Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Daddy Knows Best by Vincent Drake - ARC Review

Daddy Knows BestDaddy Knows Best by Vincent Drake

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

3.5 to 4 stars.


Ok, so I was really curious about this book. I have read smut books before just to break up some of the other books I read. A little taboo for a little something different, I don't mind it when it's written well. This book was written well, but could have been better. The story had some really great potential to be more than just a quick dirty read. The stepdad has the hots for the step daughter who has a sex addiction. The wife/mother is always away working and has a secret of her own. When everything comes to light at the end you kind of go, oh okay, so the cheating is not so bad then. The dirty sex part was really good, but the story fell a little flat. It could have just been more, still have the smut, but give us more story, more emotion behind the decisions that everyone makes. I knew what kind of story it was so I expected crazy sex, but I didn't expect to be so interested in the story as well. If you are looking for a very quick sexy, hot, dirty, taboo story this is a good one. This is also a good book to read if you have never read a smut book before and would like to give it a try.

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The Best I Never Had by Loni Flowers - Release Day Tasty Book Blast

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DeVine Winery #1
Loni Flowers
Releasing May 5th, 2015

New job, new town, new people— new life.

That’s what Olivia Langston needed. At twenty eight, she was given a rare opportunity at an internship in the rolling valleys of Crystal Falls in California wine country, far away from her small town roots in North Carolina. It was an unexpected journey she desperately needed after her ex-husband crushed her.

At DeVine Winery, she expected a fresh start in a new environment to help let go of her past. Instead, she found Daniel Black and a hell of a lot of sexual tension she wasn’t prepared for. He was gorgeous, modestly wealthy, irresistible, and just happened to be part owner of DeVine, one of the largest vineyards in the country.

If only she knew that before she kissed him her first night in town.


Evelyn showed me to a sitting room and handed me a glass of wine while she finished setting the table. Dinner was nearly ready, and she refused to allow me to help her in any way. The liquid in my glass was a deep red and even though it was her mission to find a wine I would enjoy before my internship was up, I doubted this was it. But I accepted the challenge and took a sip.
I nearly died.
It tasted as if I had swallowed the worst cough medicine in history. It was bitter. I didn’t understand how anyone in their right mind could find it pleasing to their pallet. I took one more sip, in case it was the mint gum I chewed a couple of hours ago affecting my taste buds, but holy crap, it was still disgusting. I choked it down, desperately fighting the urge to spit it back in the glass or on myself.
“I see the red isn’t for you.”
The sound of his voice instantly sent my heart racing, and I didn’t have to look up to know Daniel was standing in the doorway. Glancing in his direction, I nodded, answering his question with a cough, and watched him saunter over to me in the same suit he had on in the office. The satin, blue tie matched his eyes as they held mine with amusement.
“This is a red Cabernet wine. It’s high in Tannin, which gives it an extremely dry taste.”
“And a Tannin is what exactly?”
“It’s a textual element used when aging wine to give it a dry taste. It’s what gives it bitterness or maybe a taste like you just licked a dry Popsicle stick.”
“Yes! Exactly. What do you put in the grape juice to make it taste like that?” I asked, curious. The whole process of making wine fascinated me.
“Well, we use several different options. Oak chips, Tannin powder, or the skin from the grapes.” He stepped closer and pulled his hand from his pocket. His fingers reached out to grasp my chin as his thumb skimmed the corner of my lip. I stilled, caught up on a breath that wouldn’t escape.
“It’s not everyone’s glass of wine, if you will.” He sucked a red droplet from his thumb with a sly grin. “And it’s not one of my favorites, but I can always make an exception.”

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Residing in Eastern North Carolina with her husband, 2
girls, and couch-potato dogs, Loni works a full-time professional job during
the day and writes in her free time. She never thought it was possible to have
a satisfying writing career, but with the love and support of her family, she's
made it part of her life.

Loni searches for the tiniest speck of romance in any story
and is a firm believer in the happily-ever-after’s. She thrives off the sexual
tension, and gets a kick out of taking her characters on a roller-coaster ride
of drama-filled emotions. A romance thFat can soothe the soul is her number one