by J.B. Brooks
Published by Ellora's Cave
on July 30th 2014
Genres: BDSM, Erotica
Overall Grade: C
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The first book is Jared’s Virginity – where Jared (our alpha male in book two Massage With A Happy Ending) is a young 19 year old looking to get his cherry popped. Out of the two books, this one was my favorite. It’s different and I like how the author says – even an alpha male was a virgin. I loved getting his story and seeing how he developed his kink at a young age. It’s short at 66 pages, but you get a feel for the guy our heroine falls for in book two. While Jared looses his virginity to a slightly older woman who teaches him some dirty tricks… it’s not a love connection. He saves his heart for Lolly.
“Feel all this cream. You’re very excited, aren’t you, Lolly?”
Massage With A Happy Ending was good. It didn’t blow me away, but I enjoyed the story. Lolly is trying to break out as a serious journalist and decided to interview a sex worker and write an article about it. On her final day of the interview the sex worker asks her to take part in a “massage with a happy ending.” Lolly says ‘why not’ and decides to give the incoming client a rub down… all for the good of the story, right?
Turns out Lolly’s sexy customer is none other than our alpha, Jared. Shocking right? Who else didn’t see this coming? I digress… The basis of this story is that Jared is so taken with Lolly’s hand/bow job that he pays double. Because that’s what you do when you fall for a prostitute. You pay them more than they are charging…It’s like a compliment or something. So they all part ways none-the-wiser of Lolly’s deception. Fast forward a couple of weeks to Lolly’s rich friend taking her on a long weekend get-away with a bunch of her husbands rich friends…. you see where this is going right? So Jared is there and hires Lolly to be his professional hole for the three days. Lolly agrees because she has been wanting to hop on that cock since day one. Their story goes on from there.
“Mine,” he whispered darkly.
I feel like I should issue a warning with the sex in this book. The author refers to them as pervertables… but you would call them everyday household items. Pervertable are things like candles, spatulas, flower vases… basically any object you can fuck a woman with. Yes, Lolly gets fucked with a plethora of tchotchkes. Turns out it’s pretty hot, but in a weird erotic way. The sex is steamy, and true to Brooks’ form, plentiful.
The story goes on a bit too long for me at the end, and I skimmed over some of it. While I enjoyed them as a couple and liked the kink, it didn’t blow me away. I think had the ending been cut down some and a few more twists thrown in I might have been more engaged. As it stands, it felt predictable. I would still recommend this book because I ate up the first part and the sex in the second was crazy! I kind of wish the first book would have kept going… Maybe virgin alpha books are my new obsession?
by J. S. Scott
Published by Indie
on August 26th 2014
Genres: Erotica, Sexy Romance
Overall Grade: D+
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I’m a giant fan of the Billionaire’s Obsession series. In fact I even own them all on audio and am always super eager for the next release. The series just has this sweetness to it that I can’t seem to get enough of. In the last book, Billionaire Undone (my favorite in the series to date) we got a sneak peek of the hero Jason for Billionaire Unmasked. I was pumped! He seemed like he was head over heels in love with our heroine and was going to do anything to get her back after she snuck out when they finally spent a night together. I’m sad to say, the hero I met in Billionaire Undone was not the same as the hero I met in Billionaire Unmasked.
The book started off on an odd note when we find out Jason Sutherland got Hope Sinclair drunk with the express intent to bundle her into his private jet and essentially kidnap her in order to fuck her out of his system. This would be great if we loved the hero (you know we love kidnapping and borderline abusive stuff) but he has such an attitude problem that it just came across as entitled and angry. He’ll do whatever it takes to have her because he has a giant need to fuck her. No he doesn’t want to break up her and her fiancé because he loves her; he just wants to sate his need for her finally then part ways. He believes he’s doing what’s best for her because her fiancé is lazy bastard that should get a job (no he has never met said fiancé). Once he gets her back to his place he plans to keep her there with blackmail.
Hope was an easy heroine to like, but at times I didn’t understand her. Early on we can tell something happened to her and the rape flags are all over her causing me to be very much in her corner. She’s a free spirit just trying to live her life without her overbearing brothers making her decisions and getting through some of the very real pains of her past. Then in swoops Jason, the man she has always harbored a crush for since childhood, being as he was her brothers’ best friend and very close to her family. But like I said before, Jason isn’t there because he has this need to be with her forever he just wants to fuck her. This is hard to take when our heroine is so damaged.
Jason comes off like a spoiled brat for most of the book. I spent the first fifty percent of the book clenching my jaw disliking him. I was frustrated and even debated putting it down. I never understood or got why he had to be built this way. Furthermore, I felt lied to. The Jason I met in the previous book all but said he was in love with Hope when he was in Travis’ office. This Jason was not that man. As more of Hope’s past and struggles came to light it only made me resent Jason more for how he was treating and trying to use her. I also didn’t understand some of Hopes actions when it came to Jason. She seemed like she was such a strong woman, but when it came to Jason she seemed to let him get away with murder and I didn’t understand why she loved him anymore. He didn’t seem like the same person she knew when she was younger.
I think my biggest problem with the story was it didn’t feel like it went with the tone of the other books in the series. There were still lots of sexy scenes (which I couldn’t really get into) and of course a happy ever after, but I was left feeling gloomy when I finished. I didn’t get the JS Scott sweet happy cheese high that I normally get when I finish one of her books. In fact, when I went back to look at my highlights I noticed I didn’t have ANY! Even with this one missing the mark for me I will indeed be picking up the next in the series. There are six books in the series so far and this is the only one I disliked…. Can’t win them all.
by Alessandra torre
Published by Indie
on August 25th 2014
Genres: Erotica, Mistress Approved, Sexy Romance
Overall Grade: A
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How do you tell someone how amazing a book is without telling them all of the secrets? I won’t spoil it for you because it’s worth the wait. When you figure it out… or the secret is revealed (whichever comes first) it’s an amazing moment and one that should be experienced.
Hard, fast. He fucked me as if he hated me, but the words spilling out were nothing but love.
This story can be boiled down to a simple plot. A privileged girl meets the guy of her dreams. They fall in love… but something changes. Then the girl meets someone else. Now the girl is stepping outside her perfectly wrapped box because she wants it all. Everything.
Layana (Lana) is a trust fund adult who comes from a privileged family. She has been groomed her whole life to attend a certain type of school, have a certain social status, and then marry a certain type of man. When she turned 25 she got control of her trust fund and tried desperately to break away from her planned out life. I loved everything about Lana. I loved her sass, her intensity, and her restlessness. She is a passionate woman and I think that’s why so much of her behavior is forgiven. As you read her story, I think the author does an amazing job of showing you why Lana makes the choices she does.
I love her completely. She returns the love wildly. This love is worth the unsaid truths. The hidden lies.
Brant… he’s perfect. He’s everything every woman dreams of. Gorgeous, rich, kind, loving, and probably hugs puppies for fun. I fell in love with him right away. I stayed in love with him…. until things changed. That’s all I have to say, and I won’t say any more!!!
The sex is typical Torre style. There are scenes which are described and some that are glossed over. I always think her style of writing is done like the sex is a character all on its own. It will never be a main character, but we know a lot about it. While reading this book I liked the sex scenes and they were hot, but it was never the main focus. The story sucked me in and I was so anxious to turn the page that the sex was a bonus to an already great book.
“God, you taste so sweet. I want to bury my face in you, Lana.”
This book is around 300 pages and I read it in one sitting. The mystery had me sucked in and I couldn’t read it fast enough. This story had deception, mystery, secrets, and love. I got an exciting read with the ending I wanted. If you are a first time reader of Alessandra Torre, this book will not disappoint. If you are like me and love her style, this book has just moved to the top of my Torre hit list. Her best yet!
Cuts grass when he’s not banging housewives. Good with his hands, his mouth, and his body. Has been pursued relentlessly by me for almost 2 years, whether he knows it or not.
Go ahead. Judge me. You have no idea what my love entails.
Jason Sutherland is a billionaire investor who has it all: good looks, billions of dollars, and every expensive toy a man could ever want. What he doesn’t have is the one thing he wants the most: Hope Sinclair. Unfortunately Hope, the little sister of his best friend, was off limits. But when he finds out that she’s getting married, he decides that he’s staking his claim before it’s too late, and it will take more than a little deception and risk to accomplish his goal. Hope could end up hating his guts, but after spending one forbidden night with her that he can’t forget, he knows he has to try to make her his forever.
Hope Sinclair was born into money, but being rich has never made her happy. The one thing she wants is a man to care about her and not her bank account. The closest thing she’s ever found to real happiness was the magical, passionate night she’d spent in the arms of Jason Sutherland…until that night turned into heartbreak. So when he unexpectedly comes back into her life in the strangest of ways, Hope is determined to resist her attraction to him.
Series order: The Billionaire’s Obsession (.99) | Heart of the Billionaire | The Billionaire’s Salvation | The Billionaire’s Game | Billionaire Undone (Mistress Approved) | Billionaire Unmasked
When a mission against the Russian mafia goes south, Colonel Stafford, head of a deep-cover ops team, wrests a hospital-bed promise from his protégé. Although eager to return to the field, Evan Sommers swears to keep the colonel’s daughter, Katsu, safe from retaliation.
The task isn’t simple for the battle-tested Marine Corps captain. Four years have passed since his secret affair with sweet, compliant Katsu. Now she’s a streetwise pool shark who refuses to obey any command.
Kat resists the need for Evan’s protective shadow, until deadly threats expose her vulnerability. Her future depends on this hardened soldier, and their sizzling dynamic reveals what Kat’s bland college dating life lacked—a man with the will and desire to tame her.
Danger creates potent, unexpected scenarios that test their sexual limits, yet a real relationship is impossible. Evan is the warrior who could be her Master, but how can she fully submit? The next mission—even the next knock on the door—could rob Kat of the man she loves.
Ex-Marine Crowe Callahan has only had one obsession in life: Amelia Sorenson. She is the only one who has ever gotten under his skin. However, she is also the daughter of his family’s sworn enemy; a man who has sought to destroy the Callahan’s for generations in order to further his own nefarious agenda. When Amelia put herself on Crowe’s side and in Crowe’s bed, she became her father’s enemy as well. When Wayne Sorenson escapes capture both Amelia and Crowe know it is only a matter of time before he resurfaces to exact his revenge. Now Crowe will claim Amelia in order to bait a killer and end things once and for all. But can he protect the woman he can’t seem to live without from one of the deadliest enemies he has ever know? And will he survive it if he can’t?
Series order: Midnight Sins | Deadly Sins | Secret Sins | Ultimate Sins
Ryder is hiding a dark secret from her coworkers at Midnight Liaisons. Every time she’s sexually attracted to a man, her dragon side breaks through. Not exactly man-bait! But she needs to lose her virginity before her twenty-fifth birthday, or she’ll become a dragon forever.
Her solution? Big, hunky Hugh, the appointed guardian of her chastity. He’s clearly hot for her, but he has powerful reasons to resist Ryder. Can temptation—and love—possibly find a way?
Series order: Beauty Dates the Beast | Desperately Seeking Shapeshifter (Mistress Approved) | Vixen (.99) | Speed Mating (.99) | Single Wolf Female (FREE) | Must Love Fangs | Bear Naked (Mistress Approved) | Claws & Effect (Mistress Approved) | Wanted: Wild Thing
Relinquish Control has just opened its doors in Seattle, and already we are not shy for customers. Relinquish Control is an exclusive escort service catering to the most distinguished customers, from business magnates to foreign royalty. This proven and well-established international business offers an elite selection of women who are ready and willing to attend to your every need with no questions asked. Confidentiality is our special obligation.
Jewell Weston is homeless and desperate at age twenty-four. Two years ago, she quit her job to care for her ailing mother and her young brother; the medical bills incurred because of the cancer that killed her mother two months ago took everything the family had, and the state then took away her brother, now age fourteen. The only way for her to get the boy back is by finding a job and securing a home.
When she’s approached by a woman in cashmere and pearls who tells her she can change her life, and is handed a card with the business name Relinquish Control on it, she thinks she has nothing to lose by calling the phone number. Maybe this will be the answer to her prayers, a way to save her little brother from the nightmarish foster home he’s been placed in.
Blake Knight, known to the world as cold and without a heart, is given an exclusive membership to Relinquish Control by his devilish younger brother, who thinks it would be amusing to make his staid brother squirm. Little does this brother realize that Blake does indeed have unusual desires that Relinquish Control can cater to perfectly. What started as a joke turns out to be just what Blake needs. Though the world sees this man as deliberate and emotionless, it’s nothing but a façade. What lies underneath would shock all those who know him.
When he and his two brothers were six, eight and ten, they were tied up and forced to watch while their parents were murdered. The image has been burned into their minds, though they’ve tried to forget, leaving each of them guarded and unwilling to give their trust to anyone other than each other. No one is allowed to have their hearts. The brothers would never think of letting down their guard with anyone else, certainly not with a woman.
Follow Blake and Jewell’s journey and see if they can find a happily ever after…
Mei-Li Hastings is in trouble. She’s Dream Sharing with a Kindred warrior. Normally that’s a regular part of being claimed by one of the tall, handsome aliens who came to Earth looking for brides. But in Mei-Li’s case, nothing is normal. The dreams she’s having show a huge, frightening male with a red laser for an eye and a metal arm. The man who’s coming to claim her is a Dark Kindred—one of the emotionless denizens of Zeaga Four where love is unknown and feelings are outlawed.
Six has risen steadily in the ranks of the Collective since his inclusion into the Dark Kindred at age fourteen. Now, to his dismay, he is suddenly having dreams he cannot ignore—dreams of a girl with dark eyes and silky black hair who fears him desperately. Despite the fact that he is supposed to feel nothing, Six finds himself drawn to the girl. And when he is ordered by his superior to claim her, he comes in search of his future bride.
Now they are locked in a struggle of light versus dark…cold versus warmth. For when Mei-Li is near him, Six’s frozen heart begins to thaw. Though the Dark Kindred warrior is determined not to commit “Feel-crime” he cannot contain the emotions growing within him for the petite girl he snatched from Earth. But with the newfound feelings of love and desire, come some much darker feelings. In order to love Mei-Li, Six will have to face the darkness within and a tragic past he has locked away for years.
Will he survive the memories that surface…or will they drive him mad?
Series order: Claimed (.99) | Hunted | Sought | Found | Revealed | Pursued | Exiled | Shadowed | Chained | Divided | Devoured | Enhanced
a thing that is accepted as true or as certain to happen, without proof
They say when you assume that you make an ass out of you and me. Kenton Mayson learned this lesson firsthand when he made assumptions about Autumn Freeman and the kind of woman she is based on what little information he had. What he finds out is she’s not only beautiful, but also smart, funny, a fighter, and exactly the kind of woman he wants to share his life with. Autumn made assumptions of her own about Kenton, and now he needs to prove her wrong in order to protect her and their future.
Assumption is a spin-off of Aurora Rose Reynolds’ Until series and it follows a similar pattern – lovely lady, gruff alpha, instalove. This one follows Autumn, nurse by day, reluctant stripper by night as she enters a kind of informal witness protection programme after witnessing a murder (although if you actually witness a murder you have to pronounce it ‘moy-dah’ and chew on a cigar and wear spats and end all your sentences with ‘see’). Anyhoo, it’s adorable and sweet and instalove-y. Perfect
A self-made, to-hell-with-the-free-world existence that locks from the inside.
Stop judging. Her agoraphobia doesn’t define her. It simply keeps her safe.
He belongs in a prison cell.
The 6×8, make-me-your-bitch variety that locks from the outside.
But he’s free. To hunt. To take. To break.
And he just found a sexy new toy.
Capturing her is the easy part. Her fucked-up mind, however, makes him question everything he does next.
But he’s a determined bastard. If all goes his way, this will hurt like hell.
Series order: Deliver | Vanquish
For political reporter Liz Dougherty, election day—a day of looking toward the future and saying goodbye to the past—seems like a fitting time to start a new relationship. But feelings for her former flame still linger…
The sexy second book in bestselling author K.A. Linde’s Record series decides whether it’s better to pick up the pieces and move on…or to pick up right where you left off.
When Elizabeth Clark is plagued by the idea for a kinky novel she can’t shake, she has no choice but to plunge head-first into a genre she vowed never to pursue. But when she realizes the seductive allure of submitting her will, her interest in the BDSM lifestyle becomes less academic and downright personal.
Dominant and club owner, Chase Masters, has no idea what to expect when his partner books a meeting with an author doing research on the BDSM scene, but he’s blown away with the woman who walks through the door. He’s sure at first that she must be a visiting Domme, not the author. Her manner is confident, brusque, and even a bit disapproving of his lifestyle, but when he switches from his easy-going club owner mindset into his Dom voice, she instantly backs off. Perhaps she’s more submissive than she let on.
Chase and his club are in the crosshairs of a local senator and the bank, and he fears he might lose everything. So when Liz grudgingly agrees to be his, if only for a few weeks, he’s elated. But what kind of long-term relationship can a broke, out of work, homeless Dom offer to a burgeoning submissive who won’t submit outside of the bedroom?
I hate that I fell in love with him, I hate that he didn’t love me back, and I hate the fact that I just made a life-altering decision just so I could get the hell away from him.
He’d always said that he was unchangeable, heartless, and cold…
I really should’ve believed him…
Series order: Volume 1 (.99) | Volume 2 (.99) | Volume 3
They say men like a lady in the living room and a whore in the bedroom. I never knew the sentiment was reciprocal. Until I met Jax Knight. A gentleman in public, a commanding, dirty talking rogue in the bedroom.
Daughter of legendary fighter “The Saint,” Lily St. Claire knows firsthand how fighters can be. As the owner of a chain of MMA gyms, she’s no stranger to aggressive, dominating, and possessive men. That’s why she’s always kept her distance. But the day Jax Knight walks through her door she’s captivated by his charm. Stunningly handsome, well mannered, Ivy League educated, and confident, he shatters all the preconceived notions she’d come to think were true about men who trained to fight.
But falling for someone so soon after her breakup wasn’t something she’d planned on. And definitely not something her ex plans to allow.
Series order: Worth the Fight (.99) | Worth the Chance | Worth Forgiving
Victor I’ve known all my life. When his parents died he even came to live with my family and I. I was so in love with him. It wasn’t until years into our relationship I started to see the faults in him. Then he went off to Iraq.
Damien was the bad boy biker at our high school. Even while I was with Victor, I couldn’t keep my eyes off of him. Then I got on the back of his bike and I thought I finally found my home. Then Victor came back wounded.
That was all five years ago and now those two lives and my two loves are starting to converge. I don’t know who I am anymore and I don’t know who I want to be with. Though these two guys won’t let me be single for long.
But one of them has gotten me into a lot of trouble with the mob. And now it’s up to the other one to save me. And before you roll your eyes, that statement isn’t what you think. You’ll be surprised who the bad guy really is.
I promise to find my happily ever after, even if it’s at the Wrath MC clubhouse in the arms of an alpha biker or in the high society world where I was born and in the arms of my ex-army man.
Jade Lewis’s night out soon turns in to so much more than expected. A one-night stand with Chance Colt becomes more than she ever bargained for. His determined pursuit of Jade and her resolute dismissal of his charms leaves Jade at odds with her inner hussy.
Confident she has managed to dodge the attraction she has for Chance, she lets down her guard, only to be taken by surprise by Chance’s ploy to win her over and convince her that they’re perfect for one another. Enter Dane, Chance’s best friend. Jade quickly realises all the fight in her was useless, especially when things are left to Chance.
Joseph Starling Jr. was in the right place at the right time. It didn’t take him long to discover his particular talent. He knew how to make a woman feel good. If she wasn’t screaming out his name, purring like a kitten or clawing at him like a lioness, he had failed. Mediocre was not a word in his vocabulary. Her enjoyment was so important to him that his own pleasure was a secondary concern.
Faith Graham was nothing like the women he was required to date as an escort—it was what he liked about her from the first time he saw her. She was imperfect and insecure. Her hair was a bit on the wild side, and her clothes were slightly rumpled. But her curves! They were alluring. She had curves where most of the elite clientele he mingled with had straight lines, and not an ounce of softness to be found. Shocking him to his core, she didn’t want anything to do with him.
Joe had always thought that working as an escort for Perfect Ten was a dream come true, but he was beginning to wonder if there was more to life than raking in the cash and having his pick of women on any given night. Could he start over with a new direction in life, or was he already at the age of twenty-six too jaded? Was there more out there for Joe Starling or was he destined to be a boy toy at the whim of any woman rich enough to afford him?
When Dr. Darren Drake catches his Certified Nurse Assistant smoking behind the clinic and gushing on the phone about him, he decides she requires punishment: an embarrassing examination including anal play. Playing around with an employee opens him up for sexual harassment charges or getting kicked out of his practice, but when Chloe asks for more, he just can’t resist.
Despite working in an OB/Gyn clinic, Chloe hates doctors. Their know-it-all God-playing rubs her the wrong way—until the man she refers to as Dr. Dreamy shows her giving up control might fulfill fantasies of submission she never knew she had. He seems to enjoy torturing her in the most delicious ways, but he also reduces her to stammers and blushes, which makes it hard to get to know one another. Can he use his dominance to remove all semblance of control, leaving her with no option but to obey and show her true heart?
Professional matchmaker Serena Elliott spends her workdays helping clients find love. It’s the perfect gig. She gets to see the good part of the relationships…before things inevitably turn to crap. She leads her own love life the same way. Get in, and get out before things get too complicated. One date with sexy army doctor, Bryan Metcalf, won’t be enough to make her change her mind, no matter how hot it gets…
Bryan has had his share of crazy women and isn’t in the market for another relationship that ends by way of restraining order. When Serena Elliott gets into a bidding war for him at a charity bachelor auction, he’s a little worried. Turns out she’s just as anti-relationship as he is, and could be the solution to all his problems. If he can convince her to be his fake girlfriend, he just might be able to spend the rest of his leave in peace. Now if only he can stop thinking about that night on the beach…
But there are other forces at work that believe these two belong together, and they just might find out that happily ever afters do exist.
Series order: Dirty Trick | Dirty Deal
The daughter of a house wife whore, and a screw-all-his-clients attorney, I learned early on that trust can’t be given and love doesn’t truly exist. Sure, maybe it exists in fairytales, but this is real life and it’s ugly. Love, lust, anger, and joy, emotions, in general, are for the weak and I don’t do them.
I’m a hell-on-heels heartbreaker who can’t be tamed, or so I thought. This dominating, possessive, and sinfully sexy piece of man storms into my life and his only mission is to break me down like a house of cards caught in the middle of a windstorm. Ryder is shaking my world, flipping it upside down, and stirring my emotions like a hurricane. I’m feeling things I’ve never felt before and doing things I normally don’t do. His touch, his presence, they leave me drunk on sin and thirsty for more.
This man, Ryder, he’s the type of man who once you’ve met, there’s no forgetting him. He’s the antidote that gets me by. We have a fatal attraction, and nothing good can come from it. All good things must come to an end, and it’s only a matter of time before we discover if what we’re sharing is a blessing or curse.
Talia Barca needs a date. Badly. She uses the services of the Paranormal Dating Agency hoping for a decent guy to take to a family wedding. A wedding her ex-husband has wormed his way into as a guest.
Connor and Theron want Tally to complete their Alpha triad. She’s sexy, curvy and funny. But she’s human. And they’re not sure she’ll go for a relationship with two men at the same time.
As if deciding to give two men a shot wasn’t difficult enough, Tally will also need to deal with a threat from the pack. She’ll either prove she’s strong enough to be an Alpha mate or find herself at the mercy of a vicious opponent.
Reader Warning: This book contains lots of scorching sex (including a threesome so hot it will make your ereader sizzle), adult language (hanky panky with no dirty talk is no fun), and violence. If this is not the kind of stuff you like to read, skip this book. However, if you like dirty, raunchy sex with some sarcasm and two hot men on one curvy girl, then this is the book for you.
Computer guru Abbi Hayes needs to kick her sex life into overdrive—and she’s designing the perfect App to make it happen. Thanks to all of the self-help bedroom tips she’s accumulating, she’ll be able to go from boring and passive to own-him-now vixen with a couple of swipes of a touch screen. And when former NBA basketball star Joe Fuller offers to help her test out her ‘product,’ how can she say no?
Joe can’t quite believe this temptress-in-training is his formerly shy, geeky ex-math tutor. If Abbi wants to discover her inner vamp, he’ll happily be her how-to guide. But it only takes few face-to-face lessons to realize that underneath the talk, there’s a truly passionate woman begging to be claimed by someone strong. Someone like him.
Maybe it’s time to teach his former teen fantasy a few tricks of his own…
Shillings Agency employee Jake Forsythe is not happy to discover that the thief who he has to track down is none other than his ex-partner from his past. Now he’s forced to blackmail her into submission…or throw her in jail.
Tara Harris steals from the rich and corrupted, returning objects to their rightful owners one case at a time. When Jake shows up in her life, at first, she’s thrilled. But then when she finds out that she has to help the man she stole from or go to jail…it’s the choice between two evils.
These two can’t deny the burning passion between them, but when push comes to shove, they’ll have to lay their hearts and their lives on the line.
Series order: Temporarily Yours | Stealing His Heart
The only time Glenn Brody acted on the waking dreams his mother called second sight, he landed in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. Now he keeps himself grounded in the real world, turning a neglected Scottish mansion into a co-op that gives ex-cons a second chance.
He’s almost managed to ignore the persistent, erotically charged dreams featuring a beautiful, passionate woman—until that woman accosts him in the street to ask for a job.
In hiding from her violent ex, Izzy Ross has made a peaceful life for herself and her young son in the isolated Highland village of Ardknocken. Handsome men with a criminal record aren’t high on her list, but when work dries up, she’s forced to ask Glenn for a menial cleaning job at the big, dusty house.
Their mutual attraction turns all their preconceived notions upside down, and stirs the mansion’s legendary ghost. Attracting the kind of media attention that could force Glenn to make a perilous choice to save the woman he’s grown to love.
The Alpha male. Strong. In control. Letting no one and nothing rule him…until he meets the one, and all bets are off. The world tilts, the bed rocks, and suddenly that tough guy finds himself Brought to His Knees—in more ways than one.
This collection of ten hot to erotic novellas and one short erotic novel will take you on journeys of lust, love, and adventure, leave you breathless and quite possibly in need of a cold shower.
I popped in & read Whipped by Sabrina York and it alone is worth the .99 cents. I loved every second of that dirty sexy quickie.
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by Maggie Robinson
Published by Penguin
on August 19th 2014
Genres: Sexy Romance
Overall Grade: C-
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A secretary for the renowned Evensong Agency, Eliza Lawrence may have a pretty face, but she’s much prouder of her mind and her morals. When she’s pressed into temporary governess duty as a favor to her boss, she doesn’t expect to bend one bit for the rakish Nicholas Raeburn. Not even when he opens the door to her half-dressed…
Despite his bad reputation, Nicholas is a man of honor. To Nick’s way of thinking, he doesn’t need any help raising his daughter, Domenica. If only he weren’t so drawn to the meddlesome woman’s sparkling wit and uncommon beauty…
But when an act of misplaced chivalry goes seriously awry, resulting in mayhem and almost murder, Eliza becomes the only woman he can depend upon. Nick will do anything to protect his family, but who will protect him from falling in love with his reluctant governess?
I’m not a regular historical reader. I really enjoy them but I always like historicals to be heavy on chemistry and light on full-blown ‘throbbing member’ erotica. The whole appeal of historical (for me) is in the restraint and the repression – what’s not said as opposed to what is. That’s not to say I don’t like a dirty-talking duke, but I like some tension.
This book’s title has everything. Reluctant? Yes! I love me a reluctant historical heroine. Enthusiastic heroines are unseemly. Governess? Double yes! Like a red sky in the morning brings rain, governesses bring reclusive, tortured, moody heroes, usually saddled with a spritely girl-ward of murky parentage.
This is the third book from the Ladies Unlaced series but can be read as a standalone. Eliza is a buttoned-up secretary who revels in her independence and freedom. She’s pushed into a governess job for Nicholas Raeburn. Raeburn is a libertine! A cad! A bounder! He’s basically Benny Hill. He shambles around with paintbrushes sticking out of his ears and busty young ladies falling out of his pockets. Eliza is (you guessed it) appalled. An artist! A degenerate! A reprobate! Not only that, but he doesn’t even have the decency to paint landscapes. He paints nudie pictures! Of ladies! With their boobs out! When Eliza recovers from her swoon, she begins to feel slightly turned on by Benny Hill. She’s still disgusted by his drinking and (I’m assuming) his penchant for pissing himself, but he’s actually okay. He’s a very sweet father who is raising his daughter with love and understanding. He’s also kind to his nudie models and defends their honour (to his detriment).
Despite Nicholas’ inherent decency, I just couldn’t discern much of a spark between Nicholas and Eliza. Eliza, despite her suffragette chic, was judgemental of Nicholas’ profession at first. Of course, her preoccupation with her own rights doesn’t mean that she’s sexually liberated or tolerant, but the idea of a buttoned-up, prudish woman with a fervent belief in women’s rights being appalled by an artist’s work (work that celebrates freedom and derides oppressive structures) didn’t ring true.
In keeping with our History But, Y’know, Modern! theme, it’s pretty action packed as historicals go, and the advancement of media and the erosion of privacy of the twentieth century is explored with the subtlety of a sledgehammer when Nicholas is hounded by journalists in the midst of his scandal (although I’m not entirely sure if journalistic door stopping was used to that degree in the early twentieth century, never mind the salacious tabloid headings which were much too modern and grimy to be taken seriously).
This was a nicely crafted and entertaining book but I just didn’t connect with the story. I didn’t feel any spark between the characters and Nicholas seemed too wishy-washy for me to latch on to. There’s also a dead ex. And she’s beautiful and perfect. So be warned.
by Christie Butler
Published by Ellora's Cave
on July 23rd 2014
Genres: Erotica, Menage, Quickie
Overall Grade: D
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Annie Sloan is a bad girl. Seriously attracted to her neighbor and key buddy Matt Howard, she abuses her key privileges and sneaks into his place when he’s away. She wastes no time getting naked and slipping into his bed, fantasizing about Matt and what he might do to her. Her hormones shift into high gear when Matt’s buddy Peter joins them in her daydreams. She suspects the two of them have a habit of taking a woman to bed together. The idea makes her feminine parts tingle.
Matt Howard loves women. Lately he’s had a major hard-on for his neighbor, Annie.
Thoughts of her gorgeous curves and sexy red hair disrupt his sleep. After a weekend away, he returns home to find Annie sleeping in his bed, ripe for the picking. His friend Peter joins them for a thrilling night of sexual adventure. But Matt might want more from Annie.
This was a 40 page menage that had me feeling really disappointed at the end. This quicky is about Annie hooking up with her hot neighbor Matt and his friend Peter. They both have a key to each other’s place and one day while Matt is out of town, Annie decides to use her key to his place and sneak a peek.
“I can smell your cunt from all the way over here.”
While this story was short, I was expecting a lot of heat. What I got was lukewarm sex and an awkward threesome. From the set up of the story Matt and Peter play in menage frequently, but when Annie comes into the picture Matt doesn’t want to share. We get our menage scene and some hot double penetration, but overall, the sex wasn’t described well.
“You gonna come, Annie?” Peter chattering again.
“You gonna come on Mattie’s big horse dick?”
The story wasn’t necessarily what I wanted when reading a 40 page menage… the story can be forgiven. I realize when I’m reading a novella like this it won’t be as strong as a full length novel. What let me down most was the sex, because when I grab a quickie… all I really want is a hot dirty read.