Oh man. This series! I'm loving them hard, yall. Geissinger is my new catnip. No lie.
The Gist: Brody has had a thing for Grace for a while now. Grace, though, doesn't do commitment. Ever. She gets hers and is gone. So Brody and his tempting dreamy eyes that promise way more than that? She'll be keeping herself as far away from him as possible thank you very much. Until an emergency draws them together and Brody finally gets the chance to win his girl and turn her into a one-dick kinda chick.
Brody was easy to like. He's such a labradoodle, yall. All Omgomg you like me?! Are you here to see me? I love you! Rub my, erm, belly! I'm so happy to see you! He' earnest, exuberant, charming with a silly romantic side and when he's in he's ALL in and doesn't hold back. He's got a real different side in the bedroom, though. Woo!
I was nervous I wouldn't like Grace because of some things she said in previous books about sex, men and relationships that just rubbed me wrong. But I found myself liking her despite it. She'd suffered a severe trauma years earlier that left her good and properly fucked up-- she can't remember anything prior to the accident-- but she's a fighter, fast with a quip and won me over.
They were two peas in a pod. Both a little slutty and rocking bold personalities that hid darker secrets. I enjoyed watching their relationship as they got to know each other, dealt with life, personality flaws and decided to take a risk with one another. And holy hell do they sizzle. Brody's dominant ways in the bedroom were... really working for me. And those secrets. Yall when they're revealed they're gutting and hard to watch play out.
All in all, Sin With Me left me one happy reader-girl. Each book in the series has been amazing. Full of interesting surprises and unique elements. Geissinger knows how to pull at a girl's emotions and writes a damn fine story that's interesting, heated and completely captivating. Once I get my hands on one of her books I find myself reading it (or listening to it) in a single day. Now, I seriously need Barney and Marcus's stories. Gimme!...more
Hands down. You need some Yates in your life! Honest to goodness. The woman knows how to deliver one lickable cowboy.
The Gist: The only thing worse than being stranded on the side of the road with a flat tire? Being rescued by the man who drives you batshit insane and gets under your skin like no one else. Trying times, yall. Trying times. But seeing as Olivia needs a hot guy to make her ex jealous and Luke needs help in buying a property he wants... a bargain is made. They'll both get what they want if they can survive 'dating' one another for just a little while.
Luke and Olivia were too much. Yall, they were a handful! Olivia's all prim and proper and never steps a toe out of line. Luke's a do-what-feels-good kinda guy with a passion for tweaking her nerves. They kept me smiling and rooting for them as they worked through some personal issues and some lusty wanna-strip-you-naked issues. Not to mention the eye-rolling-you-drive-me-crazy issues.
I liked watching her get a little naughty with him. Seeing Luke finally go after what he wanted. Seeing them both figure out that other people's choices weren't their fault and didn't reflect on who they were.
And the sex scenes. Woo! Steamy, passionate, curl your toes good. All that bickering and teasing sure makes for some fabulous foreplay. Mmhm.
All in all, total book noms. Smooth-talking Cowboy had me in a swoon. You really can't go wrong with Yates. ...more
A grumbly, growly, filthy mouthed hero? Yes, please!
The Gist: Sometimes you just gotta throw out the rules and be bad. Filthy bad. So's the case for by-the-book Lieutenant Greer who's done resisting and ready to have his way with one of his oh-so-tempting police recruits. Yeah. He's thrown those rules way out the door this time. I really rather loved Greer. I have a soft spot for broken and growly. Just kinda does it for me. He's a stand up guy but a total hard ass. And Danika. She's a sassy fierce chick. She's a giver and just wants the people around her to be happy. They're both a bit of a handful but one I was very much on board with grabbing.
The two together. Lordy be! They are scorching. I love a hero who has a bit of a dirty mouth and lays it all out there and Greer. Oh good and proper Greer has one sexy mouth on him. Gives a girl some shivers! He's totally got the dominant thing going for him and, yeah, yall. Just...yeah. *fans self* It was fun watching them tap into their submissive/dominant tendencies.
I did enjoy the slight taboo of him being a police lieutenant and her being one of his new recruits in training. It wasn't too over the line and worked for me. I liked seeing them on the job and in training. Liked seeing them deal with their families and friends.
There was only one thing I wasn't totally on board with and that was towards the end. Danika screwed up, Greer reacted...and he wound up doing the big gesture with very little apology from Danika. I would have liked seeing her own up more to her part. Just getting tired of this kind of thing in romance where the heroine screws up and the hero is the one apologizing. Ah!
All in all. Sexy and sizzling! Disturbing His Peace was a deliciously dirty good time. ...more
A sexy hero, a sassy heroine and a bourbon distillery? Oh yeah. I had a good time with Barreled Over. There was a lot of yum happening here, yall.
The Gist: Country music star Ava Grace needs male fans and is teaming up with a bourbon distillery who's trying to up it's female customer base. Perfect solution! I mean, other than the undeniable urge to do filthy things to one of the sexy yet relationship wary distillery owners.
Oh Ava Grace and Beck. They had the hardest time figuring their shit out. Beck, mainly. He was gun shy. Well, his "gun" wasn't but he sure was. I loved them together, though. She's sweet, hard working, has a dynamic spirit you can't help but enjoy. A little naughty and determined to snag her man. And Beck. Hard working, sexy as all get out and totally conflicted. He's a good guy with a hard past and trouble trusting his heart.
And the steam! Hot damn! Yeah, these two went at it like bunnies and it was scorching hot! Woo! There was a naughty flirty vibe that was so fun! The dog jumped to his feet and dashed inside. Beck caught her eye and tilted his head toward the door. "You too. Inside."
"Careful now," she warned lightly. "You're not my master."
He muttered something under his breath... something that sounded a lot like thank God. I enjoyed watching them work together and getting to see all their time at on and off the job, too. Bits of her music and time spent at the distillery. Running errands and time at home.
Edit: I had one issue with the book and after submitting my review on Netgalley heard back from the author that she'd be revising the scene that troubled me. So I'm removing the previous bit of my review concerning that element.
All in all, Barreled Over was delicious start to what promises to be a fantastic series. The characters, the setting, the romance. Sutton proved once again what a wonderful storyteller and asset she is to the romance world....more