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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Clash: A Legal Affairs Story (Cal and Macy #1) by Sawyer Bennett

My Rating: 4 Stars

Series: #1 book in this Legal Affairs trilogy 

Sex Scenes: Yes thank you!

Subject: Steamy encounters with an unexpected person.

Clash (verb): to conflict, disagree. 

It might be fair to say that I despise Macy Carrington. She slings insults with precision, not caring about the destruction she leaves in her wake. We clash in a battle of wills every time we’re around each other, and yet… I still fantasize about being lodged deep within her body. 

Clash (verb): to come together or collide.

I have never encountered someone that grates me the way Cal Carson does. His pompous, arrogant demeanor. A holier-than-thou attitude. Any interaction with “Saint Cal” ends in a verbal clash of epic proportions, and yet… there’s no one I’d rather have in my bed than him. 

Clash (noun): a battle, fight or skirmish.

Her breathy moans mingle with the sound of our flesh coming together, clashing with the silence that surrounds us, dispelling any notions I once had about Macy Carrington. 

Maybe I can break down her walls if we can call a truce to this battle. 

He whispers filthy words in my ear, provoking feelings I never knew were possible. The burning desire in his touch clashes with everything I once believed about Cal Carson. 

Maybe he can be the balm I need to soothe my broken soul, if only temporarily. 

My Review

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I’ve read a lot of Sawyer Bennett’s books and loved them, and this one didn’t disappoint, it was super fun, steamy hot and captivating.
I read the book in just one day and when I got to the end I just wanted MORE, I mean…

Where is the rest? Keep going?!?! 

So obviously I can’t wait to get started on the other books of the series!

Now about the book, I found it a little bit short for me to be able to analyze the characters more deeply, but from what we get to see about them, I can say they seem like a good pair. 

She is annoying on the surface but I think there’s more to her, she is hurting and I can’t wait to find out all her secrets.

And Saint Cal is just a sexy, good man, that’s rare on this type of books, he is not a womanizer or afraid of commitment, he is actually looking for someone to spend the rest of his life with.

The problem is that now they can’t get each other out of their minds and that seems to be a problem since she is not the type of woman to stick around for round two, but he might just be the exception.

The sex is CRAZY GOOD!!! Just wow, I needed some air after the pantry scene!

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Monday, April 25, 2016

Bound Beneath His Pain (Dirty Little Secrets #1) by Stacey Kennedy

My Rating: 4 Stars

Series:  Dirty Little Secrets #1

Sex Scenes: Yes thank you!

Subject: Letting go of past demons and moving on... and some kinky stuff too!


Real estate mogul Micah Holt exerts absolute control over all aspects of his life. As a founding member of the Dominants Council that oversees San Francisco's sex club scene, he keeps his dark side hidden away from the press, who will chase down any hint of scandal. He's always in command of his world, careful to expose his closely guarded secrets only to those he knows he can trust. Then Allie Bennett shakes his legendary discipline. She's beautiful, pure, untainted. But is Micah willing to sacrifice her innocence for his own selfish obsessions?

When that sexy smile makes her body burn, Allie tries with all her might to ignore it. For one thing, Micah's her new boss. For another, he's as complicated as he is devastatingly handsome. Still, Allie can only fight so much before she gives in to his dangerous games. She knows he's got dark secrets. But when she discovers the true depth of his pain, Allie must decide how far she's willing to go to light the way for love.

Bound Beneath His Pain is intended for mature audiences.

Praise for Stacey Kennedy’s Club Sin series

My Review
I got this book on Netgalley for an honest review and I’m in LOVE.

This series has so much potential! It was my first book from Stacey Kennedy and I have to admit that I’m adding all of the other on my goodreads wish list as I write this review…

Yeah it was THAT good!

Now about the characters…

Allie was a nice, beautiful woman who was too busy with work to have a real life of her own, she is not damaged like the characters we usually see in these situations, she is just scared and busy and that is refreshing. She has such a sweet loving personality that you feel for her from the start and hope for the best in this wild tale.

Micah is so intense; he just blew me away since the first moment I read about him, he just captivates you with his charm and his darkness. Of course we love that part of him; it’s what makes him interesting and mysterious and women LOVE that!

The storyline is interesting enough to keep you guessing and I read the book in a couple of hours, non-stop, so I would say it was a quick read if you have the time.

They are amazing together from the start, they complement each other so well, she gives him light and he taints her in a good and sexy way, darkness never seemed sweeter.

Overall a beautiful love story about letting go of your past mistakes and forgiving yourself, sometimes we get so wrappted up in our own stories that we don’t see the bigger picture and things might be change on a different light

We also learned that we must take chances; you should never let a potential love story go by because you are too frightened to take a chance on it. Just GO FOR IT! life might surprise you.

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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Black Widow (Club Bridge #1) by Lauren Runow

My Rating: 4  Stars

Series:  Club Bridge #1 but this is a Standalone novel.

Sex Scenes: OH yes!

Subject: Overcoming tragedy and finding yourself again.

I bury my pain in a sex club. I can be anonymous and still be faithful to my deceased wife's memory. At the club, I can give and receive pleasure without guilt or attachment. My mask hides the lies of my past. 

My marriage ended tragically. Since then, the only excitement in my lonely, pathetic, workaholic life is reading erotic novels. However, I now have the chance to be whoever I want to be, where no one knows my past and will never be my future.

When their worlds collide, fantasies become a reality by pushing boundaries. The anonymity of Bridge offers protection from painful pasts, cunning schemes and dangerous lies. But when the masks are removed, there are no safewords to protect hearts and lives from buried truths.

My Review

I got this book on Netgalley for an honest review and I don’t know where to start, I loved this story so much! 

It had one of my favorite subjects, BDSM & Sex Clubs, I really enjoy the mystery of those types of places and in this case it was even better. 

The masks gave them the right amount of anonymity to be able to let go of their fears and hardships of theirs pasts and enjoy the pleasure of uninhibited sex.

Kamii was my favorite character; I have been choosing female characters over males in the last books I’ve read which is weird, because I always fall for the guy and find most women weak. But Kamii here was strong and owned her sexuality, she had been hurt and she knew what she wanted.

She needed the help of her friend at first but when she found the rhythm there was no stopping her, until reality and fantasy crashed and she needed to help Preston better known as “Mr. Mysterious Eros”, she was the only one who could do it.

Preston character was okay, I was bored by the “I just want sex without connection speech” but lucky for us he let all that go as soon as he met Kamii and we love him for that.

The sex scenes in and out of the club are just impeccable, they had a connection since that first time at the bar and it only grew with time.

This type of sexual chemistry is not normal, the writer really understands how this concepts works, it’s not just a huge amount of sex it’s the magnetism between the characters, the way they move like they are in sync with each other and the connection they share even though they are having sex with someone else.

Full of sexy sex scenes and a lot of thrilling dangerous situations this book is a fast and fun read.
Apart from the good sex you can also read about moving forward after some awful tragedies. 
Life goes on and you only have one, so you better make good use of it, you never know if love will find its way back to you and you may find what you didn’t know you needed.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Good Girl (Love Unexpectedly #2) by Lauren Layne

My Rating: 4  Stars

Series:  Yes, Love Unexpectedly #2, but it can be read as a Standalone.

Sex Scenes: Yes!

Subject: Good girl's gone bad, but she's found her way!

Jenny Dawson moved to Nashville to write music, not get famous. But when her latest record goes double platinum, Jenny’s suddenly one of the town’s biggest stars—and the center of a tabloid scandal connecting her with a pop star she’s barely even met. With paparazzi tracking her every move, Jenny flees to a remote mansion in Louisiana to write her next album. The only hiccup is the unexpected presence of a brooding young caretaker named Noah, whose foul mouth and snap judgments lead to constant bickering—and serious heat.

Noah really should tell Jenny that he’s Preston Noah Maxwell Walcott, the owner of the estate where the feisty country singer has made her spoiled self at home. But the charade gives Noah a much-needed break from his own troubles, and before long, their verbal sparring is indistinguishable from foreplay. But as sizzling nights give way to quiet pillow talk, Noah begins to realize that Jenny’s almost as complicated as he is. To fit into each other’s lives, they’ll need the courage to face their problems together—before the outside world catches up to them.

My Review

I got this book for an honest review on Netgalley and I LOVED IT!

I always enjoy Lauren books and this is no exception.

It’s been a while since I actually loved the characters from the start and I have to mention I found hilarious the “meet cute” of Jenny and Noah.

Her first line about the three southern men that greeted her at the house just cracked me up! 

I could just picture them and I have to say I drooled a little bit on mi Kindle… yeah exactly my type of men.

The storyline is fun and sexy, they start as total stranger who kind of hate each other, but after some time they start to know a lot about the other and realize that there was so much more to them that what they saw at first.

Jenny is such a sweet character who is having a rough time in her life and career and this getaway is just what she needs to find her way back home. 
But meeting Noah is so much more than what she was hoping for and she gives herself freely to him.

Noah has been through a lot and he is not looking for anything in particular, but he finds everything in her.

The sex scenes are just wow, I think the parts where there is no real sex but just a little bit of foreplay are even better, the connection and sexual energy just explodes through the pages this guys are AMAZING TOGHETER!!!

Overall this is a great book about falling unexpectedly for someone and fighting for that person, even when timing is wrong and it seems as it would never work out.
Love doesn’t care about time, convenience or your plans, it just hits you and you can only hold on and hope to get a forever out of it.

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Monday, April 18, 2016

Wicked Dix (Hard Love Romance #2) by Monica James

My Rating: 4  Stars

Series:  Yes, Hard Love Romance #2.

Sex Scenes: Yes!

Subject: The Hot Doctor fights for the woman he loves.

I’ve always been a bad boy, with a very wicked reputation.

But then I met Madison – sweet, vulnerable, innocent Madison. She makes me feel as if there is hope for me. As if I could be a good man. I need her more than I need air to breathe.

There’s just one problem: Juliet. She’s a temptress who won’t take no for an answer. If I resist her, she’ll use our dirty secret to ruin everything with Madison. 

I don’t want to lose Madison, but can I really change? This is my chance to prove that I can. But it’s going to be one hell of a ride. 

Are you ready?

My Review

I got this book, as well as the first one, on Netgalley for an honest review.

This story has been discussed on our Reading group, since we had Dirty Dix as a BOM, and most people found it hard to read, I have to say I did hate the fact that Dixon lied, A LOT, and like I said on the last review I was shouting at the book to get all the frustration out.

Regardless of everything I just mentioned, I think that a good story and a good book are the ones where you connect with the characters, for good or bad reasons, and in this case we all knew that his lies were going to explode in his face and that kept me on the edge of my seat for the duration of the second book.

I connected with their pain, and I felt sorry for him when he felt like he was not good enough for her.

So, as a conclusion I would say that I liked the second book, it was definitely better than the first one.  

We get to know a little bit more about Dixon, and realize that not everything in him is as bad as it seemed at first, he makes wrong choices but we know he means good, he is fighting for her on his own way.

Madison becomes a stronger character, I was under the impression that learning the truth would break her but she was so much stronger than that, Dixon underestimated her A LOT.

I would say that the clear message in this book is to not lie to the person you love, the truth is always better than the lie, and we all know that eventually the truth surface and then things really get complicated.

I personally hate liars, and think that a lie is one of the most difficult things to forgive and get over, because when you lose trust on someone you don’t always get it back.

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Dirty Dix (Hard Love Romance #1) by Monica James

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Dirty Dix (Hard Love Romance #1) by Monica James

My Rating: 4  Stars

Series:  Yes, Hard Love Romance #1.

Sex Scenes: Yes!

Subject: Hot Doctor Struggles with two woman and his need for sex.

I knew she was bad news when she walked into my office, but I just couldn’t help myself… 

Filthy, sexy and full of surprises, Juliet is so hot she has me on fire. I’ve met my match and I can’t help going back for more. 

Then there’s Madison… she’s sweet, funny and awakens in me a fierce need to protect her. 

But I don’t do relationships. I don’t usually do the same woman twice. 

Juliet and Madison: Two very different women have got me completely hooked. 

Who will I choose? 

I know who I should choose, but I never said I was the hero of this story, or even the good guy. And besides, who wants to be good, when it feels so good being bad? 

My tale isn’t for the faint-hearted. If you’re game, strap yourself in and expect the unexpected. But don’t say I didn’t warn you… 

Achingly sexy and highly addictive, Dirty Dix, the first in the Hard Love Romance series, will have you hooked. Wicked Dix coming soon…

My Review

This is the book of the month on our little book club group on goodreads and I also got is for an honest review on Netgalley.

I've seen there are different opinions on this book, I enjoyed it a lot!

Yes Dixon was a big douche, he was hot and supper sexy but made all the wrong choices, every time there was a chance for him to choose wisely and solve things, he chose the easy way out and that just complicated everything, living him stuck between a rock and a hard place.

Juliet... mmm I dislike her A LOT to say the least, she has nothing going on for her, she is evil and just a horrible person.

Madison is amazing! so pure and nice, yeah she made some bad choices while being with David but I think I will give her a pass since some awful things damaged her on a deeper level.

In my opinion Dixon and Maddie would, in an ideal world, be perfect for each other but in this reality I don't know how he could fix things so that she doesn't get hurt.

I'm off to the next book, but I'm dreading it, really, I think it will only get worse before it gets better, he need to come clean so they can move forward and I just don't see that coming any time soon.

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Wicked Need (The Wicked Horse #3) by Sawyer Bennett

My Rating:  5 Stars

Series:  Yes, #3 The Wicked Horse Series.

Sex Scenes: Yes, lots and lots!!

Subject: Sexy and mysterious series with lots of sex scenes and cute strong males.

Rand Bishop’s dreams of Olympic gold were shattered years ago but he’s left that all behind, settling into a new career and lifestyle that would make any man jealous. While he may not be competitively racing down the ski slopes anymore, he’s just as happy getting his rocks off as a Fantasy Maker for The Silo. 

He’s good at what he does. 
Damn good. 

But while life couldn’t be better for Rand, it seems to be falling apart for Catherine Lyons Vaughn, the dark haired, brown-eyed beauty that has captivated an entire sex club. 

Having spent years degrading herself on her husband’s whim and now left destitute after his death, Catherine has hit rock bottom. With nothing but her body to peddle, Catherine is merely trying to figure out how to survive in a harsh, cruel world. Lucky for her, Rand has taken her under his tattooed wing, and he’s determined to give her a safe life where she can be the woman she was always meant to be. 

Now all Catherine has to do is believe she deserves the chance.

My Review
I got this book on Netgalley for an honest review and I found it amazing!

This series is a must read!

The Silo is where everyone's fantasies come true and we get a first row seat for that.

Cat was an interesting character that caught my attention in the other books and now we get to know her story, which is nothing like what I expected, she is a completely different person that what her actions shows us.

Rand finds her in the parking lot and from there everything changes, it's funny how two people can know each other but not really "know" their true selves.

She seemed like a strong and dominating character but her true nature was so much more sensitive and in need of love and care.

Rand is our knight in shinning Armour, he falls for her and changes everything, he saves her in all the ways anyone can be saved.

The sex scenes are CRAZY good like in the other books, and the connection is just as amazing, we feel the sparks from the start.

Overall, what this book teaches us is that we should never loose the sight of who we are, and never give up on people or on love.
Life might give us a couple of rough roads to navigate before we are faced with a good shinning path that will lead us to happiness, we shouldn't let the bad and ugly times in our lives define our future, everyone deserves a second chance.

Can't wait for the next book !!!! Sounds sooo good!!!!!

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Wicked Fall (The Wicked Horse #1)

Never in your wildest dreams could you begin to imagine all the filthy and depraved things that go on inside The Wicked Horse. Step inside and Woolf Jennings will make every one of your dirty fantasies come true.

He’s covered in a facade of deception. An enticing blend of multi-millionaire and hot-as-hell Wyoming rancher, those that think they know Woolf Jennings admire his abilities to preside as CEO of his family’s cattle and oil empire. But only a privileged few truly understand what fuels the glitter of depravity in those gorgeous blue eyes. Only a few know he’s opened up a sinfully erotic and private sex club named The Wicked Horse right at the base of the beautiful Teton Mountain range.

Sweet Callie Hayes has returned home to Wyoming and is looking forward to starting her life over again. After a night of impetuosity, she’s managed to put herself right in Woolf’s line of sight… the man who she foolishly offered up her virginity to years ago and was flatly turned down. 

Now Woolf is seeing that Callie is all grown up and has a kinky side to her that leaves him as confused as it does turned on. Worse yet, both Callie’s dirty desires and sweet heart are getting under his skin, and making Woolf question everything he’s ever believed about himself.

**Warning: this book has sex in it. Lots of sex. Dirty sex. The Wicked Horse Series is a bit different than what Sawyer Bennett normally writes. While you’ll still enjoy fabulous characters, a suspenseful story, some witty banter and an epic romance, there’s just… a lot of sex. You’ve been warned. 

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Wicked Lust (The Wicked Horse #2)

Cain Bonham is as big and bad as they come. After serving in the Marines, he’s returned home to Wyoming and now works as head of security at the exclusive sex club, The Wicked Horse. His job is to protect not only the patrons, but to zealously guard the secret existence of the club itself.

Sloane Preston is all about discovering secrets. As an undercover reporter, she’s determined to reveal the truth behind the facade of The Wicked Horse and expose it for all the world to see. She just didn’t count on her pathway into the club coming at the hands of one gorgeously scarred and bad ass bouncer who manages to easily possess her body and soul.

While Cain’s not looking for anyone to catch his eye, Sloane did it all the same, and he’s not bemoaning the fact that she’s as wickedly kinky as he is. As both get caught up in the sinful fantasies that only The Wicked Horse can create, secrets and loyalties will be tested and hearts will risk being broken.

**Warning: this book has sex in it. Lots of sex. Dirty sex. The Wicked Horse Series is a bit different than what Sawyer Bennett normally writes. While you’ll still enjoy fabulous characters, a suspenseful story, some witty banter and an epic romance, there’s just… a lot of sex. You’ve been warned. 

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Moving Together (Moving Series Book 3) by Pavan Kaur

My Rating: 4 Stars

Series:  Yes, #3 Moving Series.

Sex Scenes: Yes.

Subject: Fighting for love against all odds.

The Final instalment of the Moving Series 

James' persistence is taking its toll on Kim. With what he's done goes above and beyond trying to get her back; it's hurting her in the worst way imaginable.
Using her love for Nick against her has Kim deciding if she can continue to fight James, or give in. 
One thing's for sure... She won't go back to the hell he made for her.

My Review

I got this book for an honest review by the author as well as all the other in the series and I really enjoyed them.
From the start we love Kim she is a beautiful, young, intelligent woman who is trying to get back on her feet after something really horrible happened to her.
Then she meets the infamous Nick Webb, and everything changes, in a crazy rapid pace that she has problems keeping up with. 

He helps her by setting her free of her demons and she gives him her heart in return.
But life is not as easy as it seems, and they are faced with a bunch of crazy events that threatens what they have achieved.

The connection between the characters is beautiful and the way they start to get to know and love one another is amazing.
The James situation is horrible, she is moving forward but he keeps pushing her back, hopefully she has nick to help her fight him.

In this last book we see a stronger Kim, she is not just fighting for herself now so she needs to be even stronger, and life is going to test her soon enough.

The old nightmare comes back and threatens everything they have built, and both Nick and Kim are faced with heartbreaking situations that could change them forever.

The characters of the book have grown so much through the series that it’s hard to recognize them now; they learned to love themselves and each other a little bit more.

Kim has transformed into a whole person again, she is in control of her life and nobody will take that from her again.

I think overall what this series taught me was that no matters what kind of things life deals you, you should always fight for what you want, and you should never EVER let someone treat you like you are worthless. 

Under any circumstance we should accept violence in our daily life, look for help and help others.

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Saturday, April 2, 2016

Reason to Believe (White Lace #2) by Gina Gordon

My Rating: 5 Stars

Series:  Yes, #2 White Lace Series 

Sex Scenes: Thank god yes !

Subject: Finding a happily ever after that suits you!

Grace Nolan is doing her best to conform to the rigid corporate world and put her history as a paid escort behind her. And even after seeing the worst that men have to offer, she still hasn’t given up on finding love with the right guy. But right now, Grace could use a distraction to take her mind off her nonexistent love life. The trouble is, giving fashion advice to a former fling with rock-hard abs and a bad-boy attitude isn’t exactly what she had in mind.

After working his way up from cameraman to vice president of an adult media company, Ben Lockwood is floundering. While he reevaluates his future, he asks the most poised and polished woman he knows to make him look respectable. Ben even swears off sex, which makes spending time with Grace pure torture. It’s only a matter of time before they give in to the heat—but unless Ben confronts what his heart has been denying, they may both get burned.

My Review
I got this book for an honest review from Netgalley and I loved it just as much as the first one!!

Gina Gordon is an AMAZING writer, and this series are the best! 
Like the first book, we get this sexy men and this strong and beautiful women.
This is Grace and Ben Story, they had a little moment on the first book and now we get to read about what happened after.
The chemistry between them is crazy and the sex scenes are out of this world, they only get better once they accept their feelings for each other.

We suffer along them while they try to understand their feelings and where this thing might go.

I have to say I loved grace, we knew so little about her, she was so much more than the sexy escort we met on the first book.

Ben was divine from the start, he is sexy and intense and you will fall for him on the first chapter.

I think the message this book gives us is that we have to trust ourselves and understand that we can do anything we set our minds into. It doesn't matter where you come from, you have to learn to love yourself and fight for what you want and eventually you will find your happily ever after.

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In this edgy, sizzling romance for fans of Monica Murphy and Abbi Glines, a bad boy shows a straitlaced law student how to slow down and savor the good things.

Everly Parker is about to graduate from law school, always busy, and can’t stop rushing through life. Her late grandmother left her a bucket list of meaningful, can’t-miss experiences, but she hasn’t completed a single one. Then searing-hot Max Levin bursts into her world. As a casting director for a porn production company, Max is loaded, cocky, and all wrong for Everly. Still, she’s tempted enough to cross the first item off her list: Go out with someone you’d never give the time of day.

Inheriting a porn empire isn’t every guy’s dream (well, actually, it probably is), but Max isn’t complaining. It’s just that until he meets Everly, he has no idea what he’s been missing. As the pressure mounts to take over the family business, Max can’t help wondering what would happen if he chose Everly instead. So far, his life has been a wild ride, but only Everly promises the greatest rush of all: love.

Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title