Pretty good story and wasn't just about sex, even though that's how the story opens and is the catalyst for everything else. Creepy zombies are creepy...morePretty good story and wasn't just about sex, even though that's how the story opens and is the catalyst for everything else. Creepy zombies are creepy. Sexy tigers are sexy.(less)
Sexy book. Not terribly serious, but had a decent story. Honestly, I adored Jace. Wasn't expecting the baddie to be who it was, so that was surprising...moreSexy book. Not terribly serious, but had a decent story. Honestly, I adored Jace. Wasn't expecting the baddie to be who it was, so that was surprising. What a whackjob. I very much enjoyed this. Especially that paintbrush scene.(less)
Sexy book. Loved all of the main characters. Glad Lacey came to her senses. Seriously, I was mad at her near the end. Ry and Bram sure made up for los...moreSexy book. Loved all of the main characters. Glad Lacey came to her senses. Seriously, I was mad at her near the end. Ry and Bram sure made up for lost time.(less)
I liked this a lot and despite Joe's massive flaws, I love that guy. Seeing the threesome's relationship evolve was sweet and way hot. Gotta love thos...moreI liked this a lot and despite Joe's massive flaws, I love that guy. Seeing the threesome's relationship evolve was sweet and way hot. Gotta love those Joe/Brent scenes.(less)
Quick sexy read. Not a big story, but was fun. Kate sure took full advantage of her situation. Most people would have freaked out a lot more, but a li...moreQuick sexy read. Not a big story, but was fun. Kate sure took full advantage of her situation. Most people would have freaked out a lot more, but a little suspension of disbelief never hurt nobody.(less)
Read this in no time at all. Nice story, though as others have said, more background on the changes that happened to the population would have been ni...moreRead this in no time at all. Nice story, though as others have said, more background on the changes that happened to the population would have been nice. It felt like we were dropped right into the middle of things.
I loved Connor and David together. I'd love to see a second book to see how things will go with Emmet.
So, menages are popular, eh? This one wasn't too terribly out of the norm. I liked Daniel. The scenes were hot, so that made this enjoyable enough, bu...moreSo, menages are popular, eh? This one wasn't too terribly out of the norm. I liked Daniel. The scenes were hot, so that made this enjoyable enough, but it doesn't stand out from others that I've read so far. I'd still likely read it again 'cause I <3 Daniel.(less)
To be honest, I do not understand why there is so much controversy over this book or why some stores are refusing to put it on their shelves. These st...moreTo be honest, I do not understand why there is so much controversy over this book or why some stores are refusing to put it on their shelves. These stores may not typically sell erotica, this book isn't that bad in that regard. Even the BDSM element isn't that bad. Most of what occurs between the characters-up until that pivotal moment-is actually pretty light. That said, I found myself loving the book.
It is all about their relationship. If you focus too much on the whole D/s and S&M aspect, you will miss some of the best aspects of the story. For me, it was about emotion and how Ana and Christian dealt with them. They are very different people emotionally. Yes, he introduces her to a lifestyle that is even newer to her than it could be for others. She enters that world a complete virgin in all things. And even though he takes her there, he is very gentle. They both want the real thing from one another, even if they don't know how to express it or deal with it. Like most people, they have communication issues and relationships, whether vanilla or D/s have to involve lots of communication or they just will not work. However, there could also be other obstacles and they do encounter these. Christian has certain needs and in relationships, needs do need to be met or both people will be unhappy. As much as it hurt them both to do so, I think Ana did the right thing. If they can't fulfill each others' wants and needs, their relationship could have gone really badly. Unless one or both of them can adjust their needs, they just won't fit together, no matter how happy they can make one another feel in other areas.
I really loved seeing the two of them together. I loved their playful moments. And of course, the sex scenes were exquisite. I'd recommend this book to others. There were some things I could have done without. Not a huge fan of the word "baby" as an endearment, but I can ignore it. It also got tedious at times when Ana's subconscious and inner goddess kept making their appearances. I could have done without so many of those instances. Still, I found myself liking this book immensely. (less)
Brad is great at meeting other people’s expectations. But his own? Not so much. Take the gay thing. Okay, so yeah. It took a morning meeting...moreSynopsis:
Brad is great at meeting other people’s expectations. But his own? Not so much. Take the gay thing. Okay, so yeah. It took a morning meeting with a frat brother’s hairy, naked ass for him to admit it, but he knows the truth about himself now. Let the gay life commence.
Unfortunately, it’s not that easy. He hasn’t quite determined how to come out to anyone, even Sebastian, the geeky-hot TA in his history class. Sebastian is everything Brad is not. Intellectual, suave, hairy. Out. And he doesn’t seem interested in Brad, even when Brad makes a fool of himself trying to catch his notice.
Score one for foolery: Sebastian does more than notice Brad; he takes him to bed. Brad’s been with plenty of girls, but with Sebastian, the sex is something else entirely—hot, mind-blowing, affirming, and a little domineering in a way that drives him wild. But when great sex turns into something more—dare he admit the “L” word?—Brad must face the crushing realization that Sebastian doesn’t feel the same. Unless, of course, he does. After all, even grad students can be idiots about matters of the heart.
I originally added this book to my TBR last year for a challenge that I never actually got around to, so I've had this book for like a year. More than once, I had the urge to read it, but kept putting it off because I was afraid I was going to be disappointed because the rating really isn't that great. As part of the serious M/M kick I've been on lately, I finally got to this one. I don't regret it. I loved this book way more than I expected to. It probably won't be everyone's cuppa, but it was sweet and oh so sexy. Plus, it made me laugh. And I cried a little towards the end. There's some slight D/s in this story as Brad loves to take orders from Sebastian in the bedroom.
Brad Feller suspects he's gay, but one day when a fellow frat brother is bending over right in front of him, and he thinks about he would "tap that," he knows for sure he's gay. He's had dreams about men before and he's never really been all that into the girls he's been with, even having to get totally drunk to even have sex with one. Then he really knows he's gay when he realizes how interested in his history TA he is. And when he starts researching and discovers that he identifies with the guy getting fucked instead of the one doing the fucking. From there, it's just a matter of getting Sebastian's attention.
For Sebastian's part, he'd already noticed Brad. So when Brad tells him he wants him to fuck him, he's all for it. Even though he knows something is a little off. Then once it's too late to stop, he realizes Brad is giving him his virginity. And trusting him. And I think that compared with Brad's vulnerability just does it for Sebastian. He can't keep his hands off of Brad after that.
Things are really sexy and sweet between these two. Sometimes they just lie in bed and talk in the mornings. They certainly get it on a lot. The penance session? Sooooooo hoooooootttttttt! But then things get not so great for him when Brad tells Sebastian how he feels and that he plans to come out to his frat. Sebastian doesn't react in the best of ways and the next thing you know, Brad is walking out with a broken heart. I cried. It was so sad. But I liked watching Sebastian working through what he truly felt for Brad. And I loved it when he came to his senses.
I loved the secondary characters as well. Collin, Kyle, Brad's family, Ashley. Paul, not so much. He was awful to Brad. But then I read the blurb to book 2 and I think I understand why Paul was such a douche. No wonder he doesn't like jocks. Still, he didn't have to be such an asshole about Brad.
I am so going to continue this series. I think I'm officially an Anne Tenino fan.(less)
Well, that was interesting. Short, but straight to the point. While somewhat unrealistic, it was a sexy encounter. Don't think I could ever do anythin...moreWell, that was interesting. Short, but straight to the point. While somewhat unrealistic, it was a sexy encounter. Don't think I could ever do anything like that, though.
Debating whether or not to read the other two books. They seem short, but there's an excerpt for at the end of this and it did pique my interest. Maybe one day.(less)
INSATIABLE DESIRE. ENDLESS SEDUCTION. ONE TOUCH IS JUST THE BEGINNING.
He watches her from across the crowded dance club, a sensual black-hair...moreSynopsis:
INSATIABLE DESIRE. ENDLESS SEDUCTION. ONE TOUCH IS JUST THE BEGINNING.
He watches her from across the crowded dance club, a sensual black-haired stranger who stirs Gabrielle's deepest fantasies. But nothing about this night--or this man--is what it seems. For when Gabrielle witnesses a murder outside the club, reality shifts into something dark and deadly. In that shattering instant she is thrust into a realm she never knew existed--a realm where vampires stalk the shadows and a blood war is set to ignite.
Lucan Thorne despises the violence carried out by his lawless brethren. A vampire himself, Lucan is a Breed warrior, sworn to protect his kind--and the unwitting humans existing alongside them--from the mounting threat of the Rogues. Lucan cannot risk binding himself to a mortal woman, but when Gabrielle is targeted by his enemies, he has no choice but to bring her into the dark underworld he commands.
Here, in the arms of the Breed's formidable leader, Gabrielle will confront an extraordinary destiny of danger, seduction, and the darkest pleasures of all . . . .
I didn't enjoy this book as much as I wanted to, but I did like it. I think it could have been shorter. By the end, I just wanted to be done with it. I do think it was a good introduction to the world of the Breeds and how their women fit into it, I just started getting frustrated with the relationship between Lucan and Gabrielle after a while.
I will say that the sex scenes between Lucan and Gabrielle were hot, but the first one where he comes into her house and goes down on her while she thinks she's having a dream freaked me out a little. That was a little bit too much. Especially since they'd just met, but things tend to be that way in a lot of the PNR stories I've read so far. I did start to get irritated with the way Lucan always ran from Gabrielle after they would have sex, especially once she was at the compound. Even though I thought what she did after the last time that he did that was stupid, I can't even blame her for reacting that way. She did everything that she could to accept that man and show him how she was feeling and he just kept on running. Then he decides that he does want her as his Breedmate. She should have said no. At that point, I wasn't so sure he deserved to be with her. But she was determined that she loved him, so they do end up together. I just wish that it hadn't taken them so long to get to that point.
I did like the storyline of someone organizing the Rogue vampires and using them to start a war against the Breed. And the identity of that leader was certainly shocking. I'm interested in seeing how that plays out. I'm also interested in seeing more of the warriors. I am especially intrigued by Tegan after learning what the issue between him and Lucan was. I hope he has a good heroine.
I also hope that the Breedmates won't always be stuck in the compound. I was under the impression that they have certain abilities that would be helpful in the war against the Rogues, but it doesn't seem like they go out with the warriors at all. I understand that the males wouldn't want their females in danger, but if they're useful, why not make use of them?(less)
Mace Llewellyn. Brendon Shaw. Two tall, gorgeous, sexy alpha heroes who are 100% male―with a little something extra. Lion-shifters, to be exa...moreSynopsis:
Mace Llewellyn. Brendon Shaw. Two tall, gorgeous, sexy alpha heroes who are 100% male―with a little something extra. Lion-shifters, to be exact, who can unleash every woman's animal side and still look good―make that spectacular―in a suit... and even better out of it...
NYPD cop Desiree "Dez" MacDermot knows she's changed a lot since she palled around with her childhood buddy, Mace. But it's fair to say that Mace has changed even more. It isn't just those too-sexy gold eyes, or the six-four, built-like-a-Navy Seal body. It's something in the way he sniffs her neck and purrs, making her entire body tingle...
Meanwhile, for Tennessean Ronnie Lee Reed, New York City is the place where any girl―even one who runs with a Pack―can redefine herself. First order of business: find a mate, settle down, and stop using men for sex. Even big, gorgeous, lion shifter men like Brendon Shaw. But she needn't worry, because now that Brendon's set his sights on her, the predator in him is ready to pounce and never let go...
I really enjoyed this, which was a surprise for me. Shifter series don't tend to be my favorites, but I have a few that I follow and really like and I think that this just might be another one. I love the Alphaness of the males. They are constantly giving out orders and it can be fun watching the females figure out how to deal with being in a relationship with one.
That was definitely no exception here, especially with both heroes being lion shifters. Boy did Mace and Brendan love giving orders. And Dez and Ronnie love following them. At least in the bedroom they did. The women aren't pushovers, they can take care of themselves, but it was nice seeing them get won over by the males bit by bit. Although, it really was frustrating they kept trying so damned hard to resist. I wanted to smack both of them upside their heads on more than one occasion. Both Dez and Ronnie have their reasons for not wanting to get involved seriously with someone, but damn, the commitment phobia started to get a little old after a while.
All in all, this was a nice, humorous light read. Even the serious parts don't stay serious for very long. The characters are likable, funny and the banter is excellent. The sex scenes are pretty damn good, too.(less)