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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Outsider (Exodus End #2) by Olivia Cunning

My Rating: 5 Stars
Series: Yes, Exodus End #2.
Sex Scenes: Yes.
Subject: Love can come in all shapes and sizes, and some people have a big enough heart to love many.

Reagan Elliot should be living her dream...

She’s touring with Exodus End as their new rhythm guitarist and gaining more notoriety and fame than she ever imagined possible.

She’s earned the devoted love of not only one, but two spectacular men. Her committed threesome with sexy guitarist Trey Mills and her hunky bodyguard Ethan Conner is stable, loving, deep, and satisfying for all involved.

But sometimes the world sees things differently and is determined to destroy what it doesn’t understand.

Can Reagan’s relationship with Trey and Ethan survive the cruel backlash of the media, her family, and a bigoted public? Or will the talented musician lose everything she holds dear in the face of her own burgeoning doubts?

Outsider is the second book in the Exodus End World Tour series. It’s also the sequel to Double Time, the fifth book in the Sinners on Tour series.

My Review

I was so excited when I got this book on Netgalley for an honest review! I love Olivia Cunning and all of her sexy dirty rock stars, so obviously I couldn't wait to get started with the book and I wasn't disappointed!

I was so happy to read more about Trey's love story, he is such a pure soul, and life hadn't been fair in the love department until he met Reagan and Ethan. He loved with all of his heart, had no boundaries when it came to giving a part of himself to his lovers so he suffered immensely when his feelings weren’t reciprocated.

Ethan comes close second as my favorite character, he is such a good guy, he is strong and even though it’s been hard for him to accept what he wants he loves them with all of his heart and you can just imagine his intense eyes communicating everything he holds back.

Reagan is having a hard time fighting with what she wants and what people expect of her and that could damage their relationship eventually, she needs to find a way of accepting her true feelings regardless of what people think.

This type of relationship might be exciting and easy at first but it’s hard to maintain in time and the characters go through some difficult situations, intensified by their public figures status in the rock world.

The way the author is able to create such a deep and intense connection between the characters is one of my favorite things about her books, you get to really know each and every one of them and that’s why we laugh with their amazing jokes and cry with them when life gives them a hard time.

We get to see a little bit more about more about all of our Sinners and Exodus End favorite characters and how their lives have changed since we last read about them. If you haven’t read the other books and series I recommend you to do it before reading this one, you won’t regret it!

Last but not least, the sex scenes are just perfection, when you think fantasy land on steroids that’s what you can expect to find in Olivia’s books. Her characters are well known for not having any hard limits when it comes to pleasure, they just enjoy themselves without any reservations and there’s nothing sexier than that.

Each book I read on these series is making me fall a little bit more in love with this crazy rock star world and I see a book Hangover-depression coming, so please never stop writing their stories!!!

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Monday, September 26, 2016

12 Steps to Mr. Right by Cindi Madsen

My Rating:  4 Stars
Series: No.
Sex Scenes: Yes.
Subject: Bending the rules never felt better

12 steps to finding Mr. Right, composed by dating coach extraordinaire Savannah Gamble

1: Admit to being powerless over your attraction to the wrong type of guy. (Like Lincoln Wells, who broke your heart after an unforgettable one-night stand.)
2: Believe Mr. Right is out there.
3: Take inventory of past mistakes. (See step #1.)
4: Make a list of qualities you want in a man. (Avoid charming baseball players/reason you made these rules in the first place)
5: Take charge of your own life.
6: Learn to love yourself.
7: Sort the hookup guys from the relationship guys. (Avoid a painful brushoff after an amazing night together.)
8: Never, ever settle. (Even if the chemistry is off-the-charts.)
9: Don’t believe you can change a guy. (Once a commitment-phobe, always a commitment-phobe)
10: Communicate your needs.
11: Open your heart & love fully. (Still working on this one…)
12: Don’t ever, ever stray from the steps. 

My Review

I got this book for an honest review on Netgalley and it was a fast and fun read for sure.

The story was just what I was expecting when I read the description, it was entertaining and the whole "Steps to Mr Right" concept definitely kept me reading non stop to see how thing would work out for the ladies involved.

Savannah was an peculiar character, she made me mad at times when she couldn't stop quoting and reciting her rules in her own head. 
Order is good but if you always live life by your rule book you will end up not really living, and that's exactly what happened to her.

Getting hurt was something she wanted to avoid, the sting was too much for her to relive, but the only way of really living your life is taking risks, not being scared to open your heart once more, and maybe if you are lucky you will find real happiness.

Linc was perfect for me, I knew from the moment he came back to her that he was not the man she told us about, he had changed, but I wasn't ready for the real truth behind his past actions, he surprised me in a really good way!

Overall, it was an amazing read, full of fun LOL worth scenes and if you find yourself feeling a little bit tired of Savannah, give her a break, it will be worth it at the end. 

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Friday, September 23, 2016

Betting on Both (Entwined Hearts) by Sheryl Nantus

My Rating:  4 Stars
Series: Entwined Hearts
Sex Scenes: Yes.
Subject: Facing your past and moving forward


Heir to her family’s hotel legacy, Kat McMaster is ready to take her rightful place as head of the most prestigious McMaster hotel. The only thing standing in her way is her Grandfather’s final test: she must prove her skills by resurrecting The Majestic a run-down property in New Orleans.

Being well known puts a target on her back so she is assigned a strong, silent, incredibly hot ex-soldier as her security detail. One look at her bodyguard and her blood turns hot. If the lingering looks he keeps giving her is any indication the feeling is mutual.

About to give in to her desire Kat meets the The Majestic’s passionate manager. Manager by day musician by night he makes it known that he wants Kat in his bed.

A strong woman who knows her own mind, she wants The Majestic to be great again and both men to be hers - in her bed and by her side - but will the unconventional relationship work or will everything she has ever worked for fall apart?

My Review

I got this book on Netgalley for an honest review and it's the second menage I've read from the author.

The story was different from the first one, in this book the characters are strangers to each other so the approach to the menage had to be harder to achieve.

Kat is a strong woman who is at a point in her life where she needs to prove herself to her family and she is thrown into a new place where she doesn't know anyone.

The first person she connects with is Cole, her bodyguard. I liked him, he was good at his job and wanted her from the start, so that proved to be a problem.

Julian is a different thing altogether, the description was not pleasant, I pictured him like a deuce honestly. The open shirt and sly lines were too much and why did he had to be so intense all the time?  
At first I felt it forced, and I couldn't imagine how Kat could fall for him, but after a little while, he morphed in my mind and the Julian I pictured was more like a Jared Leto kind of guy (when he isn't acting weird).

Now on the sex part, the scenes were really good and intense but just as it happened when I was reading her other menage's book I was waiting for some DP action, they were missing that real connection that seems to happen in books when the three come together.
Don't get me wrong, the sex scenes are hot! but it was just hopeful thinking.

The book has a strong story line, it's not only about the sex, and we get to see the three characters face their problems and some scary situations to only get stronger and better as a person.

Overall it was a great book and a fast and fun read.

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Landing the Air Marshal (Snowpocalypse #1) by Jennifer Blackwood

My Rating:  5 Stars
Series: Snowpocalypse #1
Sex Scenes: Yes.
Subject:  Finding the perfect way of really living your life.

It was meant to be a one-night stand. One wicked night with an irresistibly sexy passenger. That’s all Air Marshal Gage Michaels can afford--his career comes before everything else. Too bad the snowpocalpyse of the century has different plans for him and Abby Winters. Before the night's over, they find themselves snowed in at the most luxurious hotel in the city. 

Abby’s scouting job of a NYC penthouse should be quick, simple, and definitely shouldn’t include a sexy-as-hell man messing up the 3000 count sheets that will be featured in her company’s next blockbuster hit. Not when she’s up for a promotion that could skyrocket her entire career in the film industry. Still, she can't refuse what the weather gods so obviously want her to have. She'll give in, just this once. 

Leaving is tougher than either of them could have imagined. But they’re two people who have nothing in common, living on opposite coasts. There’s no way they can ever be together. Right?

My Review

I got this book for an honest review on netgalley and I enjoyed it a lot!

The story starts with the characters on a plane and the way they meet paired with their first interactions made this book the type of book that you can't put down.
You know when you read only for a little bit and just feel this is gonna be amazing? well that's the feeling I got from the story.

Gage, the sexy air Marshall, who I kept picturing like Jensen Ackles (thank you so much Jennifer !!), is polite and intriguing from the start. He is also a gentleman who assists a lady in distress, and he doesn't do things half way, he takes her all the way to paradise.

Abby was hilarious, I could just see her all uptight and nervous as if I was right there with them. I really enjoyed the fact that she is not a soft and weak leading lady character, she is strong and knows exactly what she wants which made her irresistible for Gage.

The story is super entertaining and they get to play around, have amazing steamy sex and get to know each other in such a deeper level that we are all anticipating the tears for when their time is up.

Overall, this book accomplished to check all of my boxes, beautiful couple, funny conversations, sexy situations and a good story. 

Love is going that extra mile, you never know how thing will work out unless you give it a chance. In love as in life, you have to let the fear go and embrace your feelings, because you might be missing a chance of having something great and irreplaceable.

And since I am a believer of love at first sight I totally ruled for them! when you know you know !

Read this book NOW you won't regret it!

Jennifer Blackwood is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance. She lives in Oregon with her husband, son, and poorly behaved black lab puppy. When not chasing after her toddler, you can find her binging on episodes of Gilmore Girls and Supernatural, and locking herself in her office to write.




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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The Best Part of Me by Jamie Hollins

My Rating: 4 Stars

Series: Yes.

Sex Scenes: Yes.

Subject: Learning to feel again.

He’s content to stay in the shadows…

Ewan McKenna’s days and nights are filled with drink orders, beer kegs, and noisy bar customers. Now that he’s put his tumultuous past behind him, he’s more than happy to live a solitary existence running his family’s pub. After years of walking the line between good and bad, Ewan now needs control and order to rest peacefully at night. What he doesn’t need is the fiery, intriguing woman who’s found her way into his thoughts and his bed.

She’s ready to step back into the light…

Spending the summer getting her hands dirty in her aunt’s garden in a tiny town outside Boston is exactly what Quinn Adler needs. She’s ready to shake off the grief of losing the people who meant the most to her and to start feeling again. What she doesn’t expect is to find a man who sets all her senses on fire. When the pieces seem to be nearly in place for a bright future, everything falls apart.

Will Quinn’s love be bright enough to cut through the darkness of Ewan’s past?

My Review
Book given for an honest review on Netgalley. 
It's a new author! And I think I'm in love! this story was just amazing!!

This book has it all, extremely hot tortured soul guy who is a great man underneath it all; beautiful, talented and loving leading lady; and some thrilling mafia action lurking in the edge of the story line just to keep us on our toes.

Oh and don't forget the steamy hot sex scenes!

The main characters are fun to read about, with their constant banter and the connection they had that couldn't been faked, they were just a perfect match.

The story was entertaining and captivating, I didn't want to put the book down, almost fell asleep on my kindle trying to pull an all-nighter, but I finished it and I'm feeling a bit of book hangover.

They made me cry a little, it was inevitable, I was able to really connect with the characters and their deep and dark secrets. So when the moment came for their true feelings to be revealed, the water work was a given.

The main issue in the book is the fact that sometimes the hardships of our pasts give us a feeling of unworthiness that is really hard to overcome, and we encounter a huge difficulty when it's time to put the barriers down. Nobody wants to be hurt, and those who know how intense the sting of the pain is, have a moment of uncertainty when it comes to letting people in.

This is a story of true love, of letting go of the pain and allowing ourselves to feel again, the outcome is so much sweeter than the feeling of emptiness and what ifs.

Simply amazing!

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Bad Cop: A Bad Boy Romance by Marci Fawn

My Rating: 3 1/5 Stars

Series: No.

Sex Scenes: Yes.

Subject: Thrilling story about two strangers that fight against a common enemy.

There's a killer on the loose, and I need to keep my woman safe.


A rough year? That's putting it mildly.
After my parents died in a gruesome car crash, I moved to the city with my sister, Cassandra.
The only way to make a name for myself was to befriend a policeman and get all the gory details on the serial killer running rampant in the city.
But I came too close to the fire, and I got burned... Now the killer is after me.
Darkly handsome cop Kyle Simons could rescue me - but there's only two things he cares about.
Catching the killer...
And getting me into his bed.


For the past two years of my life, I've been obsessed with catching him.
X, the mysterious villain who I suspect took many lives, my girlfriend's being one of them.
When Allison Reid, a sexy-as-hell journalist, walks into my life with a determined step, I'd do anything to get her off my back.
I hate journalists. They're scum.
But she makes me an offer... Find the killer, and have her for one night.
I would've done it either way.
But Allison will be the perfect reward to another finished case.

Full length, standalone bad boy romance. No cliffhanger, no cheating and a happy ending guaranteed. 

My Review
I got this book for an honest review by the author and it was an entertaining story.

It had enough mystery to keep it interesting and scary enough “bad guys” to make you unable to stop reading it, in order to find out what happened next.

Kyle is the typical “good cop” in a city where evil prevails and he has almost given up on his life, he lives to find the killer and get his revenge, until he meets her.

Allison is a wannabe journalist that is in the wrong place at the wrong time and when things seem to go crushing down in her life, he is there for her and that changes everything for both of them.

The story was okay, I loved the murders and that part of the book, but their story was a bit too fast paced for my taste.

The fact that she didn’t mourn her sister was off-putting to me, how can you be so cool about her dying? Even though you are trying to solve a murder you still hurt and I didn’t feel it, I almost forgot about her sister till she said ‘oh and revenge for my sister’.

The connection between the characters was good and the sex scenes are hot, they definitely fit each other perfectly.

Overall it was a fun read, but I couldn’t connect with the characters on a deeper level.
Still good and entertaining.

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Monday, September 12, 2016

Wicked Bond (The Wicked Horse #5) by Sawyer Bennett

My Rating: 5 Stars

Series: Yes, The Wicked Horse #5

Sex Scenes: Yes.

Subject: Changing your future, getting out of the self destruction path you've been in for as long as you can remember.

Bridger Payne is an enigma that no one can figure out. Wise beyond his years, eerily intuitive and sexy as hell, every woman in The Silo wants him.
None can have him.
Not the real man, anyway.
He might wield the lash for you if you ask prettily, but he’ll get no gratification from it. He’ll definitely make you scream, but he won’t think twice about you when he walks away.
Bridger carries the darkest of secrets. He’s filled with too much pain.
He’s utterly untouchable.
Until she came along.

**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

Finally! Bridger's story! And it's everything we could have ever wanted !
I got this book on Netgalley for an honest review and it was as good as all of the other books in the Wicked Horse series.

We've been waiting for this book for a long time! Bridger has always been a mystery, and even though we fell for him on the other books based on little glimpses we had about his true self, we still had no idea who he is and where has he been. 

He is haunted by demons from his past and in this book we get to know all about that and we also get to watch him try to fight them and try to find the happiness he is not sure he deserves.

It's a fight for love and for forgiveness, he needs to free himself from her and in that way he will be able to really feel pleasure and love again.

That's when Maggie comes in and she takes away all of the walls he had erected around himself without even trying, she reminds him of himself. 

She is broken but just on the outside, she is so much stronger that anyone could have expected, she has the power to get to him.

But Bridger is terrified of letting go of his rules, will she be enough?

Amazing story and overall a great book! with a lot of heartfelt scenes and some sexy crazy good sex scenes.

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Sunday, September 11, 2016

Porn Star (I #1) by Zara Cox

My Rating: 5 Stars
Series: Yes, I #1.
Sex Scenes: Yes.
Subject:  Two wrongs make one amazing sexy right.

My name is Quinn Blackwood: 

By day, I'm a billionaire CEO. Rich. Entitled.By night, I'm the exclusive porn star only known as Q.Why? Because I love women. If I believed in an almighty being, I'd thank him for creating them. They're by far his most perfect creation… especially when I'm fucking one of them.

Oh, did I mention I'm an asshole? Fuck yeah. According to my shrink, I'm one twisted motherfucker. And that's just the way I like it. Until she walks into my life…

My name is Elyse Gilbert, nicknamed ‘Lucky' because according to my dad, I'm the unluckiest person alive, and I'll die the same way I came into the world: naked, screaming, and dirt poor.

Yeah, my life is a twisted, seething mess. But that life changed the day I met HIM.He made me forget the cameras.He made me forget I was doing this for the money.He made me forget my shame.He made me forget everything. I was consumed by him. Only him.

But now my past has caught up with me.

My Review

I got this book for an honest review  on Netgalley and it was equally thrilling and dark.

The promise of the money she desperately needs in exchange for something she's been doing since she was eighteen years old, it's too good to be true and a small price to pay for freedom.

Elyse character was unbelievable, she was so strong, even though life hadn't been fair to her she still had a true soul and her heart wasn't fully broken yet.
She accepted her feelings and she felt everything with such an intensity that scared her, because she never had the chance to really experience that before.

Quinn is another animal altogether, at first I was under the impression he was all darkness and not a good man. But he surprised me, he wasn't a bad man, but he was hurt on such a deeper level that you could see it clearly if you really looked into his eyes.

Together they were the perfect fit, both of them had another dark side that was lurking beneath the surface, and those also fitted as a couple of jigsaw pieces.

The sex scenes between Q and Lucky are perfection! They had an intensity that couldn't be faked, their connection transcended the mask they both wore, and that in the end was what saved Q.

He only lived for revenge, and he didn't think he will have anything else if he accomplished his ultimate goal, until she gave him a reason to live, something to want more than getting back at those who wronged him.

She gave him her heart and in return he let her in.

Beautiful story about loss and hurt, and what those things can do to someone. 
A crude tale of the real damage that you could endure if faced with situations that surpass bad judgement calls and enter into evil territory.

I couldn't put this book down, it had kinky sex scenes, a plot that left you on the edge of your seat the whole time and some really bad guys who challenged the main characters on every turn.

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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Game On (Entwined Hearts) by Sheryl Nantus

My Rating:  5 Stars
Series: Yes, Entwined Hearts #1
Sex Scenes: Yes.
Subject:  Finding your kind of happiness


After a relationship turns sour in the worst way possible, Angela Kenzie flees to her childhood home leaving her job and cheating ex behind her.

Content to spend time at home licking her wounds and eating comfort food she unexpectedly runs into her college ex-boyfriend who happens to be the town police chief. Even more shocking is her high school ex-boyfriend is now the coach of the local college basketball team.

Drawn to both powerfully sexy men, Angela doesn't want to have to make a choice: the cop or the coach. They spark a desire in her that she thought was long gone. They both want her body and soul, is she brave enough to surrender to two men? 

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

It's the first one I've read from the author and I found her writing really good and the story was super entertaining, and of course, it's a threesome book, so what's not to love ?!

Angela was an amazing character, she was taken down by life but she didn't let it break her, she was back on the horse and she took control of her life again.
Her way of commanding these two guys was insane and so sexy, she had them at her mercy.

At the same time Jake and Hunter owned her, she knew they were what she wanted, and that's what made this such a hard choice.

Both guys were perfect in their own way, they both let her go the first time, and now they have to choose again.

It was an Amazing read and a beautiful love story, it teaches us that love is different for everyone and some way or another we all eventually find our happy ever after.





Angela turned to see Hunter approaching. A few seconds later, he was in the chair next to Jake, and Angela had locked the door again, making sure the CLOSED sign was clearly visible.

“I don’t want anyone disturbing us.” She went around her desk and sat, keenly aware of the image she was presenting.

My world. My rules.

The two men glanced at each other before focusing on her.

Jake was the next to speak. “So that’s it? One date and you’ve decided?”

Hunter glanced at him. “One date might have been enough.” He smirked.

“What can I say—I’ve got the magic touch.”

Angela put up her hand, stalling the argument. The butterflies in her stomach spiraled up to hurricane levels. “First, I love you both. I do.” She smiled at each man in turn. “And I appreciate that you gave me this time to set my mind right. After Eric—” The name caught in her throat. “After Eric, I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to get it together again, open my heart to anyone. Finding the two of you here was scary and amazing at the same time.” She entwined her fingers, pressing them hard together.

“After being played for a fool by Eric, I wasn’t sure about what I wanted, what I needed out of my life. Out of being home here, in Glen Barrow.” Angela glanced up at the framed diplomas on her wall, her qualifications out in the open for all to see. “I started this business and I love it. I love being here, at home, with the people who need and appreciate me and my legal skills.”

Both men nodded in turn, keeping silent.


Angela heard her pulse pounding in her ears, loud and demanding. “Last night I thought a good long time about what I want out of a relationship.
What I need to make me happy.” She forced herself to speak slowly and carefully, afraid of racing through her rehearsed speech. “And I figured it out.”

Both Jake and Hunter leaned in, hanging on each word.

“What I want, what I need—” She looked at each man in turn. “—is you.”

Silence filled the office.

Hunter blinked rapidly, processing the words.

Jake frowned, his lips pressed into a tight line.

She crossed her arms and waited.

Jake was the first to speak. He jabbed a thumb at the man beside him. “‘You’ me or ‘you’ him?”

Angela held her breath for a second before replying. “Both of you.”

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Betting On Both


Heir to her family’s hotel legacy, Kat McMaster is ready to take her rightful place as head of the most prestigious McMaster hotel. The only thing standing in her way is her Grandfather’s final test: she must prove her skills by resurrecting The Majestic a run-down property in New Orleans.

Being well known puts a target on her back so she is assigned a strong, silent, incredibly hot ex-soldier as her security detail. One look at her bodyguard and her blood turns hot. If the lingering looks he keeps giving her is any indication the feeling is mutual.

About to give in to her desire Kat meets the The Majestic’s passionate manager. Manager by day musician by night he makes it known that he wants Kat in his bed.

A strong woman who knows her own mind, she wants The Majestic to be great again and both men to be hers - in her bed and by her side - but will the unconventional relationship work or will everything she has ever worked for fall apart.






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SHERYL NANTUS is an award-winning author from Montreal, Canada.

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Titi Oluwo
St. Martin’s Press
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