by Karla Doyle
Published by Indie
on November 14, 2014
Genres: Sexy Romance
Overall Grade: C-
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Gift Wrapped started with such a bang out of the gate… Brinn has no holiday plans after she caught her boyfriend cheating on her. She just doesn’t feel like driving back home to be with her family this year after working late on Christmas Eve. Then in walks Davis our Christmas hating hero looking for a last minute gift and maybe a hot night with the woman behind the counter.
“I’ve obviously been a very good girl this year to get a present this size.”
What starts out as a one night fling slowly turned into more of a fuck buddy system with both having growing feelings for each other. The story was hot from the start with likeable characters of both the hero and heroine… too bad that didn’t stick around for the hero. The heroine is a very easy character to connect with and even easier to love. She is feisty, funny, up for some hot sexy times, and extremely relatable. All and all the author really made you love her which is a giant part of the problem. Give me a heroine I love, but please don’t give me a hero I think is undeserving.
“I’m no prince. I work hard, pay my taxes and hold doors for old people. I’m a good guy, not an asshole. And yeah, I enjoy women. Looking at them, having a good time with them. Then I send them home with a smile that’ll last all week. I won’t guarantee a callback and I don’t do serious relationships.”
Davis wasn’t as quick to fall for Brinn as I was. Did he fall balls deep into her vagina? Of course he did and that was the only falling he wanted to do with her which he did make clear.. but it still hurt. His quick reminders of what he wanted from her really started nicking at my like for him. The author even gave us a moment where we thought he did something great, but it was just an accident. There was time and time again where the hero could have made a great play and really won me back, but again he falls short of my liking.
The good, the bad, and the ugly …. The good, the sex was outstanding and I found the heroine made me laugh out loud quite a few times. Plus she did have a backbone and chose herself when I really felt like she should. The bad, missable moments when the author could have made this sucker an outstanding Christmas book! The ugly, by the time the hero got his head out of his ass I was gone. Was his turn around sweet with a sweeter happily ever after? Yes, it really was, but as a reader the author lost me a few chapters before the end so I just didn’t care that much. I was happy Brinn got what she wanted I just still had a bitter taste in my mouth. Plus I REALLY wanted to know if he was banging that neighbor when these two were apart for those few months. Oh well…. Sometimes the little things just really matter.
The year is closing out and we’ve had some kickass books and some major flops in 2014. Normally we do something fancy and give authors stuff, but fuck that shit, we’re here for you, so instead of making all these fancy prizes, let’s just slap $500 down to give away (plus we’re kinda lazy). Also we’re making fun of some of the authors/books so they may not like our award so much… don’t be baby bitches, authors, it’s all in good fun. But in future, maybe you should steer away from writing crap.
Readers this is how it’s gonna go: we give you the categories (below), you have until Tuesday 6pm central to come up with books you think should fit them. If you know some now drop them in the comments. The $500 giveaway all goes down on Tuesday during our Twitter nominations – yes, I said Twitter. You better download the app and you better start following because that’s the best way to win.
We’ll start tweeting out the categories, you throw books at us, and we can all catfight it out. Bring something to drink because we’re going to ruin lives and make dreams… ahh fuck, who am I kidding? We’re just going to get drunk and give money away to make sure we stay on Santa’s naughty list. Check below to make sure you have all the details you need to get your hands on the cash.
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Whoops, my Fist Slipped award for most dickish hero
The Wait, What? for most wtf moment
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Book I Want Inside Me
Should Have Stopped At 2%
Hardest Vagina Clench
Heroine Too Stupid to Live
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by Katie Reus
Published by Indie
on December 9th 2014
Genres: Sexy Romance, Suspense
Overall Grade: B
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Deadly Fallout is the tenth book in the Red Stone Security series. While I have read them all and really enjoy them on audio (audio is great for romance suspense) you don’t have to read the whole series and I promise you won’t be lost. While the heroine is in the previous books it’s nothing that will leave you feeling out of the loop. The author does a great job on refreshing readers without being redundant so the newbies aren’t lost.
I was excited that this was Dr. Zoe Hansen’s book. We have gotten little tastes of her in the past being one of the security firms agent’s sister and she has spunk plus she’s a hot little doc to top it off. Nothing like a strong female lead to kick off a story, but there is always one thing that can even shake the strongest of strong… a deadly good stalker who has already made one really good attempt at getting his hands on you.
Zoe made changes in her life to protect herself but tries to keep it low profile. She knows her brother would lose his shit if he found out about the attack and may even try to kill the man who came at her. Everything seems fine until Zoe’s stalker shows back up in her life and all hell breaks loss.
He was going to slide into her soon, but first he desperately wanted to taste her release on his tongue. The need was damn near primal. He wanted to see her completely undone because of him, to see her lose control.
This Red Stone Security addition is a lot like the rest. While it’s not my favorite in the series (Breaking Her Rules) it gave me what I wanted: suspense that actually might be the best in the series so far, an alpha hero who falls hard and fast for my heroine, and a heroine who isn’t too stupid to live. Hey! That last one is extremely important in a suspense romance. It has a great mix of everything you could really want in a fast paced suspense and kept me wanting more from the Red Stone Security series…. As always I can’t wait for the next in the series.
Considered an eccentric beast by most of the residents in Amesport, Maine, Billionaire Grady Sinclair stays isolated on his private peninsula in a grand mansion most people are afraid to approach. The arrangement suits Grady just fine, until a fearless angel lands on his doorstep, making him painfully aware of how lonely he really is, and how much he wants to keep the fiery blonde cherub for his very own. But will he have to become the monster the townspeople believe him to be in order to get his Christmas wish?
Emily Ashworth needs money, and plenty of it. As director of the Youth Center of Amesport, she either finds the funds she needs to supply Christmas presents and other items she needs to purchase to give the kids of Amesport a Christmas, or they won’t have one at all. Desperate, she ventures to the Amesport Peninsula to ask the wealthiest person in the area to provide a Christmas for her misplaced, abused, or troubled kids, and to help keep the doors of the much-needed refuge open. Emily is shocked when she meets Grady, and surprisingly more attracted to him than she has ever been to any man. He might have seemed like a barbarian in the beginning, but Emily quickly learns that Grady is nothing like she’d imagined. Was the monster of Amesport truly the very devil, or just a lonely man who needs the gift of love for Christmas?
Fierce and sexy, former Marine Travis Sanchez has always held himself back from the rest of the world, using his tattoos and piercings as armor. But when the woman he’s wanted for months is threatened, he knows it’s time to strip away the bad boy image and show her just how much he wants to be with her. As one of Red Stone Security’s best contractors, Travis is trained for almost any situation. But nothing prepares him for the most dangerous threat of all: the one to his heart.
Kind-hearted Noel Baskov’s only wish for the holidays is that her Miami coffee shop has a successful Christmas season. But her focus on work is interrupted when the family of the young girl she mentors is threatened, and the man she’s been lusting after for months steps in to handle it. Unfortunately the danger is far from over. Can this sexy and mysterious warrior protect Noel, or will he be the one to shatter her heart?
Ben Prescott hates Christmas—he’s a vampire, and to him, there’s certainly nothing jolly about the holiday season. While the humans are running around being merry, he’s hunting in the shadows. Ben plans to spend the holidays his way…by stalking deadly prey.
But fate has other plans for Ben.
Three visitors are coming Ben’s way…A demon who will force Ben to face his past, a ghost who will show Ben the present he could have, and a shifter who will reveal the darkness that waits in Ben’s future. Unless Ben can change his ways, he may just turn into a real monster, one who can’t be saved by anyone or anything.
’Tis the season…to be undead.
Ben’s redemption rests in the hands of the one woman he loved and lost—Simone Laurent. If Ben is going to have a chance at being more than just the beast in the darkness, he has to prove himself to the lovely Simone. A very hard task, considering that, once upon a Christmas Eve, Simone died in Ben’s arms…
What would you ask someone to do, if you knew they’d do anything?
After the death of her mother and the abrupt end of her marriage, Kate is desperately unhappy to be spending the upcoming holiday season alone. She vents her frustration in a letter to the one man her mother raised her to believe in—Santa Claus. This year she is rebelliously requesting something guaranteed to raise his eyebrows.
Brock Foster has wanted Kate since they were in high school. When he finds her letter, her Christmas wish becomes his obsession. Winning her will require skill and deception. Brock initiates a game that will bring them together and tear them apart.
Join Kate and Brock as they discover what happens when Santa puts you on The Naughty List.
Easy and Michigan fought together in the Marines and have shared women ever since. Lots of ladies are down for a one night stand but they haven’t found one who was willing stay the course with both of them…until they meet untried pastor’s daughter, Annie Bloom.
But a few nights of stolen passion aren’t enough for the three of them. The two men set out to prove to Annie that they’re worth a lifetime of love.
Their fragile new relationship is threatened when Annie’s father learns the truth and soon the struggle to stay together becomes one of life or death.
Forth book in the Death Lords MC series. Each standalone stories.
Series order: His Wild Desire | Her Secret Pleasure | Their Private Need | Their Fierce Love
After the first smile, he’s infatuated.
By the first kiss, he’s obsessed.
Nolan sees Chloe through a window of a bakery in downtown Manhattan. At first sight, something about her calls to a piece of him he thought was lost. Without thinking, he begins watching her, and when the moment presents itself, he strikes, claiming Chloe for himself. For a man who is used to getting what he wants Nolan wont let anyone or anything stand in his way.
An injection of a feral virus surges through his veins, trapping him in the skin of his animal. He’s fighting for dominance, struggling not to lose himself to the beast. There’s only one thing that can save him, one person who can help set him free.
A Mate’s Love…
Diane left everything she knew behind to follow the Professor into the unknown. Now, she lives among people she never knew existed and fights daily to keep them alive and healthy. She’s felt a spark with Zane since the day he arrived, but his avoidance leaves her guessing.
As the virus rages, only the touch of a mate can rescue the man trapped inside, leading Diane down a path she feels ill-prepared to take. If she’s not his mate, Zane might just kill her. If she is, then she’s the only one with a chance at saving the beast.
Series order: Waking the Beast | Tempting the Tiger | Freeing the Feline | Saving the Beast
Fashion designer Ridley Ethridge thinks she’s found the perfect, stable sort of guy in her childhood friend Will Reaver. With seduction in her sights, she arranges to rock Will’s world at an exclusive club that caters to those with adventurous and erotic appetites. What happens next is both intense and satisfying—until Ridley’s blindfold comes off to reveal Will’s twin brother. The same twin who broke her heart eight years ago.
Former soldier Garrett Reaver hasn’t ever gotten Ridley out of his system. And now that she’s before him in all her submissive glory? He’ll be damned before he lets someone else have her, especially his brother. Because Garrett and Ridley have some seriously unfinished business to take care of, and it starts now. And this time, he’ll show Ridley how exquisite a relationship with him could be…if their past doesn’t catch up to them first.
Series order: Owned by Fate | Exposed by Fate | Mistaken by Fate
He’s my new boss.
I could fight him, but then he might ask questions. He might find out about my criminal record, the one I didn’t mention on the job application. So I let him make me come, but he wants more. He needs more, and for some reason I want to give it.
But if he finds out about my lie, I’ll be out on the streets—or back in jail.
When a roof collapse kills his best friend and his girlfriend clears out his apartment and leaves, firefighter John Cooper knows he shouldn’t sit alone in his empty apartment. But when he accepts an invitation to Club LaForge, his feet get colder with every step he takes inside.
The sights, sounds and smells of the BDSM club make him sweat, and not because he’s turned off. Yet he can’t bring himself to admit—to himself, or to his luscious guide, Moira—that this lifestyle might just be what he needs.
An experienced BDSM trainer, Moira senses that Coop is not only a Dom in the making, but exactly what she’s been looking for. A man to be her lover and her Dom. The only problem is, Coop isn’t looking for anything complicated.
Moira’s willing to start slow and easy, but even once there’s enough trust to bring Coop into her world—and to her Dom—she’s still worried he’ll look for the nearest exit.
Warning: Do you smell smoke? Don’t worry, it’s just a hot and sexy firefighter getting down and dirty. Contains BDSM scenes, ropes, floggers, some spanking, some sharing, and some five-alarm sex.
Alex Hanas couldn’t believe that after so many years as a widower, his father was getting remarried. To make matters worse, the American gold digger had a kid—a daughter named Elynn. After months of avoiding it, Alex goes to brunch with every intention of giving his father’s new family the deep freeze. But he can’t pull it off with Elynn’s anxious green-grey eyes locked on him.
That was the day his life changed.
Four years later, Alex is as close to Elynn as a stepbrother can be. But that’s not enough for him. He wants more…and he’s done waiting.
Things come easy to Tony Steele. Money. Women. A good time. It’s all a piece of cake. Until that cake turns into the wedding cake of Tony’s best friend and the woman of Tony’s dreams, Reese Chaplin.
Tony can’t fix this problem by writing a check. And when Tony finds out his “friend” has been cheating on the woman who’s stolen his heart, he doesn’t hesitate to steal her away. Even if it’s her wedding day.
Nothing about Reese’s big day goes according to plan. She walks down the aisle to marry one man, and winds up in a Vegas wedding chapel with another. After a hot night with Tony, the only thing Reese regrets is that her new husband doesn’t remember anything about it.
Reese suspects the marriage is going to end badly, especially when Tony offers her a million dollars a month to stay married—who does that? But walking away from him turns out to be harder than she’d thought. Especially as she starts to know the man behind the wallet.
Series order: No Matter What | What Matters Most
When Alyssa Warren meets Shane McNeill at a wedding, sparks fly. Despite a litany of mistakes no one will let her forget, she can’t resist indulging in one hot night…one that leaves her hungry for more.
Alyssa’s not ready to let her past scare Shane off, though, so she proposes a casual arrangement—live in the moment, no discussing ancient history.
Shane’s on board with that. No-strings, kinky sex with a beautiful woman who has no interest in his past—and with a libido that matches his own? Hell yeah. If she knew about the monster mistakes he’s made, she’d run for the hills, so he’s all for enjoying this wild ride for as long as it lasts.
As they delve deeper into each other’s kinks, though, it’s only a matter of time before trust and intimacy start entangling their hearts. But before a future can take shape, they’ll have to come clean…and hope their confessions don’t drive them apart.
Thea Bequette might be a badass on the soccer field, but she’s completely inept when it comes to relationships. The lonely woman raised by her older brother has no clue when it comes to flirty feminine stuff. When she teams up with two mega hot men for a holiday 3v3 soccer tournament she can hardly believe it. Not only do the guys take her seriously, they treat her like a friend and maybe even more.
Dom Lopez is certain that Thea Bequette is the woman for him. Dom is a quiet loner by nature, but he has always been drawn to Thea. Unfortunately for Dom, his teammate and friend wants her too. Alec is a charming player who always knows what to say to a woman. When their competitive nature entices them to compete for her affections, sparks fly.
Thea knows she cannot choose between Dom and Alec. As the three of them explore the possibility of a threesome, Thea realizes that she doesn’t have to pick just one. Passion and acceptance might help three lonely people discover the best Christmas present ever. All it takes is a dash of holiday magic and the warm glow of love.
The Naughty List
When Maggie finishes her best Christmas decorating job at a mall, she’s receives the proposition of her life–to get to know her two hot bosses, Jake and Andrew, as they ask to ‘share’ her. What woman wouldn’t enjoy being wanted by two hot guys? Living the life of the good girl certainly hasn’t gotten her anywhere this fun.
For Jake and Andrew, sex has always been better when they do it together, enjoying watching one another as much as they enjoy having a tight, hot woman. So when Maggie proves to be one hot woman, they feel they’re getting the best Christmas gift ever.
They take her down the path of a wonderful sexual adventure, testing her limits as the three of them together experience the best sex they’ve ever known. As Christmas comes on, though, it seems someone’s not as thrilled about their new lifestyle as they are.
Christmas is Love
Dylan Foley and Austin Solberg have been living happily together for the past year in their cozy home, but something is missing. It isn’t until the night of the infamous Johnson holiday party that they finally admit to one another how much they miss having a woman in their bed. They agree that if the right woman ever came along, they would stop at nothing to keep her. When they meet Mercy Johnson at the party, they agree that introducing her to their own variety of holiday cheer would be the perfect gift to lift her spirits.
An annual holiday party, eight older protective brothers, and two men so tempting they could make a girl believe in the magic of Christmas again, all converge in one night to test Mercy’s doubt in the holiday season. Austin and Dylan may be able to rekindle her holiday spirit with their brand of heat, but will it be enough to thaw her frozen heart?
Craig isn’t sure what to make of his new girlfriend Alicia’s desire to explore her submissive desires, but he’s determined to be there for her every step of the way.
Doctor Ashley Hanes has one mission and one mission only—end her annoyingly long dry streak and ring in the New Year with a bang. Literally. When her long lost and oh-so-sexy ex-best friend Ethan Pierce shows up as if he hadn’t broken her heart all those years ago, suddenly she doesn’t want to bring home just any man. She wants Ethan.
What should have been one night of blow-your-mind make-up sex quickly turns into another. And another. Before long, Ashley thinks maybe she and Ethan should reunite for good. If only the elusive bachelor would stop running from his tortured past and trust a future in Ashley’s arms…
Protecting a princess is not what former marine Gordon Waybrook signed up for when he joined the Shillings Agency. But instead of the spoiled, regal little creature he expects, Isabelle VanGuard is a fiery, sexy-as hell woman who’s been denied what she needs for too long. And he’s just the man to break through her frozen public facade and give it to her.
When she’s with Gordon, all Isabelle can think about is pleasure. Their blistering chemistry is immediate and intense, but volatile. In fact, the only thing they agree on is that their one night together is just that–one night. Even after it becomes more. But tempers and temptation can’t disguise reality. Isabelle is a princess, and a hot, hard, and tattooed bodyguard isn’t the Prince Charming her country expects…even if he’s exactly what she needs.
Series order: Temporarily Yours | Stealing His Heart | Seducing the Princess
The Wish: A North American Pack & Half-Blood Princess Christmas by Magen McMinimy
In a forgotten mining town, deep in the Bitterroot Valley, the Montana faction of the North American Pack of werewolves prepares for the holidays. When an innocent wish and a powerful spell is cast, vampires, witches, and weres are forced together for one unforgettable night, causing everyone involved to reevaluate what is truly important and what is needed to make them whole.
The Wager: A Game Changer Holiday Prequel by Rene Folsom
You’d think the masks would come off once the ball drops at the New Year’s masquerade, but tossing caution to the wind, Liam and Maci decide to have a bit of fun by continuing to keep their faces hidden from each other during a night full of games and passion.
Get to know these two game-playing lovers before they even know each other in The Wager, a prequel to the new novel in the Playing Games series, Game Changer.
The Gift by S.L. Dearing
It’s been eight months since Kate and Matt met, fell head over heels, and moved in together. Now that the holidays are upon them, can they combine their two celebrations and families into one, or will an unexpected problem tear them apart?
Jessica Bauer is aces when it comes to security, but the PR side? Not so much. Now she has a chance to take over Knight Securities―if she plays nice with the next client. Unfortunately, that client happens to be Declan McCabe. And it’s too bad someone wants him dead, because after he broke her heart ten years ago, Jessica would have cheerfully murdered him herself.
Declan has taken his dad’s not-so-reputable company and turned it around, and in the process, he’s attracted the attention of some vicious killers. The only perk is being reunited with Jessica, who Declan still wants so much he can barely see straight. But Jessica has a plan of her own. She’ll protect Declan. She’ll have unbelievably hot sex with him. And when the job is finished, she’ll move on. Except that this time, Declan isn’t so willing to walk away…
Carter Reed by Tijan
When Emma kills her roommate’s rapist, she goes to the one person who can protect her. Carter Reed. He’s a weapon for the rivaling mafia family, but he’s also Emma’s secret and she’ll soon find out she’s the reason he became that weapon in the first place.
Jake Undone by Penelope Ward
Nina Kennedy led a sheltered life ruled by phobias. When she moves to Brooklyn, that life is turned upside down as she develops an intense attraction to her gorgeous roommate.
Behind Jake Green’s rough exterior, lies a heart of gold. He makes it his mission to change Nina’s outlook on life. Jake becomes her tutor, forcing Nina to face her demons. He just wasn’t expecting to fall hard for her. But Jake has been living his own private hell. Once he drops a bombshell, will their love survive it?
Worth the Fight by Vi Keeland
It didn’t matter that the ref called it a clean hit. Nico Hunter would never be the same.
Elle has a good life. A job she loves, a great apartment, and the guy she’s been dating for more than two years is a catch and a half. But it’s boring…and she strives to keep it that way. Too many emotions are dangerous. Her own past is living proof of what can happen when you lose control.
Then Nico walks into Elle’s office and everything changes…for both of them. But what can the tattooed, hard-bodied MMA fighter and the beautiful and always steady attorney have in common? A lot more than they bargained for.
This Regret by Victoria Ashley
Phoenix has been stumbling through life since her brother Adric’s tragic death but after eight years, she is finally piecing what remains together.
When walking into the tattoo shop one day, the last thing she’s expecting to see is Kellan Haze, Adric’s best friend no one has seen or heard from since the day they found her brother’s body. He’s nothing as she remembers him as a child, with his wild messy hair, tattoos that cover most of his undeniably sexy body and eyes so intense it makes her legs quiver with one look. The one thing even she can’t deny is the instant rush she feels just by being in his presence. But . . .
Kellan is sexy, daring and possibly . . . dangerous.
This Regret is a story of love, lust, betrayal and danger with an ending that no one saw coming.
Until Nico by Aurora Rose Reynolds
Nico Mayson knew the moment he saw Sophie Grates that she was the one. His whole life, he has been judged by what’s on the outside, so finding a beautiful woman who sees the real him only makes his feelings that much stronger.
Nico knows the kind of man he is, and the things he is capable of, and he will do everything in his power to help Sophie fight her demons so they can have their happily ever after. Everything in life worth having is worth fighting for.
Playing with Her Heart by Lauren Blakely
A sizzling and addictive story of a woman with a broken past and the man who can’t fight his desire for her…
When you’re acting the role of a lifetime, how can you know if love is real–or all just a part of the show? Twenty-three year old rising theatre star Jill McCormick finds it nearly impossible to resist the director of her first Broadway play – sexy, sophisticated, possessive, all-alpha Davis Milo. The attraction between them is too powerful, and soon their private rehearsals spiral into new, forbidden territory…but will the past stand in the way of a future together?
Six Full-Length Standalone Novels from Six New York Times Bestsellers
Until they weren’t.
How do you hold on to the person you know in your heart you are supposed to be with when everything and everyone in the universe is telling you it’s over?
How many times does a heart break?
When is enough…..enough?
How long is forever?
But that’s exactly what he gets when he happens upon a curvy woman with shades of sunset hair named Leah.
She’s on vacation and isn’t looking for any complications, especially in the form of a shifter or the possessive MINE signal he gives off.
So, what are two bears to do when they’ve convinced themselves they don’t want, much less need anyone else? They give in to the pull and mate, of course, but in sex only. No life commitment. No cubs. No changing the way they live: Separate and independent of each other.
Except when she leaves his mountain, Blake can’t get her off his mind and Leah can’t stop craving his particular brand of gruffness. Now, the one thing neither wanted, has come full circle, and is ready to bite them both.
Alexa Kendrick has no recollection of the car accident that left her scarred and sent her life careening wildly off course. When the half-sister she thought she’d never meet shows up at her door with an invitation to a new life, Alexa finds herself in Florence, Arizona, a town notorious for being populated with more prison inmates than actual citizens…a town that has done its best to hide its own dark secret.
After Ellie is called out of town, she leaves her sister with the keys to her flower shop and Alexa finds herself swapping lives with her sibling: running Ellie’s business, living in the house left to them both by their absentee father…and forging a smoldering relationship with sexy-as-sin penitentiary officer, Nate Fury—a man with his own demons.
But arranging flowers by day and tangling with the only man who has ever seen her real self by night isn’t enough to silence the mysterious panic that fuels Alexa’s dark dreams. When Nate brings home a book written by an inmate, one describing an unspeakable crime, the shackles binding Alexa’s own lost memories begin to shatter. And as the devastating truth comes to light, she realizes that Nate holds the key to unlocking her past, as well as her heart.
Katarina Saunders. Kat to the world, international rock star. Lead singer for The Grinders. Until an accident that ruins her career and sends her running into the mountains, away from everything and everyone.
Dane Reynolds, President of the Savage Angels MC. Fierce, strong and loyal.
He’s had his eye on Kat for a while now and has been waiting for her to come to him, but he’s had enough of waiting. He’s decided it’s time to make her his. But so has her stalker, he’s been waiting for far too long…
Can Dane save Kat? Or will her savage stalker get to her first?
New York Times bestselling paranormal author, Nicky—Nick—Love is anything but successful in love. For years he’s lost himself in his writing career, but now he’s ready to get back to his rebel-boy roots. While restoring a motorcycle at Stone’s Auto Service, he meets the Wildcat of his dreams. She’s a shock to the system for the romance writer who doesn’t remember a damn thing about wooing a woman.
Cool-as-ice, Catarina “Wildcat” Steele is utterly untouchable until Nicky ignites a spark she can’t control. Their electric attraction explodes as Nicky pursues her, but he comes bearing the baggage of a family tragedy he’s hidden from everyone. He knows love has no guarantees.
Their passionate romance falls apart when Nicky discovers Cat’s secret rivals his own. The truth about her past reopens Nicky’s raw wounds and awakens a ghost he never laid to rest. He doesn’t know how to have Cat, and now he can’t trust her. Will they be torn apart . . . or tamed by love?
Series order: Stone, At Your Service | Love, In the Fast Lane
They were captives who shared a wall, and cut a hole in it so they could hold each other’s hands. Until he killed their captor, Mother. Then he disappeared, and as the world swooped in to save the Children locked away in Mother’s house, the girl called Gretel became…lost. No breadcrumbs.
Finding Hansel, years later, is the shock of Leah McKenzie’s adult life. Finding out how far she’ll go for him – that’s no surprise.
Leah’s given Hansel – Lucas, he says it is – every piece of herself. And he’s been both cruel and kind.
What they share is dangerous.
What they feel is dark.
Their history is twisted.
Their hearts already broken.
And that’s before the secrets are revealed.
by Lucy Leroux
Published by Indie
on December 12th 2014
Genres: BDSM, Sexy Romance
Overall Grade: D+
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This one was a total random buy on Amazon… what can I say? With a cover like that and the word obsession in the title I was sold. Plus, it looks to be a new author (unless this is a pen name) so I jumped right in!
Alex Hanas was not happy when he found out his father was marrying. He had been widowed for years and he never thought his father would want to walk down the aisle again. On top of that, he’s sure his step-mother-to-be is probably just after their money. He wants nothing to do with her or her chubby little daughter, Elynn. Like most cocky billionaires Alex is completely wrong about his new mother and maybe her daughter Elynn isn’t so chubby after all… but under the age of eighteen she is.
Alex starts to notice Elynn more and more at forced family events and his feelings for the smart, nerdy, baggy wearing clothing girl start to change. She starts to catch his eye and he even starts to like coming to family functions to get time with her. The problem? She’s not really legal with their 10 year age gap plus Elynn has some problems. She once had a boy who was obsessed with her and beat the shit out of her when she didn’t return the feeling. While she wasn’t raped her trust in men was gone causing her to be skittish and Alex knew that.
“I have you right where I want you now… and you’re going to give me everything you have”
After Elynn’s eighteenth birthday and Alex’s mad dash to make the event, he knew he was in love, but had to wait for her. He needed to give her time to grow, maybe even have a few relationships and get some of her trust back with the opposite sex. Alex even bought a ring knowing one day he would marry her. All this is really sweet and I ate a lot of this up… my problem was Alex went on with life even still banging starlets and models knowing he was in love with Elynn. What did help some of this blow for me was Elynn wasn’t pinning for Alex having to see his sexcapades in the paper. I will also give Alex SOME credit that once Elynn turned eighteen he really toned it down only having maybe one partner a year and for only a few weeks at best.
Even with that knowledge it didn’t sit well for me. I was still angry that he was in love with her… bought her a ring and was fucking other women. It really bugged me and I’m sad to say it messed with the sweet little love story that was going on here. A lot of the story was boring, but a sweet boring. Not a lot happened but one could enjoy the sex and the liteness to it all but because of Alex’s past it really kind of shot the softness to hell.
“That’s for sleeping with other woman when you were supposed to be in love with me!”
I just felt like this could have been so much better if that wasn’t hanging over the love story. Boys will be boys doesn’t work for me…. She went through something hard and needed time to grow and him not be able to keep it locked up showed some of his character to me.
If you wouldn’t have this hang up like me then this is an ok read. You have a heroine with some depth and a hero who is pretty smitten. I think there were some key things the author could have done to make me love the hero more such as putting us in his point of view more (I became bored when in Elynn’s) Maybe if I had a better understanding and he had been more obsessed I could have loved him. I will say the sex scenes were sweet and realistic and I even giggled during the de-virgining. While they were sweet they were by no means hot or matched the cover and the author tried to bring in a smidge of bdsm which just sat there kind of oddly. With that all said I would try another book by the author but only if the hero doesn’t know the heroine before so I don’t have to risk him not keeping it locked up… but I will say that once he did know he was making his move on Elynn he was never with anyone else nor do I believe he would be.