Monday, April 27, 2020

Provoke (Seaside Pictures #3.7) by Rachel Van Dyken


My Rating: 4 Stars
Series: Yes, Seaside Pictures #3.7.
Sex Scenes: Yes.
Subject: Freeing his music again.
Synopsis:
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken comes a new story in her Seaside Pictures series…

The music industry called me a savant at age sixteen when I uploaded my first video and gained instant fame. And then Drew Amherst of Adrenaline became my mentor, and my career took off.

Everything was great.

Until tragedy struck, and I wondered if I’d ever be able to perform again. I fought back, but all it took was a falling light to bring it all back to the fore. So, I walked away. Because I knew it wasn’t just stage fright. It was so much more.

The only problem?

Drew and the guys are counting on me. If I can’t combat the crippling anxiety threatening to kill me, I might lose more than I ever dreamed of.

Enter Piper Rayne, life coach, with her bullshit about empowerment, rainbows, and butterflies. She smiles all the damn time, and I'm ninety-nine percent sure there’s not a problem she can’t solve.

Until me.

She was given twenty-one days to fix me. To make me see what’s important. What’s real. The problem is, all I can see now is her. The sexy woman who pushes me. Provokes me.

Only time will tell if she’s able to do her job—and I can make her mine.


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So... I love the Book, Braden and Piper story was hot from the start and super fun to read!

I had a little cringe moment when she risked her career in such a dumb way, I mean I get it, he is hot, but this was her life! She was super successful and she threw everything away for some guy she barely knew. 
That being said, and given that this is fiction, I'm completely down for the couple! They made sense, they probably should have held off until the end of her contract, or she could have resigned before she decided to make out with him publicly; but other than that, nothing wrong with getting some ;)

Braden was not okay, he had suffered something that was making it possible to perform and do what he loved. Someone had ruined that for him and he needed all the help he could get to get back out there.

Mixing therapy with sex seems like the worse idea, but it kind of worked out for them, thrusting her helped him trust himself again.

A beautiful and steamy story.









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Wild for You (Hot Jocks #6) by Kendall Ryan

My Rating: 4 Stars
Series: Yes, Hot Jocks #6
Sex Scenes: Yes.
Subject: He has to keep her safe.
Synopsis:

He’s growly. Grumpy. Stubborn.

And now, my new roommate.

Walking away from my disastrous last relationship was an easy decision, but moving in with a friend-of-a-friend hockey star who’s rarely home? Not quite as simple, because Grant makes me feel all kinds of things I’m not prepared for.

Protected. Desired. Unsteady.
____________________

She’s beautiful. Smart. Tempting.

And a little fragile.

I’ve never been anyone’s knight in shining armor, but when Ana needed a place to stay, it was easy to offer her a room with me.

Not so simple, though, is keeping my hands—or my mouth—to myself. And the night she crawls into my bed and shares her body with me? Heaven.

But she’s not looking for a relationship, and to my surprise, I find myself pissed off by that idea.

They say my heart is broken, that I’ll never settle down. I used to think that was true. Now, though? Hell, your guess is as good as mine.

First, she took my bed.
Then she took my heart.
Then she took my everything.

Your favorite hot jocks are back with an all new standalone novel. If you like sexy, confident men who know how to handle a stick (on and off the ice), and smart women who are strong enough to keep all those big egos in check, this series is for you! Each book can be read as a complete standalone.


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Anna and Grant's story didn't disappoint!

He has been elusive since the beginning of the series, no one is good enough to generate a reaction or affect the strong stubborn captain in any way; that is until Anna is in need.

For some reason, her being mistreated by his teammate, activates his protection mode and he is not ready to let her go just yet.

A gentleman he assist her in every way he can, and gives her a safe place to stay until this is all over. But now that he has her closer and he has gotten to really know her, he is not willing to just let her slip through his fingers.

Anna is in hell, but she doesn't even realize it, until someone as good as Grant shows her what being treated right feels like. She has been in this abusive relationship for so long she doesn't even notice how bad it has gotten.

The book shines a little light in what people suffering for domestic violence go through; how the circle of violence drags you in so deep that you don't know where up- down, good or bad are. I praise the author for reminding us that this situations do exist and all we have to do is ask for help.

That being said, Grant is godsend in this situation, he is a gentleman with a hero complex and not in a bad way. He is used to taking care of people, saving them and always putting them first.

This is exactly what Anna needs, but slowly she realizes that she can't seem to be able to live without him, walking away doesn't seem like an option anymore. 

Maybe her savior will be much more than that. 










About Kendall Ryan




A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than three dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 3 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world.

Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than 100 times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine.




She lives in Texas with her husband and two sons.




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Monday, April 13, 2020

Badger to the Bone (Honey Badger Chronicles #3) by Shelly Laurenston

My Rating: 5 Stars
Series: Yes, Honey Badger Chronicles #3.
Sex Scenes: Yes.
Subject: A cat to tame the psychopath.
Synopsis:
She’s the woman he’s been hired to kidnap. But ZeZé Vargas has other ideas . . . like getting them both out of this nightmare alive. Just one problem. She’s crazy. Certifiably. Because while he’s plotting their escape, the petite Asian beauty is plotting something much more deadly . . .

Max “Kill It Again” MacKilligan has no idea what one of her own is doing with all these criminal humans until she realizes that Zé has no idea who or what he is. Or exactly how much power he truly has.


But Max is more than happy to bring this handsome jaguar shifter into her world and show him everything he’s been missing out on. A move that might be the dumbest thing she’s ever done once she realizes how far her enemies will go to wipe her out. Too bad for them Zé is willing to do whatever it takes to keep her alive . . . and honey badgers are just so damn hard to kill!













I LOVED IT! I was so excited to read Max's story.

She has always been the hardcore one, the one who isn't scared of anything and doesn't get attached to anyone. 
Up until now, everyone thought she was a psychopath for sure, until she saw Zeze; or better said, she smelled him and couldn't get enough of him.

Max didn't understand why, but the clueless cat caught her attention at once, and she couldn't leave him behind.
She didn't get attached, she didn't find people interesting at all; but there was something about the cat that she couldn't ignore.

Zeze had no clue what was going on, ever since the crazy small woman got in their van things went from bad to insanity. He knew she was bad news and he needed to stay away, but there was just something irresistible about her.

From the moment Ze woke up at the MacKilligan's house I couldn't stop laughing; him and the cabinet just cracked me up. Also the way the author starts showing how his personality resembles the one of a cat was hilarious! I liked him A LOT.

The fact that Max decided she was gonna help him shocked everyone, even her. Ze had just something about him; like the way he was so straight forward with Max, no nonsense allowed.

One of my favorite parts about this series is how the author manages to make these mythical characters relatable and oh so human. Every issue they encounter, every fear the face, and fight they have, makes us feel them like humans with a little twist.

Awesome book!









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Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Down and Dirty (Hot Jocks #5) by Kendall Ryan


My Rating: 5 Stars
Series: Yes, Hot Jocks #5.
Sex Scenes: Yes.
Subject: I happened in Vegas
Synopsis:
Your favorite hot jocks are back with an all new stand-alone novel. 

Whoops.

Last night in Vegas is a blur. There were drunken shenanigans … And now I’m waking up naked wrapped around Landon freaking Covington, my incredibly hot younger guy friend, with a wedding ring on my finger and a marriage certificate on the table next to me. 

Like I said, whoops. I’m thirty. I should know better, but what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, right? 

Well, apparently not. 

Because I’ve married the last alpha-male virgin on the planet. Yep, virgin. And my stubborn, oddly traditional new husband doesn’t want a divorce. He wants me. 

If you like sexy, confident men who know how to handle a stick (on and off the ice), and smart women who are strong enough to keep all those big egos in check, this series of athlete romances is perfect for you!

(Books can be enjoyed in any order.) 













Short, fun and sexy story. Always fun to read about the old characters in the series and finding out what they have been up to.

The fun Vegas drunken wedding theme has been overused, but in this case we get the breath of fresh air by having the newly weds not freak out (that much) and actually give it a try from the start.

They were separated by an age difference and opposite taste and personality traits. But that didn’t seem to be a problem once they let go and started to enjoy and get to know one another.

Bree has always put her career first cause she didn’t want to depend on anyone. But now being already successful, can she give herself a chance to find love?


Landon has been waiting for the one, his secrets has yet to be discovered. Will it change how Bree sees him? Can she move on from it and take a chance on him ?


I loved Landon! He tried so hard from the begging. He was a hundred percent conscious and sure about her and he wasn’t taking the marriage lightly. He was in it for the long run.

Him trying to make all the right moves and decisions to make her happy was so cute and amazing. Who wouldn’t fall for that guy?!

And we are not even talking about that smoking hot sex scenes. I mean... that first scene was golden!


Taking chances in love, opening yourself to trusting people is what love is all about.

And I’m all about it!


Amazing read!







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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Never Leave a Rockstar (Rockstars in Kill Devil Hills #4) by Sarah Darlington



My Rating: 5 Stars
Series: Yes, Rockstars in Kill Devil Hills #4.
Sex Scenes: Yes.
Subject: Getting to know who he really is
Synopsis:
STRANDED ON AN ISLAND WITH A HOT ROCKSTAR?
Fine, I’ll volunteer.

Luce thinks Ollie Mills is obnoxious, frustrating, and full of himself. The only thing the bassist of the world famous rock band, Sunset Revival, cares about is a good time and the next woman in his bed. So of all people to be stranded on a deserted island with, Luce can’t believe it has to be him.

Ollie has been crushing on Luce Winchester for months. Finally, finally, she agrees to come stay with him. Well, it’s a visit out of desperation, but he’ll take whatever he can get from this woman. When they get kidnapped and stranded on a random island thanks to a psychotic fan, it’s hardly the first date Ollie had in mind. But there’s more to this devilishly handsome rocker than meets the eye. He’s resourceful, protective, and maybe, just maybe, he can prove to Luce he’s a bet she should take.

In the end will Luce choose to stay with Ollie or leave her love-struck rockstar behind?

*NEVER LEAVE A ROCKSTAR can be read as a standalone, or it can be read as the fourth and final book in Sarah Darlington's NEVER TRUST Series.



I was waiting for this story to happen since I first saw them interact with each other. 

There was this simple but intense connection between them. Luce was the first woman he saw and couldn’t get out of his mind and her fighting him every step of the way, helped him truly connect with someone for the first time.

Saying no to Ollie Mills wasn’t hard for Luce, she had no intention of being his next victim. That being said, she was enjoying more and more their little daily interactions. Getting to know him was making harder to still believe he was a bad person.

Some exciting action moments, kidnappings, and a deserted island, made this book a super fun and entertaining read.

Ollie doesn’t know many things, but he sure as hell knows he doesn’t stand the idea of being away from her. Nothing made sense to him until now, his way of living on automatic pilot are over, he is finally awake.

Will Luce take a chance on the sex addict, player rockstar? Or will she forever carry her heartbreak about what could have been?











Title: NEVER LEAVE A ROCKSTAR
Author: Sarah Darlington
Release Date: March 5th
Series: The NEVER TRUST Series, Book 4
(Can be read as a standalone!)




Luce thinks Ollie Mills is obnoxious, frustrating, and full of himself. The only thing the bassist of the world famous rock band, Sunset Revival, cares about is a good time and the next woman in his bed. So of all people to be stranded on a deserted island with, Luce can’t believe it has to be him.

Ollie has been crushing on Luce Winchester for months. Finally, finally, she agrees to come stay with him. Well, it’s a visit out of desperation, but he’ll take whatever he can get from this woman. When they get kidnapped and stranded on a random island thanks to a psychotic fan, it’s hardly the first date Ollie had in mind. But there’s more to this devilishly handsome rocker than meets the eye. He’s resourceful, protective, and maybe, just maybe, he can prove to Luce he’s a bet she should take.

In the end will Luce choose to stay with Ollie or leave her love-struck rockstar behind?

*NEVER LEAVE A ROCKSTAR can be read as a standalone, or it can be read as the fourth and final book in Sarah Darlington's NEVER TRUST Series.

Available on Amazon or *FREE* to read in Kindle Unlimited.








Sarah Darlington was born in Colorado and grew up all over the United States. These days, she calls Virginia home, where she lives with her husband, two kids, and large dog. The best word to describe Sarah is 'creative.' She's passionate about designing, crafting, and photography. But most of all... she loves creating stories through her writing.

Her romance books are sexy and heart-gripping at their core, guaranteed to make you swoon. Any of them can be read as a stand-alone, but all are connected within the same world. 

Unforgiven (Loveless, Texas #2) by Jay Crownover

My Rating: 5 Stars
Series: Yes,Loveless, Texas #2
Sex Scenes: Yes.
Subject: The only one that can save her.
Synopsis:
From the New York Times bestselling author of the Marked Men series comes an irresistible and suspenseful romance between a tough Texas Ranger and his first love--a woman in danger who insists she doesn't need his protection.
Hill Gamble is a model lawman: cool and collected, with a confident swagger to boot. Too bad all that Texas charm hasn't gotten him anywhere in his personal life, especially since the only girl he ever loved has always been off-limits. But then Hill is assigned to investigate her father's mysterious death, and he's forced back to the town--and the woman--he left behind.
When Hill left Loveless, he broke Kody Lawton's already battered heart. And now that he's working on her father's case, avoiding him is impossible. She can handle Hill and her unwanted feelings--until he puts his life on the line to protect her. Suddenly, Kody realizes that Hill could be taken away from her...for good.

Includes the bonus novella Cowboy to the Rescue by A.J. Pine!






Just wow. This story is full of action, secret , lies and murder.
A thrilling storyline that make it impossible to put the book down.

kody and Hill’s story is just as enticing. They have so much darkness and regret in their past, but they also bring life and light to each other’s lives.

Kody never understood where he stood with him, she felt betrayed and abandoned by him in her time of need, but she didn’t have the whole story.

Hill has loved Kody almost all his life, staying away was the only thing he could do for her and his brother. But now the tables have turned and he is once again in need of protection and even though she won’t admit it, love.

Kody’s heart has been frozen solid all those years ago, and she didn’t think there was any way of reanimating it.

Lucky for us she was wrong. With Hill’s love she learns to be herself again and finally become the string person she is supposed to be

Amazing sex scenes and incredible sexual tension between the characters.

I can’t wait to read about how this mystery is solved.

And am I the only one who is excited about the possibility of Shot and Presley?!?







★★★ NEW RELEASE ★★★ 

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From the New York Times bestselling author of the Marked Men series comes an irresistible and suspenseful romance between a tough Texas Ranger and his first love–a woman in danger who insists she doesn’t need his protection.


Hill Gamble is a model lawman: cool and collected, with a confident swagger to boot. Too bad all that Texas charm hasn’t gotten him anywhere in his personal life, especially since the only girl he ever loved has always been off-limits. But then Hill is assigned to investigate her father’s mysterious death, and he’s forced back to the town–and the woman–he left behind.

When Hill left Loveless, he broke Kody Lawton’s already battered heart. And now that he’s working on her father’s case, avoiding him is impossible. She can handle Hill and her unwanted feelings–until he puts his life on the line to protect her. Suddenly, Kody realizes that Hill could be taken away from her…for good.

★✩★✩★✩★✩★

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