Incinerate (Explosive)

Incinerate (Explosive)Incinerate
by Tessa Teevan
on February 16, 2014
Genres: Sexy Romance
Pages: 361
Sex: three-half-stars
Overall Grade: C+

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‘Incinerate’ is my first Tessa Teevan book and is the second book in her ‘Explosive’ series. I was actually recommended the book because it was said to be about a sweet hero and I’m always down for one of those.

He’s sweet, he’s an ass, he’s warm, he’s cold. He flirts, he scowls, he drives me absolutely crazy, but dammit if my heart doesn’t melt when he smiles.

Knox Wellington was burned by his first love when he caught her giving it up to his older brother. Not wanting to stick around for the fallout, he ditched his rich family and joined the military where he spent his years defusing bombs and only getting close to women when he wanted a quick fuck. Knox doesn’t do relationships because women just can’t be trusted. When an explosion leaves him badly injured, he goes home to recover. In need of some in-home care, his friends find a volunteer who can help him get fully back on his feet.

“Sweetheart, I think I’ve been in love with you since the moment you slapped me.”

Charlotte Davenport aka Charlie is our southern little spitfire who doesn’t put up with shit. When she catches her fiancé sticking his D in a snatch that isn’t hers, she drops him like hot corn bread fresh out the skillet. Charlie is an easy heroine to like. She’s sassy, strong, can hold her own, but has a tender heart. She has grown up around the military and volunteers her free time to help recovering soldiers.

As you can see, these two are destined to meet, and when they do, sparks fly…and not in a good way. Knox has a few chips on his shoulder. He’s still hanging on to the betrayal of his ex and his brother, and now he can’t even fully take care of himself. These two land on the wrong feet when they come together but each desire the other. They seem to fit together nicely…if Knox would stop putting his foot in his own mouth.

This is an extremely slow-burn romance that happens over months. The build-up to love feels real and their feelings for each other grow over time, both healing one another. Knox, at times, could come off jerky but it didn’t make me mad. I got it and understood his frustrations. It made me have compassion and understanding for him. The more Knox is around Charlie, the more he craves something more. For the first time in a long time he wants a woman for more than what is between her legs and he wants to explore that with Charlie.

Holy fuck, I have no idea where this inner sap is coming from. All I know is that I mean every word

This is really just a sweet love story that will keep a smile on your face for most of the read. Simply put, it’s a 100% safe read. Both the hero and heroine are likeable and you cheer for them to find love in each other. The only downfall to the story was that it was just too much. I can honestly say I would have given the story a high grade if it were 100 pages shorter. It felt bogged down with extra scenes that I just didn’t need, boring me. Adding all that with the slow-burn romance, the passion between Charlie and Knox just didn’t really sizzle as it should have. I was oddly left feeling like I wanted more but was given too much. But if you’re looking for something light, sweet and easy this is it. The author is a great writer but sometimes less is more.

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Falling for Fate (Second Chance)

Falling for Fate (Second Chance)Falling for Fate
by Caisey Quinn
on September 22, 2014
Genres: Sexy Romance
Pages: 358
Sex: three-stars
Overall Grade: C

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‘Falling for Fate’ has all the things I tend to love in a sexy romance story. A virginal, innocent heroine who needs a little dirtying up, a hero who stops his whoring ways the moment his eyes lock on the heroine, and a little bit of drama to keep my attention.

Something, the worst things that happen in our lives put us directly on the path to the best things that will ever happen to us.

When Fate Buchanan finds her fiancé sticking it to the maid of honor the night before their wedding, she knows it’s time to make a change in her life. Running down the beach to get away from the rehearsal dinner, she comes face to face with Dean Maxwell, the man she gives her virginity to, but she flees before he can get her name.

Dean would never be able to tell this woman no. And that terrified the ever-loving fuck out of him.

Dean can’t believe the woman he found on the beach or the feelings she’s made him have. He’s used to hitting and quitting, but for some reason he can’t get this woman out of his head. He spends the rest of his summer looking for her without any luck. He even gives up hooking up with other woman, knowing that the woman on the beach is the only one who can sate his need. *swoons*

But fate has plans for Dean and his mystery woman. She just so happens to be a new employee of his father’s company, where he is now starting the transition of taking over. And to top it off, the company has a no-fraternization policy that would make them both lose the careers they are working so hard to achieve.

This all sounds great on paper and part of it was, but it just didn’t completely work for me. Dean runs hot and cold like no other hero I have seen before. I loved that Fate called him on it, but it still drove me crazy. For a man who tried so hard to find her, he was always doing something jerky to push her away. It was frustrating and grew tiring over time. That being said, it was still an okay read. The secondary characters were funny and the hero’s come-to-Jesus moment was sweet. If you have some time to kill, and you like the tropes I mentioned give it a go. If you’re looking for something more, I say give it a pass.

Mistress M

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The Tornado

The TornadoThe Tornado
by Missy Blue
on April 13, 2015
Genres: Mistress Approved, Sexy Romance
Pages: 295
Sex: three-half-stars
Overall Grade: A


I picked ‘The Tornado’ up because of the author’s warning ‘Asher is a possessive alpha-male but with a HEART OF GOLD (No alpha-hole). NO CHEATING. NO CLIFFHANGER. No annoying EX drama.’ With a warning like that, I immediately clicked and started reading.

Meaningless sex. Been there, done that. Didn’t do anything for me. I was just gonna keep my dick in my pants and mind my own fucking business

Asher ‘The Tornado’ Prince is my perfect hero in every way. There is not one bad thing I can say about him. Asher is an ex-Marine turned MMA champion. His soul focus in life is to work hard and help send money to the family of a friend that died in war with him. He runs a gym, trains every day and keeps his dick in his pants. Then a Jewel stumbles into his life.

Jewel is an easy heroine to love. The story of her past is heartbreaking and pulls at every womanly instinct in you. She left a painful past behind her, hopeful to start a new life as far away as possible from her old home and old memories. She’s trying to pull her life back together and move on from the scars that still cover her insides. She pushes herself to be better, but sometimes the nightmares can slip right back in without warning.

Trying to get over her fear of men, Jewel starts working out at a male-dominated gym. She pulls her hair up in a hat, wears baggy clothes and uses her hood to shadow her face. Everyone thinks she’s a skinny boy who likes to come in and beat on the punching bag but is too good to talk to anyone. Then one day a scuffle breaks out and Asher gets a look at Jewel, and there is no turning back.

They called him The Tornado. But he was proving to be the shelter to my storm.

Asher knows Jewel has issues and everything in him calls to protect her. He can’t seem to stay away from her and will stop at nothing to give her what she needs. She has awakened something in him that he long ago thought he lost when he buried his friend.

“Don’t look at her,” I warned, a sharp edge to my voice. “Don’t talk to her, don’t breathe in her direction, don’t dream about her-don’t think about her. Leave her the fuck alone. I see any of you fucking with her, your ass is mine.”

Jewel and Asher’s love story is a slow burn as is to be expected with Jewel’s past. Normally I’m not into the slow-burn romances but this one worked perfectly – I think because we know early on Asher has his hooks in her. He grunts and growls when anyone gets too close to her or even calls her babe. He slowly pushes himself into her life, wanting to show her she can find shelter and safety in him, that he will go as slow as she needs as long as one day he can have her. He’ll wait forever for her.

I literally just wanted to hug this book, that’s how stupid happy it made me. At every turn Asher was knocking me on my ass with his sweetness towards Jewel. It was refreshing to read about a hero who was just an all-around great alpha guy. While Jewel did help him grow and give his life new focus, she didn’t change the core of who he was because he was always that wonderful sweet person.

What blew me away was that this looks to be the author’s first book. She has made a fan out of me and she has landed herself on my insta-buy list. I hope all her heroes are as wonderful as Asher and all of her heroines as strong and brave as Jewel.

Mistress M

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Dirty Discoveries (New Releases) April 22nd

sheriffvvvCarter has finally claimed his woman and he’s never letting her go… Having her has only seemed to fuel his obsession.

Old demons are coming for Cherry and he’s doing everything in his power to protect her. Can he keep her safe while looking over his shoulder? Will her new secret send him over the edge? Can they find peace in chaos?

Maybe the very thing that started it all could give him more than he could ever dreamed of.

Warning: Volume 2 contains more sexy hotness, sweet gooey love, and an alpha male who would do anything for his Cherry.

.99 Cents #KindleUnlimited
Hero is over the top obsessed. He waited almost 9 years for her… never touching another woman.
Series order: Vol 1 (Carter & Layla) | Vol 2 (Carter & Layla) | Vol 3 (Conclusion of Carter & Layla) May 6th | Vol 4 (Jeanette & Saint’s Story) May 20th

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sheriffvvvA once gifted ballet dancer chained to the demons of her past, Jewel is broken and can no longer dance, her dream torn away from her. Determined to not lie down and die, she takes up the fight, disguising herself as a man, and dares to enter… The Tornado’s testosterone-fueled boxing gym.

An ex-Marine turned MMA fighter, living in the shadow of his tragic past, Asher “The Tornado” Prince only wants to keep his head in the game, turning any man who enters the ring into dust. His temper is hotter than a branding iron, keeping everyone at arm’s length for good reason. He is all tattooed muscle, blood, sweat, and anyone who dares to cross his path, he’ll leave them in tears.

But one night is all it takes. One look is all it takes. Two broken souls find love in the unlikeliest of places.

Jewel wants out of her dark world, and she faces the fight of her life to get there. But she won’t do it alone. When Asher discovers that the skinny little kid who comes to his gym every night is a beautiful young woman, nobody will dare touch her again. They call him The Tornado, and Jewel finds out fast why he lives up to his hard-hitting, bone-crunching name. But when he proves to be the tornado to her demons, he also becomes the shelter to her storm.

And in the end, he will give up his dream, only so that he can… save hers.

Author Note: Asher is a possessive alpha-male but with a HEART OF GOLD (No alpha-hole). NO CHEATING. No annoying EX drama. NO CLIFFHANGER.


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sheriffvvvWhen Honey Perribow traded in her cowboy boots for stilettos and left her small Kentucky town to attend Columbia University, she never expected to find a dirt-cheap apartment or two new best friends. No stranger to hard work, Honey is completely focused on her medical degree … until she sees newly minted professor Ben Dawson, and her concentration is hijacked. Honey is fascinated by her gorgeous young English professor and vows to find a crack in his tweed-wearing, glasses-clad exterior.

At an off-campus party, an accident lands Ben in a dark, locked closet with a sexy-sounding Southern belle … and their chemistry is explosive. But when he discovers that the girl in his arms is the same beautiful student he can’t stop thinking about, he is stunned. Student-teacher relationships are strictly forbidden … yet no matter how hard he tries, Ben can’t stay away from Honey.

And when his attempt to fight their attraction nearly ruins the best thing that ever happened to him, Ben will do anything to prove how much he needs her.

Second book in the Broke and Beautiful series. Each standalone stories.
Series order: Chase Me | Need Me

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sheriffTattoo artist Cory Easton has worked long enough at Raw Ink to know, just by looking at a dude, what his body art reveals, what makes him tick, what even makes him scared. Until he meets the quiet and remote Jude York—so unreadable, so unreachable, and so unlike anyone else, he can’t help but arouse Cory’s curiosity.

As captivating and complex as his ink, Jude is a mystery—and Cory’s falling fast and hard under his spell. Against his better judgment to steer clear.

The rumors of Jude’s past overshadow him—whispers of prison and an unmentionable secret that’s kept him in the protective shadows of a local motorcycle club. As Cory probes deeper, he wonders how much he really wants to know. Especially since Jude has awakened something inside him that has been buried too long—and has him feeling completely alive for the first time in forever.

Fifth book in the Between Breaths series. Each standalone stories.
Series order: All of You | Before You Break | Whisper to Me | Promise Me This | There You Stand

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sheriffThree years after her life changed forever, Gabriella Latham finally has it all. Killer job [if working for her boyfriend counts]. Killer closet [even if she doesn’t technically own any of it]. Killer boyfriend [who refuses to let her leave him, even when she tries]. Unfortunately for her, the last part isn’t hyperbole. She just doesn’t know it yet.

Adrian Morningstar was a dream come true. No one had ever loved her more, and for the first time, in longer than she could remember, she was no longer alone. He was the Prince Charming to her Cinderella, until suddenly he became the Beast from whom she could not escape.

Until him.

When Rafe Matthews is hired to oversee the guest home construction of one of the most powerful businessmen in the country, he finally has his in. Nothing will get in the way of what he sets out to do.

Until her.

Watching from the shadows, he’s drawn to the beautiful, isolated woman of the house. His curiosity is piqued and he has to have her. She may be taken by the boss, but that’s not enough to stop him. Or her.

Nothing is quite as it seems, and this is only the beginning.

Passions ignite. Tempers flare. Secrets kill.

First book in the Clandestine Affairs series. Cliffhanger: Book 2 will release in August (.99 cents)

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sheriffDark room

Luke Stratton spends his days making clients moan in pleasure. His hands hold the ability to drive a woman to the brink of ecstasy. As a rule, his professional touch is the only thing he gives any female client. Until a Boston marathon trainee seeks his services.

Bare skin

One year after the tragic Boston Marathon bombing, Alexa Williams must overcome horrible memories of that day. She struggles to put her fear aside to meet the challenge of the run. A rigorous training schedule leaves her body aching, and with Luke’s help, Alexa finds soothing release at The Rub Down.

Healing Hands

Will Luke hold onto his rules and let Alexa go, or will they be able to cross the finish line together?

Standalone (.99 cents)

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sheriffBritish musician Tim Wentworth trades his London flat for an apartment in NYC so he can record with a promising American band, but he arrives in Manhattan to learn the gig has been canceled. With no job and a two-month stay in the States, he wonders if the trip has been a waste of time, until he meets charming and talented jewelry designer Jenna Bradford.

Unlike the groupies who throw themselves at Tim after shows, Jenna couldn’t be less impressed by his music credentials. Bad experiences have led her to have a strict “no musicians” policy. But when Tim rescues Jenna from an obnoxious drunk, she bends her rules and they embark on a sensuous courtship filled with steamy, passionate nights and intense, unexpected emotions. While they try to find a way to prolong their time together, a family tragedy forces Tim to return to England. Jenna and Tim must each decide how far they’re willing to go to see if their whirlwind romance can lead to a lifetime of love.

Standalone (Kindle Unlimited)

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sheriffBryna feels his eyes on her.

Hot, seductive, enticing.

He’s at least ten years older than her seventeen years, and he knows exactly what he’s doing to her with that look.

Walking away would be the smart thing to do…

But she can’t. Not that first night when he takes her home and claims her body. Not when he shows up in her life again with expensive gifts to win her trust. Not even when she’s falling for him, and everything else is falling apart…

First book in the two-book All That Glitters series.
Series order: Diamonds (.99 cents) | Gold (July 7th)

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sheriffHe wants to rock her world—in bed and out of it

For former Army Ranger Dean Colter, sexual escapades and wild flirtations are the norm—but it wasn’t always that way. Years ago, the DreamMakers co-owner was a one-woman kind of guy until he tore Emma Lee’s heart apart. Yet he’s never forgotten her, and when Emma waltzes back into his life, a second chance is suddenly within his reach…and he’ll be damned if he’ll screw up again.

She wants her world to stop spinning apart

Emma’s no longer the naïve girl she used to be. Now a successful designer in the fashion world, she refuses to let Dean’s killer smile and sweet-talking ways distract her from her goals. But being the target of Dean’s full-out seduction isn’t easy to resist, even as the dynasty she’s built teeters toward disaster. This time she might the one who breaks both their hearts when she has to walk away.

Third book in the DreamMakers series. Each standalone stories.
Series order: All Fired Up (FREE) | Love Is A Battlefield | Don’t Walk Away

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sheriffFirst comes love, then comes marriage, then comes…

As Will and Sarah Price settle into being Mr. & Mrs., they meet a stumbling block neither of them anticipated. All of their friends are starting families of their own, but not them, and not for lack of trying.

For them, their dreams of a happily-ever-after always included a baby. While Sarah struggles with the fear that her love isn’t enough, Will worries that she gave up too much for him. Neither knows what to expect when they’re not expecting.

Together, they’ll learn that there is more than one way to build a family.

Final book in the Him series.
Series order: Him | Her | Them

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sheriffBaylor Parish needs a fresh start. After a disastrous, loveless marriage and an emotionally neglected childhood, she packs her things and moves to a new house out in the desert to get away from it all and enjoy her freedom.

Unfortunately, the occupants of the house next door have other ideas.

As soon as Hayden Paterson spots her moving in, he takes over. Next she meets his stepbrother Jake, a cop who takes her safety far more seriously than Baylor does herself. The last thing Baylor wants is to get into another relationship, but the Paterson brothers rescue people for a living, and from the moment they clap eyes on her, they label the 23 year old a damsel in distress. Not only do they do everything in their power to protect, nurture and guide her, but they also enlist the help of their longtime friends and roommates; Terry and Matt.

Hayden and Jake come together to woo her to become a part of their unique family. To them, she is an adult little girl in need of the love, caring, nurturing—and yes, discipline—that only two ‘Daddies’ can provide. To the independent Baylor, the assumption that she is in dire need of ‘Daddycare’ seems not only strange, but completely opposed to the self-sufficiency she thought she wanted.

As well as her new Daddy Hayden and Daddy Jake, Baylor also finds herself in the care of ‘Uncle’ Terry, a retired medic. He’s the burly, protective ‘house mom’ and ‘doctor’, who is not only thrilled to have a little girl to care for, but likes to take control of Baylor’s health in ways that she preferred he did not. Then there is Matt, the resident ‘hippie’, who quickly becomes Baylor’s adoring ‘big brother’ and helps her devise ways to get into mischief… which frequently lands her over the lap of one of her new daddies.

Basking in the loving embrace of these four men, Baylor’s inner child emerges, and under their sometimes stern, but always loving, care, she not only discovers her ability to play and laugh, she also begins to trust and feel loved. She also learns that a bottom bared for punishment can experience intense pleasure when used in ‘special’ ways by one—or both—of her two men.

Despite her happiness, Baylor continues to struggle with allowing herself to fully submit. Is this lifestyle, the one of a Little girl with two Daddies, an Uncle and a Big Brother, right for her? Will she be able to leave behind her loveless, uncaring past and allow her heart to be moved to permanently reside within the arms and home of these very special men?


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sheriffThree years passed.
Long and brutal.
Lonely and sometimes scary.
But he swore he’d find me—that’d he’d do everything to get me back. Well, his word was final. His word was true. He’s back.

Ace Crow: Ruthless. Deadly. Risky. An extremely bad man. I’m everything he’s not. I’m the missing piece to his disturbing puzzle. But he’s mistaken about one thing. No one said getting me back was going to be easy. There are always consequences to ones actions. There are always hidden truths. There is always betrayal.
Things aren’t so simple anymore. My life has changed dramatically. Bringing him back in will only be dragging me back down.
I’m afraid.
I shouldn’t.
But I love him.
A lot.
I’m a fool.
BEWARE, my beating heart.

This is the follow-up to BEWARE. This book CANNOT be read as a standalone
Series order: Beware (.99)| The Comeback

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sheriffPax Reed figures navigating the bloody civil war in Little Memphis is tricky enough. Life gets even more complicated when he meets Bebe.

Bebe Green craves a danger-free life, yet club enforcer Pax proves to be too damn tempting. The seductive stud makes her laugh while his touch creates a glorious hunger in her.

I’ve heard GREAT things about this one! I was told I would really like it.
Second book in the Little Memphis MC series. Each standalone stories.
Series order: Little Memphis | Broken Memphis

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sheriffPride tore them apart…

Warrant Officer Honor Girard made the worst mistake of her life in walking away from the man she promised to marry—and she knows it. An attack on base unexpectedly pushes them together and in the aftermath she realizes she can’t let him go a second time. Only he’s not willing to let her back in. After orders send her back stateside she realizes she’s probably lost him forever. It will take either a miracle to bring them back together—or a life-altering tragedy.

Only forgiveness can bring them back together.

Major Liam Magrath lives his life on the edge, flying dangerous missions with the Army’s elite Night Stalkers. Since losing Honor he’s been totally focused on his career, his missions and the welfare of his crew. Then she’s suddenly thrust back into his life and tells him the last thing he expects to hear: she wants another chance. Losing her once was hard enough—giving her another shot isn’t an option. He’s determined to keep his heart walled off from the only woman he’s ever loved, until a catastrophic terrorist attack on American soil changes everything. Now that he’s finally made up his mind to go after her, however, it may be too late. Liam is determined to fight for her at all costs—but first they’ll have to fight for their lives in a disastrous attack that hits far too close to home.

Fifth book in the Bagram Special Ops series. Each standalone stories.
Series order: Deadly Descent | Tactical Strike | Lethal Pursuit | Danger Close | Collateral Damage

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sheriffIn this erotically charged novella by the New York Times bestselling author of Call on Me, Nothing Between Us, and Not Until You two strangers take an asphalt-burning ride into the wildest night of their lives…

Natalie Bourne thinks she has the perfect night planned for her twenty-first birthday. But when her car breaks down and her boyfriend bails on her, she’s left stranded in an auto shop dealing with a way too cocky, way too hot mechanic, who seems to be intent on pushing every button she has.

Monroe Hawkins knows he shouldn’t be messing with a girl from the uppity private college. Especially when he can tell she sees him as the help. But he’s having trouble resisting the redhead with the smart mouth and the killer legs. So when Natalie’s night goes from bad to worse, there’s no way he’s letting her spend her birthday alone. He makes her a deal–he’ll take her home but not until the sun comes up.

Ten hours, one motorcycle, and the city of Austin at their fingertips…things are about to take a major detour. And soon, there may be no U-turn in sight.


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sheriffMyles Oliver Dayton likes control in every aspect of his life. He desires it, demands it in the board room and his bedroom. But when his teenage crush walks into his office to be his temporary assistant, the tight restraint he kept on his emotions starts to come undone. Something he couldn’t allow. His idea of love is demanding and possessive, and in the end there would only be pain—for both of them.

Cassie Sorrelson grabs onto opportunities when they come along and assisting Myles with all his demands is an opportunity she isn’t about to pass up. Sexy and controlling, he has her breathing hard and soon yearning for more than a few days together at the corporate retreat. When he suddenly pulls back, though, and refuses the desire she knows is running hot within him, Cassie is going to have to work at getting what she wants … making Myles lose control.


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Need Me (Broke and Beautiful)

Need Me (Broke and Beautiful)Need Me
by Tessa Bailey
Published by Avon
on April 21st 2015
Genres: Mistress Approved, Sexy Romance
Pages: 251
Sex: five-stars
Overall Grade: A-

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When Honey Perribow traded in her cowboy boots for stilettos and left her small Kentucky town to attend Columbia University, she never expected to find a dirt-cheap apartment or two new best friends. No stranger to hard work, Honey’s sole focus is a medical degree...until she sees newly-minted Professor, Ben Dawson, and her concentration is hijacked. Honey is fascinated by her gorgeous, young English professor and vows to find a crack heh heh, she's looking for his crack his tweed-wearing, glasses-clad exterior.

While at an off campus party, an accident lands Ben in a dark, locked closet with a sexy-sounding southern belle...and their chemistry is explosive.
Clean up on Aisle 5. Sounds like Honey's a-squirtin' again But when he discovers that the girl in his arms is the same beautiful student he can’t stop thinking about, he is stunned. Student-teacher relationships are strictly forbidden… *lascivious eyebrow waggle* yet no matter how hard he tries, Ben can’t stay away from Honey.

And when his attempts to fight their attraction nearly ruin the best thing that ever happened to him, Ben will do anything to prove how much he needs her.
*eyebrows fall off my face - a victim of their own lasciviousness*

reviewProfessor-student relationships are to me what a fragrantly ovulating woman is to a bear-shifter – irresistible. This series got off to a galloping start with Louis ‘Nationwide Threat to Insulin Levels’ McNally and Roxy ‘Crunchy with a Gooey Centre’ Cumberland. It was the perfect NA book – sweet, charming and infinitesimally angsty with lots of meaningful (but dirty-hot) sex. So ‘Need Me’ had a lot to live up to, especially in the hero stakes.

Honey is enraptured by her English professor Ben and has decided to seduce him with her sex wiles. Ben, however, needs little seduction as he’s already been wooed by her academic work. I’m a huge nerd so that might explain why I found that little nugget hot. Ben is actually turned on by Honey’s intellectual prowess despite the fact that he doesn’t know what she looks like (he’s not exactly your friendly neighbourhood English professor so being on first-name terms with his students isn’t his thing). Phwoar. While pondering the first ever instance of a man being turned on by paper on which there are no pictures of naked ladies he spots Honey (whom he doesn’t realise is Honey) in his lecture and is all, ‘lemme stand behind this lectern real quick cos mah boner just got tenure…in mah pants’. And THEN, at a party for Roxy, Ben and Honey get trapped in a pitch-black closet together and Ben immediately falls for the sexy Southern girl he’s in forced proximity with. I can’t say much for Ben’s emotional fidelity – he’s now in lust with what he thinks are three different girls. But, of course, they all add up to our heroine, Honey. And what a heroine. I kinda loved Honey. I may even have loved Honey more than I loved Ben. Ben has trust issues and immediately turns against Honey for misleading him and for kissing him/doing other stuff with him when it could get him sacked. That’s understandable but Honey was so sweet! It was hard to take Ben’s intentional cruelty when it was aimed at such an innocent character. Never fear, however, as Ben makes it his aim to erase his former dickishness and show Honey that he’s the man for her.

This book is more faithful to the NA template than ‘Chase Me‘ was. There’s angst and people getting hurt and daddy issues. And while Bailey’s men usually dominate her books, this was Honey’s book through and through. She was responsible, kind, naive…so it took a lot for me to be convinced that Ben was the right guy for her. But, after everything (and some grovelling skillz) Ben pulls it back for the win.

Now all we have to do is wait for Russell and Abby…


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Their Virgin Mistress (Masters of Ménage)

Their Virgin Mistress (Masters of Ménage)Their Virgin Mistress
by Lexi Blake, Shayla Black
on April 14, 2015
Genres: BDSM, Erotica, Menage, Sexy Romance
Pages: 410
Sex: two-stars
Overall Grade: D

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One wild night leads to heartache…

Tori Glen loves her new job as an image consultant for Thurston-Hughes Inc.
If you block one ear and slur, that name sounds like Thrustin' You. Nice work, Black/Blake. The trouble is, she’s also in love with the three brothers who own it, Oliver, Rory, and Callum. They’re handsome, successful, aristocratic, successful and aristocratic? Rather an oxymoron, I should think. Fnarr fnarr *sips sherry, adjusts opera glasses* and way out of this small-town Texas girl’s league. So she remains a loyal professional—until the night she finds a heartbroken Oliver desperate for someone to love. Tori knows she should resist…but it’s so tempting to give in.

And a desperate plan…

Callum and Rory have denied their desire for Tori, hoping she’ll heal their older brother, who was so brutalized by his late wife’s betrayal. But when Oliver cruelly turns Tori away in the harsh light of day,
#DemBeerGoggles she tenders her resignation. Rory and Callum realize that to save their brother, they must embrace the unconventional sort of family they’ve always wanted—with Tori at its center. And it all starts with seducing her…

That could lead to happily ever after—or murder.

Isolated with the brothers at an elegant English country manor, they begin awakening Tori to the most sensual of pleasure. As opposed to that other type of pleasure - sensory deprivation... But consumed with regret, Oliver won’t be denied the chance to embrace the only woman worth the risk of loving again. What begins as a rivalry veers toward the future they’ve only dared to dream of. But a stranger is watching and waiting for a chance at revenge. Can the brothers come together to embrace the woman they love and defeat a killer?
Now you mention a killer? You gave us all that guff and waited until the very last word to mention a killer?

reviewHow many virgins can there be? There’s been a virgin hostage, a virgin concubine, a virgin secretary, a virgin butcher, a virgin baker and a virgin candlestick maker (…who will light THIS innocent maid’s fire?). Now it’s the time of the mistress, which, as with the virgin concubine, requires some mental gymnastics to wrap one’s head around. Anyway, the mistress in question is Tori, fixer for three brothers, Oliver (Grumpy), Callum (Horny) and the Other One (Non-Descripty). Tori is in love with her bosses and ends up sleeping with one of them, misplacing her hymen in the process. The freshly fucked Grumpy, the president of Bezakistani branch of MRAs, gives her shit about being a gold-digger and a whore and the usual. Tori, aghast, runs out.

This sounds familiar, right? Bosses, an employee, one member of the sex triad has been wounded in his past so he lashes out at the girl…this breakdown is a carbon copy of the previous book in the series, ‘Their Virgin Secretary’. Now we can safely assume that variety isn’t a top priority for anyone buying and reading a billionaire-menage-virgin book but come on!

Grumpy, Horny and Non-Descripty chase Tori and try to get her to marry them. There’s your plot. Grumpy is a bitter bastard, Horny is just a bastard and Non-Descr- zzzzzzzz. Oops. I fell asleep. I love this series. It’s ridiculous and silly. But it’s only enjoyable if it’s interesting or fresh. Fresh doesn’t have to mean original. It just has to be engaging. And this wasn’t.

Oh, and the Arab Spring is referenced obliquely. Apparently the discord in the region means that there’s some instability among the country’s neighbours, but you’ll be relieved to hear Fucktopia wasn’t much affected. It does, however, have hordes of horny refugees at its borders requesting entrance (in more ways than one). Happily, Bezakistani is more concerned with ass than it is with Assad.

What made the previous books so enjoyable seems to have fizzled out. There are only so many virgin-three men permutations, even if you’ve made kidnap and kinda-almost-pretty-much rape legal and romantic (it’s a Bezakistani tradition! You have to respect that!). The heroes were bland and the heroine was blander. There was no bite or humour to it – it was just…blah. God Bless Fucktopia.


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