Sunday, November 30, 2014

Rocked in Pieces ( Rocked #10) by Clara Bayard

Rocked in PiecesRocked in Pieces by Clara Bayard

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Rocked In Pieces (Rocked #10) by Clara Bayard

Note : Rocked in Pieces is the first in a set of three serialized novellas featuring Matthew and Ellie's romance. This set is part of a larger series featuring the members of Dream Defiled. It is not necessary to read other books in the series first, but you should. They are good, sexy fun.

Length: 20,000 words
Series: Rocked, #10

Ellie Martin is looking to make a name for herself in the journalism world. Her big break comes in the form of a new online network. She decides to take on the challenge of documenting one of the most popular and troubled rock groups on the rock scene Dream Defiled. Ellie is hoping she can win them all over with her charm and witty sense of humor. The band has faced some terrible hardships recently, so it will not be easy to get them to trust her. Especially since an article, she wrote helped to fuel rumors that the band was in danger of breaking up. Understandably, the band is a bit skittish when it comes to trusting her. Nevertheless, this curvy beauty is determined to show them she is not out to hurt them but help them.

This is the 10th book in the Rocked Series by Clara Bayard; you should read the previous books in order to understand the characters better but you do not have to I would though they are great books. Ellie draws you in from the start of this installment with her cute sense of humor and banter between her and her adopted brother who is also her camera operator. Ellie is just a regular girl, she has some curves which has her a bit self-conscious but she is confident in her ability to do her job. She jumps in feet first to try and sway the members of Dream Defiled to participate in the online network show she is working for, she hits some snags at first but then starts to get the guys to trust her, unfortunately that doesn't last long. Ellie does not expect to be attracted to the quietest member of the band Matthew. He recently almost died in a car accident and seems to have decided life is too short to waste time. He comes onto Ellie in a very sexy way. Ellie tries to keep things professional, but Matthew is making it very difficult. Just when she thinks, she can have some happiness her dream job and a hot guy she could get to know it all falls apart. These books are great and I enjoy every one of them, I have been waiting for Matthew’s story to come out. The author really did not hint too much about Matthew’s personality in the other books except that he was the shy one. Therefore, he was a complete mystery to us until now. So far, he might be the sexiest of them all. Looking forward to the next installment, this is definitely a fun, sexy read.

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Upon A Midnight Clear by M.J. Schiller

Upon a Midnight Clear (Real Romance Collection, #1)Upon a Midnight Clear by M.J. Schiller

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

UPON A MIDNIGHT CLEAR is the third book I have read by M.J. Schiller and I have to say that with each book, I am a bigger fan. Each of her stories is unique and entertaining, bringing together lost souls and making them whole.

Dylan Fisher is an EMT and part-time Santa at the local mall. He has heard all kinds of requests from kids who sit on his lap with innocent eyes asking Santa to bring them the latest toy. He never expected what a bright-eyed beauty named Delaney would ask Santa for--a new dad. He is stunned and saddened by her request. Dylan observes Delaney's mom in the crowd, and he stopped in his tracks as he shamelessly admires her gorgeousness.

Keira lost her husband in a tragic car accident, leaving her alone to raise their young daughter. She is trying her best to make Delaney's life as normal and happy as possible, while she dies inside, missing her husband badly. Kevin was her high school sweetheart; she has never known or wanted another man.

A chance meeting puts Dylan and Keira in each other's sights. A reckless driver runs Keira and Delaney off the road one night. Dylan recognizes them from the mall and steps in as an EMT to help. Keira wonders if he is just doing his job or if his kindness is something more, something she never thought she would feel again. Dylan is tired of the dating games. He sees in Keira and Delaney a future he wants desperately, a family to come home to. Can he convince Keira that he is the one she can move on with and win over her heart? Can he protect her from a possible threat?

In this book from the Real Romance Collection, Dylan is a single guy looking for a love of a lifetime. Keira is a newly widowed mother wondering if she lost her only true love. An unexpected meeting puts these two lost souls together and the sparks fly. In the face of possible danger, Keira wonders if Dylan is safe being around her. Dylan does not care about himself; he only cares whether that he can convince Keira that he can make her and Delaney happy.

This is a short story so the events move pretty fast, everyone expressing their feelings right away. I thought that the relationship between mother and daughter was heartwarming. There is a scene when Dylan is playing dolls with Delaney that just had me smiling the whole time I read it.

MJ Schiller really knows how to write a sweet romance. The suspense element intrigued me as well. However, it is the love story that made me not want to put it down. In the market for a quick sweet romance book grab? UPON A MIDNIGHT CLEAR will not disappoint.

This is a collection and not a series so you do not need to read the other books. But trust me, you will want to read them as well.

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Friday, November 21, 2014

1 Night Stands Box Set - TRR ARC review

Box of 1Night Stands: 21 Sizzling NightsBox of 1Night Stands: 21 Sizzling Nights by Jennifer Probst

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Madame Evangeline arranges dates, one-night stands for people looking for something to help them move on or add some excitement into their lives. She utilizes rooms for her clients at the Castillo Hotel Casino and Resort in Las Vegas. The services provided to people help to create the perfect one night stand. Clients fill out extensive applications with their particular requests, likes, dislikes. Every one of her clients can be sure to get more than they bargained for. You can anticipate heat, lust, desire and love all in the ultimate one night stand.

Each one of the stories in this sizzling hot anthology of one-night stands has their own unique journey. Every couple comes to Madame Eve with their own baggage and sad story to tell. Everyone is a perfect fit to one another. All of the couples think a one-night stand is what they need to move on from each of their battered pasts. Little do they know that what they really need is to open their hearts to the possibility of a future with an unexpected love.

I thought these romances were fun and easy to read. They all flowed nicely into one another since all of the dates are set in the Castillo Hotel in Las Vegas. I found it neat how every book featured the beautiful resort as a romantic backdrop. If you are looking for some fun quick reads, all of the stories in this anthology are definitely tales to curl up on the couch with a glass of wine and dig into.

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Affair - Week #1 by Beth Kery

The Affair: Week 1 - You've Tantalized Me (The Affair, #1)The Affair: Week 1 - You've Tantalized Me by Beth Kery

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Emma Shore is an innocent yet exceptional hospice nurse; she has secured a new position at The Breakers, the expansive mansion of a dangerously handsome racecar billionaire Michael Montrand. She is one of the nurses taking care of his terminally ill stepmother. When Emma first arrives, she does not meet the rumored cold-hearted billionaire right away. One night, Emma gets herself lost in the mansion, she finds herself playing an unwitting voyeur spying a sexual interlude that has her aroused as well as ashamed. Could this breathtakingly gorgeous and sexual man be Michael Montrand if not then who is he and why does she feel such electric sexual energy with this stranger.

She cannot get the scene she witnessed out of her mind losing sleep dreaming of hot sex and domination. When she finally meets Michael, he draws Emma to him immediately. Why does she dream of his hands on her body and his voice whispering to her in the darkness? Growing tired of playing it safe, she decides she wants to take a risk with the mysterious billionaire. Will she be able to hold on to her heart or will she lose herself in his fevered embrace. Will he let her into his life or will he push her away the guilt and self-deprecation he carries being too much of a burden.

This was a true Beth Kery tale of sexual tension, lust and desire that I have become familiar with. She is one of my favorite erotic romance writers and once again, she grabbed me from the moment I met Emma Shore. Beth Kery always manages to create characters that I cannot help but care about. The more I read Emma the more I wanted to know her; I felt the same way about Michael once he was brought into the story. He has so many secrets and scars that I cannot wait to explore with Emma. The first installment of this eight-part serial proves to be a great start and is sure to keep you holding your breath in anticipation.

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I’m a professional mourner. Caskets, drag queens and dirty old men are all in a day's work. But I'm no stranger to loss and that’s what makes me good at my job. Something is missing though and that something goes by the name of Ahren Finnegan. When faced with the idea of losing one more person from my life, I pushed him away, my one true love.

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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Beautiful Outlaw (Savage Outlaws MC #1) By Emily Minton Release Day Blitz & Give away

After the last fourteen years of
surviving as a walking, talking, living doll, Laura feels dead inside.

She has sacrificed everything for
her family, marrying a man she could never love. Her husband doesn’t beat her,
doesn’t berate her. He transforms her, forcing her to live as a stand-in for
his long dead wife. She stays silent as piece after piece of herself
disappears, willing to do anything to protect the people she loves.

When his demands go too far, she
finally tells her brother the ugly truth.

Wanting to protect her without
putting the rest of their family at risk, he sends her to the one place he
knows she’ll be safe. He places her into the hands of his best friend, Vice
President of the Savage Outlaws MC.

Once again, she is transformed into
someone new; Shay.

Bowie has spent many nights
dreaming about his best friend’s little sister. The reality is so much sweeter
than his dreams. He wants to be more for Shay, needs to protect her, but he’s
not sure if he knows how.

Can an Outlaw show her how
beautiful life should be?

I push Shay in front of my body. She tries to pull away, but I tighten my grip and lean down to whisper in her ear.  “Don’t move.”
My voice has her shaking; her fear is so strong that I swear I can taste it, but this shit has to be done.  Putting my hand under her chin and lifting her eyes to the crowd.  I run my other hand up to cup her breast, making sure the boys get my point, as I start to talk.  “Take a good look, brothers.  This here is mine.  If I even hear of one of you laying a finger on her, I will fuckin’ kill you.”

A few hoots and hollers fill the room, but I ignore them. I look around, just to be sure everyone understands.  “I claim her as my property.  She’s my Old Lady. Stay the fuck away from her.”
With that, I lower my hand from her face and place it on her arm.  I pull her along as I make my way to my room.  As soon as I step inside, I slam the door.  Looking down at her, I lay out the rules.  “Never fight me in front of those boys, and I mean fuckin’ ever.  If you don’t like what I do, tell me when we’re alone.  Throw all the sass you want behind closed doors, but never show anything but complete respect in front of them.”
Her face is hard.  Instead of the tears I expected to see, her eyes are burning with anger.  “So, I can say whatever I want right now?”
Her voice comes out in a hiss, as she crosses her arms.  Every inch of her is vibrating with fury, and she looks hot as hell.  I nod, trying not to crack a smile.   “Yeah, any fuckin’ thing you want.”
She lifts a hand, point a finger at my chest.  “Next time you decide to treat me like a piece of meat, give me a little warning.  Tell me you’re about to parade me in front of a bunch of bikers and let them look their fill.  Don’t scare the hell out of me like that.”
“Is that all?” I ask, still working to keep my laughter in check. 

She moves forward, her finger now poking me.  “I’ll treat you with respect, but you are going to do the same for me.  I’ll play your little lap dog in front of your friends, but you better not do something like that to me ever again.  If you do, I’ll be out of here and back at Nina’s before you can even blink an eye.”
The humor of the moment dies a fast death, and I reach down and grab her.  Walking her back to the bed, I push her down and climb over her.  As I cage her body below mine, I start to speak.  “Never fuckin’ threaten me again.  You’re not going to Nina’s or any damn where else.  You’re mine, and you better never forget it.”

My Review :  4 of 5 Stars

 Laura had been a prisoner for the last ten years; she is a shell of her former self. She became dead inside, after sacrificing everything for her family by marrying a mad man she would never love.  Her husband does not hit her or berate her.  He does something unthinkable; he forces her to replace his long lost wife.  He even goes so far as to force her to get surgeries to look more like his dead wife.

One day he demands something she just cannot go through with, forcing her to tell her brother the horrible truth about why she suddenly married a man she barely knew, many years her senior. In an effort to protect his sister Jeremy sends her to the only place, he knows she will be safe.  He puts her life in the hands of this best friend, Vice President of the Savage Outlaws MC. Once again, Laura transforms herself into someone new. Shay.

Bowie has spent many nights in the Afghanistan desert dreaming of his best friend's sister.  Though he had only seen her picture and heard countless stories about her from her brother over their time together in deployment, he knew when he got out he had to have her. When he finds out she got married, he shrugs and moves on getting lost in his MC life and the club whores he finds there.  Years later, he gets a call from his military friend Lock he needs Bowie to protect his sister. He does not know how he will protect her, but he soon learns he will do anything to keep her in his bed and in his life.

I have to say I had mixed feelings with the book when I first started it until about thirty percent in I was thinking of giving it three stars.  The story was moving somewhat slow for me and I was wondering where it could go. However, I kept reading drawn in by the pull that Shay and Bowie seemed to be having for each other.  Their sexual chemistry was hot and steamy, their gentle moments reeling me in. I was intrigued by the background story of the Outlaw MC as well as the ever-freaky story slowly revealing itself about Shay’s crazy ass husband.  Jeremy “Lock” Shays brother also had my attention, as well as the other guys from the club Rollo, Tinman and the young Tag. I am definitely glad I stuck with it.

Bowie is your typical biker romance hero gruff and tough “You're my woman, you do as I say!” kind of alpha male dude.  But underneath he will do anything for Shay and his brothers no matter the consequences to himself loyal to a fault.  He proves his tender side repeatedly with his interaction with the people he loves. His surrogate mother figure Nina and his sister Rachel round out his family life nicely. Laura or Shay as she becomes when she enters into hiding within the Outlaw MC world comes off as a strong female character, giving up her life to save her family.  She immediately falls for Bowie and his disarming possessive personality even though it scares her to death to feel controlled again. 

Bowie is determined to keep her safe and show her he is nothing like the man who kept her captive for ten years; he only wants to cherish her and show her how beautiful life with him will be. The author did a great job of setting up characters for future books that I am looking forward to reading.  If you like, the MC genre this first book in a new series by Emily Minton is a great start and worth the read.

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USA Today Best Selling Author,
Emily Minton is a Kentucky native. She claims she bleeds blue--Wildcat Blue!
Emily loves to read, and this love of the written word led to her writing

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Saturday, November 15, 2014


by Jewel E Ann

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Book Summary

One crazy dog—one awkward vet—one naked pool guy—and one life-changing month in California to make friends, fall in love, and twist fate.

Who gets paid to walk a dog and recline by the pool all day? Sydney Montgomery, aspiring museum curator and professional house-sitter, that’s who.

When her aunt and uncle need a house and dog sitter for thirty days in Palo Alto, Sydney can’t turn down the chance to be closer to her sister in L.A. Within twenty-four hours of her arrival, Sydney’s cleaning up runny dog poo, taking an uncooperative pooch to a handsome yet awkward vet, and being rescued from the bottom of the pool by a naked “pool guy.”

Lautner, “pool guy,” has a hot body and a cool persona. With eyes of iridescent blue oceans, he is mesmerizing, sexy, and addictive. What he is not—the pool guy.

Dr. Lautner Sullivan is a college wide receiver turned pediatric resident. He knows how to woo a woman with flowers, pastries, and sweet tea. Lautner is every girl’s dream, but Sydney is not every girl. She’s immune to rainbows, fairytales, pixy dust, and the “L” word.

The attraction is immediate, the friendship is earned, and the love is undeniable. Thirty days is their forever, but forever is not long enough.

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Thursday, November 13, 2014




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Hurt Me, Heal me (Dante's Purgatory, #1) by Sayara St. Clair

Hurt Me, Heal Me (Dante's Purgatory, #1)Hurt Me, Heal Me by Sayara St. Clair

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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Really great read.

Left alone in the world after the death of her parents and then the sudden death of her Master, Caitlin Bennett is left helpless and lost. She endured years of sadistic cruelty at the hands of a man she thought was her friend. Instead, he used her for his own pleasure, abusing her and causing her excruciating pain. He trains her to bend to his every whim, uses her body and nearly breaks her soul. She believes the only way she can orgasm is through extreme pain. Not many Doms are willing to inflict the pain that Caitlin needs. She is walking around in agony, at times in a state of constant arousal.

Then one night she goes to a sex club, desperate to find a Dom who will help her get released. She meets Paul Nelson and immediately she feels a strong connection to the blond Adonis. Paul is immediately attracted to the petite brunette he spots one night at the BDSM club he frequents. He finally sees in her the woman he could spend the rest of his life with. An innocence behind pain-filled eyes. But she keeps running from him and he is determined to find out why. Paul will prove to Caitlin he can give her what she needs if she would only learn to trust him completely.

This was a really heartbreaking story. Caitlin suffers at the hands of a sadistic abuser. Paul having had a terrible accident in his past that left him feeling a punishing guilt. Caitlin recalls many scenes of cruelty so if you have a problem with reading about abuse, this is not the book or you. I found Caitlin's story so sad, as Ivan her "Master" abused her physically and emotionally. When she meets Paul, he seems so wonderful and perfect, too much for Caitlin. If he finds out that she is a freak who needs extreme pain in order to have orgasms, he won't want her.

She finds out quickly that Paul wants to do just the opposite. He wants to teach her that she can find her release with him, with his love and her trust in him. I thought it was so touching that Paul wanted to find a better way to give Caitlin release without hurting her physically.

The love these two people showed for each other was at times passionate and steaming hot. The BDSM and sex scenes were well written. At times the book was sweet and endearing. In the mood for a book that will grip you from the first chapter and keep your attention through the last page? Then this is the book for you.

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Play Me Right (Play # 5) by Tracy Wolff

Play Me #5: Play Me RightPlay Me #5: Play Me Right by Tracy Wolff

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Aria walks out on Sebastian leaves him devastated after an intense sexual encounter that has them both grasping for control. She knows that Sebastian would never hurt her on purpose, he doesn’t know, didn’t know how broken, she was, how long it took her to put the pieces back together. But she can’t stay with him she can’t let go of her control. She also realizes she can’t risk that her past will hurt him so she walks away. Sebastian waits Aria out, he wants to go to her apologize, explain what he fool he was. When he gets his chance will Aria let him back in or will he lose her forever.

Wow have to say this series truly surprised me. At first it started off slow in book one, but the steamy love sex scenes and the emotional conflict that came with each installment keep me reading. The love that grows between these two people really tugged at my heart. I was continuously rooting for their happy ending. Reading about their once in a lifetime love was so much fun. I was also excited to read that we will hear more from this scorching couple in future books. I am so glad I had a chance to read this serial and add Tracy Wolff to my list of favorite authors.


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Play Me Hard (Play Me # 4) by Tracy Wolff

Play Me #4: Play Me RealPlay Me #4: Play Me Real by Tracy Wolff

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

How can you know for sure if a connection that burns so hot and fast can last? Aria has been giving Sebastian control and has taken his control in turn. Then Sebastian pushes Aria further than she thought she could ever go. He thought when she found out his darkest secret a tragedy that he claims as his fault he would lose her. He didn’t realize that by pushing her to her limits of domination, he would be losing her trust and push her away.

Sebastian thinks he can control everything around him a dominate he likes to push limits. When he tells Aria about his past, he is sure that she will run as far away from him as possible. But that’s not what happens, she embraces him and pulls him close showing him the care he has been showing her. But Sebastian isn’t used to showing his vulnerable side to anyone. When Aria begins to understand the man behind the facade I couldn’t wait to see where the story would go from there.

Their sex continues to burn hot and heavy, but they continue to break down walls. Aria wants Sebastian to open up to her yet she holds herself back. Sebastian realizes he is not willing to live without Aria he needs her in his life and will do anything to keep her there. I loved his determination to keep her safe, to help her and take care of her. Sebastian is my favorite part of this series. I slowly got into Aria I wasn’t feeling her at first, but now I am finding her to be a strong female character. This series continues to surprise and keep me on the edge of my seat.


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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Play Me Hard (Play Me # 3) by Tracy Wolff

Play Me #3: Play Me HardPlay Me #3: Play Me Hard by Tracy Wolff

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

In this third installment of the Play Me series, we find Sebastian and Aria are becoming completely obsessed with each other. Their chemistry is intoxicating. Their back and forth power exchange is exhilarating. The sex is hot and emotionally charged, leaving them both breathless and vulnerable.

Aria doesn’t consider herself submissive, she doesn’t belong to anyone but herself. Sebastian is out to prove to her that he can take care of her and open a world of give and take and trust if she would just give him a chance to show her. Can Sebastian put her needs before his own or will his need for complete control push away the only woman he has ever wanted to give himself to.

I am so excited about this series, each installment has me more and more enthralled. I am invested in this couple and I need to see how this plays out. We find out the secret Sebastian has been keeping a guilt he has been holding in for ten years. It's shocking and he worries that the revelation will cost him Aria. Just as he feels he is making strides with her, teaching her that giving up her control to him will be rewarding for them both. A person from his past threatens to ruin the progress he’s made. He fears Aria will put the walls back up that she keeps around her heart.

Each installment of this series takes us further on the journey of self discovery that these two damaged people don’t even realize they are on. Great job Tracy Wolff you have a new fan in me.


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Play Me Hot (Play Me #2) by Tracy Wolff

Play Me #2: Play Me HotPlay Me #2: Play Me Hot by Tracy Wolff

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Aria knew it was a bad idea to get sexually involved with her boss. But she just couldn’t resist the pull Sebastian Caine had on her from the moment she walked into his office to get what she thought would be her last paycheck. Instead, she embarks on a sensual journey of sexual discovery and a fast introduction into the world of BDSM. Sebastian knows that he needs to take things slow with Aria. To introduce her one-step at a time into his world and show her what it is like to give control and take control. He is trying desperately to control his own desires and emotions in order not to scare her away. He wants everything from her. However, is he willing to give everything in return?

Book two certainly earned its name of “HOT”, Sebastian and Aria sizzle off the page. I could not put this installment down. For me the first book moved a little slow and didn’t really tell me all that much, this second book drew me in from page one and kept me enthralled until the last page. Most of this installment was one long sexual encounter. Which was fantastic in getting to know each character and how they connected through their desires. It was well thought out and well written. Again, the author keeps with the switching POV format, which I absolutely love. Sebastian is the ultimate alpha male and I loved getting in his head and being pulled along with Aria on the sensual roller coaster he took her on.


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Play Me Wild (Play Me #1) by Tracy Wolff

Play Me #1: Play Me WildPlay Me #1: Play Me Wild by Tracy Wolff

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This first installment of serial Play Me is set in the fast paced town of Las Vegas. Aria Winston is hiding from her past that includes a family and ex-fiance that want to control her. In an effort to escape the violence that her life has become she sets out to make her own way working as a cocktail waitress at a five-star Vegas casino. Putting up with high rollers who can’t keep their hands to themselves is part of the job description and Aria knows how to handle them. Until one night her control is pushed to the limit and she lashes out against a billionaire who won’t take no for an answer. Her actions cause her to nearly lose everything she tried to build over the last fourteen months on her own. Until Sebastian the brutally gorgeous owner's son and successor to the Atlantis Casino empire steps in the rescue her and show her more kindness than any man ever has before. Aria can’t help but want Sebastian but can she be with a man who will take nothing less than her total submission and still hold on to the control that she has worked so hard to get.

This is my first time I have read a Tracy Wolff serial. This first installment worked as an introduction to the main characters and the story line to come. I like how the author switched POVs between the two main characters, that’s always a favorite of mine. I felt like this first book in the series was a little flat in the beginning I couldn’t get myself to care about Aria just yet. But I did want to know more about Sebastian and I enjoyed reading his POV, which is what kept me interested in reading the series further and I have to say I am glad I did. In Play Me Wild, Aria and Sebastian meet for the first time and sparks fly immediately. They both have stories to tell and secrets to hide, both carrying some serious baggage. But there is a pull there that can’t be denied. By the time I finished book one I was itching to get more of Sebastian and immediately started book two.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Three Christmases (No Weddings #4) by Kat and Stone Bastion - ARC Netgalley review

Three Christmases (No Weddings, #4)Three Christmases by Kat Bastion

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Three Christmases (No Weddings #4) by Kat and Stone Bastion

Cade and Hannah have finally found a sense of intimacy that outweighs any other obligations in their lives. Her bakery, his two businesses, nothing is more important to either of them than spending quality time together. Reveling in the love and connection to each other that they share as well as a hot steamy and at time adventurous sex life. With the holiday season upon them, they realize that balancing their growing relationship and their careers is trickier than they could have imagined. Hannah’s bakery becomes increasingly busy and Cade gets a once in a lifetime opportunity that takes him across the country to head up a large corporation on the West Coast. Splitting his time between his two homes is proving to be difficult; flight cancellations and flu bugs plague Hannah and Cade’s weekends together. Can they find a balance that works for them or will each have to sacrifice a part of themselves to be together? Will hearts be broken and dreams shattered for the sake of a once in a lifetime love. Or are the sacrifices too much for anyone to live with?

I would give this series an infinite amount of stars, since there is no option for that I guess I will give it FIVE “I can’t stop reading this series” STARS. Cade has proven to be the best male hero book boyfriend ever. I love how he always wants to do whatever it takes to make Hannah happy. But it is not just her; Cade is the kind of guy you can go to for help no matter what. He is there for his sisters, his parents, his friends and especially Hannah. So when he decides to take a job thousands of miles away from everything he knows he has a hard time adjusting.

“I miss being with you, Maestro. Holding you, wrapping myself around you. Being inside you. And after, just breathing with you.”

Hannah does her best to make him feel good about following his dreams. She is still working on her trust issues so the distance is weighing on her. Long distance relationships are tough and get even tougher when the universe cannot seem to cut them a break. In this installment, the authors switch POVs from Cade to Hannah and I love that. I felt Cade’s guilt for leaving Hannah behind with every word I read. I sensed Hannah’s sadness for not feeling like she could just leave a life she built to follow Cade’s dreams leaving her own to flounder.

“My heart beat strongly for him and would no matter where he was. “I love you, Cade. I’ll be here missing you every moment you’re gone and losing myself in you every second you’re back.”

“It was all about this. Not the parting of ways, but the uniting-with the force of two unleashed storms crashing together.”

In the end, for me this series is a journey of two people who found an instant connection, became friends and then built a strong bond through a physical and emotional attraction that will last a lifetime. I don’t want to give away too much, but there are twists and turns and many surprises for everyone. I cried at the heart wrenching phone conversations between Hannah and Cade when they couldn’t be together. When they did come together, I nearly saw steam coming out of my iPad as I read the very well written scorching hot sexy love scenes some in “semi-public closets”. This series is at the top of my list of romance novels, I highly recommend. It will be bittersweet for me to say goodbye to this great couple and fantastic series. Hopefully we can get a spinoff book or books with Cade’s single sisters and his friends Mase and Ben who are all great characters as well. I can’t wait for the next installment.

“What happens if I trip?” “My heart lurched again, and I sighed, kissing the top of her head.” I will always catch you when you fall.”

“Go ahead, Maestro. Run. I will run after you. Always”

Received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Kat Bastion
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Monday, November 10, 2014

Cover Reveal: Kick (Savage Saints MC #1) by Carmen Jenner


Book Title: KICK (Savage Saints MC #1)
Author: Carmen Jenner
Publisher: Carmen Jenner
Genre: Adult, Dark Romance
Cover Designer: Cover It! Designs

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RELEASE DATE: January 26th, 2015

When I was ten, my father indoctrinated me into the family.
A brotherhood who would fight, protect, and give their lives for one another. A club whose ties ran thicker than blood, murkier than the dirt and grime that tainted my soul. Stronger than the bonds that connected me to my own family.
A band of brothers where loyalty was kept and paid in a currency of blood.
When I was twenty-seven, I betrayed that brotherhood.
I’ve spent every day since running, avoiding paying back that debt.
My name is Daniel Johnson, and I have betrayed everyone I ever loved.
This is my story—if you’re screwed up enough to want to read it.

Warning: KICK contains graphic violence, profanity, drug use, and explicit sexual situations of a taboo nature. Intended for an 18+ audience only. Not intended for pussies.

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Carmen Jenner
Carmen Jenner is a thirty-something, USA TODAY Best Selling Author, doctor, pilot and CIA agent.  She's also a compulsive, flagrant prevaricator who gets to make things up for a living.

While Sugartown may not technically exist, Carmen grew up in a small Australian town just like it, and just like her characters, she always longed for something more. They didn't have an Elijah Cade, though.
If they did, you can be sure she would have never left.