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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Burnt: A Bad Boy Romance (Courage MC) by Kara Hart

My Rating: 2 1/2 Stars

Series: Not at the moment.

Sex Scenes: Yes.

Subject: Biker and young woman fall for each other.

I told her to stay away from me, but she wouldn’t listen…

I’m no good for her, and I can't catch a break. Cast out of the MC, I'm on my own with no protection, just the gun in my hands. That's when I meet her. And I know I'm about to ruin her damn life.

Brimstone. Fire. Sinners. Users. This is who I share blood with. But there’s no one to trust when your whole crew has turned on you. I can't keep running from my demons. It's time to face them head on.

I need an escape. This small town will be the death of me. I watch as he comes to claim me and I can't fight it. I wanted to make my family proud. I wanted to be their good daughter. 

Not anymore. Not today. Not since I met him.

He knows who I am. He sees me from the inside. He protects me. He's my salvation, my one ticket out of here. But Adam is damaged. And he has a price on his head. Now we’re forced to go on the run, fighting off the Cartel and undercover Feds.

There's a fire on the horizon. We're going to get burned.

Author’s note: Burnt is a full standalone romance novel from the series Courage MC, with its own HEA and absolutely NO 

My Review
I got this book by the author for an honest review and I was so disappointed!

I wanted to love this book, it was supposedly an MC Romance novel and I love those. That’s the reason I got it in the first place, but the book just didn’t do it for me, I stop reading it twice and the second one I almost left it unfinished.

The main characters were a little bit boring for me, Adam was a weird creepy old guy in my mind he treated Rose in a way nobody wants to be treated, he never told her anything and she still “fell in love” with him… 

Yeah… she was some little girl who didn’t understand what she was getting into and fell in love with this old guy so fast it wasn’t even fun.

I just couldn’t relate with either of them, maybe if I was younger I would understand why a young woman would want to run away with some old creepy drug dealer and biker, leaving her family behind.

The thing is, I could love a plot like that but there just wasn’t any chemistry between the characters, no sparks and connection falling from the pages, I got bored and creeped out.

The author’s writing is really good, I think the plot just needs some more work,  the ending was a bit better than the rest of the book but it didn’t make up for days of dragging through the story.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Bastard's Baby: A Bad Boy Secret Baby Romance by B.B. Hamel

My Rating: 4 Stars

Series: Not at the moment.

Sex Scenes: Yes! 

Subject: Italian mobster meets Russian Princess.

I had that bastard’s baby and now I need his help.

Vince Mori is my enemy. He’s an infamous Italian mobster, all ripped muscles and dangerous tattoos. He’s a cocky a**hole, and for just one night that was exactly what I was looking for. He was a wild ride, a way to rebel against my strict family.

And he doesn’t know that he’s the father of my baby.

I’m the daughter of one of the most feared Russian mob bosses in the city. When I give birth to my baby boy Alexei, my father wants to tear my child away from me.

I won’t let that happen. They may be my family, but I’ll do whatever it takes to save my son.

The Russians are at war with the Italians, but I know Vince is my only chance. When I run away from home and ask him for help, I’m risking my life to save my son.

Vince is everything I’m supposed to hate, but secretly can’t get enough of. He’s only interested in teasing me mercilessly with his dirty mouth and frustrating grin.

Now I’m trapped in the Italian mob’s mansion, living next door to my baby’s father. I need their protection, but the war is escalating faster every day.

If the cocky jerk Vince Mori can’t learn what it means to be a father, I just might be totally screwed.

My Review
I got this book for an honest review by the author and LOVED IT!!!

You did it again BB! 

The story was amazing and thrilling.

We get the backwards love story: baby, sex and then love and it was perfection!

Vince is strong and bad, he takes what he wants, when he wants it and he wanted her, but things were more complicated. Still he fought for her proving to us that he was a REAL man not just a kid playing mobster.

Kaley was young but super strong, she knew she had to protect her boy and she tried everything, even asking for help from that bastard.

The way they connected was perfect as always, the sex scenes were hot and crazy good! He used her and abused her in a good sense and it doesn’t get any better than that!
If you haven’t read this book you need it now !

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Saturday, March 26, 2016

Boyfriend For Hire by Nina Strych

My Rating: 4 Stars

Series: Yes, 1# book in the Escort Files series.

Sex Scenes: Yes! 

Subject: Learn to love yourself again and let love in!

After Amy makes a small splash in the fast-moving world of business by selling her pharmaceutical start-up, she takes some time to work on herself. Adrift after years of constant work, she opens up to a therapist, who suggests that her inability to form real relationships (the kind that include sex) stems from her inability to simply let go. To relax. After turning down the offer of a sex surrogate, she’s given a card and a wink.

Booking a relaxing getaway to St. John means flights, luggage, and now her hunky male escort Mike. A week of no judgement sex might be just the ticket. She also hopes it will finally allow her the space to relax and let her body overtake her mind…for once. She just didn’t expect Mike to be so much more than a simple diversion. Smoldering hot he may be, but it’s more than his strong arms that attract Amy. Their chemistry is off the charts, but it’s her heart that’s taking control of her now. 

The Escort Files is a series of stand-alone contemporary romances, each featuring a new woman and her escort as they take their unique path toward love.

The Escort Files are intended for audiences of 18+ due to sexual content and some salty language. 

My Review
I got this book by the author for an honest review and I fell in love with the characters and the story.

Amy was such a sweet person, she was tired of her life of nothing but work, and she needed to know what was wrong with her, she was ready to move on and start her life again.

Mike was an unexpected character, I was waiting for some douche who would then fall for her, but he was true from the start. She changed everything for him, and that made him just perfect!

The story line is cute and the sex scenes are AMAZING ! who wouldn't want to spend a week in a sunny paradise with a perfect guy?!

My favorite thing about the book was the way in which he tried to get her to see herself as the beautiful woman she really is. We sometimes have some distorted self image and it was a good thing he could get her to change that and feel confortable in her own self.

It is a must read for me !

Can't wait for the next story !!!!

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Follow Your Fantasy: Deeper by Nicola Jane

My Rating: 3 Stars

Series: Yes, 2# book in the Follow Your Fantasy series, BUT it can be read as a stand-alone 

Sex Scenes: Yes! 

Subject: Choose your own destiny by following your deeper desires.


‘Stands out from the crowd’ – Metro

Your erotic adventure continues…

Welcome back to the sizzling erotic world of Follow Your Fantasy – a whole new world of fantasies where you, the reader, choose what happens next. And if one adventure isn’t enough, go back and try another.

As the story unfolds, your decision could take you onstage in a very naughty magic show; on a hot, naked photo shoot or to a solo performance for the watchful neighbor across from your apartment. You might be an artist's sexy muse or the star of a very special home video. Whether you find out more about Giselle, meet the commanding magician Leon, or seduce the policeman following you, whatever choice you make, the power is always yours.

In this brand new collection of short, steamy stories, you'll delve further into your fantasies than ever before. Once again, the most important character is You – confident, sexy and up for anything You. Where will your fantasies take you this time…?

My Review

I got this book for an honest review on Netgalley and it was a good book, but I was expecting more.

The idea of choosing where you want the story to go sounded amazing, it had so much potential. 

The stories were hot enough but I just couldn't sympathize with Giselle, she was not a likable character and being completely honest I wouldn't want to hang out with her.  Not even for the thrill.

I got that humiliation was sort of the main character's thing, but maybe that's why I just didn't connect on a deeper level, not my cup on tea.

The sex scenes are hot and the characters are weird and sexy. Leon's whole participation was the best scene provably. 

If I had to choose something to change it would be to give some other types of sex scenes and encounters to the readers, just so that the choices gave them different sex scenarios and maybe they could find their drug of choice.

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Friday, March 25, 2016

The Undoing (Call of Crows #2) by Shelly Laurenston

My Rating: 5 Stars

Series: Yes, Call of Crows #2

Sex Scenes: Yes! Some amazing Viking sex !

Subject: Vikings, Gods, and a Whole bunch of creatures.

A risk worth taking… 

No one would ever accuse Jace Berisha of having an easy life—considering her husband…you know…killed her. But that was then! Now she fights for mighty Viking gods with the spectacular and vicious Crows.

But things are turning very bad, very quickly because a vengeful, ancient goddess has come into the world with just one thing on her mind—ending it. And the only way they can hope to stop her is if the Crows join forces with their one-time enemies, the Protectors. A Viking Clan created to do nothing but kill every Crow they see. 

Thankfully, Protector Ski Eriksen is a peace loving kind of guy. Because the woman he is desperately trying to get close to is the beautiful and not-very-chatty Jace. Battling Nordic clans? Unkillable goddesses? Jace’s mean-spirited dog? None of these things would ever get in the way of a true Viking! 

My Review
I got this book for an Honest review on Netgalley and I loved it as much as the first one in the series and more!

Jace's  character was, in my opinion, the best in the series so far. She is weird and special in her own way and she kind of looks super cute in my mind, but at the same time she has that crazy rage that transformed her into something so scary and strong that it was hard to imagine.

The moment Ski sees her and his reaction and thoughts towards her determined my opinion of him, yes he won my heart. He is a hot male specimen indeed but what made him perfect was that he saw her from the start for who she was.

The connection between the characters felt amazing! I wanted to see what happened once she realized that sex was inevitable, and I wasn't disappointed.

The story line is still thrilling and enticing and I couldn't put the book down, I am in love with all of the characters and can't wait what happens in the next book.

This is my first Viking series and I can't stop obsessing over it! 

Definitely a must read!

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Sunday, March 20, 2016

Hung: a Stepbrother Romance by Aya Fukunishi

My Rating: 4 1/2 Stars

Series: Yes

Sex Scenes: Yes, and super hot ones !!!

Subject: Short step siblings story


This book is the reason you need a password to unlock your Kindle, to stop people from discovering your dirty little secret... To stop people from learning that you're a naughty girl at heart. This book is filthy. 
Romance? There's nothing romantic about this story. If you want romance you should go away and read something else. Pick any book that has a couple kissing in the rain on the cover. If in doubt, read Nicholas Sparks. He's OK. 
This is a book to be read late at night, under the covers. It's a book to be read with your Kindle in one hand and your favorite toy in the other. This is a book that comes with a free orgasm. 
This book will make you wet.
You have been warned. 

Plot? No, not really.
Jill Travers is a young woman. You don't need to know more. It doesn't matter. She's not even real. I made her up in my head. 
Josh is a young man. He doesn't have a surname. Would you care if he did? I don't. He's a literary device, designed for one thing and one thing only: to make your feel that tight, warm, delicious feeling between your legs. He's designed to make you wet, and he's batting a perfect game. 
Josh and Jill's parents married last year, and - thanks to the price of Manhattan real estate - these two step-siblings are forced to share a bedroom. 
Oh, don't give me that look. You know exactly where this is going. 
This book is just long enough to get you off.
Now go and fetch your favorite toy. It's time. 

My Review

I got this book from the author for an honest review and I LOVED IT!

It's a fun short sexy story about two step-siblings who are cooked up in a room they share every night...

Yeah you warned us and we saw it coming but I guess we are all just a kinky bunch.

The sex scenes are amazing !

She seemed like such a strong character that I loved her from her first line !

If you  want some hot short read this is the book for you.

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Friday, March 18, 2016


It’s a night Lauren won’t forget…until Reid leaves to save the world…

A one night stand, a mission in the future and a lost memory. Can this Army Ranger sacrifice everything to finish his mission—including the woman he loves? Find out in Reid’s Deliverance by Nina Crespo…


Can their bond withstand the test of time?

Lauren isn't looking for love when she spends a scintillating night with Reid, the sexy keyboardist of Thane's Redemption. While their passion may be off the charts, her trust issues--and Reid's secret life as a time-traveling covert agent--makes any chance for a relationship impossible. 

When operatives involved in a mysterious project begin dying, Reid defies orders and travels alone into the future to find the cause. But when things go dangerously awry, it takes all of his strength to get himself back to safety--and directly onto Lauren's doorstep. While neither of them remembers their night of passion, their intense connection leads Lauren to help him. But as Reid's memories reignite, will he be forced to sacrifice everything to finish his mission--including the woman he loves?

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Laughter came from the stage.

The members of the band were breaking down their equipment and talking with fans. A group of women surrounded the keyboardist. One of them wore a tiara and a “Finally 21!” sash over a form-fitting, pink minidress. He draped an arm around her and posed for pictures. The redhead practically swooned. Who could blame her? Six years ago, at that age, she would have done the same. His wide shoulders were made for holding onto, and the way he filled out those jeans screamed hot body. Not to mention that orgasm-inducing grin. He turned up the wattage on said grin and chatted with his admirers. At least a ten-year age difference existed between him and the birthday girl. The way he flirted with her and her friends, maybe he preferred to date younger.

His eyes locked on Lauren. Even from a distance, she could see his gaze roaming over her from head to toe and back up again. He smiled and her short, white dress grew as warm as a parka. Caught staring, could she look more pathetic?

Steps from the exit, a drunken guy staggered into her path. An abrupt halt left her teetering in her stilettos. A strong, masculine arm wrapped around her waist. Lauren’s heart jumped.

“Careful.” His breath ruffled the hair near her cheek. “I’ve got you.”

People squeezed by to get to the door. She didn’t budge. The keyboardist’s clean, woodsy scent surrounded her as she leaned against hard chest muscle.

“Time to move. We’re about to get trampled.” He rested his hand on her back. Confidence and his long stride sliced through the crowd. They walked out and moved to the side of the door.

Too much space allowed cool night air to steal his warmth. Exhaust fumes from departing cars snatched away his appealing scent.

More people piled out of the club.

He turned his back to the door. Lights near the awning illuminated the clean-shaven lines of his face. “I’m Reid, by the way.”

Intense hazel eyes robbed her of speech. Her, lost for words? That never happened. “I’m Lauren.”

“Nice to meet you, Lauren. So, are you coming to the after-party?”

Across the parking lot, Ari begged and stamped her feet. Inches shorter than Celine, she resembled a child throwing a tantrum.

“My friend Celine is tired. She wants to go home.”

Reid stepped into her space. Close enough for warmth and deliciousness to return and kick up her heart rate. “What do you want?”

To stay out of trouble.

After three failed relationships in five months, she was taking a break from men, dating, the whole shebang. “It isn’t about what I want.”

“It should be.”

“When we’re out together, if one of us doesn’t want to do something, we all take a pass.”

He flattened her hand to his chest. “You’re breaking my heart. I can’t believe fate brought you to me tonight just to take you away.”

Check out the first book in The Song series, THANE’S REDEMPTION!

The one night she'll want to remember, she'll be forced to forget.

It's been almost a year since Celine's fiancé's death and she's still struggling to move on. But when she meets Thane, the super hot lead singer of Thane’s Redemption, she finds her desire reawakening, and her heart opening. Soon one kiss leads them straight into a night of heated passion…
Thane’s unexpected connection with Celine only leaves him wanting more of her—but his life makes it impossible. For Thane's Redemption is just a cover for a deeper secret: A former Army Ranger presumed dead, Thane is really a time-traveling, covert operative charged with saving the world from disaster. Each jump through time forces those around him to forget he ever existed—and Celine would be no exception. But can time work in their favor to give them a second chance at love? Or will a choice Thane makes in the future put Celine in mortal danger?...

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Nina Crespo lives in Florida where she indulges in her favorite passions—the beach, kickboxing, a good glass of wine, and dancing. Her lifelong addiction to romance began in her teens while on a “borrowing spree” in her older sister’s bedroom where she discovered her first romance novel. Curiosity about people and places, including what’s beyond the stars, fuels her writer’s imagination. Indulge in her sensual contemporary stories and steamy paranormal tales to feed your own addiction for love, romance, and happily ever after.

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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Deep Inside the Museum by O.S. Fiderro

My Rating: 4 Stars

Series: Yes

Sex Scenes: OHH yes!

Subject: Changing the course of your life, falling in love and out of love.

Amelia Ford is overjoyed to land her dream job as Assistant Curator at the British Museum. It is everything she has been striving to achieve. But by the end of her first day, she crosses paths with a colleague who might be her biggest downfall.
Will McKenzie is arrogant, rude and extremely opinionated - and it doesn’t help that he is deliciously good looking. Amelia is desperate to win his approval and have him mentor her. After all, he is one of the greatest Curators of Egyptian artefacts. But how can she get through his steely exterior?
As Amelia tries to navigate museum life, she starts to have improper feelings for Will and sees that his mentoring might have more to do with her sexual awakening than curating. Which isn’t a bad thing … at all.

But with an important exhibition looming, a woman who is out to sabotage everything she has worked for, and a relationship that shouldn’t be blossoming, Amelia learns that so much more goes on behind the museum’s door.

My Review
Book given in exchange for a review by the author.
(Sorry for the delay!  I had a lot of reviews pending, and still have, but I couldn’t pass the opportunity)

Well to start with this review I would like to say that this book was AMAZING and it would have been a 5 stars review if not for the cheating factor in the book, which is something I hate… yeah bad experiences with liars.

The story was intriguing, just reading the excerpt made me want to know what happened.

Amelia is young but motivated and I enjoyed her a lot. She was a bit childish from time to time, but who isn’t.  My favorite thing about her was her passion for what she did, her job was so much more than that to her, and even though we couldn’t tell at first, she had passion also for love and sex.

Will is a completely different animal, he starts as a player who doesn't care about anything, but when we get to know a little bit more about him we understand the attitude.

The way the book is written is different than other books I've read, everyone gets the spotlight since we are told the story by all off the characters in first person.

The sex scenes are amazing too, and I loved Will and Amelia's first interactions, hot to say the least !

It's a must read for me !

I can't wait for the next book!
Beware though, there's a huge cliffhanger!!

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Solid Stone: Revolving Door by E.G. Patrick

My Rating: 3 1/2 sexy stars ! 

Series: Yes

Sex Scenes: Yes.

Subject: Falling for the "impossible man"

Violet Cole, a recent university graduate, is rushing to her first important business meeting when she comes face-to-face with a man she finds captivating and intimidating. His penetrating gaze makes her heart pound and her legs tremble. Violet learns that the wealthy and alluring Adam Stone is renowned for his success in the high-powered corporate world. He now consumes all of Violet s thoughts. ? A self-admitted control freak, Adam becomes intrigued by Violet s untapped beauty and fierce honesty. He is determined to possess all of her. They embark on a passionate odyssey that is exhilarating and tantalizing. As their relationship intensifies, Adam and Violet must confront serious contradictions between them. How far is Violet willing to go to keep their relationship alive? Long-kept secrets are exposed leading to a surprising and explosive climax. "The Solid Stone series is highly arousing and totally engrossing. You will remember it forever and fantasize about it often." 

My Review

Well, it took me a while to finish this book but now that I’m done I can say it’s overall a good book. 
Why do I feel that way? The thing is the story is within my favorite type, the sexy billionaire and the young inexperienced woman, but I felt there were a LOT of sex scenes, and they felt never ending.
ME complaining about sex scenes?! 

Yeah it sounds weird and unusual, but I just couldn’t get into the book loving or sex scenes, the connection was superficial for me. 
That being said, the sex was amazing and extremely well written, I think the author just needed to give them a little more in between.
Adam was an amazing character, typical smart egotistical billionaire, but she was weak, and insecure.  We all love a leading lady that stands up for herself,   and that is independent from the submission she can give to the man she is with.
She doubted herself SO much; I got tired of reading the phrases “Why would he date me” or “He is so perfect I don’t know what he is doing with me” and many, many variations of the like of those phrases.
He wants you, love yourself a little bit and accept that fact!!!!
Finally what I was waiting during the Whole book happened, she told him about the fantasies, but just to finish on a cliffhanger. It seemed as if the author extended the book so as to have a sequel.
I felt that him knowing was what was missing from the storyline, next book will be far better!

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Saturday, March 12, 2016

One of the Guys by Shiloh Walker

My Rating: Five stars !

Series: No.

Sex Scenes: Yes.

Subject: Hard Break up and getting your mojo back...

Complete and utter humiliation—that was what Jaynie felt as she stood in the doorway watching her fiancé playing out his ménage fantasies with his best friend and the cute neighbor from across the street. Bad enough that the cute and sexy neighbor is the woman her fiancé clearly wants her to be, but now she finds the man she loves in bed with the woman. To add fuel to the flame, he later tells her that she couldn’t be a real woman if she tried.

Humiliated and hurt, she’s hiding out at her best friend’s house and ends up coming across her friend’s older brother Brian. Brian…hot, sexy…also her partner from work. The last thing she needs is another complication, but she can’t think about that right now.

The heat in his eyes, the desire she can see on his face—that is something she does need and she offers him one night, no strings.

But one night of no strings turned into something neither of them could have counted on. Brian’s take-charge attitude in the bedroom and his oh, sexy, smile are getting to her.

Friends all their lives, they’ve played together, now they work together. Faced with the most important question of all, Jaynie has to figure out…can they work together?

My Review
I got this AMAZING book on Netgalley for an honest review and it was five stars for me !

The story focus on two old friends that come together after one of them (Jainey) suffers from a hard break up that makes her doubt herself as a woman.

She is in need of someone to make her feel a woman again, and wanted, even if it is for one night, but things never work out the way you want them to.

Their story is fun, sexy and with a lot of ups and downs, we loved Brian from the start! he is HOT and falls for her right from the beginning of the book, he knows what he wants, and that is her ! 

It's nice to have a male character that owns his feelings without giving too much thought, refreshing!
If you are looking for a fun fast read, this is your book !

Sex scenes are Crazy good! lots of good chemistry.

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