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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Tested by Her Web Master by Normandie Alleman Audiobook

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Tested by Her Web Master

by Normandie Alleman Web Master #2 Publication Date: May 3, 2016 Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Erotic, Romance Tested by Her Web Master #2 Cover

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Synopsis: He's my addiction, my love—my life. He's my Dominant—my everything. He's changed me, and I never want to go back.
But now, he's asking for too much. Going too far. It's out of my comfort zone--not who I am.
I'll swallow my pride and face my fears But something tells me he has ulterior motives for this extreme request, and I will get to the bottom of it.
That is, if I can pass his test.


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Synopsis: An online connection. Masked by anonymity. No cameras. No pictures. Curiosity ignited to intrigue.
I thought I knew what I was getting into, but had no idea how far we would go…
My intention was to test the waters, dip my toe in the wading pool. Instead I surrendered to the world of seduction and submission as he submerged me–body, mind, and soul–into an ocean of eroticism.
Emails, texts, and hidden identities, were one thing. But now, coming face-to-face with the mystery man, the star of my fantasies, both terrifies and completely thrills me. If all goes according to plan, he will intensify the exquisite bond we share by transporting me to that glorious intersection between agony and ecstasy. If not, everything we’ve built will come crashing down around us, destroying my dreams in the process.
Either way, there is no going back. Because I want more. Much more. He always says, “For every ounce of pleasure, a price must be paid.”
And I am going to pay…
Warning: If you’re not a fan of dirty talk or dominant alpha males, “Her Web Master” may not be for you, but if you’re looking for a filthy online boyfriend who will make your toes curl, meet Sophie’s mysterious Dom.



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Synopsis: She's my addiction, my love--my life. She's changed me, and I never want to go back.
I tried to protect her. Hell, I tried to protect myself, but I fucked it all up.
I may be a sick bastard, but I would lay down my life for her. And I’ll do whatever it takes to make every inch of her mine again.
I always tell her for every ounce of pleasure a price must be paid. She’s already paid more than she ever owed.
Now it’s my turn to pay.
Claimed by Her Web Master is the final book in the Web Master Trilogy and should be read following Her Web Master and Tested by Her Web Master.


Normandie Alleman A former psychologist, Normandie has always been fascinated by human behavior. She loves writing quirky characters that are all too human. “I’m interested in the kind of relationships people have in real life. So I write about my characters’ messy, unpredictable, and inexplicable journeys to love.” If there were another 5 hours in the day, Normandie would spend more time needle-pointing and playing with photography. Instead, she’s a Pinterest addict and sports junkie who’s crazy for Twitter and the color pink. She lives with a passel of children, her hunky husband, and a pet pig who loves Red Bull.


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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Up in Flames (Rosemary Beach #13) by Abbi Glines

My Rating: 4 Stars

Series: Yes. Rosemary Beach series #13

Sex Scenes: Yes.

Subject: Finding that person just made for you, even though you probably feel like you don’t deserve it.


The villain of Rosemary Beach finally gets her own happy ending in the long-awaited final novel of the #1 New York Times bestselling new adult romance series by Abbi Glines.

The blockbuster #1 New York Times bestselling Rosemary Beach series ends with a bang when the troubled character readers love to hate gets her very own happily ever after in this eagerly anticipated and overwhelmingly requested story. Known for causing problems for everyone in Rosemary Beach, Nan has been growing up lately, and she’s finally taking center stage—and finding love with the man she least expected.

My Review

I got this book on Netgalley for an honest review and I was over the moon to have been given the chance! Abbi is one of my favorite authors and this series changed my world when I first read Fallen too far.

We all knew Nan's moment was coming, she needed her own book. 

Did I hated her? Of course I did, she had the ability of making each love story we read on the series harder and ensure the characters suffered.

But we didn't know that much about her, how she really felt, why she was such an evil and deceiving person.

She felt left behind, undeserving of real love, because no one ever got close enough, they could never get through the well crafted wall she had put up around her heart.

So to everyone else she was just stupid nan, evil nan, nobody knew what was going on inside, until Cope.

He was an amazing character, a little bit creepy, but in my book he was still a sweetheart, who wouldn't want someone as obsessed:p.

The scenes between them are so good !!!!! They had this strange strong connection from the moment they saw each other.

He was damaged but so was she, they made sense in a way that it's hard to explain, I don't think there could be anyone as perfect for Nan as Cope.

She changed a lot during this book, I'm pretty sure it's the most she has evolved as a character since we met her. Nan became a woman, she put other people before herself and ultimately she realized she was worth so much more than what she'd been given herself for.

She deserved love, we all do.

Sometimes if we are patient the world puts that perfect puzzle piece we were missing in our way and is up to us to realize it and lunge for it.

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Wicked Ride (The Wicked Horse Series Book #4) Sawyer Bennett

Wicked Ride (The Wicked Horse Series Book #4)
Sawyer Bennett
Release Date: June 28, 2016

I think this woman may be the death of me. A dire prediction, but probably true.
Probably true because she’s not mine to have and I’ll probably take her, even at the risk to my own safety. So many men slobbering to get a taste of her and only one, sweet, virginal girl to go around.
That’s right.
She’s a virgin.
Looking like a porcelain china doll that would break if not handled carefully. But I also know she’s stronger than she looks.
She’s a contradiction.
She’s most likely my downfall.
Like I said, she’ll probably be the death of me, but it’s a risk I’m willing to take.

**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.

My Review 
Another AMAZING book by Sawyer Bennett!

I got this book for an honest review by the publisher and I loved it as much as the others on the series.

The Silo has been a place of incredible stories and sexy encounters from the start and this time is no different.

Auralie “the virgin” and Logan “the dark and brooding guy” and the result couldn’t have been better!

DirePredictionThe chemistry between the characters was strong from the first time they see each other and they basically communicate through intense stares, which was different, but not less appealing.

The intensity in their attraction could be the end of them both, or it could be just what they needed.

Logan has a dark past, no one knows and its haunting him, his ways of clearing his mind are not working any more he needs her.

She is also damaged, her life hasn’t been an easy one and she seems to be trapped in a situation that has her gasping for air.

Aurelie surprised me the most, she was not what I expected at first, she had a whole lot of secrets behind her innocent mask, and maybe that’s why they seem to know each other on a deeper level.

Logan’s demons are not easy ones to let go and it broke my heart to learn his story.
As always the plot was captivating, the sex scenes amazing and the characters really evolved giving us a feel of belonging beside them on this crazy journey through the Wicked Horse.

At this point I NEED Bridger’s story!


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Bennett_photo_2014Since the release of her debut contemporary romance novel, Off Sides, in January 2013, Sawyer Bennett has released more than 30 books and has been featured on both the USA Today and New York Times bestseller lists on multiple occasions. A reformed trial lawyer from North Carolina, Sawyer uses real life experience to create relatable, sexy stories that appeal to a wide array of readers. From new adult to erotic contemporary romance, Sawyer writes something for just about everyone. Sawyer likes her Bloody Mary’s strong, her martinis dirty, and her heroes a combination of the two. When not bringing fictional romance to life, Sawyer is a chauffeur, stylist, chef, maid, and personal assistant to a very active toddler, as well as full-time servant to two adorably naughty dogs. She believes in the good of others, and that a bad day can be cured with a great work-out, cake, or a combination of the two. 

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Monday, June 27, 2016

Trashy by Penny Lam

My Rating:  4 Stars
Series: No.
Sex Scenes: Yes.
Subject: Finding the people who love you and never letting go.


Warning: This standalone M/F/M novel is the trashy romance you’ve been waiting for.

Turning eighteen was supposed to mean escaping the trailer park and the shadow of her mom’s job-- the world’s oldest profession. But then her mother gives Vickie an ultimatum: work on her back or live on the streets. Suddenly, Vickie is out of options.

Beers and babes. The two b’s are all Buck needs to be happy. That is, until he and his roommate save the prettiest little thing in the park, inviting her into their trailer and their beds. Now Buck’s wondering if the two things he needs to be happy are the people he could lose all too easily.

In a park with nosy neighbors and a long memory, Shep can’t outrun his reputation. Bitter and jaded, he relies on Buck’s friendship, hoping soon he'll get the hell out of Dodge. That is, until little Vickie and Buck show him that there’s love in even the trashiest corners of the earth. His reputation, though, threatens to unravel everything. 

Just as they start to build their family, a murder in the park turns everything upside-down. Vickie's troubles, Buck's faith, and Shep's dark past collide -- testing their love and their trio. Can their unconventional relationship help them survive the fallout in a town where unearthed secrets can get you killed?

My Review
Book for an honest review by the author.

I was attracted by this book blurb from the moment I read it. The threesome subject is one of my favorite so I was super excited to read it and it didn't disappoint.

Vicky is inexperienced and innocent but she knows what she wants; and when life puts her in a tricky situation, she gets exactly that.

The men are... Incredible! I could just picture them siting there on the front porch, smoking cigarettes and looking hot as hell.

They way they approach Vicky is not romantic at first but extremely sexy. 
They evolve from the first image we have of them into beautiful, caring men.
She makes them better and they save her, over and over again. 

The book has sexy scenes and some thrilling scary encounters too, so you are kept entertained the whole time.

I was hoping for more extreme M & M scenes but I guess they weren't ready yet.
The best love story of the book is the one between Buck and Shep, they are crazy about each other and she sets them free; to be together and to accept their feeling for each other. 

The story is not for everyone, you have to enjoy threesome with Male on male interactions, which in my case was exactly what I needed. 

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Breaking His Rules by R.C. Matthews

My Rating:  4 Stars
Series: No.
Sex Scenes: Yes.
Subject: Trusting people again, and opening your heart.

When I landed the best bartending job in downtown Chicago, the rules were as clear as the Grey Goose martini I mixed for him. Don’t sleep with the patrons. I had no problem with that. Money didn’t impress me. But Damon Baxter’s eyes did. Midnight blue, just like the name of his nightclub. The way they undressed me made me consider risking the most sought after job in the service industry. Nailing the position had been hard. Obeying the rules? Even harder.

Good thing I like it hard. I was never one for following orders. For one night with him, I would have sold my soul to the devil. And that’s exactly what I did. Let me tell you, hell in the company of Damon Baxter was blissfully hot. I offered him a single night of pleasure, but when he demanded another in that deep and sexy whisper, what could I say? He was my boss, and I always aimed to please…when it pleased me.

He didn’t care that I broke his rules. But was I ready to break my own?

My Review

I got this book for an honest review on netgalley and it was a first from this author. I loved every minute of it!

The story is fast paced, so if you're not into the "sex, repeat and love" types of story don’t bother. 

If you love those stories though, you are going to fall for this one!

Samantha was running away from her life, she found the perfect job and things seemed to be getting better, until Damon happened.

He was a force to be reckoned and he was obsessed with her.

The level of obsession is not for everyone, I loved it, nothing better than a caveman for my book boyfriends.

The characters had perfect sexual chemistry; the scenes are good and steamy.

On the deeper level of the book we get Sam’s inability to trust the men in her life, she's been deceived and there's nothing harder than letting go of our fears of trusting people. 

Trust issues are a difficult matter to overcome and one tiny mistake can take us back to the painful memories.

A really good book overall.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Zeke's Eden by K. Webster


Zeke’s Eden

by K. Webster Publication Date: June 21, 2016 Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Erotic, Romance, Novella
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Following Daddy’s rules has always been easy. Smile. Nod. Repeat. Until I met Zeke. Dark. Dirty. Sinner. A hungry beast, released from his cage. And I’m on the menu. Tonight, I’m Zeke’s Eden. His sugar. His whore. Daddy’s little girl is all grown up… ***Warning: This is an erotic novella.***

My Rating:  4 Stars

Series: Yes, Zeke and Eden Book #1

Sex Scenes: Yes.

Subject: Sinful surrender to your darkest desires.

My Review

I got this book by the author for an honest review and even though it was a short story it was more than enough to leave me wanting more!

Zeke’s life was interrupted by some awful turns of events and now he is out and wants to start over.

That’s when he meets Eden, she is young and innocent and that drives him insane, he falls for her deeply.

Eden is out of her depth, she is scared but she knows she wants him, but life has other things planned for them.

The sex scenes between them are so good! They are more alike than it might seem, they crave the darkness they both share.

This is a hot, sexy and sinful story, not much plot yet but I feel that is about to change on the next book in the series.

About K. Webster

K Webster is the author of dozens romance books in many different genres including contemporary romance, historical romance, paranormal romance, and erotic romance. When not spending time with her husband of twelve years and two adorable children, she’s active on social media connecting with her readers. Her other passions besides writing include reading and graphic design. K can always be found in front of her computer chasing her next idea and taking action. She looks forward to the day when she will see one of her titles on the big screen. 

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Monday, June 20, 2016

Royal Rock: A Bad Boy Royal Romance by B. B. Hamel

My Rating: 4  Stars
Series: No.
Sex Scenes: Yes.
Subject: Modern day Fairytale

I won’t kneel for anyone, especially not that filthy prince. 

It was like a dream when the crown prince of Starkland flew me and my family out to his castle. We thought it was just another vacation, but of course the prince had other plans. 

He goes by Trip, and he’s one filthy a-hole. He’s a notorious bad boy and jaw-droppingly handsome, as much as I hate to admit it. 

And I slapped him across the face the first time we met. 

Just because he’s royalty, doesn’t mean he can whisper dirty things in my ear! 

I don’t want anything to do with that cocky jerk. He talks to me like I’m a servant, and it drives me crazy. He wants me to be his princess and demands I wear nothing but his crown. 

Now I’m stuck, practically a prisoner in his castle. Who knows if I’ll ever get home. 

Or if I really want to leave . . . 

Royal Rock is very over the top, incredibly steamy, and features some very dirty language. It’s only recommended for audiences 18+. 

Royal Rock is a standalone, full-length novel. No cliffhanger. Guaranteed HEA. 

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My Review

I got this book by the author for an honest review and it was four stars for me!

This is a good love story that places us on a modern day fairytale, we have a king, a beautiful old fashion country, amazing castles and war.

Like all of BB’s books we get a little action for the main characters that keeps us in the edge of our seats the whole time.

The sex scenes were really good, with amazing chemistry and sexy sex-escapades.
If you dream about your prince charming this is the book for you!

Bryce is a young American Girl who is thrown on a royal adventure because of her unknown lineage and she can’t escape now.

Trip is what you would expect him to be, a smug idiot at first but then he shows us that it’s just a façade and we fall for him.

Fun and intense story, you won’t regret reading !

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Beautifully Decadent (Beautifully Damaged #3) by L.A. Fiore

My Rating: 5 Stars
Series: Yes, Beautifully Damaged #3, but it can be read as a standalone.
Sex Scenes: Yes.
Subject: Falling in love in the best way.

Avery Collins has just landed her dream job, pastry chef for the posh-Manhattan restaurant Clover. Her new boss, Trace Montgomery, even helped with securing her an affordable place to live: a beautifully restored carriage house owned by his friend, Rafe McKenzie—a man that makes her catch her breath and stirs her imagination. Trouble is, he's involved with someone, his father is being released after 25 years in prison and Avery is just his tenant. Exploring the attraction that sizzles whenever they're together would be the icing on the cake, but Avery knows all too well that you can't have everything. Of course, what's cake without icing?

Rafe McKenzie's world shattered at nine when his father Liam—the only parent he knew—was arrested and convicted for armed robbery. Growing up in the system, Rafe managed to survive his childhood and now has a job he enjoys, a house he's restoring and a tight circle of friends. He's even working on reconciling with his dad, both eager to put the past in the past. 

Happy for the income a tenant would bring, Rafe agrees to rent his carriage house to Clover's new pastry chef. When Avery Collins pulls up his drive, she's not at all what he's expecting. Funny, sexy and as sweet as her desserts, it doesn't take long for things between them to heat up. Just when it seems as if they'll have their cake and eat it too, the past comes back with deadly intent leaving Rafe to figure out who's pulling the strings before his world shatters again. 

My Review
I got this book by the author for an honest review on Netgalley and fell in love with the characters right away! 

Rafe and Avery's story was beautiful!  They are such good characters that you just know they deserve to be together.

They had a perfect "Meet cute" when she sees him walking out of his workshop, that just told me it was going to be a great book!

Avery is this cute pastry chef who has a thrive for life like no one I've ever seen. But she is lonely, even though she wasn't aware of it till now, once she has the dream job, she wants the dream man.

Rafe is perfect!  He is SUPER hot and a perfectly nice gentleman. We love him from the moment he appears on the book.
He's had a rough childhood and now he thinks he is passed that, but in reality, everything that happened to him changed something within, he is broken and Avery might be just what he needs to be full again.

The story is lovely, the almost love scenes are so good! I was shouting at my book asking them why couldn't they just get over it and kiss. It was obvious they were perfect for each other.

Their chemistry was impressive, they were so attuned to each other that even though they didn't actually have an intimate scene yet, they left the reader hyperventilating.

A beautiful story about family and love, in a conventional and an unconventional way. 
The family we choose for ourselves, the friends that walk alongside us in our life and who sometimes are the only Family we get.

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Ruined (Barnes Brothers #4) by Shiloh Walker

My Rating: 4 Stars
Series: Yes, Barnes Brothers #4, but it can be read as a standalone.
Sex Scenes: Yes.
Subject: Finding your happily ever after and letting go of your past and mistakes.

As one of the Barnes brothers, Sebastien has always felt blessed. Not only does he have an amazing family, but he’s become a Hollywood golden boy who has everything he’s ever wanted—with one exception. He’s had a thing for Marin since he was a kid, but when he finally summons the courage to ask her out, she turns him down. Marin is ready to settle down, she wants commitment and stability, and Sebastien is still too much of a playboy, caught up in the wild life of the spotlight.

Still reeling from the rejection, Sebastien’s luck runs out later that night when he saves a girl from an assault. The shining knight role fits him just fine, but his armor—and his perfect life—become tarnished when the near-deadly attack lands him in the hospital. Physically scarred, he gives up acting and retreats from everybody.

If anyone can pull Sebastien back from the abyss, it’s Marin. But first she has to convince him that beauty is not only skin deep...

My Review

I got this book for an honest review on netgalley and even though it was the fourth book on the Barnes Brothers series I was able to read it as a standalone just fine, I just wished I had the time to start with the first one because I’m certain I would have LOVED those sexy brothers.

Anyway, I got to meet Sebastian, his name is as hot as he is and we want him from the start.

He is a little bit childish at first but then he has to grow up because life deals him a bad round and he has to find a way back to himself and his family.

Marin is such a refreshing character, she is a Hollywood star too but she has been there and done that, and now she needs more.

The fact that he knew he loved her since he was a young boy was so romantic for me, he had no doubts she was it for him, so dealing with everything that happened was easy.
Marin had a hard time accepting what was going on, he was too young for her, but in the end nothing mattered, because he was what she wanted.

A romantic tale for every type of reader, they are cute and steamy at the same time, they dance around each other for a while (which drove me insane); until she is courageous enough to tell him her secret and it was worth it!

The pain he had to go through changed him in a good way, he learned that nothing is forever and you have to seize the moments you have with the people you love, because you never know what could happen.

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“I’m not leaving you alone like this.  You need to talk to me.”

“Talk…” He murmured it, turning the word over in his mouth as though he was unfamiliar with it.

He shifted, using his body to nudge hers around until she was the one standing with her back to the railing and Sebastien crowded in closer.

Warning began to sound in her head.

Not that fear sort of warning.


Her head was sending out a different sort of alarm—it was going…oh, shit…

Sebastien caught her wrists, tugging them away from his face.  She curled her fingers into her palms so that when he guided them to his chest, her hands were balled up into fists.

“You want to know what’s wrong, Marin?” he asked, pressing his face into her hair.  “Want to hear all my problems? You’re so determined to help me out…is that it?”

“I…” She paused, taking a shaking breath. That breath exploded out of her when he pushed his thigh between hers.  She thought she’d quiver and just wilt away when he placed one big palm on her hip and tugged her in closer to him, tucking her pelvis against his.

Marin’s brain started to melt.

Oh. Shit.

Against her hip, she felt his cock pulsing and in response, everything inside her began to heat and pulse in answer.

“See…” Sebastien’s lips were just a breath from her ear, his voice low and gritty and raw.  “This is my problem.  I’ve only wanted to sink my dick inside you for…hell, I can’t even remember when it started, but we’re talking years, sugar. Years.  You get close to me and that scent of yours fills my head and it’s all I can do to focus.  Now here I am, half drunk and focus is one thing I don’t have.  I can’t focus. I just want fuck…and who do you think it is I’m wanting to…focus on?”

He caught her earlobe, tugged.

Marin sucked in a gasp.  Without realizing it, she uncurled her fists, flexed, then tightened them again, now clutching the material of his shirt.  “I either need to be inside you or unconscious and I know there’s really only one option.  You made yourself clear enough last year.”

He pulled away, but not before he raked his teeth down her neck.

A hard shudder racked Marin all the way down to her toes.

It didn’t go unnoticed by Sebastien, either.  His eyes gleamed, but all he did was put a few more feet between them.  “You want me,” he said.  “I think I could have you now.  But you don’t like it.   What’s really shitty is that you’re here because you feel sorry for me.  I don’t need that, Marin.  So just…leave. Please.”