man secure enough to allow himself to surrender in the bedroom only to take the reigns back the next time, very hot! (hide spoiler)]. Like I said, egalitarian.
When doesn't she? I love her voice as a author. She makes wonderfully flawed characters. She's just an amazing writer. ShKristen Ashley does it again!
When doesn't she? I love her voice as a author. She makes wonderfully flawed characters. She's just an amazing writer. She paints such a vivid picture that it's almost like a film is playing in your mind..
There was so much to love in this conclusion to the Three Series! And you know that we get a healthy dose of Callum & Sonia as well as Lucian & Leah, which make for a kickass, enjoyable read. I got to hang out with old characters I liked, a new hero (Abel) and heroine (Lilah) that I fell in love with. Not to mention, Abel's earthly family, who show love and grace at every turn and a motorcycle club that makes up Lilah's family rounded out the cast of characters.
It was a really fun ride. There was good emotion, hot sex, tons of great conflict and a dash of angst. I love having been around since KA started publishing, because it means I've gotten to witness her growth as a writer and artist. And my how she's grown!
For anyone that hasn't read this series, you are so lucky to have all three to read back to back.
Recommended read! Especially if you love the part in the Wizard of Oz when Dorothy realized she had the power in her all along, to get home. Just click those ruby slippers. ;)...more
Whisper is one of those books where you fall in love with the heroine immediately. Sophie just wraps you around her finger. No ma4.5 Smouldering Stars
Whisper is one of those books where you fall in love with the heroine immediately. Sophie just wraps you around her finger. No man, no house, no job will ever be worthy of her. But she's very humble, sweet and kind.
But leave it to the work of this author's literary debut to sweep me off my feet with Rhys Slate. He's rich, in control, interesting, flawed and delicious.
At first you believe that there's no chance that anything can come from the pairing of this very real, very likable heroine and this playboy, blue-blood, anti-hero. But at some point in the book you begin rooting for them.
Together, they absolutely smolder. There is good conflict and resolution throughout. The sex drips with sensuality. I loved every scene!
I found myself wanting them to make it more than a one night stand. Then wishing for more and more. And the author finds a way to grant each wish you have until the end, which leaves you waiting for book two.
What will happen? Anyone's guess. Looking forward to the rest of this trilogy and more books from Noelle Bodhaine. She has a very unique and enjoyable voice. You can tell she doesn't just write books, she reads them. Well done. ...more
I really loved book 3 in this series and I'm hoping that we'll get a book 4! Scott Hildreth's writing has become seamless. Whereas I found book 1 in tI really loved book 3 in this series and I'm hoping that we'll get a book 4! Scott Hildreth's writing has become seamless. Whereas I found book 1 in this series to be a bit stiff, this book was the epitome of 'Keep it Loose, Keep it Tight.' I loved it.
Vee is a great heroine and the ancillary characters have me crossing my fingers for follow up books for them.
I can't wait to see what's next out of the mind of this author. He has a very unique voice. Which is what I have come to value as a reader.
Trust is so fragile and yet it's the only thing that can slay the hero's demons.
Lucian Bane has done it again! I LOVE this series! It's very real andTrust is so fragile and yet it's the only thing that can slay the hero's demons.
Lucian Bane has done it again! I LOVE this series! It's very real and raw and full of emotion. He paints such a beautiful picture. I love the gorgeous, flawed, deeply grooved characters. They are so complex and I know that I've just scratched the surface of knowing them. I want to know more. Have you ever had a worn out recording that you hear something for the first time, when listening to the song for the hundredth time and it surprises you? That's how I feel about the characters in this series. I feel as though I've just gotten to know them and another layer is peeled back, laid bare for me to feast on. The way the author writes women is spectacular! The author's love and respect for women always shines through, so beautifully in his writing.
If this book had a theme, it would be the fleeting nature of trust. It makes you examine it with a fine tooth comb. What is happening here? They're put through such a fast-paced relationship, it's electrifying. It was as if trust was just grasped with both hands, but held too tightly and it squished away, like clay in a fist. But you SO want Tara and Lucian to make the beautiful vase out of that clay.
And I love the prose. Such a unique voice, this author has. Quickly emerging as one of my favorites! Make no mistake, this book is HOT! But the sex is always beautifully, emotionally and purposefully written. It really rocks my world! Lucian is so hungry for Tara's trust, his hunger is like another character in the book. It grows and shifts, vacillating between moments of extreme frustration and sweet satiation. I love the moments of sweetness in the book, it's like a balm for the angst the characters feel and that the reader experiences right along with them. I can't wait for Dom Wars Round Three!
I liked the borderline taboo plot of this series, but copy editing required. Double the periods and commas in the book and then we'd be in the ballparI liked the borderline taboo plot of this series, but copy editing required. Double the periods and commas in the book and then we'd be in the ballpark of where it needs to be....more
I like the plot in this series, but it is in serious need of copy editing. It was as if the author had a limited number of periods and commas that sheI like the plot in this series, but it is in serious need of copy editing. It was as if the author had a limited number of periods and commas that she was allowed to use. I had to backtrack so many times, to figure out where the break was supposed to be! that it took away from some of the enjoyment. The sex scenes are hot, but I'd love more character development. It's entirely the hero's POV, which is a change, too.
“Shit I slipped I hadn’t wanted to say that now with all this uncertainty hanging over our heads, I’d wanted to wait until things had been squared away with her dad I thought she would better appreciate it then oh well the cat was out of the bag now wasn’t it?”
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I LOVED this novella. It was witty and sexy and REAL. Even the reality show seemed a possibility due to the reality crap on TV today. I'd totally watch Dom Wars!
I loved how much Lucian put himself out there. He was a Dom that showed his vulnerability, his care, his kindness. Tara couldn't have a better guide into adult sexuality that Lucian. She hasn't figured out yet that she can dominate every single part of her life, but just let go in the bedroom. Let someone take the reigns and feel that freedom. It doesn't make her less of a woman to be submissive in the bedroom. Subs are, after all the ones who are in control. They're the ones who can say no, or safe word out. I love that in a lot of ways, BDSM is therapy. It involves things people often have trouble with: trust, commitment, control. But what a fun way to work those issues out.
I really felt that Lucian loves, respects and cares for women, just in general. A true Dom is protective to his core and Lucian is a true Dom. But all of those feelings are amplified when it comes to Tara. His soul seeks hers.
I enjoyed this book. The hero, Blaze is a firefighter that's inherited his father's lucrative personal protection company. He also rides a Harley. SoI enjoyed this book. The hero, Blaze is a firefighter that's inherited his father's lucrative personal protection company. He also rides a Harley. So I think the author covered every woman's "oooo spot". But he's a great alpha male, protective, but not overbearing. The heroine is broken, but Blaze is easy to trust. If you like Kristen Ashley book, I think you'd like this books. I love the relationship between sisters in this book as well. Just plain enjoyable....more
So. Wow. This book was very dark for me. From when Emme started to accept everything with child like wonder and became this sort of this woman-child.So. Wow. This book was very dark for me. From when Emme started to accept everything with child like wonder and became this sort of this woman-child. And Jacob (Deck) being the genius he was, I think didn't even see it in the beginning. But then Emme. Poor broken Emme, became his greatest puzzle. This is a serious hero/damsel in distress complex. But KA writes these amazing broken characters. That's not new. So why does this resonate in such a dark place for me? No clue.
I wanted Emme to have inpatient psych treatment. I feel, after reading so many KA books, this may be her darkest. It has stayed with me and not in a good way.
Don't get me wrong. There are parts that are beautiful and wonderful. But parts that were so dark, I felt I needed another book to see it through.
I'm gonna say 3.25 Stars. But my mind is still reeling........more
I feel like I have been waiting for this book for so long. Eternal trainee, Sassy Sally, finally gets the Dom that's a perfect fit for her. W3.5 Stars
I feel like I have been waiting for this book for so long. Eternal trainee, Sassy Sally, finally gets the Dom that's a perfect fit for her. Well, as it turns out, the perfect Dom is two Doms that like to co-Dom. They've had their eye in Sally for a while. Sally has a reputation at Shadowlands for being a bratty sub and topping from the bottom. Needless to say, with two Doms, there is no topping from the bottom.
Vance and Galen decide to take on the bratty little sub. When they realize that she might be in danger thanks to the goons still kidnapping subs to sell into slavery, they waste no time moving her in with them. The Harvest Association is still at large and the Feds have a hard time focusing on anything else. We also get to see the trio meet and explain their relationship to each of their families.
They are a perfect trio. There's always sexy fun, D/s and more. Very enjoyable! Sinclair is always an easy read. She handles the psychology behind how her characters act with aplomb. I would have liked more sex, there was surprisingly less sex, which surprised me. But still a great read. :)...more
This is a very enjoyable, sensual and sweet book by a talented author. Just the right amount of conflict and angst without making you want to pull youThis is a very enjoyable, sensual and sweet book by a talented author. Just the right amount of conflict and angst without making you want to pull your hair out. The characters were very real and beautiful and flawed, but they came together beautifully....more
Fantastic book. It's bittersweet, sexy, conflicted, heart wrenching and hot as hell. Only YOU will know which side you'll come out on. Honestly a 5 stFantastic book. It's bittersweet, sexy, conflicted, heart wrenching and hot as hell. Only YOU will know which side you'll come out on. Honestly a 5 star read....more
This review is pretty much the same as the first. If you like ménage, scifi and some Luigi/Princess Peach sexual role play. This is the book for you!This review is pretty much the same as the first. If you like ménage, scifi and some Luigi/Princess Peach sexual role play. This is the book for you!
Please see shelves for a shorthand review. :)...more
Did you hear that? I was being very SHOUTY, because I freakin' love her! She is so enjoyable to read and I always have to look up nI LOVE LAURA KAYE!
Did you hear that? I was being very SHOUTY, because I freakin' love her! She is so enjoyable to read and I always have to look up new words when reading her books. This book's word? Morass- 1- boggy or muddy ground. 2- a complicated or confused situation. I surely- should have read this word in my favorite genre.
What's so fab? Well, I'm glad you asked. She gives her characters such unique voices. They're all so different. She makes individuals unique and surprising and complex and flawed and wonderful. She makes situations much the same.
Bonus for me - she's a local writer.
Recommended read. Very hot. Very angsty. No cliffy. ;) ...more
Hallelujah! Cum play! Woohoo! Super sexy! Tats, piercings, sexual chemistry thought the roof. An easy read. Not a boring moment. The dedication had meHallelujah! Cum play! Woohoo! Super sexy! Tats, piercings, sexual chemistry thought the roof. An easy read. Not a boring moment. The dedication had me teary. Lola Stark's got skills. I'll be reading book 2.
I really liked this book. It was very hot. The plot was unusual. It all started with two strangers texting then meeting in the dark for fiery passion.I really liked this book. It was very hot. The plot was unusual. It all started with two strangers texting then meeting in the dark for fiery passion. There were times when I wanted to shake the heroine, for all her rules.
There is some great fellatio in this book involving oil. Love it!
I enjoyed this book. I had a good plot line, but it needed more fleshing out. I felt it was too short. There was so much more the author could have goI enjoyed this book. I had a good plot line, but it needed more fleshing out. I felt it was too short. There was so much more the author could have gotten into. Like, what was the future going to hold for the couple? What was typical. Very few questions were asked and even fewer were answered, which is what makes shifter books so interesting, the world building. A good read, just wanted more of it. :)...more
The first story is between Zondra, a Half Xxan, half human. When she enters her quickening- a sexual maturity marked by a burning that can only be sated by a sexual frenzy by a dominant male, she goes to a human bar to seek out Dominant Male of her choice. She can scent dominance by using tongue scenting. When she finds Evan, her choice is made and the biological imperative begins. I enjoyed this story. It's scifi, world building, and unabashedly sexual. Evan is so hot! Love him.
The second and third story is about Aleek, Zondra's brother, also a dominant cross breed. On a mission to Xxania Uuaath, the Xxan home world, he and his fellow soldiers walk into a trap. There he finds Miri, another crossbreed that was raised by the Xxan to be a sacrificial lamb. Raised in a lab and never cared for, she is perplexed by the caring behavior she receives from Aleek. He eases her into the most beautiful traditions of his family, eventually taking her home to the family nest-a place where the entire family lives, yet having they're own space.
At the center of the nest is a beautiful room, with a bathing pool and moss for grass. It's spiritual center of the house, and it has great effect on the spiritual center of those that spend time there. It brings Miri a peace she's never known. In both stories, Zondra and Aleek must bring home new mates into the nest, where their gran-seir or grandfather, a full blooded Xxan may reject or accept the new additions.
I really loved that the Xxan treasure women above all. They are dominant, but incredibly protective and caring, almost to the point of pampering. Xxan's mate for life with an unbreakable bond.
I would have given the book 3.5 stars, but there's some seriously hot cum play, or the scifi version of it. And I love me some cum play. :)
The writing is well paced and the world building is well done. The author is very creative, not just in the Xxan terms and such. But in the traditions, physical characteristics and sexual practices. Xxan men have two cocks, one that releases a powerful aphrodisiac. Female Xxan also release a powerful pheromone of their own. There's even some science in the book.
I enjoyed this book. Gabe has such trust issues, he makes Mia sign a contract saying that he will own her for the duration of her relationship. It's kI enjoyed this book. Gabe has such trust issues, he makes Mia sign a contract saying that he will own her for the duration of her relationship. It's kind of a new brand of BDSM. Gabe controls every aspect of Mia's life, down to what she wears, but there's no safe word. "No" will suffice. There's no collar. And Mia does have a say in her life. She even initiates sex.
But then Gabe breaks her trust in a big way. But in the recovery of that betrayal, Gabe sees what he has and the dynamic shifts. Mia is not spineless, she's just giving and has wanted Gabe since she was a teenager.
It's very sexy, and enjoyable. It's nice to see an older man/younger woman book. He's 38 and she's 24 and the sister if his best friend/business partner. Mia lost her parents at age 6, but her brother raised her. So she doesn't really have Daddy issues. Jace, her brother has always taken care of her.
Maya Banks is one of the most well paced writers. There's never a chapter where you think, 'let's get on with it.' She has that part down.
I can't believe I read another Billionaire Dom book! And I'm continuing the series. Go figure. Lol...more
Recommended by my girl Jess, who it is a frequent reread for. I do about 2 Historicals a year, so my research must be thorough. ;)
My Review- I think thRecommended by my girl Jess, who it is a frequent reread for. I do about 2 Historicals a year, so my research must be thorough. ;)
My Review- I think this may be my favorite Historical Romance Ever! It had so many great attributes:
*Callie, strong, smart heroine finding her strength with each passing day, embracing life. *Ralston, a sexy and capable hero that is a notorious rake and doesn't realize the life can be more warm and wonderful than he'd ever experienced by keeping the company of an aging spinster. Ha-ha. Callie is the antithesis of spinster! *Passionate interactions between the two, even when it isn't romantic. *Ralston's brother Nick. I hope he gets a book! *Ralston and Nick's instant love for their newfound bastard sister, Julianna. Not giving two shits what the ton has to say. *Callie's sense of right and her kindness in trying to make that happen. *The sex, the foreplay, so sensual, sexy and hot. MacLean turns even kissing into something that made my face heat. Very talented. *Not a single hiccup in the book for me. Nothing that made me say, "Oh, ridiculous." *That Callie's sister, despite being recently betrothed, does nothing but root her sister on in her breaking of the 9 Rules. *The enjoyability of watching Ralston slowly unguard his heart and have epiphany after epiphany while spending time with Callie. He enjoys every moment, every inch of her. He knows what he has in her. But it's fun to watch him rationalize it slowly. *i love Ralston's nickname for Callie. I also love when he goes all Dom on her. Hot! *Anytime Ralston and Callie are on the page together. Loved it! Chem-i-stry.
One thing I would have loved: *To see their wedding and the first time they made love as husband and wife.
Thanks Jess! ♥ I think this may be a reread for me too! :)
This was a good read. It's a mutual hate grows to love book, with a sexy alpha and a buttoned up bureaucrat. There are smexy times. I know a lot of peThis was a good read. It's a mutual hate grows to love book, with a sexy alpha and a buttoned up bureaucrat. There are smexy times. I know a lot of people think the hero is a great dirty talker. I'd say 6/10 on the dirty talker scale. Not bad. Didn't rock my world. But the book was good....more
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June, 2013. I've read this for the maybe 6th time. I just LOVE this book. It's my comfort food. I laugh. Ava is so hysterical and Luke is hot, crazy, crazy hot. I love Super mom Stark. And Luke's dirty talk. UNGH! It's emotionally charged dirty talk. I feel a new shelf coming on!
Initial review, April 2012- I liked this one! I thought the weight issues were great. As was the history between Ava and Luke. The drama was more in the background with this one, but I missed the rock chicks, as we didn't see as much of them. And Sissy got back with Dom? I hope Ren gets a book. :)...more
4.5 Stars! Anne Calhoun releasing a full length novel will make me drop whatever I'm doing in order to read her work. Unforgiven is no exception. I wa4.5 Stars! Anne Calhoun releasing a full length novel will make me drop whatever I'm doing in order to read her work. Unforgiven is no exception. I wanted to savor it. Enjoy the book. But I devoured it like it was a Godiva Chocolate and the store was having a buy one, get two free sale!
I love the way Calhoun writes characters. They are so well drawn and yet open enough, that it leaves room for you to interpret them however you wish. The book starts out with a bang and leaves the characters to sort out what they are really feeling. Kind of like ripping off the emotional bandaid at Mach One.
Marissa's family home, Brookhaven sets the stage for a newly civilian Adam to arrive on the scene. He's come back to South Dakota, after 12 years in the Marines. Oddly enough, he's there to be the best man at his ex-fiancé's and best friend's wedding. When he arrives, he doesn't expect to see Marissa. His high school sweetheart and the woman she's become. The fire between them burns bright, possibly brighter than before. Flashbacks are written about their time in HS and it doesn't feel the slightest bit inappropriate. It's incredibly sexy and coming of age.
What I loved-
-Adam became a Marine because he felt he owed it to his deceased friend, Josh. He wanted to honor his memory and take the slot that Josh would have if certain events hadn't happened. Very honorable.
-That Marissa works construction by day and has renovated Brookhaven herself. She sees it as her legacy and yet confines herself to the cramped servants' quarters under the guise of being frugal with her heating bills, but I think there may be more to Marissa putting herself into such close quarters.
-The chemistry with Adam and Marissa, it was undeniable. Neither could resist the other. Marissa has always been Adam's stars, navigating him eventually home. Adam has always been Marissa's sun. She wants to get close enough to feel the heat, but she's afraid if she gets too close she'll get burned.
-The romance. Who said a Marine couldn't be romantic? Adam pulls out all the stops to woo his "tough girl." He even gives her a massage, in earnest. Not as a means to lead into sex, but in a way to relieve her sore muscles. He wants her to feel good. But more than that, he wants her dreams to come true.
-Their sex. It's so intimate. Hot and intensely sensual, as only AC can do. The way she describes them being in the moment. Sweat trickling down his spine, dust motes in the air of the barn. It's gorgeous! I love how their lovemaking progressed throughout the book. It was the first place you'd see walls come down and both were very adept at building walls. Luckily, the both were experts at demolition. :)
-Brookhaven, the big house, is a character all it's own.
-Marissa wears a formal outfit that she's worn before! *gasp*. That's so real life. I ♥ it!
Liked the book. Loved The Reluctant Dom, it was my first BDSM read. Dalton always hits the nail on the head. And now that she's a seasoned writer thatLiked the book. Loved The Reluctant Dom, it was my first BDSM read. Dalton always hits the nail on the head. And now that she's a seasoned writer that, if you read the author's note, is living life, the work gets sweeter, smoother and just plain excellent. ...more