Thursday, July 31, 2014

Review: Iris

Iris by R.K. Lilley

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This second installment of the mysterious Iris and her on again/off again relationship with the older Dair is as phenomenal as the first. Their relationship is full of hot and dirty sex, but they have real feelings for each other that can't be denied. Dair is along for the ride and Iris is definitely driving the bus. Here we got to know some of the secondary characters, which was a pleasure. More of the same-can't wait for the finale.

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Review: The Wild Side

The Wild Side
The Wild Side by R.K. Lilley

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was probably the hottest thing I have read in a while, which is saying something because I read a LOT of hot material. Iris is the young, gorgeous, and assertive young woman that has pursued and caught the older Alasdair. Their relationship burns white hot and the elusive Iris keeps Dair on his toes. Plenty of sexy times, not to mention the mystique of Iris keeps this novella a page turner. I'm late reading this, but that ended up being a good thing-I didn't have to wait to 1-click the next two installments!

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Review: The Promise

The Promise
The Promise by Kristen Ashley

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I really liked Frankie in the previous 'Burg books, but I wasn't sure that Benny deserved her just yet. This book picks up when Frankie is in the hospital recovering from a gunshot wound after Benny has just saved her life. Benny, being the adorable alpha that he is, decides he is going to take Frankie home and help her recover, whether she likes it or not. He has also decided that it's time for Frankie to get back into the fold with the Bianchi family.

This was such a sweet and sexy read-Benny was hot and I was definitely rooting for him, even when Frankie was still running in the opposite direction. The perfect mix of alpha with the barest hint of sweet, Benny's family and his Italian roots are another character in this book. So sad that there is only one book left in the series, but I can't wait to read that one, either!

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Review: Craving Absolution

Craving Absolution
Craving Absolution by Nicole Jacquelyn

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I was so excited for this book to come out and I wasn't disappointed. Farrah and Cody have had a crazy unspoken relationship for years, and now that Farrah has finally gotten past her self destructive ways, Cody aka Casper is ready to claim her.

Farrah had so many issues to overcome, from an abusive childhood to an uncertain future. Cody feels like he has let every woman in his life down, but he wants to make things right for he and Farrah, even if she (and sometimes he) isn't ready.

Their relationship was full of complicated layers of love, trust, sex, and acceptance. An excellent read and here's hoping there will be more books with the next generation to come!

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Review: FAT GIRL

FAT GIRL by Leigh Carron

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Deeana Chase is a woman with a lot of baggage. As a young child, she dealt with an abusive and depressed mother. As a teen she was taken in to the Torres family as a foster child and despite their love and understanding, she never felt secure about her place in the family. When she was eighteen, she ran away from home leaving behind a concerned foster family and a secret boyfriend. Fifteen years later she is still dealing with yoyo dieting and a healthy mindset, but she has been getting help and getting stronger...until Micah walks back into her life asking for her expertise as a family lawyer to help her foster brother retain custody of a child he and his wife want to adopt.

This book was so well written, and from the perspectives of both Dee and Micah, the reader is taken on a journey through the past and present to unravel the stories both star crossed lovers have to tell. This was part one and I can't wait to read part two. Great read.

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Review: Claimed By the Alpha & the Vampire

Claimed By the Alpha & the Vampire
Claimed By the Alpha & the Vampire by Cecilia Hunter

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

There is a very interesting story here, it is just missing a little more info to flesh it out. Ivy is a hard working young woman who has fallen for her new enigmatic boss. While working at the nightclub keeps her plenty busy, she still finds time to let off some steam at the local casino. Apparently she has caught the attention of the new owner there as well, as he remembered her from back when he used to just run one of the tables.

The intrigue is there and there are some hot moments, but it moved a little fast for me and I seemed to be missing some information. I'm definitely curious enough to check out the next in the series.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Review: Shield of Winter

Shield of Winter
Shield of Winter by Nalini Singh

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Yet another 5* read in the Psy/Changeling series. Vasic, an Arrow assassin on the edge, is assigned to protect Ivy Jane, an Psy with the rare E (empath) designation. Ivy's Silence protocol has been broken for years, and there are pieces of herself that are still not put together just right. Vasic has so many sins to atone for as an Arrow under villainous leadership, but slowly learns to forgive himself through helping Ivy. Together, with some of our favorite friends in the Psy/Changeling world, they fight the deadly infection spreading through the NetMind.

Vasic is as hot as you would imagine. He doesn't replace my favorite Arrow Judd, but that's because he hasn't read as many "manuals" yet. Ha! I love Ivy. She is smart, spunky, and duh, empathetic. Nalini Singh has created new favorites in a series that shows no sign of slowing down.

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Review: In Your Corner by Sarah Castille

In Your Corner (Redemption, #2)In Your Corner (Redemption #2) by 

If you liked Against the Ropes (and I did) then you will enjoy In Your Corner, the next in the Redemption series. We met Jake and Amanda in the first book, and while they seemed to have a hot and heavy friends with benefits relationship, Amanda overplayed her hand and she and Jake broke up.

Two years later, Amanda has focused on advancing her career in the law firm that she works at and is hoping to follow the family tradition of making partner at an an insanely young age. Having grown up with cold, career-driven parents, Amanda has sought acceptance and comfort in sexual partners at a young age. 

Meanwhile, Jake has taken over the family business and has had to leave the Redemption MMA training facility behind as he tries to save his father's business. In fact, it is business for his father's company that leads him to the law firm where Amanda works. Both are shocked to see each other, and that chance meeting is the kindling to a tumultuous relationship.

There are some similarities to the first story, with light bdsm themes and situations, but Amanda and Jake have a journey of their own. We also meet some new characters here and catch up with old ones. The guys at Redemption are the sweetest bunch of gentle giants (when not pissed off) and I think I will enjoy reading more about the people in this series.