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Saturday, December 22, 2018

Room Mate by Katie Ashley

My Rating: 5 Stars
Sex Scenes: Yes.
Series: No, **Stand-alone set in the world of Running Mate and Office Mate**
Subject: How close should you get to your mark?
From the time I was a kid, I knew I wanted a job helping people. After serving in the Rifles regiment of the British Army, I focused my civilian career on becoming a bodyguard to the rich and famous. For a Cockney Brit, I never imagined a twist of fate landing me a position in the United States Secret Service and protecting the President’s son. But then my boss made an unexpected request: leave my current placement to move in with his only daughter to give an added layer of protection against the threats she had been receiving. I’d never lived with a woman who was off-limits to me. It wasn’t just that Caroline had a boyfriend. She was my best friend’s sister, and my boss’s daughter. But the longer we’re in such close quarters together, the greater the temptation grows, but I know I'll lose everything if I pursue her.

Growing up as the only girl with two overbearing older brothers, I’m no stranger to being overprotected. Just as I finished up college and prepared to truly dip my toes into the adult world, my father was elected President of the United States, which added a whole new level of protection with the Secret Service team attached to me. Just when I thought I couldn’t possibly be more smothered, I began receiving threats, and my family decided it wasn’t enough to just have an agent living down the hall from me. Nope, I was to have one move in with me, and not just any agent, but Ty Frasier—my brother, Barrett’s best friend, and my brother, Ty’s, head agent. While most women would enjoy living with a sexy, buff Brit, having a roommate threw a wrench into all my plans. Especially when I began noticing Ty was so much more than a hot guy—he was someone I could fall for.

**Stand-alone set in the world of Running Mate and Office Mate**

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The perfect body guard/ secret service and mark story.

She is the last woman he should want but the attraction between them is something he can't hide or fight anymore, she is perfect.

Caroline has never felt like this before, she is fantasizing about him and can't stop herself from wanting him. It's wrong but it feels so good, how can this not be the right thing?

This book is amazing! Hilarious at times and keep you at the edge of the seat kind of moments too. 

How can Caroline resist him when he is the perfect man inside the hottest bad ass caveman package. We all like our men strong and rough, and Ty is the epitome of that.

Will Ty be willing to risk everything, his job and his career for love? Can he be hers and still do his job? 

Get ready for an exiting story with some sexy moments and some definitely thrilling and nerve wracking situations too.

Author Bio:
Katie Ashley is a New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon Best-Selling author of both Indie and Traditionally published books. She lives outside of Atlanta, Georgia with her daughter, Olivia, and her spoiled mutt, Duke. She has a slight obsession with Pinterest, The Golden Girls, Shakespeare, Harry Potter, Star Wars, and Scooby-Doo.  With a BA in English, a BS in Secondary English Education, and a Masters in Adolescent English Education, she spent eleven years teaching both middle and high school English, as well as a few adjunct college English classes. As of January 2013, she hung up her red pen and expo markers to become a full-time writer. Each and every day she counts her blessings to be able to do her dream job.
Although her roots are firmly planted in the red Georgia clay, she loves traveling the country and world to meet readers and hang out with fellow authors. When she’s not writing or chasing down her toddler, you might find her watching reruns of The Golden Girls, reading historical biographies, along with romance novels, or spending way too much time on Facebook.


More Than Anything: A Christmas Romance by Serena Grey

My Rating: 5 Stars
Sex Scenes: Yes.
Series: No.
Subject: Falling back in love with your soulmate.


A chance encounter in an empty stairwell leads to a magical Christmas for Hollywood actress Allie Gilbert and enigmatic billionaire Braden Rhodes.  

Now, two years after a whirlwind romance, secret wedding, and an abrupt separation, they would both rather forget that passionate Christmas when they fell in love... 

...but fate has other plans. 

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Sometimes two people meet at the wrong time in their lives and even though they are perfect for each other the universe just keep pulling them apart. 

This is exactly what happened to Allison and Braden, they met that magical night and while they lived in their little bubble they were the happiest the have ever been.

Once the bubble was popped they couldn't find each other again, and the space between them grew so much till the point where they had no connection at all.

Now years later they meet again, but if they want to even try to get their connection back they need to let their grudges go and actually talk to each other. Ignore all the media drama and everyone around them and just be themselves back inside the bubble.

Will they be able to be perfect for each other again? or will the distance became so much that every last piece of feeling linking them together would snap?

A beautiful Christmas story.

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Unzipped by Lauren Blakely

My Rating: 5 Stars
Sex Scenes: Yes.
Series: No.
Subject: Learning the true way to love someone.
Wanted: Dating coach to help hot nerd win back the woman of his dreams...

Picture this - I’m ready to win back the love of my life, and I’m going big this time. We’re talking boom box, sing her name in the rain, let the whole damn neighborhood know I'm good and ready this time around. After all, if you're going to grand gesture the ever-loving hell out of a second chance, you need to pull out all the stops. 

There’s only one little problem. 

My college girlfriend isn't the one who shows up when I play my "I'll do anything to win you back" tune. 

The woman who flings open the second-floor window tells me my ex doesn’t live here anymore. But she'll help me win her back. Anything for romance, anything for a guy so willing to go big for love. And that's what I want at first. Until I get to know my new “romance coach” and discover she’s funny, clever, and keeps me on my toes. And boy, do I ever need that. 

Now I don't want to win anyone else’s heart. I want the woman who's been helping me all along. 

Trouble is - she thinks I'm in love with someone else, and when we take off on a road trip, everything I think I know about women is about to be unzipped and turned inside out. 

He's the last person I ever expected to pop into my life, but he might be exactly what I need to save the thing that matters most to me. All I have to do is not fall for him. 

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A fun and sexy nontraditional love story.

They totally have a meet cute first encounter, and from there the story is full of amazing sexually charged moments and hilarious adventures.

Finley is struggling in her career and she is in need of inspiration. Tom is a gift from the gods, she isn't sure how she ended up hanging out with this super cute, funny and sexy nerd muse, but she can't seem to stop writing.

Tom is clueless about how women work and if this crazy unconventional girl wants to teach him, then he is not gonna say no.

Along the way things get complicated and boundaries are crossed. Can this two oh so different people who weren't meant to be together click into place like a perfect puzzle piece? Or will one or both of them end up with a broken heart?

Finley has been hurt in her past by someone who started a relationship with her, when he was still in love with someone else. How can she trust Tom's intentions and feelings are real, and this isn't all a game to him?

Tom had no idea what real love was, and now that he sees the whole picture he is not sure he can follow through with his plans.

Sometimes you find exactly what you needed without even looking for it.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

The Dirty Ones by J.A. Huss

My Rating: 5 Stars
Sex Scenes: Yes.
Series: No.
Subject: Not everything is what it seems.

They say write what you know.
So that’s all I did.
I wrote dirty. I wrote erotic. I wrote… the truth.

And then they called me a liar. 

But it’s not me who’s lying.
It’s them.

The Dirty Ones is a brand new dark romance about the secret world of erotica authors releasing December 4, 2018.

A thrilling story that will keep you at the edge of your seat the entire time.

A group of friends, that are not really friends anymore. 

A book where their darkest deepest secrets exist and only one has read them all.
A tower where they fulfill their tasks.

A mysterious new book that could destroy everything.

Meeting the Dirty ones we realize that a lot more than studying went down at this college.

They have a dark secret they all share and from the moment we open the book we are caught into this strange world they are part of, where fantasies and real life are separated by a thin line. 

This book was way more than just a romance story; I was scared for the characters and shocked by the events happening! I can truly say that this was an amazing read!

Unfortunately I can’t say anything else without spoiling the book so that’s it for now… A MUST READ!

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Hunky Heartbreaker (1001 Dark Nights #93) by Kendall Ryan

My Rating: 5 Stars
Sex Scenes: Yes.
Series: Yes, 1001 Dark Nights #93.
Subject: A sexy lawyer he can't resist.
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kendall Ryan comes a new story in her Whiskey Kisses series… 

Everything’s bigger in Texas.

And that includes Duke Wilder’s sexual appetite.

Together with his twin brother, he runs a whiskey distillery, and when their business takes off—suddenly he’s got it all. Success. Money. Family. But he doesn’t have a woman to share it with.

When Valentina storms into his life, her presence is only supposed to be temporary. She’s a feisty attorney hired to help clean up his company’s recent legal mess. He never counted on her being the one to turn his whole world upside down.

After spending most of his life living in the shadow of his brother, Duke has something to prove, and he’s not about to let this distraction get in the way of his plans, no matter how hot things get.

**Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you'll enjoy each one as much as we do.**





Duke is a ladies man and he has never met anyone who made him want to stick around for more than a night, until he meets Valentina. She is annoying and strong minded, and he can't stop thinking about her.

She only came here to help her friend, she was definitely not counting in running into a sexy as hell half naked cowboy, who doesn't seem to take no for an answer.

Succumbing to their desire might mean their destruction, but they will have fun on the way down. 

Incredible chemistry and some sexy and steamy moments make this book an amazing and thrilling read.

Can a man be tamed? Is it possible for him to turn his life around just because he met the woman of his life?

A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 1.5 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. She's a traditionally published author with Simon & Schuster and Harper Collins UK, as well as an independently published author. Since she first began self-publishing in 2012, she's appeared at #1 on Barnes & Noble and iBooks charts around the world. Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than three dozen times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine.

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“I’ll drink to that,” I replied, flagging the bartender down for another round.

Just then some movement over Valentina’s shoulder caught my eye. A woman had just walked into the bar, her chin-length, curly brown hair bouncing with every step. Our eyes met, and she smiled like she knew me. I gave her a half smile back, which quickly faded when I realized who she was. Amber, my ex from college who’d moved away shortly after we graduated. Her hair was different, but her face was pretty much the same. The same round cheeks, full lips, pale blue eyes. Eyes that bore into mine as she turned the corner, making her way to our table.

It was then that I noticed she wasn’t alone. She had a boy with her, and when his gaze met mine, my stomach dropped.
That kid could have been my clone.

Brown hair, green eyes, same nose, same chin. He even had my same damn dimples. My heart was beating so hard, I thought it might jump right out from my throat. What the hell?

“Earth to Duke, are you paying for this round, or am I?” Valentina’s voice broke me from my panic just in time for Amber and the little boy to reach our table.

“Hey there, Duke. I was hoping I’d find you here.” Amber’s voice was just as sweet and syrupy as ever, but in that moment, it sounded to me like nails on a chalkboard. She smiled broadly at me, her hands on the boy’s shoulders, while the boy stared blankly up at me.
“Hey, Amber,” I said when I finally found my voice. “What’s it been, ten years?”
“Almost eleven.”

I nodded, my mind still spinning, and that’s when I noticed Valentina. She was sitting up perfectly straight, her lips pulled into a thin, taut line across her face. Her eyes were wide and trained on the boy’s face, her expression unreadable.

“This is Valentina,” I said, gesturing to her, but the moment the words left my mouth, Valentina stood and grabbed her purse.

“I was just leaving,” she said, quickly tucking her chair in behind her and forcing a smile at Amber and the boy.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Perfectly Inappropriate by Stacey Kennedy

My Rating: 5 Stars
Sex Scenes: Yes.
Series: No.
Subject: Making her fantasies true might give her a lot more than what she hoped.
A woman scorned and a politician with a wild side connect online—and explore their hottest fantasies in the flesh.

Olivia Watts knows that her problems are painfully average. She got engaged, and her fiancé cheated. She gave up on her dream job—street photographer—and settled on a more practical one: graphic designer. She scrimped and saved to buy a home, only to realize how empty it was. So when Olivia hears about an exclusive dating app that matches subs with highly trained doms, she does something she never thought she’d do in a million years: She signs up. The last thing she expects to find is a man whose sizzling touch reawakens the woman she used to be. . . .

Noah Grant has no time for relationships. His sole purpose is to win reelection. That’s why he pays a premium to the discreet app that satisfies all his dark desires. But after sweet, innocent Olivia is vetted and arrives for their week together in his penthouse, it’s blatantly clear that she’s running from her demons. Noah’s more than willing to be her escape—until their emotions get tangled up in their games. Now, to become worthy of Olivia’s heart, Noah will have to prove that he’s more than a fantasy.

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Olivia's life fell apart and she is lost. All of her plans for her future are ruined and she has no idea what her next step will be. 

She works at a job she hates, and her heart is broken so badly, she can't see a way to open her heart back again.

Sir offers an escape, a parenthesis in real life, no strings attached and amazing crazy sex. Fulfilling her deepest darkest fantasies is her new goal, but she is not ready for Noah.

He is a force to be reckoned, the instant they met sparks flew and he captivated her as much as she did him. 

Noah uses this as an escape, and sweet Olivia is a breath of fresh air. He definitely was not ready for the attraction he is feeling towards her. She has awaken something within them that he didn't know existed and now he is addicted to it.

But their time is short and their worlds so different, can they make this fantasy work in their real worlds? Will this feeling between them be enough?

Olivia found her love for herself again with Noah's strength and support, as a true Dom, he gave her power back to her and now she was stronger than before.

Love is tricky and you have to be able to risk everything for the ones you love. Some might think this is a foolish notion, but I find myself thinking as a hopeless romantic most of the times. And when you find yourself in a spot like they did, throwing caution to the wind and bearing your heart might be the only way to be happy and have a love of a lifetime. 

“Is this some kind of joke?” Noah asked, lifting his gaze to her face.
“Is what a joke?” She blinked.
He held up the piece of paper. “No one, Olivia, and I mean, no one that I have met before has ever agreed to everything on this list. Explain to me why you, this timid person I see now, has no reservations about some of these items on the list?”
Her cheeks blushed a deep crimson and she quickly averted her gaze. “Well . . .” She drew in a long deep breath. “Well, I decided to go for it all because I want to experience all of this without holding back. And that means I need to do things I would never do before.”
Noah stepped forward, caught her chin, demanding her full attention. The eyes were his way into a soul. “You clearly have not thought this through,” he stated firmly. “If we were together, I guarantee you that you would lose sense of yourself at some point doing our scene. How could you voice what you hate if you’re not fully coherent?”
“That’s true,” she said softly, embarrassment shining in her eyes. “I suppose I hadn’t considered that might happen.”
And he supposed that was because she hadn’t done anything like this before. “We’ll need to address your limits later.” He scrunched the paper in his hands and shoved it into his pocket. Because right now he didn’t trust this woman.
Everyone had rules. Why didn’t she?
Intent to discover that answer, Noah moved into his living room and took a seat on his dark gray leather armchair set next to the white leather couch. Rolling up the sleeves of his white dress shirt, he said, “Undress to your lingerie.”
Olivia paused, her cheeks and chest flushing a deep red.
From his seat, he arched an eyebrow and waited.
A long, weighted minute passed before she inhaled a huge deep breath and blew it out slowly. She reached back and unzipped her dress, letting the fabric flutter to the ground. Noah’s mouth went dry, his cock swelled painfully in his pants. She looked even better out of the dress than she did in it.
There was not a second that he wasted. He enjoyed every one of them as he gazed over her black lacy lingerie and garter belts attached to black stockings with lace. She’d taken the time to look good for him, and he appreciated the view probably more than she knew. When he lifted his eyes to hers again, he noted the arousal there, and the darkness in her enlarged pupils. “Come to me,” he ordered.
She approached slowly then stopped. Her feet rested in between his legs, her fingers twined in front of her. He noted the slight wobble on her heels. Now he’d have his deeper look into this woman. Call it being intuitive, or simply good at reading people, but Noah trusted his instincts. And they had yet to fail him. “Before anything goes any further, you need to be honest with me.”
She swallowed deeply. “Honest about what, sir?”
He gave her a penetrating look, and she reacted, shifting from foot to foot. “What exactly are you looking to get out of this experience?”
“Some fun.”
He frowned and shook his head. “Be real with me.” This was her test. Her answer would gauge if Jared’s warning held merit. If her answer seemed staged, they were done. “Why are you here?”
Her gaze fell to the floor and her deep inhale and exhale raised and lowered her shoulders before she looked at him again. “I’m here because I want to remember what it feels like to be wanted. I want to remember how life felt when I could trust the people around me.” Her breath hitched, emotion filling her eyes, her chin quivering. “I want to feel beautiful again. I want to feel happy.”
At that, Noah cocked his head. “Now why would you need to remind yourself of all those things?”
“My fiancé cheated on me and I broke off our engagement,” she said quickly.
He caught her long exhale right after. That told him this had likely been the first time she admitted that aloud. “I’m sorry,” he told her gently. “That must have been extremely painful. When did your engagement end?”
“A month ago, and yes, it was incredibly painful.” She took in another deep breath then lifted her chin. “I want you to understand that I’m not doing this to spite my ex. I’m doing this for me. To rediscover myself.”
“And you think being here with me will help with this?”
She nodded. “I have no doubt that it will. This is my chance to take my life back. I’m here because I want to fulfill a fantasy. For me, not for anyone else.” She stepped closer to the chair. “Am I nervous? You bet I am. You make me incredibly nervous. You’re gorgeous for one, and your confidence is also very intimidating.”
With every word she said, the world faded away. For a second in time, it was just them that remained in a space where all he saw was her strength hidden behind a wall of pain. That woman, the one she fought to find again, was the only woman he saw now.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

A Dog's Purpose (A Dog's Purpose #1) by W. Bruce Cameron

My Rating: 5 Stars
Series: Yes. A Dog's Purpose #1
Sex Scenes: No.
Subject: The biggest heart of all.
The beloved fifty-two week New York Times bestseller by W. Bruce Cameron, A Dog's Purpose is now a major motion picture from Amblin Entertainment in association with Walden Media and distributed by Universal Pictures! This remarkable story of one endearing dog's search for his purpose is directed by Academy Award-nominated director Lasse Hallström and stars Dennis Quaid, Britt Robertson, Josh Gad, K.J. Apa, Juliet Rylance, John Ortiz, Luke Kirby, and Peggy Lipton.

Heartwarming, insightful, and often laugh-out-loud funny, A Dog's Purpose is not only the emotional and hilarious story of a dog's many lives, but also a dog's-eye commentary on human relationships and the unbreakable bonds between man and man's best friend. This moving and beautifully crafted story teaches us that love never dies, that our true friends are always with us, and that every creature on earth is born with a purpose.

Bailey's story continues in A Dog's Journey, the charming New York Times and USA Today bestselling direct sequel to A Dog's Purpose. 

My Review

A Beautiful story about the best kind of friends we get in life. And the fictional idea that this perfect souls could be going from one life to the next, making people happy but never forgetting their loved ones.

It makes sense that someone as pure and perfect as a dog would live a thousand lives where they could accompany the humans through their good and bad times.

I was reading this book on a plane and I was straight out crying, probably scared some people too lol.

The emotions dog evoke in me are incredible, I've had the chance to share my life with four different dogs, each one amazing in its own way.

I usually joked about one of my family dogs being sent by my fist dog. When my first dog died I was no longer living in my parent's house and a couple of months later my family got a new dog. This dog and I had never met, but from the moment she saw me she loved me. And every time I came back home to visit she would celebrate my arrival the same way my old dog used to do. 

I always found it interesting, but maybe there is a little secret magic involved too.

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