Saturday, November 28, 2015

Review: Reaper's Fall

Reaper's Fall Reaper's Fall by Joanna Wylde
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Painter and Melanie's story has been much anticipated, especially considering we have been watching snippets of it in the background. Finally we get the whole story, and it was another great entry into the Reaper's saga by Joanna Wylde. It was so good in fact, that I forgot to add it to my reading list. It showed up on my Kindle and I proceeded to read it in (mostly) one day.

Mel and Painter met when Mel was a teenager, and Painter was in charge of keeping her out of the way and keeping her entertained. When some bad shit went down, Painter took the fall for the club and went to jail. Mel wrote him religiously, but when he got out he ignored her. This push and pull of passion and silence would continue to happen on both sides for years until finally the gauntlet gets thrown down.

This book is as wild a ride as any of Jo Wylde's reads are, and all I have to say is keep 'em coming!

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Review: Hold Me Close by Megan Hart

You can always count on Megan Hart to tell a heartfelt and subversive story in the erotica genre, and for that I am grateful. In this tale, we have Effie and Heath. They were kidnapped and held against their will for 3 years in the basement of a psychotic man's house. There they forged a life long bond. There, Heath knew that he would love Effie forever. There, Effie knew she needed to experience more than Heath, more than life had given her up until that point.

Obviously they escaped and years later Effie and Heath are still in this holding pattern where they are best friends, and Heath's love for Effie and her daughter Polly (not Heath's child) is obvious with every action and move Heath makes. Effie is still looking for love elsewhere but when she and Heath come together, it's beyond chemistry. Heath and Effie know everything about each other, including where to bite and how hard to slap. We know they belong together, but the real question is, will Effie figure that out when it's too late?

The current story is told parallel to the teens' captivity, as well as parallel to Effie returning home. Time jumps a bit here but it is easy to follow once you get the rhythm of the pacing. Effie's story is complicated, messy, and full of triggers for some people. Effie's world in the present is finally reconciling with the past and she is facing those demons head on. Another great deep erotic read by Megan Hart.

Review: The Bad Boy CEO by Sugar Jamison

Colt King and his brothers have been summoned back to their hometown of Destiny, Nevada. His aunt, the woman who raised them, is sick, like hospitalized sick, and her request for her grown up boys is the only thing that can get them to come back to town. The King brothers have a sordid history with the town which has affected them in different ways; for Colt, he became a ruthless and cold businessman who would love to see nothing more than the town of Destiny wiped off the map, and he could probably buy the city and make it happen if he really wanted to. What he doesn't count on is running into the gun toting Zanna, who is staying at his aunt's house as a tenant.

As the time passes it becomes apparent that this clever aunt has plans for her three nephews that include women she knows will be their kryptonite. For Colt, Zanna is the fire to his ice. They argue like cats and dogs but are attracted like the strongest of magnets. Their banter is hilarious and sexy, and their chemistry is off the charts. Zanna has lived in the big city, and has a low level thug ex boyfriend to prove it, but she is ready to start over in a decent place like Destiny. As long as her past doesn't catch up to her, things should be great right?

I look forward to reading about the other King brothers and their romantic entanglements. This story between the ice hot Colt and the fiery but sweet Zanna was a lot of fun.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Review: Reap by Tillie Cole

When we meet the man called 221, he isn't a man. He is a beast with one sole purpose: to kill for his master at his master's whim. His real identity is Zaal Kostava, the last heir to the Kostava Georgian Mafiya family, and he was kidnapped by one of his father's allies and forced to become his slave and guinea pig for experimental drugs. Zaal's family is mortal enemies with Talia Tolstaia's family, so of course these two have to do the star crossed lovers thing and fall in love.

This was a sexy read. Zaal is dangerous and unpredictable because of the obedience drugs in his system, but when he sees Talia and thinks that she is a gift from his master, he protects her with a fierceness that will make you swoon. He immediately falls for her, and she for him. The external dangers and family dynamics keep this book moving fast and make it an exciting read.

Zaal and Talia have some hot chemistry, and the way it is written, I could hear the hot Eastern European accents in my head the whole time. Fun, hot read!

Review: Before the Dawn

Before the Dawn Before the Dawn by Lindsey Fairleigh
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Before the Dawn delivers with action, adventure, resolution, and drama in a huge way!

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